Ella and the Beast

Ella & the Beast

More Than Human, Book 1

A shifter discovers that humans are not extinct and will do anything to protect the one destined to be his mate.

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Ella is the last of a dying breed of humans that live hidden deep in the forests of Washington State. All of her life, she has heard horror stories of the Others, the beasts that live beyond the safety of the mountains. In ancient times, humans and the Others lived together in peace, but a great battle divided them and the shape-shifting species won the war.

Ty Bearclaw, a grizzly shifter, is the curator at the Washington State Animal Sanctuary, Research, and Observation Center (WSASROC). A call from a rancher about an unusual animal causing havoc along the borders of the National Forest brings him to the Olympic Mountain National Park. Ty is furious when he discovers that the rancher has placed a trap to capture the creature on government-protected property. His shock soon turns to horror and confusion when he locates the wounded ‘animal’.

Ty finds more than he expects when a human, thought to be extinct, turns up in the trap. What is even more confusing is his bear’s reaction to the female. When word escapes about his discovery, Ty must fight to protect the unusual woman who is more than an oddity – she is his mate!

Can Ty keep Ella alive and safe from a shifter obsessed with adding her to his private collection? Not only that, can he protect her when his own government threatens to take her away from him?


“I am called Ella,” she whispered, lifting her head to stare at him as she pulled the blade from its sheath. “I want you to remember my name, Beast. For I shall haunt your dreams while you sleep.”

“Haunt…. Shit a bloody mosquito,” Ty snarled, landing down in front of her and wrapping his hand around her wrist when she pulled the knife out and turned the sharp tip toward her chest. “What the hell do you think you are doing?”

Ella stared up into his furious eyes, surprise and shock ricocheted through her at the speed at which he had moved. One second he had been on the edge, staring down at her. The next, he was wrapping his massive hand around her wrist. Swallowing, she began to shake.

“Taking my own life, so that you can’t,” she whispered, licking her lips.

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  1. Samantha Hillenburg says:

    OMG OMG OMG! I want this book NAO!!! XD I saw it on amazon somehow while looking for another book, and i was so obsessed about finding it since yesterday because i didnt know the name of it, doh!!^^;; The idea of a shifter-human war, and then a shifter dominated society… :O!!! Awsome! Cant wait for it to be available on kindle ;D!

    -Sam H.

    1. S.E. Smith says:

      It is out September 6th! 🙂

      1. Lori Lentz says:

        Just a few more hours…

        1. S.E. Smith says:

          LOL. It is an awesome story! 🙂

  2. Luz Reiman says:

    I am so excited!!! I want it now. I’ve read your tease lol over and over.

    1. S.E. Smith says:

      LOL. I’ve read the story over and over and still love it!

  3. Hap says:

    Please please can you tell me if this book will be available for us in the UK?

    1. S.E. Smith says:

      Yes! It will be available world-wide! 🙂

  4. Kim Anderson says:

    I have searched on Amazon and cannot find the book to pre-order. Will it be sold on Amazon/Kindle?

    1. S.E. Smith says:

      Hi Kim, it is available on now! No pre-orders this time!! 😛

  5. Hap says:

    so excited! Really looking forward to read your new book. Kept up the good work

    1. S.E. Smith says:

      Thank you, Hap! I hope you enjoy it! <3

  6. Teresa Travnichek says:

    Looking forward to reading this book..

    1. S.E. Smith says:

      Thank you, Teresa! I really hope you enjoy Ty and Ella’s story! 🙂

  7. Nan C Loyd says:

    I just finished it – it only took a day and a half without much sleep (smile). A WONDERFUL story but now I’m “hankering” for Mitchell’s story – any idea on a tentative date for his story? This is a wonderful start to a new series and I LOVED THIS BOOK.

    1. S.E. Smith says:

      If all goes well, I hope to have early next year at the latest. 🙂

    2. S.E. Smith says:

      Thank you, Nan! I’m hoping to have it finished early next year. I have a number of stories before it. I can’t wait to write the next three books! I already know which ones they will be. LOL.

  8. Amy says:

    Loved it. Read it in one day and cannot wait for next books. Hoping after Mitchell’s we will get to read about Jayden. Gave it 5 stars on Amazon for the first time ever. When will next book be out?

    1. S.E. Smith says:

      LOL. Thank you, Amy. I’m hoping to start on Mitchell and Tracy’s story soon. I have a long list of stories to catch up on!

