Romance! Action! Prose!
It used to be, the most successful comic book heroes would eventually wind up in prose. These days, with superheroes fully integrated into mainstream America, it’s no surprise that several novelists have taken their own, unique looks at the genre. Already this year we’ve had the well received Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman and Perry Moore’s Hero. It’s no surprise, then, that the romance genre would also introduce their own take on the subject.
Long-time comic book fan and one-time DC Comics staffer Elizabeth M. Flynn, writing as Ellis Flynn, has produced Introducing Sonika. The novel is an eBook, available from Cerridwen Press as of December 13.
According to the publisher, “Sonika is actually 28-year-old Sonya Penn, a Gen Y gal working hard as a physical therapist in order to pay off the enormous medical bills that remained after her parents’ deaths. Like so many of her generation, her career has left her no time for romance. But unlike so many others like her, the medical bills she’s working hard to pay off were incurred when her super-hero parents were killed by their arch-nemesis, Gentleman Geoffrey.
“Sonya could hardly know that when she met her newest client, he would not only turn out to be John Arlen, the heir to an engineering fortune, but that he, too, was injured by a super-villain.
“In order to keep the brilliant scientist from getting himself killed in his misguided quest for revenge, Sonya travels down two paths she never expected to — she’s becoming the super-heroine she swore she’d never become… and she’s falling in love.”
For Flynn, this will be here third romance novel for Cerridwen, the others being The Sleeper Awakes and Festival of Stars. This follows her time as a proofreader at DC. Prior to that, she was a member of Legion of Super-Heroes fandom, where she met her husband, Legion fandom (Interlac) co-founder Mike Flynn. Additionally, she has written an online romance web comic, 30-Day Guarantee.
The eBook retails for $6.49 and can be found at Cerridwen Press’ website in the MS Reader, Adobe Acrobat, Mobipocket plugin, Franklin E-Bookman, HiE Book and Rocket Ebook formats.