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Debra Jess Banner

Gillian Sanders prefers to swim beneath the surface of Mystic Bay, rather than live on land where no one sees her as a human because of her gills. However, vengeance for the dead refugees after the latest terrorist attack on Thunder City brings her out of the water. Despite working with the Thunder City defenders, she’s willing to break the law to get justice, and not even playboy superhero Evan Blackwood can stop her.

Evan Blackwood has had his sights on Gillian for years because of her renegade spirit, killer body, and passion for life. When Gillian asks for his help with her investigation, he jumps at the opportunity to prove that he’s more than just the womanizer everyone sees in the newspapers.

As their investigation brings them closer to danger, Gillian begins to see underneath the facade Evan shows the world. When morals are tested and desire burns bright between them, can Evan stop Gillian from breaking the law, or will he lose her forever to the depths of Mystic Bay?

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Thunder City – Where Superheroes Fall In Love

THUNDER CITY “BLOOD” & “SECRETS” SERIES

*Autographed print copies are now available through Cliff’s Books.

A Secret Love: Superhero Romance “Secrets” Series (Book 2)

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Dedicated to defending Thunder City, superhero Serena Jakes must work with the family of her ex-fiancé, Nik Blackwood, if she’s going to climb the ranks of Thunder City’s superhero community. Even worse, when her estranged sister sends a coded message begging for help, Nik’s younger brother, Alek, is the only one who steps up and offers his assistance.

Alek Blackwood fell in love with Serena the moment Nik introduced them. As Highlight, she has the ability to make sunlight dance at her fingertips, just like he has the ability to make lightning dance in the sky. Working with Serena over the years made him admire her for her dedication and loyalty to the superhero community. When Serena asks for aid, he knows this is the perfect time to show her he’s more than just Nik’s younger brother.

Alek risking his life for Serena’s family makes her see him in a new light. When the rescue takes a dangerous turn and the truth of long-buried emotions emerge, can Serena trust Alek with her heart? Or will the past come back to haunt them both?

Blood Hunter: Superhero Romance “Blood” Series (Book 2)

Hannah and Scott return to Thunder City, their love stronger than ever. The Oversight Committee has other ideas, and decides the two alternative humans must be separated because they are too dangerous together.

Refusing to comply, Hannah and Scott go on the run again. For Hannah, help comes from a sympathetic doctor who understands her ability to heal and promises to protect her from the Committee. Scott discovers his own mentor, who uses live ammunition and a take-no-prisoners attitude with Scott’s translocation power.

Both of them flourish under their new trainers, until Hannah asks Scott to investigate a young boy with mysterious surgical scars. Scott’s mentor tells him to ignore the request, that preparing for the coming war with the Court of Blood is more important than the life of one insignificant boy.

Scott fears he’s losing Hannah to her mentor and a medical mystery — and worse, that’s he’s losing his own humanity to fight a ruthless enemy.

Hannah and Scott are rebels in a city that prizes law and order. They rescued each other from Star Haven’s nightmare quarry prison, but can they save each other from a tangled web of intrigue while the Court of Blood pulls the threads tighter?

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A Secret Rose: Superhero Romance “Secrets” Series (Book1)

*Winner – Maggie Award, Best Romantic Novella

* Winner Golden Leaf – Best Romance Novella

* 2nd Place New England Readers’ Choice Awards

* 3rd Place Prism Awards

Secrets, like roses, have thorns.

Nikolaos Blackwood swore he would bring to justice the drug dealer known as Dodger. As Ghost, one of Thunder City’s alternative human defenders, it was Nik’s responsibility to keep his high school classmates safe. That included notorious bad girl Daniella Rose. Ten years later, he needs to locate Daniella to deliver an urgent request from her estranged family.

Dr. Daniella Rose finally believes she can lead a normal, happy life and focus on her relationship with Nik Blackwood — the one man she’s always wanted but could never have. Now that she’s back in Thunder City, she’ll do anything to keep him — except reveal her hidden Alt ability to shapeshift into Dodger, a secret identity she killed before graduation.

When a drug lord from Dani’s past threatens Nik’s life, Dani knows she’ll have to resurrect Dodger to rescue her man, even if exposing her secret could cost her Nik’s love — and her life.

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Blood Surfer – Superhero Romance “Blood” Series (Book 1)

*Winner  – National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award

Their destiny is written in blood

Welcome to Star Haven, where the police arrest and imprison alternative humans, if not execute them outright. When outlaw Hannah Quinn saves Officer Scott Grey’s life by bloodsurfing through his broken body, he winds up on the wrong side of the kill line.

Hannah blew any chance she had of escaping Star Haven when she chose to save Scott’s life. Scott has a reputation for killing Alts instead of arresting them. Now that she’s triggered his dormant Alt ability, he’s forced to go on the run with her until she can break his despised Alt power.

Suspicion dies hard after a lifetime of conditioning. Despite the threat to their lives, Hannah finds herself falling for the one man she can’t trust—and Scott falls for the woman who destroyed his life.

With love and mistrust at war in a city where betrayal can earn your freedom, will Hannah and Scott’s tenuous bond be enough to save them?

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