Archive for May, 2014

Owning Violet Cover Reveal

Peeps…this book is smoking HOT. The cover is rather sexy too. Isn’t it awesome? The cover gods are always good to me…

OwningViolet-MonicaMurphy**Unofficial blurb**

The Fowler sisters are New York City’s darlings, heiresses to the Fleur Cosmetics Empire. Quickly put up on a fame hungry pedestal only for the media to lie in wait, eager to tear them down, these three very different young women soon find love in the most unexpected places…

OWNING VIOLET coming December 2.

Violet Fowler is the good sister. She works hard at her family’s cosmetics company, is faithful to her boyfriend and never causes any trouble. Until Zachary disappoints her yet again with a promotion that will take him to London—and away from her. His leaving sets a new fire within her. What’s the point in being so good when no one else ever is?

Someone within Fleur Cosmetics wants that London promotion and will do anything to get it, including throwing temptation in the path of the not-so-faithful Zachary. Ryder McKay came from nothing and has fought every step of the way to his position at Fleur. And now the mysterious charmer has set his sights on Violet. If it worked for Zachary, it could work for him.

Seducing the good Fowler sister is easy. What Ryder doesn’t count on is how much Violet makes him feel. What started out as revenge soon becomes something deeper. Can Ryder go through with his plans to deceive Violet? Or is he only deceiving himself?

Other books in the series:

STEALING ROSE coming spring 2015

TAMING LILY coming summer 2015

(tentative release dates)

Preorder links: Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AUB&N | BAM | Kobo | Book Depository

 

His Reverie Cover Reveal!

What do you think? The first time I saw it, I swooned…

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About HIS REVERIE:

I knew from the moment I first saw her she was the one. The only girl I could ever want.

The only girl I could ever love.

She is light.

I am darkness.

She is innocent.

I’ve done too much.

She is good.

I am bad.

She is my every dream.

I should be her every nightmare.

We come from different worlds. She’s…perfect. And I’m…

Not.

Somehow she wants me anyway. So we’ll grasp at what we can. We’re going to make this summer count. She’s my secret. And I’m hers.

The problem with secrets is they never last for long. And when others discover we’re together, they’ll do whatever it takes to keep us apart. All I know is: I won’t let them.

Because Reverie Hale? She’s mine.

Add HIS REVERIE to your Goodreads shelf!

And here’s an excerpt for you!

“Thirsty?”

I jump at the sound of a soft female voice, my hand jerking so the hose splashes me right in the face. Muttering a curse, I drop the hose and reach out blindly, wrenching the faucet off with one hand as I swipe at my eyes with the back of the other. I hear the girl laugh and I whirl around, fully prepared to find some bratty preteen Hale daughter mocking me.

But she’s not a preteen. Not even close. More like around my age. She’s tall and slender, her long blonde hair falling far past bared tan shoulders. She’s wearing some sort of sundress or whatever you call it and she’s pretty much covered since it hits just above her knees, though her arms are exposed since the dress is sleeveless. The sun catches her just right though, shining through the thin fabric of her skirt so I can see through it.

My gaze drops and all I can see is long, long legs through the shadowy fabric. Damn. Those sexy legs are endless. She clears her throat, like she knows exactly where I’m looking and what I’m thinking and I jerk my gaze up guiltily to meet hers, feeling like a jackass.

That’s when I notice her eyes are blue. As blue as the sky above us, and she’s so damn pretty, with delicate features and pink, pink lips, that I can’t seem to form words.

“Who are you?” she asks curiously. Her voice washes over me, sweet and melodic and now it’s my turn to clear my throat to get the lump out so I can freaking speak.

“Who are you?” I ask back like an idiot.

She smiles shyly and my entire body reacts, a bolt of electricity seeming to go through me. “I asked first.”

“Are you Hale’s daughter?” If she is, that sucks because holy hell she’s hot but yeah.

She’s completely untouchable if she’s a Hale.

“What if I am?” She kicks at the ground with her sandaled foot, her cheeks coloring the faintest pink. Innocence radiates from her. She looks like a damn angel and seems a little uncomfortable with me.

Despite her seeming discomfort, I think she might be trying to flirt with me.

“Well, I’d make sure and be extra polite to you since I work for your dad.” I go with the truth because I don’t want any problems from this girl. I probably shouldn’t even be alone with her. She could say anything, accuse me of something terrible and I’d have no defense. Her word against mine.

And her word would win every single time.

Another laugh escapes her and she slowly shakes her head. “I like your honesty.”

I like everything about her so far but I keep my lips clamped shut. I’ve already said enough to make myself look like a total loser.“So I’m guessing you’re definitely Hale’s daughter?”

Where I’m at: RT Convention

Hey everyone! So tomorrow morning I’ll be flying to New Orleans (and getting up waaay too early to do so) for the RT Booklovers Convention! Very excited because I know a ton of readers and authors will be there and plus hello…New Orleans! I hope to see a bunch of you there. Thought I’d share where I’m going to be over the next few days:

— (Unofficially) The Never Have I Ever New Adult Pajama Party (8:15 – 10:00 p.m.): Wowza there are a lot of amazing authors that are going to be at this event. I’m going to try my best to stop by and say hey. (location: 2nd floor, Gallery 4)

Avon’s Hats and Tats (11:15 – 12:15 p.m.): Join me and a ton of amazing Avon authors as we make hats and tats. There will be prizes people! (location: 2nd floor, Salon E (Mardi Gras Ballroom)

Brazen Picture Perfect (4:00 – 5:00 p.m.): I’m going as my Karen Erickson self to this fun filled Brazen event. There will be lots of authors, lots of prizes and lots of bad drawings (mostly by me because I’m a terrible artist) during this reader game! (location: 2nd floor, Gallery 5)

RT Pub Crawl (6:30 – 8:30 p.m.): I’ll be handing out beads with other Avon authors (from 6:30 – 6:50 p.m.) at Saints & Sinners during this huge event! Hope to see you there! (location: off site, Bourbon Street)

Avon’s Krewe of Muses (6:15 – 7:45 p.m.): More than 50 authors will be signing complimentary books (both print and digital) for convention goers so I hope you stop by! (location: 3rd floor, Acadia Grand Ballroom)

Giant Book Fair (11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.): There will be more than 700 authors signing at this event! I’ll be in NA alley surrounded by greatness so I hope you stop by and say hello! (location: 3rd floor, Grand Ballroom & Mardi Gras Ballroom)

NOTE: At the book fair, I will have THREE BROKEN PROMISES, FOUR YEARS LATER & SAVOR available for purchase.

FAN-tastic Day Party (6:15 – 8:00 p.m.): I’ll be making an appearance from 6:30-7:00 p.m. and I will have some free items on hand for readers (first come, first serve) so I hope you find me!

Whew! I’m tired and I’m not even there yet! If you’re going to RT and you see me walking around, sitting in the bar (yes, this will probably happen often), please don’t be shy! I’d love to meet you.

Safe travels and see you in New Orleans!