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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 two 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. Winners for week 1 will be announced on Monday 5/22. And this is just the first 6 of 25 tour stops between now and June 9th!


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


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
  • –  “[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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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

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)




Meerkat Press to Publish Seb Doubinsky’s Missing Signal

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With the recent acquisition of worldwide English rights to Seb Doubinsky’s Missing Signal, from Matt Bialer at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, 2018 is shaping up to be a fantastic year for Meerkat Press.

Missing Signal could be described as a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside a government conspiracy. Agent Terrence Kovacs has worked so long at the Counter-Intel Department propagating fake UFO stories that he’s unsure where fact meets fiction when he is contacted by aliens.

Seb Doubinsky is a bilingual writer born in Paris in 1963. His novels, all set in a dystopian universe revolving around competing cities-states, have been published in the UK and in the USA. He currently lives with his family in Aarhus, Denmark, where he teaches at the university.