A Piece of Jonah’s Story After Cured

All right, all of you STUNG lovers who want to know if Jonah will ever find love. Here’s a little short story about him. He doesn’t find love in it, but he meets his perfect match. Tell me what you think!

Before you start reading, let me give you a little background. This story takes place the day after Jonah, Jack, Fiona and everyone else arrive at the settlement at Ward, Colorado. . .

When Kevin’s grandfather opens his sister’s cage to administer the cure to her, she escapes. They search for her that day, but don’t find her. During the night, a wind blows the first snowfall in, so Jack, Kevin and Jonah set out to track Kevin’s sister. This is told from Jonah’s point of view. Enjoy! And leave a comment telling me what you think.

JONAH’S STORY

“She’ll stay close to the settlement because there’s wild game around here. She can eat it,” Kevin says.

I stop walking and watch the snow fall, how each flake floats down, silent, until it joins the others and blends into one perfect whole. I stand out, bruised and scarred, a flaw against the white. A flaw against humanity.

“What is it?” Kevin asks, stopping at my side and following my gaze to the snow-covered ground.

Jack pushes through the bushes and stops beside Kevin. She lifts a dart gun to her shoulder and points it in the direction we’re staring. “Do you see something?” she asks.

Yes, I see everything, but I shake my head and say, “No.”

Jack sighs and slowly lowers the gun. Her hands are trembling, and I can see the tension pulling her wiry shoulders taut.

I put my hand on her shoulder. “Are you all right, Jack?”

She looks at me, and I don’t need to hear her answer to know that, no, she is not all right. She swallows and tries to blink the fear from her dark blue eyes. Kevin presses a finger to his lips and creeps forward, winding his way through the remains of pale aspen trees.

“What’s wrong, Jack,” I whisper.

She looks at the dart gun in her hands and bites the inside of her cheek. When her eyes meet mine she says, “I’m supposed to shoot Kevin’s sister.”

I tilt my head to the side and study her. “But it’s just a dart gun, with darts filled with the cure.”

She blinks haunted eyes. “But what if I hit her in the wrong place? Like her eyeball. Or her temple. What if I accidentally kill her? Kevin would never forgive me.”

“You won’t miss. You’re a perfect shot,” I say, but there is a small percentage for human error, and she knows it. And I know it. And I can see that the fear of hurting Kevin’s sister and losing Kevin’s love and trust are so massive that the chance for human error is increasing by the second. “I’ll tell you what. When we find her, I’ll go after her. I’ll restrain her so you have a perfect shot.”

Beneath my hand, her shoulders melt with relief. “That sounds good. I’ll pay you back somehow.”

I shake my head. She’s done more for me than anyone since I was rehabilitated. Most importantly, she gave me the courage to face my mother. “No, this is me paying you back.” I squeeze her shoulder and drop my hand.

An owl hoots. Jack raises her eyebrows. “It’s noon,” she says, turning her face up to the clouded sky. “Owls are night creatures.”

“Nocturnal,” I whisper, and my pulse starts racing. “It’s Kevin. He’s found her!” I lean forward on the balls of my feet and—despite my awkward ankle—sprint forward as lithe and nimble as a deer, dodging trees and dead brush like I was born with superior grace. I wasn’t.

Kevin is squatting beside a tangle of dead scree, his eyes intent on something. I follow his stare and see, far far ahead—like a hint of fall leaves through the trunks and boughs of leafless trees—a flash of fire.

“What is that?” I ask, squinting, wishing both of my eyes worked. Jack crouches beside me.

“That’s her,” Kevin whispers, not taking his eyes from the distant color. “Get the dart gun, Jack! If we creep close enough you’ll be able to shoot before she ever—”

I don’t wait to hear his plan, and I don’t look back as I leap through the tangle of scree. It pulls at my clothing and hooks into my skin, tearing both, but I don’t slow. Branches snap and shatter against me and break under my feet. Snowflakes stick to my face and bare hands as I run. I’m making noise, lots of noise. She either doesn’t hear my approach, or doesn’t care. In an instant I know the answer to that. She doesn’t care. When I was a beast—when I was like her—I had no fear. No care for my own safety or anyone else’s. All I cared about was filling my belly.

