I Dated a Supervillain (Blind Date Corporation Book 1)
When her sister is murdered by a criminal, Zera sets a plan into action to seek revenge on her own terms. She might enlist a little help.
Zera has grown up on a world where actives develop superpowers and are less than fifteen percent of the population. It is expected that actives serve society, but some of them have other ideas.
Zera is a master of weapons design, but her active nature is that of a hopper. She can literally jump into someone else’s body and hide inside. Her sister, Susara, is Suit Bait. She projects vulnerability, which attracts the right and wrong type of interest.
When Susara’s soul is shattered and she is left to die, Zera sets a series of actions in motion that involve a superhero escort service, patrons who pay extensively for the pleasure of a superhuman partner, and clients with very specific needs.
The Blind Date Corporation arranges dates between patrons and the escorts, while the escorts wear a mask that covers their eyes and blurs the memories of the patrons so that no stalker issues arise. The company is flourishing until one of the original patrons from the days before the masks outs Zera as an escort, and the entire plan of revenge for Susa’s death ramps up a notch. Super.
The characters and events in this book are fictitious. Any similarity to real persons, living or dead, is coincidental and not intended by the author.
I Dated a Supervillain
Copyright © 2021 by Viola Grace
©Cover art by Angela Waters
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I Dated a Supervillain
Blind Date Corporation Book 1
Zera got up at five, got dressed, and prepared to go running, just like she did every morning. She knocked on Susara’s bedroom door and paused when it swung open. Her message unit was blinking.
Zera walked over to the unit and pressed the activator.
Susara’s voice came to her, slurring and giggling. “Zera, today’s the day. Delvis said he was going to tell the boss that we are in love.”
“Oh, Susa. No.” Zera lifted her arm and activate the tracker. She started running while the message continued.
She sprinted out of their small house, down the sidewalk, and got onto her rider. She pulled the helmet on and keyed up emergency services to meet her at the tracking point. She would take the fines if she was wrong. She hoped she was fucking wrong.
The streets were nearly empty, and she passed slow-moving traffic as she headed toward the waterfront. Tears were tracking down her face as she pulled up to the obelisk where Susara’s limp body was lying.
“Nonononononono.” She dumped her bike and ran to Susara. She was in her prettiest dress and limp in Zera’s arms as she was lifted onto her lap. Her eyes were wide open, and there was no consciousness inside. Zera closed her eyes and rocked the living body that had been purged of its soul. Susa was dead.
Emergency services pulled up, and Zera looked at the peacekeepers who approached her with weapons drawn. With her helmet and exercise gear, she looked like a super. She released Susa carefully and lay on her stomach, letting them subdue her so they could help her friend.
It took a few minutes before they remembered to scan her identity, and when they did, the cuffs came off.
“I need to head to the hospital that they are taking her to.” Zera watched them lifting Susa into an ambulance.
The peacekeeper helped her up. “Does she have any next of kin?”
“No. She’s in the program, and her parents are dead. I am her medical proxy and her executor.”
“How did you know she was here?” An investigator walked up and looked her over. His eyes lingered on her curves, and she gave him a bland look.
“She is in the program and is chipped. She wasn’t in her room, and she left me a message.” She looked toward the ambulance. “She was going to tell the guy she was dating that she was in love with someone else.”
“You think he did this?”
She looked at the vehicle as it drove off. “I know he did.”
“How do you know that?”
“Because she was—oh, there they are. Sorry. This is now out of your paygrade.”
A slick vehicle comprised of the highest-level experimental tech pulled up. She should know; she designed it. The team that spilled out came directly toward her. She looked at them and pulled her helmet off.
The three heroes in armoured suits nodded to her. One said, “Madame Zera, we came when we got the message.”
“I need my home secured, a full investigation begun, and a notice of her coma sent to the program directors. I am going to do everything in my power to get her to the trials in a week, but to do that, I need to get to the hospital.”
Astel nodded. “I will take you to the hospital.”
Naima smiled politely. “I will take your cycle and helmet, Researcher.”
Hron inclined his head. “I will drive the vehicle and get all recordings from this area to find out who dumped her here.”
Zera nodded. “Please, forward me what you find.”
Hron nodded. “Of course.”
Astel picked her up, and he murmured, “Cover your ears.”
She settled against him and covered her ears. He launched skyward and took them past the ambulance, landing at the hospital.
She nodded and made sure that her hands were shaking nervously as he set her on her feet. “Thanks, Astel.”
“No problem. This is horrible. Susara was... is amazing.”
“Even though most considered her Suit Bait?” Zera looked at him, and he turned his head away.
“About that. I didn’t actually mean it; everyone was saying it.”
“Not everyone. Just a bunch of guys with very small dicks and