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Taming the Beast: Eleven Paranormal Romances by [Zaftig, Alyse, Sweet, Jacqueline, Trent, Holley, Fox, Kim, Grove, Scarlett, Fawkes, Kit, Arran, Olivia, Rowan, Tessa, Klaire, J.M., Jones, Amanda, Fox, Cynthia]
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These USA Today and National Bestselling Authors reimagine the timeless French fairy tale of Beauty and the Beast.

From sinfully sexy alpha werewolves to grumpy werebears who just need to be tamed through love, these shifter tales will burn up your sheets and melt your heart. Eleven bestselling authors have come together to form a collection of brand new paranormal romance featuring love, magic, and guaranteed happily ever afters. You won't find these stories anywhere else.

Featuring Tales from USA Today and National Bestselling Authors:

Beauty Is The Beast by J. M. Klaire
When Belle's father walks in on her and Gastard doing the dirty, beastly curses abound. At least her dad kept the help. Kind of.

The Half-Bear’s Honey by Jacqueline Sweet
A curvy librarian on the run and a cursed bear shifter spark an unlikely romance in the wilds outside Bearfield.

Baylee and the Beasts by Kit Fawkes
Librarian Baylee finds passion, love, and protection with her two beastly bosses. Can her love break the spell that transforms the men each night?

Booty and the Beast by Kim Fox
Studying owls in the forest seems like a great idea to Bella. Will she change her mind when she meets the beast lurking inside the dark woods?

Beauty and the Bad Bearlionaire by Scarlett Grove
Can Matilda Swank's maid service help bad bear billionaire James Hill clean up his act in time to solve the mystery of Fate Mountain's notorious haunted mansion?

Her Dragon Temptation by Olivia Arran

Faye’s job as an accountant is dull, until the day she’s sent to audit the mysterious Jewelcrest estate. Alpha dragon shifter Bastian Jewelcrest needs a mate to provide an heir. It’s all about business…until Faye knocks on his door.

Beast Lightning by Cynthia Fox
Dragon shifter Javelin saved a group of human settlers from certain death and all he got out of it was an injured wing and a lousy nickname, Beast Lightning. Now the males in his tribe need human mates to save their species. Will he find true love and fly again?

Beauty and the Viking by Holley Trent
If eccentric werewolf Andreas can’t trust Mary, he’ll not only face a lone wolf’s danger, but risk his chance for a perfect mate as well.

Dragon Untamed by Tessa Rowan
Heading to Scotland for some quiet, Ella meets a surly & sexy dragon-shifter with a mind she can't read. Her desire is his own wild need.

The Cursed Werebear Prince by Alyse Zaftig
To save her father’s life, Cateline agrees to go with Prince Marceau. But she’s not prepared to learn his dark secrets, including his werebear curse.

The Rogue and the Rose by Amanda Jones
Rose refused to care about anyone...until him. But he just might have a secret that will devastate her all over again.

Eleven Paranormal Tales of Werewolves, Werebears, Shapeshifters, Magic, Witches, and More.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 746 pages
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  • Publisher: Zaftig Publishing (14 March 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #125 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

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By Lynall TOP 500 REVIEWER on 17 March 2017
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I purchased this anthology for two writers, Jacqueline Sweet and Holley Trent, but I honestly enjoyed every book in this collection. They are all loosely based on Beauty and the beast fairytale, some more loosely based than others, but each is unique and all are good
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I have been gifted the following stories from the authors.
A very well written and fun twist on this theme with lots of sex.
I loved the musical rhyming lyrics, I was singing along.
Very clever that the curse was amended and not lifted completely.
This is my honest review of this book.


