Today, I have author Jaye Frances here with us talking about her new release, Love Travels Forever.
Welcome back to The Book Vixen Jaye!
Thank you, Brianna, for featuring me today with my new release Love Travels Forever. This collection of short stories and essays is my most personal endeavor to date, written as a tribute to those whose stories of inspiration and courage have touched many hearts and lives. Granted, they’re emotional journeys, and yet each one reaches out to the reader with honest and genuine compassion that I hope will be remembered long after the book is finished.
In the story “It’s All A Matter of Choice” you’ll meet Mark and Janice, a happy and successful couple on the road to an idyllic future. Until fate steps in and changes the course of their lives forever. Here’s a short excerpt:
An acquaintance of mine had a fairytale start in life. Born into a loving and financially-secure family, he followed the role models of his parents, attending the best schools, excelling at sports as well as scholastics. After graduation, he moved up the corporate ladder and became a successful executive. At age thirty, he married the girl of his dreams. She was beautiful, intelligent, and supportive of his career. And as they stood before a packed church repeating their wedding vows, most couldn’t help but envy them.
The first two years were idyllic for the couple, and while there were adjustments—moving to a new state, making new friends, and coping with the demands of an upwardly-mobile corporate career path—they were, in the most real sense, truly happy.
It was on a quick trip to tour a property that had just come on the market—their potential dream home—that Janice suddenly felt dizzy. Although she told Mark she was fine, she fainted in the car on the way home. She dismissed it, passing it off as a benign symptom of fatigue, probably caused by a lack of sleep from a recent whirlwind trip to Barbados.
Two days later, while Janice was busy in the kitchen preparing a snack for a visiting neighbor, she fell to the floor, unconscious.
Jaye Frances is the author of The Kure, a paranormal-occult romance novel, The Possibilities of Amy, a coming-of-age romance novella, The Cruise-All That Glitters, a humorous adult satire about love on the high seas, The Beach, a sci-fi supernatural tale about a man who is given the opportunity to receive his ultimate wish, and Love Travels Forever, a collection of poignant short stories and essays. She is also a featured columnist for the NUSA SUN magazine. Born in the Midwest, Jaye readily admits that her life’s destination has been the result of an open mind and a curiosity about all things irreverent. When she’s not consumed by her writing, Jaye enjoys cooking, traveling to all places tropical and “beachy” and taking pictures—lots of pictures—many of which find their way to her website. Jaye lives on the central gulf coast of Florida, sharing her home with one husband, six computers, four cameras, and several hundred pairs of shoes.
In Love Travels Forever, Jaye Frances captures the reader’s heart with an inspiring collection of seventeen stories filled with romance and passion, the hopeful innocence of youth, and a love so strong that it transcends the mortality of life. Here are just a few of the people you’ll meet:
Evan and Frankie, a loving couple traveling through life hand-in-hand, are unaware that the shadow of fate is about to tear them apart. Helpless to change their shortened future together, one of them makes a promise—a promise of devotion and courage, honoring a love that surpasses the boundaries of time.
Mark and Janice, the perfect couple with the perfect life, are on the threshold of finally seeing their dreams come true—until an unexpected circumstance changes their lives forever.
Danny, a young soldier fresh out of boot-camp, is desperate to find a way to travel home and marry his sweetheart before being shipped overseas. Stranded in a train station on a three day pass with no hope in sight, Danny meets Wanda, an incredible woman who vows to find a way to bring Danny and his fiancé together.
Nora and Georgia are two eight-year-old best friends who share giggles, dolls, and secrets. But when one of them faces sudden danger, the other responds with an unconditional act of love and forges a lifelong bond between them unaffected by fear or prejudice.
So find a quiet spot, get comfy, and grab a box of Kleenex. You’re about to take an unforgettable journey of the heart, to a place where compassion and hope have no limits, and where love continues to travel forever.
Thanks to Jaye Frances, one lucky winner will receive a Kindle copy of Love Travels Forever. Good luck to all who enter!
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