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All of Court’s Men: Dante Giliberti

24 Feb

It’s week two of All of Court’s Men, guys!!  Woohoooo!

This week, it’s a blast from the past with Dante Giliberti, my golden-haired sexy sweetie from my YA Contemporary, Dante’s Girl.

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Dante’s Girl is a funny, light YA contemporary read…something that will instantly make you feel the twinges of first-love.  :)   Check out the blurb:

I have spent every summer since I was ten years old with my father in London.  Every summer, since I was ten years old, has been uneventful and boring. 

Until this year.

 And this year, after a freak volcanic eruption strands me far from home, I have learned these things:

 1.  I can make do with one outfit for three days before I buy new clothes.  

2.  If I hear the phrase, “You’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto,” even one more time, I might become a homicidal maniac.

3.  I am horribly and embarrassingly allergic to jellyfish.

4. I am in love with Dante Giliberti, who just happens to be the beautiful, sophisticated son of the Prime Minister of a Mediterranean paradise. 

5.  See number four above.  Because it brings with it a whole slew of problems and I’ve learned something from every one of them.

 Let’s start with the fact that Dante’s world is five light-years away from mine.  He goes to black-tie functions and knows the Prime Minister of England on a first name basis.  I was born and raised on a farm in Kansas and wear cut-off jeans paired with cowboy boots.  See the difference?

 But hearts don’t care about differences.  Hearts want what they want.  And mine just wants to be Dante’s girl. 

 My heart just might be crazy. 

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True to my belief that Alex Pettyfer should play every male lead in the history of the world (with only a few exceptions), this is the image I have in my head of Dante, (Except for the fact that Dante is blond.  So imagine this picture, except with Alex P blond.  :)

Dante, Alex Pettifer

#TeamDante

Reasons you should love Dante:

He’s golden and gorgeous.   He’s refined and gentlemanly.  He’s the son of a Prime Minister.  He’s funny and sweet and smart.  He’s loyal.  He’s amazing.  He’s a great kisser.  He doesn’t even realize how important he is.  All of the above things are unimportant to him… all he cares about are the important things in life:  Love, family, friends.  The good stuff.

Dante Giliberti is definitely someone you want to meet.  And when you do, picture Alex Pettyfer.

You can find Dante’s Girl on Amazon or Barnes and Noble.    In honor of this week of #TeamDante, Dante’s Girl will be on sale for $.99 USD on Kindle or Nook.  So if you haven’t read Dante’s Girl, now’s the time!  :)

Happy Monday, everyone.  And go #TeamDante!

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More Minaldi Legacy Details…

17 Jan

I’m so, so excited about The Minaldi Legacy.  Soooooo excited.  I had truly forgotten how enthralled I am with Luca Minaldi until I plunged back into his world to write part two of his story.

Minaldi Legacy, Front Cover, Revised

I know you’re used to reading angsty New Adult from me because that’s what you’ve seen from me this year.  But The Minaldi Legacy is different.  It’s a Dark Romantic Thriller… and Luca is intoxicating.  His world is intoxicating.  Everything about him is intoxicating.  :)

And everything about him is different than books you’ve read this year.  I know, I know. He’s a beautiful bajillionaire.  BUT, that’s where the similarities with anything else out there end.

His story is unique.  His Legacy is dark and beautiful and scary.  And I can’t wait for you to read about him.

The Minaldi Legacy will release on February 6th, 2014.   Inkslinger PR is taking sign-ups right now for bloggers to help with the release day launch, and an excerpt release.  <<–  If you’re an interested blogger, those are links to the sign-ups.

If you’re a reader waiting to read this book, you can mark it as TO-READ on Goodreads.  <<– That’s the link for you.

Are you ready for something different??

