New Release Books by Monica Murphy

Monica Murphy is the author of The Reckless Union (2022), The Ruthless Groom (2022), Happily Ever After Cookbook (2022), The Reluctant Bride (2022) and other 119 books.

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The Reckless Union

release date: Aug 16, 2022

The Ruthless Groom

release date: Jun 14, 2022
The Ruthless Groom
I didn''t plan to marry a reclusive heiress. Lucky for me, I find myself attracted to my beautiful new bride. Our arranged marriage connects two powerful companies. That we’re compatible between the sheets is a bonus, but I didn’t bargain on her ex showing up at the wedding reception uninvited. That pushed me right over the edge. I protect what’s mine, and Charlotte is now mine, whether she likes it or not. Our honeymoon is a disaster in paradise. I’m angry. She’s resentful. All those swirling emotions explode in the most physical ways. But even as I''m drawn closer to my new wife, there’s still a threat looming out there. Seamus McTiernan is determined to destroy what we’ve created. I won’t let anything tear us apart. He has no idea who he’s dealing with. I will end him. Watch me. Welcome to the Midnight Dynasty... The warring Morelli and Constantine families have enough bad blood to fill an ocean, and their brand new stories will be told by your favorite dangerous romance authors. WARNING: This book is intended for readers eighteen years old and over. It contains material that some readers could find disturbing. Enter at your own risk...

Happily Ever After Cookbook

release date: Feb 01, 2022
Happily Ever After Cookbook
Immerse yourself in the world of romance with book-inspired recipes! Bestselling authors of your favorite novels teamed up with private chefs to develop original dishes. Now you can cook your way to a happily ever after... Enjoy New Orleans Gumbo from Kennedy Ryan''s RITA-Award Winner Long Shot. Then bite into Texas BBQ Tacos from USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde''s The Wright Brother. Follow it up with Diablo Cookies from Dangerous Temptation by Wall Street Journal bestselling author Giana Darling. Finish your evening with an Underworld Cocktail inspired by New York Times bestselling author Katee Robert''s Wicked Villains series. This sensual journey will surprise and delight readers! Billionaire heroes and strong heroines come to life with these recipes... The Happily Ever After Cookbook contains exclusive appetizers, soups, main dishes, desserts, cocktails, breakfast, and bakery recipes. Bring romance novels to life with these literary dishes. It will look great on your keeper shelf next to your favorite books. FULL LIST OF AUTHORS INCLUDED: Cora Reilly, Laurelin Paige, Adriana Locke, Meghan Quinn, K. Webster, Amelia Wilde, Giana Darling, Katee Robert, Kylie Scott, Alta Hensley, Amo Jones, Sara Ney, K.A. Linde, Jenika Snow, Q.B. Tyler, Corinne Michaels, Maya Hughes, Melanie Harlow, Kelly Elliott, Kandi Steiner, Susan Stoker, Kennedy Ryan, M. O''Keefe, Fiona Cole, Willow Winters, AM Hargrove, L.B. Dunbar, Terri E. Laine, Monica Murphy, Jana Aston, Susannah Nix, A.L. Jackson, Teagan Hunter, M. Robinson, Pepper Winters, Sienna Snow, Emma Scott, Skye Warren, Mia Sheridan, Kate Canterbary, Tasha Boyd, Danielle Romero, Louise Bay, Aleatha Romig

The Reluctant Bride

release date: Apr 19, 2022

Wedding Date

release date: Nov 08, 2020
Wedding Date
Kelsey Phillips is over the dating scene. All that time and energy perfecting your profile and taking just the right picture and articulating exactly what you''re looking for, only to get the same sleazy propositions? No thanks. She''s doing just fine on her own, so there''s no point in a fruitless hunt for "the one" that doesn''t exist. Besides, she already has the perfect man in her life. Theo is the type of friend who''s always there for a laugh, a hug, or a drink-- and no propositions. So when he somehow manages to agree to be a groomsman in his ex-fiancée''s wedding to his cousin, the least Kelsey can do is be his date. But why stop at doing the least? Pretending to be in a relationship is easy. They already know everything about each other. And it sure isn''t hard to fake attraction to a guy as gorgeous as Theo. Soon enough, the only pretense left is that they haven''t fallen for each other for real... and the very small matter of the secret Kelsey''s been keeping. Can a fake relationship survive this real revelation?

