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I’m Not A Monster, It’s Only A Mask by GuardlyGuard

Life is a game, and villains play for keeps. 

Maxwell Esprit and Sam Perez have been lifelong friends. Nothing’s come between them: none of the boys he’s liked, none of the girls she’s been with, nobody. They’ll do everything with each other, even join an evil supervillain organization together. The greater freedoms, mixed with a hint of danger, are the perfect ingredients to allure the young and the desperate into the life of a henchman. Though, with this risky opportunity, there come even more perilous consequences. With the struggle to keep their identities a secret, hide from the prying eyes of the law, and survive in this mad world, Maxwell and Sam will be pushed to their breaking points which will truly test their bond. Life is a game, and villains play for keeps.

Note: I’m Not A Monster, It’s Only A Mask contains pervasive harsh language; also, some graphic sexual content and graphic violence.


A serialized novel, updating monthly

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Listed: Jun 9, 2019

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Two Best Friends Go Henching (First Look)

By Thedude3445, author of Rainbow Destructor

Jun 9, 2019: "I’m Not a Monster, It’s Only a Mask" (or "Only a Mask") starts off phenomenally with one of the best first chapters I’ve read in a piece of superhero fiction. We’re introduced to our two protagonists Sam and Maxwell, best friend young adults who are down on their luck and in desperate need of a new job—one that happens to be becoming henchmen for a supervillain. The chapter consists only of the job interview, with almost nothing about the plot revealed, but the characters are so strong that it instantly [more . . .]

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Evil? Sign Me Up!

By ElliottThomasStaude, author of Mourners, Abednego, Persistence

Jul 10, 2019: There have been works in the past which address the dubious blessing of becoming a cog in the world of Evil Inc. and its many subsidiaries. In that sense, I’m Not A Monster, It’s Only A Mask probably won’t light any massive new fires, but it deserves attention for its obvious care, tight style, and the sense that we’re on the precipice of a very pretty new IP.

An initial point of note is that It’s Only A Mask apparently plans [more . . .]

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