How Beauty Met The Beast, Jax Garren (Once Upon A Time Blog Hop)

OTBWe literally cut our teeth on fairy tales and happy endings. Life can be tough, gritty, sad and unexplainable. But gosh darn it, our hero and heroine can live on to fight the good fight or dare I say it live Happily Ever After!

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How Beauty Met Beast PictureHow Beauty Met The Beast (Tales of The Underlight 1) Jax Garren,

Beautiful Jolie Benoit is not like the rest of her rich family. She is a burlesque dancer working her way through grad school, when she meets the beast, a member of the Underlight, an underground community of productive and destructive members of society fighting the good fight. Wesley “Hauk” Haukon is scarred from a brutal stint in Afghanistan, he introduces Jolie to the Underlight not knowing he has just brought in the enemies daughter.

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Three Crowns, swagger jacked, decent read. I enjoyed the first book in the Underlight series. I know some people may not consider this a true steampunk but I think it is great for lightly introducing someone to the genre. Her characters were fresh and I could picture the world. I want to know more about the bellman, Jolie’s niece, the professor who are all secondary characters because she made them so interesting. I do see Jolie and Wesley’s relationship growing, they had chemistry and you start to see the beautiful Jolie looking forward to seeing him and wanting to know more about him. Basically it rang true to life. Women we have all met men who may not have been our type, but their swagger or personality moved them up the hot scale. One thing I should point out is there is magic vaguely mentioned in the book and I was unable to understand what it had to do with the story and the H/H. Three Crowns, swagger jacked, decent read. I’m a total sucker for “fairy tale” type stories, anything from Cinderella (my personal favorite) to Beauty and The Beast. With that being said I was super excited to read this book. Wesley Haukon sounded just like what my daydreams would reflect, damaged on the outside, while inside appearing strong*sighs*. Jolie, Jolie, Jolie was another story! I felt she was stringing Wesley along and I wasn’t feeling her. I felt she didn’t deserve him. My main problem with the book was the world building or should I say lack thereof. If you pointed a gun to my head and said explain the Underlight, I’m afraid you’d have to shoot me. I hate to steal a quote but I’m going to use a phrase I heard Britney Spears say on XFactor “I don’t get it”. I know this was a novella but if you are going to make the world complicated you need to give a clear and accurate description, no easy feat. My words to the author well played your hero sold the book.

 

 

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Posted on November 30, 2012, in Bookswagger, Swagger Book Reviews and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 112 Comments.

  1. Sounds like a fantastic read. I love reimagined Fairy Tales. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  2. Following you on Facebook as Dita Škarste.
    Thanks! 🙂

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  3. Oooo, that sounds really good! Great giveaway…

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  4. Ooh, I love anything to do with fairy tales!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  5. Thank you for the giveaway. email follower

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  6. I Love fairy tales thanks for the review of this one it looks good! Carin
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  7. sounds awesome! i am going to add it to my goodreads list! thanks for the giveaway!
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  8. Thanks for the giveaway! Sounds good!
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  9. Hi, I follow by email and twitter. This sounds like an awesome read. Will definitely check it out. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  10. I like the idea of a light intro to the steampunk genre, especially since I haven’t really ventured into that one quite yet.

    Thanks for having the giveaway!

    I follow by email 🙂

    –Alicia
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  11. I love that title and cover! Good choice! :0) Email follower and I’m sure I follow other ways too… LOL.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    Jesse
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  12. Email follower, count me in please. Love all the new takes on fairy tales.

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  13. I actually haven’t read any retells of fairy tales yet but I have really wanted too.

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  14. I’m an email follower! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂
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  15. Oh that book sounds really good! Hope I win!

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  16. I’m interested in your book. Thanks! katieamanda1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  17. This book sounds really interesting – I can’t wait to read it! Thanks for the great giveaway!!