A Million Kisses in Your Lifetime

release date: Jan 01, 2022
A Million Kisses in Your Lifetime
New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy takes you back to the Lancaster Prep world with a sizzling enemies to lovers, new adult romance -- Amazon.

Rate A Date

release date: Jun 30, 2020
Rate A Date
Eleanor Murray is tired. Tired of going on awkward dates. Tired of meeting men who just aren’t that into her. Tired of being set up on blind dates by her well-meaning friends. She is a believer of true love, of finding that happily ever after, and she wants it. She deserves it. But at the rate she’s going, she’s pretty sure it’s never going to happen. Until a friend creates a profile for Eleanor on a new dating app. At first, she’s reluctant. Dating apps aren’t the way to finding true love, are they? But then she makes a connection on Rate a Date, and this gorgeous, confident guy almost seems too good to be true… Mitch Anderson has a secret. He’s just moved to Las Vegas for his high profile job and after years of playing the field, he’s looking for a serious relationship. He wants to find a woman who likes him for who he is, not what he does. Meeting Eleanor on the dating app, he’s intrigued. Meeting her in real life while she’s in town for a bachelorette weekend, he completely falls for her. Now he’s in way over his head. Their chemistry is combustible. They can’t keep their hands off each other. But will Eleanor forgive him when she finds out who he really is?

Hate To Date You

release date: Mar 20, 2020
Hate To Date You
Stella Ricci isn''t normally the kind of girl who does one-night stands--especially with her best friend''s brother. It''s a secret she plans to take to the grave. She''s certain Carter feels the same, since they haven''t talked about it once in the past year. Not that they''ve ever been much on talking. The two can hardly stand each other on a good day. If there is a single worse idea than sleeping with her off-limits enemy, it''s inviting him to move in with her. What can she say? She''s bored. Her barista job is her passion, but it seems to be all she has in her life these days. Even fighting with Carter would be preferable to another night alone. Besides, he needs a place to crash after burning out on the Los Angeles grind. Neither of them expected the chemistry to come roaring back. Should they admit that one night wasn''t enough? Or will secretly dating each other turn into the epic fail Stella feared? Only one way to find out…

Keep This Promise

release date: Sep 07, 2021
Keep This Promise
u003cbu003eWe’re in the habit of kissing and telling with these 8 full-length standalone romance novels. u003c/bu003e From enemies or friends to lovers, forbidden or second chance romance - it’s all in this collection and most importantly, happily ever afters. Consisting of over 1000 pages and a value of more than $30 for a preorder special of $3.99, that''s a HUGE savings! Romance readers grab this collection now while it lasts. It’s only available for a very limited time. Featuring authors and titles: A Kiss to Tell by Willow Winters Perfectly Adequate by Jewel E Ann Black Tangled Heart by Samantha Young Fair Game by Monica Murphy Waking Up in Vegas by Natasha Preston Love, in English by Karina Halle Motto by M Never All proceeds are going to the Live A Thousand Lives charity. Their mission is to provide easy-to-use audio players pre-loaded with a generous selection of books to those with low or no mobility in hospitals, nursing facilities, and care centers. Visit https: //www.liveathousandlives.com

A Drew + Fable Christmas

release date: Nov 12, 2019
A Drew + Fable Christmas
It’s Christmas time at the Callahan household and Drew is trying his best to find a little alone time with his wife, Fable. Doesn’t help that they have two little ones who demand all their mom’s attention, plus they have guests… Fable’s brother Owen is staying for Christmas along with his girlfriend, Chelsea. Nerves are eating Owen alive as he prepares to ask the woman he loves the most important question of his life. Will she say yes? You’ll find out all the answers in A DREW + FABLE CHRISTMAS! Plus read the first FIVE chapters from my next book, featuring Autumn Callahan all grown up! CLOSE TO ME is coming February 11, 2020!

