Upcoming debut author Jessica Burkhart (Canterwood Crest), is running a series of “beach read” video reviews on her blog, and yesterday, Rites of Spring (Break) was one of them! Check it out (mildly spoilery):
So last night I had the weirdest dream. In the dream, you only got tapped for Rose & Grave if you had the potential to develop superpowers (like on Heroes) except for not all of the taps had developed their superpowers or knew what they were. Naturally, Amy was one of the underdeveloped ones. Anyway, there was a whole big show down with the members of Dragon’s Head, who not only all knew what their superpowers were, but had been trained to use them to kill the Rose & Grave members.
And there was special flame retardant underwear. And one of the DH powers was to light concrete on fire. Seriously. My dreams are bizarre. Someday, I’ll have to share the killer unicorn one.
Anyway, to make a long story short, after all the dust settled, we found out that George had the “bend space and time” power of Hiro, except without all that unfortunate dorkiness, clumsiness, and the weird constipated look Hiro gets every time he’s about to warp. But my subconscious seemed to mix it up a tad with The Terminator, because if George takes a person with him through the warp… well… she loses all her clothes. And he may or may not lose consciousness, depending on the degree of the warp. So I suddenly transferred into George’s heading, waking up on a misty hillside with a totally naked Amy lying next to him.
Those of you who have read any of the books may realize how that’s problematic. Those of you who’ve read all of them realize how excessively problematic that is. Still, it was fun to live in George’s brain. Let’s just say that the things he thought when he saw the naked Amy were not what I’d been expecting him to think at ALL.
I wonder what my editor would say if I tried to incorporate time travel and superpowers into the story at this late date. I wonder what Amy’s superpowers would be.