The Ginormous Love Life of the Superhero's Intern
After a brutal breakup with her high school boyfriend, a devastated Lolly is determined to fight the injustices of the world and decides to “put things to right” as a way to overcome her heartache and gain a semblance of control over the emotional chaos of her life. And so the summer after her freshman year in college, she applies for summer internship positions, including with the FBI, CIA, and ATF. They all reject her. Except one: The Office of Anti-Villainy and Undisclosable Matters, aka OAVUM.
Lolly’s one and only assignment entrusted to her by OAVUM is Hamm Metepakker. He is OAVUM’s top-tier superhero, but has been out of commission because of an injury. It is Lolly’s duty to keep Hamm on track to fast recovery so he can get back to battling supervillains. But it’s kind of hard for Lolly to stay focused on her job because Hamm’s not only a superhero, he’s super hot and pretty cool, and is a celebrity and living the good life. They soon start flirting and experiencing warm fuzzies for each other and get hot and heavy and—
But wait. Lolly isn’t supposed to do any of that, because fraternizing with an OAVUM employee is grounds for termination. Also, getting involved with Hamm will distract him from his job of fighting the supervillains who are intent on world domination. On top of which, Hamm is rumored to be dating world-famous pop star, Daria Buttermilk, who is not the kind of person that will allow a “nobody” like Lolly to upstage her. But Lolly can’t help herself and follows her heart and pursues a course of action that sets off a domino effect of ginormously dire consequences.
About Casey Pope (Orange County, California Author)
Casey Pope writes novels that some have called “sufficiently weird,” “disturbing.” “darkly humorous,” or just plain “dark.” In fact, one person in particular has said that Casey’s stories tend to spear and reveal the soft human underbelly (it is assumed that this person was speaking metaphorically). But to be fair, others have deemed Casey’s writing to be funny, romantic, and heartfelt (though these are labels which Casey eschews vociferously).
The novels he writes are categorized as mainstream/upmarket (i.e., literary/commercial hybrid) and include a variety/mashup of genres. Oh, and, here’s Casey’s pretentious ethos: “To create high-quality entertainment with artistic merit, while providing something instructive about humanity.” (yawn...how about just sticking to “entertainment”)