The Awesome Adventure of Kill the Beast ~ and a giveaway!

You know those stories that keep you up late at night reading? The ones with fantastic heroines, lush descriptions, and exciting adventures?

If you’re in the mood for such a story, look no further.

Michele Israel Harper has done it again!

In Kill the Beast, an imaginative retelling of familiar fairy tales, Michele weaves a wonderful world of monsters, mademoiselles, castles, and crossbows.

Set in a long-ago France, this book captures some of the best elements of Beauty and the Beast (the enchantment! The food! The rose!) as well as manages to turn Little Red Riding Hood into a kick-butt heroine who is anything but a damsel in distress.

Want more? Of course you do!

Ro remembers the castle before. Before the gates closed. Before silence overtook the kingdom. Before the castle disappeared. Now it shimmers to life one night a year, seen by her alone.

Once a lady, now a huntress, Ro does what it takes to survive—just like the rest of the kingdom plunged into despair never before known. But a beast has overtaken the castle. A beast that killed the prince and holds the castle and kingdom captive in his cruel power. A beast Ro has been hired to kill. Thankful the mystery of the prince’s disappearance has been solved, furious the magical creature has killed her hero, Ro eagerly accepts the job to end him. But things are not as they seem.

Trapped in the castle, a prisoner alongside the beast, Ro wonders what she should fear most: the beast, the magic that holds them both captive, or the one who hired her to kill the beast.

Doesn’t that sound intriguing? Now check out this cover:


What I liked about this tale was the smattering of French phrases scattered here and there to lend authenticity, the mouth-watering descriptions of the food, the detailed world-building which made me picture the Beast’s castle and surrounding countryside, the backstory that left me begging for more, and the unexpected twist at the end.

But most of all, I loved the heroine, Ro. She is feisty and fierce yet somehow vulnerable at the same time. I loved her loyalty to her family, especially her sister, and how she would do anything to protect her.

I enjoyed it soooo much, I’ve giving you a chance to own your very own copy! I’ve got a prize pack for one lucky reader including a paperback version of Kill the Beast, some yummy chocolate all the way from New Zealand, and a book cozy featuring a forest scene complete with foxes, hedgehogs, and rabbits.

*Giveaway Closed*

Go through the magic portal to enter (erm, actually, it’s a link to Rafflecopter).

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You’ve got a week to enter. Sorry, only open to residents in the United States.


You also don’t want to miss the Facebook party on Thursday, September 27, 2018 8-10pm EST.

Michele-Israel-Harper-HeadshotMichele Israel Harper spends her days as a work-at-home mom and her nights typing away furiously on her laptop. Sleep? Sometimes… She has her Bachelor of Arts in history, is slightly obsessed with all things French—including Jeanne d’Arc and La Belle et la Bête and loves curling up with a good book more than just about anything else. Author of Wisdom & Folly: Sisters, Zombie Takeover, Beast Hunter, and Kill the Beast, Michele prays her involvement in writing, editing, and publishing will touch many lives in the years to come.

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You can also purchase Kill the Beast on L2L2 Publishing’s website!

Thanks for joining me!


Jebraun Clifford always wanted to step through a door into an imaginary kingdom, so it’s no surprise she now calls Middle Earth home. Too short to be an elf and too tall to be a Hobbit, she lives smack-dab in the centre of New Zealand’s North Island in a town filled with thermal activity, stunning lakes, and enough Redwoods to make her Californian heart swoon. She writes about discovering identity, living without fear, and enjoys creating fantastic worlds. Her unpublished YA fantasy, The Two Queens of Kyrie, won both the American Christian Fiction Writer’s 2015 First Impressions contest and the 2016 Genesis contest. She loves coffee, tree ferns, dark chocolate, and Jesus, and harbours a secret penchant for British spelling.

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19 responses to “The Awesome Adventure of Kill the Beast ~ and a giveaway!”

  1. Ooo I’m excited to hear about the food in Kill the Beast! (That could be because I’m hungry right now. LOL!) Also, what a fun prize pack! 😀

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  2. I haven’t read too many retellings, but I’ve seen some movies. My favorites are Snow White, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Thumbelina and Disney’s Sleeping Beauty.

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    1. These are all great stories 🙂


  3. Congrats, Michele! I’ve been curious about this one for a while & I love the cover. 📚❤️ Thanks, Jeb, for the giveaway! (That book cozy is the cutest.)

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    1. And thank you for commenting. You should’ve seen me trying to find fabric for the book cozy. I kept picking up fabric and putting it down. Nothing looked right until I saw this print. Then I knew it was the exact one I wanted. 🙂


  4. I am SO excited for this book! I cannot wait! It sounds AMAZING!

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    1. Well, you’ve entered the giveaway. Who knows, YOU might be the lucky winner!


  5. Thank you for this lovely review, Jebraun! Made my day!

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    1. And I loved reading it. Can’t wait for the Facebook party too. I hope I can stop in briefly.


  6. Great review! Can’t wait to read it 😊. My current favorite fairy tale retelling is Common by Laurie Lucking – a sweet Cinderella story with great characters. Hope all is well in NZ!

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    1. Yes, Common is sooo much fun ❤


  7. I’m so excited to read this story! I love twists on well known fairytales.

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    1. It’s sure a fun one 🙂


  8. Oh my goodness, KILL THE BEAST LOOKS SO AMAZING!!!! Plus, Michele wrote it, and that just adds to the awesomeness. 😉 ❤

    I've never been much of a Beauty & the Beast fan, but there are so many retellings of it I can't help but adore! ❤ I think my all-time favorite fairytale is probably Red Riding Hood. 🙂

    Congratulations on your new release, Michele! And what a lovely review, Jebraun! ❤

    Liv //

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Liv! Red Riding Hood is a good one!


  9. It’s hard to choose a favorite but I’m going to go with Ella Enchanted for the book and Alice (the mini series) for film. I’ve never been much of a Wonderland fan but I really liked the weird spin they gave the story.

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    1. Ella Enchanted was soooo good. The movie was meh…but I LOVED the book.


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