Courting the Beast [NOOK Book]

Overview

Book 1 of the Winstead Files. In "Courting the Beast" a tomboy princess is turned into a beast and the best looking guy in town has to save her! If he can beat her in basketball, that is. With fairytale curses going out of control and a know-it-all fairy godfather not doing much to help, who knows where the happy ending will come from?
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Courting the Beast

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Overview

Book 1 of the Winstead Files. In "Courting the Beast" a tomboy princess is turned into a beast and the best looking guy in town has to save her! If he can beat her in basketball, that is. With fairytale curses going out of control and a know-it-all fairy godfather not doing much to help, who knows where the happy ending will come from?
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011091544
  • Publisher: R.J. Ross
  • Publication date: 8/30/2010
  • Series: Winstead Files , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 57,064
  • File size: 271 KB

Meet the Author

R.J. Ross started writing in junior high when she realized it could help her keep her A in English class. She hasn't stopped since.Any comments or constructive criticisms are highly appreciated, so feel free to drop a note!NEW! She's recently published a novel called Raven's Return on Amazon! Look for her under the name R.J. Ross in the kindle store!
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Posted July 20, 2011

    What a great short read!

    This is a complete story (well written too!) that is told in a short form. However, the story is told without being rushed or cut short. I love how it was a twisted fairy tale... a definite upgrade to overdone tales. Also, it goes above and beyond to keep the audience intrigued and guessing what will be next. Like other reviews, I didn't see the ending coming! I grew to like each of the characters. This story is very clever and worth the short amount of time you'll spend reading it.

    Parents: I would say junior high and up. Nothing is wildy inappropriate but there are things a younger reader might not get.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2012

    Pages

    This book has 170 pages in it.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 2, 2011

    JUVENILE!

    Must be one of her earlier works it was more suitable for young people. Pleasant read but skipped through could not stay with it. If you feel like revisiting your youth this is the way to go if not move on.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 27, 2011

    Wow (in a good way)

    I just recently finished this book. I was really shocked when I read the scene between Bibzy and Winstead. Wow I honestly didn't see that coming. I think a lot of people should read this book. I can't wait to read more books by R.J Ross. I find this book to be amazing..even if it's an "old fairy tale with a twist"

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2012

    Dear my readers

    This is r.j did u like my book?

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2012

    Adorable

    Not what I expected, but worth the read! Fun, twisted play on all our childhood fairtales. No bad lanuage or romance scenes just good humor and honest fun.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2012

    Cute

    4 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 8, 2011

    Fairy tale short story

    Sometimes it is really nice to read and engaging and entertaining short story. This book was a nice escape back into the fairy tales of ones youth, yet with a twist. I really, really enjoyed it and so will you. Especially since it is free!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2012

    Loved it

    I found it a very interesting read i loved the twist on the roles between the beast and beauty also i enjoyed it due to it being 165 pages so it didnt take too long too read and didnt drag on like so many otherbooks sincelery hatter

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 17, 2012

    enjoyed

    enjoyed a new look at an old story

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Good

    Really fun read

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2013

    I am really struggling to get through this book. The writing is

    I am really struggling to get through this book. The writing is stilted, the characters fail to illicit any emotion at all, and so far, I've not seen any redeeming qualities to any of the characters. Alex has told his parents that Jay loves her kingdom, but we've not been shown that at all. And one point that I'm having difficulty with is, I know it's a fairy tale and all, but if she's knocked unconscious, how does the know how to break the curse, since it's told her when she's unconscious? 

    Overall, I find this a little too immature, a little too unorganized, and a little too poorly written. Cute concept, but that's about all it has going for it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2013

    Pretty good

    I almost stopped reading it within the first few pages but I'm glad I didn't. I may not have loved the writing but the story was clever & enjoyable. I recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2013

    Anonymous

    Short but cute

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2013

    Enchanting!

    This book is a great twist on fairytales! I usually don't read this type of book and was shocked at how much I enjoyed it. I definitely recommend this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2013

    AMAZING BOOK

    I love the classic story of "Beauty and the Beast", so when I saw this inexpensive nook book I decided it was worth looking into. I'm so glad I bought this book. This story, series, and author have become one of my all time favorites. I have since purchased and read everything by this author and highly recommend her amazing works.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    An ok book

    Their was a princess and she was a beautiful one at that. She was 12 and she had a royal guard . She had adopted as a baby dragon at the age of 14 years old. This person had a fairy godmother. She was a werewolf was appearing at chapter one of this book and all though this book too. And their was also a fairy godfather in this novel too. She had a basketball court at the palace where she was living in. The other werewolves went to play basketball at the palace now. She plays every sport but tennis. I enjoyed this novel very much. ShelleyMA

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2012

    Good Twist

    Good twist on a fairy tale.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    Ok

    Good read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2012

    Okay

    Its alright

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