She is in a small clearing, where the snow has accumulated enough to completely hide the ground. I break through the trees encircling her and skid to a stop. She’s been kept indoors for four years, untouched by sunlight, with skin barely a shade pinker than the fresh snow. Tangled, dark red hair frames a face that could be made of porcelain. She stares at me with startled, pale blue eyes, and I find my mind is blank. All I can do is watch her. She glares and bares her teeth. They are tinged pink, with wisps of brown fur caught in between the spaces.

Without taking her eyes from me, she lifts something to her mouth. A rabbit. Raw. Fur covered. Gnawed on. Dripping blood. Her fingers are red with it. She tears a piece of flesh from the carcass, and blood drips down her chin as she chews.

I take a very slow, very calculated step forward so that I am standing within arm’s reach of her. Crouching down, I put my sun-browned hand on her pale wrist. Her skin is like ice, and she’s trembling. I tighten my fingers. Her bones feel small and hollow, like a bird’s. “I’m here to help you,” I whisper.

She stares at me for a long time—so long I wonder if she understands me. And then she explodes into action. Her body crashes into mine with the impact of a bag of bricks, and the air whooshes from my lungs as she slams me to the ground. And then she is leaping over me, and I am left to stare after her as I fight to get air back into my lungs.

When I can breathe, I press my hands into the snow and climb to my feet. I shouldn’t have let my guard down like that—should have expected her to run. I look like a freak. Any sane person would run from me. Any insane person would run from me, too, obviously. A bitter smile quirks my lips at the thought.

Kevin and Jack burst into the clearing. Kevin’s eyes lock onto the masticated rabbit and he nods. “At least she’s eating. And she’s leaving a perfect path for us to follow.”

I look down. The snow has her footprints in it. Bare footprints. She’s got to be so cold. So miserable. My heart clenches at the thought. “I’ll find her,” I say, and start running again. It doesn’t take long, not with her pathway so perfectly marked in the snow. She is huddling at the base of a boulder, her arms wrapped around her body, shivering so hard I can hear her teeth clattering together. As I approach, she stands and presses her back against the rock.

Three steps from her, I pause and wonder if I should attack and restrain her, or wait and let Jack shoot her from close range. My eyes sweep over her narrow shoulders and long neck, her thin arms, her bare and bleeding feet, and I decide to wait for Jack, but she clearly doesn’t know that is what we are doing. She throws herself forward, digging her feet into me and climbing up my body. Her legs wrap around my waist, her fingernails dig into my shoulders, and she bites the soft flesh where my neck and shoulder meet.

I gasp at the pain of someone trying to eat me alive and then wrap my arm around her head. I flip my body forward, and together we fall to the ground. In less than one second, she’s pinned beneath me, her head cradled against my arm. Her mouth leaves my neck and for one startled moment her eyes meet mine. Her body feels fragile beneath me, and I worry that I’m hurting her. A drop of blood falls from my neck and splatters right between her eyes, and it is as if she’s been reawakened. She starts thrashing, fighting like a mountain lion, but I am huge compared to her and stronger, even if she is nine times stronger than the average woman. She’s relentless—scratching, kicking, snapping at my close face. By the time I hear Jack and Kevin approaching, I’m panting with the effort to keep the girl restrained without physically hurting her.

“Hurry up, guys!” I yell. She yanks her arm out of my sweaty grasp and swipes her nails across my face. Before she can scratch me a second time, a finger-size dart with a small red-feathered tail appears just above her elbow. Another follows, with a blue tail—tranquilizer—and I hold her tighter than before, waiting.

