Today I have Nicole Pouchet on the blog with her fandom filled post on superpowers! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did and make sure to enter the giveaway linked below for a chance to win a copy of her book Layla’s Gale.
Waiting for Superpowers by Nicole Pouchet
I have a confession to make. I’m still waiting for my super-hero powers to manifest. They didn’t develop at puberty. And I watched enough X-Men cartoons to be pretty disappointed when I got extra bodily hair but no Storm-like weather manipulation skills at 13.
I avidly watched all eight seasons of Charmed, the show about sister witches, wishing I had Piper’s power to stop and start time. The show started while I was in college, so of course getting more time to study or party or sleep would have changed my irresponsible, procrastinating life. Now, I just wonder if Piper aged while time stood still for everyone else. That could be a downside!
I’m now an unapologetic Doctor Who fan, but I know I won’t be visited by a man in a blue box who accidentally bestows marvelous power upon me. The TARDIS won’t grant me Bad Wolf status to give life to those I wish. I can’t create myself throughout the universe at will. It’s a shame.
So, I wrote my own characters with their own kick-ass super-powers. My paranormal romance series, Elemental Myths, follows four women who discover they’re each guardians of one of nature’s elements—wind, fire, earth, and water.
Their powers become clear when they meet their mates. (It’s a yin-yang thing, not a “dependent on a man” thing.) As I wrote the first book, Layla’s Gale, A Paranormal Romance, I realized that I could go quite far with this concept. The big question is which of these powers I’d want for my very own if the gods finally correct their error in making me a muggle.
Layla gets to control the wind. This is the substance that’s all around us. So, with that power, she can cause freak storms, stop horrible accidents, push anyone anywhere, run really fast, fly… the options are limitless!
That should be the obvious choice, but now I’m writing about fire for book 2. And, I must go with the power to control fire and heat. Besides never having to be cold again, Cadence, the fire elemental, ends up guiding everything that heat can possibly affect. She doesn’t just start fires; she can manipulate electrical circuits and heat any substance to any temperature. In one scene, Cadence accidentally increases an entire audience’s libido.
Yes, fire is the definite choice for this non-practicing pyromaniac.
Check back when I’m writing the story of Riley, the earth elemental. I’m sure she’ll have some fun with the stuff that’s under our feet at all times (even if it’s floors and floors below). And, to the final elemental’s benefit, water is present in 75% of the planet and our bodies. The possibilities are endless!
Check out the Elemental Myths series!
Cieba’s Grace – Prequel to Layla’s Gale
Still amazed to be an adult, Nicole Pouchet co-owns a marketing agency and writes paranormal romance novels. She has managed to center her life around raising her two small sons and being true to her family, and is happiest near the water. She lives in Leesburg, Virginia with her husband and two small sons.
Nicole’s paranormal romance series, Elemental Myths, began with Ceiba’s Grace, A Paranormal Romance Novella, published in December 2013. Book one of the series, Layla’s Gale, A Paranormal Romance, was released on April 1, 2014. Publishers Weekly said Nicole Pouchet “provides an intriguing blend of the earthly and supernatural worlds with emotional telepathy, reincarnation, superhero-like powers, and explosive carnal energy.”
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