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Paperback Details
  • 07/2017
  • 978-0-692-73150-5
  • 348 pages
  • $14.99
Ebook Details
  • 07/2017
  • 978-0-9908914-4-4 B0743H95RH
  • 348 pages
  • $4.99
Jenn Gott
Author
The Private Life of Jane Maxwell
Jenn Gott, author

Adult; Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror; (Market)

As the creator of a popular new comics franchise, Jane Maxwell knows a thing or two about heroes, but has no illusions of being one herself. All of that is shattered, however, when she finds herself swept into a parallel world—one where her characters are real, and her parallel self is their leader.

There’s just one problem: that Jane is missing.

Under the growing danger of a deadly new villain named UltraViolet, the team has no choice but to ask Jane to do the impossible: step into the suit left behind by her double, become the hero that they need her to be. But with budding powers that threaten to overwhelm her, a family she only half-recognizes, and the parallel version of her dead wife staring her in the face, navigating her alternate life proves harder than she ever imagined…

Reviews
Gott (The Lady of Souls) kicks off her superpowered Hopefuls series with the exhilarating origin story of comics writer turned superhero Jane Maxwell, aka Captain Lumen. Jane is recently widowed and has just been fired from her dream job at Quantum Zero Comics. Her old friend Cal introduces her to a group of costumed heroes shockingly similar to those in her comic Hopefuls, which she based on games played by her childhood friends. Fleeing from a surprise attack by mutant raptors, Jane is transported to a parallel world almost identical to her own, save for two vital facts: her friends (and parallel Jane) are the superheroes they pretended to be as kids, and her late wife is alive. Original Jane has been recruited by this universe to fill in for her missing counterpart in the battle against a deadly supervillain. But she doesn’t have an ounce of power to her name—or so she thinks. Gott aims true in this action-packed, emotionally resonant series opener about hope and heroism in the face of overwhelming loss. Fans of superhero stories are sure to be entertained. (BookLife)
The Lesbian Review – K. Aten

The Private Life of Jane Maxwell did a great job of drawing a line between the comic book reality and the reality of good fiction.

Tor.com – Liz Bourke

This is a fast, fun book. . . . [A] queer homage to superhero television.

Formats
Paperback Details
  • 07/2017
  • 978-0-692-73150-5
  • 348 pages
  • $14.99
Ebook Details
  • 07/2017
  • 978-0-9908914-4-4 B0743H95RH
  • 348 pages
  • $4.99

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