QSFer Damien Benoit-Ledoux has a new MM superhero/urban fantasy book out in his Guardians series – The Rise of Dark Flame:
Alienated best friends Quinn McAlester and Blake Hargreaves silently pass one another in the hallways of Portsmouth High School, no longer trading friendly glances or warm smiles, all thanks to Agent Victor Kraze, the man who succeeded in tearing them apart and beguiling Blake to join The Order, a secret organization with evil motives and controversial goals.
Every day, uncelebrated superhero Quinn masquerades as an ordinary teenager at home, work, and at school, hanging out with his dads, close friends, and his boyfriend, Keegan while helplessly watching Blake change into someone he no longer recognizes. In secret, he rescues people in danger as the city’s unsung superhero while evading the Department of Homeland Security’s attempts to capture him. As time passes, he forges new alliances that will help him take down The Order.
Having run away from home to accept the welcoming arms of the luxury life Victor has offered him, Blake embraces every opportunity to accompany The Order’s agents on close-to-home missions that challenge him in ways he never expected. When Blake begins showing signs of erratic and threatening behavior, Victor realizes he must accelerate his plans to keep Blake engaged in the Order’s new objectives or risk everything he has worked to build.
When city officials realize a second, more menacing super-powered being has arrived, they are forced to reach out to the hero they hunted and ostracized and trust their blue superhero will protect their city from certain doom before it’s too late.
THE RISE OF DARK FLAME is the third book of the GUARDIANS series, a tale of unexpected teenage superheroes and villains. GUARDIANS is a fun superhero/urban fiction novel series based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. With lovable characters, exciting action, memorable moments, and unexpected twists, GUARDIANS is sure to delight all fans of the genre.
The Guardians Series is the story of Quinn McAlester and his best friend Blake Hargreaves, high school classmates who acquire super powers through a freak accident. Quinn is a mildly popular, in-the-closet gay and kindhearted guy who lacks the confidence to be himself wants to see his friends and classmates strive to live their best life. Blake is an unpopular student with an impatient attitude and short-fused temper who resents anyone who seems to have it easy in life. As time passes and their super powers grow, Quinn and Blake’s friendship crumbles and the boys must make difficult choices. In Guardians, an unsuspecting hero will rise above his insecurities and face unexpected challenges and heartbreak as he discovers just how dangerous super powers really are.
Guardians is a fun superhero/urban fantasy novel series based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. With lovable characters, exciting action, memorable moments, and unexpected twists, Guardians is sure to delight all fans of the genre.
Damien’s mind is a magical and nerdy place where fantastic heroes defend amazing worlds from dangerous villains who run amuck in an epic struggle to take over the universe. Recently, the brightest and best from this colorful cast of characters have made their way into notes, plots, stories, and novels for you to read and enjoy.
Damien strongly believes the real world we live in should be a place where LGBTQA equality and acceptance are second nature and never questioned. When he’s not working or spending time with his husband and their dog, Damien weaves this philosophy into the exciting lives of his characters and the fantastic space battles and romances they endure so they’ll stop taking over his dreams at night.
And finally, he wants you to remember a very important thing: No matter how bad your day is at work, it’s always important to be grateful that you don’t work for a Sith Lord.