NOCTE is on sale for $.99!!

Hey guys,

Just thought I’d tell you… NOCTE (book one in the Nocte Trilogy) is on sale for the first time!  It’s only 99 pennies!

If you’re in the mood to have your mind bent, download it now!

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My name is Calla Price. I’m eighteen years old, and I’m one half of a whole.
My other half– my twin brother, my Finn– is crazy.

I love him. More than life, more than anything. And even though I’m terrified he’ll suck me down with him, no one can save him but me.

I’m doing all I can to stay afloat in a sea of insanity, but I’m drowning more and more each day. So I reach out for a lifeline.

Dare DuBray.

He’s my savior and my anti-Christ. His arms are where I feel safe, where I’m afraid, where I belong, where I’m lost. He will heal me, break me, love me and hate me.
He has the power to destroy me.

Maybe that’s ok. Because I can’t seem to save Finn and love Dare without everyone getting hurt.

Why? Because of a secret.

A secret I’m so busy trying to figure out, that I never see it coming.

You won’t either.

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Also, don’t forget… VERUM, book two in the Trilogy, is coming on February 2!!  Are you scared?  I am.  :)

Merry Christmas from Courtney Cole

Merry Christmas, everyone!

I’ve been seeing so many sad posts on social media lately, for some reason.  There are a lot of folks out there who are going through hard times, who have lost their jobs, or a family member, or who life is just knocking around a little bit.

It made me reflective as I sat down this morning to write my husband our annual “Christmas Letter.”

Our Christmas letter is a tradition.  It stems from years ago, back to the first few years we were married.  We simply didn’t have the money to buy each other gifts.  We were just starting out and trying to build a life and money was so tight.   But we had paper and pens, and so in lieu of gifts, we wrote each other a letter… telling each other what we loved about each other, what we were looking forward to, etc.   Christmas felt bleak back then, because we didn’t have anything to open on Christmas morning, but we had each other.  And that always kept us going.

These days,  things have changed.  I’ve worked hard to achieve my dreams, and so far, it’s working out for me.  We DO have gifts on Christmas morning, but more importantly, we still have each other. And an amazing family.   We’ve built a life that we love, and that is more important than any gift under a tree could ever be.

So, I just wanted you to know.  If you are having a hard time right now… it will pass.  Keep working toward your dreams….keep building your life, keep reaching for the things you want the most.   Because trust me, one of these days, you’ll grab that dream.  You’ll have it in your hand, and all of the sacrifices along the way will have been worth it.

I leave you with this.   We opened up an early Christmas gift here at Casa Cole, and my daughter chose to open up her brother’s gift to her.  It was a bracelet that he tooled from leather himself– a handmade gift.   The result?   A Christmas miracle.   A sibling hug.  :)

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No matter what your religious affiliation is… I hope this season is beautiful for you.  I hope you are able to reflect on the people who matter…. on the things that make you happy.

I hope you have a beautiful Christmas, and that 2015 brings you amazing things!

XOXO,

Courtney

Questions about NOCTE

Hey guys!

So as you know, my new book, NOCTE released yesterday.  I’m SO LOVING all of the awesome things that you guys are saying!  Your reviews are AWESOME and I’ve been reading every one of them. Thank you!!

I have been getting quite a few questions about NOCTE, though.  And several bloggers have been approached with them, too.  So, I thought I’d make a convenient list of the questions we’re hearing.

Q:  I am using a Kindle to read NOCTE, and at various places in the book, there’s an image of a camera.  Is there supposed to be a picture there?  

A:  Yes.  We embedded some cool symbols into Finn’s journals.  Some readers are seeing the symbols, and some can”t for some reason.   These symbols are NOT integral to the story- they are just a detail that I thought was cool.  In fact, here they are:

 

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Q:  Will NOCTE be on sale soon (for $.99)?  

A:   No, it won’t. You don’t have to worry that you’re going to buy it today for $3.99 and then tomorrow it will be on sale for $.99.  We have no sales planned for this book for the foreseeable time.

