Craving Beauty, Volume 1
Come along with us as the classic fairy tale of Beauty and the Beast is retold in a Gothic setting where nothing is exactly as it seems and the heroine must be her own hero…
Vynasha has spent the last four years tending her mother’s roses and looking after her nephew. The fire that killed their family has left her scarred and put Wyll on the brink of death. Soon the first frost will come down from the mountains and she knows this winter will be his last.
Until a strange beggar appears on the road, telling her of the majikal Source that can heal her Wyll. With nothing left to lose, Vynasha braves the forbidden Wylder Mountains to seek out a cure and her fate.
A lost kingdom is uncovered by an equally lost girl, but the castle is not abandoned as she believes. Shadows cloaking unseen eyes watch. Tapestries whisper from the hidden corners, wondering if the one to break their curse has come. And a hungry beast waits, ready to devour her soul.
Reviews for Craving Beauty
“Whatever you think you know, forget it, you are probably wrong … there is so much going on within the pages of this book you won’t know what to expect but that is what makes this book so utterly amazing. It was so different. It took a classic fairy tale one that I absolutely adore and made it something more. It made it something new.”
— Painted Words Reviews
“Author Jennifer Silverwood will blow you away with her latest release, Craving Beauty. In this rendition of Beauty and the Beast, Jennifer has created a twist on the story that readers will fall in love with from page one. Although a little darker than I originally thought it would be, this novel is filled with a delightful story and excellently developed characters.”
— Singing Librarian Books
“If you are a fan of Beauty and the Beast type of story you will love this. It is a story of a girl with a tragic life who finds herself in a castle filled with Beasts and other enchanted characters.”
— Rockin’ Book Reviews
“This is a story of love and loss, sacrifice and finding the strength within oneself to beat the odds.”
The companion novella to Craving Beauty, Volume 1
Wolfsbane and his daughter Resha are on a never ending quest in the Wylder Mountains, to wipe out the wolves who destroyed their village. Before their enemies stole everything she loved, Resha cared for little beyond learning how to be a hunter. After, she learned a hunter must be prepared to fight as well as flee. Now she cares for nothing but revenge.
Until she discovers two majikal humans half frozen in the forest. Resha has a choice, to follow her instincts and leave the strangers to the wolves, or save them. Yet the enemy is on the prowl and there is little time for Wolfsbane’s daughter to find safe haven before they are discovered.
Reviews for Wolfsbane’s Daughter
“Wolfsbane’s Daughter was a highly imaginative plot with Silverwood scripting a beautifully woven tale that intrigues and draws you in… This is a companion novella to Craving Beauty but in my opinion a much stronger and complete story. It is much different than Craving Beauty and even as a companion it does not expand on what was missing in Craving Beauty novel. This, Wolfsbane’s Daughter, on the other hand is a world that I would like to explore and know more. I found Resha, the world and characters all something that captured my attention and gave me enough closure to feel I had a good understanding of the Wylder world.”
— Tome Tender
“This is my first fantasy book that I’ve read as an adult. I adored them as a child. And I see that I still enjoy them very much. I did this one. Looking forward to be reading the rest from A Wylder Tale series.”
— Irma J.
Sequel to Craving Beauty Vol. 1
What happens when Beauty becomes the Beast?
Vynasha has become prisoner with the other wyld beasts of the castle, but she is not alone. In the howling darkness her majikal bond with the Dungeon Master, Grendall, grows, awakening the dormant power in her blood.
Yet as she discovers the true nature of the other beasts, she learns she must embrace madness in order to free them all. Vynasha is willing to do anything to end the curse, even if that means transforming into a monster.
Buried secrets come to light in this seductive sequel to Craving Beauty, the Gothic retelling of the classic fairy tale of Beauty and the Beast, where nothing is exactly as it seems and the heroine must be her own hero.
Reviews for Scarred Beauty
“The unique thing about this version of Beauty and the Beast is its Gothic twist. Vynasha is a beauty that has become a beast in her transformation through blood magik with Grendell. It gets even more interesting with the addition of Baalor pack leader of the Wolvs that Wolfsbane and his daughter have vowed to hunt down. Ceddrych the wanderer is now the traitor as his relationship to Resha is found out by the pack . And the chemistry between Vynasha and Baalor makes the book very exciting.
The writing is very good. The author does a wonderful job of setting the scene and keeping one interested and invested in the plight of the heroine. She does an excellent job also of fleshing out the characters through words, action, and descriptions. I especially liked Ceddrych’s eyes how they changed from The beast to The human.
The chapters were a good length allowing for reading to be done a chapter at a time. I’ve read some books where the chapter never seems to end and it’s hard to take a break to do things like eat, sleep, you know the rest. I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book!”