Joclyn Despain has a scar. In fact, it is almost like a brand on her skin. She doesn’t know why it appeared on her neck, but she doesn’t want anyone to see it, including her best friend Ryland, who knows everything else about her. The scar is the reason she hides herself behind baggy clothes, and won’t let the idea of kissing Ryland enter her mind, no matter how much she wants to.
The scar is the reason she is being hunted.
If only she knew that she was.
If only she had known that the cursed stone her estranged father sent for her 16thbirthday would trigger a change in her. Now, she is being stalked by a tall blonde man, and is miraculously throwing her high school bully ten feet in the air.
Joclyn attempts to find some answers and the courage to follow her heart. When Ryland finds her scar; but he knows what it means, and who will kill her because of it.
character interview with Joclyn:
Thank you for being here today Joclyn
Thanks for having me. I think. Honestly, I am a little nervous that I am going to mess up. ha.
1. What 3 words would you use to describe you?
Ummm… I did a job interview once where they asked me that question, I never could figure it out. I guess I would have to go with shy, invisible and … uh… let’s go with confused.
2. Can you tell us a little bit about your scar?
What scar? I mean… how did you find out about it Did someone tell you? Sorry, I probably shouldn’t have gotten worked up, but no one knows about that. Everyone who finds it leaves, so I don’t show it to anyone. Can you… can you not tell anyone? Please?
3. What is the first thing you think about when you think of Ryland?
The way his forehead crinkles when I beat him on Gran Turismo. Sitting on the roof to his estate eating hamburgers, tree races, the way the wind feels in my fingers as he drives (way to fast) through the canyon. Late night pillow fights, the callous’ on his fingers from too many hours playing rugby, the way his chin gets all scratchy when he forgets to shave… you said just one right? Sorry.
4. What is your biggest fear?
Honestly? I guess since you already know it’s not like I am hiding anything. *sighs* I am scared of Ryland finding my mark. I could handle anyone else finding it, and leaving me. But not him. Not because I need him, not because I am in love with him, but because he is my only friend. I am scared to be alone, friendless and alone. But I think we all are, which is probably why I am so scared to lose Ry.
5. If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be?
I’m not sure. I guess I never would have wanted to turn five. If I never turned five I never would have been in a coma, I never would have gotten that mark, my dad wouldn’t have left. Things would be different. Of course, there would probably be no Ryland… but maybe fate would have given him to me anyway.