Blog Tour and Giveaway: Hell's Knights and Heaven's Sinners: Bella Jewel

Hell's Knights (The MC Sinners #1)
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Released August 18, 2013Sex. Who really knows sex? I mean, we've all had sex, great sex even but when you get down to the details, how many of us actually see sex for the raw, primal act that it is?
I thought I knew sex. I've had sex. Heck, I've felt lust. Once, I've even felt love. I thought I knew exactly what sex was. 
Until I met Cade.
He's the meaning of sex. 
He's a biker.
He's dangerous.
He's powerful.
He's dominant.
He wants me.
My world is about to change, for the better? I don't know. But here's my story, I hope you're ready for it because it's not the beautiful, heart wrenching story most people have to tell. It's passionate, forbidden, morally incorrect and downright, fucking beautiful.

Excerpt: Hell's Knights
He leans closer, lifting his heavily ringed fingers to stroke my cheek so lightly, I tremble.
“You’re the kind of girl that makes a man want to stop what he’s doing, just so he can get a moment to look at that angelic face – a face that will keep him awake for the rest of his fuckin’ life. That’s the kind of girl you are, sugar.”
I swallow, feeling my body coming to life beneath his touch.
“I think you’re wrong,” I breathe as he leans even closer.
“I’m not wrong. I’ve seen a lot of people in my life, and I’ve been with a lot of girls. None of them are as real as you. I’ll fuck you, sugar. I’ll claim you because you’re the meaning of need. You’re what I’ve been lookin’ for.”
Is he serious? I tremble as he moves even closer, bringing his lips only millimeters from mine. I swallow over and over, trying to think of anything else but him. How could he possibly want me that much, after a mere week and a bit? It’s not possible; he doesn’t know me. He just wants something different, a challenge perhaps? I don’t know, but I do know he’s completely wrong about me.
“I’m not what anybody looks for. I’m not what they fight for. I’m not what they breathe for. I’m not the girl you think I am.”
He leans down, shocking me as he slides his lips over mine, gently at first, then roughly when I begin to respond. I can’t help my hand, as it lifts up to wrap around the chain on his jeans. I tug it, bringing him closer. His boots crunch in the dirt as he takes a step closer, pressing his body against mine. I open my mouth, allowing his tongue to slide in and tangle with mine. His fingers travel up my neck, over my cheek and then he thrusts them into my hair, tangling it around them. The kiss is the kind of kiss that stops your breath, the kind of kiss that stops everything. For a split second, all I can feel is him. When he pulls back, I snake my tongue out and lick the last of him off my bottom lip.
“You might not think you’re worth fighting for, or breathing for, but let me tell you, sugar – everyone deserves to be fought for, even those who think they aren’t worth it.”

Heaven’s Sinners(The MC Sinners #1) 
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Released September 23, 2013
Spike knows tragedy, he knows that feelings are better left hidden. He refuses to put his heart out there again, it's a pain he's not willing to ever let himself feel. He's got a mission. He's got a goal. Nothing is going to get in his way. He will seek his revenge.

But then there's Ciara, the sister of his deceased wife. She's beautiful and damned determined to throw herself into his life in hopes they can reform an old friendship, but Spike won't hear of it, and Ciara refuses to give up.

Who will win the battle of wills?

Excerpt: Heaven's Sinners
“No, I guess I didn’t. I wanted to, but then Cheyenne came in and you took a liking to her, so I didn’t bother.”
“I went to her, and I fell in love with her, but she wasn’t what I wanted for myself, Tomcat. I wanted you, but you wouldn’t give me a God damned inch.”
“You didn’t think of telling me?” I snap, crossing my arms. “You didn’t think that maybe you should have said something before you just ran off with Cheyenne?”
“What was the fuckin’ point? You couldn’t fuckin’ see it. I tried, fuck knows I tried, and yet you didn’t see me. I was sick of tryin’. Cheyenne threw herself on me, and I thought what the fuckin’ heck?”
I feel my body begin to shake. “I didn’t see it, Spike. It wasn’t because I didn’t want to, it was because I was so scared I would ruin everything if you knew how I felt.”
“Fuck, Ciara, I was constant with you. I picked you up every mother fuckin’ day, I spent every mother fuckin’ weekend with you, I was there all the time.”
“I know that!” I cry. “God, Spike, I know you were ok? I didn’t see it. I was young and I didn’t fucking see it. Then she came along and I stopped believing there was a chance. It was not just on me, or you, it was on us both. We both walked away without telling each other there was so much more to it. I know what I gave up, I know I passed you over to her, and I regret it every day.”
“I don’t regret it, Tomcat. I loved Cheyenne, and I don’t regret marrying her…bu-”
I get to my feet, hurt. His words are something I already knew, but it’s the way he said them. He grips my arm before I can spin away, and yanks me back down. I land harshly, and slap his hand away but his grip is too strong, and I can’t get my hand out of his.
“One fucking moment,” I spit. “One fucking moment can’t go by without her being better. One fucking moment, I’d like to mean a tiny bit more than her. You can’t fucking see it, can you? You walk around with those stupid fucking rose colored glasses on, unable to see anything she did. I never doubted you loved her Spike, I knew you did. I saw it. I lived it. But for one fucking moment I wish it was me.”
I jerk my hand out of his grip, and spin, getting to my feet and turning to walk off.
“It was you,” he yells, stopping me in my tracks. “I don’t regret her, Ciara. Not for a fuckin’ second, I don’t regret lovin’ her, I don’t regret marryin’ her. Cheyenne changed my life, she changed a part of me, but you, Ciara, were the one who opened my heart. You were the first one to claim it, and you were the one who fuckin’ tore it out of my chest the day you ran off. You never gave me a mother fuckin’ chance to explain myself to you. I woke up after we slept together, and you were gone. Couldn’t fuckin find you. It was you who took my heart, and you who fuckin’ broke it. She picked the pieces up when I couldn’t find you, and so I stopped fighting. Cheyenne might have had me in the end, Tomcat, but my heart was always yours first.”

