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Friday, August 24, 2012

Cover Art Reveal: TWISTED METAL

This is the unofficial cover art for TWISTED METAL. It is finished, but hasn't been queried and doesn't have a publication date. I won a free cover from the talented Dani Fine (@DanielleFine1 ) and asked her to do the sequel to FEY LIGHTS. For those who have been asking for a longer work, this is a full-length novel.

Ar Theta One, aka Roan, is a doctor in the Hospital of Little Mercies on the perpetually war-torn planet Pequena. She doesn't expect much out of life, although survival would be nice. The odds aren't in her favor, though, when she's taken to a military post on the moon.

During a military coup the prisoner Roan kept alive for torture saves her life, and loses his own when they crash land on an alien planet.

As a reminder, Roan has the metal shrapnel from the shuttle and a piece of the prisoner's face mask made into a ring. She wears it everywhere. Including to the new university where she teaches, and in front of a man with a familiar face and strange scars.

Explosions, bad decisions, and secrets alienate Roan in her new world. With a past like this haunting her, can she ever build a future?

I wrote TWISTED METAL back in February of 2010, the fourth novel in that universe. I abandoned the whole universe later that year.

Sometimes I go back in my files, find an old story, and wonder why I quit. With TWISTED METAL I quit because the ending was a Hawt Mess (that's the official term) and I wasn't sure how to fix it. Two years away from the disaster zone gave me a clearer perspective. That means TWISTED METAL is up for revision and publication.

*note* I will need betas when the ending is cleaned up. I'm looking at late 2012, early 2013. Let me know if you're interested and I'll let you know when I need betas.


  1. Me, me, ME!!! bounces up and down.

    1. I'll have a sign-up form going around next week. :) I'm being organized this time.

  2. I would like to be a beta! This sounds interesting!

  3. Is it too late for me to ask about being a beta?