Sunday, August 19, 2018

SUPER for you, BAD for me by Asta Idonea

Super for You, Bad for Me
Asta Idonea
Dreamspinner Press
14 August 2018
60k/200 pages

Struggling actor Oswell Outterridge thinks he’s hit the jackpot when he’s chosen to play a scene opposite his idol, Kane Teague, in a superhero movie. However, things take an unexpected turn when the slime he accidentally ingests gives him telekinetic powers. Then Kane asks him out, against all expectation, and it seems that life couldn't get any better—aside from the little matter of keeping his identity secret from his celebrity boyfriend. Oswell goes from a nobody with little social life and few prospects for the future to dating the man of his dreams and using his superhuman abilities to defend innocents. Everything is perfect, and it seems he’s finally achieved a happily ever after worthy of the silver screen. But when a supervillain arrives, determined to defeat Oswell and win Kane's affections, everything falls apart. In the ensuing conflict, Kane gets caught in the crossfire, and Oswell faces his toughest fight yet. Can he remain the hero he’s always imagined himself, or will a dark desire for vengeance change him forever?

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First off, I adore this author and her writing style. She breathes life into her characters and makes them real to the reader. Second, I don't normally read super hero books but I wanted to read the story because of the author. I'm glad I did.

Oswell Outterridge is quite the unusual character or is he. He has the same hopes and dreams as every man does. He wants a job he loves and someone to share his life, oh and a better apartment. When he's given the opportunity to act in a scene with his star crush, Kane Teague, he's thrilled. Due to an accident on set, Oswell suddenly develops super powers and gets a date with Kane.

While he struggles to come to grips with his new powers, he also becomes more involved with Kane and soon realizes he is a great person. He's nothing like Oswell assumed and it's not long until they fall in love. Life looks pretty good, then along comes the super villain to destroy Oswell's new world.
Tragic circumstances lead Oswell down a path of darkness that he might not be able to return from. In the end he must make a decision that pulls at his moral compass.

Lots of twists and turns make for an interesting read. Add in a love story and you can't go wrong. 

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Author Bio & Links
Asta Idonea (aka Nicki J. Markus) was born in England but now lives in Adelaide, South Australia. She has loved both reading and writing from a young age and is also a keen linguist, having studied several foreign languages.
Asta launched her writing career in 2011 and divides her efforts not only between MM and mainstream works but also between traditional and indie publishing. Her works span the genres, from paranormal to historical and from contemporary to fantasy. It just depends what story and which characters spring into her mind!
As a day job, Asta works as a freelance editor and proofreader, and in her spare time she enjoys music, theatre, cinema, photography, and sketching. She also loves history, folklore and mythology, pen-palling, and travel, all of which have provided plenty of inspiration for her writing.