Dark Side of Beauty – Celebrate Lit

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About the Book

RnaJhk-k Book: A Dark Beauty
Author: Clarissa Kae
Genre: Fairytale
Release date: March 9, 2021

A Victorian Twist on Beauty And The Beast Bold and brilliant, Georgiana has a gift for fixing machines—from clocks to carriages—while her father has a penchant for finding trouble. In an accidental fire, Georgiana and her father scar the once handsome face of Lord Pichon, cousin to the queen. Rumors of Georgiana’s gift raise her family’s status. Her incomparable beauty captures the eye of many gentlemen and the wrath of Lord Pichon. Abandoned by his peers and alone in his cold castle, Lord Pichon is determined to enact revenge. When Georgiana’s father makes a terrible mistake, she sacrifices herself to pay his debt—as a lowly maid in Lord Pichon’s castle. Her wit and warmth begin to thaw Lord Pichon’s estate, making him question his version of the past. Will her kindness break the beastly lord or will he hold her family hostage forever?
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About the Author

am4VTngEClarissa Kae is a preeminent voice whose professional career began as a freelance editor in 2007. She’s the former president of her local California Writers Club after spending several years as the Critique Director.

Since her first novel, she’s explored different writing genres and created a loyal group of fans who eagerly await her upcoming release. With numerous awards to her name, Clarissa continues to honor the role of storyteller.
Aside from the writing community, she and her daughters founded Kind Girls Make Strong Women to help undervalued nonprofit organizations—from reuniting children with families to giving Junior Olympic athletes their shot at success.
She lives in the agricultural belly of California with her family and farm of horses, chickens, dogs and kittens aplenty.

More from Clarissa

As a young girl most of the fairy tales talked about beauty as the only attribute but when Disney came out with Beauty and the Beast, my world was rocked. For the first time the heroine was a woman with a brain and a plan. I began researching the fairy tale and read every version. When my youngest daughter was born (with dark hair and big beautiful brown eyes) I named her Isla Belle. For as long as I can remember, I dreamed of writing a Beauty and the Beast retelling. And finally, that dream as come true.

My Thoughts

Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorite classics so when I had the chance to read A Dark Beauty I jumped! Clarissa Kae is a new to me author and I enjoyed her writing style. Her rendition of the classic story stayed true to its origins, but with some wonderful twists. I think one of my favorite things about the story was the conversations between the characters, it was fun, sarcastic, and made me smile several times.

Overall, I give this book 3.5 stars rounded up to 4. For the great character interactions, the combination of mystery/intrigue, and for making me smile. I did like the book, there were just a few things that seemed implausible, a lackluster ending (Clarissa Kae did a great job building me up… and then nothing), and some character decisions that just seemed odd to me (maybe because I would never have done it?). But I am glad I read it and hope to read more of Clarissa Kae’s books in the future.

*I volunteered to read this book in return for my honest feedback. The thoughts and opinions expressed within are my own.

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Giveaway

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To celebrate her tour, Clarissa is giving away to two winners one $25 Amazon gift card each!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. megan allen says:

    I’m very excited! I love fairytale retellings and Beauty and the Beast is the best! Thanks for sharing your review!

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  2. Debbie P says:

    This sounds like a terrific read.

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  3. Great review and explanation for your rating.

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