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The One Where You Can Join My Team!

As we near the launch of my new Rusk University series and the release of All Lined Up on May 13th, I’ve been thinking a lot about introducing these new characters and this new world to my awesome readers. Such a huge part of the series is the football team as a whole. Sure, they play football and all that, but there’s also a lot going on with them behind the scenes. Dating drama, scandal drama, competitive drama. ALL KINDS OF DRAMA.

Teamwork is such a huge part of the story, and so much of publishing is about teamwork too. I have people behind me like my editor, agent, and publicists. More than that though, I have you guys. You’re the driving force behind everything that happens with my books, and none of it would be possible without you.
So, I thought it was time to make that team official.
I want YOU on the Rusk University Street Team! Yes, You!
What is a Street Team? (Great question!)
A street team is the ultimate set of super readers. I’m looking for people who’ve read all my books, and love my characters, and are eager for my next fictional journey! A street team helps spread the word about an authors books– online, in person, and IN SPACE. (Okay… maybe not in space, but you get the idea.) In exchange for all that support, you basically become my people. You get all the inside info, special stuff, and tacklehugs and tequila if I ever meet you in person (The tequila is optional. The tacklehug is not.)
Interested? Here’s some more details.

Here’s what’s in for you:

  • Exclusive giveaways ONLY for street team members. ARCs, Swag, Signed copies, and other special stuff. Your odds of winning are MUCH better than when competing with the masses.
  • Exclusive content and news. When a new book is releasing or I’m writing a new project, you guys will be the first to hear about it! You’ll also be the first people I torture tease with excerpts!
  • Swag for you! Swag for your friends! Swag for strangers you bombard on the street! You shall be the swag queens (or kings… I’m looking at you, rare and exotic male fan).
  • Every active street team member’s name will appear in the acknowledgments of my books. Show all your friends how important and beloved you are!
  • Membership in the exclusive Street team facebook group! Here you can chat with other fans, brainstorm promotional ideas, and hang out with me! I’ll pop in for exclusive street team chats and hang outs. Not to mention I might pick your brain about books and characters you’d like to see. πŸ˜‰
  • One extra lucky Street Team member will get to join me as my assistant at an upcoming signing after the release of the book! I’ll take care of your flight and hotel, and we’ll just hang out, meet book people, bask in our awkward goodness.
As a street team member, there’s lots of things you can do to help my books succeed. You don’t have to do all of these, but these are some ways that the team can show their support.

In person you can…

  • Talk the books up and share promo material with friends, family, co-workers, and bookclubs. You can even drop off promo materials at bookstores, libraries, coffee shops, etc. 
  • Buy my books the first week of release, which helps it get more visibility, thereby selling more books
  • Ask your local library to order my books. Give the librarians the title, name and publisher of each book. In the same vein, ask your local bookstore to stock my books if they don’t already. 

Online you can…

  • Share your (honest) review/rating of the book via Amazon, iBooks,, and Goodreads. I can’t even begin to express how big a deal this is in terms of discoverability for new books. 
  • Share interviews, reviews, cover reveals, and other promotional events across your social media and online platforms (Blogs, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, etc)
  • Spread the word about my books to your online friends and followers. 
  • “Like” my books and me on &
  • Like, Retweet, and Share whenever/whatever you can!
  • Recommend the books on Goodreads and elsewhere. As readers, you wield so much influence. And every little bit helps! 
Many of you already do so much of this already, for which I am IMMENSELY grateful. These little things really do go a long way to helping a book succeed! You guys are THE BEST.
So if you love my books and are looking forward to All Lined Up (check out the goodreads page here), I’d love to have you on the team! If you want an idea of what the book will be like, you can read an excerpt here!
To apply to be on the team, fill out the information below. Because team members will receive goodies and extras, there’s a limited number of spots available. So, make your applications count! We’re looking for the most excited fans who are eager to help out!


We’ll be announcing the final team sometime the next day on FRIDAY, MARCH 7TH!
Fill out the information below, and I CANNOT wait to meet you guys and have some of you join to Rusk Team!

*Application window is now closed*



  • Ambyr

    February 27, 2014 at 7:55 PM

    Street teams are a great idea. Getting your fans involved makes them feel that they have a personal stake in the success of the book/series. Way to go, Cora. You’re one smart cookie!
    Ambyr (See you at Book Bash!!!)

  • Mary Codling

    February 27, 2014 at 9:14 PM

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to join your Street Team! It truly love your work and hope I make the cut!

  • LoonyAlana

    February 27, 2014 at 10:14 PM

    *crosses finger and clicks heels together three times*

    Although, regardless of making the street team, I’m SO down with tequila shots and tackle hugs at the Austin Book Fest… just sayin’

  • Rachel M

    February 28, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    I would be soooooo excited to be a part of your Street Team–adore your books!

  • Book Babblin

    March 1, 2014 at 5:56 PM

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  • Kylee Beck

    March 1, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    Avid Cora Carmack book fan! Excited for this opportunity! Here’s to hopin’ I make the cut!!! *cheers*

  • Frances

    March 1, 2014 at 6:22 PM

    Hoping to be part of this team. I can’t wait to receive my Seeking Her copy next week!!!

  • Laura Heinzmann

    March 2, 2014 at 3:14 AM

    So sad I missed this opportunity. Guess that’s what I get for not being on line for awhile. Good luck to everyone that entered.

  • Laura Heinzmann

    March 2, 2014 at 3:14 AM

    So sad I missed this opportunity. Guess that’s what I get for not being on line for awhile. Good luck to everyone that entered.

  • Wendi

    March 4, 2014 at 12:02 AM

    The release is on my birthday! Yay, happy birthday to me! πŸ™‚

  • christley perez

    March 5, 2014 at 2:15 AM

    I would love to be on your street team. I have the desire but not enough time to really participate in your street team activities!! I will support you as much as I can on social media. I have all your books… I just got my paperback copy of seeking her! Can’t wait to read it πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to meet you again in September at the Chapter by Chapter Book Rave!! YAy!!

  • christley perez

    March 5, 2014 at 2:17 AM

    hey Laura! the application deadline is on thursday Mar 6,2014. You have 2 more days!!

  • Kat N

    March 5, 2014 at 5:37 AM

    Thank for this opportunity! I hope that I can help the best way I can!!!!

  • Tee

    March 5, 2014 at 5:21 PM

    Thank you Cora for the opportunity of being on such a street team! Congrats on the new book πŸ™‚ This gives me another book boyfriend to add to my book shelves.


    March 6, 2014 at 10:12 PM

    If you ask my family, my friends, and those that know me best, they will tell you that I excel in all things procrastination. This would explain why I applied with less than an hour to spare. Regardless, I am excited for the possible opportunity and even more excited for your upcoming book!

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