It’s Not Easy Being Evil (#1, Supervillainess Duet)2019-01-06T03:03:40+00:00

It’s Not Easy Being Evil (#1, Supervillainess Duet)

It’s Not Easy Being Evil (#1, Supervillainess Duet)

Sand City, a town in the Pacific Northwest, where the rents are too high and the rain never stops. On the surface, it appears normal – except this city is run by General Savage, an alleged supervillain.

Fleeing Chicago and the disastrous mistakes of his past, Doctor Kimber Wellington accepts a job at the only hospital willing to hire him. Grateful for a second chance, he ignores the city’s strange obsession with supervillains. 

That is, until the daughter of General Savage nearly dies in his arms. Kimber couldn’t be any more different than Reader, the self-professed supervillainess-in-training, who insists she has superpowers that just so happen not to work around him. She’s deranged, violent, abrasive – and has never known kindness from anyone else. 

Unfortunately, helping her places Kimber in the crosshairs of Reader’s arch-nemesis. Drawn to the part of her that’s good yet horrified by her dark, violent world, Kimber finds himself at a crossroads: stay in Sand City at the potential cost of his own life, or abandon the city, the people and the compelling supervillainess who need him.

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Real-time Reviews

fun book
By (5.0 out of 5 stars) June 16, 2016
Really liked this book. Huge super hero fan and this fit the bill. Highly recommended.

A terrific start
By (5.0 out of 5 stars) September 11, 2016
Supervillainess (Part One) by Lizzy Ford is a terrific way to begin my 2017 reading challenge. Trapped by addiction and caught in a comic book story, Kimber must learn to survive, or leave. These characters are deep, yet terrifically funny. The story line is straight out of every good comic book ever. Really well adapted to commercial fiction.

Three Stars
By (3.0 out of 5 stars) October 30, 2018
Not my favorite by LF. Great idea. Drags on a couple places. Very unique book premise.

Humorous deconstructing read
By (3.0 out of 5 stars) January 2, 2017
Kimber arrives at Sand City to realize the city still believes, and revered- a super villain. He then rescues an injured lady who turned out to be the super villain's daughter.I actually enjoyed this book by Lizzy Ford. I liked that the title of each chapter is a troupe and the story itself is a deconstruction of the superhero/ villain genre. The humor was deadpan.*got a free copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

a great superhero book
By (4.0 out of 5 stars) September 11, 2016
Welcome to Sand City a city that looks normal on the outside . But there is an underside that is run by a seedy General Savage a supervillian . Enter doctor Kimber Wellington a doctor running from his past who saves the General's daughter from dying . As he ends up on the cross hairs and becomes a reluctant superhero to save the city and himself from the likes of General Savage I started reading this book and thought to myself wow what a great take on the superhero genre. It was a little quirky and weird but it was a great read. I could actually see this as a graphic novel instead of the novel. The story is well developed and the characters are complex and well developed.Doctor Kimber Wellington is a flawed character, he is running from his past and is not wanting to be the superhero everyone wants him to be. He is totally an average guy who is thrown in to a horrible situation. He helps out the wrong person Reader she is the daughter of General Savage and a super villain in the making . She is a riddle she wants to be good but is conditioned to be bad by her father. Forced to be the villain that he wants to be . I think she is my favourite character in the book. She is strong but also weak in a few way which shows that she is a person not a machine . General Savage makes for a great evil character . He is sadistic and just pure evil and fun to read . This was just a fun book to read . It didn't take itself too seriously and it didn't leave the reader going what the hell did I just read . The characters are well rounded and the author built a great world for them. This book does the super hero genre good . When you read it you will love the world the author created. This is a great book for the beach or those late nights by the campfire . You will be taken on a ride that will leave you laughing and crying . So if you want a different take on super heros check it out .

I love a good villain story
By (5.0 out of 5 stars) August 19, 2016
Those of you that know me know that I have a fondness for books told from the point of view of the bad guy. Although the protagonist in this story doesn't fall into this category, I'm putting this story on that shelf anyway.Our story begins in Sand City where Doctor Kimber Wellington has relocated after fleeing a disastrous past in Chicago. For some reason, the inhabitants of this city think that supervillains are actually real. This is all just an abject amusement to Doctor Kimber until he saves the life of the reigning suppervillain's daughter.The plot in this story moves quickly along and I can honestly say that I never got bored. I normally have no trouble putting a book down to go to bed or to go to work or go on a hike. I read a lot, but I don't let my reading take over my life. Well, I got this book just before I went on vacation. And I had a hammock at my campsite. And this book was just fun. This story knows its target audience and faithfully serves up the story. If you only want serious realism in your stories, this is not the book for you. But if you like a bit of whimsy, go for it.The characters were just outright fun as well. I grew to enjoy them more and more and the characters actually developed and grew throughout the story. For a supervillain story, the characters were surprising deep.The world is an important thing to me in the development of a story. While this world is fairly well developed filled with villain's lairs and mountains and (well...I'll avoid the spoiler), well...I was going to say that the world receded into the background of the story, but that isn't quite true. The world is very well developed and does play a part in the story itself.From start to finish, I enjoyed the tale and would love to read more written in this vein.*I received a copy of this book as a Comic-Con promotion.

By (5.0 out of 5 stars) August 12, 2016
I received this book as an arc for my review of it. I enjoyed the plot of the book and watching the characters develop throughout the story. It was very well written and draws you into the story. Lizzy is amazing in how all her stories progress and draw you in. Looking forward to the next one. Thank you Lizzy for the awesome fiction.

cute but odd
By (3.0 out of 5 stars) August 9, 2016
Recovering addict, Doctor Kimber Wellington, takes a job in Sand City in the emergency ward of the Public hospitsl, the only hospital that would take him. One evening he finds a battered woman that the police refuse to help, and when told the hospitals would refuse treatment, takes her home. Reader is the daughter of the super-villain General Savage and she and her brother are fighting to to become his heir. What Kinber doesn’t know is that most cities have a superhero fighting a Supervillainess (ebook) and Sand City hasn’t had a superhero in fifty years. His father is a retired superhero and never told him. Soon Kimber applies for the job of superhero for Sand City and develops super strength, which he has to learn to use. Eventually he and reader have to work together to bring down her father.. Lizzy Ford tells a fun, cute tale and promises sequels.Review printed by Philadelphia Weekly Press

Three Stars
By (3.0 out of 5 stars) July 28, 2016
A short intriguing story about good and evil .Heroes and villians.Some action,drama,humorPart one