Hans Christian Andersen wrote the critically acclaimed story “The Ugly Duckling” and was later quoted to say it was his autobiography. We all know the tale. The ugly duckling, ridiculed for looking different than the ducks all of his tender years, finally decides he has taken all he can. He’d rather throw himself at the newcomers and be killed by such beautiful creatures than live one more day as ugly. He crosses the lake and is surprised that the beautiful swans accept him. He looks at his reflection and realizes he has grown into a beautiful swan.
Such a simplistic story, with profound depth and emotional ripples. We’ve all been there. But Kelsey Keating, author of A Stolen Kiss, has reached out and given us the effing swan movement and coined the phrase “swanitude.” You have reached swanitude when you realize, “I’m not perfect, but I am a swan in the making.”
Here is what Kelsey has to say about swanitude:
Swanitude is about attitude. It’s about embracing who you are, not shying away or hiding it. It’s about accepting and loving yourself in a world that says “you aren’t good enough yet.” Swanitude is realizing that the world wants to tell you you’re an ugly duckling, when the world is wrong. You were never a duckling, but you’ve been a swan all along.
Don’t forget it. Embrace it. Embrace your effing swanitude.
Kelsey releases her fantasy novel, A Stolen Kiss, today. Grab your copy and let swanitude saturate your attitude.
A stolen kiss. An unstable curse. One big mess in the making.
Derric Harver never expected to amount to anything more than the palace stableboy, but when Princess Maria’s curse keeps her from accepting a prince’s proposal, she turns to him for help, and he doesn’t dare refuse.
With the help of a lady’s maid and a prince, Derric and Maria embark on a dangerous adventure to find the sorceress who cast the curse. Along the way they battle deadly creatures and make new friends–all the while struggling with the undeniable chemistry between them. Reaching their destination won’t be easy, but the true peril lies in the truths they’ve fought for years to keep hidden.
A Stolen Kiss is the first in the Stolen Royals Series–an adventure with magical creatures, dangerous lies, and being true to the power within.
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