Then mark your calendars for February 6th.  I promise, I’ll deliver. :)

Before We Fall: Tour Schedule

3 Dec

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The remaining blog tour schedule for Before We Fall is below:

December 3

The Autumn Review-

 

December 4

www.sosaloha.blogspot.com

 

December 5

http://tugceninkitapligi.com - 

Madison Says

 

December 6

My Favorite Things

 

December 7

http://bookworminbarrie.blogspot.ca/ -

 

December 8

http://www.cocktailsandbooks.com/

 

December 9

USA Today HEA- convo with Courtney Cole and Rachel Van Dyken

 

December 10

TBD

 

December 11

www.stitchreadcook.com 

 

December 12

http://www.abookishescape.com

 

December 13

http://tiffanytalksbooks.com/

3 Hours Until Before We Fall!

2 Dec

Threeeeeeee hours left until BEFORE WE FALL goes live…and my baddest badboy yet is unleashed!!!

OHHHHEMMMMMGEEEEEEE.

Bad boys aint no good

Want to see another glimpse of Dominic from Jacey’s point of view?

Check it:

He lowers his head and his lips graze my ear.

“Still want me to move?  Because I know an excellent way to keep warm.”

My breath hitches again, at the intimacy in his tone, at the warmth of his lips, at the way my heart has taken off in my chest.  I open my mouth to say something and nothing comes out.

Dominic moves his fingers again, rubbing me on the outside of my pants, urging me toward a precipice that I’m not sure I want to climb toward.  Not with him.  Yet I can’t move away.  I gulp.

“You want to,” he says knowingly.  “You’re wet.  I can feel it through your clothes.”

Very purposefully, just like he does everything else, he holds his fingers up like a trophy, his eyes glued to mine.  As I watch in astonishment, he raises them to his nose and inhales them.

“Are you feeling warm yet?”

I watch his lips as he speaks the words, husky and low.   His lips are full, yet manly and suddenly I ache to lean over and press mine to his, to touch them in any way that I can.

But I don’t.

Because I’m not a girl who gets used.  Not anymore.

“No, not at all.”

But Dominic takes that as a challenge.  He’s not used to hearing the word no and he’s not about to start now.  I see that in his dark eyes a scant moment before he dips his head and consumes my mouth.

I say consume, instead of kiss, because that’s what he does.

He consumes me.

His lips are fiery and hot and he kisses me with a fierceness that touches a secret part of me; moist, hot, firm, sexy.  I want to inhale him, to suck him down.  I vaguely feel his hands on my back, his warmth emanating through my clothes, his hardness pushing into my softness.

I’m breathless when he pulls away.

“What about now?”

For the life of me, I’m afraid to answer that.  Instead, I pull away, just a bit, just enough that there is some space between us, but I can still absorb his warmth.   As my teeth chatter, both from the cold and from the suddden absence of his lips, I answer.

“I’m good.”

He laughs, a husky, low, naughty sound.

“Oh, I’m sure of that.”

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Eeeeppppp.  Isn’t Dom yummy?

*takes deep breath*

Okay.  I’m going to try and contain my excitement.  I have three hours left- and I don’t want to internally combust at this point before Dom even releases!  Gah!

Please remember to check out my Facebook fanpage.  We’re having hourly fun giveaways until the Midnight release!  :)

And of course…. if you haven’t yet, you can pre-order Dominic at all major e-tailers.

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Don’t forget… if you email me your receipt (or a screenshot of your receipt) for the preorder of BEFORE WE FALL to courtneycolegiveaways@gmail.com, I’ll email you the prequel novella, UNTIL WE BURN, for free.  :)   I so want you guys to love Dominic as much as I do.  :)

See you in an hour!  :)

First winner of the BEFORE WE FALL ARC!

18 Nov

Hey guys,

So…. I got some awesome entries in the graphic design contest for BEFORE WE FALL.   Some of them were so smoking hot that I don’t even want to post them on my blog for fear of offending someone.  Haha.   (That’s not to say that I didn’t personally like them, though.)

