The Beast [NOOK Book]

Overview

There are hard lessons to take from the story of Beauty and the Beast, which tend to be forgotten. Knowing there is a happy ending to be had, we tend to overlook and forgive the Beast’s flaws. But what if they’re not so easy to dismiss? A gentle man trapped in the body of a beast is one thing. But what if the beast is the gentle one, and the man is the monster? What if to save one, the other must be sacrificed?

Approximately 23,780 words in length. Some adult content. Sequel ...

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The Beast

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Overview

There are hard lessons to take from the story of Beauty and the Beast, which tend to be forgotten. Knowing there is a happy ending to be had, we tend to overlook and forgive the Beast’s flaws. But what if they’re not so easy to dismiss? A gentle man trapped in the body of a beast is one thing. But what if the beast is the gentle one, and the man is the monster? What if to save one, the other must be sacrificed?

Approximately 23,780 words in length. Some adult content. Sequel novella to "Bastien", now with a new, rewritten ending. This is not your classic fairy tale.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940032996347
  • Publisher: Alianne Donnelly
  • Publication date: 1/14/2012
  • Series: Beast
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 205,542
  • File size: 250 KB

Meet the Author

Alianne is an avid lover of stories of all kinds. Having grown up with fairy tales in a place where it almost seemed they were real, it was no surprise when she began making up her own stories. She loves books, music, hiking, and archery, and won’t shy away from travel and zip lining. Alianne graduated with a business degree and when she’s not off in the land of fantasy, she lives in California.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted March 9, 2012

    A good idea that needs more development. The thought hearing th

    A good idea that needs more development.

    The thought hearing the tale through the Beast's standpoint pulled me into this freebie. Yes, this means I did misread the overview. The characters aren't developed at all. We are immediately thrown into the story. If you don't know the classic tale then go rent the Disney movie or google it. If you don't you will be lost. The author isn't clear on the timeline of everything. The reader is left pretty unclear on many details of this take on a classic tale.

    The idea of the story is quirky and fun. The detailed sex scene and cursing really isn't needed. I'm so sick of stories using sex scenes for a quick cheap sell. Give me more of the story not a stupid cheap porn thrill.

    The idea for a good story is there. The author seemed afraid to develop a good round story. If you have a half hour for a quick read go ahead. Just overlook the flaws. This book really could use a pulling and a rewrite.

    16 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2012

    Interesting take on Beauty and the Beast

    It was a quick read but not always easy. I found the pronoun/tense switch ups a tad distracting. It was a storyline that could have easily been expanded and detail filled in for a more colorful read. Felt like a rough first draft.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2012

    Good spin

    Nice version on a classic tale.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 31, 2012

    I liked having the twists. It made it more adult. Yes, there is

    I liked having the twists. It made it more adult. Yes, there is some swearing and sexual scenes, but nothing as bad as shows on HBO or Showtime.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2012

    Its a nice read

    U will enjoy the read

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2012

    Very interesting twist to beauty and the beast

    It is a good 4 hour read and i enjoyed it.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2012

    :D

    The writers idea is so awesome that the length of the book did not do justice. i hope the book develops into a longer story with more details. I would like to hear the beginning of the story know more about Lys family before she came to live with the beast, and a better relationship between Lys and Beast/ Bastien. It was just too short left you wanting more, but an awesome read, and will definitley read prequel.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2012

    Not bad

    I must say although I enjoyed this, there is still a lot to be desired. A little rough around the edges, and more attention to other details in the story would have made it better. Not sure why other reviews are stating about sexual scenes as there was only one and it's more 'implied' then written. Not bad but needs more work.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 21, 2012

    Interesting twist on Beauty and the Beast. Could have been a lit

    Interesting twist on Beauty and the Beast. Could have been a little longer, but all in all not bad.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2012

    WOW!!READ THIS!!!

    A beautiful read review by SilverFire

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 13, 2012

    A different spin on the fairy tale of beauty and the beast. Be

    A different spin on the fairy tale of beauty and the beast. Be warned graphic sex descriped, probably appropriate for 17 and older. Short, easy read.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2012

    Wonderful twist on an enduring Fairy Tale.

    Every rendition, be it rated G, PG or R, follows the same basic plot: Beauty hates the Beast, then feels sorry for him, then loves him as he's fallen in love with her. Beauty then redeems the Beast, brakes his curse, he becomes a handsome prince and they live Happily Ever After.

    While this author stays true to the original formula; the fresh look and new ride this author takes you on is no less than amazing.

    I absolutly enjoyed reading this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2012

    Best

    It amazing book!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2012

    Mari

    Loved it, easy read and different take on the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2012

    Good read!

    I enjoyed the authors twist to the age ole story of Beauty and the Beast. If you like a little twist to well known story this story is for you. It was free so I gave it a try, and glad I did.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2012

    Guess I expected too much more than beauty and the beast rewrite

    Guess I expected too much more than beauty and the beast rewrite.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2013

    Endimg Rushed

    It was too rushed but i still enjoyed it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2013

    Love different takes on faery tales

    Loved it!!

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  • Posted May 3, 2013

    Great new and different take on the classic tale. I thoroughly e

    Great new and different take on the classic tale. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, though the last few pages disappointed me. The final solution to the Beast's dilemma seemed contrived, a deus ex machine solution given that no hint of those characters appeared previously. Still, it's a great book. The original story (not the Disney version) has strong sexual, even kinky undertones given the situation. Donnelly handles this appropriately and well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    Interesting perspective

    As much as I liked the story, I had to use previous know of the fairy tale to fill in the gaps.

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