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.
Sojourn (Bellator Saga, #3)by Cecilia London
Haunted by her experience at The Fed, Caroline tries to create a new identity. A new present, a new future. She can’t escape the memories that dog her when she least expects it, leaving her mired in a depression that she finds difficult to escape. Caroline needs to regain her physical and mental strength if she intends on surviving the journey to find the
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Haunted by her experience at The Fed, Caroline tries to create a new identity. A new present, a new future. She can’t escape the memories that dog her when she least expects it, leaving her mired in a depression that she finds difficult to escape. Caroline needs to regain her physical and mental strength if she intends on surviving the journey to find the elusive rebellion. But that’s easier said than done with the ghosts of the past constantly whispering in her ear.
The road is long and dangerous, and there are no guarantees. She and her companions have no idea what they will find when they arrive at their destination. And what they finally discover may change everything.
Sojourn is not a standalone and should be read after the first two books in the series. For readers 18+. Ends in a cliffhanger.
"Cecilia London is a master at writing heart in your throat fiction..." - Readers' Favorite
"Cecilia London has pulled off a hat trick! The third book of The Bellator Saga, Sojourn, is just as engaging, sexy, and edge-of-your-seat exciting as the first two. The Bellator Saga grabs your attention in book one and never lets go. Each book is filled with suspense, nuanced characters, and a love story that's equal parts romance and kink. With each new installment, Cecilia London parcels out gripping new details and leaves you needing more." - Author Lila Monroe
"Sojourn is a deeply emotional story which is stark at times but is ultimately filled with hope. This book is just part of the journey, but one that will grab readers and keep them on the edge of their seats." - Romance Novel News
"I can't recommend this series enough. The Bellator Saga is PHENOMENAL. I don't know she does it but Cecilia has created this brilliantly intelligent, sexy, suspenseful, and moving saga with both light - hope, love, and friendship - and dark - hate, abuse, and evil. Each book has a distinct feel and direction and somehow each one manages to hit you at a completely different emotional level." - Suzanne, Slut Sistas
"FLAWLESS." - The Literary Gossip
"EPIC! One of my favorite books of 2015!" - TeriLyn Reviews
"Breathtaking. Brilliant. Stunning...Reading these books is like eating a delicious and very expensive box of chocolates, each piece is unique, some sweet, some bitter but in the end you simply can't have enough...never before have I felt so inside or so connected to a story." -Dee, Wrapped Up In Reading
"Insanely good..." - Beverages and Books
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Great story. I can't wait for the next three. I absolutely love Caroline and Jack. I missed him in this book. Would love to know his story of the year they were apart...
This series…. what is there to say, that hasn’t already been said? The Bellator Saga has been one of my absolute favorite reads of 2015 – and though Cecilia London loooooves to rip your heart out, it’s in the best possible way. Sojourn took us on an adventure – and one that is packed with hopeful suspense, because after everything…. and I mean everything that Caroline has suffered through? This woman, good lord, she deserves some light at the end of the tunnel. But the journey is long – and full of danger. Everyone has put their lives on the line for this woman in the hopes that she has the answers to getting to someplace safe – and she’s not even sure if she can handle the outside world anymore. After everything Caroline endured in The Fed – she is fragile, she is broken and her mind is wandering into the past, giving us glimpses of her hope that Jack and her daughters are out there some where safe, even though she’s trying not go kid herself. She knows, deep down that there is no reason to have any hope. And the dreams and memories of happier times aren’t giving her the muscle she needs to carry on, they’re keeping her bogged down in a depression so thick, she’s not even sure she can find her way out to save them all. This story is a dark tale, but an spectacular suspenseful love story – because in the heart of it all is Jack & Caroline – the love they have for one another, the passion – Jeeeezus. The passion was prolific in Sojourn and really had me mapping out a way to build a library in my house – telling my husband we REALLY need to buy a piano and he needs to learn how to speak french. He’s not on board yet, but there’s still hope. This being the third installment I’ve gotten to know these characters very well, fallen in love with a lot of them and it choked me up so much through this book as Caroline’s memories of those people were scattered throughout …. knowing The Fed destroyed so much more than Caroline’s spirit. Sojourn broke me – gutted me and I’m not sure I’ve ever highlighted a book so much before, because even though Caroline is going through a bit of a transition in this story, there is still the best banter I’ve ever read throughout. Caroline and her quick whit – her smart mouth, and the flirting with Jack? Some of my absolute favorite parts about this book. They had me laughing – tearing up and my toes curling more than once. That moment when you read an absolutely perfect scene between these two…. you get the chills? I felt that through this entire book -because with all the danger and chaos in this story there is hope… and there is love. Caroline has to hold on to the past no matter how much she wants to ignore the pain …… the thoughts and memories because she knows, deep down inside. She’s lost everything…. and she has to go on – she has to keep fighting. I read this ending a dozen times – I sent tear stained tweets to Cecilia afterwards – she broke me – gutted me and brought me back to the brink…. leaving me begging for the fourth book! If you haven’t checked out The Bellator Saga yet – grab them ASAP!
