Failstate by John W Otte

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Why did Robin Laughlin (aka. Failstate) think being a superhero on a reality show would be a good idea again? Things seemed so simple: win the show, become an official, licensed hero. But with his brother, Ben (aka. Gauntlet) stealing America's heart and his own powers proving too unwieldy even for the monitored studio challenges, Robin begins to wonder if his calling isn't to save the world after all.

Until one of his competitors is murdered.

Vowing to find the killer, Robin sets out on a very real quest to unmask the hidden villain. Can Robin find justice? Or will his lunk of a big brother ruin everything?

Publishers Weekly Starred Review:
“Otte nails the concept . . . He balances fantasy with teen hormones in a clever and page-turning debut . . . The amusing noirish atmosphere of the setting draws older readers . . . A TV show full of sequel possibilities.”

About John W Otte

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Published April 1, 2012 by Marcher Lord Press. 312 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Religion & Spirituality, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Otte, a pastor, balances fantasy with teen hormones in a clever and page-turning debut.

Mar 19 2012 | Read Full Review of Failstate

Clash Entertainment

Readers will cheer for Failstate—a rookie hero without a license—as he tries to solve a murder, control his unstable powers, and not get voted off the show America’s Next Superhero.

May 29 2012 | Read Full Review of Failstate

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