Signed Books– and a Flash Fiction story!


A lot of people have been asking me lately how they can buy signed books.  I only do them a few times of year nowadays, but I’m taking orders this week.  So if you want a signed book,



In other news,  the other day I did something fun.  I decided to sit down and write a Flash Fiction piece– just for the fun of it.

Flash Fiction is a very short piece of fiction– usually between 500 and 1,000 words.  It was fun to write– it stirred up my creative processes, without any kind of expectation.  I knew I wasn’t going to sell it, so I didn’t have to worry about whether it was salable, or if people would like it.  I simply wrote it… just because.    If you want to read it… it’s here.  🙂

I hope you all have a fantastic Thursday!



Moira and Me

By Courtney Cole


The world ended in fire.

It’s only right, if you think about it.   The world is a ball of molten mess, blazing from the inside out, burning for a million years.  It was only a matter of time until we were all consumed by it.

Except for me.  I’m still here with Moira, with charred feet and ash on my cheek.

“Why us?” she muses one gray day while we’re hunting for water with parched throats and dry fingers.

“Because we’re lucky.”  That’s laughable and so she laughs, and the sound echoes through the empty Chicago streets.  It’s terrifying because the city should be full and noisy but it’s not, and I should be sitting at a desk computing numbers and eating oranges, but I’m not.

I’m scratching the ground hunting for water.

“Would you have still loved me back then?” Moira is skinny in the muted sunlight, and her cheeks are sallow and bare. Her hair is limp and her arms are long, and I’ve never seen anything so beautiful.

“Probably.”  Although that’s a lie.  She was a prostitute and I didn’t do that kind of thing.

But things have changed.

She reaches for me, and her ragged fingernails scratch at my neck and I close my eyes.

“I’m scared,” she whispers.

“Me too.”

She curls into me, and we take comfort the only way we know how, the human way, the age-old innate coming together way and we’re all warmth and limbs and breath.

“I think I’m ready,” she murmurs afterward, and I think I agree.

This life is hard, and we aren’t the lucky ones.

We tread across the cracked ground, until we stop with our dirty toes curled on the precipice.  Moira’s fingers grip mine, and her eyes are bottomless glass.

“Now?” she croaks, and I nod.

We stare into the lava below, at the churning, belching hell, and there is only one thing left.

“Good bye, Moira,” I tell her, and I look into her soul.  “It’s been good to know you.”

She nods, and her spirit is broken, because of course it is.  Nothing thrives anymore.

“You’ve never told me your name,” she points out.  “And it’s been a long time.”

Names seem foolish now that it’s only her and me, but maybe, maybe there’s still importance in it.  Besides, it’s only polite.

“It’s Sam,” I say out loud for the first time in two years. “Samuel Isaiah Crane.”

“It was nice to know you, Sam.”

And it was.

“Do you think we’ll rest in peace?” she asks, and her empty eyes hold a spark of hope, the first I’ve seen catch hold there.

“We can try.”

She clutches me, and my fingers are entwined in her hair as we twist and turn and fall into the burning abyss.

It’s ok.

It was only a matter of time, anyway.

Exciting things this week!!

Hey guys,

So I’ve got a lot going on this week, and just thought I’d better tell you about everything in one place.

First, the audio rights have been bought for The Nocte Trilogy by Audible.  So if you love to listen to your books, they’ll be available soon for your listening pleasure. I’ll let you know dates when I have them.

Second, VERUM released yesterday, as you probably noticed.  But just in case you didn’t, I thought I’d mention it again.  You can find it here:

Get VERUM (Nocte Trilogy #2):
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Add it on Goodreads

Third, NOCTE is on sale through today, but tomorrrow the price will return to $3.99.  So if you haven’t already read it, snap it up today before the price returns to normal.

Get NOCTE, the first book in the trilogy:
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Add it on Goodreads

Fourth, my publisher just let me know that they’re putting IF YOU STAY on sale for $.99 in honor of Valentine’s Day.  So if you haven’t been introduced to the sexiness that is Pax Tate, now is certainly the time.

