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Release Day Blitz: Where Darkness Lies by Bella Jewel


Title: Where Darkness Lies
Series: Criminals of the Ocean #2
Author: Bella Jewel
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Release Date: December 16, 2014

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ISHO Summary
Anger and pain brought them together, but their passion might just set them free.

Dimitri wants only one thing: revenge. His stepfather, Hendrix, has caused him nothing but pain and heartache. At last Dimitri can take something—someone—important to Hendrix and make him pay: Jess.

Jess is feisty and strong headed. Her past haunts her and connects her to the dangerously dark Dimitri in an unexpected way. Dimitri keeps his secrets locked deep inside, and Jess is drawn to this broken man like no one before.

With little to cling to besides their haunting pasts, both could have been doomed to lives spent raging against the darkness that holds them prisoner. Instead, it seems that as their pain draws them closer together, it is their desire that will set them free.


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Bella Jewel is a self published, USA Today bestselling author. She’s been publishing since 2013. Her first release was a contemporary romance, Hell’s Knights which topped the charts upon release. Since that time, she has published over five novels, gaining a bestseller status on numerous platforms. She lives in North Queensland and is currently studying editing and proofreading to further expand her career. Bella has been writing since she was just shy of fifteen years old. In Summer 2013 she was offered an ebook deal through Montlake Romance for her bestselling modern day pirate series, Enslaved By The Ocean. She plans to expand her writing career, planning many new releases for the future.





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The Book Barista: Review and Giveaway Number Thirteen by Bella Jewel



I got an ARC in exchange for my honest review opinion.




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.

A monster.

My monster.

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.


My Opinion

I have loved everything I’ve read from Bella Jewel so when I heard about this I wanted to read it even though I didn’t know much about it.  I found this to be very different from her other books.  It was very dark and at times disturbing.

Right from the Prologue I was horrified and intrigued. After what happens in the Prologue and from the synopsis I was prepared for William to be a monster. As I read on, I discovered that there was so much more to him. His reasons for assembling these thirteen women are definitely not what I first thought they might be.

The thirteen girls are all very different and at first you do not know why they’ve been chosen.  As the story progresses we do find out and I must say that I was surprised.

There are a lot of uncomfortable scenes in this book but I couldn’t put it down. I needed to know what was going to happen. I could see how this book might not be for everyone but I liked it a lot.  I gave it 5 cups of java.


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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.

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WWW Wednesdays (March 26, 2014)


To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

Here’s where I’m at:


What I’m currently reading:

Number Thirteen by Bella Jewel

I’m about half way through this book and I am very, very intrigued.  I will be posting my review soon.

What I recently read:

Edge of Dawn by Lara Adrian

I don’t know why I waited over a year to read this one.  This was another great book in the Midnight Breed series.  It was nice to see some of my old favourite characters and to meet some new ones.  I’m looking forward to more in this series.

What I’m hoping to read next:

The Righteous and The Wicked by April Emerson

I’m anxious to start this one.  I will post  a review when I’m done.

Now let me know what your WWW…are.  I’ve been sick and this will cheer me up.

Teaser Tuesdays: Number Thirteen by Bella Jewel


Tuesday Teaser

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Ana Carter, and Cassandra Livingston, at So Many Books So Little Time. Anyone can do it.  All you have to do is: (1): Grab your current read. (2): Open it to a random page. (3): Share 1 or 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.  BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!! (4): Make sure you also mention the author and title.



Number Thirteen


“I catch only a brief glimpse of long, dark hair swishing around broad shoulders before the man disappears into the darkness.  Who is he?”

WWW Wednesdays (February 26, 2014)


To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

Here’s where I’m at:


What I’m currently reading:

Animal Attraction by Jill Shalvis

This is the second book in the Animal Magnetism series.  I read the first book last year and really enjoyed it.  I’m 64% through this one and liking it even more than the first one.

What I recently read:

Angels In Leather by Bella Jewel

I just finished this one a couple of days ago and gave it 4 stars.  This is the first book in the Rebels on Bikes series. Bella Jewel has never disappointed me.  I always love her books.  Then again, for me, you can never go wrong with bikers.

What I’m hoping to read next:

Hard As You Can by Laura Kaye

This book was just released yesterday and I can’t wait to get to it.  This is book two in the Hard Ink series.
Book one set up this book very nicely.  Did I mention I can’t wait to start this one?!

It seems I’m all about the book series these days.  What are your WWW…?  Tell me.  I want to know.

WWW Wednesdays (February 19, 2014)


To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

Here’s where I’m at:


What I’m currently reading:

Pieces For You by Genna Rulon

This is book 2 in the For You Series.  I really enjoyed the first one Only For You.  I have literally just started this one so I’m looking forward to spending time with these characters.

What I recently read:

Emerald Eyes by N. Michaels

I loved this book.  Gave it 5 stars.  I’ll be posting my review soon.

What I hope to read next:

Angels In Leather by Bella Jewel

Bella Jewel has never disappointed so I’m definitely looking forward to this book and all future books in the series.

Those are my WWW.  What are yours?

WWW Wednesdays (December 11/13)


To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

Here’s where I’m at:



It Must Be Your Love by Bella Andre

I’ve loved every single book in the Sullivans series.  Needless to say, I’m loving Mia and Ford.  Bella Andre never disappoints!


Enslaved By The Ocean by Bella Jewel

Read this one over the weekend.  Having enjoyed Bella Jewel’s MC books I knew I’d love this one. Who doesn’t love a hot sexy pirate?!  Arrrrrrr!!!


Hard As It Gets by Laura Kaye

I just read my first Laura Kaye book over the weekend (Hearts In Darkness) and I LOVED IT!  So no one had to twist my arm to read about an inked up ex-military man.  I’m so there for that!!!

Now let me know what your W…W…W… are. Please and thank you!