Does Fate Play a Hand in Love?

by Guest Blogger on February 14, 2012 · 18 comments

in Guest Blogger, Kiss and Tell, P-R, Vampire

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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?

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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.

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1 PJ Sharon February 14, 2012 at 7:05 AM

Congrats on the upcoming release, Jordan. The trailer looks great, and I agree, fate is at work in our lives every day. Long story short, my husband and I met and fell in love fifteen years before we actually found each other again through a “chance” encounter. The timing wasn’t right when we were younger, but fate brought us back together at precisely the right time. We’ve often said to each other that there wasn’t one day in those fifteen years when we hadn’t thought about the other. Now that’s destiny!

Twelve years later, he is still the perpetual light in my life. I woke up to a beautiful Valentine’s card, a huge chocolate bar, and a single red rose lying on my keyboard. How well does he know me?

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2 Jordan K. Rose February 14, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Hi PJ.

That’s very sweet. I love it. I know a widow who ended up finding her high school sweetheart after some forty years. They’ve been together for several years now. It’s very romantic.

Isn’t it great to start the day on such a romantic note? Happy Valentine’s Day! Enjoy! Jordan

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3 Sasha Summers February 14, 2012 at 8:41 AM

Great story Jordan! You never know when you’re going to meet someone important – but maybe Fate does :)?
Happy Valentine’s Day! And super huge congrat on the book!!!

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4 Jordan K. Rose February 14, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Hi Sasha. Thanks so much! Have a Happy Valentine’s Day and thanks for stopping by. Jordan

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5 Lynn Rush February 14, 2012 at 8:49 AM

Great post . Love that trailer. :)

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6 Jordan K. Rose February 14, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Hi Lynn. Thanks for stopping by and for the kudos on the trailer. Have a Happy Valentine’s Day. Jordan

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7 Traci Bell February 14, 2012 at 8:53 AM

Yes, I do believe fate does play a role in love, Jordan. And you are right :)

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8 Jordan K. Rose February 14, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Hi Traci. I think all arrows point toward fate getting involved. I love being right! Take care and Happy Valentine’s Day. Jordan

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9 Sheri Fredricks February 14, 2012 at 11:14 AM

What a cool idea. Being reincarnated over & over again. Now this peaks my interest!

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10 Jordan K. Rose February 14, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Hi Sheri.

Thanks for stopping by. I’m glad Perpetual Light has you interested. The whole soul mate concept is very romantic to me. It’s a good topic for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy the day. Jordan.

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11 Brenda February 14, 2012 at 3:40 PM

I totally believe in fate and soul mates. But I also believe that we don’t always find our soul mates in every life we live.
Your book sounds amazing! Something I would definitely be interested in reading.

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12 Jordan K Rose February 15, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Hi Brenda. The idea of soul mates missing each other seems tragic and makes me hope they have another lifetime to try again and get that happy ending. Thanks for stopping by. Jordan.

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13 Stormie Kent February 14, 2012 at 4:19 PM

I do believe in destiny. I believe in true love as well. I love to hear about other people’s love stories. Great post. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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14 Jordan K Rose February 15, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Hi Stormie. Thanks so much for coming by. Hope your Valentine’s Day was great. Jordan.

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15 Sandy Wolters February 14, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Great interview, Jordan! What a great story about meeting your husband.

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16 Jordan K. Rose February 14, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Hi Sandy. Thanks so much! Happy Valentine’s Day. Jordan

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17 Ashlynne Laynne February 14, 2012 at 8:03 PM

What an awesome blog Jordan. I really loved it!

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18 Jordan K Rose February 15, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Hi Ashlynne. Thanks so much! I’m so glad you stopped. :). Jordan

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