Saturday, September 29, 2012

Promotional Event (Guest Post+Giveaway): OF BLOOD AND BONE by Courtney Cole

Title: Of Blood and Bone
Genre and Age Group: (Ex. Fantasy/YA): Women’s Contemporary/Dark Romance
Author: Courtney Cole
Release date: September 16
Links: Website | Amazon |

Love is dangerous…

“I’m a monster, Eva. There is no saving a monster. But I love that you want to try.”
My heart constricts at the expression on his face. He has no hope for himself, so I have to hope for him.
“You’re not a monster,” I argue softly. “You’re a man, Luca. A man like any other, you’re made of blood and bone.”

As a little boy, Luca Minaldi was told he was a monster.
As an adult, he knows it is true.

He lives in Malta, a fairytale-like place filled with sunshine and sea, beauty and secrets. And Luca’s darkest of secrets is the best kept of them all.

Eva Talbot is spending the summer in Malta to finish up her doctoral dissertation. When she meets Luca, a mysterious and handsome shipping tycoon, there is an instant attraction, a disturbing and beautiful energy that she has never felt before. But she senses the darkness that lives within him.

Eva is hired to care for his mother, who suffers from dementia, but it is Luca who Eva will eventually risk everything to save. Her life becomes a swirling chaos of darkness and romance, of secrets and mystery. And the question that emerges will become the most important answer of all.

Can she save Luca from the darkness that plagues him without losing herself?

The answer is a matter of life or death.

Courtney Cole as You’ve Never Seen Her

So, you may know that my Twitter handle is @CourtwritesYA. The YA, of course, stands for Young Adult. I’ve written ten books and all of them are YA and NA. EXCEPT for my newest release, Of Blood and Bone.

What the heck? Courtney Cole wrote adult fiction?? This seems to be a common question that I’m hearing this past week or two. And the answer is…. Heck yeah, I did. Of Blood and Bone contains a LOT of adult content…racy sex, seduction, violence. There’s even some blood. You know, the good stuff. And it is not PG-13 in any way, shape or form.

Why did I do this? Well. Simply put… I wanted to.

One day, a couple of years ago, I was watching Dexter (the Showtime series about a serial killer) and for some reason, a storyline popped into my head about a woman who fell in love with a serial killer. The more I thought about it, the more I tweaked it. It would be a dark romance, not a thriller. The MC wouldn’t be a serial killer, but he would be someone with dark issues. He would be good on the inside, but he would be ‘damaged’ and he would hate himself because of this ’affliction.’ I eventually decided that he would have some sort of a Dr.Jekyll/Mr.Hyde complex. The story kept evolving.

And eventually Of Blood and Bone was born. But I didn’t write it right away. I put it off because it is so not something a YA writer should write. To do it up the right way, it should contain everything that YA shouldn’t.

But with the release of so much darker stuff this year, I decided that now was the time. And so I wrote it. And I love it. In my opinion, it’s the best thing I’ve done so far. The two things that I hear the most about it are: “Wow! I’ve never seen Courtney Cole like that!” and “It was amazing-- I thought about that book for days after I read it.” Both things make me smile…because you truly haven’t seen Courtney Cole quite like this.

(3) Swag Packs that includes a $10 Amazon gift card, a t-shirt, as well as misc. 
Courtney Cole swag. 
Open to US/Canada. 
Giveaway ends 10/6/2012


  1. Wow, this sounds amazing. Thanks for posting about it. Putting on my TBR list NOW!

  2. Of Blood and Bone sounds like my kind of read! I like how Courtney Cole got the idea for writing this book from watching an Episode of Dexter and how it evolved from there. Thank you for the giveaway, this book is on my wish list!

  3. The promotions; event giveaway is shared on the post here. Know all about it

  4. The idea is very cool and different. How do you manage all this?


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