Thursday, June 5, 2014

Book Review for Uncovering You 4: Retribution by Scarlett Edwards

Uncovering You : Retribution

By: Scarlett Edwards
Reviewed by:Tonya
Published:Edwards Publishing LTD
Source:Purchased Gene: Erotica Romance


I know that I am here for a reason. 

Stonehart abducted me, starved me, and left me in the dark... all for a reason. 

He is a cold man, but he is not irrational. He has his purpose. I have not yet discovered what it is. 

I should despise him. I should feel nothing but disgust when I think of him. And yet... yet sometimes, I don't. 

Because there are those precious moments when he makes me feel magnificent. Treasured. Like a real person. One who actually matters to him. 

I know those fleeting displays of affection should not sway my resolve. But I am not him. I do not possess his self-control. I cannot stay unaffected forever. 

Bit by bit, my stand is wearing at me. 

Do I still want revenge? Do I still want vengeance? 

Yes. Yes, of course I do. I want revenge. I want retribution. 

But Stonehart wants something from me, too. And the terrifying question that lurks in the back of my mind is: 

In the end, will it be his retribution, or mine?

Our Review

Okay wow what can I say but OMG Lilly you have to find a way to get out of there. I think I would have tried to find a way to off Jeremy if it were me. This man is giving me serious whip lash with his treatment, his rules, his demeanor. Just when I think he can't get any more depraved something sets him off. 

Sorry I have to say but Wake up Lilly, the man leaves you alone in the dark, and then walks you around and makes you feel like your are a princess. Okay so he turns you on and maybe you are into a little kinky or no a lot of kinky S&M type sex. But hey hunny, forcing you on all 4 and acting like you aren't even there. Yeah.... NO WAY SISTER.

If you thought what Lilly went through in books 1 through 3 were bad, yeah, the author kicks it up not one, heck not two but three notches in this one. But you know what there was a little snack in there about Rose, yeah there was, I am telling you people there is something about Rose and Jeremy and I think Rose may know more of what is going on than we are being led to believe. But hey I could be all wrong and the author is just writing Rose's part of the story that good LOL. 

Honestly as horrible and depraved as Jeremy is (and my co-worker she is reading these too - and we both keep saying "OMG he is one sick ***ef'ing*** pr_ck" LOL there are times when you really do think okay, wait, this guy, this guy is someone I would fall for. Then he has to go and screw it all up. And I am telling you Lilly does not deserve what she got in this book, not that she did in any of the others, but she really didn't in this one. 

Another great installment in the Uncovering You series. but bummer now I have to wait longer for the next one to come out. Oh come on Scarlett hurry up I have to find out what happens to Lilly....

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Book Review for Uncovering You: Resistance By Scarlett Edwards

Uncovering You : Resistance

By: Scarlett Edwards
Reviewed by:Tonya
Published:Edwards Publishing LTD
Source:Purchased Gene: Erotica Romance


Jeremy Stonehart is a cruel, vindictive man. He wants me to submit. He wants me to give in. 

I will never give in. I will never yield. No matter what he subjects me to, I will always fight. 

I will not forget my resolve. 

Let Stonehart think me broken. I am not so easily deterred as that. No matter what he puts me 

through, I will always remember my own strength. I will always remember that in the end, I have 

control of the one thing he really wants: 

My mind. 

I will never give him that. 

I will resist.

Our Review

Wow just when I think Stonehart cant get any more sick depraved this next book says hahaha fooled you. OMG my heart just keeps sinking for Lilly. But there are times I want to say girl come on wake up some of this could be avoided you know. But still no one deserves what Jeremy Stonehart is doing to her. Darkness, shock collars, come on.

It starts off with Lilly being punished for what happened at then end of book two. And you continue to feel for her. But then something happens its like an alter personality comes out and there is this side to Jeremy Stonehart that makes you think okay I could really like this guy. Maybe there is a chance for Lilly. 

But man, oh man, tender moments should never be taken as a possible sign with this man. Holy heck, what he does to poor Lilly and to poor Rose broke my heart. I mean all she did was try and do something good. I will say don't be eating if you have a weak stomach. **Shudders....

Again though, this just reinforces my thoughts that I said in a prior book, that I really think there is something there between Jeremy and the house keeper Rose. Either he has something on her, or a family member or something. There is just no way someone would stay and put up with that, that someone would see what this man is doing to Lilly and sit by and allow it and not try to help. 