Anyway.  The winner of the contest is Fatima T.  I picked this one because I love this picture.  Normally, Chris Evans wouldn’t look like Dominic to me, but in this picture, he does.  He so so so does.

shirtless guy

I loved this one too, submitted by Kelly M.

Man with whip

So, as you can see, Dominic likes bad things.  Lol.  I can’t wait for you to meet him.  :)

I adored all of your entries.  Thank you so much for playing. I wish everyone could win.  But—- stay tuned. You’ll have some more chances.  I’m posting contest #2 tomorrow!

Excerpt TWO of IF YOU LEAVE and another cool contest!

18 Jul

Okay, guys.   Excerpt TWO of IF YOU LEAVE is up on RT today, along with why it hits close to home with me.    Woot!   You should definitely check it out HERE— it’s from a very intense scene in the book.  You should especially check it out if you were a fan of Mila and Pax in IF YOU STAY.  This scene involves them in a very big way.

Also, I wanted to announce the details of another cool contest I’m running for IF YOU LEAVE.   

I’ve always wanted a really awesome fan-made trailer.  So… I’ll give a signed galley copy of IF YOU LEAVE, a very special copy which will include notes from me scribbled inside, to the best fan-made trailer.  I’ll post my two faves and then readers can vote on their choice.  You can send in your trailers to me at courtneycolewrites@gmail.com any time between now and Saturday, August 3rd.   I’ll post my two favorites on Sunday, August 4th and let you guys vote for 24 hours. The winner will be announced on Monday the 5th.  You can choose either IF YOU STAY or IF YOU LEAVE to feature in your trailer.

Eeepp– this makes me so excited.  I’ve seen some awesome fan made stuff out there– and while I’ve been tagged in some awesome collages and memes for my books- I’ve never gotten a trailer.  I’m super stoked about this.

Anyway.  I hope you guys like the excerpt from today– I’ll release excerpt three next week!

Soul Survivor by Michelle Nicole

23 May

You guys, over the past couple of years, I’ve come to know the sweetest girl.  Her name is Michelle Nicole and she’s an accountant by day and a writer by night.  And she’s super excited to announce that her debut book, Soul Survivor, will be out soon…in June!   Eeep!  I personally can’t wait to read it.

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Hailee Mai Hart is just a simple, normal girl. Or so she thought.

When she left her one-horse town for a college education in the big city, she never could’ve imagined what awaited her.

She’s quickly thrown into a world filled with angels, danger, and a curse…her curse. Come to find out, she’s not so simple after all. She’s actually the last of her kind, and the fate of the world rests on her shoulders. She has one chance to save Earth, and it all comes down to one choice: Light or Darkness. What is right and what is wrong is all a matter of perspective, which leaves her heart dangerously tangled. No matter which path she takes people will die, and that’s just not an option.

Will she be able to save everyone, or will she be the Soul Survivor?

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MichelleNicole

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Blog Tour Schedule for IF YOU STAY

10 Feb

If You Stay released early, but the fun is just about to begin.

Inkslinger PR has organized a behemoth of a blog tour for IF YOU STAY, from February 11 until February 22.  Follow along each day to read interviews with me, guest posts from me and interviews with some of the characters from IF YOU STAY.  There will also be prizes.  You can enter a rafflecopter drawing to win one of five signed copies of the book as well as other prizes.  It’s going to be a big party– so check out the schedule below and come join us!