Get IF YOU STAY, the first book in the Beautifully Broken series:
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Add it on Goodreads

Fifth, I’ll be at my publisher’s New Adult Night tomorrow night from 7:20-7:40 pm EST to chat about Romance and hot guys.  Because…romance and hot guys.  🙂   Come see us HERE.  

And last but not least, I’ve been asked a lot when the third and final book of The Nocte Trilogy, LUX,will be released.

Officially, I’m saying May/June, because writing VERUM fried my brain.  But, I’m aiming for earlier, like maybe April.  We’ll see.  But definitely  sign up for my newsletter to get updates on the release date.  I’ll let you know when to watch for it.  🙂

I hope you all have a fabulous week!!

The Launch of my Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Hey guys,

So, as most of you have noticed, the reach on Facebook has drastically decreased over this past year.   Even though I have a lot of ‘Likes” and “friends”, only a fraction of them (You) see what I post.

Soooooooo, I’ve finally bit the bullet and I’m going to do a newsletter.  I started the process a long time ago, but never actually did it, because let’s face it, when it comes to doing anything other than writing, I don’t usually want to do it.  Lol.

BUT, I mean it this time.  I’m doing a newsletter.  I promise, I won’t flood your inboxes every other day.  I’ll only do one when I have something to announce or something cool to share.  (Because again, when it comes to doing anything other than writing, I’m a bit reticent about it.  Read that as:  Lazy).

Readers who subscribe to my newsletter will hear announcements first, and will be eligible for special giveaways exclusive to the newsletter.    The first edition will go out MONDAY, August 25th, so sign up before then if you want to be in on it from the beginning.

Go to the CONTACT PAGE on my website, scroll down on the right hand side, and you’ll see where you can sign up.

I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!!

The Minaldi Legacy: Cover reveal!

Hey guys,

So, awhile back, I took a poll on what you wanted to see from me next.  Confessions of an Alli Cat and Of Blood and Bone finished up very close to each other.  So, I chose the sequel to Of Blood and Bone to write next because I had ended book one on sort of a cliffhanger.

In January, I’ll be releasing book two in the Minaldi Legacy, Of Darkness and Demons.  BUT, I’m going to do it in a special way.  I’m going to release it in a two-part book, with part one (Of Blood and Bone) included, for those readers who haven’t read it yet.   It will be a special price for a limited time after release– so you’ll get two books for the price of one.  Woohooo!  I’m super excited about it.

But anyway, today I’m here to unveil the cover for The Minaldi Legacy.

Sexy blonde lady sitting alone in the dungeon

I love LOVE the cover.  I think it’s perfect for the book.  It looks like the tunnels that run beneath Luca’s home, Chessarae.

And I’m SUPER EXCITED to release part two of this story.  I LOVE Luca.  LOVE him.

Okay.  I hope you love this cover as much as I do– and I hope you’re just as excited as I am about the conclusion of Luca and Eva’s story.  I can’t wait to share it with you!

Have a great weekend, everyone!


Help me decide what to write! (Pretty-please :)

Hey guys!  Happy Monday!

Okay, so I’m sitting here in my office, trying to shuffle around my writing schedule for the year.  I’ve turned book three of the Beautifully Broken series in to my editor and now…. my schedule needs some attention.  I could use YOUR help in deciding what to write this year. I’d like to know what YOU want to read!  🙂

I have a couple of brand new story ideas floating around in my head, so hopefully those will gt written sometime this year. But in addition to those, I’m thinking that Brand (from the Beautifully Broken series) needs his own book.   If I wrote Brand’s story, would you want to read it?

And…. I’m trying to decide which sequel to fit into my schedule first.  Can you tell me which you’d most like to read?


Thank you VERY much for your help. I wish I had more hours in the day so that I could write every story in my head, but until that happens, I really am interested in what you would most like to see from me.  🙂

Thank you for voting and have a fabulous Monday!