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Super Sales on Super Heroes

(Super Sales on Super Heroes #1)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  6,105 ratings  ·  438 reviews
In a world full of super powers, Felix has a pretty crappy one.

He has the ability to modify any item he owns. To upgrade anything.

Sounds great on paper. Almost like a video game.

Except that the amount of power it takes to actually change, modify, or upgrade anything worthwhile is beyond his abilities.
With that in mind, Felix settled into a normal life. A normal job.
Kindle Edition, 374 pages
Published May 5th 2017 by William D. Arand
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Sydnie Macelroy
Jun 02, 2017 rated it it was ok
So, I'm pretty sure I'm going to hell for enjoying this book. My feminist heart wants to condemn everything about it. But damn it, it's actually really good in spite of everything.

Felix is a sad little man with a sad little super power, the ability to upgrade anything he owns. When he accidentally buys himself a slave, he discovers that this applies to other people as well. So he goes on a slave buying binge. WTH? A book that aims to make the idea of slavery a fun and silly plot device? Slaves t
Eric Allen
Sep 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
I had to take a break from Naked Empire for a few days to read a book that is aware of how ridiculous it is.

Simply described, this book is basically a harem anime on crack.

This book was rather entertaining. It's pretty much silly fun, with a fast food manager building himself a supervillian empire from scratch. It has some really entertaining characters in it, and a hero with a very sarcastic streak and little in the way of morals when it comes to protecting himself or his people. The author is
Jun 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
This story was a fun blend of superhero fiction and Gamelit. It leaned more towards Gamelit in style and tone but the world definitely had a superhero fiction feel to it. I liked the blend of the two genres and feel like Arand did a good job mixing fun elements from both types of story and ending up with a fairly compelling and enjoyable story.

The plot was interesting enough. Villains have overthrown the heroes and seized control of the city where our down on his luck lead character, Felix, liv
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Super Sales on Super Heroes” is not lesfic, but it is a very entertaining, delivering a very detailed, graphically (aurally?) violent world of good people, bad people, amoral people and people who are just trying to survive regardless of moral intentions, labels or outcomes.

MC Felix accidentally acquires some nearly dead superheroes, and finds he can heal them as well as increase his own power after doing so. He can “fix” anything he owns…and in this world, or at least in this supervillain-cont
May 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a great book

For a book about mass slavery and assorted dirty deeds this novel was fantastic. The main character was realistic in his goals and personality, being neither completely altruistic nor totally selfish. The supporting characters were also well written in whole though I would have expected more resistance to becoming slaves though that was handled well by the wage slave theme.

Character and plot development were both well matched and escalated nicely with a reasonable amount of
Aaron Nagy
Aug 11, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Garbagemen
This is a hard one to rate...because...ohh god it's trash, it's gutter trash...but I liked it, because I too am trash.

So I'm an aficionado of webnovels both foreign and domestic, and there is a bit of a infamously bad trend that's popular in some of the Japanese ones and that is the infamous slave-harem tag, a tag well known for producing some of the trashiest stuff imaginable and should be avoided on site. Well this book is one of those and clearly has been influenced by a mix of those and the
Greg Wells
May 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
A great read. Approachable, well paced, solid story, actually been through the editing process

The headline says most of it, but I'll elaborate. First off, no spoilers.
And I'll clean up a problem I noted with some reviews. I took a chance on the novel only after reading the sample. "Harem" came up a lot more in blurbs and reviews than I wanted to see. Amine and manga that mention "harem" are very often well past bawdy and are even erotica. This piece is Not That!
Character design and growth was
C.T. Phipps
Feb 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
SUPER SALES ON SUPER HEROES has the slightly difficult hurdle to overcome of an appalling premise: the protagonist is a slaver. Slavery is one of those things which I give an automatic "okay to kill you for" in my fiction. The fact the majority of our anti-hero's slaves are attractive women also opens a lot of unfortunate implications. Nevertheless, I was willing to give the book a shot because I'd heard a lot of good things about it.

Felix is a pawn shop owner in a city taken over by supervillai
Dec 06, 2017 rated it liked it
A series with an unusual premise.

