Nov 21, 2013

Blog Tour: Monica Murphy - Torn

• Pub Date: November 19, 2013
• Publisher: Avon Impulse
• Format: Paperback/Ebook, 254 pages
• Age Range: Adult

Marina Knight came to this party for one thing only: to slap Gage Emerson in the face. Poised to snatch up her family's real estate empire, the sexy tycoon is on the verge of making an enemy for life—even if he can make her melt with a single kiss …

When Gage discovers that the alluring woman before him is the key to his latest acquisition, claiming her as his suddenly doesn't seem quite so cut-and-dried. To get what he wants, he must get to know the fierce woman willing to face him down—as she steadily steals his heart.

Gage's persistence and intense passion war with Marina's determination to protect her family. As they delve deeper into an affair they didn't see coming, Marina's torn: Will she lose her heart to Gage—or everything she holds dear?

Interview with Monica Murphy

Mickey: Hello, Monica Murphy! Thanks so much for being here today. Please introduce yourself.
Monica: Hi Mickey and thank you so much for having me here today! Well, my name is Monica. I write new adult contemporary romance for Bantam and I write contemporary romance for Avon. I'm a mom of three and a wife of one and I live in central California, not too far from the gates of Yosemite.

Mickey: Your new novel, Torn, just came out. Tell us about it and how you came to write it.
Monica: TORN is the second book in my Billionaire Bachelors Club series at Avon. The books focus on three best friends who make a very high stakes bet that they will never get tied down to one woman. I of course as the writer, make every single one of them fall and fall hard. I wrote the series because Avon put out a submission call for billionaires. I submitted a proposal and my editor was like, what if there's a bet….and the rest is history.

Mickey: If you could be any of your characters in any of your books, who would you choose?
Monica: Oooh, tough question. Right now I'm still a little in love with Owen, Fable's younger brother from my One Week Girlfriend series so I think I'd be Chelsea, Owen's love interest in Four Years Later. Lucky Chelsea. ;)

Mickey: You write also under another name. How did that choice come about?
Monica: I've written as Karen Erickson for years (I've been published since 2006). When I came up with the idea for One Week Girlfriend, it was so completely different from my Karen stuff, I decided to write under another name so I wouldn't confuse readers. Trust me, it's hard managing two pen names! I refer to Monica and Karen like they're two separate people a lot of the time.

Mickey: Do you have any plans for audio books? If you could choose the narrator for your books, who would it be?
Monica: Well, both of my series are in audio! The Billionaire Bachelors Club series comes out in Dec. I think - the first two, with the third releasing the same day the third book SAVOR releases (1/21).

Mickey: Do you prefer to read ebooks or physical copies?
Monica: I've gone pretty much strictly digital. It's so much easier to have them all on my Kindle and I can order them whenever I want. It's downright dangers. My TBR pile on my Kindle is scary.

Mickey: What's your editing process like?
Monica: I'm a fairly clean writer. I tend to edit as I go. When I resume writing for the day, I'll go back over what I wrote the day before and re-read, add to it, clean it up, etc. It's a fairly simple process. Usually.

Mickey: Non-book question - What's your favorite fruit or vegetable?
Monica: Strawberries and asparagus. Not together though. That would be disgusting.

Mickey: Thanks for being on the blog, Monica! Any parting words?
Monica: Thanks so much for having me Mickey! I appreciate it. I hope if everyone gets a chance that they check out TORN.

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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