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News Wings Unseen

WINGS UNSEEN GOODREADS GIVEAWAY!

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Wings Unseen is Rebecca Gomez Farrell’s delightful Epic Fantasy that releases August 22, 2017! In the meantime, enter below by 6/24 to win one of 5 print advance review copies of the book. Wings Unseen has all of the things we love in a great fantasy–magic, ancient prophecies, epic battles, evil bugs (yes, really!), and a love story (or two).

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Wings Unseen by Rebecca Gomez Farrell

Wings Unseen

by Rebecca Gomez Farrell

Giveaway ends June 24, 2017.

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Behind the Mask News

Behind the Mask Blog Tour / Ebook Giveaway!

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Join us on a blog tour celebrating the 5/16 release of Behind the Mask: An Anthology of Heroic Proportions–20 amazing stories by 20 amazing authors! Here is our week three tour line-up.

We hope you will stop by and visit each stop and be sure to join in the discussion as we’ll choose 1 lucky commenter to get a free ebook copy of Behind the Mask.

WEEK 3:

May 29:  Book Lover Promo – Stephanie Lai – (“The Fall of the Jade Sword”) – Guest Post
May 30:  Lily Iona McKenzie – Adam R. Shannon – (“Over an Embattled City”) – Guest Post
May 30:  Mixed Book Bag – Nathan Crowder – (“MadJack”) – Guest Post
May 31:  Hopes. Dreams. Life … Love – Aimee Odgen – (“As I Fall Asleep”) – Interview
June 1:  Anna Durand’s Blog – Ziggy Schutz – (“Eggshells”) – Interview
June 2:  Christine Young – Patrick Flanagan – (“Quintessential Justice”) – Interview
June 2:  Books, Dreams, Life – Adam R. Shannon – (“Over an Embattled City”) – Interview

WEEK 2:

May 22: Up Til Dawn Book Blog – Patrick Flanagan (“Quintessential Justice”) – Interview
May 23: The Avid Reader Blogspot Cat Rambo (“Ms. Liberty Gets a Haircut”) – Interview
May 24: Lorana Hoopes – Matt Mikalatos – “The Beard of Truth” – Interview
May 25: EskieMama & Dragon Lady Reads – Jennifer Pullen (“Meeting Someone in the 22nd Century or Until the Gears Stop Turning”) – Interview
May 26: Book Crazy Scrapbook Mama – Carrie Vaughn (“Origin Story”) – Guest Post

WEEK 1:

May 15: Sharing Links and Wisdom – Keith Rosson (“Torch Songs”) – Interview
May 15: Straight From the Library – Ziggy Schutz (“Eggshells”) – Interview
May 15: MyLifeMyBookMyEscape Tricia Reeks & Kyle Richardson – Anthology Co-Editors – Interview
May 16: The Reading Addict – Seanan McGuire (“Pedestal”) – Guest Post
May 17: Unabridged Andra – Chris Large (“Salt City Blue”) – Guest Post
May 18: Queen of All She Reads – Kyle Richardson – Anthology Co-Editor – Guest Post
May 19: Independent Authors – Keith Frady (“Fool”) – Interview

Recent Press:

