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3.66  ·  Rating details ·  423 ratings  ·  74 reviews
Fiendish is a dark and twisted take on Beauty and The Beast. This story contains mature themes meant for readers 18+.

So what would you do if your prince charming turned out to be the worst kind of monster?

Calida Alexander moves from Charlotte to Atlanta after a painful break up. She faced some harsh realities about herself during that breakup and de
Paperback, 384 pages
Published May 26th 2014 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (first published April 27th 2014)
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Homebody The follow up book is out. It's called Not Broken and continues on with Calida as she recovers.
❤︎ Princess Hmm he pretty much tortures his victims...snapping fingers...cutting through the skin...pulling teeth out, starving them...but he's not like that…moreHmm he pretty much tortures his victims...snapping fingers...cutting through the skin...pulling teeth out, starving them...but he's not like that towards the heroine. Not that that makes it better.(less)

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Sep 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing

note: this is a DARK DARK DARK book...the gore and the torture are VERY forewarned. This is hands down the most gut wrenching book I have EVER more ways than one!!

that being book was INTENSE and AMAZING! The things this book discusses is both horrifying and depressing at the same time.
This was me during MOST of the book:


okay, so now
I ♥ Bookie Nookie (
The most basic principle of Yin and Yang is that one cannot exist without the other. . . There can be no light without the dark, no good without evil, and no you without me; we are complementary opposites that balance each other. . . I will do whatever is necessary to keep you where you belong. Which is with me.

DID SOMEONE SAY: “DARK AND TWISTED”? Who? What? When? Where? SOLD! SIGN ME UP! I’M THERE! Now I am calling out to all my twisted-sisters who love a good dark read because I have a new one for❝The
Dark and twisted read

Holy shit............I had no idea what I was getting into with this book. Do not take the word fairytale in the title literally. It was anything but and beyond intense. A mix of dark horror with romance? It was different, unique, and unlike anything else Ive ever read. It was a really long book. Over 600 pages, but there was never at one time a dull moment. It could have been broken out into a series easily, and I, for one, am quite grateful it was not. The fact
4.5 Psycho Crazy Stars

Calida Alexander has an admirer.

Bumping into Seth Jokobi spilling hot coffee on his shirt, Calinda is flattered when he continues to show an interest in her though he's a perfect gentleman in all ways. A change from men in her past, Calida finds herself falling in love though she's not sure if her affection is reciprocated.

Seth Jokobi is the poster child of wealth, debonair charm, good looks, and sexuality. A chance meeting with Calida reminds him that there really are good girls in the world,
May 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review-on-amazon
This book was recommended to me by my best mate and I loved it!

It was a lot of pages at a low price but I never felt that the author had padded out the story to get a high word count. Every single sentence in the book led somewhere.

The characters were complex and well developed. The story moved along at a good pace, didn't jump around, was very methodical. You could feel the inner struggle Seth had trying to control his feelings. You knew that somewhere it would be too mu
Nov 12, 2015 rated it it was ok
Wow that is some tome, lol. 384 pages that felt like 1000, at least, and which is at least 200 too many. It went on and on and on and...

SHE has to be the most annoying female I've ever come across in a book. She NEVER stopped crying, EVER!! Even the H. said so lol!!
"She lifted a hand to wipe away the tears. She was crying; she always cried.". See?!? LOL

She simpers, when not crying. Her stupidity knows no bounds; over the course of the book, particularly the last 30%
Feb 27, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: clumsy-trash
I read this whole monstrosity despite the terrible prose and stupid characters because at last the scary dark and sexy man was truly scary and did not care for the petty humans one bit. I liked that. I have even overlooked the poor writing because it was told from the First-Person POV of the two main characters, neither one of them possessed the soul of a poet, certainly not our little heroine. She was a sweet little simpleton and the writing fit her. The man was more complex and here the writer ...more
May 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One word to describe this book....Fantastic!!

