Obviously, my big news from September is that Almost Invincible finally came out, and my book is in good company, since September hosted the releases of a whole bunch of superhero novels. A few authors even put out two or more books during the month, (Seriously, how do you people write so fast? TELL ME YOUR SECRETS.) giving you even more options. As always, I haven’t personally read every one of these books, so please check out the samples and reviews before purchasing.
The Rebellion (The Viral Superhero Series Book 6)
by Bryan Cohen and Casey Lane
To end an inter-dimensional war, a superhero will need an army…
Ted Finley is back on Earth, but humanity has lost control of the place he called home. With a world rendered unrecognizable by the power-hungry General, Ted and Erica have no choice but to look for reinforcements. But will the other conquered civilizations left in the dark souls’ wake be enough to fight back?
As the General continues to spread his evil across the Earth, there may only be one person who can keep him from taking over. Powerless and inexplicably alive, Dhiraj Patel remains unharmed behind enemy lines. Can he use his surprising influence to gain the upper hand?
Ted and his team must rely on new friends and old enemies to gather the forces necessary in the battle for humanity…
The Rebellion is the sixth book in the action-packed Viral Superhero Series. If you like teenage heroes, bloodthirsty villains, and super-powered battles, then you’ll love Bryan Cohen & Casey Lane’s penultimate installment in the bestselling series.
Lona Chang: A Superhero Detective Story
by AshleyRose Sullivan
When one of the world’s greatest superheroes dies in her arms, Lona Chang takes it upon herself to investigate his murder. Armed only with a power she barely understands and a mysterious coded book, Lona begins a quest for answers that leads her down a dark rabbit hole of secrets—secrets the ancient organization known as the Guild is determined to keep hidden at all costs.
Meanwhile, when a new threat descends upon Arc City, Lona’s soulmate (and freshly minted superhero) Awesome Jones defies the Guild, dons the cape and cowl of his father and finds a group of unlikely allies. But can Awesome trust them—or himself? He’ll have to fight his own demons first if he has any hope of defending the town–and the people–he loves.
As tensions rise between the Guild, Lona, Awesome, his allies and Arc City’s criminal underground, Lona realizes that life, and the answers to its questions, are never as simple as they seem in comic books.
The Secret Lives of Superhero Wives
by Joynell Schultz
Nobody said being married was easy, but try being married to a superhero. Not only is there laundry, cooking, and a career to balance, but throw in a few supervillains and your day’s booked.
Ariana, Victoria, and Emma’s men spend more time saving the world than doing dishes. These wives want some semblance of a normal married life, but would settle for an uninterrupted meal together. Besides, how can they compete with saving the world?
When a catastrophic earthquake devastates Shadow Town and crime spirals out of control, it appears the city needs all the help they can get to clean it up. Everyone expected the resident superheroes to save the day, but nobody expected the wives’ help too…
by Gerhard Gehrke
See the guy in the video wearing the purple tights and mask robbing that bank?
That’s my dad.
He’s a super villain. The law is after him. The internet loves him. I wish we weren’t related.
Fortunately, a scholarship fell into my lap to an exclusive private high school across the country in California. The chance of a lifetime. But Dutchman Springs Academy has its own mysteries.
A girl keeps showing up in my electronics lab who can vanish at will. The Headmaster of the school is conducting secret experiments on the students. And everyone just seems too nice.
It’s times like this I wish my dad had taught me something useful except how to be a bad guy.
The Headmaster’s Shadow (Supervillain High Book 2)
by Gerhard Gehrke
The headmaster from Not-Earth is gone, but Brendan and the A.V. Club are on the watch for his return.
Just when they thought they could find some semblance of normal, a new mystery foe threatens the peace of the school.
What are the mysterious machines flying over Dutchman Springs Academy? And who is trying to steal the secret to the Headmaster’s otherworld gate machine?
Brendan must look to a new ally to win this fight and find out who among his friends is betraying him. This will take him on a journey beyond school grounds where supervillains aren’t just publicity seekers and evil waits for a door between worlds to open.
Can he rise above his lineage as the son of a villain and be the hero his world needs?
Check out the second installment of the new action adventure series Supervillain High!
The Vault of a Thousand Worlds (Supervillain High Book 3)
by Gerhard Gehrke
The race to find the headmaster’s vault is on. But no one knows where he’s hidden it. What is certain is that the vault holds the key to the gate machine technology, and whoever controls the vault will have access to a door that leads to other worlds.
Not-Earth’s military wants it. So does a gang of superpowered criminals who will stop at nothing to possess it.
Only Brendan and his fellow students of Dutchman Springs Academy stand in their way. Can they discover the vault’s secrets and rescue the students kidnapped to Not-Earth by the headmaster?
But the vault’s technology leaves destruction in its wake. If it falls into the wrong hands, Brendan and his friends may never see their home again. They will have to rely on all their wits and skill to overcome their greatest challenge yet! Real superpowers come with a price…
Come read the exciting third act in the Supervillain High series, a YA science fiction adventure set in a world where a superhero craze has ordinary people in costume taking to the streets, and a strange high school is the epicenter of mysterious activities.
Afflicted (Book One of the RTX Chronicles)
by Sherry R. Melancon and Michael B. Hinton
The apocalypse came and went in a single day. When the smoke cleared, half the people in the world were dead. As governments and communities fought to stay intact, dangerous powers manifested in a few of the survivors.
