"Hello, Jolly Roger."
"Hello, bunny-eared girl who's taken over my ship. Have you come to collect the bounty on my head?"
"I've come because Dame Fortuna told me how to find you, and we need your help." Velveteen crossed her arms. "The Super Patriots are corrupt, and I think Marketing is evil, and they have my best friend, and we want her back."
Jolly Roger blinked, several times, before turning to the Princess. "Is she for real?"
"She is," said the Princess, sounding smug. "She would have been happy stayin' out of the way for her entire life, but The Super Patriots forgot the first rule of rabbits. Don't follow them into their dens. They're meaner than they look."
Velma hadn't wanted to be a superhero, had walked away from it all once before. But when love and friendship call Velveteen to fight, she can't run away, no matter the odds.
Award-winning author Seanan McGuire chronicles Velveteen's ultimate battle in this concluding (for now!) volume of her adventures.
Seanan McGuire is a native Californian, which has resulted in her being exceedingly laid-back about venomous wildlife, and terrified of weather. When not writing urban fantasy (as herself) and science fiction thrillers (as Mira Grant), she likes to watch way too many horror movies, wander around in swamps, record albums of original music, and harass her cats.
Seanan is the author of the October Daye, InCryptid, and Indexing series of urban fantasies; the Newsflesh trilogy; the Parasitology duology; and the "Velveteen vs." superhero shorts. Her cats, Lilly, Alice, and Thomas, are plotting world domination even as we speak, but are easily distracted by feathers on sticks, so mankind is probably safe. For now.
Seanan's favorite things include the X-Men, folklore, and the Black Death. No, seriously. She writes all biographies in the third person, because it's easier that way.
ISFiC Press; First Edition (August 23, 2013).