Jill Weatherholt

Writing Stories of Love, Faith and Happy Endings While Enjoying the Journey

Cover Reveal


THAS cover--largeToday I have the honor of participating in the cover reveal for friend, fellow blogger and tech guru, Jacqui Murray. Her debut novel, To Hunt a Sub, will be released in August, 2016.

Short summary:

An unlikely team is America’s only chance

A brilliant Ph.D. candidate, a cynical ex-SEAL, and a quirky experimental robot team up against terrorists intent on stealing America’s most powerful nuclear weapon, the Trident submarine. By all measures, they are an unlikely trio–one believes in brawn, another brains, and the third is all geek. What no one realizes is this trio has a secret weapon: the wisdom of a formidable female who died two million years ago.

Long summary:

The USS Hampton SSN 767 quietly floated unseen a hundred fifty-two feet below the ocean’s surface. Despite its deadly nuclear tipped arsenal of Trident missiles, its task for the past six months has been reconnaissance and surveillance. The biggest danger the crew faced was running out of olives for their pizza. That all changed one morning, four days before the end of the Hampton’s tour. Halfway through the Captain’s first morning coffee, every system on the submarine shut down. No navigation, no communication, and no defensive measures. Within minutes, the sub began a terrifying descent through the murky greys and blacks of the deep Atlantic and settled to the ocean floor five miles from Cuba and perilously close to the sub’s crush depth. When it missed its mandated contact, an emergency call went out to retired Navy intel officer, Zeke Rowe, top of his field before a botched mission left him physically crippled and psychologically shaken. Rowe quickly determined that the sub was the victim of a cybervirus secreted inside the sub’s top secret operating systems.  What Rowe couldn’t figure out was who did it or how to stop it sinking every other submarine in the American fleet. 

Kali Delamagente is a struggling over-the-hill grad student who entered a DARPA cybersecurity competition as a desperate last hope to fund a sophisticated artificial intelligence she called Otto. Though her presentation imploded, she caught the attention of two people: a terrorist intent on destroying America and a rapt Dr. Zeke Rowe. An anonymous blank check to finish her research is quickly followed by multiple break-ins to her lab, a hack of her computer, the disappearance of her three-legged dog, and finally the kidnapping of her only son.

By all measures, Rowe and Delamagente are an unlikely duo. Rowe believes in brawn and Delamagente brains. To save the America they both love, they find a middle ground, guided with the wisdom of a formidable female who died two million years ago.

Book information:

Title and author: To Hunt a Sub by J. Murray

Release Date: August, 2016 by Structured Learning

Genre: Thriller

Preview: Available on Kindle Scout

Cover by: Paper and Sage Design 

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Author bio:

Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer,  a columnist for TeachHUB, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Her debut novel, To Hunt a Sub, launches this summer. You can find her nonfiction books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning.



Author: Jill Weatherholt

My name is Jill Weatherholt and I’m a writer. I have a full-time job, but at night and on the weekend, I pursue my passion, writing. I write modern stories about love, friendship and forgiveness. I started this blog as a way to share my journey toward publication and to create a community for other new writers. Raised in the Washington, DC area, I’ve lived in Charlotte, North Carolina since 2004. I hold a degree in Psychology from George Mason University and a Certification in Paralegal Studies from Duke University. My first book, SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE, published by Harlequin Love Inspired released on February 21, 2017 and is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.com. I was the first place winner in the Dream Quest One Short Story Contest in the Winter 2014-2015 competition. In 2014, I placed second in Southern Writers Magazine Short Story Contest. I was also a top ten finalist in Southern Writers Magazine Short Story Contest in 2012 and 2013. I’m a 2010 and 2012 winner of the NaNoWriMo Contest. I love to connect readers, visit me at jillweatherholt.com

107 thoughts on “Cover Reveal

  1. Thanks for sharing, Jill!


  2. This book sounds great! Best of luck to Jacqui. The cover looks as enticing as the story sounds.


  3. Sounds like a great book, Jill. Thanks for sharing and congratulations to Jacqui!


  4. Wow! What an exciting premise!! Congrats, Jacqui! Thanks for hosting, Jill. Have a great weekend!


  5. Congratulations, Jacqui! This looks awesome! Thanks for sharing, Jill!


  6. Best of luck, Jacqui.


  7. Nice, Jill. Good luck, Jacqui


  8. Great cover! Good luck to Jacqui. The book sounds enthralling.


  9. Wonderful share, Jill! You did an excellent job of displaying and promoting the book. . . 🙂
    Congratulations, Jacqui, on a fantastic book being published in August and a great cover reveal!


  10. Thank you so much, Jill, for hosting my kick-off. It’s such a big step. Seeing my cover on your site makes the whole process so much more real. You are much appreciated.


  11. Congratulations Jacqui. Your blurb reads like a movie I’d enjoy watching- the book versions are usually better.
    All the best!


  12. Jill, excellent book cover reveal. The cover is outstanding and caught my attention immediately and what a terrific premise…I’m intrigued by this woman who died two millions year ago!! Best of luck to you and your book, Jacqui! 😀


  13. Wow, To Hunt a Sub looks and sounds intriguing, Jacqui! Thanks for introducing us to a new author, Jill! Happy Saturday!


  14. Congratulations, Jacqui. I hope you have great success! This sounds like something my husband would like. 🙂


  15. Jill, thank you for sharing Jacqui’s book. My best wishes to her for much success.
    I look forward to the reveal of your book.
    Have a fabulous weekend:)


  16. This looks and sounds fantastic, Jill. Jacqui is one of my favourite bloggers and I’m really looking forward to reading this book 😀


  17. That’s a compelling cover – full of the intrigue the story promises!


  18. Sounds like a book full of drama! I blame the cook, I swear he did it in Hunt of the Red October and Red Heat!


  19. Thanks for sharing Jill! One of my favorite adventure books is Hunt for Red October. I am always searching for goods reads on the high seas.


  20. The author bio for Ms. Murray makes me feel SO lazy in comparison…. well, I am…


  21. Thanks for sharing Jill! If it has a quirky robot, I am ready to read… 😀


  22. It sounds exciting! Congratulations to Jacqui!


  23. Great cover! And sounds like a good book, too. Thanks for sharing it, Jill. I hope you are having a great summer!


  24. Jacqui sounds amazing, 100 books! Impressive. Integrating tech in the schools – yeah! Thanks for sharing this, Jill. 🙂


  25. Thanks for sharing this Jill! Good luck to Jacqui with her new book.


  26. She sounds a formidable lady, Jill, and what an imagination! I was spellbound just reading the trailer. 🙂 Thanks for sharing and I hope your weekend’s going well.


  27. Cool concept Jacqui! Great short summary too. Very hooking. 🙂

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