Chelsea Fine’s BEST KIND OF BROKEN – Excerpt Blast!

We’re sharing an excerpt from Chelsea Fine’s BEST KIND OF BROKEN! BEST KIND OF BROKEN is a New Adult contemporary romance and the first book in her new Finding Fate Series, published by Grand Central Publishing (an imprint of Hachette). It is being released on March 4th, 2014 and something you need to add to your TBR pile ASAP!


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Pixie and Levi haven’t spoken in nearly a year when they find themselves working―and living―at the same inn in the middle of nowhere. Once upon a time, they were childhood friends. But that was before everything went to hell. And now things are… awkward.

All they want to do is avoid each other, and their past, for as long as possible. But now that they’re forced to share a bathroom, and therefore a shower, keeping their distance from one another becomes less difficult than keeping their hands off each other. Welcome to the hallway of awkward tension and sexual frustration, folks. Get comfy. It’s going to be a long summer.



“I will pee on your bed.” This is my big, scary threat.

Levi used all the hot water again this morning, so I marched into his room in a rage.

I never go into Levi’s room. It’s a personal rule of mine. Our relationship—if you can even call it that—works because it’s simple. We never talk about the past. We sometimes argue. And we always stay out of each other’s business.

But here I am, in the business of Levi’s room, gripping my towel as cold, wet hair drips down my back. I haven’t had a hot shower for four days. Four days. This nonsense has got to stop.

“You seem stressed.” Levi, whose jeans are so low on his bare hips that I can tell he’s going commando, tilts his head. “You know what you need? A nice hot shower…oh wait.” He gives me an impish smile.

I might just pee on his bed right now.

“Joke all you want, Levi. But the next time you’re out fixing a broken window or a fire alarm, I will sneak into your room and pee on your bed.”

I’m dead serious here. And yes, I know it’s completely childish for a nineteen year-old to threaten such a thing, but I’m fresh out of maturity this morning. If I don’t get a hot shower tomorrow, I really will pee on his bed. Or at least find a cat to come pee on his bed. But either way, there will be urine on his sheets and I won’t feel bad about it.

The impish smile grows. “I can think of better things for you to do in my bed, Pix.”


If his plan was to make me uncomfortable by flirting with me, it totally backfired. Because the second those words left Levi’s mouth, his body stiffened in awareness and the space between us became electric. So now we’re staring at each other’s lips and we’re both breathing heavier than necessary, and neither of us is really dressed.

I shift in my towel and feel the material slip a bit as I pull my eyes from his mouth and try to coax my face into a look of something less come-and-get-me and more ew-you’re-pathetic.

I’m gearing up for my comeback—which will be brilliant and kick-ass as soon as I nail it down—when his eyes drop to my chest, and all the air leaves the room.

He’s not looking at my cleavage.

He’s looking at the raised red scar peeking out from the top of my towel. The scar that cuts diagonally across my torso, running from my left hip bone to the top of my right breast. The scar I normally keep hidden under strategic shirts and dresses.

It’s hideous and jagged, but I don’t hide my scar because it’s ugly. I hide it because it’s a reminder of pain and loss. And Levi’s eyes are fixated on it.

Pain. Loss.

My heart starts to pound and I no longer care that my shower was cold or that we have weird sexual tension. I don’t care about Levi’s forearm muscles or the way the bathroom smells like his soap.

I care about my scar and what it means. It hurts me. It hurts him.

It’s the only thing we still have in common, the only thing we absolutely avoid, and now it’s glaring at us; marked on my skin in permanent red; rising along with each of my breaths.

The horror in his eyes has me hollowed out and helpless, and I have no words. I numbly turn and head down the hall to my room, shutting myself inside a millisecond before my body starts to shake. I lean against the door and try to take a deep breath.

I’m fine.

I’m fine.

I hear Levi’s bedroom door slam closed with a heavy thud and the vibration runs down the wall and shakes against my back.

He’s not fine.

I’m not fine.


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Author PhotoAbout Chelsea Fine:

Chelsea lives in Phoenix, Arizona where she spends most of her time writing stories, painting murals, and avoiding housework at all costs. She’s ridiculously bad at doing dishes and claims to be allergic to laundry. Her obsessions include: superheroes, coffee, sleeping-in, and crazy socks. She lives with her husband and two children, who graciously tolerate her inability to resist teenage drama on TV and her complete lack of skill in the kitchen.










