Soul Series novella
by Cindy Pike
Dejected. Torn down. Wrecked.
With my mask firmly in place for anyone on the outside looking in, I go through my life hiding the ugly truth.
Hiding my pain. Never fully being me. Steven, my husband, won’t allow for flaws or mistakes. When our son Zander came into the world things were better. For a while. Then the verbal abuse started up again. His physical abuse quickly followed. That’s when I decided to get out. But doing so with a child takes time and planning.
My friends both old and new, help me find the courage to find my voice and stand up for myself and my son. I just don’t know if I can rebuild myself from the shambles that I’ve become.
I hope I can find a way out from under the anguish my husband has inflicted on me so my son and I can live our best life and move on. Will that include the detective who’s helping me, his twin, and their lifelong friend? I guess I’ll find out.
CONTENT WARNING: This book contains graphic and violent scenes, including rape, physical violence, emotional violence, and psychological turmoil. Please don’t take this warning lightly. The contents are brutal at times. I don’t want anyone to be harmed from the words I’ve written.
If you or someone you know needs help, please know you’re worth it! National Abuse Hotline 800-799-SAFE
How to start? Hi, I’m Cindy! I live in Arizona with my wonderful husband, three kids (that I love but sometimes want to give back lol) and cat. I’ve always written stories throughout my life, wishing I could be a published author one day. They say the hardest step is starting, I disagree. For me the hardest step to becoming a published author is believing in myself, and having the courage to follow through.
I’m an oddball that likes all sorts of things, from singing (I’m not the best, but also not the worst), to the physiology of animals, I love the human mind and am fascinated by how it works. I want to know what motivates people to do the things they do, and why. I can be girly and love doing hair and make up for myself and friends/family (other times I can’t be bothered). I’ve recently taken up henna body art (check out my Instagram to see how bad I am @restlessol) and it helps me zone out and turn off my brain from the thousand and ten things zipping about it. The flip side of those things are I love to camp and am not afraid to get dirty (most bugs don’t freak me out) and love working with horses.
Being a wife and mother to three rambunctious boys, my life is crazy and often I am known to get between four to six hours of sleep depending on if my baby or book characters decide to keep me up until I get their story down in my computer. Seriously, this is a real thing ask any author, (all the ones I know say the same, not that I know many) they don’t leave us alone (I swear I’m of sound mind, mostly) until their story is told.
What else? I wish I were funnier but it’s just not in the cards for me (much to my disappointment), so to compensate I surround myself with others that make me laugh, constantly. That’s about it! Thanks for taking the time to at least have selected my book(s) in interest (any interest is good, right?) even if they aren’t for you. Stay true to you and I hope you enjoy my stories as much as I do giving them to you.