By- Meka James
Fiendish is a dark and twisted take on Beauty and The Beast. This story contains mature themes meant for readers 18+.
So what would you do if your prince charming turned out to be the worst kind of monster?
Calida Alexander moves from Charlotte to Atlanta after a painful break up. She faced some harsh realities about herself during that breakup and desperately wants to change who she perceives herself to be. When she meets Seth, she is drawn in by his sexy good looks and is won over by his gentlemanly demeanor. On the surface, he’s her dream come true.
Seth Jokobi is sexy and charming, the kind of man that women dream of being with. As a master manipulator, he uses his charm and good looks as a lure. His prey never suspect that lurking behind those piercing blue eyes and million dollar smile, lies a sadistic monster. When he meets Calida, her shy nature tempts him into playing a game where the stakes end up being higher than he could have imagined.
Can love really conquer all or is it sometimes just not enough?
“Intimacy,” I whispered into her hair.
I slid my hand under her shirt, stroking the soft skin of her abdomen. I felt the subtle changes in her breathing. I smiled; she was still weak to my touch even when angry with me.
“Seth, I would just like to go to sleep.”
“I’m not trying to have sex with you right now, Calida. I’m answering your question.”
“I didn’t ask you anything.”
My fingers splayed across her toned stomach, my thumb grazed the bottom curve of her breast.
“Yes, you did,” I replied, planting soft kisses along her neck. It was a very beautiful neck and my second favorite part of her body I enjoyed kissing. “At the beach. You asked why I wouldn’t kiss you.”
Stepping back, I slowly turned her in my arms. I wanted to see those gorgeous green eyes of hers. I wanted to see the emotions in them as I gave her this little piece of me. You don’t have to explain yourself to her. Her gaze was trained on my chest as she chewed on her bottom lip.
“Look at me. Please.” I waited until I had her complete attention before continuing.
Cupping her lovely face in my hands, I leaned down to partake in those luscious lips of hers. Their softness, the warmth, the taste of them called to me. It wasn’t a deep passionate kiss. I only wanted to feel her lips on mine. Resting my forehead on hers, I stroked her cheeks with my thumbs as I spoke.
“For me, a kiss is not just a kiss.” Her eyes were wide with confusion, causing a smile to tug at the corner of my mouth. “It’s about intimacy, the connection you have with a person. It implies a level of comfort and personal knowledge of the person you share the kiss with.” I leaned down, placing a soft kiss just below her ear before continuing. “A kiss can be orgasmic in itself. When performed by two lovers, it can be more seductive, more meaningful, and exude more intensity than the act of sex. It can leave you breathless and wanting; desirous heat and passion can bleed into every fiber of your being when embraced so achingly close to someone sharing the same sensations.”
Calida’s pupils dilated, her breathing became shallow, and she shifted her stance, pressing her legs tighter together. She was aroused yet trying to fight it. I traced the outline of her lips with my thumb. They parted slightly, bringing another smile to my face. “So…” Her tongue darted out, licking her lips as she tried to gather her thoughts “…um, I…I don’t…I wasn’t expecting that kind of an answer.”
“Before you, Calida, I hadn’t kissed or had the desire to kiss anyone for a very, very long time. I take that very seriously. Do you understand that?” Wordlessly, she nodded her head. “Good. Now keep your hands at your side. No touching, understand?”
“Yes,” she replied breathlessly.
I placed my hands on the counter on either side of her but kept our bodies separated. “I’m going to kiss you now.”
Do you remember when you were growing up and hearing the fairy tale of Beauty and the Beast! Well this author has taken that sweet and happily ever after and turned it into one spectacular and twisted fairy tale of her own that will make you have a whole new look at that tale. Your getting over 600 pages for a low price of flawlessly written and in my opinion the characters where unique and well defined. The descriptions are so well written that you know exactly what is going on! The author has a way with her writing that will you completely into this novel and just make you keep reading because you don’t know exactly what is going to happen or what the ending has in store for you, trust me you can keep guessing but literally that is what you will be doing! Calida, she wrote as a shy with very low self esteem that has been through a lot of things in her life to shy away from relationships but something pulls her to Seth. However, he is not what he seems and though he tries to these two are in an emotional roller coaster. This author will have you loving and hating the character! However, hopefully Calida can be exactly what Seth needs to stamp his inner demons! Can she stay with him after all she sees and finds out or will it be too much for her! That will be something you will have to read, like I said the author does an amazing job with keeping her readers entertained in this novel. If I had to put a genre to this it could be a dark romance with a kick of thriller due to the scenes. Trust me when I say this is one of the best dark novels I have read it seriously is and has given me a totally new look at my fairy tales. I hope she writes more of the other fairy tales because I would love to see her intake on those.
Meka James is a stay at home mom to four kids ranging in ages 17-4 and lives in the great state of Georgia. She’s been happily married for 11 years and counting. She is a pet lover and has three dogs: Pixie, Loki, and Thor. The additional pets include a turtle, a bearded dragon, and two snakes that belong solely to her husband and children. When she’s not attending little league games and school functions, she finds time to volunteer with the local Weimaraner Rescue. Her main hobby outside of writing and reading is playing The Sims 3 PC game.
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