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Andromeda is a debtera―an exorcist hired to cleanse households of the Evil Eye. She would be hired, that is, if her mentor hadn’t thrown her out before she could earn her license.

Now her only hope of steady work is to find a Patron―a rich, well-connected individual who will vouch for her abilities.

Instant Indie Bestseller! Instant New York Times Bestseller!

When a handsome young heir named Magnus Rochester reaches out to hire her, she takes the job without question. Never mind that he’s rude and demanding and eccentric, that the contract comes with a number of outlandish rules… and that almost a dozen debtera had quit before her.

If Andromeda wants to earn a living, she has no choice. But she quickly realizes this is a job like no other, with horrifying manifestations at every turn, and that Magnus is hiding far more than she has been trained for.

“Lauren Blackwood’s Within These Wicked Walls is the Jane Eyre retelling I didn’t know I needed, and everything I needed it to be. Atmospheric and moody, with sharp subtle humor and romance, Andromeda’s story is engrossing and unputdownable. This Jane Eyre isn’t your average classroom read; it is so much more than that.” – Rachel Simon, Newton Free Library

Death is the most likely outcome if she stays, the reason every debtera before her quit. But leaving Magnus to live out his curse alone isn’t an option because―heaven help her―she’s fallen for him.

Stunningly romantic, Lauren Blackwood’s heart-stopping debut, Within These Wicked Walls, ushers in an exciting new fantasy voice.

“Fierce, eerie and heartfelt by turns, Within These Wicked Walls is a romantic and spine-chilling reimagining of a classic. I loved every creepy, swoon-worthy moment of it.” – Laura E. Weymouth, author of The Light Between Worlds

Publisher: Wednesday Books 
336 Pages
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1250787101
Reading age: ‎ 14 - 18 years
Grade level: ‎ 7 - 9

Within These Wicked Walls is an indulgently Gothic fairy tale, comparable in mastery with Mexican Gothic and Jane Eyre. An intricate magic system, a grimly humorous Black heroine, AND a heart-thumping romance? This book leaves nothing wanting.” – Jordan Ifueko, New York Times bestselling author of Raybearer



Lauren Blackwood is a Jamaican American New Yorker living in Virginia who writes Romance-heavy Fantasy for most ages. When not writing, she's a PTA and violinist who really doesn't know how to settle on one career field. Within These Wicked Walls is her debut novel.

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