When time and distance had separated them, Raeve and Aidan look back to the past and clear the way for their future. Once again, time threatens their love as Aidan prepares to leave for his next mission.
Can two star-crossed souls learn to overcome the past in just a few days and pick up where they left off? Or are the doomed to travel the same road once again?
Only time will tell…
Raeve felt the air change around her as Aidan closed the space between them. His body covered hers as she leaned over the railing. His chest gently pressed against her back as he slid his arms around her small waist.
“Sweetheart, I would never hurt you like he did.” His deep voice was as soft as a feather sweeping across her skin. “I love you too much to ever see you hurt. I know I'm not perfect, but I'd rather cut off my hand than ever raise it to you in anger.”
It wasn't a question in her mind. He had been the only one, even in the dark recesses of her mind that hadn't hurt her. Not with hands, nor with words. Her hands covered his as she sank back into his warmth.
“I know. I've always known that.” It was there in his touch, something she had never felt before, the soft caressing love, that promised her the world and that he would fight with everything he had inside him to give it to her.
“I really wish I had made the right choices backthen. I still feel the weight of regret for hurting you like I did. I was callous with you, and I don't deserve an ounce of your forgiveness. I just hope someday I won't feel this way.”
“You shouldn't carry that burden with you. It's over, and we're here today because of you.”
Raeve felt a small ounce of relief as he smirked at her. Looking deeply into his eyes, she saw all the love her body could hold, had been filled by him.
His lips pecked a soft kiss against her. “You know you ruined me for other women, right?”
Most of my favorite authors are indie or self-pubbed, what made me you decide to go that route?
Secondly, after doing months of research and watching the trending markets, conferring with authors both indie and even a few bigger names, I decided that I really saw a lot of the benefits even with all the work behind the scenes that goes into the market part of self-publishing. In the end, it just felt like a better fit. Does that mean that I’ll always self-pub? No. But for right now, it feels like the right fit for me. Besides INDIE AUTHORS ROCK!
What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
That I had ADD! Yes, I’m laughing writing that statement, but it’s totally true. I didn’t know that I had it until my concentration levels were completely shot and impacting my daily life. Once we worked out the kinks, old Murphy here was back in the game and running a mile a minute! Sadly, my earlier novels (that haven’t been published) were great stories, however after rereading them this past year, I can see for myself how much my ADD affected my writing and how much growth I’ve gained since those earlier days. It really was a blessing in disguise.
Which of your characters are you most like? Least like?
Oh craparonis, you would have to ask that. Ok.. I’m definitely a solid mix of Alix from Ever Mine (because I’m an asskicker and I like my solitude) and Ferrian from The Chronicles of the Dark Angels (in regards to some life experiences) And well, we have the same hair and eye color. I’m kind of partial! As for Least, that’s easy. It’s Vanish (yes I’m aware it’s an odd name, but it suiting….trust me you’ll all understand why when you read Ever Mine & Eternally Mine) He’s a real piece of *Bleeeeeeeeep Bleeeepitity bleep bleeeep* yes, I said it..BLEEP!
Do you have a particular writing habit?
Yes. Oh you want to know what it is huh? Okay, I’ll spill the beans. First, creating my playlist for each book is crucial for me, because music is my biggest source of writing MUSE, and mood changer, and writing up a small character bio with pics, helps bring my characters to life for me. Secondly, researching information. And lastly, coffee. The nectar of gods!
Seriously though, I tend to do an entire book outline, and sometimes scene outlines…and usually they end up somewhere buried and I shoot from the hip. But there’s always someone who wants to but in and say their piece or line, (which in most cases tends to be Roc from The Chronicles of the Dark Angels and his snarky comments to which I bust out laughing and look like an utter loon….not so cool when you’re food shopping let me tell you) So I have pages and pages of lines or scenes for later use carefully tucked away for ‘Just the right moment’.
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
I can’t say just one. There’s five! So I’ll just toss them out there… in no particular order..drum roll please!!! 1) George R R Martin. (I know, not what anyone was thinking. But he’s truly a brilliant story teller) 2) J R Ward/Lara Adrian/Larissa Ione/Shayla Black (Yes I know this is odd, but they all rank appropriately to me!) 3) Vince Flynn (He’s an avid researcher for his books and it shows. I admire that greatly) 4) J K Rowling (Self-explanatory to anyone who’s read the Harry Potter Series! Incredible world building concepts, mixing real world concepts with believable magic…epic) and 5) Dr Suess. (Yes, I went there. Why? Because I can.. *scratches head* he was simply brilliant with his cleverly thought out and engaging stories.)
Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
Okay, so yes, I adore Jenna Pizzi. The Long Road Home was a story that hit home so hard for me. I haven’t been so emotionally connected to a character in a long time. A.Jacob Sweeny her Pulse series, is just amazing, and brings you down a different road that I truly enjoyed! I heart Deena Remiel and her Book Waitress series, oh so good! There’s really so many brilliant indie authors that it’s difficult to label just a few as my new favorites….My suggestion is to just get out and check them all out…check out ALL INDIE AUTHORS…BECAUSE INDIE AUTHORS ROCK!
What is the hardest part of your writing?
Plot twist…very unintentional plots twists caused by my characters… Ugh, it’s such a pain in the butt some days. I typically have a good idea of how the story is going to go and how I want it to end, but those crazy characters in my noggin sometimes throw me through a loop and shock the hell out of me.
