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The One Where You Can Meet Dallas and Carson!

Hello my loves!!

I am so, so, SO deep in the writing cave at the moment for book two of the Rusk University series, which if you don’t already know is titled ALL BROKE DOWN.

See what I did there? Here’s a hint… Book three will start with the word All, too. 🙂

Anyway, I’m in that final hibernation phase of writing a book where I feel a little like this.

But I’m trucking along. I just wanted to pop in and tell you that today was the massive Excerpt release organized by Inkslinger PR and William Morrow Books. Tons of blogs have participated, posted the excerpt, and talked about All Lined Up, including some street team members who have already read the book and *might* share some of their insight. 🙂 I’ll be retweeting posts all day on Twitter if you want to go check them out. 
But I’m also posting the excerpt here for you guys to read! And just to make things a little interesting, I’m posting a giveaway, too! Stay tuned after the excerpt for giveaway details! 
In case you need a refresher on All Lined Up and the Rusk Series… 
ALL LINED UP Synopsis:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cora Carmack follows up her trio of hits—Losing It, Faking It, and Finding It—with this thrilling first novel in an explosive series bursting with the Texas flavor, edge, and steamy romance of Friday Night Lights.

In Texas, two things are cherished above all else—football and gossip. My life has always been ruled by both.

Dallas Cole loathes football. That’s what happens when you spend your whole childhood coming in second to a sport. College is her time to step out of the bleachers, and put the playing field (and the players) in her past.

But life doesn’t always go as planned. As if going to the same college as her football star ex wasn’t bad enough, her father, a Texas high school coaching phenom, has decided to make the jump to college ball… as the new head coach at Rusk University. Dallas finds herself in the shadows of her father and football all over again.

Carson McClain is determined to go from second-string quarterback to the starting line-up. He needs the scholarship and the future that football provides. But when a beautiful redhead literally falls into his life, his focus is more than tested. It’s obliterated.

Dallas doesn’t know Carson is on the team. Carson doesn’t know that Dallas is his new coach’s daughter.

And neither of them know how to walk away from the attraction they feel.

And now it’s giveaway time! I’ll choose 5 winners to receive Cora Carmack swag packs that include:

*Signed ALU postcard
*Signed Losing It Series Bookmarks
*Rusk University bottle opener w/ quote from the book
*Rusk University sticker
*”Awkward people need love, too” bracelet

Open Internationally. Enter via Rafflecopter below! Thanks for reading guys!

Remember to add All Lined Up on Goodreads and Pre-order your copy today!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  • Feña Miau

    April 2, 2014 at 10:14 PM

    Awesome! Thank you for the chance. So exited for this book


  • Kim Baker

    April 2, 2014 at 10:15 PM

    I’d jump from a second floor balcony to get away from any number of my ex boyfriends. 😉


  • Ella Hickman

    April 2, 2014 at 10:17 PM

    I would jump off a balcony to get away from someone who was trying to kill me..I’d do it in style with a back flip or something. I’d rather kill myself than have someone else do it, I win 😉


    • Ella Hickman

      April 2, 2014 at 10:18 PM

      This is from Nicole Hickman…not Ella, ooooops!


  • Vangelina

    April 2, 2014 at 10:17 PM

    I don’t know what to get away from but I know is jump off for Hot Cheetos and gorgeous me.


  • Shannon Palmer

    April 2, 2014 at 10:25 PM

    This is awesome! can’t wait for it to come out!


  • Sarah Todd

    April 3, 2014 at 12:13 AM

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  • Sarah Todd

    April 3, 2014 at 12:14 AM

    Just one person? LMAO Can’t wait for this book!


  • Lisa Harwood

    April 3, 2014 at 12:20 AM

    I would jump to get away from anyone trying to kill me or if the building was on fire…….Or I would jump to get to any of my book boyfriends, if they existed 😛


  • mod2011

    April 3, 2014 at 12:23 AM

    A fire


  • Candy

    April 3, 2014 at 12:31 AM

    hmmm…aside from the obvious of crazies, danger, etc….um, I dunno. There isn’t much that scares


  • Kassandra Zamora

    April 3, 2014 at 12:43 AM

    Umm… a serial killer 😛


  • Becky Warnick

    April 3, 2014 at 12:50 AM

    Thanks for the chance.


