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Behind the Mask Blog Tour / Ebook Giveaway!

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 →
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