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Mike Mehalek writes fast-paced lyrical books that can be enjoyed with one reading but have enough substance for re-reading. He brings stories to life that demand to be told, regardless of the hopes/dreams/fears/desires of his characters--the Story first--always the Story.

In 2008 Mike earned his masters degree in writing popular fiction from Seton Hill University

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Raw Dog Cover Reveal: Odd Men Out by Matt Betts

Dog Star Books will be having us all raw dog screaming in 2013.  Here is another sneak peek that I was privy to recently that I wanted to share with the Trickyverse.

It is Matt Betts alternate history/ steampunk novel Odd Men Out.

And WOW! Another great cover by Bradley Sharp, whose work I quickly became a fan of--and am loving more and more with each reveal. 

BOOK: Odd Men Out
AUTHOR:  Matt Betts
ARTIST: Bradley Sharp
PUBLISHER: Dog Star Books
GENRE: Steampunk/Alternate History
SUMMARY: 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.

RELEASE: July 2013
LINKS: Dog Star Books - http://dogstarbooks.blogspot.com
Bradley Sharp - http://www.bradsharp.co.uk/


  1. I agree completely, I'm a big fan of Bradley Sharp's work and each cover he does is just wonderful!

  2. Thanks for sharing Matt's wonderful cover, Mike!

    :) Heidi