Kelly began her writer’s journey by creating fan fiction of some of her favorite tv shows, before branching out with an all-original super hero novel of her own.
She published Scorcher, the first book in her Forces of Nature series, in 2012. The sequel, Thin Ice, was published in 2022. They’re both available now in e-book and physical formats.
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Supervillains are people too. They’re not always megalomaniacs with dreams of world domination. Sometimes they’re just people doing whatever they must to get by.
Aidan Grey is a college student with goals for the future, a drive to succeed, and little time for romance. She’s also a woman with a secret.
A dangerous one.
At eleven, she was orphaned due to the accidental use of her pyrokinetic abilities. She was taken in by the secret criminal organization known as Iris and trained to use her abilities for the organization’s profit.
Marty Knox, on the other hand, is a police detective who loves his family, tries to genuinely make a difference in the world and falls hard for Aidan.
He shows up just as Aidan is starting to question her loyalties to Iris and she’s surprised to find that she can’t resist him, even if it would be dangerous to get involved with someone on the right side of the law.
What Aidan doesn’t realize is that Marty has a secret of his own, one that would endanger both their lives if discovered by Iris.
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After quite literally burning their bridges with the villainous organization Iris and the super hero alliance known as the Solaris Circle, Marty and Aidan are living on the run.
Their relationship will be tested as they continue their mission together to destroy Iris, despite being pursued by villains and heroes alike.
But as they continue their cycle of fight and flight, an even darker conspiracy emerges.
Living on the run already isn’t easy… But for Aidan and Marty, things are about to get even more complicated.
After a traumatic childhood, Aidan, a.k.a Scorcher, was taken in by the villainous and elusive organization known as Iris.
Meanwhile, police officer Marty was living a double life as well under the moniker, Chill, alongside the other super heroes in the Solaris Circle.
Now, they’re a couple, pursued by villain and hero alike. But they still have a common mission.
Will they be able to take down Iris all on their own? Will their relationship survive the strain of life on the lam?
On top of everything else though, an even darker plot emerges as they grapple with the challenges they already face. Can they set everything else aside to thwart this greater evil?
Thin Ice, the thrilling sequel to Scorcher, answers these questions, and asks new ones too.
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A literally hot supervillain finds romance in spite of everything…
October 20, 2012
Scorcher is the name of a female supervillain who tries to live a normal life and finds romance, all the while, fulfilling her obligations to the evil organization that kidnapped her as a child.
Though she tries to live a normal life, Scorcher’s criminal life and past sins circle around her and hurt her both physically and emotionally. Throughout the book we see her deal with those issues in different ways and grow from them.
Quite a bit of the book is spent out of costume but it still has a lot of superhero action in it. Though, even in the calmer moments, we are always aware that the protagonist’s supervillain problems and powers exist. Which is a good thing, as far as the writing is concerned. There are a lot of books out there that only use the superhero/villain angle as flavor text and not as part of the plot as a whole. In those books you could easily swap out the “superhero” thing for policeman or some other job, making that sci-fi aspect of the book unnecessary. This book maintains that superhero/villain aspect and keeps it relevant to the story as a whole, all the while weaving a romantic tale into it as well.
The romance in this book is well written. You don’t get that instant thing where the heroes fall in love just because they’re the two most sexy people in the room. they are, of course, the two most sexy people in the room, but that’s beside the point. It takes a while before any connection is truly made. A lot of flirting goes on, which is nice. It isn’t a slow burn, but it isn’t an instant flame either. I appreciated that, since it felt real in the context of the story.
Action/Romance, plus a literally HOT supervillain protagonist, equals 5 Stars.
Adventure, feminine perspective on the super-hero action genre
January 23, 2018
I can’t even begin to start on how much I loved this book.
The lead character is complicated. The thematic questions about good and evil are thought-provoking. The relationships between characters are vivid, the super-hero parts are great if you are normally a fan of the genre, but not so over-done that a casual reader would be turned off.
It’s a female perspective, and kind of introspective, which was refreshing.
I could go on and on. Buy this book.
This is a different take on a villain story … Is she bad because she was born that way or because it is her job? Or is she even truly bad or is it a misconception due to the circumstances she was forced to grow up in?
This was an engaging story that made me think alot about the nature of the image we perceive of ourselves…are we what we think we are or how others see us? What exactly is our reality?
The action and adventure are nonstop with a dash of suspense and intrigue just to round out the story 😀 I can not wait to read more of this series as I can not quite figure what happens next .
**this book is for adults only
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Cover Art: Dafne Salazar
Additional Character Art: Eveli Liivak
Additional Character Art: Jen Watson