At first I wonder if the tranquilizer is working. Her fighting becomes more intense and I have to wrap my arms around her as tightly as I can, squeezing so hard I worry I’m going to crush her ribs. But after a minute her thrashing grows less violent, and her eyes start glossing over. After another minute, she softens and sags beneath me, and then her head lobs to the side.

I carefully ease off her and slump in the snow at her side, trying to catch my breath. Kevin falls to his knees and cradles her head, rubbing the blood from between her eyes. “Is she hurt?” he asks.

“No. As far as I can tell she’s as healthy as an ox.” I press a hand to my neck and cringe. It looks like I’m going to have another scar to add to my hundreds.

“Thank you,” Kevin says, standing and helping me to my feet.

“You’re welcome. Let’s get her back to the settlement. She needs to warm up fast.” I bend over and pick her up, cradling her in my strong arms like she’s a baby. Her head rests against my shoulder and I savor the human contact. I know, when she awakens, she will be repulsed by me.

189 thoughts on “A Piece of Jonah’s Story After Cured

    1. My suggestion is pleae keep it in Jonahs POV ( point of view ). And how about Tessa and Jonah fall in love when she’s cured BC Jonah is so sweet and I secretly wished Jonah and Jack fell in a relationship when they kissed in ‘Cured’ if I would’ve known Kevin was good beforehand. But have Vince be there “son” and Kevin and Jacqui get married. The next triology should be about everything normal but not quite but good enough where all of Denver was good and people weren’t beast or raiders and trying to kill people.. Lol. But please I beg give Jonah a girlfriend!!! He’s so charming and it would be a nice ‘ cured beast family’ with Jonah,Tessa and Vince <3 Hope its a movie soon and love your books!! 🙂 please respond Bethany
      -Jasmine

    2. I love, love, LOVE the Stung series! I would love it if you would make a third book from Jonah or Jack’s point of view! You left me on a major cliff hanger.

      1. Thank you, Martia! I am going to write a third book from Jonah’s point of view. It might be a while, but I will get it done.

        1. Oooh!! I just finished reading cured and its like midnight!! But now I’m so sad that’s it’s over 🙁 i kno I’m the 100th person asking this but are you making a third book from Jonah’s point of view?

          1. Amber, Yes, I will make a third book from Jonah’s perspective, but it wont be for a while. I have a trilogy to finish up!

        2. Oooh!! I just finished reading cured and its like midnight!! But now I’m so sad that’s it’s over 🙁 i kno I’m the 100th person asking this but are you making a third book from Jonah’s point of view??

        3. Reading this has made me so happy I can’t even explain. I am in love with these books and I cried so many timesXD I am sooooo excited for the 3rd(when you finish it) and I REALLY want this series to become a movie because it woud be the best movies ever!

    3. I loved the stung series and would be more than okay if you kept making books about it. I honestly didn’t think I was going to enjoy the second book just because it was from a different characters point of view, but I actually LOVED it! Keep surprising me 🙂 Love your work

  1. I was so heartbroken when I finished Cured and didn’t find Jonah to be in love. He deserves someone who knows love is blind, and loves him anyways because he is so caring. I would buy a third book about him immediately.

  2. Are you going to write another book? I think this could be the next THG, Divergent, or TMR! Also are they going to make a movie?

    1. No begging allowed on here! I am working on a new trilogy. It comes out in 2016. If you like my books, you will like it, too.

      1. The world would be a sad place without imagination and people, like you, who can capture wisps of it and shape it into stories. I look forward to your next book.

