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♡ Promo Event + #Giveaway ♡ Fair Game (The Rules #1) by Monica Murphy @MsMonicaMurphy @wordsmithpublic





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Fair Game
The Rules Series #1
by
Monica Murphy

Release Date: May 12, 2015

Genre: NA Contemporary Romance

Cover Designer: Sarah Hansen, Okay Creations





✾ Synopsis ✾


Bad enough Jade Frost's boyfriend drags her to a boring poker game. Even worse that he actually threw her into the betting pot during an intense round... and lost. Talk about the perfect excuse for Jade to make him her ex-boyfriend.

Now she supposedly belongs to the ultra rich, extremely gorgeous Shep Prescott. He could have anything he wants yet he seems to be in hot pursuit of her. No matter how rude, how snarky, how impossible she acts, it doesn't stop him. More like her horrible behavior seems to make him want her more.

When she finds herself starting to fall for him, Jade's confused. There's more to Shep than the carefree rich charmer he portrays. He has secrets. And she wants to discover them, no matter how ugly they might be...








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Fair Game in Five Words ✤


It's really hard for me to consolidate FAIR GAME into only five words. I could use so many to describe this book that gave me all the feels while I wrote it. Seriously, I had the best time writing it. Like I cracked myself up and swooned a little over Shepard Prescott (okay fine I swooned a lot). I may sound crazy, but these characters that reside in my head tend to take over and it's like they're real. They're the ones dictating the story, not me...

But I'm veering off track. So here are five words that describe FAIR GAME (first in my new NA series The Rules):

Ridiculous: This word popped up continuously as I wrote. Shep's name is ridiculous, the way he acts is ridiculous, Jade feels like her reaction to Shep is ridiculous... it's all ridiculous. I love this word and always try to include the term ridiculously good looking in a book (thank you Zoolander). Now I can't remember if I did use that term in FAIR GAME. I hope I did...

Sexy: I can't write a book without it being sexy. I just can't. So that's a guarantee. Well, at least I hope you think it's sexy. I found Shep to be incredibly sexy, what with his relentless pursuit of Jade. He's the type of guy who once he figures out what he wants, he won't slow down until he gets it. And what he wants is Jade...

Fun: If you're used to my previous new adult series (One Week Girlfriend), then you know I can bring the angst. I know how to make characters suffer. But with FAIR GAME, there's not much suffering. Well, Shep does suffer from a case of blue balls here and there and Jade gets super mad at him at one point, but overall, this book isn't much on angst. It's fun. A little silly.

Sweet: I'm a sucker for a sweet and sexy romance. I like writing them too. I love sexual tension and having that feeling where I'm just dying for the couple to get together already, but I also like a little sweetness added to the sexy times. And I think FAIR GAME has a lot of sweetness, especially when it comes to Shep and the way he acts around Jade. He defends her so readily. He genuinely likes her, despite her initial distrust of him. And I find that sweet. Hope you do too.

Bromance: There's not only romance, there's bromance in this book peeps. Shep has his best friend Gabe and his cousin (and close friend) Tristan — the three of them run an illegal gambling house (scandalous!). I wanted to focus on the friendship these three have and I plan on going even deeper with each book. I love a good bromance! I hope I’m not alone in that sentiment.





✤ Monica's Favorite Quotes from Fair Game ✤


Is it wrong that most of my favorite quotes from FAIR GAME revolve around Shep? Well, we're supposed to fall in love with the hero, right? And thankfully, I tend to fall in love with the heroes I create, though some I fall for harder than others. Shep? I fell for him extra hard. Despite his arrogance, the way he viewed women and relationships, I just knew he was going to be a goner once he met Jade. And I was right.

So here are a few of my favorite quotes from FAIR GAME (first in my new NA series THE RULES). Hopefully reading these quotes will tempt you into reading the entire book...

Favorite quote #1:

"You'll do all those girlfriend things girls do. Hang out with me. Wash my clothes. Feed me. Rub my back. Go out to dinner with me. Watch TV together."
"Wash your clothes? Feed you? You make me sound like a maid."

