Hayley Dennings Launches Her YA Romantasy "This Ravenous Fate"


Join us on Tuesday, August 6th at 6:30pm when Oakland author HAYLEY DENNINGS comes to the store to launch her Young Adult romantasy novel This Ravenous Fate. In this fantasy of Jazz Age Harlem, where warring factions of oligarchs, gangsters, and vampires vie for power and control, a young vampire and the girl who once betrayed her are drawn to one another. Hayley will sign copies of her book after the presentation and will be joined in discussion by local YA author MAGGIE TOKUDA-HALL 

This is a free event, but you must pre-register on Eventbrite or in the store to ensure seating.  Click here to preorder a copy of This Ravenous Fate.

It's 1926 and reapers, the once-human vampires with a terrifying affliction, are on the rise in New York. But the Saint family's thriving reaper-hunting enterprise holds reign over the city, more powerful than even the organized criminals who run the nightclubs. Eighteen year-old Elise Saint, home after five years in Paris, is the reluctant heir to the empire. Only one thing weighs heavier on Elise's mind than her family obligations: the knowledge that the Harlem reapers want her dead.

Layla Quinn is a young reaper haunted by her past. Though reapers have existed in America for three centuries, created by New World atrocities and cruel experiments, Layla became one just five years ago. The night she was turned, she lost her parents, the protection of the Saints, and her humanity, and she'll never forget how Elise Saint betrayed her.

But some reapers are inexplicably turning part human again, leaving a wake of mysterious and brutal killings. When Layla is framed for one of these attacks, the Saint patriarch offers her a deal she can't refuse: to work with Elise to investigate how these murders might be linked to shocking rumors of a reaper cure.

Once close friends, now bitter enemies, Elise and Layla explore the city's underworld, confronting their intense feelings for one another, and uncovering the sinister truths about a growing threat to reapers and humans alike.

HAYLEY DENNINGS loves stories centered on queer female characters. A recent graduate from Loyola Marymount University, she discusses books and writing on her Pages of Hayley YouTube channel. Seeing people like her represented in books encouraged her to write her own books and pursue publishing. She currently resides in the Bay Area in California.

MAGGIE TOKUDA-HALL is the author ofThe Worst Ronin, illustrated by Faith Schaffer; The Mermaid, the Witch, and the SeaThe Siren, the Song, and the SpySquad, illustrated by Lisa Sterle; and Love in the Library, illustrated by Yas Imamura. She lives in Oakland, California, with her husband, children, and objectively perfect dog.

THIS EVENT is free but registration is requested. Registration ends at 5:30 pm on August 6th.

BECAUSE SEATING is limited, please register only if you plan to attend.

DUE TO SPACE limitations, we may not be able to accommodate every person at an event, so early registration is encouraged.

WALK-INS will be accommodated only if space allows.

WE ASK that attendees arrive between 6:15 and 6:30 PM for the event.

PLEASE leave your non-support companion animals at home.

OUR shared restrooms are not accessible after 6:30 PM, please plan accordingly.

Tuesday, August 6, 2024 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore
2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
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ISBN: 9781728297866
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Published: Sourcebooks Fire - August 6th, 2024