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February 11th

The Bookish Brunette-Interview
Book Briefs-Interview with Pax’s Dad

February 12th

RELEASE DAY LAUNCH

Hypable
Fangirlish
I Love Indie Books
Hackaroo Reviews
The Autumn Review
A Good Addiction
Bound By Books
The Bookish Babe
Insightful Minds
I Read Indie
Book Blogger Mom
Ladybug Storytime
The Book Goddess
Dream Within A Dream
Madison Says
Totally Booked
Whirlwind Books
Roxy Kade
Defiantly Deviant
The Love of Film & Novels
Book Nerd
Vamp and Stuff
Shhhh…Mom’s Reading
Mostly YA Book Obsessed
Moosubi Reviews

February 13th

Globug & Hootie
Always YA at Heart-Interview

February 14th

Books Over Boys-Guest Post
Book Whisperer-Guest Post

February 15th

Bound by Books-Interview with Mila
Insightful Minds-Guest Post

February 16th

Novel Thoughts Blog-Excerpt
Magnet 4 Books-Interview

February 17th

I Love Indie Books-Interview
Stuck in YA Books-Guest Post

February 18th

3 Chicks & Their Books-Excerpt
Crazy Book Chicks-Interview with Pax

February 19th

I Read Indie-Top 10 Interview
Hackaroo Reviews-Guest Post

February 20th

The Life of Fiction-Review
Total Bookaholic-Interview

February 21st

Reader Girls-Interview
The Autumn Review-Guest Post

February 22nd

Book Hook-Up-Interview
Books, Books, Books-Excerpt

Holiday with Hotties: Quinn

12 Dec

Welcome to day 4 of Holiday with Hotties!  Woot!

Remember, collect the letters from each post this week and enter the final phrase on the last day of the contest (Sunday) in order to enter to win the Christmas prize pack from me.  :)

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Today, I have Quinn McKeyen from Mia’s Heart  (Book 2 of The Paradise Diaries) with us.  Yayyyyy.   I love Quinn for several reasons.  He’s from my homestate, Kansas, and he is a sexy-as-all-get-out cowboy.  Reminds me of home.  Plus, he’s sweet, witty, loyal and did I mention hot?  This is how I picture Quinn:

Quinn

He’s a down-home country boy with all of the charm that goes with it.  And Mia Giannis falls for it hook, line and sinker.  The problem is… she also falls for her good friend Gavin Ariastasis.  Hey, don’t judge.  There was an earthquake, she was injured and lost her memory (temporarily) and everything was a mess.  You can’t blame a girl for being confused.

I do have Quinn here today, but I can’t talk about anything spoilerish with him.  Mia’s Heart just came out a short time ago and I don’t want to ruin it for those who haven’t read it.  So… we’ll talk about Christmas.  And maybe a little about Kansas.

Me:  Hi Quinn!  *gives him a hug*  It’s so good to see you today– both because I have missed you and because you remind me of home.

Quinn:  *grins and hands me a bouquet of sunflowers*  I thought you might be a bit homesick.  So I brought you a little piece of home.

Me:  *squeals and hugs him again*  Thank you!!  You are so sweet.  *I settle into a chair*  Okay.  Can you tell me how you’ve been?

Quinn:  I’ve been great.  Really, really good.  Life is really looking amazing right now.  I’m picking out colleges, I’m going home for a week to see my mom for Christmas so I’ll hopefully see some snow.  I think Caberra is amazing, but I do miss the snow.

Me:  Ugh.  I could live forever without another snow day. But that’s just me.  What’s your favorite Christmas memory?

Quinn:  Hmm.  Oh, I know!  My horse back home, Jupiter’s Jewels, was born on Christmas Eve when I was fourteen.  It was the best Christmas present I can remember.  He’s been a great horse.

Me:  Okay, so I can’t talk about anything spoilery.  And it’s killing me because I’m dying to ask a hundred questions.  But I won’t.  Instead, I’ll just ask about Caberra at Christmas.  It’s warm there, so is it strange for you to be there during Christmas?

Quinn:  Heck, yes, it is.  They’ve got it all decorated like Christmas, the downtown and the Old Palace and Giliberti House, but without snow, it just doesn’t feel like Christmas to me.

Me:  I’ll probably feel the same way, but that’s not going to prevent me from moving to Florida one of these years soon.

Quinn:  *Laughs*  Hey, aren’t I supposed to be giving out letters for your contest?  I’m told that I’ve got a V and an E.

