A Karma Girl Christmas by Jennifer Estep
On Christmas Eve, Carmen, as Karma Girl, is assigned to guard toys, clothes, food, and more that are intended for needy children and their families. But an ubervillain also has his eye on the toys and plans to steal and then sell them to the highest bidder. Carmen will have to use all her empathic powers just to stay alive, not to mention make sure Christmas is a happy one for all the kids who are counting on her. It's all in a night's work for a superhero ...
Jennifer Estep is one of those authors who I'll read anything she writes, as she's incredibly talented with an awesome imagination! Love her Elemental Assassin series starring the Spider, and looking forward to starting her Mythos Academy YA series. This short story is from her Bigtime series, which is more humorous than the Spider books but just as good.
Karma Girl is the newest member of the Fearless Five so as the rookie, she gets the job of guarding the giant charity Christmas tree and presents on Christmas Eve. Expecting a dull, uneventful evening, she is surprised by an unexpected villain with dastardly plans of his own! (cue evil laughter)
Really enjoyed this one, as we get to know Carmen a little better and are introduced to a new villain (or two). Since it's a short story at only 14,000 words or so, it made for a fast, fun read. I don't usually like seasonal stories, but this one was too tempting to resist! While I was saddened to learn that the Bigtime series was dropped by Jennifer's publisher, I hope that she continues to write the further adventures of the Fearless Five in eBook form! Love these guys!
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