Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Why I Wrote the Secret Supers Series #amwriting #SciFi Superheroes & Romance

This year I published the start of a new Science Fiction / Paranormal series, Secret Supers, starring college kids, Earth aliens with superpowers and quirky animals.

Several lines of thought led to this series. I have always had a sneaking fondness for comic book superhero/ine stories and one or two reviewers have accused me of a comic book style. People say you should write what you know. So the main characters are students at Goldman University in Atalanta, a sunnier southern Gotham City. Many of the scenes occur in or near Atlanta where I live. Then, I had a dream about people flying through space on different animals. If you have read the intriguing book, Star Rider by Doris Piserchia, the influence of her animal steeds will be obvious. Hence, ordinary seventeen-year old Estelle Wright transforms into Super Starrella and rides her snarky winged mare, Rockette.

The first books are set firmly in contemporary Earth with the authorities stymied by weird killers and hi-tech hackers. In future books, I hope to take the characters on a series of adventures, throwing different villains at Atalanta or other locations.

 Super Starrella

Book 1, Super Starrella, follows the adventures of seventeen-year-old Estelle Wright when she is transformed into a superhero in her freshman year at college. The story opens with a crime scene and a serial killer. Estelle must solve the mystery of the killer(s) and discover her fellow supers, while pursuing her biology major and a couple of romantic entanglements.

I created a wobbly triangle of Estelle and two attractive men with their own secret agendas. It’s not difficult to guess which one she prefers, but they have a tortuous road to romance continuing over several books. Imagine a hunky biker with the tattoo of a cat leaping up his biceps and several layers of secrets. On the way, they contend with elusive villains and mysterious aliens.  

 Starrella Falls

Book 2, Starrella Falls, opens at the start of the Spring Semester. Super Starrella tackles a bigger challenge and Toby is tangled in alien politics. You will learn more about Toby's background, meet aliens and hear from the cat!

College freshman Estelle Wright has it all: a superpower, a flying horse, and a hunky boyfriend. All is threatened when her old enemy swears revenge, ruthless killers target Atalanta, and Toby is under pressure to dump her. But, Estelle’s knack of finding trouble scuttles his plans. Their lives are at stake and they face agonizing decisions. The wrong choice will lead to disaster. 

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Super Starrella: http://myBook.to/Amazon-Starrella

Aurora Springer is a crazy scientist by day and invents adventures in weird worlds at night. She has a PhD in molecular biophysics and discovers science facts in her day job. Her fictional works are character-driven adventures and romances sprinkled with humor. Some of her published stories were composed thirty years ago. She was born in the UK and lives in Atlanta with her husband, a dog and two cats to sit on the keyboard. Her hobbies, besides reading and writing, include outdoor activities like gardening, watching wildlife, hiking and canoeing.

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