Sunday, June 01, 2008

Sniffing Sand - first peek!

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.


Dru said...

ooh, I love your cover. Will this book be available in print? I can't wait to read this. Would you call these titles cozy mysteries?

Unknown said...

That is a gorgeous cover!! And the story sounds awesome, too.

Good luck with this. I know it's going to be a good one!

BTW, Snowdance made me cry at the end. What a great story. Vineyard Mambo is on my TBR stack right now. :^)

Unknown said...

And the Whiskey Creek books are all going to be in print, aren't they? I love holding a book in my hand!

Anonymous said...

You are such a talented lady, how could I not create a great cover for your fantastic books!! You are a blessing to me, and I am honored to work with you on your books!!!

Sarita said...

Thank you, Dru. I love the cover too! :)

The book will be available in print right from the day it's released so readers will have their choice of reading formats. And if anyone would like to order a copy of any of my books directly from me, the buy link at the top will help with that.

I would call them cozies, you're right on target with that. I dislike gore and blood, gruesome stuff, but I love mysteries. I love puzzling and clues...and nice, comfortable people who live in places I'd want to live in, so I write mysteries that are more puzzle-ish than gory. So cozy mysteries? Exactly!

Thanks so much for your kind comments! :)

Sarita said...

Susan, thank you so much for your kind words! What a lovely way to begin the day!

The cover is amazing. Jinger Heaston is a very, very talented lady and I am so thrilled she did this cover. It's perfect for the story!

I'm so glad to hear Snowdance touched you so deeply. I've heard from a number of readers the ending made them cry. I hope that's a good thing! :)

I hope you enjoy Vineyard Mambo. Thanks for taking the time to visit with me here.

Sarita said...

Susan, yes. All the Whiskey Creek titles (except the Whiskey Shots short stories) are available in print. :)

Sarita said...

Oh Jinger, you're too kind! I am so lucky to have your covers on my stories. Thank you so much for doing all that you do to make my stories shine! I am over the moon for this cover--and the others, too! :)

Anonymous said...


Gorgeous cover. Absolutely gorgeous!