Anna Edwards-Legacy of Succession

Oh, my ducklings, Anna Edwards has brought us a twisty turny one with some lovely darkness in Legacy of Succession. This is the first book of a new series, and I’m eagerly awaiting the next one in the series, because I’m pretty sure that it’s going to be good.

So, here’s the way this one goes. Nicholas is the son of a Duke. He’s his father’s heir and on the cusp of 30, which means it’s time for him to find a wife. Only, getting a wife isn’t as easy as going out and finding a nice woman to marry. Oh no, that would be too easy. You see, centuries ago, Nicholas’ ancestor started a secret society, with himself at the top, of course. Part of that secret society is that Nicholas has to choose from the women who were born to members of that society in the year he turned 8. And it’s not even as nice as just going out on dates with those ladies until he finds out which one he wants. Nope, that would be way too easy.

Victoria is one of those women. She’s been basically trapped in her father’s home her entire life. Her only friend is the daughter of the maid. She didn’t go to school, she doesn’t have a job, she can’t leave the house without her father’s permission and without strict guards around her. She can really count the number of times she’s left her home on both hands. She feels stifled and can’t wait until she can start her real life. When her father comes up and gives her a white dress and tells her that they are going out to meet people, she figures it’s time for her to make her entrance into society. She’s so excited to be going out and having a real life. Right up until she realizes that the real life she’s going to get isn’t exactly what she wants. No, she’s about to take part in some marriage games and the first step is to be branded.

There are 4 other women, making 5 total, and apparently Nicholas is only allowed the choice of 3, so Victoria thinks that she’s good to go because the devilish Duke tells everyone that the other 2 women are free to leave. Except, gee, nope. The 2 women that Nicholas didn’t choose get to be sold off to the highest bidder within this society. Bunch of bastards.

Very little that happens in this book is all that nice, at least through the majority of the book. There are some nice things that do happen, but they are pretty much outweighed by some really horrible stuff. Victoria is angry, and I don’t blame her a bit, I would be too. Nicholas is also angry, and I don’t blame him either. Well, maybe a little bit. He’s known what to expect his entire life. But, Victoria uses that anger and lets it help her when she needs it. One of the things I really liked about this book is the fact that it was a dual POV. This book really needed that, I can’t see how it would’ve worked any other way. We really did needs to see what was going on in Nicholas’ head. I’m already ready for the next one to come out.

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I hope that Victoria tears everyone up in the next one. I would offer all kinds of things to Anna if she would make that happen. Please, Anna? I would love you forever!

I knew not to trust that Elizabeth from the very second we first saw her. She just felt smarmy and nasty. And Victoria’s dad? Yuck. I’m pretty sure that I totally hate him.

OK, that’s all I have to say about this one. You need to go read this. Happy reading!

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Anna Edwards-Controlling Disgrace

Full disclosure here, I haven’t read the whole series, and this is book #6, but I will be reading it because I want to know how this book fits in with the rest of the series. But, overall, I was able to follow the backstory well enough.

So, here’s the story of Controlling DisgraceWhen Colette was a young woman, she had a lover named James North. He made her feel beautiful, valued, and loved, right until he asked her to get a little kinky. Well, I say kinky… He wanted her on her hands and knees and he wanted to spank her while they were having sex. She went and told her uber conservative and overly religious and completely bugfuck brothers so that she could confess her sins. Her brothers’ way of handling it involved a scalding hot shower, steel scrubbing pads, and a cellar. Then they beat the ever-loving shit out of James.

Fast forward a few years and her bugfuck brothers are dead and Colette’s in a psychiatric hospital. She’s read Amy North’s book and has some questions, so James and Amy sent Michael to her.

Michael was first there to answer questions that had come up while Colette was reading Amy’s book. She had questions about BDSM, he could give her answers. However, when he saw her, he knew that there was just something about her and he wouldn’t be able to let her out of his life.

There are a lot of things that I liked about this book. One is that we get to read letters that Michael and Colette have been able to write back and forth to each other. I think that’s pretty awesome and we get to see how their relationship is changing that way. That’s not something that you see a lot these days, so that was pretty cool. Another thing is that while this is a love story between a man and a woman, I also saw it as a story of a woman coming to love herself. That brings a whole lot of depth to the character and new levels to the story. I think that anyone who has read this series should definitely read this novella. It’s a quick and easy read, so there’s no reason to pass on it.

