Colleen Hoover’s latest book “Verity” is live, and she’s giving away a signed copy right here!

by Maryse on December 7, 2018 · 39 comments

in Latest Book Releases

<— SURPRISE!!!! SQUEEEEE!!! PSYCH-THRILLERS are my favorite and so is Colleen Hoover!!! Two in one for me? MINE!!!!! Verity just went live TWO WEEKS EARLY (I love surprises!!) and we’re having a giveaway for a signed copy right here on the blog.

And here’s what one of my other absolute favorite authors has to say about Colleen’s latest (and she’s queen of psych-thrillers so she knows what she’s talking about):

“Sublimely creepy with a true Hoover pulse. I’ve been waiting on a thriller like this for years.” Tarryn Fisher, New York Times bestselling author.

Yessssssssssss!!!!!! YES YES YEEEEEESSSSSSS!!!!

Here’s the blurb. This one TOTALLY gives me that jolt I’m looking for. Oh everyone sounds a little psycho already. Tee heeeee!!! ;) I’m going to highlight my favorite parts of the blurb.

Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish.

Lowen arrives at the Crawford home, ready to sort through years of Verity’s notes and outlines, hoping to find enough material to get her started. What Lowen doesn’t expect to uncover in the chaotic office is an unfinished autobiography Verity likely didn’t intend for anyone to read. Page after page of bone-chilling admissions, including Verity’s recollection of the night their family was forever altered.

Lowen decides to keep the manuscript hidden from Jeremy, knowing its contents would devastate the already grieving father. But as Lowen’s feelings for Jeremy begin to intensify, she recognizes all the ways she could benefit if he were to read his wife’s words. After all, no matter how devoted Jeremy is to his injured wife, a truth this horrifying would make it impossible for him to continue to love her.

GASP!!! eek THAT DEVIOUS, manipulative, backhanded… *%$#@*&%* mad

Although… now I’m dying to read these bone-chilling admissions (maybe she’s got a really gooooood reason to be devious?). Just sayin’. ;)  A la “Colleen Hoover”, we are bound for a roller-coaster ride and we’ll be guessing the whole way!!

Wanna read an excerpt?

“I have no idea what Pantem will offer, or if it’s even something you’ll be interested in,” Corey says. “We have to sign a non-disclosure agreement before they’ll give us more details. The secrecy has me curious, though. I’m trying not to get my hopes up, but there are a lot of possibilities and I have a good feeling. We need this.”

He says we because whatever the offer is, he gets fifteen percent if I accept. It’s the agent-client standard. What isn’t the agent-client standard would be the six months we spent in a relationship and the two years of sex that followed our breakup.

Our sexual relationship only lasted as long as it did because he wasn’t serious about anyone else and neither was I. It was convenient until it wasn’t. But the reason our actual relationship was so short-lived is because he was in love with another woman.

Never mind that the other woman in our relationship was also me.

It has to be confusing, falling in love with a writer’s words before you meet the actual writer. Some people find it difficult to separate a character from the individual who created them. Corey, surprisingly, is one of those people, despite being a literary agent. He met and fell in love with the female protagonist of my first novel, Open Ended, before he ever spoke to me. He assumed my character’s personality was a close reflection of my own, when in fact, I couldn’t be more opposite from her.

Corey was the only agent to respond to my query, and even that response took months to receive. His email was only a few sentences long, but enough to breathe life back into my dying hope.

I read your manuscript, Open Ended, in a matter of hours. I believe in this book. If you’re still looking for an agent, give me a call.

His email came on a Thursday morning. We were having an in-depth phone conversation about my manuscript two hours later. By Friday afternoon, we had met for coffee and signed a contract.

By Saturday night, we had fucked three times.

I’m sure our relationship broke a code of ethics somewhere, but I’m not sure that contributed to how short-lived it was. As soon as Corey figured out that I wasn’t the person my character was based on, he realized we weren’t compatible. I wasn’t heroic. I wasn’t simple. I was difficult. An emotionally challenging puzzle he wasn’t up for solving.

Which was fine. I wasn’t in the mood to be solved.

As difficult as it was being in a relationship with him, it is surprisingly easy being his client. It’s why I chose not to switch agencies after our breakup, because he’s been loyal and unbiased when it comes to my career.

“You look a little frazzled,” Corey says, breaking me out of my thoughts. “Are you nervous?”

