Think of the saddest movie ever made, besides every Disney movie in existence. (After the complete emotional destruction of Wall-E, I never saw Up. I just can’t do it to myself.) The saddest movie I’m talking about is Titanic. Where you go in knowing the boat is going to sink, and everyone is going to die, and the band is going to go down playing and at that moment you are done.
Now. Picture Titanic starring balloon animals. Imagine that sex scene where Rose overdramatically throws her hand against the foggy glass. Now imagine the squeaking and whistling of two balloon animals getting it on.
It’s fucking funny, am I right? There. I have cured you from crying at Titanic ever again. I’m sorry I have no cure for Celine Dion. So why comedy? Isn’t it obvious? Because we can walk through our lives in complete despair, or we can get a giggle at Grumpy Cat’s cantankerous antics.
I chose comedy for Checkmate specifically, because Rook’s story? Who honestly hasn’t heard it before the same freaking way six thousand times? It gets dull every time you see a rugged brooding hero in the darkened corner of a bar nursing his bottle of Jack, puffing on a cigarette and trying to be as incognito as possible. But we can’t help but stare at this guy because he’s our awesome brooding hero. Who hasn’t been there, done that? Now insert your new main character meeting the brooding guy in the bar and he’s dressed as a box of Valentine chocolates and gives a singing telegram court subpoena to broody guy. Now, you want to keep reading right? A wise man once said: Life is like a box of chocolates, and you always pick the nasty nougat ones first because the universe is laughing at you. Laugh with it.
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Genre: Sci-Fi Superhero Comedy
Length: Novel Anthology
Published: December 15, 2015
Publisher: DSP Publications
Buy: Paperback (and get the eBook for free!) or only the eBook
Blurb: 2nd Edition (Books One - Three) The day disgraced superhero Memphis Rook literally fell into Hogarth Dawson’s lap, you could say it was fate. But the brawny Rook did nearly crush Garth’s pancreas. What started as two ships passing in the night ended on the weirdest adventure of their lives. Together, Rook and Garth form Checkmate, a daring super duo that keeps Axis City safe from a rogue’s gallery of nefarious villains, dastardly masterminds, and a coalition of calamity. Fighting evil wherever it appears—from reality shows to comic book conventions—Checkmate serves up knuckle sandwiches of justice. But by day, they’re a couple of broke losers who can barely afford a burger and navigating a weird thing called a relationship. Ain’t true love grand? Rook and Garth may be in over their heads, and even super heroes fail sometimes, but they’re ready to take a stand when no one else will. Don’t hate the players, because Checkmate owns the game. 1st Edition of Pawn Takes Rook published by Dreamspinner Press, 2013. 1st Edition of Cashing the Reality Check published by Dreamspinner Press, 2013. 1st Edition of Conventional Love published by Dreamspinner Press, 2014. And the all new fourth novella Miracle in Axis City and bonus short What The Water Gave Me, exclusive to the anthology!
About the Author:
Lex Chase once heard Stephen King say in a commercial, “We’re all going to die, I’m just trying to make it a little more interesting.” Now, she’s on a mission to make the world a hell of a lot more interesting. Weaving tales of cinematic, sweeping adventure—and depending on how she feels that day—Lex sprinkles in high-speed chases, shower scenes, and more explosions than a Hollywood blockbuster. Her pride is in telling stories of men who kiss as much as they kick ass. If you’re going to march into the depths of hell, it better be beside the one you love. Lex is a pop culture diva, her DVR is constantly backlogged, and unapologetically loved the ending of Lost. She wouldn’t last five minutes without technology in the event of the apocalypse and has nightmares about refusing to leave her cats behind. She is grateful for and humbled by all the readers. She knows very well she wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for them and welcomes feedback. You can find in the Intarwebz here:
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