Good morning, friends!
I am interviewing a very special character this morning and absolutely thrilled for you to meet her!
Come meet Addie from Heartbreaker, who will unintentionally make you feel ALL the feels! <3
About the Book
After finding out she is the Bellata–the prophesized warrior meant to save Decim–Addie, along with James, returns to Barracks to unite the Twelve Magisters. But as she discovers her old home in ruin, Addie stumbles upon Silas and Nana, the only people left in Barracks.
As Silas explains what happened, Addie remembers the special gift Eman entrusted to her. She gives the gift to Silas, only to learn that he’s the young blacksmith who fought through the Seven Choices, making Addie unsure of how to react to her old friend.
Dodging an attack from Schism, and another deadly ally to Ophidian, the group finally makes their way to Ramni, where a familiar face joins them–one Addie never wanted to see again.
If Addie can’t learn to balance her new power, successfully unite the Twelve Magisters, and figure out what’s going on with a new voice in her head, Ophidian will destroy all the twelve lands …
And she’ll never know who is capable of betrayal amongst her friends.
– Hi Addie! I am SO excited to be chatting with you! Your story has been deeply inspiring to me! Would you have imagined this is how your life would be like since Schism entered the Barracks?
Hi Laura! Thank you for taking the time to talk to me. *wraps hands around cup of steaming tea before taking a sip* Before Schism came to Barracks things were wonderful. We had sunshine and warm breezes. Even though people still traded hearts, they were somewhat kind. I never thought I would miss those things so much when he took them all away.
Since then everything has been a whirlwind. *takes another sip of tea* I finally save my brother before finding out I’m a prophesized warrior and then find out Silas, my best friend since childhood, is the young blacksmith who sacrificed everything for me. *shakes head* It was a lot at once, but I think I’m handling it okay. One day at a time, right?
– Right! Definitely handle one thing at a time! And you totally got this! <3 Since returning back to your world, I know you have done quite a bit of traveling. I realize that the darkness is spreading and the Beast has poisoned so much of the land, but is there a place in Decim you’ve enjoyed visiting most?
I thought the caves of Dunsque were beautiful, but after I stayed in my house for so many years, I don’t think I’d want to stay there that long. *looks thoughtfully at hands before taking another sip of tea* The lush plains in Valde were delightful and now that the rabid disease is gone, I would probably return. The seashore of Ratcha is also beautiful. And the sunsets were breathtaking. I think I would like to return there the most.
– Those places were SO beautiful, especially the seashore of Ratcha! I wouldn’t mind joining you if you are up for extra company! 😉 Though, you’ve had so many things “thrown your way” recently that I’m hoping you will get some solid rest soon! Goodness, even Silas needs some rest too! (Probably all your friends if I’m honest.) If you two could go on a dream getaway (without worry of siti or anything or anyone dangerous!), where would you two want to go? What would you do while you were there?
*tries to hide blush behind teacup* I haven’t really thought about going somewhere with Silas alone, but if I had to choose I think we’d both like to spend more time exploring Ramni. I know there are more hidden rooms and corridors waiting to be explored. It would be nice to make new memories together. *stares sadly into steaming tea*
– *hugs* I’m sorry, Addie! Keep hanging onto hope! <3 For my last question, if you could give any advice to those struggling with fulfilling their callings in light of extreme hardships, what would you share?
I recently had trouble in relying on others and, in the end, it cost me dearly. *grips teacup between hands* If I had learned to trust Silas, James, Claire, and Eman earlier, instead of believing I could do everything on my own, maybe my heart wouldn’t have shattered.
“You are not alone,” was what Eman told me every time I struggled and that is true for you, as well. Whether it is a sibling, parent, or friend, YOU are not alone. Don’t be afraid to reach out to someone and tell them of your struggles.
– *wipes eyes* Thank you for sharing that, Addie. I needed it. <3 And thank you so much for chatting with me! I immensely enjoyed chatting with you! Know I’m cheering you on!
Thank you, Laura! *places tea down and grabs alme* I hope we can talk again once Ophidian is gone, once and for all.
– I hope so too and I look forward to it! <3
About the Author
V. Romas Burton grew up bouncing up and down the East Coast where she wrote her first story about magical ponies at age seven. Years later, after studying government and earning an M.A. in Theological Studies, V. Romas Burton realized something even bigger was calling out to her—stories that contained great adventures and encouraging messages. Because she couldn’t find exactly what she was looking for, V. Romas Burton decided to write her own great adventure. When she’s not writing, she spends time reading as many books as she can, watching YouTube videos and taking care of her adorable son. Heartmender is her debut novel. You can visit her online at www.vromasburton.com