Meet Earth’s Sexiest Superheroes – Part 1: Z-Bot

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It’s been quite a year (well, year and a month) for my new Xi Force series. The first book, Z-Bot premiered on Dec. 6th of 2017. The story was inspired by a picture I picked up on a stock photo site:

Zombiebot.jpgIt spoke to me in ways I hadn’t experienced before. I needed to know who this person was. I needed to figure out his story. And thus, Chris Johnson, Z-Bot, was born.

I was really excited that my cover artist could use the inspirational picture on the cover of the book because this was Chris.

Now, I have a history of killing off the heroes (and occasionally my heroines as well) in my stores. In science fiction and fantasy death doesn’t have to be so final. But with this book I toyed with the idea of killing off my hero in the first chapter.  I ended up killing him off in the first sentence of the book.

Beep. Beep. Beeeeeee . . .

Yup, that’s Chris’s final heartbeat, at least for a while.

You see, Chris becomes a zombiebot. Something half robot, something raised from the dead. A Frankenstein-like project spearheaded by brainy love-interest, Dr. Heather Logan.

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And this paves the way for Chris to become the Earth’s (at least my Earth’s) first superhero, and the first member of a new superhero team:

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Z-Bot went on to win the Kathryn Hayes “When Sparks Fly” contest. The book also was a finalist for the 2018 PRISM Award, the 2018 National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award (NERFA), and the 2018 Toronto Northern Hearts Contest.

Not bad for a poor little cyborg from Megopolis.

Check out Z-Bot and the rest of Earth’s Sexiest Superheroes at: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KYQLXGK/

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Get ready for a Wylde ride…

Wylde, the third installment of the Xi Force series, is coming.

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Set for Release July 18th, Wylde is now available for preorder.

 

Part human, part wolf, he walks on the Wylde side.

 

Blurb: Forced to undergo experimental procedures that grafted wolf DNA into his own and then given super healing powers, Jonathan Wylde wants nothing to do with civilization, preferring instead to run with his wolf pack. A reluctant member of the Xi Force super team, he keeps to himself unless is talents are needed.

 
Dove Locklear returns home after spending exciting and adventurous weeks with the Xi Force super team, and reconnecting with her childhood friend, John Wylde. But danger lurks in her father’s genetics lab. An agent of Red Guard, with nefarious plans, whisks her away at gunpoint to a secret Russian facility.

 
When his closest friend, Dove Locklear, is kidnapped, Wylde needs to learn to work with his team if he wants to save her. He knows where they took her, and the danger she’s in. He’ll do whatever it takes to rescue to her, even if that means confronting the man who created him—his father.

 

Wylde – Cover reveal.

The story is done and in to my editor. No release date yet but i wanted to share the amazing cover from my publisher:

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Part human, part wolf, he walks on the Wylde side.

Wylde

Xi Force Book 3

By S. C. Mitchell

Forced to undergo experimental procedures that grafted wolf DNA into his own and then given super healing powers, Jonathan Wylde wants nothing to do with civilization, preferring instead to run with his wolf pack. A reluctant member of the Xi Force super team, he keeps to himself unless is talents are needed.
Dove Locklear returns home after spending exciting and adventurous weeks with the Xi Force super team, and reconnecting with her childhood friend, John Wylde. But danger lurks in her father’s genetics lab. An agent of Red Guard, with nefarious plans, whisks her away at gunpoint to a secret Russian facility.
When his closest friend, Dove Locklear, is kidnapped, Wylde needs to learn to work with his team if he wants to save her. He knows where they took her, and the danger she’s in. He’ll do whatever it takes to rescue to her, even if that means confronting the man who created him—his father.

 

Phaze up for preorder

Last night Phaze went up on Amazon for preorder. You can reserve your copy for first day delivery (April 4th) by going here:  https://www.amazon.com/Phaze-Xi-Force-Book-2-ebook/dp/B07B6R5JGM/

And if you haven’t read the first Xi Force book, Z-Bot, now is a great time to pick it up as well. You’ll find it here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077F4NHDX

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Cover Reveal – Phaze

She could walk through walls, but she couldn’t escape love.

I just received word that the second Xi Force book, Phaze, will be released early next month, so I thought today would be a great time for a cover reveal.

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PHAZE

Xi Force #2

When Kayla Armstrong is attacked in her lab, she falls into a chemical stew. Now she’s walking through walls and falling through floors.

As the leader of Xi Force, Joel Weisberg is always looking for new superheroes for his team. What he wasn’t looking for was sexy Kayla Armstrong falling through the ceiling of his apartment right into his bed. Still he isn’t complaining when the event finds him a new Xi Force member and a new love. Now she just needs some training and some time.

But when an old enemy comes back with new powers and captures Joel, it’s up to Kayla to lead the Xi Force against her. But can they rescue Joel before he’s murdered . . . again?

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I am so stoked. I think Soul Mate Publishing did such a fantastic job on the cover.

What do you think? Leave me a comment down below.

Release Day: Z-Bot

It’s out! Xi Force #1: Z-Bot.

Look out Avengers. Move over Justice League. Here comes Xi Force, Earth’s sexiest superheroes.

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Blurb:

Chris Johnson never really started living until he died. Orphaned, fostered, and drifting through life, the twenty-seven year old programmer had no family, little money, and few friends. But he also had no enemies. So, who the hell killed him? After an experimental process brings him back from the dead as a zombiebot, he gets the chance to find out.

Heather Logan’s latest process uses nanobots to reanimate a corpse. Half robot, half something raised from the dead, Chris is her first successful resuscitation. Questions abound. What is it? Is it truly alive, a machine, or some kind of zombie-hybrid?

But someone wants to steal Heather’s secret process and put her out of the picture permanently. Chris, with his new superpowers, is the only thing standing between Heather and an assassin’s bullet. Is he enough of a hero to save her?

Get it here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077F4NHDX