Yes yes yes. Yesyesyes. i can finally share the cover for my forthcoming space adventure romp of a novel, BLACK STAR RENEGADES, and it's basically everything I could have hoped for. Artist Wayne Haag absolutely slayed this thing, giving it a vintage sci-fi feel while also incorporating the fun, epic feel of the book. It was exactly what my editor and I were after, and Wayne delivered the goods. I actually sought Wayne out for the cover art--he's worked some of my favorite things, like The Fifth Element, Lord of the Rings, and Farscape, so it was mind-blowing to actually have him agree to work on my little book.
Speaking of my little book, get ready because it's-a-comin'. January, 2018. I've said it before, but it bears repeating: I like to think of this book as the lovechild of Star Wars and Guardians of the Galaxy, spawned to the soundtrack of The Clash's self-titled album. So, if you're into stuff like that, this is the book for you. It's a big, fun, world-hopping space adventure that I want people to enjoy the hell out of reading. Want to know what it's actually about? Good news, along with the cover, I can share the overview as well. It goes like:
"Cade Sura holds the future of the galaxy in his hands: the ultimate weapon that will bring total peace. He didn’t ask for it, he doesn’t want it, and there’s no worse choice to wield it in all of space, but if he doesn’t, everyone’s totally screwed. The evil Praxis kingdom is on the cusp of having every star system under its control, and if that happens, there’ll be no contesting their cruel reign. Especially if its fanatical overlord, Ga Halle, manages to capture Cade and snag the all-powerful weapon for herself.
Cade can’t hide from Praxis, and he can’t run from the destiny that’s been shoved into his hands. So he only has one option:
He has to fight.
Cade’s not going to let destiny send him on a suicide run, though. With some help from his friends—rebels and scoundrels alike—Cade’s going to use this weapon to chart a new destiny for the galaxy, and for himself. He just has to do so before everyone around him discovers that he’s a complete and total fraud."
Expect to hear about BLACK STAR RENEGADES a lot in the coming months. You'll probably come to hate me. Which is fine--just don't hate the book. Love the book. In fact, love it so much that you order it right away so you're ready for its January release! Check it out on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.