CHARACTERS IN THIS NOVEL
Chloe Cole: Reluctant female superhero, possessor of the Dimensional Diamond, strong female protagonist, snarky 26-year-old with boyfriend and career issues
Roland Kirby: Eager comics fanboy, dependable partner in superhero adventures, ex-boyfriend who keeps pushing
Eric Wood: Ruthless comic book company CEO, questionably honest lover and confidant, man with a past
Jean Westover: Veteran comic book artist now relegated to drawing in Artists’ Alley, prime suspect
Norman Krigstein: Troublemaking comic book writer
Howard Hogarth: Comic book personality—nobody’s quite sure what this old guy ever did in the comics biz
Ray Herriman: Discontented young comic book company employee
Leslie Evans: Naive female comic book artist, possible frenemy
Sarah Manning: Cosplayer, off-duty cop, heroine’s friend
Ardis Tenniel: Cosplayer, granddaughter of an artist cheated out of his rights, heroine’s friend
Damien Nast: Sword salesman, grandson of an artist cheated out of his rights, hot tattooed guy
Jovial Jerry Fine: Beloved elderly icon of the comic book world, benign but skeptical participant in fast-paced adventures
Mistress Miraculous: Tries to destroy the comicon any way she can. What’s her problem, anyway?
Marie Severin: Real-life brilliant comic book artist and all-round great gal who asked to be in this book
PG-rated, fast-paced comic book–style adventure featuring super-powered battles and recognizable classic comic book scenarios—and some iffy romance thrown in.
About the author
Award-winning author Irene Vartanoff combined her love of romance novels and comic books by working for Harlequin, Bantam, Berkley, and MyRomanceStory.com in addition to Marvel Comics and DC Comics. Today she writes women's fiction, sweet contemporary romance, and humorous superhero adventure novels. The Temporary Superheroine series humorously references classic comic book tropes while also providing exciting superhero adventure. The Selkirk Family Ranch series of romances centers around a large family in modern Wyoming. Her newest series, Singers in Love, combines romance, opera, and the supernatural. Irene is also the author of single title novels in women's fiction and romance. Visit her website at www.irenevartanoff.com for more details. A lifelong East Coast resident, Irene currently lives in a forest of tall oaks in the wilds of West Virginia.