MASKS, book one of the Secret Origins series, is now up for preorder! Order now and get the ebook on launch day, which is May 2nd.
A doomsday cult has risen in Mesa City.
Signs of the Never-Ending Serpent haunt alleyways and nightmares, and the police seem powerless to stop it. Medicine Man and Coyote stood against them and Coyote paid the ultimate price. Her partner hasn’t been seen since. Gone off the deep end, they say.
Is there no one who can save us from the End of Days?
Red Mantis doesn’t have a lot of experience, but he’s no stranger to combat. And the mysterious Shadow Puppet appears impervious to death and everywhere at once. But when faced with the true horrors of the Never-Ending Serpent, will these rookie saviors prove friends or foes?
Nakai and Nizoni Proudtree are Native American kids growing up on the wrong side of Mesa City, where it’s not cool to root for superheroes. No wonder: the patron cape of the neighborhood is currently on a rampage. Probably not a good idea to steal his car, then, even if it is for the right reasons…
Masks is a triple play of action, adventure, and pure pulpy fun. Combining the classic conventions of the genre with gritty new twists, this trio of superheroic tales is sure to please comic book fans young and old. The featured story “Medicine Man” also earned an honorable mention from the Writers of the Future Contest.
“But why do we have to wait until May 2nd?”
For one thing, pre-ordering is a great way to give a new book a little shot in the arm come publishing day. All those pre-orders count as sales for that one release day, which helps it jump forward into a more noticeable algorithm on the retail sites.
For another, that day would be my Grandma Jones’s birthday, if she hadn’t just passed away a few weeks ago. (There’s also a brief dedication in the book for her.)
May 2nd also happens to be the release date for Hiding Behind the Cowl, a multi-author anthology of superhero tales that features my novella Secret Identities, which will actually become book two in the Secret Origins series! So if you want a jump on the next background story planned for my Identity Crisis Universe, that’s the way to go!