Author Interview & Ebook Giveaway: My Superhero Sister by Toni LoTempio

Welcome to Author Toni LoTempio.


Toni LoTempio is an author of paranormal romance/mystery and Young Adult fantasy fiction. While she prefers to write “on the lighter side” she has penned some dark fantasy as well. Her first novel, BOUND BY BLOOD, was published by Whiskey Creek Press in 2007, followed by EBONY. Toni is also a reporter for a pulp magazine devoted to collectors of antique childrens literature,SUSABELLA PASSENGERS AND FRIENDS, and as of February 2011 is the suspense reviewer/columnist for NIGHT OWL REVIEWS. Toni has two “indie” e-books out so far, NO REST FOR THE WICCA, a paranormal romance, and MY SUPERHERO SISTER, a YA Fantasy, available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords. Toni is currently at work on another paranormal romance and plans to release more indies this year. She resides in NJ with her four muses, Rocco, Maxx, Gata and Trixie. You can catch up with her at her website,, or at her cat’s blog (yes, her cat Rocco blogs!) at


If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
Definitely into the past, there are so many interesting people I’d like to meet – Louisa May Alcott and Edgar Allen Poe come to mind

If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?A laptop, an iPad, and a toothbrush!

If you could have any superpower what would you choose? Definitely flying! I’ve alwys wanted to soar through the clouds!

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? Pistachio

Night owl, or early bird?
Early bird

One food you would never eat?
Split Pea Soup – Yech!

Skittles or M&Ms? M&M’s

Why should we read your book:
Because it’s a fun, light story that will let you escape from your problems for a few hours. And it’s good (IMHO)

Any other books in the works? Yes, several adult paranormal romances and two more YA’s – one about a rock singer who becomes a superhero, and another a sort of “Twilightish” love story about a girl who can turn back time.

What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen?
I have always been a big fan of Nancy Drew mysteries!

What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?
Write, read, and have a lot of patience!

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
Arizona! I love the climate!

When you were little, what did you want to be when you “grew up”?
Im not sure I’ve grown up yet J

If a movie was made about your life, who would you want to play the lead role and why?
Fran Drescher, because we’re both from New York and I think our senses of humor are similar. Also, she’s the right age.

How did you know you should become an author?
When I kept rewriting the endings of my comic books when I was younger.

What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you?
Never give up, never surrender – Mr. Spock, Star Trek

Favorite Food? 
anything Japanese

Favorite Candy?
Linder Truffles

What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year?
I’m definitely looking forward to Johnny Depp’s remake of DARK SHADOWS. I can’t wait!

How do you react to a bad review?
Everyone’s reading taste is different – we all can’t like the same thing. I just chalk it up to my style did not appeal to that particular person.

You have won one million dollars what is the first thing that you would buy?
Well, my cats have been after me to get them a jungle gym, so I suppose I’d have no excuse then.

What do you do in your free time?
That’s easy – WRITE

What TV show/movie/book do you watch/read that you’d be embarrassed to admit?
I still read Nancy Drew mysteries, and I’m well over the target audience age.

Finish the sentence- one book I wish I had written is….
Gone With The Wind

Favorite places to travel?
I’d love to go back to England and Hawaii.

Favorite music?
soft rock

In your wildest dreams, which author would you love to co-author a book with?
JAMES PATTERSON. I adore his books and writing style!

My Superhero Sister:

Holly Hamilton has always been perturbed by the way her older sister, Ellen, seems to get everything. It’s especially tough living in the shadow of your sister’s cape when she’s a super heroine named Suprema!

With one super-parent and one not, it was inevitable that the girls would turn out different. Unfortunately for Holly, she takes after her earthling mother. Ellen has taken over their retired father’s role as Century City’s reigning superhero, balancing school and super-duties with remarkable ease while it’s a struggle for Holly to get through her English class without mishap, not to mention those Cheer Squad tryouts!
The girls learn their father’s old nemeses, Anti-Hero, has escaped from his Space Prison, and they’re concerned – Anti-Hero nullified their father’s powers once – what else does he have in store for him and Suprema? When another teen superhero extraordinaire appears on the scene, they’re even more puzzled. Who is Magna Boy? Is he friend or foe? And does he have a connection to Anti-Hero? The appearance of two new guys at school, teen heartthrob Tad Barker and nerd Ed McGee, set Holly and her sister to wondering—and arguing—could one of them be the new super kid on the block? If so, which one?

Working with her friend Mona and her scientist uncle, Holly finally uncovers Anti-Hero’s dastardly plot – he intends to capture Suprema and Magna Boy and siphon their powers for himself! Before she can warn her sibling, however, Anti-Hero strikes and captures the superheroes. Now it’s up to Holly to use her ingenuity and prove to everyone, but most of all herself, that you don’t’ have to be a superhero for good to win out over evil…or to nab a super-boyfriend, either!

Giveaway Details:
2 Winners will each recieve an ebook copy of My Superhero Sister from Smashwords
Ends 4/1
Open Internationally

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