Be Our Guest Post: H.L. Burke and Why-A

We are taking a break from the Frosted Roses tour to bring you a guest post from author H.L. Burke. This is part of her blog tour for the release of Power On her new superhero YA novel.

Why-A: Guest post from H.L. Burke

Why-A?

Why YA would make more sense but WHY-A was too good a pun to resist.

Where was I?

I am usually very easily distracted. It is unusual for me to stick with a story world beyond a handful of books. Normally I get to the end of a trilogy or a quadrology and maybe I’ve got a couple of short stories left to fill in some gaps, but not much else. I’m ready to move on, find something new. Something shinier. 

For whatever reason, my superheroes won’t let me go. My original four book series plan turned into five plus a short story prequel then a two novella spin off series. That was a lot of books for me. It was time to move on, so I’d decided to retire my main couple but what would they do. Well, they had a baby  now. Maybe they’d quit superheroing for her … but I couldn’t see them quitting the game altogether and I kind of wanted to see how Fade and Prism were as parents … what if they decided to continue rehabilitating supervillains but with a focus on at risk teens instead of adult supervillains? 

Dang it. 

I have to write this now, don’t I?

And here’s where I’ll admit … the main reason I took the series in a YA direction is I really really really like writing Fade as a Dad. 

I’m nearly fifteen years into my marriage, and for almost fourteen of that, my husband has been a dad (we had our first daughter a month after our first anniversary and of course there were nine months of pregnancy preceding that). I love being a mom, but I super love being married to a dad. I like the aura of protection. I like the way it makes a tough guy show his gentle side. I even like the jokes.

So while the focus of the story is on the teens, watching Fade and Prism grow as parents, both with their own infant children and the teens they take in and come to care for was my favorite part. Plus Fade’s dad joke game is strong:

“What’s the prize?” Marco asked.

“It’s a sir,” Fade said from where he stood behind his wife, holding Ruby.

“A what?” Marco scrunched up his face in confusion.

“A sir-prize.” Fade winked. 

All three of the teens groaned.

Plus the main character of this series, Jake, is in desperate need of a strong but loving role model … if only he can bring himself to trust Fade and the rest of the folks at camp long enough to let him fill that gap. 

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Also check out Kandy Wyatts blog to read an interview with Jake the main character in Power On: https://kandijwyatt.com/2021/09/new-supervillain-rehabilitation-project/

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Reformed, book one in the Supervillain Rehabilitation Project. Is freeree for the moment so don’t miss your chance to grab an awesome book and save on the super cinematic audiobook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085X8N8FL

Power On: Book One in the Supervillain Rescue Project, a new YA Superhero Series from the world of the Supervillain Rehabilitation Project

Add Power On to your Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/59003059-power-on

Power on releases October 9th but until then you can pre-order on Amazon. Only ninety-nine cents until October first then the price goes up: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09GBQF5PG

Jake’s family ties have turned to cuffs.

Born with the ability to fragment his body at a molecular level, Jake Lucas has devoted his life to his uncle’s supervillain gang. When he’s captured by superheroes, he’s certain his life is over at only sixteen.

To Jake’s surprise, he doesn’t end up in prison but at Camp Sable: an intervention project for at-risk super powered teens. Jake’s not interested in rehabilitation. As far as he’s concerned, the camp mentors are just a barrier between him and his true family, the Sand Fox gang.

Forced to work alongside the likewise screwed up duo of fire-powered Marco and electricity manipulator Laleh, Jake waits for the perfect escape opportunity. Having friends and the chance at a real family is more appealing than Jake originally thought, but going soft can cost a supervillain his life. Jake soon finds the forces fighting to control his life threatening to tear him apart.

Will Jake choose to remain the villain his uncle made him, or become the hero his new friends think he can be?

A Young Adult Superhero series featuring found family, friendship, and one superpowered ferret.

Author Bio:

H. L. Burke has written more books than she can count—because she’s written a lot of books, not just because she can’t count very high.

Easily distracted by shinies, she has published in many subgenres including fantasy romance, Steampunk, and superhero, and always creates story worlds with snark, feels, and wonder.

Married to her high school crush, she spends her time writing, spoiling her cat, and supervising her two supervillains in training (aka her precocious daughters).

An Oregon native, she wilts without trees and doesn’t mind the rain. She is a fan of delicious flavor, a follower of the Light, and a believer in happily ever after.

Author Links:

www.twitter.com/hlburkewriter

www.facebook.com/hlburkewriter

www.hlburkeauthor.com

www.instagram.com/burkesdragons

www.facebook.com/groups/hlburkereaders/

https://www.amazon.com/H.-L.-Burke/e/B00EYQ1HLW

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7230868.H_L_Burke

Power On Cover Reveal

If you have been following this blog at all in the past year then you should know that I love the Superhero Rehabilitation project series by H.L. Burke.

These books are fun, snarky adventures that aren’t afraid to bring some strong feels to the table.

And her newest instalment is no different. While Power On is technically the first book in a new series, it takes place shortly after the official end of the adult series.

Because that series was about adults not because it had adult content. This series is about teenagers and so is really a YA series. Though we all know that calling a book YA isn’t going to keep me from reading it. It pretty much ensures that I will read it.

So without future ado, let me show you the cover for Power On, The first book in the Supervillain Rescue Project series.

About the book:

Jake’s family ties have turned to cuffs.

Born with the ability to fragment his body at a molecular level, Jake Lucas has devoted his life to his uncle’s supervillain gang. When he’s captured by superheroes, he’s certain his life is over at only sixteen.

To Jake’s surprise, he doesn’t end up in prison but at Camp Sable: an intervention project for at-risk super powered teens. Jake’s not interested in rehabilitation. As far as he’s concerned, the camp mentors are just a barrier between him and his true family, the Sand Fox gang.

Forced to work alongside the likewise screwed up duo of fire-powered Marco and electricity manipulator Laleh, Jake waits for the perfect escape opportunity. Having friends and the chance at a real family is more appealing than Jake originally thought, but going soft can cost a supervillain his life. Jake soon finds the forces fighting to control his life threatening to tear him apart.

Will Jake choose to remain the villain his uncle made him, or become the hero his new friends think he can be?

A Young Adult Superhero series featuring found family, friendship, and one superpowered ferret.

Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/59003059-power-on

The book is on a 99 cent preorder until October first, so grab it now at this great price.

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09GBQF5PG

Also grab Reformed, the first book the Supervillain Rehabilitation project. It’s also on sale for 99 cents right now:

Author Bio:

H. L. Burke has written more books than she can count—because she’s written a lot of books, not just because she can’t count very high.

Easily distracted by shinies, she has published in many subgenres including fantasy romance, Steampunk, and superhero, and always creates story worlds with snark, feels, and wonder.

Married to her high school crush, she spends her time writing, spoiling her cat, and supervising her two supervillains in training (aka her precocious daughters).

An Oregon native, she wilts without trees and doesn’t mind the rain. She is a fan of delicious flavor, a follower of the Light, and a believer in happily ever after.

Author Links:

www.twitter.com/hlburkewriter

www.facebook.com/hlburkewriter

www.hlburkeauthor.com

www.instagram.com/burkesdragons

https://www.amazon.com/H-L-Burke/e/B00EYQ1HLW

www.facebook.com/groups/hlburkereaders/

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7230868.H_L_Burke

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