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STRENGTH Book Tour - The Sound of Success

Have you ever wondered what success sounds like?  

If you listen, you can hear it in the joyful reply of a new college graduate shaking hands and getting her degree. Or in the satisfied chuckle of a husband driving home to tell his wife he got the job. You can't miss it in the squeal of a child who finally stacked all the blocks without knocking over the tower.

You can also hear it in the voice of an author who, after working countless hours to get her first book written and published, gets to hold it in her hands and read from its pages.

Today I'm delighted to post an audio excerpt from Strength, read by the author herself, Miss Carrie Butler.

Woot! Way to go, Carrie!

When college student Rena Collins finds herself nose-to-chest with the campus outcast, she’s stunned. Wallace Blake is everything she’s ever wanted in a man—except he can’t touch her. His uncontrollable strength, a so-called gift from his bloodline, makes every interaction dangerous. And with a secret, supernatural war brewing among his kind, there’s no time to work it out. To keep Wallace in her life, Rena will have to risk a whole lot more than her heart.

Title: Strength
Series: Mark of Nexus – Book 1 
Publisher: Sapphire Star Publishing    
Category: New Adult (NA) 
Genre: Paranormal Romance (PNR)

Carrie daydreamed her way through college—until they thrust a marketing degree into her hands, slapped a summa cum laude seal on the corner, and booted her out into a less-than-stellar job market. Instead of panicking at the prospect of unemployment, she used her Midwestern logic to steer into the skid and point her life in the direction she really wanted to go: writing out those daydreams.

Where to find Carrie:

Where to find Strength:


Direct buy Links:
 Amazon, Kindle, Barnes and Noble, and Nook
More retailers will be added in the coming weeks, 
i.e. Sony Reader Store, iBookstore, Kobo, etc. 
Be sure to keep an eye on Carrie's Pinterest "Retailers" board. 
She updates it whenever STRENGTH pops up somewhere. :)



  1. Replies
    1. Thank you, Captain! I must admit, I felt pretty silly... :)

  2. Great Rippling effect! Carrie, you sound just like i'd imagine.... Very cool reading!

    1. I hope that's a good thing. LOL Thank you, Michael! :)

  3. Awesome! Reading your own book is a great idea. Unless you sound totally Texan. Like moi.

    Happy Weekend!

    1. Thank you, Carol! I made an effort not to pronounce things like the Midwestern/Appalachian woman that I am. Haha! :)

      Have a great weekend!

  4. Thank you so much for having me over, Goddess of Grammar! *Hugs*

    1. Absolutely. I was happy to host you!
      Still doing the happy dance over your debut. :D

  5. Wow, this was too kewl, hearing your lovely voice, Carrie. Awesome excerpt! What a thrill. You're going places, young lady!

  6. That's a very pretty voice. Way to go, Carrie. Best of lucks!

  7. I love your voice, Carrie! If the Audio version is released, I may have to buy it ;)

    *waves* to Melissa.

    1. Thanks, Livia! We can only hope there's an audio version someday--one narrated by someone other than me. *grins*

  8. You did such a great job on that video and it reads really well. Great excerpt too! Congrats Carrie. :D

  9. This is such a good idea! I'm not sure if that's what I thought Carrie sounded like or not... haha

    1. You mean you don't sit around and wonder what I sound like? I'm offended, Kelley! *grins*

      Kidding, kidding. Thank you! :D


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