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Main Characters in my new Secret Supers Series
Plus, a sample of associated characters. I had fun creating their names.
Estelle Wright / Super Starrella is paired with the winged mare, Rockette.
Daughter of Laura and Steven Wright
Undergraduate majoring in Biology, hopes to become a vet
Superpower: fire (activated in an accident, or was it?)
Toby Ryan / Sol Tobarian has a black jaguar with wings, Growler.
Son of Sol Farleon (local clade leader) and Mir Saflorestine (she has been missing since Toby was 12)
Graduate student in Aerospace Engineering, and pretty good at hacking into computers.
Leader of the Jags street gang (the mysterious Secret Supers)
Diane Stewart and Veena Chandra: Estelle’s best friends.
Captain Mark Copper, military intelligence, investigating Estelle.
Inspector Horace Parkins, Crime Investigation Division, chief detective in charge of the serial killer investigation.
Trooper Pete Cassidy, young assistant for Inspector Parkins.
Dr. Netta / Mir Celeste, veterinary doctor in charge of activating superpowers, has no superpowers and she’s mad about it.
Gecko, another superpowered human in the Jags gang (named for his super ability), with a hawk, Fricka.
Ice Princess, Farleon super in the Jags gang (guess what her superpower is).
Farleon Elders: Ursol Numion, Ursol Paliar, and Urmir Damoria (book 2)
Mr. Sunshine / Rigel Zentor, Zarnoth villain in books 1 & 2.
Cramer Jones / Croaker / Karockis, Zarnoth assassin in book 2.
Setting of the Stories
The first two books are set in and around Atalanta, my sunnier, southern version of Gotham City. Estelle lives near my neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. She and Toby are students at one of the local universities. I add a touch of local flavor in the place names, food, native wildlife and flora. They travel to rural farm and villages areas not far from Atlanta, the southern end of the Appalachian Mountains, the coast of Georgia, and a gator-infested swamp in southern Georgia.
In book 3 (WIP), the setting is Oxenford University in England (you know - the place with a 1000 years of academic history), with side trips to London, Avebury stone circle and the south coast of Devon. Aliens and ancient magic!
Book 1, Super Starrella
Teen superhero, Starrella, and her flying horse combat vicious killers in the skies of Atalanta.
The quiet summer before her freshman year turns frighteningly weird after Estelle Wright trespasses onto an Army base. Blown into the air and knocked unconscious, she wakes with a nascent superpower. Not to mention a winged horse with a snarky attitude and a mind of her own.
Back home in Atalanta, a serial killer is targeting the students at Goldman University. Before long she must juggle college classes with sneaking out of the house after dark to battle alien monsters. Estelle’s life is in danger, but who can she trust: handsome Captain Copper from military intelligence, or hunky Toby, the tough gangster with a motorbike? Both men have secret agendas, but falling in love is not in their plans.
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Book 2, Starrella Falls
Super Starrella faces a bigger challenge and Toby is tangled in alien politics
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.
My latest release:
Short Prequel to Grand Master’s Trilogy
Special >100 FREE Science Fiction & Fantasy eBooks
September 3-4th at http://pattyjansen.com/promo/