The Superpowered Love series explores the mixed-up love lives of the “awakened”, humans with awakened thermal or electrical superpowers. The series is complete, and the books can be read in any order or skipped altogether.
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Hansen has been hot for Sam since they first bonded over their secret superpowers—literally hot, since Hansen can produce fire from thin air. But Sam is always covered in girls, so Hansen keeps his feelings deeply buried and settles for being Sam's best friend.
Then Sam's electrical powers go haywire in public, and in the fallout a mutual attraction is forced to the surface—but bisexuality is new to Sam, and Hansen is afraid to admit he's in love. And in the midst of trying to figure out themselves and each other, they have to face—and survive—the unfriendly witness to Sam's explosion.
2. Riot Boy
Picking pockets can lead to a lot of things—most of them bad—but Etienne's never had a lift lead to a first date. And it only takes a look to know that Brady is pure trouble. But resisting him is a futile effort, even if Etienne had bothered to try.
But despite the many and varied pleasures they find with each other, it's hard to overlook that Brady is also one hell of a mystery: he disappears in the night, won't leave a phone number, and refuses to discuss his past. He needs saving, but Etienne doesn't know from what, and Brady is in no hurry to explain.
3. Nobody's Hero
Jamie Monday lives in two different worlds. With his family, he's the golden child of awakened superpowered society. He's meant to do great things and pass on his powers—with the appropriate girl, hand-picked by his mother. He's already failed at the first, so he can't bring himself to tell her the wife and children aren't happening either.
With his friends, he's the social director and life of the party. He's also an out gay man with an appetite for quick and easy lays. It's tough to have a relationship when you're hiding off-the-charts electrical powers, but Jamie doesn't mind.
Not until the prickly, paddy rocking, geeky-hot new guy at work shows him what he's been missing. Kellan's singular combination of dirty mouth and pure soul makes Jamie spark right from the beginning. But if he's going to overcome Kelly's defensive front and reach the gentle heart inside, Jamie will first have to come to terms with his own divided lives.
4. Losing Better
Superpowered Special Agent Gabriel Genêt's first solo mission is simple enough on the surface. He's supposed to visit Hooperstown, North Carolina, find evidence that Andrew Wynne is operating as a vigilante, and then bring him in.
It's even simpler given that ten years ago, Gabriel spent a summer alternately torturing and hooking up with Andrew as they tried to ignore their parents' embarrassing affair. Of course Andrew, the big puppy dog, will be happy to see his old friend and never suspect a thing. Career-driven, cocky young Agent Genêt can hardly believe his luck.
But simple rapidly turns into complicated, with Gabriel using Andrew's open arms and attraction to him for all it's worth. Gabriel tells himself he doesn't reciprocate, and then that he can control it, but it's too violent for either of them to deny. As he gets closer to the evidence he needs, a heady combination of nostalgia, genuine affection, and even understanding brings Andrew closer to him—dangerously close.
5. Re-Entry Burn
Malory Claremont was born and raised to be the villain in someone else's story, complete with fire-based superpowers. Then his cousin and former partner-in-crime, Brady, led him into a trap, and he's been in superpowered lockdown ever since.
When he gets out on parole, he meets Theo McCracken, a cold-superpowered ex-offender. Theo has a modern Hamlet-style past, dangerously pretty eyes, and a hunger for affection that even Mal can't deny for long.
They've paid their debts to society, but society doesn't care—from blackmailing coworkers to suspicious neighbors, it's hard to catch a fair chance. Pile that on top of their dark family pasts, and it feels like just a matter of time before they'll be shoved right back into prison.
6. In Distress
Hopeless romantic Eddie Kim acts out his favorite 'rescued by the white knight' fantasies through weekly D&D campaigns, but has almost given up hope of ever getting a real one. Then Callum, a mysterious redhead with freezing superpowers and a memorable kiss, saves him from a house fire before promptly disappearing.
Then Eddie's friends look to Craiglist to relocate his hero. Unfortunately, the publicity brings down the kind of attention Callum has been trying to avoid. He's in town to clear his family name, and now the dangerous superpowered organization he needs to thwart knows he's back.
The heat between Callum and Eddie flares, and Eddie insists on helping repair the damage his romantic notions have done. But that means embroilment in a nefarious plot, exploring a superpowered world Eddie didn't even know existed a week ago, and crafty foes trying to trick and use him. All that, while convincing Callum to trust him to be the white knight for once, instead of the perpetual damsel in distress.
7. The Playhouse
Summer has been Lily McBride's favorite time of year since she was a kid, because that's when the Brookesville Playhouse opens. Now that she works as their tech director, Lily wants more for her beloved Playhouse: a larger audience, a longer season, and exciting shows to draw new patrons.
