A Karma Girl Christmas

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A Karma Girl Christmas

Bigtime superhero series, short story

"A Karma Girl Christmas" is a novella by Jennifer Estep set in the town of Bigtime and featuring the Fearless Five (the superheroes that protect the town) as well as the evil ubervillains that constantly try to wreak havoc. It's Christmas time and Karma Girl has been chosen to guard the toys for the Oodles o' Stuff store's annual Christmas charity drive since she is the newbie member of the Fearless Five. It promises to be a boring task until the Mintilator and Caveman Stan decide that they want to ruin everyone's Christmas and sell all of the gifts but Karma Girl is going to foil their nefarious plans if it is the last thing she does. A cute Christmas-themed tale featuring the tongue-in-cheek adventures of the heroes and villains of Bigtime. Also included are the first two chapters from the three first three novels in the series: "Karma Girl", which explains how Carmen Cole started her less than stellar relationship with the Fearless superheroes of Bigtime; "Hot Mama", focusing on Fiera aka Fiona Fine; and "Jinx", which tells the tale of Bella Bulluci, who is less than enamored with the superheroes that are always around since one of them is marrying into the Bulluci family. An entertaining light read.

Book Blurb for A Karma Girl Christmas

It's Christmas time in Bigtime, New York, but society reporter Carmen Cole isn't in the mood to celebrate since her husband, Sam, has to go on a business trip and might not make it home for the holiday. But Carmen has plenty to keep her busy, since she moonlights as Karma Girl, a member of the Fearless Five superhero team.

On Christmas Eve, Carmen, as Karma Girl, is assigned to guard toys, clothes, food, and more that are intended for needy children and their families. But an ubervillain also has his eye on the toys and plans to steal and then sell them to the highest bidder. Carmen will have to use all her empathic powers just to stay alive, not to mention make sure Christmas is a happy one for all the kids who are counting on her. It's all in a night's work for a superhero ...

Note: This is a 14,000-word story that takes place after the events of Jinx, the third book in the Bigtime series. It can also be read as a stand-alone story.

Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2011 4.00