Well okay, I cannot actually send Jay Brady for her birthday, though I'd like to, but this is as good as it gets. It's Jay from Joyfully Jay's birthday this weekend, and Loose Id is doing an excellent sale of fifteen of her faves in her honor. PLUS, Jay's got what she loves about them listed on her site, and a giveaway. So if you haven't stopped by to wish her a happy birthday and enter, head on over.
Yeah, Riot Boy's there, and in some excellent company. (I want to recommend specific things, but then I'm just like "Oh but this one too. And this one. And and and... all of them...) I am so excited! If you haven't read it yet, here's a good excuse. It's a great place to start the Superpowered Love books because it's from the point of view of a 'sleeper', aka someone without superpowers, so as Etienne learns about superpowered secrets, so do we.
Still not sure? I know, I know, it's a big step. One thing you can do to gauge your interest risk-free is check out "Willoughby Spit". Some spoilers for Riot Boy follow, though nothing major. Major spoilers for certain things are in the story itself, but it's entirely possible to read this short first, if you don't mind that:
Since the events of Riot Boy, Brady's been loving his quiet life in Pittsburgh with Etienne. He's also been writing songs for his band, Willoughby Spit--and people are starting to sit up and take notice. A golden tour opportunity could be right around the corner... if Brady can stop panicking. Rather, if Etienne can convince him to stop panicking.
Get "Willoughby Spit" for free:
My Box.net folder (separate zip files for mobi, epub, pdf, and htm--take whatever you like!)
Smashwords (all eBook formats)
Oh, and if you ever see me in person somewhere, be sure to ask me for one of the CDs...
Magneto comics not included >.>
Happy birthday, Jay, and thanks, Loose Id!