TO BE PUBLISHED WITH SWOON READS / MACMILLAN JULY 10, 2018!
In Abby Hamilton’s world, superheroes do more than just stop crime and save cats from trees—they also drink milk straight from the carton and hog the television remote. Abby’s older brother moonlights as the famous Red Comet, but without powers of her own, following in his footsteps has never crossed her mind.
That is, until the city’s newest vigilante comes bursting into her life.
After saving Abby from an attempted mugging, Morriston’s fledgling supervillain Iron Phantom convinces her that he’s not as evil as everyone says, and that their city is under a vicious new threat. As Abby follows him deeper into their city’s darkest secrets, she comes to learn that heroes can’t always be trusted, and sometimes it’s the good guys who wear black.
PRAISE FOR THE SUPERVILLAIN AND ME:
“Action, comedy, romance, you name it, this book has got it! The only suggestion I have for improvement is that it needs to be published then made into a film so that I can sit in a cinema and squeal like the pathetic fangirl that I am. Love it!!” —KayleyKing
“A perfect blend of adventure, humor, and romance. Definitely one of my favorite stories!” —Sarah Metcalfe
“An amazingly original novel with relatable, humorous characters and realistic depictions of experiences and events. The writing is wonderful and every chapter has you hooked for more.” —Parzaval11235
AVAILABLE IN STORES AND ONLINE!
Smartphones, TV screens, headlights, and billboards might illuminate the night sky of the twenty-first century, but the flights of fancy, myths, and fairy tales of bygone ages can still emerge from the shadows and steal the limelight.
Whether Rapunzel is a girl homeschooled in a high-rise apartment, or Sleeping Beauty is the victim of a rare medical syndrome;
Whether Pinocchio is a stiff young man determined not to lie, or "The Princess and the Pea" is really about a girl dating a mattress factory heir;
Whether a Rip Van Winkle contagion occurs because once scientist wants to save his lover, or a date with a peculiar Bluebearded gent is the outcome of one girl trying to overlook the small things;
These are fairy tales: the original urban (well, forest) myths, ye olde WTFs, the stories of glamour, hope, punishment, love, strange figures, and imagination that will always be with us.
These are fairy tales - twisted!
PRAISE FOR ONCE UPON NOW:
"I thoroughly enjoyed reading this collection of stories! I loved how each author turned a classic fairy tale into a modern retelling in such a unique and creative way. There is definitely something here for everyone. Huge props to this amazing group of talented authors. I highly recommend it!" - M.C. Roman
"It was a fun read, finding beloved characters from unforgettable fairy tales with a modern twist. Highly recommended." - L.M. de Wit