Meet Harlan Sharp

Harlan Sharp has lived in a small, religious community his entire life, but that doesn’t mean he’s anything like them. He’s always known he was different, but quickly learned from a very young age that different is bad. Different is how people get hurt, that and trusting others. 

He wears dark clothes, paints his nails black, outlines his eyes in liner, and does everything he can to keep the other kids away. His only friend is Cadeon, and he plans to keep that way. He keeps his heart behind a wall and his secrets close to his chest. 

The other kids at school seem to think he’s a Satan Worshipper, but that’s far from the truth. Harlan stopped believing in God when a traumatic experience from his childhood left him scared and angry at the world. 

He is just trying to survive senior year so he can move out of his shitty town and finally get away from the memories that haunt him. It’s not like anyone would notice his absence. His own mother ignores his very existence and his father fucked off long ago. He goes to bed hungry and alone more often than not. 

More about Harlan: 

  • Brown, curly hair 
  • Green eyes 
  • Dimples 
  • Tall and lanky 
  • Slightly punk rock
  • Activities: Writing and Music 
  • Best friends with Cadeon

Learn more about Harlan, and how he begins to slowly let down his guard around others by pre-ordering your copy of Born in Sickness: Book one of the Take me to Church Series. 

Meet Luka Thomas

Luka Thomas is an 18 year-old-boy who moved to a new town right before his senior year of high school. He should be used to moving around. He has been doing it since he was seven years old. That was when his mom married his step-father, Matt, who is in the army. Since then, he has been uprooted every few months to a new area and new school. He just wants to get through his last year without moving again.

Luka has gone to church most of his life and believes everything in the Bible with his whole heart, so he should be somewhat excited about his move since it’s into the Bible Belt, USA. He’s not. Luka has a secret that he doesn’t want his family to find out.

He’s not gay. He’s just experimenting, that’s all. Luka knows his extra circular activities are wrong, and no he isn’t referring to football. He knows they are against God and everything he was taught to believe. He scratching an itch. After high school, and maybe even college, he fully plans to settle down with a woman and have 2.5 children and white picket fence.

More about Luka:

  • Brown Hair
  • Blue eyes
  • Freckles
  • High Cheekbones
  • About 5’8 with strong legs
  • Activities: Football, Bible Club, Baseball and Choir
  • Large family that he’s close to
  • Best Friends with Ezra

Learn more about Luka and how he starts accepting himself and questioning everything he knew to be true by pre-ordering Born in Sickness: Book One of the Take me to Church Series .