Title: A Beast Within
Series: The Beasty Series
Author: Tyffani Clark Kemp
Genre: Paranormal/Supernatural Romance
Publisher: SideStreet Cookie Publishing LLC
Format: Ebook & Paperback
Length: 311 Pages
Release Date: February 25th, 2013
"I'm a man, Luna. That is my curse. To live alongside humanity…" -Gabriel Slade
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Gabriel Slade runs Hollywood with his gorgeous blue eyes and egregious temper. No one
knows that underneath it all is a man with a frozen heart, cursed to become a beast at every
full moon. For seven days he has no choice but to roam the earth as a vicious animal, until he
meets a woman who can change it all.
Luna Grace has a hatred for everything Gabriel Slade stands for, but she doesn't even know
what he looks like. When a chance encounter reveals feelings Luna never knew she harboured,
it stands to reason that she would run.
Can Luna overcome her hatred and break the curse? Or will Gabriel's temper keep her from
realizing her true feelings, dooming him to remain the beast forever?
"This is nice."
"Yes, it is," he agreed and felt a little vain.
She unwound the red scarf from her neck. The gray cardigan almost fell from one
shoulder where he saw the red straps of a bra and a camisole. A soft scar marred the perfect
skin of her collar bone. Without thinking, he crossed to her and traced the scar with a finger. He
looked into her eyes. She'd stopped breathing. Gabe traced his finger down to the top button of
her cardigan and fondled it until the button popped free. It was nothing for him to be so brazen,
but tonight, with her, something about it felt dirty. But he continued. God in heaven, the camisole
underneath was the same bright red. When he looked up again her eyes almost glowed.
"Oh, the scar? Um," she stuttered. He couldn't help but smirk. "My dad…"
His head snapped up, furious. Her father had done this to her?
"No!" she said in a rush. "We were practicing. It was my fault. I wasn't paying attention. I
can't remember… I think I was upset about a boy at school or something. I didn't get my sword
up in time. It was an accident."
Gabe nodded as he ground his back teeth together. Finally, the last button was free. He
pushed the cardigan from her shoulders, brushing her arms with his fingers as he did. Her skin
reacted to his touch and she shivered.
"Do you think it would be okay if…" She motioned to the bathroom.
He shrugged when he wanted to laugh. "Why not? It's just a toilet." The red popped
against her olive skin and all Gabe wanted to do was see more of her. When was the last time
he'd lost control of his lust?
She took her drink with her and closed the door. Finally the moment of truth. Gabe
slipped out of his suit jacket and unbuttoned his shirt. He rolled the sleeves up out of comfort
and habit and tossed back his drink. The glass he set on the dresser, and walked out onto the
balcony for some fresh air, hoping it would calm him down.
Hurry up, little one.
"No, Michael. We've been over this."
"Maybe you can show me how it's done then. You're the all-knowing."
Gabe seethed, though he knew his friend was trying to help him out. "Fine. Luna!"
He turned when she snapped at him. The tension in the room grew again, but this time
the stunt people were the ones panicking. How dare she speak to him that way? What made her
think she could get away with that? Gabe smiled inwardly. She could get away with anything.
Outwardly, Gabe let his exasperation with her free. "Come demonstrate with me. You
know these steps better than I."
She rolled her eyes, those shockingly green eyes, and moved to him around the people
that stood on their marks. Luna took the sword handed to her by the woman opposite Michael
and glared up at him.
"From the top!" he shouted and waited for the director to call action.
When the call was made, Gabe stepped against Luna, circling her as the others fought
around them. The ring of steel called to memory a day long past and he pushed the thought
"Words fail where betrayal cuts deep, my love," he uttered the lines that belonged to
Michael. "Spurned from one side of the world to the other, my heart bleeds to realize what we
had was all a lie."
"Pretty words for a man, don't you think?" Luna surprised him by breathing the words
back. There was a force behind them he didn't care for, a spark in her eye that caught flame
and burned with some unknown hatred.
"Pretty? Hardly. Rhyme and verse, perhaps. The kind that comes from a broken heart
and dashed hopes."
"Your heart lives only for the sea, your hopes only dashed by rough waters."
She struck then, a blow he deflected with his own blade. He caught both wrists in both
his hands; she was tiny, so easily broken.
"My heart beats only for you," he breathed. Gabe looked down into her widening eyes as
she saw the truth in the words he'd changed to fit his liking.
"You call this a party? I call it debauchery. That girl there," she pointed to a woman in a
pink cardigan and neon fuck-me heels, "she's on her fourth man of the night. I'm convinced
she's trying to sleep with everyone here."
"Why are you here?" That was the real question, wasn't it? If she hated it so much, why
was she really here?
"I came with my roommate who thinks she's going to get lucky - she usually does - and
my friend who is off chatting up a girl he won't call because he's in love with someone else."
"And she's not into him. Is that it?" There was something about the way she said that.
Her tone held frustration, annoyance.
"That's exactly it. He may get himself into the outer courts though."
Gabe laughed a deep, resonating, gleeful sound. "Outer courts? Is that what they call
"That's what I call them. Beautiful set up though."
He caught himself just before he said thank you. Time to move a bit. He stood, brushed
off his trousers, and offered her a hand. "Come," he said. "Let's go into the outer courts."
Strange words that hadn't been uttered in so long, they tasted bitter and cold.
About the Author:
Tyffani Clark Kemp has been writing since she discovered in the sixth grade that it wasn't
enough just to read about fantastic places, but she could create her own. She weaves small
bits of herself into everything she writes whether it be a science fiction piece about aliens or a
dramatic romance fraught with conflict and love. She lives in South Carolina with her family and
her fluffy shii tzu-mix dog who things he's a Saint Bernard.
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