When I’m With You
Cover designer: Marisa Shor of Cover Me Darling
girl-next-door. My piercing blue stare coupled with the ink that winds its way
around my arms throws people off, judging who I am before they’ve even spoken
I’m used to it.
Putting up a front and wearing my steely exterior like a wall of armor is
something that I’ve perfected.
I’ve had to become this way. Everyone that I’ve ever met has treated me like
dirt and thrown me to the side like a piece of trash. So what’s the point in
making an effort just for me to get hurt?
There isn’t… and that’s exactly why I am the way that I am. Protect myself
first… always. My past has taught me that much.
The very people that were meant to love me unconditionally turned their backs
on me when I needed them the most. With their lifestyle and the company they
kept, I shouldn’t have expected anything less.
But… I never expected him to turn his back on me. The one person who made me
feel safe. The only one who ever really cared.
I’ve moved across the country to get as far away as I can… from all of them…
but deep down I know that they aren’t finished with me yet. I know it’s just a
matter of time before they finally catch up to me, and when they do, I just
hope I can make it out alive.
has always dreamt about writing a book. With many stories to tell, she finally
pulled her finger out one morning when one story screamed at her louder than
the rest. When Danielle’s not writing, she can be found painting people’s faces
with makeup or watching twenty-minute cat videos late at night, procrastination
is strong in this one. If you’re ever short for shoes to match your outfit,
she’s the person to go to. With an extensive shoe collection that cost more
than your mortgage (although she would insist she doesn’t have a problem), you
can take your pick. An avid reader all her life, she gets lost in the magic a
book immerses you in and hopes to capture that for her readers.