Ruby and the Beast(2003)
A novel by Lisette Ashton
The village rests in the shadow of a castle. Oft told stories recount the depravity the castle once harboured; the decadence that cursed its foundations, and the dark, sadistic rituals that continue within its walls. Rumours say the castle's monstrous owner, a cruel and twisted creature, still lives within the mouldering keep. Rumours say, on the night of each full moon, this cursed beast is driven to steal a wench from the village. Rumours say, once a helpless girl is in his power he will cruelly exploit her until she screams for mercy. And so, when sweet, chaste Ruby becomes imprisoned in the castle, she knows she will experience pain, suffering and humiliation, but the outrageous demands of her gaoler go beyond anything she has heard from the village tales.