Okay, everybody! I am finally—finally—ready to share with you all the zany, over-the-top title for my new book… complete with zany, over-the-top cover and synopsis. Are you ready?!
I don’t think you are.
But here you are anyway!
Yes, you read that right. The title of my upcoming f/f sci-fi novel is CHEERLEADERS FROM PLANET X! What the heck kind of title is that? Well, I find that it fits this plot pretty well:
Aliens are among us. And humanity’s only hope just happens to carry pom-poms.
Laura Clark thought she was just your average college freshman—until the day she saw a cheerleader on a skateboard get into a superhuman brawl with a lightning-wielding stranger in a trenchcoat. And the weirdest thing of all? Nobody else saw it happen. Nobody, that is, except the beautiful but standoffish Shailene, one of the mysterious (and possibly super-powered) cheerleaders from Laura’s rival school, Bayview University.
When girls start disappearing all over the City, Laura suddenly realizes that she may have seen more than she should. And if she wants to keep from disappearing herself, she needs to find some answers. But though Laura can’t shake the feeling that they’re somehow connected, Shailene is more than a little reluctant to share her secrets. With strange, bug-like creatures and a sinister man in a dark coat stalking her every step, Laura will have to uncover the truth fast if she wants to survive.
The fate of the planet just might hang in the balance.
A tongue-in-cheek cross between Marvel comics and Space Invaders, Cheerleaders from Planet X is a zany, quirky and snark-filled send-up of just about every sci-fi trope known to humankind—with 100% more lesbians.
This book has been nonstop fun to write, no joke. Especially with all the stress of life and the world the last several months, it has been really, really nice to let go and write something that is absolutely not serious at all. One person compared it to the cult classic video game Zombies Ate My Neighbors, and yeah, that actually is pretty accurate. If you are looking for
- self-aware, snarky sci-fi silliness (say that five times fast)
- alien invasions straight out of 1950s B movies
- super-powered cheerleaders and sorority girls kicking alien butt and also kissing
- conspiracy theories that would make Henry shake his head in disgust
- Benedict Cumberbatch jokes
then I can safely say that this book is for you!
P.S. Do you like the cover? Because I made it. Yes, I’m doing cover design now! If you like it and are looking for a designer, you can check out Key of Heart Designs!