#Top5 Superhero Inspirations with Donna Michaels


Marvel kicked off the summer blockbuster movie season a little early with Avengers: Infinity War, which I still haven’t recovered from by the way. I’m an action junkie, so I’m a big fan of these movies and tv series, and I love how they showcase strong, independent, kickbutt heroines. But that’s a post for another time. Today, I’m counting down my Top 5 Superhero Inspirations.

#5: Daredevil
Matt Murdock is a blind lawyer who dons a red suit to fight crime in Hell’s Kitchen. His inability to resist the impulse to help those in need is a trait shared by Stone Mitchum, my hero from In an Army Ranger’s Arms. Stone always puts his needs on the back burner in order to help fellow veterans at his ranch.



#4: Batman

Bad guy’s fear him. He’s a man of few words and he always has your back. So does Cord Brannigan, my hero from The Right Army Ranger.



#3: Thor

Muscular, funny, and a little single-minded at times, Thor still manages to step up and lend a hand. My hero, Brick Mitchum from Her Secret Army Ranger, holds those same qualities, but without long blond hair.



#2: Winter Soldier

Although technically an antihero, Bucky Barnes started off a hero, then overcame a dark past, just like my latest hero, Leo Reed. Bucky was indeed the inspiration behind Leo, as I wrote his story, The Army Ranger’s Surprise, releasing 7/9, and currently available for pre-order.



#1: Captain America

Steve Rogers is selfless, ready with a smile, and always there for others. Just like my hero, Vince Acardi from, Army Ranger with Benefits. Vince is my easy-going hero who also happens to be the glue that holds the gang together.



If you love heroes inspired by other heroes, I hope you’ll check out The Men of At-Ease Ranch. Vince’s story, Army Ranger with Benefits is a great place to start because it’s currently 99¢.


Emma Roberts is done losing her heart to military men who don’t stick around. Desperate to shake up her love life, she launches a plan to get her handsome, dependable crush to finally notice her. And her neighbor’s sexy older brother that just arrived in town is the perfect man for the job. 

But there’s a problem. Emma’s ridiculously attracted to her fake boyfriend. 

Former Army Ranger Vince Acardi dropped everything to help his stubborn brother after he’s injured in the line of duty. Instead, he somehow gets stuck helping the adorably hot girl next door land a date with some doctor she’s interested in. Not that fake-dating her is a hardship, and soon, he’s holding her, kissing her, touching her…

There’s nothing fake about the chemistry between them. But Vince is leaving in two weeks, and Emma refuses to risk her heart on another military man. Worse, the good doctor she’s been after is finally standing up and taking notice…


Donna Michaels is an award winning, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of Romaginative fiction. Her hot, humorous, and heartwarming stories include cowboys, men in uniform, and some sexy, primal alphas. With a husband in the military fulltime, and a household of nine, she never runs out of material to write, and has rightfully earned the nickname Lucy…and sometimes Ethel. From short to epic, her books entertain readers across a variety of sub-genres, and one has even being hand drawn into a Japanese translation. Now, if only she could read it.

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