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Now in Paperback: Roberto to the Dark Tower Came by Tom Epperson

The paperback version of Tom Epperson’s “heart-stopping, page-turning” novel is now available. With themes of government corruption, fake news, and a journalist who will risk everything to uncover the truth, this book sounds like the evening news. But this time, in the heart of a jungle in South America where a massacre of innocent lives is rumored to be happening, all in the name of greed.

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Roberto to the Dark Tower Came

Roberto to the Dark Tower Came

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Roberto, a young left-wing South American journalist, receives an ominous phone call: leave the country in ten days, or die. Roberto is being targeted because of a series of articles he’s written exposing government corruption and violence at the highest levels. Roberto believes the voice on the other end of the phone and has every intention of leaving, as soon as he follows a lead on a major story developing in the jungle: thousands of innocent lives are at stake. The book follows him on his perilous journey into the heart of darkness in pursuit of his story. Unknowingly, Roberto is headed toward a confrontation with an evil darker than he could possibly have imagined.

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  • Wall Street Journal, Tom Nolan – “Mr. Epperson, a veteran screenwriter as well as a novelist, keeps readers guessing until the very last.” – Full Article
  • Publisher’s Weekly – “A South American journalist makes his way into the deepest heart of darkness … Epperson immerses readers in a dense jungle seething with treacherous flora and fauna and murderous men, punctuating terror with startling moments of beauty.” – Full Review
  • Library Journal, Andrea Kempf – “Epperson’s  graphic depiction of the unmitigated brutality of the militias in the jungle is heart-stopping. While readers can’t help admiring Roberto’s investigative persistence, they will probably be shouting, “Get out before the ten days are up!” VERDICT This page-turning novel, which proceeds to tell the story of Roberto’s life day by day, will be enjoyed by readers who like their fiction dark.”
  • NORTHWEST ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT GAZETTE, PHILIP MARTIN – “It’s like Raymond Chandler and Joseph Conrad teamed up to write a thriller.” – Full Article & Interview
  • Paperback Paris, Melissa Ratcliff (4 stars) – “Haunting and tense, Roberto to the Dark Tower Came is an unexpected thriller at every turn. Full of mystery, suspense and even a bit of romance, Tom Epperson has managed to craft a fast-paced political thriller, full of twists, turns, and a very unexpected ending. Grounded in reality and full of meaningful lessons, Epperson will wow you with astounding revelations in a familiar format. From start to finish, Roberto to the Dark Tower Came was difficult to put down and remarkable to digest.” – Full Review
  • Reading & Literature Resources – “Roberto to the Dark Tower Came works as a thriller, for sure, but also a wider conversation piece about very real dangers and perils in the world today.” – Full Review

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Genres: General Fiction, Literary Fiction, Thriller
Tags: allbooks, available, Backlist, Meerkat Press
ASIN: 1946154083
ISBN: 9781946154088
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Tom Epperson

Tom Epperson is a native of Malvern, Arkansas. He received a B.A. in English from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and an M.A. in English from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, then headed west with his boyhood friend Billy Bob Thornton to pursue a career in show business. Epperson’s co-written the scripts for One False Move, A Family Thing, The Gift, A Gun, a Car, a Blonde, and Jayne Mansfield’s Car. His book The Kind One was nominated in 2009 for both the Edgar Award and the Barry Award for Best First Novel. His second novel, Sailor, was published in 2012. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Stefani, three pampered cats, and a frisky dog.

Website: www.tomepperson.com
Blog: www.tomepperson.com/blog

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Folk Songs for Trauma Surgeons Blog Tour & Giveaway


With Folk Songs for Trauma Surgeons, award-winning author Keith Rosson delves into notions of family, grief, identity, indebtedness, loss, and hope, with the surefooted merging of literary fiction and magical realism he’s explored in previous novels. In “Dunsmuir,” a newly sober husband buys a hearse to help his wife spread her sister’s ashes, while “The Lesser Horsemen” illustrates what happens when God instructs the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse to go on a team-building cruise as a way of boosting their frayed morale. In “Brad Benske and the Hand of Light,” an estranged husband seeks his wife’s whereabouts through a fortuneteller after she absconds with a cult, and in “High Tide,” a grieving man ruminates on his brother’s life as a monster terrorizes their coastal town. With grace, imagination, and a brazen gallows humor, Folk Songs for Trauma Surgeons merges the fantastic and the everyday, and includes a number of Rosson’s unpublished stories, as well as award-winning favorites.

