Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Murphy's Law

Congratulations to Lisa G., the winner in Lisa Marie's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!


The morning after the night before, gifted young mathematician Faith Murphy runs away from Nick Rossi, hockey star heartthrob. If you have to run away from home it might as well be to a gorgeous place—Siena, Italy, where an international conference is being held. She wakes up in the buttery sunshine only to discover the murdered body of her Boss from Hell and she is the prime suspect.

Nick Rossi wakes up with a massive hangover and fabulous memories of his night with Faith. She ran away from him to Siena. Siena is where his family is from and his cousin Dante is the cop who arrested Faith. He has to rescue her, also because his cousin Dante is really good-looking and now that Nick has  tasted Faith, he realizes she is his.

MURPHY’S LAW takes place in Siena during the Palio, a no-holds-barred medieval horse race. It is ridden bareback and even a riderless horse can win. 

Mix in a hot hockey player, fabulous food and even better sex and there you have it—Murphy’s Law! 

Here’s a little excerpt from MURPHY’S LAW:

“Baby, you’re hot.” Nick lifted his mouth from hers, the smell of whiskey washing over her face. On him it smelled wonderful. He smiled down at her, more impossibly handsome than any man had a right to be. His eyes were sleepy, narrowed, that brilliant cobalt blue a mere shard between long, black thick lashes. He had a lazy smile, handsome face filling her entire field of vision. 

“I am?” she breathed. She was a lot of things, but…hot?

“Oh yeah.” Another lazy smile and her heart simply turned over in her chest.

This was Nick. Her best friend’s brother and probably the single most lusted after man in Boston. His huge frame, made huger by all that hockey padding, had graced just about every magazine cover in New England. A couple of shots were of him playing. Someone had said that Nick was so fast on the ice photographers needed high-speed cameras.

A shot of a shirtless Nick on the cover of Vanity Fair, shoulders barely contained by the page, hockey pants riding low on lean hips had sold a million copies. That poster was in thousands of dorm rooms.

If you were female, and between the ages of 15 and 65, you probably had had a wet dream of Nick Rossi.

Who was right here, right now, lazily grinning at her, calling her hot.

He bent low, a lock of blue black hair falling forward, and touched his forehead to hers.

“So, baby, how about it?”

Her mind shorted. Faith’s mind was a very good one, normally. But the heat in her body slowed it down and she had to repeat the phrase in her mind a couple of times, wondering what he meant, when all of a sudden a touch of clarity opened up in the clouds of steam in her head.

He was asking her to have sex with him.

Well, duh.

Lisa Marie will be giving away a digital copy of MURPHY'S LAW to one lucky person leaving a comment or email.

Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST June 18th. Please supply your email in the post. You may use spaces or full text for security. (ex. jsmith at gmail dot com) If you do not wish to supply your email, or have trouble posting, please email with a subject title of JRS GIVEAWAY to be entered in the current giveaway.


  1. I have heard of this race in Siena, Italy. This horse race is dangerous to both horse and rider. The track is cobblestone. Thanks for bringing a tradition that is celebrated in this city-state. I don't think too many people knows about this unless they have visit, Siena, Italy


  2. I have never heard of this race but it sounds pretty intense. The story looks like an exciting one.
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  3. Oh I am loving the sound of this book! I was not familiar with this race... you have me curious if a riderless horse actually won!?

  4. Loved this snippet. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Loved the excerpt - would love to win it
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  6. Interesting premise

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  7. The horse race sounds exciting & so does this book.


  8. Oh wow! This book sounds hot hot hot. :D

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  9. this sounds exciting!!! Thanks for sharing and congrats on the new release :)

  10. I have not read any of your books yet, but it is definitely in the plans. I have heard many good things about your books on different forums,and the books sound like the kind of books I read. From the excerpt, this book sounds exciting, so I am hoping to win this digital copy. The fun part is that I will then have many more books to read!

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