I'm Back & Bringing Courage With Me!

Hey, gang! How the heck are y'all? I've missed you (and my computer) more than I can say. :)

I'm finally back to the blog after making the loooonngggg trek from Texas to California. Along the way, I saw desert, mountains, more desert, vineyards and more than a few terrible drivers. -_- (Seriously, who lets these jackwagons operate 2 ton projectiles of death unsupervised???!!!)

But, I'm proud to report we are moved in (sort of) and getting settled in our new town with only the minor moving-related injuries to report. (I swear I've got "box thumb". It's a rare disorder that comes from opening up and breaking down way too many damned boxes.)

To get my feet wet, this week on the blog I'm featuring a couple of my favorite folks, who also happen to be talented authors. :) First up is Ms. Carrie Butler, who'll be bringing us the sequel to her debut novel, Strength (ladies will remember the cover, I'm sure), this October. 

Carrie has crafted another beauty of a cover (one I might just remember!), and all of the details on Courage are below... also be sure to give Carrie a hand with her blog tour if you have a spot available. She comes up with the best stuff for her tours. :) 

And let me just say one more time that I REALLY missed the heck out of all of  y'all!


COURAGE by Carrie Butler
Series: Mark of Nexus - Book 2
Author: Carrie Butler
Category: New Adult (NA)
Genre: Paranormal Romance (PNR)
Release: October 15, 2013
Formats: E-Book & Paperback

Courage (Mark of Nexus #2) features four unique points-of-view. While the novel stands alone, it is best enjoyed after Strength (Mark of Nexus #1).

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Making a deal with the bad guys wasn’t the highlight of Rena Collins’ semester, but, hey, it saved her boyfriend. Now, in order to appease the human-altering organization known as ERA, she’ll crawl under their microscope while they study the Mark of Nexus and plot their eye-glazed version of the future—until she realizes that’s not all they’re plotting.

Wallace Blake has always known his girlfriend is unlike most girls. But now that information has surfaced regarding the two bloodlines that balance his supernatural race, he finally understands why. Rena belongs to one of them. She’s been augmenting his power, all along...

Enter: Corynn Catley. Brought into the country under the guise of an internship, she’s intended to become ERA’s secret weapon. Kind of. Her abilities cancel out Wallace’s, rendering him powerless, but that’s exactly what he’s always wanted. Too bad it only works when his girlfriend’s not around.

All the while, Rena fails to notice the crush her geeky best friend, Aiden Ross, is nursing. He’d give anything for her to see him in a new light—even reinvent himself through questionable means—but there’s a reason people are told to be careful what they wish for. Finding the courage to tell her could put everyone’s lives in danger.

Where to find Carrie:

Where to find Courage (Mark of Nexus #2):

Book Bloggers may start requesting e-ARCs via this form. :)


Cover Credits:
Design: Carrie Butler
Photography: Subbotina Anna & Yuri Arcurs

Participate in the Courage blog tour, happening October 14th–26th!


  1. We missed you, too, EJ. The blogosphere just wasn't the same without you.
    (I've heard an ice cold beer is good for box thumb. ;)

    Yay for Carrie!!! :D

    1. It's the only thing that works for the hopeless cases like me! :D

      Thanks, M!

  2. Thank you, my friend! I really appreciate it. :)

    Welcome back to blogging!

  3. Something for the ladies first time around, and this time something for the dudes. Very generous of Carrie :D

    Welcome back E.J.!! I had a strange moving experience because I didn't really pack many boxes at all - I was moving just a few hundred metres down the road ;)

    1. Those are the best moves! You just keep making trips until nothing is left. Although, I've made a few of those 'down the street' moves, and they're still a lot of work. :)

  4. Welcome back and congrats Carrie on a great cover.

  5. It is a cool cover, and congratulations on the move!

  6. Good to see you back, EJ! I'm glad the move went well and I hope you are enjoying your new home in California. Congratulations to Carrie!

  7. good to have you back, you've been missed. Nice reviews.

  8. It's a terrific cover!

    Good to see you back and about, EJ!


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