“She placed a hand over each of our chests and told us our beats were rare because our love was pure, free to thrum a rhythm all its own. Called it our very own forever melody. Our hearts hum in time with the cadence of life flowing through our veins. See, the hearts are where our souls live, the thrumming crux so crucial it overshadows all others.” I stare down at my pinky finger, bending it slowly. “This little finger appears so insignificant in comparison, but in reality, it guides us down our fated paths. Most people fight it, stumbling through their entire lives uncaring of the tiny vein that runs directly from our heart, down our left arm, and continues through our hand to the tip of the teensy digit. That fierce little stream continues on, though we cannot see it, as a thin red thread linking us to every soul we’re destined to touch. It pulls through tangles and snares, it’s tenacity unbreakable. No matter how hard you try, your thread is impossible to ignore. No matter the detour, that thread will eventually tug us back on the right path to leave our mark on everyone it ties us to. Our influence isn’t always life-altering. Some lives we briefly pass through, but in others, we may find our homes. ‘You can’t fight fate,’ she whispered with a sad smile, linking our pinkies together. ‘Your thread brought us together tonight because your souls needed a kind heart. Cling tightly to moments like these, and look for the gentle souls hidden among the cruel. The path ahead of you is hard, little ones, but you are stronger than you can imagine. Trust your hearts, and follow your thread. Someday, fate will lead you home.’ And then, she slipped back inside.”
Title: Fighting Fate
Author: Winter Paige
Genre: RH Urban Fantasy
Cover Designer: Dark City Designs
Publication Date: Oct. 31st, 2020
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
She’s lost. It’s their job to find her. Together it’s up to them to save a world she doesn’t yet know exists.
Tillie Cruz’s whole life is her family and her best friend, Luca. Keeping them together is all that matters to her until a danger from the past finds her and her family is scattered to protect her from an evil she isn’t ready for.
Shocked by the sudden disconnect, Tillie has nowhere to turn, no guiding hand and in her angry flight from the only home she’s ever known, she falls right into their arms.
But with these new arrivals comes an awakening…of magic… of passion… and of a prophesy that she must rise to face… or lose those she loves most to darkness forever.
Winter Paige is a budding author in the genre of dark romance.
Shattered Lies is her debut novel. Born in the Capital city of WV she enjoys reading, traveling, and producing audio books. She is obsessed with signed paperbacks. Winter lives with her husband, four children and a cat she despises … and is tormented daily by chickens.
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