This year, though, she also wants Genevieve Mason, a pretty starlet-in-the-making from the local university, recruited for the tech crew. Genny throws her heart and soul into the place too, adding her own dreams of representation to the 'must-have' list, and using her sweet voice and surprising flare for pyrotechnics to draw the crowds in droves.
They work so well together, it's not long before their summer crush blossoms into a steamy affair. Lily's falling hard, but always feels like Genny's holding something back. And then there's the dreaded Brookesville Arts Council—supposedly a support system for all things cultural, instead dragging the Playhouse down with their old-fashioned stubbornness.
8. The Takedown
Jody's family was kidnapped and tortured by witch hunters, and after a few days of captivity, he's all that's left. Using his frosty awakened superpowers, he manages to escape—and is rescued from the side of the road by Bren.
Bren, a hot-thermal awakened with government connections, promises to help find the witch hunters who destroyed Jody's life. While navigating his trauma and pain, Jody comes to rely on Bren for more than just food, shelter, and superpowered connections. Brendan is all that reminds Jody what's left to live for, and a strong advocate for justice vs. vengeance, like the proverbial knight in shining armor he is.
As their affection for one another deepens and their attraction becomes impossible to deny, Bren wonders if acting on their feelings would be taking advantage. Jody, meanwhile, struggles to claw his way back to something like normalcy, certain that Bren's part of the solution, not the problem.
But none of it matters if they don't take down those witch hunters.
9. Under Siege
After shaking off a toxic boyfriend, admissions counselor and activist Kieran returns to his safe place: the lake house. Andrew and Gabriel have welcomed him there as an occasional third in their bed since they got together, and nothing could be more comforting. Kieran knows it’s not a long-term situation for him, but Andrew and Gabriel have other ideas.
Just when everyone’s settled, Andrew and Gabriel’s unspecified law enforcement work brings Rocco, a mysterious figure fond of long skirts and heavy metal, into their protective custody. Though no one can tell Kieran what kind of trouble Rocco’s in, the two get closer and closer until their mutual attraction is too much to deny. To start a real, honest relationship, Rocco will have to come clean about his big, superpowered secret.
Before they can find their way to happily ever after, though, Rocco’s trouble shows up to lay siege to the lake house. Maybe, if they can fight their way out, Rocco can be free to live and love Kieran once and for all.
10. A New Beginning
Tre Derringer, perpetual underachiever with negative self-esteem, made a mistake. If he’d been a sleeper—sans and unaware of superpowers, that is—he would’ve gotten a slap on the wrist. Too bad Tre has awakened hot-thermal superpowers, so he ended up in lockup instead.
One year later, Tre’s picked up from prison by a mysterious woman called Amy, who turns out to be a recruiter for an activist group—or so they call themselves. New Dawn, New Day's leader, Vic, is out to bring the presence of the awakened to sleeper attention once and for all, by any means necessary.
Tre becomes a part of the ND2 commune, committed to their mission. But then, at a summer music festival, he runs into a crush from his past, Dorian Archer. Dorian’s compassionate, cheerful, and even hotter than he used to be. He might just manage to keep Tre from making an epic mistake… or he might not.
It’s only the biggest secret in the world at stake, after all.
While all other Superpowered Love books can be read in any order and without previous knowledge, A New Beginning works better after reading at least book 2, Riot Boy and book 5, Re-entry Burn.
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1: EQUILIBRIUM: Violence, graphic sex, mentally ill villain, swearing, recreational drinking, fear.
2: RIOT BOY: Violence, swearing, smoking, graphic sex, sugar kink, domestic abuse (past), family violence, manipulation.
3: NOBODY'S HERO: Violence (past), graphic sex, religion, car accident, hospital, swearing, homophobia (family), heteronormativity (family).
4: LOSING BETTER: Enemies-to-lovers, manipulation, smoking, recreational drinking, violence, kidnapping, crime, law enforcement, swearing, graphic sex.
5: RE-ENTRY BURN: Prison, PTSI, recreational drinking, smoking, therapy, homophobia (family, past), domestic abuse (past), firearms, law enforcement, swearing, graphic sex.
6: IN DISTRESS: Violence, graphic sex, law enforcement, recreational drinking, fear, espionage, house fire, swearing.
7: THE PLAYHOUSE: Sexual harassment, swearing, recreational drinking, graphic sex, fear.
8: THE TAKEDOWN: Kidnapping, murder, recreational drinking, PTSI, domestic terrorism, violence, family death, law enforcement, therapy, firearms, graphic sex, swearing.
9: UNDER SIEGE: Manipulation, law enforcement, recreational drinking, hidden identity, witness protection, domestic terrorism, fear, violence, graphic sex.
10: A NEW BEGINNING: Cults, cult indoctrination, manipulation, recreational drinking, smoking, domestic terrorism, fear, graphic sex, violence.