Today, I’m proud to launch Accidental Awakening, the first book in the new superhero series titled, Guardians. What makes this series unique is it’s LGBTQ focus, allowing for a gay superhero to rise above his surroundings and become who he needs to be, as both a gay and super-powered individual.
There are too few examples of LGBTQ superheroes in popular media today, and most of those are retconned or made LGBTQ with new storylines. For example, DC Comics relaunched the Green Lantern as a gay superhero in 2012. In Star Trek Beyond, Hikaru Sulu was revealed to be gay. You can read about a few other examples here. Putting what the rest of the world does aside, I set out to write my own story, and I’m proud to share part one with the world today.
ACCIDENTAL AWAKENING is the first book of the GUARDIANS series. When high school juniors Quinn McAlester and Blake Hargreaves wake up in a hospital room after a freak accident in a dangerous cave, they have no idea how much their lives will change—until a number of unexplained phenomena leads the boys to believe they are developing super powers.
GUARDIANS is a fun superhero/urban fantasy novel series based in Portsmouth, NH. With lovable characters, exciting action, memorable moments, and unexpected twists, GUARDIANS is sure to delight all fans of the genre.
Image: Portsmouth’s new superhero flies into down over the Memorial Bridge. Photo by Timothy Chapman. Used with permission.