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IF YOU STAY is on sale for 99-pennies

25 Jun

Hi there!

So, in celebration of IF YOU LEAVE paperbacks hitting the shelves next month, my publisher has put IF YOU STAY on sale for a short time.  This week, IF YOU STAY will be on sale for $.99.  Woohoooooo!!

Pax Tate is one of my favorite bad boys. He’ll always hold a special place in my heart and if you haven’t met him yet, then now is a great time, since his story is less than a dollar!  🙂

Pick up his book, the book that kicked off the Beautifully Broken series now… and gear yourself up, because book four, UNTIL WE FLY (Brand’s book), releases July 7th.  I can’t freaking wait.

Until then, meet Pax Tate. 🙂

IF YOU STAY,  from GC

 

Twenty-four-year-old Pax Tate is an asshole.

Seriously.

He’s a tattooed, rock-hard bad boy with a tough attitude to match. His mother died when Pax was seven, leaving a hole in his heart filled with an intense guilt that he doesn’t understand. What he does know is that he and his dad were left alone, and they have never been close. Now, he uses drugs and women to cope with the black void in his soul. He pretends that the emptiness isn’t there and this has always worked . . . until he meets Mila.

Sweet, beautiful Mila Hill is the fresh air that Pax has never known in his life. He doesn’t know how to not hurt her-but he quickly realizes that he’d better figure it out because he needs her to breathe. When the memories of his mother’s death resurface to haunt Pax, Mila is there to save him from his overwhelming guilt. Mila restores his broken heart, even as she evokes his powerful, sexual desires. Now for Pax to keep Mila, he needs to work on his issues-and stop being an asshole. But is that enough to make her stay?

You can find it HERE on Amazon.

HERE on Barnes and Noble,

HERE on KOBO,

and HERE on iTunes.

 

All of Court’s Men: Gabriel

25 Mar

Happy Tuesday!

It’s Gabriel from IF YOU LEAVE on All of Court’s Men this week.

Gabriel

 

Gabriel was one of my favorite characters to write.  He’s an ex-Army Ranger, loyal, brave, sexy as hell, tortured….

Ex-Army Ranger Gabriel Vincent is a badass hero. Or he used to be. Home from Afghanistan, Gabe can’t stop thinking about that one horrible night on the battlefield, a night that changed his life forever. He knows he’s messed up, but with the help of a little beer and a lot more women, he’s keeping it together. Until he meets Madison Hill.

Madison is happily single-or so she thinks. After the tragic death of her parents, she took on the responsibility of running the family restaurant, and that’s just about all she has time to worry about. Until she meets Gabriel Vincent.

Though they don’t realize it at first, Gabe and Maddy will soon develop a weakness: each other. But Gabe has a secret, a hidden monster that he’s afraid Maddy could never overcome. And Maddy is dealing with issues she fears Gabe won’t understand. They quickly realize they need each other to be whole, but they have demons to fight-and the problem with demons is that they never die quietly. Can they find a way to heal the past . . . before they lose each other?

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If you read and loved IF YOU STAY, then you know that Madison Hill is Mila’s sister.  She’s plucky and headstrong and just what Gabriel needs.   If you’re in the mood for a damaged, bad-ass hero, you should check out Gabriel Vincent today.  He’ll check all of your boxes.  🙂

Amazon

Barnes and Noble.  

 

Cool graphic teaser contest!

9 Aug

Hey guys,

So my street team, Club Underground, is doing an AWESOME contest right now!

You can make a graphic teaser with a quote from IF YOU LEAVE and post it on your FB wall, tweet it, etc.. but definitely post it on MY FB wall.. because the best graphic teaser will receive a $50 Amazon gift card!

It’s easy!  All you have to do is join my street team (Go HERE to do that) and view the post… but it’s easy breezy.  Create an awesome graphic teaser, post it on your social media and post it on my Facebook wall so that I see it.  The best graphic teaser wins!  The contest ends on Sunday, so hurry!

And if you haven’t read IF YOU LEAVE yet… what are you waiting for?  Lol.  It released on Tuesday and it’s available now.

 

IYL, Final

You can find it here on Amazon and here on B&N.

Happy Friday!

