Sixteen-year-old twins, Iliana and Landon Hargreaves, born to a noble family in nineteenth-century London, are taken away from the only life they knew by slave traders. Brought to work in the palace of King Alexei, the ruler of the secret monster world, Nocturna, they must learn to adapt to their new lives.
The novella shows the events of the twins’ life in the palace through the eyes of both Iliana and King Alexei.
Iliana must find a way out of the kingdom while protecting her sickly brother from the monstrous king, no matter the cost.
Alexei must decide if loving a human man is worth risking his position as King and eventually, his life.
Who is the true beast of this story, Alexei or Iliana? Read BEASTLY DECEPTION to find out.
Prequel of NOCTURNA.
Available in Kindle and Paperback formats now.
Kindle eBook: $4.99
Content and Trigger Warnings: Character Death, Forced Kiss (Incest), Gore/Violence, Homophobia, Injuries/Blood, Manipulation, Murder, Sexual Assault, Slavery
SAMPLE OF BEASTLY DECEPTION
Read chapter one for free by clicking the link above.
“Beastly Deception has been a great read. I liked the way this book plays with the idea of who the evil character really is. . . . The story moves quickly, without detours, and goes straight to the action making this tale a quick and entertaining read.” – Ray (Amazon Reviewer)
“I loved this book! The emotions this author puts me through! It was so sad, but I loved Alexei and Landon, and their relationship!” – Sarah (Amazon Reviewer)
Ashley Elliott enjoys writing YA LGBT+ fantasy romances that tend to be on the darker side, and she is a graduate of Penn State University with a B.A. in Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies and a minor in Anthropology. In addition to her debut novel NOCTURNA and its prequel BEASTLY DECEPTION, she currently has four more novels in the works.