||August 2, 2010
This romantic suspense is the first book in the new Twist of Fate series. But for a twist of fate she might have been a prima ballerina. Instead she was kidnapped, raped and left for dead. This is a story of survival...and retribution.
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It’s winter in Chicago, 1955, and Jeanette Conner is on the brink of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. A contract with the New York City Ballet. But her mother has other ideas for the 16-year-old prodigy, and a tragic die is cast. Thrown into deep depression by her mother’s actions, the teenager shifts her trust to the wrong people. This earns her a kidnapping and a violent turn as a teenage prostitute, ending when she is left for dead in a snow-covered vacant lot.
Rescued in time by a twist of fate, she must now put her broken body and shattered emotions back together.
She runs away to California where she finds true love and looming disaster.
A door slamming makes one jump, but it doesn’t make one afraid. What one fears is the serpent that crawls underneath it. ~ Collette, Cheri
CHICAGO, NOVEMBER, 1956.
I didn’t care if I ever opened my eyes again. Had it really been a whole year? Images raced through my mind like the pictures in one of those flip books—the kind that look like they’re moving when the pages are fanned.
The images sped up, swirling faster and faster. As each new image appeared, my feeling of terror built. Flip. Flip. Flip.
Can’t breathe. Arms, legs. Hurt. Move, move. The sheet was drenched with perspiration. A non-stop string of panicked thoughts taunted me. Paralyzed? Please God, not polio. Where’s Mama? Work early? Breathe. Breathe. Judy still here?
I tried to cry out, but my tongue slid around something wedged in my mouth, while hot tears welled in my eyes.
I fixed on bits of dust clinging to a leafy design pressed into the plaster ceiling, thinking they looked like furry caterpillars ready to spin cocoons. The awful realization hit me like a sledgehammer
Not my ceiling! Not my room!
Flip. Flip. Flip.
DEVIL'S DANCE WILL BREAK YOUR HEART
"Be prepared to run the gamut of your emotions. Devil’s Dance will break your heart, patch it up, deflate it again and finally make it whole. The story is of betrayal, sexual abuse, abandonment and a superhuman effort to overcome all obstacles. Aspiring dancer Jenny Connor endures excruciating pain and suffering and yet somehow triumphs. "
J.D. Webb, Reviewer/Author
Moon Over Chicago
WHAT A READ!
"What a read! Devil’s Dance is filled with characters you’ll either love or love to hate. I couldn’t put it down and I’ll bet you won’t be able to either. "
Award-Winning Author of "The Battle for Las Vegas" and "Cullotta-The Life of a Chicago Criminal"
DEVIL'S DANCE KEEPS YOU BURNING THE MIDNIGHT OIL
"In Jen's harrowing escape from a vicious pedophile and opportunistic kidnappers, her struggle and redemption through unconditional love, and the triumph of retribution, Adams creates a heartwarming story of a life on the edge.
Adams brings us to the brink of horror and despair, then redeems us through the goodness of love and human-kindness. An excellent, tumultuous read that will keep you burning the midnight oil. "
Mystery Book Collector
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