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Courtney Cole - Mielőtt elbukunk
Ha gyémántra vágysz, ne játssz tovább kavicsokkal Egyetlen pillanat elég volt ahhoz, hogy Dominic Kinkaide világa összeomoljon. Az érettségi előtti estén történtek örökre megváltoztatták őt, amelyek miatt egy kemény és öntörvényű ember lett belőle - a világ szemében ugyan híres színész, valójában egy megtört lélek. A huszonnégy éves férfit már csak az foglalkoztatja, hogy az igazi arcát mások elől különféle álarcok mögé rejthesse. Jacey Vincent huszonhárom évesen nem is sejti, milyen romboló hatással volt rá az apja érzéketlensége. Mindez élő bizonyítéka annak, hogy nemcsak egy pillanat tudja megtörni az embert, hanem a pillanatok hiánya is. Férfiak karjában keresi az elfogadást, hogy megtölthesse a szívét némi melegséggel. Ez a terv egészen jól működik, amíg meg nem ismerkedik Dominickel. Amikor a megcsömörlött Dominic és a karakán Jacey találkozik, a férfi titkai és a nő gondjai a kölcsönös vonzalomból hamar vihart kavarnak. Vajon ebben a viharban egymásba kapaszkodnak, vagy elsodródnak egymástól?
Courtney Cole - Until We Fly
Ex-Army Ranger, Brand Killien, has always been good. A good friend, a good soldier, a good everything. . The problem is, good hasn’t gotten him anything but a crushed heart. So after licking his wounds, he decides to move on. And moving on doesn’t include being good anymore. Bad sounds so much better. Jaded and detached, Brand is determined to never open himself up to anyone again. It’s not worth the pain. Instead, he becomes closed, hardened, aloof. But then he’s called back home for a family emergency… a family that he is estranged from. A family that he put out of his mind a long time ago for very good reasons…reasons that involve secrets and pain. Reasons he tried hard to forget. But home is where the heart is, and it just might be where Brand finds his again. Why? Because home is where Nora Greene is. A fiery, red-headed spitfire, Nora is a thing from his past. A beautiful, feisty thing. When Brand left, she was away at boarding school. But she’s back now. And she wants Brand, scars and all
Courtney Cole - Before We Fall
In the bestselling tradition of J.A. Redmerski and Jessica Sorensen come the next novel in Courtney Cole's New 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 - Verum
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. Nocte Trilogy #2
Courtney Cole - If You Stay
24-year old Pax Tate is an asshole. Seriously. 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? Wrong. 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'd better 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?
Courtney Cole - Lux
LET THERE BE LIGHT. My name is Calla Price and I’m broken. My pieces are all around me, floating on the wind, even as I desperately try to grasp them. Who is dead? Alive? Insane? What is the truth? I don’t know. I do know this: The darkness is strangling me. With every breath, I choke on another lie. My mind has protected me, but that shield will soon be lowered. All will be revealed. Every answer to every question. It’s all been leading to this. Don’t be afraid. Be terrified.
Courtney Cole - Soul Bound
The gods are playing games again and this time it’s going to get ugly. Empusa is the daughter of the goddess of witchcraft and the moon. As a child of the moon, she has all of the ethereal lunar powers that come with it. She is beautiful, vulnerable and strong. But since she is cursed by her father to drink souls and mortal blood, her powers will come back to haunt her… Brennan is the son of Apollo, the god of the sun. As a child of the sun, he is handsome, golden, brave and strong. He’s just learning to harness his own immortal powers, only there isn’t much time… In this second book of the Moonstone Saga, there’s an ugly, twisted storm brewing on Olympus and Brennan and Em are in the center of it. Their powers are conflicting, polar opposites. If they can’t learn to handle their abilities without killing each other, they will kill everyone in the mortal world, as well. Time is ticking and the gods are watching. Who will rise, who will fall and who will be left standing?
Courtney Cole - Guardian
Have you ever had shivers run down your spine for no apparent reason or felt like someone was watching you, even though you were alone? Whitney has. Weeks after her dad died in a drowning accident, sixteen year old Whitney Lane is afraid she might be going crazy, just like her mom. She saw shadows moving along walls, whisperings around corners and blurs of motion from the corner of her eye. But whenever she looked, there was never anything there. Until one day, there was.
Courtney Cole - Necessary Roughness
Nicky Chase was the star Running Back for the New Orleans Sinners. Until he blew out his knee. Playing ball is out. In thirty seconds, Nicky went from being on top to hitting rock bottom. Sophia De Bartoli is the best physical therapist in New Orleans. Her Italian roots have given her a fiery temper, but her Catholic faith has kept her innocent. But then she was hired to make house-calls for Nicky Chase. THE Nicky Chase. He’s known far and wide for his sexy abs, panty-melting grin, and his skill both on and off the football field. But Nicky refuses to leave his house, so no one gets to see him anymore. No one except Sophie. And she gets to see all of him.
