Thursday, July 31, 2014

Name Before the Masses Tour: Twist of Fate

Please welcome author Shawna C. Jones, who is here to tell us about her latest release, Twist of Fate. Shawna is going to award, to one randomly drawn commenter, his choice of: a $50 Amazon GC, a $50 Starbucks GC, or a crystal from Middle Earth store in Mt. Shasta. The more you comment, the better your chances of winning. To find out where the other stops on the tour are, go here. Look for the Rafflecopter at the end of this post.

The Questions

1)      You’re marooned on a small island with one person and one item of your choice—who is that person and
what item do you have? My Aunt Emma. The item would be a crystal ball so we would know our future prospects.

2)      Which musical would you say best exemplifies your life – and which character in that musical are you? I
would say Wicked, which is based on the Wizard of Oz. I would be Glinda, the good witch, as I’m always on the side of good.

   3)    Take these three words and give me a 100 word or less scenario using them:  insurance, owed, talk.  My brother Gary owed me half a million dollars, and he refused to pay up. After years of haggling, I’d reached the end of my rope so to speak. He can’t treat his sister like this. So I kidnapped his wife Loretta, as an insurance policy. I knew he’d pay if I had her. I drove us to a cabin that I owned, which no one knew about. I tied her up, and sent Gary a letter which stated clearly: I have your wife. If you want her back in one piece, call me. We’ll talk.

4)      What is your idea of how to spend romantic time with your significant other?

My husband and I spend a romantic evening at home, with a candlelight dinner, soft music, and a vegetarian meal. Afterwards, we usually head to the bedroom…

5)      When you start a new story, do you begin with a character, or a plot?

      So far, character seems to be the driving force.

6)     If they were to make the story of your life into a movie, who should play you? Madonna seems like a good
choice to me. Hopefully she’s up for skydiving and hang gliding.

    7)    Who’s your favorite horror villain and why? My favorites are the ones you can’t see, yet they are doing all sorts of scary things to visitors in houses, and that sort of thing. There’s no blood or gore, yet what they can do to you or make you do is frightening.

8)      Do you have an historical crush and if so, who is it?

      It would have to be Columbus or someone of that caliber. Mainly because he was adventurous and took

9)      Is there a story that you’d like to tell but you think the world isn’t ready to receive it?

   I wonder about my next book, since it’s pretty out there. I think we’ll just have to see.

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.



“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.

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  1. Replies
    1. I thought so too Mary. Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you have a nice day.

  2. Thank you Julie for hosting today. I appreciate it.

  3. I enjoyed the interview and learning more about you.

    1. Thank you Rita for the compliment. It's great to see you, and I hope you have a terrific day. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Thanks for the compliment Elena. It was great of you to drop by.

  5. Loved the interview, thanks for sharing!