Guest blog by Jordan K Rose, author of Perpetual Light
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Thanks so much Love Romance Passion for having me on today.
I love Valentine’s Day. What romance writer doesn’t? I love to hear about how couples met. It makes me wonder about fate and soul mates and whether all that mushy stuff is really true.
How much can one person truly impact another’s fate? Can meeting that one person who sets butterflies to flutter in your stomach really change your destiny? These are questions I considered in writing Perpetual Light.
In the story my heroine, Lucia, is reincarnated over and over to find her husband, Vittorio, a man turned vampire in their first life together. Lucia’s soul will not rest until she finds him and sets his soul free from an eternity of damnation.
It’s an extreme case of soul mates. But it makes a girl wonder if there really is that one person whose soul calls to yours in an eternal bond.
Does fate play a hand in love?
I’m a romantic so I believe it does. And I’ll give a perfect example of what leads me to believe this.
I met my husband in 1995. He was a serviceman who came to fix my fire alarm. All the girls at work talked about him and how cute he was and, “Oh my God, wait until you see him.” The first serviceman who came was not cute. Not at all. He was truly one of the least attractive men I’d ever seen.
I had a talk with the girls about standards and the definition of “cute.” They responded with: “Not him.” It was like having a mob yell at me. At least I knew the girls had better taste than I originally thought.
Eventually, our alarm had a “trouble” so I had to call for help. And low and behold who shows up, but the cute guy. And he was cute, almost to the point of I-can’t-form-sentences-in-his-presence-cute.
He explained that the trouble was on the phone line, not the alarm and I needed to call the phone company, which I did. Over the course of the next week I had two servicemen at my office, both telling me it was the other guy’s problem, but only one offering to meet the phone guy to work on the problem. He also came by daily to “check on the situation.”
I had a full week of “trouble on the panel.” It was wonderful. (Sigh) Finally, I asked him out for coffee. We went to a local creamery and had coffee and talked and exchanged numbers.
The “trouble” went away on it’s own the very next day. Done. Gone. Did it’s job and moved on to some other alarm where another manager waited for her serviceman.
So I completely believe destiny works her magic in love. You just have to pay attention to get the message.
You should know my husband and I have a slight disagreement about our first date. He doesn’t consider the coffee to be our first date. He claims he was going to ask me out for dinner and that the dinner he took me on the following weekend is our first date. I, of course, say that if I hadn’t asked him to go for coffee, there wouldn’t have been a dinner date and that panel would still be in trouble.
You know I’m right. And so does he. He just doesn’t want to admit it.
Perpetual Light Blurb:
Fate is cruel. Especially when the one you’ve sworn to love for all eternity, the very soul who changed your destiny is the last person you should trust.
After more than three hundred years of running, Lucia Dicomano must make a choice.
Forced to take her place as a Pharo of Redemption, the divine slayer needs to master her forgotten powers. Lucia turns to Vittorio, the one vampire she’s failed to deliver from eternal damnation. But overcoming smoldering remnants of love, lust and anger aren’t their only obstacles.
Samuel, who may know Lucia better than she knows herself, hunts her with a fervor stoked by a thousand years of vengeful hatred. His plan—capture and enslave the weakened Pharo then take control of her elusive power.
Can Lucia trust Vittorio long enough to reclaim her powers? Or will she have no choice but to kill him and battle Samuel alone?
Author Bio: After trying her hand at many, many things- from crafting and art classes to cooking and sewing classes to running her own handbag business, Jordan finally figured out how to channel her creativity. With an active imagination and a little encouragement from her husband she sat down and began to write, each night clicking away at the keys with her black Labrador, Dino curled up under the desk.
A few short years later she’s entered the publishing arena with no plans to ever turn back.
Jordan’s a member of Rhode Island Romance Writers, as well as RWA National, and the New England (NEC), Connecticut, and Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal (FFnP) Chapters.
Her first book, Perpetual Light, releases in March of 2012 from Crescent Moon Press.