Terry J. Benton-Walker - Blood Debts!

F or one night only, let Little Shop transport you to enchanted New Orleans for an author event filled with cursed family history, powerful magic, and a mystery ready for the uncovering as we celebrate the release of the most anticipated YA fantasy of the year: Blood Debts by Terry J. Benton-Walker! Terry and special guest, Mark Oshiro, will be telling us all about this wondrous book and overall just spending a wonderfully witchy evening with us. We want to see you there and put this book in your hands, so put on your best pointy hat and see below for all the deets!


Admission: $0 That's right, this event is free to attend! However, you still need to "purchase" a ticket for every person planning to attend! Please reserve your spot here

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


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About the book:

Thirty years ago, a young woman was murdered, a family was lynched, and New Orleans saw the greatest magical massacre in its history. In the days that followed, a throne was stolen from a queen.

On the anniversary of these brutal events, Clement and Cristina Trudeau—the sixteen-year-old twin heirs to the powerful, magical, dethroned family—are mourning their father and caring for their sick mother. Until, by chance, they discover their mother isn’t sick—she’s cursed. Cursed by someone on the very magic council their family used to rule. Someone who will come for them next.

Cristina, once a talented and dedicated practitioner of Generational magic, has given up magic for good. An ancient spell is what killed their father and she was the one who cast it. For Clement, magic is his lifeline. A distraction from his anger and pain. Even better than the random guys he hooks up with.

Cristina and Clement used to be each other’s most trusted confidant and friend, now they barely speak. But if they have any hope of discovering who is coming after their family, they’ll have to find a way to trust each other and their family's magic, all while solving the decades-old murder that sparked the still-rising tensions between the city’s magical and non-magical communities. And if they don't succeed, New Orleans may see another massacre. Or worse.

About the Author:

TERRY J. BENTON-WALKER grew up in rural GA and now lives in Atlanta with his husband and son, where he writes fiction for adults, young adults, and children. He has an Industrial Engineering degree from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Georgia State. When he’s not writing, he can be found gaming, eating ice cream, or both. Blood Debts is his first novel.

Event date: 
Monday, April 3, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
133A East Court Square
Decatur, GA 30030
Blood Debts By Terry J. Benton-Walker Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250825926
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Teen - April 4th, 2023


Terry J. Benton-Walker's contemporary fantasy debut, Blood Debts, is "an extravaganza from start to finish" (Chloe Gong) with powerful magical families, intergenerational curses, and deadly drama in New Orleans.