Shep doesn't have a clue when it comes to having a girlfriend. He's a one and done type guy. That's his rule. So when he proposes that Jade be a sort of girlfriend for him, he doesn’t do it in the best way. Wash his clothes? Feed him. He sounds like a child — and he seriously makes me laugh.


Favorite quote #2 (I need to lead up to this one):

"Despite how much you hate me, I keep thinking about you." He hands over the box and I take it from him with numb fingers. "A lot."
"Like how you want to murder me with your bare hands?" I twist the box within my grip, mangling it further. I owe him a new one. Good thing I overcharged.
"I'd rather do something a lot more fun to you with my bare hands," he whispers, his mouth curving into the slightest smile.

That last quote right there, I love. I swear as I write, I don0t even know where I come up with this stuff. The characters are talking to me like they’re real people! Yes, I'm completely bonkers.


Favorite Quote #3:

Jade’s thoughts upon seeing him...

Freaking Shep. Shirtless Shep. Running like a madman out on the field while chasing a little black and white ball Shep.

She's not feeling too great when she spots him but everything perks right up when she knows he's nearby. And he's shirtless. Which leads to another favorite quote...


Favorite Quote #4:

...wow, he smells good. I can actually see sweat glisten on his belly and oh my God, I think my ovaries just exploded.
Or that could be cramps.
I can't really tell.

Sweat glistening on Shep's flat stomach would probably make every woman's ovaries explode. Because trust me, he's one sexy beast.


Favorite Quote #5:

"What do you want?" she asks snidely.
"You," I tell her like an idiot. I swallow hard, ignoring the buzzing sound swarming in my head that's most likely vodka-induced. "I want you, Jade."

Aww, this quote above came to me as I was writing a difficult scene between them. I remember thinking, how could he answer her question? What is the one thing he could say to her that would make her melt? Because she needs to melt. He'd done something sort of bad prior to this moment and she is so angry with him (and she should be). So I figured the best thing he could say to Jade is that he wanted... her.


Favorite Quote #6:

"Why did you think I'd tell you no?"
"Because you love to tell me no, Jade. I think that's one of the things I like best about you."

And this exchange above best describes the relationship between Jade and Shep. She's not afraid to tell him no. She has no qualms in letting him know how she really feels. And he's never encountered a woman like that, ever. They all bow down to him and do what he wants, always agreeing with what he says. He hates it. But Jade's not like that. She's a challenge. And most men? They love a challenge! At least in romance land they do. I wanted to give Shep a strong partner, not a wuss. I think Jade is his perfect match. ☺





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In The Dark
The Rules Series #2
by
Monica Murphy

Release Date: August 25, 2015

Genre: NA Contemporary Romance

Cover Designer: Sarah Hansen, Okay Creations





✾ Synopsis ✾


Stuck spending the summer with his screwed up family, Gabriel Walker is bored out of his mind and looking for an adventure. And he seems to find it with the hot girl who lives next door. The attraction between them is instant. Electric. Soon they're spending every stolen minute together. Talk about the perfect summer fling...

Lucy isn't what she seems. She doesn't live next door — she's the maid who's been hired to house sit for the summer while the family goes on a worldwide vacation. If Gabe wants to believe she's a spoiled rich girl looking for some fun, she can go along with that. After the summer, she'll never see him again.

They don't count on running into each other at college. Now Lucy must keep up the pretense of being a rich girl — and it's exhausting. She knows she's falling in love with Gabe and she's scared he feels the same. Will he still care about her when he discovers the truth?










Slow Play
The Rules Series #3
by
Monica Murphy

Release Date: November 3, 2015

Genre: NA Contemporary Romance

Cover Designer: Sarah Hansen, Okay Creations





✾ Synopsis ✾


Newly broke girl Alexandria Asher just wants to live a normal life. After her parents are sent to prison on embezzlement charges, she enrolls in college under her mother's maiden name and tries her best to pretend she's someone else.

Tristan Chadwick is everything Alex is trying to avoid. A seemingly egotistical, lazy, rich jerk, she dumps her beer on his head when he comes on to her one night at a party. This only spurs Tristan into action. He loves nothing more than a challenge. And the beautiful Alex is exactly the type of challenge that intrigues him.

