UNSPOKEN RELEASE!

YEAH!! October 27th is finally here, and that means Unspoken is finally out! Man, I don’t know about you, but it’s been so hard for me to wait for this day. It took October forever to get here, and then the month just stretched out. But today Unspoken is released and it feels like I just gave birth!

Unspoken is Della’s third and final book in her Shadow Falls: After Dark series. Eternal ended with Della’s dad getting arrested for murdering his sister, and Della feels it’s all her fault. In Unspoken, Della is trying to help her dad, but everything she does seems to only make matters worse. To top it off, Chase betrayed her and now he’s back—and she has to work with him. But can she trust him? Hell, no! She hates nothing more than liars. But he keep showing up and getting her out of trouble…

Let’s not forget Steve, the sexy shape-shifter. He still cares for Della and he’s doing everything he can to make sure she wants to be with him. If you want to know what happens, you’ll just have to read Unspoken.

Unspoken_revised (1)Unspoken truths will be revealed-and they will change everything–in this dazzling final chapter of the Shadow Falls: After Dark trilogy! 

Della Tsang is facing the toughest fight of her life-and the most personal. In her new role as an elite paranormal investigator, she’s assigned a twenty year old murder case…and the accused killer is none other than her own father.

Making matters worse, since she was reborn, she’s been bound to the mysterious and infuriatingly gorgeous Chase Tallman-a vampire with his own hidden agenda. Della still feels betrayed by all the secrets he’s kept from her, but she’ll need his help to find out the truth about her father. But what about Steve, the hunky shape-shifter who she can’t seem to forget?

The quest for answers will lead them into the darkest, ugliest supernatural gangs in town… and into the scariest reaches of their hearts.

Order your copy of Unspoken at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, IndieBound and Kobo. Look for it in bookstores everywhere today.

Romantic Times Book Reviews says Unspoken’s “…twisty ending is one fans have been waiting for since the very beginning.” Read the full 4 1/2 star review at http://www.rtbookreviews.com/book-review/unspoken-4.

Did you go to camp? I did! Find out what pranks I got up to and more in my Romantic Times interview: http://www.rtbookreviews.com/blog/86225/qa-cc-hunter-shadow-falls-and-summer-camp.

Winner!

The winner of the Kindle Fire HD 8 and Born to Read t-shirt from my Unspoken pre-order contest is Layla Cory. Congratulations! Layla, please email me with your mailing address and t-shirt size at cc@cchunterbooks.com.

 

 

One Week and Counting…

Kindle1Want to win a Kindle Fire HD 8 and a CC Hunter Born to read t-shirt? All you have to do is pre-order your copy of Unspoken. It can be an ebook or a print book, whichever format works for you. Then you go to Kindle Giveaway and fill in the form. Come on, you know you’re going to buy it anyway, why not pre-order and enter for a chance to win a Kindle and a t-shirt?

I’m getting soooo excited about the release of Della final book! I can’t wait for you to read it. I’ve been posting some teaser the last few months to get you fired up and ready for Unspoken. So, here are the last ones.

  • In Unspoken, Steve returns and is not in the least bit intimidated by Chase.
  • In Unspoken, Della finally makes the decision to fake her own death, and to walk away from her family, and it’s breaking her heart.
  • In Unspoken, Della finally knows which guy holds the key to her heart.

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Unspoken truths will be revealed-and they will change everything–in this dazzling final chapter of the Shadow Falls: After Dark trilogy!

Della Tsang is facing the toughest fight of her life-and the most personal. In her new role as an elite paranormal investigator, she’s assigned a twenty year old murder case…and the accused killer is none other than her own father.

Making matters worse, since she was reborn, she’s been bound to the mysterious and infuriatingly gorgeous Chase Tallman-a vampire with his own hidden agenda. Della still feels betrayed by all the secrets he’s kept from her, but she’ll need his help to find out the truth about her father. But what about Steve, the hunky shape-shifter who she can’t seem to forget?

