Wonderfully written highly charged with intense emotions, feel the power of love, witness destiny and fate play out before your very eyes, thanks to the heartfelt writing of N.D. Jones." - Dianne, Goodreads
A supernatural love triangle that tests the bounds of science, truth, and faith.
Regent Lela of Asiya is the most powerful person on her planet but she is powerless to save the life of her beloved soulmate—Zion Grace. For thirty years they lived as husband and wife, but Zion’s time is at an end. Lela must go on without him.
“There will never be anyone else for me.”
Despite having died, nothing can keep Zion from his soulmate. He’s back but not as the man he once was. Zion must help Lela move on with her life, lest he lose her forever. But how can Zion convince Lela to accept the love and affections of another man when he still wants her for himself?
“I love you, Lela. My heart is forever yours.”
Lela and Zion are bound souls, destined to live eternity together. For these lovers, death is not an end, but a fateful beginning.
Enjoy the music playlist for “Of Beasts and Bonds"
Elton John once said, “Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.” I believe the same is true for an entertaining and engaging novel. And it’s the healing power that, when a reader finishes the last page, the last word in a book, they feel better for having had the experience. Perhaps even a little sad because they’ve reached the end of an enjoyable journey. Music, like a great novel, evokes much emotion in the listener. There’s this beautiful song written by Luther Vandross entitled, “Dance with My Father.” It’s about a son whose father has passed away. As much as the son misses his father, his only wish is to give his grieving mother a final dance with her husband. If you’ve never heard the song before, treat yourself and listen. Here’s a YouTube link to the original music video
I remember hearing the song while driving and it bringing tears to my eyes. A few years earlier, my father had passed away. Over a decade later, I cannot hear that lovely song without thinking of my father. That’s the healing power of music, the bone-deep emotional impact that lingers long after the song has ended. For this guest blog, I compiled a list of nine songs that, when I listen to the lyrics, truly expresses the various emotions I hope a reader will experience while reading “Of Beasts and Bonds.”
I never knew love like this before, now I'm lonely never more
Since you came into my life You are my lovelight, this I know
And I'll never let you go You my all, you're part of me
Never Knew Love Like This Before, Stephanie Mills
Girl don't you know you’re so beautiful
I wanna give all my love to you girl
Not just tonight but the rest of your life
I wanna be always here by your side
So Beautiful, Musiq Soulchild
Every time I let you in, abracadabra magic happens as we swim
Higher and higher finally we reach heaven
Come back to earth and then we do it all again
Brown Skin, India Arie
“Where words leave off, music begins.” -Heindrich Heine
About the author:
N. D. Jones lives in Maryland with her husband and two children. Having earned a M.A. in Political Science, she is a dedicated educator. She taught high school social studies for nine years. Currently, she is a professional development teacher specialist with a local Maryland school system, working on increasing student achievement through teacher and administrator efficacy. N.D. is also a continuing education student who is pursuing her doctorate in education in Community College Leadership.
A desire to see more novels with positive, sexy, and three-dimensional African American characters as soul mates, friends, and lovers, inspired the author to take on the challenge of penning such romantic reads. She is the author of two paranormal romance series: Winged Warriors and Death and Destiny. N.D. likes to read historical and paranormal romance novels, as well as comics and manga.
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