A little TMI and another GIVEAWAY!

Pre-order for the soundtrack to Maybe Someday is live and available here! If you’re here for the giveaway and are short on time, just skip to the bottom.  But come back because this one deserves a read.

I think I’ve posted about Griffin Peterson enough for the majority of you to know who he is by now.  For those of you who just joined my page in the last few minutes, let me catch you up by linking you to this post.  We’ll give you a few minutes to read and catch up.

Okay, so now that we’re all aware that he’s a talented singer and the face on the cover of Losing Hope, let me explain how he also became associated with my newest project, Maybe Someday. 

No one really knows the whole story.  I originally came up with the idea for Maybe Someday before I even knew Griffin.  I had yet to start writing the book when Griffin and I became acquainted through Losing Hope, and even then I had other plans for Maybe Someday.

I had been working with a good friend and musician during the early stages and we were really excited about the project.  I began writing the book back in January of last year and even purchased rights to a couple of songs from other musicians to be used in Maybe Someday.  Over the months that passed, I would occasionally talk to Griffin about the project.  He was excited for me and excited for the idea of combining original music with a book, but at the time he wasn’t a part of the project.

Over the summer I ran into a few legal issues with the music I had planned to use that I didn’t expect. It was devastating for both me and the others involved in the project.   I almost pulled the music from the project altogether.  I felt I had no choice in the matter.  The book was due to the publisher in a matter of weeks and since the lyrics and music were such a huge part of the book, I was devastated.  It was no longer able to be the book I had envisioned.

Long story short, I was left with two options.

1)   Publish the book without music.

2)   Find someone who might possibly have songs I wasn’t legally tied to and that weren’t yet released on any platforms.

Oh, and if I were lucky enough to find a musician who met option two, they would also have to be willing to allow me to request lyric changes on their songs.

I won’t lie here.  I shed a lot of tears.  I can’t tell you how hard it was to pretty much be finished with a project I had worked on for so many months, only to have it come to a screeching halt.

I sent Griffin a desperate message at two o’clock in the morning back in September, laying out the issues I was faced with and asking—no, begging—for his help.

Don’t get me wrong, I realize that any musician would have something to gain from their music being promoted in a book.  However, what I was needing from a musician at that point was someone who would essentially allow me to request rewrites on songs they had written.  Someone who could do this on extreme short notice. Someone who would have to put a lot of trust in me, because let’s face it, this kind of collaboration had the possibility of going wrong in a number of ways.

And…here’s the kicker.

Someone who would allow readers to listen to these songs for FREE.

Yeah.  Good luck with that, Colleen.

After a painstakingly long day waiting on him to read the message, Griffin finally replied.  I was scared to death to read his message because he was literally my last option before having to scrap the music portion of the book completely, which was the heart of the book.

I was so relieved when I read his message.  Not only was he willing to help, but he was super excited about it.  Within minutes, he sent me four songs that he had recently finished. Of course, I would have to listen to them and see how we would have to change the lyrics to fit the story.  However, when I listed to the songs, it was like serendipity. The songs he had written were absolutely perfect for the story.  With the addition of a few more of his lyrics and small changes here and there, I could have sworn these songs were written with these characters in mind.

At first I told him the four songs would be enough because I didn’t want to scare him off.  However, as I would come to a new scene I would think about how much better it could be if there were a song there.  After talking with Griffin, he agreed to write more.  However, in order for him to do that, he needed to know the characters and the scenes he’d be writing for. So that’s exactly what he did as he finished the lyrics and music for the book. He became acquainted with Sydney and Ridge so that he could write the songs to fit the scenes.

The song Maybe Someday is probably my favorite, because after we discussed the feel I wanted and he sent me the first sample, I sat in my office in disbelief. He had so effortlessly created a song that captured the entire essence of the book.

What transpired over the next couple of weeks is something I won’t tell you about, because I honestly don’t remember it.  It consisted of a lot of reading, a lot of rewriting and a lot of texts from me to Griffin that sounded like this:

Me: Griffin, help!

Griffin: Sure, what’s up?

And…

Me: Griffin, one more thing!

Griffin: No problem. 

And…

Me: Griffin, I swear this is the last time I’ll text you today!

Griffin: It’s no big deal, really. 

And…

Me: Mom, are you picking the boys up today?

Griffin: This is Griffin. Not your mom.

Me: Oh, my bad. 

So yeah.  I’m pretty sure I texted and facebooked and emailed him no less than twenty times a day over the next few weeks.  Every time I needed something, he dropped whatever he was doing and made sure I had it, despite the fact that he had a job and a life.  He never complained.  He never acted put out. The only thing he did was repeatedly thank me for the opportunity.

And the best part is, it all worked out better than I could have imagined.  I’d like to tell you about the times we argued over lyrics or the songs, but it never happened.  Not even once. My name may be on the cover of this book, but Maybe Someday would not have happened had it not been for Griffin.

Thank you, Griffin.  You helped me fall back in love with a project that I had so much faith in. You helped me bring it to life.

I have a point to this post.  I swear I do.

When the book releases, the links and QR codes in the ebook and paperback will lead you to this website where the songs will be unlocked and you will be able to listen to them during your reading experience at no extra charge.

Griffin was gracious enough to help me at a time when I literally had no other options.  He worked hard to produce quality songs to go along with this book, all at no extra charge to the reader beyond the price of the book.  He did this because he believed in my idea and this project, and wanted to be a part of it, even though his music can be heard for free on release day. However, if you want to support him and preorder the soundtrack, you can do so here. 

My hope is that everyone will love these songs half as much as I do and will want to experience them beyond the book.  Griffin deserves a million more thanks than what I’ve been able to give him, if not for his music, then for his attitude and graciousness alone.  

If you want to share this post, that would be fantastic.  The support you guys have shown to him throughout the past year has been incredible and I want to thank each of you for that.  Not only did you make my dreams come true, but now you’re doing it again with Griffin.

To be entered to win one of five copies of MAYBE SOMEDAY signed by both me and Griffin and five copies of the new paperback version of FINDING CINDERELLA, all you have to do is comment on this post.  You aren’t required to share the link for the preorder or this post, but we would certainly appreciate it if you do.

Just one more time, Griffin, and I swear maybe someday I’ll stop thanking you. But THANK YOU!  Thank you, thank you, thank you for everything.  And congratulations on the preorder of your first full album, Maybe Someday.

And for my readers, all the songs now have short previews.  It’s worth clicking the link below to go get a glimpse at what to expect from the full album.

 https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/maybe-someday/id799706308

Once again, I have the. Best. Readers. In. The. World.

Preorders available now for the following three items.  Just click the pics below.

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1,232 responses to “A little TMI and another GIVEAWAY!

  1. Aw, this post made me tear up. Griffin is awesome, and I can’t wait to read Maybe Someday with all of the wonderful songs attached!

