Impulse Control (Talent Chronicles)

Impulse Control (Talent Chronicles)

by Susan Bischoff

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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.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940011242588
Publisher: Susan Bischoff
Publication date: 03/20/2011
Series: Talent Chronicles
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 649,722
File size: 785 KB
Age Range: 13 Years

About 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.

Customer Reviews

Impulse Control (Talent Chronicles) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 146 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Mckim Jean-Pierre More than 1 year ago
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.
Kim Gehrmann More than 1 year ago
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.
KasiLou More than 1 year ago
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.
kaitnolan More than 1 year ago
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).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mine is missing the story all i got was the excerpts anyone else have this problem
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked what was there but I wish there was more! I can't wait to find out what happens next!
j2smith79935 More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This could be a good new series for young teens
SusanHatlerReads More than 1 year ago
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.
NerdyBirdCA More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was pretty good, but kind of short. I wouldn't consider it a kids book. It' s much more suitable for teens.
Melanie Zhang More than 1 year ago
Awesome, but tooo short:(
Sue Cudworth More than 1 year ago
I hate the ending but im in love with the concept of talents
V V More than 1 year ago
Its too short! I feel like it ended way to quickly. I would like it better if the author would finish the story in one long book. Good story, but ends quickly.
jorolle1 More than 1 year ago
I actually read Hush Money I expected more from this book. It's still decent and I can't wait for more books about the talents.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sounds interesting
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I actually liked this a little better than the first in the series, Hush Money. We see what goes on in those State Schools and what's really being done to the Talents that are sent there. I wish it had been longer though, it's actually shorter because the back includes excerpts from both Hush Money and Heroes 'til Curfew. Can't to see these kids in future installments and hopefully busted out of School forever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's more of an advertizement for the series than a book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
80 pages of content. Children with special abilities are being held in a high- security government facility, where they are trained to control their powers. Romance and some action. Well- written. Very few errors. I am neutral towards this book, although it does keep me interested. - Dancingkitten