Date Archive

April 2013

The One with MOAR Books!

So…. I’ve been hinting FOREVER at some SECRET news.

Some EXCITING news. 
And now the time has come to share that news! So…. without further ado…. 
(Okay… maybe a little ado)
This little pretty just posted to Publisher’s Marketplace: 
NYT and USA TODAY bestselling author, Cora Carmack’s novella KEEPING HER, from the perspective of the hero in LOSING IT and his attempts to maintain his happily ever after, again to Amanda Bergeron at William Morrow, in a two-book deal, for publication fall 2013 and winter 2014, bySuzie Townsend at New Leaf Literary & Media.

Did you guys catch that? From the point of view of the hero of LOSING IT? Otherwise known as GARRICK!

YEP. There will be a novella entitled KEEPING HER (which is already available for pre-order) releasing August 13th from Garrick’s POV, and it’s set after the events of LOSING IT. So, for all those out there asking for a sequel… I was listening! And here it is!

We don’t have the official copy for the novella yet, but I’ll give you a quick hint! This book takes place after the epilogue of LOSING IT and involves a little visit to London! 😀

For those unfamiliar with the lingo… a novella is a shorter work of fiction that’s longer than a short story, but not quite as long as a novel. KEEPING HER will be available in ebook format only for $1.99.

And I might point out that this deal is for TWO novellas. The other will be from the point of view of Jackson Hunt, the hero of FINDING IT (who I am OBSESSED with). Go here if you missed my earlier post with details about him and FINDING IT.

Thanks for being patient while I kept this secret! But now the news is out. And between this and my other recent Garrick news, you guys should be able to keep your hot Brit addictions fed for a little while.

<3 <3 <3 you all!

The One about FINDING IT

We’ve passed the 4,250 like mark on Facebook! And that means you guys get a little more info about Kelsey’s book, FINDING IT.

I am SO EXCITED about this book. I’m in edits for it at the moment, and I just love it. IN EDITS. Now, that is saying something.

So, here we go!

FINDING IT by Cora Carmack
Coming October 1st, 2013!

Most girls would kill to spend months traveling around Europe after college graduation with no responsibility, no parents, and no-limit credit cards. Kelsey Summers is no exception. She’s having the time of her life…or that’s what she keeps telling herself.

It’s a lonely business trying to find out who you are, especially when you’re afraid you won’t like what you discover. No amount of drinking or dancing can chase away Kelsey’s loneliness, but maybe Jackson Hunt can. After a few chance meetings, he convinces her to take a journey of adventure instead of alcohol. With each new city and experience, Kelsey’s mind becomes a little clearer and her heart a little less hers. Jackson helps her unravel her own dreams and desires. But the more she learns about herself, the more Kelsey realizes how little she knows about Jackson.


There it is! This book is full of traveling and accents and parties… and Jackson Hunt. 

Gah. I LOVE Hunt. Hard to say… but he might end up my favorite guy so far. SQUEEEE. 

And just so you know… I’ve got a very SPECIAL announcement coming your way on Monday. So, get ready! 


The One That You Guys are Going to Love

So, I have been sitting on this secret for WEEKS. I’ve been cryptically tweeting and probably driving a few of you mad.

 But that ends today! Because today I get to tell you about it! SQUEEEEEEEEE! Who’s excited???!!
Well, here it is. We’re going to be doing something a little special in the weeks leading up to the release of FAKING IT. We’ve devised a super special pre-order campaign with 4 pre-order amount goals. Anytime we reach one of those four pre-order goals, you all get a reward. Want to know what that reward is? 
Oh, you know, just a few special scenes from LOSING IT……….
IN GARRICK’S POINT OF VIEW. 
YEP. THAT’S RIGHT. I’ve written four key scenes from Garrick’s perspective. I know how much you all LOVE Garrick. And I’ve been hearing requests for his pov for ages. So, we decided to do something about it. 
The campaign should begin within the next week or so. We’ll have widgets that you can put on your blog that track how close we are to the pre-order goals. So, if you want to read those Garrick scenes… get ready! As soon as the campaign goes live– preorder! Tell your friends to pre-order! Pre-order as gifts! Every pre-order counts and will get us that much closer to learning more about our favorite Brit. 
I’ll post more info when we get it all squared away, but when I got the go ahead to spill the beans, I JUST COULDN’T WAIT! 
And just in case you thought that was my only secret (pssshhh!). There’s another piece of exciting news that I’ve not announced yet, but should be coming soon. So, make sure you’re following me on social media so you don’t miss it! 

