Venomous snakes for hair.
A glare that will cast people to stone.
Beheaded by the tragic Greek hero, Perseus.
It’s a safe assumption that we all know the basic facts about one of Greek Mythology’s most famous monsters, Medusa; the beautiful maiden cursed and turned into a Gorgon. Her tragic story and death at the hands of the hero, Perseus, has been told countless times for thousands of years.
But the thing with Greek Mythology is just that. They are myths. Narrated, fictional legends as old as time that have been passed down from generation to generation. Time has a way of changing the original tale. So, how can we be sure that the myths we think we know are the real story?
What if important aspects of these myths have been altered? What if the monster wasn’t really a monster at all? What if Medusa wasn’t actually Medusa? What if her name was Meduso? And what if she wasn’t a her, but a him? This is the tale of Meduso and his death at the hands of the hero Perseus’ sword. It is a tale of innocence, love, betrayal, and tragedy.
It would be better if he stayed at home that day…
A regular guy went fishing and suddenly met a beautiful but unusual creature who needed love and earthly sex. A monster in the guise of a beautiful woman? Scared, he ran away and tried to forget… But suddenly this beautiful creature became a part of his life when he saw somebody trying to kill it. He hurried to save it, but where is it now?
It is a love story without a definite happy end. They are too different. Why does he need monster love? How can they be together?
I scarcely can recount to you the sheer dread I experienced at the moment of my birth. It was an instant of pure pain, surmounted only by the shock and horror at the sight of my hideous body.
You say it is unusual to remember so vividly the event of one’s birth? It astounds me that anyone could forget such excruciating trauma. What did it feel like? Like being struck by lightning, only the pain was a thousand times more agonizing. My nerves were zapped into cognizance by innumerable volts of electrical current—enough to return animation to that which had formerly been lifeless.
My mind burst into being in an explosion of raw circuitry. My limbs flailed in all directions. After the distress of electrification subsided, the incisive sting of my many flesh wounds overwhelmed me. Suture scars seared the perimeters of my wrists and of my groin, where parts had been attached that were inorganic to my form. The agony of mere existence saw me howling like a wounded animal, for at that early point in my being I possessed no capacity for speech.
It was only then that I beheld a human form hovering over me…
Note: Fahra Shaheen’s Monster contains substantial violence and adult themes. Gia Maria Marquez’s corrupt adaptation of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” is not suitable for readers under the age of eighteen.
Belle’s choice to become the Beast’s prisoner changes her in ways she never imagined.
After her Beast transforms back into his human form, they eagerly explore each other’s bodies. He can caress every inch of her and probe his tongue deep between her lips. She can feel the warm bulge of his muscles and run her fingers through his red-gold hair, but it’s not enough. Their sexual affair began long before he was human, and Belle can’t help remembering what it was like to be with her Beast. She learned to love him through all the blood and sacrifice it required. Belle and Prince Adam must learn to find new ways to express their desires.
The moon is a harsh mistress for those with the curse. Only they understand the consequences when the full moon rises. Stephanie Yager slips into this world of struggle and seduction when she takes a wrong turn down destiny’s path.
The first part of sixteen-part serial of the werewolf romance series featuring the trials of Stephanie Yager.