The quest for answers will lead them into the darkest, ugliest supernatural gangs in town… and into the scariest reaches of their hearts.

Who will Della choose? Chase, the sexy vampire she is bonded with? Or Steve, the hunky shape-shifter, who saved her life? Will she prove her father’s innocence? Or will she prove his guilt? Pre-order today for a chance to win in my Kindle Giveaway!

You can pre-order at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Kobo.

Don’t Forget!!

bookbash1528329October 24th. I’ll be at Spook-Tacular at the Grand Palace, 314-A Pruitt Road, Spring, TX 77380, 11:00 AM-3:00 PM. If you live in the Houston, TX area, you won’t want to miss this event. I look forward to it every year because it’s always so much fun. Books will be sold onsite and you may bring up to two books from home to be signed. There will be lots of giveaways and I’ll be holding a drawing for five ARCs of Unspoken. Costumes are encouraged! For ticket information go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spook-tacular-book-bash-tickets-17176450225.

 

 

AlmostMidnight[2]October 30th, I’ll be at Katy Budget Books, 2450 Fry Rd, Katy, TX 77084, 6:00-8:00 PM. Be one of the first twenty fans to purchase a copy of Unspoken at the book signing and you’ll get a free Born to Read t-shirt. Pre-orders will count towards the t-shirt giveaway, but you do have to be present at the even to receive one. Everyone who buys a copy of Unspoken at the signing will be entered into a drawing where I’ll be giving away five signed ARCs of Almost Midnight.  So you have the chance to own a copy of Almost Midnight long before it’s release on February 2! For more information go to http://www.katybooks.com/event/author-signing-cc-hunter-0.

Counting Down the Days

Unspoken_revised (1)Only two weeks until Unspoken will be on bookstore shelves, and everyone will be able to read about Della’s struggle to prove her dad’s innocence (even though it really looks like he’s guilty). The smart-mouthed vamp really has her work cut out for her this time! Not to mention having to deal with Chase and Steve–and even Burnett, who doesn’t seem to trust her to cross the street on her own.

I hope you’ve pre-ordered you copy, so you’ll be able to start reading Unspoken on October 27th. And I hope once you finish it, you’ll remember to write honest reviews on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads, etc.

To get you ready for Unspoken’s release, I thought I’d share some quotes this week:

“Sorry,” Della said. “I think I’m allergic to perverts. I get involuntary knee jerks.” (Are you wondering what she hit with that knee?)

“In the last twenty-four hours I’ve committed breaking and entering and grand theft auto. And assault and battery might be included. I’m at the limit for committing crimes.”  (Man-oh-man Della stays in trouble in Unspoken!)

“No jumping off tall buildings or bench pressing cars.  Keep your fangs in. You understand?”  (Duh, when had Della ever been good at keeping her fangs in?  Who do you think said this?)

“I’m going to bed. I don’t want to commiserate. I don’t want a diet soda.  I don’t want to explain why it feels like the awkward fairy just came down here and pissed all over the room.” (Della tells it like it is!)

“If you hurt Della one more time, I’m going to remove your boy parts, grind them up, and feed them to the hungry rats and scorpions. Is that clear?”(Aren’t you curious as to who said this and who it was being said to?)

Pre-order Unspoken today at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo.

Don’t Forget!

October 24th. I’ll be at Spook-Tacular at the Grand Palace, 314-A Pruitt Road, Spring, TX 77380, 11:00 AM-3:00 PM. Books will be sold onsite and you may bring up to two books from home to be signed. There will be lots of giveaways and I’ll be holding a drawing for five ARCs of Unspoken. Costumes are encouraged! For ticket information go to Spook-Tacular.

October 30th, I’ll be at Katy Budget Books, 2450 Fry Rd, Katy, TX 77084, 6:00-8:00 PM. Be one of the first twenty fans to purchase a copy of Unspoken at the book signing and you’ll get a free Born to Read t-shirt. Pre-orders will count towards the t-shirt giveaway, but you do have to be present at the even to receive one. Everyone who buys a copy of Unspoken at the signing will be entered into a drawing where I’ll be giving away five signed ARCs of Almost Midnight. For more information go to Katy Budget Books.