Courtney Cole - Dante's Girl
I have spent every summer since I was ten years old with my father in London. Every summer, since I was ten years old, has been uneventful and boring. Until this year. And this year, after a freak volcanic eruption strands me far from home, I have learned these things: 1. I can make do with one outfit for three days before I buy new clothes. 2. If I hear the phrase, “You’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto,” even one more time, I might become a homicidal maniac. 3. I am horribly and embarrassingly allergic to jellyfish. 4. I am in love with Dante Giliberti, who just happens to be the beautiful, sophisticated son of the Prime Minister of a Mediterranean paradise. 5. See number four above. Because it brings with it a whole slew of problems and I’ve learned something from every one of them. Let’s start with the fact that Dante’s world is five light-years away from mine. He goes to black-tie functions and knows the Prime Minister of England on a first name basis. I was born and raised on a farm in Kansas and wear cut-off jeans paired with cowboy boots. See the difference? But hearts don’t care about differences. Hearts want what they want. And mine just wants to be Dante’s girl. My heart just might be crazy.
Courtney Cole - Until We Burn
Dominic Kinkaide does bad, bad things. As a 24-year old actor with the world on a string, not many women tell Dominic no. In a life where no doesn’t exist, he stretches the boundaries between what is right, what is wrong and what is downright depraved. Dark and damaged, Dom wants no commitments. He wants no attachments. He only wants to disappear into the taboo, into a place where he feels something. Anything. But when the aching need to disappear into the darkness is the only thing he has left, Dominic flounders. In a world that is hollow and sexual, without a guiding light or a reason to breathe, Dominic is lost and broken. He knows he’ll never be fixed. So he makes a decision. If he’s going to hell, he might as well make it worth it. ******** UNTIL WE BURN is a novella (book 2.5 in the Beautifully Broken series) intended to introduce Dominic Kinkaide, to enhance the reading experience of BEFORE WE FALL (Book 3). Please note that because Dom's lifestyle is wild, this novella contains graphic content and adult material.
Courtney Cole - The Christmas Dress
An enchanted Christmas dress brings two generations of women together for the magic of the season in this delightful holiday story from author Courtney Cole. One Dress. Two Women. The Magic of the Holiday Season. When hopeful fashionista Meg Julliard must return to her hometown of Chicago to manage her late father’s apartment building, she thinks her dreams of making it in the fashion business are over. Add in her father’s eclectic roster of tenants who all need Meg’s attention (ASAP!), a host of building related disasters, and a handsome handyman she keeps embarrassing herself in front of, and this has all the makings for the worst Christmas she’s ever had. Ellie Wade, one of the building’s longtime residents, is also not feeling the Christmas Joy this year. She is preparing to move into a nursing home (reluctantly), and is in the process of sorting through her belongings to downsize. Every corner of her apartment holds memories, some good, some bad. But there’s one dress she hesitates to pack up as it represents both the best and worst night of her life. Ellie and Meg strike up an unlikely friendship and the story of Ellie’s dress comes out. Ellie gifts the gorgeous dress to Meg, hoping that it will bring her more luck, on the condition that she wear it to the building’s Christmas party. The dress magically fits, and while it eventually leads to the best night of Meg’s life, it also acts as inspiration for Meg to follow a life-long dream of her own, a dream that will help save the crumbling Parkview West, and restore it to its former glory, and keep it as a safe home for all of the current tenants. The dress and the magic of the holiday season helps both Meg and Ellie find their own happy endings.
Courtney Cole - Saving Beck
Reminiscent of the beloved novels by Mary Kubica and Jodi Picoult comes a chilling portrayal of a son’s addiction and its harrowing effects on both him and his mother from New York Times bestselling author Courtney Cole. _There comes a time when offering your life for your child’s doesn’t work, when you realize that it’ll never be enough._ _The cold needle in his warm vein was a welcome comfort to my son at first. But then it became the monster that kept us apart._ _Heroin lied, and my son believed. It took him to a world where the last year didn’t happen, to a place where his father was still alive. What Beck didn’t understand was that it couldn’t bring his father back from the dead. It couldn’t take away his pain, not permanently._ _You think it can’t happen to you, that your kids, your family, will never be in this situation._ _I thought that too. But you’re wrong._ _Step into our world, and see for yourself._ _Watch my golden boy become a slave to this raging epidemic. Watch me try and save him._ _Drug addiction comes with a price._ _Trust me, you’re not equipped to pay it._ Don’t miss this heartwrenching, evocative, yet hopeful novel—it will leave you forever changed.
