Becoming Hero

Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
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Skye's a comic book superhero with a gun in his hand and a gripe against his author. Every girl Skye's ever dated is either dead or trying to take over the world, and in the series finale, Skye's best friend kills him. Or so he thinks. The weapon meant to disintegrate Skye lands him in his author's universe. With a shot at revenge.

Skye, meet Jace. Jacen Howard's a brilliant #blerd math whiz and comics aficionado - but at his West Baltimore high school, that's a bad thing, and if the bullying isn't bad enough, Jace's cop-father regularly pisses off the neighbors. Jace doesn't see himself as a hero; he's just trying to survive.

Jace might be just the hero Skye needs.

But Skye won't open up when Jace tries to ease him out of PTSD, and the author's still torturing his friends. As Skye's mood swings and nightmares escalate, Jace realizes that if he doesn't uncover his roommate's real identity soon, Skye will hurt someone - and Skye's still deciding if murder will save his world or damn his soul.

©2017 Jen Finelli (P)2017 Jen Finelli

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"Becoming Hero presents with an interesting choice for cover art. I believe it is fitting for the genre and garners interest. Over all the production quality is quite good. I was really interested in the plot line here. The premise was quite unique. Just to think about the character having a beef (so to speak) with the author of his own book. That really made me smile. Jace and Skye really made my day! I felt that the pacing was a tad slow in places--the book seemed a little long for this particular genre. But, the book was so well edited and development that I really didn't mind the slower pacing. The book had unbelievably great illustrations. So impressive! These just really made the book. Also, the author did a particularly great job of using realistic dialogue--this is a great skill. If I had to come up with some constructive criticism, I'd point out the overuse of exclamation points throughout--be sure not to overuse punctuation. Great book and a stellar entry! I wish you the best of luck with this and your other writing endeavors. I hope to read more from this author in the future" -- A judge in the 5th Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published eBook Awards 

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Fun and unique take on super heros comics and fate

I enjoy when breaking the 4th wall is done well. This book is written around breaking its own fourth wall of sorts. Especially as someone who has worked on writing a story and planning what happens to characters, which ones will live and which ones will die, it's interesting to think about how characters would respond given the chance to meet their authors.

There is plenty of super hero action. If you get the complete book it comes with several color pages of actual comic book art made just for this story. They are very well done and left me wishing there was more.

All in all a fun read that makes you think too.