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Meg was abducted. For four days she had nothing to keep herself sane, until she promised to be obedient. In return, she received a diary, not knowing which terrors she would be writing down soon.Because Meg has been taken to this unknown place for one purpose only: to support her abductors in 'socializing' one of their subjects.Ten, as they call him, seems to be far more tMeg was abducted. For four days she had nothing to keep herself sane, until she promised to be obedient. In return, she received a diary, not knowing which terrors she would be writing down soon.Because Meg has been taken to this unknown place for one purpose only: to support her abductors in 'socializing' one of their subjects.Ten, as they call him, seems to be far more than a primitive beast, fighting battles of his very own. Meg soon realizes that she is the only one able to tame him. And that, apparently, is the sole reason she is more or less treated as a human being.As Ten's humanity resurfaces Meg has to accept the truth that the real beasts aren't behind bars.This is Meg's diary. Will you read it?This story is written in diary format and vaguely inspired by Beauty and the Beast and is part one of an unfinished series.Warning: This book is not suited for minors or the faint hearted. It contains dark themes such as abuse and forms of psychological torture....

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The Beast and Me Reviews

  • Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ & MANTIES Champion
    2018-11-26 22:17

    In a word, tedious.SPOILERS BELOW I will try to use spoiler tags, but some spoiling is unavoidable.Let me start with the good.I like the premise of a dark retelling of a fairy tale. Here we have Meghan kidnapped and introduced to her Beast under lab-like conditions. The Beast, whom she later names Jay to humanize him, is feral when first they meet. Meghan seems to have a calming influence over him. Initially, I thought he just needed a fucktoy since that's basically what Meghan is, but they develop some sort of feels for one another, though he is mostly non-verbal, so I'm just assuming from her perceptions. The entire story is told in a "Dear Diary" format FOR 90 DAYS! N-I-N-E-T-Y! This is my primary issue with the book. Meghan's a dumbass. A dumbass I could never escape. Her voice grates on my last good nerve and this writing style is obnoxious, redundant and tiresome. If I had to read about her having her period or doing yoga or Tai Chi one more time... Why on god's green earth would you write down every thought, plan or emotion in a diary given to you by your kidnappers? They monitor her 24/7. They tell her when she can eat, sleep, work out, fuck her Beast and she writes down all her escape plans in a diary? This is a time for Jack Handey if ever there was one.I've no idea if they were actually reading her diary but if they weren't then I don't know who the bigger dumbass is. I kept thinking there was surely some sort of plan afoot, some diabolical endgame. Surely they captured her for some higher purpose than fucktoy, but none emerged other than, apparently, they want her to be a breeding fucktoy for a possible army of feral hybrid beasts? OK. I can see a military (I'm just assuming this is the US military because it's always the US military) wanting to take any advantage possible and using sinister and covert means to do so. I'm going to bypass the remote possibility of another world war involving ground troops as the primary force of attack because I'm sure that's not the point. BUT, (view spoiler)[ they've already hybridized Jay so what's the purpose of breeding new beasts when you can just create them in adult and ready to go form? A tamer version? Doesn't that defeat the purpose? And if Jay's so feral that you can't do anything with him, why not put him down? He's the tenth of at least 16. Just chalk it up as an anomaly and press on. And if you're not taking that route then what makes Jay so special? Because the 16th beast, Peter, is already working as one of Meghan's guards. I'm assuming that they were hybridized chronologically and if 16 is manageable and 10 still isn't then...Does not compute. (hide spoiler)]Perhaps this is all explained in the rest of the trilogy. I've no clue and, no, I will not be finding out either.Wrights did a good job with Meghan's voice. I'm sure it's my own foible that I don't care for her. The writing style is authentic for a diary but it is grindingly monotonous and needs to be excised of the tedium to speed up the glacial pacing of this book. I wish Meghan and Jay well in their breeding efforts.My thanks to the author for providing me with a review copy in exchange for an honest review.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  •  Rosebud
    2018-11-28 22:57

