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Without Merit by Colleen Hoover

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Without Merit by Colleen Hoover

“Don’t make your presence known. Make your absence felt.”
“Look at him and tell me you haven’t fallen in love with him.” I sigh.

Fallen is an understatement. It was more like collapsed. Plummeted. Crumpled at his feet. Anything but fallen.

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It Ends With Us By Colleen Hoover

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Favorite Quotes

Did you just knock on twenty-nine doors so you could tell me that the thought of me is making your life hell and I should have sex with you so that you’ll never have to think of me again?
It’s not a person’s actions that hurt the most. It’s the love. If there was no love attached to the action, the pain would be a little easier to bear.


“Colleen Hoover reminds readers that love is a fragile thing, built from courage, hope, and tears. Every person with a heartbeat should read this book.”
Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling author

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Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up—she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.

Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place.

As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan—her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.

With this bold and deeply personal novel, Colleen Hoover delivers a heart-wrenching story that breaks exciting new ground for her as a writer. Combining a captivating romance with a cast of all-too-human characters, It Ends With Us is an unforgettable tale of love that comes at the ultimate price.

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, This Girl, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, Maybe Someday, Ugly Love, Maybe Not, and Confess. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Please visit ColleenHoover.com.

Website: ColleenHoover.com
Facebook: facebook.com/ColleenHoover
Twitter: @ColleenHoover
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Atria Books Paperback | 384 pages | ISBN: 9781501110368 | August 2, 2016 | $16.00
eBook: 384 pages | ISBN: 9781501110375 | $7.99

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Tuesday, August 2nd
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Wednesday, August 3rd
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Sunday, August 7th
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Wednesday, August 10th
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LIVE With Colleen Hoover!

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LIVE With Colleen Hoover!

We were LIVE online with Colleen Hoover to celebrate the release of her newest book, November 9!

A few of Colleen’s biggest fans won the chance to join us in the live Google Hangout, and they’re super duper excited to represent all of CoHo’s butterflyingly awesome readers. Watch our talk with Colleen about her new book and all of the others she’s bestowed upon us.

And let’s see if we can get her to share Holder with us while we have a captive audience…

In case you missed our 5-star recommendation, check it out here!

Pre-order November 9 now!

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Just like Andy Cohen says, watch what happens!

Hang Out With Colleen Hoover And SBC!

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Hang Out With Colleen Hoover And SBC!

Yep. You read that right!

We’re hanging with Mrs. Hoover THIS Saturday night, and a few of YOU are going to join us!

To celebrate the release of her new book, November 9 (did you see that we gave it 5 BIG STARS?), Colleen Hoover will be kickin’ it (isn’t that what the kids say these days?) with me and a few of her biggest fans.

Join us on Saturday, November 7th at 8pm EST for a live Google Hangout with Colleen Hoover! Enter to win a chance to be one of the FIVE live participants along with me, your hostess with the mostest.


Winners of the Hangout spots will be notified Thursday evening. We will draw 2 runners up in case any of the winners are unable to make the hangout on Saturday.

Winners and runners up must be available on Saturday, November 7th at 8pm EST. To participate, go to Google Hangouts and follow the directions to make sure you have everything ready for the LIVE chat! Participants will receive an email with a link to participate in the live Hangout around 7:45pm EST Saturday. Anyone unable to log in to the Hangout by 7:55pm will be replaced by a runner up.

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November 9 by Colleen Hoover

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Favorite Quotes

“Ben,” I say, narrowing my eyes. “Are you…booksting me?”
He cocks an eyebrow. “Booksting?”
“Yeah. When a hot guy talks books with a girl  It’s like sexting, but out loud and with books instead of sex. Nor does it have to do with texts. Okay, so it’s nothing like sexting, but it made sense in my head.”
Guys see boobs coupled with a great sense of humor and think they’ve found the holy fucking grail.
“Baby,” he says, his lips forming a smile. “You have already made this the best sex I’ve ever had and I’m not even inside you yet.”
He’s soaking me up like it’s a privilege rather than a favor.
“Do fictional boyfriends cry as much as I do?” I ask her. She laughs.
“Only the really great ones.”

Win An ARC Of November 9 by Colleen Hoover!

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Win An ARC Of November 9 by Colleen Hoover!

