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HAPPY RELEASE DAY: Shades of the City by Danielle K. Roux

Today marks the celebrated release of SHADES OF THE CITY author Danielle K. Roux’s sequel to THIS WILL KILL THAT in the well regarded Shades of the City Series.

Welcome back to District City—a place where the past haunts its citizens and monsters ravage what’s left. Follow Alan and Kazuki as they cleave ever tighter together and continue their journey through the city into the heart of her secrets. Can the newcomer, Tanith, help them on this self-guided mission? Or will the voices in her head and her mysterious origins prove to be insurmountable? Discover what nefarious plots Calen—a murderous villain—has lurking within his heart and mind.

Revel in found family and discover new friends and fiends in SHADES OF THE CITY by Danielle K. Roux! Pick up your copy today:


Haven’t yet read THIS WILL KILL THAT? Get started with the series now and don’t miss out on this exciting adventure:


Welcome back to District City, a place haunted by a tragic past, ravaged by monsters, and divided into rival factions by mysterious aura Colors.

In the aftermath of the events at the Blue Embassy, murderous Calen plots revenge and uses his dark power to further his influence. New trials bring Alan and Kazuki closer together as they continue their quest to unlock the secrets of the city.

Mysterious newcomer, Tanith might have all the answers, if they can figure out how to get rid of the voices in their head.

As relationships are torn apart, sacrifices must be made to gain power over others to survive. In this city, the dead don’t stay dead, and dreams reveal fragments of truth. The world may have ended once, but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen again.


Danielle has been writing fiction since she was nine, after getting tired of reading from the perspective of white, straight male characters in fantasy novels. Her first written story involved a group of middle school girls who find necklaces used by a dead witch that give them supernatural powers. It was written in notebooks in purple and green gel pens that are currently housed in a box in her linen closet. She is inspired by travelling to new places and reading about the stories tied to landscapes. She has at least three novels building in her brain (or wherever novels come from) and wishes she was writing them all right now.

Danielle lives with her wife and two orange cats in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has added a lot of young adult fantasy fiction to her bookshelves recently, and regrets nothing. Her dream library would be accessed through a secret door and look something like the library in the animated Disney Beauty and the Beast, although it would also have a cute barista or sentient coffee machine that once was said barista.

When she isn’t writing or thinking about writing, Danielle is building houses in the Sims, listening to podcasts, or taking Buzzfeed quizzes to find out what kind of tree she is based on her hair color. She has recently been watching lots of old BBC period pieces, and some of them are good. She has begun to drink Diet Coke and is worried this might be a real problem. Coffee and tea are still her primary beverages of choice.

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