I am a fan of Karina Halle’s Experiment in Terror (EIT) series, a paranormal romance that I’ve been faithfully following since 2012. I also have the books from her Artists Trilogy which my friends on Goodreads recommended, but I haven’t had a chance to read yet. Now, Halle has started a new trilogy that looks to be a spin-off from The Artists Trilogy, since Javier Bernal, a main character from that series, is featured in this new release, Dirty Angels. Apparently each novel in this trilogy, although connected, will be able to stand alone, and the trilogy can be read in any order. Based on the book’s description, Dirty Angels is much darker and grittier than the EIT series I have so enjoyed.
I plan to read The Artists Trilogy before I decide whether I want to jump into Dirty Angels. However, I wanted to let Halle fans know that the cover to the book is finally available for you to check out. Read on to learn more about this upcoming release and the excerpt included, which provides greater insight into the plot.
Dirty Angels (Dirty Angels #1) by Karina Halle
Romantic Suspense Trilogy
Genre: Adult Fiction
Release Date: Spring / Summer 2014
For Luisa Chavez, a twenty-three year old former beauty queen, a better life has always been just out of her reach. Sure, she’s had men at her feet since she was a young teenager but she’s never had the one thing she’s craved – security. Having grown up in near poverty, her waitressing job in Cabo San Lucas can barely let her take care of herself, let alone her ailing parents. Every day is another unwanted advance, every day is a struggle to survive.
When Salvador Reyes, the depraved leader of a major Mexican cartel, takes an interest in her, Luisa is presented with an opportunity she can’t afford to pass up. She’ll become Salvador’s wife and exchange her freedom and body for a life of riches – riches she can bestow upon her deserving parents. But Luisa quickly finds out that even the finest wines and jewels can’t undo the ugliness in her marriage, nor the never-ending violence that threatens her every move.
Soon, Luisa is looking for an escape, a way out of the carefully controlled life she’s leading. She finally gets her wish in the worst way possible.
As it is, being the wife of Salvador makes her an ideal target for rival cartels and there’s one particular man who needs Luisa as part of his cartel’s expansion. One particular man whose quest for power has destroyed lives, slit throats and gotten him out of an American prison. One particular man who will stop at nothing until he gets what he wants.
That man is Javier Bernal. And he wants Luisa. He wants to take her, keep her, ruin her.
Unless she ruins him first.
***WARNING*** This book deals with drug cartels and as such it contains a lot of sex and violence and some violent sex. It can get pretty ugly, pretty dark and pretty crazy. There is drug use, abuse, a bit of torture and dubious consent. The hero is not a hero and the villains…well, they’re even worse. If this sort of thing bothers you, please do not read.***