  2. AHHH!! I seriously can’t wait for this! Already heard some of the songs you guys posted like “I’m in Trouble”! Loved every bit of it. You guys are Ah-mazing! ❤️

  3. Oh my god I so love your books! I really want to win this giveaway well since I have never won a giveaway before but yeah.

  4. I am super excited about this book. I can’t wait for it to be released!!!! Colleen you are such an inspiration! I want to be just like you!

  5. Seriously…..THANK YOU GRIFFIN!!!!! What you feel about music is what we feel about books. And we intensely love this great lady. In essence, helping her is like helping someone in our own family (as creepy stalkerish as that sounds). I will pimp you and your career ANY DAY!!!!

  6. What an amazing journey towards and hard work towards achieving your goal ms Colleen. Your tag team with Griffin is freaking awesome and the best ever. I can’t wait to read Maybe Someday and listen to Griffins serenading voice, I know I need to have a lot of tissue and water when I read your book.

    Love you lots xoxo. <3

  7. Thanks to Griffin for helping your dream come true! People are placed in to your life for a reason!! Congrats to both of you!

  8. Wow, I had no idea there was so much involved and I can’t wait to read Maybe Someday and hear the music, I’m off to pre order from Itunes now. Griffin you are freaking hot – I had to say it :) Sending love from down in New Zealand

  9. I never thought it was possible to have a favorite author, but you have made me fall on love with all of your books! I would love to win!!! And I can’t wait to re read this book with the songs attached to it!!! Thank you for being amazing!

  10. I’ve never been more excited for a book to release than for Maybe Someday!!! I’ve been telling everyone how genius you are ;) Love Griffin’s voice, so that is the biggest added bonus ever!! You rock Colleen, and thanks for the chance!! I’ll absolutely share this, because everyone needs to know :) :)

  11. Wow. I’m so glad it all worked out, even better than you’d hoped! Score! God Bless Griffin. Good things will continue to come his way-good karma is on his side! :)

  12. You’re amazing, Colleen, and so is he. With you two working together on this, I am beyond excited to purchase Maybe Someday! Wishing you both much success and happiness! Yeah, and a double signed copy of this would be amazafreakingballs, but…I will be super happy reading and listening to it!

  13. Preordered!!! So stinking excited!! My birthday is in March so I feel like this is all for me and the best birthday present EVER!!! :D

  14. I cannot wait for Maybe Someday and to really get a chance to listen to these songs as a part of the book. This entire idea is brilliant and I am so glad that it all came about the way it did. Griffin definitely seems like an amazing man.

  15. Wow. You are so incredibly humble and amazing. Music has the power to draw out emotion and heal people and make them feel things they didn’t know possible. I absolutely cannot wait to hear and read this book. Best of luck to you both and thank you for creating what I know I’ll be pure magic!

  16. Omg this is totally awesome. I wish you both lots of luck! And I’m excited about the book and the album <3

  17. O-M-G! Ms CoHo, you’ve done it again. I’ve pre-ordered Griffin’s album! I can’t wait!!!!! Would love to win the book, but if not, I’ll pick it up eventually…I love this music though Griffin…just <3 it! :D

  18. I can’t wait to get this book! Your posts are always so genuine and heartfelt. I have loved all of your books and know I’ll love this too! The songs I’ve heard so far are amazing! <3

  19. Aww, you guys are awesome! I’m really glad Griffin decided to help you out with Maybe Someday. This book is so unique and I know we will all fall in love with the story and the music. I’m already a huge fan of Griffin! I will be sharing links so everybody knows about this :D

  20. Wow! Griffin seems to be just as completely amazing as you! It surely seems like it was serendipity that you guys came together! So excited to experience this book!

  21. I loved reading this about the books. It is awesome to see an author and musician work so well together to create two beautiful things, especially when reading and music are my necessities in life.

  22. Wow. I really would love a copy of Maybe Someday!
    I didn’t realize how hard you did with this project.You’re amazing.
    I can’t wait to read it!

  23. Griffin is such a wonderful person! So thankful for him for helping you finish Maybe Someday! And those texts totally made me giggle!

  24. Wow, I absolutely love Griffin even more… What an amazing guy <3 His music speaks for itself, I love it.. Already pre-ordered.. I already won an original Finding Cinderella copy, which will ride me over for a lonnnng time.. So I hope another bookworm wins one of those amazing books! Just wanted to say thanks for sharing this story! I love the behind the scenes details, it makes it all that much more special! Can't wait for the book and CD release <3 totally a seriendipitous marriage

  25. Your sincerity shines through in this blog post. You sound like an amazing human being who doesn’t take things for granted and is thankful for every blessing that has been bestowed upon you. You’ve touched a lot of people’s lives just by being you. Keep on keeping on, Colleen. Your fans will follow you and anyone you support through the thickest of mud and into the sunshine.

  26. that’s awesome, I’ve been so excited for Maybe Someday because it just sounds so different since you added music to specific scenes in the book. Thank you to both you and Griffin for what will surely be another amazing book

  27. Just preordered! I already bought the other 3 songs that have been released. I already know them all by heart. LOL.

  28. Wow, what a heartfelt thank you, it brought tears to my eyes (I am a sook!). I am so excited to read this book, I cannot wait! Thank you for sharing your process Colleen. And thank you Griffin for saying yes! This is going to be epic!

  29. I thank Griffin for being so supportive of you as well. You have NO idea how awesome it would be to receive a signed copy of Maybe Someday from you and Griffin. He’s a talented singer and you are my favorite author. But even if I don’t win, I still butterflying love you!

  30. Griffin is an amazing musician and I’ve bought every single that he has released, so yes…I will be ordering as well the soundtrack not only for the book but for his music

  31. Thank you Griffin for helping Colleen when she really needed someone. Most people would have not done it specially when they won’t have a gain so bless you Griffin!!! I’m dying to read the books and listen to the tracks! (Btw I had to go back to losing hope and see his awesome face while reading this post)

  32. I would be so greatful to win this. It sounds like an amazing book and am counting down the days until it comes out. And it doesn’t hurt that Griffin really made me want to listen to the songs over and over again :)

  33. THANK YOU SO MUCH GRIFFIN for everything. Incorporating a song to a book is rarely done and with all your composed song for Maybe Someday just made us all happy. You have an amazing voice and your very talented. Thank you for both of you and ms Colleen, I can’t wait to read and listen to it. Love lots Bella

  34. I can’t wait for Maybe Someday and the soundtrack. Griffin is truly talented and this post makes me love him even more.

  35. I loved this post. Thanks Griffin for helping Colleen bring this project to fruition. I’m so excited for this book and songs. I preordered the album.

  36. That is wonderful. What a great guy and thanks for reminding me that there still are really good people out there!

  37. I’m excited to read this book! I’m excited to hear Griffin’s songs! I’m sure this book/collaboration will be as successful as ALL of your books are, Colleen!

  38. Pretty sure we are blessed with you as an author. Someone who is honest, forthright and funny…we love your big heart, your smile and your ability to shred us to pieces with your stories. Thank you for sharing with us your talent!

