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Author: Ashley Poston Narrator: Caitlin Kelly, Curry Whitmire Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Once upon a Con Series Release Date: August 2020 ISBN: 9781094124933
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In the third book in Ashley Poston’s Once Upon a Con series, Beauty and the Beast is retold in the beloved Starfield universe as bad boy Vance Reigns meets his match in fanfiction writer Rosie Thorne.

Rosie Thorne and her father have been short on luck—and money—for years. So when she loses her grocery store job in a heated moment of smashing the patriarchy, she knows she may be forced to give up on her dream of leaving her small town for a prestigious college creative writing program.

On the other hand, Vance Reigns has been Hollywood royalty for as long as Rosie’s been clipping coupons and secretly writing massively popular fanfiction. When a tabloid scandal catches up to him, he’s forced to hide out somewhere the paparazzi would never expect to find him: Small Town USA.

Rosie and Vance’s paths collide in a chance encounter, and suddenly cataloging the Starfield library at Vance’s manor house is Rosie’s only shot at saving money for school. And while most Starfield superfans would jump at the chance to work in close proximity to Vance, Rosie has realized something about Vance: he’s a huge jerk, and she can’t stand him.

Still, there may be more to Vance than meets the eye. As Rosie and Vance begrudgingly get to know each other, secrets are revealed that could change their minds—and their hearts—forever.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Great storytelling, with a lot of amusing flourishes.”

    School Library Journal

  • “This rom-com told in alternating viewpoints is poised to steal any book geek’s heart.”

    Booklist

  • “A satisfying fairy-tale nerd love story.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Ashley Poston is the author of Geekerella and Heart of Iron. Her fangirl heart has taken her everywhere from the houses of Hollywood screenwriters to the stages of music festivals to geeked-out conventions—in cosplay, of course. When she is not inventing new recipes with peanut butter, having passionate dance-offs with her cat, she writes books. She lives in small-town South Carolina, where you can see the stars impossibly well.

About the Narrator

Caitlin Kelly, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, is a seasoned voice-over artist with experience in Japan and the United States. She has a BFA in drama and studied musical theater at the Collaborative Arts Project 21, an off-Broadway theater company and musical theater training conservatory. She got started in voice-over work in 2009 while living in Japan where she toured with Disney’s World of English and World Family Club as a performer and a puppeteer.