Friday, September 7, 2012

My Key West historical is free for three days

Angels, Sinners and Madmen is free starting today, and running through Sunday. I hope you'll grab a copy from Amazon. It would be a huge thrill to see this one in the bestseller list too.

Set in 1850s Key West, Florida, Angels, Sinners and Madmen brings to life the time of the wreckers - men who salvaged ships that wrecked along the reefs bordering the island. Some say the wreckers were only thieves, or worse, but my research didn't bear that out. Most were men of honor who valued human life over everything, and saved so many people from watery graves - in turbulent water, without benefit of oxygen tanks. They could hold their breath for up to six minutes! I found it so fascinating during a visit to the island, The story actually flashed through my head during a visit to the wrecker museum, and had to know more about the wreckers, so bought up every book I could find, and found great treasures of documents in the library. Although it took a few years to finally finish, the result was this novel.

Is it hot in here?
Today, the ladies at Author Roast and Toast are helping me celebrate its re-release! Yep, I'm being roasted at So come on over and join the beach party, complete with umbrella drinks, Key Lime pie and all the island goodies.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hope you get a lot of downloads!

Cate Masters said...

Much appreciated Alex!

DMS said...

Congrats! I just read a MG book about Key West (HF)- so the area is on my mind. Thanks for the free book! How exciting.

Cate Masters said...

Cool, Stephanie! I loved researching old Key West. Hope you enjoy it.