It’s no secret that Colleen Hoover is one of our favorite authors. There’s not a single one of her books that at least a few of us has given 5 stars. (Ugly Love? Platinum. Hopeless? Certified. Slammed? Classic.)

She’s an Elite Author, for gosh sakes!

November 9 is her latest release, and it will be landing on e-readers and bookshelves everywhere on November 10. (I’m sure the publishers wanted to release it on the 9th, but even they weren’t powerful enough to move the day of the week.)

Adrian and I have had the pleasure to read November 9 already, and lemme tell ya, it’s one of CoHo’s BEST.

We’re doing some extra super special fun things for the release of the book over the next 2 weeks, and we’re starting with a giveaway of a paperback ARC of November 9!


Enter to win my ARC paperback* OR a Kindle e-book of November 9 by Colleen Hoover!
*Paperback winner must be shipped to a US-mailing address. Kindle e-book will be gifted to you on release day.

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Blog Tour: Confess by Colleen Hoover

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Enter for a chance to win! Visit Atria’s Tumblr page from 3/9 – 3/22 to enter to win and a grand prize of a signed framed print of one of the images in the book plus a signed copy of CONFESS or one of the runner up prizes of one of four signed copies of CONFESS.

Favorite Quotes

“I don’t want to think of you having to spend a lifetime with someone who doesn’t deserve you.”
“I’m scared I’ll never feel this again with anyone else,” I whisper.
He squeezes my hands. “I’m scared you will.”
“I don’t want you to remember what it feels like when I’m inside you. I want you to remember how it feels when I look at you.”


Exclusive Excerpt + Giveaway: Confess by Colleen Hoover

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Exclusive Excerpt + Giveaway: Confess by Colleen Hoover

We’re big Colleen Hoover fans around here. We’ve proved it by naming her one of our Elite Authors because of books like Ugly Love, Hopeless, and Slammed.

Now, we’re adding Confess to the list of CoHo books we highly recommend!

Lucky for us — and you — we have an exclusive excerpt from Confess along with a giveaway of the paperback down below!

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“You made your girlfriend an employee? That’s never a good idea.”

“I made my employee a girlfriend. An even worse idea.” He pauses at the top of the stairs and turns around, looking down at me. “What’s your name?”


“What’s the rest of your name, Auburn?”

“Mason Reed.”

Owen slowly tilts his head in the direction of the ceiling as he blows out a breath of air. I follow his gaze and look at the ceiling with him, but nothing is up there other than white ceiling tiles. He takes his right hand and touches his forehead, then his chest, and then continues the movements from shoulder to shoulder, until he’s just made the sign of the cross over himself.

What the hell is he doing? Praying?

He looks back down at me, smiling now. “Is Mason really your middle name?”

I nod. As far as I know, Mason isn’t a strange middle name so I have no idea why he’s performing religious rituals.

“We have the same middle name,” he says.

I regard him silently, allowing myself to take in the probability of his response. “Are you serious?”

He nods casually and reaches into his back pocket, pulling out his wallet. He descends the stairs once more and hands me his license. I look it over, and sure enough, his middle name is Mason.

I press my lips together and hand him back his driver’s license.


I try to contain the laughter, but it’s hard, so I cover my mouth, hoping I’m being inconspicuous about it.

He slides his walled back into his pocket. His eyebrow raises and he shoots me a look of suspicion. “Are you that quick?”

My shoulders are shaking from the suppressed laughter now. I feel so bad. So, so bad for him.

He rolls his eyes and looks slightly embarrassed in the way he attempts to hide his own smile. He heads back up the stairs much less confidently than before. “This is wh I never tell anyone my middle name,” he mutters.

I feel guilty for finding this so funny, but his humility finally gives me the courage to climb the rest of the stairs. Your initials are really OMG? I bite the inside of my cheek, forcing back the smile I don’t want him to see.

I reach the top of the stairs and he ignores me, heading straight for a dresser. He opens a drawer and begins rummaging through it, so I take the opportunity to look around the massive room. There’s a large bed, probably a king, in the far corner. In the opposite corner is a full kitchen flanked by two doors, leading to other rooms.

I’m in his apartment.

He turns around and tosses me something black. I catch it and unfold it, revealing a skirt. “That should fit. You and the traitor look about the same size.” He walks to the closet and removes a white shirt from a hanger. “See if this works. The shoes you have on are fine.”

I take the shirt from him and glance toward the two doors. “Bathroom?”

