From the Inside Flap
Warrick tried to pierce the hostages with his eyes.
It seemed almost like fate that his eyes would land on the loving brother/boyfriend with the cap on. His eyes brushed against then locked on a pair of blazing blue.
Darkstar grinned a blinding flash of teeth and wrapped both arms tight around the girl, who gave a piercing shriek as she was lifted off her feet. "Wow, dude, took you like forever to spot me. I must be better at cosplay than I thought."
Warrick held out his arm to stop the Flame Burst from rushing forward just as Darkstar pressed a kiss against the girl's cheek.
"Uh uh," Darkstar said. "You might be able to flambe this sweet girl here, but take it from me... you won't even show up on my personal harm-o-meter. I'm fireproof."
"Come on, you don't want to hurt the girl," Warrick said, trying to sound reasonable, but probably just coming across as being pissed off. He could feel that vein throbbing in his forehead.
"I don't know," Darkstar said, kissing the girl's neck gently before audibly sniffing. "I kind of smell a victim here. Do you smell it too?"
"Come on, man, why would you want to hurt a little girl like that?" Warrick asked, taking a slow sidling step forward.
Darkstar gave him a piercing glare that stopped him and forced him to take a step back instead. "Why don't you shut up and let me think about what I'm gonna make you do for me today?"
"What do you mean?" Warrick asked.
"Dude, did you really think I was going to give up these lovely people for free? Uh uh. You're gonna have to give me something first."
Warrick clenched his hands into fists, ice cracking and breaking against his palms. This jerk hole really thought he was going to get his own way. And honestly, he probably was, mostly because the League didn't need any more bad press.
"What do you want?" he gritted out, his jaw aching and his eyes burning with rage. More than anything he wanted to smash his fists into that smarmy face.
From the Back Cover
Set in a world where metahumans are fairly common, Vereint has been gifted with extraordinary power. Unfortunately, with great power does not come great popularity. Not until the good boy goes bad ... then the wannabes pop out of the woodwork and bring terror to the world at large in his name ("AS DARKSTAR WILLS THE DARKSTERS FOLLOW.")
Reminiscent of the comic books of old, the world of "Heroes & Villains" is actually a pretty grim one. With one okay from the CMPF (Central Metahuman Policing Force) a metahuman found breaking the law can lose all of their basic human rights. If they're lucky, they're executed. If they're not lucky ... well, no metahuman wants to end up in Butcher Bay.
The good guys in "Heroes & Villains" aren't so good, and the bad guys aren't so bad. And Vereint is just a guy that wants to get ahead in the world.