Hey, it’s release day! Hard Times: Neutrinoman and Lightningirl: A Love Story, Episode 5 is out.
I’ll have the blurb below, and yes, it’s on sale, but as this release has been approaching I’ve realized something strange.
Even though I wrote this book several years ago (I’m really behind with this series) and planned its release last December, it’s a book for this moment.
For those not familiar with this series, it’s a boy-meets-girl kind of story, one where they are both superheroes and they have to keep saving the world while falling in love and trying to build a relationship. It’s fun with realistic characters and some crazy action.
But in this episode our protagonist, Nik Nichols (aka Neutrinoman), is “detained,” locked away, struggling to get by with almost no human contact. He’s dealing with serious isolation. During the spring of 2020 with the COVID-19 pandemic you would call this extreme social distancing.
That’s the 2005 timeline, this books is told from two different times. In the 2025 timeline, our heroes have long been isolated and they’re looking to do something about that.
See. It’s so weird. A coincidence, I know, but one that feels bizarre given what we are going through in the world right now.
I love this episode. It’s one where I was really surprised because everything does change and the series moves itself in a different direction.
So it is on sale now for the next couple weeks for $0.99 (in the US). Here’s the blurb. Check it out, it’s a fun read and given the isolation elements may be a good way to reflect a bit on it.
Everything will change…
Detained in a secret government prison and stripped of his powers, Nik Nichols (aka Neutrinoman) must face a new kind of enemy.
Deprived of human contact and with only a faceless interrogator to talk to, Nik must battle his inner demons, find new abilities, and dig deeper. Can he survive prison and find a way to face the looming alien threat?
From the author of Woody and June versus the Apocalypse comes a fun, romantic, superhero adventure. Hard Times is episode 5 of Neutrinoman and Lightningirl: A Love Story.