I received an ARC for an honest review This was a fantasy, short story of forgiveness Language was clear and descriptive allowing you to visualize the scenes It was to the point and written very well I definitely will readby this author. I wasn t sure what to expect when I picked up this book Ms Shea has a way with words that tug at your emotions This story is consistent with her other writing and you won t be disappointed if you are looking for darker romantic tale The writing gives a strong visual of a brand new world you never knew existed This story is ultimately about forgiveness You feel the main character s pain and almost can t believe the ending I would love to readabout Eden s story Let me just say that I I wasn t sure what to expect when I picked up this book Ms Shea has a way with words that tug at your emotions This story is consistent with her other writing and you won t be disappointed if you are looking for darker romantic tale The writing gives a strong visual of a brand new world you never knew existed This story is ultimately about forgiveness You feel the main character s pain and almost can t believe the ending I would love to readabout Eden s story Let me just say that I am normally a fairy tale ending, happily ever after kind of girl Ms Shea s stories are amazingly written, but if you are looking for light, her stories aren t for you She tugs on your heartstrings, before giving the audience a satisfying ending This is a quick, MUST read for those pressed for time, but want to escape for awhile Enter to win an eCopy of LIGHT A CANDLE FOR THE BEASTInternational where allowed Click on Banner to enter What would you do to seek revenge for the brutality forced on your sister, making her a sightless shell of the woman she was meant to be Eden is special, not quite human, a trait inherited from her grandmother and she has the power to curse the man who broke her sister Andrew was a brutal husband and Delia died waiting for him to return, her heart, mind and body shattered and disfigured Enter to win an eCopy of LIGHT A CANDLE FOR THE BEASTInternational where allowed Click on Banner to enter What would you do to seek revenge for the brutality forced on your sister, making her a sightless shell of the woman she was meant to be Eden is special, not quite human, a trait inherited from her grandmother and she has the power to curse the man who broke her sister Andrew was a brutal husband and Delia died waiting for him to return, her heart, mind and body shattered and disfigured Two hundred years later, Andrew has become the monster that had lived within him, imprisoned for eternity to suffer for what he did Only someone as kindhearted as Delia could ask to have the curse lifted Will her spirit rest easier Is it time for Eden to let go of her hatred In a dark and twisted tale, Echo Shea has given us, pain, loss, torture, revenge and finally emotional healing Light a Candle for the Beast has depth, atmosphere and a dark fairytale feel that will hold you spellbound from start to finish Not only does Ms Shea know how to evoke connection and emotions, she has done it in very few pages You will walk away satisfied, and slightly mystified at how this author could complete a novel s worth of story in a short read that can be finished over lunch or when one has a few moments of quiet time to slip away into another world.I received this copy from Echo Shea in exchange for my honest review and I m saying get it, you can slip away and be back to reality without anyone knowing you left Publication Date November 26, 2014Publisher Roane PublishingGenre Dark FantasyPrint Length 24 pagesAvailable fromBarnes NobleReviewed for Everything about Light a Candle for the Beast by Echo Shea appealed to me.The punch packed into this super short is mind blowing.I saw the raven or crow Errol , whichever you would like to call it, and I knew it was watching over her.The ghost of her sister talks with her.It makes me wonder, does our need for revenge and our grief drive us to do things we normally wouldn t do How far would you go to avenge the wrong done to one you loved Would you let it destroy you This wasn t what I thought i Everything about Light a Candle for the Beast by Echo Shea appealed to me.The punch packed into this super short is mind blowing.I saw the raven or crow Errol , whichever you would like to call it, and I knew it was watching over her.The ghost of her sister talks with her.It makes me wonder, does our need for revenge and our grief drive us to do things we normally wouldn t do How far would you go to avenge the wrong done to one you loved Would you let it destroy you This wasn t what I thought it would be, but I loved the surprise It is even better than I anticipated.Scurry, little spiders,scurry on your way.For I am just a predator, searching for my prey.OMG I LOVE it I raced through the pages It is super short, but I think I may have broke a record LOLIf you are not familiar with Echo Shea, now is the perfect time Love, revenge, regret, forgiveness, and did I say love I received this novella in return for an honest and unbiased review from Roane Publishing If you ve ever been caught in a riptide, pulled down into the water, then you know me Or, accurately, what I m like when I m angryDelia was beautiful, smart, and kind He wasn t He said he loved her, but he didn t know what love was He was manipulative and cruel than a thief A beastAll she wanted was a rose These are the words on my sister s grave Her sadness, her obsession, forever a reminder I didn t couldn t save herI m not vindictive or cruel I m simply as the river my memory is winding and my reach is long I watched him steal her beauty, her essence Watched him become a beast He thought he d get away with it, thought he d go freeI lay a rose upon my sister s graveLight a candle for the beast Light a Candle for the Beast had an interesting premise and it did not disappoint My only real complaint with the story is that I wantedout of it More background,story But this is, after all, a short story so it has the right amount of information and development for that.I enjoyed Light a Candle for the Beast and should Echo Shea ever write an expanded version of the story, I would absolutely want to read it. Dark fantasy short story of romantic love about a woman who is wronged and the lengths her sister goes to protect her An ages long curse is lifted by acceptance and forgiveness Evocative and haunting. A fast paced fantasy about sisters Two of them along with their mother were born human Eden, the third sister, like the grandmother she named for is not.I am only going to tell you that she is incredibly special..so, one of her sisters, Delia, met, fell in love with and married Andrew, who it turns out is a cruel and abusive husband When Delia can t conceive a child, he beats her, even worse than usual Eden tells her, it s his short coming, not hers Andrew catches her with another man, A fast paced fantasy about sisters Two of them along with their mother were born human Eden, the third sister, like the grandmother she named for is not.I am only going to tell you that she is incredibly special..so, one of her sisters, Delia, met, fell in love with and married Andrew, who it turns out is a cruel and abusive husband When Delia can t conceive a child, he beats her, even worse than usual Eden tells her, it s his short coming, not hers Andrew catches her with another man, I imagine she is trying to give him a child Andrew boils oil, pours it over her, drops the pot, cracking her skull Delis is nothan a disfigured, sightless woman who only stands in front of the window waiting for Andrew to bring her a rose, as he did when he was courting her.Eden goes a little crazy at what s happened and puts a curse on Andrew, who becomes an un nameable beast which Eden chains and personally drags him to hell..That was 200 years agoDelia comes to Eden as she stands at the grave side to place a rose on Delia s grave She wants Eden to lift the curse on Andrew..So, now you have the gist of the story, you ll have tor read the specifics for yourself Trust me, this is one amazing tale I was gifted this book in return for my honest review.I do recommend this to anyone who likes fantasy, this is one you won t want to miss out on Quick review for an intense short story Light a Candle for the Beast is a very intriguing world, written in a distinctive and gripping style, and dealing with some powerful issues I got totally caught up and disagreed strongly with the ending, a sign of just how caught up I was. A short read, I wish it had been longer The author did a great job at pulling me in although I was a little confused at first Once things became clear, I enjoyed the ride A shame it was a short one I would ve loved to learnabout Eden.