IF YOU LEAVE is live in the UK!

7 Aug

Hey UK Readers!

After some bumps, IF YOU LEAVE is now live on Amazon in the UK.  You can find it HERE.   Don’t be confused that it has this cover:

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The UK cover and the US cover are different.  

I sincerely apologize to all of my UK readers for the delay in this book going live on Amazon.  It’s been a frustrating few days trying to straighten it out, but it’s all up and running now.  I hope you like IF YOU LEAVE!

Want to read a short story about Brand from IF YOU LEAVE?

7 Aug

Hey guys!

Whew!  So I can officially say that release day for IF YOU LEAVE yesterday was a success!  All that nail biting was for nothing… because this morning when I woke up, IF YOU LEAVE was ranked 85 on Amazon.  Wooot!  I’m crossing my fingers that it continues to climb!

Which leads me to the topic of this post.

Brand.

Sizzling hot, big, strong, Army Ranger who served overseas with Gabriel. Blonde. Blue-eyed.  Looks like Thor on earth. Yeah, that Brand.  The sexy as hell one.   In fact, in my head, Brand looks like this:

Chris Hemsworth as Brand Killien

*swoons*

Well, I’ve already gotten a few emails from you, my awesome readers, asking if Brand will have his own book.  Well, it’s too early to say anything about that. But what I CAN say is that I’ll make a deal with you.

If IF YOU LEAVE breaks the top 10 on Amazon, I will write a short story about Brand and post it on my blog.  You can read it for free— and it will give you an intimate glimpse of Brand.  And it will illustrate quite clearly exactly how Brand thinks about Jacey.

So, if this sounds interesting to you…. please help me spread the word about IF YOU LEAVE. If you liked it, please tell your friends, co-workers and family.  Please feel free to share the link to this post or the link to the Amazon product page which you can find HERE.  Word of mouth from readers is the BEST WAY to spread the news about books.  I’ve been so very blessed to have awesome readers who tell others about my books…it’s better than any paid advertisement I could ever do.  I owe every bit of whatever success I’ve had to YOU.

Also, don’t forget– as my way of thanking you for leaving reviews for IF YOU LEAVE, I want to mail you a signed postcard (and yes, that is open internationally).  All you have to do is email a link to your Amazon review to my assistant, Avery, at:  avery@courtneycoleauthor.com.   It’s a small thing, but I wanted to do something to say thank you because reviews are oh-so-important to authors.   I know your time is valuable, so the idea that you spent a few minutes of it writing a review for me is awesome.

Oooh– one more thing– I almost forgot!  I now have an awesome street team, called Club Underground (those of you who have read IF YOU LEAVE know why I chose that name! *wink*)  If you’d like to be a part, go HERE and request to join on Facebook.  It’s tons of fun– you get to hear things from me first, you can chat in a fun atmosphere and you can chat directly with me.   And as it grows bigger and bigger, the fun will only continue to grow.  Woohoo!

THANK YOU SO MUCH for helping to make the release of IF YOU LEAVE a success.  I can’t do what I do without you.  You’re the best readers in the world!

And now, I’ll leave you with another picture of Brand.  Look at his beautiful abs…. er….face. You know you want to know his story!  🙂

Chris Hemsworth as Brand, 2

IF YOU LEAVE is live, Contest Winner, and More!

6 Aug

IYL, Final

Finally!!!  IF YOU LEAVE is live!!!   You can find it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and iTunes.

I’m so excited for Maddy and Gabe’s story to be released into the world.  I felt so close to their characters… I hope you will, too!

In case you’ve forgotten, this is what their book is about:

26-year old Gabriel Vincent is a badass hero. Or he used to be, anyway. As an ex-Army Ranger, Gabe never thought he needed anyone. But after one horrible night in Afghanistan scars him in a way that he can’t get past, he needs someone who can help him heal…even if he doesn’t realize it.

25-year old Madison Hill doesn’t need anybody…or so she thinks. She grew up watching her parents’ messed-up abusive relationship and she knows there’s no way in hell that she’s ever letting that happen to her.

They don’t know it in the beginning, but Gabriel and Madison will soon develop a weakness: Each other.

