Cover Reveal | Out of Sight

Greetings!

I’m super thrilled to be able to reveal the cover for my upcoming young-adult science fiction novel, Out of Sight!

The wonderful illustration is from Jackson Tjota, and Alexandria Thompson did the layout work.

The book will be releasing fairly soon. More or less as soon as the interior artwork is finalized.

New Release | Citadel: The Concordant Sequence

Out Now!

Citadel: The Concordant Sequence – a post-apocalyptic young-adult novel

Eleven year old Kiera Quinn is sure she’s having a nightmare. She doesn’t believe a nap that started safe in her suburban bedroom ends in an empty wasteland. She doesn’t believe everyone she’s ever known may have never existed―and she definitely doesn’t believe an old man who tells her she will resurrect the world.

After he finds her crawling from a vent, the odd shaman clad in junk and old computer parts claims she is ‘the child born of the earth,’ humanity’s only chance to survive. As crazy as he sounds, being alone in a vast desert frightens her more than a kindly stranger. Desperate and scared, Kiera humors him, hoping her bad dream ends soon.

Fate has a funny habit of getting in the way of destiny. When an opportunity for a safe home presents itself, Kiera jumps at the chance. New parents and a new town―even a super-primitive tribal village―feel like the best place for a child to be, not off saving the world at the ramblings of a nutty old man. Adjusting to life without video games isn’t easy, but her new mom and dad give her what her old ones couldn’t: time and attention.

Alas, Kiera’s discovery of a secret within ancient ruins causes the ruler of the distant Citadel to regard her as a threat in need of disposal. Her only chance to keep her new family is to believe a crazy old man wasn’t so crazy―and that saving them won’t destroy the whole planet.


 

Paperback Giveaway | The Forest Beyond the Earth

Hi all –

Quick post this time. I’m giving away two paperback copies of The Forest Beyond the Earth via Amazon. Click https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/927a50f68a6182a8#ts-en to enter.

I will have them onhand soon if anyone would like to buy a signed copy straight from me ($10 + shipping). If anyone is interested in a signed copy, please email me (mcox2112 at gmail).

Happy reading (and good luck to those who enter the giveaway!

Cover Reveal | The Forest Beyond the Earth

Happy Friday everyone!

I’m beyond excited! The cover for The Forest Beyond the Earth is done – and here it is, courtesy of the amazingly talented Amalia Chitulescu. (Hoping to release this book before the end of Feb.)


Under the watchful eye of the Mother Shrine, twelve-year-old Wisp ekes out a simple, but challenging life with Dad, foraging for food and losing herself in old books from the world that came before. She loves the Endless Forest―except when the Tree Walkers come for her.

In ages past, the great rain of fire and ash destroyed the Earth, wiping out the ancients and everything they had made. Nature has reclaimed much since then, spreading out in a vast forest full of wonder and dread. Ever in fear of being taken away, she follows Dad’s rules without question while learning to survive off the land.

No longer a small child, Dad brings her along on a trek, her first time more than a few steps away from the cabin. A day exploring with him is the happiest time of her life, but joy is short-lived.

A monster follows them home.

Safe in her Haven, she hides while Dad goes outside to confront the beast. She wakes alone the next morning, and waits. Alas, her hope of his return fades with the daylight. Desperate, she breaks his strictest rule and goes outside alone. Not far from the cabin, she discovers his rifle abandoned next to the monster’s strange footprints.

Afraid but determined, Wisp sets off on her own into the Endless Forest to find Dad―before the Tree Walkers catch her.