“Kelly Braffet is extraordinary . . . Familiar yet entirely unique, THE UNWILLING is the sort of story that seeps under your skin and pulses there, intimate and vibrant and alive. Fantasy at its most sublime.”

Erin Morgenstern, bestselling author of The Night Circus
Available 2/11/20
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The Unwilling, a novel by Kelly Braffet

The Unwilling

A novel by Kelly Braffet

The Unwilling is the story of Judah, a foundling born with a special gift and raised inside Highfall castle along with Gavin, the son and heir to Lord Elban’s vast empire. Judah and Gavin share an unnatural bond that is both the key to her survival…and possibly her undoing.

As Gavin is groomed for his future role, Judah comes to realize that she has no real position within the kingdom, in fact, no hope at all of ever traveling beyond its castle walls. Elban—a lord as mighty as he is cruel—has his own plans for her, for all of them.

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Until May 3, Ploughshares is giving away the e-book of Owen's short story, “Positive Comments" - which is, in my unbiased opinion, one of his best. All you have to do is make a donation to Everytown for Gun Safety's support fund, The Bail Project, or NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Then let them know via DM on Twitter, if you roll that way, or by emailing them at pshares@pshares.org. Do some good and get some good literature! ... See MoreSee Less
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I am lazy about simple math until I do a workout video, at which point I suddenly become a genius at being able to figure out when I am 5/6 of the way to 2/3 done.

Popping up out of my hole to let everyone know that if you want a signed paperback of THE UNWILLING (out 5/25!) you can order one from the good people at @OblongBooks: https://www.oblongbooks.com/KellyBraffet

Our Virtual Author Cocktail Hour with @KatWithSword , @catvalente , @KellyBraffet , and @freyamarske is up on Youtube! We talked about whose heart we would cut out and consume to gain their authorly powers, chocolate covered bacon, and sometimes books.

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reviews & blurbs

  • “What makes this thriller exhilarating is the unexpected strength a clueless but determined mother finds in herself and how much the reader comes to care about her difficult daughter. Each is a missing person well worth finding.”
    Mystery Scene Magazine