Masked (Superheroes Undercover #1)
By: J.D. Wright
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Publication Date: August 15th, 2017
Vada’s To-Do List:
– Turn 18 (check!)
– Register super name
– Order supersuit
– Attend superhero indoctrination
– Graduate high school
– Start kicking criminal tail
Vada Lawson can’t wait to be a superhero. Born into a family with special powers, she’s been training to fight criminals and villains her whole life. But her indoctrination into the underground super community is derailed when normals start breaking out in superpowers themselves.
Not trained to control their new abilities, the normals are frightened and vulnerable. Then their mutilated corpses begin turning up all over town. What the heck?
Somehow, with the help—and hindrance—of an annoying newly-minted super named Orion, Vada has to stop the chaos before it destroys her and everything she holds dear…and ruins her superhero debut.
No one ever said that being a superhero was easy…
- My original idea for the series was to follow the daughter of a villain family and watch her struggle with her parents’ influence to also be a villain. But I thought that sounded a little too much like The Descendants and decided to go with a hero family instead.
- Henley wasn’t supposed to take the drug. I changed my mind when I realized turning Vada’s best friend into a villain was a much bigger struggle for the main character to overcome and could actually lend well to future plot points. So then Henley became Eden.
- I had the characters planned out long before I started working on the outline. I wanted to make sure I had a cast of different personalities and backstories. In fact, I already have several other heroes and villains I plan to work into the series somehow. I hope every reader will be able to find someone to connect with.
- My own sister made my concept images! When I was home visiting family this past Christmas, I practically begged her to help me bring my characters to life. We made sure to do both normal and super identities for the four main characters so you can see the before and after. She’s super talented and I hope I can convince her to draw for me again.
- It wasn’t until after my editor and I had finished the book that I realized I had two characters with similar names: Vada and Jada. This was entirely unintentional and it was then too late to make a change. Not that I really wanted to since I think both names fit their characters well. But it will make for some interesting scenes in the future when those two get in the same room.
J.D. Wright is a military wife, mother of four, and author of paranormal and fantasy romance books filled with strong-willed heroines, swoon-worthy heroes, and sprinkled with humor and adventure. J.D. creates artistry in many ways, as a baker and cake artist by day and author by night. You can usually find her typing away at the computer or covered in frosting.
Since discovering she has a knack for writing, J.D. has so far written and self-published eight books of the Everealm and Songs of Everealm Series and is now venturing into the world of paranormal with her new superhero-themed series. She is an avid reader and lover of all things romance so she always includes a good love story in her paranormal and fantasy novels.
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