The Supers by Sean Michael is, well… Super!
Hunting ghosts and finding more than they bargained for.
Blaine Franks is a member of the paranormal research group the Supernatural Explorers. When the group loses their techie to a cross-country move, newly graduated Flynn Huntington gets the job. Flynn fits in with the guys right off the bat, but when it comes to him and Blaine, it’s more than just getting along.
Things heat up between Blaine and Flynn as they explore their first haunted building, an abandoned hospital, together. Their relationship isn’t all that progresses, though, and soon it seems that an odd bite on Blaine’s neck has become much more.
Hitchhiking ghosts, a tragic love story forgotten by time, and the mystery of room 204 round out a romance where the things that go bump in the night are real.
Are you afraid of things that go bump in the night? Do spooky sounds and voices creep you out? And clowns? OH MY GOD, Clowns! With their big, floppy shoes, horrifying red noses, those balloons tied to sewer grates, and… Oh, wait. Sorry. There aren’t any clowns in this book, unless you count the guys clowning around together.
Okay, so… This book is… how can I say this? Different. What I thought I knew, and what actually happens are two different things. To properly review this story would require a lot of spoilers, and I’m not willing to do that, so you’ll have to deal with me being pretty vague in parts.
When we start the story, we meet Flynn, who has just signed on to be the tech guy for a group of ghost hunters, who are hoping to score a television deal. The thing of it is, he’s attracted–instantly–to Blaine, one of the founders of the group. The two of them are sweet together, and things progress very quickly. Now, while you may think this is insta-love, I’m going to ask you to please be patient as Sean Michael takes us along on the journey. I won’t say why, but keep an open mind.
Things begin to fall into place–or maybe fall apart would be a more apt description–as they visit an abandoned hospital, and this is where things take a turn for the weird. Blaine gets bitten, and Sean’s description of the bite and ensuing issues? Raises the creep level of this book by a LOT. But it also starts us on the path where things really click. Again, without spoiling it for anyone, what seems like something that Sean may have gotten wrong, isn’t. You need to wait for the payoff, and it’s well worth it.
Don’t be quick to judge this book, or the slight confusion. Everything Sean does has a reason and a rhyme, for which Blaine and Flynn are characters in a story of their own, but… not.
I hope this entices you to give The Supers a try, because it’s a very well written book, and Sean deserves a huge amount of kudos for what’s going on in this story.