Impulse Control (Talent Chronicles) [NOOK Book]

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Talents, kids with supernatural powers, are taken from their families and forced into government research facilities called State Schools. At one such school, a group of Talents must work together to stop a dangerous experiment that’s already killed two of their peers and threatens others. If they’re caught they face Detention, and Detention at a State School has a whole different meaning.

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Impulse Control (Talent Chronicles)

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Overview

Talents, kids with supernatural powers, are taken from their families and forced into government research facilities called State Schools. At one such school, a group of Talents must work together to stop a dangerous experiment that’s already killed two of their peers and threatens others. If they’re caught they face Detention, and Detention at a State School has a whole different meaning.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011242588
  • Publisher: Susan Bischoff
  • Publication date: 3/20/2011
  • Series: Talent Chronicles
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 29,096
  • Age range: 13 years
  • File size: 767 KB

Meet the Author

I’ve got a thing for love stories and superheroes. I'm working on something I call the Talent Chronicles. This series began with my desire for more superheroes! More romance! More Superhero!Romance.Talents are people born with supernatural abilities, trying to find their way in a world that fears and wants to control them. I like to explore how the things that make us different from each other sometimes make life difficult, and sometimes are the making of us. These stories are for people who love Buffy, wanted more romance in Heroes, and thought Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor should have worked things out.The first Talent Chronicles novel, Hush Money, is currently available with a sequel, Heroes 'Til Curfew, coming in 2011.A Talent Chronicles short story, Impulse Control, appears in the Kiss Me, Kill Me Anthology with several other awesome indies. That's available here on Smashwords and proceeds go to charity. The story is also available singly as a free download.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2011

    Great companion story!

    Up until this point in the Talent Chronicles, we know almost nothing about State Schools except that you DO NOT want to end up in one. This story gives an insider's perspective on State School #15, and helps remedy that.
    As always, Ms. Bischoff's imagination and storycrafting is amazing. I especially loved the family element and how the kids resisted NIAC oppression.
    Of course, there was some humor, some romance, some sarcasm, and some general butt-kicking, which made the story that much more enjoyable.
    Side note: cameo!
    Yes, Impulse Control is short. It's not supposed to be long, or even medium-length; it wouldn't be a SHORT STORY if it was. And besides, it's free! This story is supposed to add a little bit of insight to the Talent world, and maybe! give some background to characters/situations that will appear in the regular series in the future.
    Definitely worth reading, possibly more than once.
    Can't wait for Heroes Under Siege!!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2012

    Good story

    This story was good, but had bad language which in my opinion is not presentable in a great book. This could have been amazing but the writer used bad language and did not take the store to the point where it could have been taken.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    LOVE IT

    I didn't have any problem reading this book. The plotline was great and I could really get into the story. Yes, it did end very quickly and I feel like the author could have added at least another100 pages, BUT for a short story it was excellent.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 8, 2011

    Awesome

    Awesome, but tooo short:(

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 4, 2011

    Good

    Thia book was good. This book comes BEFORE Hush money. Also, Ellas talent is to heal/recreate things. And finally, this is a pretty good opener too hush money. Good quick read, can'tnwait for more.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 20, 2011

    Okat But...

    I thought this book was good, but it was way shorter then you thought it would. Of the115 pages it has only 86 of them were the story. Also the author didn't develope the characters enough. Half way through the book I was wondering what talent Ella had again, and who had the talent who let them recreate/ heal things. Another thing I didn't like was it was hard to figure out the setting, how old they were, and I really didn't have a clue what was happening for a while. Also the author added a lot of unnessesary swearing, that I really didn't thing the story really needed. All in all this is a nice quick read that will make you think about what it would be like to have weird talents/powers.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 3, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Pretty good!

    In the world of the Talent Chronicles, kids born with supernatural powers are taken from their families and forced into government research facilities called State Schools. At one such school, a dangerous experiment has killed two young inmates and threatens others. Ethan, a shape-shifter, is reluctantly recruited by his best friend Karen, a telepath, and Elle, the unique Talent he has a crush on, to thwart the faculty's plans. If they're caught they face Detention, and Detention at a State School has a whole different meaning.

    "Impulse Control" is a short story of approximately 12,000 words and contains some strong language. Concerned parents are encouraged to read for suitability before downloading this title for tween/younger teen readers.

    My Review - This book was short, sweet and pretty good. I liked reading this because I couldn't put it down and that's what I'd been lacking in the last book I read. I've already started the second book in the series and I'm looking forward to getting into it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 7, 2011

    Excellent intro to the world of Talents!

    Um, can I say MOAR ETHAN PLEASE? Fun, quick jaunt into the dark world of the State Schools. A nice tide me over until Heroes Til Curfew. And seriously...Susan...more Ethan...

    Impulse Control is a short story set in Bischoff's Talent Chronicles world, where kids with supernatural abilities must keep them secret or be carted off to state schools, which are really more like a cross between government prisons and training grounds. This story is set in one such school and introduces us to a wide and interesting cast as they band together to stop a heinous experiment in the facility. Can absolutely be read before or outside of Bischoff's debut Hush Money (which is equally awesome).

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2012

    Meh

    A quick read...not that interesting though

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2012

    Missing

    Mine is missing the story all i got was the excerpts anyone else have this problem

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2012

    I recommend this but, but it is very short!

    I liked what was there but I wish there was more! I can't wait to find out what happens next!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 22, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    Great short story in the Talent series. I loved the characters,

    Great short story in the Talent series. I loved the characters, and
    can't wait to see how she ties everyone together from the two different parts!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2012

    Interesting but meant for the older YA audience

    2 stars

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2012

    Loved it

    Very good short story

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2012

    Cool

    Ya but nothung there at the school for x-men is wrong and the book sounds good

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2012

    A youth version of x men

    This could be a good new series for young teens

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2012

    Lol

    Hey anybody wanna chat? Title it wolfkiss if u do

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 5, 2012

    Very cool!

    This was a super enjoyable read about teenage Talents who are locked away so their superpowers can be controlled and harnassed. Fun gang of characters and I really liked it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2012

    Looks great

    This book looks great cant wait to read.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 23, 2012

    Interesting world with new spin on paranormal

    At this stage it's difficult to come up with original twists on the paranormal, vampires are thick on the ground and weres and shifters too. This novella introduces a dystopian, contemporary vision for YA that lovers of Uglies, etc. by Scott Westerfeld will enjoy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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