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White by Monica James

Title: White
Series: I Surrender Series, #4
Author: Monica James
Genre: New Adult
Release date: May 5th, 2015
 
Blurb
Ava Thompson has
at long last surrendered to her true love, Jasper White, and this time, there’s
no going back.
They’re both determined
to forget their rocky past and focus on their promise to be together forever. However,
with Ava living in New York, and Jasper in L.A., their future is held in the
balance on where to call home.
So what’s the
compromise?
Ava doesn’t want
to leave, and Jasper doesn’t want to stay. They’ve reached an impasse in their
relationship and Ava soon realizes that for them to be together, one of them
will have to give up their dreams for good.
But who? And
more importantly, what happens when one of them sacrifices their dreams for the
other? Whatever choice is made, Ava knows they’ll both lose.
Adding to the
heartache are two new players who are set on breaking up the ill-fated pair for
good.

Do
Jasper and Ava have the strength to survive this final test of love?

 
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Author Bio
Monica James spent her youth devouring the works of Anne Rice, William Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson.
When she is not writing, Monica is busy running her own business, but she always finds a balance between the two. 
She enjoys writing honest, heartfelt and turbulent stories, hoping to leave an imprint on her readers, and her inspiration comes from every day life. She is an Amazon best selling author in the US, UK, Canada and Australia.
Monica James resides in Melbourne, Australia, with her wonderful family, and menagerie of animals.
She is slightly obsessed with cats, chucks and lip gloss, and secretly wishes she was a ninja on the weekends.
Contact Monica
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E-mail:
authormonicajames@gmail.com
 
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Something Like Love

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Book Info
Title: Something Like Love
Series: Something
Like Normal, #3
Author: Monica James
Genre: Contemporary
Romance
Publisher: Limitless
Publishing

Release Date: February 3rd, 2015
Blurb
The secret’s
out…
Fate has never
been kind to Mia Lee, but her misfortune has driven her to seek redemption from
a past filled with regret.
Mia’s future
depends on uncovering her past, but sadly, the answers lay with her mother, a
mother who abandoned Mia when she was only a child.
Now that Mia
has finally found her kin, she’s determined to get the answers she so
desperately seeks.
But those
answers come with a price…
Mia’s
blossoming relationship with Quinn Berkeley is the sole reason she carries on.
But Quinn has a secret of his own. Will his secret destroy the one stable
foundation in Mia’s life? And more importantly, what will Quinn’s secret do to
him once he confesses the sins of his past?

Life
for Mia and Quinn is about to explode in a way she never thought possible…

 
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Excerpt
Turning slowly to face him, I can see that his eyes are still
closed, but his mouth is tipped up into a smile which radiates freedom. I’ve
never seen him look so carefree. He looks as if his sins of the past are
washing away with the punishing rain.
I know it’s not that simple, but through pain and loss, we have
bonded together and gained strength. And that strength suddenly animates me to
tell Quinn how I feel.
“Quinn!” I scream to be heard over the harsh rain.
My eyes are mere slits, as the rain is so heavy, but the moment
Quinn opens his magnetic eyes, I see that he has changed. Something inside of
Quinn has shifted, and it’s beautiful.
“Quinn, I—” I repeat, my teeth chattering from the cold, but
also from what I’m about to confess.
“You what, Red?” he questions, running a hand through his wet
hair.
Another thunderbolt sizzles through the sky, and I yelp.
Charging into his arms, I slap my hands over his ears because I’m terrified. I
want to him tell him how I feel, but I’m afraid. Droplets of rain cascade down
his tender face, but he doesn’t stir to brush them away, and I know I have his
undivided attention as his gaze never wavers from my face.
This is not the way I wanted to do this, but I know that for
now, this will have to do.
“Quinn…I…I love you,” I whisper, my hands still sitting firmly
over his ears.
Once I say those three little words, the tightening in my chest
lessens, and a small smile tugs at my lips because I’ve never felt so boundless
with a decision. And nothing has ever felt so right before.
Author Bio
Monica James spent
her youth devouring the works of Anne Rice, William Shakespeare and Emily
Dickinson.
When she is not
writing, Monica is busy running her own business, but she always finds a
balance between the two. 
She enjoys writing
honest, heartfelt and turbulent stories, hoping to leave an imprint
on her readers, and her inspiration comes from every day life. She is an Amazon
best selling author in the US, UK, Canada and Australia.
Monica James
resides in Melbourne, Australia, with her wonderful family, and menagerie of
animals.

She
is slightly obsessed with cats, chucks and lip gloss, and secretly wishes she
was a ninja on the weekends.

 
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Like Normal (Book #1)
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Like Redemption (Book #2)
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Something Like Redemption

Synopsis
Some
secrets are best left untold…
Mia Lee escaped to the sleepy little town of
South Boston, Virginia with the intent to be normal, and to find a place she
could call home. 
Sadly for Mia, her past has come back with a
vengeance, and forced her to flee yet again.
This
time, however, she’s not alone…
Mia and Quinn are on the run, fleeing for their
lives, while attempting to prove their innocence for a crime they did not
commit.
But with
a tainted past like Mia’s, it was inevitable that one day, it was going to
catch up to her in a way she never fathomed.

