Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway: Spellbound Lies by Catherine Downen

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the SPELLBOUND LIES by Catherine Downen Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway! 

About The Book:


Author: Catherine Downen

Pub. Date: October 11, 2022

Publisher: Catherine Downen

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook (coming soon)

Pages: 636

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&N, TBD,, Order a signed copy directly from Catherine

The prince has been in a constant battle with the beast lurking beneath his skin. Not a creature to be slayed, but a man crafted from the darkest evils. The two shift between the body they share, threatening to unleash a destruction that would change their realm forever.

When Jessamyn Elisdream sneaks into the palace in search of a lost family heirloom, she uncovers more than she bargained for. To keep Prince Nikolaus’s curse a secret, she is imprisoned in the palace until the witch’s spell can be broken.

Trapped inside the palace with the prince’s two changing forms, Jessamyn is caught in a war of good versus evil.

The prince versus his beast.

And a heart that betrays her.

A twisted retelling where Jekyll & Hyde meets Beauty & the Beast.


“If you’re a lover of Beauty and the Beast retellings with a creative twist and a swoon worthy romance, then this is a book that I would highly recommend! I absolutely can’t wait to read more from this author! I cannot wait for the sequel!”- Goodreads Review

“The plot twists in this novel were amazing. I did not expect what happened and it blew me off my feet. It was such an incredible ending and I can’t wait for book 2. If you’re a fan of fantasy romance and A Curse so Dark and Lonely, this is a book for you!”- Goodreads Review

My Review:

4/5 ⭐️

I really did not know what to expect with this Beauty and the Beast meets Jekyll & Hyde retelling. I found the character choice to merge Beast and Jekyll together to be an interesting twist though! I definitely felt that the “mood swings” were pretty on par at least with the Disney interpretation of the classic story. Overall I felt though that this had a few pacing issues, it was fast! That wasn’t so bad though in terms of readability. And I did enjoy the book.

About Catherine Downen:

Catherine Downen is a Young Adult author in both fantasy and contemporary romance. She graduated from Bradley University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Currently, Catherine is working as an engineer in St. Louis while writing her books.

Subscribe to Catherine’s newsletter!

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | TikTok | Pinterest | Spotify | Goodreads | Amazon | BookBub

Giveaway Details: 

1 winner will receive the full eBook Catalog from Catherine plus physical character art that will be shipped, US Only.

Ends October 18th, midnight EST.

Rafflecopter Link:

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

10/3/2022 Wanderingwitchreads TikTok Review/IG Post

10/4/2022 Under the Book Cover Review/IG Post

10/5/2022 Nagma | TakeALookAtMyBookshelf IG Review

10/6/2022 @jacleomik33 IG Review

10/7/2022 The Caffeinated Reader Review/IG Post

Week Two:

10/10/2022 @bookishreviews_byalison IG Review

10/11/2022 A Bookish Dream Review/IG Post

10/12/2022 Book Reviews by Taylor Review/IG Post

10/13/2022 Jael Just Reading Review/IG Post

10/14/2022 Beers Books Boos Review/IG Post


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: