"Beauty Mark is real. Raw. Something I believe we call can relate to, whether we're relating to Callie, Hayden, or Liam. These are such real characters it left me feeling like it was a true story. Amazing read!" ~ Best Selling Author, Leddy Harper
"Beauty Mark isn't a simple love story. There's certainly nothing simple about Stephie's gorgeous, rich, literary writing or a book that's as captivating, angsty, and sexy as this one. I was completely and whole-heartedly engulfed in Callie's world and I never wanted to leave it. What I loved most were the flawed, relatable characters showing us the intricate layers and emotional barriers of a relationship. Stephie doesn't just show us the scars. She shows us the journey, the fight, the pain, the misery and she weaves it all together so beautifully." ~ Best Selling Author, Marni Mann
From the Author
Callie was a two-fold inspiration. The first was a MoMA video about an artist reuniting in a moment of silence with an old lover. From the moment I saw the video, I couldn't understand why the woman didn't chase the man she so obviously still loved. And thus, the prologue of Beauty Mark was born. But Callie, the character, her personality, came from a woman I love dearly who was never able to move on after losing the love of her life unexpectedly.
From the moment I started Beauty Mark, I knew which way it was going to go. I had the ending planned in my mind but when I got to the last twenty-five percent of the book, the characters went their own direction and all I could do was hang on for the ride. I hope you love their story as much as I loved writing it!