Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Julia Madeleine Stops Today on Tour--To Read My Review!

Scarlet rose.
Scarlet rose. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Truth
  About
    Scarlet Rose




By Julia Madeleine




In spotlighting Julia during her blog tour and on my blog this month, I read somewhere that as she was writing this book, Scarlet Rose, one of her characters, took over...

Although I can never figure out what a writer means when she says this, I must admit that this novel "proves" that it is possible. Else, why did I enjoy reading this novel about such a hateful woman?!? I keep using the picture of a scarlet rose--such a beautiful image. And, if you read Scarlet Sins, you will find that Sylvia became Scarlet Rose when she started to dance at a local club... But, like a rose, when the season is over, she dies... Sylvia was now dead to everything good in the world...

She had already killed one man...


The Truth of the matter is that, Sylvia married Charlie at one point and they later divorced. She then forced her daughter, who was now just as beautiful as Sylvia once was, to begin bringing in money working as a stripper as well. Fiona was a teenager at the time...

The Truth of the matter was that Sylvia was never meant to be a mother and Fiona was never meant to be a burlesque dancer. In fact, Fiona had stayed closer to her stepfather Charlie than her mother. As the daughter she was, Charlie was generous with his money. Sylvia knew that she had to be Charlie's lover--why else would a man financially support a young girl. In fact, in her mind now, Fiona had seduced Charlie and had been the cause of the divorce!

You can't help but begin to feel sympathy for Fiona...

Fiona truly loved her stepfather and spent as much time with him as possible. He was supporting her and did buy her presents; but they were never involved in any way. But then Charlie was murdered...

And all eyes turned toward Fiona...

Fortunately, Fiona was open and honest with the police and they soon were using her as more of an informant, bouncing ideas off her related to the remainder of the family as well as with what else Charlie had been involved. But while Fiona was struggling with her personal loss, she also discovered memories from her past when a young man turned up claiming to be Charlie's son and heir!

Like the Tattoo artist that she is, Julia Madeleine was confronted with a bitter, angry woman, a sociopath who never cared for anyone other than herself. Madeleine let her run with her life's desires for as long as possible, but, like a bad tattoo, she had to go... But not before Scarlet Rose had entered a new life, with new seductions to be made...

Wow! I could almost feel how Scarlet Rose had taken over this novel--she was a woman, committed to get everything she deserved...and in the end, no big climax, no major...Oh Yeah, you think this woman would quietly go away?

This is soooo unique that I loved it! Enter into the Burlesque world of the beautiful and watch Scarlet Rose dance through her deadly life... Drama at its highest!


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