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Monday, November 12, 2012

guest post & give@way: Love Travels Forever by Jaye Frances

i would like to welcome back author Jaye Frances on my blog! today, she will be talking about her latest book and she will also be giving away a Kindle ebook to one lucky reader.

Thank you, AO, for hosting me today with my new release Love Travels Forever.

This collection of my favorite short stories and essays is one of my most personal efforts, written as a tribute to those who have touched me with their stories of inspiration and courage. Admittedly, these are emotional journeys, but each one comes from the heart, delivered with honest and genuine compassion that I hope will be remembered long after the book is finished.

What Might Have Been” takes a poignant look back at high school and the uncertainty of those adolescent years. 

My twenty-fifth high school reunion was just two weeks away. I should have been excited—but I wasn’t. With the deadline for my column looming at the end of the week, and the final round of editing for my next book staring me in the face, flying back to my hometown to reminisce with nearly-forgotten friends, locker buddies, and study hall partners was not high on my list of priorities. But I also knew there was a part of me—a volley-ball-whacking, Coke-and-fries-eating, rock-and-roll-loving teen—that would be disappointed if I didn’t go. Hoping to sway my responsible reluctance with a dose of nostalgia, I pulled out my senior yearbook and read a few scribbled ramblings from my old classmates—platitudes and clichés that have personalized every high school yearbook since the marriage of ballpoint pen to glossy paper. “Best of luck in the future.” “See you in college, hope you’ll let me copy your homework.” “Enjoyed our chats in math class.”

I was able to recall most of the names, but there was one entry from a boy I couldn’t place. “Wish we had spent more time together,” he wrote. A bit more heart-felt than most, but not enough to jog my memory.

I put the book away and went back to work. I didn’t think any more about the comment until two weeks later, when I came face-to-face with its author.

The reunion party was earmarked by all the usual characteristics: a rented banquet hall, some hastily prepared table decorations, and a few balloons taped over doorways. As I made my way to the reception table, it was impossible to ignore the unmistakable uncertainty in the air. The electric charge of youthful anticipation ever-so-present at seventeen had been replaced by awkward pauses and quick scans at nametags, making it clear how time had affected our memories—and expectations.

As I ate my wilted salad and pretended to enjoy the overdone roast beef, I reminisced with girlfriends about hairstyles, prom nights, the teachers we liked, and of course, some of the boys we dated. As we picked at the dessert—dry chocolate cake—prizes were awarded for the person who had traveled the farthest, changed the most, and been married the longest. One of the gals at the table wondered out loud if the emcee was the same overly aggressive twerp who hadn’t been able to keep his hands off the typing instructor.


Love Travels Forever
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 fiance 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.

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about the author:

Jaye Frances
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.

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