Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The One Where You Can Meet Dallas and Carson!



Hello my loves!!

I am so, so, SO deep in the writing cave at the moment for book two of the Rusk University series, which if you don't already know is titled ALL BROKE DOWN.

See what I did there? Here's a hint... Book three will start with the word All, too. :)

Anyway, I'm in that final hibernation phase of writing a book where I feel a little like this.

But I'm trucking along. I just wanted to pop in and tell you that today was the massive Excerpt release organized by Inkslinger PR and William Morrow Books. Tons of blogs have participated, posted the excerpt, and talked about All Lined Up, including some street team members who have already read the book and *might* share some of their insight. :) I'll be retweeting posts all day on Twitter if you want to go check them out. 
But I'm also posting the excerpt here for you guys to read! And just to make things a little interesting, I'm posting a giveaway, too! Stay tuned after the excerpt for giveaway details! 
In case you need a refresher on All Lined Up and the Rusk Series... 

ALL LINED UP Synopsis:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cora Carmack follows up her trio of hits—Losing It, Faking It, and Finding It—with this thrilling first novel in an explosive series bursting with the Texas flavor, edge, and steamy romance of Friday Night Lights.

In Texas, two things are cherished above all else—football and gossip. My life has always been ruled by both.

Dallas Cole loathes football. That's what happens when you spend your whole childhood coming in second to a sport. College is her time to step out of the bleachers, and put the playing field (and the players) in her past.

But life doesn't always go as planned. As if going to the same college as her football star ex wasn’t bad enough, her father, a Texas high school coaching phenom, has decided to make the jump to college ball… as the new head coach at Rusk University. Dallas finds herself in the shadows of her father and football all over again.

Carson McClain is determined to go from second-string quarterback to the starting line-up. He needs the scholarship and the future that football provides. But when a beautiful redhead literally falls into his life, his focus is more than tested. It's obliterated.

Dallas doesn't know Carson is on the team. Carson doesn't know that Dallas is his new coach's daughter.

And neither of them know how to walk away from the attraction they feel.



And now it's giveaway time! I'll choose 5 winners to receive Cora Carmack swag packs that include:



*Signed ALU postcard
*Signed Losing It Series Bookmarks
*Rusk University bottle opener w/ quote from the book
*Rusk University sticker
*"Awkward people need love, too" bracelet

Open Internationally. Enter via Rafflecopter below! Thanks for reading guys!

Remember to add All Lined Up on Goodreads and Pre-order your copy today!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

103 comments:

  1. Awesome! Thank you for the chance. So exited for this book

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  2. I'd jump from a second floor balcony to get away from any number of my ex boyfriends. ;)

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  3. I would jump off a balcony to get away from someone who was trying to kill me..I'd do it in style with a back flip or something. I'd rather kill myself than have someone else do it, I win ;)

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    1. This is from Nicole Hickman...not Ella, ooooops!

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  4. I don't know what to get away from but I know is jump off for Hot Cheetos and gorgeous me.

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  5. This is awesome! can't wait for it to come out!

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  7. Just one person? LMAO Can't wait for this book!

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  8. I would jump to get away from anyone trying to kill me or if the building was on fire.......Or I would jump to get to any of my book boyfriends, if they existed :P

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  9. hmmm...aside from the obvious of crazies, danger, etc....um, I dunno. There isn't much that scares me..lol

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  10. I would jump from a second floor window to get away from a fire.

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  11. A fire, a murderer, or a tarantula. Mostly the spider though.

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  13. I would jump fro a fire from killer or crazy person.

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  14. I'd jump from a second floor balcony to get away from snakes if there was no other way out or a killer.

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  15. Danger...ie Fire, burglar/intruder, etc,......

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  16. I would jump off if there was a zombie attack!

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  17. A fire or a person trying to hurt me. Thank you for a great giveway.

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  18. Can't wait to read these books. Loved the other series.

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  19. I would jump off a 2nd floor balcony to get away from a fire

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  20. I'd jump from a second floor balcony to avoid the walk of shame :D

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  21. I'd jump to get away from fire or someone coming to get me

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  22. Thank you for the chance. Nothing am afraid of heights so would not be on the balcony in the first place.

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  23. I'd jump off a second floor balcony to get away from a freaking flying cockroach

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  24. There are a lot of things I would jump out of a second story window for. I serial killer, zombies, rabid animal, a flying cockroach. Main ones.

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  25. I wouldn't jump to get away fron anything. I would try to kill it

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  26. I'd jump of a second balcony to get away from useless people always compare me ;D

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  27. Hi thanks for this amazing giveaway. Probably a psycho killer, zombie or a wild animal. =)

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  28. I'm not sure what I would jump from, maybe a murdered, but seeing as I'm afraid of heights I doubt I would be up there.

