Title: Number Thirteen
Author: Bella Jewel
Release Date: March 19, 2014
Genre: Dark Romance
**AUTHOR NOTE – This is NOT a BDSM Romance**
We’re thirteen girls, captive, slave to our master.
A master we’ve never seen.
Obedience will become all we know in our shallow existence. It is the only emotion we’re permitted to feel.
When we’re bad, we’re punished. When we’re good, we’re rewarded.
Our scars run deep. Yet we survive, because we have to…
because HE teaches us to.
All of us are special, we feel it with everything we are.
He has us for a reason, but it’s a reason we don’t know.
We’ve never seen his face, but we know that something deeply broken lies beneath the darkness. With every touch, with every punishment, we know it.
Then something changed.
He showed me who he truly is.
Now I want him.
I’ll go against everything I know to be with him.
Loving him is a sin, but a sinner I am. I won’t stop until I see every part of him. Even the parts he keeps locked deep down inside.
I am Number Thirteen, and this is my story.
No one said it was pretty, or right, but it’s mine.
“No one deserves to die.
But I did die, that day.
And in my place, a monster was born.”
NUMBER THIRTEEN is about 13 girls who are taken and ordered to follow the rules from their new Master. I don’t want to give away too much about this story. When I started NUMBER THIRTEEN, I had no idea what to expect. I absolutely loved how it began and where Bella Jewel took me with the story. This topic has been written about a lot, but it was very well done here. I loved all the characters, and also loved how the author made me feel that I knew each character and I felt for each one of them.
The main story is about two people who are damaged and broken and how they both teach and learn from each other, ever though the road to get there was tortuous. I didn’t feel a strong connection with William but then towards the end, I fell madly in love with him! He was so loving it left me breathless.
“I have learned the good demons, from the bad. He is my good demon.”
In the end, the story disappointed me somewhat because it left me with wanting to know more. I recommend reading this dark story and judging for yourself!
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About the Author
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.