As Jeremy continues to force his "conforming" rules and punishments on Lilly I wonder how much a person could take before they break. My heart breaks for Lilly because in this book to me it seems like she is doing everything he asks of her, she is really trying. But because she does a kindness to a living being she is degraded, over and over. I don't know if I could have been as strong as her through all of this. 

Jeremy is a powerful business man, and has enormous control over his emotions. He is strong, intense, knows what he wants and goes for it, no matter the outcome to everyone else. Lilly has got to find a way to "behave" under his rules or I fear she is going to get worse than she has already gotten. 

Again the author has done a fabulous job with this next segment of Uncovering you and I cant wait to get into book 4.

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Book Review for Uncovering You by Scarlet Edwards Part 2 Submission

Uncovering You : Submission

By: Scarlett Edwards
Reviewed by:Tonya
Published:Edwards Publishing LTD
Source:Purchased Gene: Erotica Romance


I have survived the worst. I have come out of the darkness with my sanity intact. 

Now, I get to meet the monster holding me here. For the first time since my captivity began, I get to meet Stonehart. 

Whatever he wants, I'll be ready. The collar may be tight around my neck, but I will not be a prisoner. 

A prisoner has no choice. A prisoner has no purpose. 

But a concubine, on the other hand? She always has a choice. 

And today, I choose to fight. 


Uncovering You 2: Submission continues the story begun in Uncovering You: The Contract. It contains scenes of intense emotional and physical abuse. Readers with sensitivity to such subjects are advised to proceed with caution.

Our Review

First let me say be prepared to yell, be prepared to scream because you will be so shocked and angry at what happens in this book. But OMG it's as good as book one is...

The author has again done an amazing job bringing Lilly's captivity to life. And Jeremy and the truly twisted man he is really comes to light.

I warn you there are some very intense moments and that's putting it mildly. If you can't handle abuse, rape, depravity in a book please do not read this. But if you can look past that, realize the honorifics of it, the cruelty of it as part of the whole story the author is unraveling you will enjoy the book.

I wont lie I threw my Kindle when events unfolded, I couldn't believe it. It took me some time to calm down, picked my Kindle back up because I had to find out what happened to Lilly. I'm so happy she fought back no matter the out come.

Rose has me stumped. I can't figure her out yet. Why would someone willingly work for Mr. Stonehart knowing what type of man he is? There has to be more to the story. I hope that the author unfolds that little tidbit in the upcoming books. 

This book left my heart wrenched for Lilly. Where she was left at the end. What's going to happen next. Will Lilly overcome. Will she rise above. Will secrets unravel. Will she find freedom? I can't wait to read the next book.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway Anna Hackett's Windkeepers Series

Wind Kissed, Fire Bound
The WindKeepers, #1

For centuries, she has felt nothing…

As Keeper of the Winds, Livia Cavalli needed to focus her power on keeping the evil Tempest Winds trapped in their island prison. What she doesn’t need is to be distracted by sexy horse trainer Rafe Donovan. Three hundred years ago, Livia became an immortal Keeper to numb her emotions, but Rafe arouses her in a way she hasn’t felt for centuries.

For Rafe, Livia is a challenge he longs to solve—and take to bed. Once she’s in his arms, their desire is overwhelming. But when his own powers reveal Livia’s secret pain, he realizes taking her body isn’t enough—he wants to heal her soul, too…


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The sight that greeted Livia had her limbs turning liquid and warmth rising to burn away the coolness inside her. The horse was stunning. And the man riding him even more eye-catching. Man and beast moved like one through the cobbled street. The big chocolate-colored stallion tossed his head, willful and wanting his own way. Full of fire. But the man controlled the horse with ease, and despite her best efforts to fight it, Livia’s eyes were drawn to him. To the powerful, jean-clad thighs gripping the horse, the muscular shoulders filling out the white T-shirt. The thin tattoo of flames banding one strong bicep, the fascinating face—all angles with a jagged scar on the jaw. The dark hair, not long, not short, teased by the morning breeze. The smoke-gray eyes locked on her. Heat tore through her, washing away her composure. Her fingers curled into her palms. No, she wanted the numbness. She forced herself to stay still, her face blank.How? she despaired. How did he make her feel like this?

Taken by the South Wind
The WindKeepers, # 2

The deadly Tempest Winds have escaped…

Now, four brothers gifted with the power of the winds must recapture the Venti Tempesta before they can unleash their evil on the world…

WindKeeper Dante Venti, Keeper of the South Wind, is in Rome on a mission to entrap the Southwest wind and its holder before it can infect humanity with the vice of pride. Dante already feels pride seducing him…but the real temptation is alluring assassin Samia Hassan.