    It only takes a minute to change someone's life. In this case college student Meghan Singer is drugged as she's about to enter her dorm only to wake up alone in a small dark windowless cell. She's told to be a 'good girl' and that complete cooperation is vital to her survival. The consequences if she refuses - she'll be disposed of. Why kidnap her, an average looking nobody with no influential connections or specialized skills, and for what purpose? Why do they keep referring to Ten. Is that suppose to mean something? What's so important about the number ten?Bottom line is Meghan will have to cooperate until she can save herself as there's no cavalry coming to rescue her and no one to care if she's living or dead. * * * * Warning: This isn't a fairy tale sort of romance. It is a dark themed story that includes elements of violence, dub-non con, abuse, and disturbing scenes of captivity. Consider yourself warned.The blurb for this book references it was inspired by the fairy tale Beauty And The Beast. Ok ... it has a beast character and a female lead - beauty - character but that's where it ends for me. I tried hard to come up with what I felt was more appropriate but really couldn't. That's a compliment to the author. She's found a unique nitch that isn't easily identifiable with other books that I've read. Rather than Beauty And The Beast I'd say this is more along the lines of Eve Langlais's C791 or Mina Carter's Perfect Mate. The story is told in first person POV as Meghan journals her experiences as they happen in a diary. This will appeal to those who love mystery and suspense as pieces begin to fall into place on the who/what/when/where surrounding her circumstances. I'll admit that I did break my norm and checked out The Beast In Me (a cheat of sorts I know) because I couldn't take it anymore. The not knowing. Didn't tell me much but just to know that the next installment was available.... There is a 'horror' tag for this book. IMHO I have to disagree. Dark is totally appropriate with secondary tags for abuse and dub/non con. Above those, there really isn't a horror element. The author does prominently provide warnings for those readers with triggers. That means only readers who appreciate fictional dark themed reads should read this book/series. IMHO though, the dark isn't overly dark so for those, like me, who are fans of fantasy capture/dark themed books - no sweat. In looking at the core romance. I'm not going to go into this because the author is vague in the blurb and I hate to spoil the reading experience for others. I am on the fence however for various reasons that relate directly to Meg and Ten. First is that the back stories are incomplete. As I tried to decide if I agreed or not with different scenes and actions, I would have appreciated to have known more about Meghan pre abduction. After all, someone studying business administration would react differently than someone studying criminal justice or nursing or computer sciences. On the other hand, military personnel also are trained with different mind sets depending. It's the details that make fiction a possible reality. As for the adult content. There is mention of dub/non con scenes so potential readers already are aware of that. In looking at the totality of the scenes though, the adult content does transition to consensual sensual and erotic action between the central characters*. Not to any great degree of graphic detail but I guess we can't always get what we want.* I did say main charactersThe secondary characters did compliment the overall storyline. There were a couple glitches that gave me pause but for the most part Peter, Mr. White, and many many unnamed characters did their job in supporting the plot. My issues were more from the technical and editorial side of things. Numerous typo misspellings and grammatical errors were irritating though for the purchase price of $1.99 (346 pages) I can live with it. It's the voids and unresolved details that I felt were problematic. There were also portions that dragged and didn't flow effortlessly from scene to scene. They seemed forced and capsulated. I was on the fence with an end 3.5 star rating but as there is potential, drifted to the 4. I am interested to see where this story goes as it ends, in not a cliffhanger, but a plateau tease. This is a book that fans of fictional dark capture reads should check out, though some portions may push comfort levels. Those with triggers with abuse tags might want to stay clear of this one as there are multiples scenes of violence. I myself enjoyed the story and already downloaded The Beast In Me.

  • Madiha J Bookblogger
    2018-12-07 18:10

    4.5 STARSIt was something very different from what I usually read!! And I loved trying out this new 'genre' i must day. It was dark, erotic, suspense and everything you want in a perfect read. The writing was very appreciative. It was dark and erotic with physical violence but it didn't feel nasty at all. The choice of words was very decent. Yeah i know, physical violence and decent? weird right? But that's the quality of this writer. You must read it to find out yourself :)The story starts with the abduction of a girl name Meghan, Meg. She is abducted from her dorm, for the purpose of helping her kidnappers to tame the Beast they call "Ten" . She is presented to the 'subject' aka Ten and is demanded to be obedient for her survival and for gaining some benefits. One of these privileges that she asked for was A Diary. And she is granted! She writes everything that happens there with her in that diary of hers. During her 'sessions' with that beast, she realizes that she is the only one who is able to control and understand that beast. And she soon realizes that this beast has some feelings, emotions, he is not only an animal. The way those people are treating him is cruel. Those people are the actual monsters. And she decided something! You should read Meg's diary to find out what she faces and goes through during her time in that weird unknown place with the monsters in the face of humans.This book ends all of a sudden, i felt this and asked the author and she told me the fact that "A Diary ends this way." Yeah i forgot that. Most of you will also feel so, and may be you won't ask the author, you'll just down-rate the book. But this book has a sequel for all the unanswered questions :)Recommended to anyone who likes dark books.Note: It contains physical violence and 18+ material.

