Heroics 101 | Podium Audio

Magical Girl Undergrad

Heroics 101

Book 1

By: Aest Belequa

Performed by: Hollie Jackson

Released: June 04, 2024

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 20 hr, 15 min

In this imaginative progression fantasy, when a small-town superhero heads to college, she’ll have to juggle coursework, supervillains, and romance.
Anika DuPont just _knows _she’s bound for stardom. As Magical Girl Understudy, she’s already a big deal in her hometown, and now that she’s eighteen, she’s heading to Tokyexico University, where the real action is. Every superhero on Earth is jockeying for better roles in a global reality show created for the amusement of alien children, and Annie’s trying to keep her secret identity hidden while she makes her way out of dead-end Little League roles. 
On her own for the first time, Annie begins to settle into her new college routine. There’s plenty of studying to do, parties to attend, friends to make, and supervillains to fight. And that’s all in between leveling up for new skills awarded by the Style System in order to take her from kid stuff into the superhero minor leagues.
As she grows into her new powers—and her rivalry with her high school sweetheart/nemesis Peter aka Professor Panic intensifies—a new distraction enters stage right: Intro to Drama classmate Bianca, who’s as talented and awkward as she is beautiful. Can Annie still make all her dreams of fame and fortune come true, or has this small-town super met her limits?
The first volume of the hit LitRPG fantasy series—with more than 600,000 views on Royal Road—now available on Kindle, Kindle Unlimited, and Audible! 



Aest Belequa

Aest Belequa is a LitRPG and progression fantasy author, play-by-post RPG game master, and former teacher from Colorado. He grew up loving fantasy and science fiction and tries to bring that same energy to his writing.



Hollie Jackson

Harnessing a childhood steeped in storytelling and a deep love of the written word, with over 600 titles (and growing) under my belt, I always strive to bring a wide range of characters to vibrant, compelling life, allowing for total immersion in the story. I want you to feel the real world melt away as you engage with my work, whatever the genre, whether it's on the lighter side (cozy mysteries, LitRPG, comedic paranormal romance) or the darker desires (reverse harem, steamy dystopia, sci-fi thrillers) and everything in between. Currently on the rosters of multiple major publishers like Podium, Tantor and ACX, I’ve worked with authors around the world. I’m proficient in a variety of accents, am a member of SAG/AFTRA, have won multiple independent awards, including the IAA for Horror 2019, and am constantly working to expand my repertoire across the spectrum of incredible works available. I’ve studied with some of the best in the industry, including Paul Meier and Pat Fraley, and am always studying new techniques to enhance my performance. I’m proficient in a wide range of accents and dialects, including UK, French, German, Russian, Irish, Scottish, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, and Eastern/Southern US. Working from my home studio, using top-of-the-line equipment, I always provide crisp, clear audio with editing and proofing to ensure a distraction free listening experience.