The people of my planet are under a devastating genetic curse. To treat the disease’s effects, we’ve turned to cultivating a rare flower. That’s my occupation: raising and studying this flower. That’s precisely what I’m doing the daycycle that an alien drops into our research plot, approaches our plant…
And cuts my flower’s head off, stealing the bloom.
**Note: This 37K, standalone story is intended for readers 18+ due to romantic elements. There is no cheating. There is a Happily Ever After, because this is a sci-fi retelling of Beauty and the Beast–you have to have an HEA. (There is, however, no singing cutlery.)
***Important Note II: No unicorns were harmed in the making of this story.
Contaminated is part of the Cosmic Fairy Tales Collection. Links for all of the stories in the collection can be found HERE.
Review by Nancy
First of all, let me thank you, Amanda Milo, for finally giving a main character my name! I was up until 3 am reading and finally had to put the book down for some sleep! I am now reviewing Contaminated with great mirth; I’m actually still chuckling to myself like a mad woman. Contaminated is the most amusing, brilliant, hot, & steamy retelling of Beauty and the Beast that I have read to-date! Erreck is tasked with trying to find a cure or lessoning the symptoms of the Luunjag, a disease that is fatal on his world. Erreck is a Carrier. (More info on that in the book.) Nancy comes to his planet to study the potent Morsuflos flower and ends up an experiment in Erreck’s lab, sort of! Erreck nick-names Nancy, Skynan. (Because Skytobrachion is too long!) Comic relief comes in the form of Erreck’s co-worker, SIMMI, who has a serious case of OCD clean issues. I continually found myself laughing out loud. (Really!) AND, evidently, SIMMI is going to get his own story. (YASSS!) Contaminated is brilliantly written and very amusing. Don’t miss this one!! 5++ Stars!