Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The One Where Keeping Her is live!


After long last, more Garrick and Bliss has arrived. 

Here's what you need to know: 

*KEEPING HER is a novella. That means it's going to be short. And I know (trust me I know) that many of you will wish it had been longer, but the truth of the matter is... it's more than I ever intended to write. I'd always planned LOSING IT to be the end of their story. But because I love you (and you all love them), I decided to squeeze out a little more awkward goodness for you. But Keeping Her really is the last story that will focus solely on Bliss and Garrick. They make appearances in FAKING IT, and (sort of) in FINDING IT. But this is the last book they'll get all to themselves. 

*KEEPING HER is also a sequel. It's not rehashing the events of LOSING IT. It takes place AFTER LOSING IT's epilogue. It is not meant to be a standalone. You DO need to read LOSING IT first. 

*For now, KEEPING HER is ebook only. There's a possibility it might pop up later as a mass market paperback, but that's not guaranteed. If you don't own an e-reader, you can always download the Nook or Kindle app on your phone or computer. 

*The only other territory where rights have sold to Keeping Her is the UK. So far. It releases in the UK on the 15th. 

And here's the official synopsis for the novella: 

ABOUT KEEPING HER

Garrick Taylor and Bliss Edwards managed to find their happily-ever-after despite a rather... ahem... complicated start. By comparison, meeting the parents should be an absolute breeze, right?

But from the moment the pair lands in London, new snags just keep cropping up: a disapproving mother-in-law-to-be, more than one (mostly) minor mishap, and the realization that perhaps they aren't quite as ready for their future as they thought.

As it turns out, the only thing harder than finding love is keeping it.









And now, in honor of the return of Garrick and Bliss... I have some fun news! 

First, I'll be donating 20% of all my earned royalties for this book to the charity Planting Peace. You can find out more about Planting Peace here:  http://www.plantingpeace.org/. Planting Peace is a progressive nonprofit organization founded for the purpose of spreading peace in a hurting world. Although the organization operates on a global level, they emphasize the power of one; the ability that each person possesses to make a difference in the world.

I chose Planting Peace because they're a young, passionate non-profit that does work in multiple areas from environmental causes to orphan care to foreign aid to civil rights causes. And they're known for putting as much of the money earned toward charity as possible, rather than to salaries or overhead. They accomplish as much as possible with the money given to them, and I'm excited to be apart of it. I hope you'll check out the charity (and be happy with where your money is going). In particular, their de-worming project is tremendously impressive. 

And now for the part you're really waiting for... AN EPIC GIVEAWAY. 

In honor of the release of KEEPING HER, we'll have two lucky winners. One will received a signed set of LOSING IT and FAKING IT. And the other... 

*drumroll please*

Will have their name (or a name of their choice) featured in my next novella! My next novella (currently untitled) releases early 2014 and focuses on Jackson Hunt, the hero in FINDING IT.




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Thanks again for all your love and support. I couldn't do any of this without you guys. And just in case you missed it one of the other dozen times I posted it, you can read the first chapter of Keeping Her AND several bonus chapters from Losing It in Garrick's POV here.

72 comments:

  1. Uh, Garrick & all his awesomeness!

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  2. cant wait to start reading keeping her!

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  3. Looking forward to MORE Garrick!!!

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  4. Blah. I want all of Cora's book in my RL shelf!

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  5. What else? Garrick fighting his love for Bliss! :)

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  6. I can't wait to read Keeping Her! I loved Garrick and Bliss in Losing It!

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  7. I am exited to read Keeping Her!!! :)

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  8. Garrick's British accent. Haha! is that even possible? "Love"... Dies.

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  9. Bliss's akwardness invading London :)

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  10. Thinking of Garrick's sexy accent!

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  11. Bliss and her overreactions, awkwardness and insecurities all around London and Garrick's family and traditions, ohh I'm getting more and more excited each time!
    Also and off course Garrick and Bliss' sweet scenes!
    AND EVERYTHING!

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  12. I was most looking forward to the Mother-in-Law situation, and it was soooooo good!! :D

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  13. I miss reading Garrick's line internally....with a British accent. as is normal. ;)

    *sigh* watching my kindle like a HAWK right now. sync. sync. sync.

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  14. The awesomeness and awkwardness :) Congrats! Can't wait to read it!

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  15. Please for the love of leprechauns & all the clover leaves in the world let me win the signed set! I never win anything! Haha

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  16. I haven't read Losing It or Faking It, but I have heard so much about these books that I need to read them soon!

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  17. please be my first ever ... like ever win for giveaways. and i personally thinks Ana or kristina is a very good name for a book character! lol :)

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  18. OOOOOOOOH, I'm so happy. Really, when you love characters like Garrick and Bliss you NEED more about them.
    Garrick's British accent. *faints*
    Now, excuse me but I have to re-read Losing It.
    My Kindle is calling me, 'come here, look what I have'. Yep, creepy, but irresistible.

