Photo Rehab Cover Makeover: The Summer of Chasing Mermaids

Another Cover Makeover Challange! . . . OK, so I’m still interested. Don’t know for how long, but for now I once again pick up the gauntlet.

Here’s what we were given as the original:


It’s The Summer of Chasing Mermaids and here is a very brief excerpt from the author Sarah Ockler: The youngest of six talented sisters, Elyse d’Abreau was destined for stardom—until a boating accident took everything from her. Now, the most beautiful singer in Tobago can’t sing. She can’t even speak.

Hmm . . . probably not my kind of book; no guns, justified killings, stoic heroes, strong heroines, and a definite dive into angst. Teen angst, at that. 

Still, I’m not going to let that stop me from remaking the cover. Let’s see . . . it’s set in Orgon . . . 


. . . but none of the photos I have sing to me. It has a water/beach/sea/coastal feel to it, so perhaps some of my Florida shots.

Tell me this does not evoke Summer (even though it’s shot in February) . . . 

Navarre,  Pensacola,
Navarre, Pensacola,

. . . although, perhaps, this is more toward the “climate apocalypse” theme than something about romance and teens.

But, I do have a few photos from Florida that might fit . . . mermaids hang around pylons, don’t they?


Navarre, Pensacola,
Navarre, Pensacola,
Navarre, Pensacola,
Navarre, Pensacola,

The second one is clean enough to be used as a book cover. Still, not quite what I am looking for . . . more mystical, I wager, is the way to go. How about this?

Navarre, Pensacola,
Navarre, Pensacola,

You know what, I need Hawaii . . . one can’t go wrong with Hawaii.


A beautiful place, for sure, but me thinks not the right mood. Perhaps a tighter shot?


Better, I think this is the one . . . no, wait . . . this is the perfect shot, right here.


So, What can I do with the above?

I can do this . . . 

Chasing Mermaids2_DIGI

Too busy, I know, but I like it.

Edited to Add: 
I ran a few more version of this cover challenge in THIS post.

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