Taming the Beast

My initial impression of Gisella Trelain was that she was too stupid to live. But she’s not, she’s just trusting and innocent. Nothing to be ashamed of, but it certainly gets her in a pickle. Forced into an intolerable situation by her lascivious uncle, Gisella chooses to be a whore to one man instead of hundreds. What she doesn’t know is that she isn’t going to a man. She’s going to a beast. 
 
Tristan is cursed. Wanting only true love for his marriage, he turns down an evil witch who lusted after his wealth. In a rage, she curses him to lose his humanity, only to be saved by virginal whore as cited in a prophecy. In order to break the curse, Gisella must submit completely to the beast and offer herself freely, or his animal side will kill her, as he has others. Does she have the courage to save this man/beast? 
 
A blending of several recognizable fairytales, Taming the Beast is set in another galaxy far away. Gisella’s innocence but lust for life make her destined to end up with Tristan. Their journey to breaking the curse is hot, steamy, and a little taboo. Not your average read, and while familiar, not predictable.

Book Blurb for Taming the Beast

Sold into a life of prostitution by her greedy uncle, innocent Gisella Trelain finds herself a prisoner in a dark and ominous dungeon. Chained to the wall is a muscular, naked man named Tristan who tells her he is under a curse. Every month he is doomed to lose his humanity and take on the characteristics of a ravening beast—a beast with needs too savage to be satisfied by any ordinary woman. In order to break the curse, Gisella must submit completely to the beast and offer herself freely to slake his fierce sexual desires. But the stakes are high in this fairytale come true and if Gisella isn’t able to open herself completely to Tristan’s lusts, she may lose her life as she attempts to tame the beast.


Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2009 3.50