Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Let's Pretend Has a Cover!

I've got my new book cover for Let's Pretend. As I promised to keep you lovely people updated, here it is.

Isn't it just so pretty?

Does the cover make you want to know more?

Okay, because you asked so nicely, here you are...


True love needs no pretence

When A&E trauma surgeon, Dr. Isobel Murphy, married sexy Irish firefighter, Lucas Delaney, she knew it was going to be forever. Unfortunately, she didn’t realise forever would only last five short years.

Keeping her failed marriage from her family seems like a piece of cake, until her grandmother calls a family gathering and Belle suspects she’s about to announce a critical illness. Making excuses for Luc’s absence, she flies home to Connecticut.

Then delicious Lucas arrives for the three-day get-together and Belle knows things are going to get dicey. Especially since he still has the power to make her heart miss a beat, and her stomach bottom out.

When Belle asks him to pretend they’re still deeply in love, Luc doesn’t have a problem. He sees an opportunity to reclaim the love of his life. And he goes all out to remind Belle how it used to be between them, before long work hours and clashing schedules invaded their marriage.

What he needs to know though, is, once the pretence is over, will Belle be applying for her decree absolute? Or will they be renewing wedding vows?

Do you want a little more?...Huh?



She gave him a sexy smirk and bit the corner of her bottom lip. “I’m not sure if that’s a promise or a threat.”

He couldn’t be sure either. Every male hormone in his body urged him to kiss her good and hard, until she was begging him to make love to her, while the part of his brain responsible for logical thought—the part that wasn’t completely devoid of blood—told him to back off. If Belle hadn’t consumed so much wine, she wouldn’t have allowed things to get this far. And she’d never forgive him if he took advantage of her vulnerability tonight.

“Belle, I doubt you’ll remember doing this tomorrow.”

Her eyelids brushed down to half-mast as her gaze zeroed in on his mouth. She licked her lips in a slow, tormenting glide. “You have the most beautiful lips; do you know that?”

Luc gulped, then chuckled to cover the groan her compliment tore from him. Turning down Belle’s unspoken invitation was going to be harder than the organ in his trousers begging to get out. “Honey, let’s get you tucked into bed. You’ll feel better once you sleep this off.”

With a lethargic smile, she cupped the back of his head just as he started to turn her toward her bed, bringing his mouth to hers. When she pulled away, her dark blue eyes twinkled with mischief. “I know exactly what I’m doing, Luc.”

His good intentions went up in smoke as every part of him came alive. Just for tonight, he’d believe Belle wanted him as much as he longed for her. Just for tonight, he’d pretend everything was all right between them. But when tomorrow came he planned to win the battle for his marriage. Because Luc knew after this weekend, he’d never be able to give her up.

Thanks for dropping by, it's always lovely to see you.

Until next time,
Happy reading.
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  1. Oh, Monique, that is a stunning cover!!! And the excerpt? OH, MY.
    I CAN'T wait to read Let's Pretend. I miss reading your smooth writing style and this little piece is so full of tension, I got a tummy twirl : )
    Mega congrats!!
    BTW, I’m still waiting on my editor for Intrigue in India – I don’t think it could be any much longer now though.

  2. *~*

    Thanks, hon!

    I do love the cover! Nicola Martinez created it. Isn't she just talented? Guess who'll be my preferred cover artist from now on?

    Glad you liked the excerpt.:)

    Are you waiting for your galley?

    I'm so excited for you.

    Big hugs,


  3. Love, love, love it! You must be thrilled!

    Great excerpt too! Do you have a release date?

    Rachel x

  4. Beautiful cover! Enjoyed the excerpts, too. Yay, you!!! :)

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    Hello, Rachel & Delia, nice to meet you!

    Thanks, I am thrilled with my beautiful new cover. No release date, yet. Only got offered the contract for Let's Pretend a week and a half ago. So may take a while to be released.

    I'm so pleased to hear you both like the excerpt!



  6. Gorgeous cover. Absolutely gorgeous!!

  7. *~*
    Thanks, Maggie!

    Fab to see you here. Old friends are always a delight to behold.



  8. Gorgeous cover, Monigue..and terrific exxcerpt.
    Nicola is a genius, isn't she?

    Best of luck with sales!


  9. *~*

    Thank you, Tanya.

    Nicola is pretty cool.




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