Sunday, June 7, 2015

Rewriting Destiny by Shelly Morgan with Review

Title: Rewriting Destiny (Prequel to the Forsaken Sinners MC Series )
Author: Shelly Morgan 
Genre: MC Book 

When life gives you lemons, it’s time for shots of tequila. That’s my new saying in life, and trust me, life handed me lots of lemons. 
For eighteen years I took those lemons that life and “destiny” threw at me and made lemonade, but I’m no longer a naive girl. I was forced to grow up too fast and the one person I depended on turned his back on me. So now I say screw the lemonade and just give me a bottle of tequila, because I don’t believe in destiny anymore. 
There is no pre-designed path set out for each of us. Sometimes bad things happen, it’s just a part of life. It sucks, but you have to pick yourself up and get on with your life. I’m done just sitting around and waiting for my life to change or something good to just fall in my lap. It took me awhile to understand, but once I was done being the doormat to destiny, it was time for me to take control. I would decide where I would go in life and what would happen. It wouldn't always be pretty, it would sometimes hurt like hell, but I would make sure I lived my life to the fullest. 
It's time to rewrite destiny.

I was gifted a copy of this book as a review and in no way was I bribed or paid to leave the following review........
Rewriting Destiny by Shelly Morgan was an amazing story of loss, love, and yes even a little hatred. It was all together an emotional book in certain parts of the story. In this book we meet Danielle (Dani), Zeke , and Zane. Three children that grew up all throughout their early teenage years until one tragic event takes away Zeke. Danielle and Zane become close and begin a friendship and bond that is unbreakable or so they thought. As the years go by Zane is in his senior year of high school and Danielle is unable to face that he will be leaving her. She feels that anyone and everyone she loves will leave her just like her parents and Zeke. When Zane goes off to college, Danielle goes through her junior and senior year feeling lost and lonely until Jaxon comes into the picture and they build a mutual friendship. Then one night graduation is upon Danielle and something terrible happens and Zane comes back into the picture talking her into Transferring into his college when the unthinkable happens and has Danielle on the run and the question remains can she move past what has happened to her in the past and build a future for herself? While on the Run Danielle happens upon a tattoo parlor offering an apartment for rent unknowingly knowing that she will step into a motorcycle gang called the Forsaken Sinners where she meets Mack the prez of the gang who takes her under his wing and treats her as his daughter. When Zane comes back into Dani's life can she overcome the hatred and pain that she has faced for the past four years? Well If you want the answer to that question then you will have to buy the book and see......

I was born and raised in a small town in Iowa. I have three children that love to drive me crazy. LOL

My storytelling and writing started when I was very young; always telling stories and writing small books that I swore would get published; I would pride myself in being the author, editor and illustrator. But the more I grew up, the less I had time to write the stories that were constantly in my head. But in 2014, I wanted to give it a go, so I started writing the story that was my favorite in my head; Rewriting Destiny. It was only going to be a standalone and wasn't going to be something I would publish, but the more I wrote, I needed to share with the world and the more I fell in love with the characters. There was no way I could leave it with just one story, so it will be a series.
Reading and writing are my passion and I'm so grateful to be able to share my stories with the world.

Author Interview: 
1.      Provide information about yourself. (What made you become a writer, ect.) I have always loved to read and sometimes I would re-write an ending or a certain scene in my head of what I would do with that story I was reading. And then, when I’m in the car or just lying in bed at night, I’d have these stories come into my head and they would just write themselves. So I decided I was going to try my hand at writing. I used to write stories when I was in grade school (just stupid stuff, like a name book or what I did that summer), and I’ve always had a knack for telling stories (like this one time when I didn’t bring anything for show n tell, so I told my class that my dad got kicked in the head by a bull. A week later, he came in for parent teacher conference and my teacher asked how his head was healing. He had no clue what was going on. Let’s just say that I got in trouble for that one and learned that you have to tell people if what you’re saying is fiction or non-fiction). I’m glad that I’ve gotten back into writing though, it’s something that I really love.

2.      What inspires you to write? Sometimes it’s a song that I hear that springs a story to mind. Other times it just sort of pops into my head and I just run with it. I can have a very vivid imagination, and can come up with anything just by looking at something, so really, the littlest things can inspire me. Maybe an actress, a song, maybe even a horrible porno lol

3.      Tell us about your writing style. I’m not sure how to really explain my writing style. I’m sure I have a very unique writing style and have been told that, but what they mean and what I think are probably two different things. When I’m writing, really the only thing I’m thinking about is the story and trying to put as much emotion, heart, and soul into as I possibly can. I want you to feel what my characters are feeling, think what they think.

4.      Do you listen to (talk to) your characters? My characters talk to me all the damn time, sometimes I just can’t get them to shut up! But I talk back to them sometimes, usually in my head though, don’t want people to think I’m crazy lol But I consider my characters a part of my or at the very least a part of my family. I love them and in everyone one of my stories, there’s a piece of me, a piece of truth about me in there. You just have to look close enough to find it.

5.      What advice would you give to other writers? Don’t let anything stand in your way. Write the stories that call to you. Don’t hold back because someone told you that you can’t or maybe that what you have is crap. Your story may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but others will love it. Even if they don’t, write it for yourself, no one else.

6.      How did you decide on how to publish your books? Well, that was pretty easy. I read a lot and get all my books from amazon. Ebooks are really the way to go nowadays, so I knew that was at least the route I would go to start off with. I knew that getting a publishing company to sign me was slim to none, but I knew a lot of indie authors who were publishing themselves. I didn’t want to have to write something that someone said I needed to write or have a story done when they wanted it or risk someone changing something without my approval. So I researched how to self-publish and I haven’t regretted it once. (I’m not saying every publishing company is like that, so don’t get me wrong, there are probably many out there that are the best, but I’ve heard horror stories too. I would like to eventually find a publishing company to take me on, but on my terms hopefully.)

7.      What do you think about the future of book publishing? Hopefully more people will self-publish and that will be the way everyone does it in the future. That will put everyone on an even playing field. Or maybe it will be easier to get a company to publish you, but they will make sure that the author has all rights and say in the stories they write, and don’t pressure them too much. (Again, that’s not all publishers I’m sure.)

8.      What do you use when writing and releasing books? (ex, beta readers, ) Well, I have 3 amazing beta readers that let me know if my story sucks or not (hopefully it doesn’t lol), then I try to enlist help from as many reviewers and bloggers as I can to get the word out there. I also have an amazing PA (Kori, you rock!) and others out there that really help pimp out my teasers and buy links. I wouldn’t know what to do without all of them!

9.      What genre of books do you write? Well, I’d like to think I’m writing romance of all kinds; Erotica, MC, Suspense, Mystery and soon Dark. But some people may say I’m more of a Young Adult writer. Not really sure what I’m under to be honest. I just write what comes to me.

10.  What formats are your books in? Right now I have them in Ebooks and will also try to have paperbacks for all my books as well. I’ll mostly be doing my publishing on Amazon, but if someone says they want it somewhere else, I’ll put it there as well.

11.  What are your websites? I don’t have a website yet, but working on it! I’ll keep ya’ll posted!

12.  What are your social media sites? My Facebook page is:
13. Do you have anything that you want to say to your readers / followers? Thank you all so much for all your support and reading my books. I love you all and hope that I continue to keep you feed with more stories that you love. I promise that as long as you all want me to, I’ll keep writing stories.

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