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The Spellshop by Sarah Beth Durst and That Time I Got Drunk and Saved a Demon by Kimberly Lemming

Event date: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

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Charis welcomes Sarah Beth Durst and Kimberly Lemming for a celebration of their books The Spellshop and That Time I Got Drunk and Saved a Demon

About The Spellshop: The Spellshop, a gorgeous hardcover edition featuring lavender sprayed edges! The Spellshopis Sarah Beth Durst’s romantasy debut–a lush cottagecore tale full of stolen spellbooks, unexpected friendships, sweet jams, and even sweeter love.

SARAH BETH DURST is the author of over twenty-five fantasy books for adults, teens, and kids, including The Queens of Renthia series, Drink Slay Love, and Spark. She has won an American Library Association Alex Award and a Mythopoeic Fantasy Award and has been a finalist for the Andre Norton Nebula Award three times. She lives in Stony Brook, New York, with her husband, her children, and her ill-mannered cat.

About That Time I Got Drunk and Saved a Demon: Spice trader Cinnamon’s quiet life is turned upside down when she ends up on a quest with a fiery demon, in this irreverently quirky rom-com fantasy that is sweet, steamy, and funny as hell.

Kimberly Lemming is on an eternal quest to avoid her calling as a main character. She can be found giving the slip to that new werewolf that just blew into town and refusing to make eye contact with a prince of a far-off land. Dodging aliens looking for Earth booty can really take up a girl's time. But when she’s not running from fate, she can be found writing diverse fantasy romance. Or just shoveling chocolate in her maw until she passes out on the couch.

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Event address: 
Charis Books and More
184 S. Candler Street
Decatur, GA 30030
The Spellshop By Sarah Beth Durst Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250333971
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bramble - July 9th, 2024

A gorgeous hardcover edition featuring lavender sprayed edges! The Spellshop is Sarah Beth Durst’s romantasy debut–a lush cottagecore tale full of stolen spellbooks, unexpected friendships, sweet jams, and even sweeter love.

Kiela has always had trouble dealing with people, and as librarian at the Great Library of Alyssium, she hasn’t had to.


That Time I Got Drunk and Saved a Demon (Mead Mishaps #1) By Kimberly Lemming Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316570275
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Orbit - January 2nd, 2024

Spice trader Cinnamon’s quiet life is turned upside down when she ends up on a quest with a fiery demon, in this irreverently quirky rom-com fantasy that is sweet, steamy, and funny as hell.
 
All she wanted to do was live her life in peace—maybe get a cat, expand the family spice farm.


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The Lake House By Sarah Beth Durst Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780063214095
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Published: HarperCollins - September 17th, 2024

Yellowjackets meets One of Us Is Lying in this masterful survival thriller from award-winning author Sarah Beth Durst.


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The Warbler By Sarah Beth Durst Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781662524110
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Published: Lake Union Publishing - February 11th, 2025

The Shelterlings By Sarah Beth Durst Cover Image
$9.99
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ISBN: 9780358697220
Published: Clarion Books - June 27th, 2023

A group of magical misfit animals learns to appreciate their seemingly useless powers—and themselves—when they work together to thwart a villain’s attempt to steal their magic.


Spark By Sarah Beth Durst Cover Image
$9.99
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ISBN: 9780358206385
Published: Clarion Books - June 9th, 2020

When a shy girl and her dragon-like companion discover their country’s idyllic weather comes at a steep—and secret—cost, they recruit fellow students to defy authority and attempt to spread the truth.

Storm beasts and their guardians create perfect weather every day, and Mina longs for a storm beast of her own.


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I Got Abducted by Aliens and Now I'm Trapped in a Rom-Com By Kimberly Lemming Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780593818633
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Berkley - February 18th, 2025

A hilarious and sexy romance about a woman who gets dropped on a strange planet only to fall for not one, but two, aliens, from the author of I Got Drunk and Yeeted a Love Potion at a Werewolf.


That Time I Got Drunk and Yeeted a Love Potion at a Werewolf (Mead Mishaps #2) By Kimberly Lemming Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316570312
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Orbit - February 6th, 2024

Cheesemaker Brie has the world’s worst luck in love, which is how she ends up falling for a lactose intolerant werewolf, in this raunchy, laugh-out-loud rom-com fantasy by the genre’s freshest new voice, Kimberly Lemming.
 
Brie’s never been particularly coordinated…or lucky.


That Time I Got Drunk and Saved a Human (Mead Mishaps #3) By Kimberly Lemming Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316570350
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Orbit - March 5th, 2024

When a spirited young woman with a penchant for adventure finds herself locked away in a dragon’s tower, she realizes that fate has a peculiar sense of humor when it comes to her romantic prospects, in this laugh-out-loud fantasy rom-com.
 
All children are told fairytales.


Event Summary: 
Charis welcomes Sarah Beth Durst and Kimberly Lemming for a celebration of their books The Spellshop and That Time I Got Drunk and Saved a Demon.