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Super Women: 4 Extraordinary Heroines (eBook)
Super Women: 4 Extraordinary Heroines is an eBook written by Daco, Cecilia Johanna, Kristine Overbrook and Mary K. Norris. In this work the character Ashley is a Succubus.
- Title: Super Women: 4 Extraordinary Heroines
- Author: Daco, Cecilia Johanna, Kristine Overbrook and Mary K. Norris
- Published By: Crimson Romance
- Length: 1050 Pages
- Format: eBook
- ASIN: B06W9HZ9XH
- Publishing Date: April 3, 2017
Grab your capes and get ready to soar with these four extraordinary stories! Featuring strong, confident, and capable women, this quartet of tales shows that saving the world (with an assist from your soul mate sidekick) takes more than just superpowers and special skills—it takes plenty of heart.
- Electromancer: It’s up to Alexa Manchester and her new electricity-harnessing superpowers to stop arch villain Momo’s threat to destroy the world with a weapon of mass destruction. And thanks to the mysterious and handsome Blue Arrow, soon Alexa’s love life is charged up, too. But to defeat the seemingly invincible Momo, it might just take the naturally “super” power of love to save the day.
- Underground: When first-year resident Dr. Andrew Alexander finds half-dead Robyn Monroe in his ER, he never dreams she’s living a double life as the Valkyrie, one of Chrystal Valley’s most notorious street fighters. She longs to escape this dark world, but that’s not possible until she pays off her late mother’s debt to a corrupt bookie. As a dangerous tournament approaches, Robyn needs Andrew’s help, but can she let her guard down enough to let him in?
- Redeeming the Night: When the daughter of a Las Vegas politician disappears, private investigator and freshly turned werewolf Eric stumbles onto a frightening series of kidnapped girls. But he finds himself distracted from the case by the mysterious Ashley, on the run from her succubus clan.
- Shield from the Heart: After being imprisoned and tortured by Vander Donahughe for months, Merrick Haskell wants revenge. But now Merrick’s battling a soul-deep connection with his unexpected rescuer, Sydney Spencer. Her super ability to negate power around her holds the key to stopping Vander from eliminating their friends one by one. Together, they must race against the clock to defeat him and forge a future together.
The following review was originally published by Tera on her Blog, A Succubi's Tale on April 28, 2017
As this work is an anthology, I’m going to focus my review on the one succubus themed story, Redeeming the Night, with a short summary rating of the work as a whole.
Overall I liked the story, both Eric and Ashley are really well written characters with a lot of story to tell and how that plays out was interesting. There’s good chemistry between them, there’s quite a few secrets for both to reveal to the other as things happen. If the story was exclusively on them both, I think that works very well.
But there’s a few side plots and arcs that get in the way from time to time and the most noticeably bothersome, at least to me, was the other succubi. The back story of how they all came to be, just what it means for them to be succubi and otherwise, is a really good story. But where things come apart at the edges was how stereotypical some of those characters were when it came to them being evil or nasty or otherwise manipulated in one way or another. Much of that was glossed over too quickly, the possibility of telling more of why things happened, really didn’t.
It felt that the “evil” of the work was just a little too over the top so and that took something away from the struggles that Ashley had in trying to deal with her kind. Beyond that, the climatic scene was more action, more a battle. I’d have liked to have seen less of the fight and more of the, if not seduction then perhaps the drawing of the truth out more than it was. It felt like there was opportunity missed for the sake of getting to the ending otherwise.
The work ends well, with the promise of something more to follow. It is a complete story, there’s not a real feeling of plots being left unfinished or the work ending awkwardly. It makes sense and in doing so that pulls the work away from some of the more questionable prior moments, putting some meaning to them.
All that said, the writing ir very good, the main characters are a delight. It’s a different view of what succubi are and that was interesting. I’d have liked more exploration however, a wider view from the other side of the conflict as well. Most of all, I just wish there hadn’t been as many stereotypical succubi appearing.
I’ll give Redeeming the Night three and a half out of five pitchforks.
For the work as a whole, three out of five pitchforks, mainly because the balance of the stories, while very well written, just didn’t hold my attention.
I just felt that the stereotypical bent of the succubi, and what was in control of that aspect of the work, took a lot of potential from things. That said, the balance of the work, telling Ashley’s story did hold me and I liked that. The supporting succubi just didn’t have the same presence overall.
An interesting collection of stories, there’s really something for everyone to find here.