  39. I’m am so excited for this book and to hear all the songs. I tell everyone I meet about this amazing things y’all are doing with the book/cd release. Truly a one of a kind experience and I’m so glad it was able to happen. Thank you, Griffin! And thank you, Colleen, for being the genius that you are.

  40. Reading this felt like you were in a book and Griffen was your star! So excited love your books!! Thank you

  41. Thank you so much for writing Maybe Someday! It is one if my favorite books I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it and comparing every other book I’ve read since to it. Which has gotten a but troublesome as no other books have compared yet. Please don’t ever stop writing and Griffin your music is absolutely beautiful :)

  42. Wow, CANNOT WAIT to read & listen to Maybe Someday!! Pre-ordering the soundtrack in just a second. Sounds like your collaboration was meant to be.
    BTW Love the text to him instead of your mom ; )

  43. Wow so proud of you both! This must have been one of the best, and most stressful experiences of your lives! Can’t wait to read and hear both! Although I’ve already purchased a couple Griffin sons off of iTunes I will definitely buy the CD do that I can jam to it in the car! Congratulations guys, your hard work will definitely pay off!

  44. Thanks for filling us in on the back story! Makes it so much more personal and now even MoRe excited for both the book and the music!!!! I only live a couple hours from Portland so I am keeping fingers crossed I can still purchase a couple of tickets!!! How cool would THAT be to meet the both of you!!!

  45. I cannot wait to experience this book/soundtrack. What a unique thing you have put together. So excited!

    Of course I shared the post, anything to spread the CoHo love.

  46. Wow that’s amazing I hope Griffin makes it far, he sounds like he disserves it. Truly can’t wait to the book to come out. Its going to be a great experience!!

  47. I would love to win! So happy you and Griffin were able to make this happen. I can’t wait to experience this book.

  48. I can’t stop reading this book. Thank you so much for not giving up on this project. I love you colleen and griffin!!! 💖💖💖💕💕💕👍

  49. What an awesome journey you’ve been on!! What an awesome guy Griffin is!! What a blessing Colleen! Still.. Can’t wait!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win! -DawnR.

  50. Woohoo! This is so exciting! I like to find songs on my own that go with books I’m reading..or hear random songs & figure some way that they apply. Sometimes that’s a stretch. Lol. So yah..super excited!!

  51. I love both of his songs!!! I downloaded it right away after I saw it on your blog and facebook posts. And I especially love all your books. I already preordered Maybe Someday and looking forward to Ugly Love. I also have Finding Cinderella on preorder list. Thanks for creating amazing books!

  52. Thanks for sharing! Makes it so much more personal and now I’m even more excited to read the book AND get the music! I only live a couple hours from Portland so I am hoping to still get a couple of tickets! How cool would THAT be–to get to meet the both of you & hear Griffin live!!!

  53. Wow, what a story. You could probably write a book about writing Maybe Someday :) That is so great the way Griffin helped. I cant wait for this book to come out ♡♥♡♥

  54. This is awesome! Reading and music are my two very most favorite things and I can’t wait to have it all in one :)

  55. I can’t wait to read this book and listen to the album. It’s so nice to know that there are still people out there that put others first, especially when it has to do with business, what a rarity! You are a good man Griffin!

  56. I can’t wait to for the release! Thank you Griffin for believing in Colleen! Her fans live you hard for that!

  57. Such a cool story! Thanks for sharing, Colleen! I’ve already purchased all of the available songs by Griffin on iTunes and can’t wait to hear more! My excitement for more of his beautiful voice almost outweighs my excitement for this book to come out.

  58. Just preordered! Congrats to both of you. Cannot wait to read your awesome words and listen to Griffins amazing voice.

  59. Er mer gerd, I totally love Griffin now. And Maybe Someday sounds really interesting; I’m so reading it. And I would share it with all of my friends… but I only have four. And of those for, only one uses anything remotely close to social media. And the others don’t really like romance-y books (what’s wrong with them, right?). But I’ll be sure to blab about it anyway, ’cause I just love books. And Colleen Hoover. The gods know I’ve ranted about Will enough. Ahh, I’ve talked–well, written–too much. I should just… go. Now. Okay. Bye.


    … But just one more thing…
    …OMIGODS, I SO LOVE YOU PLEASE PICK ME I’M DESPERATE!!!

  60. I have loved all of your books so much!! I cannot wait For Maybe Someday!!!! I would love to win this more than anything in the whole world!!! <3

  61. Soooooo Griffin is a CoHort too?! Thank you so much for this giveaway! I will share in on my blog page. Congratulations to you both.

  62. This is such an amazing story and an amazing journey for this book! Wow!!! AND I absolutely LOVE Griffin’s music! I can’t even count how many times I’ve played Maybe Someday (I’m sure iTunes is keeping count)!!! One of my absolute favorites!!! Definitely pre-ordering his album and sharing this post!!! Are you kidding me?! :)

  63. Can’t wait until the book comes out! I’m sure I will love this like I do with your other books. It’s going to be great reading and listening to the music…..thank you Colleen and Griffin ! :-) <3

  64. I love your writing and really enjoyed hopeless and losing hope! I am excited to order your new books or would absolutely love to win them!! Either way I am excited for what’s next!!

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  66. What an inspirational story!!! Literally was teary eyed at all you endured and can’t wait to get to read this! I already heard Griffin sing one song on youtube and loved it so I am super excited for the book/song combo!! I shared this story on both my facebook and twitter…thank you for not only a chance st an AMAZING giveaway but a wonderful back story!

  67. Shared this whole entire post! I ❤️You, Colleen Hoover! I know I’m probably entry number 2345678997656…but I’d absolutely love this! Thx for the chance!

  68. Colleen, thank you for not giving up on Maybe Someday, I’m certain it will be beautiful. I love the songs Griffin has written for the book and can’t wait to hear the whole soundtrack. I have pre-ordered Finding Cinderlla but my phone is playing up :/.

  69. What an amazing story! How wonderful that you persevered and things worked out! I’m so looking forward to your and Griffin’s collaboration :) Thank you!

  70. Good things happen to good people. Happy for both of you can’t wait to hear the songs and read the book

    Love always Eva

  71. Colleen, I’m do thankful you sharef this with us. Not only are a great author, but you are also kind of like a friend even though we’ve never talked you just open up to us as your fans Heck I even tried diet pepsi for you…. thanks for being so cool , Colleen.
    -Heather, a Texas CoHort

  72. Thanks so much for the beautiful stories you write. I am super excited for Maybe Someday. I shared your post on facebook and twitter.

  73. A couple of nights ago I dreamed Maybe Someday was free and I one clicked. I checked. It isn’t. I’ll still one click.

    I also dreamed I got backstage passes to a festival I’m going to. No, that didn’t happen either

    It would be good to win. But things don’t seem to be going my way.

