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Excerpt from Face the Change by Samantha Bryant

On Monday, you got to meet Samantha Bryant and learn a little about her Menopausal Superheroes series. Today, we've got an excerpt from Face the Change! Check it out below! :)

Jessica felt butterflies in her stomach. Kissing Walter always did that to her, made her giddy and wobbly in the best possible way. Walter pulled her back down from where she was

starting to float out of his embrace. “Come back down here, Flygirl. I wasn’t done kissing you yet.”

Jessica opened her eyes and realized she was hovering about six inches above the kitchen floor and rising. Apparently it hadn’t only been the kisses giving her butterflies. She smiled, and turned her head to burp more or less delicately into her elbow, then lowered herself slowly to the floor, landing with her feet between her boyfriend’s loafers. She wrapped her arms around his neck. “Sorry. I guess you swept me off my feet again.”

She stood on her tiptoes to kiss him again, this time maintaining her contact with the ground. As the kiss deepened, she pushed her body against his and he let his hands slide

across her back and down the curve of her hip. They’d had a great family weekend, with lots of time with the boys, but not enough time alone together.


Jessica leaped across the room in a single fluid bound to the refrigerator, where she opened the door and pretended to look for something, pressing a hand against her heart. Her pulse was racing and it wasn’t from her flight across the room. Walter laughed and leaned against the counter. She gave him a half- reproachful look.

She was grateful that Max still had the habit of yelling for her from three rooms away before he came looking. Sure enough, the next sound was his shoes slapping the floor as he

ran through the living room and dining room at full speed. Jessica closed the refrigerator when she heard him arrive and turned around to greet her four year old son, Max as he slid around the corner. She was surprised to see Frankie there, too, standing in the doorway staring. How long had her older son been standing there?

The Menopausal Superheroes are coming out of the closet and the pressure is high, both on the job and on the homefront.

Now that he knows what it’s like to be a hero, Leonel “Fuerte” Alvarez can’t imagine going back to his former life as a grandmother and housewife. But putting his life on the line may cost him his husband even while he saves the city.

Jessica “Flygirl” Roark is holding on to her second chance at love with both hands while learning to balance single parenthood with her new career in crime-fighting.

Patricia “Lizard Woman” O’Neill is blindsided by an unexpected romance just as she signs on to join the team.

Meanwhile enemies old and new abound. When superpowers alone aren’t enough, what a woman really needs are her friends.

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Samantha Bryant teaches Spanish to middle schoolers. Clearly, she’s tougher than she looks. She writes The Menopausal Superhero series of novels, and other feminist leaning speculative fiction. When she's not writing or teaching, Samantha enjoys family time, watching old movies, baking, reading, gaming, walking in the woods with her rescue dog, and going places. Her favorite gift is tickets (to just about anything). You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @samanthabwriter or at:

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