But instead, it entangles Jezebel in the twisted lives of those determined to destroy each other. This prickly path also holds the potential of leading Jezebel to an unlikely place of joy. Finding joy seems impossible when life is literally exploding all around her.
LATE FOR FATE won Best First Chapter from WRITERS' TYPE
A paralegal on a train that crashes falls for the man sitting next to her. The man next to her has ulterior motives to starting a relationship with her. Sounds like a twisted story right? Late for Fate is exactly that. The twists, the turns, and the story keeps going, taking turns that the reader can never see coming. Just when I thought I knew what was going to happen or how someone was going to react Lori M. Jones throws a curve ball and sends the book in a different direction.
Jezebel is hurting. The crash, the lack of a man, and her job are all weighing on her. Then she meets Kirk on the train and her life looks up. I enjoyed getting to know Jezzie. I liked her from the very first page and liked her more and more as the story went on. Her reactions to the events in her life were real. She knew that her heart and her brain were not on the same wave length where Kirk was concerned yet as she struggled with what to do she became more and more real to me.
My favorite character is Nicole. Kirk’s crazy, yes insane crazy, wife had me cringing, giggling, and worrying through the entire story. She was a bomb waiting to explode. Her antics while trying to save herself and get her way showed the reader who the real Nicole was. My hope was that someone would stop her or expose her before she caused any damage to anyone else.
The writing style of alternating points of view really added to the story. It was interesting to hear the thoughts, the whys, and the what nexts of different characters. I liked that I could see into the minds of other characters and hear the story from characters other than Jezebel. The story moved at a fast pace with romance, mystery, suspense, and some humor.
The adventures of this book are marvelous. I recommend checking it out.
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"Jones is a gifted author with a talent for sharp, fast-paced prose that keeps the pages turning. Late for Fate moves at a thrilling pace. It's studded with sharp-edged, witty dialogue and quirky characters that stuck with me long after reading. Jones' knack for creating stories that feel familiar but are unique in voice and plot make every read (including Late for Fate!) a great one."
~Kathleen Shoop, best-selling author of the Letter Series and After the Fog
"Ms. Jones has perfectly captured how one moment in time can change a life for both good and bad. Excellent story with well written characters and a terrific (sometimes terrifying) theme. A great read. Highly recommended." - Amazon Review
"Lori has shown an extremely deft touch. I enjoyed the entire reading experience in second attempt at authoring. I enjoyed the characters, the quick pacing, the brushes with fate, the witty banter and the slick manner in which Lori handles the alternating points of view."
- James J. Robinson,Jr.
"Scene-stealing Nicole had me laughing out loud. From the opener, I was hooked."
- Carolyn Menke
Lori M. Jones is an award-winning author of women's & children's fiction. Her first children's book, RILEY'S HEART MACHINE, was released in 2012 through Guardian Angel Publishing and her second children's book, CONFETTI THE CROC, in 2014. Her debut novel, RENAISSANCE OF THE HEART, was released by Soul Mate Publishing in 2014 and recently was awarded the SILVER medal by READERS' FAVORITES in women's fiction. Her second novel, LATE FOR FATE, is forthcoming June 1st through Wild Rose Press.
Lori is a mother of two young daughters. Her youngest daughter's heart defect was the inspiration behind Riley's Heart Machine. Lori is currently on the national Board of Directors for the Children's Heart Foundation and the president of Pennsylvania Chapter. She was awarded the Community Quarterback Award by the Philadelphia Eagles for her work with the Children's Heart Foundation. Lori travels to schools and libraries delivering assemblies on writing stories from the heart. She is also on the writing team at North Way Christian Community Church. When Lori is not writing or spreading awareness for Congenital Heart Defects, she can be found cheering on her beloved Pittsburgh sports teams and participating in 5Ks.
Lori holds a bachelor's degree in communication and journalism from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and a paralegal certificate from Duquesne University. She is a former Washington D.C. paralegal and now resides in her hometown of Pittsburgh with her family.
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