Courtney Cole’s BEFORE WE FALL Release Day

Courtney Cole’s amazing new Beautifully Broken Series novel, BEFORE WE FALL, is out today and we are excited to join in the release day launch for it. BEFORE WE FALL is a steamy, shocking and a Contemporary Romance you are not going to want to miss! Dominic Kinkaide is a bad boy that will keep you screaming for more. So check out what we have for you today and then enter to win in the release day launch giveaway-“A Night With Dominic Kinkaide” Basket of Goodies! There’s also a fantastic excerpt for you to check out!



Are you feeling warm yet?”

I watch his lips as he speaks the words, husky and low.   His lips are full, yet manly and suddenly I ache to lean over and press mine to his, to touch them in any way that I can.

But I don’t.

Because I’m not a girl who gets used.  Not anymore.

 “No, not at all.”

But Dominic takes that as a challenge.  He’s not used to hearing the word no and he’s not about to start now.  I see that in his dark eyes a scant moment before he dips his head and consumes my mouth.

I say consume, instead of kiss, because that’s what he does.

He consumes me.

His lips are fiery and hot and he kisses me with a fierceness that touches a secret part of me; moist, hot, firm, sexy.  I want to inhale him, to suck him down.  I vaguely feel his hands on my back, his warmth emanating through my clothes, his hardness pushing into my softness.

I’m breathless when he pulls away.

“What about now?”

For the life of me, I’m afraid to answer that.  Instead, I pull away, just a bit, just enough that there is some space between us, but I can still absorb his warmth.   As my teeth chatter, both from the cold and from the suddden absence of his lips, I answer.

“I’m good.”

He laughs, a husky, low, naughty sound.

“Oh, I’m sure of that.”

And just like that, I’m drawn back in… in toward his sexy smile, his arrogant gaze and his knowing smirk.  He’s bad for me.  Very bad for me.   I’ve got to remember that.

He will decimate you, I tell myself.

But my problem is, every time I look into his dark eyes and see the mysterious things that lurk there, I forget that.   I forget everything that is supposed to matter.



ABOUT BEFORE WE FALL (Book 3 in the Beautifully Broken Series):

Sometimes, one dark moment is all it takes to turn your world black…For 24-year old Dominic Kinkaide, that moment took place on the night of his
high school graduation. One dark incident changed him forever. He’s a hardened
actor now, famous in the eyes of the world, but tortured in his own. He doesn’t
care about much of anything, except for losing himself in the roles that he
plays.23-year old Jacey Vincent doesn’t realize how much her father’s indifference
has affected her. She is proof that sometimes it isn’t one specific moment that
wrecks a person, but rather it’s an absence of moments. She’s like a bird with
a broken wing-strong yet fragile, as she tries to float through life, finding
acceptance in the arms of random guys, one after the other… to fill the void
that her father left in her.

Until she meets Dominic.

After jaded Dominic and strong-willed Jacey are thrown together, his secret and
her issues create a dark and damaged energy that will soon turn their
attraction to each other into an explosive storm.

Even though when the clouds have cleared and the dust has settled, both of them
are almost obliterated… they’ve learned a priceless lesson.

Sometimes, before we fall… we fly.



About Courtney Cole:

Courtney Cole is a novelist who would eat mythology for
breakfast if she could. She has a degree in Business, but has since discovered
that corporate America is not nearly as fun to live in as fictional worlds. She
loves chocolate and roller coasters and hates waiting and rude people.
Courtney lives in quiet suburbia, close to Lake Michigan, with her real-life Prince Charming, her ornery kids (there is a small chance that they get their orneriness from their mother) and a small domestic zoo.


Courtney Cole’s BEFORE WE FALL Book Trailer

**The below trailer is meant for Mature Audiences only and intended for those ages 18+**

We are so excited to share with you the “unofficial” book trailer for Courtney Cole’s BEFORE WE FALL. There is no doubt that Dominic Kinkaide is a broken man. He’ll be making his appearance on your ereaders on December 3rd! And you can pre-order BEFORE WE FALL now so that you get it first. You aren’t going to want to miss this upcoming title from Courtney Cole’s Beautifully Broken Series!

Yes, Dominic is definitely one to watch for…


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Before We FallSynopsis:

In the bestselling tradition of J.A. Redmerski and Jessica Sorensen come the next novel in Courtney Cole’sNew York Times bestselling Beautifully Broken Series…

Sometimes before we fall . . . we fly.

One dark moment was all it took to turn twenty-four-year-old Dominic Kinkaide’s world black. On the night of his high school graduation, a single incident changed him forever, and he became a hardened man-famous in the eyes of the world, but tortured inside. Now all he cares about is losing himself in the roles that he plays.

At twenty-three years old, Jacey Vincent doesn’t realize how much her father’s indifference has affected her. She is proof that sometimes it isn’t one specific moment that wrecks a person, but an absence of moments. She tries to find acceptance in the arms of men to fill the void-a plan that has worked just fine for her, until she meets Dominic.