  • EroticaAfterDark (Lilith)
    2018-12-02 14:51

    Okay, maybe I'm a little bit biased here, as I have followed the creation of this novel when it still was a fanfiction. (Guess what: the author is not hiding that fact) It originally was an alternative universe retelling of CW's Beauty And The Beast (2012) and now it's definitely far more better than the show that went absolutely downhill. For some people the cliffhanger ending might be a reason to give only four stars, but that would simply be unfair, because we know that there's a sequel coming .Back to the story itself: I don't want to spoil too much, or rather more than the description is already hinting.This novel is a dark trip, questioning if just because it feels good it excuses everything what happens. It's a diary, Meg's diary who wakes up having found herself kidnapped and imprisoned, just to end up as bait and "play-toy" for a Beast she first doesn't even see.I honestly believe that D.S. Wrights heard the term "scarousing" and thought "that's something I want to dive in to" and she truly does. Furthermore, she's testing where the thin line lies. Imho she grazes it and stretches it further and further. And I could not help but love it, you can't put it down, no matter how cruel it gets because there are also moments so soothingly and worth the pain. (yes, slightly sadistic)The diary style itself is a hit. The reader is constricted to the view, emotions, and thoughts of Meghan, our protagonist, who's neither a heroine nor a helplessly dumb teen, like we so often have experiences in bestselling books. One cannot help but become her. She humanizing 'him' and eventually bringing his lost humanity back to the has her own way of keeping herself sane and the reader is holding the result in her/his hands (the cover feels like leather: not kidding!)Meg - as young as she is - always questioning her experiences, her emotions. She is well aware that what she feels might be the result of the Stockholm Syndome - on the other hand the Beast she is encountering several times, is just a prisoner like herself and despite being such a rational person, she feels for it, even surface.I could start philosophizing about the imagery that Meg being Yin and the Beast being Yang. Her being rational, focused and humane, him being emotional, out of control and animalistic and the two completing each other... but just see it for yourself.D.S. Wrights has the unique ability to make you feel the emotions you are reading. It is truly amazing and I solemnly swear to read absolutely everything she is publishing. I cannot wait for the sequel. As she has written on her blog it will be called "The Beast In Me" and even teased some bits.Sit back and be sweetly tortured!

  • Meka♥books
    2018-12-04 21:01

    ***POSSIBLE SPOILERS***I enjoyed every minute of The Beast and Me. This has to be the most unusual fairy tale remake for the simple fact that it is written in diary format and the beast is not the usual disfigured man but something created. The characters and storyline were engaging throughout and mysterious relationships between victims and captors are intriguing. Both the ending (cliffhanger) and epilogue (umm... I really wouldn't call it that) leave you craving book 2, The Beast In Me for unanswered questions. This is a series I will continue to read. Even with the minor spelling/grammatical errors The Beast and Me gets 4.5 exciting stars.My The Beast and Me series reviewsBook 2 The Beast in MeBook 3 The Beast in UsBook 4 The Beast Is Me

  • Aislynn Reese
    2018-12-01 18:53

    I'm always looking for new variations on the Beauty and the Beast tale and The Beast and Me caught my interest as soon as I read the synopsis. This is a brutal but fascinating twist on the story that pulls no punches. As difficult as it was to read some sections where the main character Meg was brutalized, either by her captors or, worse, by her Beast himself, it never felt gratuitous or done in a salacious manner. None of the violence, sexual or otherwise, is glamorized or romanticized, even that between Meg and Jay, who neither one consent to the things that they are forced to do. Neither does Meg ignore the fact that the feelings she develops for Jay are probably as much from Stockholm's Syndrome and a desperate need to feel like she has at least one ally here in her confinement as anything.I actually appreciated that The Beast and Me didn't flinch away from a very important fact: Jay is a beast, particularly at the start, and his lack of control resulted in a terrible physical attack on the very person he would never have wanted to hurt. It wasn't easy to read but I actually appreciated an approach that didn't sugarcoat this aspect of himself. It made it all the more important when he did begin to regain his humanity and to learn control.The diary-style of writing proved to be extremely engrossing. In no time at all, I was drawn into Meg's world, feeling as if I was being held prisoner right in there with her. Meg was a very relatable heroine, in my opinion. She didn't immediately bust out into action hero mode. Instead, she watched and waited, learning as much about her situation as she could, and figuring out how to best act when she dealt with White, the despicable man who is in charge. When she finally made her move to rebel and covertly escape her room and explore her prison, she did so in a cautious, realistic manner that had me on the edge of my seat every time she'd go out until she was back safely in her room again! There are a lot of unanswered questions in this book because of the very tight p.o.v. We only know what Meg knows, but that actually proved to be a very effective way of keeping us in her head and of cranking up the tension. I really cared about her and Jay and I want to see them eventually get a happy ending! Even though I knew there would be a cliffhanger ending, I still did a pitiful, little high-pitched, "Nooooo" when it came, lol! I definitely plan on reading the sequel as soon as possible and am really looking forward to getting Jay's perspective. I also hope to learn more about Peter and his backstory with Jay. I'm still not entirely sure if he's going to turn out to be a bad guy or not but he interested me and I want to know more about how he came to be in this place.Overall, I really enjoyed this book a great deal and I recommend it to anyone who's looking for a dark twist on a familiar tale, though I would caution you to read the warnings first and to take them seriously. I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • lynn❤️lynn
    2018-11-23 22:20

