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

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.

20 Tips for Visiting DisneyWorld

So, if you follow me on social media, you know that I love Disney. My family and I go there often, and in fact, my husband and I even go there for dates.  We’re large children at heart, apparently.

Since we live in Central Florida now, we have annual passes– which means that I’m very experienced at some tricks for making your visit more enjoyable.  I thought I’d share!

  1.  Make sure you have the Disney App.  It allows you to make fast passes, dining reservations, check wait times, etc.
  2. Make fast passes on your app or computer.  You get to make three at a time, and when you’ve ridden all three attractions, you can make new fast passes at a kiosk.  It’s more convenient to get a magic band, rather than using your plastic card ticket.

magic bands

3.  Look for the “hidden mickeys”.  They are hidden in various places throughout the park– in the form of paint rings, sculptures, rock art, etc.

Hidden Mickeys

4.  Make Fastpasses for rides like The Mine Train, and Peter Pan (Magic Kingdom), and Soarin’ (Epcot) as far in advance as you can.  They sell out fast, and the stand-by lines reach 80 minutes regularly.

5.  If it’s your birthday, stop by guest relations and get a birthday button.  Cast members will be wishing you a Happy Birthday all day long– which makes your day even more special.

6.  If you’re a woman, and don’t absolutely need to take your purse in, don’t.  Then you can skip the bag check lines at the gate.

7.  The best place to see tons of princess is the Breakfast buffet in Norway.  Plus you get yummy food for Breakfast!

Norway breakfast

8.  I personally think the best times to go to D-World (in terms of lighter crowds) are September, November and February.   Christmas, Spring Break and Summer are crazy busy.

9.  It’s ALWAYS least busy at night.  We like to make fast-passes for the evening, and arrive at 6:00-ish and stay til 11:00-ish.  If you’re a fireworks fan, they put on the best show– every night.

10.  Ride lines are shorter during parades.  So if you’re not the biggest parade fan (we’re not), then skip the parade and hop on rides.

11.  At Epcot, ride the Spaceship Earth in the afternoon or evening. Since it’s right inside the gate, many people will get in line as they go in, and stand there for a long time.  So skip that one and ride it on your way out- or make a fast-pass.

spaceship earth

12.  There’s an entrance to Animal Kingdom through Rain Forest Cafe. So if lines are really long, cut through the restaurant.

13.  Best places to eat at Animal Kingdom:  Tusker House, and The Yak and the Yeti.  Both places are fairly expensive, but delicious.

14.  The Beast’s castle in Magic Kingdom is awesome– and it contains the Be Our Guest restaurant.  You need reservations for dinner (and make these months ahead of time), but you can usually walk in for lunchtime.  Make sure you get the Gray Stuff (Master’s cupcake) for dessert. It’s delicious!

beast's castle

15.  Don’t overlook riding the People Mover in Tomorrowland.  It’s a great way to rest your feet, cool off, and see attractions. We ride it every time.

16.  One of my favorite roller-coasters ever is the Rock n’ Rollercoaster in Hollywood Studios.  Try to make a funny face during the take-off, that’s when they snap the picture.  It accelerates so fast, that I can never manage to keep my eyes open during the beginning.

Rock n Roller Coaster

17.  If you go during winter months, truly– pack a jacket.  You think that Florida never gets chilly, but it does at night, and especially if it rains.  Pack a small umbrella, too.

Mine Train

18. Wear comfortable shoes, and take a ponytail holder.  I know it’s tempting to want to look cute– you’re on vacation, I get it.  But trust me, it’s humid here.  You might spend an hour curling or straightening your hair, but the humidity is going to spoil it within an hour.  Wear a ponytail or mom-bun.  And skip the fancy sandals.  Wear tennis shoes.  Thank me later.

19.  Don’t skip the Hall of Presidents at the Magic Kingdom. The presidents are so lifelike.  It’s a great ride to go on when it rains.

20.  When you ride Thunder Mountain– if you like to go faster, sit toward the back. If you like to go slower, sit at the front.  You can request that of the person placing you in line.

thunder mountain


Most of all, keep hydrated and have fun.  It’s going to be busy, it’s going to be crowded.  But it IS the happiest place on earth.

DisneyWorld arch

Cougar Chronicles Sequel!!!! Finally!!

(Yes, finally!)



Whenever I have signings, one of the most commonly asked questions is WHEN WILL CONFESSIONS OF AN ALLI CAT HAVE A SEQUEL??  Yes, it’s usually spoken in all shouty caps.

I know.  Alli Cat was released in 2012, and It’s now 2016.  BUT!! Time is just a number, like age, because TODAY, the sequel is released.

If you want to read Sara’s story– it’s here, it’s here, it’s here!



Our definition of Cougar:

A sexy, confidant woman who knows who and what she wants.

This is Sara’s story.

She’s fiery, sassy and explodes at any given second.

She’s sexy, funny and wildly inappropriate.

She pokes holes in eggplants,

And has an obsession with penises.

She might be a train-wreck,

but she sure has fun before she crashes.



Also, just in case you haven’t read Confessions of an Alli Cat, it’s on sale for three days.. from now until April 26th.  If you enjoy wildly inappropriate things, you need this book in your life.



I hope you enjoy the sequel.  I’m sorry it took so long to write.  But I do plan on writing other novellas in the Cougar Chronicles.  They’re a fun break from reality— a chance to laugh at ridiculous things.  Have fun with them!

Have a great weekend!