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Petals and Thorns [Kindle Edition]

Jeffe Kennedy
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: $2.99

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Book Description

In exchange for her father’s life, Amarantha agrees to marry the dreadful Beast and be his wife for seven days. Though the Beast cannot take Amarantha’s virginity unless she begs him to, he can and does take her in every other way. From the moment they are alone together, the Beast relentlessly strips Amarantha of all her resistance.

If Amarantha can resist her cloaked and terrifying husband, she gains his entire fortune and will be allowed to return to her family and a normal life. But the Beast seduces her at every turn, exposing, binding, tormenting, and pleasuring Amarantha until she no longer knows her own deepest desires. Increasingly desperate to break the curse that chains his humanity, the Beast drives Amarantha past every boundary. But her desire for a normal life may jeopardize the love that will save them both.


Product Details

  • File Size: 176 KB
  • Print Length: 86 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Jeffe Kennedy (July 22, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008O91IGE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #372,824 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great concept, shallow execution February 18, 2014
By A. Rose
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
There's a lot of potential in this concept - an erotic retelling of Beauty and the Beast, a story already replete with all sorts of juicy questions of power and intrigue (enough that the more romanticized retellings often feel a touch naive). But all we get here is a fairly straightforward porn story. It's especially frustrating because the author's chosen setup implies the importance of the mind, and there are hints of dialogue and character that suggest a deeper tale. But far more time is spent describing the various sex acts, which, while creative, ultimately hold little appeal to this reader without the character and mental context.

Admittedly, erotica tastes are highly subjective, so if you're just looking for a slightly romanticised light S&M story, this may be a good choice - it's better-written than a lot of similar stories I've come across, and quite reasonably priced. I just had hopes for something as much about the mental power struggle as the physical, and I was disappointed.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A dominating Beast and his Beauty November 9, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
When I chose this book I felt like reading an erotic short story with a touch of fairy tale and it is exactly what I got.

Petals and thrones is about 86 pages and is an adult version of the beauty and the beast.
Amarantha, in order to save her father has to marry the Beast for 7 days. He will however not take her virginity unless she begs him for it, in which case she will remain with him forever. If she is able to resist him, her family will earn half of his fortune and she will be free.
But the beast has all rights to seduce her and as he is a Dom he will torture her in ways she never expected to like.

I really loved the story. It is not a literary masterpiece but if BDSM is what you enjoy it es terribly exciting and hot. The story is a fairy tale, do not search logic but simply enjoy the ride like I did. The erotic part really cut but breath.
I however find the story a bit too short especially the end.

If you like it hot you will love this. Enjoy MBTM
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Format:Kindle Edition
THIS BOOK!

I mean really....

I don't even....

Ok....

Nope, not yet....

Ok, now!

It has taken me awhile to gather my thoughts on this book. I mean I loved it! Sometimes it was uncomfortable (which I kinda love with anything that has to do with some S&m). I was in love with all the characters. I knew I would adore the 'Beast', I mean most of all we know that he is the tortured soul from, arguably, the most popular Disney Animated Feature of all times! Jeffe has taken this story and woven it into something dark, sexy, and sweet all at the same time.

This wasn't your average 50 Shades fan BDSM, and let me explain to you why. This was a total submission that reminded me a lot of The Story of O. The beast was in a constant state of pretty much dominating over Amarantha. I mean down to even the way the clothing was designed, (which was kinda brilliant I might add)he had her owned and claimed.

The love story that was building made me want to just cry all over the place. My feels were in a constant state of weeping over these two lonely souls.

I was really taken aback that although it had the same formula we all know so well, it was whole and unique the way it was told. I had never really read a B&B re-telling that moved me so much emotionally yet at the same time impressed me with how awesome the BDSM was written. Each scene was so eloquently done I was seriously thinking about doing a few with the hubby.

This is a book for people that are more comfortable with S&m rather than just sugar-kink. Jeffe rode and edge with this and I loved that. As a masochist in the lifestyle I was aroused and proud of the way it was written. I dare say it is a total power exchange, but it is written as a fantasy story. If you haven't read this, if you LOVE S&m, if you LOVE beauty and the beast I say buy this stuck NOW you won't regret it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Beauty and the Beast story! February 3, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Wow, what an interesting take on Beauty and the Beast. It was hard to put down and I read it in a day. The Beast has 7 days to convince Amarantha to love him. It isn't said in that way, but that's what Beauty and the Beast is all about. This book has light BDSM in it, Amarantha is a virgin and therefore everything he shows her, teaches her, is brand new. The one part that I didn't like as much, is that I felt like Amarantha didn't have much of a choice on anything and because things were so new for her I felt her fear a lot of the time. Her family got her into this but it was then left up to her to save her family. It all worked out in the end, as I knew it would, so I kept reading.

Jeffe does a great job of writing stories with light BDSM that are not just about male dominance (even though I made that statement above about Amarantha not having a choice). I think the Beast knew exactly how far to push Amarantha, could tell from her reactions what she liked and when he felt he was losing control he let her go. He didn't want to hurt her and did always take good care of her. I liked that Jeffe described things very respectfully, as was typical to the Beast's character. If you like Beauty and the Beast stories, but would like a more adult version with light BDSM I would recommend this one.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Adult, HOT, BDSM Beauty & the Beast?!?! - YES PLEASE December 29, 2013
By S.Hero
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
My favorite, adult version, of Beauty & the Beast! It contained HOT scenes of BDSM, but stuck closely to the main points of the original fairy tale. It was well written, deliciously kinky, and overall emotionally charged. I, happily, liked both characters and was quickly drawn into the story.
I honestly enjoyed it so much that I read it 2x before rating it, just to make sure I didn't miss anything ;) , and due to feeling the same way BOTH times I read it, I must give it 5 stars.
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More About the Author

Jeffe Kennedy is an award-winning author whose works include non-fiction, poetry, short fiction, and novels. She has been a Ucross Foundation Fellow, received the Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship for Poetry, and was awarded a Frank Nelson Doubleday Memorial Award. Her essays have appeared in many publications, including Redbook.

Her most recent works include a number of fiction series: the fantasy romance novels of A Covenant of Thorns; the contemporary BDSM novellas of the Facets of Passion, and an erotic contemporary serial novel, Master of the Opera, which released beginning January 2, 2014. A fourth series, the fantasy trilogy The Twelve Kingdoms, hit the shelves starting in May 2014 and book 1, The Mark of the Tala, received a starred Library Journal review and the June Seal of Excellence from RT Book Reviews. A fifth series, the highly anticipated erotic romance trilogy, Falling Under, released starting in July.

She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with two Maine coon cats, plentiful free-range lizards and a very handsome Doctor of Oriental Medicine.

Jeffe can be found online at her website: JeffeKennedy.com, every Sunday at the popular Word Whores blog, on Facebook, and pretty much constantly on Twitter @jeffekennedy. She is represented by Connor Goldsmith of Foreword Literary.

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