THE HEART'S DUTY by Shannon Muir
Kristine David thought she'd finally found a stable marriage and future. As she finds herself less satisfied with her situation, the dark past she's been trying to run from creeps back in and begins to endanger the welfare of others. This is a story of love, betrayal, and owning up to one's mistakes. This contains some adult content situations due to subject matter, but nothing heavily explicit.
Kristine David lived a challenging adolescence,where a lack of a strong female role model and a need to feel loved led her to make poor choices. Now cut off from her family to the point of changing her surname, Kristine believes she's finally found her peace in marrying Juan Luis Mendoza, an former college classmate now running the company inherited from an old mentor. Yet when time begins to tear at the hopes of making dreams come true, Kristine starts to find herself confronted with the opportunity to be tempted by old familiar patterns. Her choices lead to her husband's kidnapping, meeting the illegitimate son of the company founder who claims he should own it, facing up to old issues, and unlocking a trauma Kristine thought her mind buried forever.
About The Author...
SHANNON MUIR authors primarily new adult fiction, more recently has ventured into New Pulp, and is also known for textbooks about animation. She has also been co-writing and providing all of the in-story lyrics for the webcomic FLYING GLORY AND THE HOUNDS OF GLORY since it debuted in 2001. Her goal when writing fiction is both to entertain as well as explore issues of the the human condition, primarily with female protagonists.
Her most recent New Pulp release is the story "Pretty as a Picture," her New Pulp debut in the anthology NEWSHOUNDS from Pro Se Productions. New adult focused series and collections books include THE PHOENIX COLLECTION (combining THE PHOENIX RISES and THE PHOENIX BURNS), THE WILLOWBROOK SAGA which begins with the prequel BY THE WILLOW BROOK and continues through EVERYTHING CHANGES, DOWN TO THE ROOTS and FILL THE INNER CIRCLE, as well as the TRUTH REVEALED series that starts with HALF TRUTH AND FULL LYE and continues with ON THE SEARCH FOR TRUTH. Individual New Adult Titles include FOR THE LOVE OF AIRAGOS, TOUCH THE STARS and THE HEART'S DUTY. Anthologies of short fiction and poetry are LIVES REFLECTED, AT THE END OF INNOCENCE'S ROAD and SEARCH FOR A WOMAN. She's also written textbooks based on her animation experience entitled GARDNER'S GUIDE TO WRITING AND PRODUCING ANIMATION and GARDNER'S GUIDE TO PITCHING AND SELLING ANIMATION. Also available is a book collecting all her full lyrics as well as the history of the FLYING GLORY AND THE HOUNDS OF GLORY webcomic over its first ten years, entitled FLYING GLORY FLASHBACK. Her first published story was the anthology ARIA KALSAN: MYSTERIES OF THE FUTURE.
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