When jaded Dominic and strong-willed Jacey are thrown together, the combination of his secrets and her issues turns their attraction into the perfect storm. It could change their lives for good-if it doesn’t tear them both apart . . .


Courtney Cole’s IF YOU LEAVE Blog Tour & Release Day Launch

It’s time for Courtney Cole’s IF YOU LEAVE Release Day Launch and Blog Tour!!! We are so excited to bring you this tour and launch. Please see below for the schedule of the blog tour and release day launch, as well as all of the information about IF YOU LEAVE and Courtney Cole!



Blog Tour Schedule

August 5th

The Autumn Review-Excerpt and Review

August 6th

Morning After A Good Book-Review

RELEASE LAUNCH DAY (See below for more information)

August 7th

BookNerds Anonymous-Review
Globug & Hootie Needs A Book-Guest Post and Review

August 8th

The Boyfriend Bookmark-Author Interview and Review

August 9th

3 Chicks & Their Books-Review
#BookNerd-Guest Post and Review

August 10th

Shh Mom’s Reading-Review

August 11th

Hesperia Loves Books-Excerpt and Review
Paulette’s Papers-Guest Post and Review

August 12th

The Book Rat-Guest Post

August 13th

Mundie Moms Guilty Pleasures-Excerpt

August 14th

MangaManiacCafe-Character Interview

August 15th

Harlequin Junkie-Author Interview

August 16th

Books With Bite-Excerpt

August 17th

Novel Thoughts Blog-Character Interview

August 18th

Justin’s Book Blog-Spotlight

August 19th

All Romance Reviews-Review
A Life Bound By Books-Character Interview and Review

August 20th

I Read Indie-Review
Love N Books-Excerpt

August 21st

Books Over Boys-Excerpt and Review
Into the Hall of Books-Guest Post and Review

August 22nd

The Bookish Babe-Review
I Heart Big Books-Character Interview and Review

August 23rd

Book Bitches Blog-Guest Post and Review
Readers Live 1000 Lives-Review

August 24th

Just a Booklover-Character Interview and Review

August 25th

I Love Indie Books-Excerpt and Review
Tiffany Talks Books-Review

Release Day Launch

Refreshingly Riki

Tiffany Talks Books

City of Books

Contagious Reads

Ramblings From This Chick

Tangled Up In Books

Stuck In YA Books

Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance

Roxy Kade


Paperbook Princess

Bibliophile Mystery

Books Over Boys

Happily Ever {Book} Hungover

Talk Supe

Into the Hall of Books

Please Another Book


Reader Girls

A Diary Of A Book Addict

Into the Night Reviews

Ladybug Storytime

Book Bitches Blog

Books, Coffee and Wine

Reviews by Tammy & Kim


Brianna Lee Book Reviews

HEA Book Shelf

SassyCat’s Books Review


The Book Cafe

All Romance Reviews

I Read Indie

Reads and Thoughts

Hackaroo’s Reviews

Random girl book blog

Books Complete Me

A Life Bound By Books

Book Nerds Anonymous

A Dream Within A Dream

Loverly’s Book Blog

Burning Impossibly Bright

Fic Talk

I Love Indie Books

Books Books Books

Live Read and Breathe

Reading Lark After Dark


IF YOU LEAVE Synopsis:

26-year old Gabriel Vincent is a badass hero. Or he used to be, anyway. As an ex-Army Ranger, Gabe never thought he needed anyone. But after one horrible night in Afghanistan scars him in a way that he can’t get past, he needs someone who can help him heal…even if he doesn’t realize it.

25-year old Madison Hill doesn’t need anybody…or so she thinks. She grew up watching her parents’ messed-up abusive relationship and she knows there’s no way in hell that she’s ever letting that happen to her.

They don’t know it in the beginning, but Gabriel and Madison will soon develop a weakness: Each other.

But Gabriel’s got a secret, a hidden monster that he’s afraid Maddy could never overcome… And Maddy’s got issues that she’s afraid Gabe will never understand. They quickly realize that they need each other to be whole, but at the same time they know that they’ve got demons to fight.

And the problem with demons is that they never die quietly.

Courtney Cole Bio:

Courtney Cole is a novelist who would eat mythology for breakfast if she could. She has a degree in Business, but has since discovered that corporate America is not nearly as fun to live in as fictional worlds. She loves chocolate and roller coasters and hates waiting and rude people.

Courtney lives in quiet suburbia, close to Lake Michigan, with her real-life Prince Charming, her ornery kids (there is a small chance that they get their orneriness from their mother) and a small domestic zoo.

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