In a world with superhumans, a city has been taken over by a villain, and becomes a city-state. Nothing much seems to change. In fact the economy improves somewhat.

A schlub with a minor super power seeks to make money. His power is that he can upgrade objects, but he can't do much of anything with it. He tries to buy some bismuth, to turn it into gold. Somehow, he ends up with a super hero slave instead. This really increases his power somehow.

He buys more slave
Aug 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My original Super Sales on Super Heroes audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.

What do you get when you smash a super hero story with a literary RPG?  Well, that would be a newly released book by William D. Arand entitled “Super Sales on Super Heroes”.  The story is a rather unique, dark, and humorous take on the super hero genre.  As the saying goes, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.  Our character is dealt a super power which seems lame until he discovers
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: supervillain
This is an ok book. Oh, it had potential to be a *great* book...

BUT the author decided, nope, not me. You see, the difference between a good book and a great book is not exactly the writing style, but the appeal to the audience. And shockingly, half the audience is female.

The beginning was strong with a male protagonist (Felix) in a villain-world with a tiny special talent. Nice! Only then he started building up a harem which he pretty much entirely controlled, and defended himself of not being
Aug 10, 2017 rated it did not like it
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Jon West
Jun 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adventure, fantasy
This was the first I have read from William Arand and it was great. One might quibble about the novelty of the plot setting, but it is certainly not common. What sets this apart is the clever writing and interaction of the protagonist with other major characters. It was fun and never seemed to hit a slow spot. Highly recommended to lovers of urban fantasy.

My rating system (* = star)
1* couldn't finish book
2* finished book, but didn't like it
3* a good read
4* a very good read often with a novel con
May 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book popped up on my Amazon, 'You might also like' offerings.

The premise was novel, the under-powered super hero, flourishes now that a Super Villain revamps how The City operates.

Arand's take on how 'Felix' operates almost like a GM in the story with his power to modify others that he owns makes for some interesting internal monologues.

What I didn't like is that the book feels underweight. It was a quick, fast read that felt like the fast forward button was hit just a few times too many.
May 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: signal
This is shooting for the "protagonist builds an empire and gets a harem" fantasy genre (see also Conrad Stargard, Dungeon Keeper Ami, Daniel Black, Evil God Average, etc). But I liked those other books, and I didn't like this book.

I think part of the problem is the protagonist here was sort of callously evil: he's building his empire by buying slaves with magically-enforced contracts, and anyone he doesn't like gets fed to the "sausage machine" and eaten for powerups.

But another chunk of the pro
I really liked this book it had such a great new take on the superheroes thing. Very unique and intriguing plot that was action packed. Truly felt like a hybrid between a manga and superheroes book but still very different. If the author could just have skipped the long listing of points as often as it was used this would have been a five star. Not often I read about harems in books but this one pulls it off great. Very curious if this will develop into a series or not? Would like too read more ...more
I really enjoyed this book. It was interesting, action packed, and had a unique premise.

I think my only real issue was the relationships. There was zero chemistry between Felix and any of the love interests. The ones he actually seemed to have chemistry with (imho, Victoria and Miu), were never even hinted at as love interests.

Felix was emotionally flat most of the time, which I guess is within his character, but it would have been nice to see something from him, some level of caring. The only
Steve Naylor
Rating 2.5 stars

Through most of the book I was thinking about a rating of 3.0. I thought it was okay, not great, but I was willing to see where the story went. What happened at the end made me lower my rating. It made what came before seem kind of pointless. I feel the main problem with this story is that it is trying to be too much and not succeeding at any of it. There is a Harem in this story, but not really since the main character only has sex with one person. There is slavery, but again n
Alex Rivers
May 25, 2017 rated it it was ok
It's a pretty good light read with a story that doesn't really go anywhere or do any thing. There are a couple of characters that don't do anything except exist. Mia doesn't actually do anything even though she's repeatedly describes as "deadly", literally every scene she's in shes standing in a corner. Ionea is literally only there to be gay, as her role is replaced by Victoria randomly. Neat ideas poorly executed. The whole book is just a string of incidents that have no real relation to each ...more
Lukas Lovas
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: notable-lit-rpg
Pretty good basic idea of the special superpower, though the potential to have an overpowered hero was just too great and didn't come to pass only due to lack of imagination on the main character's part. That said, with superheroes, we've all grown accustomed to them not using powers intelligently, as that would just make them too powerful and it would mean quick end to all problems, so I didn't consider this an issue.

