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Beauty and The Blade

Athena Leonidas lives a simple life, far from the city of Achillea. But then warships capture the city in the name of the legendary Tyrant, and when Athena’s father returns to help defend it, he is imprisoned and sentenced to die. She confronts the terrible Beast who now controls the kingdom, and he offers her a bargain: if she will be his slave, her father will be spared. Desperate, she agrees.  By day she is his, by night she masks her face and, as the Rose, fights the occupation of her home.  Athena must find a way to free her country – she must find a way to kill the Beast.

But she begins to see humanity in him. What does she feel for him? What does he feel for her? What happens when love and tyranny collide? 

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# Chapter Title Date Author
1 Chapter 1: Dark Reflections Sunday, 27 November 2016 Paul D. Batteiger
2 Chapter 2: Hard Decisions Tuesday, 29 November 2016 Paul D. Batteiger
3 Chapter 3: Evil Fortunes Thursday, 01 December 2016 Paul D. Batteiger
4 Chapter 4: Bold Machinations Sunday, 04 December 2016 Paul D. Batteiger
5 Chapter 5: Terrible Promises Wednesday, 07 December 2016 Paul D. Batteiger
6 Chapter 6: Carnal Humiliations Friday, 09 December 2016 Paul D. Batteiger
7 Chapter 7: Bestial Violations Sunday, 11 December 2016 Paul D. Batteiger
8 Chapter 8: Enslaved Companions Tuesday, 13 December 2016 Paul D. Batteiger
9 Chapter 9: Perilous Freedoms Thursday, 15 December 2016 Paul D. Batteiger
10 Chapter 10: Licentious Persuasions Sunday, 18 December 2016 Paul D. Batteiger
11 Chapter 11: Reluctant Compatriots Tuesday, 20 December 2016 Paul D. Batteiger
12 Chapter 12: Dangerous Intersections Thursday, 22 December 2016 Paul D. Batteiger
13 Chapter 13: Unspeakable Hungers Tuesday, 27 December 2016 Paul D. Batteiger
14 Chapter 14: Debased Satisfactions Thursday, 29 December 2016 Paul D. Batteiger
15 Chapter 15: Desperate Plans Sunday, 01 January 2017 Paul D. Batteiger
16 Chapter 16: Questionable Methods Tuesday, 03 January 2017 Paul D. Batteiger
17 Chapter 17: Pointed Questions Friday, 06 January 2017 Paul D. Batteiger
18 Chapter 18: Lewd Impositions Sunday, 08 January 2017 Paul D. Batteiger
19 Chapter 19: Portentous Judgments Tuesday, 10 January 2017 Paul D. Batteiger
20 Chapter 20: Savage Liaisons Thursday, 12 January 2017 Paul D. Batteiger
21 Chapter 21: Primal Debasements Saturday, 14 January 2017 Paul D. Batteiger
22 Chapter 22: Clandestine Treaties Wednesday, 18 January 2017 Paul D. Batteiger
23 Chapter 23: Terrible Resolutions Friday, 20 January 2017 Paul D. Batteiger
24 Chapter 24: Unexpected Complications Sunday, 22 January 2017 Paul D. Batteiger
25 Chapter 25: Guilty Considerations Wednesday, 25 January 2017 Paul D. Batteiger
26 Chapter 26: Hasty Arrangements Friday, 27 January 2017 Paul D. Batteiger
27 Chapter 27: Frantic Improvisations Sunday, 29 January 2017 Paul D. Batteiger
28 Chapter 28: Unintended Consequences Tuesday, 31 January 2017 Paul D. Batteiger
29 Chapter 29: Savage Punishments Thursday, 02 February 2017 Paul D. Batteiger
30 Chapter 30: Stolen Moments Sunday, 05 February 2017 Paul D. Batteiger
31 Chapter 31: Delayed Executions Wednesday, 08 February 2017 Paul D. Batteiger
32 Chapter 32: Hasty Alliances Friday, 10 February 2017 Paul D. Batteiger
33 Chapter 33: Bitter Disagreements Sunday, 12 February 2017 Paul D. Batteiger
34 Chapter 34: Divided Loyalties Tuesday, 14 February 2017 Paul D. Batteiger
35 Chapter 35: Terrible Certainties Friday, 17 February 2017 Paul D. Batteiger
36 Chapter 36: Ugly Revelations Sunday, 19 February 2017 Paul D. Batteiger
37 Chapter 37: Inhuman Bonds Wednesday, 22 February 2017 Paul D. Batteiger
38 Chapter 38: Impending Dooms Thursday, 23 February 2017 Paul D. Batteiger
39 Chapter 39: Dreadful Sacrifices Sunday, 26 February 2017 Paul D. Batteiger
40 Chapter 40: Unwelcome Visitors Tuesday, 28 February 2017 Paul D. Batteiger
41 Chapter 41: Terrifying Extremes Friday, 03 March 2017 Paul D. Batteiger
42 Chapter 42: Insurmountable Odds Sunday, 05 March 2017 Paul D. Batteiger
43 Chapter 43: Strange Destinies Wednesday, 08 March 2017 Paul D. Batteiger
44 Bonus Scene #1: Unclean Desires Sunday, 19 March 2017 Paul D. Batteiger
45 Bonus Scene #2: Lustful Satisfactions Tuesday, 21 March 2017 Paul D. Batteiger
46 Bonus Scene #3: Permanent Attachments Thursday, 23 March 2017 Paul D. Batteiger