  9. Becca says:

    Absolutely loved this book, read it in about 3-4 hours couldn’t put it down! Cannot wait for the next instalment I hope we get to meet baby bearclaw!

    1. S.E. Smith says:

      Hi Becca! Thank you so much! You will as I love keeping in touch with my characters. 🙂

  10. Misti Adams says:

    When will the next book be available im so excited I can’t wait!

    1. S.E. Smith says:

      Hi Misti, this next year. I can’t wait to write Tracy and Mitchell’s story! I have a couple books I’ve promised first, but it won’t be long!

  11. Sharron Lancaster says:

    When in 2017 will 2nd books be out …i just finished Ty and Ella’s story so read for next book on audio

    1. S.E. Smith says:

      My goal is to get Mitchell and Tracy’s book out by late this year. <3

  12. S says:

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    When is the next one to be done?

    1. admin says:

      Mitchell’s Untamed Mate will be out later in 2018.
      ~ Narelle

  13. Courtney says:

    Is there an ETA for the next book? Ella’s book was amazing! !!

    1. admin says:

      I don’t have a release date for you yet. Sorry.

  14. Rose W says:

    I loved this book, please tell me there will be a 2nd one soon…

    1. S.E. Smith says:

      Hi Rose, I’m finishing up a few books first before I write Mitchell’s Untamed Mate. I don’t have a release date yet.

  15. f says:

    Will there be additional books in the “More Than Human” series, especially in audible format?

    1. S.E. Smith says:

      Yes! Mitchell’s story is next and there will be many more. All of the books will be available in audiobook format.

  16. f says:

    Also, I loved your original version of a shifter story, it’s a refreshing and engaging change. I eagerly anticipate more of your lovely stories in this series.

    1. S.E. Smith says:

      Thank you so much! Mitchell’s Untamed Mate will be out this next year.

  17. When will Mitchell’s Untamed Mate be released? says:

    When will Mitchell’s Untamed Mate be released?

    1. S.E. Smith says:

      Late, late this year IF I can stay focused and get the other stories I’m working on completed. I have his cover! I wish I could hook a machine up to my brain and download everything inside it. That would be soooo much easier! LOL. Reminds me of an old Kurt Russell movie that he made for Disney.

      1. AVN says:

        Ella and Ty‘s story was amazing , I am really looking forward to the continuation of the series.

        1. S.E. Smith says:

          Thank you, Avn. Mitchell’s Untamed Mate will be the next story. I just need the time to write it! <3

  18. Mimi Trent says:

    Reread Ella’s again…anxiously awaiting more in this series!

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  19. BlueJade says:

    I see in 2018, you’re expecting to do Mitchell’s Mate.. I saw somewhere else that you had a bunch of things happening, physically, which explains why it didn’t come out that year or even the year after. Where are you with it now? Are you writing it? Or still have to do some other books 1st?

    I’m looking forward to Mitchell’s story, and hope you do Jaden’s story for the 3rd book.

    I really want to see a story with The Collector. At 1st – when they were by the river and Jayden was watching Ella before she left with Ty, there was a point where Van seemed to sense something. I thought maybe the next book would be about Jayden and Van. Now, I could see it being him just sensing somebody was watching, but the 3rd book would be about The Collector and Jayden. There are so many possible variations.

    I’d like to see a book about Van. Definitely want to hear about Baby Bear Claw.

    1. admin says:

      Hi. You obviously a big fan of the series! That’s so awesome! Mitchell’s Mate is on Susan’s to be written list and is an often requested book. I don’t have a release date for you at the moment though. Cheers Narelle

  20. Edna Miranda says:

    When will Mitchell’s Unwilling Mate-More than human Book 2 will be coming out. I loved this book and one of the reasons were, that you could actually hear the male character getting his pleasure. It’s always the woman, not the man. It’s very sexy to hear a man get pleasure as much as the woman. I truly did enjoy the book and looking forward to Mitchell’s store and then Jada’s. I think her mate might me one of the wolves….hummmm.

    1. S.E. Smith says:

      I have the cover, I just need to the time to write. I’m hoping this next year will see me back to normal and writing like crazy! I loved this series!

  21. Anni says:

    Hi, I wanted to know if there will be a release of book 2 in 2023 or 2024?

    1. S.E. Smith says:

      Hi Anni. Mitchell’s Untamed Mate is on my short list for stories to write. I’m working on them as fast as I can. I have a lot of writing to catch up on!

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