He points to the door on the left.

“What if they don’t fit?” I ask, worried he won’t be able to use my help if I’m not dressed professionally. Two hundred dollars isn’t easy to come by.

“If they don’t fit, we’ll burn them along with everything else she left behind.”

I laugh and make my way to the bathroom. Once I’m inside, I pay no attention to the actual bathroom itself as I begin to change into the clothes he gave me. Luckily, they fit perfectly. I look at myself in the full-length mirror and cringe at the disaster that is my hair. I should be embarrassed to call myself a cosmetologist. I haven’t touched it since I left the apartment this morning, so I do a quick fix and use one of Owen’s combs to pull it up into a bun. I fold the clothes I just removed and set them on the countertop.

When I exit the bathroom, Owen is in the kitchen, pouring two glasses of wine. I contemplate whether or not I should tell him I’m a few weeks shy of being old enough to drink, but my nerves are screaming for a glass of wine right now.

“Fits,” I say, walking toward him.

He lifts his eyes and stares at my shirt for much longer than it takes to acknowledge whether or not a shirt fits. He clears his throat and looks back down at the wine he’s pouring. “Looks better on you,” he says.

I slide onto the stool, fighting to hide my smile. It’s been a while since I’ve been complimented and I forgot how good it feels. “You don’t mean that. You’re just bitter over your breakup.”

He pushes a glass of wine across the bar. “I’m not better, I’m relieved. And I absolutely mean it.” He raises his glass of wine, so I raise mine. “To ex-girlfriends and new employees.”

I laugh as our glasses clink together. “Better than ex-employees and new girlfriends.”


Check out all the other stops on the 10 Days of CONFESS excerpt chain for the full excerpt!

10 Days of CONFESS Excerpt Chain Stops

Day 1 – 2/23: Maryse’s Book Blog

Day 2 – 2/24: Vilma’s Book Blog

Day 3 – 2/25: Aestas Book Blog

Day 4 – 2/26: Rock Stars of Romance

Day 5 – 2/27: Shh Mom’s Reading

Day 6 – 2/28: Give Me Books Blog

Day 7 – 3/1: Once Upon a Twilight

Day 8 – 3/2: Me, My Shelf & I

Day 9 – 3/3: Schmexy Girl Book Blog

Day 10 – 3/4: Shameless Book Club

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, a new novel about risking everything for love—and finding your heart somewhere between the truth and lies.

Auburn Reed has her entire life mapped out. Her goals are in sight and there’s no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry.

For once, Auburn takes a risk and puts her heart in control, only to discover that Owen is keeping some major secrets from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it.

The last thing Owen wants is to lose Auburn, but he can’t seem to convince her that truth is sometimes as subjective as art. All he would have to do to save their relationship is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin…

CONFESS by Colleen Hoover

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On-Sale: 03/10/15

Paperback ISBN: 9781476791456, $16.00

eBook ISBN: 9781476791463, $7.99

320 pages

About the Author:

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, Point of Retreat, This Girl, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Maybe Someday, Finding Cinderella, and Ugly Love. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Please visit ColleenHoover.com.

Find Colleen Online:

Website: www.ColleenHoover.com

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/ColleenHoover

Twitter: @ColleenHoover

Instagram: @ColleenHoover

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Favorite Quotes

“I don’t want to think of you having to spend a lifetime with someone who doesn’t deserve you.”
“I don’t want you to remember what it feels like when I’m inside you. I want you to remember how it feels when I look at you.”
“I’m scared I’ll never feel this again with anyone else,” I whisper.
He squeezes my hands. “I’m scared you will.”

5 Awkward Questions with Colleen Hoover #AtriaIndies

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Fall in Love Tour BannerIn a feat rivaling the raising of the Parthenon, Smut Book Club has secured intimate 5 Awkward Questions interviews with the #AtriaIndies trio of Abbi Glines, Colleen Hoover, and Jamie McGuire.

As an official sponsor of their currently-on-tour Fall in Love 2014 bus tour (see more info about the tour below), we spared no sensitivity in delving into the personal lives of these three highly successful New Adult authors.

OH! And we’re also giving away a priceless pack of pleasing publications at the end of this post.

You’re welcome, smutty friends.