  74. I’ve pre-ordered the ebook, paperback and soundtrack. I can’t wait to read it while listening to Griffin serenading me….(squeeee)

  75. What a journey! But I am sure was all worth it. I am excited to read the book and listen to the songs. More power and God bless!

  76. BUTTERFLYINGGRIFFINIC! WOW, AN AMAZING STORY. CAN’T WAIT, & HOW GREAT WILL IT BE TO LISTEN & READ. THIS IS AWESOME!

  77. Just….THANK YOU for creating the books and the music. You both rock! I know this is not necessary but I HOPE THIS WILL BE A BIG SUCCESS for you again Colleen. Well, I know it will but yeah…

    You rock!

    PS. Your text messages are too funny. My boss just scolded me and reading those made my day brighter!

  78. Can.Not.Wait. That means for the book and his music. Congrats to both of you. It must have been meant to be. It’s also meant to be that I FINALLY win one of your contests as who knows how many I have entered. Then winners announced. I hurry, click on link but, alas, no Vicki Hancock. It’s meant to be!!!!

  79. OK let’s see…Griffin Peterson=Talented-check, Ultimate Sweetheart-check, Total Hottie-Double Check!! Wow Colleen you’re so lucky!! ;)

  80. Aww he’s such an angel! He’s a great guy based o the story above we owe a lot from him and to you of course to bringing us Maybe Someday can’t wait to read it :) i’m sure a work of yours and songs from him would be a match made in heaven sprinkled with diet pepsi and tim tams!

  81. Squeal! Can’t wait to buy both! My home libary shall continue to grow with both music and books ❤️❤️❤️

  82. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to read an ARC of Maybe Someday and listened along with the first 3 songs that had been previously released. What an experience! The songs just made the overall experience that much better. I’ve pre-ordered the soundtrack and cannot wait for its release.mCongrats to both you and Griffin on the release of Maybe Someday.

  83. I’m so excited for this book! I already downloaded Maybe Someday and I’m In Trouble and they’re part of my workout playlist that I listen to every day. I can’t wait to read the book and hear the music with it. I know it’s going to be fantastic.

  84. and I thank you and Griffin for working so hard to give us the best as you can. Your work is always the best. I feel like it’s impossible for your books to get any better than it already is but you prove me wrong everytime. Good luck with the future projects! Can’t wait to read Maybe someday!!! 😄 :)

  85. Wow wonderful background to this book and one I’m sure everyone will want to re read and hear for a long time. Guess thank you to Geiffin Peterson because without him we wouldn’t be getting another amazing book x Well done to the both of you on this project.

  86. Words of gratitude to Griffin and Colleen in three languages that I know.

    Thank you very much. Maraming salamat. Muchas gracias.

  87. Combining two of my passions. Music and books. I am so excited to experience this amazing creation. Congratulations to both of you on this fantastic endeavor. I have already preordered the book and the cd but winning these would be absolutely amazing!

  88. I’m so excited for Maybe Someday and would love a signed copy! I didn’t know Griffin was on American Idol as i’m a fairly new fan of yours. I have just devoured your books since and am so glad I didn’t have to wait for any in a series to be released. It’s pretty cool that you combined music so much into this book. I can’t wait to read it!

  89. I can honestly say I can not wait to fall asleep listening to this cd! The 3 songs you have already given us have not left any of my playlists. I have to, truly have to heat them at least once a day, and have annoyed my daughter listening to them more than once ;-) I’ve listened to them so much that I catch her singing them long after we have stopped! I have been stalking you both on everything, and have fallen in love with Griffin’s voice. You could not have picked a better guy! Congrats to you both!

  90. Colleen you deserve every little bit of magic that happened to bring you and Griffin together for this project, you are like a new version of cinderella :-) Griffin is a beautiful man inside and out and he is going to really go places :-) love to you both from Brighton England xxx

  91. Oh my goodness, Colleen! I love this! Griffin seems like he makes a good teammate for you! :) I cannot wait for Someday Maybe (book and soundtrack!)! I want it in my hands like right now, SO BAD! I’d love love LOVE to have a paperback of Finding Cinderella too!!! I love Daniel and Six <3 I can't get enough of the Hopeless series! I love all of your books BTW!… I shared this on twitter.. GAH.. Okay "fangirl" moment over.. :)

  92. I can not wait to read Maybe Soneday! It’s nice to know there are still people in this world like Griffin! Go Colleen and Griffin!!!

  93. You really are amazing. I love you and am so happy that I found your books. Thank you so much for the giveaway and all that you do for your readers :)

  94. I just want to say you’re totally awesome Colleen. I was the Allie eon sent you the fan message on GR. I really hope I win this time!! You’re awesome and I always look forward to your posts. Hops you’re having an amazing week!! I can’t wait to read maybe someday.

  95. What a beautiful story!!! Reading this made me cry! What an amazing man! I’m so happy for you two. For him to drop what he was doing and help you out shows what type of person he is. He deserves all the love and support. I’m so happy your project happened. Thank you Griffin and thank you Colleen for all of your amazing stories including your blog post. They always make me laugh. When I have a bad day, I know all I have to do it open one of your books or click on your blog and it’ll put a smile on my face. I’d be happy to share this story!!! Love you guys!!!💗

  96. I cried while reading this :’)

    Knowing how much time, effort and love was given to this book, I’m sure that Maybe Someday will definitely be successful and well loved.

    Congratulations to you both and THANK YOU!

    I am so looking forward to this book because it combines two of my favorite things in the world – books and music.

  97. Colleen I’m not gonna lie I got emotional reading this! I am so so so happy everything worked out for Maybe Someday and I’m so happy for you and Griffin! I can’t wait for Maybe Someday!

  98. I can’t wait for this book. I will definitely be buying Griffin’s album as well. You both are pretty amazing!!

  99. What a great story. Can’t wait for the book and music! Griffin sounds like a pretty amazing guy. And we all know he’s super talented! :) and Colleen keep it up. I adore your writting. Fingers crossed to win!

  100. You. Are. The. BEST. AUTHOR. In. The. Whole. World!!
    Seriously Colleen you so freakin’ rock & I can’t wait for Maybe Someday. Now if only I could get Griffin Peterson to let me give birth to his children… :-D

  101. Colleen, I just have to say how amazing you are! It shows in the way people rally around you to help you get what you deserve. Shortly after Christmas Hopeless showed up on my recommended reads so I gave it a shot…not only did I love it but it turned you into one of my favourite authors and I have since read the rest of your books. You are truly a funny, entertaining (your posts always kill me) and talented woman! Keep doing what you are doing because we all enjoy your work. And kudos to Griffin for being such an inspiring and generous human. :)

  102. Ms. Colleen Hoover you seriously are one of the best authors out there. I’m sure you and Griffin kicked ass in this book and those songs. Listening to the acoustics he performed, I’m already in love. What more if singing along with them while reading?!!

  103. I can’t even describe how excited I am for this book/soundtrack. Two fantastic people so deserving of huge success! See you both in Portland! WOOT!!

