Title: Where There's Fire
Making a name for myself as a Villain in Panopolis is hard work. Six months ago, my boyfriend broke me out of jail. Now he’s spending most of his time defending our turf against other Villains he accidentally freed along with me. And my new psychic powers are not only impossible to control, but they’re also giving me migraines.
But it’s not all doom and gloom. My skills are improving every day, and Raul—aka the Mad Bombardier—and I have never been happier. That is, until my first solo job is interrupted by a mysterious woman who tells me that Raul has been kidnapped by a ruthless new Villain. The only way to free him is to do a job for Maggot, a man with scary ideas and an even scarier superpower.
I can’t go to the cops or a Hero for help. Odds are they wouldn’t listen to me anyway. If I fail, Raul will be killed. If I succeed, we’ll both be bound to a man who’ll stop at nothing to put Panopolis on the path to civil war.
It looks like the only way to win is to take out the competition.
Author: Cari Z
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Dangerous Territory, Where There's a Will, Friendly Fire, Risky Behavior
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Where There's a Will
Published by Riptide Publishing Source: Publisher
Published: July 13, 2015
Genres: Dystopain, Male Male Romance
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You kind of have to feel a bit sorry for Edward. He has been thrown into the life of a Villain unwillingly. To add a bit of insult to that perceived injury he is a Villain without a name. He is still being shown in the media simply as Edward Dinges. His new ability isn’t as Super as one would hope. It leaves him needing meds that he does not have easy access to. Six months into his new (unwanted) life he still has Raul though. There is a silver lining after all. They’ve made themselves a home that they love and a life that is theirs. Things really aren’t all that bad.
This is Panopolis and nothing can go smoothly or with any nature of conventionality. With the help of Raul, Edward decides to prove himself as a Villain and they plan a heist. The heist turns into a kidnapping and Edward finds himself at the mercy of the newest Villain. Maggot has staked a claim of sorts over Villians and his leadership over the other Villains is forced. Edward has to prove his villainess to Maggot to save Raul.
I like where Cari Z is headed with this series. One would think with Supers that Panopolis would be a very safe place to live. There’s that something playing in the background that is steadily manipulating both Supers and Villains. I like this. Anti heroes are a favorite of mine. The fact that Edward and Raul are considered Villains in this world even though they are heroes really works for my enjoyment.
This is definitely a series that needs to be read in order. The romance is on the mild and sweet side. Panopolis is certainly more super hero action packed than romance.
Cari Z was a bookworm as a child and remains one to this day. In an effort to combat her antisocial reading behavior, she did all sorts of crazy things, from competitive gymnastics to alligator wresting (who even knew that was legal!) to finally joining the Peace Corps, which promptly sent her and her husband to the wilds of West Africa, stuck them in a hut, and said, “See ya!” She also started writing, because some things she just thought she could do better. She’s still climbing that ladder, but can’t stop herself from writing, or from sharing what she creates.
Cari enjoys a wide range of literary genres, from the classics (get ‘im, Ahab) to science fiction and fantasy of all types, to historical fiction and reference materials (no, seriously, there are so many great encyclopedias out there). She writes in a wide range of genres as well, but somehow 90% of what she produces ends up falling into the broad and exciting category of m/m erotica. There’s a sprinkling of f/m and f/f and even m/f/m in her repertoire, but her true love is man love. And there’s a lot of love to go around.
Cari has published short stories, novellas, and novels with numerous print and e-presses, and she also offers up a tremendous amount of free content on Literotica.com, under the name Carizabeth.
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