      2. My suggestion is pleae keep it in Jonahs POV ( point of view ). And how about Tessa and Jonah fall in love when she’s cured BC Jonah is so sweet and I secretly wished Jonah and Jack fell in a relationship when they kissed in ‘Cured’ if I would’ve known Kevin was good beforehand. But have Vince be there “son” and Kevin and Jacqui get married. The next triology should be about everything normal but not quite but good enough where all of Denver was good and people weren’t beast or raiders and trying to kill people.. Lol. But please I beg give Jonah a girlfriend!!! He’s so charming and it would be a nice ‘ cured beast family’ with Jonah,Tessa and Vince <3 Hope its a movie soon and love your books!! 🙂 please respond Bethany
        -Jasmine

        1. Jasmine, Those are fabulous ideas! A lot of them are the same ideas I have for a third book (but I don’t know if I will get the chance to write it). By the time I was finishing up CURED, Jonah was my favorite character.

    1. I haven’t answered any questions since March because I am busy writing another book, Hunter! By the way, I tried to email you and was DENIED! So I will answer your questions on here.

      1. okay i just need more info about your life and what inspired u for my report and i just wanted to know if you have any other websites if u would tell me about that that would be awsome like ur books

        1. I started writing on a whim. My sister thought it would be fun to write a book, and asked if I wanted to write a book, too. So I did, and I discovered I loved writing even more than I loved reading. STUNG was inspired by a nightmare. I grew up in Utah, I am LDS (a Mormon), I like to garden, and get crazy haircuts that still shock my mother, and I like food. I didn’t go to college, except for a few semesters at a community college. I am the daughter of a geologist and school teacher. I have four sisters and one brother. I am a full time mom to my five small kids. Does that help?

          1. Thanks for the help Bethany me and hunter are partners on this project and you really helped.

          2. one last ? what does one get in $ by writing a book, my teach wants to know because she is interested in your books

          3. yes it helps alot and i cant thank u enough for u helping me and skyler out i llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ur books anda wish u luck

          4. OMG stung and cured are amazing!!!! I’m so depressed now that I have finished them, for the second time. Well, I guess I will just read them again. Btw I know u aren’t going to but a third book in the series would have been incredible

          5. Hi my name is Bree and I love love love all of your books. I also really love writing and I’ve read all of your advice on it and pretty much every thing you’ve wrote and I didn’t even know that you were Mormon!! So am I!!! That is amazing!!!!! I feel even closer to you know! Wow!! This is crazy hahahha 🙂

          6. Bree, I feel closer to you, too. Because we share religious beliefs we have a lot in common. It is always fun to find fellow Mormons!!! “We will stand as witnesses of God at all times, and in all things, and in all places . . .” 😀

          1. i cant thank u enough for all of that info about u thank u soooooo much and i hope u become a well known writer and author,also what was the name of your first book you ever wrote and got rejected????????

          2. It took a lot of practice writing before I got good enough to be published. I wrote five books before one was good enough to get published. That first published book is SHIFTING. The other four unpublished books are: 1. Arlianna 2. Daughter of the Sea 3. Daughter of the Sea part 2 4. Untitled

          3. Hey guess what. I love ur books and I am also a Mormon. I am proud to be a Mormon. Ur awesome love ur books!!!!!!!

      2. that is because this is a diff email than i really have and it is noyt my main one so it wont work sorry <3 u

  3. Hey Bethany I love all of your books and I would love it if you wrote another book about johnah. Or just another book for the series, PLEASE!!! This is my favorite series EVER!! PRETTY PLEASE WRITE MORE!!!!!!

  4. Bravo!!! I stummbled on your series at my used book store. Stung sucked me in and threw me to the end. CURED the same! I would love to read more Jonah’s trials of this new life. I’ll be reading Shifting next! Cheers!

      1. Omg what is shifting about and your book is on the battle list this year stung and i am determined to read all battle books but after stung I was dying to read cured I finished them both in eight hours straight an what is your new book about
        ??????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        1. I already gave you the blurb for SHIFTING (sorry it took me a few days!) And my new book, tentatively called TRANSFERENCE, is about a princess who has to pledge herself to be married to a man from a rival kingdom, or be fed to a dragon. She chooses the dragon. It has fighting, romance, adventure and suspense. It comes out in a year.

