Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Stella Telleria's New Title and Cover

Every once in a while, a friend updates a book they have out, and I like to try to help spread the word when that happens. Stella is a friend of mine from back in the day when I actually used to still blog a lot, and her book, ACROSS THE WIRE, has a great new cover:

Isn't that an awesome cover?

Here is the summary:

When Mia Mitchell, a hardcore but lonely former Marine, steps into an alley to pull some thugs off an unlucky foreigner, she walks into a fight she expects. What she doesn’t see coming is the foreigner making her a job offer any sane person would refuse. So, she takes it. She thinks she’s headed for some third-world country; instead she’s mysteriously transported to an Earth-like parallel world. That’s a mad left-hook.

Mia discovers a matriarchal dystopia where freedom doesn’t exist and fighting for it means execution. Lethal force bends all to the law; women fear for their families and un-wed men suffer slavery. Mia’s job is to train an underground syndicate of male freedom-fighters for a violent revolution. However, the guys don’t want a pair of X chromosomes showing them the way.

Eben, an escaped slave, is encouraged by Mia to become a leader among the men. But when he turns his quiet determination on her, it spells F.U.B.A.R. for cynical Mia. Their unexpected connection threatens more than her exit strategy; it threatens the power struggle festering with in the syndicate.

Haunted by nightmares and post-traumatic stress, unsure who to trust or how to get home, Mia struggles to stay alive as she realizes all is not what it seems.

And here is some more info about Stella:

All my life I’ve dreamed of stories or have had my nose buried in one. I live in Edmonton, Canada with my husband and my weird sense of humor.

I love old war movies, dystopian fiction, and any story with action, a good plot, and characters I'd get into a fight at the pub for. Not that I'm a brawler or anything. Unless you think that out-of-print book or vintage piece at the thrift shop is going home with you instead of me. Then, my friend, the gloves are off.

And here are some links:




Author page on Goodreads:

Goodreads page for novel:


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Really striking colors.

SA Larsenッ said...

Nice meeting Stella. Best of luck to her.

The story sounds really intriguing. I really like the beginning part of the blurb.

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Stella Telleria said...

Hi Matt. Thank you for helping to spread the word. You are the best.

Steve MC said...

A most excellent cover indeed.

Anonymous said...

Sounds intriguing!! And good for you, Matt, helping a friend out!!

Anonymous said...

Sounds intriguing!! And good for you, Matt, helping a friend out!!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

I love the sky background and the title font. Stella's author profile makes me love her, she seems smart and fun. Mia is one unlucky mixed up character. She gets sent to a parallel Earth and has to train unwilling men and suffers from PTSD. Poor woman but it sounds like an amazing book.

Sarah Ahiers said...

Love the new cover! Particularly the sand dune and the shadowns on the right side

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

Nice looking book!

Theresa Milstein said...

Wow, Stella, it sounds like an intense book! Good luck!

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

I do like the cover. It looks like its professionally done.

Jay Noel said...

Damn. That premise packs a punch. WOW. I need to read this.