EXCERPT and GIVEAWAY
The Right Song
by Shane Morgan
The Right Song is currently on tour with Itching For Books. The tour stops here today for an excerpt and a giveaway. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.
Pain never truly goes away, until you find something deeper and meaningful that cures the heart and fills it with love.
That is what Aurora desperately wants to believe. That somehow her music can save her, or even touch the unreachable heart of the guy she has liked for years.
Rora yearns for his attention and wants to experience this so-called love that could possibly end her long suffering and inspire her to chase after her dreams.
In deeply understanding the feelings of others and herself, will Aurora give up on ever finding true happiness, or will an intriguing soul teach her about the greatest song ever written?
"The First Performance"
Daegan mouths to me that I’m next. An onset of nervousness engulfs me. I say a silent prayer that I don’t screw this up and embarrass myself.
Walking over to the side of the stage, I smile at the singer as she makes her way off. She doesn’t look too pleased by her performance. She sounded okay to me.
The MC hops up to the microphone in a jolly manner. He asks everyone how they’re doing so far and then after a little chit-chat and some failed jokes, he finally looks at his cue card.
Huh? He chopped off the rest of my last name.
I swallow back the stiffness in my throat, clutch my guitar, and head up the steps.
Everyone claps as I make my way to centerstage. Daegan’s right—you can’t really see the faces of the audience with all the light focusing on the stage.
I glance behind at the band and ask if they know Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Walk Away’. The drummer is the only one familiar with the song, so I tell the others to let me lead with my guitar and just fall in with the beat.
It’s an up-tempo song. I figure it’ll give the energetic crowd something to rock to. Hopefully, I can pull this off.
Edging back to the microphone stand, I inhale a soft breath and try to spot his face for motivation. I didn’t think I’d be able to make him out in this dark room, but somehow I do. Daegan’s on his feet behind the audience. His eyes lock with mine, eagerly waiting for me to deliver something great.
I don’t want to let him down. I don’t want to disappoint myself.
My chest relaxes. Melodies float around in my head. I hear the harmonies. I can do this.
I have read most of Shane Morgan's books and each one becomes harder for me to figure out which one is my favorite! I love them all and for different reasons. This story is different from most of the others as this one has characters still in high school, so it is a younger set of readers that she is gearing it too, however, as an "adult" I loved it. I enjoyed watching the characters mature, figure out the meaning of love, what matters to them the most and how to become the person that they long to be. I had no problems with not knowing what the author was describing or the banter between the characters. The author paints a picture of the town, characters, setting, and details with her writing and that is what makes her books some of my new favorites. I love the way that the plot flows throughout the book and the way that the author is able to make the reader forget that they are actually reading a book and that they aren't in the book. This book will have you laughing, crying and cheering for each of the characters along the way, just as all of her books will. If you haven't read anything by Shane Morgan then you are missing out on something really special! I would recommend any and all of her books, you won't be disappointed at all by any of them!! Make sure you leave yourself a lot of time because once you start, you won't want to stop! Enjoy this one and all of her others!!!
About the Author
Shane Morgan is a twenty-something bestselling author of Young Adult and New Adult Fiction. She currently resides in the beautiful town of Narragansett, Rhode Island with her amazing partner and best friend. Shane spends her days blogging, reading, and escaping in her stories.
Enter the Goodreads giveaway for a chance to win a copy of The Right Song by Shane Morgan (ends 15 August).
Enter the tour-wide giveaway for a chance to win some great prizes.