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.   


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?

Love couple

Day 2 of IYS Two Year Anniversary Shennanigans!


Happy Day two of the Two Year Anniversary of IF YOU STAY!


Today, we’re having a graphic meme contest, which I have to tell you, is usually my favorite of all contests.  I love seeing the artsy things that everyone comes up with!

For today, create a graphic meme using one of these quotes:

  • “She’s a breath of fresh air.  I may be the big bad wolf, but even wolves need to breathe.”
  • “You’ve seen me at my worst.  Maybe you should see me at my best.” “And when are you at your best?” “In bed.”
  • “I need him to breathe.”

You can share the meme on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, but make sure to tag it with #LoveNeverFails so that we can find it when we’re choosing winners.  We’ll choose Three winners next Friday, so this contest will last for a week.  🙂

Good luck!  I can’t wait to see your #LoveNeverFails memes!  🙂

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!


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.

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.  🙂

T and Elle Christmas

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!



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:




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