Monday, November 3, 2014

"NOCTE" by Courtney Cole

(NOCTE Book 1)
by Courtney Cole

NOCTE is the first book in Courtney Cole's New Adult dark psychological thriller trilogy of the same name. This release day blitz is brought to you by Badass Marketing Blog Tours.

Save me, and I'll save you ...
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.

Book Video

Courtney Cole reads the first chapter of NOCTE.

When I first saw Dare, I’d been right. He is something artistic. He’s an artist.
And he’s working on an amazingly beautiful drawing of me.
My breath is suspended as I peer closer, and leaning my forehead against the glass, I study the picture.
His skill is amazing. And the way he’s drawing me is exhilarating.
In the picture, I’m walking away from him, and I’m completely naked except for a pair of high heels.
Breathless, I study the drawing… enchanted with the way he imagines me to be. I’m slender and pale, but pale in a beautiful way, an ethereal way. My hair is long and lush, my muscles curvy and perfect. Through his eyes, I’m feminine and delicate and perfect.
I scan the entire drawing as my cheeks grow hot with the sheer thought that he imagines me like this… that he imagines me naked.
And then my heart stutters and pauses in my chest as I see something.
A birthmark on my side.
The size of a quarter, it’s the color of coffee with cream.
Startled, my fingers subconsciously flutter to my side, to feel the place where the very real, very intimate birthmark lingers on my skin.
How did Dare know?
There’s no possible way he could’ve ever seen that birthmark, unless he’s somehow seen me shower or changing clothes.
He must be watching me.

Want more? Read a steamy excerpt here.

Praise for the Book
"Nocte is flippin' brilliant, absolutely amazing. I'm still thinking about it." ~ Tiffany King, USA Today Bestselling author
"Unlike anything I have ever read before - this phenomenal book quite literally consumed me cover to cover!" ~ Natasha is a Book Junkie
"A haunting psychological suspense, Nocte takes you to the precarious edge between illusion and truth, between madness and sanity, grief and love. You won't want to miss it!" ~ Vilma's Book Blog
"A gripping tale that will leave your heart pounding and your head spinning, Nocte is not a story to miss!" ~ M. Leighton, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author
"Courtney Cole rocked my world with Nocte!" ~ Nyrae Dawn, Bestselling author of Fa├žade
"Nocte is without a doubt one of the best books I've ever read! Courtney Cole is a genius, and this book will stay with you long after you turn the last page." ~ Karpov Kinrade, award-winning, bestselling author
"I love a good mystery that makes me shiver - NOCTE delivered exactly what I was hoping for. Left me guessing, reading late into the night ... it's joined the short list of books I wish I'd written." ~ Patti Larsen, Award-winning author of the Hayle Coven novels
"Nocte is a dark psychological journey, the rare kind of story that leaves permanent marks on your heart and soul." ~ J.L. Bryan, Bestselling author of the Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper series

From the Author
I once considered not writing this story. It was too dark, too twisted, too much, too, too, too.
Obviously, I changed my mind. But I re-wrote in four different ways first, trying to make it different, more easily palatable, softer.
It didn’t work.
So I went back to my original idea, the idea that I loved. The idea that I dreamed about and lived and breathed until it was done the way I wanted it, the way it has to be.
I know you’re capable of reading it. I know you’re capable of putting yourselves back together again when it’s all over. I have faith in you.
Is this story dark?
It is twisted?
At times.
Will it slap you in the face?
Will it have you flipping the pages, trying to figure it out, trying to get to the climax, trying to breathe?
God, I hope so.
I wrote this story the way it needed to be written. I couldn’t sugarcoat it. I couldn’t water it down. It is this way because the story demands it.
I’m not sorry.

About the Author
Courtney Cole is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling novelist who would rather write than eat chocolate. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Business, but no amount of working in the corporate world could quell her urge to write.
Courtney was born and raised in Kansas, home of incredibly friendly people and the most horrendous weather on the planet. Because summer days were so hot, she grew up reading stacks of books ... and when she didn't like the ending, she wrote her own.
Courtney has relocated to Florida where she writes beneath palm trees.

The first 200 people who email Courtney their release day purchase confirmation will receive a postcard with an exclusive clue for book 2 (purchase must be made on day of release - 3 November; US/Canada only).

On release day (3 November) everyone who takes a picture of their e-reader with the NOCTE cover on it and uploads it to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the tags #NOCTE #TheDarknessIsHere will be entered to win an EXTREMELY COOL Nocte-themed prize; there will be multiple winners (US/Canada only)!