One ill-fated decision leads to an explosion of
unimaginable events, and now Mia and Quinn are not only running for their
lives, but also, for their redemption. 

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Author Bio
Monica James spent
her youth devouring the works of Anne Rice, William Shakespeare and Emily
Dickinson.
When she is not
writing, Monica is busy running her own business, but she always finds a
balance between the two. 
She enjoys writing
honest, heartfelt and turbulent stories, hoping to leave an imprint
on her readers, and her inspiration comes from every day life. She is an Amazon
best selling author in the US, UK, Canada and Australia.
Monica James
resides in Melbourne, Australia, with her wonderful family, and menagerie of
animals.

She is slightly obsessed with cats, chucks and lip gloss,
and secretly wishes she was a ninja on the weekends.
 
 
Other books by Monica James
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Title: Something Like Redemption
Series: Something Like Normal, #2
Author: Monica James
Release Date: October 14th, 2014
 
Synopsis
Some secrets are best left untold…
Mia Lee escaped
to the sleepy little town of South Boston, Virginia with the intent to be
normal, and to find a place she could call home.  
Sadly
for Mia, her past has come back with a vengeance, and forced her to flee yet
again.
This time, however, she’s not alone…
Mia and
Quinn are on the run, fleeing for their lives, while attempting to prove their
innocence for a crime they did not commit.
But with a tainted past like Mia’s, it was
inevitable that one day, it was going to catch up to her in a way she never
fathomed.

One ill-fated decision leads to an explosion of unimaginable
events, and now Mia and Quinn are not only running for their lives, but also, for
their redemption.

About the Author
Monica James spent her youth devouring the works of Anne Rice, William Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson.
When she is not writing, Monica is busy running her own business, but she always finds a balance between the two. 
She enjoys writing honest, heartfelt and turbulent stories, hoping to leave an imprint on her readers, and her inspiration comes from every day life. She is an Amazon best-selling author in the US, UK, Canada and Australia.
Monica James resides in Melbourne, Australia, with her wonderful family, and menagerie of animals.
She is slightly obsessed with cats, chucks and lip gloss, and secretly wishes she was a ninja on the weekends.
 
Contact Monica
 
Other books in the series
Something Like Normal (Book #1)
 
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RELEASE BLITZ AND GIVEAWAY SURRENDERED BY MONICA JAMES

Synopsis
When Ava Thompson met the cerulean eyed rock god, Jasper White, her whole world was tipped on its axis, and nothing has been the same ever since.

Thankfully, life for Ava has settled, and that includes being in a healthy, stable relationship with Jasper at long last.

Their turbulent love has withstood many obstacles, but when not one, but two bombshells are dropped at Ava’s doorstep, will she and Jasper be able to survive? Will the cunning ex and bothersome mother rock the stable foundation they have built together?

Will Ava get her happy ending? And will that happy ending be with the man everyone desires?
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Excerpt
I feel ridiculous. And I bet I look ridiculous.
My ingenious plan isn’t so genius now that I’m actually acting it out. I’m a tad chilly and am getting a slight cramp, but I have no time to chicken out because the front door downstairs has just closed.
My plans of escape are long gone.
Rearranging myself, I shuffle up the bed quietly, listening intently.
I can hear bottles in the fridge rattle as Jasper opens the door, no doubt standing in front of it, the dim light inside bouncing off his perfect features as he grabs a beer.
I hope he’s not hungry, as I can’t remain in this position much longer without losing face.
Thankfully, I hear his heavy footsteps trudge up the stairs, and my insides do a tiny flip-flop in excitement, and trepidation.
This is it, Ava. You’re a strong, powerful sexy woman. My goals are more important than my fear. I am the lioness of the jungle, ready to pounce.
Who the hell uses these positive affirmations, because they are so not helping right now!
Taking a deep, steady breath as Jasper opens his bedroom door, I can see he’s taken aback when confronted with the millions of candles I have laid around the bedroom, trying to set a mood, and hopefully, not setting the house on fire in the process.
“What the…” he gasps, and then his eyes land on his bed.
Well, they land on me.
I am lying on his bed, in the most seductive pose I can muster, without looking like a total dweeb.
“Ava?” he asks as he steps into his bedroom, slightly stunned to see me sprawled on his bed like a Playboy Bunny.
“Happy birthday,” I reply softly, giving him my best attempt at ‘bedroom eyes.’
I practiced in the mirror for about twenty minutes, so it better come across as sexy, and not like I’m severely cross-eyed.
He strolls over to the end of the bed, looking down where I lay, propped up on one elbow with a knee bent, gazing up at him.
“Th-thanks,” he stutters while eying my body not so discreetly.
Win for me! Jasper, who is usually so eloquent, is lost for words.
Smoothing out my black chiffon nightgown, which scarcely covers my bare skin, Jasper watches intently as my hands glide over my flesh. I demand the blush about to creep over my body to keep away, because now is not the time for modesty.
He licks his bow lips and runs a hand through his hair, fisting it into a messy peak. He looks amazing. Even at 2a.m., after working all night, he looks as if he’s stepped off a runway in his grey sleeveless hoodie and faded blue jeans, which are tucked into his loosely tied, scuffed combat boots.
“Are you my birthday present?” he asks, his eyes lingering on the sheer material at my breasts.