Despite her reluctance, Alex finds herself quickly involved with Tristan. Underneath that playboy exterior is a good guy, a sweet and sexy guy who she is undoubtedly falling for. What they both don't realize is the actions of Alex's parents are the reason for so much tragedy in Tristan's family. And when Tristan discovers who Alex and her family really is, can he forgive and forget?










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New York Times, USA Today and international bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite with her husband and three children. She's a workaholic who loves her job. When she's not busy writing, she also loves to read and travel with her family. She writes new adult and contemporary romance and is published with Bantam and Avon. She also writes romance as USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson.



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Come Undone
The Cityscape Series #1
by
Jessica Hawkins

Release Date: 1/1/13





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The Cityscape Series tells a compelling story of a forbidden love affair between a married woman and the man who could possibly be her soulmate. Come Undone is book one in the completed trilogy.

Olivia Germaine has already found love. Devoted wife, loyal friend, determined career woman–she’s created the life she always envisioned. But when Olivia locks eyes with a handsome stranger across a crowded room, he peers a little too closely and sees emotions she thought she'd buried long ago.

David Dylan, alleged playboy and eternal bachelor, challenges Olivia to confront the life she's built and to make decisions that could either lead to happiness... or regret.

Will Olivia be able to draw the line between lust and love? And can David respect that line?












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I tossed the apple rind I'd been holding into the trash across the room, sinking a perfect shot. "Three-pointer," I said, throwing my hands up.

David grinned. "Basketball fan, huh?"

"Bill is," I replied without thinking. "How about you?"

"I'm a Bears fan myself."

"Ah. Football. I could see that."

"Oh?"

"Sure, I can picture you as a quarterback, working the field. Leaving a trail of cheerleaders in your wake," I said, biting my lip as I smiled. "Did you play in high school?"

"Yes, though I would've preferred to focus on the swim team."

"So? Quarterback? Linebacker?" I paused, running my hand along the edge of Lucy's desk. "Tight end?"

"QB."

I nodded. "Thought so. I had a crush on our high school quarterback." I cocked my head. "He looked a little like you, but not as tall," I said, letting my eyes wander down his body.

His hand twitched, and he quickly crossed his arms tighter. "What are you doing?"

I lightly lifted my right shoulder, staring him down. "What?"

"You're flirting with me, even though you asked me to back off. Just like on the roof the other day." He stopped, and I blinked at him a few times, unsure of what he'd say next. "Olivia, I'll put on a show in front of your friends, at your work, whenever we're in public. But I'm growing tired of pretending when we're alone. Don't tempt me," he warned.








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Come Alive
The Cityscape Series #2
by
Jessica Hawkins

Release Date: 5/30/13





✾ Synopsis ✾


Determined to move on with her life, Olivia Germaine has vowed to forget David Dylan. Struggling to keep her head above water, she focuses on her new promotion and refuses to drown in the memory of their night together.

But when Olivia realizes what life without David means, she must decide if she is willing to risk everything for him... and if she is ready to reopen the wounds of her past.

Can Olivia move forward with her marriage despite her feelings for David? And can David stay away like he promised?








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Come Together
The Cityscape Series #2
by
Jessica Hawkins

Release Date: 9/19/13





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With a single decision, Olivia Germaine's fantasy has become a reality. Now she is faced with two commitments: one she must make and one she must break. But in order to accept a love she never thought possible, Olivia will have to let go of the broken past that defines her — and of deeply-rooted fears that could ruin everything.

Everything is what David Dylan wants to give her, and it's what he wants in return. He must prove to Olivia that despite his playboy ways, he's worth leaving behind the stable future her husband can offer her. David is a man who always gets what he wants... but this time he may be fighting for something unattainable.

Can Olivia escape the past that threatens to consume her? And can David break through to her before it does?








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✿ The Author ✿


Jessica Hawkins grew up between the purple mountains and under the endless sun of Palm Springs, California. She studied international business at Arizona State University and has also lived in Costa Rica and New York City. Some of her favorite things include traveling, her dog Kimo, Scrabble, driving aimlessly and creating Top Five lists. She is the helpless victim of an overactive imagination that finds inspiration in music and tranquility in writing. Currently she resides wherever her head lands, which lately is the unexpected (but warm) keyboard of her trusty MacBook.