  104. what a great guy! I am so glad he was always there for you! I cannot wait to read maybe someday! I shared on twitter!

  105. I never knew how much Griffin ‘saved’ you and your book. I got all fuzzy and happy inside when I read this post. He really is amazing :) Looking forward to reading Maybe Someday. I’m glad this project could continue the way it did :)

  106. Been one hell of a journey but I’m glad its come together after all the heart ache to male this happen. Looking forward to reading and listen to your new book with music 😊 x well done to you both 👏 x

  107. Colleen, you are such an amazing person. I love your books and I love Griffin :) Thanks for the opportunity, would absolutely love to win anything signed by you two ;)

  108. I can’t wait to read and listen! Very cool story on how it all worked out :)
    Telling everyone I know about this book and music. :)

  109. I am so excited for this book! Shared on both Facebook and Twitter because I want everyone to be excited for it ;)

  110. Absolutely love the collaboration going into this book. Just reading this post gets me super excited about actually listening to the music and reading. can’t wait to read and listen!

  111. I’m feeling lucky…or so I think i am.

    Huge huge huge fan, and even If I don’t win I’ll still be buying everything, it’ll just be better if there signed hahaa.

  112. I have been listening to the 3 released songs a lot and I love them so much! I cannot wait for this book and soundtrack to be released!

  113. This post made me so happy!
    I am so glad that you found someone like Griffin!
    Thank you for this great giveaway! <3

  114. I really really really, I mean REALLY want to win this raffle. Please, please, pleeeease pick me. I love you and your books so much! I hope you publish more books!

  115. Yay Griffin!! Thank You for helping Colleen making her vision come true and for being one of the least selfish people out there! You are truly beamazing!, Can’t wait to read and hear it all!

  116. I am so excited about this book and soundtrack, I can’t wait to read and here it, I’m sure it will go down in history for sure… Bring it on,.. Thanks griffin from one very excited reader in giving us all a new experience with colleens words..!!

  117. Thanks for sharing to us the music behind the book!! I would love to win this giveaway but regardless I am a huge supporter so if I DON’t win I would end up buying the books and CD anyway. Goodluck to all entries. Crossing my fingers and toes lol

  118. Seriously y’all are so amazing!!! The songs are beautiful and I already bought some of them from iTunes!! My fav song is I’m in Trouble!!! Can’t wait for the book so I can put the songs to the story!!

  119. I love how innovative the concept and format of this book is! I’ve listened to the singles released, and I loved what I heard so far. I cannot wait to start reading, listening to, and experiencing Maybe Someday!

  120. This is so awesome. He seems like the nicest guy ever. I have ordered several songs from him on iTunes. Can’t wait to get the story that goes along with them. My favorite so far is trouble, I think its called? So. Freaking. Catchy!!! Love it.

    Wooooooah, im in trouble trouble. Wooooooooah im in trouble now….

  121. I am literally so excited for this book and soundtrack to be released, Colleen is my absolute favourite author. I’ve had the soundtrack singles on repeat since they’ve been available!

  122. Wow, that is seriously awesome of Griffin!
    I can’t wait to finally experience the book and the album together!
    Thanks for the giveaway :D

  123. I am so excited about this book…cant wait to read it. I remember griffins audition and am happy he has found an outlet to set off his career.

  124. I’m so butterflying excited to read this book!! You guys have done an amazing job and the songs that have been released already are constantly being played in my house, my 7yr old son even tried playing along with his guitar. Yay looking forward to release day!

  125. You obviously didn’t scare Griffin off. ;) You did a great job in pulling him into your projects! I can’t wait to read Maybe Someday! And I’m congratulating you as early as now because we all know it’s going to be a hit! Even to Griffin. His songs really do rock. I’m so thankful you were able to pull off this project! Congratulations again, Coco (my new nickname for you)! ;)

  126. He sounds like an angel! Some people are just amazing and Griffin is one of them! Really looking forward to this book, I already have the album pre-ordered so I’m set and ready! Thanks for the chance.

  127. I cannot wait for Maybe Someday! I`m glad things worked out for you in the end, Colleen. A musical book would be a really new experience.

  128. I’m so excited about the release of Maybe Someday. I always listen to music while I’m reading. So to actually have music that is just for the book, the anticipation is killing me.
    Griffin is such a talented artist. His voice is like no other, and he obviously has a way with writing songs. I may have just pre-ordered the album at 2:08am. Not my fault I can’t sleep. Blame it on the kids.
    Colleen, no need to tell you how amazing you are. You already know!

  129. I’m so glad it all worked out! I can’t imagine how the book would be, without all of the amazing songs <3 Thank you Griffin and Colleen for creating magic! I can't wait to read the book and listen to the album :)

  130. Can’t wait for the new release. I always listen to music when I read and it will be great to have music specifically geared to the book to listen to!

  131. Yay, I want to say thank you, too :-)
    Thank you Griffin for helping Colleen and for doing it so good !
    Love your music.
    Thank you Colleen for your blog, your unbelievable books und your giveaways. You’re awesome :-)
    Ahhh and thanks to Colleens mom for giving birth to my favorite author ;-)

  132. I loved Griffins voice on American idol….and all its dome is get better. I preordered. I definitely want to support such an amazing person. You both deserve every success. Thank you both for working so hard

  133. Ahagah “this is Griffin. Not your mom”
    Ahahah
    Colleen, you are amazing!
    And Griffin is so sweet (and hot!)

    Thank you!

  134. HOW EXCITING!!! I am so glad you and Griffin finished the book and songs because I can’t wait to read Maybe Someday! I’ve never heard of anything like this project before. I would love to win a copy of Maybe Someday because it sounds amazing. I literally love ALL your books and would love to add this one to the collection. :) I just noticed that I typed “love” a bunch of times. Haha but it’s true, you’re my favorite author! I love your sense of humor and writing.
    Side note: my bday is coming up and this would be a great gift. :D

  135. Griffin truly is a true artist – he understands books and story and knows how to put that into lyrics and music, and that’s very rare!! It’s perfect you had such a wonderful experience together and I hope you two work together again!!

    Congrats to you both :)

    Thank you!! :)

  136. I am a huge fan of you and Griffin! Believe me I am not exaggerating when I say that, I’m listening to Griffin as I write this. It’s so awesome that you two came together to collaborate and create what I know will definitely be a wonderful experience. I’m so stoked for Maybe Someday! Good luck to both of you and thanks for every amazing thing you do.

