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Friday, June 23, 2017

Shattered & Scarred by A.J. Downey ❤️ Audiobook Tour & Audiobook Giveaway ❤️ (Motorcycle Romance)

She’s Shattered…

Ashton Granger is a perfect wife to her husband. She has to be, if she’s not, he will find a way to correct any perceived imperfections. Such is life, and so it has been for a very long time, eroding Ashton’s sense of self, cracking her sense of worth until she lays in a million pieces on the side of a stretch of lonely highway.

He’s Scarred…

Ethan “Trigger man” Howard is the Sergeant of Arms for The Sacred Hearts Motor Cycle club. After several tours as a Marine Corps sniper overseas, he’s seen and done enough damage for a man three times his age. He’s out. Done. So over it, and home to nurse his wounds, physical, emotional and psychological with the help of his MC brothers. Now he simply deals with the scars that life handed him.

Was it more than just luck for he and Ashton both that he was the only other soul traveling that isolated stretch of highway that night?

What is something unique/quirky about you?

My pen name is actually my real name and my middle name was derived from my grandmother’s name. She was named after a cow that was struck by lightning and died when she was born. Fast-forward to 1993. I was struck by lightning on my school playground on June 2nd, 1993. You can still look up the article about it in the Seattle Times. Not many people have such a weird story about themselves. LOL

Do you have any “side stories” about the characters?

Yes I do. I have an as-yet unpublished story that takes place long after the events of Shattered & Scarred about their engagement. I also have a story planned surrounding their wedding and a few other stories planned. I eventually want to put all of these short little stories into an anthology that ties up all the little loose ends to the series as a whole. I just have to find the time to finish writing them all and to put the anthology out. We’ll see how that goes.

Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in Shattered & Scarred?

Sure. Trigger is the Sargent At Arms, one of the officer positions held within The Sacred Hearts Motorcycle Club. He has a past, and it’s a very real one. Home from the war where he held the position of sniper with the United States Marines Corps, he found himself unable to effectively deal with some of the things he had to do in service to his country. This led to self-medication by illegal drug use which is how he met his now-best-friend, Reaver. Trigger is trying to reverse some of the wrongs he did and balance his scales by helping the MC, which gave him a place to belong, go legitimate.

Ashton Granger is an abused housewife who has spent the last eight years of her marriage a veritable captive of her husband. She has lucked out in a big way that her husband is losing it a little more day by day. His insanity becoming a key to the lock of her captivity. He’s left her on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere which is where our hero of the story, Trigger, finds her. Walking barefoot and freezing along the side of a lonesome moonlit highway. It is both one of the worst and best things to happen to Ashton in recent memory, she just doesn’t know it yet.

What made you want to become an author and do you feel it was the right decision?

I didn’t want to become an author. I just wanted to write stories and put them out there and maybe keep someone entertained for a little bit. I had no idea that things would get this big and that I would be here. I just treated it like an expensive hobby in the beginning and the next thing I knew it blew up into this whole big thing and I’m still not sure how it exactly happened. I’m glad it did, though, and it’s just given me renewed purpose in life. You know? A new direction. I just keep right on pushing, coming up with new ideas, writing down new stories, and hoping that wherever it comes from that it doesn’t dry up and blow away, you know?


A.J. Downey is a born and raised Seattle, WA Native. She finds inspiration from her surroundings, through the people she meets and likely as a byproduct of way too much caffeine.

She has lived many places and done many things though mostly through her own imagination... An avid reader all of her life it's now her turn to try and give back a little, entertaining as she has been entertained. She lives in a small house in a small neighborhood with a larger than life fiancé and one cat.


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