January 26, 2018

Blog Tour: Pretty Dead Girls by Monica Murphy – Guest Post and Giveaway


Hello Readers!  Welcome to our Tour Stop for

Pretty Dead Girls by Monica Murphy,

presented by Entangled Teen!

We have Monica on the blog today talking about the cover!



Beautiful. Perfect. Dead.

In the peaceful seaside town of Cape Bonita, wicked secrets and lies are hidden just beneath the surface. But all it takes is one tragedy for them to be exposed.

The most popular girls in school are turning up dead, and Penelope Malone is terrified she’s next. All the victims so far have been linked to Penelope—and to a boy from her physics class. The one she’s never really noticed before, with the rumored dark past and a brooding stare that cuts right through her.

There’s something he isn’t telling her. But there’s something she’s not telling him, either.

Everyone has secrets, and theirs might get them killed.

Pretty Dead Girls by Monica Murphy
Publication Date: January 2, 2018
Publisher: Entangled Teen

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Cover Love


As a writer, there are a few things I love to hear or see in my inbox. They are as follows:

“**Blank** Publisher want to acquire your book.”

“You got paid.”

“Here’s your new cover art.”

I’ve been really lucky when it comes to cover art. Rarely am I disappointed. I’ve had a few mishaps over the years (and when you’ve been published for over ten years, you’re bound to have a cover slipup here and there), but for the most part, I’ve been very pleased with my covers. And the cover for PRETTY DEAD GIRLS is no exception.

I filled out my cover art form with Entangled Teen with as much information as I could provide, which really wasn’t much. I knew I wanted it to be atmospheric and moody. Kinda scary, but in the subtlest way. I wasn’t sure what the cover designer would come up with, but I waited anxiously for that email to hit my inbox. The one that would have the rough draft of the PRETTY DEAD GIRLS cover concept.

When I received the email, I wasn’t disappointed. The colors (blue and pink), totally worked. The font with the dropped “S” on Girls, the tree branches, the fog-like atmosphere, it was perfect. The rough draft is extremely close to the final cover. They didn’t change much at all.

A small confession though—no one is murdered while tromping through the woods. I know the cover might “say” that to the reader, but that’s not the case. Not that I think the cover is misleading, though. I absolutely love it. This is my first hardcover release and it is by far the most gorgeous book I’ve ever had. The book is bound in hot pink (so pretty!) and the interior design is sooooo beautiful. I could seriously stare at this book all day long.

So yeah, to say I’m pleased with the way the PRETTY DEAD GIRLS final product turned out is an understatement. I am in loooove.

Hopefully readers will be too.



About Monica Murphy

Monica Murphy is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules series. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold over one million copies worldwide. She is a traditionally published author with Bantam/Random House and Harper Collins/Avon, as well as an independently published author. She writes new adult, young adult and contemporary romance. She is also USA Today bestselling romance author Karen Erickson. She is a wife and a mother of three who lives with her family in central California on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere, along with their one dog and too many cats. A self-confessed workaholic, when she’s not writing, she’s reading or hanging out with her husband and kids. She’s a firm believer in happy endings, though she will admit to putting her characters through many angst-filled moments before they finally get that hard won HEA.



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