  137. Thanks for the giveaway! I’m excited for Maybe Someday! You (Colleen) and Griffin are two awesome people! :)

  138. Thanks for sharing your journey of the making of Maybe Someday, book and music! I can’t wait to read and hear the end result, I know it will be incredible!! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  139. I would just be flabbergasted to win a copy of Maybe Someday. I have loved you since I read the first chapter of Slammed and have loved Griffin since his audition on A.I. and will be more than happy to continue to support you both. Album and book are pre-ordered! :)

  140. I’ve read all of your books by far, Colleen! And I love every single one of them. So thank you thank you thank you so much for existing. And for Griffin, well….he’s the man. Goodness, can I have a Griffin in my life too? It’s almost Valentine’s! xD

  141. I am so excited! I have a countdown on my phone for the release day. Thank you Griffin and thank you Colleen!

  142. I’ve listened to the song previews and I love them! I can’t wait for listening to the whole songs while reading the book!
    I’ve retweeted @Francesca_fr and posted the link on my Facebook wall.
    Thank both of you, Colleen and Griffin !

  143. Wow what an amazing story! Think it just shows that good thimgs come to those who beg ;) haha I’m super excited to read and listen :D

  144. What a wonderful collaboration! I can not wait to see two of my favorite things combined. Thank you Griffin for makingvit possible for Colleen to share her amazing project with all of us! Can not wait to hear the CD and read the book!

  145. I can’t wait to read the book. I listened to the samples of Griffin’s music and he has an amazing voice. “A little bit more” I do believe is my favorite.

  146. I so can’t wait for this book and album release :) it’s such a fabulous idea and I can’t wait to see the collaboration and how it comes together! So excited for you guys :D

  147. I can’t wait to hear the entire soundtrack! I downloaded Maybe Someday and I’m in Trouble and I freaking LOVE them….I listen to them EVERYDAY, seriously :))
    Thank you Griffin for lending your spectacular talent to this project! I’ll support you in all your endeavors.
    And thank you CoHo for enabling my reading addiction ;) lol…..March 18th can’t come soon enough!

  148. I already purchased four if Griffin’s songs a month ago and LOVE them! I’m in Trouble is MY song. MINE. Shouty capitals makes it so. Nonetheless, I cannot wait to download the rest! HOORAH to you both!!

  149. So excited for these paperbacks!!! LOVE you’re books – Would be great to win :) PS Thank You Griffin for keeping this project alive – can’t wait to hear your music!!!

  150. I am currently worshipping Griffin Peterson right now. Seriously. Maybe Someday is so intruiging and I’m sure it will be your best work yet and I’m glad Griffin made all of this happen! I love his voice and I love that he was on the cover of Losing Hope. Whenever I picture Dean Holder in my mind, it’s Griffin’s face I see. I want to thank Griffin and you, Colleen, for this book. I’m counting down the days til I can hold this in my arms and sleep with it. Haha. I’ve downloaded all of Griffin’s songs and I’ve listened to it so much, I think my iPod’s exhausted. Haha.

    March 18, come sooner please! I need Ridge and Sydney in my life!!

    Sending you all my love, Colleen and Griffin! :)

  151. This is going to be epic! Thank you to you both for collaberating your creative abilities! Can’t wait for Maybe Someday! Going to listen to previews on the tracks now!

  152. I love this story, Griffin seems like an awesome guy! Can’t wait to read Maybe Someday and listen too all the songs created! ❤️

  153. I already have all his songs that are available on iTunes now. My 12 year old daughter loves it!! Pre ordering now!!

  154. Loved this post! I could feel your disappoinment and in the end your happiness. :)

    Thank you Griffin for keeping this book alive. Love your music!

  155. What an awesome story I’m so glad you found an angle to help when you needed it I believe for someone as kind and giving you are you someone watching out for you I can’t wait to read this as well as listed to the music Thank you for sharing with us. <3

  156. Wow! I’m so excited for this book!! THANKS IN ADVANCE, COLLEEN HOOVER! Thanks to Griffin for his handsome face and also for his amazing talent! Can’t wait to hear the songs! :)

  157. This is amazing and I can’t wait to read the book and listen to all the musics. For me, there is no good story without a soundtrack. This book is already a winner!

  158. Even though this is just a blog post, you made me feel how you feel towards Griffin, Colleen! Just like what you do in your book. And because of that I really really really want to thank Griffin for being there with you ever since before Maybe Someday! Congratulations to both of you! <3

  159. I have loved everything you have written and can’t wait for Maybe Someday to come out! Reading your post gave me goose bumps! Everything happens for a reason. Something you thought you had planned out and God had a bigger and better plan.

  160. I’m 100% agree with Colleen, Maybe Someday is my fav too, he really created a song that captured the entire essence of the book. Every time I hear the song I can clearly picture the entire story. I got really really excited when I found out that the songs from the book are actually real, so I not wondering anymore how the songs really sounds. The book is one of my favourite book, it was so so so amazing. Thanks for both of you, I love the book plus the songs so much. Can’t wait to listen to all of the songs. Thank you thank you <3

  161. Oh. My. God.

    I’ve been stuck with Griffin Peterson’s songs (I’m In Trouble and Hold Onto You) for almost a week already. I love them!

  162. I’m so excited for this release. Congratulations to you both on making this project a reality. I can’t wait!!😍

  163. Thank you Griffin for helping to make this book a reality! And thank you Colleen for writing it! I can’t wait to experience it!

  164. Can’t wait for the book to come out next month. Have Maybe Someday and preorder. Counting down the days.

  165. Thank you for sharing! It is so great that the two of you found each other to work on this project that I know will be a huge success. Sometimes thing are just meant to be and I can’t wait to read (and listen) to this work of art.

  166. You are a wonderful author and I can’t wait to hear Griffin’s songs. Thank you so much to the both of you and all the hard work you have put into this book.
    I can’t wait!!😃😃

  167. We love you Colleen!!!!! Thank you Griffin. I’m pretty sure this book is the most anticipated book of 2014, and I can’t wait

  168. There are still plenty of nice people in the work willing to help others! So glad you have/had Griffin to help you with your book. Can’t wait to read it!

  169. I’ve always loved music it is my friend! so a book with a touch of music will be awesome! I can’t wait for Griffin’s new song! ever since I heard him sing I love his voice very much and I’m still reading your books and I’m loving it will surely want to read this one! Congratulations! for another master piece! :)

  170. That is an amazing story. Im so glad you found someone to help you make your dream come true. You are an amazing author so im sure the music is fantastic. Congrats and much reader love sent your way. Thanks for the opportunity at a chance to win!

  171. Congrats Colleen!! It’s amazing how God knows who and what to put in our paths to help us succeed! Congrats again!!!

  172. This is so awesome! I don’t think there is an author that done this before! Such a clever idea! I can’t wait to read/listen to this book and those amazing songs by Griffin Peterson!! Thank you for all of those fantastic books you wrote in a past, and I hope your career will just bloom from now on!

  173. Last week I was watching a news program and they started talking about a company that wants to “pair music with the reading experience”. All I could think of was Is That Colleen Hoover? lol. Looks like you are a head of the curve. Can’t wait to read/listen. I think this is such an up and coming idea. I mean, we all have playlists when we write and stuff but music to go with reading…I’m all over that :)

  174. As if we needed more reasons to love you and Griffin! Can’t wait for this book and will definitely be buying Griffin’s cd!!

