YA Fantasy Night with Emily Thiede and Lauren Blackwood

This launch party for Emily Thiede's widely anticipated debut, This Vicious Grace, is going to be out of this world! Emily will be in conversation with a book club pick, Lauren Blackwood. Readers of all ages will love this!


About the Book:

Three weddings. Three funerals. Alessa’s gift from the gods is supposed to magnify a partner’s magic, not kill every suitor she touches.

Now, with only weeks left until a hungry swarm of demons devours everything on her island home, Alessa is running out of time to find a partner and stop the invasion. When a powerful priest convinces the faithful that killing Alessa is the island’s only hope, her own soldiers try to assassinate her.

Desperate to survive, Alessa hires Dante, a cynical outcast marked as a killer, to become her personal bodyguard. But as rebellion explodes outside the gates, Dante’s dark secrets may be the biggest betrayal. He holds the key to her survival and her heart, but is he the one person who can help her master her gift or destroy her once and for all?


About the Author:

EMILY THIEDE spent her childhood daydreaming and reading in trees. A former public school teacher, she teaches creative writing and serves on the board of Writer House, a local writing nonprofit, is a cohost for the Basic Pitches podcast, and has mentored aspiring writers through the Pitch Wars mentorship program. Emily enjoys fostering rescue kittens and getting lost in the woods of central Virginia, where she lives with her family. This Vicious Grace is her first novel. Find her on social media at @ektwrites.


Lauren Blackwood is a Jamaican American New Yorker living in Virginia who writes Romance-heavy Fantasy for most ages. When not writing, she's a PTA and violinist who really doesn't know how to settle on one career field. Within These Wicked Walls is her debut novel.

Event date: 

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

Sam Miller's Resturant
1210 E Cary St
Richmond, VA 23219
This Vicious Grace: A Novel (The Last Finestra #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250794055
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Wednesday Books - June 28th, 2022

Within These Wicked Walls: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250787101
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Wednesday Books - October 19th, 2021