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Cover Reveal: Rushing into Love by Ashelyn Drake

Published September 2, 2013 by LS Murphy

Rushing into love


Rushing Into Love (Campus Crush #3)

by Ashelyn Drake

Release Date: 09/10/13

 Summary from Goodreads:

As a college junior, Mindy Stanton has no interest in dating a freshman.

That is until Ben Whitmore shows up and serenades his way into her heart at the dorm social she’s running. And after hearing him sing, even Mindy can’t deny that he has a deep, sexy voice that makes her melt.


 Even though Mindy makes it clear that she doesn’t date younger guys, Ben pursues her anyway. After all, he doesn’t seem like the typical college freshman, who is only interested in hooking up, partying until he can’t remember his name, or joining a frat. He’s a gentleman, a romantic, and definitely knows all the right things to say to sweep a girl off her feet.

So Mindy drops her guard. She allows herself to fall for him. Before she knows it, Ben is all she can think about. To her, he’s perfect.

But it doesn’t take Mindy long to discover that even the most perfect guys…




Companion books in this series:

romancing the rabehing closed doors

About the Author

New Adult and Young Adult romance author represented by Lauren Hammond of ADA Management Group. Look for her upcoming N.A. title, Romancing the R.A. (S.B. Addison Books, 2013).
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Cover Reveal: Hothouse Flower

Published August 26, 2013 by LS Murphy

Check out this schmexy cover for HOTHOUSE FLOWER!Hothouse Flower Official Cover

Hothouse Flower

by Krista RitchieBecca Ritchie

Release Date: February 2014

Summary from Goodreads:

Ryke Meadows, meet Daisy Calloway … she’s all grown up.

Twenty-five-year-old Ryke Meadows knows he’s hard to love. With a billion-dollar inheritance, a track-star resume, and an alpha-male personality—he redefines the term likable asshole. But he’s not living to make friends. Or enemies. After months helping his brother through rehab and sobriety, he just wants to free climb three of the toughest mountains in Yosemite without drama or interruption.

And then he receives a distressed call from a girl in Paris—a girl that he has never been allowed to have.

Daisy Calloway is eighteen. Finally. With her newfound independence, she can say goodbye to her overbearing mother and continue her modeling career. Next stop, Paris. Fashion week begins with a bang, and Daisy uncovers the ugly reality of the industry. She wants to prove to her family that she can live on her own, but when everything spirals out of control, she turns to Ryke to keep her secrets.

As Daisy struggles to make sense of this new world and her freedom, she pushes the limits and fearlessly rides the edge. Ryke knows there’s deep hurt beneath every impulsive action. He must keep up with Daisy, and if he lets her go, her favorite motto—“live as if you’ll die today”—may just come true.

Standalone New Adult Romance: recommended for readers 18+ for mature content


  About the Authors

Becca Ritchie is a carnivore of pop culture, television, film and of course YA and NA books. While in college, she worked at The CW krista and becca (1)television network and put her vampiric knowledge to good use, blogging about hit series and swooning over actors’ abs. When she’s not blogging, she writes novels and has teamed up with her twin sister for their New Adult novel ADDICTED TO YOU. Available July of 2013.


Krista Ritchie is the mind behind popular trading website YA Book Exchange and created Nawanda Files, a book blog that also features books into movies news. When not pouring over entertainment news and the newest releases, she spends her time conducting research in a genetics lab. She’s happy to join forces with her sister, harnessing their twin powers to produce the first in a New Adult series.

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5 Questions with Tammara Webber

Published August 27, 2012 by LS Murphy

About Tammara Webber: I write romantic Mature Young Adult / New Adult fiction.

EASY is my new contemporary stand-alone novel. BETWEEN THE LINES is my contemporary series.  EasyBetween the Lines (BTL #1), Where You Are (BTL #2), and Good For You (BTL #3) and are available from  AmazonBarnes & NobleKobo, iBookstore, and the Book Depository (Easy only).

Reading was one of my first and earliest loves, and writing soon followed. My first book was about a lost bear, but my lack of ability as an illustrator convinced me to abandon that effort and concentrate on passing 3rd grade. I wrote sad romantic poetry in high school and penned my first half-novel when I was 19, for which I did lots of research on Vikings (the marauders, not the football team), and which was accidentally destroyed when I stuffed it into the shredder at work.