The One Where You Can Get More Cade

Hello my loves!

Good news! We’ve hit 4k on Facebook! And that means a giveaway of FAKING IT. I had intended to give away a copy based on those who shared on Facebook and those that used the #FAKINGITFirst hashtag. Unfortunately, I’m having a little trouble keeping track of those. Especially, on twitter. When I look back through the hashtag, it will only let me go back so far, and I’m pretty sure some are missing. So, rather than leave out the people who tweeted early on, I’ll just be doing an open giveaway again.

So, anyone is eligible to win! Just complete the form below! Open internationally.

Oh, and P.S. at 4,250 likes, I’ll be revealing the blurb for FINDING IT! So, if you want to know what Kelsey’s book is about… you will soon!

The One Where You Can Request FAKING IT

Okay, lovelies.

I’ve been receiving a lot of emails and tweets and messages about advanced review copies of FAKING IT. First, let me say I’m excited and flattered that so many of you are interested in reading Cade’s story. BUT… I have little to no control over who gets advanced copies and who doesn’t. But I did talk to my publicist, and she gave me the okay to do this and allow those interested to request an ARC.

Note: Just because you fill out this form does NOT mean you will receive an advanced copy. We only have a select number of galleys, but I will be passing this along to my publicist, and she’ll use the information provided to select bloggers to receive the galley. Some of you may get a print galley, some an ebook, and some neither. I apologize in advance if you do not get what you want.  I still love you. 

Another note: You MUST have a blog to be eligible for a review copy. Sorry, kids. Thems the breaks. 

And one final note: I’m not putting a deadline on this, but the sooner you submit your info, the more likely you are to get a copy. 


The One with More Teasing

We hit 3,500 likes on Facebook so you guys have earned another FAKING IT teaser! Whoo-hoo!

This teaser is from Max’s POV

The door to Cade’s apartment clicked shut behind me, and I leaned back against it. The wood was cool against my back, and I shivered. My heart thumped radically in my chest. I felt like my blood had been replaced with Red Bull. He stepped toward me, and I felt feverish.

I searched his eyes, and my stomach dipped like I was falling.

I hadn’t even been this nervous my first time.

I hadn’t been this nervous ever.

He fixed his eyes on me, and desire outweighed my fears. The way he looked at me made my skin sing with electricity. It wasn’t just that he made me feel attractive. Any guy on the street with wandering eyes or a good whistle could do that. He made me feel … special, which sounded so damn cheesy that I could choke.  It was true though. I knew myself better by knowing how he saw me. He erased the doubt and the fear and the anger. He made me feel like the melody instead of the accompaniment.

“Are you sure?” he asked.

I couldn’t quite get a handle on his expression. It was full of wanting, but whether he wanted me to say yes or no was unclear. I had no problem adding a little clarity to the situation. Rather than answering with words, I reached down and pulled the white tee up over my head. 


Woot! Max is a spunky little thing, isn’t she? Don’t forget, we’ll be giving away an advanced copy of FAKING IT when my facebook page hits 4,000 likes! 
And FAKING IT is available for pre-order now from all major booksellers. Follow this link to find a picture with links for all the various pre-order places. 
LOOOOOOOVE you guys! 

The One Where We Celebrate

Guess what, friends?

