Last Week in Superhero Fiction (4/26/18)

If you have a Spotify account, check out this superhero-themed playlist made by Damien Benoit-Ledoux for his novel Guardians. Listen to it while reading—or if you ever find yourself actually saving the world and need a soundtrack. 😉 I’ve been seeing a lot of great buzz for Lee Blauersouth’s debut YA novel, Secondhand Origin Stories.Continue reading “Last Week in Superhero Fiction (4/26/18)”

A Reading List of Superhero Romance

Ah, superhero romance. Back in the old days, it meant a man in a cape rescuing a distressed damsel and going to great lengths to hide his secret identity from the woman he supposedly loves. And you’ll still see that sometimes, but for the most part, romance in the genre has gotten a bit moreContinue reading “A Reading List of Superhero Romance”

“Epilogue”

First time reading? Start at the beginning here. A week passed before Val got the chance to speak with her father. With Blueblood dead and Leo arrested, the Black Valentine was only supervillain from the DSA break-in who was still at large. She’d risen to the top of the DSA’s Most Wanted List, an achievementContinue reading ““Epilogue””

“Everybody Fights” – Part 11

First time reading? Start at the beginning here. Dave broke down the process of standing up into steps. First, he got onto his hands and knees. The small movement ignited the pain in his back. It felt like he’d gotten lashed by a bullwhip that had been soaked in gasoline and set on fire. ExceptContinue reading ““Everybody Fights” – Part 11″

“FUBAR” – Part 7

Dave was starting to like the concrete floor. Sure, it was hard against his skull and back, pressing each link of chain further into his flesh. And yeah, it was filthy. But letting his muscles go slack as he rested on it felt like a little slice of heaven. He didn’t know how long he’dContinue reading ““FUBAR” – Part 7″

Love and Supervillains

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 curiousContinue reading “Love and Supervillains”

“Dave and Val Watch Soap Operas” – Part 6

The kiss was electric. The moment their lips touched, it was like opening floodgates of emotion. He was so responsive, his lips soft but unyielding. He leaned into Val, and his hands went to her hips. The touch made her shiver. He tasted like coffee and other wonderful things, and her hands brushed faint stubbleContinue reading ““Dave and Val Watch Soap Operas” – Part 6″

“Dave and Val Watch Soap Operas” – Part 4

Val was having a surprisingly good time. Nobody ever associated hospitals with fun, but for a telepath like her, they could be particularly unpleasant. (Try blocking out the thoughts and sensations of the patient in the next room having a colonoscopy sometime. Not fun.) She had the exatrin in her system to thank for aContinue reading ““Dave and Val Watch Soap Operas” – Part 4″