We're counting down the days until Bookish and the Beast by Ashley Poston hits bookshelves. If you can't wait to read a new story from Ash, this preorder campaign is for you. Why? Because we have a new, exclusive short story ready for you, along with a signed bookplate! Keep reading for details, but first, here's a message from Ash herself.


Reader Rewards Campaign for Bookish and the Beast



So what's the short story about?

"Once a Princess" takes us back to (without spoiling anything) our favorite princess from The Princess and the Fangirl, and what comes after. Trust us—it's really, really cute.


How do I get it?

Send Quirk Books a photo of your Bookish and the Beast receipt, whether you have preordered the book or requested it from your local library. We'll send you a PDF the short story "Once a Princess," and if you are in the U.S., we'll send you a bookplate from Ashley Poston, too! (Please note: we will only be sending one bookplate per person.) You'll have until August 11, 2020 to purchase the book and until August 18, 2020 to send us your receipt. (That's AFTER the book comes out!)


Great! Let's do this!

We like the way you think. Fill out this Google form and make sure to attach a photo of your receipt. If you have trouble with the form, you can always email as an attachment to [email protected] with the subject line BOOKISH PREORDER. Please make sure your date of purchase or library request is visible, along with the title of the book. 

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About the book:


A tale as old as time is made new in Ashley Poston's fresh, geeky retelling of Beauty and the Beast.

Rosie Thorne is feeling stuck—on her college application essays, in her small town, and on that mysterious General Sond cosplayer she met at ExcelsiCon. Most of all, she’s stuck in her grief over her mother’s death. Her only solace was her late mother’s library of rare Starfield novels, but even that disappeared when they sold it to pay off hospital bills.
On the other hand, Vance Reigns has been Hollywood royalty for as long as he can remember—with all the privilege and scrutiny that entails. 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. At least there’s a library in the house. Too bad he doesn’t read.
When Rosie and Vance’s paths collide and a rare book is accidentally destroyed, Rosie finds herself working to repay the debt. And while most Starfield superfans would jump at the chance to work in close proximity to the Vance Reigns, Rosie has discovered something about Vance: he’s a jerk, and she can’t stand him. The feeling is mutual. 
But as Vance and Rosie begrudgingly get to know each other, their careful masks come off—and they may just find that there’s more risk in shutting each other out than in opening their hearts.


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