Beauty of the Beast
by Rachel L. Demeter
Fairy Tale Retellings, #1
Publication Date: March 15, 2017
Genres: Historical Romance, Fairy Tale Retelling, Gothic Romance
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A BEAST LIVING IN THE SHADOW OF HIS PAST
Reclusive and severely scarred Prince Adam Delacroix has remained hidden inside a secluded, decrepit castle ever since he witnessed his family’s brutal massacre. Cloaked in shadow, with only the lamentations of past ghosts for company, he has abandoned all hope, allowing the world to believe he died on that tragic eve twenty-five years ago.
A BEAUTY IN PURSUIT OF A BETTER FUTURE
Caught in a fierce snowstorm, beautiful and strong-willed Isabelle Rose seeks shelter at a castle—unaware that its beastly and disfigured master is much more than he appears to be. When he imprisons her gravely ill and blind father, she bravely offers herself in his place.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Stripped of his emotional defenses, Adam’s humanity reawakens as he encounters a kindred soul in Isabelle. Together they will wade through darkness and discover beauty and passion in the most unlikely of places. But when a monster from Isabelle’s former life threatens their new love, Demrov’s forgotten prince must emerge from his shadows and face the world once more…
Perfect for fans of Beauty and the Beast and The Phantom of the Opera,Beauty of the Beast brings a familiar and well-loved fairy tale to life with a rich setting in the kingdom of Demrov and a captivating, Gothic voice.
Content Warning: This is an edgy retelling of the classic fairy tale. Due to strong sexual content, profanity, and dark subject matter, including an instance of sexual assault committed by the villain, Beauty of the Beast is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
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ABOUT RACHEL L. DEMETER
Rachel L. Demeter lives in the beautiful hills of Anaheim, California with Teddy, her goofy lowland sheepdog, and her high school sweetheart of fourteen years. She enjoys writing poignant romances that challenge the reader’s emotions and explore the redeeming power of love.
Imagining dynamic worlds and characters has been Rachel’s passion for longer than she can remember. Before learning how to read or write, she would dictate stories while her mother would record them for her. She holds a special affinity for the tortured hero and unconventional romances. Whether crafting the protagonist or antagonist, she ensures every character is given a soul.
Rachel endeavors to defy conventions by blending elements of romance, suspense, and horror. Some themes her stories never stray too far from: forbidden romance, soul mates, the power of love to redeem, mend all wounds, and triumph over darkness.
Her dream is to move readers and leave an emotional impact through her words.
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ENTER THE GIVEAWAY
Beauty of the Beast was an enchanting tale with a dark twist.
When a beauty, Isabelle Rose trying to run away from her sad fate and the monsters who ruled her world, met the reclusive and scarred Prince Adam Delacroix, she might have switched from a prison to one another. But if this new life, freed from all the darkness she once knew would be her way to breathe again? To live again?
Isabelle Rose, a woman devoted to her family, selfless with a heart of gold. Kindness personified. Sacrificing herself to give a better life to her father, she sealed her fate, by being engaged to a monster, the kind of one with the beautiful face hiding the ugliness of his souls behind his smiles and good looks. A devil in disguise.
Prince Adam Delacroix had seen the darkness, living for years secluded. After witnessing his family’s murder, as a young boy, he lost all fate in humanity, reliving the terror and horror of that horrible night everyday. Haunted by the shadow of his past.
The moment she seek shelter and found his home, she traded one prison to another, by once again bravely offering herself to save her father.
His encounter with Isabelle was a glimmer of hope. But could she see past his disfigured looks?
As the story unfold, Isabelle awaken something deep buried inside, feelings he wasn’t expecting to have. It was very sensual and passionate. Together they’re going to fight the darkness against all odds. Isabelle and Adam’s story was definitely just not a fairytale. Be prepared to be horrified, scared by retelling events but also reading about an incredible romance, blossoming love. A timeless love story.
It was interesting tale inspired by The Beauty and The Beast, enchanting and dark. Tortured characters and magnificent places, I am sure that you will not remain indifferent to Isabelle and Adam’s story.