Superheroes – Not Just for Saturday Mornings Anymore

Debra-Jess-200x300With: Debra Jess

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What would Saturday morning be like without Superheroes? I grew up with Superfriends and Spiderman and His Amazing Friends. I loved the awesomeness of their powers and their strong friendships. Each superhero united to save the world from those dastardly villains. Except I didn’t just want to watch superheroes. I wanted to be a superhero. Since the ability to fly would only happen with a plane ticket, I decided to live my dream by creating stories of superheroes. In my Thunder City series, you meet the Alternative Humans who wield a variety of powers. In my debut novel, Blood Surfer, Hannah Quinn rescues Police Officer Scott Grey, who doesn’t appreciate her efforts – at least not right away.



I’m giving away a copy of Blood Surfer. Comment below for an opportunity to win! Let me know what superpower you would like to wield. Would you be a superhero? Or a super-villain?


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Their destiny is written in blood.


Welcome to Star Haven, where the police arrest and imprison alternative humans, if not execute them outright. When outlaw Hannah Quinn saves Officer Scott Grey’s life by bloodsurfing through his broken body, he winds up on the wrong side of the kill line.
Hannah blew any chance she had of escaping Star Haven when she chose to save Scott’s life. Scott has a reputation for killing Alts instead of arresting them. Now that she’s triggered his dormant Alt ability, he’s forced to go on the run with her until she can break his despised Alt power.
Suspicion dies hard after a lifetime of conditioning. Despite the threat to their lives, Hannah finds herself falling for the one man she can’t trust—and Scott falls for the woman who destroyed his life.
With love and mistrust at war in a city where betrayal can earn your freedom, will Hannah and Scott’s tenuous bond be enough to save them?
You can purchase Blood Surfer for Kindle, iPad, Nook, and Kobo. It’s also available in print through Amazon.
Here’s an except. Enjoy!
“Ready?” Evan placed a hand on her back.
“No, but I want to be there for Scott.”
“I’ve never dropped anyone,” he said.
A gentle breeze tickled her ankles.
“As the cushion grows, lean into it. We’ll fly head first, just like Mom.”
A soft pillow, invisible except for the ripple in her clothes, pressed against her knees, then her hips, and finally her shoulders.
“Go ahead. Lean into it.”
At first she only stretched her calves as far they would let her.
“A little more,” he encouraged.
Afraid to fall, even with Evan standing so close, she bent her knees instead.
“Okay. Here we go.”
A stronger swoosh of air yanked her feet out from under her. She yipped, but the air pillow turned dense and captured her weight. Beside her, Evan mirrored her prone position. They gained height while he guided her in a slow, smooth circle around the mansion.
“Keep your eyes open.”
She hadn’t even realized she’d closed them. Reality blew away her imagination. She pushed her hair off her face so she could see the fountain and rose-covered trellis in the backyard. Another quarter swing and Mystic Bay sparkled in the sunlight dotted with colorful boat sails. More height and another quarter swing and she could see the backyards of nearby neighbors. A group of kids played in a sandbox. A man floated on a doughnut in his pool. Further ahead, two-story homes turned into small office buildings until they reached an oblong cluster of mirrored skyscrapers in downtown Thunder City. The Arena punctuated the south end of the cluster, its spires surrounding the main building.
“We’re going to straighten out now and go a little faster.”
Yes. The joy of flying gave way to thoughts of Scott’s flight over the Bay into whatever nightmare Miranda had planned for him. Determination to track him down and get him back added fire to her anger.
“Not a little faster,” she said. “A lot faster.”
Evan pulled her closer. “Are you sure?”
“I can take it.”
He laughed. “I don’t doubt it. Hang on.”
She did, as tight as she could. Below her, the world blurred and the wind carried her forward.
About the Author:
A Connecticut Yankee transplanted to Central Florida, Debra Jess writes science fiction, romance, urban fantasy, and superheroes. She began writing in 2006, combining her love of fairy tales and Star Wars to craft original stories of ordinary people in extraordinary adventures and fantastical creatures in out-of-this world escapades. Her manuscripts have won the Golden Pen Award (Paranormal category) and the Golden Palm award (Paranormal/Sci-Fi/Fantasy category).
Debra is a graduate of Viable Paradise and is a member of Codex. She’s also a member of the Romance Writers of America and RWA’s Fantasy, Futuristic, & Paranormal chapter, and the First Coast Romance Writers.


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Risk. Reward. Romance.


  1. I would be a super hero that could teleaport myself and my civilians! What fun that would be, and I’d also have a bad boy boyfriend that would be good just for me!!