How Beauty Met the Beast by Jax Garren
(Tales of the Underlight)

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Book one in Tales of the Underlight

The Beast

Scarred. Damaged. Living with a terrible secret. Agent of the Underlight Wesley "Hauk" Haukon has nothing left but the fight for liberty against the oppressive Order of Ananke. He's starting to lose hope...and then he sees her.

The Beauty

Despite her night job as a burlesque dancer, grad student Jolie Benoit has always played the mostly good girl. That all changes following a scorching sexual encounter with a stranger whose face she doesn't see. After she's kidnapped by thugs and rescued by a man with a very familiar voice, Jolie becomes a pawn in a struggle she never knew existed.

Hauk knows he cannot have her, and resolves to protect his heart and his secrets. But as they work together and grow closer, he finds new reason to keep fighting. Dare he risk hope in a new life, one where Jolie can see past his ravaged face and where their friendship can grow into something more?

38,000 words

The trilogy continues in How Beauty Saved the Beast.


About Jax Garren

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Tales of the Underlight author Jax Garren is descended from Valkyries and Vikings (she's part Swedish) but was raised a small town girl in the Texas Hill Country. She graduated from The University of Texas with a degree in English and a minor in Latin then found her own Happily Ever After with an engineer who is saving the world through clean energy. She's always happy to raise a glass with her readers to toast courage, adventure and love. Find her online at
Published November 19, 2012 by Carina Press. 115 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This isn't Walt Disney's version of Beauty and the Beast. This is a fantasy with sex, intrigue and a drag queen.

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Horribly scarred following a fire, Hauk spends his time fighting outside of the law for the Underlight, an organization that opposes corporate corruption and waste. Jolie, a rich girl on a wild streak, leaves behind the pampered lifestyle of her famous family to dance burlesque downtown. Followin...

Nov 30 2012 | Read Full Review of How Beauty Met the Beast (Tal...

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