I nod, hoping he’ll accept my behavior as nerves because I don’t want to explain why I’m frazzled. It’s been two hours since I left my apartment this morning, but it feels like more has happened in that two hours than in the entire rest of this year. I look down at my hands…my arms…searching for traces of blood. It’s no longer there, but I can still feel it. Smell it.

And now for the giveaway!

One (1) winner receives: A signed copy of Verity!!

How to enter for a chance to win this awesome prize?

Just leave a comment below (or better yet, tell me either your absolute favorite psych-thriller/stalker/devious manipulator book, or the book with your favorite jaw-dropping twist or your favorite Colleen Hoover book), and by 10pm EST, this Sunday December 9th 2018, I will randomly select one lucky commenter as the winner.

Also, while not necessary to enter, it would be awesome if you’d share this giveaway on Twitter or Instagram, or Facebook.

The winner will be contacted and will have 48hrs to respond with a mailing address, so if you are picked, do not delay or you will lose your chance. This book will be sent to the winner directly by the author.

Giveaway open to INTERNATIONAL!!

About Colleen Hoover 

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times and International bestselling author of thirteen novels and multiple novellas. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. She is the founder of The Bookworm Box, a non-profit book subscription service and bookstore in Sulphur Springs, Texas.

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{ 39 comments… read them below or add one }

Traci B. December 7, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Oh yes please. I ❤️ Colleen. I can’t wait until I’m done work at 12 today to read

Laina Josiah December 7, 2018 at 9:37 AM

I love Colleen Hoover!!! I’ve read every book of hers…and usually shut the world out while I read

Paula December 7, 2018 at 9:46 AM

Would die for that PB!

Toni J December 7, 2018 at 9:50 AM

Yes please! This sounds fabulous!

Jean December 7, 2018 at 10:13 AM

Psych- thriller from Colleen Hoover??? Yes, please!!

One thriller that stands out (and maybe that’s because I just saw the trailer for it with Sandra Bullock) is The Bird Box!!!

Maryse December 7, 2018 at 11:05 AM

Ohhhh Jean I LOVED The Bird Box!!!!

Karin Downs December 7, 2018 at 11:46 AM

Would love to read while holding it as a PB!!! It sounds so amazing!! Thanks so much for this chance!!!

Betul December 7, 2018 at 1:27 PM

The Swan & the Jackal by J.A. Redmerski.
Thank you!

Paige Humphries December 7, 2018 at 1:32 PM

Colleen Hoover is my FAVORITE author of all time!! I usually just lurk on this blog, but this giveaway has inspired me to be brave and speak up!!
Thanks Maryse!

geraldine December 7, 2018 at 1:39 PM

I’m a huge Colleen Hoover fan, I’ve read all of her books. My favourites are Ugly Love, Slammed, Finding Hope and Maybe Someday. I’ve been looking forward to Verity as this is a new genre for Colleen and I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us with this book. Some of my Fav phych thrillers are You, Girl on the train, How to get away with murder and Bad Mommy. International Readers don’t get a chance to enter these giveaways so I have my fingers crossed.

Romy December 7, 2018 at 2:13 PM

Just downloaded and can’t wait to get my eyes in it!!!! My weekend is looking up.

Ashley December 7, 2018 at 2:18 PM

Love love love Colleen Hoover! Can’t wait to read her latest! My favorite Colleen Hoover book is It Ends With Us but November 9 is a close second.

Alison December 7, 2018 at 3:14 PM

Can’t wait to read Verity! Love all of CoHo’s books, but if I had to pick, Ugly Love is one of my favorites!

JR December 7, 2018 at 3:49 PM

I started it this morning and can’t wait for the weekend to read more!

Anya December 7, 2018 at 3:55 PM

Target this by Lily White. The ending will stay with you for a long, long time.

JR December 7, 2018 at 3:56 PM

Oh and my favorite Colleen Hoover book is Ugly Love (although all are good!). My favorite books with a twist would have to be The Opportunist series by Tarryn Fisher or Black Lies by Alessandra Torre.

Ilene W. December 7, 2018 at 3:57 PM

I would love to own a copy!! Thanks for the chance! I like Gillian Flynn’s novels- Gone Girl especially.

Kim Perry December 7, 2018 at 6:57 PM

My favorite Colleen Hoover book is Maybe Someday.

