The Beast

Rated 4.40/5 based on 5 reviews
Everybody knows the Beast is cursed. Everybody knows he will be redeemed. Everybody knows that the monster is just a mask of the good man within. Everybody is wrong...

The sequel novella to "Bastien", now with a new, rewritten ending. More
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About Alianne Donnelly

Alianne Donnelly is an avid lover of stories of all kinds. Raised on a healthy diet of fairy tales in a place where they almost seemed real, she grew into a writer who seeks magic in the modern age and enjoys sharing a little bit of it with the world through every story she writes. Her books span the spectrum from fantasy to science fiction with varying degrees of romance sprinkled throughout. Alianne now lives in California, where she spends her free time reading, writing, and daydreaming. To find out more about her books and works in progress, visit her website at

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About the Series: The Beast
History is penned in a human hand. Legend carries on the wicked whisper of a Faery wind. This is the tale of Beauty and her Beast. Told their way...

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Reviews of The Beast by Alianne Donnelly

Pamela Cummins reviewed on Aug. 29, 2013

Only a talented author can take a classic and make it so exciting! This isn’t your Disney beast. I would recommend reading Bastien first to get the Beast background. I really love the ending!
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Sarah Spelbring reviewed on May 31, 2012

Even though fairy tales have been redone to death over the years I was happy to find this new twist on Beauty and the Beast. Very good, I want to read more from this author.
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nomiomi1 reviewed on May 22, 2012

Loved The Beast! Read it in two sittings along with the prologue Bastien :)

Incredibly genuine and heartfelt mixed with the right amount of steam!
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Punya reviewed on Jan. 26, 2012

I totally loved it! In a free short story like this (of about 52 pages with 18 short chapters), the author gave me much more than I could’ve hoped for. It had a plot, a great storytelling. It was full of intense scenes filled with emotion. The sexual tension between Bastien and Lysette was so great and I was frustrated in the end that there wasn’t any love scene. This should’ve been a full-length novel with loads of love scenes!

Just sayin’! lol
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Luna Larios reviewed on Jan. 14, 2012

good book! loved the different intake on the story..
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