posted on October 8, 2015 by Shoshanna Gabriel

Beast: The Untold Legend and a GIVEAWAY!

I’m excited to share my new release – BEAST: The Untold Legend, an original take on Beauty & the Beast! Read the excerpt, then comment to enter to win a prize!

BEAST: The Untold Legend is about the first young man who was turned into a beast, ten years before the enchantress ever touched Prince Frederick in my Beauty & the Beast (an erotic reimagining) story. I had a wonderful time writing it, and I hope you enjoy the excerpt!

Beast: The Untold Legend by Shoshanna Evers

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The Beast kidnaps the princess to deflower her —
because it just might save her life.

Princess Justine found an unlikely ally when she stormed into the stables and found an angry, devastatingly handsome young man tending to her mare. The stable boy, Victor, belonged to her soon-to-be Queen mother-in-law, and he had the whip marks on his muscled back to prove it.

The Queen, an enchantress well-accomplished in the art of black magic, turns Victor into a creature like no other. He’s a ten foot tall beastly wall of muscle, animalistic sinew and savagery ready to unleash every primal urge coiled within him. At the Queen’s command, he kidnaps Justine on her wedding day to the prince — but refuses to kill her. Instead, he can keep her safe by turning her from a threat to the Queen’s power, into a ruined woman who will never ascend the throne.

Now the Beast has his princess held captive in the woods, his focus on only one mission: deflower the girl and get her with child before the queen comes back to kill Justine herself.
He wasn’t expecting Justine to see past his terrifying form and straight into his heart. Setting her free is no more of an option than keeping her as his own.

But as their tentative alliance forms, both Victor and Justine can’t help but wonder— what if being together is their chance for true love?

Excerpt from Beast: The Untold Legend
by Shoshanna Evers
Copyright 2015 Shoshanna Evers. All Rights Reserved

The idea of being used by a beast like the one who held her captive now made Justine’s breath short, her pulse race. His display of strength and agility so far made it clear she’d never be able to outrun him, or fight him. Under his control, she’d been rendered completely helpless.

Being a princess would mean nothing out here, deep in the forest. Any privilege she thought she’d had was stripped away when she was alone with someone who didn’t give a damn about her title.

Just like with her handsome stable boy—Victor Gerard. Once he’d known she wasn’t going to tattle on him—and how could she, if it would only serve to get a rightfully angry, abused young man even more punishment?—he had shown her who would be in charge behind closed doors.

No one had ever dared treat her that way before. And God help her, she liked it. It aroused a feeling of fear that skated the edge of desire… to be taken in hand the way he did, touching her with impunity as if she belonged to him, holding her under his control.

Her breath quickened. What was wrong with her?

And just like with Victor, the beast had her alone to do whatever he wished.

The beast had taken her so far away from the kingdom that the guards would never find her, even if they continued to pursue them. By running down streams wherever he could, the beast had effectively covered their tracks.

Finally, after countless miles of running through the dense forest that surrounded the kingdom, the beast stopped.

Thank God. 

He plucked her off his shoulder and set her down on the pine-needle and moss-covered ground. Her relief was quickly replaced by fear. What would he do to her now?

Her legs were so shaky from having tensed her muscles in terror the whole time he’d been absconding with her that her knees buckled, and she fell on the ground in an inglorious heap.

“Beast,” she said, trying to steady the tremble in her voice. “I have no quarrel with you, sir. Please don’t hurt me.”

To her surprise, the beast dropped down on all fours to be closer to her, and shook his massive head. A lock from his dark mane fell over his blue-gray eyes, and Justine paused. It made no sense for him to remind her of…Victor.

Maybe it was just that feeling they inspired in her that drew the comparison in her mind. That feeling she got when she stood on the edge of a cliff and stared down, and wondered what it would feel like to jump if only she had wings to keep her from crashing. Staring at the beast now, he felt like both the cliff…and the wings.

“I had no choice but to take you, princess,” he said, his voice gravelly and deep. “Do not run from me.”

The cadence of his low voice sounded familiar, but that didn’t make sense.

“You’re not real,” Justine said. “I fainted at my wedding and hit my head; I’m sure of it.”

The beast loomed over her, covering her with his body, so there would be no escape. “I am real.”

“Please, do not harm me, Beast, I beg you.”

“I will not harm you,” he said. “Look at me, princess. You know me.”

No. This wasn’t real. “You are a figment of my imagination. There is no beast like you in nature.”

His face was millimeters from her own. He pressed his cheek to hers, his rough whiskers prickling her own delicate skin.

Goosebumps raised along her arms. If it were a dream, would she be feeling that?

“I am real,” he growled. “But you are right about one thing, princess. I am not natural.”

“Please wake up,” she shouted, hoping it would jolt her out of her nightmare.

With a dangerous smile that bared his fangs, the beast gripped her arm. “This is no dream. Shall I pinch you, and prove it?”

“Yes,” she said, with a boldness she didn’t feel. This nightmare was going on too long—

The beast raised one thick eyebrow…though the eyebrow blended in on his face, which was covered in smooth short hairs that did nothing to hide his strong jaw and high cheekbones.

He picked her up off the ground, his large hands so human if not for the claws that adorned them. Yet they weren’t paws. He definitely had fingers, holding her firmly under her buttocks.

