Thursday, May 1, 2014

Blood of a Mermaid Cover Reveal

Today I'm participating in a cover reveal for the second book in Katie O'Sullivan's Mermaid trilogy set on Cape Cod. Blood of a Mermaid releases next month from Crescent Moon Press.  


About the Book:

Mermaid blood.
When Shea MacNamara fell into the ocean for the first time, he found he could breathe underwater. The son of a mermaid, the sea is in his blood. Literally. The best part of Shea’s new life? His girlfriend Kae, who also happens to be a beautiful mermaid.
But darkness lurks under the sea. When evil mermen kidnap Kae, the king reminds Shea that having royal blood means making tough choices. 
An Arctic dungeon, a fiery plane crash, the legendary halls of Atlantis…and narwhals?
Having mermaid blood just got a lot more complicated.


About the Author:

Katie O’Sullivan lives with her family and big dogs next to the ocean on Cape Cod, drinking way too much coffee and inventing new excuses not to dust. A recovering English major, she earned her degree at Colgate University and writes romance for young adults and the young at heart. Her editing column, “The Write Way,” appears in the Literary Women section of CapeWomenOnline magazine.

Living next to the Atlantic influences everything she writes. Her YA mermaid series begins in Nantucket Sound with SON OF A MERMAID, and continues the undersea adventures with BLOOD OF A MERMAID, coming from Crescent Moon Press in May 2014. Her latest contemporary romance from The Wild Rose Press is MY KIND OF CRAZY, a Cape Cod story of second chances and starting over.



Excerpt from BLOOD OF A MERMAID, by Katie O’Sullivan
Shea grimaced. He knew firsthand the damage wind could cause. He’d witnessed tornado destruction back in Oklahoma, when he’d lost his dad and their farm. Wind could be devastating. And deadly. He needed to focus on something else. Maybe curtains and wallpaper weren’t such a bad thing to talk about after all. “Tell me again about this lady who hired your mom to decorate? Why is it she can’t pick out her own curtains?”
Hailey laughed. “Decorating is about more than curtains, you troglodyte. It’s about creating a whole look and feel for a home.”
A deep male voice crackled through the overhead speakers in rapid Greek, followed by English. “Attention, passengers. This is your captain. Please keep seatbelts fastened as we try to steer clear of this turbulence and find a pocket of better air.”
“A pocket of better air?” Hailey shook her head. “What does that even mean?”
Chip leaned back across the aisle and grinned. “Maybe this air is broken?” The light streaming through Hailey’s window shifted as the plane changed direction and Chip’s grin faded. “It looks like he made a ninety degree turn. That seems kind of drastic.”
“I’m sure the pilot’s done this a million times,” Hailey snapped, looking out her window again. “Ooh, look at that lightning over there! It’s like a fireworks display!”
Shea resisted the temptation to look out the window. His stomach already felt queasy enough, and now a storm? A slow tingling sensation engulfed his toes. “How close?”
“Oh, look out there now,” Hailey interrupted. “Water spouts!”
Shea felt the blood drain from his face. “Water spouts? Like, tornadoes on the ocean?”
Hailey glanced back at him and gently patted his knee. “This isn’t Oklahoma. I’m sure everything’s going to be fine,” she said as she pulled the plane’s information card out of the seat pocket in front of her. “But I guess it never hurts to review a plane’s emergency procedures.”
As she removed her hand from his knee to point at the diagram, Shea felt the tingling course through his legs, zinging from his toes up into his stomach. It was as if some switch in his body had flipped into high gear. Sweat beaded on his forehead and dripped down his back. The air inside the airplane cabin suddenly felt like it was clinging heavily around him, as if it were charged with electricity and Shea was the only magnet on board. He’d felt this exact sensation before, back at Plainville High School.
On the day of the tornado.

29 comments:

  1. Ooh, great excerpt! I'd be terrified if all that happened while I was in an airplane! Congrats to Katie, it's a fantastic cover!

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  2. Great sounding book! All best with its release.

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  3. Thanks for sharing my cover reveal! I'm so excited about this series!

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  4. I love that cover! Best wishes on the release, Katie. And thanks for sharing, Ruth!

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  5. I can tell the writing is tight and compelling. The title is a grabber for teens.

    You always do such a nice job on your blog- helping others speared the word on their books, Ruth.

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  6. Congrats, Katie! What a lovely cover! Enjoy your release!

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  7. Congrats to Katie! Wishing her all the best.

    Have a great weekend! :)

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  8. "Inventing new excuses not to dust." I love that!

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  9. Beautiful cover, and love the excerpt. Best of luck with the release.

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  10. I'm just a simple blogger, but this cover looks like the real thing. Good luck Katie!

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  11. An intriguing title - though I imagined a mermaid murder will I read the blurb!

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  12. I really liked Katie's excerpt. She's talented. Wishing her much success with her new novel!! :)

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  13. Congrats to Katie. Sounds like a great book. Thanks, Ruth, for letting us know about Katie's series! Take care!

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  14. Congrats to Katie. Nice spotlight, Ruth.

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  15. I like the sound of this one! Plus the cover is really pretty. :)

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  16. This certainly sounds like an interesting book. The cover is really lovely!

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  17. Congrats! The excerpt made me curious - definitely a good thing!

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  18. I have YET to read a mermaid book!!! I'm so VERY tempted to say, "Looks like a splash!" but I won't… lol…

    But really, thanks for the highlight, Ruth. Katie's work looks wonderful. :)

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  19. Congratulations! Excerpt sounds intriguing!

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  20. LOVE the cover! Sounds like a great read.

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  21. What a beautiful cover! This sounds like a great story. I have only read a couple books about mermaids, but I have been wanting to read more. Thanks so much for sharing this one! : Best of luck to Katie!
    ~Jess

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  22. Nice cover and a great excerpt. I'd hate to be on that airplane. Best of luck to Katie! (The combination of 'blood' and 'mermaid' put in a title is already intriguing. :))

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  23. The fact that it is a Mermaid Tale makes me want to read it. The excerpt helps even more. Add in the gorgeous cover and I'm sold.

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  24. Here's my best to the author and her book!

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  25. I absolutely love the description. Sounds like amazing world building.

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  26. This sounds wonderful! Congratulations to Katie!

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  27. Beautiful cover! I wouldn't want to be on that plane! But the book sounds great. Goodluck, Katie!

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  28. Thanks for all the warm wishes! I'm very excited about my mermaid YA books, and LOVE the cover art created by Jeannie Ruesch. She's amazing!

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