Caitlyn: Thank you for letting me visit.
Devika: Caitlyn, I’m curious to find out more about you. What do you do for a living?
Caitlyn: Ah…I was once a reporter for the Siuslaw News in Florence, Oregon, but that was before I was kidnapped while researching a story over in Newport. Now? I’m just trying to get my life back. Hopefully, my boss Mr. Bartlett gives me another shot.
Devika: Interesting. What about your family background?
Caitlyn: I only have my mother. I guess my dad took off when I was a teenager. It’s hard to recall everything these days.
Devika: I see. So how did you meet Jack?
Caitlyn: (Smiles for the first time since she walked in.) Jack…Jack is the light that pulled me out of the darkness. He’s a consultant with the police in Florence, and he is the one who found me in that cellar.
Devika: Wow. That sure makes for an interesting story. How did you know he’s the one?
Caitlyn: (Clears her throat.) I have the worst schoolgirl crush on him. He’s definitely hot, and he is probably the most generous man I’ve ever met. Plus, he has his own dark past, so I know we’ve connected. The trouble is…I think I’m going to have to make the first move. He’s too noble.
Devika: Would you say there was a decisive moment in your life that made you who you are today?
Caitlyn: (A flash of fear crosses her face.) I guess you could say that horrible experience I endured defined me. But I’m working on coping through the flashbacks, and trying to make a new life for myself.
Devika: Let’s talk about your dreams and goals in life.
Caitlyn: I really want to be a reporter again. I remember how much I loved writing. I think I’m up to the task, at least if I ease back into it. Beyond that? I just want to be happy, and maybe someday, once I get over these shadows in my mind, I can try to let someone in. Maybe then I get married and everything.
Devika: Okay. And what is your greatest fear?
Caitlyn: (Shudders.) My greatest fear is probably being in that cellar. I’m not sure I could go through something like that again.
Devika: Tell me, if you could have anything in the world, what would you wish for?
Caitlyn: I guess it is a little farfetched, but if Jack would even consider having me as his, I think I’d be the luckiest girl in the world.
Devika: I’d love to talk some more, but unfortunately our time is up. Thanks so much for stopping by. I can’t wait to see what adventures you’ll have in store for us in the future. *waves*
About the Book
Blurb for Directions of the Heart:
Embark on a remarkable journey of drama, romance, and passion...
In all of these amazing stories, there's one burning question...is love worth the risk?
Reece and Jenna are two childhood friends separated by time and distance. Can they find a way to heal their bond, or perhaps forge a new one?
Spurred by her friend’s close call, Victoria decides to take a risk and prove the lifestyle she led was her downfall. But as Tory sinks deeper into the tumultuous abyss of desire with the mysterious Rick, can she climb back out before it’s too late? Or does she even want to?
Struggling to run her family’s farm on her own, Sadie takes on a hired hand, Matt. As they grow closer, so does the danger. Someone wants her legacy. Can they combat this new threat, as well as the demons of the past, before Sadie loses everything, including her life?
A Touch of Dawn
Caitlyn thought she’d be in the dark forever. But with the light came Jack, the police consultant who found her. Can they take a journey of healing together, or will Caitlyn retreat into the darkness of her mind, where she lived for so long?
(CONTENT WARNING: With an abuse awareness theme in this collection, there may be triggers here for past trauma sufferers. However, HEAs are guaranteed.)
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About the Author
Marie Lavender lives in the Midwest with her family and three cats. She has been writing for a little over twenty-five years. She has more works in progress than she can count on two hands. Since 2010, Marie has published 22 books in the genres of historical romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, fantasy, science fiction, mystery/thriller, dramatic fiction, literary fiction and poetry. She has also contributed to several multi-author anthologies. Her current series are The Heiresses in Love Series, The Magick Series, The Blood at First Sight Series and The Code of Endhivar Series.
Amazon author page: Author.to/MarieLavender