YA Wednesdays April Book Club meets the third Wednesday of the month at our favorite Tampa bookstore, Inkwood Books, This month, we’ll be reading Ava Jae’s first novel, Beyond the Red.

If you live in Tampa, Florida and are looking for a Young Adult Fiction Book Club, look no further than YA Wednesdays @ Inkwood Books! We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Readers of all ages are welcome!

Our April meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 20th at 7:00pm. We will be reading Ava Jae‘s Beyond the Red. Here’s a little bit about the book:

Alien queen Kora has a problem as vast as the endless crimson deserts. She’s the first female ruler of her territory in generations, but her people are rioting and call for her violent younger twin brother to take the throne. Despite assassination attempts, a mounting uprising of nomadic human rebels, and pressure to find a mate to help her rule, she’s determined to protect her people from her brother’s would-be tyrannical rule.

Eros is a rebel soldier hated by aliens and human alike for being a half-blood. Yet that doesn’t stop him from defending his people, at least until Kora’s soldiers raze his camp and take him captive. He’s given an ultimatum: be an enslaved bodyguard to Kora, or be executed for his true identity—a secret kept even from him.

When Kora and Eros are framed for the attempted assassination of her betrothed, they flee. Their only chance of survival is to turn themselves in to the high court, where revealing Eros’s secret could mean a swift public execution. But when they uncover a violent plot to end the human insurgency, they must find a way to work together to prevent genocide.

The author also made a handy video telling you a little more about this novel.


Also, Ava Jae is sponsoring a Fan Art contest through March 31st with some cool prizes. Check out details here.

If you’re interested, you only have to take two steps to attend.

RSVP here.
Buy the book here.

There will be snacks and refreshments and attendees will be entered into a drawing for some wonderful book swag.