Dead Cereus


Dead Cereus

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First Place Book Award

First Place Award

Second Place Book Award

Second Place Award

Honorable Mention Book Award

Honorable Mention


Holy holly berries! Holly Jackson creates shenanigans on the Olympic level. This mischievous charmer has found herself in many strange messes, but this one takes the carrot cake! When the rare night-blooming cereus plant is scheduled to open its petals at Shellesby College’s Gala, Holly is there-and so is a killer. Events unfold that not only place her scholarship on the line, but also her life…and that of her rival. Holly finds herself racing the clock to save her nemesis, secure her scholarship, and catch a murderer… if she can! Filled with humor, amazing tropical plants, and foods that’ll make your stomach growl, this is a romance and a unique mystery rolled into one hilarious story. With all the feels, this novel will implant itself in your heart and grow into one of your favorite reads. Kira Seamon is the debut author with the killer imagination. Dead Cereus earned FIRST PLACE in the Royal Dragonfly Book Awards (romance category) and a Silver Award from Literary Titan.