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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

PRE-ORDER BLITZ REVIEW: Beauty of the Beast by Rachel L. Demeter

Beauty of the Beast
by Rachel L. Demeter
Fairy Tale Retellings, #1
Publication Date: March 15, 2017
Genres: Historical Romance, Fairy Tale Retelling, Gothic Romance


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Experience the world’s most enchanting and timeless love story—retold with a dark and realistic twist.

Reclusive and severely scarred Prince Adam Delacroix has remained hidden inside a secluded, decrepit castle ever since he witnessed his family’s brutal massacre. Cloaked in shadow, with only the lamentations of past ghosts for company, he has abandoned all hope, allowing the world to believe he died on that tragic eve twenty-five years ago.

Caught in a fierce snowstorm, beautiful and strong-willed Isabelle Rose seeks shelter at a castle—unaware that its beastly and disfigured master is much more than he appears to be. When he imprisons her gravely ill and blind father, she bravely offers herself in his place.

Stripped of his emotional defenses, Adam’s humanity reawakens as he encounters a kindred soul in Isabelle. Together they will wade through darkness and discover beauty and passion in the most unlikely of places. But when a monster from Isabelle’s former life threatens their new love, Demrov’s forgotten prince must emerge from his shadows and face the world once more…

Perfect for fans of Beauty and the Beast and The Phantom of the Opera,Beauty of the Beast brings a familiar and well-loved fairy tale to life with a rich setting in the kingdom of Demrov and a captivating, Gothic voice.

Content Warning: This is an edgy retelling of the classic fairy tale. Due to strong sexual content, profanity, and dark subject matter, including an instance of sexual assault committed by the villain, Beauty of the Beast is not intended for readers under the age of 18.




Rachel L. Demeter lives in the beautiful hills of Anaheim, California with Teddy, her goofy lowland sheepdog, and her high school sweetheart of fourteen years. She enjoys writing poignant romances that challenge the reader’s emotions and explore the redeeming power of love.
Imagining dynamic worlds and characters has been Rachel’s passion for longer than she can remember. Before learning how to read or write, she would dictate stories while her mother would record them for her. She holds a special affinity for the tortured hero and unconventional romances. Whether crafting the protagonist or antagonist, she ensures every character is given a soul.
Rachel endeavors to defy conventions by blending elements of romance, suspense, and horror. Some themes her stories never stray too far from: forbidden romance, soul mates, the power of love to redeem, mend all wounds, and triumph over darkness.
Her dream is to move readers and leave an emotional impact through her words.
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Sonja's Review

I loved Ms. Demeter's Finding Gabriel, so I when I saw her Beauty of the Beast, I jumped at the chance to read it! The fact that it was a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, my favorite fairy tale, only made me want to read it even more - and wow - was it good. Although good is too weak a word to describe it, it really was amazing and I positively loved it! 

Isabelle is every bit as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. She's kind, sweet and compassionate, but she's also so strong and fierce. She doesn't back down from anyone or from doing what's right. Isabelle is unflinchingly loyal, she's down-to-earth, and she truly has a heart of gold. She is such a wonderful person and I have no doubts that you'll love her like I do. 

And Adam, oh, Adam - it was just impossible not to love him. Yes, he has his horrible, mean, gruff moments, but he's much more than what he appears to be. He's strong and confident and dignified, but he also has his insecurities and doubts too. Adam is the sweetest guy ever - he never takes Isabelle for granted and you can tell that the sun rises and sets on her for him. Adam might have broken my heart at times, but he put it back together and completely stole it. He's every bit as wonderful as Isabelle and I'm so glad he found his Beauty. 

Beauty of the Beast took me longer than I anticipated to finish, but through no fault of its own because it really was captivating, exciting, and enchanting. It was tragic and heart wrenching and made my heart ache so much, it made my eyes sting with tears, and it made me furious for all the trials that Isabelle and Adam especially, had to face, but it wasn't all darkness and pain. It was full of beauty, passion, and sweetness too. It made me laugh, it warmed my heart and it was just incredible. I absolutely loved it and I can't wait to read the next book in the series! 

Beauty of the Beast is the first book in the Fairy Tale Retellings, it's told mostly from Adam and Isabelle's POV, and they have a lovely happily-ever-after ending that will leave you with a smile on your face! 
~ 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹 Roses 

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