Friday, January 13, 2017

"My Peace" by Courtney Cole

My Peace
(The Beautifully Broken Book 5)
by Courtney Cole

My Peace is the fifth book in The Beautifully Broken series and the continuation of Pax Tate's story in If You Stay. Author Courtney Cole stops by today to share a special guest post about her inspiration for Pax Tate. Also available in this series: If You Stay, If You Leave, Before We Fall, and Until We Fly.

More books by this author: NOCTE (read my blog post), VERUM (read my blog post), and LUX (read my blog post).

Happy endings must be worked for.
Pax Tate used to be an effed up asshole, but you’d never know it now.
He’s got a sexy wife, their own little family, a cozy home, and a successful career.
Everything is perfect.
Until his past rears its ugly head.
Pax will do anything to protect his family, even if he destroys himself in the process.

Praise for the Book
"This is a dark, raw, gritty story. As I turned each page, i never knew what I was going to be confronted with. My eyes may have leaked a couple of times as the story wound its way through all the twists and turns. I wanted, no I needed things to work out for our lovelies. And knowing more about the author's story with her son, and how it relates to Pax's story just made this story feel all the more real. Thank you Ms Cole for bringing us more Pax and Mila, and letting your readers a little more into your life." ~ Janeane, BJ's Book Blog
"Now this is closure if I ever read one." ~ Eleanor (The Book Hammock)

Guest Post by the Author
Dear Readers,
I announced recently that I based the character of Pax Tate on my twenty-two year old son, Gunner.
Gunner is a drug addict. He's currently in rehab, and he's doing well, but it's been a long roller-coaster of a journey to get here.
Pax's personality traits are Gunner's. Even though Gunner's moods have been mercurial because of drugs, deep down he is strong and funny, charming and sweet. I wanted that to come through in Pax.
(Of course, when I'm writing the "sexy time" scenes, I'm definitely picturing Jensen Ackles or Alex Pettyfer in my head. :)
Pax's heart is as deep as the ocean, even though sometimes, he can be an asshole. I think readers realized that in If You Stay, and that book sat on the New York Times bestsellers list for twelve weeks back in 2013.
Readers have asked for more Pax over the years, and it is only now, that I wanted to add more to the story. It is only now that I have come to terms with the fact, based on my son's own life, that happy endings must be worked for.
I hope you love Pax's story.
I wrote it with the ending I want for my own son, one of hope, of happiness and of good health.
I will give anything to make that true.
From my pen to God's ear.
I hope you enjoy the story. Thank you for reading!

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.