Riot by Tillie Cole – Excerpt!

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Stolen by the Arziani Georgian crime mob as a child, 152 was raised and conditioned to be a Mona—the most subservient of the Arziani Blood Pit slaves.

Gorgeous and kind, she has been and under the imprisoning influence of the Type B drug and under the command of the Blood Pit Master’s sister, Mistress Arziani, for most of her life, until the Master calls her back home to Georgia.

He wants her under his total control, and Master always gets what he wants.

But when 152 is gifted to the Blood Pit’s fearsome champion death match fighter as a prize, 152 suddenly finds out that the men who appear most brutal, may just own the kindest hearts. And love may be found, even when living in hell.

Freedom, family, love, 152 will have to fight for what she wants and ultimately make an impossible choice.


LUKA
“The real world isn’t ready to handle our reality. How could they accept that the gulags, the drugs, and the Blood Pit are real? It is the stuff of nightmares. How could they believe that males are being raised as killers, for sport and greed?
“Worse, it would surely implicate the Bratva and my people in too many ways. We can fight the police and the system here in our city, but we can’t take on the whole world.” Zaal shrugged and tapped the map of the Blood Pit. “We need a way in. We need a solid plan, and we need it fast. I won’t have our freedom jeopardized. I won’t have what I’ve found with my Talia taken away from me, after being without her all of these years.” He raised his brow. “And we know you won’t give up Kisa. We need to act, Luka, and we need to do it soon.”
Lifting the glass of water sitting beside me, I brought it to my lips and drained it in one motion. Zaal stood up. As he passed by, he pressed his hand on my shoulder. I didn’t move until I heard him leaving my house with Talia, who had been sitting with Kisa.
Pushing back from the table, I got to my feet and walked down the hallway. In the living room, Kisa was waiting for me on the couch, hand lying on her swollen stomach.
She took one look at me, her face sympathetic. Silently, she held out her hand. I took it in an instant and dropped to the couch beside her. Kisa fell against my chest and her hand landed on my stomach.
She didn’t say anything. Once I’d fought through my pride, I admitted, “I can’t see a way to defeat Arziani.” The minute I had confessed what was torturing my mind, a heavy weight lifted from my chest.
Kisa froze, then tilted up her chin to meet my eyes. I stared down at my beautiful wife and sighed. “They run a damn fortress, solnyshko. Arziani seems insane from what Valentin has said. He’s deluded, thinks he’s some kind of king, some Roman Caesar. The king of his prisoners. Males, just like me, he drugs them and forces them to fight on until they die. Kids plucked from families and or- phanages, made into his monsters.”
I ran my hand over my tired eyes and asked, “How the hell do we stop him? How do we even breach his Blood Pit?”
Kisa sat up and brought her face to hover above mine. “You’ll find a way, baby. I trust you, we all do.”
I shook my head. “And that’s the problem,” I said harshly. “Everyone expects me to work this out. Everyone expects me to find a way in and execute a plan to bring Arziani down.” I pressed my hand to Kisa’s pregnant stomach, to our baby she was carrying. “But more than that, I need this Arziani to be fucking killed. I need to cut off the head of the snake. Everything, everything we have all been through starts with Arziani. The gulags, his contact with the Durovs. Levan Jakhua worked with Arziani, using Anri and Zaal as his prototypes. Then we found out how he keeps so hidden—by using drugged killers as assassins. They take out anyone who is a threat.”
Kisa blinked, then blinked again when what I was saying hit home. “You believe he’s coming for us. You believe that now we know about him, he’ll send another Valentin.” Her words were not a question. Because she knew what she said was exactly what I’d been thinking.
An ache caved in my chest, and I leaned in to run my lips over hers. “If he came for you. If someone took you away from me . . .” I couldn’t finish the sentence.
“Stop,” Kisa said, moving back to press her finger over my lips. I took her hand in mine. My mind took me back to the gulag.
I could still smell the dankness of the cells. I could still smell the richness of the blood spilled hourly in the ring. I could still feel the heavy veil of death that draped us all, waiting to strike, waiting to deliver another soul to hell.
“Luka, lyubov moya, come back to me.”
I gasped as I heard Kisa’s soft voice cut through the memory. I tightened my grip on her hand. Once again I looked down to her stomach. My teeth clenched together, then I said, “I have to find a way to take him down. I can’t, I won’t, have our baby brought into this world knowing that the male who condemned me, us all, to that life is still breathing, still stealing children from homes, forc- ing them to be killers.”
A tear escaped Kisa’s eye to fall to our clasped hands. “Luka,” she whispered, “this man scares me more than anything else in the world.”
Dropping my forehead to rest against hers, I replied, “That’s another reason why he needs to be put out of our misery. I want our version of a normal life. I want this Bratva life with you, with my new brothers and our families. But as long as that prick lives, it can never happen.” I paused. My hand, still on Kisa’s stomach, felt a tiny kick.
My eyes darted to my wife’s stomach. Kisa laughed a single watery laugh. She covered my hand with her own, just as our baby kicked again.
Leaning forward, Kisa pressed her lips to mine. When she pulled back and I saw the love she had for me written on her stun- ning face, I knew I had to remedy the Arziani problem quickly.
I had two months until our child came into this world. What that world would look like depended on me.
A world free from any threat to our lives. That meant Arziani dead.
His guards slaughtered.
And the Blood Pit burned to ash.
Tillie Cole hails from a small town in the North-East of England. She grew up on a farm with her English mother, Scottish father and older sister and a multitude of rescue animals. As soon as she could, Tillie left her rural roots for the bright lights of the big city.

