They are the Fallen.
A brotherhood of murderers whose nature compels them to kill. But guided by their leader, Gabriel, the Fallen have learned to use their urges to rid the world of those it is better off without.
Control. Diel has spent his entire life under it. His childhood years were spent in the sadistic captivity of the Brethren. Now the Fallen are free, but the monster that lives inside Diel is not—can not be. The darkness within is curbed by an electric collar, the only thing that stops Diel from killing everyone in his path.
Diel’s monster yearns for freedom—the freedom to tear apart Brethren priests, as many as possible, one after the other in a frenzied, liberating spree. When Diel is granted a taste of that freedom, he expects bloodlust, violence, death.
He didn’t expect to find her.
The Fallen are not the only ones chasing the destruction of the Brethren. They were not the only ones to suffer at the priests’ hands. This Diel discovers when he stumbles upon Noa, second in command of the Coven, a group of women who are intent on bringing the Brethren down.
From the second they collide, Noa seems to understand Diel in a way that no one ever has before. She is unafraid of his rage, the bloodthirsty monster that dwells within him.
Because there is a darkness inside Noa too, and it recognises the one in Diel as if it is the missing half of her soul. For years she has tried to suppress it, but as she is inescapably drawn to the fury-filled man in the collar, she starts to wonder if she can keep up the fight.
She starts to wonder if she even should…
Dark contemporary romance. Contains sexual situations, violence, sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language, and topics some may find triggering. Recommended for age 18 years and up.
~ Maria’s Review ~
Love born through the fires of hell. That is Diel and Noa.
I have been eagerly awaiting this second full length novel in The Deadly Virtues series. Author Tillie Cole does not disappoint. She delivers a story so dark, disturbing and heartbreaking. It is brilliant. It is a journey to redemption and love, born of vengeance, pain and hate.
Jegudiel, Diel, is an intense character. He is a beast, a killer, bent on revenge and barely keeping it together. But, we see the hurt and destroyed man within the beast. He is the perfect anti-hero and author Tillie Cole does him proud.
Noa is a fabulous heroine. Strong, stealth, beautiful and also seeking retribution for the horror she and her sisters were put through.
Diel and Noa have a connection that goes deeper than lust. It’s like when one recognizes themselves in another. Their relationship is developed perfectly. It is volatile and steadfast. They equally would walk through fire for each other and their “family.”
Author Tillie Cole continues to build a world filled with unspeakable darkness. It is raw, gritty and just wow. Every twist further enhances the plot and left me saying WTF.
The Fallen may be violent, deviant, complete messed up but they are loyal, fierce and amazing. I love how the author continues to show develop and show how deep their bond is to each other and the women they are with. The introduction of The Coven is a brilliant compliment to our heroes. These women are strong and brave and also loyal. They are United in a common cause and I am here for it!!
I cannot wait for the next one. Looking forward to the next crazy, twisted emotional ride.
Tillie Cole hails from a small town in the North-East of England. She grew up on a farm with her English mother, Scottish father and older sister and a multitude of rescue animals. As soon as she could, Tillie left her rural roots for the bright lights of the big city.
After graduating from Newcastle University with a BA Hons in Religious Studies, Tillie followed her Professional Rugby player husband around the world for a decade, becoming a teacher in between and thoroughly enjoyed teaching High School students Social Studies before putting pen to paper, and finishing her first novel.
After several years living in Italy, Canada and the USA, Tillie has now settled back in her hometown in England, with her husband and new son.
Tillie is both an independent and traditionally published author, and writes many genres including: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance, Young Adult and New Adult novels.
When she is not writing, Tillie enjoys nothing more than spending time with her little family, curling up on her couch watching movies, drinking far too much coffee, and convincing herself that she really doesn’t need that last square of chocolate.
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