Truth In the Dark


“I am not beautiful…”

Knife’s entire existence has been as twisted as his flesh and his face. The only thing beautiful in his life is his sister. When Gwennie is obliged to turn a suitor down because she fears to leave her brother to the brutality of their village, Knife is desperate for anything to ensure her happiness.

Her suitor’s cousin offers him a way out, but it won’t be easy. Aerie-Smith has been cursed to walk upright in the form of a beast, and his beloved village suffers from the same spell. Aerie-Smith offers Gwen a trousseau and some hope, if only Knife will keep him company on his island for the span of a year and perform one “regrettable task” at year’s end.

Knife is unprepared for the form the island’s curse takes on his own misshapen body. In one moment of magic, he is given the body of his dreams—and he discovers that where flesh meets spirit and appearance meet reality, sometimes the only place to find truth is in the darkness of a lover’s arms.

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3 thoughts on “Truth In the Dark

  1. Amy June 23, 2010 / 11:02 pm

    I LOVED LOVED LOVED this unique story I just read this and called up Mantastic and was so glad she wanted to make this story the book of the week. It is a tale of Heartbreak Family Curses Pride Love, not just loving another person but the power that gives you to heal and love yourself. A must read.

  2. Jean June 28, 2010 / 7:10 pm

    Loved it. And cried over it. A wonderful spin on Beauty and the Beast. Knife is so vulnerable, but tries to distance himself with his tough facade. It was delightflul to see how Aerie-Smith broke through that facade to discover the real Knife and also to see Knife grow as he loved.

  3. JJ June 28, 2010 / 9:25 pm

    A new and refreshing take of Beauty and The Beast in the M/M genre. I liked the characters immediately and in the end was rooting for things to work out for them. It is a wonderful thing when a person can see past your faults and still love you and Aero-Smith showed us this in the story and you loved him for it. If you like fantasy, M/M genre, and a good love story all rolled into one then you will truly like Truth In The Dark. Amy Lane is a fabolous author and puts her heart and soul into every story she writes. This is no different. For a short story, it was packed with all the rights things and at the conclusion you were left with a great story that made you feel good inside and about love’s possibilities.

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