    1. I tried my absolute, very best not to end it on a cliff hanger! I actually rewrote it so that it DID NOT end on the cliffhanger it originally ended on. (Tessa had just escaped in the first version of the ending.) I am sorry that I left you wanting more. I tried to wrap it up in a happy, hopeful little bundle.

  5. This is great, and I love how it is from Jonah’s perspective. Cant wait for the new trilogy can you give any hints to what it’s about?

    1. Of course! It is about a princess who chooses being fed to a dragon over marrying an old, barbarian prince, but when she is lowered into the dragon’s lair, she is followed by a young barbarian prince who happens to be a trained warrior (and the old prince’s youngest brother).

        1. I am calling my new book Transference, but sometimes the title changes before it is published. When I know for sure I will post about it.

  6. Will you write a third book to the Stung series? Please do. I read both Stung and Cured in one day and they were amazing! Thank you so much for making my past couple of days great!

    1. I am so glad you liked the books! I am not planning to write a third, but I have a new book coming out next year. If you like my books, chances are you will like the new one.

    1. Arris is a boy. He just manipulated people in any way possible, which is why he would pretend to be a girl.

      1. I didn’t understand this part that well either. Was Arris a “petite” grown man pretending to be a child to manipulate people, or was he actually just a cunning child? Thank you and i LOVE your books! XD

  7. I just finished reading the Stung series and was completely awed! I am a major book worm and have probably read thousands of great books (literally over a thousand), but your book really had me impressed! I couldn’t put it down, almost as though it was glued to my fingers. I was so interested in one chapter in the book Cured that I forgot to check on my spaghetti and it accidentally burned 🙁 Either way I just wanted to let you know how inspiring and amazing your books are and how, thanks to you, I actually considered writing my own series. Don’t worry I won’t send you any tidbits (I read that part in the Q and A) but your books are a real treat. I already see attempts for you to write a third Stung book have been thwarted so I feel that my pleas for a third book would have little affect, but if ever you decide to do so I am right behind you! I await your new books anxiously and encourage you to write more. You have a great talent and I hope to be whisked away in one of your spectacular adventures soon!
    Bella;)

  8. I, and many, many others, would absolutely love if you wrote another book. I’m personally curious as to what happened to the rest Jack’s family. I know that she would never leave them in her old house. Jonah also deserves a happy ending. It doesn’t even have to be a true love, it could just be him loving himself. I also think it could be about Fo and Bowen starting a family. Just something’s to think about! Good luck with your your new series and please, please think about writing a third book in the STUNG series!

  9. I am a crazed fan of your STUNG series and SHIFTING!!!!!!!!!!! I would absolutely LOVE,LOVE ,LOVE IT if you would PLEASE,PLEASE, PLEASE write another book in the STUNG series. Like so many others I think that Jonah should find true love and that Fiona and Dreyden should start a family!! One question, why do you call Dreyden, Bowen instead of just calling him Dreyden??? Once again I love your books and hope that you will right another one in the STUNG series!!!! I wish you luck on your new book and can’t even wait for it to come out!!!! 😉

    1. Raygan, The reason I call Dreyden Bowen “Bowen” is because, since he is in the militia, he gets called by his last name. At least, that’s how it started–everyone calling him Bowen–and then it just sort of stuck. It was sort of like the name change gave him a second chance too, and he wanted a second chance at life to try and make up for the mistakes he made, so when people started calling him Bowen, he kept it that way. I hope you like my new book as much as the others!

      –Bethany

  10. Hi my name is brynlea I am now 13 sense may 30 I am one of your biggest fans. I have stayed up till 1 in the morning reading you books. I was heart broken when I heard there wasn’t a third one in almost cried. I really hope that you right a third book to stung. It is my FAVORITE book in the hole wide world. I really hope to buy your books ” stung, and cured” because I have only been able to read them at my library’s. I hope that when I do get my books, that I will be able to find you. But I live in idaho so chances are we dont live close at all. I hope to one day meet you and have you sing my books, i also hope that you will Wright a 3rd book to stung, I know lots of people who would agree. I hope to meet, or talk to your soon. Please Wright a third book.

