"From the moment they are alone together, the Beast relentlessly strips Amarantha of all her resistance.If Amarantha can resist her cloaked and terrifying husband, she gains his entire fortune and will be allowed to return to her family and a normal life. But the Beast seduces her at every turn, exposing, binding, tormenting, and pleasuring Amarantha until she no longer knows her own deepest desires."
Pages: 85 pages
Publisher: Loose ID
Published: July, 2010
Form: E-book (from a tour for an honest review)
Genre: Fantasy Erotic Romance (18+ Only)
Amazon: Buy / $7.00 (Kindle) ( EU price, click to see US price )
Barnes & Noble: Buy / $4.09 (Nook)
Loose ID: Buy / €4.99 (E-book)
Excerpt: Chapter 1
"In exchange for her father’s life, Amarantha agrees to marry the dreadful Beast and be his wife for seven days. Though the Beast cannot take Amarantha’s virginity unless she begs him to, he can and does take her in every other way. From the moment they are alone together, the Beast relentlessly strips Amarantha of all her resistance.
If Amarantha can resist her cloaked and terrifying husband, she gains his entire fortune and will be allowed to return to her family and a normal life. But the Beast seduces her at every turn, exposing, binding, tormenting, and pleasuring Amarantha until she no longer knows her own deepest desires.
Increasingly desperate to break the curse that chains his humanity, the Beast drives Amarantha past every boundary. But her desire for a normal life may jeopardize the love that will save them both."
Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play, BDSM theme and elements, dubious consent.
This sure is one sexy, dark, dominating twist on Beauty and The Beast, trust me this is in no way a Disney version! Paris spins a tale of an innocent women who is married to a man hidden by a cloak who turns out to be quite a serious Dom and he enjoys watching his innocent bride discover what he likes (which comes with a lot of kink), and what she likes.
I have to say at time the Beast's actions become a bit much and you could really see why Amarantha was uncomfortable and straight out scared sometimes. I sure wouldn't have wanted to be in her shoes. But there was another side to him under all the rough play and intense sexual apetite - he'd made mistakes and his Beastly appearence was the punishment for it, and towards the end of their days together you begin to see his desperation for her to accept him. Amarantha was quite timid and scared through most of the book, and she finally got some balls at the end, and good for her, I can't stand it when I character stall in one place throughout the book.
All good stories they provoke a reaction wither frustration, discomfort or arousal or emotions such as fear or love - this story wasn't different, you felt all the above and more. For a story with such a strong BDSM theme there were some surprisingly gentle moments that made the book better, in fact I would have really wanted more gentleness, this was bit too deeply BDSM for me to really enjoy.
That said, I couldn't stop reading the book, there was something there between the couple that you just had to find out, which kept you reading. Paris is a good writer, you can tell that immediately, and I'd like to read more from her, she has a nack for the dark tales! I enjoyed her other novella Feeding The Vampire that she wrote as Jeffe Kennedy.