Cover Reveal for Jasper by Elizabeth Rhodes

Good morning everyone! Today I’d like to welcome you to the cover release for my friend, Elizabeth Rhodes’ first release coming June 1, 2015. Enjoy! 🙂

The North American continent is reduced to a ruined dust bowl. At its heart is a rebuilt city, ruled by an iron-fisted mayor desperately trying to avoid its collapse.

Edward Jasper has made a life for himself and his adopted children on the streets of a city he once founded. With everything he had stolen by the brother who overthrew him six years ago, Edward promises revenge.

Dexter McMahon is a City Guardsman with a terminally ill daughter. He finds himself in the new Mayor’s favor with a sudden promotion. His task is simple: Find and eliminate Edward Jasper. But the more he searches for the man, the more he uncovers the twisted relationship between the two brothers.

The iron doors unbolted and screeched as they opened. In the hours after sundown, most Machines shut themselves down to conserve precious battery power. So when the doors of Robot Town opened for Edward, the population inside was mostly deaf to the noise.

But Machines were not the only ones in Robot Town any more. On a catwalk above, Edward heard startled cries of young humans being shocked out of sleep.

The doors squealed shut and he sighed with relief. Safety at last. If only the fortress had more light. He would’ve loved to see his children’s faces right now.

He heard footsteps above him. First one set, then two, and then enough steps that he couldn’t keep track of them. When he heard Dot whisper, “Dad’s here!” he felt lighter. But the day’s events – the gunfight, escaping from the Guard, crawling through cramped tunnels – left him weary, and with taking one step he collapsed.

The dust and the children settled on him at the same time. Edward rolled on to his back, and pulled the two youngest children into a tight embrace. Cynthia and Philip put hands on his shoulders, trying to help him up, but he protested. “No, leave me here,” he said. “I’m exactly where I want to be.”
Elizabeth started to write freelance articles in the food and beverage industry, but always had a soft spot for fiction. She lives in south Florida with friends and a pet rabbit, and writes science fiction and fantasy.

About CP Bialois

Where do I begin? Well first I guess it's only fair to say that CP Bialois isn't my real name. It's a collaboration I made out of the three greatest pets anyone could ever want. My real name is Ed and I'm just an average person that has found a way to do what he loves. For as long back as I can remember I loved to pretend. Whether it was with my Transformers, GI Joe, or He-Man toys I loved to create intricate plots and have them fight it out. As a fan of horror, science fiction, action, and comedy I dare say my taste in movies are well rounded. Some of my favorites were Star Wars, Star Trek, martial arts, and anything with Swarzenegger in them. I'd write my own stories about the characters I saw in the theaters or TV or I'd just daydream about what I'd see myself as the hero of course. You can't have a daydream without beating the bad guys, getting the girl, etc. It's just not right to envision yourself as a flunky or sidekick. As far as books I loved Sherlock Holmes, Treasure Island, Dracula, and the normal assortment. My early love was the Star Trek novels, I'd read them or the Hardy Boys relentlessly. For a time I could tell you the plot of over a hundred books not to mention comics. I have to come clean and say that I learned to read because of comic books. I was bored, make that extremely bored when we started to read in school. Reading "the cat fell down" really didn't interest me. My dad, who continues to astound me with his insight to this day, figured comics would work. With that in mind he went to the newstand in town and bought issues of Donald Duck, Scrooge McDuck, Tales From the Crypt, and Spider-man. He patiently read through them with me until I picked it up. Whether it was him or the comics I learned to read in about two weeks and for a while few were as good as I was. For years after that whenever we'd go out he'd always spring for a couple of comic books for me. While it wasn't exactly the perfect beginning everything I've ever read or have seen has influenced me in some way and now is the time I'd like to share some of the ideas I've had over the years with all of you. I hope you enjoy my stories, they're always fun to write and I don't see myself stopping anytime soon.
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1 Response to Cover Reveal for Jasper by Elizabeth Rhodes

  1. jamiewauthor says:

    Reblogged this on White's Wyrd World and commented:
    Congrats on getting your book out there, Elizabeth!

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