Terry J. Benton-Walker and Roseanne A. Brown for BLOOD DEBTS *IN-PERSON*
Loyalty is so excited to welcome Terry J. Benton-Walker and Roseanne A. Brown for an IN-PERSON event celebrating the release of Blood Debts! Join us at Loyalty's Petworth store at 7 PM on Wednesday, April 5th for a discussion with these two incredible authors, followed by a meet + greet & book signing!
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ABOUT THE BOOK
GODS MEDDLE AND MAGIC WILL BETRAY YOU, BUT THIS TIME JUSTICE WILL REIGN.
Terry J. Benton-Walker's contemporary fantasy debut, Blood Debts, is "an extravaganza from start to finish" (Chloe Gong) with powerful magical families, intergenerational curses, and deadly drama in New Orleans.
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“A conjuring of magnificence.” —Nic Stone • “A force.” —Roseanne A. Brown • “An extravaganza.” —Chloe Gong •“Powerful.” —Ayana Gray • “Sings with hope and rage.” —TJ Klune • “An unforgettable thrill ride.” —J. Elle • “Steeped in magic.” —Alexis Henderson • “Crackles with mystery and ferocity.” —Mark Oshiro
Thirty years ago, a young woman was murdered, a family was lynched, and New Orleans saw the greatest magical massacre in its history. In the days that followed, a throne was stolen from a queen.
On the anniversary of these brutal events, Clement and Cristina Trudeau—the sixteen-year-old twin heirs to the powerful, magical, dethroned family—are mourning their father and caring for their sick mother. Until, by chance, they discover their mother isn’t sick—she’s cursed. Cursed by someone on the very magic council their family used to rule. Someone who will come for them next.
Cristina, once a talented and dedicated practitioner of Generational magic, has given up magic for good. An ancient spell is what killed their father and she was the one who cast it. For Clement, magic is his lifeline. A distraction from his anger and pain. Even better than the random guys he hooks up with.
Cristina and Clement used to be each other’s most trusted confidant and friend, now they barely speak. But if they have any hope of discovering who is coming after their family, they’ll have to find a way to trust each other and their family's magic, all while solving the decades-old murder that sparked the still-rising tensions between the city’s magical and non-magical communities. And if they don't succeed, New Orleans may see another massacre. Or worse.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Terry J. Benton-Walker grew up in rural GA and now lives in Atlanta with his husband and son, where he writes fiction for adults, young adults, and children. He has an Industrial Engineering degree from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Georgia State. When he’s not writing, he can be found gaming, eating ice cream, or both. Connect with Terry on Twitter at @tjbentonwalker, Instagram at icecreamvicelord, or at tjbentonwalker.com. Blood Debts is his first novel.
ABOUT THE IN CONVERSATION PARTNER
Roseanne A. Brown is an immigrant from the West African nation of Ghana and a graduate of the University of Maryland, where she completed the Jimenez-Porter Writers’ House program. Her debut novel A Song of Wraiths and Ruin was an instant New York Times Bestseller, an Indie Bestseller, and received six starred reviews. Her newest novel, Serwa Boateng's Guide to Vampire Hunting, came out Fall 2022 with Rick Riordan Presents. She has worked with Marvel, Star Wars, and Disney among other publishers. You can visit her online at roseanneabrown.com or on Instagram or Twitter at @rosiesrambles.
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