I have so many favorite memories but there is one in particular that still sticks with me all of these years later. I was seven. I woke up waaay before anyone else did in the house and I snuck into the living room. The tree was lit (a sure sign Santa had been there). There were unwrapped toys for me under the tree (another sign Santa had been there) and my stocking that hung by the fireplace was stuffed FULL and I couldn't wait to dig in. But I didn't touch anything. I just stood there and stared for a while, overwhelmed at the magic of it all. Then I ran into my parents' room and woke them up. I'm sure they were thrilled. *winks*
That's what I tried my hardest to create for my children through the years. They're too old now for Santa (such a shame!) but I still try to capture that magic as best as I can. There's nothing better than magic during the holiday season.
What's your favorite Christmas beverage? Mine is the gingerbread latte from Starbucks...hmmm. I am giving away a paperback copy of OWNING VIOLET and one of my Karen Erickson books, GAME FOR TONIGHT to one randomly chosen reader.
Page Count: 400 pages
Publisher: Bantam (December 2, 2014)
New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy begins a sexy new contemporary romance series—perfect for fans of Christina Lauren and Emma Chase—that introduces three sisters born to wealth, raised to succeed, ready to love, destined to make waves.
I’ve moved through life doing what’s expected of me. I’m the middle daughter, the dutiful daughter. The one who braved a vicious attack and survived. The one who devoted herself to her family’s business empire. The one who met an ambitious man and fell in love. We were going to run Fleur Cosmetics together, Zachary and I.
Until he got a promotion and left me in the dust. Maybe it’s for the best, between his disloyalty and his wandering eye. But another man was waiting for me. Wanting me. He too has an overwhelming thirst for success, just like Zachary—perhaps even more so. He’s also ruthless. And mysterious. I know nothing about Ryder McKay beyond that he makes me feel things I’ve never felt before.
One stolen moment, a kiss, a touch . . . and I’m hooked. Ryder’s like a powerful drug, and I’m an addict who doesn’t want to be cured. He tells me his intentions aren’t pure, and I believe him. For once, I don’t care. I’m willing to risk everything just to be with him. Including my heart. My soul.
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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, and is published with Samhain Publishing and Entangled Brazen and Bliss.
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***GIVEAWAY***Monica is giving away a paperback copy of OWNING VIOLET and GAME FOR TONIGHT (Karen Erickson) to one(1) randomly chosen reader.
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