Our November BestSeller is…
Raised as a prototype for the Georgian Bratva’s obedience drug, 221 fails to think, act, or live for himself; he’s his master’s perfectly-crafted killing puppet. Standing at six-foot-six, weighing two-hundred-and-fifty pounds, and unrivaled in to-the-death combat, 221 successfully secures business for the Georgian Mafiya Boss of NYC, who rules the dark world of the criminal underground. Until his enemies capture him.
Talia Tolstaia dreams to break from the heavy clutches of Bratva life. She dreams of another life–away from the stifling leash of her Russian Bratva Boss father and from the brutality of her work at The Dungeon, her criminal family’s underground death-match enterprise. But when she stumbles upon her family’s captive who is more monster than man, she starts to see the man underneath. A powerful, beautiful, damaged man whose heart calls to hers. But sacrifices must be made–blood for blood…life for life…souls for scarred souls…
You know those unique books that stand out in a huge pile that draw you in with special and rare storylines? Tillie Cole is an expert at writing them and her talent clearly has no limit. Reap is her latest masterpiece and I had been awaiting this release since I first caught sight of the blurb. How can you deny experiencing such significant, extraordinary wonder?
This novel is so exceptional and executed to perfection. Every scene was clearly thought through and placed in a particular spot to create this memorable dark romance. The author’s style is fantastic and is sure to bring maximum reader enjoyment. Everything fits together just right and I was once again blown away by this author’s ability to bring such powerful written emotion to life.
Zaal (221) has spent the past twenty years as a prisoner and has been treated to such inhumanity I was cringing throughout the flashbacks. This man is quite spectacular and his redemption is within reach thanks to a promise Luka is obsessed with keeping. Zaal’s captive situation is gruesome and disturbing so I couldn’t wait for him to break free of his chains. I was heartbroken for this monster of a man and could only hope he could be brought back to humanity. Taila is conveniently at her family’s vacation home when this broken man is brought there to begin the healing process, if that is even possible.
Talia is everything Zaal needs and craves without even realizing it. She breaks into his life at the most opportune time in order to be the one that shows him real life. Talia helps shed the layers of the past and create memories Zaal could never forget. She is his protector and savior. In return, Zaal becomes every dream and fantasy Talia never thought she would ever experience. Their awakening is honestly breathtaking.
The captivating journey between Talia and Zaal is something I will never forget. There is so much to overcome but together they find the strength to bring beauty into a damaged existence.
5+ Life-Altering Diamonds!
Tillie Cole is a Northern girl through and through. She originates from a place called Teesside on that little but awesomely sunny (okay I exaggerate) Isle called Great Britain. She was brought up surrounded by her mother — a farmer’s daughter, her crazy Scottish father, a savagely sarcastic sister and a multitude of rescue animals and horses.
Being a scary blend of Scottish and English, Tillie embraces both cultures; her English heritage through her love of HP sauce and freshly made Yorkshire Puddings, and her Scottish, which is mostly demonstrated by her frighteningly foul-mouthed episodes of pure rage and her much loved dirty jokes.
Having been born and raised as a Teesside Smoggie, Tillie, at age nineteen, moved thirty miles north to the ‘Toon’, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, where she attended University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts honours degree in Religious Studies. She returned two years later to complete a Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching High School Social Studies. She regards Newcastle to be a home from home and enjoyed the Newcastle Geordie way of life for seven ‘proper mint’, ‘lush’ years.
Tillie, from a very young age has been part of the theatre community and loves nothing more than to entertain through the mediums of cheerleading, dance, drama and singing (sometimes in the rain). She can also be found in nightclubs around the world imitating her favourite artists alongside her crazy BFF’s – The Teesside Massive – or, sat on the front row at the theatre bopping along to her favourite musical, ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show ‘, clad in a only a maids outfit, clutching a bag of rice and sporting a vibrant shade of red lipstick.
One summers day, after finishing reading her thousandth book on Kindle, Tillie turned to her husband and declared, “D’you know, I have a great idea for a story. I could write a book.” Several months later, repeating the same tired line, she was scolded by her husband to shut up talking about writing a novel and ‘just bloody do it!’ Immediately she set off on a crazy journey, delving deep into her fertile imagination. Tillie, ever since, has written from the heart. She combines her passion for anything camp and glittery with her love of humour and dark brooding men (most often muscled and tattooed – they’re her weakness!).
After years of teaching high school Social Studies and following her Professional Rugby Player husband around Europe, they have settled in Calgary, Alberta where Tillie spends most of her days (and many a late night) lost in a writing euphoria or in her dream of pursuing a dazzling career as a barrel-racing, tasselled-chap, Stetson-wearing cowgirl… Ye-haw!