  • jneen277

    April 3, 2014 at 12:58 AM

    I would jump from a second floor window to get away from a fire.


  • Ashley Morris

    April 3, 2014 at 1:01 AM

    A fire, a murderer, or a tarantula. Mostly the spider though.


  • Adventures in BookLand

    April 3, 2014 at 1:07 AM

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  • joe hawk

    April 3, 2014 at 1:08 AM

    I would jump fro a fire from killer or crazy person.


  • Adavison19

    April 3, 2014 at 1:11 AM

    I’d jump from a second floor balcony to get away from snakes if there was no other way out or a killer.


  • Fayth97

    April 3, 2014 at 1:19 AM

    Danger…ie Fire, burglar/intruder, etc,……


  • Crystal Napper

    April 3, 2014 at 1:46 AM

    A crazy person or a fire.


  • Jan Murphree

    April 3, 2014 at 1:50 AM

    I would jump off if there was a zombie attack!


  • Rebecca Ritchey

    April 3, 2014 at 1:53 AM

    A fire or a person trying to hurt me. Thank you for a great giveway.


  • Mary Slates

    April 3, 2014 at 1:57 AM

    Can’t wait to read these books. Loved the other series.


  • Mary Slates

    April 3, 2014 at 2:01 AM

    I would jump off a 2nd floor balcony to get away from a fire


  • Jazmin Gonzalez

    April 3, 2014 at 2:22 AM



  • Jane Doe

    April 3, 2014 at 2:34 AM

    I’d jump from a second floor balcony to avoid the walk of shame 😀


  • Chris

    April 3, 2014 at 2:48 AM

    I’d jump to get away from fire or someone coming to get me


  • lori simpson

    April 3, 2014 at 2:49 AM

    Thank you for the chance. Nothing am afraid of heights so would not be on the balcony in the first place.


  • MONSE _Twilighter

    April 3, 2014 at 3:00 AM

    I’d jump off a second floor balcony to get away from a freaking flying cockroach


  • Aimee L. Salter

    April 3, 2014 at 3:19 AM

    Want! Want! *Grabby hands*


  • Nancy

    April 3, 2014 at 3:21 AM

    There are a lot of things I would jump out of a second story window for. I serial killer, zombies, rabid animal, a flying cockroach. Main ones.


  • Sofia Lazaridou

    April 3, 2014 at 4:10 AM

    I wouldn’t jump to get away fron anything. I would try to kill it


  • 0dee-8

    April 3, 2014 at 5:24 AM

    zombies! 😀


  • kenjie abugaa

    April 3, 2014 at 6:12 AM

    I’d jump of a second balcony to get away from useless people always compare me ;D


  • Lindsay Medina

    April 3, 2014 at 6:12 AM

    Hi thanks for this amazing giveaway. Probably a psycho killer, zombie or a wild animal. =)


  • Grace Apostol

    April 3, 2014 at 6:18 AM

    My neighbor:-)


  • Stefanie

    April 3, 2014 at 6:20 AM

    I’m not sure what I would jump from, maybe a murdered, but seeing as I’m afraid of heights I doubt I would be up there.


  • Deborah Bean

    April 3, 2014 at 6:42 AM

    Thank you for the chance.


  • Jerri Baxter

    April 3, 2014 at 7:00 AM

    This is awesome…thanks!


  • Anjeli

    April 3, 2014 at 7:09 AM



  • Claire Vatinel

    April 3, 2014 at 7:44 AM

    A red-haired guy wearing a tutu. God, I tutus are horrible !


  • Timi

    April 3, 2014 at 8:53 AM

    Thank you for the chance. :))


  • Sam's Book Basket

    April 3, 2014 at 12:39 PM

    Insects. [shudders] thousands of crawling insects


  • Andi Tino

    April 3, 2014 at 12:46 PM

    I cannot wait to read this!! Just ordered box set of Losing it as well


  • kiruu

    April 3, 2014 at 1:18 PM

    Awsome! Thank you 🙂


  • Michelle

    April 3, 2014 at 1:21 PM

    Thanks for the chance! I can’t wait to read this book!


