Well, Happy Easter! I hope that all of you who celebrate/observe it haven’t overindulged in the brown stuff (chocolate, not BS!) and that you haven’t been unfortunate enough to have to go to a supermarket! Sheesh! When will us Brits learn? Just because the shops will be shut for ONE WHOLE DAY, there really isn’t any need to buy a weeks’ shopping!
Anyway, it’ almost over, so normality can resume. Phew! 😉 So, back to BtB.
Soooo, what fantastic feat of fiction do I have for you today then?
Ah, now there’s a thing.
Boy, are you gonna lurve this one! I mean, when am I ever wrong huh?
This one, is for every single one of you (obviously doesn’t include me you understand ;-)) that has never grown up annnnnd, it has a brilliant new cover to boot!
Just cop a load of the blurb:
Praise for Wearing the Cape:
“Love it! Love it! Love it!” – Mark Williams, the quiet half of the Kindle UK best-selling Saffina Desforges writing partnership (Sugar & Spice and the Rose Red crime thriller series). “I liked this so much we decided to publish the UK edition ourselves! Come in, Spidey. Your time is up. Wonder Woman – sorry, gal, time to retire. The Chicago superheroes are taking over the show and Astra is leading the way!”
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WHO WANTS TO BE A SUPERHERO? Hope did, but she grew out of it. Which made her superhuman breakthrough in the Ashland Bombing, just before starting her freshman year at the University of Chicago, more than a little ironic. And now she has some decisions to make.
Given the code-name “Astra” and invited to join the Sentinels, Chicago’s premier super-team, will she take up the cape and mask and become a career superhero? Or will she get a handle on her new powers (super-strength has some serious drawbacks) and then get on with her life-plan?
In a world where superheroes join unions and have agents, and the strongest and most photogenic ones become literal supercelebrities, the temptation to become a “cape” is strong. But the price can be high—especially if you’re “outed” and lose the shield of your secret identity. Becoming a sidekick puts the decision off for awhile, but Hope’s life is further complicated when The Teatime Anarchist, the supervillain responsible for the Ashland Bombing, takes an interest in her. Apparently as Astra, Hope is supposed to save the world. Or at least a significant part of it.
Wearing the Cape is a 300-page equivalent superhero novel for anyone who ever loved comic-book heroes, and wonders how they might behave in the real world.
I mean, come on, even if the whole super-hero thing doesn’t totally float your boat, you’ve got to admit to being a little intrigued after reading that right? Go on, admit it, you’re among friends here.
And if that doesn’t grab ya straight away, here’s the cover:
So, where’s the link things, Saffi? Okay, okay, hold your horses, her ya go (impatient lot these BS-free guys):
So, a special Easter crap-free fiction fest? Check.
Saffi, I think your work here is done for another week.
Until next time, BS battlers – stay BS free. 😉
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