Chasing Stars (The Superheroine Collection) by Alex K. Thorne

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Book in The Superheroines Collection

Author: Alex K. Thorne


For superhero Swiftwing, crime fighting isn’t her biggest battle. Nor is it having to meet the demanding whims of Hollywood screen goddess Gwen Knight as her mild-mannered assistant, Ava.

It’s doing all that, while tracking a giant alien bug, being asked to fake date her world-famous boss, and realizing that she might be coming down with a pesky case of feelings.

A fun, sweet, and sexy romance about the masks we all wear.

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Publication Date

March 2018


epub, mobi, and pdf


70,000 words




978-3-95533-993-7 (mobi), 978-3-95533-994-4 (epub), 978-3-95533-995-1 (pdf)


Ylva Publishing

7 reviews for Chasing Stars (The Superheroine Collection) by Alex K. Thorne

  1. Aj Smith


    Be still my beating heart! From very early on I was utterly smitten with both Ava and Gwen, two of the most vulnerable but also mesmerising and intoxicating characters I’ve had the pleasure of spending the day with in a while.

    Gwendolyn Knight is a politically active but still very successful, Hollywood actress with a string of ex-husbands, a precocious son and a long-suffering assistant Ava Eisenberg, who really wants to be a screenwriter but is instead fetching the screen queen’s essential “almond macadamia milk latte with a smidge of maple syrup.” When she’s not procuring caffeinated beverages, or managing Gwen’s schedule Ava just so happens to spend her time fighting crime and saving the citizens of LA from one disaster after another in the guise of Swiftwing – everyone’s favourite supersonic superhero. As Swiftwing, not only is Ava able to help others but the mask that comes with the cape gives her the confidence to be a friend to Gwen in a way that Ava feels she never could be. As if dealing with all of that wasn’t enough, when Gwen needs a fake partner to help her beat her ex in a custody hearing and her male co-star backs out, who else is she going to turn to but the ever-reliable Eva?

    The best recommendation I can give this book is that I read it from start to finish in one day! On one level it’s a fantastic superhero adventure, then there’s the insane romantic and sexual tension running through the text but the real clincher is the beautiful writing and the way Alex K. Thorne negotiates the layers of meaning around identity and the literal and metaphorical masks we wear to hide our vulnerabilities from the outside world.

    Buy it and read it right now.

  2. A. N.


    I’m only on page 12 of the preview, as it appears the book is not yet available; I’m fairly hooked, all things considered. I will be purchasing this book when it will be released.

    From what I have read, which, granted, isn’t much, it’s well-written and nicely paced. The characters are likable and I’m already invested in finding out what happens to them. Of note, there appears to be great diversity in the cast, which is something I so rarely see and also deeply appreciate. I don’t know how the story will touch on various issues, but I feel that it will be unlikely to disappoint me.


  3. qhabib


    I’ve read through the excerpt already and it was amazing. I like the pace and the characters. Cant wait to read it and just wish it was released already! I’m seriously jealous of the person who go the advanced copy – not because it was for free but because it was sent to them to read well before we get it.

    Oh well…. cant wait for this one

  4. Karola Meyer


    ***free ARC
    That was a really fun read. Imagine a Superhero who is really shy and vulnerable in her feelings and a famous actress with lots of habits, which aren‘t very nice. Anyway Superhero Ava, who is working for actress Gwen while not saving the people in LA, is already in love with Gwen, although she thinks Gwen doesn‘t even notice her. Until Ava has to commit to a fake partnership with Gwen, which complicates everything. The describing of the characters, their issues, is very well done.

  5. tlkiseleva

    (verified owner):

    i forgot i had preordered it, so when i opened my email today i was like “this is he best day ever”. the book is marvelous, i love both ava and gwen so much, i tried to slow down my reading as much as possible but i couldn’t, i was so engrossed and worried that i read it like during my lunch break, this is a wonderful book, i already feel like rereading it

  6. Miira


    Swiftwing is a superhero. She is also a assistant to Hollywood star Gwen Knight. When Gwen needs someone to pretend to be her new girlfriend, Swiftwing/Ava steps in to help. The problem is, Ava already has a crush on her boss and it gets more and more difficult to just pretend.

    Add some alien bugs, human drama, and a bit of angst, and it’s a highly entertaining romp. Sweet, funny and action-packed – well worth a read even if you’re not that into science fiction or superheroes.

    I especially liked how the character interactions and relationships were written – not just between the main characters but also the supporting ones, like Ava’s best friend Nic or Gwen’s son Luke.

    Way back when this was a fanfic story, I read it at least three times. Now I’ve read the book version twice. It’s that good.

  7. nylanth

    (verified owner):

    This was a delight to read from beginning to end. I found it hard to put down, and I found myself disappointed I had exercised so little self-control and reached the end so quickly. The characters are heartwarmingly believable and sympathetic, the developments were easy to follow, and the writing was full of all the tidbits that make for a good story, and good romance. I found myself getting weird looks on the train from giggling out loud at unexpected moments, and there was at least once or twice I had to clear a tear from my eye. I was delighted the superheroine was not the one with all the answers and self-assurance. This book was an absolute breath of fresh air. I’m definitely going to look for more to come from Alex K. Thorne.

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