Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Book Round-Up. As many of you know, today is the release of The Avengers: Infinity War. You can’t scroll online or watch television without seeing an ad for Infinity War which got me thinking about superhero books. There’s many out there and these are ones I highly recommend.
Undercover Magic (Dragon's Gift: The Valkyrie Book 1) by Linsey Hall
I've got two choices. Join the Undercover Protectorate. Or die.
In a world of controlled magic, I’m an Unknown. Deadly power, little control. I’m only alive because I pay a Blood Sorcerer to keep me hidden. But when he comes to collect on the debt I can’t pay, one of his goons slams me with a deadly curse. Suddenly, I’m out of options and out of time.
When I’m given a rare chance to join the elite Undercover Protectorate and train at their academy to become an investigator, I have a way to hunt the cure for the curse. They have resources I don’t. Easy, since I’m broke.
Seems like a good plan, right? At least, until they tell me Cade will be joining me on my hunt for the Blood Sorcerer. He's an actual Celtic war god--and the hottest guy I’ve ever seen. The catch? I can’t let him know that I’m an Unknown, or I’m out on my ass and deader than Hades.
Undercover Magic is a fast-paced urban fantasy with a kick-butt heroine, a tough hero, and magic that will knock your socks off.
Elementals: The Complete Series by Michelle Madow
This box set includes all five books in the USA Today recommended Elementals series and is over 1,400 pages of magic, adventure, mythology, and romance.
Nicole Cassidy is a witch descended from the Greek gods... but she doesn't know it until she moves to a new town and discovers a dangerous world of magic and monsters that she never knew existed.
When the Olympian Comet shoots through the sky for the first time in three thousand years, Nicole and four others -- including mysterious bad-boy Blake -- are gifted with elemental powers. But the comet has another effect -- it opens the portal to another dimension that has imprisoned the Titans for centuries. After an ancient monster escapes, it's up to Nicole and the others to follow a cryptic prophecy in time to save the town... and possibly the world.
Super Human: A Superhero Adventure by J.A. Cipriano
Beat the Bad Guys. Take their powers. Get Rich.
When Mickey stepped into that bar, he never expected to find out he was the most powerful superhero the world had ever seen.
But when footage of him beating up the strongest hero, and biggest bully, in the tristate area goes viral, suddenly the world can't get enough of him.
Now villains are challenging him, the hero society is ringing his line off the hook, and the endorsements? Well, they're second only in size to his burgeoning fan club.
And since none of their super powers work on him, he's never been closer to the top than ever before.
There's just one problem.
The world's greatest villain has returned from the dead, and he's set his sights on making Mickey his first victim.
Villains Don't Train Heroes! by Mia Archer
Night Terror, the greatest villain the world has ever known, has problems.
Life should be great. She saved the day again. She sort of defeated her new archnemesis again. She got the girl again.
Only Night Terror is learning that if she starts doing heroic things then the world, and her girlfriend, is going to start expecting her to be heroic.
Everything should be smooth sailing as Night Terror teaches Fialux how to use super science toys to be the hero she once was, but it’s hard focusing on training when all her inner villain wants to do is break out the super science and wreck shit in pursuit of taking over the world!
Yeah, it turns out taking over the world is tough when your girlfriend expects you to save it, and that's the least of her problems!
Night Terror has defeated the evil Dr. Lana, or has she? CORVAC is still out there in need of rescue, or is he? Fialux needs to be trained on using her new equipment, but will she?
Find out all the exciting answers, and what it's like to fight through the insides of a giant radioactive lizard's digestive system!
Old enemies. New enemies. Giant irradiated lizards. The urge to risk pissing off her girlfriend by letting her villain flag fly. Yeah, Night Terror has problems, and they’re all about to come together in a perfect storm that will be the greatest challenge of her villainous career!
Villains Don't Train Heroes! is a lesbian scifi superhero novel that continues exploring the world of villains, antiheroes, and heroes first introduced in Villains Don't Date Heroes!
Caped: The Omega Superhero Book One (Omega Superhero Series 1) by Darius Brasher
The best time to kill a superhero is before he becomes one.
Scrawny seventeen-year-old Theodore Conley shocks himself and everyone else by tossing three big bullies around like they are wads of paper and Theo is aiming for the trash can.
