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The Phantom Ink

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A modern, genderbent twist on the classic Beauty and the Beast

Mora fights to break the curse of thorns cast upon her. She won't give up since the spell also altered her three best friends. She hides them away in an old fortress, hoping the secret spot will keep them safe until she finds a solution. Their ticking clock is running out, evident by the magical pen narrating her life. Once the ink runs out of the pen, she and her friends will perish.

Brody wants to travel, to start a new life free from his past demons. The last thing he wants to do is settle in one place, or be trapped in any situation that will hurt him again. Yet when he stumbles upon the dangers lurking in an ominous mansion, the thrill of adventure magnetizes him to its secrets. When he meets the clever witch living inside, cursed with flesh of thorns, he knows there's more to her story and won't leave until his curiosities are satisfied.

This grumpy witch and over-enthused man are forced to work together when their lives tangle in a gnarled vine of disaster. Will they break the curse? And how?

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "The setting was an interesting mix of our world and an alternate world so it was easy to navigate. I love how the main setting was in a gothic fortress. It was a perfect place for this witchy tale!"

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "The story itself was incredibly well thought out and so creative! It was like nothing I have ever read. It was fast paced and I couldn’t put it down! The twists and turns were everywhere so be prepared!"

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The Phantom Ink

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Tropes You'll Love

grumpy vs. sunshine
gender reversal
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beauty and the beast retelling

Content Rating

7. Romance with stronger content (on page sex with explicit descriptions)

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"If I were to parasail, there's a chance I'd break my leg. If I were to scuba dive in Nerida, I could get tangled in seaweed. If I were to experience all my dreams and live a life full of great adventures, there's danger around each corner awaiting me. Figuring out ways to make your nose scrunch, firing comments back and forth, being by your side ... loving you ... it's the most perilous adventure of all, but I wouldn't miss it for anything."


Cassie Swindon

Cassie Swindon has been writing since 2020, with six full length novels published. Her first trilogy is YA romantic suspense with military hero. Her second is fantasy romance with a snarky female protagonist that everyone loves to hate. Cassie lives in Raleigh, NC with her husband, two kids, four cats, and new puppy.