    This us one of the wackiest reads I've read in a long time, and yet I just couldn't put this down. It weird and yet addictive all at the same time.There's lots and lots of typos, grammatical errors, and yet I just could put this down.I haven't a clue what the hell is going on, and yet I want more.Meghan is a student at college and is abducted. The story is told via her thoughts and a diary she keeps to keep track of her days. We know little of her, except she does have parents, who she's told believe she died in a dorm fire. She's taken and abused by what appears to be a genetically modified male ..number 10 or jay. We don't have a clue where she's kept, and I've struggled to visualise the complex, but they are all kept under constant watch. It appears to be one big human genetic experiment...but who really knows. All we do know for certain is she's fallen hard for number 10, and him for her.they have no control over their life's. We know of a Peter who's possibly a guard, or us he. A doc and possibly two mad scientist...one definately called White by Meehan.The sex is not that hot or descriptive and yet you know it's out if the world.....one amazing story. That I never would have believed I would review this way!!!!

  • Charity
    2018-12-01 23:00

    Wow. I finished this book earlier today and have been pondering over what to say about it. I don't want to give too much away and at the same time I want to prepare readers.This is not a hearts and flowers romance where everyone rides off into the sunset HEA.This is a story about a kidnapping, forced sexual acts and violence. There are a couple of scenes that tread a thin line with bestiality-not a full blown animal/person interaction, but someone going through a shifter change. We get this story by reading diary entries. This is such an interesting way to read it, feeling both disconnected yet connected at the same time. We get a feel of Meg's emotions but we receive it in a glossed over summery version of each event. We get details without getting a lot of details that would be needed in a different POV telling. There were several grammatical errors, more towards the end, that brought me out of the story, but the mystery of WHAT THE HELL is really going on here just sucks me back in. I can not wait to read the next book.Way to go D.S. Wright- your first novel is a good one!

  • Di Covey
    2018-11-27 21:11

    4.5 Beastly Stars!Wow! A suspenseful, intriguing read with an uniquely written plot.I picked this one up on sale, I'd never read a book by this author. The cover and blurb got my attention right from the start, not to mention the warning. I had to read this. This was a different dark, a refreshing change of twisted pace. I was hooked from page one. The mystery kept me glued, I had to know why? In the beginning I thought this was going to be paranormal, but it really wasn't. I automatically thought fantasy because there's a beast. What an intriguing, gripping plot. I am hooked. A girl. A beast. A facility. Who's good? Who's evil? This one was fascinating. I should warn you, you won't get many answers in this book, I'm definitely drooling for the next one. I'm thinking the plot with thicken in book two, the characters will evolve. I can't wait. This one is definitely a page turner.

  • Padyn Alvarez
    2018-12-06 23:04

    This is a truly dark story..and if you know me personally you’d never imagine I’d be into something this dark and graphic, I didn't think I would be either till I picked it up. A truly amazing piece in my eyes. I easily got hooked in the first entries. And through the dairy style you see Meg’s thoughts and makes it way more intense. Emotions are rampant, at times I feel crazy as I am reading. Imagining what is going on in the scenes. It left me on edge at times, especially when you are trying to figure out what this organization is going to do to her next. There are triggering and disturbing moments but it just makes it more intense and I love it. It challenges the mind to comprehend it; is this situation acceptable or is this really on the border of okay. Meg is forced into this situation and she has to balance everything...she has to gauge this darkness she is thrown in. As a friend of mine put it, there are definitely no rainbows and sunshine, is dark and terrifying. There are little glimpses of light and I find that I cling to them. As time goes on I think…what s*** could happen next, then I'm just devastated on what happens..damnn. It just keeps on getting more and more intense and one little thing is revealed at a time. And the characters are amazing with hidden sides, well you see everything from Meg’s POV. There are characters you love, despise, and question what is their motive.This dark tale is intense and amazing, its kind of playing with fire and waiting & trying to see if you'll get burned. I can’t wait for the next edition.

