Meet & Greet Happy Hour + Book Signing with Leslye Penelope! *IN-PERSON!*

Join Loyalty Bookstores on Thursday, August 11 at 7 PM ET for a live and in-person meet & greet happy hour with author Leslye Penelope! Leslye will also be signing copies of her new book, The Monsters We Defy.

This is a ticketed event taking place in our Silver Spring location after hours—please RSVP below. Drinks and light snacks will be provided. Proof of vaccination will be required, as well as a temperature check at the door. You can email Loyalty's events team at events@loyaltybookstores.com with any questions.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Leslye Penelope has been writing since she could hold a pen and loves getting lost in the worlds in her head. She is an award-winning author of fantasy and paranormal romance. Equally left and right-brained, she studied filmmaking and computer science at Howard University and sometimes dreams in HTML. She hosts the My Imaginary Friends podcast and lives in Maryland with her husband and furry dependents.

ABOUT THE BOOK

A woman able to communicate with spirits must assemble a ragtag crew to pull off a daring heist to save her community in this timely and dazzling historical fantasy that weaves together African American folk magic, history, and romance.

"Leslye Penelope blends magic, mystery, and mayhem in this deliciously complex historical fantasy.” —Veronica Henry, author of Bacchanal 

Washington D. C., 1925: Clara Johnson can talk to spirits—a gift that saved her during her darkest moments, now a curse that’s left her indebted to the cunning spirit world. So when a powerful spirit offers her an opportunity to gain her freedom, Clara seizes the chance, no questions asked. The task: steal a magical ring from the wealthiest woman in the District.

Clara can’t pull off this daring heist alone. She’ll need the help of an unlikely team, from a handsome jazz musician able to hypnotize with a melody to an aging actor who can change his face, to pull off the impossible. But as they race along DC’s legendary Black Broadway, conflict in the spirit world begins to leak into the human one—an insidious mystery is unfolding, one that could cost Clara her life and change the fate of an entire city.

Please note Loyalty has a zero tolerance policy for harassment or intimidation of any kind during this event. 

Event date: 
Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
823 Ellsworth Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910
The Monsters We Defy By Leslye Penelope Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316377911
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Redhook - August 9th, 2022

Song of Blood & Stone: Earthsinger Chronicles, Book One By L. Penelope Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250306890
Availability: Not In Store - Available to Special Order
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - July 16th, 2019

Whispers of Shadow & Flame: Earthsinger Chronicles, Book Two By L. Penelope Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250148094
Availability: Not In Store - Available to Special Order
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 1st, 2019

Cry of Metal & Bone: Earthsinger Chronicles, Book 3 By L. Penelope Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250148117
Availability: Not In Store - Available to Special Order
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - August 11th, 2020

Requiem of Silence: Earthsinger Chronicles, Book 4 By L. Penelope Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250148131
Availability: Not In Store - Available to Special Order
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - August 17th, 2021

Savage City By L. Penelope Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781944744274
Availability: Not In Store - Available to Special Order
Published: Heartspell Media - March 31st, 2022