Monday, June 25, 2012

Cover Art Extravaganza - Dehumanized by Michael Loring

By Michael Loring

The Cover Reveal

I am thrilled to be the first to reveal the cover for Dehumanized by Michael Loring!

A deadly and currently incurable disease has been released as the result of an unknown experiment that went awry. Dubbed 'Lycanthropy' by the media due to its similarity to the horror movie genre depiction about werewolves, anyone infected begins to change, and every night of the full moon the 'beast' within is released. Within one year, lycanthropy spread throughout Europe, Asia and has now infected the USA. In an attempt to control and treat the outbreak, concerned governments have begun creating camps to contain those who are infected and to help find a cure. Despite rumors comparing these camps to the concentration camps of almost 70 years ago, the US government maintains these camps have the best interests of the public and the residents at heart. Expectations for a cure in the next year remain high.

Ryan Zachery lived his life the way all high school teenagers should - carefree, and oblivious to anything around him. He had an attractive girlfriend and hope for the future. One night when he was walking home he was attacked by an unknown assailer. He awoke in the hospital to learn he had been infected by lycanthropy, a disease he had heard about but had ignored.

Taken by armed guards and dragged away from his parents who did not understand what was happening, Ryan was thrown into a US camp made for those 'suffering' from lycanthropy. Treated like prisoners, he and other lycanthropes were abused by the guards and by their own kind. Scientists regularly performed experiments that promised to treat the disease, yet only caused pain. If Ryan or any of the other roommates acted up or demanded answers, they were thrown into solitary, nicknamed the 'dungeon', and ignored until they became docile once more.

But at the night of the full moon, the beast within him is freed. The beast hates the prison and Ryan. When an experimental procedure allows the beast and Ryan to communicate, the two enemies become unlikely allies who will stop at nothing to tear down the walls keeping them prisoner. With the beast's help, Ryan learns how to change at will. When even his own kind begin to fear him, he creates a plan to release all lycanthropes. They caged the beast, but now he would show them that he will never be dehumanized.

I LOVED reading this novel and creating the cover. Think Dystopia meets True Blood and add in some serious style and you get Dehumanized. Fantastic read and a wonderful cover to get to create!

Bokheim Publishing is currently getting ready for the release and accepting requests for e-arcs! If you are interested in reviewing Dehumanized send an e-mail to with your name, e-mail and blog link!

Coming up:
26th - An interview with Michael Loring
27th - Back to Bataan by Jerome Charyn
28th - Sovereign Hope by Frankie Rose
29th - An interview with Frankie Rose
30th - The full 'Society of Feathers' series cover reveal
July 1st - The wrap up post, winners and more!

Emma Michaels

1 comment:

  1. It looks spooky and harrowing... which given the subject matter means it's working.