#girlpower with Amanda Aksel and Laura Hankin!

As a woman-owned business, we are all about strong female main characters and these two authors really deliver. Tune in to hear Aksel and Hankin chat with Kelly Justice!

About the Book: 

If you had one day to rewrite the rules you live by, would you? Delia Reese takes the financial world by storm in this breakout novel that's 13 Going on 30 meets She's the Man. Just once, Delia Reese wants to be the one calling the shots—not the one waiting to be called. Despite her stellar resume, hiring managers at the big banks won’t give her a chance.

Following yet another failed interview, Delia commiserates with her roommates and drunkenly finds herself wishing she had the advantages that come with being a man. If society wasn't locked into gender roles, she'd be climbing the corporate ladder in designer heels with no apologies. By morning, her mirror reflects a surprising makeover.

Now that the world sees her as a man, Delia’s determined to double down on society’s double standards. With a smart suit and powerfully pink necktie, she hits New York's financial district with a big gamble in mind.  

Amanda Aksel is a West Coast transplant whose curiosity about people led her to earn a bachelor's in psychology. Instead of pursuing a career as a couples counselor, she wrote about one in her first novel.


Laura Hankin is the author of Happy & You Know It. She has written for publications like McSweeney's and HuffPost, while her musical comedy has been featured in The New York TimesThe Washington Post, and more. She splits her time between NYC, where she has performed off-Broadway, and Washington D.C., where she once fell off a treadmill twice in one day.

As seen on Good Morning America as a Summer Reads Pick


“One of the smartest, sharpest, and funniest books I’ve read in years... Some books are meant to be devoured—this one does the devouring.”—Emily Henry, #1 New York Times bestselling author of People We Meet on Vacation


One of Summer 2021's Most Anticipated Novels

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It’s a club like no other. Only the most important women receive an invitation. But one daring young reporter is about to infiltrate this female-run secret society, whose bewitching members are caught up in a dark and treacherous business. From the author of Happy and You Know It.


For years, rumors have swirled about an exclusive, women-only social club where the elite tastemakers of NYC meet. People in the know whisper all sorts of claims: Membership dues cost $1,000 a month. Last time Rihanna was in town, she stopped by and got her aura read. The women even handpicked the city's first female mayor. But no one knows for sure. 


That is, until journalist Jillian Beckley decides she's going to break into the club. With her career in freefall, Jillian needs a juicy scoop, and she has a personal interest in bringing these women down. But the deeper she gets into this new world—where billionaire "girlbosses" mingle with occult-obsessed Bohemians—the more Jillian learns that bad things happen to those who dare to question the club's motives or giggle at its outlandish rituals. 


The select group of women who populate the club may be far more powerful than she ever imagined. 

Event date: 

Monday, August 9, 2021 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

Online at Crowdcast
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ISBN: 9780593201619
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Berkley - August 3rd, 2021

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ISBN: 9781984806260
Availability: Available to Ship From Our Warehouse
Published: Berkley - May 11th, 2021