 

Q:  I bought the Nook version through Barnes and Noble and the formatting looks wonky… there are weird spaces and strange indents.  

A:  We’re looking into this.  The file uploaded onto B&N was perfectly formatted.  It appears that somehow during the file conversion process, something went awry.  We’ve got a help ticket into B&N right now, and hopefully they can help get this straightened out.

 

Q:  I’ve heard there’s a cliff-hanger. Is it a bad one? 

A:  The issues that drive the storyline of NOCTE are resolved by the end of the book.  At the end of the book, another question is posed that will be answered in book two, VERUM.

Q:  Ugh, I hate the idea of a series right now!  I wish it was a standalone.  How many books will be in the series?

A:  I’m sorry if you’re against a series right now.  Lol.  Some people prefer stand-alones, and some people actually like series because they get to become very invested in the characters.  When I first started writing NOCTE, it was actually only going to be one book.  But as I continued writing it, it became clear that there was too much to the story to contain in just one book.  There will be three books, NOCTE, VERUM and LUX.   You can learn more about them here.  

Q:  What do those titles mean?

A:  NOCTE means “by night” in Latin.  VERUM means “true” or “the truth”, and LUX means “light”.

 

Q:  What is Dare’s question????? 

A. I can’t tell you that.  Yet.  Stay tuned for VERUM.

 

I think that about does it! But I’ll update this list as needed.

I hope you’re all loving NOCTE!   In case you haven’t downloaded it yet, here are the links:

Barnes and Noble:  www.smartURL.it/NOCTEBN

 

 

NOCTE IS HERE!!!!

Everyone has secrets. Today, you find out mine.

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NOCTE is here. Get it: Amazon – iBooks – B&N – Kobo
Add it on Goodreads

NOCTE-cover-300pxMy name is Calla Price. I’m eighteen years old, and I’m one half of a whole. My other half–my twin brother, my Finn–is crazy.

I love him. More than life, more than anything. And even though I’m terrified he’ll suck me down with him, no one can save him but me.

I’m doing all I can to stay afloat in a sea of insanity, but I’m drowning more and more each day. So I reach out for a lifeline.

Dare DuBray.

He’s my savior and my anti-Christ. His arms are where I feel safe, where I’m afraid, where I belong, where I’m lost. He will heal me, break me, love me and hate me.

He has the power to destroy me.

Maybe that’s ok. Because I can’t seem to save Finn and love Dare without everyone getting hurt.

Why? Because of a secret.

A secret I’m so busy trying to figure out, that I never see it coming.

You won’t either.

NOCTE is here. Get it: Amazon – iBooks – B&N – Kobo
Add it on Goodreads

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 Save me, and I’ll save you.

Win a Signed Annotated NOCTE ARC with a Hidden Clue Inside!!

Ohhhhh, you guys know me.  I’m impetuous.  I’m impatient.  And I’m DYING for NOCTE to come out.  I’m on the edge of my seat, antsy and anxious.

So, how about we do another NOCTE giveaway this week while we’re waiting for November 3rd?   ANNNNNNDDD, how about a super special thing?   I’ll stick a clue toward book 2 inside!

You haven’t read NOCTE yet, but it’s full of secrets and twists, and trust me, once you read it, you’ll be wanting more clues toward the rest of the trilogy.  So, this prize is SPECIAL.  :)

ANNNNNDDDD, this prize is extra special for two reasons:

1.  Because it’s annotated, which means that it will contain my own personal notes, handwritten throughout.  Keep in mind, that these notes may or may not contain clues about the rest of the storyline.

and 2.  Because I’m going to stick a definite physical clue into the book– something that hints toward VERUM (book two).  And you will be the FIRST person to see this clue.

So see?  A very special prize.  Very. Special.

All you have to do is enter the Rafflecopter for a chance to win.  The contest is open internationally and it will run through Sunday, November 1, 2014.

Good luck!!

 

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