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  18. Dropping in from the hop!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  19. Thanks for the chance to win!
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  20. Sleeping Beauty is my favorite. 🙂

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  21. The cover caught my attention…

    Thanks for sharing what seems like an interesting read 🙂

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  22. I’ve heard great things about this book so far. Can’t wait to check it out. Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

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  23. Followed on twitter: twveronika. Thank you for the chace to win!
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  24. Thanks for joining this hop and for a chance to win 🙂
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  25. I love Beauty and the Beast and am sad that this book only made 3 stars. It looked so promising.

    Thanks so much for the amazing giveaway and being a part of this fun hop!

    Happy Holidays,
    Marlena
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  26. ooh this sounds goooooood. 🙂

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  27. Love the fairy tale and this variant sounds interesting specially since I’m just getting into steampunk.
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  28. I love the title of you book! I’d love to read it. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy!

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  29. Thanks for the giveaway! I followed via email fantasy_angel381(at)yahoo(dot)com and Twitter @fantasy_angel13

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  30. I love re-imagined fairy tales, thanks for sharing!

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  31. Oh, and I follow on FB as Emily Wells and twitter as chickie434.

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  32. Thanks for particpating.

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  33. What an amazing hop I love fairytales ^_^
    especially Beauty and the beast,, so I have to read it!

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  34. I would love to see these fairy tales retold as erotic modern day romances:
    The Princess & the Pea, The Ugly Duckling, Sleeping Beauty, Puss in Boots, Snow White, Peter Pan, The Frog Prince, Rumpelstiltskin, Rapunzel, The Elves & the Shoemaker, The Golden Goose & Thumbelina. I already follow your blog as Renee Bennett. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.
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  35. I’m following via e-mail as katieamanda1(at)yahoo(dot)com Thanks for participating!

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  36. Thanks for the chance!

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    Thanks for the blurb too. I love Beauty and the Beast and can’t complain about remakes of it so I’m going to look into the book and indulge~ Thanks again!

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  37. That is SOME book cover! Very cool. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  38. thanks for the giveaway. email follower pgan427@yahoo.com

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  39. I am a big Beauty and the Beast fan! Thanks for participating in this great hop!
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  40. kimberly holgate

    thanks for the hop all the books look good cant waite to read
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  41. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  42. I love fairy tales, thanks for the great giveaway!
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  43. That book is on my wishlist and I can’t wait to read it! Thanks for the giveaway. I follow via email through wordpress.

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  44. This looks awesome! Thanks for participating in the hop! 🙂

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  45. Ok, my favorite fairy tale is Cinderella, of course. She triumphed over all the challenges to find and win her true love…the prince!…sigh! For me, it’s the greatest love story and ultimate HEA!

    How Beauty Met the Beast cover looks good. It would be interesting to see how Jax retells the story. 🙂

    Thanks for the opportunity to share and check out new authors.

    Belinda G
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  46. Thanks for giveaway allowing foreigners to participate!

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    Adila (from Azerbaijan)

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  47. I love that cover! 🙂
    This sounds like an interesting read. Thank you for sharing.
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  48. Thx for the great hop stop. Looks like a great book, love the cover and looking forward to reading it.

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  49. I follow by email. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  50. Thank you very much for the great giveaway!
    Latisha D
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  51. Sounds good. Thanks for sharing!

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  52. i love goldielocks and the three bears. thanks for the great giveaway!
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  53. I love fairy tales! When i see new fairy tale themed books, i cant help but get them. 🙂 Beauty and the Beast has always been my favorite! I love the characters and the plot. So good! Thanks for the awesome hop and giveaway! Best wishes and many blessings to you!
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    • You to shadow. I love Beauty and the Beast as well. I even love the fact the show Once Upon A Time included Beauty and The Beast plot in the show making Mr. Gold the beast…if you do not watch the show you should check it out back episodes are on hulu

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  54. I followed you on Pinterest as Sophia Rose.

    I love remade fairy tales and this one sounds good so I’ll have to check it out. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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  55. Following no FB!(Shani Smet)

    Thanks for the oppertunity!
    Fairytales is something that will never get ‘old’ I’ll always love Rapunzel!

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  56. Hi. I always loved Cinderella.

    Chris
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  57. Actually I guess it’s ceagles20.

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