  • Publisher’s Weekly – “Reeks and Richardson have pulled together a treasure trove of 20 stories . . . exploring the lives of superheroes when they’re not saving the world. . . . There is nary a miss in this diverse and thoughtful collection, which will have readers considering what it means to be human.”  – Full Review
  • Library Journal | Jennifer Funk – “Verdict: Fans of superhero fiction will find that these imaginative stories, with their original perspectives, make for a thoroughly worthwhile compilation.” – Full Review
  • Kirkus Reviews – (starred review) “A momentous, readable collection, its sole downside being that there are only 20 superhero stories.” – Full Review
  • SuperheroNovels.com –  “[Richardson] and Reeks have done a great job picking 20 stories that play to familiar strengths of the genre like transformation, self-identity, secret identities and the responsibilities that come with extraordinary power.” – Full Review
  • John DeNardo, SF Signal – “Short fiction readers should seek out . . . Behind the Mask: A Superhero Anthology,” 2017 Speculative Fiction Continues to Deliver – Full Article
  • Pop.Edit.Lit – “5 Book Recs” – Full Article
  • A Dragon in Space – “. . . this anthology is a beautiful gem, with a lot of original content in the growing theme of superpowered people, whether they are superheroes or supervillains.” – Full Review
  • Words on the Page – “I was pleased to find the majority of these stories worked for me. . . . I highly recommend tracking down a copy.” – Full Review
  • Inky Reviews – (4.5/5 Stars) “Masterfully-written, this compilation lets us peek inside these people’s ordinary lives, and shows us that they may not be as different as we think. . . . Absolutely recommend it!”” – Full Review
  • Shomeret: The Masked Reviewer – “In this world where cynicism and noir are popular, I feel that superheroes are the antidote.   I found that hopeful vision in those particular stories of Behind The Mask which makes me glad that I read them.” – Full Review

 

Behind the Mask

Behind the Mask

$16.95eBook: $8.95
Behind the Mask is a multi-author collection with stories by award-winning authors Kelly Link, Cat Rambo, Carrie Vaughn, Seanan McGuire, Lavie Tidhar, Sarah Pinsker, Keith Rosson, Kate Marshall, Chris Large and others. It is partially, a prose nod to the comic world—the bombast, the larger-than-life, the save-the-worlds and the calls-to-adventure. But it’s also a spotlight on the more intimate side of the genre. The hopes and dreams of our cape-clad heroes. The regrets and longings of our cowled villains. That poignant, solitary view of the world that can only be experienced from behind the mask. More info →
Buy now!

 

Behind the Mask News

Behind the Mask Release Day!

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The time has finally come to release this collection of wonderful stories into the world! So be sure to get a copy now at your favorite book retailer!

Recent Press

  • Publisher’s Weekly – “Reeks and Richardson have pulled together a treasure trove of 20 stories . . . exploring the lives of superheroes when they’re not saving the world. . . . There is nary a miss in this diverse and thoughtful collection, which will have readers considering what it means to be human.”  – Full Review
  • Library Journal | Jennifer Funk – “Verdict: Fans of superhero fiction will find that these imaginative stories, with their original perspectives, make for a thoroughly worthwhile compilation.” – Full Review
  • Kirkus Reviews – (starred review) “A momentous, readable collection, its sole downside being that there are only 20 superhero stories.” – Full Review
  • SuperheroNovels.com –  “[Richardson] and Reeks have done a great job picking 20 stories that play to familiar strengths of the genre like transformation, self-identity, secret identities and the responsibilities that come with extraordinary power.” – Full Review
  • John DeNardo, SF Signal – “Short fiction readers should seek out . . . Behind the Mask: A Superhero Anthology,” 2017 Speculative Fiction Continues to Deliver – Full Article
  • A Dragon in Space – “. . . this anthology is a beautiful gem, with a lot of original content in the growing theme of superpowered people, whether they are superheroes or supervillains.” – Full Review
  • Words on the Page – “I was pleased to find the majority of these stories worked for me. . . . I highly recommend tracking down a copy.” – Full Review
  • Inky Reviews – (4.5/5 Stars) “Masterfully-written, this compilation lets us peek inside these people’s ordinary lives, and shows us that they may not be as different as we think. . . . Absolutely recommend it!”” – Full Review
  • Shomeret: The Masked Reviewer – “In this world where cynicism and noir are popular, I feel that superheroes are the antidote.   I found that hopeful vision in those particular stories of Behind The Mask which makes me glad that I read them.” – Full Review

 

Behind the Mask

Behind the Mask

$16.95eBook: $8.95
Behind the Mask is a multi-author collection with stories by award-winning authors Kelly Link, Cat Rambo, Carrie Vaughn, Seanan McGuire, Lavie Tidhar, Sarah Pinsker, Keith Rosson, Kate Marshall, Chris Large and others. It is partially, a prose nod to the comic world—the bombast, the larger-than-life, the save-the-worlds and the calls-to-adventure. But it’s also a spotlight on the more intimate side of the genre. The hopes and dreams of our cape-clad heroes. The regrets and longings of our cowled villains. That poignant, solitary view of the world that can only be experienced from behind the mask. More info →
Buy now!
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The Mercy of the Tide Book Club Giveaway!