Me:  *rolls eyes*  Well, the letters were supposed to be hidden in the post, but that’s okay.  Ladies, you heard it from Quinn… today’s letters are V and E.  *laughs while Quinn blushes*

Quinn:  Sorry about that.

Me: No problem.  It’s no big deal.  I’m really glad you came, Quinn.  It’s good to see you.

Quinn:  It’s good to see you.  I hope you and your readers have a really Merry Christmas!

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So, you heard it from Quinn… the letters from today are V and E.  If you’ve missed the previous posts from this week, you can scroll through them and find the previous letters.  Then, on Sunday, put them all together to form a phrase and enter to win.  :)

Tomorrow, we’ll have Shade from Confessions of an Alli Cat here.  I’m looking forward to that. And I’m also a bit nervous.  He asked for a stripper pole to be installed for part of his interview.  Obviously, I said no.  But just the fact that he asked makes me nervous.    :)   And don’t forget… on Sunday, you’ll meet my next leading man and see my next cover.  I’m super excited.  Have a great Wednesday, everyone!

 

Holiday with Hotties: Dante

11 Dec

Eeeep!! For Day 3 of Holiday with Hotties, I have Dante Giliberti here from Dante’s Girl (Book One of the Paradise Diaries).  I thought if anyone could perk us up on a blah Tuesday, it was Dante.

I love Dante. He’s truly one of my fave leading men.   Because I pretty much think that Alex Pettyfer should play pretty much every male lead role on the planet, I picture Dante looking quite a bit like Alex Pettyfer… Alex Pettyfer the preppy good guy, that is.  Not the bad boy Alex Pettyfer (which is also smoking hot).   This is how I picture Dante:

Alex Pettyfer as Dante

*fans self before continuing*

So, back to Dante’s Girl.  Ahem.  And the contest.  Don’t forget– check here every day this week to collect letters hidden in the post.  At the end of the week (on Sunday) put the letters together to form a phrase and enter the phrase to win a Merry Christmas Prize Pack from me!  :)

 

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In Dante’s Girl, Dante and Reece struggled to overcome their differences to be together.  I loved writing it, and I love having Dante here today to hear a bit more from him.  I’ve missed him… and here he is!

 

Me:  Dante!  I’ve missed you.  How have you been?  What are you up to?

Dante:  *flashes that famous grin*  I’ve missed you, too!  I’ve been good.  Reece and I are just getting ready for Christmas, checking into colleges, you know, the normal stuff.

Me:  So you’re still in Caberra?

Dante:  Yes. After we returned to help clean up after the earthquake, we decided to stay through the end of the year.  There’s no place like home.

Me:  What are you going to do for Reece for Christmas?  I’m guessing it will be something big.

Dante:  *grins again*  I don’t know about big, but I’m taking her on a Mediterranean cruise.  I think she’ll like it.

Me:  *green with envy*  I know she’ll like that.  What girl wouldn’t?

Dante:  That’s what I’m hoping.  *laughs*

Me:  Does it ever get tiring being so perfect?  (The words are out before I can help it).

Dante:  *laughs good-naturedly*  I’m so not perfect.  Just ask Reece.  Or Gavin.  They can tell you.

Me:  Speaking of Gavin, how is he?  After the whole debacle with Mia and Quinn, I’ve been worried about him.

Dante:  He’s fine.  That’s one thing about Gavin.  He always bounces back.

Me:  Whew.  That’s good.  I’ll stop worrying now.  Dante, it’s been amazing to have you here.  I hope you and Reece have a beautiful Christmas and that you get into the college of your dreams.

Dante:  *smiles*  *my knees go weak*  Thank you, Courtney.  I hope you have a Merry Christmas, too.

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So there you have it.  A word from Dante himself and two more letters for the contest.  Check back tomorrow to hear from Quinn (from Mia’s Heart).  Have a great Tuesday!

 

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