The Poisons We Drink

Posted May 5, 2024 in Current Tours, New Adult / 3 Comments

Hello friends!

Welcome to our tour for The Poisons We Drink! This upcoming debut centers on Venus, a love potion brewer, who has to make a very difficult decision and decide if revenge is worth the reward.

TTPT Stacia read this book and LOVED it! The characters are well-rounded and the story is full of heart and is so easy to follow and to sink into. A million stars out of 5, it’s that good!

The schedule for this title can be found on our side scroller until the tour has concluded, after which time it will be added below!

Book Info

The Poisons We Drink

by Bethany Baptiste
Release Date: March 24, 2024
Publisher: Sourcebooks: Fire
Genre: YA fantasy, magic, social justice issues, LGBTQ+

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In a country divided between humans and witchers, Venus Stoneheart hustles as a brewer making illegal love potions to support her family.

Love potions is a dangerous business. Brewing has painful, debilitating side effects, and getting caught means death or a prison sentence. But what Venus is most afraid of is the dark, sentient magic within her.

Then an enemy’s iron bullet kills her mother, Venus’s life implodes. Keeping her reckless little sister Janus safe is now her responsibility. When the powerful Grand Witcher, the ruthless head of her coven, offers Venus the chance to punish her mother’s killer, she has to pay a steep price for revenge. The cost? Brew poisonous potions to enslave D.C.’s most influential politicians.

As Venus crawls deeper into the corrupt underbelly of her city, the line between magic and power blurs, and it’s hard to tell who to trust…

Herself included.

About the Author

Bethany Baptiste is a slightly responsible grown-up living Jacksonville, Florida in a little brick house with her fiancé, three chaotic evil dogs, and too many books. She holds two degrees in Early Childhood Education and taught for seven years. Now as an inclusion specialist, she advocates for preschoolers with special needs. When not prying a shoe from a Schnauzer’s jaws, she writes about Black kids with big hearts and little morals. You can visit her at or @storysorcery on Twitter. Bethany is represented by Andrea Morrison of Writers House.
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