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Jesse Kimmel-FreemanBy Jesse Kimmel-Freeman
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Jesse Kimmel-FreemanBy Jesse Kimmel-Freeman
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Prologue

Everything was red.

The air was a mixture of the sickly sweet scent of blood and orange blossoms.
I looked into those emerald green eyes that had captivated me not that long ago, and I could taste the tears spilling down my face and into my mouth. Their taste was like the salt of the sea I had been living by. How could this happen? I couldn't think of one reason why anyone would want to hurt him.

I pulled his lifeless body closer to mine, my mind was a complete mess. Why would this happen? I stared down at those open eyes that held the love for me he always had within him. One last time, I looked into them before I slid my hand across them and closed them forever. I will always love you. My tears hit the buttons on his now blood stained shirt.

Drop.
Drop.
Drop.
Drop.

My soul felt like it was being ripped from my chest. I must handle this better. He is gone now. At least I helped him pass easier. I thought back to the day in the forest when I had saved that bird and the tears rolled down my face in a cascading wave. Why didn't it work now? I tried to save him, but it just didn't work. I would've died to save him. He could've stopped all of this. I knew inside that this act of violence was just the tip of the iceberg. I had to figure out how to save both our people now.

I looked over at his wife and I could hear the extra beat of a heart within her. My jealousy panged inside me like a vicious monster waiting to climb its way out. It was his choice. Maybe he sensed this would all come to an end. He needed to have someone to take his place amongst his people when the time was right, when it was safe again. I looked at her tear streaked face and I knew she truly loved him. It wouldn't help for me to cause anymore pain then it had when he asked for me as he died, and I knew it. How do we begin to heal these wounds when I can feel more being ripped open? My senses told me we were not the only ones to lose someone tonight, but more importantly once the werewolves heard of the loss of their king- and to one of their own- the fighting would being again. I need to get her to safe place and now!

I bent and kissed each of his eyelids, whispered in his ear my love for him and stood. It was time to take action now. I would hold his funeral and mourning service for both of our people, she needed to be safe to protect the continuation of his line.

“It is time for us to go now. You must be kept safe.” My regal tone came out as she looked at me as though death would not be the worse thing she could do to me.

I sighed. “He would want you to keep his child safe. That child you carry will be the next ruler of your people.” I pointed to her belly and I heard the small gasp of breath that escaped her as I had found out her secret.

“Now come, let me help you. I know where you'll be safe to raise your son until it is once again safe for you as the head of them.” I gestured for her to walk with me and for once she actually listened to me.

I turned and looked back at my fallen love, one last time... I will always love you, Michael O'Shanold, death does not change that...

I awoke with this new dream as it cut itself deep within my soul. My depths knew that this was part of the prophecy I was seeing and I had to find a way to stop it from happening. I moved my hand from my mouth to stop stifling my scream, apparently I had not woken anyone as my room was empty. I laid in bed and listened to the early morning silence and thought back on every detail I could remember of this new and frightening dream.

Cover for Bella Tristezza
Cover for Bella Tristezza

THE GOAL IS TO PRODUCE A PAPERBACK AND eBOOK OF BELLA TRISTEZZA!

This is the third book in the BELLA VAMPIRES SERIES series. The first, Bella Notte, was released on November 21, 2011. The second, Bella Vita, was released on August 8, 2012. 

Bella Notte blurb:


Vampires? Check. Werewolves? Check. Death prophecy to hang over your head? Double check. Seventeen year old Emma Hutchinson struggles to find her place in the world she has been born to as she tries to decide whether she should be with Michael, the boy she has been dreaming about since she was three or if she belongs with Dominic, her betrothed

Bella Vita blurb:

The saga continues...

Betrayal, murder and black magick have become the norm for Emma Hutchinson. As she is torn between her two loves Dominic and Michael, will the latest problems cost Emma her life?

Bella Notte and the Christmas short story tie-in to it have been on several best seller lists. Sales for the just released Bella Vita are quite good and still going strong. There is already a demand from the readers for the third installment. I'm working on the 5th chapter at the moment, and I expect 13 to 15 by the completion of the novel.

Bella Tristezza will pick up right where the Bella Vita left off. Emma Hutchinson, Queen of the Vampires, will have to face some of the toughest decisions that any leader must deal with. War with the witches is inevitable, her husband has been attacked, a growing unrest is building amongst the vampires, and she is having visions of her other love interest dying.

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Here's a look at the covers for Bella Notte, and Bella Vita.

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