  • Willow Brooks
    2018-11-17 20:06

    This story was good. It was a very Unique read. At some moments I was pissed, at others I was rooting for Meghan and J to find a way to escape and be together. This is definitely a read where you don't know who's who, or who you can trust. The mystery, thrill, and plot was excellent, although I was getting mad while reading it, willing what I wanted to happen in the story.D.S. Wrights did an excellent job giving the characters distinct personalities. I hated white, and I couldn't stop reading because I wanted to know what happened next. I also hate stories that end leaving you hanging. This is not a stand alone story, but we're all getting used to being drip fed. Read this book for yourself, it's good.

  • Judith Grey
    2018-12-14 17:12

    More than I was expecting....This book is nothing that's was expecting... I was prepared to read about a traumatize girl.. yet I'm in awe of the story itself... who would've been interested in a book about a beast? Me..that's who.. but it wasn't just that,no.. it as the way it's written ,the way it keeps you addicted to the story and trying to figure out how the story will end.. I'm so glad there's a second book... heck .I don't even know if there's a third book.. but I don't care..I want more..

  • Teresa
    2018-11-23 16:02

    Written in journal style, this is the story of a young woman, Meg, who is kidnapped and held for days without any contact. In a make or break beginning she proves her mettle. In time she is introduced to the "reason" she was taken. Threatened with death if she does not please her kidnappers, Meghan continues to show her strength by handling all that they throw at her. I don't want to give any of the story away, thus my brevity. If you love mystery, thrillers, suspense, mind games, hey there is even romance; then run and get this book. I am confident you will be as smitten as I am so be prepared that this is a 3 book series. I am not fond of serials, but I make exceptions for the ones that grab me big time.. This book grabbed me from page one.“I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review”.

  • Shellie Johnson
    2018-12-11 21:06

    I was given a copy of this book ARC for a honest review.Cliffhanger Series of 3 I believe..... OK, wait a minute! What!!! At first I was disappointed about this book because it was all written as a "diary" but, after a while I really got into it. It is very different from what I usually read so that's what through me at first. There were some parts that just went on and on about nothing but the "good" parts were worth the wait. I like the idea this book made and the author really carried it off well. The writing was done in a witty and fun way so glad to try this author as I wouldn't have given it a second thought otherwise. Sometime you just have to try something new to see if you like it. Luckily I did.....Spoiler Alerts from here down.......... OK, so the heroine gets kidnapped and is used to "tame" the beast. At first I was like no way this could be real. Well, after reading for a while it started to make sense that it could really happen. Todays government is cruel and will try anything to get a head. So the evil doctor "White" is purely demonic! And poor Ten "Jay" is a real victim. Then you have Peter. Oh my. What the?? I super stunned with that part of Peter being a hybrid as well just more maintained. I still wonder how many more there are. How many more girls were taken? Intriguing ideas.The only bad thing about this story is the heroine was very weak at first. She was easily culled but after a time she gets some back bone. HATED THE ENDING!! That's all I can say because you have no idea what happened. Uggg..... I will continue this series to see how it ends so I hope I will like the ending... I hope you enjoyed my review.

  • Casey Catherine
    2018-12-07 16:02

    The author emailed this story to me to read and review.There is no cover art yet, but that is the picture on Goodreads. DOn’t be fooled by the plain cover.This is not a young adult work, but more a psycho thriller/erotica.I actually really enjoyed this work. It really was a psychological thriller because I never really knew if what was happening was actually the reality of the situation or just the ramblings of Meghan being tramped and only having her diary to express what she is feeling.At first, it really reminded me of the CW show, Beauty and the Beast, at least the part of the Beast being a science experiment (The show is absolutely dreadful though).It contains very disturbing images of captivity and is very dark and twisted throughout the entire work. Her characters are very real and act in ways that make sense. There is also some evidence of Stockholm Syndrome, but that also is understandable based on the circumstances.There isn’t romance really, but more like affection that leaves something to be desired.One issue I had with this work was a number of typos and gaps in the story that left me unsure of what happened and whether it happened at all. Some of the scenes seemed rushed and hastily put together to advance the story. But none of that would stop me from reading the next one.It ends with a sort of cliffhanger, since it is a part of a series. The second book is also available.Those with triggers with abuse tags might want to stay clear of this one as there are multiples scenes of violence. I myself enjoyed the story and will be downloading the next one.Review is also on my blog: madteapartybooksandthings.wordpress.com