“These powerful stories will leave readers unsettled in the best ways.”

– Publishers Weekly (starred review)


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Tour Schedule

Feb-22 – All Things Jill Elizabeth – Excerpt
Feb-22 – Sadie’s Spotlight – Excerpt
Feb-22 – Nonstop Reader – Book Review
Feb-23 – b for bookreview – Interview
Feb-23 – Speculative Fiction Showcase – Excerpt
Feb-23 – The Faerie Review – Book Review
Feb-23 – Books, Beans & Booze – Book Review
Feb-23 – The Qwillery – Excerpt
Feb-23 – NB Magazine – Book Review
Feb-24 – Tomes and Tales – Interview
Feb-25 – Vol.1 Brooklyn – Interview
Feb-25 – Literary Gadd -Excerpt
Feb-25 – My Corner of Books – Interview
Feb-26 – The Complaint Letters – Book Review
Mar-1 – Books, Tea, Healthy Me – Interview
Mar-1 – 100 Pages A Day – Book Review
Mar-2 – The Next Best Book Club – Guest Post
Mar-2 – T Kent Writes – Guest Post
Mar-3 – PaulSemel.com – Interview
Mar-3 – Big Indie Books – Guest Post
Mar-3 – Michelle Meng’s Book Blog – Book Review
Mar-4 – A Bookish Wonderland: FrumiousReads – Book Review
Mar-5 – Celticguardian’s Bookish Ramblings – Book Review
Mar-5 – Crazykidjournal – Book Review
Mar-11 – LargeHearted Boy – Playlist



Other Books by Keith Rosson

Folk Songs for Trauma Surgeons
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Smoke City

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Behind the Mask

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The Mercy of the Tide

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Dominique Hecq

Speculate Blog Tour & Giveaway

From what began as a dialog between two adventurous writers curious about the shape-shifter called a prose poem comes a stunning collection that is a disruption of language—a provocation. Speculate is a hybrid of speculative poetry and flash fiction, thrumming in a pulse of jouissance and intensity that chases the impossible.

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TOUR SCHEDULE

1/18 – Myweereads – Book Review
1/18 – Qwillery – Excerpt
1/19 – Sadie’s Spotlight – Excerpt
1/19 – Speculative Fiction Showcase – Excerpt
1/19 – LargeHeartedBoy – Playlist
1/20 – Tomes and Tales – Interview
1/20 – Curious Cat – Book Review
1/20 – Motherofzombiedragons – Book Review
1/21 – b for bookreview – Excerpt
1/22 – forthenovellovers – Book Review
1/25 – Earthy Soulful Things – Book Review
1/26 – T. Kent Writes – Guest Post
1/27 – All Things Jill-Elizabeth – Book Review
1/27 – PaulSemel.com – Interview
1/28 – The Next Best Book Club – Guest Post
1/28 – Vol.1 Brooklyn – Interview
1/28 – Suganya Mohankumar – Book Review
1/29 – Writing Forums – Interview
1/29 – Big Indie Books – Guest Post

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2021 Releases from Meerkat Press

We are super excited to share our 2021 book schedule! We’ve got such a great lineup ranging from a prose-poetry speculative collection by Eugen Bacon and Dominique Hecq, a literary-leaning speculative fiction collection by Keith Rosson, a dark fantasy novel by J.S. Breukelaar, the next entry in Seb Doubinsky’s addictive City-States Cycle, a dark fantasy/horror novella by J. Ashley-Smith, and the final book in G.D. Penman’s Witch of Empire LGBT urban fantasy series.

We’ll be sharing more on each of these in the months to come and encourage you to check them out and preorder your copy today!


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