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Win a $100 Tiffany Gift Card

5 Dec

Hey guys,

So, I’m reporting to you live from my living room couch.  Lol.  No, I’m not being lazy.  I injured my back for the first time ever the other day and I’m trying to baby it so that it heals quicker.  And I HATE being laid out.  Oh my gosh.  It’s so freaking boring.

But that’s neither here nor there.  The purpose of this post is actually to re-post a contest.   I’ve had so many events going on for the release of BEFORE WE FALL that I’m afraid that this one got lost in all the activity.  I wanted to make sure you saw it.

I’m running a giveaway for a $100 Tiffany’s gift card– the contest will end in two weeks, which is just in time for Christmas.  Second prize is a signed set of Beautifully Broken books (IF YOU STAY, IF YOU LEAVE and BEFORE WE FALL).

Tiffany Gift Card

What you do to enter is:

1.  Tweet, Facebook or blog your favorite quote from BEFORE WE FALL.  Please include my name and the book’s name in your post.  

2. Like my Facebook page.

3.  Post links to your Amazon review of Before We Fall on Facebook or Twitter.  

4.  Follow me on Twitter. 

5. Follow Inkslinger PR

You can use THIS RAFFLECOPTER to enter.  

I hope that you are all having a fabulous week so far!  I would say that I am, but ummmmm, I’m not.  BUT, I’m confident that it will get better soon.




Readers: Want a spicy (SPICY!) deleted scene from Before We Fall?

4 Dec

Hi guys,

So…. I’ve done something that I’ve never done before.   I bent down yesterday to pick up a rug from the kitchen (No, cleaning isn’t the thing I’ve never done before. lol), and I threw my back out somehow.   For the very first time ever.   And throwing your back out?  Yeah, it’s for the birds.  No fun at all.

So, I’m curled up on the couch in agony with a gigantic ice pack on my back and whimpering like a pathetic little girl.  The unfortunate thing, besides the agonizing pain, is that this happened right during a book release.

Of all the worst times in the entire world to hurt myself!  OMG!

So, I’m going to beg for your help.   Could you please please pretty-please help me spread the word about my newest release, BEFORE WE FALL?


I’m prepared to personally thank you for your help by doing something I wasn’t going to do.

I deleted a scene from BWF… a scene that I just felt was too spicy- too…. much for the finished book.   It’s so…much that I don’t want to post it on my blog.   This scene will be emailed to you if you do one of two things.

1.  Tweet to help me spread the word about Before We Fall


2. Do a Facebook post to help me spread the word about Before We Fall

I’ll make it easy for you.  Here is the tweet:

Bad has never looked so good. Dominic Kinkaide is @court_writes baddest boy yet. BEFORE WE FALL  Available now.

And here is the Facebook post:

Are you in love with bad boys?  Courtney Cole has written her baddest bad boy yet in BEFORE WE FALL.   Dominic Kinkaide….Bad has never looked so good.

I would be EVER SO GRATEFUL if you can help me.  You can email the link to your tweet or FB post at and we’ll send you the deleted scene.

Also, if you have any good advice about strained backs, I’d love to hear that too.  Lol.   My husband will be diligently answering the emails today and sending out the scenes for me– so he’ll relay any good advice that you have.  🙂

Thank you so much–



Happy Book Birthday: Before We Fall

3 Dec

Happy, happy book birthday to BEFORE WE FALL!!

It’s live today!  After months and months of waiting.  Woohooooo!


Sometimes before we fall . . . we fly.

One dark moment was all it took to turn twenty-four-year-old Dominic Kinkaide’s world black. On the night of his high school graduation, a single incident changed him forever, and he became a hardened man-famous in the eyes of the world, but tortured inside. Now all he cares about is losing himself in the roles that he plays.

At twenty-three years old, Jacey Vincent doesn’t realize how much her father’s indifference has affected her. She is proof that sometimes it isn’t one specific moment that wrecks a person, but an absence of moments. She tries to find acceptance in the arms of men to fill the void-a plan that has worked just fine for her, until she meets Dominic.

When jaded Dominic and strong-willed Jacey are thrown together, the combination of his secrets and her issues turns their attraction into the perfect storm. It could change their lives for good-if it doesn’t tear them both apart . . .


So I just looked and there are already a few reviews on Amazon!  Woot!  Reviews are saying this about Before We Fall:

“Before We Fall, the third book in Courtney Cole’s Beautifully Broken series, is an absolutely beautiful and phenomenal read!”

“Dominic Kinkaide is the Book Addict Mumma’s TOP BOOK BOYFRIEND of 2013.”

“I loooooove Courtney Cole’s words. And I looooove Dominic Kinkaide.”

Oh my.  I’m blushing now.  Thank you so much for taking the time to write such kind things!!!

I’m so so glad that you are enjoying Dominic.  I was SO hoping that you would.  When I wrote this story, I knew that Dominic was going to be a polarizing character.  I knew some would hate him, but I was hoping that SO MANY MORE would love him.

So, now that the story is out, I’d like to run a little promotion.  If you’re a person who loved Dom, please let me know.   Tweet, Facebook or blog your favorite quote from the book and don’t forget to tag me.

I will run this contest for two weeks.   And the winner?   The winner will get a $100 Tiffany gift card… just in time for Christmas!  🙂

Tiffany Gift Card

Second prize will be a set of Beautifully Broken signed books.

So, to recap, ways to enter are: 

1.  Tweet, Facebook or blog your favorite quote from the book.  Please include my name and the book’s name in your post.  

2. Like my Facebook page.

3.  Post links to your Amazon review of Before We Fall on Facebook or Twitter.  

4.  Follow me on Twitter. 

5. Follow Inkslinger PR

You can use THIS RAFFLECOPTER to enter.  

