Chameleon Moon is now available as an ebook through Amazon.
It’s finally happened, babies.
I can’t believe it. I’m so happy and excited and scared and this just seems surreal. I’m a published author, and it’s my weird book about queer and trans superheroes in a burning city and this is real, this is really happening, this is the real life, this is not fantasy. (Well, my book sort of is.)
I think it’s especially fitting and amazing that my book comes out (ha) on National Coming Out Day. The entire cast is queer, some are trans, some are ace, and a lot have disabilities and mental or emotional disorders. I think it’s important representation… I just think it’s important.
So. Amazing, lovely people of tumblr. I am asking you to read this book, and spread the word. I don’t ask tumblr for much, I try very hard not to, and when I do it’s important. This is important. Please, give this a try. If you can’t buy it, please signal boost it. I will be so, so grateful, and if you post about it or review it I will try to personally thank every single person who does.
I tried to write a book that would have helped me when I was young and scared and just figuring all of this gender and sexuality and brain stuff out. I needed something like this, something to hang onto like a life preserver that showed me I wasn’t alone and was capable of amazing things. (Parole itself, the burning city? It’s a literal representation of how chronic pain and an anxiety disorder feels. Stuff like that.)
Thank you so much for the attention and love this has already gotten. I want it to spread and help people and just. Do good. Help me do some good. Please. <3
But above all thank you. THANK YOU so much. I am so grateful and would have never, ever gotten to this point without the love and encouragement I got here. Thank you.
We’re all superheroes. All of you living and growing and dealing with a world that does not love or appreciate you, most of all. Keep shining.
- RoAnna Sylver
I am currently 1/3 way through this book, and it’s amazing! Aside from the fact that the characters are so diverse (race, queer identities, ability/disability, mental health, life experience, morals) in identity, they’ve also got great, distinct personalities and I love them all already!
Not to mention, the story itself is very compelling. There’s so many hints of secrets, so many questions I have about what’s going to happen next—in a good way, the way that makes you keep reading! There’s already been a ton of action scenes and heavier themes of oppression and misery, but RoAnna masterfully diffuses these with cheery bits of absurdity and fun.
You don’t need a Kindle to buy the Kindle version from Amazon! There’s an app for the computer (although mine isn’t working for some reason), or it lets you read it from your cloud on whatever browser you use, and saves your place automatically. $7.99 is a steal, treat yourself this weekend!
If you’re still not sure, I’ll be writing and posting a review sometime in the next week or two, depending on when I finish reading and how busy I am with other stuff.