A fun tongue in cheek story with a Beauty and the Beast twist which I enjoyed but just too condensed to do it justice.
Matilda seems a bit selfish and immature at the start bemoaning having to clean for a living. Lots of people do cleaning and it is an honest job. She should have been more grateful her mum let her stay with her and gave her a job.
James thinks he is losing his mind due to PTSD as he keeps seeing objects in the house and statues in the garden moving. His bear is stressed as well and whilst James thinks he is uncontrollable I think he just needed to be a bear doing what bears love to do. James is one grouchy bear and knowing Matilda is his mate and the human part won’t claim her makes him worse.
The detail Ms groves puts into her books is humorous, I loved James having to decide between which type of cheese to have in his omelette. Reading this breakfast scene made me hungry.
I disliked the fact Matilda was going to tweet whilst having dinner. How rude playing with your phone when someone has cooked for you.
This is my honest review of this story.
We met Bastion in Her dragon protector and he was not a nice character or brother.
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If you like fairy tales with some heat than this is definitely
for you.
My review is on the cursed werebear prince.
this story is definitely a page turner and a sexy read.
Cateline father has not returned from a trip when he should
of and she was getting worried about him and then a carriage
came with her father in it and he was very sick. This is were this story
really started to be the page turner because you wanted to find out if Cateline
would fall for Marceau after he held her father against his will for a few day.
This story is by Alyse Zaftig if you have not read anything she has wrote
grab this box set because there's some great authors in it and you may
just find some new authors to follow.
I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars ‘I wish I had a computer so I could give that guy’s video a thumbs down.’ 18 March 2017
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This collection is quite a bargain – eleven stories by a fine groups of authors all centered on paranormal themes. It is interesting to see all the hubbub about the old classic BEAUTY AND THE BEAST that yet again I s hitting our movie theaters in a ultra-updated version combining live actors with animated morphs The theme has been used in literature, stage productions, animated full length films, and other old films and yet the fascination continues.

In this collection the ‘beast’ is frequently a shifter (very popular in books these days) and the authors have fine reputations in both stories such as the ones curated to this anthology as well as other themes. The authors included are Kit Fawkes, Cynthia Fox, Scarlett Grove, Olivia Arran, Tessa Rowan, Alyse Zaftig, J.M. Klaire, Amanda Jones, Jacqueline Sweet, and of course Kim Fox whose title of her contribution alone (BOOTY AND THE BEAST) is enough to draw readers into this mélange.

For example, Kim calls BOOTY AND THE BEAST’ a new story featuring a curious student who meets a dangerous beast in the woods. ‘Bella is ignoring the advice of everyone that she knows and is moving into the forest for two months to study the sleepy owl, and hopefully get an A+ on her dissertation paper. But she'll find more than just owls in the deep dark woods. Logan is not an ordinary bear shifter. His furious bear cannot be trusted around humans so he has banished himself to the woods forever. When Bella comes trespassing by will she meet Logan the man, or Logan the beast?’

Appetizer is excellent and the other stories are satisfying as well. Fun tales of Werewolves, Werebears, Shapeshifters, Magic, Witches, Dragons and more offer some relaxing hours of entertainment. No repeats here – all fresh material! Grady Harp, March 17
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5.0 out of 5 stars "This Collection is Incredible!" 16 March 2017
By Roxie's Ferguson /Roxie's Romance Reviews - Published on
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Everyone of the stories is unique . Each and everyone of them will keep you glued to the pages!. I will just share my top three picks for you.
First is "Beauty and the bad Bearlionair" by Scarlett Grove- this is my favorite of all because I love her Fate Mountian shifters!. Each story is Sweet,Funny,Exciting, and steamy hot. You have spunky young women who find love in the arms of sexy shifters!. If course they have suspense, and excitement in them to. So if you love this story you should check out the rest of her Fate Mountain shifter books!.
Second is - Her Dragon Temptation " by Olivia Arran- this Dragon shifter romance is exciting, unique, and funny. You have a sexy Billionaire Dragon shifter who believes himself to broken for love. Until a spunky woman comes along and prices him wrong. No matter how hard he tries to push her away. You will love this story.
Then third- "Half-Bear Honey" by Jacqueline Sweet- This story is so sweet, suspenseful,and exciting. A young virgin is running from the town's rich and not in the middle of a storm. Her car goes off the road and she finds herself stranded in the middle of nowhere. She comes across an old farmhouse with a little cottage behind it where she takes cover. Little does she know the farm house is the home of a cursed werebear. Could she be the cure for his curse?.
You will love every single one of the stories in this amazing collection!. It is a five star plus box set!.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A few 4 star, but more 2 star 19 March 2017
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"Her Dragon Temptation," Ms. Arran's contribution to the box set, reunites us with Bastian, the shiftless (hah!) brother frm "Her Dragon Protector." Karma catches up to him in the form of Faye, an accountant with the power to destroy his pride and position. But...maybe she's a gift and not a curse, and maybe he's not as beastly as he appears! Enjoy this engaging short to find out! * 4 stars *
"Booty and the Beast" comes from author Kim Fox. Bella is a clueless college student who feels capable of a two- week campout in the woods after watching a video on how to build a fire. Reclusive Logan is on hand for rescue work when the inevitable happens. How he came to sequester himself from society makes a good read; the gratuitous filth out of Bella's mouth was a turn-off, however. * 3 stars *
"The Cursed Werebear Prince" by Alyse Zaftig is a fine retelling of the fairy tale, and I particularly enjoyed the who-saves-who twist. Very imaginative! * 4 stars *
J.M. Klaire's "Beauty is the Beast" takes the prize for most original version of the tale. Humorous and, OMG! * 4 stars *
"The Half- Bear's Honey" by Jacqueline Sweet is a charming reminder of how enjoyable a visit to Bearsfield is. Liam and Rose make a sweet couple in this more traditional update to "Beauty and the Beast." * 4 stars *
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining twists on old classics 15 March 2017
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Taming the Beast has some really fabulous stories by some great authors!

