Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Cover reveal for Matt Betts' new novel!

Time for a new cover reveal for the friends over at Dog Star Books. This book is steampunk/alternate history, and I'm already curious!

Odd Men Out

Fighting for survival in a post-Civil War America overrun by zombies, Cyrus and Lucinda join a military group called the Odd Men Out, and together they face a terrorist army from the North in a showdown over a weapon of enormous power.

The Civil War went on far longer than anyone expected, prompting the North and South to call a truce to fight their common enemy: The Chewers – dead men come to life to attack the living. As a result, a peacekeeping force called the Office of Military Operations is created to watch over the tenuous peace.

Cyrus Joseph Spencer didn’t fight in the war and couldn’t care less about the United Nations of America that resulted from it. His main concern is making money and protecting his crew from all manner of danger. To escape a horrible tragedy, Cyrus and one of his wards, Lucinda, board a U.N. dirigible for safety. They quickly discover their situation has not improved as the U.N. team is chasing a group of rogue soldiers in hopes of stopping them from obtaining a terrible weapon.

They also have to contend with a larger threat - Drago del Vapore – a giant lizard attacking the West Coast and wreaking havoc on everything it encounters. As the two sides face off against each other and the huge beast, Cyrus feels more and more like an Odd Man Out and finds it harder and harder to stay out of the fight.

Author: Matt Betts                  http://zombiewrangler.blogspot.com
Cover Artist: Bradley Sharp     http://www.bradsharp.co.uk/
Publisher: Dog Star Books      http://dogstarbooks.blogspot.com
Genre: Steampunk/Alternate history
Release: July 2013


  1. Thanks so much for sharing, Maria. I'm so excited about the cover and I can't wait to get this book out to readers in July!

  2. Thank you for stopping by! Intriguing concept and cover! =D Remind me when the book is available and we can make a book spotlight or an author interview or something. =)

  3. Wow, that cover really makes the whole concept of 'a small group of people can save the day' stand out!

    1. I didn't think of that at first, but now when you say it that's the only thing I see. I'm curious about the book. Thank you for stopping by, Eva! =D

  4. Thank you so much for sharing Matt's incredible cover, Maria!

    :) Heidi


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