Speaking of CHANGELING, it received 4 stars from Romantic Times! I admit, I was crazy nervous when I checked for this review. CHANGELING takes our intrepid superheroes in a few unexpected directions, and when you get to the end...well, all I can do is ask that you trust me.
The second title in Meding’s MetaWars series is an admirable follow-up to its highly regarded predecessor. The series features a wholly new approach to superheroes and how they interact with our world. The author throws some fantastical sci-fi and thriller elements into the story, and the result is fast-paced and exciting with a good dose of intrigue. It’s a fun read that will have you reaching for the first book if you haven’t read it already, but it still adds new layers for those who have.When empty human skins are found around Los Angeles, the police ask Dahlia “Ember” Perkins and her superhero teammates to help solve the grisly murders. The case takes a dangerous turn when a bullet meant for Dahlia hits one of her fellow MetaHumans. Then coincidences start piling up, after she gets romantically involved with an old friend, and Dahlia realizes that she has a unique connection to the killer — or killers. (POCKET, Jul., 384 pp., $7.99)
The MetaWars books were also featured in a nice little article on RT about superhero novels. With the monumental success of The Avengers (which I'm going to see again tonight), we can only hope that there is a renewed interest in this very small niche of novels.
Red Hot Books is doing an Author's After Dark Feature on my books, as well as an interview and giveaway. There are only 13 hours left to enter, so pop on over to win any book from my back list. You can also find links to reviews of the entire Dreg City series.
I'm going to leave you with a tiny snippet from TEMPEST (MetaWars 3). It isn't easy finding snippets on a book that's chock full of spoilers from the previous two (especially since CHANGELING isn't even out yet), but I have a few sentences that really summarize one of the themes of TEMPEST. It's part of a longer telephone conversation between Teresa and Ethan. Enjoy!
"Ethan, I know you," [Teresa] continued. "You think of other people before yourself, sometimes to a fault. And I know how the need for revenge can eat at you, but you aren't a murderer. You wouldn't let a personal vendetta ruin what we're trying to do.""Which is what?" I asked, because I'd be damned if I knew anymore."Correct the mistakes of the past whenever possible. This is about the future of all Metas, new and old. We can't keep killing each other if we're going to survive."