Saving the world is easy for a superhero—unless you’re a

Jo Tanis is a superhero, fighting evil on the city streets,
using her ability to feed off electromagnetic energy and fire
off charges—and it’s all just a show. The Agency captures
her and others like her when their powers begin to manifest,
pitting them against each other in staged, gladiatorial fights.
An explosive implant on the back of her neck assures she’ll
keep right on smiling for the camera and beating up the bad

When Earth comes under attack, suddenly the show
becomes deadly real. Unable to deal with a real alien, the
“supers” are falling in droves. Millions of innocent civilians
are going to die…unless Jo can cobble together a team
from among the fake heroes and villains the Agency
enslaved. Including Hunter, who not only promises to show
her how to deactivate the implants, but seems to know more
than he should about how the mysterious Agency operates.

Forcing a rag-tag bunch of former enemies to work together
is the least of Jo’s problems. The trick is determining if
Hunter is friend or foe—and becoming the hero everyone
thought she was before the world is destroyed for real.

Warning: Contains superhero in-jokes, Canadiana and large
alien craft shaped like avocados. Really.

Coming in April 2010 from Samhain Publishing!