Monday, September 2, 2013

Alex Finch: Monster Hunter by C.A. Dean Cover Reveal

Alex Finch: Monster Hunter by C.A. Dean

Meet Alex Finch - tomboy, techno geek, monster hunter.

Reluctant monster hunter.

A school project, an absentminded project partner, and a misplaced backpack all change 16-year-old Alex Finch's life forever.

In a single afternoon Alex finds the missing backpack, has a run-in with the boy she's had a crush on since first grade, and discovers that monsters are real.

What other secrets are hiding behind the facade of her ordinary California beach town?

Alex is about to find out.

Life is funny.
Not ha-ha funny, but strange, smack-you-in-the-face, bizarro world funny.
Who knew that one decision, one small, insignificant choice, would change my life? Change it in ways I could never even begin to imagine. And according to my mom, I have quite the imagination.
Okay—let me back up, start closer to the beginning. Before the strange.
My name is Alex Finch. Alex to everyone—except my mom, who insists on calling me by my given name: Margaret. Which is short for Margaret Agnes Alexandrea Finch. A mouthful, I know. I was blessed with the name of every aunt who didn’t have a child of their own. I was just thankful Mom didn’t have more sisters.
Fortunately, Mom only drags the full name out when I’m in trouble. I avoid that whenever possible. Since I tend toward the loner end of the social scale—meaning I spend copious amounts of time in my room—it’s easy to stay Margaret free most of the time.
Basic statistics: I am sixteen, on the short side of short at barely over five feet, a devout tomboy, an only child, and more than a little bit of a techno geek, trapped in a school full of blonde and tan beach bunnies. Trust me, it can be challenging. The dance classes I’ve been taking since I was six get me out of my own head, and help keep me sane and centered.
I find myself talking to my laptop more than other people. Don’t laugh—I’ve had some of my best conversations with Red, my lightning fast, do-anything-I-can-program system.
It may sound pathetic, and scream wallflower/no dates ever/why bother going to the dance syndrome, but at least Red doesn’t ask me if I’m sick again, and how a twelve week session in the tanning salon at the mall would give my pale skin such a nice glow . . .
Yeah. So, there is my life in a few sentences. Short, pale geek, happy with my life, and okay with the status quo.
Until the day I discovered that monsters were real.

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C.A. Dean – about the author

C.A. Dean believes in ghosts, witches, magic - and monsters.

She loves the supernatural, the odd and the strange, and writing about it is like going to a job she loves - no work and all fun.

She would love for you to join her as she hunts for monsters - real and imagined.

And there's the official biography, out of the way.

I love telling stories, and my four nephews have been a big influence in what I read, and now what I write.

Sliding into YA has been as easy fit, especially since I've been reading and loving it for years.

Alex Finch: Monster Hunter is the first book of a series I have been planning for a while, and I can't wait to introduce you to Alex and her rather quirky friends. :)

You can find out more about me and my books at my website:

Hang out with me on my Facebook page:

Or come and exchange tweets at:

I look forward to meeting you. :)

Cover art: Barrett Clark -

Cover design: Keri Knutson, Alchemy Book Covers & Design -


  1. I love the cover! <3 looks amazing :-)

    1. Thanks, Penni! It's been a blast to write, and the cover is like the icing for me. :)

  2. Penni! I just checked out your site - your business looks amazing. :) Please let me know when the Etsy shop is live! Big Etsy fan, love supporting the businesses there - especially natural products. Num. :)

  3. I love the cover and life is indeed funny. Good MS book?
    debby236 at gmail dot com


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