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I don’t have a whole lot of spoilers to put down here. It’s a short book and I don’t want to do anything that will spoil it. But, her brothers and her “parents”. They all caused my stomach to turn. What her brothers did to her was just disgusting and despicable, and even worse, they made her help with that. Poor Colette, no wonder she had so many problems.

OK, that’s all I have to say about this one. You know what to do. Happy reading!

Anna Edwards-Fallen For Shame

Anna Edwards has come up with a great PNR series about the Glacial Blood pack. The newest one is Fallen For Shame. Now, this is the first Anna Edwards book I’ve read, but it’s not going to be the last. I’m going to have to go back and read the rest of the series. I wasn’t overly lost when I read this one, the third in the series. It’s about an individual couple set into a larger story arc. There was enough backstory that I had no problem with understanding what was going on.

The Glacial Blood pack is a multi-breed pack. It’s run by a polar bear, has some lions, some wolves, a snow leopard, and an Asiatic wild dog named Teagan.

Teagan has been looked down on her entire life just because she is a wild dog shifter. They are really considered the 2nd class citizens in the shifter world, considered vermin, and trashy. Everyone has always treated Teagan poorly, including her so-called best friend. That’s why she went to Glacial Blood. They have a reputation for being very tolerant and taking in just about anyone. That’s not all she found though. She also found Tyler, a wolf that she has been crushing on and lusting after.

Tyler is a wolf with the pack. Among other things, he cooks for them and is the local computer nerd. He has his own secrets and while Kas, the alpha, knows about them, he wants to keep them hidden from everyone else, especially Teagan, since he has some very warm feelings for her. He’s not sure that Teagan returns her feelings, that is until she is teaching him how to dance and they nearly kiss. Too bad something happened that scared him badly and made him run from the room.

Alright, you know the drill. I enjoyed this book. I like the world that Anna has set up and the way her shifters work. I think they are slightly more cohesive than some other shifters I’ve read about because they don’t seem to see themselves as a human self and an animal self, they just see a self. Or at least, that’s my take on it. I could be totally wrong. It happens. On occasion. Rarely. Maybe. Anyhow, Teagan and Tyler do end up with a helluva connection. It’s a thing of beauty. Although, I think that she should probably kick his ass more often. It would be good for him.

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According to Wikipedia, this is an Asiatic wild dog. Cute, right? Isn’t that just a face that says play with me, you know you wanna?

I think Teagan is my new hero. I mean, she is smart, tough, and the way that she stands up for herself and others is just impressive. I found myself wanting to give her a standing ovation myself. I think that she’s going to do all kinds of wonderful things.

I hate her so-called “friend”. Nothing but a condescending bully. Calling her a bitch works, as she’s a female canine, but isn’t mean enough. She definitely needs to get her head pulled out of her own arse. But hey, she got her comeuppance, so I’m happy with that. LOL.

OK, that’s all I have to say on this book. Go check it out. Keep your eyes on this space for new and exciting things. Meanwhile, happy reading!

Anna Edwards-Fallen For Shame Teaser

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Two outsiders.
One pack trying to survive.
And an unforgettable love affair.

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Teagan Holland left her old pack under a cloud of prejudice. Her breed, an Asiatic wild dog, considered nothing but vermin. But as the Glacial Blood Pack are about to find out she is one the kindest people they will ever meet. The accident prone dog also has a strength within her that will be needed to help stave off the now homeless Nuka Lincoln’s attempts at revenge. Will she regret taking this job?

Tyler Quinn has been a fighter for the pack since he was eighteen. He is mysterious, and nobody knows that much about why he joined them. All they do know is that he is a fantastic cook and a bit of a computer geek. Behind the man he portrays is a secret that threatens to send him on a path that he thought he had left behind. Will the white powder be his downfall?

Fallen for Shame is the third book in the highly recommended Glacial Blood Series by the author Anna Edwards. It is set in a paranormal world full of drama, suspense and great love affairs. Plus it features a secret that must never be told for fear of the consequences.

A family isn’t always blood; it’s the people that accept you for who you are.

Although book three in the Glacial Blood Series, Fallen For Shame may be read and enjoyed as a standalone.

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About Anna

Anna hails from the rural countryside near London. She previously worked as an accountant, and while she still does a bit of accountancy on occasion, the majority of her time is now spent writing and looking after her family.

An avid reader herself, Anna turned to writing to combat depression and anxiety after her diagnosis in 2015. She loves travel, hunky heroes with dirty mouths, demure but spunky heroines, and dramatic suspense. You will find all four woven into each of her magical stories.

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