Archive | December 2013


This year has been amazing and I thank you all so much. My goal in the new year is to make this blog the best it can be and turn it into something you love. You all are amazing and I could not have done this without each and every one of you. Here is wishing you the safest and happiest of new years.


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Seth Morgan has returned home after two years spent building an alliance that will take his family’s crime syndicate to a new level in New York City’s black collar society. He expects a warm welcome as heir of the Morgan empire. He hopes to finally marry Nicolette, the woman he’s loved his whole life.

 What he finds is a different world, one where his family’s legacy is in ruins. His big brother, Caleb, has changed into someone cold and bitter, plotting to overthrow their patriarch. And Nicolette, daughter of the criminal banking industry, has left the family entirely.

 When a vicious misunderstanding leaves Caleb dead, Seth is left reeling. Desperate for truth, Seth is forced to turn to his only remaining cousin, Emma, for support. As he tries to mend his relationship with Nicolette, he begins a search for answers that will take him from the dirty streets to the highest reaches of their illicit empire.

 Torn between the desire to protect those who mean the most to him, and a need to learn more about Caleb’s death, he grows distant to protect them. As each secret surfaces, he realizes that the only way to restore his family is to take his place at its head, and fully embrace the brutal way they live.

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*******MY 13 FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2013*******



These books rocked my world. They broke my heart and made me fall in love. These authors introduced me to new people and places that I will never forget.  There were a lot more books that I wanted to add to this list. 2013 was an amazing year for those that love a good book because there were an amazing amount released.

Try (Temptation, #1)

WHY? This book was beyond sexy and it explored a m/m relationship without being sleazy. Tate and Logan were sexy as all get out.  This book was romantic and smoldering at the same time.

Because You're Mine (Mine, #1)

Why? This was the debut effort that absolutely captured my heart. I fell in love with Maddie, Holden and Archer.  This book was sexy and playful and introduced me to a new book boyfriend by the name of Holden.

Tears of Tess (Monsters in the Dark, #1)

Why? This book  just came out of nowhere.  It is dark and suspenseful while being sexy at the same time.  It introduced me to a subject that I had never explored before and made me fall in love with Q.

Wallbanger (Cocktail, #1)

I have never laughed so hard while reading a book.  The dialogue between these characters was sexy and hysterical. This was a read that managed to be fun while at the same time burning up the sheets.

Rule (Marked Men, #1)

Why? Because Rule got knocked on his butt by love and I enjoyed watching this sexy, troubled, tattooed bad boy fall.  This was a book that I have read over and over again and the start to one of my favorite series.

Just Breathe (Breathe, #1)

Why? 2013 marked the year that I was introduced to Tate Connors.  This man is yummy. This book intrigued me and broke my heart at the same time.  Just Breathe simultaneously made me fall in love and want to throw my kindle across the room.  An amazing book.

Twisted Perfection (Perfection, #1; Rosemary Beach, #3)

Why? Woods Kerrington captured my heart with his southern charm.  This was a man torn between true love and duty and it doesn’t hurt that he is a walking and talking sex god. I fell in love even as he and Della were falling in love. This is a man who isn’t shy about professing his feelings and that made me love him more.

Hell's Knights (The MC Sinners, #1)

Why? This is the book  that introduced me to the tattooed bad boys of the motorcycle gang world.  These men are gruff yet charming, bossy but sexy and I loved every alpha dominant one of them.

Speak Easy (Speak Easy, #1)

Why? Because Melanie Harlow took the 1920’s, flappers, gangsters, and bootlegging and made it not only intriguing but sexy and interesting. I fell in love with this world that the author created.  I could not put Speak Easy down and it had an amazing love triangle that left me breathless..

There is No Light in Darkness (Darkness, #1)

Why? This book kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading it while still managing to be sweet, sexy and romantic.  It also introduced me to one of my all time favorite book boyfriends, Cole , who I love to the moon and back.

 The Broken

Why?  This was yet another author that came out of nowhere and awed me with her writing.  This was a dark read that enthralled me. I couldn’t put it down.  It was romantic and heart breaking. And the ending? I still haven’t recovered.

Heaven Sent (Rebel Walking, #2)

Why? Umm, twin sexy, tattooed rockers by the name of Talon and Taron.  Yeah, I don’t even have to say anymore. These brothers play hard and love even harder.  I couldn’t get enough of this series.

Forever Too Far (Too Far, #3; Rosemary Beach, #4)

Why? Because Never Too Far was the very first book I ever read on my kindle and now I finally got to see my very first book boyfriend get his happily ever after.  Rush and Blaire have one of the sweetest and sexiest love stories that I have read and I loved every minute of it.