  • Pennie
    2018-12-02 21:58

    D.S Wright is not new to the world of writing. Her first two publications were when she attended high school in the form of two short stories. 'The Beast in Me' is the first introduction to a series.A dark and extremely intricate story of a girl named Meghan and the immense challenges she has to endure after being kidnapped. She takes us into a personable journey through a diary with intimidating and thought provoking emotion. I don't think I could imagine the horror of being kidnapped and imprisoned. It's very surprising how quickly people can come to endure such things and do what ever is humanly possible to survive. Meghan is no different, she develops a relationship (of sorts) with one of the kidnappers 'Ten' and because of that, he sees her as a little bit more like a human being.There is quite a bit of violence and terror that lurk within these pages - But saying that, there is also moments of heartwarming experiences. A few ornate pieces of light is thrown Meghan's way on a roller coaster of immense sadistic and brutal scenic endeavors. Although the story was satisfying for the first debut to 'The Beast and Me', there are many unanswered questions that I'm sure 'The Beast in Me' Volume two will bring to closure. An entertaining and enjoyable read and I'm looking forward to the second installment.I was given a copy for evaluation and an unbiased review.

  • Allyson
    2018-11-18 22:01

    So thank God there is a sequel coming. Although to be fair the cliff-hanger is not as bad as you would think it's more to do with the fact that you just want more. this story content is very dark but despite the fact the author claims it is not a romance novel, there are definitely themes of it through out and you do find yourself just hoping that everything turns out well for Meg and Jay. It me its always been about the relationship between the two main characters and the chemistry between these two is absolutely sizzling. the author has managed to convey through Megs voice and her experiences and views alone a strong and what will hopefully be a binding bond between the two main characters, all in all a good read and one I would recommend to anyone who doesn't mind a bit of dark romance.

  • Charlie B.
    2018-12-13 22:55

    hmmm, well I must admit that reading this book is somewhat like negotiating the chambers it is set in. its a long journey through the recesses of the main female characters mind and moods. it is certainly a terrific piece of writing, the story slowly moving forward with the surprises coming when least expected. D.S. Wright has an amazing knack of getting into her characters heads, she expresses their emotions in great depth and takes us along with their moods really well. can I recommend it? well it depends on your tastes. if you are partial to the macabre, mysteries, intrigues then yes I'd recommend it. if you occaisionally like to go outside youre normal genres then yes its well worth a read.

  • Brenda Seaberg
    2018-11-23 20:03

    My normal genre is horror, so I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. I found it refreshing to read something that was just different enough to hold my attention.Throughout the story, I could see how Meg's hopes about her circumstances were forming her thoughts. I enjoyed her rambling, knowing how my own thoughts are sometimes all over the place. It was easy for me to see how bonds can form between unlikely candidates.Please realize that there are some short scenes that may be offensive to some. These scenes are necessary for the storyline.I would recommend reading this one. I'm hoping there will be more to this series, as I'm very curious where this may end up.

  • Brit
    2018-12-06 18:58

    Aaah where to start ?I followed that story from the very beginning, the first version, then I read the finish published version that I bought both and an ebook and a paper version !I have no idea how many time I read it ... I just can't get that book out of my hands ! It's dark, strangely beautiful, scary ... tense ... just a perfect dose of each !I get chills reading it, truly !I would recommand anyone that isn't afraid of very dark and uite violent stories, this is beautifully written and I wish more people would read it !