  11. Hi my name is brynlea I am now 13 sense may 30 I am one of your biggest fans. I have stayed up till 1 in the morning reading you books. I was heart broken when I heard there wasn’t a third one in almost cried. I really hope that you right a third book to stung. It is my FAVORITE book in the hole wide world. I really hope to buy your books ” stung, and cured” because I have only been able to read them at my library’s. I hope that when I do get my books, that I will be able to find you. But I live in idaho so chances are we dont live close at all. I hope to one day meet you and have you sing my books, i also hope that you will Wright a 3rd book to stung, I know lots of people who would agree. I hope to meet, or talk to your soon. Please Wright a third book.
    Sincerely brynlea your biggest fan

    1. Hi my name is brynlea I am now 13 sense may 30 I am one of your biggest fans. I have stayed up till 1 in the morning reading you books. I was heart broken when I heard there wasn’t a third one in almost cried. I really hope that you right a third book to stung. It is my FAVORITE book in the hole wide world. I really hope to buy your books ” stung, and cured” because I have only been able to read them at my library’s. I hope that when I do get my books, that I will be able to find you. But I live in idaho so chances are we dont live close at all. I hope to one day meet you and have you sing my books, i also hope that you will Wright a 3rd book to stung, I know lots of people who would agree. I hope to meet, or talk to your soon. Please Wright a third book.
      Sincerely brynlea your biggest fan

      P.S. ease keep the story in jacks point of view, if thereis a third book

      1. Brynlea,

        Thank you so much! I don’t live that far from Idaho (Go Utah!) so chances are one day I will be lucky enough to go to Idaho for some bookish stuff. Who knows? I will consider what you said about writing a third book. 🙂

        –Bethany

        1. Thank you. I hope to meet you one day and finally buy the books and get you to sign them. I love them so much. They really should become a movie.

  12. Hi my name’s Abigail, I really LOVE your books! I hope that I will be able to see STUNG in theaters some day. I stayed up all night just so I could finish the two books. I’m deeply saddened at the fact that you will not be writing a third book. I guess i will just have to re-read both books. I hope I can possibly meet you and tell you in person how much your books changed my life.

  13. I love your books. I just wanted to ask if the Stung series will be or is working on being made into a movie.
    If it is, I just ask (fangirl to fangirl) that you make them stick to the plot as much as they can. If you have read the Divergent series and watched the movies, you may see my concern of plot screw-ups.
    Hollywood likes to go a little crazy, if you know what I mean.
    Anyways, I ADORE the Stung series and it deserves to be made into a movie.

      1. I really hope that if there is amovie they stick to the plot because this is my favorite book series and I dont want them to ruin it… P.S. your writing is amazing and I cant wait for your next series. I was really hoping there would be a third book but then I read all of the other comments and maybe one day you will have another dream and decide to write a third book… Who knows lol but still you ate AMAZING!!!!!!! 😂

  14. Thankyou so much for your book series! I love writing stories, and your stories inspire me to write my ideas down. Also your lds wow I am too! That’s so cool!

    1. Mica, small world, finding someone who shared my religion. I feel like I know you simply because of that. Keep on writing, and keep the faith!

  15. When you are done making your new series can you write a third book to the stung? I love your series👌also if you ever get to make a movie to the stung series make it as long as you can because in the hunger games it missed a lot from the book. I wish you could make one more book because it left me hanging at the end if cured!

    1. Sm,

      I agree about sticking as closely to the plot as possible. If it ever becomes a movie, I will do my best. And if I do write a third book, it would be after the trilogy is written.

    1. Sm, I read every single comment on here, and I reply to them. Sometimes it takes me longer than other times, but I read EVERY SINGLE ONE and love them all.

