Saturday, June 14, 2008

Sniffing Sand on Saturday?

Happy Saturday, everyone! I hope you're all having a great weekend. I thought I'd share my new cover with you. :)

Jinger Heaston designed this cover and it's as if she's read the book because this is just what I've always seen in my heart as a cover for this story. She's perfectly captured the mood and details of the novel. The body on the beach? Oh, I've seen this body before -- but only in my mind's eye. What a delight to see everything I've imagined come together on one perfect cover!

Sniffing Sand releases from Whiskey Creek Press in July. It's the first in a series of stories set on Chincoteague Island so I'm pretty jazzed about the whole project. Sandswept, the second book, is set to release in December.

For now, the cover and blurb...and a multitude of thanks to the talented lady whose vision so closely matches mine. Thank you Jinger! :)

Building the perfect house on idyllic Chincoteague Island is a dream come true—or so Nina thinks. But when her marriage ends just as the finishing touches are put on her beachfront home, Nina’s pleasure turns to pain. To further complicate things, a body washes up just outside her back door. Not just any body, either. Facedown and seaweed-covered, the corpse is her ex’s new lover. Now that presents its own share of problems!

Maxx Tallman, Chincoteague’s Chief of Police, is smart, handsome and fast on the trail of the murderer. He just might be the man to help Nina free herself from the web of intrigue that ensnares her. Who knows? He might be the one to help fill her lonely nights, too.

But first they’ve got to catch a killer. Fast—before the tide pushes any more bodies onto the sand.


Debbie Wallace said...

Congratulaltions on a beautiful book cover, Sarita. I always look forward to a new book cover because it brings the story and often times characters to life. Jinger does beautiful work. The story sounds very intriguing, too!

Dru said...

I love the cover and I can't wait for this book to be published so that I can read this story.

Sarita Leone said...

Debbie and Dru, Thanks so much for your kind words and support. You've made my day! :)

margaret blake said...

I love this cover, Sarita. Just so intriguing.

Jinger does my covers and I love her work, she really gets inside a story.

Good luck with the new publication.

Margaret Blake.

Kathleen said...

Great cover!