Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Release Day Blitz and Giveaway: If You Stay by Courtney Cole


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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Be sure to check back on Thursday for our stop on the tour and see Hootie's review of If you Stay PLUS her interview with Courtney Cole!

                     Author 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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  1. This blurb definitely has me curious about what Pax's deal is and what Mila is going to do. Thanks for the post and giveaway!

  2. I want to read If You Stay because I am SO intrigued to learn about Pax's life, the blurb definitely has me hooked.

  3. I just read it on Kindle and I am blown away by how amazing it is! I loved it so much that, even though I have an e-copy, I would love to have a signed copy to put on the shelf with favorite books. Thanks for the giveaway!:)

  4. I'm very intrigued by the synopsis. Plus I love Courtney Cole! Such a fantastic writer :)

  5. It sounds interesting and intriguing :)

  6. I want to read it because I'm addicted to assholes!


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