Rites & Desires

by Amanda Cherry

Book Cover: Rites & Desires
Part of the Ruby Killingsworth series:
  • Rites & Desires
Editions:Paperback - Print Edition
ISBN: 978-1-948280-01-3
Size: 5.50 x 8.50 in
Kindle - Amazon Edition: $ 2.99
ISBN: B078X6WG3S

Ruby Killingsworth relies on magic to keep her entertainment empire on top. When a ritual gone wrong robbed her of this magic, she wasn't about to take it lying down. Enlisting Loki's aid and commanding the band of supernatural henchmen he’s proffered, Ruby embarks to capture the magic of an ancient African gem.

While endeavoring to regain her powers, Ruby must also contend with the daily business of Goblin Records, her romantic designs on her billionaire neighbor, and the unwanted attention of the newly elected U.S. president. The return of her power and a relationship with the city's most prominent citizen would give Ruby all she ever desired. But magic comes with a price, politics are a dirty business—doubly so when a trickster god gets involved—and Loki is never on anyone’s side but his own.

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About the Author

Amanda Cherry is a wife and mom, an actor, and an author loving life in the suburbs of Seattle, WA. She’s an alumnus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas whose biggest claim to fame is having once co-starred with a Gecko in an insurance commercial.

As a queer, disabled author of urban & contemporary fantasy, space opera, and role play games, Amanda is drawn to stories that center people whose experiences and points of view are too often erased. She loves magic, mayhem, clever villains, unlikely love stories, and marginalized folx coming into their own power.

Amanda’s debut novel, Rites & Desires was released in 2018. Her short stories have appeared in Cobalt City Christmas: Christmas Harder and several editions of Mad Scientist Journal. She was on the writing team for the tabletop role play game Acute Paranoia and was a finalist in the 2018 NYC Midnight Short Story Challenge. She’s been a story consultant to the SyFy Docu-series Looking for Leia in which she was also an on-camera participant.

Amanda is a giant nerd, and a fixture of sci-fi, fantasy, and comic book conventions across the country. Find her on panels about everything from fashion & fanfiction to impostor syndrome and chronic illness. If you’re looking for someone to talk about Star Wars, Star Trek, gaming, or daring to be hyper-femme in geek spaces, she’s your gal.

Amanda has contributed to geek culture sites Tosche StationEleven-ThirtyEight, and Star Trek.com and has been featured in Journey Planet.

She is a member of SAG-AFTRA, SFWA and Broad Universe.

Amanda is represented by Claire Draper of the Bent Agency.