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.
You'll root for three generations of women struggling with complicated relationships — as exciting new life directions and romance beckon.
When widowed Pam Ridgeway loses her clerical job in a mass Wall Street layoff, her estranged daughter offers a chance to heal their relationship if Pam will go on television to talk about the firings. Totally out of her comfort zone, but determined to help her former co-workers, Pam seeks the aid of her retired social activist mother. At her Long Island beachfront home, Pam meets her mother's handsome new neighbor, Bruce. He's easy to talk to and attracted to Pam. Could he be her next life choice?
Pam's fiercely ambitious reporter daughter secretly fights to keep a lid on her desire for the hot guy she works with in cable financial television. When he starts pursuing her, their passionate attraction threatens to burst into flames in the newsroom and destroy their careers.
Pam's elderly mother wonders why Bruce reminds her of someone from long ago. In a life filled with social activism, she has met many people, but there's something about him that sparks an old memory...
A Daughter's a Daughter is stand-alone women's fiction with satisfying endings to all the major plot threads. However, this is not classic romance and all romantic threads do not get tied up neatly with a wedding bouquet.
Chloe Cole wants to stop her crazy dreams that she's a costumed superheroine battling a supervillain, but when her comics fanboy ex throws her into a bizarre escapade involving the New York City comic book scene, suddenly she's having wild, superpowered adventures in an oddly retro mirror universe. To fight a real supervillain, she's forced to meet the father she never knew, dodge the suspicious courtship of a powerful publishing boss, and embrace her destiny as a superheroine.
PG-rated nonstop comic book style adventure novel set in two universes, with plenty of super-powered battles and recognizable classic comic book scenarios—and some iffy romance thrown in.
CHARACTERS IN THIS NOVEL
Chloe Cole: Reluctant female superhero, strong female protagonist, possessor of super powers, snarky twenty-five-year-old with parent and boyfriend issues
Roland Kirby: Eager comics fanboy, dependable partner in other world adventures, ex-boyfriend who won't go away, sweet geek who believes in comic book science
Eric Wood: Suspiciously charming comic book company CEO, possible secret villain, questionably honest potential lover and confidant
Jovial Jerry Fine: Beloved elderly icon of the comic book world, benign but skeptical participant in fast-paced adventures, knows more than he tells
Diabolical Dave McCay: Maverick comic book artist, man who wants the modern world to be what it was like in 1962, troublemaking genius
Bodacious Barb: Knows the secrets behind the comics, doesn't give a hoot
The Purple Menace: Supervillain, mad scientist, wants to take over the world—make that two worlds
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Can't a superheroine catch a break? Chloe Cole wants to cosplay in her Temporary Superheroine uniform at the Chicago comicon, but when the evil Mistress Miraculous threatens massive disaster, Chloe has to step up and fight. She's the only one who can control the Dimensional Diamond and save the comicon.
Chloe flings herself into superheroine mode again in another comic book–style adventure novel featuring mysterious superpowers, fast action, and a long list of suspects with grudges against a comic book company celebrating its 75th anniversary. This was supposed to be a fun weekend, but there's far too much drama—especially in Chloe's personal relationships.
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.
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