This is a dark read. Some of the scenes were stomach-churning and some were so sweet that my heart melted.

At over 600 pages you are getting a lot of book for your money. Some authors might have spanned this book into a trilogy but I am glad that Ms James decided to just write it as one epic book because that is what this book is...epic.

Seth wasn't the beast in Beauty and the Beast, he was Jekyll and Hyde. He was pur
Michelle Friedhoff
I really liked this book. It kept me on the edge of my seat the whole story. It definitely wasn't predictable!

My only complaint is that I felt the ending was rushed. Without giving away spoilers I can only say that when that "holy shi*t, did that really just happen?" moment occurred it fell a bit flat. It lacked the drama it deserved.

On a different note, I'm kind of confused about the book blurb. This wasn't even remotely fairy tale-esque. It's kind of misleading and migh
Ella P
Jul 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites

5++ stars!

"...and obey you from this day forward until death do we part"

This random internet quote sums up the story for me.
Lives are for living, I live for you.
Dreams are for dreaming, I dream about you.
Hearts are for beating, mine beats for you.
Angels are for keeping, can I keep you?

Beauty and the Beast is my favorite fairy tale, some.
Yawatta Hosby
***I received a free copy in exchange for a honest review***

I loved this dark, twisted story. I’m not going to lie, the length of the book scared me. I didn’t know if I could get through 600 plus pages, but I’m happy I took the challenge (which ended up not being a challenge at all. It was a fast read because I was engrossed in all the drama and conflict). The story was written through Seth and Calida’s first person point-of-view accounts. My favorite lines: 1) “You believing you kno
Jul 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book as part of a blog tour and in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

The blurb i received in the tour invite for Fiendish piqued my curiosity. The idea of a dark, twisted fairy tale was something I couldn't ignore!

Calida has had a rough time she chose to move to Atlanta from Charlotte following a painful break up. She wants to change how she see
Jun 29, 2015 rated it liked it
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Apr 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*3.8 stars*

This book was a hard one to review. I finished it last night and took some time to mentally sort through it all because, yes, this is that kind of book.

I've been on a angsty-serial killer kick lately. I don't know if it's because I ran out of Midsomer Murders on Netflix, or if it kicked in while binge watching Jamie Dornan in "The Fall." (Which is seriously amazing)

I can't talk about the things that urked me without MAJOR spoiler spi
K.T. Daxon
May 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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❤︎ Princess
Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!

To the land of crazy!


Full Definition of FIENDISH

1: perversely diabolical
2: extremely cruel or wicked
3: excessively bad, unpleasant, or difficult

Yup, that actually sums it all right up. This was one scary and twisted read. It was scary because you get his point of view and hers. You read their full story. Like almost day by day account. Their wonderful moments, their good moments, their bad moments and t
Lashell Collins
Nov 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dark-twisted
I'm going to be brutally honest and tell you that I hated the ending of this book. That said …  I absolutely enjoyed this story. This book had me tied up in knots from start to finish, and it left me questioning myself, and my sense of right and wrong. I have never read a romance like this before, EVER. And in fact, I'm not actually certain it can truly be classified as a romance at all, even though at times it does lean heavy on the hearts and flowers - literally!

I am a firm believer in spoile
Allana Kephart
Let me just start of this review by saying WOW. James has earned herself a stalker--me!--with her debut novel, Fiendish.

First I want to say I was drawn in by the cover. It is very dark, and I haven't seen a cover like this is a long, long time. I love that it's not naked-people just to draw people in. Then I read the blurb saying it was a twisted take on Beauty & The Beast and I just had to read it. I love that fairy tale, (Disney's version, the ACTUAL story and everything in bet
Kim Howlett
Jul 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

Fiendish is a very dark and twisted adult version of Beauty and the Beast.The book will have you on the edge of your seat throughout and will shock you as well. Fiendish is very unpredictable story and unlike anything I've ever read.
The story is about Calida Alexander and Seth Jakobi.
Calida has just moved to Atlanta after a bad break up. During the break up a lot of harsh words were said about Calida that really affected her, because of this she decides to change
Robyn Roze
Jul 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
At first I was put off by the number of pages in this book, but the reviews encouraged me to give it a chance. And guess what? I read it in a day...and NIGHT! I was bleary eyed and emotionally drained the next day to say the least. I'm very glad I didn't let the length dissuade me from one-clicking this one.