Samia has been sent to kill Dante, but her body is irresistibly drawn to him, his power and presence enveloping her. And if she’s not careful, she will be entrapped by Dante, body and soul…


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The hunt had begun.Dante Venti stood at the top of the Spanish Steps, Rome spread out before him.  The wind swirled around his body, carrying the noises and scents of the Eternal City.He lifted one hand and waved toward the night-shrouded buildings.  The wind hurried to obey his order, searching for any sign of the prey he hunted.The wind was his to command.  Like his father and grandfather before him, he was a WindKeeper, one of four brothers gifted with the power of the wind.  Since the day he’d reached manhood and inherited his power, he’d been the Keeper of the South Wind.His warm breeze brought back the blaring horns of the frantic Rome traffic, the laughter of late night diners, the exclamations of wandering tourists and the whispers of lovers.  It also brought him the taint of his foe.  

Tempting the West Wind
The WindKeepers, # 3

The deadly Tempest Winds have escaped… 

Now, four brothers gifted with the power of the winds must recapture the Venti Tempesta before they can unleash their evil on the world...

Antonio Venti, Keeper of the West Wind, wakes naked and chained, captured by the nemesis he hunts. The evil Northwest Wind is spreading the vice of lust across the city of Florence and Antonio feels his skin heating, his blood firing and his body wanting. He refuses to succumb, but then his cunning prey offers him his ultimate temptation—the woman he craves above all else.

Sophia Crane has given up on rich, cheating men. She’s come to Italy to focus on her art restoration and discover the truth about the legend of the WindKeepers, but then she wakes naked and locked in a room with her sexy boss. As Sophia and Antonio fight their scorching desire, Sophia learns the terrible truth about the power of the wind, and that she may either be Antonio’s salvation or his downfall.



Antonio was at the very edge of his control.The door opened again and he tensed.A large man backed in carrying something in his arms. He didn’t look at Antonio, just dumped his cargo on the blood red bedcover and left.Antonio stared. Every muscle in his body tightened, so hard it was painful. His gaze traced the naked curve of the unconscious woman’s body. Slim limbs, curvy hips, beautiful full breasts topped with cherry pink nipples. Her dark hair fell over her face, hiding her features.Oh, no. He didn’t need to see her face. Her scent teased him. Like a spring meadow in full bloom. The newest employee at Museo Venti, Dr. Sophia Crane.Corus had just locked Antonio in the room, naked, with his greatest temptation.

Defying the North Wind
The WindKeepers, # 4

The deadly Tempest Winds have escaped… 

Now, four brothers gifted with the power of the winds must recapture the Venti Tempesta before they can unleash their evil on the world...

Billionaire Luca Venti is head of Venti Enterprises and the Keeper of the volatile North Wind. He prides himself on his control and as he battles the deadly Northeast Wind in the heart of Venice, he refuses all help. But the vice of rage beats within him and when he discovers his new personal assistant is hiding more than just dangerous curves under her suit, his fury wants to be unleashed.

Rayne Santini was sent to spy on Luca, not to get involved with him and his explosive temper. She knows all about angry men who like to hurt others, but as she watches Luca struggle against his vice, she refuses to stand by and do nothing. But when their enemy entraps them, Luca’s control begins to crumble and the only thing standing between him and his rage is Rayne. 




“Out.” Luca watched as looks of shock were quickly smothered. Folders were closers, papers shuffled, then they filed out.All except one.Steady, cool green eyes watched him. Her stylus was poised over her tablet. “Is there anything else you require today, Signor Venti?”Even his new personal assistant’s voice was cool with the faintest tinge of an English accent. His fingers curled. Damn, Pietro for falling ill. Luca didn’t want to break in a new personal assistant. Especially one who inflamed his already stretched temper. He had enough problems without also wanting to mess up her sleek swing of chin-length red hair. Or to get some sort of reaction out of her. Any reaction.He’d yelled at her plenty this week and she’d barely blinked.Si, something about Rayne Santini rubbed him the wrong way. Although during the last six weeks everything had rubbed him the wrong way.Rayne crossed her long legs, the movement catching Luca’s attention. Her gray suit was stylish but hardly provocative. Still, it fired something in his blood. Something he knew he didn’t have time for right now.

