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Marked - A Twisted Story Ebook

Blurb

I couldn’t live without pain.

I’d been born into a life of torture and I walked the lonely road of torment, praying for mercy. I was scarred mentally. I was deformed physically. I was mutilated emotionally.

I was a sailor lost at sea, a soul lost in limbo, a shell of a man with no hope.

Until I found her. My fiery-haired, crystal-eyed little one who brought light to a life that knew nothing but darkness.

But she had dark shadows of her own. A past filled with anguish and brutality. A future that promised nothing but the barren life I understood too well.

We were two victims. Two loveless souls searching for something to live for. We were monsters. We were evil. We were doomed.

Our scars ran deep and our grasp on each other depended only on the search for punishment – for the next slice of pain that made us feel alive. We lived for the hurt, we lived for the anger. We lived to mark each other with intensity, belonging, and our own messed up version of recovery.

This isn’t a love story. It’s a story that cuts. It’s a story that captivates. It’s a story that questions morals and crosses the line of sanity.

It’s a twisted story, one you won’t see coming until it’s too late…

Please be advised – Marked contains content that some readers may find disturbing.

**Marked is a STANDALONE novel**

 

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Beyond Books 5 Star Review

This is not a fluffy love story.

How low can a person go when they start at rock bottom?

Benton Wright is a victim of his upbringing. He’s abused in every awful way you can imagine. As a child you want a teacher or doctor to step in to save him. As a teen you want him to stand up for himself. As a man you want him to move on from his past and find love.

At times Marked makes for uncomfortable reading but when things get tough, you continue because you want things to get better for him. Just when things start to look up, something else comes along that could knock a lesser man to his knees. Will he ever get an acceptable happy ending? I couldn’t see that happening.

I’ve read all of Rebecca’s previous books but this, I think is her best yet. It’s a tough, rough ride to say the least and not for the feint hearted. There are no truly good people in this story, just varying shades grey but there are plenty of black, evil souls who are beyond redemption. Even the most pious will be baying for blood where they are concerned.

If you aren’t comfortable with reading anything about child abuse or graphic sexual and violent content, then Marked may not be the book for you but trust me, your own imagination conjours up far worse imagery than Rebecca could write. However, if you want something dark, gritty, brilliantly written and dare I say, hopeful, then you’d be wise to add Marked to your tbr list.

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Excerpt

“Relax,” she said with a smile. “I won’t hurt you.”

I trusted her. It was an alien feeling to me, and one I hadn’t felt since I met Freddy.

“Ready?”

I nodded, laid my head back and squeezed my eyes shut.

“You know,” Faith said as the first prick touched my skin and I flinched, my body tensing. “There are many meanings behind the significance of the swallow.”

I hummed, signalling for her to go further, lost in the sensation of her hand on my stomach and the needle pricking my skin. She was right – you can’t count the number of times the needle pierces. It didn’t hurt; I’d felt enough pain to know what it really felt like, but this wasn’t pain. It was uncomfortable pleasure. It was pleasurable discomfort.

“Traditionally it’s chosen by sailors. It symbolises the miles of ocean they’ve travelled.” Her voice was soft and comforting, allowing me to drift away from constant defence, like a sailor who had stopped rowing to feel the ebb and flow of the sea beneath him. “And some say it means ‘these fists fly’. Fighting talk, from boxers back in the day.” I slipped into the lull created by Faith and her soft touch, the way she made branding my skin forever feel as natural as breathing. “They’re usually inked in a pair on the chest, and the sailors believed that if they were lost at sea, the swallows would carry their souls to find peace.”

That was exactly how I felt on the leather bed, exposed and open without saying a word. I felt like I’d taken a slice of peace to calm my lost soul.

 

About the author

Rebecca is a London born and bred mother, writer and psychology student. She is the mother of a superhero (who is currently growing his hair like Thor!) and spends her days with her nose stuck in a textbook, her fingers tapping away at the keys…or she’s building forts and eating gummy bears.

She is the author of summer romance, Second Chance Hero, and the psychological romantic-suspense series, Twisted. An avid reader and lover of stories that keep you guessing, Rebecca writes tales that will challenge your perceptions and toy with your emotions. Rebecca’s stories invite you to open your mind and dig deeper into the meanings of the lives of each and every character you meet. She entices you into their world – to feel with them, to grow with them, to love with them. She asks you to become a part of them and allow them to become a part of you.

 

Connect with Rebecca

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Other Books by Rebecca

Second Chance Hero (A Seaside Romance)

Amazon universal link: http://mybook.to/SecondChanceHero

The Twisted Series

Survival (Twisted #1)

Amazon universal link: http://mybook.to/Survival

Revival (Twisted #2)

Amazon universal link: http://mybook.to/Revival

Thrive (Twisted #3)

Amazon universal link: http://mybook.to/Thrive

Allegiance (Twisted #4)

Amazon universal link: http://mybook.to/Allegiance

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