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The WordSmithe

I love a good book! Young Adult, New Adult, Adult and nearly any genre. If it’s well-written, I’ll read it. And, I love to talk about what I’ve written.


I have a WIP–a new adult dystopian novel. I’m also exploring short fiction.

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Superheroes Walk Amongst Us

Beneath the Cape: The Superhero Anthology: Benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project - Christine Zolendez, Lynn Vroman, D. Nichole King, Laura Thalassa, Sunniva Dee, Angela  McPherson, Cheryl McIntyre, Magan Vernon

I received an Advanced Reader Copy for an honest review.

This anthology is freaking fantastic!!

"Beneath the Cape" is a wonderful celebration of all types of superheroes from all walks of life. Some of the heroes were very obvious (decked out in superhero garb) and others not so much.

All of the authors in this anthology are strong writers with a proven history of intriguing books populated with great characters. This collection doesn’t disappoint. It’s probably rare to like every story in an anthology. I can honestly say I loved all the stories even the cliffhangers–my only complaint about the collection! I’ve contacted the authors who didn’t have a completed story. Those stories are going to be released as novels. Trust me, you’ll be happy to re-read the details!

The seven stories in the collection are unique and thought provoking. The variety of characters is the best part of the anthology. They are all well-developed and very interesting.

Laura Thalassa wrote "Reaping Angels". It was a compelling tale about the power of touch. Just one touch can heal, kill or transform a person. Her characters are strong and complex. I just loved Angel and X.

"Cat Love" by Sunniva Dee provided readers with a male protagonist overly concerned with self-control and an intoxicating female shapeshifter. I honestly couldn’t put the story down.

Authors Angela McPherson and Lynn Vroman teamed up with a unique gypsy tale. "Gypsy Love" was a modern take on the movie “Ghost”. I loved Adrian! He’ll make you want to hurt the gypsy he crossed.

I had never read anything by Magan Vernon. I'm sure I'll be looking for more by this author. I enjoyed "The Only Difference". It was a sweet story about a good guy as hero. Short Stack and Cali were very memorable. Vernon reminds readers that heroes come in all shapes and sizes with all types of strengths. Powerful!

Another new author for me is Christine Zolendz. "Heroes" gave readers a strong and very capable character in Kelly Black.

Author D. Nichole King's "Breaking Through" was an interesting story with a unique plot and amazing characters. I loved Nautica, Riley and Kray. Their roles were so clearly defined along with their strengths and weaknesses.

And, finally Cheryl McIntyre's "Villain" gave readers an ingeniously crafted story. I absolutely loved how each chapter in her novella started with a quote from a superhero. Her characters were fantastic…a superhero and an anti-villain. Genius!

"Beneath the Cape’s" greatest strength is the subtle reminder that superheroes walk amongst us. Everyday brave men and women protect our country, our rights and our freedoms with no regard to their own safety. They return to our country in all types of conditions. It is up to citizens to do their part and say thank you for their service. Purchasing your copy of Beneath the Cape is such a small action. Proceeds will go to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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Please pick up a copy today! It’s a great read benefiting our country’s superheroes!

Source: http://thewordsmithe.wordpress.com/2015/07/01/superheroes-walk-amongst-us-a-review-of-beneath-the-cape-a-na-anthology