Published by Month 9
Welcome to Gemini City, where super-battles disrupt rush hour, insurance claim adjusters rival rock stars, and villains stash the souls of murdered superheroes inside little children.
It’s been ten years since Shay Sinclair’s parents were murdered by a super villain, leaving she and her sister to fend for themselves. Now at age sixteen, Shay has something that villain wants. Something he needs. After a chance encounter with a superhero in a stairwell, something awakens in Shay, something that could get her killed.
Max Steel has spent the last ten years searching for one particular soul. Now, a coincidental run-in with Shay Sinclair leaves Max closer than he’s ever been to everything he’s ever wanted. But Max hits a brick wall when he goes after her. Unlike other girls her age, Shay isn’t into superheroes. So, if Max wants to win her over and be reunited with the soul inside her, he must get creative. He invites Shay into a seductive world of fame, glamour, luxury, and epic battles with villainous foes.
Now that Shay’s in the mix with superheroes and crazed villains, everyone wants a piece of her. A super villain wants to devour her soul, a superhero wants to love her, and Shay just wants to go back to her normal life. It’s not like in the movies. In real life, superheroes suck.
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Jamie Zakian is a full-time writer who consumes the written word as equally as oxygen. Living in South Jersey with her husband and rowdy family, she enjoys farming, archery, and blazing new trails on her 4wd quad, when not writing of course. She aspires to one day write at least one novel in every genre of fiction.
- What is on your nightstand?
There is a constant rotation of books on my nightstand. I was lucky enough to get my hands on a copy of Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson and I’m loving it.
- What author would you totally fan?
There is no would. I am a total fangirl when it comes to Holly Black. I was obsessed with The Spiderwick Chronicles, on the edge of my seat when reading The Coldest Girl in Cold Town, and I’m anxious to get my hands on a copy of The Cruel Prince.
- What makes you cringe?
In real life, every manner of insect makes me cringe, and scream, and run away. But when reading, I cringe at flashbacks and/or flash-forwards. I understand the need for an occasional flashback or flash-forward, and sometimes the scenes are really good, but it pulls me out of the story every time, hence the cringe.
- Do you obsessively plot out each point or just go with the flow?
I’m a go with the flow kind of writer. Often times when I start a new story, I myself have no idea how it will end. I find it easier for me to write when I don’t have an outline to follow, more freeing.
- Is there a word you love to use?
Many writers like to use the word furrow or furrowed, such as: He furrowed his brows. I prefer to use scrunch in lieu of furrow. There’s nothing wrong with furrow. It’s an awesome word. I simply like scrunch better.
I attached a pic of my partner in crime, Hank. He, and his toys, are by my side every day as I write.
One (1) winner will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card and a digital copy of Superheroes Suck (INT)