Teaser Tuesday

For the past few months I have been working on two different books. One is the first book titled A Beautiful Mess to my summer romance series Sunset Cove and other is Because of Me, the sequel to Because of You. Both of these books will be out in 2015. Until their release date I will bring you teases every Tuesday. As soon as I get release dates I will let you now. For now enjoy of these two new teases.


A Beautiful Mess Teaser 4


Because of Me Tease 1

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Cover Reveal: Kelly’s Quest by Jennifer Ann

The day is finally here for Kelly’s Quest by Jennifer Ann cover reveal. Kelly’s Quest is the second book from the NYC Love series. I was lucky enough to read an advance copy of this book and I fell deeply in love with this book. Make sure to put it on your TBR list. For now enjoy the cover and make sure to enter to win.



Shunned by her family back home, she followed her best friend to New York with aspirations to start over. Now broke and homeless with two guys vying for her affection, she realizes she made a colossal mistake. If she gives in to her desires, will she only be breaking the rule she set for herself, or will she also be proving she’s the disappointment her family sees her as?

Kelly Cavenaugh is a lot of things: intelligent, sexy, vivacious, and a great friend. But the one thing she’s determined to prove to herself and others is that she’s not promiscuous. So why do a spoiled rich boy with a dark past and a former Marine with a high-powered job have to come along and try to break her resolve?

Theo Roberts and Erik Murphy only have two things in common: they’re both dangerously gorgeous, and have their sights set on Kelly. Everyone tells her Erik isn’t someone she wants to get involved with, however, and Theo seems to be the total package. If Kelly allows herself to be with one of them, the choice should be easy. But it’s complicated, and she’ll find herself struggling to separate passion from reality while trying to establish her new life.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22587369-kelly-s-quest
When Jennifer Ann isn’t writing heart wrenching romance novels with hot scenes or chasing her children around southern Minnesota, she either has her nose stuck in someone else’s book, is curled up watching a movie, can be found taking pictures of other people (not in a creepy way), or is rocking out at a concert. Her debut novel ADAM’S LIST is set for release June 17, 2014.

Jennifer also writes YA paranormal under Jen Naumann.

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Because of You Character Interview

I had such a great time interviewing the Wreck Me characters I thought I’d interview Austin and Jade from Because of You. The best way to get to know characters is by using the questionnaire from the Actor’s Studio. Here is Austin and Jade.

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1. What is your favorite word?

Jade: Honesty. It’s so hard these day to find someone who really is honest. And when you do find that person is truly honest with you, you have to hold on to them.

Austin: Beautiful. It’s the word that comes to me when I look at Jade.

2. What is your least favorite word?

Jade: Betrayal. It’s all I’ve ever seen in my life.

Austin: My name when it comes out of my father’s mouth. I know when he says my name the next word out of his mouth won’t be a good one.

3. What turns you on?

Jade: Austin’s dimples. They drive me crazy.

Austin: Anything Jade does. Even when she’s mad at me. She’s just so beautiful.

4. What turns you off?

Jade: Hurtful words. The wrong words could tear your heart apart.

Austin: Someone being unfaithful. There’s no way to forgive someone after you know they cheated on you.

5. What sound do you love?

Jade: The sound of the ocean waves hitting the shore.

Austin: Jade’s laughter. I love knowing I’m making her happy.

6. What sound do you hate?

Jade: My dad’s girlfriend’s voice. It’s like nails going down a chalkboard.

Austin: My father’s judgmental voice.

7. What is your favorite curse word?

Jade: Screw You. Enough said.

Austin: The famous fuck. 

8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?

Jade: I’m not really sure yet. Something to do with art. 

Austin: A writer. It’s all I’ve ever wanted to do.

9. What profession would you not like to do?

Jade: Anything that will have me trapped in a cubical all day long.

Austin: Becoming a lawyer like my father.

10. Tells us something no one knows about you?

Jade: I never stopped loving Austin. Even when he hurt me when we were kids I still loved him.

Austin: Even though Jade and I were not friends for years it didn’t stop me from keeping an eye on her. I will always regret hurting her when we were kids.


READ CHAPTER 1 HERE: https://mariamonteiro.net/2013/09/11/because-of-you-sneak-peek/


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Top 5 Book Couples According to Me

Tomorrow is the day. The paperback version of Wreck Me will be released (eBook will be released in a week). To celebrate Chase & Piper’s day I’m sharing my favorite five book couples. Make sure to check out Danielle Sibarium’s choice for top couple. And don’t forget to enter to win some cool prizes at the bottom of the page.

5. Jaden & Parker from Cross My Heart by Katie Klein. Although the twist in this book made me mad, I did love the chemistry between Jaden & Parker. So much so that a year after I read the book I still think of them.


4. Lana & Robert from The Nature of Cruelty by L.H. Cosway. I loved this couple so much I actually went to work after only sleeping for an hour, because I stayed up reading. I couldn’t put the book down.


3. Lori & Adam from Endless Summer by Jennifer Echols. I love this couple so much I wish Jennifer Echols would write more books about them.


2. Abby & Travis from Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire. I know this couple has been criticized for their turbulence romance, but there was just something in their love that really got to me. So much so that I find myself getting jealous every time I hear someone is reading the book for the first time.


1. Hazel & Augustus from The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Their romance is so beautiful, which made me laugh and cry so much I couldn’t breathe.



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Piper and Chase’s Favorites

I can’t believe the Wreck Me release is only two days away. To continue the countdown I’m letting the main characters Piper and Chase tell you their favorites. Make sure to Check Danielle Sibarium’s blog to see her character’s favorites. And don’t forget to enter to win some cool prizes at the bottom of the page.




Favorite Color: Red

Lucky Number: 2

Favorite food: Blueberry pancakes.

Favorite sport: Doesn’t really care for sports.

Favorite Book: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Favorite Song:



Favorite Color: Green

Lucky Number: 6

Favorite Food: Steak

Favorite Sport: Looking for girls.

Favorite Book: The Entire Works of William Shakespeare.

Favorite Song:

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19230478-wreck-me