So if you live in the Houston area, come on by Spook-Tacular and Katy Budget Books. I’d love to meet you!

 

A Vampire and a Werewolf…

As you probably know, the third and final book in Della’s series, Unspoken, will be released Oct. 27th. I’m getting so excited! But I’m also very pleased about the February 2nd release of Almost Midnight. I’ve gotten so many emails from fans who don’t have e-readers, but want to be able to read my e-novellas. Almost Midnight is a print book that will contain all of my e-novellas as well as one bonus novella about Frederike. But it will also be available as an ebook as well. I just got the cover blurb from my publisher and I wanted to share it with you.

AlmostMidnight[2]A vampire and a werewolf who never fit in. A witch whose spells don’t always work as planned.  And a mysterious new guy who’s hiding something. Together they will discover who they’re meant to be…

Hidden from the human world, Shadow Falls is a secret camp for teens with supernatural powers. But for four very different teens, it’s much more than just a camp—it’s where their destinies will unfold.

Independent and strong-willed Della Tsang didn’t believe in vampires…until she became one. Chase Tallman is the newest member of Shadow Falls, but what made him into the sexy, mysterious vampire he is today? And what led him to Della Tsang? For Miranda Kane, magic has always been something she’s struggled with—until she finally has a chance to prove herself a witch to be reckoned with.  And for Fredericka Lakota, the one guy who challenges her the most will lead her to the life she’s always wanted.

Yes, that’s right! Several of you guessed the bonus novella was about Fredericka. And for a special treat, here is the beginning of her story, Fierce.

 

Chapter One

 

Fredericka Lakota slipped the polished hammered wolf pendant on the silver chain, and hung it up.Stepping back, she. . . frowned.She was a better artist in her head than she was in the flesh.But wasn’t that appropriate?She was better at everything in her head—even a better person—than she was in life, too.

Not a good person,but better than most people considered her.But people were like jewelry, the quality depended on what you were made of.She hadn’t come from great stock.

Not that she wasn’t pure-blooded werewolf.Any supernatural could tell that by looking at her pattern.But her parents had been rogue.Or at least her father had, she’d never known her mother.

She stepped back and looked at her ten jewelry sets. At the bottom of the black velvet display case she’d made was her logo painted in silver script:Ricka Lakota Designs.

Ricka because Fredericka was too long.In time, she supposed the nickname wouldn’t bother her.

Was her work good enough to show in a gallery?

In the morning she’d take her entire collection into Fallen, where after viewing her work, Brandon Dee, the owner of the new gallery in Fallen, would either invite her to sell her wares in the new business, or she’d be told to take a hike.

He planned to pick ten individuals’ works to display in his gallery.

However, he’d warned her in an e-mail that he’d already had two other jewelry artists make appointments and only wanted one.

She didn’t know shit about Brandon Dee—she guessed he was human. Was he even qualified to judge her work?What if he didn’t like it?Or didn’t like her?She wasn’t what anyone would call likable.Raised a rogue, always a rogue.So many supernaturals believed it. And she’d given up trying to prove people wrong.

All of asudden she heard footsteps.The workshop located behind Holiday’s cabin was off the beaten path.Fredericka didn’t get a lot of company, which was exactly why she liked it.The only one who’d seen her work was Holiday.Which was another reason the interview frightened Fredericka.

Moving to the opened the window, she pulled air through her nose to see who trotted through the woods toward her.Instead of picking up a scent first, she heard the rush of waterfalls.What the heck?She’d woken up in the middle of the night hearing it, too.

Then catching the scent, Fredericka hurried over to the chair where her long-sleeved shirt lay and slipped it on over her tank top.

She’d barely gotten the shirt on when Kylie, a chameleon, the rarest species of supernatural, knocked.“Fredericka?”

