In this grown-up version of Beauty and the Beast, we meet Beauty, a sheltered young woman living in the French countryside with her father. The books her tutor secretly gives her provide the only escape from her cloistered life. Engraved with a beautiful rose, each book breathlessly describes the ways in which men and women lust for and love each other.
Beast is a tortured soul trapped in an enchanted manor for the sins of his past. He wants nothing more than redemption. A second chance. When a hapless traveler stumbles upon Beast’s home and attempts to steal one of the library’s rose-covered books, Beast is intrigued. Even more so when the groveling man tells him he only wanted the book for his daughter, who loves to read them. Beast then does the unthinkable: demands the daughter in exchange for the man’s life. Amazingly, the father complies.
Beauty is cool to Beast when she arrives, despondent over being trapped with a vile creature, and no hope of knowing the types of passionate, heart-pounding love she’s read about in her books. Beast feels desolate when he realizes that proximity to a woman of passion will not help him atone. He fears all is lost.
But a glimmer of kindness can spark passion. Will Beauty and Beast find exactly what they wanted is right in front of them?
If you enjoy re-imagined fairy tales, red-hot love scenes, and happily ever afters, then you will love Beauty and Her Beastly Love. Grab this installment of the passion-filled fairy tales series today!
Rosetta Bloom loves a good love story. She also likes a steamy tale with two characters who find solace in each other’s arms. So, she writes romance and erotic romances, and all of them end happily, because Rosetta hates sad endings. If you want a story that has a few surprises, and lots of heart, then she’s writing the story for you.
Rosetta Bloom’s primary novels and novellas are sexy retellings of classic fairy tales. They include The Princess, the Pea and the Night of Passion; Beauty and Her Beastly Love; Cinders and Ash: A Cinderella Story; Dream Trysts: A Sleeping Beauty Story; Finding Bliss: A Dream Trysts Story, Ravishing Rapunzel, and Stil’s Heart: A Rumpelstiltskin’s Tale. Rosetta loves adding new life to these classic tales and hopes you enjoy the tweaked versions, too. Rosetta also has contemporary romance stories, too. Her novel Diamonds & Hearts is out there is a fun heist story. She also has a series of really short contemporary erotic love stories called the Romance: Trysts series. You can read the first one, Dr. Carter & Mrs. Sinn, FREE. There are four in the series, and if you like the first, you can grab the rest individually or pick up the boxed set, Romance: Trysts Volumes 1-4.
To learn more about Rosetta Bloom or either series, visit her website, http://rosettabloom.com.
Neil Gaiman, long inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction, presents a bravura rendition of the Norse gods and their world from their origin though their upheaval in Ragnarok.
In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki—son of a giant—blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator.
Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Through Gaiman’s deft and witty prose, these gods emerge with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.
A perennial favorite of readers worldwide, American Gods tells the story of ex-con Shadow Moon, who emerges from prison and is recruited to be bodyguard, driver, and errand boy for the enigmatic Mr. Wednesday. So begins a dark and strange road trip full of fantastical adventures and a host of eccentric characters. For, beneath the placid surface of everyday life, a storm is brewing—an epic war for the very soul of America—and Shadow is standing squarely in its path.
This annotated volume of the Author’s Preferred Text features analysis from Leslie S. Klinger. His trenchant commentary identifies gods and supernatural beings, elucidates key phrases, and shows how Gaiman built his award-winning novel, giving readers unparalleled insight into the story and into Gaiman’s creative process and authorial decisions. Carefully chosen illustrations complement and illuminate the narrative.