THE BELLATOR SAGA: THE FIRST TRILOGY By Cecilia London

1dcfd-bigsoftwarebox_900x861-32b252812529

Two souls intertwined. One epic love story.

Get swept away in the passionate romance between political opposites Caroline Gerard and Jack McIntyre in the first half of The Bellator Saga.

This set contains the first three books in the series, Dissident, Conscience, and Sojourn.


“If you only read one series in 2016, make it The Bellator Saga by Cecilia London!” – Irene, The Literary Gossip

“I can’t recommend this series enough. It’s one for any contemporary romance reader, any Hunger Games lover, any dystopian lover, any fans of erotica. I IMPLORE you to read this series. You don’t want to miss it.” – TeriLyn Reviews


“…One of the most unforgettable reads of my life. This riveting and compelling story gripped me. Stole my heart. And I don’t think I will ever get it back.” – Bianca, Biblio Belles

“This series is unique, poignant, and unforgettable. Readers will be irreversibly captivated by London’s writing and intensely invested in the exquisite creativity that her mind has to offer.” – Vivian, Beauté De Livres

“An unforgettable saga unlike anything I’ve ever read before…I can’t recommend this series enough!” -Suzanne, Tied Up In Romance

***
box set cover final.jpg
***
Banner

Dissident:

Rising Democratic star Caroline Gerard is reluctant to fall in love again after losing her husband. Can Republican playboy Jack McIntyre break through her grief and capture her heart? Told mostly in flashback and set against a chilling fascist backdrop, Dissident is a rollercoaster ride of political intrigue, passionate romance, and undying love.

Alysha’s Thoughts: Dissident automatically starts out with a surge of adrenaline. Memories from Caroline fighting for her life with her Husband. Her words has changed and now she has to sacrifice her life to safe her husband’s. Cecilia goes back and forth between Caroline’s past and present. Politics’ end up playing a big role, but  it wasn’t always a dangerous place to be. It was an area Caroline wasn’t afraid to speak her mind, even when she spoke against the other party. This helped her begin her new life after being a widow. The harsh words she spoke against another candidate, Jack, made her want to apologize for speaking out of turn. She wanted to do this face to face, so that’s exactly what she did, which than began an amazing friendship. Caroline just wasn’t prepared for their friendship to turn into love. Even against her best friend, Christine’s, advice. Caroline decided to give her and Jack a chance. Only being two political figures their life wasn’t all that private. So when Christine found out through a blog about Jack’s upcoming election she was devastated. Jack knew then and there that Caroline was the only thing that mattered in his life, even above his career. 


Conscience:

Caroline faces the biggest challenge of her life when confronted with the cruelty and sadism of her captors at The Fed. Hope fades quickly, even as she holds onto her one last bit of sanity and her unshakable belief that her husband will rescue her. But is that faith just a mirage?

Alysha’s Thoughts:

Conscience continues in Caroline’s story. Fighting for their love, Caroline decided to trade in her career to be a supportive wife to the next State Govenor. Even with their lives falling into place Caroline could see the dangerous change in politics, and how it would not be safe for anyone. With the new Presidential Candidates Caroline knew if Santos were to become Vice President, America would never be the same again. Boy was she right, only not in the way she had thought, It ended up being much worse, and with states succeeding, and political figures disappearing it was only just starting. Especially for Caroline and her supporters who were fighting against the the President and Government. Caroline was able to show her true strength and how much she could truly handle. But would she crack once everyone she loved was dead?

Sojourn:

Reeling from her experiences at The Fed, Caroline tries to forge ahead and create a new identity. But that’s hard to do with the ghosts of the past constantly whispering in her ear. She is determined to find the rebellion and move on with her life, but what will she find when she arrives there?

Alysha’s Thoughts:Book three in The Bellator Saga, Sojourn, by Cecilia London was fantastic. I was super excited to have this book released. I could hardly wait to read it and then it only took me two days to finish it; and not because it is a short book either. I couldn’t put it down and now I’m anxiously waiting for book 4 and book 5. And let me tell you I am not a very patient person at all, and Cecilia made sure I’m overly impatient. She definitely knows how to grab your attention throughout each book, but she also knows how to keep you hanging. Sojourn is a for sure cliff hanger just like the first two books were, but it’s still worth it.

    Caroline was left for dead after a horrific, brutal beating at the end of book 2, Conscience. Two men ended up coming to her side and telling her no worry while taking her to the morgue. Well in Sojourn we begin to learn that these men risked their lives to fake Caroline’s death in order to bring her to their safe house. This is where the two Federal employees, Gabe and Jones, plus their accomplice, Crunch, would help Caroline live. They made sure they did whatever they could to safe her life and help her heal from her injuries as well as possible given the circumstances. Sojourn offers a lot of detail, maybe even more than the first two books. Caroline is followed through her healing process, her new friends, the movement and memories of her past. She understands these men are needing her to proceed with the movement she first started before her capture, but knowing about her loved ones she has lost since that time Caroline was having a difficult time remaining strong. Gabe planned all their trip to where they could seek refuge with the help of more accomplices. They were there to help Caroline and protect her at whatever cost. Caroline knew she had to remain strong and trust there was still a refuge in California, only once they arrived they weren’t treated like the refuge was supposed to. Caroline has no clue as to what to think especially when she comes face to face with a man from her past. All she knows is if she doesn’t start explaining things soon none of them are going to be safe.

