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Book Blast and Giveaway: Beauty and the Beast by Shoshanna Evers

Friday, February 14, 2014

The book blast of Shoshanna Evers's Beauty and the Beast (an erotic re-imagining) is taking place today. Find all the necessary information about the book and the author, and an excerpt in this post. In the meantime, also check out the giveaway (enter via rafflecopter below).

 
Shoshanna Evers will be awarding a signed paperback of Beauty and the Beast (US ONLY)+a $10 Amazon or Nook GC to a randomly drawn commenter, and an electronic copy of the book to six randomly drawn commenters during the tour.

Beauty and the Beast 
(an erotic re-imagining)
Shoshanna Evers
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20413616-beauty-and-the-beast

From bestselling erotica author Shoshanna Evers comes an erotic re-imagining of the classic fairytale, Beauty and the Beast.

With her father’s freedom at stake, Belle agrees to be the fearsome Beast’s prisoner in his enchanted castle. Held as his willing captive, Belle must submit to the Beast’s most primal desires to survive.

The Beast can’t let his little Beauty go free, not while there’s still hope that she might be the one to end his decade-long curse…and with true love’s kiss, return him to the Prince he once was.

Their story is one that begins with imprisonment—he in his monstrous body, she in a dungeon—but without this predicament, Beauty would never have met the Beast.

So we shall begin with what occurred on that fateful night when everything changed: when a lover was betrayed, a man deformed, and a castle shrouded in an enchantment…

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An Excerpt from Beauty and the Beast:

Copyright 2013 Shoshanna Evers All Rights Reserved.

The Beast crept toward Belle, not wanting to frighten her by waking her, as he had done to Nadine that night so long ago. The memory of her screams of terror still filled his nightmares.

Belle’s long brown hair splayed around her head, one pale hand nestled under her cheek. Her plain blue dress was simple but form-fitting, as if she’d made it before she’d finished growing into her curves. The buttons at her neck were undone, leaving her collarbone exposed.

She was beautiful…no wonder they called her Belle. The girl certainly qualified to have a name that meant Beauty.

Beast leaned in closer to her, breathing in the warm, sweet scent of her skin. He couldn’t recall ever doing that to a girl when he was human—sniffing her. Maybe he had become more of an animal than he’d thought.

Belle stiffened, her brow creasing, her eyes squeezed shut.

“I didn’t mean to wake you,” Beast said softly.

She kept her eyes closed. “I’m scared,” she whispered.

“I won’t hurt you.”

“Don’t eat me.”

He smiled but composed himself, knowing a smile only looked like he was baring his fangs. If she chose to open her eyes when he was grinning at her, she’d probably run screaming.

“I won’t eat you, Belle,” he promised.

He’d never actually eaten a person, but it had seemed like a good threat when Henry Castelle was there. Now he wished he could take it back so she wouldn’t be so frightened to have him near her.

“Why are you here, then, if not to eat me?” she asked.

 “I wanted to see you,” he admitted. “It’s been so long since I’ve had human contact.”

“How long?” she asked, keeping her eyes shut.

“Ten years.” He ran his fingers over her silky hair.

“What happened ten years ago?”

He couldn’t tell her, so he wouldn’t try. “I…changed.”

“Change back,” she whispered.

If only it were so simple. Perhaps she thought he’d been a nice beast who changed into a mean beast. He laughed, the sound coming out like a howl.

Belle whimpered, and Beast stopped laughing. He touched her cheek gently, running his hand across her smooth face, relishing the feel of her skin. She bit her lip to hold back a gasp.

“I’d like to change,” he said. “Maybe you can help me.”

“How?”

“It’s been a long time since I’ve had a woman for company,” he said. “I want to touch you. Is that all right?”

Belle inhaled sharply, but she nodded.

“Why are you saying yes, if you’re afraid?”

“Because you’re so big,” she whispered, her eyes still shut. “I’m scared you’ll hurt me.”

“I promise I won’t hurt you,” he said. “You have my word. My only desire is to make you feel good right now.”

At that, she relaxed visibly, the crease leaving her forehead. Beast kept one hand against her cheek, and with his other hand, spanned the length of her body and gently touched her foot.

“Your feet are cold,” he said, holding them in one large hand to warm them.

“I am a bit chilled, sir.”

“It’s cold and dark down here in the dungeon,” he admitted. “I think you should have taken me up on my offer to sleep upstairs, in my bed.”

Belle moaned as he moved his hand up her leg to her knee, whether in fear or pleasure, he couldn’t tell. But she wasn’t stopping him.

Her blue dress lifted, leaving her thighs bare. She wore nothing underneath, and he could smell her feminine musk. The scent drove him wild with desire, but he forced himself to go slowly, to not frighten the girl.

Beast rubbed her thighs, warming her flesh. With a sigh, her legs parted ever so slightly, her body melting into the hay.

He reached the junction of her thighs, the one part of her body that threw off heat. His thumb rested on the tender bud he found, more beautiful than any rose in his garden.

“Have you ever been touched here?” he asked quietly, his voice thick.

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About the Author:

Critically-acclaimed author Shoshanna Evers has written dozens of sexy stories including Amazon Erotica Enslaved, Book 1 in the Enslaved Trilogy. Her work has been featured in Best Bondage Erotica 2012 and Best Bondage Erotica 2013, the Penguin/Berkley Heat anthology Agony/Ecstasy, and numerous erotic BDSM novellas including Chastity Belt and Punishing the Art Thief from Ellora's Cave Publishing.

The non-fiction anthology Shoshanna Evers edited and contributed to, How To Write Hot Sex: Tips from Multi-Published Erotic Romance Authors, is a #1 Bestseller in the Authorship, Erotica Writing Reference, and Romance Writing categories on Amazon.

Reviewers have called Shoshanna’s writing “fast paced, intense, and sexual…every naughty fantasy come to life for the reader” with stories where “the plot is fresh and the pacing excellent, the emotions…real and poignant.”

Shoshanna used to work as a syndicated advice columnist and a registered nurse, but now she’s a full-time smut writer and a home-schooling mom. She lives with her family and two big dogs in Northern Idaho.

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7 comments:

Elise-Maria Barton said...

I loved the excerpt from the book and can't wait to read it. So excited for u Shoshanna! Happy V-day :)

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Punya said...

@Goddess Fish, you're welcome.

@Elise-Maria Barton, thanks for commenting and following my blog. :)

Shoshanna Evers said...

Thank you so much for featuring Beauty and the Beast today! Happy Valentine's Day! xo

Punya said...

@Shoshanna Evers, you're welcome! It was lovely hosting you. x

Ikelia Francis said...

Thanks for the excerpt!

Punya said...

Ikelia, thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

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