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While I was writing my latest book, Her Forbidden Alpha, I suddenly realized that without intending it, I was writing a new version of Beauty and the Beast. There are some differences, sure, especially since I hadn’t set out to write an adaptation of that fairy tale. But the basics were there–the young woman who ends up trapped in a castle with a beast (in this case, a totally hot werewolf) through her father’s transgressions. The beast’s need for the beauty to love him. The crowd storming the castle. I could go on, but I’m getting dangerously close to giving away too much. 🙂
I’ve always loved the story of Beauty and the Beast, both in stories and on screen. There’s the Disney version, of course. I also particularly liked the Beauty and the Beast TV series on at the end of the 1980’s. Are there other Beauty and the Beast tellings or retellings that stick out in your mind?
To celebrate Beauty and the Beast, I’m giving away copies of Her Forbidden Alpha to two lucky winners. You can enter below.
In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this excerpt from my upcoming release, Her Scottish Alpha, which will be part of the Highland Shifters bundle coming out this week.
Lachlan didn’t dare take his hands off his mate’s shoulders. Even now, she eyed the door, no doubt measuring how far away it was and how long it would take her to reach it. He could catch her easily but chasing his mate around the Great Hall didn’t seem like the best way to woo her.
Neither did pinning her in place.
Maybe he’d give them a break. A change of topic. Maybe then she’d relax a little. “What do you and your sister want with Damon?”
Her body stiffened even further. “None of your business.”
Lachlan leaned closer to her, almost touching his forehead to hers as her eyes grew wide. “Everything about you is my business.”
“You can stake a claim all you want, wolf. That doesn’t mean I’m going to accept this story that I’m your mate. Never before in all the history of the dragon slayers is there mention of a single one of them being a werewolf’s mate. It just doesn’t happen.”
“Never? In all your history?” Normally he’d see such declarations as boasting but the tone of her voice sounded different. Less cocky and more confident.
“Never.” After a pause, she said, “I’m the historian. I know.”
His estimation of her went up a notch. Not just tough, strong and hot enough to singe his eyebrows off but smart as well. Fate had blessed him. He let his gaze travel down her lithe form, noting the muscle as well as the occasional feminine curve. His.
“Hey,” she said. “I’m up here.”
Their eyes met. “You’re my mate. I’ll soon know every inch of you intimately. Taking a little look now won’t hurt anything.”
“I’m not your mate.”
Lachlan’s hands tightened on her shoulders, his lip drawing back to show fang. “You’re my mate and one way or another, I’m keeping you.”
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