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  29. A HUGE FLYING HUMAN EATING COCKROACH.. OR ANY REPTILES WILL MAKE ME JUMP OFF A SECOND STORY BALCONY.

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  30. A red-haired guy wearing a tutu. God, I tutus are horrible !

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  31. Thank you for the chance. :))

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  32. Insects. [shudders] thousands of crawling insects

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  33. I cannot wait to read this!! Just ordered box set of Losing it as well

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  34. Thanks for the chance! I can't wait to read this book!

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    1. I'd jump off a 2nd story balcony to escape snakes!

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  35. Fire maybe! If my apartment was on fire, an had no other choice only. :)

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  36. So excited for this new series!

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  37. Anything that would kill me I guess.. If there's a way to escape, I'd probably go for it, granted I'm not frozen in place :)

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  38. Fire or maybe someone that is trying to kill me. Thank you for the chance

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  39. I will only jump because of a rapist or killer in the house

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  40. I am not exactly coordinated (understatement of the year), so I would definitely only jump off because of something that was super dangerous where I had no other alternative. But perhaps I would jump towards something or someone... ;)

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  41. ....to get away from a very big dog chasing me! lol

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  42. A cluster of spiders. *shivers* Yuck!

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  43. Mmm, maybe someone that is trying to kill me! Thank you!!

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  44. "What would you jump off a second story balcony to get away from? ;)"

    I don't really know because I'm really scared of heights so it would have to be something I'm even more scared of, something like lizards or cockroaches... or my math teacher!

    But in the other hand if there was a super cool alternative universe waiting for me down there, where people can have unicorns as pets and my favorite characters of books, anime, and everything were real, I would jump without hesitation!

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  45. Zombies. I would totally jump off a balcony to get away from Zombies.

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  46. "What would you jump off a second story balcony to get away from? ;)" my ex boyfriend or a fire

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  47. hum this is a hard question i would not want to jump off because i am scared of heights,i would have to say snakes or a killer thanks for the winning chance!

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  48. lol i love the ex. boyfriend one haha. mhm im not sure maybe a serial killer or something

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  49. I would jump from a lot of things. Fire, burglar, heck maybe even a spider!

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  50. cora!!!! thank you so much for this giveaway!!

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  51. To get way from... Zombiesssss omg!!! Dreading the so called zombie apocalypse!!

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  52. Looking good girl! Can't wait and thank you for this amazing giveaway.

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  53. Clowns! Can't have them around and if they are I competely panic.

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  54. I would jump off a balcony to get away from a serial killer. Hahaha

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  55. I'd jump to get away from a dog/dogs. I'm scared of them.

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  56. I would jump if i was running from a murderer or a pack of wild animals.

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  57. Lizards definitely. Hate them!

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  58. A swarm of snakes! Eeeek, I hate them so much.

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  59. I'd jump off a second floor balcony to get away from a cockroach.

    Raffle name: Demitra Giote

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  60. To be honest, I probably wouldn't have the guts to jump out of a second story balcony lol! I'd probably do it if it was really bad, but I'd be close to crapping myself lol!

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  61. hmmm. dude w/ a chainsaw? maybe... depends what's at the bottom & how high the 2nd story is!

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  62. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm so excited for the book! I would jump off from a second story balcony to get away from a lizard! yeah got a phobia of lizards *shudders*

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    1. read all the 3 chapters and now I can't wait for more!! yup really excited for this book!

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  63. I'd jump for a killer, lol. I'm sure anyone would :P

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  64. So excited! I can't wait for this book (preordered and all). LOVE the preview (and all your other books)!

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  65. Mmm a monster? lol
    Something scary I think.

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  66. I'd jump from a second floor balcony to get away from frogs! Haha.

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  67. I'd jump from a second story to get away from fire, burglar and anything else life threatening xx

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    1. Oops I'm coming up as Emma Harris not Emma Darch Harris.... that's what I put on my entry, sorry xx

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  68. I would jump off a second story balcony to get away from:
    ~ Zombies!!!! (says the crazy me)
    ~Fire and Murderers (says the logical me) haha

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  69. ahhhhhh excited <3 thanksss soo much

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  70. Zombies if I didn't have any weapons and the landing was clear below and fire. Thank you for the chance to win! Have a wonderful week!

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  71. I would jump off to escape fire or danger from a person or crazed, wild animal.

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  72. Emergency, fun, no reason. All depends on height of the balcony and what is directly underneath it.

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  73. I would jump off a balcony to save myself whether it be from a dangerous person or a fire.

    Thanks for the giveaway! =) So excited about this book!

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  74. I would only jump off second story window if all exits were cut off. Or if it meant saving a child.

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