We are beyond excited to bring you the Release Day Launch for Courtney Cole’s NOCTE! NOCTE is a New Adult dark romantic psychological suspense novel. Hang on tight because this book will blow you away…
Glancing up, I suck my breath in when I find dark eyes connected to mine, eyes so dark they’re almost black, and the energy in them is enough to freeze me in place.
A boy is attached to the dark gaze.
He’s probably no more than twenty or twenty-one, but everything about him screams man. There’s no boy in him. That part of him is very clearly gone. I see it in his eyes, in the way he holds himself, in the perceptive way he takes in his surroundings, then stares at me with singular focus, like we’re somehow connected by a tether. He’s got a million contradictions in his eyes….aloofness, warmth, mystery, charm, and something else I can’t define.
He’s muscular, tall, and wearing a tattered black sweatshirt that says Irony is lost on you in orange letters. His dark jeans are belted with black leather, and a silver band encircles his middle finger.
Dark hair tumbles into his face and a hand with long fingers impatiently brushes it back, all the while his eyes are still connected with mine. His jaw is strong and masculine, with the barest hint of stubble.
His gaze is still connected to mine, like a livewire, or a lightning bolt. I can feel the charge of it racing along my skin, like a million tiny fingers, flushing my cheeks. My lungs flutter and I swallow hard.
And then, he smiles at me.
Because I don’t know him and he doesn’t know better.
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.
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.
*Review copy received from the author for an honest review*
4.5 “kismet” stars
Wow!!! I don’t know whether to applause the author, or be pissed off. LOL!! She just ripped my HEA right out from under me, and left me hanging with NOTHING!!! This is not a story you start with hopes of warm and fuzzy feelings when you are done. But really!!! Did this need to be a cliff hanger?!?!?
“My voice is real. Those voices are not. But it’s getting harder and harder to tell them apart.”
Nocte is a frustrating read…a very emotional and frustrating read. But frustrating in a great way J For me, it was very interesting because this story talks about mental illness. I just finished my psych rotation for nursing school and I felt that Courtney did a great job with the psych part of this story. The whole story is focused on secrets. And I mean the WHOLE damn story!!! I am going to make this review short because I wouldn’t want to even get close to ruining anything on this one.
“All I know is that he’s here, out of the blue today, with his dark eyes and British accent and on a motorcycle, no less.”
Pretty much you’ve got 3 people, Finn, Calla, and Dare. Calla and Finn are twins, and Dare is just Dare. He is mysterious, caring, patient, and hot. Two of them have secrets. And those secrets drove me crazy!! I hate secrets and I was constantly going through scenarios in my head to try and figure it out. I went back and forth, throughout the whole story, about where I thought things were going. And the worst part was, she made me wait till almost the very end!!!
“This isn’t living. Love is stronger than death, Cal and this isn’t living.”
I know I make this sound like I didn’t enjoy this story, but I enjoyed every word of it J Believe me, you want to get your hands on this one as soon as possible!
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.