Easy, right?  Word of mouth is by FAR the best way to advertise a book.  So if you love Before We Fall, I can sure use your help in letting others know it.

I hope that you’re all having a wonderful amazing day.  I’m thankful for each and every one of you.  Let me leave you with this… I know I’ve shared it before, but I just love it.

Bad boys do it better

(And Dominic Kinkaide is the baddest of them all)

Before We Fall UK Edition

3 Dec

Hey guys,

I’ve been getting a lot of questions and complaints about Before We Fall in the UK.  As in…. why isn’t it live yet?

Well, I sold the UK rights to a publisher there… and the new UK release date is in April.

*ducks in case you throw something at me*

I’m really sorry.  I’ve contacted my UK agent to see if we can possibly get that date moved up, but as of yet, I haven’t heard anything back.  If they get back to me with an earlier date, I’ll definitely let you know.

Again, I’m terribly sorry.  I don’t set the release dates.  If it were up to me, you’d have Before We Fall in your hands right now.  Please stay tuned… hopefully the date will change and you’ll have Dominic in your arms before you know it.

It’s time! BEFORE WE FALL is live!

3 Dec

It’s time!!!!!

Before We Fall is live on all major retailers!!!  Eeeeppppppp!!!!

Dominic Kinkaide is ready for you!!!!  Are you ready for him?  

Bad boy....Good lips

I’m dying to hear your thoughts about Dominic!  After you read him, you have to let me know what you think!   And as always, if you love him, please leave a review on Amazon and let others know.  There is nothing stronger than word of mouth.  Other readers trust your judgment.

I hope that you took advantage of the free novella offer tonight.  It’s midnight now and I’m going to bed, so that offer has officially ended… but hopefully you were able to take advantage of it while it lasted and were able to read Dom’s backstory…. eeeepppp!!  It was spicy, wasn’t it??

Anyway, just to recap, Before We Fall is live!!


The buy links are here:


Barnes and Noble


Thank you for hanging out with me tonight.  It’s been so much fun.  I’ll be back tomorrow with more fun stuff…. but in the meantime, I’ll leave you with this:

Every girl wants a boy who will be good for her

Hehe.  🙂

1 Hour Until Before We Fall!!

2 Dec

We are sooooooo close!!!!


Why am I so excited for you to meet Dominic Kinkaide?  Why?

Because we like them bad.  

We Like them Bad

That’s why.  


Want a final glimpse of Dominic before he releases at midnight?   I hope so, because I want to share one.  🙂

Here you go…from Dominic’s point of view:

 “You want to see if you can hang out with me and not get attached to the wrong kind of guy yet again, and I want to see if there is one decent person in the world.  It’s a win-win situation.  I can make you feel good and you can do the same for me.  It sounds like we both need it.”  I pause, staring at her.

She stares back.

“So it’s a no strings attached, you like me, I like you, win-win situation.  I won’t fall for you, Dominic.” Her voice is calm and even.

“I don’t want you to,” I tell her just as evenly.  “That’s the whole point.  Come on.  Take the challenge.  Let’s see if you can do this.”

“And let’s show you that there really are decent people in the world,” she answers stubbornly. “Because there are.”

“Whatever,” I shake my head.  “I’ll believe it when I see it.  You’ll just have to show me.”

“Deal,” she nods.  “I will.”

I lean forward a little, staring into Jacey’s dark eyes.

“So… now that that’s settled, do you want me to make you feel good?”

My words are loaded, my meaning quite clear.  I emphasize it by gripping her thigh, hard, with my fingers.  When I take away my hand, there is a white mark on her leg.

She’s fascinated by that. She looks at the mark, then looks at me.

“Yes,” she murmurs.

“That’s all I need to hear,” I tell her quietly.  “It’s my favorite word.”


Yes is definitely Dom’s favorite word.  He might be a bad boy, but he’s a gentleman about it!  🙂

We have one hour left to go.  If you mail me your pre-order receipt for BEFORE WE FALL (or a screen shot of it) to by midnight EST, I’ll email you the prequel novella, UNTIL WE BURN, for free.

Here are the pre-order links…. be among the first to fall for Dominic Kinkaide!


Barnes and Noble


See you at midnight— ONE HOUR LEFT!!!

2 Hours Until Before We Fall!!

2 Dec

Twwwwwwooooo Hours Left!!!


Bad has never looked so good.

Bad has never looked so good

Want another little taste of Dominic?   This is Jacey’s POV again….


The energy around us now is primal and raw…and it’s exhilarating too, because we’re out in public.  Every time the gondola swoops along the ground before it begins its ascent upward again, anyone could look in and see what we’re doing.  They could see Dominic pinning me against the wall, and his other hand buried in my crotch, if only they looked closely.

Honestly, I think he might like that idea.

“What are you doing?” I finally manage to whisper, pulling away just ever so slightly.

His eyes are a little unfocused, his pupils dilated. “What would you like for me to do, Jacey?”

He knows.  Oh, God, he knows.  He knows exactly what I’d like for him to do.  I can see it in his eyes.   I can feel it in his hands as he releases my wrists and slides both of his down, over every curve and plane of my body.

He takes his time, sliding his palms down, down, down… everywhere at once, slow and leisurely.  He palms my curves, savoring them.  He’s firm, slow and purposeful….someone who knows what he’s doing and what he wants.


Trust me, Dominic always knows what he wants.  Hehe.

Don’t forget…. if you email me your receipt (or a screen shot of your receipt) for the preordered BEFORE WE FALL by midnight EST, I’ll email you the prequel novella, UNTIL WE BURN, for free tonight.  I sooooooo want you to meet Dom.

Pre-order links are here… so you can be the first to fall!


See you in an hour!!  🙂