Blog Tour: The Hate Story Duet by Mary Catherine Gebhard

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The Hate Story Duet by Mary Catherine Gebhard consists of Beauty and Beast, a dark Adult Contemporary Retelling of Beauty and the Beast

*Disclaimer: This book contains mature content and may not be suitable for younger readers.*

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Beast New Cover Ebook KINDLE“Once upon a time, I thought love was a fairytale.

I thought selling myself to a mafia boss was noble. So what if they called him the Beast?
I grew up in rags, and he would lift me to riches. All I had to do was give him my soul.

He was punishing. Insatiable. Captivating. Nothing like I expected him to be. Each day my reality blurred, leaving me wondering if I was slave or princess.
The longer I stayed, the more I lost myself to him. Even after every cruelty the Beast
visited upon me, I longed for his touch. Even after every savage word he spoke, I
begged for his lips. I thought the worst thing he could take was my body. I was too naïve to guard my heart.

Once upon a time, I thought love was a fairytale.
Now I know better than to speak of happily ever afters.

Beast is the first book in the Hate Story duet. About what it means to fall in love with the
person who has absolutely destroyed you, it contains disturbing and graphic situations that may be a trigger for some.


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Published: March 2017

Publisher: Trendlettrs

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance / Retelling

Pages: 570


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bEAUTY NEW KINDLE“Once upon a time, I thought love was a fairytale.

My prince was a Beast with blood on his hands and ice in his veins. My family offered to save me. The only price: leaving the tattered pieces of my heart behind.

Our love was irrational. Cruel. Unforgiving. Nothing like the storybooks said it should be—but it was perfect.

The longer we were apart, the more I lost myself. He was vicious and domineering, but I craved the submission. Together we were destructive, but I was addicted to the devastation. Still, I thought titles mattered. To my family I was princess, and to the Beast I was slave. I was too naïve to understand that even though he’d been my captor, he’d broken the shackles on my soul.

Once upon a time, I thought love meant happily ever after. 

Now I know better.

Beauty is the final book in the Hate Story duet. About what it means to fall in love with the person who has absolutely destroyed you, it contains disturbing and graphic situations that may be a trigger for some.


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Published: 21 September 2017

Publisher: Trendlettrs

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance / Retelling

Pages: 540


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If you want a darker adult Beauty and the Beast retelling, you won’t want to miss this one.

It’s a modern-day mob story mixed with the deliciousness of an intense romance. I loved the unique characterizations that played off til the end, and the writing brought the perfect adult version of my favorite Disney rendition.

There are triggers to sex trafficking and sexual assault with tons of emotional turmoil and high stakes. The plot is sexually dark, so if you aren’t into crazy tension and feisty captivity, this duet may not be for you. BUT if you love reading the other side of romance, you will fall hard for this duo.

I gave both books 5 out of 5 stars.


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“I started writing the moment I could read. My first characters were Wibbley and Squig and I used MS Word and clipart to bring them to life when I was a kid in elementary school. I started seriously thinking about being a writer in High School and I remember the day exactly, because it was such an epiphany. I was always so uncertain. You know how everyone was always asking what you wanted to be when you were older? Well I NEVER could decide.

I wanted to be a marine biologist.

An actor.

A FIRE FIGHTER (thank you Joaquin Phoenix in Ladder 49 for that phase).

One day it hit me—A WRITER. I could do it ALL. Then you couldn’t stop me from writing. I penned my first novel at fifteen (but don’t ask me to show it to you, because it’s like I was in competition to beat the thesaurus).  When I was diagnosed with a chronic illness, writing became even more important, because it became my therapy. When I wrote my characters, suddenly I wasn’t so alone.

These days you can find me daydreaming about where to travel with my husband, singing in my car, or lost in the newest K drama. And planning my next novel, of course

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Interested in reading this book for yourself??

The Hate STory Duet Available now

Beast (Hate Story #1)

Click HERE to jump on over to Goodreads AND click to purchase from your favorite online booksellers

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Beauty (Hate Story #2)

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Happy Reading,

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