**Blog Tour and Review** The Bellator Saga by Cecelia London


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

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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.


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?



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?

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.”
my review*

Dissident (Bellator Saga #1)

This book was recommended by a friend. I don’t normally read dystopia but thought I would give it a try. I am so glad I did!

I am not usually into political type books, but this book grabs your attention and doesn’t let go. There is a way about the author that she doesn’t let you know too much too soon so you never get bored.

The story starts out kind of sad because of Caroline’s loss of Nicky. Seeing her girls are a constant reminder of him which I think keeps Caroline’s character very grounded.

Then there comes Jack McIntyre. How can you not hate his character right off the bat? What a jackass!! But then, once you begin to see his character open up and form, you fall head over heels in love with the two of them.

The story has a very good pace to it. The relationships between the characters build really well.

This story mostly builds the relationship between Caroline and Jack. They are very steamy, very sexy, and very much in love.

The book ends on a cliff hanger. There is some nasty stuff going on in the background. The president is shady as hell and the new America is about to drag Caroline and Jack through hell. How will their love survive?

A solid 5 star read!


Conscience (Bellator Saga #2)


This book I finished in just under a day. I could not put it down from start to finish. There is a huge range of feelings I got from this book.

Not only was I sad that Caroline and Jack got split up, but that Caroline had to take the force of nature that had become of the current President.

The President was assassinated and in his place was pure evil…Santos. This man can make your skin crawl and a little vomit to come up when he even shows his presence.

Caroline is left to endure some horrible atrocities because of him. She loses her friends, her family, her closest confidants for the sake of their secrets. Was it worth it? She is left with the guilt as those around her are picked off one by one because of her silence.

Where is Jack? Did he make it? What about the girls?

Some sad realities unfold right before your eyes. She is beaten, starved, and left in the dark; on a daily basis. How does she have the will to survive? How could she possibly have the strength?

Then, her guardian angels. On the brink of death, they get her out. No one thinks she is alive anyway so no one will miss her body. Who are they? And what do they want in return?

Bravo to the author! This story moves rather quickly and flips back and forth between past and present. There are so many points I wanted to reach through my reader and strangle to piss out of Santos and his goons!

This book ends of a cliffhanger and I HAD to have the third book or I was going to lose my mind.

Solid 5 star read and it isn’t for the faint of heart.

Sojourn (Bellator Saga #3)


I am currently only half way through this book…..

It picks up right where book 2 leaves off. Her guardian angles rescue her from hell. Her wounds are bad. They do the best they can for her and pray. Hope that is was enough.

Caroline is slow to recover. Once she wakes up, she wants to know what they heck is happening, where is she, who are these people? Once all her questions are answered, next is what do I need to do to get healthy?

The guilt continues to ravage her brain even as her body begins to heal. Where is Jack? These new guardian angels of hers not only saved her, but need her help to the underground. Is Jack there?

There is something brewing between Caroline and Gabe. She doesn’t want any part of it. Yet, she invites him to her room. She dreams of Jack every night and needs him to be there, but there is only Gabe. Will there be romance? Will they make it to California? Will she finally find Jack?

I will update my review once finished. It is already a 5 star review and I am sure the author can’t spoil it. Another magnificent masterpiece.

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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.



~ by buriedunderbooks1 on March 8, 2016.

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