Saturday, December 8, 2012

Spotlight: Unresisting by Shane Morgan [Excerpt + Giveaway]

Shane Morgan
Published: November 21st 2012

Seventeen year old Natasha Johnson is having a rough year. Her twin brother, Sean, died last summer after a car crash, and her parents decided to pack up and leave the only home she’d known all her life. It's a lot to take in, and Nat has decidedly given up on the world, until moving to Stetson Valley and meeting high school ‘outcast’, Chace Owens.

Chace's dark and mysterious aura is not exactly seen as 'normal', but Nat already knows that not a lot of things are of the norm when it comes to her life. She soon finds herself unable to resist Chace's strange pull on her heart, unleashing a sudden attraction to the unnatural forces that have always been burning within her. But with uncovering her true self brings forth great danger, as Nat learns that her brother's death had a lot more to do with the side she's unable to resist.

Can Natasha calm the blazing flames and withstand the threat of danger, or will this new found power destroy her?

(Mid)Chapter 1

I went for my earplugs and scrolled through the rock playlist on my iPod, eager to listen to the intoxicating sound of Elysion. The band’s music twisted my heart in every way possible; they restrained me from thinking of anything else but the singer’s haunting voice and the possessing lyrics in Far From the Edge, one of my favorites. But before I could press play mom ambushed me with another sincerity speech.

“You can hide underneath that mask all you want but sooner or later you’re going to open those pretty little green eyes and realize you don’t really want to be alone.”
The car went silent. I blasted the song in my ears and turned back towards the window to take in the scenery while considering what she said. Mom was right. I don’t want to be alone. But I don’t know if I want to connect with anyone either. Not with the issue I’ve been having.

The same night of Sean’s death I told my parents everything, the absolute truth. But they looked at me and at each other as if I’d been severely disturbed by the ordeal. Dad made sure we went to therapy as a family, and for each session I had to lie that there was never any bright lights, nor was my hand ever on fire. I lied to keep myself from getting institutionalized.

I shook the memory away and started to blow on the window, drawing tiny hearts unconsciously until something caught my eyes: Welcome to Stetson Valley!

About the Author:
Shane Morgan is a lover of "interesting" books. Her imagination is always running wild so it's best to collect and organize them into separate stories.

Shane's love for writing started the moment she picked up a Nancy Drew book. At a young age, she began writing short stories, divulging in a variety of genres; from comedy and drama, to horror, and romance. Shane's quite intrigued by the otherworldly or things otherwise deemed "impossible." Well, in her opinion, people never really grow up, do they?

Links to Author:
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