But Gabriel’s got a secret, a hidden monster that he’s afraid Maddy could never overcome… And Maddy’s got issues that she’s afraid Gabe will never understand. They quickly realize that they need each other to be whole, but at the same time they know that they’ve got demons to fight.

And the problem with demons is that they never die quietly…

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And we have a contest winner!  It looks like Alexandra H. won the If You Stay quotes contest.  So, Alexandra, e-mail me your mailing address and I’ll get a signed ARC of IF YOU LEAVE into the mail to you.  Congratulations!  And thank you to everyone who submitted quotes.

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Also, as always, I want to thank everyone who takes the time to leave a review on Amazon.  I know that your time is valuable.  It is touching enough that you take the time to buy and read my book.  So when you take that extra few minutes to leave a review for me… well, it just warms my heart.  So, as a thank you, I’ll mail the first 50 people that send me the ink to their review a signed postcard.  Just mail the link to my assistant, Avery, (avery@courtneycoleauthor.com) and we’ll get it in the mail to you.   I sincerely appreciate the reviews… they are so very important to authors.

And that’s all I have to say today!  I’m going to sit back and bite my nails as I wait to hear what people think about Gabriel and Maddy.  I hope you love them as much as I do!  Don’t forget to follow the blog tour (You can find the schedule HERE)– and make sure you enter to win the awesome prizes.  Grand prize is a Kindle Fire HD.  Happy Tuesday!!

 

Excerpt 3: IF YOU LEAVE

25 Jul

Happy Thursday, guys!

So far, I’ve released two excerpts of IF YOU LEAVE.  You can find them here and here.  

And now it’s time for Excerpt Three!  Woot!   ** Please note:  This excerpt contains adult language.  If adult language offends you, please don’t scroll down to read this excerpt**    In this excerpt, Madison is across the room from Gabriel, engaged in conversation with someone else.

 

From Madison’s Point of View, Excerpt Three:

Turning my head slightly, I can see Gabriel’s dark shape from the corner of my eye and I almost flush again.

Throughout this entire conversation, his smoldering stare has burned holes into me. It’s so potent that it almost feels like it’s actually touching me.  Finally, I’m unable to resist and I glance at him.

He stares back at me, his eyes stormy and dark.

What the hell is he thinking?  Is he remembering the accident?  Or is he remembering how scorchingly hot last night was before the accident?  I stare at his mouth and I can’t help but remember how it tasted last night before his meltdown.

Smoky, minty…like a man.  I gulp.

And then I die. Because with his gaze still connected to mine, he very purposefully slips his finger into his mouth, then pulls it out slowly, sucking it.

Just like he sucked the taste of me off his fingers last night.

Oh. My. God.

My cheeks explode into flame and his dark, dark eyes glimmer with amusement.  I stare at him as I realize that he’s fucking with me.  He’s purposely trying to remind me of last night.

The corner of his lip twitches and I know.

I know that he thinks he won whatever little game that he’s been playing.

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Gabriel Vincent is so freaking hot… he makes me fan myself.  🙂

Anyway.  Ahem.  Let’s re-cap the events that are still going on for IF YOU LEAVE.  

1.  IF YOU LEAVE is still available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and iTunes.    If you send me your receipt and your mailing address for the pre-order, I will mail you a signed postcard which contains another excerpt.

2.  If you have a friend who hasn’t read IF YOU STAY and you’ve pre-ordered IF YOU LEAVE, all you need to do is mail your receipt to my assistant, Avery, at avery@courtneycoleauthor.com and you can give a copy of IF YOU STAY to your friend for free via NetGalley.

3.  I still have a contest going on to make a fan-made trailer.  I’ve never had one and I’d love one.  So, if you’d like to make a trailer for either IF YOU STAY or IF YOU LEAVE, just email it to me by August 3rd.  I’ll post my two favorites here on my blog and voters can choose their favorite.  The winner will receive a special prize:  A signed galley copy of IF YOU LEAVE which also contains my notes about the book scribbled throughout.  It’s like stepping inside of my head, which is generally a scary place to be.

I  will have ONE last contest going on to win a regular signed ARC and I’ll release those details tomorrow.  Until then, I hope you enjoy the excerpt!