Ms. James wrote one of the best villains--psychopath--I've read in a long time--a real Jekyll and Hyde. I seriously couldn't wait to see/read what he'd do next. I thoroughly enjoy
Kj Partridge
Sep 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
I am not sure what pulled me to try and read Fiendish, it is outside of my usual genre. Maybe I was pushing my limits, or maybe I saw dark and twisted fairy tale and decided to give it a try. Dark and twisted it is, fairy tale not so much. I tried to dislike this story based on who and what Seth is…and isn’t. I couldn’t get there. I found myself wanting Calida to stick with him, to change him, to make everything exactly right. I wanted to jump in and help make this a fairy tale, what an unexpec ...more
Jun 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Fiendish was a beautiful, haunting tale that had me completely captivated. Even though this novel is 600+ pages, it captured my attention the whole time. I was on the edge of my seat waiting to read what happens next.

The characters of this book were very well written. Calida was always so unsure of herself and only wanted to be loved. She falls for Seth's charm quickly and stays with him even though he can be harsh and commanding. Seth was definitely...interesting. You can see his inner battle
Jun 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book absolutely blew me away. Few books have ever left me feeling as if my heart was ripped out, but this one was one of them. The story follows Calida, a timid but beautiful young woman that literally bumps into Seth. At first glance, Seth is prince charming, Calida's knight in shining armor, but something very dark lurks beneath. James did a great job of putting a spin on the typical "girl meets millionaire" storyline and turned it into something great. There were so many things that I li ...more
Stephanie Harrison
I received this ebook in exchange for a review.
Calida Alexander meets Seth Jokobi. He's handsome and a gentleman. However Seth has a darkside Calida doesn't know about and it changes her life.
This book is very dark and for mature readers only.

Despite the difficult subject matters in the story, I really enjoyed it. Once I got into it I couldn't put it down. Calida was very relatable and I really felt so much for her and what she went through.

Seth, wow my feel
Jan 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dark
Let me first start by saying, this book was unlike anything I have ever read before. It was not what I expected. If you are looking for a dark erotic read, this is not that book.

There are some scenes that could be considered erotic but, this book is not erotica. It is dark, it is twisted and it is heartbreaking.

All that being said, Meka James managed to pull me in and I didn't stop until 2 days of my life had passed. When they were over, I was left wrung out, twisted up and hea
Feb 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was amazing! I loved it completely... until the end.

The ending felt rushed and ended abruptly. I was left feeling incomplete and without closure. It's not how I pictured the book ending. This entire story was so detailed with such great content and it built up to every moment. And then that 5 month later ending... No detail. Too quick. That's my only disappointment. Other then that this book was incredible. I would still encourage any reader to read this book and enjoy the ride!
I can't get this book out of my mind *.*

P.S HATED the ending.

I just finished this story and all I can say is wowwwwwwwww.
Its been a very long time since Ive enjoyed one this much.I recommended this book to all other lovers of dark twisted romance.
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“The most basic principle of Yin and Yang is that one cannot exist without the other,” I stated, stepping towards her. “There can be no light without the dark, no good without evil, and no you without me; we are complementary opposites that balance each other.” 6 likes
“As I felt myself finally succumbing to sleep, the image of the woman from the art show popped into my head. She’d looked calm and at peace within her bonds as she sat at that man’s feet. I realized I was that woman. I was Seth’s, and I was okay with that.” 1 likes
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