Heroes 'Til Curfew (Talent Chronicles #2) [NOOK Book]

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In the world of the Talent Chronicles, kids with supernatural abilities, Talents, are taken away to government-run research facilities from which they do not return. In this sequel to HUSH MONEY, all Joss wants is to be left alone—with Dylan. But as more Talents are imprisoned by the government, everyone’s looking for a leader. Some look to Joss, some to her worst enemy, Marco, whose new criminal plan threatens Joss’s family and friends. Joss wants to stand up to Marco, but Dylan’s protective instincts are ...
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Heroes 'Til Curfew (Talent Chronicles #2)

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Overview

In the world of the Talent Chronicles, kids with supernatural abilities, Talents, are taken away to government-run research facilities from which they do not return. In this sequel to HUSH MONEY, all Joss wants is to be left alone—with Dylan. But as more Talents are imprisoned by the government, everyone’s looking for a leader. Some look to Joss, some to her worst enemy, Marco, whose new criminal plan threatens Joss’s family and friends. Joss wants to stand up to Marco, but Dylan’s protective instincts are putting him in harm’s way. As the stakes get higher, can Joss find a way to embrace both the boy and her hero within?

Heroes 'Til Curfew contains strong language, violence, and some sensuality. Recommended for mature teens and up.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013088160
  • Publisher: Susan Bischoff
  • Publication date: 8/30/2011
  • Series: Talent Chronicles , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 341,818
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Susan Bischoff is an incurable romantic with a soft-spot for superheroes, those larger-than-life characters whose supernatural abilities set them apart from everyone else. Some are loved by all and known by none, some are woefully misunderstood and mistreated by those they serve. Traditionally, the life of the super-powered being seemed to her to be one destined for loneliness, and yet so deserving of a happily ever after. The Talent Chronicles series, which tells the stories of superhuman characters in a world that fears and persecutes them, was born out of her desire for happily ever after in the superhero realm. For superhero hook-ups! Superhero Romance! These are stories for those who love romantic storylines in television shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Smallville, and in movie series like Batman, Superman, and The X-Men. She's been known to say, "These are stories for people who wished Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor could have worked things out."

Susan lives in Tennessee with her high-school sweetheart husband, a daughter, two cats, and one, big puppy. She loves most everything girly: sewing, knitting, and other needlework crafts, baking, doll collecting, shojo manga, and is particularly fond of things that are pink. Another favorite pastime is replaying the kissing scene at the end of the BBC's North and South.
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  • Posted September 1, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Worth the wait!

    In this much anticipated sequel to Bischoff's Hush Money we finally get exactly what we've been waiting for--MOAR JOSS AND DYLAN! The whole he likes me, he likes me not finally comes to fruition against a backdrop of more evil plotting by Marco, which makes him a villain you more than love to hate--you want to destroy. If you thought he was awful in Hush Money, you ain't seen nothin' yet. Bischoff unwaveringly ups the stakes for all the Talents in Fairview who all want to mobilize--and want Joss to lead them. As I read this book I laughed, I cried, and I changed my mind about fifty times about what kind of Talent *I* want because she kept introducing new cool ones. This is a must read for fans of superhero romance.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2012

    Great book!!!!!

    This is one of the best books ive ever read and i read... a lot. I lovr this book and highly recommened it for people who like not normal books with people who have special abilities. U absolutly have to read this book!

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  • Posted August 23, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    Very good story! Can't wait for the next one (I hope there is a

    Very good story! Can't wait for the next one (I hope there is a next
    one). The continuing story of Joss and Dylan, how they deal with falling
    in love and having supernatural powers. It's great!

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  • Posted July 13, 2012

    An Excellent Sequel to Hush Money

    Where as Hush Money was a suburban fantasy, Heroes’ til Curfew was more of a paranormal romance. An interesting change, which I didn’t expect, but at at the same time, didn’t surprise me, considering the ending of Hush Money. Heroes ‘Til Curfew started off a bit slower than Hush Money. For a while, I was afraid it’d lack the fast paced action I loved in Hush Money. Reading Hush Money was like sprinting a marathon — all go, go, go! Heroes ‘Til Curfew, on the other hand, started off walking, then picked up to an easy jog with a couple of burst of energy which led to a wee bit of running. For the most part, the pacing was more typical of what I’d expect in a novel, so definitely not a bad thing. So paranormal romance I say? The romance started off sweet… rather innocent. Cute, I’d say… then it turned intense and hot. At times, it was like being in an adult novel. Good thing? Bad thing? I don’t know. It’s easy to pretend that teenagers don’t have similar feelings as adults… simply because we want them to be sweet and innocent. However, if you’ve spent time in high schools, as I have, you’re likely to come across some hot make-out sessions. Excuse me, young lady, but I believe your need to pull your skirt down and get off his lap. In this sequel, sex seemed to play a huge role in the plot… not that the characters were having sex, but rather sexual issues weren’t skirted and sex seemed to influence many of the actions (heroes and villains alike). One thing I did notice was Ms. Bischoff truly tried to address the issues of rape in this work. I read quite a bit of criticism on the subject in Hush Money. This time around, I got the impression she wanted to clear up any misconceptions. Josh was quite different this time around. She’d grown into her role as leader and advocate. No more hiding in the shadows, waiting for others to get out of the mess they got themselves into. She was a true player. The cautious side was still there — don’t get caught — but she wasn’t afraid to step forward. In Heroes ‘Til Curfew, her flaw was the inability to trust. Would she learn to let others help her? Dylan… hmmm. He had quite a bit more of a point of view in this work. However, it still seemed mostly Josh’s story. His presence (other than being Josh’s love interest) seemed more to prove his worth to Josh. To show he was more than breakable glass. In truth, that really wasn’t his problem, but rather Josh’s perception of him (her problem). Again, her inability to trust others interfered with her relationships. And the villain! Marco returns. We actually got an opportunity to spend some time in his head, and I loved it. At one time, I actually thought I understood him, thought he had some redeemable qualities, and he was just misunderstood due to his circumstances. I really rooted for him to have a pivotal moment and come around. Well, I’m not going to ruin the ending… you can read the story to see if he turned good or not. The only thing I really didn’t like and think slowed the story down was the characters spent way too much time thinking. I’m not sure if it was intentional. Sometimes I thought it was, as side characters would note the contemplative silences. Hey, are you listening to me? Or characters would mentally yell at themselves to stop thinking so much. Personally, I would have preferred a bit of brevity in the internal dialogue area. All in all, Hereos ’til Curfew was an excellent sequel to Hush Money.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2012