Courtney Cole - Ha elhagysz
Kölcsönadnád a szárnyad, ha a másik zuhanna? Gabriel Vincent hadnagy egy háborús hős. Legalábbis az volt. Amióta hazajött Afganisztánból, Gabe képtelen kiverni a fejéből azt a rémálomba illő éjszakát a csatatéren, amely örökre megváltoztatta az életét. Tudja, hogy tönkrement az élete, amit csak sok sörrel és még több nővel tud elviselni. Egészen Madison Hill feltűnéséig. Madison élvezi a szinglilétet. Legalábbis ezt hiszi. Szüleinek tragikus halála után átvette a családi étterem vezetését, és azóta semmi másra nincs ideje. Egészen Gabriel Vincent felbukkanásáig. Noha elsőre fel sem tűnik nekik, Gabe és Madison hamar egymásba bolondulnak. Gabe-nek van egy sötét titka, és attól fél, hogy ha Maddy megtudja, milyen is ő valójában, a nő csalódik benne. Maddy pedig olyan gondokkal küzd, amelyeket Gabe talán nem értene meg. Felismerik, mekkora szükségük van a másikra, de ehhez meg kell küzdeniük az életük démonaival - és a démonokkal az a baj, hogy csak fájdalmak árán tűnnek el. Vajon sikerül helyrehozniuk a múltat, mielőtt elveszítenék egymást?
Courtney Cole - If You Leave
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 - Ha velem maradsz
Nem mindegy, hogy az ágyában vagy az életében A huszonnégy éves Pax Tate egy igazi vadbarom. Tetovált, kőkemény rosszfiú, szemét hozzáállással. Persze minden oka megvan rá: hétéves volt, amikor az anyja meghalt, így Pax magára maradt az apjával, és rengeteg szorongással. Azóta drogokkal és nőkkel próbálja elnyomni a fel-feltörő sötét múltat, amivel nem akar szembenézni, mint ahogy a lelke kongó ürességéről sem vesz tudomást. Ha úgy tesz, mintha nem lenne benne sivárság, akkor nincs is, nem igaz? Tévedés. Amikor megismerkedik a kedves és gyönyörű Mila Hill-lel, úgy érzi, a lány gyógyír lehet a be nem hegedő sebeire. Mila az igazi és az egyetlen, aki megmentheti Paxet saját megsebzett szívétől, akinek hatására megoldhatja a gondjait. De csak akkor, ha a férfi felhagy a szemétkedéssel, és engedi, hogy segítsék. Az öntörvényű Pax mindezt jól tudja, és dolgozik a változáson. Vajon ennyi elég ahhoz, hogy ne veszítse el Milát?
Courtney Cole - Initium
I never knew what the consequences would be. I say that like it’s a defense, an excuse. It’s not. It’s simply the truth. I never knew what he would become to me. Through everything, he’s become everything. My rock, my air, my love. My everything. And then…. Things changed. Because it was wrong. Because sometimes, our sons must pay for the sins of their fathers. Or their mothers. I’m afraid that I’m lost, that I’m damned. After you read this, you’ll probably agree. Really, it doesn’t matter. All that matters is that I save him. Because he shouldn’t pay for my sin. Judge me if you like. But keep reading. This is our beginning. This is where the darkness truly starts.
Courtney Cole - Confessions of an Alli Cat
Thirty-five year-old Allison “Alli” Lancaster has it all—a fabulous job, a beautiful 15 year-old daughter, a hilarious BFF and a gorgeous house with a pool and Jacuzzi in an exclusive Las Vegas neighborhood. What she doesn’t have is a husband, because she kicked her lousy, cheating ex to the curb nine months ago. Since then, Alli has paid her dues with seemingly endless self-improvement and seemingly endless mourning. Now she’s ready to move on and try new things. Alli’s idea of “trying new things” is nothing like that devil-of-a-best-friend of hers. Somehow, Sara, the devil of a best friend, talks Alli into trying out a sex toy, sleeping with a younger man and letting a stranger in a lab jacket put hot wax on a place that should never, ever, ever see wax. And that’s only the beginning. Alli never saw her life going quite like this. She also never thought she’d meet someone else who had the very real potential to change her life forever. But she did. Enter the new guy. He’s gorgeous, refined and mature. He’s also marriage material. But that poses a problem for Alli, who renounced the institution of marriage when she renounced her ex. What’s a girl to do? They say that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. But what the heck happens when you can’t leave Vegas? Well, you spin the wheel, of course. You play the game and let the chips fall where they may. Alli just hopes she can find them all. ******* Caution! Only read this book if you want to laugh and are not offended at adult themes and language. This is not a Young Adult book.
