Monday 3 November 2014

✤ NOCTE ✤ COURTNEY COLE ✤ #5StarReview ✤

© Bianca
• 277 pages

• release date: 3 November 2014
• NOCTE Trilogy #1

New Adult Dark Romantic Psycho-Suspense ☺ kinda ☺
• #2 VERUM will be out February 2015
• #3 LUX will be out in May 2015


5 big and fat Stars


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.

Dare DuBray.

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.

"Secrets. Everybody's got'em." -Dare DuBray

There was this huge secrecy involved in the release of this book and I'm not sure how much I want/can tell you about the story ☺ But I'm so excited about the book - I have to tell you something at least ☺

This is where it all happens....

Astoria, Oregon.

Calla is a 18 year old (soon to be Calfornia - College) girl, who lives in a funeral home on top of a mountain in Astoria.
Which sounds creepier than it is - her Dad is the mortician ... she's not just randomly living in a funeral home ☺

She has a twin brother: Finn.
He's the most important person in her life. But Finn is different. He's sick. Mentally. Ever since he was a little boy he's been hearing violent voices in his head. And Calla feels she has to protect him - mostly from himself - because what she recently saw in his journal scared the hell out of her.

Calla quiets the voices. She's the only thing that does.

A few weeks ago their mom died in car accident, and Calla feels responsible for that too.

Then there's the new guy: Dare. Adair DuBray.

A really hot 21 year old guy with a sexy british accent.

Calla meets him in the hospital while she was waiting for Finn to be done with his group therapy.

He's go a million contradictions in his eyes...aloofness, warmth, mystery, charm, and something else I can't define.

And that's all I'm telling you about the story ☺ I don't want to spoil too much...
You will have to read it yourself if you want to know what's going to happen to Calla & Dare. If there is anything happening between them in the first place.
And is Finn going to be jealous? What are his voices telling him to do???
Will Calla leave for college??
How does a british boy end up in Astoria anyway???
What secret is Finn always talking about?

Will everybody die at the end??
Will there be a horrible Cliffhanger??

Nope - I'm not telling you

Ok - I can tell you that there won't be a horrible cliffhanging Cliffhanger, nobody will literally hang off or fall off a Cliff (probably☺)  - but... we still WANT/NEED/HAVE to read Book #2 ASAP!


When I saw this ARC on my Kindle I was sooo shocked - I couldn't even remember signing up for it ☺
But, damn, am I glad I did!!!
I totally loved the secrecy surrounding the whole thing. I never saw anything like it before - let alone had the privilege to participate in it....
In the beginning there wasn't even a real blurb - nobody knew what the story was about!!
Turned out it is a New Adult Romance - but with lots of twists...
It's totally different than most of the other New Adult thingies out there.

The story is told from both Calla's and Finn's POV - but we're with Calla most of the time.

We really love all the people in the book - there aren't all that many... but we LOVE Calla & Finn and phew...DARE!!!!!

As I was reading the first 10-30% I noticed I started reading steadily slower and slower - I didn't want to get to the end...
But of course I had to give up the slow-reading at some point - you just HAVE to know how the story continues.... you just CAN'T put your kindle down!!!

This was such an emotional book...
I felt so sad for everybody, especially for Finn ... the poor boy...

There were lots of scenes that made me and Dawson cry!!! ☺

...we even have a few sexy scenes - not too many - mostly it's a bit of kissing here and there ☺

But most of the book was really absolutely emotional.
Everything that happened ... everything you assume happened and is going to happen...
But you really have no idea, and you're just scared that you won't like whatever it is ....

I was up until 3am finishing it!!!!

And the ENDING??? d OY!!!!!

NOCTE was a heartstoppingly amazing & beautiful 'edge-of-your-seat' suspensy Rollercoaster-Ride of a Romance!
I couldn't put it down!

This gif might be the best description of NOCTE:

I loooooved it - and I won't say more than that - everything more I could and would want to say about NOCTE would be a spoiler!!!! You need to get yourselves to amazon on November 3rd and one-click the hell out of this book!!!!!!

And now please Courtney - hurry with book #2!!!!!!!


The truth shall set you free.
My name is Calla Price and I’m drowning.
My new world is a dark, dark ocean and I’m being pulled under by secrets.
Can I trust anyone?  I don’t know anymore.
The lies are spirals. They twist and turn, binding me with their thorns and serpentine tongues.  And just when I think I have it figured out, everything is pulled out from under me.
I’m entangled in the darkness.
But the truth will set me free.
It’s just ahead of me, so close I can touch it.  But even though it shines and glimmers, it has glistening fangs and I know it will shred me.
Are you scared?
I am.

VERUM - Coming 2 FEBRUARY 2015

NOCTE - Book Trailer


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Courtney Cole is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling 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. Courtney was born and raised in rural Kansas, but has since migrated south. She now lives in Florida and writes beneath palm trees.