Blog Tour: Young Adult Authors Pick Their Superpower + Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the “If I Had A Superpower…” Blog Tour. My stop features the book Powerless by Tera Lynn Childs and Tracy Deebs.


Powerless by Tera Lynn Childs and Tracy Deebs
Kenna is tired of being “normal.”


The only thing special about her is that she isn’t special at all. Which is frustrating when you’re constantly surrounded by superheroes. Her best friend, her ex-boyfriend, practically everyone she knows has some talent or power. Sure, Kenna’s smart and independent, but as an ordinary girl in an extraordinary world, it’s hard not to feel inferior.


So when three villains break into the lab where she interns, Kenna refuses to be a victim. She’s not about to let criminals steal the research that will make her extraordinary too.


But in the heat of battle, secrets are spilled and one of the villains saves her life. Twice. Suddenly, everything Kenna thought she knew about good and evil, heroes and villains is upended. And to protect her life and those she loves, she must team up with her sworn enemies on a mission that will redefine what it means to be powerful and powerless…




All my life there have only been three absolutes: ordinaries are useless, villains are evil, and heroes are good. Heroes are supposed to be the people the rest of the world looks up to, the very best examples of humanity.


I’ve spent my whole life distrusting villains—hating villains—and now I find out that some heroes are just as bad. Maybe worse. This kind of brutality is worse than anything I’ve ever heard villains accused of. This is worse than what they did to my father. Worse than murder.


Heroes are the good guys, the ones who stop things like this from happening. The heroes I know would never do this. But they are. They are. So what’s going on?


Hypnosis? Mind control? I don’t know. Somebody is responsible for this. There’s no other explanation.


But who? What are they getting out of it?


Another scream pierces the air, and I shudder. I’ve never felt so useless in my life. There is nothing I can do to help him, to save him. Nothing I can do to make it stop. What I wouldn’t give to have any superpower.

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Young Adult Authors Pick Their Superpower


Tera Lynn Childs, POWERLESS co-author
If I could have any superpower, I would choose hypertyping, the ability to type faster than the speed of light. Writing the first draft of anything is pretty much my least favorite thing in the world. I so prefer the brainstorming and revising phases. Getting the words from my head onto the page always seems to take ten times longer than it should. And my fingers can never quite keep up with the pace of my thoughts. It would be awesome for the reverse to be true.


Tracy Deebs, POWERLESS co-author


If I could have any superpower in the world, I would totally choose the ability to make it rain. First off, because I’m from California where the water is about to run out and it is terrifying to think of what’s going to happen if my home state doesn’t get some rain so. And secondly, because I love thunderstorms. I mean, I love, love, love them.  I love running around in the rain, I love dancing on the front lawn as the wind rushes through the trees and water pours down on me, I love sitting next to the window with a good book and a cup of tea and watching lightning and rain rip through the sky. The idea of being able to do those thing any time I want—and also control the storms so they don’t get too out of control and hurt anyone—makes me really, really happy.
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Jessica Verdi, author of WHAT YOU LEFT BEHIND


If I had a superpower, it would be the ability to manipulate time. Imagine the possibilities! You could hit pause (or just say “time out,” like Zack on Saved by the Bell) whenever you need some extra time to think something through before reacting. Then you’d be able to come up with the perfect comeback every time, or make sure you don’t put your foot in your mouth (as I have been known to do on many occasions). If something particularly awesome happens, you’d be able to hit rewind, and live it over and over again as many times as you want. And if you get sick, or have a daunting test coming up, just press fast forward and get it over with without having to actually suffer through it!
Emotion, romance, and drama meet in Jessica’s newest YA release WHAT YOU LEFT BEHIND. Connect with the author and learn more about her books at




Cori McCarthy, author of BREAKING SKY


If I had a superpower, it would be the ability to invisibly paintball the cars of dangerously bad drivers. Cut off a school bus? POP! Tailgate a minivan full of kids? SPLAT! Run a stop sign or merge without looking? BOOM! The car would get tagged for each bad move. That way if you saw a car coming by with a few dozen colorful splotches all over it, you’d know to steer clear of that particular vehicular bully.
Cori’s teen protagonists take flight in her recent release BREAKING SKY. More information about this thriller can be found at


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