Hi everyone! Today I have a stop on the Crypto Love blog tour. There is a review of the book, an excerpt and a giveaway for you all.
Book Two, The Justice Fraternity Chronicles
By: Stephanie Beck
Sidekick becomes hero to save superheroes everywhere.
Chris, aka Crypto Man, loves being a sidekick—especially the 'kicking' part. When he returns to his boyhood home to search for clues about a recent increase in villains coming from the area, he finds himself face to face with a beautiful woman, and for the first time he has a shot at being the lead hero.
Penna Banena always wanted to be a hero. She even gave up modeling to join The Warden's School for Superheroes. When she discovers it's not only a scam but is providing inside information to villains, she stays on to gather enough evidence to take the whole ring down.
Crypto Man's appearance throws her plan for a loop. He's blunt, tough, and everything she's ever hoped for in a man. And although romance has to take a backseat to defeating the bad guys, if Penna has her way Crypto Man's world will never be the same.
Crypto Man is returning home so he can look for clues as to why his town is being overrun with criminals. There has been an increase and all clues point to his hometown. Once he arrives there he meets Penna a woman training to be a super hero but seems to have no real power. She does have info for Crypto Man and works to help him solve the case. She is unlike most woman Crypto knows as she not only wants to play sidekick to him but wants to be as close as possible. As they hunt down the bad guys the romance the romance is put on hold but never far from their minds. Can they survive the battle to come to continue their romance?
Crypto Man is the joker of the bunch and loves a good fight. He is also the loner now that everyone seems to be paired up. He is not used to having woman throw themselves at him. Penna may not have super powers but she is a strong, smart sexy woman who knows what she wants and goes after it. She plays at being dumb but she isn't.
I liked this short story as you get to see more to Crypto. He is the main guy for this one. You get to see a sexy side of him as Penna puts the moves on him. This story may be short but you really get a lot of action in this book. I love the idea of a series of superheroes and liked the first book. This one is a nice addition. The What the bad guy does is hard to believe as it is not what you would expect from someone like them. I like the chemistry between Penn and Crypto as they belong together even if they both don't know it yet. If you want a delightful story about superheroes, one with lots of action, or just a short sexy read with a good plot try this one out.
4 out of 5 Stars
Penna snorted before she could hold it back.
Chris looked up, his eyebrow cocked. "What was that for?"
"I can be your sidekick? Really? You are the definition of sidekick. In regular terms, you're also about as far from an independent hero as a guy can get."
"No crap, but it's one little thing. I can take lead on one thing, especially if you already did all the leg work." He wrinkled his nose. "I don't like that you know so much about me."
She couldn't erase her memory and wouldn't, not even for him. "Sorry."
"Fine. So you'll be my sidekick—standard rules, which I assume you know?"
Her heart raced. She never, ever, even in her wildest dreams, really believed she'd be a superhero. Now she was being offered the opportunity of a lifetime—Crypto Man's sidekick. Even if it was for one small mission, she'd have it.
"I know the standard rules, but I'd like to add a Dinah-Go clause."
"And that is?"
She grinned, looking him up and down again, imagining him in his blue stretch suit as opposed to the jeans and t-shirt he currently wore. "It counters the 'no fraternizing with the sidekick' clause, leaving the door open for any kind of seduction either of us might want."
He laughed, but then stopped, looking at her as if she'd grown a horn. "You were serious? What the hell could a girl like you want with a beast like me?"
For an instant she thought the problem was in her. Maybe he didn't like stacked blondes with rocking curves, but it sounded as if he might have a problem with confidence. She stood again, knowing full well what the heels and the nude catsuit did for her body. She stepped to him, nearly eye to eye.
"I could tell you all about the things I want to do to you." She ran her hands up his sides, tracing her fingers up his muscled abdomen. "Or I could show you."
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Even before she understood what all the thrusting meant, Stephanie Beck loved reading romance. When the stories didn't end the way she wanted, writing her own was the perfect solution. From ridiculous humor to erotica, Stephanie loves being transported within a story.
When she's not elbow deep in words, her husband and three children command her attention. After they are sleeping she knits or bakes cookies…or squeezes in more writing.
Stephanie loves to hear from readers. Contact her at email@example.com
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