news and updates as of:
happy new year!! let's get to it!
prevail part two is being worked on as we speak. Unfortunately, I've been down with health issues for the last two months but it's coming soon. Updates will be sent via newsletter, this section on my site, my reader group, and socials. Thank you for hanging in there!
my cover designer is running behind on the interior of resurrect but has assured me it will be ready within the next two weeks.
current WIPS: TRUST LOVE(tony 3), RUNNING WILD (the wilds 2) PREVAIL PART 2(coming first) and a new book, SALT, part of a shared world (groveton college)
Please see a personal note from me below!
A letter from the author to My faithful readers:
I’ve finally dragged myself from the pits of whatever demonic cold from hell has had me in its trenches for the last month. I can see the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel of tissue boxes and doctor appointments.
I’m not sure why I keep getting so sick, but this last one was one of the worst bugs I’ve ever caught. I slept over 12 hours a day at times, and some days, the coughing was so bad that I didn’t sleep for days.
But I’m on the mend!!
During the downtime, I came to a realization. I’m pretty sure one of the reasons I keep getting so sick is because I’m so burnt out. Or, was.
Most of it is self-imposed, but a big part of it is deadlines through Amazon. Unfortunately, once a preorder is posted on the Zon, which can only be one year in advance, we aren’t allowed to move it. They do grant a single thirty-day pushback, but nothing more. Anything after that is grounds for permanent account cancellation. I know...I was threatened with it over Prevail. Trust me, I tried to push it back even more so you’d all get the entire book in one go.
Setting a preorder a year in advance seems simple, but sometimes, life gets in the way, and things pop up, such as exhaustion, illnesses, or deaths in the family. For me, it’s all the above, plus bouts of depression, that go hand in hand with my infertility journey, all of which I openly talk about.
All of this is to say I’ve made a decision. After tons of sleepless nights, nights where I’m in true panic mode because the clock is ticking toward my deadlines. Days where I’m drinking too much coffee to stay awake or forgetting to eat. Generally not taking care of myself, etc....
I’m no longer giving hard and fast deadlines or putting up preorders UNTIL the book is nearly done. I’ve seen a lot of authors move in this direction in the last year, putting their mental health first, knowing our craft can’t be gratified unless we’re well. I’m moving in that direction as well.
What this means for YOU.
I will keep everyone here and in my newsletters/socials updated on book progress. I’ll have more time to give sneak peeks, BTS, and art, and finally launch the REAM I’ve been hiding. I’ll have more time to make sure the stories are exactly what I envisioned, edited, perfect, and not rushed. We all win.
It also means I won’t be sharing solid release dates until I’m positive I can reach them happily. The same goes for preorders.
I want to close off by thanking all of you for your incredible support, patience, and overall cheering me on. I adore all of you. I’m still a baby author. I’ve only been published for a bit over a year and a half. I’m learning through trial and error, but I’ve loved every second of it.
Lastly…PREVAIL PART TWO IS coming soon. It will be released as a second ebook, enrolled in KU, and temporarily available for free-for-purchase once released. The physical copies will be combined pt1/pt 2.
After that, the final book, Reign, is coming, as well as the final books for The Trichotomy of New York, a special novella for Carnal Expectations, AND the final books in my alter-ego, Phoenyx Saint’s series, The Wilds.
I’m also working on a new project that I’m legit salivating over. It’s my pride and joy, no lie.
2024 is going to be an incredible year. I feel it in my bones. Thank you all for sticking around and reading this, but mostly, thank you for loving my characters the way I do.
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what people are saying
Love this book and cannot wait for the next installment! So emotional and sweet. A great intro for the series!
🌶 🌶 (kinda slow burn, but when there is spice it is HOT!!! I bet the next book is gonna be 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥)
I am so in love with the Los Diablos Syndicate world!
Burn is book #1 in the Los Diablos Syndicate series. I think you should read the prequel Crash before this. It helps understand more. This is a dark, mafia/gang reverse harem. Make sure to read the trigger warning!
Its been 2 years since Ella has seen her "Redwood"(explained in Crash)and she isn't in a great place. Her boyfriend Drew treats her like crap, she is still dealing with trauma from her past, and she just wants some joy in her life.
Then she meets some guys that make her feel alive. First, Gage, that she meets while volunteering. He runs a gym with his brothers and some other things 😉. Next she meets Maddox, Gages brother and he is instantly enamoured with Ella. Nyxon is the third guy she meets from their group, and she gets a surprise when she sees him. She hasnt met their friend Stone yet and I cant wait for that!
