Blog Tour: What Doesn't Destroy Us by M.N. Forgy +Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

Book Title: What Doesn't Destroy Us 
(Devil's Dust Series #1)
Author: M.N. Forgy 
Release Date: June 27th, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
When Dani's sheltered life is turned upside down by her mother's secrets, she finds protection with her estranged outlaw father. Against all warnings, she falls for bad boy biker, Shadow. He is beast and beauty sealed in a leather cut with a gun holster. Can Dani learn to live within the Club rules? Is she more like her father than she could imagine?
Shadow has grown up among drug addicts, whores and murderers. The only family he's ever trusted has been the Devil's Dust motorcycle club. He will do anything for a brother; even kill. In fact, killing is so easy, he's made a career of it. His one regret is not being able to kill his own worthless mother. When Dani shows up with her provocative temper and innocent charm, Shadow begins to question his violent lifestyle. But can he trust her with his demons?
Will Dani and Shadow let family ties destroy them?

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Starting this with a warning: CLIFFHANGER AHEAD
I went into this book thinking it was a stand alone so getting to that ending was a simultaneous punch to the gut and throat. Fortunately, I love me some cliffhangers. The wait definitely sucks though.
Dani’s world is shaken and rattled by her mom’s abrupt decision to up and leave New York. Covered in blood and in a state of disarray, Sadie tells her daughter they have to leave immediately and seek refuge with Bull’s MC. Dani’s questions about her father are answered on their flight to California and all the missing puzzle pieces of her life begin to set into place.  

“I won’t let them hurt you or drag you into their world of hell. You won’t be like them, Dani. You have a future, don’t forget that,” —Sadie

Dani’s thrown into this dangerous and wild world of the Devil’s Dust MC. While she should be panicking or at the very least shaking in her boots, Dani feels oddly at home. Finally out of New York where her mother held the reigns of her life, Dani no longer feels like a fish out of water. Her true nature sets in and she realizes she’s where she’s supposed to be. The drop dead gorgeous biker is just the cherry on top.

“… I  know you have Devil’s Dust Blood in you, and I think you know it , too. I saw the ferocious woman in you finally escape tonight; the woman your mother has been scared shitless to let out. You are your father’s daughter, no doubt,”  Shadow

Murder, revenge, secrets and temptation are all swirling around Dani, but Shadow, Sergeant-at-Arms, is like a magnet she can’t seem to keep away from. 
His name says it all. Shadow has dark secrets that keep him from getting close to the one girl that makes him feel. Not to mention the fact that the MC princess is untouchable... or at least she’s supposed to be.

As they push through their own issues and try to find some semblance of a normal relationship, underlying forces work against them. 
In the end, the secrets that were kept so hidden aren’t what destroy this couple.

“Thinking on Shadow’s and my stories, I can see why we are so strongly attracted to each other; it makes sense now. We feel the damage in each other, like two wounded animals looking out for each other; for survival.”  Dani
I immediately loathed Dani’s mom, but I wanted to straight drop kick that bitch by the end. I still don’t understand why she has so much hate and resentment; how she could treat her own flesh and blood the way she treated Dani. Sadie is one of the reasons I can’t wait for the next book. I want to see her pay.

I was annoyed by the constant connection between them two. “If Dani is anything like her mother,” was constantly tossed about and it bothered me so much that they were being compared when it was clear as day how different they were. Dani’s distinct personality was brought out instantly and she was constantly proving how unlike her mother she truly was. 
Blunt. Tenacious. Spunky. Fearless.
Dani was a strong heroine and one of my favorites to boot. She was able to hold her own up against everyone and anyone. Even in the most dire and murderous of situations, Dani wasn’t afraid to fight. If she thought she was going down, she wouldn’t go without one. 

Shadow’s fighting was of a different nature. He was in a constant battle with his trust issues, dark lust, and forbidden feelings. Slowly but surely Dani began to pull away at his walls and they were each such marvelous moments. Those scenes where Shadow was indecisive about whether to tell Dani everything were times of great vulnerability. A vulnerable Shadow is a rare Shadow.
I love this couple fiercely and hope they don’t have to endure too much pain to finally have their happy ending.

Another great feature of Forgy’s writing is her ability to breathe life into every single one of her characters. They all made a name for themselves in their own ways and none felt like they were being added to simply fluff the story.
Bobby and Doc are just two of the many supporting characters, but they stood out with their fiery chemistry without taking away from our main characters. Something tells me they’re going to get to share their story someday.

M.N. Forgy is one author you need to watch out for. Her writing is on-the-edge-of-your-seat thrilling and every character manages to get brought to life beautifully. Be sure to add this one to your library and if you fear the cliffhanger, add it anyway and wait for book two’s release. This is one motorcycle romance you don’t want to miss. 

“That fire that lives so deep within you, that fire that makes you my Firefly, I’m afraid my darkness will snuff it out; take you under and make you someone different.” 
His lips brush against mine in confession, his eyes digging deep into mine.
“Fireflies can’t live without the dark.”
I respond. 
*A complimentary copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
❤︎Rating: 5 'firefly' kisses

(Devil's Dust Series #2)



The Devil's Dust MC has a list of new threats to the club's lifestyle. Dani, to prove her loyalty, is trying to embrace a part of herself that she never knew existed until now. A sinful beast lurking beneath her surface has been awakened and is ready to eliminate anyone that stands in its way. Looking at her stained hands, she rinses the blood from them. She resigns herself to innocence lost and welcomes her thirst for more blood. 

After a breathtaking turn of events, Shadow is looking at life in a different perspective. Not knowing who he can trust or who he can forgive has left him feeling desolate and alone. As Shadow is laying behind his rifle, he wonders if he can pull the trigger to eliminate the threat. He takes a deep breath and squeezes the trigger, the rifle recoil ignites the fuel that drives him. 

Retaliations will be required. 

Boundaries will be shattered. 

Redemption will be lost. 

Betrayal so deep, yet they still yearn for one another. Can Shadow overlook Dani’s transgressions? Can Dani overlook the mistrust that Shadow has placed upon her? 


This novel contains explicit language, sex, drugs, violence, and sexual situations that some might find offensive. This book is intended for adults 18+ years of age.
Author Bio

M.N. Forgy was raised in Missouri where she still lives with her family. She's a soccer mom by day and a saucy writer by night. M.N. Forgy started writing at a young age but never took it seriously until years later, as a stay-at-home mom, she opened her laptop and started writing again. As a role model for her children, she felt she couldn't live with the "what if" anymore and finally took a chance on her character's story. So, with her glass of wine in hand and a stray Barbie sharing her seat, she continues to create and please her fans.

What Doesn't Destroy Us (Devils Dust Book One)
The Scars That Define Us (Devils Dust Book Two) 
*Releasing October 31st
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