Victoria: I appreciate the invitation!
Devika: Victoria, I’m curious to find out more about you. What do you do for a living?
Victoria: Well, I am an architect at the Margulies Perruzzi firm in South Boston. (Laughs.) But, my alter ego Tory just flies by the seat of her pants…or those skimpy dresses she wears!
Devika: Interesting. What about your family background?
Victoria: I came from a pretty wealthy family. We lived in Somerville. Unfortunately, we were never close, and I broke away from them to make a name for myself several years ago.
Devika: I see. So how did you meet Rick?
Victoria: It was all an accident really. I set out to pretend to be someone I wasn’t – Tory – and I met him in a club the first night I went there. He just happened to be there right when I needed some help. But I didn’t count on being so attracted to him.
Devika: Wow. That sure makes for an interesting story. How did you know he’s the one?
Victoria: You could say it was a whirlwind romance, full of ups and downs, but we connected on a lot of levels. Plus, he has the hottest accent on the planet!
Devika: Would you say there was a decisive moment in your life that made you who you are today?
Victoria: Yeah, I always knew I wanted to draw and sketch buildings. I think I disappointed my parents when I pursued this career. They had my life mapped out for me, and I just wasn’t comfortable with that. So, you could say that the way they treated me shaped me into the person I am today.
Devika: Let’s talk about your dreams and goals in life.
Victoria: Besides excelling as an architect, I’d like to settle down someday. Here’s to hoping the guy I want right now gets with the program!
Devika: Okay. And what is your greatest fear?
Victoria: I think the worst has already happened to me, but I guess I’m afraid that I might have lost myself in my quest to prove a point. But I am working on figuring things out.
Devika: Tell me, if you could have anything in the world, what would you wish for?
Victoria: I guess it’s crazy, but I wish I could go back and change some things, even though that’s not possible. I should’ve told the truth from the beginning…
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