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The Beast Within (Woodland Creek)

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Passion ignites and pasts collide, when the beast comes out to play"

Trapped in an abusive relationship for two years, leaving could prove deadly for Becca Kian. But when she’s pushed a step too far, Becca has no choice but to flee. After an accident that leaves her unconscious, Becca wakes to find herself in the cabin of a man who’s as entrancing as he is dangerous. Becau
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Kindle Edition, 138 pages
Published November 15th 2015
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A.C. Wilson
Nov 11, 2015 A.C. Wilson rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book for an honest review.

Becca is completely mired in an abusive relationship with a very powerful man. Alex Scar pushes Becca a bit too far when he all but hands her body over to his "friends". Becca can't stand it and in her moment of absolute panic, she seals her fate. It's funny how fickle fate can be as it leads Becca to a road where she finds Astor Tavros. He instantly attaches to her, knowing she is special and hoping that she will tell him who or what she is ru
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Kat Smith
Dec 01, 2015 Kat Smith rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: paranormal Romance & Shifter lovers 18+

*** Gifted in exchange for an honest review***

This is a great idea for a collection of Novella's - separate books but all set in the same town of "Woodland Creek", with 30 authors all writing about this small town in Indiana USA, When Rachel said she had signed up I was intrigued how this would all tie in.

The Beast Within is the first story from the collection I read, and Rachel did a great job of pulling me in and wanting more after I had finished.

Rachel started this story off with a BANG! both
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Kristy
Nov 07, 2015 Kristy rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of "The Beast Within" from the author, in exchange for an honest review.

I absolutely LOVED Rachel's previous books, so I jumped on the chance to read this ARC. But not only that I was intrigued with the concept behind this collection, the "Woodland Creek" collection is a collaboration of 30 authors all writing about 1 little town in Indiana USA... I couldn't wait to read what Rachel had come up with for this.

Boy she didn't dissappoint! From the very first line I was sucked int
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Corrine Pickering
Oct 14, 2015 Corrine Pickering rated it it was amazing
*** Reviewed for HashtagMinxes Love Books ***

The Beast Within, Woodland Creek Series - Rachel Raithby 5 big shifter stars !

Wow, I love this book, I was drawn in immediately and transported into Becca's heartbreakingly broken life, when she finally manages to escape the clutches of Alex she finds herself staying with Aster in his cabin. Aster has his own well hidden secrets, he's no ordinary shifter.. Will they finally share their secrets, can Becca learn to trust again and will Becca be terrifie
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Alwaysreadingbooks - Reading Drinking and Relaxing
I have this fascination with Rachel and her books and I have yet to read one that I didn't like. I loved the story of Aster and Becca and the way that things played out. I loved the whole Alpha male thing that Aster had going on. I loved the fact that when it came down to it Becca showed the strength that she had. There was never a dull moment in this book and the ending was perfect.
Tamye Whitener
Nov 15, 2015 Tamye Whitener rated it it was amazing
Rating: 5

This is the first book I’ve read by this author, but it most definitely won’t be the last. It should be packaged with the following label. “WARNING! Nothing will be done, food prepared, fires put out, etc. Until the reader has completed the final chapter.” Because that’s what will happen.

I had no idea what to expect from this book. I accepted it as an ARC for my blog, so I knew the blurb must have interested me, because I’ve severely cut down the amount of books I take in to review. My
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Jennifer
Nov 14, 2015 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-challenge

*** I received this ARC from the author in return for my honest opinions. No compensation has been given and all opinions are my own.***

I have always had a thing for mythological creatures. I love the mystery and awe surrounding them. Did they really exist or was it all a creative imagination of so many? If they did exist why wouldn't they still be around today...in hiding??? Something to really ask yourself right lol?

If they did I feel like this story would totally work, sexy guy having to hid
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Lillian
I received an eARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of this review

The Beast Within by Rachel M. Raithby was the first book in the Woodland Creek series I picked up. Becca Kian is on the run after killing a man and escaping her drug lord boyfriend. Aster Tavros is a shifter in hiding and struggles daily to keep his beast in check. When the two collide on the road, Becca awakens something in Aster he himself r
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Dana Busenbark
Nov 13, 2015 Dana Busenbark rated it really liked it
This book brings us the story of Aster, a minotaur, and Becca, a woman who has been offered a job and is now effectively a prisoner of a man named Alex Scar. Who is this guy and why is she his prisoner? What happens that causes her to flee? How does she get away? What happens after she does get away? Does she ever tell Aster what happened, who/what she's running from? What happens between them when he finally agrees to take the Harley into the shop for her? Does Alex find her? This is a tale of ...more
Kathy Osborn
Nov 18, 2015 Kathy Osborn rated it it was amazing
This is my first book from Rachel M. Raithby and I wasn't disappointed, in fact I will be reading more of her work.

