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August 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT

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The Muse Writers Center
2200 Colonial Ave, Suite #3
Norfolk, VA 23517 United States

L. Penelope Book Launch & Reading

Join us on Saturday, August 15 at 7pm EST to hear L. Penelope read from her new book Cry of Metal & Bone (Earthsinger Chronicles, book 3)! This virtual reading will be streamed LIVE here and on Facebook.

L. Penelope is the award-winning author of the Earthsinger Chronicles. The first book in the series, Song of Blood & Stone, was chosen as one of TIME Magazine’s top fantasy books of 2018. Equally left and right-brained, she studied filmmaking and computer science in college and sometimes dreams in HTML. She lives in Maryland with her husband and furry dependents. Read more about her and her work on her website!

This event is co-sponsored by Prince Books. You can buy Cry of Metal & Bone from Prince Books here!

Cry of Metal & Bone

Six weeks after the fall of the Mantle, centuries-old enemies Elsira and Lagrimar struggle to unite. The will of the goddess is that the two nations become one, but while the war may be over, peace is still elusive. As desperate Lagrimari flee their barren land for a chance at a better life in Elsira, a dangerous faction opposed to the unification rises.

When a shadowy group with ties to the Elsiran government takes responsibility for a fatal attack and promises more, an unlikely crew is assembled to investigate. Among them are Lizvette Nirall, a disgraced socialite seeking redemption for past mistakes, and Tai Summerhawk, a foreign smuggler determined to keep a promise he made to a dead man. Powerful Earthsinger Darvyn ol-Tahlyro is sent with a secret assignment, one that Queen Jasminda can’t know about. And in a prison far away, Kyara ul-Lagrimar searches for a way to escape her captors and save a family long thought dead.

It’s a race against time in this world of deadly magic, secret agendas and court intrigue to discover those responsible for the bombing before the next attack. And in another land a new enemy awakens—one that will strike terror into the hearts of gods and men.


“Readers looking for a romantic, inclusive version of Game of Thrones will find plenty of courtly politics here as well as a marvelous medley of world building.” —Booklist (starred review)


This book launch will also feature special guest Moni Boyce.

Moni Boyce is a writer, filmmaker, poet and author of contemporary and paranormal romance. After working in the film industry for fifteen years, helping others bring their visions to life, she now creates characters and worlds of her own. She considers herself a bookworm, film buff, foodie, music lover and an avid world traveler having visited 33 countries and counting. She lives a bit of a nomadic life, but considers Los Angeles her hometown.

You can read more about her and her work on the following platforms: Amazon, Bookbub, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Book + Main Bites, FB Group. Also, check out this article about her paranormal romance series, The Oracle Chronicles here!