Lauren Blackwood with Jordan Ifueko - Wildblood!

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE!!! (Is anyone here old enough to get that reference?) We're swinging in Tarzan-style to tell you that we're putting on one wild event with Lauren Blackwood (Within These Wicked Walls) and Jordan Ifueko (Raybearer) in celebration of Lauren's newest YA book of dreams: Wildblood! If you're a fan of fantasty, romance, super cool jungle settings, Jamaican folklore, monsters, and girls kicking butt, then this is the event for you!! Come on by to hear about what's sure to be your new favorite book and hang out with two incredible authors!! See below for more deets:


Admission: $0 That's right, admission is free! However, you still need to "purchase" a ticket for every person in your group!

Pre-Order Wildblood: $18.99 You must purchase a book from Little Shop in order to enter the signing line!


Little Shop of Stories - Upstairs Event Space
133 E Court Square
Decatur, GA 30030

(Please allow time to find parking)

About the book:

Eighteen-year-old Victoria is a Wildblood. Kidnapped at the age of six and manipulated by the Exotic Lands Touring Company, she’s worked as a tour guide ever since with a team of fellow Wildbloods who take turns using their magic to protect travelers in a Jamaican jungle teeming with ghostly monsters.

When the boss denies Victoria an earned promotion to team leader in favor of Dean, her backstabbing ex, she’s determined to prove herself. Her magic may be the most powerful on the team, but she’s not the image the boss wants to send their new client, Thorn, a renowned goldminer determined to reach an untouched gold supply deep in the jungle.

Thorn is everything Victoria isn't - confident, impossibly kind, and so handsome he leaves her speechless. And when he entrusts the mission to her, kindness turns to mutual respect, turns to affection, turns to love. But the jungle is treacherous, and between hypnotic river spirits, soul-devouring women that shed their skin like snakes, and her ex out for revenge, Victoria has to decide - is promotion at a corrupt company really what she wants?

About the Authors:

LAUREN BLACKWOOD is a Jamaican American living in Virginia who writes Romance-heavy Fantasy for most ages. When not writing, she's a musician and a tiramisu connoisseur. She's the New York Times Bestselling author of Within These Wicked Walls and Wildblood.

Jordan Ifueko (Ee-FWEH-koh) is the Nebula Finalist and New York Times bestselling author of the Raybearer series and other stories, including short fiction in the Hugo-nominated magazine Strange Horizons. She’s been featured on NPR Best Books, NPR Pop Culture Hour, ALA Top Ten, Buzzfeed, and other publications. She writes about magic Black girls who aren’t magic all the time, because honestly, they deserve a vacation. Ifueko lives in Los Angeles with her husband David and their 3-legged trustafarian dog Reginald Ovahcomah. Follow Jordan on Instagram @jordanifueko.

Event date: 
Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
133A East Court Square
Decatur, GA 30030
Wildblood: A Novel By Lauren Blackwood Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250787132
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Wednesday Books - February 7th, 2023

A thrilling new fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Lauren Blackwood!