December 8, 2013

BEFORE WE FALL by Courtney Cole Blog Tour {Guest Post/Giveaway}

Sometimes, one dark moment is all it takes to turn your world black...

For 24-year old Dominic Kinkaide, that moment took place on the night of his high school graduation. One dark incident changed him forever. He's a hardened actor now, famous in the eyes of the world, but tortured in his own. He doesn't care about much of anything, except for losing himself in the roles that he plays.

23-year 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 rather it's an absence of moments. She's like a bird with a broken wing-strong yet fragile, as she tries to float through life, finding acceptance in the arms of random guys, one after the other... to fill the void that her father left in her.

Until she meets Dominic.

After jaded Dominic and strong-willed Jacey are thrown together, his secret and her issues create a dark and damaged energy that will soon turn their attraction to each other into an explosive storm.

Even though when the clouds have cleared and the dust has settled, both of them are almost obliterated... they've learned a priceless lesson.

Sometimes, before we fall... we fly.

Why I write about the Beautifully Broken
By Courtney Cole

Ha.. I wish I had a long elaborate answer for this question, but to be honest, it’s simple. 

I write stories about broken people because I think that deep down, we’re all a little bit broken in some way. 

In my opinion, it’s pretty much impossible to go through life unscathed.  

Divorce happens, death, break-ups, ugliness, bad decisions…. All of these things form and shape a person. 

Just as the good things do.  Marriages, births, blessings, happiness… these things shape a person too and it’s the juxtaposition of ugly and beautiful that make a person interesting… and that notion is what led to my theory that each one of us is beautifully broken in some way. 

Not a one of us is perfect and there is such sheer beauty in imperfection and scars. 

So that’s why I write about imperfect people. 

I think that each of us finds our own path in life and sometimes, it takes a rugged course.  Each of the stops along the way shapes who we are…. And all we have to do is make sure that that the beautiful outweighs the ugly. 

A short order, right?   Haha.  But anyway.  That’s my answer.  I told you it was simple!    

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 comment:

  1. I like when they are all rough & tough & protective, but deep down, they are the biggest sweetheart, with a heart of gold!! <3