The question “Can people ever really change?” is raised in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Paddle Closet Book 1. It was brought up in the Publishers Note at the end of the book description. I thought it was a great question and an enticement to read the book to learn why it was asked.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Paddle Closet Book 1 is co-authored by Breanna Hayse and Serena LeBeaux in conjunction with Twisted Hearts Productions and Black Velvet Seductions.
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“Little you know what this rose has cost”
What would happen if you fell asleep while reading a book and awoke to find that your life was no longer yours? Or that the story didn’t exactly follow the words written on the pages?
An ancient curse is set upon the shelves where first editions of classic books are lovingly nestled in a secured cedar room known as the Paddle Closet. But, like most works of fiction, there is always more than meets the eye. Lost, lonely, miserable and unhappy souls are drawn to this place to find refuge in the joy of a simple story—as long as they stay awake.
Unknown to Mirabelle Villeneuve, the great-granddaughter of the author of Beauty and the Beast, her husband has a secret. He struck a deal with the Archdruid that if he is given the perfect woman as his wife, he will sacrifice five of his greatest treasures- fame, fortune, family, fairness, and future. Little did he know that this deal would end up costing him and Belle their only daughter, Gabby.
Distraught, Belle seeks solace in her grandmother’s book. Despite the warning of Patrick, an old friend, she falls asleep while reading the handwritten volume; only to awaken as a living character in a page of the story. She learns that the only way home is to find her true love, but also discovers that all memory of her past- and the story’s contents- fade away.
Plagued by guilt for his selfishness and lack of trust, Adam offers the ultimate sacrifice—his life. Instead of death, he is transported to the time and place of the story as the Beast. His punishment for his deeds begins with his memory remaining intact and the warning that to reveal the truth to Belle would cost her life. He also is told that the only way to save her is to help her in find her one true love—even if it isn’t him.
The Paddle Closet is about new beginnings, the power of love, the consequence of deceit, taking risks and forgiveness—toward others and oneself. It twists fairytales to a level never seen before, each one unique, unexpected and unexplored.
Just remember that once the story is finished, the book will return to the shelves—
WITH or WITHOUT its reader…
AUTHOR – Breanna Hyase
A native Californian gone ‘wild’, Bree was gifted with the opportunity to travel the globe and discover the world through the eyes of both a Marine Intelligence specialist and a BDSM lifestyler. This experience has allowed her to gain unique inspiration for her books and provide realistic plots and characters that her readers can easily relate to and learn from.
She left the service to go into hospice nursing and grief counseling, eventually working as a marriage and family therapist for those involved in alternative lifestyle development. #1 BESTSELLING Multi-Genre Author in categories of :
BDSM *** WESTERN ** VICTORIAN ** CONTEMPORARY
MYSTERY ** HUMOR ** HISTORICAL **ACTION AND ADVENTURE
HORROR ** SCI-FI ** URBAN ** ROMANTIC EROTICA