Now Live + Excerpt: Saving Beck by Courtney Cole
Reminiscent of the beloved novels by Mary Kubica and Jodi Picoult comes a chilling portrayal of a son’s addiction and its harrowing effects on both him and his mother from New York Times bestselling author Courtney Cole. SAVING BECK is now available! Check out the tour below, and pick up your copy of SAVING BECK today!
There comes a time when offering your life for your child’s doesn’t work, when you realize that it’ll never be enough.
The cold needle in his warm vein was a welcome comfort to my son at first. But then it became the monster that kept us apart.
Heroin lied, and my son believed. It took him to a world where the last year didn’t happen, to a place where his father was still alive. What Beck didn’t understand was that it couldn’t bring his father back from the dead. It couldn’t take away his pain, not permanently.
You think it can’t happen to you, that your kids, your family, will never be in this situation.
I thought that too. But you’re wrong.
Step into our world, and see for yourself.
Watch my golden boy become a slave to this raging epidemic. Watch me try and save him.
Drug addiction comes with a price.
Trust me, you’re not equipped to pay it.
Don’t miss this heart wrenching, evocative, yet hopeful novel—it will leave you forever changed.
Grab your copy of SAVING BECK here!
I stare at the door, and this is the same room and that is the same door, and this is the same blue-tiled floor. For a minute, I’m back in that moment, and the doctor is coming in. I’d waited for hours and his face was so grave and I knew, I knew, before he could utter a word.
I shook my head because I didn’t want to hear what was coming next, but he spoke anyway.
Matt’s injuries were insurmountable, he’d said. We did everything we could.
But everything wasn’t enough, and my husband died.
“Is it a different doctor tonight?” I ask suddenly. “I need a different doctor. One who can save my son.”
I know it’s illogical. I know it was never the doctor’s fault, but it doesn’t matter because Jessica is nodding. “It’s a different doctor tonight,” she tells me. “Dr. Grant, and he’s very, very good.”
“Okay,” I whisper. “Okay.”
“If you need anything, you tell me,” Jessica says and I can see that she means it. She likes me. Or she feels sorry for me. It doesn’t matter which. I nod and she’s gone, and I’m alone.
Just like I was a year ago, and just like that night all I can do is pace.
I’m a caged mama wolf and there’s nothing I can do, but I know that if I stop moving, Beck might die. My energy is attached to his energy. I have to move. It all depends on me.
So I walk in circles.
I walk six paces, over the six white tiles, then I turn, taking three steps over the blue. I tread back six paces over the white, and then turn again, taking three more over the blue.
I will not stop, Beck. I won’t fail you. I won’t.
It becomes rhythmic, and I match my breaths with my steps. I’m a machine, a time-keeper, a being made of clock-work as I walk in circles, marking time. Every step I take, Beck is still alive. I feel it in my heart. It’s all up to me.
Courtney Cole’s SAVING BECK – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:
★ Chiara’s Book Blog ★ – Excerpt
Ramblings From This Chick – Excerpt
Suey Library – Review & Excerpt
Between The Lines – Review & Excerpt
Read Love Blog – Review & Excerpt
White Hot Reads – Review
Book Starlets – Review & Excerpt
Sinfully Wicked Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Whoo Gives A Hoot – Review
Catty Jane Book Lovers – Review & Excerpt
KDRBCK – Review & Excerpt
Reading Between the Wines Book Club – Excerpt
Little Read Riding Hood – Review & Excerpt
Roxy’s Reviews – Review
Simply Crystal – Review & Excerpt
Brittany’s Book Blog – Excerpt
Reads All the Books – Review & Excerpt
Two Books in a shelf – Review & Excerpt
All Things Dark & Dirty – Excerpt
Vagabonda Reads – Review & Excerpt
Written In Red Book Blog – Review
Book Sniffers Anonymous – Excerpt
Evermore Books – Review & Excerpt
Liezel and Angie’s Book Blog – Review
Just Me & My Kindle – Excerpt
Margaux – Review & Excerpt
What Is That Book About – Excerpt
A Literary Perusal – Review & Excerpt
Book Bitches Blog – Excerpt
Nose Stuck In A Book – Review & Excerpt
Audio Killed the Bookmark – Review
Books, Booze, & Brunch – Review & Excerpt
M&J’s Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Shakespeare’s Wench Book Blog – Review
About Courtney Cole:
Courtney Cole grew up in rural Kansas and now lives with her husband and kids in Florida, where she writes beneath palm trees and is still in love with the idea of magic and happily-ever-after. She is the author of Saving Beck.