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ACQUISITION ANNOUNEMENT: Of Beast and Burden, by Kelsey Kicklighter

In a small, southern town on the coast of Georgia, the faerie realm overlaps our world in hidden places. To this day, the Fair Folk capture changelings, and anyone else they can get their hands on. Faye, despite knowing firsthand what happens to a person when the Folk take them, has always wanted the chance to explore behind the veil. She’s learned all the legends. She'll handle whatever she discovers.

In her stunning debut, Georgia-based author Kelsey Kicklighter delivers all the magical realism we've been craving this summer, bringing the tales of faeries closer than we think...

Keep an eye out for the Of Beast and Burden Goodreads page, coming soon!

Of Beast and Burden, by Kelsey Kicklighter

A fae girl with a human heart.

A Seelie Queen with a penchant for stealing mortals.

And an Unseelie King who will have to give up his throne.

On the coast of Georgia, there's a small southern town where faeries still take changelings. Faye lost her mother to the Folk, but has she spent her whole life longing for a glimpse - however brief - behind the veil. When Faye finds her way in, she also finds the truth of why the dark and alluring world of the Folk has always called to her: she's half-faerie, and heir to the Dark Court's throne.

When the rival court steals her best friend, she'll have to claim her crown to get her back. But that means learning how to use her glamour so she can face three deadly trials - and not falling for the dark and brooding king she's meant to be replacing, or the nymph-turned-knight teaching her to fight.

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About the Author:

Kelsey Kicklighter grew up in libraries. She built forts in the only section of her mother’s college library that was even vaguely set up for children: Non-fiction section 398.2. Fairy tales.

She was raised in a small southern town on the coast of Georgia with an absurd amount of sisters, and misses midnight trips to the beach.

She has an excessive amount of tattoos with plans for more and has never met a hair color she doesn’t like. She loves to read, grow things, and eats an unreasonable amount of jalapeños. She is a librarian living in another small town with the love of her life, their abnormally cute kid, two cats, and one three-legged dog. She writes stories for anyone who still believes in 398.2.

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