Amy: A Kick Ass Woman and Hero
By Elle Boca, author of the Miami urban fantasy Weeia Series
Amy McKnight, new superhuman, is just right for the job of superhero. She doesn’t want it. Someone who wants it might be tempted to do bad things with so much power.
It’s been a dangerous and scary journey during which she has been discovering who she is in fits and starts, and often with little or no guidance. She could be angry and bitter at her parents. Instead, she’s forgiving and strives to understand the choices they made for her. While most of her fellow Weeia superhumans would give anything to have her rare abilities, Amy is reticent to use them except in extreme cases and to help others.
Since she first discovered she was superhuman, she has gone out of her way to protect and rescue others. She’s brave and has a big heart. In the first book of the Weeia Series, Unelmoija: The Dreamshifter, she becomes self reliant and establishes her personal boundaries. She takes action to save her mother despite the risks.
In Unelmoija: The Mindshifter, instead of playing it safe, she convinces others to support her and throws caution to the wind to rescue her college friend who has been kidnapped by slavers.
Now, in Unelmoija: The Spiritshifter, a third ability causes tension between Amy and Duncan, her boyfriend, who is convinced she’s the most powerful Weeia ever. He wants Amy to solve the puzzle of why young Weeia are not developing abilities any more. As if that wasn’t enough, she and her friends agree to find their friend’s killer. The problem is it could cost her life.
Amy knows who she is and can take care of herself. She prefers to be out of the limelight, living the everyday life of a college student. Amy has come to term with the knowledge that her abilities draw trouble and attempts on her life. When her unique skills become essential, she pushes aside her discomfort and safety for the benefit others. She gives the project her all because she believes it’s the right thing to do.
In the middle of everything, she has an exciting long distance relationship with Duncan, a cute guy who makes her vibrate (in the true sense of the word) with pleasure, appreciates and supports her one hundred and ten percent. She keeps her cool even in trying times; cares about her mother and sister and tries to mend fences with her estranged father. In the midst of danger and threats she finds time to enjoy life. When Duncan visits her in Miami, they explore the city and all it offers together. They eat out, go to beautiful parks, the beach, concerts and have a kick ass time.