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Alianne is an avid lover of stories of all kinds. Having grown up with fairy tales in a place where it almost seemed they were real, it was no surprise when she began making up her own stories. She loves books, music, hiking, and archery, and won’t shy away from travel and zip lining. Alianne graduated with a business degree and when she’s not off in the land of fantasy, she lives in California.
on Aug. 24, 2013 :
I love the beast and hate the man. Bastien is such a bastard! No wonder he was turned into a beast, the jerk! This is the second eBook that I have read by Alianne Donnelly and she is one of the few who have her own category on my kindle. Onward to read The Beast…..
(reviewed within a week of purchase)
on May 20, 2012 :
What do tarot cards, the fae and a hag have to do with Beauty and The Beast? We first met Lord Bastien Sauvage in Alianne Donnelly's "The Beast". "Bastien" tells the tale of exactly how the beast came to be cursed although to be honest I'm not so sure that it wasn't The Beast who was cursed into being Bastien. I'd read the first installment of this series "The Beast" so I was familiar with Bastien and totally prepared to continue wanting to kick him in the nuts in "Bastien". However, that was not the case b/c even though Bastien was still just as wicked as ever experiencing the story via The Beast's POV made me adore Bastien. I've always had a thing for the bad boys and trust me Bastien is as bad as they get. There's some hot sex going on so be warned you might also want to keep a hanky nearby if you're anything like me there will be times when you get misty eyed.
Ms. Donnelly did an excellent job putting a new spin on Beauty and The Beast. You won't even miss the dancing candelabra.
(reviewed the day of purchase)