My Own Nightmare
Shatter Lives Series; Book 1
Est. Pub Date: November 29, 2016
Published by: Barb Shuler
Cover Designed by: MadHat Books
One night a life changed. My life.
I used to write about chaos – about lives turning on a dime. Never once did I think it would ever happen to me. I went from a blossoming career to a prisoner in the span of a single evening. A living nightmare I was determined to escape.
The price of evil was high, but I wasn’t backing down. I knew in my heart the men in my life would be looking. I just had to survive. One day at a time. Minutes turned to hours. Hours turned into days. Then, it was time to make a choice.
Live or Die?
I chose to live.
Hell hath no fury and I had no more time…
Blinking my eyes, I tried to get my vision clear of the damn spots. I was not passing out again. I’d been trying to lift myself up to peek out of the windows, but it seemed to take all of my energy to be able to pull myself up. The jarring sound of gravel under the tires gave me the push I needed and I sat up. Oh, sitting up was not what my head wanted to do. I cursed internally as I wobbled, blinked a few more times and after a deep breath, I laid against the window.
Finally, I blinked out of my daze and was able to focus. I couldn’t see anything for the trees that surrounded us. There were corn and…wheat fields that were off a little ways. Trees completely covered my vision the further she went up the road. Great. This was a fucking horror movie in the making. Girl gets kidnapped, taken to the middle of nowhere and eaten by crazy cannibals… News at eleven. Fuck. Something told me we were no longer in Oz… that ship had sailed. This did not look like Texas. Where in the fuck were we? Sighing, I tried to concentrate on the surroundings. Memorizing every landmark I could distinguish. I was not becoming a late night news story. Fuck that shit.
Copyright © 2016 by Barb Shuler **content subject to change**
~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, 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.
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