Thursday, May 29, 2014

Twist of Fate by Shawna C. Jones Giveaway, Interview, Book Sale & Excerpt

Twist of Fate
by Shawna C. Jones
During the course of the Virtual Book Tour, TWIST OF FATE will be available for only $0.99.



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.



“Are you alright?” I asked, touching her hands, which were now empty, but still shaking a bit.

“I will be. Give me a minute.” She closed her eyes.

I bent down and started picking up the pieces of the cup. Tea leaves were splashed everywhere. One group looked like Tower Bridge, but one group caught my eye. As I looked at it closely, it seemed to be a face. I couldn’t tell if it was male or female, but it had slits for eyes and mouth. I tried to get closer still, when my aunt’s foot tapped it and it disappeared.

I quickly picked everything up and went to get a broom and dustpan. My aunt looked at me and smiled a little.

“I’ll take care of everything. You just relax.” I went inside and came back out. I cleaned everything up. When I came back out I found her standing at the edge of the patio; she was staring at the ocean.

She turned and looked at me. Color had come back into her face and she appeared calm.

“I don’t know what happened there. But there was definitely an unknown entity around. You have a lot of protection around you. Make sure white light surrounds you at all times. Be very careful of the future you’re stepping into. Some of it is a problem. I don’t like it. I don’t like it at all.”

“I’ll change it.”

“Yes. Some of it, you might be able to. You can always try.” She didn’t sound convincing.

“You don’t know what it is?”

“No. But veils are not a good sign. Just be careful and try not to be too concerned about anything.”

“You know that won’t happen.” We both smiled. I hugged her tightly. What would I do without her?

I knew I liked to live in the fast lane. Perhaps I would have to move over to the slow lane for a while. No. That would not be me. And besides, Paris was waiting for us.

 Lesson: Always protect yourself. And when a psychic warns you, pay extra close attention.


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.

Where are you from?

I changed the location of my childhood in the novel to protect the identities of everyone involved. Although, I wrote that I grew up in Miami, it was actually in a small place in Canada. A very boring place, I might add.

Tell us your latest news?

My latest news is that I’m going to edit my second novel soon. This one is total fiction and based on a dream I had. I asked a question before going to sleep, and the answer came in movie form. I received the answer I was looking for and much more.

I’m also planning on going to Egypt this fall, since I missed going there in my 20’s. I talk about that in my book.

When and why did you begin writing?

I have been writing off and on for many years. About six years ago, I read “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron. Her suggestion of writing “three pages of nothing” every morning was how I developed better writing habits. Plus it put the critic away in a box.

A couple of psychics I went to told me to try automatic writing, because I would be good at it. Once I put pen to paper and turned off my ego, my soul took over, and words flowed easily. With rewrites and editors, of course.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?

Once I completed this novel, I considered myself a writer. It took ten to eleven months to write, rewrite, edit, proofread, and edit more. And it didn’t kill me!

What inspired you to write your first book?

I wrote in my preface that I never wanted to write this book, even though I knew it was a good story. Sharing my travel/romantic journey, and hidden things about myself, was something I never thought I’d do. However, when I attended a writing seminar and we engaged in a meditation, this book appeared.

What would you like my readers to know?

I want your readers to know that even though life can knock you around, you are strong and resilient. Although I write about lessons learned, not everything is a lesson. Some of our challenges are initiations. We decide if we pass or fail them. 
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  1. Thank you for hosting today. It's a pleasure to be here.

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    1. Thanks for commenting. I hope you liked the interview.

  3. Thank you for hosting today ;)

  4. Great interview - I love learning more about the person behind the book!

    1. Thank you for your comment Margaret. I have other interviews coming up. Also thanks for visiting today.

  5. I enjoyed the interview, thank you.


    1. You're welcome Rita. And thank you for commenting.

  6. I do sometimes think we are stronger than we know.

  7. great post! I really enjoyed the interview with Shawna!

  8. I admire you for taking that leap to follow your dreams. I'm very happy with my life but I would hope that if I were not, I would have the courage to move on like you have!