      –Bethany

  16. Hi! I loved your books so much!!!!!!!!! PLEASE WRITE ANOTHER BOOK TO STUNG!!!! Its been so long since i’ve got a amazing book that leaves me wanting more! I’m asking for 1 more book and i will be so happy and buy it the day it comes out…. It doesn’t have to be over 150 pages I don’t care how long it is as long as i get more!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. I am so bummed that you aren’t writing another book to stung! It was my absolute FAVORITE of ANY other series! I really ask that you write another book. At least think about it 😁. I love your work and hope that you keep writing amazing, inspiring books! Love, Your BIGGEST fan, Saidi!🌸💖

    1. Dear Biggest Fan,

      Thank you for loving my books so much! 🙂 I think you’ll like my new book. It has an awesome romance at the heart of it, plus sword fighting, a ridiculously brave princess, and a handsome warrior.

    1. Isabel, Yes! Can you imagine how adorable their kids would be? The question is, will their kids have anything unusual passed to them from Fiona’s altered DNA?

  18. Hello Bethany is your next book related to stung and cured? Plz continue those if anything I will be sooooooooooooooooooooooooo upset if you dont

    1. My next book, Transference, is about a princess who is supposed to meekly accept her fate and be married to a rival horse lord (whom she has never met), but she chooses death by dragon instead. And she ends up fighting it.

  19. Hi I’m Isabel I adored your 2books stung and cured I am in sixth grade your books are the best books I have ever read and I am a book worm. As you may know your book stung is on the Battle book list I am determined to only read the battle but. Yet after I read stung I could not help my self from reading cured and I practically melted in to the books I love the middle of cured sense I am sadly aware of that you are not writing a third which I would truly enjoy if you did I would like to know what shifting is about.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. I loved how the belt that Arris gave Fiona to eat in STUNG tied into CURED at a very small part. that was very cool in my opinion

  21. The first book was Fiona’s POV, the second from jacqui’s POV, THE THIRD ONE SHOULD BE JONAH’S!!!! I have fallen in love with Stung and cured and i wish the series could go on forever!!!! PLEASE write a trilogy!!(or you know, however many more you want to write) ☺️☺️

  22. Bethany I LOVE your books sooooooooooo much and I also hate you for having me ready your books over summer because they are soooo good!

  23. I am so obsessed with these books, please write a third one!!! I think it would be really awesome if the third book is written in Jonah’s point of view.

  24. Just finished the series and I am in that grieving stage of after reading an amazing book. Thank you so much for writing this little series, reading these novels really expanded my knowledge on so many different things (Solomon story) and definitely took a part in respecting bee’s way more. I am so inspired by your writing and especially all of the “embroidery quotes” that were mentioned throughout “Cured”. I feel like I have learned so much from just reading the world that you’ve created. Your books definitely made a difference compared to other books I have read. If you have time, please continue writing in the world of Fiona & Bowen, Kevin & Jacqui, Jonah, Lissa, Tessa, Vince, and Zeke.

    1. Thank you so much! I know that mourning stage when I finish a great book. If you find me on Instagram, you can see some of those embroidery sayings (done via computer and on paper, but still . . .). When I finish the trilogy I am writing, I will write a third stung book.

  25. In the epilogue of cured you really left us hanging could you please tell us what happens Kevin and jack. Do they get married and have kids. Do Fo and Boweb have kids. And finally, please tell me Jonah and Tessa hook up. Please. Thank you 👍🏻🙂

    1. I will say this: Jack and Kevin get married and have kids. Same with Fiona and Bowen (beast children…could be interesting!). As for Jonah, I think I am going to write a third book from his perspective, so I don’t want to give anything away.

