Today I’ve got Courtney Cole on The Bookish Brunette… Picking her brain and throwing flamingos!
Hi Courtney!! Thank you for being here, dollface! Are you ready to play 20 Questions???? Okay, more like 10 and change. Dude… it’s better than Truth or Dare right? You’re from KS – you know what I mean. O_O
Haha. I sooo know what you mean! And thank you for having me!
Would you tell us a little about your latest novel, If You Stay?
Pax… YUM. I think, I do in fact, have a thing for guys with an ‘x’ in their name! How do you pick names for your characters??
Is ‘If You Stay’ a standalone novel or will it be part of a series?
As a writer of paranormal and contemporary fiction, which comes easiest for you??
Out of your many books, do you have a fav character? Who is it and why?
If you could trade places with any character in any of your books, who would it be? Why?
Which of your characters is most like you?
What has been the most fulfilling accomplishment to you when it comes to your writing career?
What books would you recommend to fans of your work?
Tell us something totally random about yourself… (like: I collect flamingo paraphernalia… or Someday I want to meet Charlie Hunnan).
Fav book ever: The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom.
Fav song (right now): The Last Time by Taylor Swift and Gary Lightbody. It reminds me of Pax and Mila.
Summer or Winter: SUMMER! (I say this as I look at the two feet of snow in my yard).
Chocolate or Vanilla: Triple Death by Chocolate.
Team Zombie or Team Vamp: Don’t kill me or unfriend me, but Team Vamp. I think zombies are kind of gross. *ducks as Ash throws something at my head*
Thank you so much for having me, sweetpea. You know I love you! And us Kansas girls have to stick together!
*looks around to see if anyone saw the mini ceramic flamingo fly in Court’s direction*
Thank YOU for being here chick!!!! <3
Courtney Cole, Kansas born, and made of awesome, author of IF YOU STAY, a New Adult, Contemporary Romance just released on February 9, 2013!!
[No flamingos were hurt in the production of this post]
Check out my review of Dante’s Girl by Courtney Cole and don’t miss my review of If You Stay, coming soon!
If You Stay by Courtney Cole
Published on: 12/10/2013 by Lakehouse Press
24-year old Pax Tate is an asshole.
He’s a tattooed, rock-hard bad-boy with a bad attitude to match.
But he’s got his reasons.
His mother died when Pax was seven, leaving a hole in his heart filled with guilt although he doesn’t understand why. What he does know is that he and his dad are left alone and with more issues than they can count.
As Pax grew up, he tried to be the kid his father always wanted; the perfect golden boy, but it didn’t work. His dad couldn’t overcome his grief long enough to notice and Pax couldn’t keep up the impossible perfect façade.
So he slipped far, far from it.
Now, he uses drugs and women to cope with the ugliness, the black void that he doesn’t want to deal with. If he pretends that the emptiness isn’t there, then it isn’t, right?
And it’s never more apparent than when he meets Mila.
Sweet, beautiful Mila Hill is the fresh air to his hardened frown, the beauty to his ugly heart. He doesn’t know how to not hurt her, but he quickly realizes that he’s got to figure it out because he needs her to breathe.
When memories of his mother’s death resurface from where he’s repressed them for so long, Mila is there to catch him when the guilt starts making sense. Mila is the one…the one who can save him from his broken troubled heart; from his issues, from the emptiness.
But only if he can stop being an asshole long enough to allow it.
He knows that. And he’s working on it.
But is that enough to make her stay?
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