Thursday, April 7, 2011

Celebrating A New Paranormal Romance From Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy

Today at our Cyber Launch Party Blog, we're celebrating the release of LOVE TATOO, a sensual new paranormal romance for Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy.

Lee Ann is a Missouri native. Although she emerged from the old neighborhood in her hometown of St. Joseph, Missouri to make her home in the rugged Missouri Ozarks long ago, she retains nostalgia for the hometown.

Her first novel, Wolfe’s Lady, debuted from Evernight Publishing in December 2010 and her second, Love Tattoo, came out in March 2011 from the same publisher. She has three other novels due out in 2011 and two confirmed for 2012. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Paranormal Authors Guild, Missouri Writers Guild, and the Ozark Writers League.

She now lives with her husband, three children, and one feisty Jack Russell terrier in what passes for the suburbs in a small town.


LOVE TATTOO by Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy

One unexpected late night encounter and one titillating kiss detours Cara Riley from reaching Nashville for her last shot at a singing career and lands her in Memphis.

Dark, mysterious truck driver Will Brennan oozes sexuality and Cara finds herself drawn to him. He brings her to a higher level of sensual pleasure than she even imagined could be possible. As their relationship explodes into something real, she learns he has more than a few quirks- he sleeps by day and prowls by night.

At his home-a castle-nestled in a wooded area just outside Memphis, she learns just what his sweet love tattoos really mean and must decide if she wants another. Whether or not they find their happy ending is all up to Cara.


WIN - Leave Lee Ann a question today at her Cyber Launch Party and your name goes in the hat for a copy of her new book and some Dove Chocolate! A great read and some chocolate - nothing better! Please leave your email address so we can contact you if you are today's winner - Good Luck!


  1. Morning Lee Ann and super congrats on the great new release!!!

    I loved the video and the excerpt - can't wait to read it!

    You have me wondering what kind of paranormal creature Will is - can you tell us without giving anything away??? I know, I know - we need to read the book!!!

    You're a new author to me, so please tell us a bit about what else you have going on and what's up next!

    Enjoy your special day here at your Cyber Launch Party and I hope LOVE TATTOO is a HUGE seller for you!

  2. Congrats on the new release!

    I am guessing that you are from the West/Middle Tn area:) We just moved from there! It is a pretty area and I miss some great people!

    Do you have any other books?

    What made you decide on paranormal?

    Have an Amazing Day!

    xiaguan at att dot net

  3. I know you won't answer this because, duh, it's the book but what is a love tattoo? I know read the book! BTW, nice trailer. Thanks for the contest.

  4. Congrats!! great excerpt and cant wait to read it.

  5. Great questions! I'll give a hint about love tattoos in general - it is often used as another name for hickeys!

    I'm actually from Missouri but I love Memphis, one of my absolute favorite places on earth which is why I set the story there. I also have and have had some family in that area.

    As for what kind of creature Will the book or it will be a spoiler!!

    I'm hoping for two more novels with Will and Cara from LOVE TATTOO...also I have three other novels due out this year, "Kinfolk", a romantic suspense from Champagne Books, "Love Never Fails", contemporary romance from Rebel Ink Press, and "A Time To Love", time travel romance from Champagne.

    I hope to add a few more this year and I have two contracted for next year, "Witness Protection Program" from Rebel Ink Press and one of my favorites, "Long Live The King" from Champagne in May 2012. Think Elvis, Las Vegas, 1956, time travel and some slipstream reality!

  6. Love the cover and the I need to know what is a love tattoo also...but that is not my question I will just have to read it for that answer...

    I always like to know who influenced authors into writing paranormal books? another author? a movie perhaps?

    Thanks for a chance to win

  7. Thank you Winona and everyone!

    I have had a lifelong interest in the paranormal and so my writing romance just evolved in that direction. I guess I'm just curious and attracted by things hiding out in the darkness! And I love reading paranormal so I wrote what I like.

    My debut novel, Wolfe's Lady, also is a paranormal and it came out in December!

  8. Congratulations on your new release. This sounds like it will be a very good book.

  9. Congratulations on another fabulous release!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to read it. :)

  10. congrats or your new release.

    my question to you is when you choose characters do you use from people in your everyday life. like you husband, friends, or family? my other question is the next book for this trilogy come out? would love to win your new book.

  11. Thanks Christine. My characters are really not based on any one person although they may have some qualities or personality quirks like family members or people I've know or me. I like to think they all have at least a little bit of me because I dream them up!

    I hope to submit the next book to my publisher soon so hopefully within a few months.

    Good luck!

  12. Congratulations! The book sounds great and so mysterious!

    robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

  13. Hi Lee Ann -
    This book is on my wish list. Is it going to be the start of a series?
    Thanks for the contest/giveaway!

    Lea Ellen {night owl in IL}

  14. Thanks - with any luck at all, it will become a series. In the last edits, my editor suggested the possibility and a second book is finished, soon to be submitted. I even have started a third so I'm hopeful, fingers crossed and all that! If Evernight Publishing is willing, it will be!

  15. Ok, you totally hooked me. I have to know what the tattoo's really mean and what exactly Will is. Soo many great things about this book, can't wait to read it


  16. Congratulations on the new release. I hope there will be other books in this series.


  17. Congrats on the new release Lee Ann. Wishing you lots of success and I'm looking forward to reading this when I get some down time!

  18. Thanks, Delilah - I'm eager to read your upcoming novel - love that cover!

  19. Congrats on your latest release :-) This sounds like a great book! What are you working on now?

    smaccall @

  20. I'm working on what may become the third book if the characters in Love Tattoo become a series and then in the planning stages for another paranormal.

    I'm also expecting edits to start very soon on my September 2011 release from Rebel Ink Press, a contemporary romance called "Love Never Fails" in the next few days!

  21. Congrats on the new release
    Sounds like a really great book.

  22. Congrats on the new release, Lee Ann. A love tattoo sounds enticing.

    janie1215 AT excite DOT com

  23. Hi, Lee Ann.

    You're a new author for me but not for long. I checked out your other works and the book covers are wonderful. Do you work with the same cover artist?

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  24. Tracey, so far I have been so fortunate to have the same cover artist through my current publisher. She does beautiful and amazing work!


  25. I want to meet Will :) Love Tattoo is on my wishlist.
    Hope you've been enjoying your second release.

  26. Congrats on your release. It looks great!!

    debby236 at gmail dot com

  27. So far, so good! I wouldn't mind meeting Will myself!!!

  28. Congratulations!! I so agree about a great read. Throw in some chocolate & I'm in Heaven.

  29. Congrats! Wow you are one busy woman! Dec 10, Mar 11, 3 more for 2011 and 2 confirmed for 2012. That's alot of books?

    Did you listen to Hello Darkness while you wrote?

  30. Congrats on the release. This book looks really good.

  31. Love the video and blurb for the book. Congratulations on your new release!

  32. I enjoyed being here today and thanks to everyone who stopped by! I hope you all enjoy the book very much!