Fairy Tale Hop: Beauty and the Beast, or A Werewolf and His Mate

fairy tale hopLove…All things Fairy Tale? We’re celebrating them in all their forms…originals, adaptations, twists and retellings. Sweet or steamy or a little bit twisted! Hop through all the blogs for giveaways at each stop! And don’t forget to enter for the $100 Amazon gift card grand prize drawing too!

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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  1. Oh I am a total sucker for beauty and the beast storylines. SO good! Thanks so much for joining in on the hop Tabitha!

  2. Janice22 says:

    Love the enduring beauty and the beast theme-especially how creative writers have been able to recreate the same story for so many years without boring readers. The authors writing the recent ebook driven surge in the retelling of the theme have done such a great job. Can’t wait to read “Her Forbidden Alpha” whether I win a free copy or not!

  3. Judy Cox says:

    Thanks for your participation in this hop. I love fairy tales and have gotten hooked on the retellings of them.


  4. JeanMP says:

    Love reading the retelling of fairy tales, there are such fun to read.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  5. Cheryl Rogers says:

    Mixing a Highlander into a fairy tale might just be a perfect story! Thanks for the opportunity for a prize!

  6. lori faires says:

    I love your books. I just got Highland Shifters box set. Yeah!!!

  7. bn100 says:

    fairy tales are interesting

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  8. Lanie A says:

    This sounds exciting:) thanks for being part of the blog hop^^!


  9. Annette says:

    Sleeping Beauty

  10. desiree says:

    desi the blonde at msn dot com

    wow ilove scottish thing and since ia m doing family history ilove to read all

  11. I love shifters. A shifter Beauty and the Beast story sounds like a perfect fit to me. michelle_willms at yahoo dot com.

  12. Janie McGaugh says:

    Great excerpt!
    jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu

  13. Vanessa N. says:

    I love Beauty and the Beast. Thanks for the giveaway.


  14. Linda romer says:

    What a wonderful prize. I would love to read the Highland Shifters. Thank you.

  15. Renee G says:

    This sounds great. Would love to read this.

  16. BookLady says:

    Since my favorite fairy tale is Beauty and the Beast and I enjoy paranormal romance, I would love to win a copy of Her Forbidden Alpha. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

  17. Kristi Van Howling says:

    My all time favorite fairy tale is Beauty and the Beast. My email is pharmnut@yahoo.com. I would love to win a copy of Her Forbidden Alpha. Thanks for the giveaway.

  18. Stacey A Smith says:

    Thanks for the Chances
    sasluvbooks at yahoo dot com

  19. Tina B says:

    Loved the excerpt! 😀
    I watch a new Beauty and the Beast on the CW. It’s about a police officer and an ex-military doctor who they tried to make into a “super” soldier and failed to kill.
    It is one of my favorite shows on. 🙂
    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!
    trb0917 at gmail dot com

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