Aster (Minotaur shifter) ends up Woodland Creek as he witnessed the death of his date and lost control of the Minotaur side of him. While driving home one day, he spots a motorcycle, but is too late to stop and hits it, hence he meets Becca.

Becca is running from her abusive boyfriend, when Aster hits her bike. Aster’s Minotaur side knows Becca is his mate. But Becca, has secrets and
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Marsha Spohn
Originally reviewed at Haunted Bookshelf

Aster has hidden in the outskirts of Woodland Creek. Here no one ask questions he doesn’t want to answer. He’s aware that he’s not the only shifter in this small town, but he feels no need to invite anyone else into his life. His beast is all too often very close to the surface. The overwhelming desire and need to find his mate is partly why Aster is now in hiding. Yet, when he shows his true self others run in fear. So while his beast tries to take contr
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Sandra "Jeanz"
Oct 23, 2015 Sandra "Jeanz" rated it it was amazing
Shelves: woodland-creek
loved this short story, fell in love with the Minotaur!
Maghon Thomas
Jun 09, 2016 Maghon Thomas rated it it was amazing
So, I think this one is the coolest shifter in the series, and Aster was the perfect Minotaur. I don't see these too often so this shifter was surprising and completely loved! Aster stays to himself because his shifter side is more dangerous than not. And when he accidentally hits Becca's bike on the way home from work, he only wants to help her, but Becca is on the run from an abusive past, and she has serious reservations about Aster. She's human, and has no idea about shifters, magic, or anyt ...more
Lorraine Harvey
Nov 16, 2015 Lorraine Harvey rated it it was amazing
I've been a fan of Rachel for a while and have loved all her other books so far so I jumped at the chance to read this one. I wasn't quite sure what to expect as its one of a group of books written about "Woodland Creek" by many authors and I hadn't read any of the other books before reading this one, that said I don't think you need to read any of them in a particular order. If all the other books are as good as this one I'm in for one hell of a treat!
I really enjoyed this book, Rachel has wri
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Laura
Nov 15, 2015 Laura rated it it was amazing
Fast paced, sexy shifter story. Aster and Becca have both seen violence in their lives. Together their attraction sizzles and heals them. Every woman Aster has been with has run from his beast. He is afraid Becca will run too. Becca's past catches up with her. The resolution is fast and furious. I love these characters. This is an awesome read.
*** I was given this book as a goft from the author in exchange for my honest review. ***
Katrina
Oct 18, 2015 Katrina rated it it was amazing
A Spine tingling read filled with sensual delights .

The Beast Within is delivered with heart stopping and panty wetting moments that will have your breathe baited and heart pumping .

Danger that will have you cringing , on the edge of your seat and waiting in anticipation as to what the story will bring .

The story builds throughout at a great pace , danger looms , love grows . Anticipation builds .

The author paints a vivid picture that will not only capture the imagination of the story but have
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Jennifer Erwin
Apr 15, 2016 Jennifer Erwin rated it it was ok
This one was ok. Not sure how I feel about a mythological creature like a minotaur being a shifter species, but then again, most shifters fall in the category of "mythological creatures". Anyways, the story wasn't bad, but not sure I really liked the characters.
Airwreckah
Apr 18, 2016 Airwreckah rated it liked it
3.5 for cheese and averageness of story/plot.
United Indie Book Blog
Dec 29, 2015 United Indie Book Blog rated it it was amazing
Fast paced, sexy shifter story. Aster and Becca have both seen violence in their lives. Together their attraction sizzles and heals them. Every woman Aster has been with has run from his beast. He is afraid Becca will run too. Becca's past catches up with her. The resolution is fast and furious. I love these characters. This is an awesome read.
*** I was given this book as a goft from the author in exchange for my honest review. ***
Review by Laura
Chelsea Wilson
Oct 21, 2015 Chelsea Wilson rated it it was amazing
The beast within. I loved Becca and Aster story! Rachel Raithby is such an awesome story teller you get sucked into the story quite quickly and fall in love with the characters. I look forward to reading more of the woodland creek novels
Jane Blake
Nov 26, 2015 Jane Blake rated it liked it
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of this review

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Rachel M. Raithby started her writing career in 2013 and hasn’t looked back. She draws her inspiration from the many places she has lived and traveled, as well as from her love of the paranormal and thriller movies. She can often be found hiding out with a good book or writing more fast-paced and thrilling stories where love always conquers all. A Brit who left the UK in 2008, she resides in a qui ...more
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