Friday, July 19, 2013


It takes a certain type of person to face up to their destiny. Whether good or bad, we wake to a new day and crash head on into our lives.

But what if the stakes were set too high? Would you be able to cope? Within you heart and soul, you'd find the answer. Sometimes strength isn't enough. Even if one can hold the world in their hands, what good is it if your fear debilitates you.

Etched lines crisscross the face of a young woman staring into a mirror. Her lower lip trembles as she asks herself these very same questions. Who is she?

She sets her jaw, brushes the streaks of honey-gold hair away from her eyes, and splashes cold water onto her face. As she turns, the bloodline band tattooed around her right arm reflects from the mirror. After one exceedingly long breath, her chest tightens.

It is time ...

Time to face her fear ...

Time to mend broken ties, and join forces with the person she hurt the most ...

Time to live up to her destiny ...

Will she have the courage?

Only time will tell ....

Mark of Nexus-Book II
Carrie Butler

Design: Carrie Butler / Photography: Subbotina Anna & Yuri Arcurs

Are you intrigued? I know I am. 

Carrie's first book STRENGTH introduced this amazing character to us. Don't you want to know her WHOLE story? Of course you do... So don't forget to read STRENGTH first, for the complete experience.

CONGRATS CARRIE, on you newest novel and what a very STEAMY cover... 

Don't forget to drop by Carrie's blog to say hi and congrats.... That is if you haven't already.

I am also THRILLED to say that this is my 400TH POST! And I have over 10.000 comments ... I can't believe it! What a great way to celebrate such an memorable event on my blog. Thanks to all you for visiting, commenting, and showing your blogger love. You guys are the BEST!!!


Title: COURAGE 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

Note: Courage (Mark of Nexus #2) features four unique points-of-view. While the novel stands alone, it is best enjoyed afterStrength (Mark of Nexus #1).
Book Description: 
Rena Collins never thought she’d long for the past—back when affection from Wallace, her freakishly strong boyfriend, was the most dangerous aspect of her life. But now that the human-altering organization known as ERA has gone on the offensive, nothing is safe. Her bloodline is exposed, her relationships torn apart, and just when it seems like things can’t get any worse, ERA ups the ante. To save mankind from forced evolution, Rena will have to mend her broken ties and form a resistance... hand-in-hand with the one she hurt most.

Add Courage to your TBR list on Goodreads:

Book bloggers may begin requesting e-ARCs via this form. :)

Those who wish to participate in the blog tour, happening October 14th - 26th, may sign up here


  1. Excellent lead in to Carrie's book!

  2. I'm definitely intrigued! Huge congrats to Carrie. :)

  3. Love the way you do these blurbs for people :)

  4. Love the way you do book blurbs Michael. It makes me want to pick the book ASAP.

  5. Great intro, Michael! Congrats to Carrie! Tweeted!

    Hugs and chocolate,

  6. so happy for carrie! and love your enticing intro! creative as always!

  7. I love the cover to Carrie's new book. And your enticing intro was great. May her sales be the highest!

  8. Wow! I can't believe part 2 is out so fast. truly effective cover, too. :)

  9. Great introduction to Carrie's latest book! Congrats to Carrie!

  10. A beautiful, captivating entry for Carrie's book and her series. Bravo!

    I wish you a spectacular weekend. I hope you are enjoying this heat that is just killing me. :)

  11. Hi Michael .. Your description certainly gives me an idea of Carrie's style - good for her on achieving her 2nd book ..

    Well done too on 400 posts and 10,000 comments .. something I've never thought of ..

    But excellent that your blog is reaching so many ... cheers Hilary

  12. I agree with other commenters. The covers are awesome.

  13. It feels like it was yesterday I saw Strength being promoted and there's already a part 2. Wow! Time flies. Excellent introduction!

  14. I am intrigued. You write such great intros, Michael.
    Hopping over to goodreads.

  15. Excellent write up of the book, especially the beginning, thought you were asking me personally about facing the future.


  16. I always love your introductions. And Carrie's new cover is awesome.

    Happy Weekend!

  17. I love your intro and the book blurb. Congratulations to Carrie!

  18. Oh my goodness, Michael. I love it!

    Seeing my book through your eyes was so cool! Thank you. :)

  19. Hi Michael, great to read another of your wonderful reveals. I'm sure Carrie's sales will receive a boost from your honey-dipped prose.


  20. What a great intro!!!!! I was totally hooked:) Hope you're finding time to enjoy your weekend.

  21. Congrats to Carrie and to you, too, Michael on the milestones....well done :)

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  23. Carrie is one talented lady!

    Congrats on your numbers. Very impressive!

  24. Great intro, Michael, as always. Way to spread the writerly love. If we don't support each other, who will?

  25. Wow, Michael. Outstanding introduction to Carrie's book. COURAGE sounds amazing.

    And congratulations on your 400th post—that is a true milestone, my friend!

    VR Barkowski

  26. Nicely done Michael!
    It sounds great~

    Oh, yes and Congrats on 400! :D

    Any ghost sightings lately?

  27. Congrats on your 400th post!
    Great intro to the book. Those opening questions are definitely food for thought...
    Writer In Transit

  28. What an intriguing intro to the book! Thanks for sharing.

  29. Another wonderful intro, Michael! You're excellent at this.

  30. Very well done and it's great to see Carrie's book here.

  31. Great strong cover.. and speaking of covers, a little birdie told me you've been busily creating an illustration for the cover of a new book! Congrats, I look forward to the release, and email me details or a pre-written post if you'd like me to promote the release on my blog too.

  32. Oh my gosh... such a beautiful intro, Michael. No one does these better than you. The way you're able to capture the feel of each book and bring it to life... amazing. You need to do book blurbs professionally!