Blog Tour #Review and #Giveaway – Finding Shawn by Phil Marcello

Title:Finding Shawn

Series:Dangerous Lives of High School Athletes, Book One

Author:Phil Marcello

Genre:Young Adult, Gay Romance, Contemporary

Length:Long Novella

Publisher:Wayward Ink Publishing


Shawn and Alex have been friends since first grade.

Alex, the rock star quarterback, appears to be basking in the limelight of his success and his new romance with Pam.  But appearances can be deceiving.

Shawn is the key man in the football team’s solid defense. He’s also the senior class’ most eligible bachelor. But Shawn has no time to get involved with a girl—at least, that’s what he tells his friends.

In reality, he does have a love interest… Tony Valito.

Side-by-side, the relationships between the two couples blossom.  One in the open. The other in secret. That is, until Shawn’s world erupts when the rumor that he’s gay gathers momentum.

In trying to find Shawn, perhaps his friends will end up finding themselves. And everyone will discover how dangerous are the lives of high school athletes.


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Finding Shawn is a slice-of-life type high school story written from an omniscient point of view. If you enjoy delving into the life of young adults, from bullies to the bullied, from outcasts to the popular jocks, from those just finding love to those already in relationships, with a touch of parent trouble and plans for the future, then Finding Shawn will certainly make you want more of this series.

There is no definite main character here. This story focuses as much on Shawn and his boyfriend Tony, as it does on Shawn’s best friend, Alex, and his new relationship with Shawn’s sister. There’s the usual school life, the hype and intensity of football games, the homophobia and darker side of bullying, but all in all the story is entertaining and gripping. It’s definitely interesting to see where Phil Marcello takes Dangerous Lives of High School Athletes next!


About the author

PHIL MARCELLO started writing as a boy in the sixties. Growing up in the projects wasn’t easy, but reading and writing were a couple of healthy vices he picked up along the way. Life happened, but Phil never entirely lost his interest and over the years, he started, but never finished, over a dozen stories.

Fortunately, he saved them all and now has the time and desire to complete them. Phil knows it will take years, but as he enjoys writing and views it as his art form it’s a labor of love he gladly undertakes.

PHIL MARCELLO can be found at:


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