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Dog Eared Publicity Presents BELOVED BEAST by Karyn Gerrard, on tour February 28-March 24, 2017

Inside the Book:

 

Title: Beloved Beast
Author: Karyn Gerrard
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Genre: 20th Century Historical
Format: Ecopy

If a man can live forever . . .

A lifetime ago, the debauched Viscount Ravenswood lost his life, only to be revived as as new man with a new name…and a new desire for love. Now, scarred and monstrous of visage, Luke Madden has outlived his beloved wife. Crushed by loss and despair, he swears to never feel such a love again. For such a perfect mingling of souls could never happen twice in one lifetime. Especially for a beast such as Luke believes himself to be . . .

. . . how can he love forever?

Gillian Browning is a bold woman of action. But her spy activities in pre-war Germany have made her a target. Now in London, she is being hunted by ruthless Nazi operatives. Luckily, a fellow spy knows someone who can protect her—Luke. Taking Gillian to his former home in the country, he reluctantly finds himself caring for her more than he thought possible, and to his surprise she reciprocates. But when a threat from Luke’s own past increases their peril, he must decide if he has the true strength to love—and trust—again . . .

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Meet the Author

Karyn lives in a small town in the western corner of Ontario, Canada. She whiles away her spare time writing and reading romance and drinking copious amounts of Earl Grey tea. Karyn loves to write historicals, particularly in the Victorian era. She also writes contemporaries. Tortured heroes are a must.
As long as she can avoid being hit by a runaway moose in her wilderness paradise she assumes everything is golden.

Karyn’s been happily married for a long time to her own hero. His encouragement keeps her moving forward.CONNECT WITH KARYN: WEBSITE|FACEBOOK|TWITTER|PINTEREST

Tour Schedule

Tuesday, February 28
Book featured at Books, Dreams, Life
Book featured at Mello and JuneWednesday, March 1
Book reviewed at Warrior Woman WinmillThursday, March 2
Book featured at Turning Another PageFriday, March 3
Book reviewed at My Book Addiction and MoreMonday, March 6
Guest blogging at Mythical BooksTuesday, March 7
Book featured at Nicole’s Book MusingsWednesday, March 8
Book featured at E-Romance News

Thursday, March 9
Book featured at I’m Shelf-ish

Friday, March 10
Book featured at A Book Lover

Monday, March 13
Book featured at The Hype and the Hoopla

Tuesday, March 14
Guest blogging at Write and Take Flight

Wednesday, March 15
Book featured at Harmonious Publicity

Thursday, March 16
Book featured at The Dark Phantom

Friday, March 17
Guest blogging at Rainy Day Reviews

Monday, March 20
Book featured at A Title Wave

Tuesday, March 21
Book featured at Lover of Literature

Wednesday, March 22
Book featured at Voodoo Princess

Thursday, March 23
Book featured at From Paperback to Leatherbound

Friday, March 24
Book featured at Cafinated Reads

MY THOUGHTS:

Beloved Beast by Karyn Gerard is a fantastic read with a twist. Book 2 in her exciting “The Ravenswood Chronicle”, it can be read as a read alone. See, ” Beloved Monster”, while not necessary to enjoy book 2, book 1 gives the details of the hero’s past. This is set forty-eight years after book 1.

This is a unique twist on Historical romance, with paranormal romance elements. In “Beloved Beast”, the debauched Viscount Ravenswood has a new name, Luke Newman. He works with MI6, and his nephew, Fred Parker, is a SIS officer. Luke is now a widower, and lonely, so working with his nephew helps abate his loneliness. He helps to relocate compromised or returning spies from war torn Europe. Luke is scarred from his 1885 carriage accident, which also gave him heightened senses, made him cool to the touch, he has a grayish coloring, disfigured, increased strength, heightened libido and maybe immortality. Picture a Mary Shelley experiment type thing, without the monster.

Gilliam Browning, seduced a German business man for information on the “Enigma” machine, then she returns to England and is suddenly in grave danger from a German spy. Enter…Luke to keep her safe. Now both are in grave danger.

“Beloved Beast” is a mixture of Gothic horror, World War II romantic suspense, mystery and an outstanding spy novel. Whew, what an exciting tale of second chances, romance and an unabiding love! Ms. Gerard pulled this incredible, dramatic story off with style, brilliant writing and an uncanny style that grips and captures the reader’s heart. I was held spellbound! “Beloved Beast”, is one such story, that I found I could not stop reading until the last page. This story lingers long after the last page. Highly recommended for fans of historical romance with paranormal twists, powerful plot plots, vivid details, and WWII fans. *There is explicit sensual scenes, however, they are done with taste and not offensive, to this reader, however, this is NOT an erotic story.*
A very enjoyable and satisfying read with twists, romance, the feel of historical suspense and the hope of finding happiness, love and a HEA. Awesome read! Karyn Gerard has written a story with her usual aplomb, her eye for detail and her desire to give readers a fulfilling story that will keep them turning pages in this thrilling story of spies, romance, danger and love. Magnificent!! A must read!
I received a complimentary copy.

Rating: 5
Heat rating: steamy
Reviewed by: AprilR

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