Do you have any advice for other writers?
Tons! And they can ask me anytime too on Facebook,Twitter or email at firstname.lastname@example.org! But to be fair, I will give one piece of advice that the wonderful Shayla Black gave me when I first started down this treacherous path SHOW ME A STORY, DON’T TELL A STORY.
Describe yourself in three words.
I know characters are like children but if you could chose, who’s your favorite from your books? Of all time?
I can only pick just one! That’s a really hard call. I love all my fictional children greatly, even the ones that are evil in nature. In mentally birthing or creating if you will, I found each one has a piece of me in them. But in truth, I didn’t create any of them. They all manifested on their own, so really they chose me to write their stories. I will say though that Roc, from THE CHRONICLES OF THE DARK ANGELS: DARKEST BEFORE DAWN is the one that keeps me on my toes the most and makes me laugh the hardest.
Any song or songs that could basically sum up the overall mood of your writing?
Let me do this. I’ll give post a band name and mood it invokes. That is probably the easiest way for me.. And just so everyone knows, my playlists can be found on my website: http://authormrmurphy.wix.com/m-r-murphy as well as on spotify.
Dark/Sad/intrepidation: Evanescence, Lacuna Coil, A Perfect Circle
Anger/Rage/Generally pissed off: Korn, Linkin Park, Three Days Grace
Fights/Planning/: Muse, Halestorm, Within Temptation
Love/Sex: Govinda, Sia, Jason Mraz
Do you plot out your books or just freely write them and let the characters tell you what to do next?
I usually have a general plot to work with. Astoryline and a pretty solid idea of whether it’ll be a series or a single title. However, the story ideas usually come out of the blue, either from some crazy dream or an errant vision while I’m mediating. From there, I plot.
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider the biggest influence in your writing? J R Ward & George R R Martin. Their use of language and world building with believable characters really sets the bar high, and I can only hope to touch that bar at some point.
What are your current projects? Can you share a little of your current work with us?
Current works to be released are:
From : THE SISTERHOOD OF THE ORACLE LEGACY SERIES:
Ever Mine Fall 2013
Eternally Mine Spring 2014
Here’s an excerpt from Ever Mine:
"So you planned on using my woman for your personal toy huh?" he growled out. Pounding Callus’s face with another pulverizing punch, he crushed his cheek bone and socket in one stone hard crack. "Big fucking mistake."
Ripping his arm from the socket, Damian tossed the bloody jerking limb down the corridor. Agony wailed from the males lips. He tried to make a fist with his other hand but Damian went for the male’s balls, and crushed them in his powerful hand like they were made of play-doh. Callus’s face turned lovely shades of red, then purple, finally choosing deep blue. Unable to grasp for breath, he gripped Damian's arms for support and found no purchase as he slid off from the leathers slick coating.
Damian heaved his body off the ground. Hand still attached to his balls. The idea neutering him didn’t seem so repulsive after all. With a quick swoosh, he flipped him over him shoulder, landing Callus hard on his back. Reaching into his rib side holster, Damian pulled Alix’s most sacred tool. A titanium dagger, embedded with onyx, diamonds and amethyst stones. Swinging it in front of the males face, hypnotizing him, all Callus could do was stare in terror at the fate that he would soon meet. Rising his eyes to Damian's, the blue flames licked up his face.
"What are you?" The stink of his fear poured from his shaking body, suffocating the stale air.
"I'm her mate. And you're Fucked."
From: THE CHRONICLES OF THE DARK ANGELS SERIES:
Darkest Before Dawn Winter 2013
Rising Sun Winter 2014
Soon to be rereleased: Ebooks only
Death Becomes Him
Down the Rabbit Hole
M.R.Murphy is an author of Paranormal Romance, Contemporary Romance, Erotica, Horror, Women's Lit and Science Fiction.She currently resides in the southwest with her family and one crazy cat.An avid mountain climber, explorer, there's no place M.R. Murphy won't go to seek out inspiration. As well as writing, Murphy, spends her time running her photography company, and working with disabled children. She enjoys fencing, belly dancing and traveling. Since she was a teenager, she has been working with abused horses, where she utilizes Touch Therapy with them, as she is a certified Massage therapist for Humans and Horses. Her ultimate goal in life is to inspire others to follow their dreams. Perseverance, determination, strategic planning, ambition, compassion, an faith are the cornerstones of her philosophies.
Inspired from an early age, her vivid and elaborate imagination has created worlds beyond the daily reality. Where people could morph into animals and monsters were more treacherous than the villains on Saturday morning cartoons. M.R. Murphy will take you down a dark and twisted road to show you things like you've never seen before. Where the thick veil of night consumes more than your dreams and the beings you see in the daylight aren't really what they seem. Where love crosses over oceans of time and rages against death. Nothing is ever what it seems, and the deeper you venture into the creative works of M.R.Murphy.
Ginn Hunter (Red Wine Anthology)
Death Becomes Him (Dark Light I Anthology)
Down the Rabbit Hole (Hoblin Goblin Anthology)
Ever Mine Fall 2013
Eternally Mine Spring 2014
The Chronicles of the Dark Angels: Darkest Before Dawn Winter 2013