The image on the right is the cover of Steve's novel, Sex, Lies & Spinnakers.
Here's the synopsis from the back cover:
Novice sailors Vivian and Mitch Sanford are on the adventure of a lifetime with their longtime friends and experienced cruisers Jill and Henry Fullerton, sailing their two boats down the U.S. coast to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and on to the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia.
When Jill and Henry are murdered in Puerto Vallarta the evidence points to robbery and a pair of Mexican fishermen. While the fishermen await trial, sailboats are allowed to leave for foreign ports. Too late a missing journal convinces Mitch the fishermen are innocent. The real murderer is escaping to paradise. He and Vivian have a decision to make: are they capable of crossing the Pacific Ocean and bringing their friends’ killers to justice?
The book is available at these locations around Banderas Bay:
--> Vilma's Yacht Service &
Book Store - near I-Dock in Marina Vallarta (Marina del
--> NV Bookstore - Paradise Plaza, upper level, Paradise Village, Nuevo Vallarta
--> Vilma's Yacht Service & Book Store, Bucerias, #37 Avenida Las Palmas
--> Philo's Bar - La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, # 15 Delfin
The book is also available through Amazon in both paperback and Kindle ebook formats. It is also available at Barnes & Noble and many other online book retailers as well. Here's a fairly complete list.
And here's one of the many reviews:
"For a page-turning mystery by the fireplace, grab Steve Van Slyke's "Sex, Lies & Spinnakers." The author's who-dunnit mixes in sailing adventures and a little steamy passion...The realistic boating scenes make the book appealing to boaters as well as mystery readers." --Westsound Home & Garden
Here are the web pages recounting our our more recent travels on land and sea over the past few years, in reverse chronological order:
The Magical History Tour----Road Trip----- Cycling----Gig Harbor to Margaritaville---- Costa Alegre Road Trip--- Rancho Ojo de Agua--- Spanish Classes.
Jeep trip to San Sebastian ----ShipTrek - The Voyage Home------Sea of Cortez ----Tuscon to Gig Harbor via nine national and state parks
To Mazatlan & San Carlos----Puerto Vallarta ---- Zihuatenejo ---- Riviera----Baja----Southern California- --- Northern California---- Oregon
Washington----Background -----Bluewater Boat Projects
Our friends Terry & Heidi Kotas are currently cruising Mexico. Terry is also an author. You can find out all about his novel, Adventures Aboard Rick's Place at their blog website.
For those vessels currently cruising the Mexican Riviera---->>>Barra Lagoon Virtual Buoys
For those wishing to check the contents of our nautical chart lending library in Puerto Vallarta: Charts
French Polynesia Commodity Prices: Here's a document that contains fuel prices and grocery lists with June 2011 and May 2010 prices and exchange rates for the Marquesas, Tuamotus and Societies: Grocery Lists
Seven Seas Cruising Association website.