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Larson 2017Sara B. Larson and Friends

Tuesday, June 13
7:00 pm | Bullock Room #309 

Celebrate with teen fantasy author Sara B. Larson as she launches DARK BREAKS THE DAWN, a Swan Lake retelling. Larson will be joined by Erin Summerill and other local authors.

ABOUT DARK BREAKS THE DAWN

Book one in a haunting and romantic YA duology packed with action, romance, and betrayal from the critically acclaimed author of the DEFY trilogy.

On her eighteenth birthday, Princess Evelayn of Eadrolan, the Light Kingdom, can finally access the full range of her magical powers. The light looks brighter, the air is sharper, and the energy she can draw when fighting feels almost limitless.

But while her mother, the queen, remains busy at the war front, in the Dark Kingdom of Dorjhalon, the corrupt king is plotting. King Bain wants control of both kingdoms, and his plan will fling Evelayn into the throne much sooner than she expected.

In order to defeat Bain and his sons, Evelayn will quickly have to come into her ability to shapeshift, and rely on the alluring Lord Tanvir. But not everyone is what they seem, and the balance between the Light and Dark comes at a steep price.

In the first book of a remarkable duology, Sara B. Larson sets the stage for her reimagining of Swan Lake — a lush romance packed with betrayal, intrigue, magic, and adventure.

 

 PRAISE FOR DARK BREAKS THE DAWN

"Larson (the DEFY trilogy) deftly weaves fantasy with the best parts of the Swan Lake ballet in this gripping first book of a duology." -- Publisher's Weekly, starred review

"With its intricate, dazzling system of magic and a vibrant cast of characters caught in a devastating conflict between forces of light and darkness, this passionate, war-torn retelling of Swan Lake is not one to be missed! You'll be spellbound from the very first lines." -- Sarah J. Maas, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the THRONE OF GLASS series

"A breathtaking origin story of Swan Lake that unfurls with soaring beauty and a villain prince as captivating as the fearless princess." -- Kathryn Purdie, author of the BURNING GLASS series

Sager 2017Ryan Sager

Saturday, June 24
2:00 pm | Room #201 

Join local author Ryan Sager for the debut of his children's novel, THE WORLD'S GREATEST CHOCOLATE-COVERED PORK CHOPS.

 

ABOUT THE WORLD'S GREATEST CHOCOLATE-COVERED PORK CHOPS

Twelve-year-old chef Zoey Kate’s Fried Banana Fondue is delectable, her Maple Cinnamon Crab Fajitas are divine, and her Chocolate-Covered Pork Chops are to die for. Zoey is the best cook in town and she wants everyone to know it. She’s on a mission to start her own restaurant, but quickly learns that the restaurant industry is competitive . . . and dangerous. There are people who see Zoey as a threat, and they’ll use any means necessary to make sure that she fails.

Featuring a precocious, larger-than-life character, lots of humor, fast-paced action and mouth-watering foods, this cooking story is sure to appeal to young foodies and fans of shows like MasterChef Junior and Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off.

 

PRAISE FOR THE WORLD'S GREATEST CHOCOLATE-COVERED PORK CHOP

"If you're a kid who's obsessed with food and cooking (or a parent who has one), you're going to recognize Zoey immediately. I did! Because every episode of Chopped Junior brings us sassy, confident, creative young people with big dreams of becoming chefs-usually while also holding down jobs as firefighters, movie stars, and veterinarians. In this magical story, Zoey cooks her way into a business loan and brings her culinary dreams to life at the ripe age of 12, something that seems less and less impossible with each passing year of American kids' ever-growing fascination with food. A must-read for every kid born with a whisk in her hand!"―Ted Allen, host of Food Network's Chopped and Chopped Junior

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