Cursed

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 383 ratings

Cursed: Broken Publisher's Summary

Nick Fairfax vows to do whatever Lord Bane Dunsaney desires for one year. In exchange, Nick's family gets a chance to regain their fortune. Is this the worst mistake of Nick's life, or will it lead to a love only found in fairy tales? Book 1 of our modern, M/M retelling of Beauty & The Beast.*

*Cursed: Broken is the first book of a 3-book series, which will all be published in 2016.*

Sensitive, aspiring photographer Nick Fairfax wants nothing to do with his family's corporate business, or their vicious, cold-blooded lifestyle. Intending to give up his inheritance and pursue his art, he arrives at his father's office, only to find that Fairfax Industries has fallen to a scarred man in a hooded cloak.

The man is the reclusive billionaire Lord Bane Dunsaney, and he is bent on destroying the Fairfaxes. But when he sees Nick, *everything* changes. Bane offers the Fairfaxes the chance to regain their fortune if Nick will reside at Moon Shadow, his secluded mansion, and do whatever the billionaire wants for a whole year. Nick has no real choice other than to agree to Bane's terms.

At Moon Shadow, Bane lords his power over Nick, going even so far as to take Nick's phone, computer and beloved camera away. The billionaire claims such measures are to protect his *privacy*, but Nick is convinced they are so Bane can control *him.*

Each is determined to see the worst in each other. But as time passes, Nick glimpses a Bane that is much more than the cold-hearted figure that he met in his father's office. He discovers that Bane is a man betrayed by love and no longer believes in it.

But what Nick comes to know about Bane is nothing compared to the man's true secret. Bane is *cursed.* He is a tiger-shifter who has *no control* over his beast. And that beast wants Nick.

*Cursed: Bound,* Book 2 of the series, is in progress and scheduled for late summer 2016! To find out more, check our blog here because we post often: http://welcome.raythereign.com/category/raythe-reign-team-blog/

*Raythe Reign produces escapist, romantic M/M shifter, fantasy, scifi, adventure, and urban fantasy books and graphic novels.*

©2016 Catherine N Tetzlaff (P)2016 Catherine N Tetzlaff
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  • Book 1

    • Cursed: Broken

    • A M/M Modern Retelling of Beauty & the Beast
    • By: X. Aratare
    • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171

    Sensitive, aspiring photographer Nick Fairfax wants nothing to do with his family's corporate business, or their vicious, cold-blooded lifestyle. Intending to give up his inheritance and pursue his art, he arrives at his father's office, only to find that Fairfax Industries has fallen to a scarred man in a hooded cloak. The man is the reclusive billionaire Lord Bane Dunsaney, and he is bent on destroying the Fairfaxes. But when he sees Nick, *everything* changes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Initially confused; now I understand...

    • By Donald on 08-03-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Cursed: Bound

    • A M/M Modern Retelling of Beauty & The Beast
    • By: X. Aratare
    • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    Tiger-shifter Lord Bane Dunsaney released Nick Fairfax from the deal that bound the young man to his service for a year. Then Bane fled, afraid that the beast inside of him would harm Nick if he stayed. He never thought to see Nick again. Little did Bane know, Nick has chosen to stay at his estate, Moon Shadow, to await the return of the lord who has his heart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hoped it wouldn't end

    • By James Franco on 01-04-17

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2.5

    • Cursed: Smoke

    • A Gay Billionaire Short Story
    • By: X. Aratare
    • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    Nick Fairfax needs a sugar daddy to pay for his last year of art school. After being disinherited and kicked out of his house for pursuing his dream of becoming a photographer, Nick heads to the exclusive club, Smoke, where young men sell themselves to the highest bidder. Nick gets in trouble with a man who won't take "no" for an answer. Lord Bane Dunsaney comes to his rescue. But does the mysterious billionaire pose a greater danger to Nick than the one he saved him from?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Ends on a cliffhanger...

    • By Belen on 04-30-17

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 3

    • Cursed: Beloved

    • A M/M Modern Retelling of Beauty & the Beast, Book 3
    • By: X. Aratare
    • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    Nick Fairfax believes that his romance with Lord Bane Dunsaney is over. Bane has chosen revenge against Nick’s family over his love for Nick. And Bane’s secret - that he is the guardian of a tiger spirit - has also caused a wedge between them with Nick still in the dark about Bane’s true nature. Can they overcome these seemingly insurmountable problems and find their happily ever after? Cursed: Beloved is the third and final book in the Cursed series.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful ending

    • By person not machine on 04-28-18

    Regular price: $19.95