Release Blitz: BEAST, Part One by Ella James (Exclusive Excerpt + Giveaway)

Release Blitz: BEAST, Part One by Ella James (Exclusive Excerpt + Giveaway)

This is an erotic fairy tale inspired by Beauty and the Beast.



At twenty-one years old, third-generation movie star Cal Hammond was on top of the world. He had more money than God and more women than any man could need. But when a night of debauchery ends in tragedy, he forfeits a life of luxury for a ten-year prison sentence at La Rosa, California’s most violent prison.

Eight years later, a ruthless, cunning man runs La Rosa from the inside. He is known simply as BEAST. All the wardens fear him. All the gangs obey him. He speaks to no one but his inner council. What he says is law.

Annabelle Mitchell’s father is the warden at La Rosa. He deals as dirty as his trustees, and after years of smooth relations with Beast and the gangs he runs, Holt lands on the powerful prisoner’s hit list. That very afternoon, Annabelle pays a surprise visit to her father’s work, hoping to use her new counseling license at a place she thinks she could make a difference. When she catches Beast’s eye, he releases the warden and grabs the daughter. The price for the warden’s error is not death. It’s his precious Belle.



exclusive excerpt

I look down at her—really look. She looks young as hell, with those sweet brown eyes and that delicious little mouth. I wonder how many dicks it’s been around, then tell myself it’s of no consequence to me. Who cares if she called me my real name? That probably means she’s one of the crazy ones.

She cuts her eyes left, then right, as if she’s looking for someone, or someone is watching her. She sways a little in her sandals, making it hard to keep my eyes off her amazing tits. I drag my eyes up to her face.

I need to walk around her; out the door.

I’m tired of fucking random fangirls. Tired of feeling like I’m leaving behind a wake of victims.

She looks back up at me, and there it is again: that uncomfortable warmth on my chest and neck. This is ridiculous. If I can’t get my own feet moving, I’ve got to make her go. I wipe everything off my face, calling forth an expression I use when directors want me to look cruel or apathetic. I match my voice to the face and look into her eyes.

“Look, honey. You’re making a mistake. I might have my funny moments, but I’m not nice, or sensitive, or available. I’m not Corey from The Supers or Hawk from Sonic Waste or even Ted Bose from Florence Adams. I’m just a dude who’s high at a house party and ready to go home.”

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About Ella James

Ella James is the USA Today bestselling author of fifteen teen and adult love stories. She’s an angst-a-holic who loves exploring difficult situations and the emotions of the people caught up in them. Also, smut. But always, always romance.

Ella’s obsessions include vanilla cream soda, hiking, other obscure, crunchy stuff like rock collecting, and the antics of her 2.5 little monsters. (Monsters 1 and 2 will meet Monster 3 in November).

To find out more about Ella’s projects and get dates on upcoming releases, find her on Facebook at and follow her blog, Questions or comments? Tweet her @author_ellaj or e-mail her at

Ella is represented by Rebecca Friedman of the Rebecca Friedman Literary Agency.

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