Novels by Briauna Norman

Briauna Mariah enjoys her time between her home in coastal Maine and New York City. She is the founder and director of We Speak, the leading model management agency in championing diversity, equity, and fairness in fashion. Since resuming her passion of crafting stories in April of 2020, she also writes socially aware, progressive, science fiction and fantasy novels. Above all else, Briauna is a big-picture-thinker and dreamer. Even if we may not see it in our lifetimes, she envisions a world that works well for everyone. Our ideal world may not exist anywhere but in our minds, but she finds power in imagining and it’s this same power that molds everything her hands touch, from We Speak to her fiction manuscripts.

Transitus – Soft Launch Release Early 2024 – If interested in ARC, contact me

It’s 2250. 

Icecaps have melted. 

The world is under one unifying government. 

And humans have a genetic equal: homo transitus.

Forced into exile for their differences, transitus families have only one place to live where they are safe: the sweltering community of an East Antarctic island. Here, transitus kids train for a life of living in the ocean. Because one day, their lungs will no longer breathe air. 

For nineteen-year-old Krimsey Enosh, that day has come.

When his little sister goes missing, Krimsey has only 24 hours to rescue her before his lungs change. As his body begins to betray him, Krimsey begins to uncover proof that the authorities of the island are decades deep in illegal genetic experiments on the transitus population—including him and his beloved sister.

With the unlikely help of a new friend, an old bully, a mysterious com voice, and maybe even Felice Karuli—daughter of the island’s deceitful president—Krimsey discovers where his sister is being held. And only when he finds her will he learn she never needed him to save her at all. 

He needed her.

The Last Curet (Book 1)

Follow the journey of an insecure, ocean-breathing main character, Uni. Uni must hide their true identity to survive. If anyone knew they were Curet, Uni wouldn’t just be an outcast. They would be abhorred, hunted, and killed. This story evolved from a 3 year journey of self discovery and intense vulnerability. 


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