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This giveaway ROCKS!! Three lucky book clubs will win books and a virtual chat with the author. Be sure to enter by JUNE 9th at BookMovement.com.

We also are excited to release book club discussion questions for The Mercy of the Tide. Click Here

More about the book and author. Click Here

A striking novel. – Publisher’s Weekly (Starred review)

 

Rosson is a talent to be watched, and Riptide is one of the most immersive fictional settings in recent memory. – Jason Heller, NPR

 

. . . Rosson’s voice is sure; his characters are vividly, heartbreakingly human in their flaws and foibles and relationships; and his plot rolls relentlessly along, growing ever more nerve-wracking until the final, completely unsettling chapter. – Amy Wang, The Oregonian

 

“An exquisitely honed, beautifully written novel.” – Foreword Reviews (5/5 hearts)

 

 

News Wings Unseen

Wings Unseen Early Reviewer Giveaway

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We are excited to announce that Rebecca Gomez Farrell’s exciting YA Epic Fantasy, Wings Unseen, is available through the LibraryThing.com early reviewer program. We’ll be giving away 100 copies so enter by May 29th at LibraryThing.com [you will need to scroll down the page to find the book] Readers of all ages will enjoy Wings Unseen, Rebecca Gomez Farrell’s first full-length novel. It is a fully-imagined epic fantasy with an unforgettable cast of characters. We can not wait to share this book with the world in August!

About Wings Unseen – To end a civil war, Lansera’s King Turyn relinquished a quarter of his kingdom to create Medua, exiling all who would honor greed over valor to this new realm on the other side of the mountains. The Meduans and Lanserim have maintained an uneasy truce for two generations, but their ways of life are as compatible as oil and water.

When Vesperi, a Meduan noblewoman, kills a Lanserim spy with a lick of her silver flame, she hopes the powerful display will convince her father to name her as his heir. She doesn’t know the act will draw the eye of the tyrannical Guj, Medua’s leader, or that the spy was the brother of Serrafina Gavenstone, the fiancée of Turyn’s grandson, Prince Janto. As Janto sets out for an annual competition on the mysterious island of Braven, Serra accepts an invitation to study with the religious Brotherhood, hoping for somewhere to grieve her brother’s murder in peace. What she finds instead is a horror that threatens both countries, devouring all living things and leaving husks of skin in its wake.

To defeat it, Janto and Serra must learn to work together with the only person who possesses the magic that can: the beautiful Vesperi, whom no one knows murdered Serra’s brother. An ultimate rejection plunges Vesperi forward toward their shared destiny, with the powerful Guj on her heels and the menacing beating of unseen wings all about.

About Rebecca Gomez Farrell – In all but one career aptitude test Rebecca Gomez Farrell has taken, writer has been the #1 result. But when she tastes the salty air and hears the sea lions bark, she wonders if maybe sea captain was the right choice after all. Currently marooned in Oakland, CA, Becca is an associate member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Her short stories, which run the gamut of speculative fiction genres, have been published by Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Pulp Literature, and Typehouse Literary Magazine among others. Maya’s Vacation, her contemporary romance novella, is available from Clean Reads. Her next short story will appear in the Future Fire this fall, and she is thrilled that her debut novel will be published by Meerkat Press in 2017.

Becca’s food, drink, and travel writing, which has appeared in local media in CA and NC, can primarily be found at her blog, the Gourmez. For a list of all her published work, fiction and nonfiction, check out her author website at RebeccaGomezFarrell.com.