Light a Candle for the Beast
by Echo Shea
My rating: 5 stars
Publication Date: November 26, 2014
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Genre: Dark Fantasy
Print Length: 24 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
If you’ve ever been
caught in a riptide, pulled down into the water, then you know me. Or,
more accurately, what I’m like when I’m angry.
beautiful, smart, and kind. He wasn’t. He said he loved her, but he
didn’t know what love was. He was manipulative and cruel—more than a
thief. A beast.
All she wanted was a rose…
These are the words on my sister’s grave. Her sadness, her obsession, forever a reminder I didn’t--couldn’t save her.
not vindictive or cruel. I’m simply as the river--my memory is winding
and my reach is long. I watched him steal her beauty, her essence.
Watched him become a beast. He thought he'd get away with it, thought
he'd go free.
I lay a rose upon my sister's grave.
Light a candle for the beast.
Light a Candle for the Beast by Echo Shea
What would you do to seek revenge for the brutality forced on your sister, making her a sightless shell of the woman she was meant to be? Eden is special, not quite human, a trait inherited from her grandmother and she has the power to curse the man who broke her sister. Andrew was a brutal husband and Delia died waiting for him to return, her heart, mind and body shattered and disfigured. Two hundred years later, Andrew has become the monster that had lived within him, imprisoned for eternity to suffer for what he did. Only someone as kindhearted as Delia could ask to have the curse lifted. Will her spirit rest easier? Is it time for Eden to let go of her hatred?
In a dark and twisted tale, Echo Shea has given us, pain, loss, torture, revenge and finally emotional healing. Light a Candle for the Beast has depth, atmosphere and a dark fairytale feel that will hold you spellbound from start to finish. Not only does Ms. Shea know how to evoke connection and emotions, she has done it in very few pages. You will walk away satisfied, and slightly mystified at how this author could complete a novel’s worth of story in a short read that can be finished over lunch or when one has a few moments of quiet time to slip away into another world.
I received this copy from Echo Shea in exchange for my honest review and I'm saying get it, you can slip away and be back to reality without anyone knowing you left!