Holding Out for a Hero

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Macmillan, Jan 14, 2013 - Fiction - 550 pages
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A Superhero anthology from Entangled Publishing...

Scarlett Fever by Christine Bell and Ella Dane
It's time for Scarlett Fever and her fellow superheroes to leave the United Superhero Academy and test their powers out in the real world. Unfortunately, she's working with arrogant and irritatingly hot Blade of Justice. Sparks fly the moment they arrive in Plunketville, but there's more something going on in this single stop-sign town. And if they work together, they just might have a fighting chance.

Ironheart by Nico Rosso
The archvillain TechHead is coming for Kara and her superhero teammates, and he's determined to use their combined power to create the ultimate weapon. But Kara can't fight him alone. She needs Vince's brutal skill, even if it means risking her beloved secret identity. And Vince has more to lose than just his heart. But he'll do anything for love, even if it means putting his heart on the line again.

Playing with Fire by Tamara Morgan
Fiona Nelson took the conversion serum that gave her superhuman abilities—at a price. When she loses control of her emotions, her fire powers run rampant. But when the man behind her conversion returns to blackmail her, she's forced to turn to is Ian Jones, the man who broke her teenage heart. Ian is convinced Fiona's dangerous, but he's drawn to her like a moth to a flame. And he'll learn far too soon what happens when you play with fire...

From the Ashes by Adrien-Luc Sanders
The villain known as Spark has masterminded countless crimes to build his father's inhuman empire. Yet to professor Sean Archer, this fearsome creature is only Tobias Rutherford—graduate researcher and a fascinating puzzle Sean is determined to solve. One kiss leads to an entanglement that challenges everything Tobias knows about himself, aberrants, and his own capacity to love. But as danger mounts and bodies pile deeper, Tobias must choose between sacrificing Sean...or becoming a hero in a world of villains.

 

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Christine Bell, her handsome hubby and four boys reside in Pennsylvania with their two dogs. In her spare time, she can be found reading just about anything, from YA novels to books on poker theory. She doesn't like root beer, clowns or bugs (except ladybugs, on account of their cute outfits), but lurrves chocolate, going to the movies and playing tennis. She enjoys writing fun, adventure-filled romance novels, but hopes to one day publish something her dad can read without wanting to dig his eyes out with a rusty spoon.

Nico Rosso is a writer of romance and adventure (inspired by his wife, ZoŽ Archer). He created the sci-fi world of the Limit War, taking readers into an intergalactic battle between planet-consuming aliens and the army that combats their spread. Turning his sights on home, Nico set off the apocalypse on the Burning Earth, where humans fight to survive against mutant Fire Eaters. In a joint effort with his wife, he is now working on a steampunk Western set in their shared world of the Ether Chronicles. And he's finally bringing to life all the superheroes he doodled in high school with the Heroes Guild. Inspiration comes from travel, daydreams, research and lightning bolts, so there's no telling where the next adventure will start.

Adrien-Luc Sanders lives in Chicago with his husband, two cats, and enough mess for ten of each. He's a professional book editor, multicultural tribble, audiophile, cynic, occasional artist, child of the 80s, and socially awkward mess who never sleeps, keeps trying to quit his coffee habit, still chases fireflies, and is utterly obsessed with Kowloon Walled City. Although generally your average mild-mannered reporter, he has been known to transform into the literary version of Lewis Black with the right combination of sleep deprivation and sheer WTFery. He finds his own name about as pretentious as describing himself in third person, prefers being called Adrien or Adri or that emo boy in the black nail polish.

Tamara Morgan is a romance writer and unabashed lover of historical reenactments—the more elaborate and geeky the costume requirements, the better. In her quest for modern-day history and intrigue, she has taken fencing classes, forced her child into Highland dancing, and, of course, journeyed annually to the local Renaissance Fair. These feats are matched by a universal love of men in tights, of both the superhero and codpiece variety. Tamara lives in the Inland Northwest with her husband and daughter.

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