Now that he has superpowers, suddenly everyone expects Theo to do great things. He doesn’t want to do anything great, though. It’s too much work and too dangerous. Unless it’s safe and involves Theo finally getting a girlfriend, he’s not interested.
Theo gets more danger than he can handle when a supervillain attacks. In self-defense, Theo is forced to pursue a hero’s cape in superhero school, a frightening place of grueling humiliation, intense combat training, and deadly tests.
Theo soon finds that even just a potential superhero gets an archenemy. The problem is Theo’s doesn’t want to just defeat him.
His archenemy wants to kill him.
Meta (The Meta Superhero Novel Series Book 1) by Tom Reynolds
It’s been ten years since Connor Connolly lost his parents in ‘The Battle’; a fight between The Governor and Jones, two of the world’s strongest metas. Before ‘The Battle’ the world had been full of metas, super-powered humans whose amazing abilities came from mysterious wristbands. Since that day one has never been seen again.
Now 16 years old, Connor lives in Bay View City with his older brother Derrick, a meta-obsessed blogger, where he’s just trying to keep his head down long enough to survive high school. All of that changes the night he attempts to save a girl's life and wakes up to find the first new pair of metabands anyone has seen wrapped around his wrists.
Connor soon finds an unlikely ally in Midnight, a masked vigilante who helps him learn how to harness his new abilities, while also trying to balance his summer job at the lake. As a meta, Connor becomes known as Omni, potentially the most powerful meta the world has ever seen, but it isn’t long before he finds out he's no longer alone...
The Secret Lives of Superhero Wives by Joynell Schultz
Nobody said being married was easy, but try being married to a superhero. Not only is there laundry, cooking, and a career to balance, but throw in a few supervillains and your day’s booked.
Ariana, Victoria, and Emma’s men spend more time saving the world than doing dishes. These wives want some semblance of a normal married life, but would settle for an uninterrupted meal together. Besides, how can they compete with saving the world?
When a catastrophic earthquake devastates Shadow Town and crime spirals out of control, it appears the city needs all the help they can get to clean it up. Everyone expected the resident superheroes to save the day, but nobody expected the wives’ help too…
Sparked (Independence Falls Superhero Romance Book 1) by Lily Cahill
Independence Falls, Colorado. 1954. It was the start of a perfect summer—until the fog rolled in and changed everything. Now these heroes will explore their newfound abilities … and each other.
Clayton Briggs has always had it easy. The pampered second son of the prestigious Briggs clan, Clayton's back in Independence Falls poised to take over the family business. His playboy days aren't quite over, but his mother is on a campaign to match him with a woman suitable to his station. When he meets a beautiful girl at the Firelight Festival, he's instantly attracted—until he realizes she's a member of the notorious Murphy family. The Murphys and Briggs have been feuding for decades, but Clayton can’t control his feelings for Cora. Will passion trump family responsibility?
Cora Murphy has always had it hard. When she isn't scraping together pennies by baking for the town’s wealthy families, she's all but a slave to her father and brother, who drink and gamble away most of her profits. She could run, but Cora won’t leave her sister behind. All she needs a bit of luck, but luck has never sided with the Murphys. Then her entire life changes in one moment. When Cora is caught in a mysterious purple fog at the Firelight Festival, she suddenly discovers powers beyond anything she’s ever imagined. And it seems Clayton might be the only man who understands ... because he has powers of his own.
Only a Hero Will Do (The Heart of a Hero Book 2) by Alanna Lucas
Defender of the realm…and his wary heart…
Captain Grant Alexander is an enigma in London society. Dashing and handsome, he coldly eschews marriage. But the ton knows nothing of his role in the Legion: to bring Typhon, the traitor who seeks to destroy the British monarchy, to justice.
When Grant is thrown together with fellow Legion member Elizabeth Atwell, he’s instantly beguiled yet exasperated by this beautiful viscount’s daughter. She has little interest in combing the marriage mart for a well-bred, well-heeled husband, but is adept at code-breaking and handling a bow and arrow. She also refuses to do as she is told, insisting she accompany Grant on his mission.
As Typhon continues to evade capture and dark forces are at work, Grant realizes he must act, not only to protect the realm but Elizabeth too…not to mention his heart, which is in danger of thawing every time she comes close…
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