Jaime December 7, 2018 at 7:21 PM

OMG…I am dying to read this! Knowing Colleen, it will be incredible! I loved Bad Mommy and the Opportunist series by Tarryn Fisher. As far as Colleen’s books go, they are all so amazing! My favorite is a toss-up. They all just hit me differently, so to choose my favorite is impossible!

Febie December 7, 2018 at 7:26 PM

I would love to read this. Thank you for the chance. ❤

Lea December 7, 2018 at 7:54 PM

I’ve loved all I’ve read from Colleen, but I’ll always have a soft spot for the Slammed trio.

Ria December 7, 2018 at 8:31 PM

My favorite Colleen Hoover book is “It Ends with Us”.

Ashley December 7, 2018 at 9:23 PM

I have had the hugest girl crush on Colleen Hoover since I read Maybe Someday. The way she incorporated music right into the book that you could actually listen to while you read the lyrics was incredible! I ended up buying the songs so I could just listen to them while I was working. It remains one of my favorite reads…and I didn’t think it could possibly get any better until I listened to the audiobook. Whole new level. (Zachary Webber everyone.)

Dawn Adler December 7, 2018 at 10:23 PM

Any of Colleen Hoover’s books are my favorite! And I LOVE your blog! I actually started reading so many books because of your amazing lists and recommendations. Thank you!

Shirley December 7, 2018 at 11:31 PM

Would love an autographed copy…I would cherish it forever!
I absolutely love Colleen Hoover!!
My absolute favorite of hers is Slammed series, I have read it so many times.
Starting Verity tonight!! Can’t wait!

Alison December 8, 2018 at 9:40 AM

My favorite Colleen Hoover book(novella) is Finding Cinderella, which coincidentally has a huge twist!

Tiffany Clark December 8, 2018 at 10:53 AM

I love all of Colleen Hoover’s books! My favorite of hers is It Ends With Us. I can’t wait to read this one it sounds so good!! Thanks for the chance!!!

Darlene Di Pentima December 8, 2018 at 11:49 AM

I really liked Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney. I love all of Colleen Hoovers book but my favorite is Slammed because it was her first. The beginning of a wonderful career as an author.

Elle December 8, 2018 at 12:17 PM

I loved many books from Colleen Hoover, but I think my favourite might be the first one I read: Slammed!

Thanks for all the books you wrote (and will wrote), Colleen, and for the very generous giveaway.

Raklima December 8, 2018 at 12:20 PM

My favourite thriller is The Talented Mr Ripley.

I hope I’ll be a winner!

Lucile December 8, 2018 at 12:32 PM

I just loved the combination of reading the book and listening to the wonderful music written by Griffin Peterson in Maybe Someday.

I’ll be delighted to reunite with the characters in Maybe Now, thanks for the gift!

matka December 8, 2018 at 1:00 PM

My most favorite psych-thriller was definitely Consequences by Aleatha Romig. I remember I couldn’t put it down and I was running home to read more. The twist at the end was completely unexpected for me. Favorite Colleen Hoover book is Ugly love. Such a beautiful and amazing book about love, heartbreak and loss

Melanie December 8, 2018 at 1:33 PM

Omg an autographed copy! What a Christmas present that would be!!

Melanie December 8, 2018 at 1:36 PM

Half my comment was missing so I won’t overwhelm you but I mentioned Gone Girl and We Were Liars. I hope you all have amazing holidays! This would be such a wonderful gift!!

Robyn C December 9, 2018 at 7:26 AM

Thanks for the chance! I think one of my fav manipulator books is Jezebel by K Larsen! :)

Grey December 9, 2018 at 12:21 PM

My favorite mind-messery book ever, definitely without a doubt, Jezebel by K. Larsen. No contest. I’ve never had another make me curse on the blog at 2am. LOL! Thanks for the opportunity, Maryse!

KateS December 10, 2018 at 12:10 AM

Thank you for the chance, can’t wait to read this book! The reviews are amazing!

November 9 by CoHo had a twist I didn’t see coming :O

Jenn December 10, 2018 at 9:20 AM

Favorite CH book and I’ve read them all is Hopeless….gah that book but holy hell I just read Verity late Friday into Saturday and I must say didn’t see that end coming and I felt like I was punched in the gut, slapped upside the head…rolled over and kicked. :-) I loved every second of it and two days later still can’t pick up another book…well I can but it’s useless.

Thank you for the chance!

Shara December 10, 2018 at 7:26 PM

I just finished verity by colleen Hoover. I love her books and I loved this one. I could not put it down. So good! Go in blind.

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