The book was highly humorous, the author is playing a bit on the young teenag
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: litrpg
If you read light novels like Death March or Shield Hero. This is akin to that. If you can laugh at dark satire, this book is for you. The book is very tongue in cheek and knows it and rides it all the way to the last page. I do like the way the MC grows throughout the story. or The author tells you. "This novel contains graphic violence, undefined relationships/partial harem, unconventional opinions/beliefs, and a hero who is as tactful as a dog at a cat show. Read at your own risk." He's not k ...more
May 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: super-hero
Awesome but need editing

That's an interesting take on the superhero genre! But the tables to show the stats are all over the place and some parts of the story are missing because the tables are in the way. I don't know if my version of the ebook is corrupted or something but it should be taken care off.
I still hope to read more of that story and read more of Andrea's silliness.
Jana H Cleveland
May 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes a little power is just enough

Unique perspective on super heroes and villains. Felix has a terrible job, almost no money, no friends, and very limited powers that allow him to change things, but not enough to do much good. His city has been taken over by a super villain; and now super heroes have bounties on them. He accidentally gets a super hero as a salvaged slave and that's where the fun begins! Great story line, and lots of fun and adventure.
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I can see how this book would get mixed reviews. I personally enjoyed it as its easy for me to take the perspective of the character, but I can see how others could revile it due to the fact that slavery is even involved. Even if he respects and treats his like family.
John Cruo
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was truly well written. I like that the protagonist is a different sort of character then you would expect here. He allows the other characters to shine. I really enjoyed this as well as Wild Wastes, which took the same formula and ran with it as well.
Jul 26, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: superhero, fantasy
2.5 Stars, This one is actually hard to rate. It's full of plot holes, forced scenes and down right non-sense but.... damn it! I still enjoyed it.

Any one that is even remotely aware of anime and JP games will recognize the Harem concept in this book.

Felix is our bland as can be MC, he "accidentally" buys a slave and discovers that just the ownership causes his own power to skyrocket. of course the next logical step is to start a harem! the more slaves he has the better.

As with most of stories i
Bryan Guzman
Jul 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Ok So here is the thing, And I think it bares mentioning. This book is the ultimate guilty pleasure read.

I have seen alot of Reviews for this book low balling it, the readers who felt the need to give this book a lowscore did not do so for poor writing or unlikable characters. The 2 star scores all seem to be earned as a result of the readers ideology. They see the Slavery and the Harem and the minor cannibalism and cant even. YET all of those Reviews quickly include that they liked it regardle
Barry Moore
Oct 26, 2017 rated it did not like it
What a terrible book. It might be the worst book I have finished. I kept going with it, because I figured that it would eventually try to make sense, but nope. Its a book about tortured and disfigured female super heroes (With no reason at all why they are tortured and disfigured.) who are made into slaves by some boring, poorly written protagonist. Theres your ENTIRE story, sorry for the spoilers. Is there a villain? Well I guess, but we dont get to meet him or her at all in this book. Is there ...more
John Soleimanian
Sep 11, 2018 rated it did not like it
The audiobook is almost as interesting as reading the phone book. Here's a quote from the book (prepare to be riveted)

"strength thirty five, dexterity forty three, agility forty six, stamina fifty six, wisdom forty one, intelligence sixty one, luck eighty dour, primary power ninety one, secondary power two"

Four of the six hours is the narrator saying a noun followed by a number followed by a noun followed by a number followed by a noun followed by a number followed by a noun followed by a number
Catherine Belles
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Supes not as expected

Character. This had character, the people feel real and expected tropes were called out and discussed. There are tons of strong women characters. The big issue for me was the central male character bears a strong resemblance to Heinlein main characters. And the harem image is also derivative even tho it is dismissed. Still, an exciting read and I am looking for a second installment
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