Past 5AQ interviewees include author-greats like Alice Clayton, Jodi Ellen Malpas, and Jasinda Wilder. Clearly, it’s an honor for Abbi, Colleen, and Jamie to succumb to our cringe-enducing questions. CLEARLY.

Part 1 of the 3 #AtriaIndies Special Edition of 5 Awkward Questions is with Colleen Hoover. Colleen is a member of our Elite Author Club and is the author of three Certified Favorites: Hopeless, Losing Hope, and Ugly Love.

5 Awkward Questions with Colleen HooverColleen is also well-known for her — shall we say? — quirky sense of humor on her Facebook Page and her blog, and we see all of that in her responses to the 5 Awkward Questions:

1. What’s the dirtiest smut book you’ve read?

Heck, I don’t know. Is Fifty Shades of Grey considered smut?

2. Who are 5 celebrities on your Laminated List?

Harry Connick Jr.

That’s it. I won’t be unfaithful to my soulmate.

3. Where is the weirdest place you’ve had sex?

Do body parts count?

4. Fuck — Marry — Kill? {Sky — Lake — Tate}

You realize those are all women, right? So naturally, my answer would be kill all of them, because I don’t really want to marry or fuck any of them.

5. Who is your biggest author crush?

Tiffanie Debartolo. I want to be her when I grow up, but it might be too late because I’m already fully grown.

BONUS: Take a photo of yourself right now and include it with these questions.

You can’t really see me in this pic beause I’m in the water…

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Ugly Love Certified Favorite

A Certified Favorite

When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she doesn’t think it’s love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.

Never ask about the past.
Don’t expect a future.

They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.

Hearts get infiltrated.
Promises get broken.
Rules get shattered.
Love gets ugly.

Colleen Hoover Bio

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, Point of Retreat, This Girl, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Maybe Someday, Finding Cinderella, and Ugly Love. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Please visit ColleenHoover.com.

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Don’t miss your chance to Fall in Love with new titles from your favorite contemporary romance authors on Atria’s second Indie Author Tour featuring #1 New York Times bestselling superstars Abbi Glines, Colleen Hoover and Jamie McGuire!

Remaining Tour Schedule

Friday, September 5 – 12:00 PM

Center Plaza – 100 N. Charles (at Fayette St)
Baltimore, MD 21201
Library Phone: 410.396.5430

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Friday, September 5 – 7:00 PM

BARNES & NOBLE #2076; Pittsburgh Waterfront
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Saturday, September 6 – 2:00 PM

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Sunday, September 7 – 12:30 PM

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Sunday, September 7 – 7:00 PM

THE BOOK STALL at The Skokie School
520 Glendale Ave
Winnetka, IL  60093
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Monday, September 8 – 7:00 PM

St. Charles County Library: Spencer Road Branch
427 Spencer Road
St. Peters, MO 63376-2420
For more information, call 314.367.6731 or (636) 447-2320

RSVP: Please register for this event here!

Of course you want to read the 5 Awkward Questions from Abbi Glines and Jamie McGuire! Go read them and enter the giveaway again!

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Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

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Favorite Quotes

“I don’t care that I’m more than likely hurting him, pulling his hair, pushing him into me, doing whatever I can to reach a point so high I’m almost positive I’ve never been there before.”
“My arms are splayed out above my head, and his fingers are entwined with mine, and he’s pushing, thrusting, living inside me.”
“He kisses me so possessively and desperately it would make me sad if only I didn’t love it so much.”

Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover

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Favorite Quotes

“All I can do is nod, because I’m pretty sure her voice just hardcore made out with my ears.”
[box_light]Hopeless series
1: HopelessCertified Favorite ★★★★★
2: Losing Hope ★★★★★
2.5: Finding Cinderella

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Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover

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Favorite Quotes

I don’t want her to feel nothing when I kiss her. I want her to feel everything.
Because I want to kiss her and make love to her and marry her and make her have my babies and I want it all to happen tonight.
I need this. I need to know for sure that you’re feeling every single thing that I’m feeling the moment my lips touch yours. Because I want your first kiss to be the best first kiss in the history of first kisses.”
“It was like it was meant to happen.”
Every time she speaks, the sucker-punch in my chest reminds me that there’s still something there.
Time has completely stopped, and all I’m thinking about while we kiss is how this is what saves people.
“I’m good at being me,” she says. “Especially when I’m with you.”
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1: Hopeless
2: Losing Hope

Hopeless [/box_light]

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