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Ace of Shades


Welcome to the City of Sin, where casino families reign, gangs infest the streets…
and secrets hide in every shadow.

Enne Salta was raised as a proper young lady, and no lady would willingly visit New Reynes, the so-called City of Sin. But when her mother goes missing, Enne must leave her finishing school—and her reputation—behind to follow her mother’s trail to the city where no one survives uncorrupted.

Frightened and alone, her only lead is a name: Levi Glaisyer. Unfortunately, Levi is not the gentleman she expected—he’s a street lord and a con man. Levi is also only one payment away from cleaning up a rapidly unraveling investment scam, so he doesn’t have time to investigate a woman leading a dangerous double life. Enne’s offer of compensation, however, could be the solution to all his problems.

Their search for clues leads them through glamorous casinos, illicit cabarets and into the clutches of a ruthless mafia donna. As Enne unearths an impossible secret about her past, Levi’s enemies catch up to them, ensnaring him in a vicious execution game where the players always lose. To save him, Enne will need to surrender herself to the city…

And she’ll need to play.

Amanda Foody

Amanda Foody has always considered imagination to be our best attempt at magic. After spending her childhood longing to attend Hogwarts, she now loves to write about immersive settings and characters grappling with insurmountable destinies. Currently, she lives in Philadelphia, PA, surrounded by her many siblings and many books. Learn more at

The first installment in The Shadow Game trilogy, Ace of Shades, released in April 2018, and its sequel, King of Fools, will follow in April 2019. Her debut fantasy, Daughter of the Burning City, was released in July 2017.


Friday, October 19

9:00-9:45am • Panel Discussion – Nice for What?

Location:  DSU 3023-25

Sheroes tend to get a bad rap. But if female characters don’t get written from all angles, the same old character will keep showing up. And writing the same-old is way too blasé for these authors.

Along with these authors:
NoNieqa Ramos
Brenda Rufener
Tanaz Bhathena
Amy Spalding
Moderated by Kelly deVos

5:00-5:45pmPanel Discussion – Galactic Cupcakes

Location: Little Fox Bakery (314 E Main Ave)

Fantasy authors + fantastic treats? Probably couldn’t get any better. Come see the confectionary delights Little Fox Bakery has whipped up for the occasion while these authors discuss their books, writing habits, and favorite desserts.

Along with these authors:
Olivia A. Cole
Maura Milan
Erin Summerill
Robyn Schneider
Moderated by C. J. Redwine and Joanna Hathaway