This little beauty, the UK paperback edition of LOSING IT, made the paperback bestseller list in the UK! How awesome is that?? I am astounded, and unbelievably excited! 
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Thank you to all the UK folks who have bought the book. I have loved hearing from you all and seeing the pictures of the book in stores! You rock!
And… that’s not all folks! I have more news! 
German rights to NYT and USA Today bestselling author Cora Carmack’s debut LOSING IT, to Lyx, by Friederike Biesel of Thomas Schlueck Agency, in association with Kathleen Ortiz of New Leaf Literary & Media, on behalf of Suzie Townsend.
LOSING IT is going to be translated into GERMAN! That makes ten foreign rights sales in all… which again… blows my mind. 
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I am just so overwhelmed and thankful to have such awesome fans. And to have a great team of agents behind me that have worked so hard to get my books to as many readers as possible. 
I want to give a quick shout out to the fans that came out to LA this past weekend for the LA Author Event. It was my first official signing, and you guys made it SUCH a blast. Thank you all for waiting in that massive line, and for being so adorable and sweet. And for, you know, giving a damn about little old me. SO. MUCH. LOVE….
TACKLE. LOVETACKLE, that is.  
My next big appearance is at the RT Booklovers Convention in Kansas City at the beginning of May. After that, I’ll be in Minneapolis on May 18!
And for my lovely UK fans who made half of this post possible… I’m working on a possible signing in LONDON! Nothing official yet, but we’re looking at sometime in June. <3 Get excited!
P.S. I still owe you guys a blog post about that awkward occurrence from a few weeks back. It’s coming this week. 🙂

The One All About FAKING IT

OH MY LOVELIES!

So… as a lot of you saw on twitter and Facebook yesterday, The FAKING IT Galleys are in! We only have select number since the book comes out in two months, but my lovely, awesome, generous editor said we could giveaway one copy if we hit 3,000 copies by 5pm yesterday, and WE TOTALLY DID IT!

So, now I’m delivering on that promise! But first, I have to deliver on another promise! Here is your teaser reward for hitting 3,000 copies! This little snippet is from Max’s POV, but don’t worry… it’s all about Cade. 🙂

His face tipped down toward mine, and he breathed, “Max.”

There was hesitancy laden in his voice, and I knew what he was thinking. He was about to get noble. He was going to pull some shit about this not being good for me or me needing time or whatever. He was overthinking something that was so simple.

So I made it simpler for him.

I shifted up on my toes and kissed him.

His resistance must have been thin, because he was kissing me back immediately. The hand under my shirt slid farther up my back until his fingers met my bra strap. He used that arm to pull me up onto my tiptoes. It lined up our hips perfectly, and I moaned into his mouth.

He kissed like he lived—perfectly. 

There it is! And now time for the giveaway you guys earned! *Cough* *Cough* There might be another opportunity coming up VERY soon, so stay tuned to my facebook and twitter! 

*NOTE* EDIT: The giveaway is officially INTERNATIONAL! See, told you my editor was generous! 


The One that Goes On and On and On (with good things though)

Hello my pretties!

Sorry I’ve been pretty MIA as of late, but I’ve been hard at work on the third book in the LOSING IT universe, this one about Kelsey. And I’m happy to say it’s turned into my editor, and I’m just waiting to hear back on edits! And I can’t wait to tell you all about it!!!

What I *CAN* tell you is that it’s set to be released at the beginning of October, four months after the release of FAKING IT. I know four months can seem like a long time, but believe me, it is lightning fast in the publishing world. And Harper Collins has worked really hard to get my work out this quickly. I couldn’t be happier!

So, besides that little tidbit of news, I’ve also got more foreign rights news! LOSING IT (and its two companion novels) have sold in Brazil!!!

Brazilian rights to NYT bestselling author Cora Carmack’s LOSING IT, to Novo Conceito, in a three-book deal, by Joao Paulo Riff at Riff Agency, in association with Kathleen Ortiz at New Leaf Literary & Media on behalf of Suzie Townsend.

How exciting is that?

Also…. we’re only 125 Facebook likes away from your next FAKING IT teaser!!! So, go here and like my page! Tell your friends!
And last… but certainly not least… MY FIRST BOOK SIGNING IS THIS WEEKEND! 
A;LKDJF;A DJFOAJDFLKADFJADLFJALDJOIFAJ!!!!!!!!
I can’t wait! This is what I’m going to do to everyone! LOVE TACKLE!
I mean. *Cough* I’m cool. NO BIG DEAL. 
I’ll be signing with some FABULOUS other authors in Los Angeles, California! The event page is here!  
And then… because I’m a GIANT nerd… 
COME SEEEEEEEEE ME. 
(P.S. My kitty Katniss was SO pissed after this. Especially because this was like the third take). 
(And… last thing… I SWEAR. You guys all saw the FABULOUS and HILARIOUS UK book trailer, right?) 
That’s it! *muah* *muah* *muah*
(Those were kisses… in case you didn’t know). 
In Awkward Love, 
Cora