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Tue
Feb 14 2017 1:00pm
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Cora Carmack Excerpt: Roar

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Roar by Cora Carmack

In a land ruled and shaped by violent magical storms, power lies with those who control them.

Aurora Pavan comes from one of the oldest Stormling families in existence. Long ago, the ungifted pledged fealty and service to her family in exchange for safe haven, and a kingdom was carved out from the wildlands and sustained by magic capable of repelling the world’s deadliest foes. As the sole heir of Pavan, Aurora's been groomed to be the perfect queen. She’s intelligent and brave and honorable. But she’s yet to show any trace of the magic she’ll need to protect her people.

To keep her secret and save her crown, Aurora’s mother arranges for her to marry a dark and brooding Stormling prince from another kingdom. At first, the prince seems like the perfect solution to all her problems. He’ll guarantee her spot as the next queen and be the champion her people need to remain safe. But the more secrets Aurora uncovers about him, the more a future with him frightens her. When she dons a disguise and sneaks out of the palace one night to spy on him, she stumbles upon a black market dealing in the very thing she lacks—storm magic. And the people selling it? They’re not Stormlings. They’re storm hunters.

Legend says that her ancestors first gained their magic by facing a storm and stealing part of its essence. And when a handsome young storm hunter reveals he was born without magic, but possesses it now, Aurora realizes there’s a third option for her future besides ruin or marriage.

She might not have magic now, but she can steal it if she’s brave enough.

Challenge a tempest. Survive it. And you become its master.

Get a sneak peek at Cora Carmack 's Roar (available June 13, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Aurora’s cheeks hurt from smiling, and her face was hot from what felt like one unending blush. She held Cassius’s elbow, leaning in to him as she tottered like she had drunk her weight in wine. She hadn’t had a single drop, but she felt slightly drunk all the same. He held her both her hands atop his forearm, keeping her steady every time she inevitably tripped over her dress.

Yesterday she had been certain that life as she knew it was coming to an end, with her future resting on a blade’s edge as thin as the half-truths they’d told for years. But now . . . all the world looked different through hope’s glow.

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Mon
May 12 2014 2:00pm

Spandex, Lint Rollers, and Sonnets: The Pros and Cons of Our Favorite Romance Novel Heroes

All Lined Up by Cora CarmackToday we welcome author Cora Carmack to Heroes and Heartbreakers to talk about the reality of falling for your favorite type of hero. Cora's latest, All Lined Up, launches the Rusk University series, the hero of which is a college football player. Rippling muscles, focus, and the probable chance that he will be larger than anybody that might want to hurt you is an appeal—but what about the downside? Cora, very sensibly, is weighing in on the pros and cons of our favorite types of heroes.

If there’s anything that can be said about romance readers, it’s that we know what we like. We latch onto a trope and devour every book in sight. If you’re anything like me, you go through cycles. I binge read on one type of book for several weeks (or months) on end before switching gears to something else. (In case you were wondering, I’m on the tail end of a shapeshifter romance binge. It remains to be seen what will capture my attention next).

So, with that in mind, today I’m giving some thought to the various kinds of heroes we love. Got a thing for musicians? Actors? Sports players? It’s so easy to romanticize these kinds of men because they represent a fantasy that we’ve all had at some point or another. But what about the not so romantic aspects of dating those typical heroes? I make it a habit in my books to cultivate realistic characters—the good, the bad, and the awkward. And now I’m taking that realism to our book boyfriends. And what better way to do it than with a list of pros and cons!

[First up…]