Ella and the Beast

Ella and the Beast

by S.E. Smith

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Overview

Ella and the Beast by S.E. Smith

Ella is the last of a dying breed of humans that live hidden deep in the forests of Washington State. All of her life, she has heard horror stories about the Others, the beasts that live beyond the safety of the mountains. In ancient times, humans and the Others lived together in peace, but a great battle divided them and the shape-shifting species won the war.
Ty Bearclaw, a grizzly shifter, is the curator at the Washington State Animal Sanctuary, Research, and Observation Center (WSASROC). A call from a rancher about an unusual animal causing havoc along the borders of the National Forest brings him to the Olympic Mountain National Park. Ty is furious when he discovers that the rancher has placed a trap to capture the creature on government-protected property. His shock soon turns to horror and confusion when he locates the wounded 'animal.'
Ty finds more than he expects when a human, thought to be extinct, turns up in the trap. What is even more confusing is his bear's reaction to the female. When word escapes about his discovery, Ty must fight to protect the unusual woman who is more than an oddity – she is his mate!
Can Ty keep Ella alive and safe from a shifter obsessed with adding her to his private collection? Not only that, can he protect her when his own government threatens to take her away from him?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157097752
Publisher: Montana Publishing
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Series: More than Human , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 29,498
File size: 584 KB

About the Author

S.E. Smith is a New York Times, USA TODAY, International, and Award-Winning Bestselling author of science fiction, romance, fantasy, paranormal, and contemporary works for adults, young adults, and children. She enjoys writing a wide variety of genres that pull her readers into worlds that take them away.

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Ella and the Beast 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars....and a great spin on having the humans be the hunted. I really like the theme of this new series by S.E. Smith!! This story line is totally different then any other shifter series for the humans are the rare ones, and shifters run the world. It is about 229 pages and a wonderful story. It was steamy, action packed and overall good.****
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Most shifter books have them hiding their secrets from humankind. This story has the nearly extinct humans in hiding from the shifter population . The storyline was easy to follow , the love scenes hot, and they lived happily ever after. Technically , the book could gave used better editing. There were extra words in sentences that made no sense.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not only is the story line unique for a shifter tale (which is very hard to come by) it is different direction for the author also. It's written just as well as her other books and I really enjoyed it. As to complaints in previous reviews about editing/proof reading they must have been addressed prior to my purchase because I didn't note any. So if you love action, suspense and drama before your hea, you're sure to like this book. cjbevil
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story ruined by poor editing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good twist on a usually tired genre.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great world building, awesome story plot. Lots of adventure and romance. Truely unique and worth your time. Enjoy it ! I sure did.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A new take on a shifter story, where the humans are the endangered species. Well done loved it! I cant wait for the next one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read some of the lower ratings on this book before I decided whether or not to buy it, and I am so very glad I bought the book! I loved Ella! Her confusion, wonder, guilt, and fear were valid and well written. Ty was kind and loving and protective. They made a wonderful couple! Like many of my fellow reviewer's, I also loved the unique take on the human/shifter relationship and the world they all live in; I can't wait to see what else is the same, yet different. Bottom line: I love this new look at the world and the characters we've met so far, and I can't wait to see what happens next!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So glad to find this new series!! I like the twist that it's humans that are almost extinct and shifters are the dominant species... excellent beginning to a series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Needs better editing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting and funny characters. Twist of alternate history. Plenty of tension, and a pleasing ending. The mate vs grizzly was enchanting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If this book did not have SE Smith name on it I would not have believed she wrote it, it was all over the place, this spin on the humans being the ones extinct was just awful. There was so many errors and missing words, I hope the next book is better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love all of your work . Can't wait for your next story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
231 pages. Loved switch from most shifter stories, where this story has the shifters ruling the world and humans as the animals.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful New series by S.E. Smith. All her series are filled with power sarcastic women that end up being the heroines. I love her books and this one is just the newest treasure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And the contrast between shifter human . A great new story line as compared to her other series. Love all her books. Waiting for Mitchell's story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this author as a recommendation from another book I read. So far I have loved all of her books. Highly recommend her. I read a lot but very rarely got post reviews
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great twist
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it! I love how it is sp different...the human is rare and thought to be extinct. Very entertaining
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and am looking forward to reading the next in the series. I really like how the humans are outsiders in a shifter dominated world. Exciting read with the perfect mix of heart, action and steam. Wonderful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Post a story with a cinderella type theme. Try to focus on her worklife. Be unique. Winner will b posted last day of december.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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