  26. I realize it’s not Wednesday but because your the best author on the face of the earth your my wcw ( woman crush Wednesday)

  27. You have to write a third book, and I would pay a million dollars to by it if I have to lol
    😜🙂👍🏻😄😜🙂👍🏻😄😜🙂😄👍🏻😜🙂😄👍🏻

    1. All right. You convinced me. I have to wrap up a trilogy I am writing, and then I will attempt a third book in the Stung series.

  28. I feel so bad for Jonah. Will you make the third book where he and Tessa gat together. Tessa would be terrified of him at first, but as she slowly redevelopes her mind, she falls in love with him and they both have the beast experience to unite them.

    1. If I am going to write a book through Jonah’s eyes, believe me, there will be romance, but I can’t give anything away . . . 😉

  29. Just finished Cured! I cannot wait for the third novel and am craving another one of your books! What are other books that you suggest (that you wrote) that are similar to Cured and Stung? And yes my name is actually Tess!😋

  30. This isn´t by her, but the Maze Runner series is amazing. Also, Divergent books, Ruby Red series, and the Lunar Chronicals.

  31. I am your BIGGEST FAN! I literally stayed up all night reading STUNG and CURED. I love your books so much, that you have inspired me to write my own book. I am going to read your book next book as soon as it comes out. Can you tell us when the next book will probably come out?

    Please reply

    1. Emily, I have a new book/trilogy coming out this February. 2-17-17. It is called The Dragon’s Price, and it is about a princess who choses death by dragon over an arranged marriage.

  32. She is wrapping up a trilogy, and will start work on the third when she can. I will be at Books-A-Million at midnight to get the book before it disappears.

  33. I DEMAND A MOVIE! Please…..i just need a movie…please!! im so fangirling but books are always better than movies! still! I NEED A MOVIE! and don’t make it cheezy! if there is gonna be a movie,make it just like the book! don’t let them add any crud like sex,or very bad words! keep it clean like the book!

    1. Thanks! If I knew any movie producers, I would give them my books. Hopefully one day it will be a movie, and I would insist on keeping it as clean as the book.

  34. I can’t wait for the third book, I think Tamed is a good title. If Stung does become a movie I have a few ideas for actors. Fiona: Olivia Holt, Jonah: Luke Benward, Jacqui: Zendya Coleman, and still thinking up new ideas, these are what I have so far and these few are the closest to what I personally imagined them to look like! I read your books in a day because I could not put them down to even to eat dinner! And that is surprising for me because I am not a big reader, I also read them each at least 10 times because they are so good. My mom says to get a new book but nothing would ever be as good as the Stung series. Can’t wait for the third book. I am so obsessed I have read them so much I can literally state my favorite line. I forced my friends to read it to and then they fell in love with it. I also made a chart of the different groups of people and who is in each, from the book, including Milita, Innerguard, Raiders, Beasts, Feces, the Cured and more! Thank you for writing them and making my life change!!! I LOVE your books and you!!!! ❤️💛💚💙💜

    1. Wow, picking books over food? I totally know how that feels! That is how I am. What is your favorite line? And thank you for spreading the word about my books. If I were standing by you I’d give you a hug (or a fist bump if you are weirded out by hugs, ha ha.)

  35. I have one more thing to say you should create at least 3 more in the Stung series
    1 Fiona POV
    2 Jacqui POV
    3 Jonah POV
    4 Gabe POV
    5 Vince POV
    I would love to see a book with Jonah, Gabe and Vince’s POVs

    1. Yeah, that would be AWESOME! But it is the time thing I struggle with. I just can’t seem to find enough time in the day . . .

  36. So happy to hear that your thinking of making a third!!!! Me and all of my friends love the stung series and are hoping you can make the stung series a trilogy!!!!

  37. I love stung so much and cured. I uselessly don´t read because I don´t like to, but one day at the book fair I was going to get a free book and I saw stung. I went home and I could not put it down and I have read more books by you. You are one of the best author I know and if it was not for your books I would read as much as I do.

  38. So are you actually doing a third book i just started reding your stung series and i died they are the first books ive ever read

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