Harper is live!

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Earlier than expected, too. Woop!

Please welcome my second novel, Harper.

Back-cover blurb:

The rebirth of the harpies begins with one young man . . .

Harper Reed’s post-high-school plans are up in the air. His promising football career has been cut short by an injury, the girlfriend he thought he might marry has dumped him after he confided to her that he also likes guys, and now, on his 18th birthday, he’s started growing feathers.

According to the mouthy poltergeist who appears in his room, Harper’s becoming a “mythic,” one of thousands of creatures thought imaginary by most humans. Oh, and he’s also the subject of an ancient legend and might well bring on the doom of humanity. Finding a new career path has suddenly become a much lower priority.

With the help of his ghostly guide and some new friends, including a charming mythology student, a con-artist faun, and a dragon princess, the young harpy must adapt to the changes in his body and identity while trying to discover the truth behind the dangerous curse that has given him wings.

In addition to the bisexual, biracial lead, the story features other LGBT and PoC characters, and has a prominent same-sex love story. Tired of wall-to-wall straight, white folks in most YA fantasy? So was I, so I wrote something different.

Plus, harpies and dragons, yo. ;)

I hope y’all like it. If you read it, please do drop a review at Amazon or Goodreads!

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About Shawna (A Mediated Life)

Writer, singer, parent, fan, media maven, and general ne'er-do-well. Fierce protector of the rights of the disadvantaged and endless pontificator on subjects both ridiculous and sublime.
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