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It is with great pleasure that we announce the acquisition of The Gods We Knew by Winnie Lyon, a returning author with Parliament House Press! Follow Zella Armstrong as she sets out for her ideal college experience—looking forward to a typical campus life of classes, parties, and meeting new people. Little did she know that a supernatural encounter would leave her exposed for the witch that she is, breaking the most inviolable rules of her coven. Keep an eye out and a stake sharpened for this tale of magic, mayhem, and vampires, coming to Parliament House in 2022!


THE GODS WE KNEW by Winnie Lyon

A cult of vampires. A coven of witches. An eternal war.

Zella Armstrong came to college expecting parties, girls, and new friends with no knowledge of witchcraft. But when her best friend Summer is attacked at a party by a clan of Vampires, she exposes her magic; the cardinal sin of her coven. As it turns out, the vampires are required to deliver new fledglings every six months to Maisie and Harvey, the heads of a top-secret vampire compound.

And after a century, they’re sick of it.

Zella, Summer, and the vampires team up to take out the compound, but the deeper they go, the darker things get. Ancient secrets and divine betrayal unfold as it becomes clear that no one is who they claim to be—or who they think they are. With Zella’s magic on the line for her crime, working with the vampires is the only thing that can save her. Between witchcraft, peril, and romance, the fate of magic itself lies in the hands of some reckless college kids.


Winnie Lyon has been writing for nearly all of her 18 years. Born and raised in Cincinnati

OH, she’s always written about bigger and brighter worlds than the Midwest. Her interests and her own writing style have been influenced by everything from the Magic Tree House to Shakespeare. She was a semi-finalist in the 2018 Overture Awards for her short stories, but she has always had an affinity for novels and worked towards seeing her longer work released. She is currently a student at Indiana University pursuing a degree in English, performing regularly in comedy shows and writing in her free time.

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