Thursday, July 24, 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway for Twist of Fate by Shawna C. Jones

Twist of Fate
by Shawna C. Jones



Shawna grew up with a secret that she couldn't share with anyone. She thought of it as her "inner demon" and it shaped her life. When she became an adult, it sent her on a quest to try to find her Real Home. In Paris, she fell in love with a fellow traveler who changed her life, for better or worse. Their relationship was full of discovery and of lessons learned.

How could she come to terms with her "inner demon"? Can we change our fate or karma? Does love really conquer all?

This book is based on a true story of an independent woman's search for her true self and the meaning of life, and how she found answers in unexpected places.


Excerpt One:
“I wonder if those two are talking about us,” I thought out loud. “Oh well, I guess there’s nothing I can do about it.”
“You are going to visit me in Austria after the Canary Islands, right? Why are you going there?”
“For some sun before hitting colder weather and snow. Hopefully I’ll have a tan next time you see me.”
 “I’m going to miss you. I need you to promise you’ll meet me in Austria.”
“I promise. I swear. But I don’t know how long I’ll be in the Islands, and then there’s the journey to Austria. Could be several weeks.”
He held me tight and whispered, “Just come back to me. That’s all I want. Or I’ll have to try to find you. And don’t think I can’t.” He kissed me again.
“You have my word.” I looked up at the windows to see Lyn and Mike out on their respective balconies, watching us.
“Don’t you two have better things to do?” I shouted up at them.
“No. You two are too much fun to watch,” Mike shouted back. Lyn just laughed.
 John and I kissed each other goodnight. And that was the night my dream came back to haunt me.
As I jumped from the plane with my parachute in place, I felt excitement and fear at the same time. I was falling quickly towards the earth. It was exhilarating and I felt so free. Then the parachute opened, and I slowly descended to a grassy spot. Then I quickly looked up to see another skydiver falling fast. Too fast. The chute wasn’t opening. I stood in horror as I watched him fall and hit the ground, dead. I screamed. People rushed over to console me. The skydiver was my husband.

AUTHOR Bio and Links

Author bio:  Shawna C. Jones lives in the US, when she's not traveling the world. She lives with her husband, and "inner demon" quite peacefully now. She is continuing her mission of helping others, and encouraging young people to travel and follow their dreams.


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Shawna Jones said...

Welcome all you terrific readers! And thank you Joelle for hosting today.

Rita said...

I like the excerpt.

Shawna Jones said...

Thank you Rita. It's great to see you today.

Elena said...

I like the excerpt. Thank you!

Shawna Jones said...

Thanks for the compliment Elena! You're so welcome. And thanks for stopping by today.

Kimberly said...

I really like seeing the grabbed my attention right away!

Mary Preston said...

A very interesting cover.

bn100 said...

Interesting story

collenga said...

Great excerpt, thanks for sharing!