Claiming the East Wind
The WindKeepers, #5

The deadly Tempest Winds have escaped…

Now, four brothers gifted with the power of the winds must recapture the Venti Tempesta before they can unleash their evil on the world...

Skye Santini has lived her life in the shadows, hiding from the horrors of her past. Tired of always being afraid, she vows that now is her chance to make a difference. She will be the virgin sacrifice to appease Soren Venti, the Keeper of the East Wind, who has succumbed to his vice of greed. 

Locked away in his villa on Lake Como, Soren has no memory of his identity. He is driven only by the whispers of greed to take, own and possess, but then one fragile woman enters his domain. Soren wants Skye above all else…but he wants her willing, not as a duty-bound lover. As they are drawn together, their dangerous enemy, the Southeast Wind bears down on them. He wants Soren to join him and rule the world…and he knows that Skye is the only thing stopping him.



She was the virgin sacrifice for a greedy wind god.Skye Santini clasped her hands together and tried to wrestle her nerves into some sort of submission.She was failing. Big time.Swallowing hard, she stared up at the beautiful villa. A cool, brisk wind blew in from Lake Como and tossed her hair around her face. She scraped it back. She could do this. She wanted to do this. Besides, she wasn’t exactly a virgin and the male locked inside wasn’t exactly a god. He was a man. A man who usually ran the finances for the successful company he and his brothers had built, Venti Enterprises.Oh, and he was a WindKeeper on the verge destroying the entire world.“This is insane. Skye, you can’t do this!”Skye turned and watched her sister storm up to her. Rayne never held back from saying what was on her mind. She was also a trained Aurae warrior and the best big sister in the world. “Rayne, I’ll be fine—”“Fine?” Rayne gestured wildly. “The man has succumbed to his vice. He has no memory of who he is, no idea of his power, and no clue about the danger lurking close by.”Skye looked again at the building. Vines climbed up the side of the cream-colored villa. Windows overlooked the manicured gardens that reached down to the lake. It was beautiful and she imagined, on most days, peaceful.Today it was nothing of the sort.


I’m Anna Hackett and I write action romance stories to thrill you, excite you and leave you inspired. I write about people overcoming unbeatable odds and achieving seemingly impossible goals to inspire you with the truth that the possibility exists for all of us to do the same. I love car chases, explosions and spaceships…and of course when the boy wins the girl. Oh, and I’m a sucker for that moment when the team is walking in slow motion, shoulder-to-shoulder heading off into battle. After reading or writing an awesome action romance story, I’m left energized and feeling like anything is possible. I aim to give the same to my readers.


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Blog Tour & Giveaway for Laura Wright's Branded

Cavanaugh Brothers, #1
Publisher: Signet
ISBN: 978-0451464873
Format:  Paperback, eBook and Audiobook
Release Date:  June 3, 2014

In the small town of River Black, Texas, sits the Triple C—a working cattle ranch that sustains the town. But it also holds painful memories and shocking secrets for the Cavanaugh brothers....

When the Cavanaugh brothers return home for their father’s funeral, they discover unexpected evidence of the old man’s surprising double life—a son named Blue, who wants the Triple C Ranch as much as they do. The eldest son, Deacon, a wealthy businessman who couldn’t wait to leave the ranch and move on with his life, is looking to use his powerful connections to stop Blue at any cost. He never expected the ranch’s forewoman, Mackenzie Byrd, to get in his way.

Mac knows Deacon means to destroy the ranch and therefore destroy her livelihood. But as the two battle for control, their attraction builds. Now Deacon is faced with the choice of a lifetime: Take down the Triple C to feed his need for revenge, or embrace the love of the one person who has broken down every barrier to his heart.



