The idea actually came from a children’s television show about superheroes that my kids loved to watch. It got me thinking about using it for a theme in a future book. Then I started looking around and realized there just aren’t that many superhero-themed books for older teen girls and young adults, so I decided to write one of my own!

I drew inspiration from a lot of different places but mostly from movies and shows that I love which feature the theme. The Incredibles movie gave me the inspiration to make a full superhero family instead of an orphan. I love the way that movie shows how super families can do everyday things and face normal family squabbles.

Hero High is another movie that influenced me and also the Power Rangers, both of which have teenaged characters. I knew I wanted to include some of the high school experience even though this series is aimed at the older teen and upper-YA crowd. So this series will begin a couple of months prior to our characters’ graduation. They will have some big decisions to make regarding their futures.

Another element of inspiration was the comics. I tried to give my characters layers and introduce villains that could have longevity in the series. While I don’t plan to have a hundred volumes like a comic book might, I do hope to continue this series through several books and give our characters time to grow. As of now, I already have the next book entirely outlined & halfway written and several plot points worked out for books three and four. I’ll introduce some more characters along the way, there might be a bit of betrayal in the future, and one super may even switch sides at one point. So stay tuned!


About Masked

by J.D. Wright

Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Publication Date: August 15th 2017
Genre: Upper YA Paranormal/Superheroes


Vada’s To-Do List:

– Turn 18 (check!)

– Register super name

– Order supersuit

– Attend superhero indoctrination

– Graduate high school

– Start kicking criminal tail

Vada Lawson can’t wait to be a superhero. Born into a family with special powers, she’s been training to fight criminals and villains her whole life. But her indoctrination into the underground super community is derailed when normals start breaking out in superpowers themselves.

Not trained to control their new abilities, the normals are frightened and vulnerable. Then their mutilated corpses begin turning up all over town. What the heck?

Somehow, with the help—and hindrance—of an annoying newly-minted super named Orion, Vada has to stop the chaos before it destroys her and everything she holds dear…and ruins her superhero debut.

No one ever said that being a superhero was easy…

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About the Author
J.D. Wright is a military wife, mother of four, and author of paranormal and fantasy romance books filled with strong-willed heroines, swoon-worthy heroes, and sprinkled with humor and adventure. J.D. creates artistry in many ways, as a baker and cake artist by day and author by night. You can usually find her typing away at the computer or covered in frosting.

Since discovering she has a knack for writing, J.D. has so far written and self-published eight books of the Everealm and Songs of Everealm Series and is now venturing into the world of paranormal with her new superhero-themed series. She is an avid reader and lover of all things romance so she always includes a good love story in her paranormal and fantasy novels.


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