Book Reviews

REVIEW ➞ Rise: A Prequel Novella by Kali Brixton, Shanna Swenson, Nicole Rodrigues and Cara Wade


Get drawn into an addictive world of sin and secrets as we take you back to how it all started and tell the stories of four best friends who experience loss, heartbreak, and love.

Meet Eden, Magnolia, Everleigh, and Addison in this introduction prequel novella and learn about their pasts and how it’ll forever haunt them.

Like the mighty Phoenix, these ladies will RISE.

DISCLAIMER: This is a background introduction novella, not a full story with a HEA. Please note, this is a dark romance with possible trigger warnings.

Magnolia’s story Delivered in Sin, coming December 2020
Everleigh’s story Star-Crossed Secrets, coming January 2021
Addison’s story High Rise Secrets, coming February 2021
Eden’s story Marked by Sin, coming March 2021

And to think, it all began in The Devil’s Playground…..


Four women. Four different stories. An unlikely bond.

Eden, Magnolia, Everleigh and Addison all come from different pasts, however, now they are intertwined in the darkness of The Devil’s Playground. They have experienced more pain, destruction and heartbreak than many people their age. However, despite everything they become best friends, they become sisters and together these fierce women can get through anything.

Rise is a great prequel novella and a great introduction to each of these amazingly strong women. It gives a background into their past, how they met, how they become friends and where their rise from the ashes begins.

I can’t wait to learn more about each of these women and see how they continue to grow and fight throughout their own stories.