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.
This isn't the typical boy meets girl, fall in love, problem arises and breaks them apart, fight to be together, happily ever after story. If that is what you are looking for, you are looking in the wrong place.
This is a story full of darkness, pain, confusion, and tears. It is a complicated and painful love story of two people that are fighting to get out from their own darkness and into the light. They have to learn who they actually are, what they need, how the other person is important to them, and what they mean to each other.
Thirteen & William have not had an easy life. In fact their lives, their childhoods, were so painful it radiates to who they are today. Horrible things, unimaginably evil things, have happened to them. However, they are still trying. Their demons are so dark, that alone they can't get past them. Together they learn to live, to accept their past, and how to let go of the pain, and to accept that it wasn't their fault.
These two amazingly resilient people also learn that others aren't what they seem on the outside. The old adage, don't judge a book by it's cover, is really brought into play. This is a story that is full of pain, heartbreak, heartaches, trust, friendship, and most importantly, love. Love, not only for others, but love for themselves as well.