Hell's Knights
Addison was lucky to survive her childhood with her drugged out mother and abusive men. At twenty one she goes to live with her estranged father, Jackson, President of the Hell's Knights Motorcycle Club. And it is a whole new world.

Addison is a tough chick. She has fought all  her life and continues to do so. She is independent, feisty, and angry. She is trying to start over and really begin a new life. Problem is the MC guys, including her father do not really like women who come in with attitude and disrespect them.

Cade is the club Vice President. He is all alpha, cocky, confidant, flirty, and bossy. But he knows what he wants and does have feelings. Together they are a complicated, confrontational mess. He pushes her, she pushes back. Their chemistry is hot. The do not take any crap from each other. Learning to trust is hard. Giving up control seems impossible. But if they are willing to fight for what they have vs just fighting each other it just may be worth it. 

But their past haunt them and will not stay buried. There are factors causing danger, suspense, and a hell of a lot of drama. And it all comes down to a pulse pounding climax that will have you on edge.

Sometimes it is hard to walk the line with a book that has such raw, out of control, rough characters but still make them likable. But Bella Jewel has managed this. The men especially are rude, violent, foul mouthed, egotistical, controlling, and patronizing, But at the same time they feel deeply, are loyal and are extremely protective. Hidden under these biker's tough masks are men with heart and a big capacity for love. And the women are sassy, feisty, and strong. They do not like to sit back and be ordered around and give as good as they get.

This was a story of people with broken pasts that find the glue to put their pieces back together again. It was a fast, gritty, bad ass biker read. I really liked Addison and her relationships with Cade and her father Jackson. We get Addi's pont of view in past and present and it flows well providing necessary insight into her painful past. We even get a little bit of Cade's point of view and his past. And we are introduced to Spike and Ciara who are the subject of Heaven's Sinners. Their story has enough tragedy and drama already so I am looking forward to more with them. 

Heaven's Sinners
Spike and Ciara's past is riddled with shared tragedy, heart break, and pain. They have lived with guilt and anger and their tenuous bond was completely destroyed by loss.

Their flashbacks to their younger days were so sweet and heart felt. you could feel their longing and feelings. But fear and misunderstandings changed the course of their friendship and lives, and then tragedy sent them spinning again. That pain sent Spike to a dark place and he lives for one goal: revenge on the Drug Lord that took away those he loved.

Ciara is trying to let go of the pain, guilt, and hate. She wants to fix what is broken, but he does not want to be fixed. She advances, he \pushes, they fight and hurt each other. But their feelings are so intense that they are hard to ignore. And when they strike out at each other they know just how to cause the most pain. There are serious misunderstandings and lack of communication that have followed them over the years from friends to enemies. 

So when they finally admit the truth about their past and feelings, and finally begin to move forward, it is just that much sweeter. I really liked Ciara. She was strong and willing to fight to get Spike back despite how she had been hurt in the past. She had insecurities related to her sister and family that colored her outlook and caused some of the issues in the first place. But she was a bull dog when it came to pushing Spike for forgiveness, acceptance, and in protecting him.

Spike really showed dual personalities in this book. We see him as younger Danny who was enamored and unsure about how to get the girl he really wanted. And then we see the angry, guilt ridden, closed off Spike who is President of Heaven's Sinners. He wants to lay blame for the tragedies he has suffered even though he harbors guilt of his own. He could be so stubborn, rude, mean and pig headed. And we also see the a combination of the two as Ciara begins to help him find his way back. He's a possessive, sexy alpha with a lot of baggage. Not to mention that he has a few kinks and the way he got his nick name definitely made him interesting. 

This book was told in Ciara and Spike's points of view in past and present. But it flowed well and was clearly defined. It was another fast paced, rough and tumble MC club read with danger, romance, suspense, alot of F words, and serious steam. This is not only a story of Spike and Ciara reconnecting, but also Spike and Cade trying to get back their friendship that was also destroyed by the events of the past. I loved seeing all of the dynamics with Spike, Cade, Addison, and Ciara. Between Ciara and Addison, poor Spike did not have a chance. The girls were merciless. This book built up to a dramatic climax. I was in suspense and biting my nails. Even though we get some closure to this story, it also set it up well for the next book that will be Jackson's story. There is definitely more trouble brewing. And I will definitely be reading it. 

Thanks to Bella Jewel for providing me arcs of both books in exchange for an honest review. 

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Bella Jewel is an Aussie girl through and through. She spent her life in Western Australia, growing up in many different areas of the state. She now currently lives in Perth with her husband, children and mass amounts of pets. She's crazy, fun, outgoing and friendly. Writing is her passion, she started at the young age of 18 but finally got the courage up to publish, and her first novel Hell's Knights was released in August 2013.

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