These Ruthless Deeds by Tarun Shanker & Kelly Zekas (Blog Tour Tens List & #Giveaway)

The authors of These Ruthless Deeds are stopping by today to share a little about
what you'd expect from working with the Society of Aberrations from their series.
It's pretty interesting, so check that, the series, and the giveaway out below...

These Ruthless Deeds (These Vicious Masks, #2)
These Ruthless Deeds
(These Vicious Masks #2)
by Tarun Shanker & Kelly Zekas
YA Fantasy, Paranormal
Paperback & ebook, 320 Pages
March 14th 2017 by St Martin's Press


England, 1883. Still recovering from a devastating loss, Evelyn is determined to use her powers to save other gifted people from those who would harm them. But when her rescue of a young telekinetic girl goes terribly wrong, Evelyn finds herself indebted to a secret society devoted to recruiting and protecting people like Evelyn and her friends.

As she follows the Society’s orders, healing the sick and embarking on perilous recruitment missions, Evelyn sees her problems disappear. Her reputation is repaired, her friends are provided for, and her parents are newly wealthy. She reunites with the dashing Mr. Kent and recovers the reclusive Mr. Braddock (who has much less to brood over now that the Society can help him to control his dangerous power). But Evelyn can’t help fearing the Society is more sinister than it appears…

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10 Reasons to Join the Society of Aberration

In These Ruthless Deeds, Evelyn Wyndham has a new world of superpowers opened up to her as she crosses paths with the Society of Aberrations. They are what you might get when you combine Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters with Victorian academic societies and… add a little something extra mysterious.

Here’s what a job posting for the Society of Aberrations might list for their benefits (even if some are less than beneficial as Evelyn may or may not find out!)

10 Reasons to join the Society of Aberrations


We have fantastic healthcare and we will cover the premium costs. Free referrals, should you need them, but given that our healer on staff can cure literally all illnesses and injuries, it should not be a problem.


Our facilities are top-notch, with the most state-of-the-art equipment you can find today. We have separate rooms for cardio (obstacle course), strength (lumber and boulders), and trainers available to help you reach your goals (levitate daggers, shatter objects at will, kill your enemies, etc.)


Our library is at your disposal. One of the most impressive displays of arcane literature with a vast array of topics covered: history of the Society, a catalogue of every known power, biographies of powered people throughout history and theories on the powers’ inception.


The world can be a dangerous, exploitative place for people with our powers and the Society understands how important it is to keep it a secret. We will put our energy, time, and resources into maintaining your privacy.

At all costs.


Our members come from around the globe, a tradition we are very proud of. We will bring you and any loved ones under our careful care in London, where we are headquartered. Someone from the Society will be there to attentively watch you and your family’s comings and goings. You may not even notice them!


We offer the opportunity to work amongst a team of outstanding individuals who will challenge and motivate you. You will build your skills in high-pressure, real-life scenarios with a team leader who will offer detailed feedback at the end of each mission.


You have a unique skill-set that we are think deserves compensation equal to it. As long as you fulfill your duties, neither you, nor your family, will ever be in want of anything. Don’t worry about where it comes from, we have plenty of loyal benefactors.


Your work will literally be steps away! You can expect to live on the premises at the Society of Aberrations headquarters or nearby. In either case, a convenient portal will be opened from the comfort of your home to anywhere in the world where your power is needed.


We work hard and we play hard! We know you have a life outside the office, and we can guarantee the following: You will only be woken up for special missions in the middle of the night four times a week at the most, we will let you speak to your family for an entire twenty minutes a day (supervised), and we will not begrudge you having a spouse, so long as you maintain strict confidentiality.


You will be doing good deeds and helping the British Empire grow, which in turn, will benefit the whole world. As empires tend to do.

Other Books in the Series

These Vicious Masks (These Vicious Masks, #1)
These Vicious Masks
(These Vicious Masks #1)
by Tarun Shanker & Kelly Zekas
YA Fantasy, Paranormal
Paperback & ebook, 352 Pages
February 9th 2016 by Swoon Reads


Evelyn has no interest in marriage and even the dashing Mr. Kent can’t make her want to live up to society’s expectations. She’d much rather assist her beloved sister Rose in becoming the world’s first female doctor. But everything changes the night she meets Sebastian Braddock – not only is the reclusive lord both vexing and surprisingly attractive, he’s also quite possibly mad, and his interest in Rose is galling. So when Evelyn wakes up to discover that Rose has disappeared, she immediately suspects Sebastian.

But then she discovers that Sebastian’s strange tales of special powers are actually true, and that Rose’s kidnappers have worse in mind for her than simply ruining her reputation. Surrounded by secrets, lies, and unprecedented danger, Evelyn has no choice but to trust Sebastian, yet she can’t help but worry that Sebastian’s secrets are the most dangerous of all…

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About the Authors

Tarun and Kelly met in a freshman year writing class at NYU and started writing These Vicious Masks a few years later.

Tarun is a writer living in Los Angeles whose idea of paradise consists of kung-fu movies, David Bowie and chai tea. Since completing his first horrible screenplay in high school, he’s written everything from one-act plays and film criticism to humor pieces and strongly-worded emails. He’s also magnetized, crushed and burned the hard drive where that first screenplay can be found.

Kelly is a writer and actor living in NYC. YA is her absolute favorite thing on earth other than cupcakes and she has spent many hours crying over fictional deaths. She also started reading Harlequin romances at a possibly too early age (12?), and still loves a good paperback romance.


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