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Kate Wendley writes paranormal romance for those who love drama. Vampires, werewolves and more contend with hot tempers and incredible powers while bravely navigating the mysteries of finding love and acceptance in her urban fantasy series, A Forest of Darkness. Set in the City in a Forest, Atlanta, GA, it make you think twice about how well you really know your friends and neighbors. When Kates not busily writing about things that go bump in the night she enjoys watching sci-fi, campy horror movies and stand up comedies.

Movie Review: Beauty and the Beast (2014) (French with English Subtitles)

This is not the Disney version


If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve seen one of the Disney versions of Beauty and the Beast. This is not one of those films. This movie is a French version of the classic Fairy Tale, told in French with English subtitles. The movie itself is gorgeous, and the story has you rooting for everyone, wondering how this could ever work out in the end.


If you love romances with a side of cursed beasties who might be good, or might not, this is for you. This re-telling goes in depth into Belle’s family life before she becomes trapped in the Beast’s castle, then takes you on an enchanted journey as she learns what happened to this beautiful place and the monster living within. Her family is in dire financial straits, and one of her brothers can’t help but make things worse. In an effort to save her father from death, Belle sacrifices herself to the beast, and from there she’s on her own in a frightening alternate world where magic exists all around her.


I will say the build of up the romance between Belle and the Beast is a little uneven, but the story and all the subplots and side characters are so interesting that this seems like a minor flaw. If you love a bit of fantasy in your romance movies, but not a flick that’s too overly sweet and saccharine, this is for you!


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