One of the funnest things about being an author is being able to research new locations to set your books. I love to travel and there are so many places I’ve never been. When M.J. and I first talked about our new series Coconut Cove, it didn’t take us long to choose Key West as our setting. Neither of us had ever been, and it’s a place we both can’t wait to visit!
So here are my top 5 things I want to do on my first Key West vacation (which I hope happens very soon!)
1- Ernest Hemingway House: I think this is a must see for any readers and writers visiting Key West. Hemingway penned some amazing works from this very house. I wonder if I’d be inspired to write an amazing classic seeing the same views he did!
2-Mallory Square: From what I’ve read, this is a must see for any visitor to Key West! I imagine it’s a great big carnival with street performers and food from a cart. I’d probably have to buy some super cheesy souvenirs too!
3-Bike Ride: For some of you, putting a bike ride on the must-do list might seem a bit crazy-sauce, but I live in the mountains! Unless you’re a mountain biker (which I’m so very much not), going on a bike ride in the mountains of East Tennessee wouldn’t be very much fun. But cruising through some great historic neighborhoods on a bike sounds amazing to me!
4-Key Lime Pie: Okay, true confession time. I love pie. No really. I do. And Key Lime pie is one of my ultimate favorites. I’m told the Blue Heaven restaurant makes the best around (and I even featured it in Life’s A Beach!). I don’t think I could take a trip to Key West without eating at the same restaurant where my characters did!
5-Sunset: I can’t begin to imagine the beauty of the sunsets in Key West, but if the pictures I’ve seen are anything to go by, it’s a breathtaking sight! A definite must-see, and I’ll probably spam you all with photos too!
So what about you? Have you ever been to Key West? What should I add to my list? Or if you’ve never been, is there something you’d see that I haven’t listed!
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Coconut Cove is the hottest new sensation to sweep the nation — a gay teen drama filled to the brim with hot stars and even hotter action. It’s catching the public’s attention and winning their hearts. But all the drama, heartache, and life lessons aren’t just for the characters on the screen. The fledgling actors behind the scenes have more than their fair share of love and catastrophes. They may only play teens on TV but when it comes to romance, these twenty-somethings still have lessons to learn.
From the scheming ex determined to cash in on a rising star, to the hunky high school crush resurrected from ancient history—from the nice guy with a naughty past, to the snarky diva with attitude—there’s plenty of scandalous hidden affairs and seriously sexy demons hiding in just about everyone’s closet on Coconut Cove.
You just have to be ready to drink it in. Bottoms up … or should we say off?
Bio: A sassy southern lady, Poppy Dennison developed an obsession with things that go bump in the night in her early years after a barn door flew off its hinges and nearly squashed her. Convinced it was a ghost trying to get her attention, she started looking for other strange and mysterious happenings around her. Not satisfied with what she found, Poppy has traveled to Greece, Malaysia and England to find inspiration for the burly bears and silver foxes that melt her butter. Her love of paranormal continues to flourish nearly thirty years later, and she writes steamy love stories about the very things that used to keep her up all night. If her childhood ghost is lucky, maybe one day she’ll give him his own happily ever after.