  175. Thank you Griffin for supporting Collen with your songs for this book!
    And thank you Collee for the next great book, Iam sure, I will read!

    I love the songs and I iwll preorder the album as soon as I am home

  176. I love your books and you turned me on to Griffin and I love his music. I have sent many texts to friends telling them to check you both out!

  177. What a beautiful behind the scene story to a more beautiful novel wow! It blows me away how life works sometimes!!!!! That was an awesome story!!!!!!

  178. I can’t wait for Maybe Sunday to be released! Thanks for the giveaway and thanks Griffin for providing awesome music to go with the story!

  179. Is the album coming as a CD so I can buy it on Amazon? I would love to own a copy not only have the digital one.

  180. When things are meant to happen, they happen!!! Such a great journey, Colleen! I can’t wait to read it! Xo

  181. Wow….I had no idea how much trouble you went through to make Maybe Someday happen. Everything happens for a reason (even if we don’t know it at the time) and this is an example of that. When I get my hands on a copy and begin to read it, it’s going to mean so much more than it did before. Thank you for sharing this with us. :)

  182. that’s amazing, maybe someday there will be more people in the world who will be kind just to be kind than there is, it’s getting harder and harder to find.

    congrats to you both!!

    i am super excited, i cannot wait for your book to come out!

  183. How exciting! Thank you for sharing this post and detailing how you worked together with Griffin to create the book.

  184. I personally cannot wait for this book because I LOVE everything that you write, and now Griffin is one of my favs on my iPod. I have all 3 songs that he has already released and even my 17 year old daughter loves him and added to hers.

  185. That is truly a great story and Griffin deserves everyone’s thank you as well. I’m sure the book will be just as great as your others. I hope that Griffins career takes off, he so graciously agreed and dropped everything to help. I hope both of ya’ll have a great success.:)

  186. This shows how amazing you are Colleeen, I’m sure I’m gonna love this book as much as I’m going to love Griffin songs. Thank you for this chance :D

    PS: At the end of the post I was almost crying, you’re the best

  187. That was awesome Colleen! We all are very thankful for Griffin as well as you! :o) #cohorts #maybesomeday #griffinpeterson

  188. Not TMI! These are the kinds of stories I love to share with my gurlz…where the “Victory is in the battle.” (Making Face-Amy Harmon)

    I’ve pre-ordered.

  189. I can’t wait to get my grubby paws on this book! Thank you so much for bringing this to us. Thank you, Griffin! :) I’m so excited!

  190. I had a financial issue when these songs were first released. Since, I’ve been lucky enough to be able to purchase what songs (singles) were available. I listen to Griffin Peterson on repeat, All. Day. Every. Day.
    His words have given some of my own characters their voice. Lucas was just a passing thought in Waiting On You. Now, because of one song, Lucas and Libby will get their own story.
    I cried when I first heard Maybe Someday. Because of this song I already have an emotional attachment to Sydney and Ridge. I haven’t even read it and it’s my favorite Coho book because it has a vibe. And I’m sad because whatever book comes after this one will be my favorite because that’s how amazing Coho is.
    And Griffin Peterson. I mean, Wow! There are no words! That voice! Those lyrics! Wow!

    Christina

  191. Loved reading about how everything came together between you and Griffin to produce something that can bring so much joy to your readers. Would love to win. Congrats!!!!!

  192. If this is opened internationally i would love to enter. I read Slammed and loved Hopeless, Losing Hope and Finding Cinderella . Because of that I’m pretty excited about Maybe Someday ^^

  193. You just convinced me to preorder his CD. 😁 Congrats to both of y’all. Always nice to have someone willing to help out without complaint.

  194. What a beautiful post! I have enjoyed following Griffin and his success since that day long ago we all watched him audition on American idol. You are both very humble with your success, proof of the passion you share for your careers.

  195. I’m so glad it all worked out for you. Griffin sure is a great guy. How could he say no to an awesome person like you. I can’t wait to read Maybe Someday! I already know it’s going to be amazing because you wrote but now even more so with Griffins music added to it. I don’t think I have ever been as excited for a book to release as I am for Maybe Someday ❤️

  196. I LOVE this! Such an original, incredible idea! I’m so excited for this to be released. Hearing how awesome and gracious Griffin is just makes me that much more excited. Thanks for sharing :)

  197. Colleen, I love your books and look forward to this release too! You are a gracious person, never failing to thank all who have helped you along your journey. I know this too will be a huge success ! For you and griffin. Best of luck!

  198. Love ur books! I would love to win a paperback of any kind. Can’t wait for your new ones to be released! :)

  199. I am totally squealing in my head right now as my husband sleeps. I am SO excited about this book! You are beyond talented, Colleen. I would love to win a signed copy but will buy it either way!

  200. While reading this I literally got goosebumps!! It’s a rare occasion you find good people out there, but you’re lucky when you do. Can’t wait for this!!

  201. Griffin I love your songs I have already bought the early releases. And Colleen doesn’t lie, they are simply perfection. All us Weblichs love you Griffin, to the moon and back. And we support you 100% just as we do our Coho! Can’t wait to get this whole album, and book. I know they will both be AMAZING!! Y’all are such an inspiration to all of us! Xoxo

  202. Thank you Griffin for working with Colleen, I have such a great feeling about Maybe Someday.. it’s going to be a hit for both of you!!!

  203. Congratulations to you and Griffin. I’m so excited that you have original music to go with the book. I cannot wait to read and listen to Maybe Someday! #CoHorts

  204. Amazeballs! I’m a newish fan and I am waiting for Maybe Someday. I had no idea Griffin is the cover of Hopeless (swoon) cause I’m not an idol fan. (Runs and hides). But I previewed the songs so now not only am I waiting for Maybe Someday the book but also the album to go along with it.
    Is it time yet? No? *sulks in the corner*

  205. I am so excited for another Colleen Hoover Book and to have it include music by the great and talented Griffin – double score!! I already love all 3 songs that were released and have my entire family singing along to Maybe Someday!! If I win an amazing signed copied that would be Awesome-if not it’s all good I’ll just pick up that book and love it, cherish it and adore the story that I am sure is amazing!
    Now…. Do you actually read all these posts?

  206. So excited about this project! I can’t wait to experience the book and music together. Thanks Colleen and Griffin!!

  207. This is just awesome!! I can’t wait until it releases and of course would love to win your amazing books!

  208. You and Griffin totally rock! You guys are so amazing. I’ll definitely buy his album regardless, plus any further ones he creates (and I haven’t bought music since I was a teenager!) thanks for the giveaway!

  209. So excited for this book! As a writer who will probably resort to selfpublishing, I look up to you a lot.
    Congrats on the dream coming true

  210. Would really love to win any paperback of your books!! but I really like this one..:)))
    thank you for this!! and Thank you to Griffin!! :D

  211. This is truly a labor of love. Thx Griffin & Colleen!!
    Sharing and preordering the album!! Congratulations to you both!!

