Death? Acceptable risk. Taxes? No problem. Ancient magical cutlery of mass destruction? Bad, very bad.
Following a brief foray into the world of superpowered vigilantism, extreme sports enthusiast and halfhearted tax preparer, Zita Garcia, wants her old life, her shiny new abilities, and none of the consequences. She’s even willing to hide her powers since the alternative means endangering her family and living life as a literal lab rat.
Unfortunately, supervillains are searching for the pieces of a decrepit magic dagger, hurting innocents and fueling nasty anti-super protests. Her close friends, who helped before, are barely speaking to her, and one of them stands in the path of the violent hunt for the knife.
Zita better dig out her mask—fast.
Human is the second in the Arca superhero urban fantasy series, and as a movie would be rated “R” for immoderate language, lame sexual innuendo, and comic book violence. While Human can be read as a standalone, it contains minor spoilers for the first book in the series.
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About the Author
Karen Diem is pretty certain people would rather read about upcoming releases than about her, but to be safe, she put information about both on her website.
For a quick overview, Karen was a nonfiction writer for a number of years. As she found herself unable to stop writing entirely, she decided to turn to her true vocation, fiction writing. The first work she was willing to publish became Super, and a new career was born.
Not surprisingly, Karen likes books, lots of books. She is also fond of her long-suffering family, big dogs, and the Oxford comma.