Jacksonville, FL– What does Harriet Tubman and the debut author Law Reigns have in common? They both have narcolepsy and overcame life’s challenges to meet their goals. PubMed Health defines Narcolepsy as a sleep disorder that causes excessive sleepiness and frequent daytime sleep attacks.
Reigns said she remembered reading how ten year-old Tubman was beaten with a 2-pound weight by her master when she refused to tie up a slave. These savage blows to Tubman’s head left her with narcoleptic attacks, severe headaches, and bouts of sleepiness. Reigns’ onset of sleepiness was not so traumatic. A different type of health issue was her stalker. Reigns found a kinship in Tubman’s valiant effort to cope with her malady. She too, struggled to relate to the sleepiness that plagued her childhood. A few years later Reigns was instantly inspired to write Superheroes Wear Faded Denim.
If the Moses of her people could overcome this trying neurological disorder, then why couldn’t she? Reigns admits, “All my life people have struggled to understand how my disorder affects me. It can be painful sometimes,” Reigns said. “And I thought there has to be other people out there that feel like this.” So Reigns set out to write a novel about a character who struggles with sleep.
In her dark and gritty, YA romantic fantasy, Superheroes Wear Faded Denim, a college student’s sleeping habits saves mankind. The story follows Blissany Cherry, an aspiring artist whose sleeping habits are wreaking havoc on her life. When she has a sleep attack in the mall, she dreams of a wraith forcing her to make a life altering decision. Trapped between her own destiny and desires, Blissany must find the strength within her to overcome. As readers are immersed in Blissany’s story, they watch her undergo a vital transformation. It is one of the things Reigns is adamant about when discussing her story. Her novel had always been about personal growth. “Life will always ask more of us, sometimes more than we even think we can give,” Reigns said. “That is why I set out to write a novel about a damsel in distress who is forced to become a Jeanne d’Arc.”
This young adult novel is aimed at readers ages 14 – 30. This novel has something for everyone. Blissany’s rollicking escapades through a college town takes you on an emotional rollercoaster. Against the backdrop of celestial warfare, Blissany, the ingénue meets Slim Shady, the Seedy, and underworld demons on the journey to rescue her love life. This is not just another sappy romance. Although Reign encourages all sappy romance lovers to join other adventure druggies and underworld fanatics in this dance on the wild side. All they have to do is pick up a copy of Law Reigns’ Superheroes Wear Faded Denim. Released May 18, it can be found in print and Kindle format on amazon.com. Visit lawreigns.com for additional information.