Author: Amanda Ashley
Publisher: Zebra Books
View: 9205"Ashley is a master storyteller." --RT Book Reviews "A master of her craft." --Maggie Shayne Beauty Fair of face and figure, Kristine is young, innocent, pure. Yet she has been condemned to the gallows for killing a man. The only one who can save her is a lord so infamous that some say he is the son of the Devil himself. . . And the Beast Erik Trevayne is called the Demon Lord of Hawksbridge Castle, but few know of the curse he lives under. Or the terrifying changes slowly gnawing away at his humanity. When he weds her, all he wants of Kristine is a son. But when he beds her, a wild hope is born--that love that can tame even the most monstrous of beasts. . .
Author: Jenna Kernan
View: 3911He was the son of her sworn enemy…and now the only one who could save her Samantha Proud doesn't think her life could get any more complicated—or tragic. Since she dared to save a human boy from evil spirits, Nagi, the Ruler of Ghosts, has been actively stalking her family. Still, she never expected well-meaning Thunderbirds to scatter them to the four winds, dumping her at the feet of Alon Garza, a gorgeous Halfling, for safekeeping. Alon has never met anyone like the sensual shifter who has just been literally dropped into his woods. Because of who he is, he never wanted to be with a woman for more than one night. Now, to keep Samantha safe, his only choice is to claim her. But will his desire expose the dark truth he's been fighting for so long?
The Original French Fairytale (Unabridged)
Author: Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve ,Rachel Louise Lawrence
Publisher: Blackdown Publications
Category: Social Science
View: 593Think you know the story of Beauty and the Beast? Think again! This book contains the original tale by Madame de Villeneuve, first published in 1740, and although the classic elements of Beauty giving up her freedom to live with the Beast, during which time she begins to see beyond his grotesque appearance, are present, there is a wealth of rich back story to how the Prince became cursed and revelations about Beauty’s parentage, which fail to appear in subsequent versions. If you want to read the full story of Beauty and the Beast, look no further than this latest unabridged edition... [Folklore Type: ATU-425C (Beauty and the Beast)]
A Beauty and the Beast Retelling
Author: Mary E. Twomey
Publisher: Mary E. Twomey
View: 1875When you push everyone in your life away, sometimes they stay gone. Going from being Avondale’s Sexiest Bachelor to becoming hideously deformed turns Adam Fontaine into an angry shut-in. Though he’s doomed to mutate into a growling member of the Lupine when his thirtieth birthday comes, he wants nothing to do with enjoying what’s left of his sentient life. When his last remaining friend hires a nurse to look after him, Adam realizes there’s more to his life than just his impending curse. Soon Adam has to decide how far he’s willing to go to keep the woman he loves by his side, hoping she’ll stay with him through his last days. This is book two in the "Cursed Beauty" series written by USA Today Bestselling Author Mary E. Twomey, all of which can be read independently. Google Subjects: paranormal romance, french folklore, fairytales, myths and legends, fairy tales, young adult, YA, high school, paranormal, romance, paranormal books, YA paranormal fantasy, YA paranormal romance series, series or anthology, magic, coming of age, epic fantasy series, YA magic, fantasy and magic, YA coming of age, YA ebook, ebook, YA high school romance, YA teen, teen book, YA urban fantasy, YA shifters, YA shifter romance, scandinavian folklore 101, garden gnomes, urban fantasy series, teen magic, YA paranormal fantasy, YA ebooks, YA books, YA trilogy, YA urban fantasy romance, teen and young adult books, teen books for girls in high school, teen love triangle, paranormal, paranormal fantasy, young adult urban fantasy, young adult fantasy, young adult teen, young adult witches, young adult witch romance, young adult fantasy and magic, fantasy romance, first in series, beauty and the beast retelling, fairytale retelling
Author: Sarah Hines Stephens
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Category: Juvenile Fiction
View: 5829Retells the story of a young woman's struggle against her sisters' cruelty, her family's lost fortune, and her dealings with a frightful beast who wishes to marry her, in this book containing two other classic tales.
Author: Gabrielle-Suzanna Barbot de Villenueve
View: 1516MinaLima, the award-winning design studio behind the graphics for the Harry Potter film franchise and the creators of the illustrated Jungle Book and Peter Pan, reimagine the beloved French fairy tale The Beauty and the Beast in this deluxe unabridged edition illustrated with stunning full-color artwork and nine 3-D interactive features—published to coincide with the release of the blockbuster Disney live-action musical film starring Emma Watson, Ian McKellen, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, and Emma Thompson. Generations of readers have been bewitched by the epic love story of a beautiful young girl imprisoned in the magical castle of a monstrous beast. Now, the classic fairy tale is brought to life in this spectacular illustrated edition as originally envisioned by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve in 1740. The Beauty and the Beast is packed with specially commissioned, full-color artwork and nine exclusive interactive features, including: a fold-out map of the rich French city where the Merchant (Beauty’s father) and his family reside; a fold out that reveals the interior of the Beast’s enchanted palace; a series of flaps (similar to an Advent calendar) that open to reveal different entertainments; available to Beauty in the Beast’s palace; a dial of the ring Beauty turns on her finger to return to the Beast. This unique gift edition takes readers on a captivating journey through a mystical land filled with enchanting inhabitants. MiniLima’s imaginative artwork, exquisite detail, and engaging design recreate this timeless romantic adventure as never before in a lush unabridged gift edition sure to be cherished for years to come. Disney’s live-action movie musical version of Beauty and the Beast, directed by Bill Condon (Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Dreamgirls), stars Harry Potter alumna Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Luke Evans as Gaston, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Josh Gad as Le Fou, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, and Audra McDonald as Garderobe.
Author: Kate Friend
Category: Juvenile Fiction
View: 7953In this retelling of the classic children’s story, kindness wins over looks and we learn that the most important thing is the beauty within. Good-hearted Beauty sacrifices herself to save her father’s life, volunteering to be eaten by a Beast. Instead of being eaten, she has a life-changing adventure. Along the way, she learns the importance of looking past people’s outward appearance and seeing the beauty within.
Author: Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve
View: 6377This is the first published version of Beauty and the Beast, written by the French author Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve in the mid-18th century and translated by James Robinson Planche. It is a novel-length story intended for adult readers, addressing the issues of the marriage system of the day in which women had no right to choose their husband or to refuse to marry. There is also a wealth of rich back story as to how the Prince became cursed and revelations about Beauty's parentage, which fail to appear in subsequent versions of the now classic fairy tale.
Diary of a Film
Author: Jean Cocteau,Madame Leprince de Beaumont (Jeanne-Marie)
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Category: Performing Arts
View: 2720The French director's creativity and technical resourcefulness are revealed in this personal account of the production of his acclaimed 1945 film."
Author: Linda Mooney
Publisher: Linda Mooney
View: 7960As an intergalactic cop gifted with psionic abilities, Maurra instinctively went to the Ellinod's defense when she saw the immense and bestial-looking alien being attacked by a group of vicious Kronners. Little did she know what the Kronners had planned for her and the Ellinod until she woke up naked in a cell inside their ship. And it wasn't long before she found out a translation device had been implanted against her spine, debilitating her and making her helpless with pain whenever she tried to use her psi powers. Neither she nor the Ellinod had any idea how twisted their captors were, but they soon discovered that she and the beast were at the mercy of someone who expected them to "entertain" his "customers", and entertain them well regardless of the consequences. (Note: This book was previously released as Captive Surrender. It has been restored to its original content, including more than 7K additional words, and re-edited.)