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♡ Pre-Order ♡ My Soul To Wake (Stain #1) by Tara Oakes @Lil_Oakes #WAKEME




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My Soul To Wake
Stain #1
by
Tara Oakes

Release Date: May 25th 2015





✾ Synopsis ✾


Witchcraft.
Reincarnation.
True love.

These are the things of legend. Unexplained, some even say impossible, but nonetheless prevalent in stories and tales from all cultures and in every land from the beginning of time. What if there is something to it? What if there is an explanation behind the mysteries and bedtime stories? Something beyond words?

SALEM, MASSACHUSETTES 1692

She was taken from him in the cruelest way... condemned, sentenced and punished out of fear of the unknown. How is he supposed to live without her? How can he go on knowing that in this life, by the natural order of things, they will never be together? There's only one thing to do... only one option that will bring them together again.

SALEM , MASSACHUSETTES TODAY

Amelia is taken on a weekend excursion with her best girlfriends to let loose, relax and have a little fun. What harm is there in a little vacation? It's not like the legends, the haunted history of the place can scare them away. It's all harmless fun.

Or so she thought.

Something seems familiar about the town. The trees, the winds, the feel of everything. Her ever present nightmares have become more intense within the limits of the old historical setting. She's prepared to write off the whole trip as nothing more than a case of her mind running away with the sensationalized magic here. When she meets a handsome stranger who's eager to know her in a way no one else can, she begins to think there may be something more to this place, something more to him.

Will has been waiting, biding his time, and praying that she'll come back. He's broken the natural order of things to possibly find her again, weaving their way through the years until they can be together again. He knows he may never find her, but he can't risk not trying. This place calls to her, just as it did to him. It will bring her back home. It will bring her back to him.

What's 300 years when it comes to true love? He's prepared to wait an eternity if he has to, just to see her, hold her, kiss her again.. to make her remember what was stolen from them so long ago. To make her remember who she is, the power she possesses and the love they swore to each other.








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♡ Book Blitz + #Giveaway ♡ Coming Home to You (Man from Yesterday #1) by Barbara Lohr @BarbaraJLohr @IndieSagePR




Coming Home to You
Man from Yesterday #1
by
Barbara Lohr

Publication Date: May 24, 2015

Genres: Contemporary, Humor, Romance





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In this heartwarming beach romance, duty calls Kate Kennedy back to Gull Harbor. She doesn't plan on seeing Cole Campbell again. Doesn't know he's now a single father. Ten years shift the balance between the valedictorian and her high school crush, president of her Debate Club. Kate discovers Cole's daughter Natalie in the stacks of the local library and she's smitten. Prissy, Cole's Great Dane, is equally engaging and needy. Always helpful, Cole shows up on Kate's doorstep way too often. But she can't give in to the SOS her heart is sending since the handsome contractor is taking her beloved Gull Harbor in an alarming direction. If there's one thing Kate can't stand, it's change.

Encouraged by her fun-loving girlfriends, Kate extends her visit and opens a flower stand. She pairs Natalie up with her recovering mother for summer support and companionship. With summer kisses on their minds and sand between their toes, Kate and Cole discover what might have been ten years ago, but she has lots of distractions. Her sister Mercedes is determined to sell Breezy Point, the family home. Kate's life feels as choppy as the waves on Lake Michigan as her summer unfolds.

Can a woman and man heal past mistakes in the summer moonlight? Can Kate's man from yesterday be more than just a memory?








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Barbara Lohr writes contemporary romance, adult as well as New Adult, often with a humorous twist. Her early career included teaching writing and lit, while writing theater and book reviews for the local newspaper. When her career broadened to advertising and marketing, her love of literature and writing remained. Eventually, national magazines published more than two hundred of her short stories. Today she concentrates on novels and novellas with feisty women who take on hunky heroes and life's issues. Barbara lives in the Midwest with her husband and their cat, who insists he was Heathcliff in another life. In addition to travel, her interests include outwitting the deer that insist on sharing her beloved garden. Her Windy City Romances series present Vanessa, Amy and McKenna and the men who are a match for these three high school friends.



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