Holidate

release date: Oct 07, 2019
Holidate
Candice Gaines loves Christmas. Not only does she bask in the twinkling lights, sing Christmas carols and go crazy with the decorations, she’s also in the giving spirit, donating much of her time and wealth to various charities in the local area. Charlie Sullivan despises Christmas. Though it keeps his family afloat, considering they own Sullivan Family Christmas Tree Farm, the main provider for Christmas trees on the Monterey peninsula. He’d much rather work among the trees versus have to deal with people. But Charlie’s parents are taking on more philanthropic projects—and as their oldest child, they want him to be their official public representative. He just has to play nice and convince everyone he’s not a total holiday hater. When Charlie’s mom asks Candice to accompany him to a variety of holiday parties and events, she reluctantly agrees. She thinks Charlie is a big ol’ Grinch, but is determined to change his mindset and help him spread Christmas cheer. Charlie finds Candice too chatty, too sweet, too much. Do people like her really exist? Why yes, yes they do. The more time they spend together—along with a few kisses under the mistletoe—the more they start to like each other. Hopefully Charlie can convince Candice he doesn’t have a heart that’s two sizes too small before the ball drops on New Year’s Eve.

Fighting For You

release date: Feb 03, 2021
Fighting For You
Diego Garcia.Class bully.Football star.My boyfriend.I fell hard and fast for the resident bad boy and he fell just as hard for me too. We were the perfect couple, until things turned sour.Senior year and we''re both super busy. He has football. I have volleyball. Soon enough, I hear the rumors - Diego''s cheating on me. After everything we''ve been through, I''m devastated. Breaking up with him was the hardest thing I''ve ever done. He doesn''t love me. Besides, only a few more months of school, and then I''m going away to college. And Diego will be permanently out of my life.Until I find out I''m pregnant. And now we''re forever tied together...

Fake Date

release date: Jun 19, 2019
Fake Date
Sarah Harrison is used to strange customers. Working at a lingerie store, she helps bored housewives, spicy sorority girls, repentant husbands -- and everyone in between. Yet no one sparks her interest more than Jared Gaines, the ultra-rich, ultra-sexy businessman who frequents her shop, buying delicate little "gifts" for the women in his life. But one day, Jared sends her a gift from Bliss. Then another--and another. It doesn''t matter how thoughtful he is, or how well-chosen the gifts are, or how sexy he is. It''s inappropriate, and Sarah is determined to put a stop to it. Or at the very least, she wants to know why. It''s the oldest one in the book, of course. He needs a fake girlfriend for the weekend while attending his brother''s engagement party. It''s a terrible idea. She''s certain it could even get her fired. So she absolutely takes him up on it. Next thing Sarah knows, she''s in San Francisco, pretending to be in love with Jared. Not that it''s a hardship. Except that the real feelings in their pretend relationship soon have her in over her head. Is he just faking it, or do they have their own shot at bliss?

Nothing Without You: A Forever Yours/Big Sky Novella

release date: Mar 12, 2019
Nothing Without You: A Forever Yours/Big Sky Novella
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy… Designing wedding cakes is Maisey Henderson’s passion. She puts her heart and soul into every cake she makes, especially since she’s such a believer in true love. But then Tucker McCloud rolls back into town, reminding her that love is a complete joke. The pro football player is the hottest thing to come out of Cunningham Falls—and the boy who broke Maisey’s heart back in high school. He claims he wants another chance. She says absolutely not. But Maisey’s refusal is the ultimate challenge to Tucker. Life is a game, and Tucker’s playing to win Maisey’s heart—forever. The Kristen Proby Crossover Collection features a new novel by Kristen Proby and six books by some of her favorite writers: Kristen Proby – Soaring with Fallon Sawyer Bennett – Wicked Force KL Grayson – Crazy Imperfect Love Laura Kaye – Worth Fighting For Monica Murphy – Nothing Without You Rachel Van Dyken – All Stars Fall Samantha Young – Hold On

Addicted to Him

release date: Aug 19, 2020
Addicted to Him
Eli Bennett. Quarterback at our biggest rival high school. My brother’s worst enemy. So why can’t I stop thinking about him? For one, he’s totally gorgeous and boy, does he know it. He’s an arrogant trash talker who brings drama wherever he goes. And for some reason, he’s set his sights on me. The more I get to know him, the more I realize he’s actually kind of...sweet. Deep down, he’s broken. Hurting. He’s dealing with a lot, but he also puts on a major front so no one can tell. I want to be there for him. I want to be with him. But because everyone in my life hates Eli, we have to keep our relationship a secret. The problem with secrets is they never stay secret for long... *Addicted to Him is 120,000 words and ends...in a cliffhanger! Eli and Ava''s story is long and detailed. But no worries, the conclusion to their story is coming SOON in Meant To Be. And it''s happening sooner than you think.*

Pretty Dead Girls

release date: Jan 02, 2018
Pretty Dead Girls
“A suspenseful, thrilling read that will keep you on pins and needles until the last page.” —Liezel and Angie''s Book Blog Beautiful. Perfect. Dead. In the peaceful seaside town of Cape Bonita, wicked secrets and lies are hidden just beneath the surface. But all it takes is one tragedy for them to be exposed. The most popular girls in school are turning up dead, and Penelope Malone is terrified she''s next. All the victims so far have been linked to Penelope—and to a boy from her physics class. The one she''s never really noticed before, with the rumored dark past and a brooding stare that cuts right through her. There''s something he isn''t telling her. But there''s something she''s not telling him, either. Everyone has secrets, and theirs might get them killed.

