Thursday, January 2, 2014

InkSlinger PR Blog Tour: Playlist from Three Broken Promises by Monica Murphy + #Giveaway

Meet Monica:
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.

Connect with Monica: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Minus ONE WEEK GIRLFRIEND, I’ve written every book in the OWG series with a playlist (I wrote OWG too fast to even bother listening to music. That book just flowed right out of me).

THREE BROKEN PROMISES has the shortest playlist but I listened to those songs on repeat day in and day out. Considering my writing process is never consistent and I’m sort of all over the place, I must say that keeping with a playlist for three books in a row (plus the DREW + FABLE FOREVER novella) is slightly amazing.

Listening to songs full of angst really helped me when it came to creating Jen and Colin’s story though. These two are just so…hard on each other. As in, they won’t admit their feelings, they keep denying themselves and each other. It’s so silly when you think about it but it fit their story. They’re scared to let each other in. They’re afraid the other will think less of them.

It’s scary, opening up to someone and showing them all your scars and faults, isn’t it? That’s what I was trying to portray in THREE BROKEN PROMISES. How difficult it is to be raw and honest with another person. Putting your heart out there is brave but Jen and Colin…they’re scared for much of the book! I know as the creator of them, I wanted to knock their heads together once or twice. I think the readers feel the same way (sorry readers! I hope Colin & Jen were worth it).

What was my favorite song to listen to while writing TBP? Clarity by Zedd, Foxes! The words are perfect for Jen and Colin’s plight, specifically from Jen’s point of view. Specifically the lyrics here:

If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy?
If our love’s insanity, why are you my clarity?

Fitting for the both of them really plus that song was so popular during the time I wrote TBP, I thought of them every single time I heard it on the radio. And I heard it a lot.

Adorn by Miguel is also on the list and that is such a sexy song. TBP is the sexiest book out of the entire series and I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that Jen and Colin are older than Drew + Fable (and they are definitely older than Owen & Chelsea from FOUR YEARS LATER).

I also have an oldie but a goodie on the playlist – I Confess by The English Beat. Peeps, I’m showing my age here when I say I loved loved The English Beat. I’m such an eighties girl. But these specific lyrics in this song are for Colin:
Just out of spite
I confess I’ve ruined three lives

Fitting, no? I thought so. Colin carries around a lot of guilt, believing he let down the people he cared for the most…

Care to check out the rest of the Spotify playlist? You can find it by going HERE.


Series: One Week Girlfriend #3
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Length: 304 pages
Publisher: Bantam (December 31, 2013)


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.

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Follow the tour:
January 1
Whirlwind Books-Author Interview

January 2
Romancing Rakes-Playlist

January 3

January 4

January 5
Martini Times-Character Interview-Colin

January 6
Wolfel’s World of Books-Author Interview

January 7
FTLOBbyJBlog-Character Interview-Jen

January 8
Roxy’s Reviews-Guest Post

January 9

January 10
True Story Book Blog-Character Interview-Colin and Jen

January 11

Romance Addict—Excerpt

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