Author Guest Post: Jennifer Estep (Bigtime Bundles)

Posted May 13, 2024 by Jen in Author Guest Post Tags: ,

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Superheroes by Jennifer Estep

I’ve always loved superheroes. One of my earliest memories is tying a towel around my shoulders and pretending that I was Wonder Woman. I even pretended that I was wearing bullet-deflecting bracelets (like in the Lynda Carter TV show). 

Back in the 2000s when I was trying to get published, paranormal romance (and urban fantasy to some extent) was *the* hot/popular genre. By that point, I had written six unpublished books in a couple of different genres, including some epic fantasies and a cozy murder mystery. I enjoyed writing those books, but I didn’t love them, and I wasn’t necessarily excited to write more books with those characters/worlds. 

Looking around at all the vampire, werewolf, witch, and other paranormal books, I thought: What if I wrote a paranormal romance, but with superheroes?

And that was the light-bulb moment that really kicked off my author career. People always say write what you know and love, and I love superheroes. So I created the wild and wacky world of Bigtime, New York, a city that is full of superheroes and ubervillains engaged in epic battles. 

From what I remember, I started writing Karma Girl, book #1, in 2005. I got an agent for it, we sold the book in 2006, and it was published in 2007. 

Karma Girl is basically my love letter (and a spoof/sendup) to all things superhero, and the book features everything I enjoy about the superhero genre – alliterative names like Carmen Cole and Fiona Fine, secret identities that are ridiculously easy to figure out, and Pow! Bif! Pam! battles with evil ubervillains. Karma Girl is fun and colorful and zany and over-the-top, just like so many of the superhero shows, movies, comics, and more that I have enjoyed over the years.   

The Bigtime Series: Volume 1 features Karma Girl, along with Hot Mama, book #2, and A Karma Girl Christmas, holiday novella #3.5. I hope everyone enjoys revisiting the series or reading it for the first time. 

Happy reading, everyone! 😀

About the Book:

The Bigtime Series: Volume 1

Author: Jennifer Estep
Publisher: Indie/self-published
Release Date: May 7, 2024 – OUT NOW!
Series: Bigtime superhero series
Genre: Paranormal romance

About the Book:

Book cover of Bigtime Bundle Vol 1 by Jennifer EstepNew York Times bestselling author Jennifer Estep serves up action-packed, paranormal romance adventures with her Bigtime superhero series. Journey to a city that’s full of quirky, zany superheroes finding love while they battle over-the-top, evil ubervillains bent on world domination. Perfect for fantasy readers and comic book fans of Marvel Comics and DC Comics, along with the Wonder Woman show with Lynda Carter and the Batman show with Adam West.

The Bigtime Series: Volume 1 includes the following:

Karma Girl—Book 1
After a surprising betrayal, investigative reporter Carmen Cole decides to devote her life to unmasking superheroes and ubervillains in Bigtime, N.Y. But her actions put her in the middle of a battle between the Fearless Five superhero team and the ubervillains of the Terrible Triad.

Hot Mama—Book 2
Fiona Fine is the hottest fashion designer in Bigtime—literally. That’s because she moonlights as Fiera, a superhero with superstrength and volatile, fire-based powers. And with two new ubervillains in town, Fiona will need all of her powers just to survive.

A Karma Girl Christmas—Holiday novella
On Christmas Eve, Carmen Cole is assigned to guard toys, clothes, food, and more that are intended for needy children and their families. An ubervillain plans to steal and then sell the toys to the highest bidder, but Carmen is determined to stop the villain—and make sure that this Christmas is a happy one for all the kids who are counting on her. 

Purchase links:

THE BIGTIME SERIES: VOLUME ONE:
Amazon Kindle: https://amzn.to/3MDiPr5
Barnes & Noble: https://tinyurl.com/22bb7ep8
Apple Books: https://tinyurl.com/354d6dme
Google Play: https://tinyurl.com/3z345tn9
Kobo: https://tinyurl.com/54h4fzzy
Smashwords: https://tinyurl.com/bdhybcjs

The bundle is ebook only. There are no print or audiobooks, although you can buy print copies of each individual book on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.

Coming June 11th…

The Bigtime Series: Volume 2

Book cover of Bigtime Bundle Vol 2 by Jennifer EstepJinx—Book 3
Thanks to her unwanted superpower, fashion designer Bella Bulluci may be the luckiest woman in Bigtime. But luck can be good or bad, and it seems like just as many embarrassing things happen to Bella as do positive ones. But Bella is going to need every bit of her good luck when she becomes the target of two ubervillains intent on stealing a prize sapphire.

Nightingale—Book 4
Anxious brides. Drunken businessmen. Panicked partygoers. As Bigtime’s premiere event planner, Abby Appleby is capable of handling almost any crisis, but even she’s not prepared when she finds herself in the middle of a fight between superhero Talon and his ubervillain nemesis Bandit.

Fandemic—Book 5
Piper Perez’s friends jokingly call her a fandemic—someone who is a superfan of all things superhero. The nickname is truer than anyone knows, especially since Piper can’t stop thinking about Swifte, the speedy hero who broke her heart. But when Swifte becomes the target of a ruthless killer, Piper will have to use all her fandemic knowledge to save the man she loves.

About the Author:

Jennifer Estep is a New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author prowling the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea.

The Bigtime Series: Volume 1 collects books/novellas from her Bigtime superhero paranormal romance series. It will be released May 7. The Bigtime Series: Volume 2 will be released June 11.  

Jennifer is also the author of the Galactic Bonds, Section 47, Elemental Assassin, Crown of Shards, Gargoyle Queen, and other fantasy series. She has written more than 45 books, along with numerous novellas and stories.

In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys hanging out with friends and family, doing yoga, and reading fantasy and romance books. She also watches way too much TV and loves all things related to superheroes.

For more information on Jennifer and her books, visit www.jenniferestep.com or follow Jennifer on Facebook, InstagramGoodreads, Amazon, BookBub, and Twitter. You can also sign up for her newsletter.

Happy reading, everyone! 

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Website: http://www.jenniferestep.com/ 
Blog: http://www.jenniferestep.com/blog/ 
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JenniferEstepAuthor?fref=ts 
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Jennifer_Estep  (@Jennifer_Estep)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jennifer_estep_author/ 
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/580315.Jennifer_Estep
Newsletter signup: http://www.jenniferestep.com/contact-jennifer/newsletter/ 
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Jennifer-Estep/e/B001IQXFDO/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1 
BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/jennifer-estep