MIDNIGHT HOUR Release Day Giveaway!!

MidnightHour_Final CVR_revisedIt’s here! The day I’ve been waiting for. It’s the release of my CC Hunter Midnight Hour, the final book in my Shadow Falls saga. Yes, it’s been a long and thrilling  journey, and I wanted to leave you with an exciting last look into the lives of Kylie, Della and Miranda. And while all three girls are in Midnight Hour, this is Miranda’s story, and her turn to shine. I’m so proud of how far she has come. She’s gained confidence and learned to rely on herself. Now, you can read Midnight Hour for yourself. You can buy Midnight Hour at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks and Kobo.

Prepare to fall in love all over again. . .

Being a dyslexic witch is a curse in itself, but Miranda Kane’s time at Shadow Falls has helped her harness her magical powers. Now, just as she’s finally mastered them and is preparing to graduate with her friends, a near-death experience threatens to ruin it all.

Miranda awakens in the hospital with a mysterious tattoo that no one can explain. As she struggles to make sense of it and questions her feelings for a certain irresistible shape-shifter and a hot new guy the strange markings begin to spread all over her body, leaving her desperate to find answers. But before she can solve that problem, a new one arises: her sister is missing.

Has her sister been kidnapped? Miranda will risk her life to find out. Will she live to share the day she’s worked so hard for with her friends? When the clock strikes midnight, will Miranda make it to her graduation at Shadow Falls?

In Midnight Hour, Miranda learns…

  • Belief in yourself not only changes how you see yourself, but also how others see you.
  • Change can be both exhilarating and scare the crap out of you—all at the same time.
  • Breaking up is hard to do!
  • Becoming who you need to be is sometimes more about accepting who you are.
  • Our decisions, the paths we think we should take are often paths that our parents guided us to follow.  Sometimes we need to stop and listen to our own hearts to know which road to take.
  • Sometimes the irritating tension between two people can end up to be a different kind of tension.  One that involves the heart.
  • No matter terrible or horrific things stem from family linage, you don’t have to follow that path.  The sins of our fathers are not our sins to bear.  Our destinies are our own.
  • Graduation means saying goodbye.  Graduation means leaving pieces and parts of our past behind.  But it is a passage that we must take in one of the last steps into adulthood.

To celebrate release day, I’m giving away one copy of Midnight Hour to someone who leaves a comment telling me who their favorite Shadow Falls character is and why. (This giveaway is for US residents only. And if you’re reading this on Goodreads, you must comment on my actual website blog.)

Reborn Special

RebornFor a limited time the ebook version of Reborn is on sale for only $2.99! Yup, it’s a real bargain. And even if you’ve read it, I bet you have a friend who hasn’t. You can order it for her online and have it delivered to her Kindle or NOOK for Christmas, or her birthday, or just to let her know you’re her friend. But this sale ends on October 31st, so you better order today at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks and Kobo.

Enter Shadow Falls: After Dark and meet a vampire named Della, who’s about to discover what her own story is meant to be. . . .
Della had the perfect life-the family, a boyfriend, and a bright future-until she was turned, and abandoned by everyone she loves. She takes refuge at Shadow Falls, a camp for teens with paranormal powers. It’s where she and her best friends, Kylie and Miranda, heal their heartbreak with laughter, and where Della is training to be a paranormal investigator-and she refuses to be distracted. That means there’s no time for romance with Steve, a gorgeous shapeshifter whose kisses melt her heart.
When a new vampire named Chase shows up at camp, Della’s world is thrown into even more chaos. Arrogant and annoyingly sexy, Chase is a mystery . . . and the only mystery Della likes is one she can solve. She can’t solve Chase, at least not while she’s dealing with ghostly hauntings, vampire gangs and a web of family secrets. Can she prove herself as an investigator and keep her life-and her heart-intact?

Midnight Hour Countdown!

MidnightHour_Final CVR_revisedOnly a week left until Midnight Hour is released! I can’t wait, because I want to share Miranda’s story and my last Shadow Falls book with you. Miranda is a character I can really identify with since she is dyslexic like me. And since she’s dyslexic, she sometimes gets her magic spells mixed up with disastrous results. But she does learn a a lot in Midnight Hour, including learning to believe in herself.

So, don’t forget to preorder your copy of Midnight Hour today and get your receipt in to my publisher HERE BEFORE Oct. 24th, and you’ll get Fighting Back, Kylie and Lucas’s novella, for free.