Booty and the Beast by Kim Fox was an absolute fun twist on Beauty and the Beast. Bella finds her way lost into the woods. We find out why she's the and more about her and as she communes with nature and the beast. The beast finds that he might just like Bella. I found Bella to be smart and liked that she spoke her mind. The beast was charming and humble as any hero.

Baylee and the Beasts by Kit Fawkes
Baylee and two hawt men with more then meets the eyes

Beast Lightning by Cynthia Fox
Madeleine and Javelin a match made out of this world

Beauty and the Bad Bearlionaire by Scarlett Grove
Matilda Swank, a cleaning company called Fate Mountain Cleaning and a bear. No problems here, just an extra buff and shine.

The Cursed Werebear Prince by Alyse Zaftig
The Half-Bear's Honey by Jacqueline Sweet
Rose Weston and small cottage – nothing to fear but maybe a bear or two.

The Rogue and the Rose by Amanda Jones
Beauty and the Viking by Holley Trent
Beauty Is The Beast by J. M. Klaire
The Cursed Werebear Prince by Alyse Zaftig
Dragon Untamed by Tessa Rowan
Her Dragon Temptation by Olivia Arran
The Cursed Werebear Prince by Alyse Zaftig

So many great stories to finish reading. Get this today. It's good for smiles, hoots and fun!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Shifter Collection 27 March 2017
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I won't be able to read them all but I found four from my favorite authors so I will read them and try to get to the others later and edit this review to include them.

The Half-bear's Honey by Jacqueline Sweet

Wow I really liked this entry for the Bearfield series. Although technically Liam lives outside those city limits but I digress you want to know about the story and all I can say is Beauty tames her beast and what a sexy beast he was. Rose is a librarian on the run from a rich man who sexually harassed her to the point she give up her virginity to him or else. There is a storm that causes Rose to be abandoned and she walks for miles until she comes across a mailbox and follows the muddy lane up to what appears to be an abandoned house. However, this is where Liam lives. Liam is a bear shifter that was cursed for his wicked treatment to a hitchhiker.
Ms. sweet is one of my favorite authors because she writes with such emotion that you are sure to fall into the story and be swept away from reality for as long as her story lasts.

Booty and the Beast by Kim Fox

I love my bears and Ms. Fox does them well my only complaints for this story is a the foul language and b the abrupt ending otherwise it was a great story. Bella comes to the forest to do research but she has never gone camping so roughing it was harder than planned. She was after some sleepy owl information for her dissertation but instead finds Cliff a bear that comes to the river at the same time she does. She has fallen hard for him especially after he saves her life but Cliff has an alter ego if you will in his human half Logan.
Another Beauty tames her beast this time he is a scarred angry bear who learns to hope again as well as fall in love with his bewitching beauty Bella.

Beauty and the Bad Bearllionaire Part 3 by Scarlett grove

I love my visits to Fate Mountain. This story was very good as all of the Fate Mountain stories are I just wish it didn't leave me with more questions about the haunted mansion. The ending was a bit abrupt as well. Poor James is a bear shifter with PTSD who thinks he is going insane as he doesn't believe in hauntings. Matilda has to return to Fate Mountain after a disastrous relationship left her homeless and jobless. her mother owns the cleaning service so she gets a job cleaning the mansion as James has scared all the other women working for the cleaning service.
As usual Ms. grove kept me captivated with this story with some minor shortcomings though.

Her Dragon Temptation by Olivia Arran

Ah poor Bastian has lost his dragon ever since Astrid his sister left him, he is unable to shift and very rarely communicates with him. Faye is an accountant sent by the Council to decide whether or not Bastian will continue to lead the Jewelcrest clan. She has had a bad marriage so she isn't looking for love yet she is drawn to Bastian. Bastian sees his forever mate in Faye yet he feels broken and worthless and does not want her drawn in to his misery.
Once again Ms. Arran takes me away from my physical pain this time with a dragon I can really relate to.

My overall opinion is that this is a great collection to get lost in.