Publication Date: August 17th 2015
~ Synopsis ~
An escape plan foiled….
A determined woman….
One last tiny sliver of hope….
Jack will find me.
The Fed wants answers. And Caroline is determined not to provide them. They pull out all the stops, testing her sanity, testing her strength, testing her humanity.
Jack will find me.
Subject to cruel and merciless treatment at the hands of a government she once trusted, Caroline clings to her sole lifeline, her only chance at maintaining her tenuous hold on reality: her memories of her husband, Jack, her children, Marguerite and Sophie, and the friends who mean the world to her.
Jack will find me.
But what happens when hope starts to fade? How long until her interrogators cross over into the unspeakable sadism she fears ? How long before she finally breaks apart?
Part Two of a Six Part Saga. Conscience (approximately 120,000 words) is not a standalone and must be read after the first book in the Bellator Saga, Dissident. All books in the series end in a cliffhanger. For readers 18+. This book contains adult situations including graphic violence, explicit (consensual) sex and light BDSM, psychological and physical trauma, and an oftentimes raw, dark, and gritty plot.
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My god! Conscience, the 2nd installment in Cecilia London’s Bellator Saga took me on a roller coaster ride of fear – emotions and lust. If you haven’t read Book 1: Dissident yet (and why the hell haven’t you?) there may be spoilers ahead – just beware.
Cecilia London, she loves a cliffhanger ending – and honestly, so do I. But she warns you in the synopsis of her novels that this is the case of her Bellator Saga – six installments, and all six books will end in a cliffhanger. In Dissident, we left off with our heroine Caroline in the hospital, plotting an escape? Hoping there’s an out and wondering all along where the hell is JACK!? There was an underlining darkness, a story slowly unfolding – but Conscience? It takes you there, throws you in the dark and laughs at your fear (maybe that was Cecilia?) It was a non-stop, action packed and I devoured it nearly in one sitting.
As we’re witness to the never-ending struggle of Caroline, her thoughts take us to the past and allows the story to unfold – all the while leaving us reeling from what is happening in the present. She and Jack, their relationship taking the next step – and good god, these scenes will leave your toes curled and looking for a cigarette.
Things are falling apart in Washington – people are disappearing, and Caroline & Jack take it upon themselves to start collecting evidence – release it as secretly as they can trying to right the wrongs, and stay afloat – all the while frantically trying to protect their loved ones. As Texas is seceding from the USA Caroline and Jack scramble to set things in motion – sending the girls away for their safety, hiding friend and co-workers, getting everyone prepared for everyone’s worst fears. We learn all this as the narrations weave through time as Caroline in the present is facing her worst nightmares – over and over and over.
Chapter after chapter – past and present – I was left on the edge at every turn. Between what happened in the past, to what is happening to Caroline in the present my questions were slowly answered and then BAM! London throws you into left field wondering what in the hell could happen next!
Throughout all the horrible things Caroline endures – she keeps telling herself to have hope – to keep thinking everything will work out – Jack will find her, they’ll be reunited with the girls and hopefully make it somewhere safe to life out the rest of their lives and hold those accountable for their actions. But as things start taking a darker turn….. and more and more secrets are revealed, her hope is dwindling and I still don’t know where the hell Jack is!
But with all the chaos and suspense, we dive deeper into Caroline & Jack’s relationship – as Caroline finally trusts him – loves him – allows herself to be happy once again ….. things heat up….. and then some.
But above all else, some of the best things about this story is the banter – good lord, Cecilia London is gifted in the banter. The humor, the conversations Caroline has with her employee’s, friends and Jack is some of the funniest stuff I’ve ever read and really brings the characters to life.
Cecilia London’s Bellator Saga is dark- suspenseful and without a doubt, hot-as-fuck. You will absolutely laugh – cry and bite your fingernails all the way through this book and it’ll leave you as desperate as I was at the end for the third installment – emailing the author and begging, BEGGING for an idea of a release date.
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She once was important. Now she’s considered dangerous.
In a new America where almost no one can be trusted, Caroline lies unconscious in a government hospital as others decide her fate. She is a political dissident, wanted for questioning by a brutal regime that has come to power in a shockingly easy way. As she recovers from her injuries, all she has are her memories. And once she wakes up, they may not matter anymore.
Dissident is a blend of romantic suspense, contemporary romance, political thriller, and speculative fiction. Told mostly in flashback, it details the budding romantic relationship between our heroine, Caroline, and Jack, the silver fox playboy who tries to win her her heart.
Part One of a Six Part Series. Each part is a full length novel between 60,000-120,000 words and ends in a cliffhanger. For readers 18+. This saga contains adult situations, including non-gratuitous violence, explicit (consensual) sex, psychological and physical trauma, and an oftentimes dark and gritty plot (particular in part two.)
About the Cecilia London
Cecilia is my pen name. I may or may not live in San Antonio, Texas. I’ve been known to apply quotes from ‘The Simpsons’ to everyday life. I love for baseball season.