Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Blog Tour + #Giveaway: A Beauty So Cruel by Beena Khan @Beenaxkhan @XpressoTours

A Beauty So Cruel
Beena Khan
(Beauty & The Beast #1)
Publication date: February 14th 2021
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

I was a beauty, a stray orphan until the beast took me as his hostage.

Once upon a time…
A Don by the name of Vlad Vitalli ruled New York. He’s a mafia man. The leader of one of the ruling families, La Cosa Nostra. He’s a monster. A trained killer and a cold-blooded murderer. Tall, mysterious, with icy gray eyes, and he rarely smiles. His smile was made to fool any girl. He’s ruthless, cold, dangerous, and wants to kill me.

I was the wrong person at the wrong time.
Just an innocent at the masquerade ball. The mafia has rules: no witnesses left behind. To save my life, I made a deal with the beast. I handed myself to the cruelest man in the kingdom.

For him, It was supposed to be an easy kill. I’m an orphan raised in poverty. No one would have missed me. Just as the Don Vlad was about to order the hit, I threw off my masquerade mask, revealing my face, and offered myself to him. One look and I was doomed. He took me as his hostage. His captive. He didn’t know by taking me, Dahlia Hadid, he sealed his own fate.

Welcome to New York’s Underworld.
Loosely based on the fairytale.

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Interview with Beena Khan:

What made you want to become a writer?

I began writing in May 2020 when COVID-19 pandemic hit. I was working lesser hours and I was inspired to write. I had written drafts over the years, but I never had completed them.

What inspired you to write A Beauty So Cruel?

It’s based on beauty and the beast, and it’s a retelling of it. I’ve always loved the fairytale plus its mafia romance genre!

Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in The Name of Red?

Vlad Vitalli is one of the Don’s of the ruling families of New York. Dahlia Hadid is a POC who witnesses a murder. They’re both strong, compelling, and alphas.

You know I think we all have a favorite author. Who is your favorite author and why?

I’ve always been a fan of Colleen Hoover and Jane Austen. Everyone loves a classic author, and I considered Colleen Hoover, a huge inspiration to the New Adult genre.

Can you tell us a little bit about your next books or what you have planned?

For the Beauty & The Beast series, I have a sequel and two standalones planned.

What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

The conversations the two MC’s had with each other and how they bonded.

Author Bio:

Beena Khan writes literary fiction and edgy, contemporary romance. She 27 years old and lives in New York. She’s from Azad Kashmir, Pakistan, an immigrant who moved to New York when she was five years old. She currently holds a Masters Degree in Developmental Psychology. She enjoys reading, writing, and netflixing. The Name of Red is her debut novel published at the age of 26. All of her books are on Kindle Unlimited + Free Novella!

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Giselle said...

Thanks for being on the tour! :)