    • Michelle

      April 3, 2014 at 1:25 PM

      I’d jump off a 2nd story balcony to escape snakes!


  • Lesley

    April 3, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    Thanks for the chance


  • Kim Gardner

    April 3, 2014 at 3:56 PM

    A clown! Clowns scare the me 🙁


  • Sára Gülshan Said

    April 3, 2014 at 4:04 PM

    I can’t wait to read this book!


  • Teresa Richards

    April 3, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    Fire maybe! If my apartment was on fire, an had no other choice only. 🙂


  • Stacy

    April 3, 2014 at 5:47 PM

    So excited for this new series!


  • Kristina Vallaste

    April 3, 2014 at 5:58 PM

    Anything that would kill me I guess.. If there’s a way to escape, I’d probably go for it, granted I’m not frozen in place 🙂


  • Sherrie Shellito

    April 3, 2014 at 6:26 PM

    love this.


  • Lenissa Davis

    April 3, 2014 at 7:12 PM

    Fire or maybe someone that is trying to kill me. Thank you for the chance


  • gemiinii

    April 3, 2014 at 9:43 PM

    I will only jump because of a rapist or killer in the house


  • Ashley @ Book Labyrinth

    April 3, 2014 at 11:26 PM

    I am not exactly coordinated (understatement of the year), so I would definitely only jump off because of something that was super dangerous where I had no other alternative. But perhaps I would jump towards something or someone… 😉


  • Tdot Cinema

    April 4, 2014 at 12:07 AM

    ….to get away from a very big dog chasing me! lol


  • Zandalee

    April 4, 2014 at 12:22 AM

    A cluster of spiders. *shivers* Yuck!


  • Camii Ailen

    April 4, 2014 at 12:52 AM

    Mmm, maybe someone that is trying to kill me! Thank you!!


  • Elena Montañez

    April 4, 2014 at 1:09 AM

    “What would you jump off a second story balcony to get away from? ;)”

    I don’t really know because I’m really scared of heights so it would have to be something I’m even more scared of, something like lizards or cockroaches… or my math teacher!

    But in the other hand if there was a super cool alternative universe waiting for me down there, where people can have unicorns as pets and my favorite characters of books, anime, and everything were real, I would jump without hesitation!


  • Ashley

    April 4, 2014 at 3:08 AM

    Zombies. I would totally jump off a balcony to get away from Zombies.


  • Kim Turner

    April 4, 2014 at 3:11 AM

    “What would you jump off a second story balcony to get away from? ;)” my ex boyfriend or a fire


  • krystin gilbert

    April 4, 2014 at 3:12 AM

    hum this is a hard question i would not want to jump off because i am scared of heights,i would have to say snakes or a killer thanks for the winning chance!


  • tori whitaker

    April 4, 2014 at 3:12 AM

    lol i love the ex. boyfriend one haha. mhm im not sure maybe a serial killer or something


  • cili velazquez

    April 4, 2014 at 3:22 AM

    my boss?


  • Jenna Young

    April 4, 2014 at 3:22 AM

    I would jump from a lot of things. Fire, burglar, heck maybe even a spider!


  • adriana4

    April 4, 2014 at 3:39 AM

    cora!!!! thank you so much for this giveaway!!


  • christley perez

    April 4, 2014 at 3:48 AM

    To get way from… Zombiesssss omg!!! Dreading the so called zombie apocalypse!!


  • Megan Schaffer

    April 4, 2014 at 3:59 AM

    Looking good girl! Can’t wait and thank you for this amazing giveaway.


  • Megan Schaffer

    April 4, 2014 at 4:01 AM

    Clowns! Can’t have them around and if they are I competely panic.


  • Kristi Sorensen

    April 4, 2014 at 4:12 AM

    I’d jump to get away from snakes


  • cohlina esguerra

    April 4, 2014 at 4:27 AM

    I would jump off a balcony to get away from a serial killer. Hahaha


  • saaratis

    April 4, 2014 at 8:56 AM

    I’d jump to get away from a dog/dogs. I’m scared of them.