Close to Me

release date: Feb 08, 2020
Close to Me
From New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy comes an angst-filled new adult romance featuring Drew + Fable''s (One Week Girlfriend) daughter, Autumn Callahan!Asher Davis. My first crush. My first kiss. The boy who ripped my heart out of my chest again and again. Over and over. I let him have it every single time. Willingly. We are that toxic high school couple you hear about, the one you witness in the hallway as they avoid each other. You laugh at them in class when they''re forced to work together, their gazes full of hatred. We are the couple you gossip about when they win homecoming prince and princess their sophomore year... The back and forth is what kills me the most. I''m not his princess, I''m the girl he toys with when he''s bored. And he''s definitely not my prince, no matter how badly I want him to be. Finally it''s our senior year and we''re months away from never having to see each other again when disaster strikes-and brings us closer together. All it takes is one touch, and I''m burning for Ash. Hotter than I ever have. But will that burn turn into a devastating fire? Or can we actually make it work this time?

Saving It

release date: Nov 06, 2017
Saving It
Eden: Josh Evans and I have been best friends forever. He knows all my secrets, and I know all of his. So when he randomly asks me to help him lose his virginity, I sort of flip out. That’s a question that sends your mind to places you’ve seriously never considered before. Like, you know. Having sex. With your best friend. Except Josh doesn’t want to have sex with me—he wants me to help him find a girl. A nice girl who’s funny and smart and cute. Except he already knows a girl just like that... Josh: Eden Sumner is my best friend. So of course she’d be the person to help me find my perfect match, so I can drop my V card before I head off to college. Except the more we search, the more I realize that maybe the right girl has been by my side all along. I don’t need Eden’s help in finding me a girl to love. I’m pretty sure I’m already in love with Eden. But now she thinks I’m only after one thing...with anyone but her. Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book is what happens when American Pie meets Friends with Benefits. It contains two best friends, plenty of angst, and lots and lots of sex talk. Reading this might have you looking at your best friend in a different light!

Love in the Dark

release date: Jan 26, 2020
Love in the Dark
TWELVE steamy books from bestselling authors fill this limited-time Valentine''s boxed set! If you love alpha heroes and sexy romance, this one’s for you… Overture by Skye Warren The Negotiator by Avery Flynn Driven by K Bromberg Her Defiant Heart by Monica Murphy The Proposition by Katie Ashley The Playboy by J.S. Cooper Begin With Me by Claudia Burgoa Sweet by Skye Warren Second Chance Charmer by Brighton Walsh Honey by Terri E. Laine Temptation by K.M. Scott Wild Ride by Jayne Rylon Author’s Note: LOVE IN THE DARK is a brand new boxed set for the season as a gift to our readers and to introduce you to new series to love!

InDesign Documents & Pages

release date: Oct 23, 2019
InDesign Documents & Pages
Taken from our all-inclusive book, Mastering InDesign Templates, this mini-book series focuses on individual parts of the template building process. Understanding how Adobe InDesign works internally, and how it physically creates documents based upon the range of functions and options available, is a level of focus many designers don''t often learn about in the daily work. This mini-book reviews how to best use document and page creation settings to build successful InDesign templates and documents that are easy to work with, and educates on the best practice methods for effective templates for individual or workgroup use.

Managing InDesign Preferences

release date: Oct 23, 2019
Managing InDesign Preferences
Taken from our all-inclusive book, Mastering InDesign Templates, this mini-book series focuses on individual parts of the template building process. Understanding how Adobe InDesign works internally, and how it physically creates documents based upon the range of functions and options available, is a level of focus many designers don''t often learn about in their daily work. This mini-book reviews how preferences create the foundation for successful InDesign templates, covering the multitude of tool and document settings available within InDesign, and educates on the best practice methods for effective templates for individual or workgroup use.

