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I love Beauty and the Beast tales and that love made writing the Beastly Tales one of my favorite projects.
This tale isn't for the faint of heart. Part 1 shows just how beastly the beast really is and why he was cursed, as well as the series of questionable events that occur to lead Benella to the place she's meant to be.
The Beastly Tales are not stand alone books. They are meant to be read together, in order, and do end with cliffhangers until the final HEA. Enjoy!
What inspired you to write your book?
It always bothered me that the beast was cursed because he turned an ugly beggar away. While I agree it's not kind, the punishment never seemed to fit the crime. So I needed to write a story where the beast truly did deserve his punishment. 🙂
Here is a short sample from the book:
“Why have you returned?” asked an angry voice in a deep scraping growl.
He could speak? With a curtain of hair in the way and my vision not cooperating, I closed my eyes in defeat.
“That should be apparent, I’d think. To die.”
“Why do you wish for death so badly?” the voice asked. Some of the anger had faded from it and was replaced by curiosity.
“Does it look to you like I came here by choice?” A harsh laugh escaped me. “It’s not my wish, but theirs, that I die.”
The longer I stood there, the more my injuries started calling attention to themselves. My shoulders ached from their position and the recent collision with the gate. My wrist oozed blood and my stomach twisted with nausea. His silence along with everything else made my next words dangerously impudent.
“Recent events having left me in a poor mood, I’d rather not waste any more time on idle conversation. I hurt everywhere and think I may vomit soon so, please, just be done with it.”
The vines around my wrists loosened, and I fell forward onto something hard, furry, and warm. Draped over the beast, I realized, a moment before we were moving.