September 18th was Hide a Book Day, so keep your eyes peeled for books in random places when you’re walking around. You may find a copy of Midnight by Stephani Chaney if someone else hasn’t grabbed it first.
The superhero novella Serpent by Trish Heinrich is currently available to download for free on Instafreebie. Both this and her upcoming debut novel look really cool, and they both have kickass covers.
Speaking of awesome covers, author Dale Ivan Smith has revealed the one for the fourth book in his Empowered Series. I like the cover of each new book more and more.
SuperheroNovels has a review of Echo and the Sea by Matthew Phillion, a superhero novel about a girl who discovers she’s an Atlantean princess.
The Autumn Bookshelf did an interview with J.D. Wright, author of Masked, where she talks about her inspiration for the novel as well as her dream casting for a movie adaptation. There’s also a giveaway you can enter to win a Masked mug and Amazon gift card.
And in case you missed it, you can now get a sneak peak at the first chapter of Almost Invincible, which comes out on September 30th.
Any news I missed? Have a superhero fiction recommendation you’d like to share? Leave a comment below!
There’s only a few weeks left to enter the Goodreads giveaway for J.D. Wright’s upper YA superhero novel, Masked.
Speaking of Goodreads giveaways, here’s another for The Phobia of Renegade X by Chelsea M. Campbell that’s still open to enter.
Stitch’s Media Mix has posted an incredibly thought-provoking and in-depth review of the bestselling Miles Morales: Spider-Man novel by Jason Reynolds.
You can now grab a free copy of Agent: Empowered by Dale Ivan Smith on Instafreebie.
Wonder Woman: Warbound by Leigh Bardugo comes out on August 29th. You can read a review at A Cupcake and a Latte and check out the author’s tour schedule to see if she’s coming to a bookstore near you.
Dave Higgins has posted a review of Friend or Foe: A Menopausal Superhero Short Story Collection by Samantha Bryant.
Lexie Dunne announced the fourth book in her Superhero Anonymous series, titled #HeroFail. You can read the full announcement and book blurb in her August newsletter.
Fans of teen superhero fiction should note R.J. Ross released a new side story in her long-running Cape High series. Announcement here.
Fanbase Press has a thoughtful review of Russ Linton’s Motherland, book 2 in the Crimson Son series, if you’ve been thinking of checking that book out.
If you’re interested in the book cover design process, author Dale Ivan Smith recently shared the initial cover mock-up for his novel Empowered: Agent and compared it with the second mockup used for the final cover.
T. Ellery Hodges, author of the Never Chronicles, has launched the Never Store, an online market where you can purchase posters, mugs, and other merchandise from his popular superhero series.
I mentioned this on Twitter, but book blogger Christy Jane posted a video from San Diego Comic Con of her and Sarah Kuhn opening a FanMail box of really cool swag from Kuhn’s novel Heroine Worship.
Any news I missed? What superhero fiction are you currently reading? Let me know in the comments!
Today’s the big day! The Best Man is out on Amazon, and you can download a copy for your Kindle here for only 99 cents. It’s a fun, quick read with super-speed chases, snarky supervillains, and a wedding on the beach. Check it out!
Harris Holt has one job: to make sure his best friend’s wedding goes smoothly. But when his friend is a retired superhero marrying a former villainess, that involves more than just remembering the rings and making a good speech at the reception. Especially when a guy with a gun turns up at the wedding venue.
Now Harris has to keep a supervillain with a grudge from offing the bride and groom—and keep it quiet, or else the cops will crash the ceremony. With his own rusty superpowers and a murderous maid of honor for help, Harris needs to stop the bad guy before the happy couple gets cold feet…on their corpses.
The Best Man is an action-packed short story prequel to The White Knight and Black Valentine Series and is available to buy for Amazon Kindle now.
I’m very happy to announce that my short story, “How Lady Nightmare Stole Captain Alpha’s Girlfriend” is the featured story in Issue 29 of Luna Station Quarterly. It was just released today, and you can read the full thing right here.
Lady Nightmare made a short cameo in Villainous, so if you’ve ever been curious about her, check this story out. It’s a fun little tale of action and romance, and I might have snuck in a deeper theme or two. The basic premise is a damsel-in-distress falling for the villainess who kidnapped her, and complications when a superhero comes to the “rescue.”
If you’re even remotely interested in science fiction and fantasy, I’d highly recommend you take a look at the other stories in the issue here. “How Lady Nightmare Stole Captain Alpha’s Girlfriend” is in very good company, and you’re looking at hours of free entertainment (or days if you go through all of Luna Station Quarterly’s back issues). Also, check out that cover. Isn’t it the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen?
So go. Read. Enjoy. You won’t regret it. 🙂