Friday, August 28, 2015

The Color of Water Cover Reveal~

The cure for anything is saltwater –
sweat, tears, or the sea.
~Isak Dinesen

I'm so excited to release my newest novella "The Color of Water" today! The cover is finally ready to share with you, so without further adieu, here it is~

Isn't it beautiful?! Of course, I think all my book babies are beautiful. :)
I love the color of the water in it, just as Samantha, my new heroine, loves the sea.

In the next few weeks, I'll be blogging more about the upcoming release, as well as hosting a giveaway for a copy of the book. If any of my fellow bloggers/friends/readers would like an advanced reading copy in exchange for a review, please contact me! I'm happy to guest post too, if you'd like.

Here's a bit about the story:

Life is unpredictable. Why would death be any different?

Sixteen year old Samantha’s Dad died in a sailing accident and her Mom’s moving them to the sleepy, backwater town of Beaufort, North Carolina, so they can make a new start. Afraid to sail again, Samantha takes her mind off the past by trying to solve the mystery of who's killing young women on the island, only the killer is way more than your ordinary psychopath.

Turns out, the blood-thirsty ghost of Blackbeard returns to Beaufort on the high tide to collect the souls of beautiful young women and now he wants her mom. With only the help of a two-bit psychic and the ghost of a young, drowned sailor she might be falling in love with, Samantha struggles to save her mother. But Sam has some demons of her own to conquer first.

  ~ From Chapter One ~

   It’s funny what you notice when you’re dying. It’s not your breath or your heartbeat, or the ripple of your mind slowly coming undone. It’s what you love. For me, it’s the color of the water. First, it’s green like bottle glass. Then it’s deep, dark blue-black, like a midnight sky.

   The water seeps into my ears blocking everything else out. It creeps into my clothes, through the strands of my hair. It invades my nose, my mouth, and slides into my lungs, into my stomach. It envelopes me, claims me as its own. I’m going with it.

   And then something jerks me back. In the murky water, I can barely see what it is through my salt-blinded eyes. It’s Dad. He’s got me. He’s tugging on my vest, trying to unhitch the tether and I wonder why. Something breaks free and he pulls me up with him. The vest I’m wearing pops me up to the surface like a cork.

   On the surface, my lungs vomit out searing salt water, even as more angry waves bash us against the hull of the sloop. She’s completely upside down. Dad’s pushing my limp arms up on The Tempest, trying to make me grab a hold of something, anything to keep my head above water.

You can find it on Amazon :) and Goodreads! Enjoy! And for other great giveaways, click the Linky below :)

Book Giveaway Linky

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