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Standing there, hip cocked, in her gray dress and her black heels, those midnight blue eyes fixed on him, Mackenzie Byrd looked like she wanted to rip his head from his body and feed it to the squirrels. Better yet, use it as a receptacle for nuts come winter. 
“You are one cold hearted bastard!” she said, stepping into the room.
Deacon tracked her movement. He barely remembered how she’d looked as a kid. Lots of mud, scraped knees, big eyes. But her attitude – that had stuck with him. She’d been all fireworks and fits. Now, however, he had both to contend with. Beautiful woman and ferocious hellcat.
“Mac,” Cole began as she came to stand before Deacon. “I’m really sorry about this.”
She shook her head. “Don’t. This wasn’t your doin.”
“Have something to get off your chest, Mackenzie?” Deacon asked, noticing just how tall she’d become. She was nearly eye to eye with him in those heels.  
“I’m trying real hard to understand you, Deacon.” Her eyes moved over his face. “I’m trying to understand why you’d come to a funeral and act that way.” She put a hand up. “Forget for a moment that the man lying in the casket is your daddy.”
Deacon frowned. He wouldn’t forget that. Ever.
“Why would you choose to express yourself and your anger that way?” she asked.
“We all wanted to know the answer to that question,” Cole ground out.
“Is that right?” Mackenzie said, glancing over her shoulder. “And did you get an answer?”
Cole shook his head. “Nope.”
She turned back to Deacon. “So?” She put her hands on her hips and gave him a hard, impatient stare.
Not unlike his connection with his brothers, there was a flicker of need inside of Deacon to connect with Mac, too. The house, this land, all that had been in the good times, it was right powerful. But he wasn’t here to reminisce or release the demons inside him. Shit, he needed those demons. They’d made him rich. And they’d get him the Triple C.    
“I don’t owe you an explanation, Mackenzie,” he said in a tone that he usually reserved for the Cavanaugh Enterprises boardroom.
Her eyes narrowed. “Oh, come on. Don’t go all corporate dickhead on me, Deacon Cavanaugh. I helped Cole here pull thorns out of your naked ass that time you fell in a briar patch.”
His lips twitched. “That was James.”
“Oh, right,” Mackenzie agreed, nodding. “You were the one who pissed yer pants when your brothers zapped you with a cattle prod.”
Both his brothers snorted and Deacon’s nostrils flared. “Are you done?”
“Not by a long shot.” She moved an inch closer. He could smell her perfume. Something flowery. Not at all what he’d expect from a foreman.
“What the hell’s happened to you?” she asked, her tone a little less aggressive than it was a moment ago. “I mean, you were never the friendliest kitten in the box when we were young, but you weren’t ruthless or heartless. Or shit, pointless.”
He looked down his nose at her. “You know exactly what happened to me, Mac. Cause it happened to you too, and to those two jackasses on the couch over there.”
She went pale instantly. And after licking her lips and clearing her throat, she uttered softly, “Cass.”
“That’s right.”
The answer moved over her, maybe even inside her, and she straightened her shoulders. “Are you telling me that these past six years you’ve been trying to buy, steal and bully your way to taking over this ranch because of Cass?” The pissed-off tone was back, and her eyes were flashing blue fire. And hell, that rich flowery scent – lilacs, maybe? – was pushing its way into his nostrils. “You stood up before a group of mourners and told them that their life, their work, the business that sustains this town, was gonna be destroyed because of Cass?” She laughed bitterly. “That’s insulting to her memory. And it makes no sense.”
“It doesn’t need to.” Not to you, Mackenzie Byrd.
“This was Cass’s home, Deacon. Where she ate and slept and played and loved you and Cole and James. She wouldn’t want this.” Her brow lifted. “So, either you’re being a heartless asshole or there’s something else going on here.”
Without hesitation, he said, “I’m a heartless asshole, Mackenzie.”

Cavanaugh Brothers, #1
Publisher: Signet
Release Date:  October 7, 2014

The Cavanaugh brothers left behind River Black, Texas, long ago. But after their father dies, bequeathing them the Triple C, a cattle ranch that sustains their small town, they return—and confront the painful memories of their childhood home and the truth about their sister’s murder…

For years, James Cavanaugh has traveled the world as a horse whisperer, but even the millions he’s earned hasn’t healed the pain he hides behind his stoic exterior. Forced to tackle old demons at the ranch, James throws himself into work to avoid his true feelings. Until he meets a woman who shakes the foundations of his well-built walls…

Sheridan O’Neil’s quiet confidence has served her well, except when it comes to romance. Tired of rejection, she’s ready to swear off men. But after being rescued from a horse stampede by the most beautiful cowboy she’s ever met, her resolve wavers. Only, as Sheridan uncovers James’s belief that no woman is safe with him, she wonders if such a wounded man could ever give in to love, or if some hearts are too broken to be healed…

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Author of the Bestselling Mark of the Vampire series, Laura Wright spent the early years of her life immersed in the worlds of singing, acting and competitive ballroom dancing. But when she started writing, she knew she’d found her true calling. Laura lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband, two children, three dogs, two frogs and two fish. She’s been thrice nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award, and loves hearing from her readers.

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