Monday, May 2, 2011

Wanna get away to a tropical paradise?

So would I. In fact, it's been about 9 years since I've been down in the Caribbean, reveling in the sun, meandering through the waves and enjoying the fantastic sights and sounds down there.

Sometimes, when I'm missing places where I've been, I write a story featuring that setting. This is what I've done with my upcoming release CARIBBEAN HEAT. This book with release on May 17th with Cobblestone Press.

Today, I'm sharing the blurb and cover with you.

Blurb for Caribbean Heat (coming soon from Cobblestone Press)

He needs control. She needs to lose it.

It’s Carnival season on Tobago and everyone is playing out their fantasies.

Felicity Hartsford lives a sheltered life on Tobago, a tiny British protectorate in the Caribbean. The daughter of a sugarcane plantation owner, she feels stifled under the threefold bonds of running the estate, her father’s illness, and her less-than-ideal engagement to a man she hardly knows.

Nathaniel Donovan’s estate is a well-oiled machine compared to others on the island. Haunted by the death of his wife and child, the last thing he wants is to be caught up in the parties of the Carnival season, let alone a new relationship.

But the magic of Carnival can’t be denied. Passions ignite and blaze into an inferno of need sparked by the warm, sultry nights of the Caribbean. Before they can stop it, Felicity and Nathaniel are swept away on a tide of desire and love. Can their budding love burn brighter than religious tensions and humanity’s angst in order to survive the storm?

As a special treat, since the release date is so far away, I'm offering a unique prize to a random commenter on this post. I'm giving away book swag plus a pashmina scarf. I thought it would be a wonderful giveaway and match up real nice with the Indian vibe in the story.


June M. said...

Sounds like a great story and the cover of the book is beautiful. I would With the rain and flooding and all that has been going on in my area, I would love to escape to a tropical paradise.

Sandra Sookoo said...

Me too. I think we've only seen the sun a couple of days during April around here. Just listening to the waves crash against the shore does amazing things for a person's mindset :-) Thanks for dropping by!

Wendy said...

mmmmmmmmmm, I love the Caribbean and the sound of waves crashing.

Alison H. said...

Hi Sandra,
This books sounds like just what I need right about now; there were specks of snow on my windshield this morning! Congrats on your new release.

joder said...

I love the exotic sound of this book and would love to be basking in sun and warmth right now. We've been cool and rainy a lot lately which is odd for those of us in the Midwest. Congrats on your new release and thanks for such a wonderfully unique prize since I adore scarves and such and wear one everyday!

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

katsrus said...

Hi Sandra. Beautiful book cover. This is another one of your books I am looking forward to. It sounds amazing.
Sue B

Sandra Sookoo said...

June M you're my winner of the pashmina. Please send your mailing address to me at

Thanks and there will be 2 more chances to win a scarf closer to the end of the month when the book releases :-)