Courtney Cole - Every Last Kiss
Born a goddess. Controlled by the Fates. Can Macy's love for her soul mate survive the bonds of time... and death? 17-year old Macy Lockhart is as far from normal as any one girl can be. The problem is, she doesn’t know it yet. After a bloodstone pendant is mysteriously left on her door, Macy’s life begins to change in ways she’d never dreamed. And while she will eventually come to realize that nothing is ever what it seems, that her life is a tangled web of lies and the Fates themselves pull the strings, for now she is left with only the explanations that they offer her. Macy is led to believe that if she doesn’t return to a previous doomed life, one in which she served as Queen Cleopatra ‘s handmaiden, the fate of the entire world will be threatened in a way that would destroy history as we know it. She learns that she has lived thousands of lives, each one ending tragically…but none as tragic as this one. After returning to ancient Egypt, she is faced with heart-wrenching decisions. Unless she interferes with Fate’s plan, the very thing she was born to protect, her soul mate will die leading Marc Antony’s forces against Rome. Can she really stand aside and watch the love of her life die all over again? In this fascinating novel-length prequel to The Bloodstone Saga, Courtney Cole sets the stage for an epic journey that will have readers holding their breath until the very last page of the very last book has been turned. What would you do if you held Fate in your hands?
Courtney Cole - Nocte
Save me and I'll save you... My name is Calla Price. I’m eighteen years old, and I’m one half of a whole. My other half-- my twin brother, my Finn-- is crazy. I love him. More than life, more than anything. And even though I’m terrified he’ll suck me down with him, no one can save him but me. I’m doing all I can to stay afloat in a sea of insanity, but I’m drowning more and more each day. So I reach out for a lifeline. Dare DuBray. He’s my savior and my anti-Christ. His arms are where I feel safe, where I’m afraid, where I belong, where I’m lost. He will heal me, break me, love me and hate me. He has the power to destroy me. Maybe that’s ok. Because I can’t seem to save Finn and love Dare without everyone getting hurt. Why? Because of a secret. A secret I’m so busy trying to figure out, that I never see it coming. You won’t either.
Courtney Cole - My Peace
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.
Courtney Cole - Soul Kissed
Question: When your mother is a powerful witch and your father is a soul-sucking vampire, what does that make you? Answer: Cursed. With all the beauty and charm of a Siren, but cursed as a blood-sucking succubus, Empusa longs for love and a normal life. Neither of these can ever be hers, because the only thing she brings to anyone she loves is death. Em lingers in the mortal world, hiding from her father and existing in a lonely life. Until she meets Brennan. With golden hair and a radiant smile, he captures her heart and awakens it from slumber. But Brennan is more than he seems. And in a relationship where life itself hangs in the balance, is love ever really enough?
Courtney Cole - Fated
Seventeen-year old Macy Lockhart thought she had it all figured out. As a Keeper in the ancient organization, the Order of the Moirae, she literally holds fate in her hands. She lives over and over in lives that end tragically; all to further the good of mankind as she does her part to control destiny. But there’s one lesson that she hasn’t learned well enough. Nothing is ever what it seems. Startling new revelations about her identity surface and Macy realizes that she’s more important than she ever imagined. As she struggles to grasp her new reality, everyone she loves is threatened. Is she strong enough to save them all?
Courtney Cole - Of Blood and Bone
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 - Princess
Money can’t buy happiness… even in a world that begins with a Tiffany teething ring. Sydney Ross has it made. As the 17-year old daughter of Illinois senator Randall Ross and socialite Jillian Ross, Sydney was born with perfect teeth and a killer trust-fund. Everything about her life is idyllic…the life of a princess. The Ross’ are richer than God and twice as beautiful, the picture-perfect All-American Family. Except that it is all a lie. After a positive pregnancy test, Sydney’s life unravels in the space of just one breath. Life as she knows it is over and survival itself begins to look questionable as life and death literally hang in the balance with each sordid twist that she is dealt. After the shocking climax, Sydney is brought to her knees with one seething question: Who in the world can she trust when no one is who they seem to be?
Courtney Cole - With My Last Breath
Just when Harmonia thought she had saved everyone she loved, the unthinkable happens and her life is shattered... in the space of just one breath. Now, she is left alone to shoulder a challenge, because she alone can fulfill a prophecy and restore Olympus. She knows she can succeed; she is the daughter of gods, after all. But will doing so cause her to lose herself? To find Zeus' sword, she is forced to return to a place that she knows will cause her pain. But she willingly goes in order to save everyone she loves, because pain alone cannot kill her. Or can it?
Courtney Cole - My Tattered Bonds
It is always darkest before the dawn. Harmonia has certainly found this to be true. She has faced more than any one person, goddess or mortal, should ever have to. She has lost her soul mate time after time, lies and deceit have surrounded her and in fact, she has even been misled about her very identity. Yet she has always emerged with strength and grace. But now she will face the unthinkable. Her daughter has been taken and Harmonia will risk everything to get her back. In this epic series finale, all will be revealed. The only question remaining is...Who will be left standing?
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