***
cooltext168004428294701
CLICK PICTURE TO SUPPORT THIS CAMPAIGN TODAY!
***
When they reached the ballroom he locked the door behind him. Jack walked over to one of the decorative side tables and produced a box wrapped with red paper.

“Merry Christmas,” he said, handing it to her.

“Why didn’t you give this to me earlier?”

“I needed us to be in private when I gave it to you. Open it.”

It had to be jewelry. “I told you not to get me anything outlandish.”

“I don’t have to listen to you. Even if we are married.”

Caroline ripped the paper away. She opened the box and was greeted with an exquisite emerald necklace. Fringe design, with each individual green stone framed by tiny sparkling diamonds. The necklace was dripping with jewels from end to end. It looked like a prop from an eighties soap opera except it was stunningly, gorgeously real. She wouldn’t even want to speculate about the cost. “Jack-”

“Do you like it?” he asked.

She was convinced he only gave her presents just to gauge her reaction. To see how long she’d gawk at them before starting to gush. Caroline wasn’t refined when it came to her spontaneous responses to him. Did she like the necklace? A rather silly question since it was one of the most amazing things she’d ever seen.

“It’s beautiful,” she whispered.

He took the box from her. “I didn’t recall seeing you with anything other than sapphires or diamonds. We’re going to have to do something about that.”

She could only imagine the media attention they’d get if she paraded around wearing a necklace that cost more than what the average household made in a year, several times over. Sometimes her husband forgot that he was running for governor, not auditioning for the cast of Falcon Crest. “It’s too much, Jack. It’s so…elaborate. I can’t wear that in public.”

He smiled. “Then don’t. Wear it just for me.”

“Just around the house? Like, when I’m watching baseball and stuff?”

He laughed. “‘And stuff’?”

Her language was less polished than usual. “I’ve had a ton to drink today. I can’t always be articulate.”

Jack pulled her to him, leaning toward her ear. “How about you wear the necklace and nothing else, and grant your husband a dance?”

Now she saw where he was going. “A nice Christmas waltz?” Caroline suggested. “Fully clothed, of course. We must always be proper.”

He tugged at her sweater. “Try again.”

His romantic and seductive gestures were sweet, but impractical. “It’s cold in here.”

“I’ll turn the heat up.”

“What about you?”

“We don’t need to worry about me.”

Caroline sighed. “I meant your clothes.”

He unbuttoned her pants. “They’re staying on.”

That seemed unfair. “I’m not sure I like this power differential.”

Jack ran a finger under the waistband of her panties. “I think you do,” he whispered.

She shivered when he pulled her pants and underwear down. “Will there be music? Or are you going to parade my naked self around the ballroom in silence?”

“I picked a special song for the two of us.” He grinned. “And you won’t be naked. You’ll be wearing the necklace.”

She ran her hands down the front of his shirt, imagining how it would feel for her bare chest to rub against it while they danced. “You will undress at some point, right?”

He kissed her again. “Upstairs. Let me do this,” he said softly, stripping off the rest of her clothes, even her bra and panties. He laughed when he reached her socks. “Are those dinosaurs?”

Caroline liked wearing fun socks. She didn’t care if they were juvenile. She’d get away with it for as long as she could. “They’re wearing little Santa hats.”

Though he’d started to yank them down, he hastily pulled them back up to below her knees. “These can stay on. But only because they make you look so damn adorable.”

She tried not to think of what she’d look like wearing nothing but whimsical dinosaur knee socks and an emerald necklace, but the expression on his face indicated that Jack didn’t particularly care. He kissed her deeply before retrieving the necklace. He took his time placing it around her neck, then stepped back to look at her. It took all her effort not to blush. She hadn’t anticipated the night ending this way.

Jack tipped her chin up. “You look fucking marvelous.”

Her face had to be as red as a cherry. “Even with the socks?”
He brushed a stray hair out of her face. “There are few things sexier than a woman wearing an emerald necklace and dinosaur socks…and nothing else.”
***
***
cooltext168004471682486
Join Cecilia on her Facebook like page for the release party!
IG_Release_Party.jpg
***


Cecilia London is the pen name of a native Illinoisan currently living in San Antonio, Texas. She’s filled several roles over the course of her adult life – licensed attorney, wrangler of small children, and obsessed baseball fan, among others. An extroverted introvert with a serious social media addiction, she is the author of The Bellator Saga, an epic, genre-crossing romance series. You can catch all of her quirky updates on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or at her website.


HOSTED BY:

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s