SECRETS * INNOCENCE * BETRAYAL
"A daughter's future...a mother's past"
They say that life is a beautiful thing. That a woman is life's beauty. But life is also a man's world. It's hard, demanding, and sometimes, not as glamorous as we ladies would have it be if it were a choice. As mothers, life defines us. As daughters, life molds us. As sisters, life redefines us. As wives, life dictates, and changes us.
We are God's creation. To men we are considered beautiful. Our beauty being defined in many ways. But we are more than just what they see. We are strong. We are power, the backbone, the main ingredient . We carry the strength of our mother's burdens and still we strive. We are driven by intuition because we are wise. We are Queens because we hold the key to our families kingdom. And We are important because without us, there can be no Kingdom.
Our gender is what drives the man and WE control the wheel.
But we are women before we are mothers, someone's daughter, or sister. And when we are hurt, we can destroy. The journey to YOU ( that awesome woman down deep inside of you that's screaming to be heard), the journey, unfortunately, might not be easy. It may not always be glamorous. And you may fall several times along the way. But if you will be opened, and nurture that pain correctly--giving it the attention it rightfully deserves, you will be glorious, because pain is reachable, and we are WOMEN
I have dabbled through the pages of fantasy with my characters of DejaVe: Secrets. I have drunk blood with some really interesting characters in Cravings: Two Bloodlines
But I wouldn't be Marie without my true voice. So I am very pleased to introduce to you, my first family...the characters in, String of Pearls, the novel.
Creating the characters for Sting of Pearls, was both enjoyable and difficult at the same time. I found myself backstroking, hitting that delete key. Asking myself, should I really allow my character to go through such pain? In the end, the pain won. Not because I liked it, or it felt good. But because I am a woman. I am a mother and sister. And in my world, unfortunately, love and pain coexist, and they must be recognized and faced if there can be change. I have come to love these characters, and I have nurtured them through the lives which I have given them, while sitting in a chair, typing away, at my laptop. Each character is unique and authentic. Writing them into the world which they must breathe until I decide that they have grown, learned, or risen above their tragedy has not been easy. Thier journey is not sweet or cute. But through their journey; you just might find someone closer to you, a distant friend, or maybe even yourself.
But isn't that what a great book is meant to do?