Devika: Welcome, Jenna. I’m so excited to have you over. Please have a seat.
Jenna: Oh, thanks for the invite! I’m honored to be here.
Devika: Jenna, I’m curious to find out more about you. What do you do for a living?
Jenna: Well, I am an actress. I work at The Edge Theater just outside Denver in Lakewood, Colorado. I hope to be big on Broadway someday!
Devika: Interesting. What about your family background?
Jenna: It’s just me and my mom. We’ve always been a team; we had to be. My dad died in a car crash when I was two years old.
Devika: I see. So how did you meet Reece?
Jenna: It seems like we have always been together, in a sense. We were friends since before we could speak, even took baths together as toddlers. Both our mothers were good friends and neighbors.
Devika: Wow. That sure makes for an interesting story. How did you know he’s the one?
Jenna: It took me some time to realize that, to wrap my head around it. One minute, you’re going along like you always have, and the next you’re broadsided by the idea that you might actually be crazy about your best friend.
Devika: Would you say there was a decisive moment in your life that made you who you are today?
Jenna: Mmm-hmm. I pretty much knew I wanted to be an actress since I was just a little girl, belting lyrics out at the top of my lungs, or quoting lines from movies and plays. But there was a moment, a long time ago, when Reece urged me to get on stage for the first time. He had so much faith in me, and I couldn’t help but believe that it was possible.
Devika: Let’s talk about your dreams and goals in life.
Jenna: Okay, okay. So, besides dreaming about being a big actress, making a name for myself, I do kind of want the unattainable. I’d never tell anyone, but I wouldn’t mind the husband and kids bit. (Laughs.) Just not right away. I turned twenty-one only six months ago.
Devika: Okay. And what is your greatest fear?
Jenna: I guess my greatest fear is putting myself out there in a different way than I’ve imagined, actually giving my heart to someone. Telling Reece how I feel, even at the risk of being burned.
Devika: Tell me, if you could have anything in the world, what would you wish for?
Jenna: Reece. It’s the craziest thing that ever happened to me, but every part of me wants him. I’m just not sure he feels the same.
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?
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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