“As if finding her fiancé and her best friend in bed together on her wedding day was not enough, Carmen Cole had discovered their secret identities as well. Beneath their shredded clothes are the spandex suits that reveal that Matt is the superhero known as the Machinator and Karen is his nemesis, the uber-villain, Crusher. From that moment on Carmen had made it her mission rid the world of all the lying superheroes and uber-villians by using her reporter’s instincts and deductive reasoning to expose them to the public. Carmen had traveled from town to town, newspaper to newspaper doing just that. It had finally landed her a job at the Exposẻ in Bigtime, NY where she had unmasked the identity of Tornado a member of the elite superhero team known as the Fearless Five.
Unfortunately the popular superhero had committed suicide as result of her feature and Carmen had gone from hero to zero overnight. Talk about bad Karma. Busted down to doing fluff pieces for the society column, Carmen’s sleuthing days are over, or they were until she was kidnapped off the street by the Terrible Triad, the F5’s archnemesises.
Faced with a fate worse than death for failure Carmen is released with a mission, to discover the secret identity of F5’s leader, Striker, and report back to Malefica. Carmen’s hopes to umask the uber-villians instead using her usual method of finding their connection to the superheroes. To do so she must first discover the identities of the Fearless 5. Ironically Carmen has grown close to Striker, who had recently saved her from a near rape. She fantasizes about him, and when she discovers his true identity she finds she cares about him even more. Once she identifies his alter-ego the rest of the pieces fall easily into place.
Unfortunately the identity of Malefica comes as a complete shock and more shocking still is how Carmen has played right into her hands. Now the Fearless 5 are facing extinction and the only way Carmen can redeem her Karma is to rescue them herself … or die trying.
Quite different from the numerous dark urban fantasies that have taken the genre by storm, this story has a genuine comic book quality, sure to please the younger reader and fans of lighter paranormal fare. The characters are larger than life, but also very human. The members of the F5 are still reeling from the death of their comrade and each deals with it in a different way, which also affects the way they deal with Carmen. Carmen learns a valuable lesson, that exacting revenge doesn’t make things better but only causes more pain. Luckily the Fearless 5 are big enough to give her a second chance and one of them will give her his heart. KARMA GIRL is a fast paced and fun romantic fantasy read. - For PNR Reviews”