cover image The Private Life of Jane Maxwell

The Private Life of Jane Maxwell

Jenn Gott. Jennifer Gott, $3.99 e-book (348p) ISBN 978-0-9908914-4-4

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)