    I love this book...

    I really hope there's gonna be another one! Is there?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2012

    Super heros for this generation

    Sweet romance, lots of fights with super bad guys. It's comics in novel form! I want more!!!

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  • Posted March 31, 2012

    Great Story

    So this sequel to Hush Money is great. There is an actual relationship between Dylan and Joss. Marco ups his game and shows us just how far he is willing to go. There are more fights and new villans. Joss still wants to help everyone and of course she always gets in trouble because of it, but Dylan is right there with her the whole time. They make a great team and I love their relationship.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2012

    Awsome

    Is there going to be a third one?

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  • Posted February 21, 2012

    First book was better

    I'm about halfway through this book and wondering whether I should bother to finish. There are far too many fight scenes: very "left hook, right cross, left hook" style. In the first book, it was tolerable as it only really came up toward the end, but in this one, it feels like the main character is constantly looking for trouble, policing without any backup. I wouldn't mind her attitude if the writing didn't suffer during these scenes. There's a lot of action that would make for a good tv episode, but dull reading. I'd have liked more character work. We know Joss is socially inept; show us how she deals with this instead of restating the obvious. A survivor looks to compensate for inadequacies, and I'm not seeing enough of that. A last minute, sudden epiphany isn't going to make up for it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2012

    Sadddd!

    Im guessing this is the last book!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2012

    LOVED IT MUST READ!!!"

    This book is fast paced with a lot of action and some romance. It keeps you hooked till the very end. I think it was even better than the first book. Cant wait till the next one comes out.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2011

    It was great

    It was great and i love the idea of talents but..... WHERES ETHEN? Like really wheres everyone from Impulse Control?

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  • Posted October 4, 2011

    Great Boook

    Highly recommended. Keeps your interest. Make sure that you read book #1 first.

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  • Posted October 4, 2011

    Page Turner

    The second book in the Talent Chronicles was so worth the wait. The relationship between Dylan and Joss is mesmerizing. I so can't wait until the next installment. This is a must read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2011

    REALLY good! READ IT!!

    I like this book because it tied together a lot of what happened in the first book Hush Money. If you like love, fighting, and pretty much anything else, I'd definitely recommend you read it.

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  • Posted October 3, 2011

    Strong Second Book

    Book stays true to the first in this series and to it's genre. Clean grammar and spelling, fast moving. Could use a little more direction; characters start to lose forward push towards the end, but this can be picked up easily in the next book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2011

    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!!!

    Waited for this book on pins and needles, and was not disappointed! Loved it! Definitely a series I think people of all ages would enjoy! Can't wait for more!

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  • Posted September 27, 2011

    A strong new voice in YA Lit!

    Susan Bischoff has created a cool new world for YA Lit. Super-Hero-type "Talents", romance, teen angst, comedy. She covers it all, with good characters that you can't help but root for! In a market flooded with vampires, werewolf's, fairies, etc., it's nice to have something new and fresh as The Talent Chronicles.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2011

    SO GOOD!

    Lived up to my expectations, can't wait for the next one!!!

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  • Posted September 20, 2011

    BookWhisperer Reviews Heroes til Curfew

    Joss is a kick ass character that gained a lot respect from readers with nature leaders and heroine persona that was revealed Hush Money. Hereos 'til Curfew offers the same action packed and powerful read that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. As the romance between Joss and Dylan accelerates in this book readers will relish in the developments that were lacking in Hush Money. As their love continues to grow Joss and Dylan will find that their lists of enemies are growing quickly. As desperate times call for desperate measures they will find themselves closer to be discovering discovered than ever before. Now they will have to decide if they have the power to be on the offensive and protect themselves. The ending of Heroes 'til Curfew will wrap up the story we began in Hush Money, as well as, set building blocks for more.

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