Ella has been through so much and has the scars to prove it. Thank God she has her best friend Hunter. He helps her so much, but it gets complicated when some feelings get involved. After something horrible happens to Ella, the guys promise to take care of her and protect her, but she doesn't know everything about them, and it could ruin what they have.
And that cliffhanger!?!?! I am dying!!
I am so in love with this world and these characters!! @bexdawnwrites , Burn is absolutely INCREDIBLE and this series is gonna be EPIC, i can't already tell!!
I got Burn as an ARC (advanced reader copy) and now i'm dying for more! This author is new and hot! The writing style is perfection and clearly this story has been well edited as it flowed easily from start to finish. Well done Bex, well done!
Seriously, this book (along with the prequel Crash will you hook you from the very first line. It is such a raw, emotional and seriously hot story that I read the entire book in one sitting. Cannot wait for #2 to come out!
Burn picks up 2 years after Crash leaves off with the story of Ella and her fight to survive her own life and mental health struggles. This story is packed with real twists and turns and we eventually/finally figure out what happens to Redwood from the Crash prequel. Burn is the first in a series of full length reverse harem novels that are part of the Los Diablos Syndicate which center around 4 hot alpha males; Maddox, Stone, Gage and Nyxon. We are left panting and wanting more.
"You may be a victim, carino, but that doesn't make you weak"
Please read the trigger warnings (i.e. non-con) before entering into this amazingly hot story. This is an extremely dark and twisted erotic romance that may not suit everyone's taste....me....give me more!
best book i've ever read. hands fucking down.
ahhhhh omfg its so freaking good! hot. spicy.
emotional. it twists and turns. and holy cow did i mention hot? 100/10 reccomend.
This book is HOT! For a couple of years now, I've really only been able to read RH, as anything else can't seem to keep my interest. This book officially fixed that!
With the help of some sneaky, meddlesome assistants, Jackson and Addy end up at the same sex club for a Valentine's Day night of fun. Jackson is freaking PERFECTION. He's a great mix of sweet, caring, and generous, as well as the perfect amount of controlling, and I want one of my very own. The way they banter, flirt, and tease each other is sexy, funny, and exactly what I want in a relationship. I CANNOT WAIT to read more about them!
I read Crash, the novella, first. I have a separate review for that. It really baited me on this series. I was so intrigued with the plot and it was - like an appetizer - just a preview of the main course. Then I sat down with Burn, Evolve and Resurrect back to back. Let's just say I barely came out of my cave until last night around 2 am and I really wasn't ready to. I was left speechless. I cried. I cried so much. I had a few nightmares. Not gonna lie. Oh, but I laughed twice as much and I loved like a teenager, too.
This book was different from some of the other dark mafia romance books I've read in the past. Bex has a way of really developing the plotline so deeply that you are completely consumed by it. The spicy scenes are just the frosting on the cake. The storyline is the true meat and potatoes.
The characters are so well-developed. I feel like I truly know them on a personal level. I feel like I WAS Ella for almost an entire week! I loved each character like they were my own, I hated each enemy as if they had wronged me personally. I cried whenever Ella and Hunter talked about their past. I smiled every time Maddox smiled his gorgeous smile and winked at me. I wanted to slap Nyx every single time he did something dumb. I could just visualize Gage in his Armani suit looking like a GQ model so well I could almost smell his cologne. And Stone, the things I thought about with Stone...
The spicy scenes were definitely at the very least a 4.5/5 for me. I'm going to leave that .5 unclaimed just in case I get any more surprises this month. But yeah, I blushed. I made that stupid face you make when you read something and you're looking around the room just praying no one else can see your face or hear your heart pounding. My eyes bulged and my mouth wouldn't close. Yeah, you know that look. I had to go back and RE-READ it a few times just to make sure I was reading the scene right, making sure all characters were in position as intended...you get the picture.
I am floored at how intense this series is. I love how pieces of the Trichotemy is intertwined. I can't wait to dissect this series further along with the other series so I can connect the dots even better before book 4 comes out in September.
I'm obsessed with this story. Yet another one that Bex knocks out of the water. I have yet to be disappointed with literally anything she writes. Tensley is so strong and I admire her and adored her. This Christmas read is sweet with all the spice mixed in. 🥵🥵 Well worth the quick read it is!!!
Crash will have you all up in your feelings!
Crash is the intro novella to the Los Diablos Syndicate series.
Ella has had so much darkness in her life and can't find her way out. When she decides to give up, she is saved by a stranger while also saving him. Redwood and Thumbelina are what they call each other and they help each other plan their futures out. When it comes time to part ways, neither one wants to let go, but they know they dont have a choice.
"When the timing is right, we'll be back."
This was an emotional one! I was glued to the pages and I am so freaking excited for this series!!