Before I have a chance to answer or blush he adds, “Because if you are, I want to unwrap you now.”



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Author Bio
Monica James spent her youth devouring the works of Anne Rice, William Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson.
When she is not writing, Monica is busy running her own business, but she always finds a balance between the two. 
She enjoys writing honest, heartfelt and turbulent stories, hoping to leave an imprint on her readers, and her inspiration comes from every day life. She is an Amazon best selling author in the US, UK, Canada and Australia.
Monica James resides in Melbourne, Australia, with her wonderful family, and menagerie of animals.
She is slightly obsessed with cats, chucks and lip gloss, and secretly wishes she was a ninja on the weekends.
 
Contact Monica
 
Other books by Monica James
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Blurb

Ava Thompson left her one true love, Jasper White, to unearth her destiny. It was the only way for Ava to grow into the woman she’s always wanted to become. Sadly, that destiny has led her back to the place that broke her … Singapore. And more importantly, it has led her back to the man who broke her … Harper. Ava is no longer the scared, lost girl she once was. She is stronger and determined to accomplish her dreams in order to find happiness. Hopefully, at the end of it all, she will return into the loving arms of Jasper White. Six months later, Ava travels back to Los Angeles for an event that embraces the true meaning of love. Sadly for Ava, her meaning of true love has been lost. Los Angeles is not how Ava left it. Things have changed. People have changed. She has changed. However, what has remained untouched is her passionate love for Jasper White. But does Jasper feel the same?

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EXCERPT

He inches his face towards mine, and I too edge forward, so not in control of my actions right now, because kissing him is the only thing I can think of. But then I remember he’s drunk, and this kiss will be meaningless in the morning.

Pulling back and shaking my head, in hopes of knocking some sense into my lust-filled brain, I whisper, “You’re drunk, Jasper.”

Jasper smiles, but it’s a sad smile.

His eyes focus on mine as he confesses, “I’m drunk on you. You’re my poison, Ava, and I don’t know how to stop consuming you.”

A breath catches in my throat as words that should be interpreted harshly, aren’t at all perceived that way. I don’t know how to reply, so I don’t. I close my eyes and take five steadying breaths.

One.
Two.
Three.
Four.
Five.

Reopening my eyes, I see that I’m alone.

Peering up at Jasper’s house, I witness him turning back towards my car from his front door. The porch light reflects off his beautiful face, and his expression is mirroring mine. And that expression is one I have been trying so hard to keep at bay, but sadly have been failing at.

That expression is one of submission and surrender.

We both surrender.

And that fact scares the living shit out of me.
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Author Bio
Monica James spent her youth devouring the works of Anne Rice, William Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson. When she is not writing, Monica is busy running her own business, but she always finds a balance between the two. She enjoys writing honest, heartfelt and turbulent stories, hoping to leave an imprint on her readers, and her inspiration comes from every day life. She is an Amazon best-selling author in the US, UK, Canada and Australia. Monica James resides in Melbourne, Australia, with her wonderful family, and menagerie of animals. She is slightly obsessed with cats, chucks and lip gloss, and secretly wishes she was a ninja on the weekends.

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I Surrender (I surrender Book 1)

Synopsis

Singapore has stolen a piece of Ava Thompson. It took one life shattering moment for her to realize her ex-boyfriend is not the man she believed him to be. Returning home to Los Angeles was never going to be easy for Ava, as her heart has been shattered to smithereens and she’s convinced it’ll never heal. Or, so she thought. Enter Jasper White. Unbeknown to Ava, he will change her life forever. The attraction is instantaneous, which troubles Ava, who has sworn off men indefinitely. Yet, she is finding resisting Jasper—with his tousled bedroom hair and piercing cerulean eyes—harder than she ever imagined. That’s because Jasper knows what he wants … and he wants her. Can Ava surrender to her feelings for the one man who compels her to love again? What happens if love isn’t enough?

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Something Like Normal

Synopsis:

Mia Lee has a secret… A secret she’s kept hidden since she was eight years old, however, Mia will no longer allow that secret to define her. An irrevocable decision has left Mia Lee a fugitive and on the run—a circumstance that should leave her weak and scared, yet Mia has never felt so alive. Under the pseudonym of Paige Cassidy, Mia is ready to live the life she’s never had, and she’s determined not to allow her tainted past dictate her promising future. Paige is on a Greyhound bus heading from L.A. to South Boston, Virginia, to start a new life. A life that includes finding her mother, who abandoned her at age three. But what she finds, is four people, who will change her life forever. Yet no one can outrun their past… Especially one filled with bitter memories, which refuse to remain hidden.

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