Being afflicted was never easy–but when you were cast out by family, wanted by the government, grappling with inner demons, and chased by monstrous beings intent on killing you–it could be a nightmare.
Thrown together by fate, Ruddy, Teri and Xeke hadn’t asked for these abilities, and they certainly hadn’t asked to be hunted for what they could do. But this was life now, and if they were going to survive, they had to learn to trust each other–and more importantly, to trust themselves. Everyone else wanted them dead.
That’s the way things are when you’re…
The Subjects, Aim: Escaping captivity doesn’t make you free
by P.R. Castle
Escaping captivity doesn’t make you free. Subject B and her sister, Subject A, have spent their entire lives inside a secret lab, the victims of cruel experiments by the Professor. Subject A is given the power to read minds and Subject B the ability to melt into liquid form. Together, they use their gifts to escape the lab. On the outside, the sisters take different paths to cope with their pain. Subject A uses her gift to understand human nature, but Subject B is haunted by the lab, and won’t trust anyone. As Subject A tries to control the darkness within her sister, Subject B is faced with the choice to forgive the Professor or take her revenge.
Superhero Syndrome (Solstice Survivors Book 1)
by Caryn Larrinaga
Tess McBray was dying. The Solstice Syndrome had no cure, and she resigned herself to an early grave. But just when she gave up on survival, all her symptoms mysteriously disappeared.
All but one symptom, anyway. Something is wrong with Tess’s hands. They absorb any material they touch, and her skin turns to wood, or steel, or concrete. It doesn’t take this comic-book obsessed 21-year-old long to figure out what’s going on: somehow, she’s developed super powers. And she’s not the only one; across the country, people are coming forward and sharing their gifts with the world. In her own city, where the police are battling a human trafficking operation, a masked vigilante called The Fox is saving lives and stopping criminals.
Tess doesn’t know where she fits into this new, super-powered world. But when people around her start disappearing, she can’t just sit on the sidelines. Teaming up with The Fox to create the world’s first superhero duo might be the only way to rid her city of evil and save the people she loves most.
First Offer (Minimum Wage Sidekick Book 3)
by Luca Flint
After nearly crashing his boss’ car, Alex Fry (Beams) finds his relationship with his boss has soured, to the point where he no longer enjoys going to work for him anymore. And when a new superhero in town offers Beams higher pay to work for him, Beams finds the offer almost too tempting to resist.
But there is more to this new superhero that meets the eye, and if Beams makes the wrong choice, he might ruin his career—and his life—forever.
by Scott Ferrell
After developing enhanced physical abilities, sixteen-year-old Conor Ferguson does what any teenager would do. He prowls the streets at night fighting crime.
Salt Lake City isn’t exactly a hotbed for crime, though, so Conor’s concern grows when he notices a sharp upturn in muggings and assaults. To make things worse, the perpetrators all seem to be teens around his age.
As the nighttime mayhem and havoc spills over to broad daylight, overwhelming the police and plunging residents into panic, the National Guard moves in to quarantine the city. Conor isn’t content to sit back and let the city tear itself down from the inside out, but things get personal when his family goes missing.
With the help of his friends, Nathen and Carina, Conor must fight increasingly violent and mutating teens to save his family and the city, but can he fight the demons rising up in him?
Subject 624 twists up the superhero genre by blending in doses of horror, science, and humor, creating a unique and wild ride for readers.
Grim Judgment (A Grim Trilogy Book 2)
by Jennifer Reinfried
In the aftermath of a terrifying revelation on the roof in Redborough, Shawn Thorton hovers near death. His adoptive brother Jaxon, still reeling from his role in the massacre, is torn between his need for vengeance and his desire to protect Shawn. While the criminals they swore to fight escape into the night, Jaxon is confronted by a group of strangers who already know his secrets.
Duncan Breckner has the answers Jaxon seeks. While Shawn struggles to recover from his wounds, Duncan reveals their forgotten past. Their mysterious powers are the result of a government experiment gone horribly wrong, and they aren’t the only ones with superhuman abilities.
The story of Lab 14 unfolds, and Jaxon learns he wasn’t the only one in the family keeping secrets. His own father hid a devastating truth, and that betrayal threatens the tenuous hold Jaxon has on his dark gift. As lie after lie is revealed, Jaxon struggles against the shadows in his heart. And if those shadows break free, even Grim himself may be powerless against the wrath of his brother’s revenge.
Return to the dark world of superheroes and crime lords. New allies are made, and new enemies arise in the thrilling sequel to Grim Ambition.
Grim Resentment: (A Grim Trilogy 2.5)
by Jennifer Reinfried
In the bloody aftermath of the slaughter at Lab 14, Duncan Breckner escaped with as many the synthetically created children as he could. He raised them with love and kindness, something the young government experiments had never truly known. But another Synth escaped.
Without anyone to help him, to guide him, bitter at being left behind, Charlie Reed grew up angry. Furious at the world that created him and destroyed his life, he’s set out on a murderous mission to end the experiments once and for all. Using his unique gift, he travels the world, targeting anyone who possesses superhuman powers. And now he has his sights set on Shawn, Duncan, and the rest of the Synths.