The story is set in San Francisco. This novella gives us the background and mindset of the MFC. Check your trigger warnings! While the novella isn’t steamy, it is emotional. Gives us a look into the main characters and how they found each other. Loved it. Looking forward to book 1 in this series with all the steam and character development. Check out tiktok for previews of book 1. Can’t wait!!!!! -goodreads reader
Ella is slowly disappearing under a wave of sadness and anxiety that pushes her to a drastic decision. When she steps foot on that bridge to complete her plan, she finds the most attractive man already there. Both seem to get lost in the other at that moment and the oblivion they longed for drifts away. After a deep and meaningful talk, they must part ways even if its oddly crushing. Something surely must sink into both of them from that day. I found this short prequel to be an overwhelming emotional read that had the tears gathering in my eyes. It created so much intrigue in me that I must know what haunts both of them. I know the full length book will be released soon and no power on earth would stop me getting it. I was amazed by how much power this little book can hold. For so few pages, it seems it can pack a punch that will crack even the hardest of hearts.
This was the first novella I picked up in a long time and it did exactly what it was supposed to...make me crave the next book! The story of Ella and a mystery man who will later be revealed in the first full length novel Burn by Bex Dawn. This was a quick read that gives us the background we need to pick up their story in the future. It was hot, intense and very emotional for such a quick read. SO SO good! Be warned if you have triggers to read the intro/trigger warnings first as it jumps right into dark content.
"He's built. He's wide, strong and beautiful. He's so much bigger than me that I really should be afraid of him. But I know a man doesn't have to be huge to be scary. Tormentors come in all shapes and sizes."
Cannot wait to read the read of Ella and Redwoods story in the Los Diablos Syndicate full length novels.
I HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE IN LOVE WITH AN AUTHOR THEN I AM WITH BEX DAWN!
So prior to reading this I read the two prequels. They had me on the edge of my seat! A part of me didn't expect and didn't want to love this as much as I did. I don't think my heart could take it.
Now I feel like I'm on a precipice wanting someone to just push me so I can land softly in whatever the finale has in store for us.
I just wasn't expecting to connect to Violet thought the series and fall in love with these three men. I mean sure the more the merrier but personalities can get lost in the sauce. Bex Dawn the brilliant woman she is has created these men to be wholly different and yet equally sexy and entertaining.
Violet take us on such a while wind of emotions that there were times I needed to step away gather myself and come back. I wanted to eat this book by the end of it and we are still on a cliff hanger. I just want the next one to be out already.
If you haven't read a Bex Dawn book you need to and if you haven't read this series your missing out. ❤️❤️❤️
Damn did I go through a roller coaster of emotions reading this novel. Bex does an amazing job keeping me on the edge of my seat and man did my heart break for the boys and Violet included. Please check TW/CW before reading. This book is darker than the first two.
Tough Love picks up right where that very cruel cliffhanger left off. Violet is unfortunately captured by Renz's sleazy uncle. Man do I hate this guy. And not only is she drugged continuously to be transported everywhere but she gets sent to his horrendous house where he keeps woman and children. And just when she thinks she can keep her hopes up and rescue all of them she is transported AGAIN to Diaz's house where the most god awful things happen to her. She is luckier than most but damn does it hurt.
As soon as Renz finally sub comes to his feelings and accepts her into his world, she is taken. Now he, Zac and Eli must do everything in their power to get her back. That includes making a deal with Achilles and working with whoever can help. Poor Eli, who feels the most goes through it rough. He is already dealing with his demons and this is making it harder for him to not loose control. But the bond these boys share for her is incredible. It brings out an even more protective side of each of them and their love for her grows even more.
Don't worry to much because Violet is a badass and she is strong. She may not have been born into the mafia world but she fits in just fine. And if you remember the little worry she has in Rough Love along with the little prank with Eli then you'll be screaming with delight at the end of this. I know I did. I'm even more excited that this isn't going to be the last book because I'm not ready to say goodbye to Violet and the boys yet but I also now need to read the other series with Gage and the Los Diablos!
This series will always stick with me. Ella's story is heartbreaking and I relate to her in so many ways. Resurrect is the 3rd book in the LDS series, with the next coming out in 2023 and let me tell you, this series is worth the read and the wait even with the cliffhanger! Evolve, book 2, was my favorite and I didn't think it could get any better after it. But it did, just in different ways. Ella struggles with her past in this one and grows stronger with every page you turn. But watching her grow, even with the constant things she's being thrown is amazing. I can't wait to see her kick ass in book 4. Hunter, my sweet Hunter, I did not care for you much at first but you've proved yourself in book 3 and I love you now.