Thursday, September 9, 2010

Ta Da!!! Fab new cover

I had a wonderful knock-my-socks-off moment today when I opened the email containing my brand new bookcover. On The Nickel won't release until late March 2011, but still, I have a "face" to go with it.

In the story, the murder happens at the church. Mama's car runs over the church lady. The cops think Mama murdered her rival, but Mama swears otherwise. Sleuth Cleopatra Jones isn't about to let her mother go to prison, so she takes action.

This is the second book in the Cleopatra Jones series. The first book, In For A Penny, is out in hardcover. Visit www.maggietoussaint.com for buy links, reviews, and an excerpt.

And now, without further ado, my beautiful cover for On The Nickel:



Maggie Toussaint
doing the happy cover dance
www.maggietoussaint.com

33 comments:

  1. Beautiful cover! Congratulations!

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  2. Ooh...I love it. It definitely grabbed my attention.

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  3. Can't wait, and I promise--it will be in the San Marcos, Texas Public Library, and I will be the first to read it! Way to go, Maggie!!!!

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  4. Lovely cover, Maggie. Wonderful colors and design. Hope you sell a million copies. Okay, maybe that's aiming a little high, so just under a million.

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  5. Lovely cover. Very dramatic and nicely consistent with the first book in the series. Congrats!

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  6. Love the cover! Sounds like a winner, Maggie!

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  7. What a great cover and I love the cozy feel that your description gives us.

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  8. This is so much fun! Thanks for stopping by Lexi, Keena, Celia, Polly, Charlie, and Diana.

    I wish I could bottle up the euphoria moments like this bring. I know I'm bound to need it before long!

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  9. Lovely cover, reminds me of old English churches and the setting sun.

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  10. Gosh this is like a bag of popcorn. The comments keep popping up before I can even respond to them. I'm awed and thankful for everyone's support.

    Thanks Mary and Pamela Sue.

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  11. Thanks, Sue. I had the same impression, and I think that image really works for a cozy.

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  12. Congratulations, Maggie. It looks very cozy and mysterious.

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  13. Maggie,
    I'm here, finally, and just wanted to say I love your blog, and I love the new cover. You really have some wonderful covers!
    This newest one, though, I love because of the colors/church being so eye-catching! Congratulations!
    Cheryl

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  14. I'm so happy for you! Looks like a great cover and sounds like a fun book!

    Morgan Mandel
    http://morganmandel.blogspot.com

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  15. Pretty cover! What a relief to have a cover that you like, eh? Plus it works well with the story's theme and the cover for In For a Penny.

    Suzanne Adair

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  16. Nice cover. Good luck on it.
    Ann Ambrosio

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  17. Is it wrong to call it a sexy cover when there's a church depicted, cross and all??? Love it. Eye-catching and love the nickel at the bottom and the fact that it is tagged as a "Cleopatra Jones Mystery." Love it, love it, love it!

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  18. Very clean, clear and appealing cover, Maggie! Great job by the artist. I'm sure it will catch the eye of any browser.

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  19. I'm awed by the show of support from my writing communities. Thanks Loraine, Anita, Cheryl, Morgan, Valerie, Suzanne, Liana, Annabelle, Keely, and Tony for stopping in and leaving a comment. I'm feeling the love.

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  20. The cover is great, Maggie. Sticks with the same style as the first Cleo mystery cover. I loved that story and can't wait to read this one.

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  21. Great mystery cover, Maggie. I'm certain you'll do well with the novel.

    Jacqueline Seewald
    THE INFERNO COLLECTION
    THE DROWNING POOL
    new release: TEA LEAVES AND TAROT CARDS, Five Star/Gale

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  22. Very appropriate and well designed, I'm sure you're very pleased coming on the comments of Lionel Shriver who complains that women get fluffy covers for meaty books.

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  23. Congratulations on the cover! Three cheers, Jean Marie

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  24. I'm thrilled at the folks who keep stopping in to look at my exciting book cover. Thanks Stacey and Jacqueline, Maggi, and Jean Marie.

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  25. Maggie, what a cool cover. Very mysterious with an element of suspense!
    Smiles
    Steph

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  26. Gorgeous cover Maggie. And the story looks intriguing.

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  27. Great cover Maggie! Will this book be released under the Five Star Expressions or mystery line?

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  28. Thanks for stopping in, Steph, Mona, and Kara Lynn. Kara Lynn, this is a release in Five Star's mystery line.

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  29. Wonderful cover art, Maggie. Five Star's artsy people do great work.

    Patricia

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