I'm super excited to have these girls on today. This cover is phenominal, the stories are amazing, and the authors are one group of girls you don't want to pass up.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
They say love conquers all, but whoever "they" are, must not have heard of Murphy's Law -- whatever can go wrong, will go wrong.
These five tales of sweet, accidental romance prove Cupid's arrows are a lot tougher than they seem, and sometimes it pays to be unlucky.
No Wrong Turns by Lisa A. Adams
Jessica Brannah is escaping from her last heartbreak with a loaded car and a new address. But, when Murphy's Law finds her stranded in a back country town, she realizes there's no outrunning love.
Falling For You by Michelle Ziegler
Darci’s ready to move on. Too bad the dating pool stinks. Until, a ghost from her past resurfaces—the man she missed out on in college.
Andrew was the one man she’d always loved, but neither of them ever made a move. But, old feelings aren’t the only thing resurfacing of late. Darci’s ex comes crawling back at the most inappropriate time, and with all the testosterone flying, she might not end up with either man.
Coffee and Cufflinks by Annabelle Blume
Fresh out of a failed relationship and exhausted by a constant barrage of fiascos at work, Olivia Johnson doesn’t see the man of her dreams standing right in front of her. She tells herself the morning coffee meet-ups with Daren are nothing but coincidence, but even she can’t deny his unequivocal attractiveness. When a night entertaining clients takes a turn for the worst, and Daren shows up where she least expects him, failure starts to look more like fate.
A Slippery Slope by Rebecca Hart
Anne Montgomery is psyched for her girl’s only weekend, despite her friends’ choice of vacation locale—the snowy slopes of Harris Peak Ski Resort—where someone as notoriously accident prone as she has no business being. When Murphy’s Law finally catches up with her, Anne is forced to consider there may be times when it pays to be unlucky.
The Shamrock Incident by London Saint James
Florist, Marissa Carmichael isn’t usually a klutz, but she’s in a hurry and having a bad day. In her haste, she loses her balance and tumbles from the back room of her shop, arms flailing. Her less than graceful entrance halted by a headfirst crash into a display case chock full of silk flowers.
Trey Cleary didn’t think his day could get any worse, until he finds. himself picking the side view mirror of his BMW up from the ground. On a mission to do something about it, he locates the flower shop matching the name on the back of the van that mangled his ‘baby'. But, his car is forgotten when a beautiful woman bursts into the room like an out of control whirling dervish, and takes one mother of a wipeout into the shop’s counter. Coming to her aid brings out the hero in him like no one he’s ever encountered, and leaves him with a need to know more.
For Marissa and Trey, this just might be the one time it pays to be unlucky.
I asked them about their motivation in writing these stories and here's what they had to say.
My friends outrageous dating life made me laugh, and I wanted to share the wealth! The real motivation was sharing hope. There is always a silver lining. Some are just harder to see.
London Saint James:
Since For the Love of Murphy anthology was to be written around Murphy’s Law, the theme was the inspiration. The Shamrock Incident introduces two people, Marissa and Trey, within in a scene gone bad (bad luck) situation and the sparks fly from there.
The biggest motivation for this story was to actually write a complete story, first and foremost. Lately, when I've gotten writing time, I've floundered, opening old documents and half completed manuscripts trying to find the desire to dive back in. The Murphy's Law prompt immediately got my mind churning with ideas, and before long, A Slippery Slope was born. It's been my experience (or rather this has always worked for me), when you find yourself in a writing slump, one of the best ways to get out of it is to finish something shorter. I'm happy to report, it worked, as finishing A Slippery Slope has spurned me to get my bottom in gear and finish some of these other stories floating around in my head, written down in my story notebook, and half written on my laptop.
Lisa A. Adams:
The submission call for "Murphy" stories sparked a creative flair in me. I suddenly envisioned a complete woke-up-on-the-wrong-side-of-the-bed scenario and my heroine stubbed her toe. Well, that set the wheels in motion. Thankfully, I came up with more interesting material than just a stubbed toe, but the day had to start somewhere. And I'm sure we've all had those days.
There is a song called “Latch” by Disclosure. That song, and video, was the inspiration for Coffee and Cufflinks. It’s about that new love feeling and how you need to go after the person you want when you know they’re it for you. If you haven’t heard the song, I think you should go ahead and look for it on YouTube, and I *highly* recommend you listen to it while reading Coffee and Cufflinks.
Wanna find out where you can get a copy? Here are your links. Hey, and make sure you enter in the contest for your chance to win!
Createspace (direct - best option)
Barnes and Noble