Saturday, 12 May 2018

The Beast's Heart - Blog Tour (Extract)

Blog Tour:
Title: The Beast's Heart
Author: Leife Shallcross
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Release Date: 3rd May 2018 (UK)

🌹 "After all, are not our experiences in the world the basis for our dreams? If I forsake the world for my dreams, they will have nothing new to feed upon and can only grow more stale and unsatisfying." 🌹

I am neither monster nor man—yet I am both.
I am the Beast.
The day I was cursed to this wretched existence was the day I was saved—although it did not feel so at the time.
My redemption sprung from contemptible roots; I am not proud of what I did the day her father happened upon my crumbling, isolated chateau. But if loneliness breeds desperation then I was desperate indeed, and I did what I felt I must. My shameful behaviour was unjustly rewarded.
My Isabeau. She opened my eyes, my mind and my heart; she taught me how to be human again.
And now I might lose her forever.

🌹 Welcome to the 10th day of The Beast's Heart Blog Tour! 🌹

For my portion of the blog tour, I have an extract of the book to share with you all. If you haven't picked up a copy of this book yet, or are on the fence about if you should, hopefully this extract will be enough to convince you to grab a copy.
And if not, just look at that glorious cover and imagine how stunning it would look on your shelves (the cover has copper foiling on it...😍) I've said this multiple times, but no one creates covers quite like Hodder does!

But anyways, here's an extract from The Beast's Heart:

I hope you guys enjoyed that extract as much as I did! It's so refreshing reading an classic fairytale from a different perspective, especially when it's the perspective of the Beast.

If you liked what you read, be sure to pick up a copy of The Beast's Heart by Leife Shallcross! It is already out in the UK and ready for you to purchase: Amazon | Waterstones | Book Depository

Also make sure to check out all the other wonderful posts part of this tour 👇

About the author:

Leife Shallcross’s first novel, The Beast’s Heart, a "luxuriously magical retelling of the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale", will be published by Hodder & Stoughton in May 2018. She is also the author of several short stories, including Pretty Jennie Greenteeth, which won the 2016 Aurealis Award for Best Young Adult Short Story. Leife has a bit of a thing for fairy tales, and is particularly inspired by those characters that tend to fall into the cracks of the usual stories.
Find her on: Twitter | Goodreads | Her Website


  1. That cover is gorgeous! Must. pick. up. a. copy.

    1. Yes, please do! It looks better in person when you can see the stunning copper foiling