Today I have a beautiful cover to share with you! Expedition Indigo is a lot of firsts — it’s the first book in the Riley Cooper series by first-time author Stacy Allen, and it’s the first publication from Fiery Seas Publishing. I can’t wait for this one to release!
Expedition Indigo by Stacy Allen
Riley Cooper Series (Book 1)
Publisher: Fiery Seas Publishing, LLC
Coming August 2014
Archaeologist Riley Cooper is offered the chance of a lifetime: a chance to find the Crux Fidelis, the coronation cross of Charlemagne. Under Water Sea Adventures members believe they have found remains of the Indigo, a heavily laden cargo ship commissioned by Charlemagne and presumed lost on its maiden voyage off the coast of southern Italy in the early 800s. If Riley can find the cross, it will prove Charlemagne’s coronation as the First Holy Roman Emperor by Pope Leo III on Christmas Day had not been a spontaneous act, but rather a desperate political maneuver by a Pope in need of protection.
When Riley joins UWSA off the coast of Sorrento, Italy, tensions and tempers fly as a competing team arrives in search of the treasure and an approaching hurricane gains strength and heads straight toward the dive site. And when one of the crew is murdered, Riley must find the strength to fight back and keep the treasure out of the other team’s hands.
About the Author:
Stacy’s passion for adventure has taken her to five continents to explore over fifty countries. Stacy also plays guitar and sings, when she isn’t traveling around the world in search of new locales and new stories.
Stacy served on the Board of Trustees of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association, the Pacific Northwest Mystery Writers of America chapter, and currently serves as Vice President of the Southeast Mystery Writers of America (SEMWA) chapter. She lives in Georgia with her husband and a very large house cat named Valentino.
About the Artist:
Jess’s fascination with creating art seemed a foregone conclusion, after spending many years watching his dad, Joe. His talents came through when he got his first DSLR camera and started snapping pictures. Then, a few years later, he picked up a paintbrush, and art was no longer only an interest. Now it’s a big part of his life.
Not long after he started painting, a friend told him that Photoshop was good for art. Curiosity took over, and he started experimenting to see how he could make something look and what all he could do with photomanipulation. Now, he’s looking forward to a career full of interesting artistic endeavors.