The BeastKing Chronicles: About the Series
My personal rendition of Beauty and the Beast originated as an experiment when I was bored and bookless at work one day. I began this story in Summer 2007, ahead of the “redo fairytales” fad. I know there are many “Beauty and the Beast” stories out now, in both book and movie forms. If you have read or seen any of these renditions, you know that most versions are spectacularly different from one other. Hopefully, this story will be in a category all its own.
This is not a historical or werewolf story, but should appeal to readers of these genres.
Genre: High Fantastical Romance
The BeastKing Chronicles are a Romance first and foremost. The story has its own universe, complete with class systems, fantastic creatures, and functional laws of magic, making it High Fantasy. It is my hope, however, that the magic element is subtle enough to refrain from taking over the story.
Heard of the phrase “Mind the Gap”? Well, mind the rating. This series is rated M at the lowest. “M” does not stand for “Mild,” and the determination to rate the story as Mature was not a debate. There are scenes that are intended to make you gasp or squirm. (Even I, the author, want to cover my eyes on some parts!) There will be heavy psychological issues, violence, and sex. If you don’t see that happening now, you may feel differently later.
POV: First Person Omniscient Tag-team
The story is written in first-person past tense, as a recollection made by the two main characters. The alternating perspective allows you to witness events from two different viewpoints and two very different sets of feelings.
Secondary Genres: Psychological, Angst, Drama
Adult themes, psychology, some violence, & coarse language.
I was a practical temple servant girl who got lost on an errand. He was the strange boy who led me out of the forest. We became best friends. How was I supposed to know he would grow up to be smirking, sexy, and inhuman? Now if only he’d make up his mind about what he wants to do with me, before he ruins my life…
Secondary Genres: Supernatural/Occult, Hurt/Comfort, Hentai
Sexual themes, beast nature, BDSM, violence, gore, & coarse language.
I didn’t ask for this. I didn’t ask to be a noble. I didn’t ask to have this power. I have no interest in their petty ambitions. But those foolish nobles are determined to drag me into their games one way or the other, just as they did my parents. And if they think I’m going to put up with them kidnapping and seducing my woman, they’ve got another thing coming.
Secondary Genres: Drama, Psychological, Supernatural/Occult
Mature content, violence & gore, some beast nature, & some coarse language.
I was a practical temple servant girl who got lost on an errand. He was the strange boy who led me out of the forest. How was I supposed to know he would grow up to be smirking, sexy, and inhuman? Now the nobles are determined to drag him into their games—and they’re not above using me to do it.
This is a consolidated revision of the old volumes 1-2. Some events (like the “ladies of the evening” segment) will be deleted altogether, while others (like Gian’s wedding) may be rearranged into a different order to accommodate the integration of nobility into the old first volume. You might consider this an alternate or “what if” story to the original, the goal of which is to smooth out any inconsistencies.
Secondary Genres: Hentai, Psychological, Hurt/Comfort, Suspense, Supernatural/Occult
Sexual themes, beast nature, dominance, possible light bondage, psychology, violence, gore, & coarse language.
So now my ex-friend/ex-servant is trying to inch her way into my bed—which might be fine if I wasn’t a beast, she wasn’t a runaway, and there weren’t a bunch of nobles involved. I swear, the next person who tries to take what is mine is going to have hell to pay...
This is an all-new volume serving as a continuation from where the rewritten volume 1 left off.