Captain James –
Peter may as well be imprisoned on Neverland with us for he consumes Miss Bell’s thoughts, stealing her away from me. His retaliation is a constant threat of which we cannot escape. Even so, that pathetic excuse of a man is the least of my worries. Corrupt and vile creatures rule this tiny spit of land, brought here by fairies, by Miss Bell.
Whether she admits it or not, she needs my protection. Yet, I catch her glancing at my severed arm with pity in her eyes. She thinks of me as weak, injured, and any number of inadequacies. Feck. I will not stand for it! I will protect her, even if it costs me my life.
Miss Bell –
Captain James makes no attempt to shield the darkness harbored in his eyes, like he wants me—needs me—to see what most people do. Ruthlessness. Turmoil. Devastation.
“Remember that the same hand I use to caress your delicate skin has been stained with the blood of my enemies,” he says, cupping my cheek. “Do not assume my affection for you is something others have experienced. Understood, Miss Bell?”
I understand. Hell, I am counting on it. Peter would rather see me dead than in the arms of another, and I have no intention of dying—especially not when Captain James makes me feel so alive.
Forever Cursed is the second story in this dark and twisted fairy tale series. It goes along the premise of Peter Pan but with an intense desperation for vengeance. Captain James Hook and Miss Bell have come back to Neverland, a place where bad people are trapped. People Miss Bell brought to the island. Peter is absolutely obsessed with Miss Bell in a bad stalker-ish kind of way. Captain James is hurt as his hand has been cut off. But both are hell bent on protecting the other. Neverland is jam packed full of Bell’s past and everything seems to be creeping up on her. This is an insanely intense book. It’s full of passion, corruption, greed, and violence. This is about finding your true and perfect love and coming to terms as to how deep it runs in your heart and bones. These two are like “Bonnie and Clyde”. Better to be on their good side than on the bad side. I have a feeling Bell’s past is going to end up the bad side. This story is incredible!
Award Winning Author, Sarah J. Pepper, specializes in fantasy and paranormal romance. She unveils the beauty of love in her new adult/young adult novels. Her works envelope dark, paranormal romance – think “happy ever after” but with a twisted, dark chocolate center. Real-life romance isn’t only filled with hugs, kisses, bunnies, and rainbows. True-love can be more thoroughly described in times of darkness and tribulation. It’s in those harsh moments where you see what a person is truly capable of – both the good and bad. Sometimes prince-charming isn’t always on time, and the glass slipper is a little snug. However, it doesn’t mean Charming is not Mr. Right, and who says every shoe is the perfect fit? www.sarahjpepper.com