Lair of Beasts [Book I in the Curse Of Blood Saga]

Lair of Beasts [Book I in the Curse Of Blood Saga]

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Lady Croft By Aviatrix427 Completed

Enter the Lair of Beasts and relive the romantic horror of this gothic retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Or is it Red Riding Hood? Perhaps it is neither; and perhaps it is both.

Aria is only a child of ten when she is hastily removed from her medieval village and her guardianship relinquished into the hands of a stranger from the north; a land of harsh winters and fleeting daylight. 

Although she is enforced to abide in their midst, she is afforded every luxury and treated as a daughter. But there is an unmistakable darkness pervading the forest, as well as the ominous keep itself. Moreover, a tangible weave of secrets that has ever shrouded her new family, especially the unsettling and enigmatic man to whom she is betrothed. Lucian.

However, curiosity is too powerful a force to forbear, and it soon compels her into the woods to seek out the truth for herself...

Cover designed by @Aviatrix427

Copyright © 2015 by Jeanine Croft 

This is currently undergoing editing! Beware: there are solecisms, including my awful punctuation, lurking on almost every page! Since I myself have never gone back in time to vacation in a medieval city, I will apologize upfront for any anachronisms and prochronisms - I'm sure there will be many.
Please note that this novel is intended for mature audiences. There are disturbing scenes of violence within, as well as sexual content, although not graphic. Also, be advised that this story is set in a medieval world where woman's liberation is still pie in the sky! Having said that, I hope you understand that these were different times and women were indeed considered chattel back then. Reader discretion is advised.

LittleRedd0 LittleRedd0 Nov 02
But I kind of do enjoy those kinds of books; on occasion.  Lol
kaolapo kaolapo Nov 21
When the author is too polite you just can't help but vote the chapter even before reading it💗
angel_from_hell28 angel_from_hell28 6 days ago
Fine I'll throw glitter,rhinestones, and rainbows 🤓🤓😐😬
Finally 😍 it was always getting on my nerves in medieval stories when the women was very modern BECAUSE BACK THEN THEY WEREN'T!  😅 So I really appreciate the effort 😊
kieralorez kieralorez Nov 15
Im soo effing glad!!!  I know i will love this book now!! Im tired of the whole "mine"  growls and stuff
CrisLo16 CrisLo16 Nov 06
Because of your preamble, I feel like fastening my seatbelts and getting ready for this ride! I'm excited ^^