Friday, March 24, 2017

FRIDAY MEMES: BOOK BEGINNINGS and FRIDAY 56

Hello, Friday bloggers and fellow bookworms.

BookBeginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader, and The Friday 56 - hosted by Freda’s Voice are the hosting sites for the Friday link ups, where we discover more books, and make friends. Both involve sharing excerpts from a current book - the beginning and - you guessed it - page 56.

My Book Beginning:
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Prince Adam Delacroix, the fourth of his name, jolted awake as a thunderous roar splintered through his bedchamber. Overhead, beyond the lush canopy and intricately carved bedposts, the crystal chandelier tinkled and swayed. Its illumination pulsated across the parquet flooring and caused the shadows to crawl like living creatures.





My Friday 56
Also  taken from Beauty of the Beast


Adam bowed his head while an endearing blush spread across the handsome side of his face. The effect nearly stole Isabelle’s breath away. For a moment, a cloud appeared to lift, and Adam’s rugged features held an almost youthful appeal. The wavy forelock tumbled over his right eyebrow; he tossed it out of his face in a boyish gesture that contradicted his formidable presence. Unexpected heat sped through her limbs and pooled down below. “Yes, well... as I said before, Stranger and I aren’t accustomed to receiving houseguests. And certainly not beautiful women.”




What is the book about

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



A BEAST LIVING IN THE SHADOW OF HIS PAST

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.

A BEAUTY IN PURSUIT OF A BETTER FUTURE

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.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

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.

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Beauty of the Beast is the first standalone installment in a series of classic fairy tales reimagined with a dark and realistic twist.

Disclaimer/Trigger Warning: This is an edgy, historical romance 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.


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