After graduating from Newcastle University with a BA Hons in Religious Studies, Tillie followed her Professional Rugby player husband around the world for a decade, becoming a teacher in between and thoroughly enjoyed teaching High School students Social Studies before putting pen to paper, and finishing her first novel.

Tillie has now settled in Austin, Texas, where she is finally able to sit down and write, throwing herself into fantasy worlds and the fabulous minds of her characters.

Tillie is both an independent and traditionally published author, and writes many genres including: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance, Young Adult and New Adult novels.

When she is not writing, Tillie enjoys nothing more than curling up on her couch watching movies, drinking far too much coffee, while convincing herself that she really doesn’t need that extra square of chocolate.
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Amore Part 2 by Bella Jewel

Part 2 is finally here! Check out the explosive ending to Bella Jewel’s, Amore!

 

Blurb
Run.
He told me to run. So I ran.
It turns out just because you run from something, doesn’t mean it can’t find you.
He’s coming for me.
He wants what I hold closest.
He wants to lie, manipulate and use me.
He wants me to betray him.
Rafael.
Leader of the Italian Mafia.
Love of my life.
Father of my child.
He’s going to make me do the unthinkable.
There is no way out.
I’m trapped and about to make the biggest mistake of my life.
I’m running full throttle towards an oncoming train, and there isn’t a single thing I can do to stop it.
I’m going to become what I was most afraid of.
A monster.

Review

After finishing part 1 I have been anxiously waiting this final part and it did not disappoint! Part 1 finished in such a dramatic fashion and this part was no different. There is plenty of suspense, drama, explosive action and of course a great deal of romance and passion. I really love Julietta and Rafael together and I spent a lot of part 2 waiting for them to finally get back together. I don’t want to spoil the plot for you so I won’t go into great detail but this book sees Julie facing an uncertain future with devastating consequences if she doesn’t do what needs to be done – can she save the people she loves and escape from her ordeal unscathed or have they all been doomed from the moment Rafael claimed her as his? I loved every minute of this book, my only criticism is that it ended too quickly! I must have devoured it in less than two hours!

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Author Bio

Bella Jewel is a self published, USA Today bestselling author. She’s been publishing since 2013. Her first release was a contemporary romance, Hell’s Knights which topped the charts upon release. Since that time, she has published over five novels, gaining a bestseller status on numerous platforms. She lives in North Queensland and is currently studying editing and proofreading to further expand her career. Bella has been writing since she was just shy of fifteen years old. In Summer 2013 she was offered an ebook deal through Montlake Romance for her bestselling modern day pirate series, Enslaved By The Ocean. She plans to expand her writing career, planning many new releases for the future.

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Amore (Part 1) by Bella Jewel

 It’s LIVE! Part 1 of Bella Jewel’s latest release, Amore is finally here!

Blurb

 

“It is not love that defines us, Julietta. It is love that destroys us.”

I’m just a normal girl.

Or so you would think.

I’ve never thought of myself as anything different.

Until I met him.

He doesn’t think I’m normal.

He thinks I’m special.

Special enough to be in his life.

Special enough to enter his world.

Special enough for his bed.

Rafael Lencioni. Dangerous. Beautiful. Terrifying.

My story is the one that’s never told.

I’m not the daughter.

I’m not the wife.

I’m not a sister or a mother.

I’m not his enemy and I’m not his friend.

I’m not who you think I am.

So for me to fit into their world, I have to do something I never wanted in my life.

Something I would have frowned upon until I met him.

I have to change who I am.

I have to shut down my heart.

