Monday, February 2, 2015

"VERUM" by Courtney Cole

(NOCTE Book 2)
by Courtney Cole

VERUM is the second book in Courtney Cole's New Adult dark psychological NOCTE trilogy. Also available: NOCTE (ON SALE for $0.99 to 3 February; read my blog post).

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The truth shall set you free.
My name is Calla Price and I’m drowning.
My new world is a dark, dark ocean and I’m being pulled under by secrets.
Can I trust anyone? I don’t know anymore.
The lies are spirals. They twist and turn, binding me with their thorns and serpentine tongues. And just when I think I have it figured out, everything is pulled out from under me.
I’m entangled in the darkness.
But the truth will set me free.
It’s just ahead of me, so close I can touch it. But even though it shines and glimmers, it has glistening fangs and I know it will shred me.
Are you scared?
I am.

Video for Book 1

“So again, I ask you, what do you want from me?” my words are simple, and I don’t know what I’m doing.
Like always.
“That’s a loaded question,” he tells me as I approach and he watches my body as I move. I swallow hard because his expression is heavy and dark, and it’s meant for me.
He’s staring at me like he wants to eat me, and I am once again reminded that he’s a wolf.
“So give me a loaded answer,” I suggest, and my words surprise me and Dare.
What am I doing?
What am I doing?
His eyes widen, then narrow.
Dare practically growls as he yanks me to him, and he’s hard against my body. I sigh into his mouth and he groans.
Sensations blur and conscious thought ceases.
Consequences be damned.
Sweet Lord.
Dare’s tongue plunders my own and I’ve never felt so sexily invaded in my life. God, I’ve missed this. I’ve missed him.
So much,
So much,
So much.
It’s like every nerve ending in my entire body has exploded, like I’m standing on fire, like I’m fire itself.  I’m ore, I’m magma, I’m lava.  I’m melted, I’m the sun.
He’s ignited me.
His hands clutch me, big and strong and splayed against my back, and I somehow feel like I’m balanced in his hands, like he’s holding me steady.
Maybe he is.
Maybe he always has.

Praise for the Book
"Once more, the journey into our heroine’s mind is as exhilarating as it is chilling. We flip those pages frantically, fuelled by curiosity and parched for answers, but nothing is what it seems and, in the end, I felt like my own mind needed a torch to find its way out of the delicious web of secrets that this story weaved so faultlessly. The chilly seaside setting has been replaced by the misty moors of the English countryside, but the atmosphere of these books remains the same, Calla’s sombre surroundings playing as important a role in the story as her own inner battle. From beginning to end, I could not put this book down, absolutely hypnotised by its poetic prose and inconceivable twists and turns, and I am still dwelling on it all." ~ Natasha is a Book Junkie
"To say I'm left gobsmacked by this read is probably a huge understatement because let me tell you..I AM COMPLETELY STUMPED BY THIS ONE. I'm still trying to figure out how to process all my thoughts into words because this read has rendered me speechless by the end of it all. I felt like my world has spun off its axis because there was just no telling which way is up or down. If you think Nocte was all kinds of batshit crazy and if you think you've known it all, just wait till you get to Verum. Buckle up and get ready to walk the fine line between sanity and lunacy. Be prepared to let your mind be obliterated by the truth." ~ Jasmine

"I was blown away by Nocte. But dare I say it, the writing and the story development in Verum trumps the first book. Just when you think you have answers, you're inundated with even more questions. I felt the confusion, the inability to decipher truth from nonsense, even more significantly in this book. It's trippy, there's really no other way to describe it. Courtney Cole's Verum takes the reader on a journey that goes against everything that is natural, forcing the reader to doubt everything they read, see, feel, trust and just wait to see how it all unfolds." ~ Jessica
"OMG!! My brain is frazzled and I am absolutely speechless. I don't know which way is up and which way is down, what is real and what is false, what is true and what is lies...Courtney Cole takes you and does not let you go till the end and you will be left like me, totally and utterly gob smacked. Such a fantastic read, total mind f**k, some questions will be answered but you will have others, I cannot wait to see where this story is going to go. I need Lux NOW!!" ~ Donna - The Romance Cover
"I loooooved it - and I won't say more than that - everything more I could and would want to say about VERUM would be a spoiler!!!! You need to get yourselves to amazon on February 2nd and one-click the hell out of this book!!!!!! And now please Courtney - hurry with book #3 LUX!!!!!!! I need to know how this will all end!" ~ Bianca, BL's Book Blog

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.