Virtual Book Tour: The Musician and the Monster by Jenya Keefe (Review + Giveaway)

About the Book

Hatred is a spell only true love can break.

Ángel Cruz is a dedicated session musician, until loyalty to his estranged family forces him to work for Oberon: the feared and hated envoy from the Otherworld. Overnight, Ángel is taken from his life, his friends, his work, and trapped in a hideous mansion in the middle of nowhere, under constant surveillance, and with only the frightening fae for company.

Oberon’s poor understanding of humans combined with Ángel’s resentment and loneliness threaten to cause real harm to the pair. Then a long winter together in the mansion unites them in their love of music. Slowly, Ángel’s anger thaws, and he begins to realize that Oberon feels alone too.

Gradually, these two souls from different worlds form a connection like none other. But hate and prejudice are powerful things, and it’ll take all the magic of their love to stop the wider world from forcing them apart.

Now available from Riptide Publishing!

4.5* Another great read from this new author – her take on Beauty and the Beast. 

This is only the second book I’ve read by this talented author, and it’s not going to be the last. It’s her version of a famous fairy tale, with some unique twists, and her storytelling had my heart hurting for both leads during separate instances. Despite the blurb, I had no clue what the tale would entail and I was pleasantly surprised time and time again.
It’s not a tale that has a ton of ‘happenings’ in it, so there’s not much of a storyline to recount; however, it has a relationship that starts as a kind of forced one for Angel and one where Oberon has pretty much accepted his fate on earth – which was really, really sad – and which turned into a real friendship with the guys bonded by music. I didn’t think the title of the tale suited either character and at one point I did wonder who might be classed as the monster and which as the musician, but all in all it was an excellent tale and a slightly different take on fae than is normally seen in PNR novels.
ARC courtesy of Riptide Publishing and NetGalley for my reading pleasure.

About the Author

Jenya Keefe was born in the South. She has an advanced degree in European history, and has spent much of her life working the kinds of jobs a history degree qualifies you for: gift shop employee, lumber grader, classifieds clerk, hot glass artist. She currently lives in the Seattle area, where she works at a library. She has always written stories.


Twitter: @JenyaKeefe


To celebrate this release, Jenya is giving away a $15 gift card to Powell’s City of Books! Powell’s is an independent bookseller located in Portland, but those not in Portland can still shop online. Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on October 4, 2019. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following along, and don’t forget to leave your contact info! 

7 thoughts on “Virtual Book Tour: The Musician and the Monster by Jenya Keefe (Review + Giveaway)

  1. Looks great, I love some good Beauty and the Beast re-telling. Tanyamarieward(at)Hotmail(dotcom)


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