Dare Me is Live! (a Nocte Hotshot novella featuring Dare DuBray)

Dare Me

 

Did you love Dare DuBray from the Nocte Trilogy?   Did you love love love the story, but you wished there was some more steamy scenes?

Well, guess what?

Dare is back in Dare Me, a novella featuring he and Calla… and some steaminess to be had.  🙂

I hope you like it.  No, I hope you love it.  🙂

It’s available exclusively on Amazon, and even better, if you’re a Kindle Unlimited member, you can read it for free.  If not, no worries- Dare Me is only $.99 pennies.  (And even if you don’t usually use Amazon for books, you can download the Kindle for PC, iPad or your phone for FREE to read!)

The hotshot novellas are the perfect length for a lunch hour or bedtime.

You can buy on Amazon here.   

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They say she’s crazy.

She’s not.

They don’t know the truth.

She does.  The problem is, she doesn’t always remember it.

But I do.

My name is Dare DuBray.

I’m in love with a girl who is is erratic and beautiful, and a little bit mad.

But that’s ok.

We’re all a little mad, aren’t we?

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“Lux” is here… can you handle it?

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The series finale to the Nocte trilogy is finally here! Are you brave enough to jump into the rabbit hole?

Get LUX on Amazon | iBooks | Nook* | Kobo
Add LUX to your Goodreads TBR
*We’re still waiting on Nook to go live. The link will be posted once it is!

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CourtneyCole-Lux-Cover-250pxMy name is Calla Price and I’m broken.

My pieces are all around me, floating on the wind, even as I desperately try to grasp them.

Who is dead? Alive? Insane?

What is the truth?

I don’t know.

I do know this: The darkness is strangling me. With every breath, I choke on another lie.

My mind has protected me, but that shield will soon be lowered.

All will be revealed.
Every answer to every question.

It’s all been leading to this.

Don’t be afraid.
Be terrified.

Get LUX on Amazon | iBooks | Nook | Kobo
Add LUX to your Goodreads TBR

Series reading order: Nocte (#1), Verum (#2), Initium (#2.5), Lux (#3).

Get NOCTE: Amazon | iBooks | Nook | Kobo | Audible (Add on Goodreads)
Get VERUM: Amazon | iBooks | Nook | Kobo | Audible (Add on Goodreads)
Get INITIUM: Amazon | iBooks | Nook | Kobo (Add on Goodreads)
Get LUX: Amazon | iBooks | Nook | Kobo (Add on Goodreads)


Dear readers,

It’s done. Lux is live on all platforms except for B&N. We’re still waiting on that one. For some reason, they always seem to be last.

I’ve been getting some messages from readers… it seems you will either love LUX or kinda hate it. I would apologize for that, but…. I won’t. You see, if a writer waters down the story to try and please everyone, it turns it into a very vanilla, very forgettable book. I didn’t want that. AT ALL. I knew Calla’s story was vibrant and rich from the moment that it first came into my mind.

In fact, I hesitated to write it for two years. Yes, TWO YEARS. I wasn’t sure I could do it justice. I knew that the reader would have to think like Calla in order to get the full effect. I knew that in the end, it would be a polarizing series, one which the reader would either love or hate. As a writer, we tend to stay away from those kinds of stories… no one likes for their art to be hated.

But, Calla wouldn’t leave me alone. I saw her in my dreams, she would burst into my head at inopportune times, because SHE wanted her story told. So… I did it. I wrote it. Then I re-wrote it. I re-wrote it again and again, and I tried to make it softer and more definite, more palatable, and more cut-and-dried. But in doing that, I ruined the story. So finally, I said fuck it,and re-wrote it the way it had to be, without regard to whether or not the reader would hate it in the end.

This is NOT a book or a series that you can read without thinking about. It’s not an empty-headed cotton-candy beach-read kind of book. It couldn’t be. That wouldn’t have done justice to either Calla, or the idea for the series. It had to be complex. It had to be twisted. It had to make you crazy. You had to feel like Calla, and I couldn’t spoon-feed you the truth. You have to come to it on your own. I’m sorry.

But I’m not sorry.

You can’t be mad at me, though. I warned you in the beginning (see the attached letter below that I wrote to you over a year ago).

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XX,
Court


You can buy the series at the links below.
NOCTE and VERUM are still on-sale today for $.99. That will end this week. 

Get the series on Amazon 
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Get the series on Nook 
Get the series on Kobo 

An excerpt from “Lux” (Nocte Trilogy #3) coming October 28, 2015

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It’s coming. ‪#‎LUX‬ is coming. It’s coming it’s coming it’s coming its coming its coming itscomingcomingcoming.

And now I’m going to give you a sneak peek. Just you. Because you should feel it. In your bones. In your bones. In your hollow reed bones.

10. Ten days. Just ten days left. The light will shine. And the things it will let you see may just be the ones that destroy you. An excerpt will go out TOMORROW, October 19, *only* to members of the Nocte List. Are you part of it? Sign up. If you Dare.

Are you ready? Then start.


There’s a fork in the road and even though I see it, I can’t avoid it.

One road goes left, one goes right, and neither of them ends well. 

I feel it in my bones,

In my bones,

In my hollow reed bones. 

He grabs my hand and we walk…through a tunnel…through a hall… through the dark. 

“It’ll be ok,” he whispers.

Will it?

“We have to do this,” he says.  “But I’m with you. I won’t leave you.”

I nod because I believe him, because no matter what else, I know that much is true. He won’t leave me.  

The room is shrouded in shadows, in flame, in secrets.  I step inside, and peer around, and the heat from the fire warms me, warms my blood, and the blood pumps through my heart. 

I sing a song of nonsense, and it sings back.  The notes echo and twist in the air, and I swallow them whole.

“Come out,” I call behind me, because I know they’re there.  

I can’t see them, but they’re always watching. 

The eyes appear, inky black, and glistening, and they blink once, twice, three times.

“I can see you,” I announce and it growls and then I’m crushed beneath the dark, beneath the weight, beneath the oppression.

“You don’t scare me,” I lie.

Because it does scare me.  It’s followed me my whole life, and finally, finally, I’ll find out what it is. 

Why it’s here.

Why it wants me. 

Because above all, I know it’s here for me.

I know it

I know it.

The walls around me pulse and hum and growl,

There’s savagery here, there’s grace. 

But above all, there’s oblivion and no matter what I do, I will be sucked into it. 

I know it.

I feel it.

I’m crazy.

 “Are you ready? she asks and we nod, because we aren’t but it doesn’t matter. 

She nods and the flames lap, and the words start,

One for one for one.

I fall backwards from the precipice

into oblivion.

The endless

Endless oblivion. 


Don’t forget: An excerpt will go out TOMORROW, October 19, *only* to members of the Nocte List. Are you part of it? Sign up.

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):
Amazon
 | iBooks | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

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:
Amazon
 | iBooks | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

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:
Amazon | iBooks | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

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!!