If you go far enough in any direction, you’re sure to find the woods. / Sometimes running away leads you to the place you truly belong.
Fleeing a disastrous party, seventeen-year-old Zoe loses her way in a dark woods. Injured and exhausted, she stumbles across an isolated mansion. Injured and exhausted, she stumbles across an isolated mansion stumbles across an isolated mansion and Isabella—a cloaked girl who’s had no human contact in years. Isabella is a rough around the edges. She nurses Zoe back to health, but it’s easy for Zoe to mistrust her considering she’s less than eager to escort her back to civilization.
Zoe’s curious about what’s beneath her rescuer’s hood, but nothing could have prepared her for horns, fangs, fur, and pitch black eyes. Fortunately, Isabella’s kindness outweighs her beastly exterior. As they grow closer, Isabella opens up. She was human once, until she was kidnapped by the town’s urban legend, a creature who has been abducting children for over a century, and he is most certainly not human. Her attempts to free herself backfired, resulting in her cursed form. Zoe makes it her mission to cure and reunite Isabella with her family.
But the thing that kidnapped Isabella isn’t finished with her, and this beauty could be cursed along with her beast unless they can defeat this malevolent entity.
BENEATH THE MADDENING MOON is a 68,000 word young adult contemporary fantasy retelling of Beauty and the Beast with series potential. Thank you for your time and consideration.
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