  • verna mcqueen

    April 4, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    I would jump if i was running from a murderer or a pack of wild animals.


  • Janhvi

    April 4, 2014 at 1:56 PM

    Lizards definitely. Hate them!


  • Monika Brunner

    April 4, 2014 at 2:46 PM

    Thanks for this giveaway ��


  • Alyanna Fontalva

    April 4, 2014 at 2:56 PM

    A swarm of snakes! Eeeek, I hate them so much.


  • Diana

    April 4, 2014 at 4:54 PM

    I’d jump off a second floor balcony to get away from a cockroach.

    Raffle name: Demitra Giote


  • Kendall

    April 4, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    To be honest, I probably wouldn’t have the guts to jump out of a second story balcony lol! I’d probably do it if it was really bad, but I’d be close to crapping myself lol!


  • Hanza956

    April 4, 2014 at 5:31 PM

    Ohh I like this!!! 🙂


  • CarrieMarie

    April 4, 2014 at 6:25 PM

    hmmm. dude w/ a chainsaw? maybe… depends what’s at the bottom & how high the 2nd story is!


  • Priyanka Jadhav

    April 5, 2014 at 8:46 AM

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’m so excited for the book! I would jump off from a second story balcony to get away from a lizard! yeah got a phobia of lizards *shudders*


    • Priyanka Jadhav

      April 5, 2014 at 8:48 AM

      read all the 3 chapters and now I can’t wait for more!! yup really excited for this book!


  • Diana Doan

    April 6, 2014 at 11:40 PM

    I’d jump for a killer, lol. I’m sure anyone would 😛


  • Zara Hoffman

    April 7, 2014 at 12:33 AM

    So excited! I can’t wait for this book (preordered and all). LOVE the preview (and all your other books)!


  • Gaby Pendragon

    April 7, 2014 at 9:03 PM

    Mmm a monster? lol
    Something scary I think.


  • Paola B

    April 7, 2014 at 9:41 PM

    I’d jump from a second floor balcony to get away from frogs! Haha.


  • Emma Harris

    April 9, 2014 at 12:19 PM

    I’d jump from a second story to get away from fire, burglar and anything else life threatening xx


    • Emma Harris

      April 9, 2014 at 12:20 PM

      Oops I’m coming up as Emma Harris not Emma Darch Harris…. that’s what I put on my entry, sorry xx


  • Sonya Byrd

    April 9, 2014 at 12:19 PM



  • Danielin

    April 9, 2014 at 12:34 PM

    I would jump off a second story balcony to get away from:
    ~ Zombies!!!! (says the crazy me)
    ~Fire and Murderers (says the logical me) haha


  • Moon Luna

    April 9, 2014 at 12:41 PM

    ahhhhhh excited <3 thanksss soo much


  • Carol W.

    April 9, 2014 at 12:44 PM

    Zombies if I didn’t have any weapons and the landing was clear below and fire. Thank you for the chance to win! Have a wonderful week!


  • Bonita62

    April 9, 2014 at 12:50 PM

    I would jump off to escape fire or danger from a person or crazed, wild animal.


  • Tiffanie Sparks

    April 9, 2014 at 1:04 PM

    Emergency, fun, no reason. All depends on height of the balcony and what is directly underneath it.


  • Imane Ouadi

    April 9, 2014 at 1:13 PM

    Really looking forward to this


  • Kaci Boutwell

    April 9, 2014 at 1:15 PM

    I would jump off a balcony to save myself whether it be from a dangerous person or a fire.

    Thanks for the giveaway! =) So excited about this book!


  • Jodie Bivins

    April 9, 2014 at 2:00 PM

    I would only jump off second story window if all exits were cut off. Or if it meant saving a child.


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    April 9, 2014 at 2:09 PM



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    April 9, 2014 at 2:35 PM



  • Jazmin Morales

    April 16, 2014 at 6:31 PM

    Who win ?


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