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The Sound of Shooting Stars by Heather Allen….Blog Tour Stop & Guest Post

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Welcome to my stop on The Sound of Shooting Stars Blog Tour!

I’ve got some great teasers for you, a fabulous guest post from Heather and the rafflecopter to the awesome tour-wide giveaway!  Oh, and The Sound of Shooting Stars will be on sale for 99 cents for the duration of the tour, how awesome!

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Title:  The Sound of Shooting Stars

Author:  Heather Allen

Genre:  Contemporary YA

Publication Date:  11 November 2013

Event organized byInto the Night Reviews

Synopsis:

Jamie Grey grew up tossed around between foster homes. At an early age he shut the world out, deciding he wouldn’t care. Whatever life had to throw at him, he would look the other way. Now his senior year is about to start and he’s been forced into yet another new home. This will be the last time, he assures himself. When an unexpected curveball comes his way in the form of a certain stubborn seventeen year old girl, Jamie soon finds out that life doesn’t always work out the way you plan it.

Beckett Chase has been entitled her entire life. Living in the plush landscape of Palm Beach, Florida, she’s never wanted for anything. She’s always taken what and who she wants with no remorse. When she sets her sights on Jamie Grey and she’s met with rejection, her descent from the top begins.

With a twist of events causing Jamie and Beckett’s worlds to collide, will they be able to put aside their differences or will fate intervene offering an entirely different option?

 

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Guest Post:

 

My question to Heart was:
Do you believe fate plays a roll in life or do we all make our own destiny?

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That is a great question! Fate as defined by Merriam-Webster is: a power or predetermined course of events that is believed to control what happens in the future. Additionally the things that will happen to a person or thing and the future that someone or something will have. It further defines destiny as the will or determining cause by which things in general are believed to be as they are or events to happen as they do.

I believe we all have a destiny, something we are all able to fulfill in our future. But is this something predetermined for each one of us or do we control what happens? That’s a hard one. Many of the books we read would have it be an act of fate, events that are already written in the future and meant to happen regardless of anything else.

Um no, I think each one of us has a role to play in our futures. We make our own destiny with our actions. Life is full of choices. The smallest such as “What should I order to drink in a restaurant?” to the largest, “Should I move across the country for another person?” Each of those decisions can impact our future. Think about it, the direction your own life has taken. Would you be where you are or who you are with, if you hadn’t made the decisions you’ve made? No, life would have taken you in a different direction. I KNOW this about my own life. And because of this which obviously I’ve thought about…I don’t regret a single decision I’ve made.Some of my own choices have been doozies but hey that is what life is all about. If we don’t make bad decisions, we don’t learn from our mistakes.

Okay, so now the question is how does fate fit in? I don’t exactly know. Was it a concept made up by an over imaginative romantic or does it have some semblance in our universe? I’d like to believe I was fated to marry my husband, we were written in the stars just like Jamie and Beckett but no, the corners I’ve turned and the streets I’ve crossed led me to him.

Of our fate though we can be sure of two things, we are born and we will die at some point. What comes in between is a choice in our destiny.

 

Thank you so much for stopping by, Heather.  I truly enjoyed your take on fate and destiny! ~Jillian 

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Giveaway

Heather is offering an amazing Giveaway in conjunction with the blog tour!  Prizes include ebooks & paperbacks by Tiffany King, Carol Kunz, Rachel Wade, Misty Provencher, Heather Dencker, Heather Allen and Heather Gunter as well as tickets to Indie Girl Con in February 2014 and a gift card.

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About the author:

HeatherAllenHeather Allen is the author of The Just Breathe Trilogy, and newly released- The Sound of Shooting Stars. Heather finally realized her dream of becoming an author only recently with her mermaid trilogy. She savors every moment on this new journey and the wonderful friends she has met along the way. She has many more books planned. More ideas pop up than she has time to write about.

Heather currently resides in the scorching hot state of Florida with her husband and three children. She holds degrees in education from The University of Central Florida and Nova Southeastern University. She is a hopeless romantic who loves to read just about anything, coffee and Jelly Belly jellybeans. When she isn’t teaching, writing or reading, Heather can be found at the beach or out on the water boating.

 

Facebook:     https://www.facebook.com/pages/Heather-Allen/245833965548588

Twitter:        https://twitter.com/kelconcar

Blog:              http://heatherallen127.blogspot.com/

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/282217.Heather_Allen

 


 

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