Monday, October 7, 2013

Seeking Shelter by Morgan K. Wyatt Book Tour and review

Seeking Shelter
By Morgan K. Wyatt



Megan’s goal of being a loving wife ended the same time her husband, Jason, tried to choke the life out of her. She flees the scene with her young children with the help of the police and her neighbor. Heading back to her home state, she realizes Jason will follow and terrorize anyone who gets between them.

Megan becomes Elaine. She changes her appearance along with her name to escape her vengeful spouse. With the help of new friends at the women’s shelter, she pieces together the broken shards of her life. Megan finds the strength to trust and love again when she meets soft-spoken Kevin. He supports Megan’s transformation from abused wife to confident woman. Life is full of potential with her new place, love and career, but Jason looms like a dark cloud. Unfortunately, Jason is not a big fan of happy endings, especially hers.



Her head swiveled, involuntarily checking out the dark head bent over the map. She knew that head. She sewed buttons on that particular blue shirt. Jason!  He was here. Megan froze in place as her eyes scouted for cover. A women’s restroom beckoned as sanctuary. As calmly as she could she walked across the floor, doing her best not to attract attention. She was very good at walking silently. 

In the bathroom, she collapsed against the wall, sliding down to sit on the floor. An elderly woman stepped out of the stall.

“Are you okay?” the woman asked, her concern evident.

“I’m okay, really. Just felt like sitting down,” Megan said as she waved the woman’s helping hands away.

She hoped there was no one else in the restroom. Maybe she was mistaken again. Opening the door a sliver, she peeked out in the direction she saw the man leaning over a map. The man straightened up and reached for a phone book on the table revealing his entire frowning face. It was definitely Jason. That was the expression she saw most of the time.  It was a good bet he was thinking about her. Unfortunately, she’d have to stay trapped in the women restroom until he left

The tile wall was cool against her back as she slid back down. Flipping open the book, she pretended to read while she pondered what to do.  The reference librarian stepped into the bathroom and looked at her askance.

“Um, it makes me feel at home since I usually read in the bathroom,” Megan explained.

“Whatever makes you comfortable,” the librarian replied.

She managed to struggle through the opening chapter as females of varying ages paraded through the facilities. Who knew the library bathroom was so popular? It had to be at least twenty minutes since she entered. It was time to look again. Cracking the door a narrow six inches, she peered out. The coast was clear. Pushing the door slowly open, she slid out with all the furtiveness of a jewel thief.



Megan tried her best to be the perfect wife to Jason.  His controlling ways and abusive  behavior has come to an end, she knew she either needed to get out or he would end up killing her and her children.  

As Megan begins a new life, with  a new name to keep her ex away, she finds herself rebuilding not only the relationships she lost but herself.  With a chance at a new beginning, Jason is more determined than ever to keep others away, if he can't have her no one will.

Seeking Shelter walked you through every moment of Megan's journey from getting away from her husband.  I thought the way the author incorporated the children into the story was wonderful, they are resilient but at the same time are scarred from the past.  An inspirational story.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Morgan K Wyatt, raised on a steady diet of superheroes, believed she could fly at a very young age. After using trees, barn lofts, sliding boards, and even a second story window as launch pads, she found her flying skills were limited to fast and downward. By the age of nine, her dreams to be a superhero needed some modifications, which caused her to turn to writing and horseback riding as alternatives to flying.

At the age of twenty, she had another chance at superhero greatness as being one of the few female soldiers trained for combat. The fact that women will be able to serve in combat soon indicates that all the witnesses to the grenade incident have retired. The grenade incident didn’t prevent her two sons or daughter-in-law from enlisting in the service. Having different last names probably helped.

Morgan recently retired from teaching special needs students to write fulltime, instead of in the wee hours of the night. With the help of her helpful husband and loyal hound, she creates characters who often grab plot lines and run with them. As for flying, she prefers the airlines now.

Seeking Shelter is a courageous tale of Megan Moeller who flees her abusive husband to start a new life with her children. The only problem is her soon to be ex-husband is not a big fan of happy endings, especially for Megan. This powerful, heartrending tale is now available from Sweet Cravings Publishing.

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  1. SEEKING SHELTER is going to be quite an intense read I'd say. I'm up for it.


    1. Good Morning Mary,
      Follow with the tour, you'll get a chance for your own copy of Seeking Shelter. Want to be the first with any new releases, then check out street team details on www.writerwonderland. Thanks.

  2. Good Morning Em,
    Thanks for hosting me and reviewing Seeking Shelter.

  3. I'd be interested in hearing more about how the children fit into the story. Your review has me intrigued!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

    1. Hi Andra,
      Most abused wives do have children. That is what keeps them in the marriage. Thanks for commenting.

  4. I can't wait to read this book . My mom was abusef by my 1st step father. That's the reason I left home at 16 and got married . I'm so thankful that my husband is good to me and has never raised a hand to me.
    zipstersclue94 at gmail dot com

    1. Hi Kim,
      I am glad your husband is good to you, also. I hope your mother escaped the abusive relationship. Thanks for commenting.

  5. Frightening excerpt. I loved the review.

  6. Hi Mom Jane,
    Thanks for stopping by. Frightening excerpt, but unfortunately so realistic.

  7. The story sounds very intriguing, I can't wait to read it.


    1. Hi Rita,
      It is suspenseful story, but the twist is she's married to the bad guy. (spoiler:not forever.) Thanks for stopping by.

  8. Your story sounds fascinating! I hope it does have a happy ending! :)

    falcondraco at Hotmail dot com

    1. Hi Merciful Maiden,
      I'd love to give you a copy to allow you to see for yourself.

  9. Good luck with the new release! Sounds intense.

    1. Hi Christina,
      Thanks for stopping by.

  10. I read "Seeking Shelter" when it was first released...anyone who likes suspense novels, this is your kind of book.

    1. Hi Angela.

      Thanks for your kind words.

  11. Thanks for sharing the great excerpt and your review. Sounds like a good book. evamillien at gmail dot com

  12. Hi Eva,
    I appreciate your kind words. Thanks for commenting.

  13. As a librarian, I can tell you that I am not surprised at what I find in our women's restroom...including women hiding out--although I'm not sure from an abusive spouse. I guess that my counseling background would come in handy for that, too.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  14. Thanks for the excerpt and the chance to win!
    Sounds like a great read!!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  15. Morgan is a new-to-me author. I will enjoy following her tour this week to get to know her and her work better.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  16. I enjoyed this book.