Safe Bet

release date: Jan 10, 2017
Safe Bet
This is one play no one saw coming... Sydney Walker’s new job is perfect. She loves the adorable kids she nannies. She loves living in this amazing mansion. She loves the kid’s mom, and she loves her NFL quarterback boss. But not the way the media says. Ugly rumors that she and her boss Drew Callahan are having a torrid affair are everywhere, destroying her reputation and threatening everything she loves. So Drew’s wife Fable comes up with the perfect idea. A fake relationship between Sydney and a hot team rookie? Yes, please. Wade Knox is forever indebted to Drew and Fable and readily agrees to the set up. Pretending to be in love with the sexy nanny for a week—how hard can it be? Turns out faking it was no safe bet after all. **This mash-up new adult romance features characters from both the One Week Girlfriend series and The Rules series!!**

InDesign Objects & Text

release date: Oct 08, 2019
InDesign Objects & Text
Taken from our all-inclusive book, Mastering InDesign Templates, this mini-book series focuses on individual parts of the template building process. Understanding how Adobe InDesign works internally, and how it physically creates documents based upon the range of functions and options available, is a level of focus many designers don''t often learn about in the daily work. This mini-book reviews how to create objects on InDesign pages, along with creating and formatting text content, and educates on the best practice methods for effective templates for individual or workgroup use.

Save the Date

release date: Jun 14, 2019
Save the Date
Caroline Abbott loves her job-helping engaged couples pick out the perfect save the date cards and invitations for their dream wedding. Working at Noteworthy means she has to deal with the occasional bridezilla, but Caroline''s always up for the challenge.Until one particular bridezilla walks into the stationery store who''s fiancé happens to be the boy Caroline shared her first kiss with. Alexander Wilder is all grown up now, helping run his family''s successful luxury hotel chain, and is somehow even better looking than she remembers.When Caroline just happens to catch Alex''s fiancée half naked with another man well, of course she has to tell Alex. Of course, he breaks off his engagement.And of course, the ex-bridezilla has gone completely bonkers.At least Caroline has her friends to save her from crazy ex-fiancées. But she also has the sudden interest of...Alex? Caroline knows they share a connection, but is he on the rebound? Or after seeing her all these years later, does he really want something more?

Mastering InDesign Templates

release date: Jun 10, 2019
Mastering InDesign Templates
Mastering InDesign Templates will guide the InDesign user to a better understanding of production best practices and how building proper templates are not just the basis for creating a designed document, but are also a foundation for effective workflows, lean processes, and multi-platform content creation.

More Than Friends

release date: Nov 28, 2016
More Than Friends
He''s not perfect, but he''s all I want... I’m your average girl at your average high school, trying to figure out my place in life. After catching my now ex-boyfriend messing around with my now ex-best friend, I’ve made some big changes. No more band, no more backstabbing friends and no more boring old life. Now I have new friends, a new job and new interests. But there’s a certain someone who’s interested in me, and I don’t get it. Jordan Tuttle could have anyone he wants. He’s the most popular boy in school. Rich, gorgeous, smart and the star quarterback, he’s perfect. Yet he acts like he wants no one else but...me. So despite my fears and doubt, I let him get close. Probably too close. I discover that he’s not so perfect after all, but it doesn’t matter. I’m falling for him, even though he runs so hot and cold. I know someday he’s going to break my heart. And I’m going to let him.

One Night

release date: Sep 23, 2016
One Night
ONE NIGHT is a FREE prequel to my new YA novel JUST FRIENDS, available now! There''s a party over at Jordan Tuttle''s house tonight and everyone is there. Including... Olivia: Who''s leaving for her dad''s house in Oregon tomorrow. So she plans on having the time of her life tonight with her best friends. Dustin: Who wishes Livvy could see just how much she means to him. Emily: Who''s trying her to best to get with someone. Anyone. Cannon: Who has an encounter with Em he won''t be able to forget. Amanda: Who''s finally ready to go all the way with her boyfriend. Tuttle: Who discovers the girl he''s always secretly liked just might like him back. Warning: This story contains mature sexual situations and is suited for a 17+ audience. (ONE NIGHT is also published on Wattled)

Just Friends

release date: Sep 13, 2016
Just Friends
A young adult novel about friends, lovers, enemies, and betrayal.

Thinking about You

release date: Jan 09, 2019
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