It’s all about those adaptations, retellings, or even reboots, depending on the lingo you prefer. Disney has released its retooled, live action version of its 1992 version of the classic tale Beauty and the Beast.
Fairy tales, which are all in the public domain as they were first published hundreds of years ago, are popular fodder for retelling. While Disney has given the moniker “tale as old as time” to Beauty and the Beast, any of the old fairy tales are deserving of the label.
In honor of the new movie and all things retold, this weekend, my adult retelling of the story, Beauty and Her Beastly Love, will be 99 cents. The price will go back up to $2.99 on Monday, so grab it now. Like all the passion-filled fairy tales, this is a grown-up version of the story, and not for kids.
If you’re considering going to see the live-action Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson (LOVE her!), then refamiliarize yourself with the original cartoon with these two hilarious videos about them.
Everything Wrong with Beauty & the Beast:
Bonjour! Hope you’ve had a great weekend. It’s a new month, so I thought I’d start it off by introducing the new covers (one new, and two revamped, actually) for my Passion-Filled Fairy Tales series.
I designed the original covers myself and perhaps that was to my detriment. I asked a cover artist what she thought and if she thought she’d be able to design something that might work better. The artist actually liked the original models and thought just a bit of spice might improve the covers. So, I’ve revamped the covers of the first two books in the series, and got covers for books three and four and that fit in line with it.
I thought I’d introduce folks today to the two revamped covers, as well as the cover and title for Book 3 in the Passion-Filled Fairy Tales series, which is Cinders & Ash: A Cinderella Story.
Beauty and Her Beastly Love received a great review over on Big Als and Pals blog.
Here’s a quote from the review:
“I think I enjoyed this one even more than The Princess and the Pea, and I really loved it. This retelling stays pretty close to the original version of Beauty and the Beast, however it is the added story that makes it so great.”
Isn’t that lovely? I’m just pleased as punch.
Also, Romance: Trysts No. 1 received it’s first review. Four stars and lovely. It’s on Amazon.
On a final note, The Princess, the Pea and the Night of Passion is no longer exclusive to Amazon. I’m trying it on Barnes & Noble, Kobo and Apple for the next few weeks to see how it fares (should be at all venues by Tuesday, June 2). If I find I don’t really sell anything in those other venues, I’ll return the book to Kindle exclusivity, which allows it to participate in the Kindle Unlimited program.
A big thanks to all the folks who have downloaded The Princess, the Pea and the Night of Passion. You’ve propelled us to number two in the Fairy Tales section of Amazon. Woo Hoo! If you’ve read Pea, be sure to grab Beauty and her Beastly Love, which is available free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers (it’s a mere $2.99 for nonsubscribers). Pea will be free until midnight tonight.
Beauty and Her Beastly Love is out and available for purchase on Amazon. Here’s a description:
In this grown up version of Beauty and the Beast, we meet Beauty, a sheltered young girl living in the French countryside with her father. She doesn’t get out much, but her tutor has given her books that she is supposed to read privately. The books all have rose imprinted on the cover and describe the ways in which men and women love each other. The books give Beauty ideas about pleasures of the flesh.
Just like in the traditional tale, Beauty’s father, Pierre, sets off on a journey and ends up taking refuge in an enchanted dwelling. Pierre takes a rose-covered book, like the ones his daughter reads, and is caught by the beast who lives in the manor. Pierre agrees to send his daughter in exchange for the Beast not killing him.
When Beauty arrives, she feels disappointed that she will spend a lifetime imprisoned with this beast, rather than experiencing the type of relationship between a man and a woman described in her books. Only,as she gets to know Beast, she develops an attraction to him, and Beauty discovers that she and Beast can take pleasure in each other’s company in more ways than she’d ever imagined.