Monday, May 9, 2016

Defying Destiny by Shelly Morgan

Defying Destiny
Forsaken Sinners MC Series
Book Three
Shelly Morgan

Genre: MC Romance/Suspense

Publisher: Limitless Publishing

Date of Publication: April 19, 2016

Word Count: around 74K

Cover Artist: TOJ Publishing Services

Book Description:
Twenty-six-year-old Louie Creighton knows there is something inside him he can’t control…

Ever since he can remember, Louie has had a short fuse. People always said he’d amount to nothing. He wasn’t smart enough to get into college. He wasn’t tough enough to be a Marine. No one believed in him.

No one except his father, Mike Creighton…

Louie’s father always taught him to turn the other cheek. He was a true mentor, teaching him how to be a man in a world of cowards. But when his father is murdered the day after scratching a winning lottery ticket, Louie’s inner monster can’t be contained. He becomes determined to track down the suspect at any cost. All along, he struggles to live by his father’s motto—To find out what you live for, you have to discover what you’d die for.

Then he meets Harlow McPherson…
Her entire life has been a battle. Harlow grew up in the system, bouncing from one foster home to the next. Most weren’t that bad, but some were hell.
The only comfort was the fact she wasn’t alone. Her twin brother, Hendrix, was always there—until he took his own life years later, abandoning Harlow in a cruel world. Unable to forgive, it’s Louie who reminds her there’s still hope.
When Louie unleashes his inner monster, and Harlow finally faces her demons, will they lose themselves to the darkness, or risk it all Defying Destiny?


Since I got the news two years ago, I haven’t been thinking rationally about anything. Not like I’ve ever really made good decisions, but it’s even worse now. I know that if they only knew what I was going through or what happened, that things would be different, that they could and would help me. But I’m not ready to share that with them, I don’t know if I ever will be able to. Their pity would just be too much and they won’t understand. Sure, they’ve all been dealt a shitty hand in life in their own way, but nothing like what happened to me. It’s just not the same. There’s no way they will be able to understand.  
A few minutes later, I come up to an old playground. It looks like it hasn’t seen any playtime from a child in ages. It’s all rundown and broken— just like me.
Something pulls me closer and makes me stop at the swings. I feel a connection to this place, or at least to a memory of a place like this, but I don’t want to think about that. I don’t want to think about coming here with my brother or the feelings of being carefree, loved, and not alone. And I sure as shit don’t want to think about how it makes me feel now that all of that is gone. I just want to sit down and forget everything, if only for a few minutes.
Taking a seat on one of the swings, I close my eyes and give myself a little push until I start to gently swing. It’s peaceful sitting here alone. With the outside world shut out.  
But then the memories take hold and I can picture myself years ago—as a little girl, begging to go higher. I wanted to touch the sky, but as soon as I got that extra push I needed, I was so scared, crying, begging to stop. I didn’t want to fall, but there was always a voice saying, “You won’t fall, Princess, I’ll never let you go.”  
In the quiet of the night, I can almost hear it now.

About the Author:
Shelly Morgan grew up in a small town in Iowa. She has 2 older sisters and amazing parents. Growing up, she was always a daddy’s girl, hanging out with him in the garage, fishing, and building stuff. She loved to play softball and swimming, but reading, telling stories, and writing were her passion, even at a young age. She took a break from writing for a while, but you could always find her with a book in her hand.
Shelly has three children – two boys and a girl. They are her whole world. Even when she’s having the worst day ever, they brighten up her day and can always put a smile on her face.
A few years ago, Shelly had this story in her head that wouldn’t go away; it would always play over and over. No matter how many times she went through the idea—from beginning to end—the story never faded. So Shelly decided to put it on paper. She never planned to publish it, but when her story was almost done, a friend read it and said that it need to be shared. And that’s what stared Shelly’s writing career.
Shelly loves all genres of books, and even though she started with writing MC Romance, she has a whole book of ideas, so you can expect more from her than just MC, though romance is in her blood.
Shelly currently works part-time, but her ultimate dream is to become a full time author. She wants to be able to spend her days filling pages with stories. To be the reason people find a reason to smile or laugh from lines on a page. Reading a book always allows her to live in someone else’s shoes, even if for a few minutes. She thinks it’s a way to leave her life and troubles behind, so she wants to be able to help others do that as well with her words.

Tour giveaway
Signed copy of Rewriting Destiny, Fighting Destiny, and Defying Destiny (Only 1 of each to 1 winner)
Ebook bundle of Rewriting Destiny, Fighting Destiny, and Defying Destiny (Will give out 2 bundles for 2 different winners)