Blossom and the Beast
Author: RS McCoy
A Beauty and the Beast Retelling
Release Date: May 31, 2016
*A Paranormal Romance retelling of Beauty and the Beast*
Blossom Frane is only weeks away from her transformation. On her eighteenth birthday, she’ll find out her future branch of society and her totem, the animal form she’ll be able to take at will for the rest of her life. Like her brothers, she’s expected to be a brown bear of the religious branch known as Terra.
In the Alderwood forests, Blossom’s bear blood is a valuable asset. Any day now, a rival clan leader will step forward and offer her father a hefty bounty in exchange for her hand in marriage. Blossom can do nothing more than sit back and wait to be traded to the highest bidder.
Determined to spend her last weeks exploring the Alderwood, Blossom sneaks away and manages to find Kaide Landel, a rising political star of the Pyro branch. Known for his violence and disregard for the religious teachings of the Terra branch, he’s all wrong for the bear clan’s prized daughter. But when the politician uses his wealth and influence to secure her hand, Blossom has no choice but to leave her family and marry him—if she lives that long.
Definitely not your usual take on Beauty and the Beast. This tale packs a punch and a twist at the end which may cause you to damage whichever electrical device you are reading it on. The plot is fast paced and very well written. Held my interest from the start.Blossom is about to turn 18 where she will become available to basically the highest bidder. Resistant to the rules and restrictions set by her clan, Blossom sneaks off into Alder Woods. She is very quickly found and bid for by Kaine whose father is head of a rival clan who moves political movements to ensure his son is matched to Blossom.
The characters are strong and mainly likeable. There is the odd one you will want to shake.
Really enjoyed this book and after that gut wrenching ending, will be awaiting the sequel( once I forgive you for that twist!) Reviewed for WTMO.
Beauty and the Beast has long been my favorite old school Disney movie and this book has some serious undertones with Beauty and the Beast references. Sometimes this doesn't work so well, but here the references are perfectly placed and pulled at my heart strings. Clarice's Book Nook
I adored the characters (especially Kaide but also Blossom she's such a strongwilled character!) the story, and McCoy's wonderful and gripping writing style. BooksEnchanted
The story is fast paced and apart from Blossom and Kaide's romance, there is plenty of suspense, political manipulation and intrigue in Kaide's career as a politician that will affect and change his and Blossom's lives forever! All this and more is handled with ease by RS McCoy and I loved her writing style and know that I will be checking out her other books too while I wait for the next book in this series. NjKinny's World of Books and Stuff
Rachel McCoy is a Texan living in New Jersey. Between bingewatching MTV reality shows and baking gluten-free treats, she writes paranormal fantasy and science fiction novels. She is the self-published author of the Sparks Saga trilogy, The Extraction Files, and The Alder Tales series. Back when she lived in the real world, Rachel earned a degree in marine biology, which contributed to her die hard love of manta rays.