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The Book


Temptation Trials Part 1 by Brandy Truly
Genre: Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic Romance



About Temptation Trials Part 1:

Temptation Trials
Part I
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?

Rated Mature 18 +
Adult, Dystopian Romance with sensuality and sexual content.

Source: Info in the About Temptation Trials Part 1 was from the press kit from the publicity team.


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Meet The Author


About Brandy Truly:

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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DCI FRANK MERLIN Series Audiobook Giveaway


The Books


Princes Gate by Mark Ellis
Narrated by Matt Addis
Book 1 in the DCI Frank Merlin series
Genre: historical crime fiction



About Princes Gate:

January 1940. London. DCI Frank Merlin and his team are called in to investigate when a scientist is killed in a hit and run and the body of an employee of the American Embassy is discovered alongside the Thames.

Merlin’s investigation leads him to the office of the American Embassy and Ambassador Joseph Kennedy, a well-known supporter of appeasement. When another Embassy employee dies, Merlin, the charismatic detective, finds himself exploring the seedier parts of wartime London. A corrupt night-club owner, high-flying diplomats and the Ambassador himself appear to be linked to the events surrounding the deaths.

DCI Frank Merlin must solve the case without ruffling feathers at the embassy, or straining Anglo-American relations, at a time when America represents to many Britain’s only hope of salvation.

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Stalin’s Gold by Mark Ellis
Narrated by Matt Addis
Book 2 in the DCI Frank Merlin series
Genre: historical crime fiction



About Stalin’s Gold:

December 1938. Moscow. Stalin has lost some gold. He asks his henchman, Beria, to track it down.

September 1940. London. DCI Frank Merlin investigates the disappearance of a Polish RAF pilot while battling an epidemic of looting unleashed by the Blitz. A compelling story of treasure, treachery, and murder unfolds.

Eventually, as Hitler reluctantly accepts that the defiance of the RAF has destroyed his chances of invasion, a violent shoot-out in Hampstead leads Merlin to the final truth…and Stalin to his gold.

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About Mark Ellis:

Mark Ellis is a thriller writer from Swansea and a former barrister and entrepreneur. He is the creator of DCI Frank Merlin, an Anglo-Spanish police detective operating in World War 2 London. His books treat the reader to a vivid portrait of London during the war skilfully blended with gripping plots, political intrigue and a charismatic protagonist. Ellis’ books regularly appear in the Kindle bestseller charts. He is a member of the Crime Writers Association. | twitter | facebook | amazon | goodreads


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About Matt Addis:

Matt Addis has worked extensively on stage and screen, most recently seen in the international tour of War Horse and in hit BBC comedy W1A. He’s also a well-known voice to radio listeners, having appeared in hundreds of dramas, comedies and documentaries. He has narrated over a hundred unabridged audiobooks. | twitter | goodreads





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