Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Review: KAPOW: Bad Girls Edition & KAPOW: Good Girls Edition

KAPOW: Bad Girl Edition

Celebrate the modern uprising of strong female role models with the stories of 
Kick A** Powerfully Original Women 
Super female main characters. SUPER comic book-worthy POWER. 
Seven stories written in literary form inspired by the classic tales of super heroes and heroines with the bad women setting the stage for the opening of this dual anthology with their wicked ways, super strengths, and master plans of domination and demise. 
7DS Books proudly presents 
KAPOW Bad Girls Edition

Looking for a fun, quick read then check out Kapow: Bad Girl edition. Seven authors, seven shorts. I enjoyed these kick ass ladies and the stories they had to tell. I would call them villains with a cause. They had good reasons on why they were “bad” and what or who they were trying to help, just their methods of handling business is not per the norm. Who of us hasn’t wanted to kill a guy that is being abusive towards women? That’s just one of the stories. A few are from another realm all together. I would love to see Vibora by Jude Johnson as a comic book or illustrations. Her character made me think of Poison Ivy from Batman, like those two characters would get along and wreak havoc together. I think it would be fun to watch it play out. Landa Landa, though I understood what and why she was acting out, with Ebola being so current this story was way too real for me. She was a bad girl that I wanted to beat down. All stories a full of detail and help the reader to see the story unfold in front of them. I enjoyed that they were not your everyday happy ending, life is full of sunshine and rainbows kind of stories. Everyone has a little darkness in our lives we just don’t act on them. These ladies do. I liked that they were shorts instead of full novels. Just getting a glimpse into their lives was fun and I didn’t miss or need to know why they were the way they were I just accepted them for what I was given.

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KAPOW: Good Girl Edition

Celebrate the modern uprising of strong female role models with the stories of 
Kick A** Powerfully Original Women 
Super female main characters. SUPER comic book-worthy POWER. 
Seven stories written in literary form inspired by the classic super heroes and heroines with the virtuous women completing the cliffhanging tales of Volume One of this dual anthology. Can their noble intentions and super powers save the day? Good versus Evil. Choose your side and place your bets. 
7DS Books proudly presents 
KAPOW Volume Two. Good Girls Edition

Kapow Good Girls edition is the follow up to the Bad girls. I was expecting or hoping for new stories and characters in these seven shorts but instead was given the flip side to the seven bad girls. Now, these stories are well written, full of detail just as the others were I was disappointed because I didn’t really need or want to know the other side. A few of them had scenes that were copied and pasted from bad to good making me feel like I had read it already which in many cases I had. The only flip one I did enjoy was Diamante who is linked to Vibola. Vibola is still pretty bad ass and I rooted for her until the end. Landa Landa felt like the author was trying too hard to make a good girl out of the other female in the story. The bad girl had done what she did for a good reason just went about executing it in a foul way. Her good girl friend storyline I felt was unnecessary. For me Good Girl was not my cup of tea. I had liked their kick ass bad side and didn’t need the flip story. It may not have been for me but I think there are many others that will enjoy the read.

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 About the Authors:

Valarie Savage KinneyValarie Kinney is a writer, fiber artist and Renaissance Festival junkie with a wicked caffeine addiction. She resides in Michigan with her husband, four children, and two insane little dogs. She is the author of Heckled, Slither and Just Hold On, as well as the short stories Copper and Ailith in the KAPOW! anthologies by 7Ds Books. Narrator for Dragons of Faith. She can be followed on Twitter @kinneychaos  http://www.amazon.com/Valarie-Savage-Kinney/e/B00KIQE17E/

Jae L. Malone - https://www.facebook.com/JaeLMalone/

Sarah Fader - https://www.facebook.com/sarahfaderauthor/

Jude Johnson Jude Johnson is a writer with a passion for historical research, details, and languages. The smell of parchment, old leather, and glue bindings makes her giddy. It is her attention to accuracy that infuses her stories with authenticity, letting the reader step into those dusty streets of Tombstone or onto the pitching deck of a frigate of Nelson's Navy. She has studied Welsh, speaks bad border Spanish, and loves learning new words to yell while driving through construction zones.

Before becoming a proud author with Champagne Book Group, Open Books Press, 7DS Books/Twisted Core Press, and eto Magazone, Jude has been an independent publisher with Scorched Hawk Press in Tucson, as well as e-publishing with Alinar Publishing of Great Britain. She is a member of Gecko Gals Ink, LLC, a fabulous group of five authors in Tucson who are "differently expertised." Jude also contributes regularly to The Writers' Vineyard, a group blog of Champagne's authors, The Gecko Gals Ink blog, and Words That Remain, her own blog on writing adventures and author interviews. http://www.amazon.com/Jude-Johnson/e/B004MSVKPU/

Frantiska Oliver - Frantiska Oliver currently resides in Texas with her husband, Billy, and their two children. Along with being a full time mom, she is also a part-time veterinary technician and will do almost anything to help an animal in need. Her love for fantasy and science fiction books inspired her to write her first debut novel, Never Forget the Past. Still to this day, when the sun sets and the stars appear, you will find her on the back porch with a notebook and pen writing about the adventures manifesting within her head. http://www.amazon.com/Frantiska-Oliver/e/B00BGZTFP4/

To learn more about Frantiska, please visit www.frantiskaoliver.com

Carlyle Labuschagne - Carlyle is an South African award wining author, with a flair for mixing genres and adding loads of drama to every story she creates. For now she is happy to take over the world and convert non Sci-fi believers.
Her goal as an author is to touch people's lives, and help others love their differences and one another by delivering strong messages of faith, love and hope within each world she writes about.

"I love to swim, fight for the trees, and am a food lover who is driven by my passion for life. I dream that one day my stories will change the lives of countless teenagers and have them obsess over the world literacy can offer them instead of worrying about fitting in. Never sacrifice who you are, its in the dark times that the light comes to life."

Carlyle used writing as a healing tool and that is why she started her very own writers support event - SAIR bookfestival. http://sairbookfestival.weebly.com/ - "To be a helping hand for those who strive to become full times writers, editors, bloggers, readers and cover artists - its a crazy world out there you dont have to go it alone!"
follow @CarlyleL for all the crazy updates on all things me.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your reviews. So glad you enjoyed the stories, and especially Vibora and Diamante. Don't we all enjoy the baddies getting away with what we WISH we could, even for just a little bit? That might be why the Bad Girls appeal to our devilish sides. Still, Good needs to triumph over Evil - the question is at what cost?
    Thanks again and keep reading!