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I am so excited to be a part of this release day launch. Monica Murphy books are always amazing and no doubt that Three Broken Promises will be just as good.

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 Breakout New Adult sensation Monica Murphy returns with a hot new contemporary romance—a heartfelt story of second chances, forgiveness, and redemption.

Commitment. That’s what I really want from Colin. Ever since my brother, Danny, died in Iraq, Colin’s done so much to help me, including giving me a job at his popular restaurant so I can leave my crappy waitressing job at the strip joint. But lying in bed with him every night to comfort him from his horrible nightmares isn’t enough anymore. I know he feels guilty about Danny’s death, about not going to Iraq, but I can’t keep living this double life.

I love him desperately, but he’s got so many demons, and if he can’t open up to me now, then he’ll never be the real partner I need him to be. I gave him a month, and now I’m out of here. If he truly loves me like he says, he knows where to find me.


“You’re going to turn me away yet again, aren’t you?” she asks when I don’t say anything. The irritation in her voice rings clear as her entire body goes tense. “I can’t believe it. I offer myself up to you with no strings attached and you’re trying to figure out how to let me down easy. God, I am such a moron.”

Unable to hold myself back, I rush toward her, angry that she would insult herself. Panicked that she really is going to walk away and I’m going to lose my chance. Thinking too much sucks. I need to just let it happen. Take this opportunity that she’s presenting me.

And let her go when our time is up.

“You’re not a moron,” I murmur, reaching for her. I cup her face in my hands and position her so she has no choice but to meet my gaze. I skim my thumbs across her cheeks, feel her shudder at my touch. “You make an offer like that and a man needs to process it first.”

The unshed tears still glimmer in her eyes and one escapes, leaving a damp trail across her skin. Leaning in, I stop its descent with my lips, tasting the salt, hearing the catch in her breath. “We do this and it’s not going to be some half-assed thing, you know,” I whisper.

She closes her eyes, her tears tangled in her long, thick lashes. “What’s it going to be, then?”

“A discovery.” I nuzzle her nose with my own, breathing in her scent, her very essence. God, I could devour her! It’s taking everything within me to keep calm and not unleash all over her. “An exploration.”

“That sounds like . . . research.” Her breath hitches in her throat when I drop a tender kiss on the tip of her nose.

Chuckling, I shake my head. “It’s the farthest thing from research.” I drift my lips across her cheek, blazing a hot path on her petal-soft skin. “You’re right when you said I don’t do commitment. The closest thing I’ve ever been to commitment is . . . what I share with you.”

She tentatively places her hands on my hips, her fingers curling into the waistband of my jeans. Having her hands on me sends little darts of fire throughout my insides, making me harden in an instant. She has no idea what sort of effect she has on me. How much restraint I’m using at this very moment not to throw her over my shoulder like an oversexed caveman and cart her off to my bedroom.

“But it can be no more than friendship with added . . . benefits.” I lift my head so I can look into her troubled gaze. She doesn’t like what I have to say and I don’t like it either, but I have to be honest. Stringing her along and making her believe this is something more is a mistake.

The two of us together would never work. I’m too damn selfish. I’d disappoint her. I’d hold her back when she needs her freedom. I’m not worthy of her. She’s everything sweet and good in my life, where there’s little sweet and good remaining.

I’ve kept her—and our relationship—as pure as possible even after all of these years. With the realization that she’s leaving me, that we’ll never be together again, I need to take my opportunities where I can.

Jen bites her lip and drops her gaze. “I can handle that.”

Her body language is more than telling me she doesn’t really want to handle that, but I can’t worry about it now.

I want her too damn much.


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 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite. A wife and mother of three, she writes New Adult and contemporary romance for Bantam and Avon. She is the author of One Week Girlfriend and Second Chance Boyfriend.






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It seems like everyone is talking about this newer release.  I have been hearing amazing things about Drawn and can’t wait to read it.


From the best-selling author of the Beautiful Series, comes Drawn, a powerful tale of a relationship that rides the edge of hate and love and everything in between. 

Have you ever felt so drawn to someone, that you will put up with anything to be with them? That’s how I feel when I’m around him. 

Most of the time, I want to hate him. I want to stay as far away from him as possible. He’s so cocky, and arrogant. And he gets in the way and tells me what to do. He’s all things that I normally detest in a man. But, when we’re alone… I can’t even think for myself – the pull is that intense. 

I know I should run, I know I should stay away. But I can’t. I don’t know if I’m strong enough. 

What do you do when you just can’t stay away? Even when you know you should…