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  19. You know the answer to that :) Most definately more Garrick, which I have been sooo anxiously waiting for :) Thank you for the chance to win, can't wait to read this one.

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  20. well, i abso-fucking-lutely liked Losing it. and their story is one of the most fanfuckingtastic story I've ever read in my whole life. And I want more!! i neeed more. <3 C'mon, i don't know what to expect. but i want Garrick and I want Bliss. okay. i love them. no more, no less. Fuck, i wanna read it, NOW :((((( and last note, BRITISH ACCENT PLEASE. <3

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  21. What will happen to Garrick and Bliss! ♥ Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :D

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  22. More of Garrick's perfection and Bliss's hilariousness :D
    Yay giveaway!

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  23. I so want a British man, Garrick is perfection!
    Thanks for this giveaway!

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  24. Anything Garrick and Bliss is perfect and who can say no to a man with a British accent!

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  25. More Garrick :D He is amazing! :)

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  26. I loved Losing It - so I am just looking forward to hanging out with Garrick and Bliss - I kinda miss them!!!

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  27. Losing It was one of my favorite books. I loved Garrick and Bliss's story. I am looking forward to reading more about them.

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  28. Just downloaded Keeping Her! Can not wait to read it.... love Bliss and Garrick!!!

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  29. I just look forward to more Garrick....I mean Garrick and Bliss. ;)

    Love that you're going to donate some of the profit for such a great cause!

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  30. More sweet quotables from Garrick!

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  31. Will Bliss find Garrick's accent still as sexy in England as she finds it so here? Hmmmm! Wondering how it will go meeting the P's?! Can't wait to start it!!! :)

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  32. I'm excited for more Garrick and Bliss, but also for more Cora writing!!!!! ;) Thanks!!

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  33. Omggg! I can't wait to start reading Keeping Her! I was so excited when I knew about it, I mean, it's a Losing It sequel right?? and man, I just can't get enough of GARRICK <33

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  34. I'm definitely looking forward to how Garrick fights for Bliss.. <33

    (and oh! I'm also looking forward to Garrick's sexy British accent lol)

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  35. I am most looking forward to Garrick and all of his sexy British ways!

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  36. OMG! COOOOOOOOOOOOORA! You know that I love you, right? (sorry for my English, I speak Spanish lol) thanks for being a wonderful person & give us books so great, you're a fabulous writer (and I think I always annoying you on twitter) but I really love you, thanks for answering questions from your fans and for being a kind person. COLOMBIA TE AMA CORA! <3

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  37. Looking forward to the piece of British, sexy male specimen that is Garrick *sigh* =D

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  38. My answer cannot be more common. Garrick of course. Why isn't he real?

    Congratulations on your release and thank you for the giveaway!
    Raffle name: Demitra Giote

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  39. Can't wait to see where the story goes.. thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  40. I'm looking forward to more Garrick and Bliss awkward and cute love scenes! And also some hot British goodness from Garrick *dreamy sigh* Thanks for the giveaway!

    Raffle Name: Marianne Robles

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  41. What else is going to intercept their relationship!

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  42. I am so excited to snuggle up with Keeping Her later tonight. :)

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  43. I'm most looking forward to their HEA. Can't wait to start reading!

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  44. Do you have to ask? More Garrick of course! ;)

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  45. I keep looking for your books at Target and none in my area have them. Looking forward to ordering them for my kindle with my next payday!!

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  46. More Garrick!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  47. The proposal!!! Oh my goodness I can't wait to read it! Garrick is H-O-T-T!!! I preordered it so when it goes live I will be devouring it!

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  48. I'm excited for more of your books.

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  49. guess i better get to reading i have no clue! but they sound so interesting

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  50. I'm excited to get started on the series! I haven't read any yet, but I am EXTREMELY intrigued!!!!

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  51. Such an amazing giveaway:D.I was wondering,it's international?

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  52. Cannot wait to read this so excited!!

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  53. I would have taken theater if there was any chance a Garrick type was around :-)

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  54. I'm most looking forward to continuing Garrick & Bliss' HEA...in all its awkward awesomeness! :) Thanks, Cora!!

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  55. I am looking forward to seeing them together without all of the prior issues of teacher/student. More romance, fun, and sexy times, can't wait to read this but sad this will be it.

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  56. I'm most looking forward to more Garrick, Bliss, and their romance! Thanks for this awesome giveaway Cora :)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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  57. I've already read it, just finished it about 10 minutes ago and it was amazing! One of my favourite book series :) I just love their relationship, they're so sweet together and very well matched. Thank you for these great characters!

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  58. Definitely looking forward to more of Garrick!

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  59. Okay, what I'm MOST looking forward to in Finding Her - a few more sweet, awkward moments! I can TOTALLY relate and really appreciate that part of their story! :)

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  60. I look forward to reading Garrick's lines in a sexy British accent! <3

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