The door swished open.Fredericka shot in front of the display.Her shirt slipped off her shoulder but she snagged it back before Kylie’s gaze went there. “What?”

“Holiday sent me,” Kylie said. “Someone’s at the office to see you.”

“You must have misunderstood.” Fredericka stepped forward, hoping the girl would step out.No such luck.

“I don’t think so.” Kylie made an apologetic face.

Oh, please, no one had come to see Fredericka. Case in point, she’d been here six months and hadn’t had one visitor. On Parents’ Day she always found a place to hide out.The last thing she wanted was for her peers to start feeling sorry for her.That was worse than them judging her.

Kylie remained in the doorway. “Holiday said she tried to call you, but you didn’t answer.She texted me and asked me to see if you were here.”

Fredericka pulled her cell phone from her back pocket.It was out of battery again.

“Then let’s go,” Fredericka said, certain Kylie had misunderstood the reason Fredericka was being summoned, but eager to get the girl out of her private haven.

Fredericka gave another wave toward the door.Kylie leaned to the right.

“Wow! Did you make those?” The girl moved around Fredericka.She touched a necklace.Fredericka almost told her to keep her paws to herself.

“Ricka Lakota Designs,” Kylie read then looked back.“Ricka.I like that.Is that your nickname?”

“No.” Fredericka emotionally flinched.And after hearing the name from someone’s lips, she knew her next order of business was to change her logo.

“Can we go?” She motioned to the door for the second time.

“Sorry.” Kylie backed out.

Fredericka locked the door.Kylie waited to walk with her.Any other person would have skedaddled, especially after Fredericka had been so curt.But Kylie wasn’t just anyone.

Not only was she the rarest of supernaturals, who could go invisible—and yeah, Fredericka had actually seen her do it—but unlike so many of those here, she was the type who tried to see good in everyone.The poor thing had to look long and hard before she spotted any in Fredericka.Especially considering they’d had a rocky start.Like boulder-size rocky.

Kylie had taken the one guy Fredericka had thought she loved.Key word, thought.Not that Fredericka held it against Kylie now.Lucas had been the one pursuing the relationship. Fredericka had come to see that.

They started down the path.The cool breeze, scented with wet earth, whispered through the trees and brought with it the sound of rushing water again.

Fredericka stopped and glanced back in the woods. “Do you hear that?”

Kylie stopped and glanced over her shoulder. “Hear what?”

“The water.”

Kylie’s eyes widened as if Fredericka had asked something weird. “You hear the falls?”

“Yeah. Why?Is that bad or something?”

“No, it’s just . . .”

“Just what?” Fredericka asked.

“Usually, when you hear the falls, it’s calling you.”
“Why would it call me?” Fredericka asked.

“Normally, it’s when the death angels are trying to communicate with you.”

“Oh, I have nothing to say to them.”

“I don’t think they call you to the falls to punish you,” she said, reading Fredericka’s fear.

Fredericka’s shoulders tightened.She didn’t like being read.And she sure as hell didn’t want to be called. “Well, if they want me, they’ll have to text me.” And she hoped like hell they didn’t. The death angels were spirits who held supernaturals responsible for their actions.Fredericka had more than her share of negative checkmarks on her conduct card.

Kylie shrugged and they continued on.Before they even got past Holiday’s cabin, the girl spoke again.“Why don’t you want anyone to see your work?It’s amazing.I’d give anything to have talent like that.”

Call it stupid, but the compliment fell like soft rain on Fredericka. “How about I swap you my jewelry-making talent for the ability to go invisible?”

Kylie laughed. “It’s not nearly as cool as it seems.”

“You aren’t gonna convince me,” Fredericka said.

“Seriously,” Kylie said. “That necklace was gorgeous.”

“Thanks.I guess I’ll know for sure tomorrow.”

“What’s happening tomorrow?” Kylie sounded genuinely interested.

Fredericka didn’t have a clue why she did it, but she told her about the interview.

“Oh, you are so gonna get it!”

