Friday, September 11, 2020
Virtual Book Tour: Beautiful by Leigh Hatchmann
Genre: Fantasy Romance, Fairytale Retelling
Date of Publication: 27th August 2020
Number of pages: app. 380
Word Count: app. 90,000 words
Cover Artist: Sarah Paige from Opium House Designs
Tagline: You think you know their story . . .
My life is the envy of women everywhere. I live in a gorgeous mansion, wear expensive clothes, go to A-list parties, and attend a prestigious college.
It is a life of beauty and glamor . . . and all of it is a lie.
Behind closed doors, I am bullied by my cold and powerful father. With no money of my own, I have no choice but to obey him . . .
Until I am attacked, and a half man-half beast intervenes. Kit takes me to his home to heal, where I am immersed in his secret world. As we bond over unexpected experiences and shared interests, my gratitude changes into something that feels as old as time.
I was created for the darkness and, for a while, it controlled me. But I escaped that life and made a new home for myself.
Before Bella crossed my path, I didn’t think happiness was possible. But she not only accepts my differences, she offers friendship.
Her gentle and compassionate heart opens me up to those parts within me.
With her, I don’t feel like the beast I have always been labeled.
But the closer we get, the more I wonder if I am truly as human as she believes, and whether the mistakes of the beast can ever be forgiven . . .
When an old enemy resurfaces, Bella and Kit will need to stand firm in their love, face the brutalities of the past, and trust in the beauty that comes from within to make it out alive.
BEAUTIFUL is a sweet and dark, modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast. The themes of beauty, strength, redemption, and love shine through in an unforgettable tale that will make you question everything you think you know about beauty . . . and the beast.
“Look at me, Bella. There’s more to me than just a human. My size, my strength, my claws, my jaws . . . I could hurt you.”
“I don’t believe that.”
I shook my head and mumbled, “You and Josephine believe too much of me.”
“That’s because we see you for who you are.”
I shook my head. “You don’t. Nobody does . . .”
Pain pulsed through my heart at the conclusion that came. Bella would leave me if she ever found out the terrible things I had done. How could she not? She would never be able to love the real me, the whole me. The beast in me.
This thing between us couldn’t go on. It had been a dream. A dream I had to stop before it became a nightmare.
I turned my back to her again and said, “It’s best for both of us if you leave and don’t come back.”
“Don’t be ridiculous, Kit. I’m not leaving––”
This time, I let the beast go. I spun around and roared . . .
About the Author:
Leigh Hatchmann is a best-selling non-fiction author, international-selling romance author, identical triplet, writing coach, editor, and hot chocolate addict. She uses her postgraduate degree in counseling to create believable, three-dimensional characters. Her certificates in forensic science and forensic anthropology help her to create realistic crime elements in her stories. She is currently completing her master's degree in writing and has also finished postgraduate study in editing.
When not writing, reading, coaching, studying, or enjoying nature, she can be found having fun in nature with her three gorgeous children (plus one laid back dog and one grumpy cat). She is active on social media and encourages readers to interact with her there. She also writes fiction under the pseudonym A.K. Leigh and non-fiction as Alicia Leigh.
*Fall in love . . . with Leigh!*
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