Sojourn picks up right where Conscience left off. If you were like me, you ended book two in tears. But nothing could have prepared me for Sojourn. Nothing. The title is perfect as Caroline is now left to deal with the new identity she must consume. But her painful past creeps in from time to time, overwhelming her and bringing her back into the dark. It’s her new companions that encourage her to push on and take it day by day. But deep down Caroline knows that her broken soul may take a long time to heal, if at all. Adjusting to this new life isn’t easy for Caroline. If she thought she had to fight while in captivity, then this time period is easily the fight of her life. Her soul is shattered, her heart broken, her spirit non-existent, Caroline must find it within herself to get better and lead her companions on an arduous and unpredictable journey. Similar to the other two books, Sojourn ignited me. I felt pain, disappointment, but most of all, I felt love and hope. You escape to the past with Caroline as she remembers her time with Jack and her daughters. Her love for him, despite her current circumstances has never dimmed or wavered. If anything, her love is stronger. So remembering those times is painful. But so necessary for her survival. This thrilling and captivating read kept me on edge, overwhelmed me with emotion, and reminded me of the profoundness of hope and love even in times of despair and darkness. Once again, I am blown away at the magnitude of just how much this book affected me. I found myself thinking about it when I had to put it down. The writing is phenomenal. The author easy takes you to places as a reader I have never been. I am weaved through the pages of this story and feel every single emotion endured by her characters. She not only places you in their hearts, but she allows you to understand their souls. And everything they stand for. Speaking of characters, the author continues to exhibit her talent at character development. We are introduced to some new ones that have such heart and soul and play such an intricate part in this time in Caroline’s life. Nothing is as it seems. The depth of this story is unreal. Your heart will race as this unique and enthralling story unravels. Can we please talk about the last chapter? Seriously? Cecilia London. You MOVE me. Your words OWN me. That had to be the most intense, beautiful, tragic, hopeful romantic chapter I have ever read in my life. I found myself reading it over and over several times. And each time, the words slayed me. I was IN that moment. This gut wrenching and heartfelt scene will forever hold a place in my heart. Sojourn and the rest of the books in this series has easily become 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. The author brilliantly feeds my romantic soul as she expertly balances the gritty life Caroline endures with romance and suspense. The scenes in this book are so passionate and sensual. You have no doubt that the love between Caroline and Jack is timeless. The ending left me breathless and in awe. My heart is so full. So ready for what’s to come for the rest of this series.
What can I say, once again Cecilia London wrote a fabulous book that kept me up because I had to know what happened to one of my all time favorite characters Caroline. Sojourn picks up right where Conscience leaves off, and we are introduced to some new characters, who I just love. This book is not as "angsty" as the other two, but it's just as gripping. What is heartbreaking about this novel is what Caroline is going through, after being imprisoned and tortured and left for dead she of course suffers from PTSD, she trys to block all her past memories of her husband and her kids, but of course that is impossible. Now, the ending of this book just about killed me, I obviously won't go into detail, but wow, Ms. London can write one hell of a book!! Don't miss out on this series!
Cecilia London's "Sojourn" is the third tale in the Bellator Saga. Just in case you haven't read the series, something has gone wrong and states are seceding from union and government leaders are enemies of the state somehow. This storyline is being slowly revealed in an intertwining way with the backstory of the leading lady, Caroline. You definitely need to read #1 and #2 before you read #3. It's hard to say more without spoilers. Overall, just a really good #3...probably the best #3 I've read in a while. It's gritty and amazing.
Imagine having all you heart could desire, the love of a good man who knew how to share his heart, mind, body and soul, to live the life of the powerful, to be an “A” lister and then to have the political machines of the day bulldoze through your life and shred it into tattered and beaten pieces of bloody pulp. Caroline has lived the nightmares of fleeing for her life; being separated from Jack and assuming he is dead. Captured and tortured mercilessly by the new regime, for information she doesn’t have, she is rescued by a ragtag group, more dead than alive. Battered, broken, and bloody, no one would believe she is the former First Lady of her state. Was it true grit, sheer determination or the ghosts of her past that keep her alive and set her on the journey to the west coast to join the rebellion? For Caroline, this trip is dangerous, painful and haunted by memories of Jack, their love, their passion for life and each other, and all of the hopes she once held in the palm of her hand, dashed against the oppressive walls of depression. What were once their dirty little secrets are now shattered memories, slicing at her heart, bleeding it into a dried husk of despair. Only sheer determination that he will not have died in vain keep her going, mile after mile. But, what will they find at the end of their journey? Will their journey be one of futility or will hope lie ahead? First, they have to survive… Prepare for pain, prepare to be shredded by the rapier-sharp words of Cecilia London a she forges another chapter in the Bellator Saga, and prepare to never forget her words. Dark, jagged and filled with brutal scenes that come to life, rare scenes that show human compassion in a world where it is becoming non-existent, love becomes a memory and hate becomes all-consuming. Follow Caroline as her metamorphosis begins, from a feisty, yet fragile dragonfly into a killer wasp, determined to sting first or die trying. See the world through Caroline’s eyes, her memories and feel what she feels as she grasps to hang on to her final thread of sanity. A true word master, Cecilia London pours on the acidic turmoil, threatening to crush her own characters, taking us with them as collateral damage. This is crafting a story; this is telling it with enough sincerity to make it come true in our minds. Sojourn is from the gut writing with the power to stay with its readers for a long time after as we ask ourselves, could we hold up under this torment? Not for the faint of heart or those who want a neat little package with pretty bows, this is the underbelly of our lives we never see, just hope we never experience it. I received an ARC edition from Cecilia London in exchange for my honest review.If you haven't tried this series, you are missing out on powerful reading.