What else happens in Midnight Hour? Quite a lot! And Miranda learns that…

  • Just because you think you might be in love with someone doesn’t mean you can’t admire another’s derrière.
  • When you lose your sister, you lose a part of yourself.
  • Love can make you do crazy things—like go on the lam with a guy wanted by the FRU.
  • Sometimes doing the right thing can hurt, but it’s still right.
  • If you can be anything, sometimes the hardest thing to be—is yourself.
  • Who knew that becoming a pink polka dotted elephant could save people you love?
  • Crawling under a dark, damp house with spiders and rodents is unpleasant, even when you’re a snake.
  • Being stuck between two guys is like being the white filling of an Oreo. And when you pull it apart, you’ll stick to only one wafer.
  • Some families have the occasional skeleton in the closet, other families have a warehouse full.
  • Sometimes the truth is sharp and jagged and can cut you.
  • Sometimes when someone says they are there to help you, it’s hard to believe.  Especially if they are an armadillo.

Winner!

The winner of last week’s giveaway of a $10 Amazon gift card is bn100. Please contact me at christie@christie-craig.com to claim your prize.

Fighting Back Preview & Giveaway

There is a such thing as the perfect apology.

People make mistakes.  In fiction and in real life.  In Fighting Back, Lucas hurts Kylie.  Not intentionally of course, but by overlooking and refusing to step back and see the truth in something.

Have you ever had someone hurt you and it felt as if you might never forgive them?  Then they come in and say something so right.  Their apology comes off as just darn perfect.  So perfect in fact, that you have no option but to forgive them.

What did they say or do that made that happen for you?  Are you too quit to forgive?  Or do take some time to forgive?

One person who describes their personal, perfect apology will receive a $10 Amazon gift card.

miranda-with-book-cover-copyFor your reading pleasure, here’s a scene from Fighting Back when Lucas is late again for a date he’s already canceled before.  Kylie is feeling like she isn’t that important to him, because he’s always canceling their dates.

 

 

Kylie stepped out of Holiday’s office door at the same time Lucas stepped into the cabin’s main door. He carried a bouquet of daisies and an expression that begged for forgiveness.

His eyes said he was sorry. His posture said he was sorry. His bad boy charm said he was sorry.

She was such a sucker for that charm—a sucker for Lucas.

“I know you’re mad.” He held out the yellow flowers and inched closer, cautiously optimistic and armed with male charisma. “And you probably want to kick my ass, and I’ll let you.” The slightest smile appeared on his lips, and he braved it by taking another step. “But you’ve got to forgive me.”

“Don’t do that,” she said.

“Do what?” he asked, now so close only the bunch of daises came between them.

Make it hard for me to talk about our issues. “Be cute.” She felt her anger evaporating.

“Oh.”  He smiled in earnest. “I can’t help that. I was born cute. Just like you were born beautiful.”

He leaned in and brushed his lips against her forehead. The softest of kisses, the hardest kind to refuse.The easiest to get lost in. “Let’s go hiking.”

“I thought I was going to get to kick your ass?”

“You can.” His words came with a chuckle. “We hike for an hour. You kick my ass for an hour. We make out for an hour.”

51KfobWWWNL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_So, want to get your free copy of Fighting Back? All you have to do is preorder Midnight Hour and submit your e-receipt HERE, and on October 25th, you’ll receive a FREE copy of Fighting Back, the novella that will take you back to the first Shadow Falls romance that grabbed your heart. That’s right. All you have to do is buy a book that you were going to buy anyway, but just preorder it before it’s released. (If any of you have had difficulty getting your receipts submitted through the website, you can email them to romance@stmartins.com.)

Fighting Back

kylie1If you’ve been reading my blog, you know that I’ve written one final novella about Kylie and Lucas. Yes, I listened to your pleas for one more book about the couple that started it all. But you can’t just buy Fighting Back, however, you can get it for FREE. All you have to do is preorder Midnight Hour and submit your e-receipt HERE, and on October 25th, you’ll receive a FREE copy of Fighting Back, the novella that will take you back to the first Shadow Falls romance that grabbed your heart. That’s right. All you have to do is buy a book that you were going to buy anyway, but just preorder it before it’s released. (If any of you have had difficulty getting your receipts submitted through the website, you can email them to romance@stmartins.com.)

Fighting Back

lucas-200x300What will you learn in Fighting Back? Well…

  • If you don’t talk about problems in your relationship, they can fester.
  • Relationships are alive, they need to be fed, watered and given TLC to continue to flourish.
  • When you have to fart, make sure you sit next to a dog you can blame.

 

 

 

 

 

MidnightHour_Final CVR_revisedSo, don’t forget to preorder Midnight Hour so you can get Fighting Back for free. Midnight Hour is available now for preorder at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks and Kobo.

 

 

 

 

 

Winner!

The winner of last week’s giveaway of a copy of Midnight Hour is bn100. Please email your mailing address to cc@cchunterbooks.com.