Monstrous Beauty Promo Blast!

Hello friends! Today I’m sharing a book I’ve already reviewed as part of a Promo Blast through Celebrate Lit. I figured, since it’s a retelling of my favorite Disney movie of all times (Beauty and the Beast), it is definitely worth sharing again!


About the Book

Monstrous Beauty: A Beauty and The Beast Retelling (The Beauty Series Book 2) by [Keen, Carol E.]
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A damaged man. A strange young woman. Secrets that can bring them together, or tear them apart.

“This is perfect for girls of all ages. There are valuable lessons throughout the story and the author makes sure to point the readers towards God.”

Ethan’s father did a number on him, to say the least. In his passing, he left Ethan a wealthy man, but a severely damaged one. More than one person has considered him to be “beastly”. Annabelle is unique and could be his only chance at love, but she has secrets of her own. Can they achieve true forgiveness before their world collapses?

“My entire world got zoned out as I fell into the enchanting world of Ethan (the beast) and Annabelle (the beauty) and wow, I was just swept away! I LOVED how the relationship gradually grew…”

“If you love fairy-tales then you will love The Beauty Series!! I highly recommend these books to anyone!! The Beast here is a selfless hero and the villain(s) were quite a surprise.”

“I don’t want to spoil anything, so I will just say that I love the reason why Ethan is a ‘beast’ and that whole backstory was gripping. And I was cheering for these two, with the clever obstacles that kept coming up. If you are looking for a lovely romance story, you’ll love this.”



My Perspective


My absolute favorite Disney movie is Beauty and the Beast, so when I saw the description for this book I was a little nervous. I didn’t want changes to a story that I already loved so much. Let me be the first to say I was wrong! I loved what Carol did with the classic story to make it her own. I felt all the changes to the original story were appropriate for this storyline, and (dare I say) thought some of them made the overall story even better!

I must admit, I do not like “easy” love stories. I enjoy seeing both sides work at it, almost as if to make them appreciate the relationship more. Carol brings a degree of work to this relationship, even more so then the original version. Annabelle and Ethan have to work hard and overcome many obstacles to make it. And just when you think everything is going great, along comes a twist that makes you think it’s not going to happen

I really enjoyed reading this sweet rendition of Beauty and the Beast. I can’t wait to see what other fairytale she may choose to alter next! And be sure to share this book with a young lady…I think it’s appropriate for them as well.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to give a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.



About the Author


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Carol E. Keen enjoys fresh coffee, hot tea, and a good book. She was published for several years in FAMA magazine (Freshwater And Marine Aquarium) as a contributing editor. She published her first book on CD, called Simply Seahorses. She is the author of The Beauty Series and The Corandira Station, to name a few of her works. She currently resides in the South with her husband and family and spends her time writing, reading, working in photography, and being with her much loved critters.


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