Friday, September 12, 2014

Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway ~ Life: Discarded by D.E. Haggerty ~ Excerpt

Life: Discarded
D.E. Haggerty

Date Published:September 1, 2014

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Why would a woman who has it all throw her life away? Morgan has the perfect life. She married the man of her dreams. Daniel is smart, gorgeous and successful. Everything she has always wanted in a husband and the father of her children. But he’s also domineering, overprotective and jealous. Is living with him enough to drive Morgan over the edge? Or does something more treacherous lurk beneath the façade?
“Morgan, wake up,” Ellie lightly nudged her, but Morgan wouldn’t budge. After several more nudges and increasingly desperate pleas for her to wake up, Ellie gave up and got out of the car. She rounded the front of the car and opened the passenger door. After releasing Morgan’s seatbelt, she started to pull her out of the car.

“I’ll take it from here.” Ellie jumped at Daniel’s voice behind her. She nodded at him and moved out of the way.

Daniel gently picked up Morgan and carried her into the house. Ellie grabbed Morgan’s purse and mobile and followed him. She put Morgan’s things on the table in the hallway and was going to sneak out of the house when Daniel rounded the corner.

“Come on,” he said and grabbed her arm as he pulled her outside.
Ellie wrenched her arm free before turning to Daniel. She didn’t bother saying anything to him. She knew a man on the war path when she saw one.

“Chippendales! You took her to see male, exotic dancers!” In deference to his sleeping wife, Daniel wasn’t yelling but his anger was blatantly obvious.

Ellie shrugged. “So? What’s the big deal?”

“And then you got her drunk?” Daniel didn’t bother to respond to Ellie’s comment.

Ellie sighed. “Nope. I think she managed to do that all on her own.” Being flippant probably wasn’t the best way to handle Daniel, but Ellie wouldn’t allow herself to yell at the caveman.

“You need to stay away from Morgan. You’re a bad influence.”
Ellie shook her head. “Um, no, Daniel. Morgan is a grown women. She decides who she wants to see. Not you. We’re not living in the dark ages for heaven’s sake.” Ellie was now barely hanging on to her temper. Who the hell did Daniel think he was?

“We’ll see about that,” Daniel said before turning around and marching into the house. He slammed the door and turned out the lights while Ellie stood staring after him.
About the Author
D.E. Haggerty was born and raised in Wisconsin but thinks she’s a European. After spending her senior year of high school in Germany, she developed a bad case of wanderlust that is yet to be cured. After high school she returned to the U.S. to go to college ending up with a Bachelor’s degree in History at the tender age of 20 while still managing to spend time bouncing back and forth to Europe during her vacations. Unable to find a job after college and still suffering from wanderlust, she joined the U.S. Army as a Military Policewoman for 5 years. While stationed in Heidelberg, Germany, she met her future husband, a flying Dutchman. After being given her freedom from the Army, she went off to law school. She finished law school and moved to the Netherlands with her husband and became a commercial lawyer for more than a decade. During a six month break from the lawyering world, she wrote her first book, Unforeseen Consequences. Although she finished the book, she went back to the law until she could no longer take it and upped stakes and moved to Germany to start a B&B. Three years after starting the B&B, she got the itch and decided to pull the manuscript for Unforeseen Consequences out of the attic and get it published as an e-book. Deciding that she may have indeed finally found what she wanted to do with her life, she went on to write Buried Appearances. After moving to Istanbul, she started on Life: Discarded , her third book. Between tennis, running, traveling, singing off tune and reading books like they are going out of style, she writes articles for a local expat magazine and various websites, reviews other indie authors’ books, writes a blog about whatever comes to mind and is working on her fourth book.

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