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HAPPY RELEASE DAY: Of Beast and Burden by Kelsey Kicklighter

The Parliament House Press is thrilled to release author Kelsey Kicklighter's stunning debut novel, OF BEAST AND BURDEN! Follow the quiet yet courageous Faye as she navigates her average social dramas and finds herself stumbling into the one place she had always been warned to NEVER go—through the veil and into the land of the fae. She must uncover unsettling truths and navigate the complicated maneuverings of court to find a way to save a newfound place of belonging and the people she cares most about.


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 rests 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 heiress 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.


Fall into the world of the fae and the magic that binds our world to that of the world beyond the veil in Kelsey Kicklighter's sparkling first entry in the Hollow and Hill Series. OF BEAST AND BURDEN comes to bookstores May 10, 2022! Pre-order your copy TODAY!

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.

Raised in a small southern town on the coast of Georgia with an absurd amount of sisters, she 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, & a three-legged dog. She writes stories for anyone who still believes in 398.2.

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