I have to accept my place.

My body belongs to him.

My heart isn’t permitted to.

Those are his rules.

But rules were made to be broken…right?

Review

Usually I’m quite wary of books with a cliffhanger but with part two being released very soon and it being Bella Jewel I knew I couldn’t resist this one!

Julietta was just like every other girl, or so she thought, until she met Rafael Lencioni. Dark, mysterious and drop dead gorgeous she knew he was different but she didn’t realise she was spending time with a mafia boss. What’s worse is now she’s had a taste of him she’s not sure she can let him go, despite the danger he poses to her. This is a very different type of mafia book, telling another side of the mafia lifestyle. I’m not going to go into it too much detail because I don’t want to ruin it for you but I REALLY enjoyed reading this and I can not wait for part two. Rafael is everything you could want from an alpha, testosterone fuelled mafia boss and of course that leads to some very steamy scenes. Highly recommend this one, even with the cliffhanger and I’m now desperately waiting for part 2!

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Bella Jewel is a self published, USA Today bestselling author. She’s been publishing since 2013. Her first release was a contemporary romance, Hell’s Knights which topped the charts upon release. Since that time, she has published over five novels, gaining a bestseller status on numerous platforms. She lives in North Queensland and is currently studying editing and proofreading to further expand her career. Bella has been writing since she was just shy of fifteen years old. In Summer 2013 she was offered an ebook deal through Montlake Romance for her bestselling modern day pirate series, Enslaved By The Ocean. She plans to expand her writing career, planning many new releases for the future.

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Invincible by J L Beck

Invincible is the third book in the Kingspin Love Affair series and focuses on Devon’s story. Full of drama, suspense and passion this is a great addition to the series!

Synopsis

A book where the romance is just as dangerous as the crime….

FBI Agent Devon Mitchell is trying everything he can to move on with his life.

Except he can’t.

After losing the one person he loved more than life itself, he struggles to carry on with the guilt and burden of letting her go. When a new assignment in his old hometown lands on his desk, he can’t help but feel drawn to it.

Drawn to her…

But this isn’t a case he was assigned, but a secret undercover mission that could ruin his career if his cover is blown.

Tegan Anderson wishes for a normal life. Pushing her way through college, she finds herself in dead end relationship number three—except this time, the guy is into something far more dangerous than your usual twenty-three-year-old is involved in.

Drugs, dirty money, and casino debts are just a few things her ex has found himself wrapped up in.

When the people he owes money come looking for him, she finds herself in a situation that could be the difference between life and death.

With the odds stacked against them, and a herd of angry men after them, can Devon and Tegan survive the mayhem that is about to ensue? Can they overcome the past or will it shatter both of them?

Sometimes, love isn’t enough, but could theirs be truly invincible?

Review

Having read the first two books in the series I was looking forward to learning more about Devon. As an FBI agent and Zerro’s partner he hasn’t taken a break from work in years, never taking holiday or sick leave he’s dedicated his life to the FBI. When his boss sends him away insisting he take a month off work Devon is at a loss what to do until he picks up a case file for a job in his home town. Knowing he shouldn’t but not able to resist he travels back home ignoring his bosses demands. When he gets there he’s ready to do some undercover recon, that is until he walks into the diner and spots Tegan.

Tegan and Devon were childhood sweethearts. Having fallen helplessly in love with him Tegan was devastated when he told her he wasn’t good enough for her and they couldn’t be together ever again. When she sees him back in town she can’t believe he’s real. Having lived the last few years without truly living and now caught up in a dangerous world that’s threatening to consume her Tegan is in trouble.

When Devon learns the depths of Tegan’s troubles he can’t help but get involved and soon their old love for one another re-emerges once again. What follows is a story full of drama and suspense – they’ll have to go through hell to get their happily ever after.

But to get that HEA they both crave Devon must decide whether to decide what’s best for Tegan himself and let her go, or listen to her and his heart and let her in.

Invincible is a lot less violent than the first two books but it’s not without its fair share of battles. I loved Devon and Teg together, and it was great to see how Zerro and Bree were getting on too! Dark, passionate and packed with drama this is one hot read you definitely need to add to your collection!

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About JL Beck

J.L. Beck is the Best Selling Author of Indebted (A Kingpin Love Affair Vol: 1), and The Bittersweet Series. She plays mother and wife by day, and writer extraordinaire by night. When she’s not writing, reading or doodling, you can find her watching The Vampire Diaries, and The 100. She currently resides in the tiny town of Elroy, in the state of Wisconsin with her husband of seven years, and three year old hellion.

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