Welcome to the Indie Author Feature with Coffee Time Romance and More. This week, we’re showcasing Cecilia London. Today, Ms. London shares insight into her novel, Dissident (The Bellator Saga, Part One).
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Dissident (The Bellator Saga, Part One)
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.
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 (particularly in part two).
A note from the author
Cecilia London is my pen name. I love the name Cecilia (the Catholic girl in me, most likely) and London is my favorite city in Europe. I also adore Joan of Arc, therefore a classic WWI propaganda poster image serves as my online avatar and author pic.
I am a native Midwesterner who never thought I’d end up in Texas but am now determined to help Keep San Antonio Lame. I’ve been known to dabble in the practice of law, but have stepped away for a bit to see if I can make this indie author thing fly.
I can apply Simpsons quotes to everyday life, and I live for baseball season. I get a little obsessed when it comes to my alma maters and their sports teams. I love Peeps and I desperately miss Chicago style pizza.
I came up with this series after eating some bad BBQ and having a surreal dream about characters who had been in my head for years. Make of that what you will. I suspect it never would have happened if I’d been eating deep dish. So thanks, unnamed local restaurant (which actually has quite good food)! You helped launch my writing career. I’ll be sure to come back when I need more ideas.
I’ve been writing off and on since I was a kid, but never really thought I’d have anything that I could turn into a single novel, let alone a series. There aren’t many books about how dystopias/totalitarian political regimes come into existence, and I wanted to touch upon that topic while maintaining a primary focus on an epic romance. Dissident is my first published novel, but it definitely will not be the last. Part Two of the six part saga, Conscience, is projected for a late summer/early fall release.
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Sounds like a big journey. Best wishes for many sales, Cecilia.