What time is it? Time to showcase some awesome new books from the superhero genre! I think the cover art this month is particularly great. I love the smirk on the woman’s face on the front of Red and Black, and the art for Modified has always been fantastic. (And it’s a boxed set now! No need to suffer through the cruel cliffhangers as you wait for the next episode.) Plus, how cool is that armor on the cover of Hero Hunter?
As usual, I haven’t read all of these books personally, so check out the samples and reviews before you hit the buy button. And happy reading!
Hero Hunter: A Superhero Gamelit Saga: (The Heroes Rising Series: Book 1)
by Darren Hultberg Jr.
“In a world of heroes, one man lives to watch them fall.”
Terrax Prime is one of the safest places in the galaxy, a world-spanning metropolis built on the foundations of order, justice and law. Terrax also happens to be a birthplace of heroes; humans born with powerful, world-altering super-powers. In service to the prime government, these heroes work to keep the streets of Terrax safe, acting as the world’s super-hero police force… or so it seems. Terrible secrets lie deep within the core of Terrax Prime’s hero program, and one man will do whatever he can to bring those secrets to the surface…
Enter Aiden Grant, the Hero Hunter.
Plagued by the scars of his past and armed with a suit of power armor and the augmented reality companion Vella, Aiden will take the fight to the shadowy leaders of Terrax Prime, even if he has to kill every last hero in his way.
Superluminary: Powered Destinies Book 1
by Olivia Rising
Two years ago, The Pulse—a sudden shift in Earth’s electromagnetic field—caused a global blackout and wiped a minute from mankind’s collective memory. This event introduced superhuman powers to our world and changed everything as we knew it.
Now two young women are caught in the chaos of a changing world:
Christina Chung, an antisocial misfit whose force fields are fueled by the social bonds she broke during the event of her transition.
Former coke addict Sarina Baumann, whose reality-altering power forces her to abandon everything she holds dear.
The girls find themselves entangled with the renegade hero Radiant and the authorities that made him. The three must find a way—and a place—to be the heroes they’re destined to become. But sometimes, even the heroes fall…
Red and Black
by Nancy O’Toole Meservier
Dawn Takahashi knows a thing or two about superheroes, from the fictional ones that populate her favorite comic books, to the real-life vigilantes who keep people safe. When she’s granted an impressive set of powers of her own, she dives right in, eager to prove herself as Bailey City’s first legitimate superhero. Dressed in red and black, Dawn spends her nights jumping from rooftop to rooftop, apprehending criminals with a smile. But by day, she finds her interactions marred by crippling social awkwardness.
Alex Gage is used to life giving him the short end of the stick, from his working-class upbringing, to the recent death of his mother. He works hard to support his younger sisters, hiding his anger and frustration behind laid back charm. It’s this charm that first draws Alex and Dawn together, but their secrets may tear them apart. Because while Dawn protects the city against threats, Alex unknowingly undermines her efforts by working as a henchman for Calypso, a mysterious woman who can make anyone loyal to her with a single touch of her hand.
It’s the classic story of boy meets girl. And hero versus villain. Where only one side can win.
Wild Cards VIII: One-Eyed Jacks: (Book One of the Rox Triad)
by George R. R. Martin
Something is stirring on Ellis Island, something strange and dangerous enough to subdue even the white-hot tensions between Wild Cards and normal humans. They call themselves the Jumpers: a vicious gang with the power to transport their minds into others’ bodies, using them to commit acts of terror and violence, before abandoning them and leaving their victims to face the consequences.
The Jumpers cutthroat ambition to control the Wild Card community will pit aces, jokers, and humans at odds like never before.
One-Eyed Jacks features the writing talents of Walton Simons, Chris Claremont, Lewis Shiner, William F. Wu, Victor Milan, Stephen Leigh, Melinda M. Snodgrass, and John Jos. Miller, along with previously unpublished stories from Carrie Vaughn and Kevin Andrew Murphy.
Modified: Volumes 1 – 5 Box Set
by Kat Stiles
Sometimes super powers aren’t all they’re cracked up to be…
Kate has enough problems – a boss that’s a little too friendly, a sex life that’s non-existent, and a cat with zero tolerance for late meals. The last thing she needs is to be kidnapped, even if it is by a hot Brit.
Afterwards, she’s mysteriously returned and has no memory of what happened. She learns, with the help of an eccentric sexy woman, that she’s been modified – given a power unique to her talents. Sounds cool, right? It would be if she knew how to use it without killing everyone around her…
Modified is a funny, sexy, geeky romp about the trouble of acquiring an unexpected and inherently evil super power. Full of offbeat characters, profanity, and a healthy dose of salacious thoughts, you’ll love this fun series. With the box set edition, you get all five volumes for one low price!
Pick up your copy today and get Modified!
Reader Discretion is Advised: If you are offended by strong language or sexual situations, for the love of God don’t buy this box set.
The Super Ladies
by Susan Petrone
For three middle-aged women in the suburbs of Cleveland, the issues seemed compelling but relatively conventional: sending a child off to college, dealing with a marriage gone stale, feeling “invisible.” But changes were coming . . . and not the predictable ones. Because Margie, Katherine, and Abra are feeling a new kind of power inside of them – literally. Of all the things they thought they might have to contend with as they got older, not one of them considered they’d be exploding a few gender roles by becoming superheroes.
At once a delightful and surprising adventure and a thoughtful examination of a woman’s changing role through life’s passages, THE SUPER LADIES is larger-than-life fiction at its very best.