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Shatter Me Whole, by Barb Shuler, a Dark Suspense/Thriller

Book: Shatter Me Whole (Shattered Lives Series; Book 3)

Author: Barb Shuler

Genre: Dark Suspense/Thriller

Publish Date: April 25, 2017


Design by: MadHat Books

Photography: Lindee Robinson Photography

Models: Travis Bendall & Haley Jordan


Family is supposed to be there to help you when you’re in need. Love you when you are feeling down. To show support. Yours might… mine shatters me.

My stepfather thinks he has a right to take our freedom, and our power from us. They all do.

I’m the rebel. I grew up knowing this was wrong. I will not live my life in fear any more. The pain has to stop. He has to be stopped. I am but one girl on a mission to get out of this place and be free.

Only problem is… I may not be strong enough to defeat him. When I come across something that could possibly end his reign, I'll use it. I would pay to see his world come crashing down around him....

Whether I survive it or not.

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I was standing in front of the school panting from exertion and anger. I’d heard them calling my name. I’d even heard a few people calling out after me as I ran down the street, but I wasn’t stopping. I stormed up towards the main entrance and then went back down the driveway. I paced while I waited, and as soon as I heard his booming laughter I pushed my way to him. He was almost at the sidewalk when I charged. I balled my fist and socked him one, right in the jaw. His head snapped back with a crack and the crowd around us backed away slightly. They went silent almost instantly. When he saw it was me, he blanched.

“Kristol? Holy sh*t...” his eyes were wide with disbelief. I took the advantage of his shock and used it - I hit him again. That seemed to snap him out of his daze and he grabbed at me.

“That’s right, you little f*cker, I’m still alive!” I yelled at him as I swung again. He grabbed my casted arm this time and flipped it behind me. I let out a cry of pain. F*ck, that hurt...

My foot came down on his as I threw my head back. The moment I heard the crack he let go of me. I swung around, using the momentum of him shoving me slightly and my cast hit him across his cheek. The reverberation that shot through me made it feel as if my arm had snapped again. I didn’t care. Through tears of pain I swung again, but this time all I got was air. A meaty arm clamped around me. I panted and tried to fight my way out of the grip. I wasn’t finished with this f*cking b*stard.

~Meet Barb Shuler~

I’m a Carolina Girl by right and a Texan by birth. Best of both worlds. I have the brass sass to keep up with my Texas sized temper. Living and working in both states I’ve learned a lot about hard work, adapting to your surroundings and making the best of the path that you have been led down. My grandma Dollie once told me I would know what I was meant to do when it happened. She was right, as always.

As with most book lovers, I am an avid reader. Reading has always been a hobby - a passion, really and a way to get lost in other people’s lives, their drama and other worlds. It’s a private movie in your imagination that you get to cast and navigate through, at your own pace. Reading helps to expand the perimeters of one's mind. That is what got me into writing. Writing has been something that I have done since I was a kid. If I had paper, I was writing. Nine out of ten times it made no sense but what are words if they are not to be used to your advantage? Words are a part of us all. Why not use them, right?

During the day I work as a ‘desk jockey’ and help the residents of my county navigate themselves around our little, but not too little country town. By night I am either blogging with my best friends, doing PA work for some of my favorite authors or fighting with the voices in my head. They can be stubborn at times. It’s a blessing and I am cherishing every moment. Tomorrow is never guaranteed so I want to make sure I live the day as fully as possible. For what is my creation, can become someone else's treasure.

~ Connect with Barb here ~

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Other Books in the Shattered Lives Series:

My Own Nightmare (Shattered Lives Series; Book 1)

Genre: Dark Suspense/Thriller

Published: November 26, 2016

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**On Kindle Unlimited

Somewhere I Belong (Shattered Lives Series; Book 2)

Genre: Suspense/Thriller

Published: February 28, 2017

Amazon US : AU : CA : UK

**On Kindle Unlimited

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