  • Steve
    2018-12-02 14:53

    I was introduced to author D.S. Wrights (a clever pen name) via a Goodreads solicitation to read and review her works. She writes in a niche genre of horror/erotica, and the book I read “The Beast and Me,” was an interesting blending of the two worlds. This is not my preferred genre, but given sufficient intrigue and my current Spring Break from work, I thought I’d give it a try. I won’t re-hash the plot since there are plenty of places to find that information. First things first, I found it fairly compelling, devouring it in a few days, when I really hadn’t intended to even start it until I finished two others ahead of it. Yet, one page quickly turned to the next and before I knew it, I was in too deep. What kept me so enthralled was the skillful manner in which she moved things along with the daily journal entries of the main character, Meghan. Particularly, it was the psychological suspense built through this woman’s abduction and introduction to a mysterious creature that inevitably becomes her sexual partner in a serious of lurid experiments. I find it very clever of the author to put the reader in both roles, Meg’s and that of the “perv” scientists who are using her for their bizarre research. Wrights puts us right there in the observation room peaking down at this freak show, and this created a strange, disturbing sensation for me. Given that the reader is privy to Meg’s feelings at being an unwilling participant in this madness (shame, guilt, desire, anger, confusion, paranoia), we’re forced to confront our own mixed feelings of outrage at the sexual assaults she is forced to endure and our compulsion to need more. Wrights fuels this dichotomy by keeping things fairly taut and compelling. There is a frantic, urgent nature to these entries, befitting a captive, conflicted rat in a twisted lab, blindly feeling her way through every conceivable thought that would likely enter one’s mind in such an unimaginable circumstance. Regarding the erotic nature; let me say this; it’s not easy writing about sex. It requires walking a fine line between not enough and too much, between precious and profane, and between enticing and gratuitous. D.S. Wrights wisely offers us a vulnerable, reflective, and utterly human heroine. Meg wrestles with guilt whilst yearning for pleasure, all the while questioning her sanity and reflecting upon the entirety of the life she’d taken for granted, while also chronicling her own acknowledged transformation from a reclusive wallflower into a confident woman trying to take control of her life during the direst times. On the negative side, I would like some editorial tightening and paring away of repetitive phrases and journal entries that prevent this from being a truly exceptional novel. That said; these shortcomings aren’t enough to dampen the fire the author lovingly creates, nor interfere too much with the quick pacing. Bottom line: if you are a fan of this style, and especially if you believe, as I do, that good writing is good writing regardless of the target audience, you’ll enjoy this thrilling and sexy novel.

  • Alicia B
    2018-11-13 15:16

    I am going to rate this a 4.5 star book, and here's why. The Beast and Me is the first book in the series and as the author D.S. Wrights states this story is not a romance. In my opinion though I would have to say that it is not your typical romance novel. It is a dark, romantic suspense,that will make you really wonder if it could happen in real life, at least to a certain extent. This story is structured in a diary form that starts four days after the main character Meg has been drugged and kidnapped. Meg wakes up alone in a cell and is told that she needs to be a good girl if she wants to survive. She can not imagine why anyone would want to take her, because she is just a normal, boring college girl, that is until they take her to the cell of Ten.I will have to say that this has been one of the best books that I have had the pleasure of reading. That being said the story did have some issues. For the most part the biggest problem for me was that it seemed to drag in a few spots,and skipped a few areas that could have been expanded on. I think that with a little more background on both Meg and Ten I could have had a better understanding and connection with both characters. There were some grammatical errors in the book but it was not so bad that it took away from the story itself.If you have issues with violence and non-con situations I would have to say that this is not the series for you. Although I just recently started to get into the dark themed books I didn't feel like this was so dark that it pushed me out of my comfort zone. I will definitely be continuing the series and look forward to reading more from this author.

  • Cat Elliott
    2018-11-17 19:09

    I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of this book.From the synopsis I was hooked, intrigued about a book that seemed so different from any other I've read. I definitely wasn't disappointed! I must say that if you are sensitive about darker subjects, such as sexual abuse/rape, be wary that there is some of that in this book (author already warns).Although it is a 'darker' read, I found this book refreshing because it's so different, and so unpredictable! I'm still trying to process it all now!I don't want to go into details as I don't want to spoil anything, but Meghan is taken from her life, kept in the dark about where she is taken to. All I can say is that it involves experiments with DNA etc. I loved the 'beast' and their connection, I ended up crying more times then I care to admit during this book. It's written in a sort of diary form, so you can really connect with Meghan and understand what she's going through. I have been left slightly intrigued about the ending, I'm wondering if there will be more to come, and I really hope so! I shall definitely be reading more from this author, who has proven with this book that she is incredibly talented!

  • Elfina Renee
    2018-12-03 17:55

    What the hell? That ending threw me for a loop!As for the story.....its certainly dark, a psychological thriller. No its not bloody or gory nothing like that but instead more like a science experiment. Where the mouse is running through a maze and getting shocked when it goes the wrong way in search for its prize. Yeah, that kind of mind fuckery, a classic tale of beauty and the beast. You won't find men running with pitch forks or Gaston screeching kill the beast! But you will discover who the real monsters are and if Meghan can escape them. More importantly, will she even want to? Is there any questions as to why I loved this one? Nope, hope you enjoy it as much as I did happy reading, enjoy!

  • Tari
    2018-12-10 21:21

    I received this book from the author for an honest review.I found it very easy to fall into a sympathetic understanding with how Meg felt in her situation. At times thinking she was more brave than myself. As the story unfolded, I found myself rooting for her. I was also becoming almost as paranoid as Meg, trying to figure out what was going on right along with her, asking the same questions she was asking.I did sometimes find myself having to go back over what I’d just read, in part due to grammatical errors, or just the use of wrong words, all while understanding this was being edited again. However, the story itself remained intact, and I really enjoyed it.

