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Superheroes Are for Adults Too

When I tell people that I write superhero-themed romance, many will respond, “Oh, you must write YA (Young Adult) books.”
“No,” I reply. “I write superhero stories with adult characters in adult situations that have suspense, action, romance, and … have you seen the recent Marvel and DC films?”

About half of them say that they haven’t watched those movies and have never read a comic book. Even if they enjoy thrillers and action flicks, they still consider superhero movies to be for kids.

But superhero stories are much more than fanciful tales. They employ archetypes found in ancient Greek plays. They include themes of forgiveness, the hero’s journey, and redemption.

And let’s not forget the theme of love.

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