The Perfect Clone by M.L. Stephens
Release date for The Perfect Clone is October 2012. You can check it out on Goodreads.
Wow. This is not the cover I expected with the blurb. I thought it would be more sci-fi as oppose to fantasy. I do like the little cherubs on the bottom of the cover, especially since they really add to an overall gothic feel for this cover. I think this cover aims to “cover” the emotion of the story – the drab situation that Laura finds herself in. I like how the background entrance is keyhole shape and she has a key around her neck. Overall, this cover definitely changes my perception of the story. What I originally thought of as a dystopian or sci-fi book (especially with that title), now has me imagining it as a fantasy or paranormal novel. I’m intrigued.
Laura wants to have her husband’s child. The fact that he’s dead is only a minor setback. She’ll get what she wants, it’s just a matter of how.
Intrigued by Laura’s progress in the field of human cloning, Richard Avery steps up to the plate and offers the use of his secret lab facilities. Before he’ll allow her to clone a child of her own, she must first create one perfect clone for him- using DNA samples from the Shroud of Turin.Jumping in head first, Laura’s work is successful and the shroud’s cloned embryos are implanted into a virgin surrogate. Nine months later, twins are born. One is deemed unworthy, the other non-viable. Richard demands that she continue her work. He wants a perfect clone…one that he can ‘use’. There’s no time to celebrate her accomplishment before finding out that Richard has morbid plans for her creations. He wants a clone that he can use to rule mankind under a New World Order. Unable to leave the Society’s compound without risking her life, Laura turns to her unlikely friends for help. Ghosts and angels might be the only ones who can guide her safely out of this.