by B. Truly
GENRE: Adult, Dystopian & Post-Apocalyptic
Will You Be Tempted? Will Love Save Your Soul?
One nation under his reign.
Cardinal sins of man caused humanity to pay the price. Cali Nasser grew up in a world succeeding World War III. The aftermath forced the world dictatorship that she must now live in. A new Regime arose from the ashes. They demanded obedience and cooperation from every citizen, even in matters of the heart.
One domain … One accord … One nation. That is the moral code. In Cali’s eyes, it all revolves around a twisted plot for control.
It used to sicken Cali how people would allow the Regime to test their love through the Temptation Trials. That is, until she met Kincade. Cali’s entire point of view changes when she falls for him. She struggles with herself, debating if she should challenge the government’s law of arranged marriage.
Cali’s childhood friend, Stefani, always kept a positive perspective about their lives until she was threatened with the same dilemma, at odds over the man she loves.
Now Cali and Stefani face a desperate choice—submit to the Regime’s will, or fight for what they value most—love. Although lust, mistaken for love, could lead to damnation. Do they give up on love or sign up for the Temptation Trials, a reality TV show where every temptation is laid before them?
The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. Can love save their souls?
Seconds later, the entire atmosphere changed, and not because of this prick’s smart remarks. The metal door of the main compound creaked open. A person in black attire snuck in. He rolled an object down our direction. Gray smoke sprayed from the canister. The enforcer whipped around, firing his weapon at him but missing. The locks on our cells clicked and the doors slid open. Everyone started to scatter. Cade dashed us out of our cell, me on his heels. Rafael swiped the enforcer’s legs from underneath him. He fell with a thud. Cade kicked him in the face, knocking him out cold. Rafael grabbed his gun off the ground.
“Rafael, can you take care of this?” Cade asked, raising our joined handcuff chain. Rafael aimed the gun. Cade moved over, putting as much distance between us as possible, extending the chain.
“Wait … I don’t think this is a good idea.” I wanted to be free of the handcuffs that connected us, but I didn’t want to be blasted.
“Rafael’s a good shot. Just turn your head to the side. We don’t have much time, and it will be easier to run not being joined at the wrists.”
“Here goes,” Rafael said, cutting Cade off. “Don’t move!”
Squeezing my eyes shut, I heard the gun pop—our hands were now freed. The compound’s lights went off and alarm filled the air. The rescue man who’d thrown the canister sprinted past us, heading for the far wall. Some of the inmates huddled in a mass, unsure of what to do. Others seemed aware of what was going down, obviously part of Cade’s crew that had gotten captured, too. Moments passed, then the backup lights came on. Their lighting was dim, but at least I could see better. The rescue guy placed three blocks onto the wall.
“Everyone stand clear!” he yelled.
Cade pressed me against a cell with his body in front of mine, shielding me. A loud explosion detonated from the bombs on the wall. Some people screamed—others hit the floor. Chaos surrounded us. Chucks of debris splayed everywhere. The man that blew the wall ran through it. Gunshots, accompanied by shouting, came from the main building. Another person from Cade’s secret crew bolted through the metal door from the compound.
“Move out!” the second guy shouted to us.
Rafael, and a slew more wasted no time. Cade pulled us in the direction of the opening. Some inmates stood frozen in place, or stayed on the ground, shell shocked.
“Come on, everyone!” Cade hollered to them. He didn’t wait for their response, though, he towed us out of the jagged, smoking hole. If those inmates had good sense, they’d make a run for it.
The story line is interesting. It has more curse words than I prefer reading, but it is adult dystopian and not for kids, so that probably won’t turn most people off. The writing is engaging, though there are a few grammatical errors I would fix – then when meaning than and one segment where it seems some words were left out. Overall, if you like dystopian and don’t mind cursing and sex, then you will enjoy this book.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
B. Truly has wanted to be an author since she was fifteen years old and is grateful to have accomplished this dream. She has very vivid dreams and a wild imagination. She likes to read, watch tons of TV shows, and movies. She’s addicted to romance and gets a thrill out of action and sci-fi. She writes New Adult and Adult, Romance. Sci-fi, Dystopian, and Paranormal genres.
B. Truly likes to explore different elements of sci-fi romance, and create various realms of reality. She also loves creating impossible situations for her characters to grow from and try to overcome.
B. Truly has three wonderful children and a husband who defines the person that she is today. She works full-time as an Ultrasound technologist in Houston, Texas.
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