Addictions: coffee and Cherry Garcia frozen yogurt. Also baby carrots, but not with coffee or frozen yogurt, because that would be disgusting. I love shopping for earrings, because they always fit – even if I occasionally “forget” to work out. I’m a hopeful romantic who adores novels with happy endings, because there are enough sad endings in real life.

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Now on to the FIVE QUESTIONS

1. What was the spark of inspiration for Easy?

Spark #1: In my former (recent) life, I was an academic advisor. I can’t tell you how often I heard the, “I followed my boyfriend to college” story. It seldom ended well. Sometimes it did… but usually not. Spark #2: Acquaintance rape is a very big unreported problem, especially on college campuses. There’s only one reason for this crime to go unreported, and that’s because the victim blames herself, and/or feels her friends or the authorities would. I want that to stop, and personal awareness is the first step.
2. How many emails have you gotten from fans who wish Lucas was real? 🙂


3. What advice do you have for aspiring authors?

Keep writing. Take your writing seriously. Get a critique partner or two when you’re ready to produce a manuscript you hope to publish. Whether you intend to query agents or self-publish, put out your best work every time.

4. If you could go back in time, where would you go?

I don’t think I’d want to go back in time. If I could pop back into my own life and change something I did, or give myself a good shake, I might be tempted to do that, though my mistakes are part of who I am and what brought me to this point in my life. That said, there’s one thing I’d definitely change: I had a horrible fight with my brother that resulted in us not speaking to each other for almost a year. I can’t even remember what it was really about. I would definitely go back and change that, even if I went back and realized he was wrong. He died five years ago, and whatever that argument was about, it wasn’t worth losing those months.

5. Finally, Beatles or Rolling Stones?

I’m more of a John Mayer sort of girl, though (oddly enough) in my last several blog posts, I had one titled Start Me Up and another titled Paperback Writer. I suppose I like and admire them both equally for the classic rock they produced… even if my “classic rock” is more likely to include AC/DC or the Toadies.

Book Review: Easy by Tammara Webber

Published August 14, 2012 by LS Murphy

Synopsis: A girl who believes trust can be misplaced, promises are made to be broken, and loyalty is an illusion. A boy who believes truth is relative, lies can mask unbearable pain, and guilt is eternal. Will what they find in each other validate their conclusions, or disprove them all?

When Jacqueline follows her longtime boyfriend to the college of his choice, the last thing she expects is a breakup two months into sophomore year. After two weeks in shock, she wakes up to her new reality: she’s single, attending a state university instead of a music conservatory, ignored by her former circle of friends, and failing a class for the first time in her life.

Leaving a party alone, Jacqueline is assaulted by her ex’s frat brother. Rescued by a stranger who seems to be in the right place at the right time, she wants nothing more than to forget the attack and that night–but her savior, Lucas, sits on the back row of her econ class, sketching in a notebook and staring at her. Her friends nominate him to be the perfect rebound.

When her attacker turns stalker, Jacqueline has a choice: crumple in defeat or learn to fight back. Lucas remains protective, but he’s hiding secrets of his own. Suddenly appearances are everything, and knowing who to trust is anything but easy.

The First Line: “I never noticed Lucas before that night. It was as though he didn’t exist, and then he was everywhere.” Love this. I’m totally sucked into the story from the get go. Who’s this mysterious Lucas? And “that night” has some serious meaning behind it? I need to know what’s going to happen next.

The Good: Easy hits on some hard issues. Jacqueline is a smart young woman who makes some honest mistakes. The first is following her high school boyfriend to college instead of going after her own dreams. This may not sound like a hard issue, but how many young women have made this same mistake based on misguided love?

The biggest issue is the attempted rape that opens the book. Jacqueline, out of fear, does not want to report it to the police. This happens too much in the real world, and Webber writes it realistically.

Luca *sigh* is great. He’s brilliant, complex, sweet, and so not the type of guy Jacqueline goes for. Naturally, he’s just the guy she needs.

The Bad: There were a few times I thought that the book strayed from the plot too much and tried too hard to pack everything in.

It’s sad that some people may skip this book simply because it is self-published.

The title isn’t the best and can lead to a misunderstanding of what the book is about.

Recommendation: Easy is an intense read with great character development and an honest look at college life. If you’re looking for a novel that’s falls under the mysterious category of “New Adult”, then check it out.