Review and Giveaway of Curse of the Beast by Ashley Lavering

Saturday, August 11, 2012
Title: Curse of the Beast
Author: Ashley Lavering
Series: Curse Of The Beast (#1)
Genre: YA/Paranormal/Werewolf
Publisher: Silvermist Publishing LLC
Release Date: May 1st 2012
Edition: Kindle
Source: Author for Honest Opinion and Part Of Blog Tour

GoodReads Synopsis

A dark shadow stalks the night, watching her—waiting to claim what is his.

Seventeen-year-old Tayla Jonas longs for a simple life, but after a traumatizing family loss, she is forced to be both mother and sister to her cousins while caring for her mentally unstable aunt. Moving to her grandma’s quiet town of Cody, Wyoming, Tayla finds some normalcy with her quirky green activist friend, Chel, who spends no time converting her to vegetarianism.

A few weeks into her new school, Tayla catches the eye of Kyle Harrington—the high school quarterback and resident millionaire—who can seduce any girl with his charismatic charm, including Tayla. But Kyle is anything but what he seems.

Walking through City Park, Tayla is unaware that an ancient curse has her in its crosshairs. The silver moonlight illuminates the path to her van, sprinkling shadows like evil twinkling eyes. Tayla’s skin prickles, and she turns. Something—or someone—is watching her.

A powerful werewolf steps from the shadows. An iridescent blue chord shoots from him and slams into her stomach, dissolving instantly. Pain wracks her body, and she tries to scramble to safety, but his silver eyes freeze her in place as the curse binds them together. The chord settles deep inside her body, coiling with dread around her heart.

Dismayed by the prospect of a werewolf for a shadow, Tayla fears for the safety of her friends and family. How will she keep the werewolf’s insatiable hunger in check? Her plans for a vegetarian lifestyle quickly dwindle away, and Tayla wrestles to fit her frazzled life back together—piece by piece. But what she didn’t expect was her attraction to the werewolf or the power of the full moon.

Will Tayla be strong enough to survive the Curse of the Beast? Or will it consume her like so many before? Find out in the first installment of this unique retelling of Beauty and the Beast.

I love it when fairytales get unique twist especially one with a paranormal twist. Ashley delivers a very unique twist to the Beauty and Beast Tale. 
Tayla a girl who had to grow up to fast and  must continue to grow up with out even enjoying her childhood.
Beast a werewolf who  has been waiting for a long time to find just the right girl and has found her. Only that girl is Tayla. When they meet face to face for the first time Tayla was afraid but yet drawn to the stranger in the park. From there Tayla's not so normal life took a leap into a whole other world. One where werewolves existed. The world where what she thought was tales that her grandmother weaved was real.
Ashley has created well rounded characters a world we could actually live in. Ashley pulled at my heart strings with this book I had a love/hate relationship but in a good way. I felt for Tayla her character showed real depth and her character grew through out the book. Ashley definitely has created a new tale and I am looking forward to the next book in this series. This review is short only because I do not give spoilers and if I say to much it will give it away. The only thing I will say is go get this book and read it. Ashley retold a fairytale with a werewolf twist full of mystery and suspence that will leave you wanting more.

Okay everyone this giveaway is a fantastic giveaway that was going to be a phenomenal giveaway. I am giving away an e~book and a swag pack. The reason it is no longer phenomenal is because the first swag pack Ashley sent me was I jacked. I think my mailman wanted the awesome playing cards that was part of the swag pack for himself LOL. So Ashley had to send me out another swag pack this time minus the awesome deck of cards. So sorry guys but the giveaway is still pretty awesome because one lucky winner will receive an e~book of Curse of the Beast and some swag. Just fill out the rafflecopter below

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MaryLynn Bast said...

I love books with werewolves and anything paranormal.  I am currently reading Richelle Mead - Succubus Blues. 

Kelly said...

Of Poseidon is what I am reading right now.

Michelle@book briefs said...

I just finished reading beautifully broken and it was good but not earth shattering. Now I started reading the weight of night. I just started it but I'm liking it so far. Thanks for the giveaway

Judith-Pamela said...

I'm reading Queen of Shadows by Dianne Sylvan and it is really good, a bit gritty, but still pretty phenomenal :D

Amy Stogner said...

Great review. I am currently reading The Binding by L. Filloon. Thanks for the giveaway.

Suzan Lacey said...

Sounds really interesting! I'm currently reading Happily Never After a novella by Jeaniene Frost!

Artemis said...

It sounds really good! I am currently reading Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton.
Thank you for the giveaway!

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