Wednesday, October 27, 2010

First Look at the Cover

Here it is: the Gladiator Girl cover.

Cover Art

Back Cover Text

Lucy Star is a hot, up and coming rookie guardian in the sport of Blood Battle. A sport built around the new genetic procedure that allows girls, and only girls, to survive extraordinary injuries up until the age of 25, when they stop growing.

Her life has complications most people can only dream of having: Her budding fame catches the eye of Jayzen, favored son of the wealthiest family in the city, entangling her in his and his sister Francine’s fortunes. She struggles with career and relationships, and doesn’t recognize the spark of love growing right under her nose.

But she has a dark past: a family history and childhood she had escaped from when she was 14. With the help of her best friend Charlotte—the only person who ever knew her secret—she had successfully put that life behind her. It was all but forgotten.

Then one day, her younger brother, who she hadn’t seen since he was 10 years old, walks back into her life, harboring a dark secret of his own, one that threatens to suck her back into the past she thought she had escaped, and destroy her and everyone she loves.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Now, Gladiator Girl is Ready!

I thought it was ready back in July, but I was wrong. It needed another draft. The Raven King on kindly pointed out that I had too much exposition. Fixing that turned into a major revision, one I'm much happier with.

The cover is ready to go. I've tried to catch as many CreateSpace gotchas as I can before submitting. I'm waiting on notes on the MS from a couple of readers. Once they are incorporated, it's off to SquareSpace.