“I hope so,” Fredericka said, and got a buzz of excitement talking about it.Right then, she realized the reason she might not have told anyone about her work was because she didn’t have friends.Or at least, she didn’t have girlfriends.She hung out with the guys.And face it, those guys weren’t interested in her jewelry making.

Not that she needed anyone to be interested.She simply got along better with boys.Girls could be bitches.

For a while, a rumor spread around the school that she was gay. But nope.She was totally into the opposite sex.In particular, Edward.

Almost if Kylie read her mind, she asked, “So how are things with you and Mr. Kearns?
“Good,” Fredericka said, but they’d be so much better when school was out.Edward Kearns, a full were, taught history at the Academy.Only two years older than she, the guy took her breath away the first time she’d laid eyes on him.Smart and sexy.She’d never been a history fan until now.

He’d acknowledged his attraction to her, but insisted they only be friends until she graduated.The wait was killing her.Meanwhile, they met every day after school, and she’d listen to him talk about all his trips to see historic places—Paris, Rome, Egypt.If it had history, Edward had been there or wanted to go there.Someday she hoped to go with him, too.

“How good?”Kylie smiled in that way girls did when they wanted you to tell them a secret.

“We’re just friends,” Fredericka said.

“Well, think how good it will be when you move it to that next stage.You two will know everything about each other.”

“Yeah.”It hit her that while she’d gotten to know a lot about Edward, he didn’t know much about her.Not his fault.She wasn’t exactly forthcoming.

She’d almost told him yesterday about her jewelry, but had chickened out.He wasn’t like the male were students.But face it, the man got excited about pyramids, about Notre Dame.Her biggest fear was that he’d think her passion for jewelry was silly.And that was the last way she wanted him to see her.

“This is where I drop off,” Kylie said when they got to the main path, obviously going back to her cabin.Her smile came off so real and it made Fredericka wish that she could be like other girls and have close friends.The way Kylie was with her witch and vampire roommates.

“I want to hear how things go tomorrow.Good luck.”

Fredericka nodded, then instantly realized the downside of having shared her secret.If her work didn’t get accepted, everyone would know she’d failed.Why hadn’t she just kept her mouth shut?

Fredericka took off, her pace faster than it had been in the morning.With a full moon coming soon, her strength grew greater daily.

“Hey.” Kylie’s call had Fredericka glancing over her shoulder. “You may want to mention to Holiday about hearing the falls.”

“Yeah,” Fredericka said, but she wouldn’t. She wanted to forget about that.

As she got closer to the office, she wondered exactly what it was that Holiday wanted, because no one could be here to see her.But when she stepped on the front porch, she caught the trace of another were.A familiar trace.

She curled her hands into fists.

What the hell did Marissa Canzoni want?Her gaze shot back to the trail.She didn’t have to face this.Her feet were poised to swing around, when she remembered she’d stopped running from her problems a long time ago.

Bracing herself for whatever shit Marissa had dug up and the emotional backlash that seeing her would bring, she walked into Holiday’s office.

 

You can pre-oreder Almost Midnight at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

You also pre-order Unspoken at Barnes & Noble, Amazon and Kobo. Then you can enter my Unspoken contest. I’m giving away a Kindle Fire HD 8 to one lucky fan who pre-orders Unspoken and I’m giving away three Born to Read t-shirts to three others. All you have to do is pre-order Unspoken, then follow this link to enter: Kindle Giveaway! (Sorry, but this giveaway is limited to US residents.)

And don’t forget about my What Would You Do Contest! What would you do for a signed Unspoken ARC?  Send me a video, an email or a picture showing me what you would do, and I’m giving away ten signed Unspoken ARCs.  And the top three contestants will also win $50 gift cards.  You don’t have to make a video to enter, but videos may score higher.  You can post your video to You Tube and send us a link or send it directly to cc@cchunterbooks.com. Here’s an example of a video just to get you started: What Would You Do?  (Sorry, but this giveaway is limited to US residents.)