  • Heather Hollister
    2018-12-01 23:13

    This is a good book. It is a dark read. Meghan has many things happen to her in this book. Number 10 picked her. Meghan named him Jay because she had to have a name for him. The J is the tenth letter in the alphabet. That's why she picked it. This book keeps you wondering what will happen next. Give this book a try.

  • Simmie
    2018-11-17 18:06

    I loved this book. Imagine you've been kidnapped and taken to a huge government facility and used in the process of a deadly experiment. That would be the case of Meghan a introverted college freshman. She spends the majority of her life alone and isolated from people. She prefers it that way until she's taken against her will. Now we are taken into her mind by the use of diary entries. This story was so cleverly written. When Meg was taken to her sessions and forced to interact with the beast. I felt my pulse pounding my breath quickening and fear of the unknown grip me. The cadence of this story had my senses intertwined with hers. D.S. Wrights writing style is so poetic. The way she took me into the mind of this desperate frightend girl had me gasping for more. I couldn't pull myself away from this book. I'm looking forward to completing this series and telling my friends all about it.

  • Elizabeth (Perusing Princesses)
    2018-12-07 20:04

    This book took me by surprise... I have got to say that when the Author contacted my requesting a review.. I wasn't sure if it would be my cup of tea... but the synopsis intrigued me... Being a "Princess", they whole Beauty and the Beast them screamed.. READ ME!!I wasn't sure what to expect.. thinking it might be a little to sic-fi for me.. but NOPE!! it was literally a Beauty and The Beast vs Secret Govt operatives vs a young kidnapped woman.... hmmmm got ya thinking didn't I?? lolWe have Meghan... a young woman... pretty much a loner.. from divorced parents, in her first year of college. Not really connecting with anyone.. so not really going to be missed per say, if she were to disappear...Then we have "the kidnapping"... and the craziness begins... Here we have this defenseless girl, locked away... left alone... and terrified... God, what would you even do in that type of situation? So, when some interaction begins.. she realizes pretty quickly if she wants to survive she must play by the rules and be a "good girl".Ok... so now.. you are playing your part... and then you are taken to a dark cage... and chained to a wall... and you quickly become aware that you... are not alone... there is an animal there with you... OMG!! i think i would have just had a heart attack or something.... I just could not put this book down!! It is written very differently, in a diary format... and you get daily glimpses of her life as it is now.. and of the beast.. and all the crazy situations and relationships with the other characters whom you can't trust, but have to rely on... and then the Beast - "Ten"... I mean... talk about terrifying... you realize you are pretty much his play thing.. or his reward on his good behavior.. for his sessions on social interaction... and Meghan begins to "feel" for this beast.. his situation... his creation... is he human?? is he an animal hybrid?? omg.. on and on twist and turn in your head!!let me just say.. that as soon as I finished it.. i literally email'ed Ms. Wrights and shamelessly begged for me... she is amazing.. without hesitation.. she sent me book 2!!! (LUV LUV LUV her!)If you want a totally different type of intriguing read.. and let me tell you there is definitely some HOT-ness in it.. plz read this!

  • Marta Cox
    2018-12-11 19:16

    I spotted this free on kindle and as I haven't read many dark captive type stories thought I'd give it a go. Plus I do love fairy tale based stories so obviously the beauty and the beast aspect appealed to me . However this isn't exactly a romance, nor is it a horror but there are scenes that involve dubious/non consent although frankly this reader did not find it erotic. It was what I've heard described as car crash tv, you know the sort that you just can't look away from. Yes that's exactly how I felt as I struggled to work out who, what and why?This story had a unique hook and that was the fact that we are reading a diary. The diary is written by Meg who has no idea why she has been kidnapped but soon finds out her captors have a role for her and it's not exactly a walk in the park! No Meg is routinely 'given' as a reward of sorts to Ten a beast like creature . Here's where it gets interesting because as a reader I had to ask myself who really is the beast, is it Ten or the far more sinister Mr White who is in charge. Meg is a gutsy character who grows throughout this book but the supporting cast such as Peter really help develop this story. A sudden ending but then again wouldn't one diary become full and another began? I kind of hope that the follow up book will answer all the questions still running through my head.I mentioned that it was free but unfortunately there are several editing problems so hopefully the author will get it cleaned up at some point. A dark violent read yes but also an engaging one but it's the characters that truly drive this story

  • Danielle Harris
    2018-12-02 18:13

    WowThis is something totally different then what I'm used to. Its an amazing story! I love it can't wait to read the second book