After Toby asked me a second time, I managed to put this novella together. Paradise Down is set on the Hawaiian island of Kaua`i and introduces several new characters. Lucia and her big brother Nicolás Santerez, moved to Hawaii with their mother after their father died. Lucia returned to the mainland for college, while there her mother died. After graduation, she declined Nicky's invitation to come home, remaining on the mainland and working to save money for her Master's degree.
Ready to start attending the University of Hawaii in the fall, she agrees to come to Kaua`i and help her brother run his new-to-him dive shop. But when she arrives, he's gone missing. She meets hunky firefighter, Jared Stevens, who is vacationing in the area. They discover someone doesn't want her brother found and would like to shut down the dive shop. But who? And why?
What lies under the waters of Kaua`i could make you rich or get you killed.
It's available on Amazon and only $1.99 and you don't have to have read the rest of the books to enjoy this. But if you do like it, I highly recommend reading Toby's entire Lei Crime series as well as the other novellas in the Kindle World.