Saturday, July 25, 2015

Conscience by Cecilia London (The Bellator Saga, #2)

by Cecilia London

My rating: 5 stars

Series: The Bellator Saga - Book 2
Publication Date: August 17, 2015
Publisher: Cecilia London
ISBN-13: 2940151926119
Print Length: 392 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

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.

 Conscience by Cecilia London (The Bellator Saga, #2)

Conscience (The Bellator Saga, #2)Cecilia London’s Conscience is more darkness, more erotic heat-more horrific-more intense and brutal-more love story…simply put MORE. A new America has been torn from the womb of the old, twisted and misshapen, vile and dark. It’s blight is growing like a fungus and every political maggot in the country is growing fat while those who dare to speak against them are slowly being ferreted out, tortured, murdered or have gone missing. What has happened to the Land of the Free?

Caroline is held prisoner, tortured, beaten, bones broken, sliced with knives and starved, all for information that her greatest enemy is determined she knows and must tell. The emotional torture is even worse as she is held in darkness, forced to watch those she cares about die and having no contact with or knowledge of Jack’s whereabouts or even if he is alive. The only things keeping her near sanity are the flashbacks to happier times, to her life with her friends, political allies and enemies alike. Her memories of making passionate and free-spirited love with Jack, of living a life of privilege and power, and the responsibilities it entailed.

Cecilia London has continued her Bellator series with an even bolder stroke of her pen. Unafraid of the sadistic darkness, she has created a tale with no holds barred, not for the timid or the shy. Her characters are far from perfect, they have appetites that can be carnal, but very human and are used as an expression of release from tension and particularly love, deep and trusting. The jagged edges of the present and the shards of a lost past will scrape across your nerves, slice at your heart and ignite an angry disgust in your belly. This is strong writing, harsh with no sugar coating, but destined to draw readers in with a vise-like grip. What if America truly was taken over by evil? Who would remain standing?

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