Everybody in Chicago has a “superhero sighting” story. So when a villain attacks editorial assistant Gail Godwin and she’s rescued by superhero Blaze, it’s a great story, and nothing more. Until it happens again. And again.
Now, the media has dubbed her Hostage Girl, nobody remembers her real name, and people are convinced that Blaze is just Gail’s boyfriend Jeremy in disguise. Gail’s not so sure. All she knows is that when both Jeremy and Blaze leave town in the same week, she’s probably doomed. Who will save her now?
But when the villains miraculously lose interest, Gail is able to return to her life... until she wakes up strapped to a metal table by a mad scientist who hasn’t read the news. Escaping, and now more than human herself, she’s drawn into a secret underground world of superheroes. She’ll have to come to terms with her powers (and weakness) to make it in the new society, and it’s not easy. After all, there’s a new villain on the rise, and she has her sights set on the one and only Hostage Girl.
They say that the stars aligned in perfect harmony in early October of 1984, creating a celestial site unseen before or after, wowing people across time and space... and Rory Gilmore was born. The next day, Lexie Dunne burst forth into the world, and even better, she's not fictional. Now, years and years later, she's a science-fiction fantasy author with a love for superheroes, sarcastic women protagonists, Boston Terriers, and Dr Pepper. Not necessarily in that order.