Impulse Control (Talent Chronicles)

Rated 3.80/5 based on 5 reviews
Talents, kids with supernatural powers, are taken from their families and forced into government research facilities called State Schools. At one such school, a group of Talents must work together to stop a dangerous experiment that’s already killed two of their peers and threatens others. If they’re caught they face Detention, and Detention at a State School has a whole different meaning. More
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About Susan Bischoff

I’ve got a thing for love stories and superheroes. I'm working on something I call the Talent Chronicles. This series began with my desire for more superheroes! More romance! More Superhero!Romance.

Talents are people born with supernatural abilities, trying to find their way in a world that fears and wants to control them. I like to explore how the things that make us different from each other sometimes make life difficult, and sometimes are the making of us. These stories are for people who love Buffy, wanted more romance in Heroes, and thought Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor should have worked things out.

The first Talent Chronicles novel, Hush Money, is currently available with a sequel, Heroes 'Til Curfew, coming in 2011.

A Talent Chronicles short story, Impulse Control, appears in the Kiss Me, Kill Me Anthology with several other awesome indies. That's available here on Smashwords and proceeds go to charity. The story is also available singly as a free download.

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Wenceslas reviewed on Sep. 17, 2015

I started reading this story in hopes it would appeal to my high school creative writing students.
I made it halfway through the book - believable, good premise, good characters and pacing. And then, right after Andersen is deprogrammed and the students are trying to rescue the group of kids to be chipped, they encounter an armed guard. They successfully disarm him, then LEAVE THE GUN LYING ON THE FLOOR. So, the students, who could have used the gun to their advantage to complete their mission, leave themselves vulnerable to the same guard when he wakes up, or for someone else to find the gun and use it against them!!! These 'Talents' are dumb, and the author is clueless.
My kids would absolutely scoff at that. I put the story down although I'm thinking of using it as an example of how NOT to make that boo-boo in their own stories.
Note to author: if you don't plan to use the gun, don't write one into your stories!!
Better yet, climb into the real world, where life and death situations require serious, life and death solutions, like yes, killing your enemies to achieve a higher purpose. It's the noble, morally right high-ground and it requires courage and fortitude, traits that all readers like to see in their characters. Much higher concept, much greater reader satisfaction.
(review of free book)
Katja Rinne reviewed on April 15, 2012

It's a nice shortie to have after the first Talent Chronicles book. I actually like it better than book #1. Hoping to see some of these characters on book #2.
(review of free book)
Lexxie L reviewed on Dec. 1, 2011

This was a fun, but a little creepy short story about some talents who are currently in state school. Knowing what they are going through is making me understand Joss and her friends even more for doing all that they can staying FAR away from being found out!

It also made me think that Joss' father knows a lot more than he lets on... Can't wait for the next book!
(review of free book)
Elfwreck reviewed on Sep. 23, 2011

Wonderful introduction to a world of supers. Impulse Control manages to juggle a unique setting, action, romance, and government scheming in a single story, wrap up the story coherently and leave the reader wanting more.

Off to buy the next book now.
(review of free book)
Lisa Lawler reviewed on June 19, 2011

(This is a copy of my review from Goodreads)

I am really enjoying this series by Susan Bischoff. The ebooks are well written, the pacing is excellent, the characters are fabulous, and the plots are tense and edgy with high stakes involved.

I am so looking forward to Book 2 in the series!
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