Another of my favorites on the site, "The Omega Touch" is the story of a boy who becomes a super hero and has sex with all the grateful women he saves. Not.
Lazarus Valentine creates a compelling universe here, one that I would absolutely love to read books and watch movies about. Superheroes are real, supervillains are real (and wow are there a lot of them), and ordinary people get caught up in super-powered fights regularly.
In this world, a reporter babe who is tired of being eye candy tries to dig up a story about a superhero who was tragically killed (happens all the time) a number of years ago. This leads her to a discovery which sets in motion events which lead to an eventual battle for the fate of the world at the end of the story.
This story (and series) has one of my absolute favorite characters in anything I've ever read: Quantum Knight. Normally I'd say that mentioning this character would be a spoiler, but she's got a whole side story in "A Midsummer Knight's Dream", so I figured there's no harm. Anyway, while each and every single character in the series is really well done and great in their own way, and I love reading about all of them (especially the superheroes), QK completely steals the show for me once she's introduced, and I spend time wondering what she's up to while she's not in scene.
I digress, but I think my point is made. The superheroes in the story all have unique powers and personalities, but what makes them come alive is how nonchalant they are about it. They frequently reminisce and come up with anecdotes about epic battles which took place some years ago, but they also talk about mundane parts of the superhero lifestyle: things like how using their powers makes them insanely horny.
As far as stroke is concerned, I barely remember it. There's some key plot points which require it, and I remember thinking that there were some good/hilarious (superheroes scurrying off scene after fighting crime to have sex on a roof NEVER gets old) scenes as I went, but nothing really sticks out here.
This is a story everyone should read.