Each one sent a line of heat through her chilled flesh.

The claws that had torn her gown earlier didn’t touch her now. Had he…retracted them? Like a cat?

With a groan that sounded too much like raw satisfaction for her sensibilities, he pinched a handful of the flesh on her bottom.

The jolt of pain made her yelp in surprise. *Pinches in a dream shouldn’t hurt.*

He dropped his mouth to her neck, his whiskers scratching her delicate skin, and nibbled her ear. It didn’t hurt, despite his sharp fangs. He wasn’t tasting her…he was toying with her.

His tongue was soft sandpaper against her fragile skin, like a cat tongue. It tickled and made her restless, unable to keep still his arms.

He pulled away from her ear to stare into her eyes. She couldn’t look away as he growled softly and pinched each handful of her ass cheeks again, holding her flesh hostage even as she squirmed against him.

This is not a dream.

“Stop!” she gasped, struggling to be free of his iron grip.

Her attempts to move her bottom away from his hands only served to press her mound against torso. Quick as could be, the beast adjusted one hand to grab the junction of her thighs, forcing a moan from her mouth.

“Am I real to you now, Justine?”

He knew her name. He used her name as if he knew her.

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Comment on this post – tell me your favorite fairytale, and I’ll pick one commenter to win an ebook of  Beauty and the Beast (an erotic re-imagining)!

Beauty and the Beast (an erotic re-imagining) by Shoshanna Evers

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Shoshanna Gabriel

Shoshanna Gabriel

Shoshanna Gabriel was previously known as Shoshanna Evers, a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author who wrote over twenty-plus secular romance novels and novellas, and published with big New York publishers, small presses, and through indie-publishing. After much thought and prayer, she decided recently to change her life and career path to be for God's glory. Shoshanna Gabriel is currently working on a Christian inspirational romance novel. For a detailed explanation of this big change, read her blog post "Saying Goodbye to Erotic Romance".

While published as Shoshanna Evers, Amazon had listed her as one of the "Most Popular Authors in Romance," as well as one of the "Most Popular Authors in Contemporary Romance."  Reviewers have said Shoshanna has  “...beautiful writing, and a truly imaginative and wonderfully descriptive storyline” (Night Owl Reviews) with stories where “the plot is fresh and the pacing excellent, the emotions...real and poignant." (The Romance Studio). She hopes to bring her gift of storytelling to her new inspirational books written under the Gabriel name.

Shoshanna used to work as a syndicated advice columnist in NY and a registered nurse, but now she’s a full-time author and a home-schooling mom. She is also the co-founder of, the world's largest selection of one-of-a-kind book covers for indie authors, available instantly. She lives with her family and three big dogs in Northern Idaho, and loves to connect with readers on Twitter @ShoshannaEvers and Facebook:

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For info on the older books written as Shoshanna Evers, visit or visit her old author page here.

17 thoughts on “Beast: The Untold Legend and a GIVEAWAY!”

  1. Theresa Fischer says:

    I love fairy tale story lines and this one sounds especially good!!

  2. I love The Frog Prince. The idea of a frog overcoming a spoiled princesses barriers (of course, in the TRUE version, she splatted him against the wall) is very interesting.

  3. Debbie Watson says:

    Beauty and the Beast is my favorite fairy tale. This sounds awesome!

    1. thanks Debbie! Beauty and the Beast is my favorite storyline too

  4. Joy says:

    Favorite fairy tale is Cinderella. As someone who was teased in school, I always wanted a hero to take care of my bullies and whisk me away to a land where those meanies didn’t exist. I also liked the fact that he searched the entire kingdom to find his true love & never gave up, swoon 😀

    1. That is definitely swoon worthy! And it’s just like how Cinderella was tormented by her stepmother and stepsisters, until she ran off with Prince Charming – at which point they were all terribly jealous 🙂

    2. Susan Simpson says:

      Hi Joy, Your comment was chosen as the winner of Shoshanna Ever’s blog contest. Shoshanna will be in touch about your prize.

  5. Becca says:

    I love Fairy Tales and this story is one of my favorites. I can’t wait to read it!

  6. David Bailey says:

    I never read many fairy tales until I read your version of Beauty and the Beast! I am not even sure how the original version goes. I am sure I like your story better. Beast, the untold Legend, is a milder, more romantic story than your Beauty and the Beast, but in some ways I like it better. The choices (or lack thereof) are more clear cut and it is easier to empathize with the hero and heroine, and hope they beat the evil queen.

  7. shadowwolf says:

    My favorite fairy tale is Beauty and the Beast. I have always loved the new twists that people bring to this story and yours sounds amazing!! 🙂

  8. Janie McGaugh says:

    Beauty and the Beast is my favorite fairy tale, so I’m excited about this book.

  9. Lisa M says:

    Beauty and the Beast always has and always will be my favorite fairy tale

  10. Carol Lepley says:

    Goldilocks could get into all kinds of sexy trouble crawling into beds of strange men (better yet werebears), especially if they are still in them or come home and find her in their bed. Could be even multiple homes, looking for something, even if she isn’t sure what it is.

    1. I love that! Werebears coming home to find an adult Goldilocks in their beds! That could easily turn into a menage or more, lol

  11. Delia cruz says:

    After watching Disney’s Tangled, my new favorite is Rapunzel.

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