  212. Wow. That’s an amazing story. Seems to me that you have found kindred spirit in Griffin. I love your work Colleen and I can’t wait to hear Griffin’s lovely voice. Congratulations to you both.

  213. Aww.. Seriously!!
    I love how you came up with the music and the collaboration you had with Griffin. I’m very happy you pushed through with the book! I’m positive it’ll all be worth it! :))

  214. Your idea of songs to go with a book is genius. I have downloaded the songs that are out and absolutely love them. You both are extremely talented. Cannot wait for March so that I can have Maybe Someday and Finding Cinderella!

  215. Amazing story. Griffin is an amazing song writer/singer. You are an amazing story teller. Combined, you guys are making magical history. I can’t wait until this book/soundtrack is available. I will surely be buying the soundtrack. I love singing his songs in the car with my son. Thank you for everything Colleen. You are truly an amazing woman.

  216. I pre ordered… I’ll share the post. I was lucky enough to have won an ARC of Maybe Someday and I cannot wait to own all the music that goes with it. (Have the three from iTunes.) If I win the signed soundtrack I’ll gift the one I pre ordered so someone else can hear the amazingness of this project! Thank you BOTH for the book and the soundtrack. ♡♥ Love from NH!

  217. Am I the only one who cried while reading this? Yep… I did!!!! It’s such an amazement to see how things work and how they worked here so perfectly. To see that the “wasn’t meant to be” was exactly what was meant to be!? And how in the end what made you cry led you to something so much greater! Damn… I’m rambling and rambling and rambling… Maybe it’s because I almost freaked out here thinking I’d be left out from the fuzz and fun with this stupid iTunes Brazil that almost absolutely every single time doesn’t have what I want… But hey… Pre-order for Maybe Someday (both book AND album) DONE!!!! \o/

  218. Colleen, I have no doubt this collaboration will be off the charts amazing. You are so talented and from what I have heard of GP, you are in good company. I am not surprised at all by his level of support on this project. Your personality and tenacity inspires loyalty and I am glad to be among your supporters!

  219. awwww I just love reading ALL YOUR POST ms Colleen and sharing your journey about the making of Maybe Someday and the songs is beyond amazing. Griffin is a very talented singer and song writer. All his songs are captivating just like your books, and having it combined is a freaking MASTERPIECE..!

    I so cannot wait for March to come..!

    Love you both always <3 <3 <3

  220. Hi Colleen! I wona giveaway from you before and I don’t want to sound greedy by joining or trying my luck in here again.. but in case I win (which I doubt will happen), I will give the prize to my best friend. She really wants a signed copy of any of your book (specially Finding Cinderella) and she is a solid CoHorts, we both are actually and I feel really bad for having signed copies of your book but I can’t give one to her since it has my name on it. Anyways.. Congratulations for yet another, incredible book. I can’t wait for everyone to read Maybe Someday and fall in love with Ridge, Sydney and the gang! <3

  221. I’m so excited for this book it is kind of funny how excited I am. I would love to have a book signed by you but also by Griffin Peterson?! He is definitely one of those guys that I see and think ohmygosh, he is so hot!!!

    Thanks do much for that giveaway!

  222. I can’t remember the last time I’ve been this excited. Combining two of my deepest loves and passions into one project – friggen brilliant. Wish I could pre-order on Amazon but regardless, I will be ordering the soundtrack. Want to do whatever I can to support this project, Griffin, and you.

  223. What an amazing JOURNEY of MAYBE SOMEDAY (the making). I soooooooo love to read your post ms Colleen and all your ideas and thoughts when it comes to making and writing a new book. Your collaboration with Griffin with incorporating a song to a book is the BEST that happens in the HISTORY of books. Thank you so much Griffin for ALL your help with Ms Colleen your so sweet and AMAZING.

    Love you lots Colleen and Griffin <3 <3 <3

  224. I think I should be ashamed of not reading any of your books but I am planning to. I already bought Hopeless and I am reading it soon! I already know I will love it :) Thank you for the giveaway!

  225. What a lovely story! I am so glad that you found such a great partner in Griffin, Colleen! Can’t wait for this book!

  226. I love your books so much. I’ve turned on many if my friends to your novels and we all squee together. Can’t wait for Maybe Someday and the music, it may be my summer playlist. Thank you so much!

  227. I can’t wait for Maybe Someday!!!! gonna be awesome! And the music that I was already able to download is so wonderful. Griffin has an amazing gift! As do you CoHo! :) heheh

  228. There are no words to describe how much excited I am! For the book and for the album. His voice is amazing. And he is good looking too ;)

    Thank you for the chance! Wow, winning this – to have something signed by Griffin Peterson would be beyond amazing. Don`t get me wrong I adore you, of course I want your stuff signed but he is Griffin Peterson <3 :)

  229. Oh wow that story made me so teary! I am so excited to read the book. And I think what you guys did with the music sounds so interesting.

  230. As a loyal reader, I would like to say Thank you Ms.Hoover! For another wonderful read you’ll share to us. Thanks to you and Griffin, we’ll be able to be in more touch in your story through his songs. Thanks for making everything possible. I wish there’ll be a package wherein the book and CD are together. Looking forward to everything you’ll write.

  231. Colleen you rock. Griffin, thanks so much for being an amazon person and artist. Can’t wait for this book!!!!

  232. Congratulations to you and Griffin! I am so excited for this book! The songs I have downloaded so far are Amazing! I listen to them everyday. I will definitely be buying the rest. You are simply amazing Colleen. I am so glad you found Griffin along the way. Thanks for the chance to win some of your amazing books!

  233. What a great story! Griffin sounds like an exceptional person! I can’t wait for this book and music! My two most favorite things! I shared this post on Twitter and Facebook for you Colleen.

  234. So incredibly happy for you that you got to finish this project! It’s so exciting that it is the first book like this! Music and books are my favorite things and having them combined is going to be awesome! Thanks Griffin for helping make this project possible!!

  235. This is literally my MOST anticipated book of this year, well this and Ugly Love! Music and Books are my favourite things and I can’t wait to see how you to amazing artists seamlessly put them together. I’m obsessed with the two songs that are already out and I can’t wait to see how they fit into the story! I think I’ve had a countdown on my phone for over 75 days waiting until I can go get the book and put my life on hold while I read and enjoy it! You are my FAVOURITE AUTHOR EVER!

  236. I love your mind Colleen. I can not wait to read this book!! And Iove how appreciative you are to your readers!!

  237. I absolutely love how you share stories like this! Can not wAit to read the books. And those song sneaks! Wow!!!!!!

  238. So excited for this Book and CD to come out. I love to listen to an authors playlist when I read a book and to have it come out with the book is just wonderful. This is on my MUST have for this year!

  239. Each time I read one of your blog posts I fall in the love with you even more (not the creepy I’m in love with you be mine way) I just love how real you are. Even after your success you still give us readers a little piece of you, by sharing stories like the one above or letting us see your everday life with your family. Your silly antics with your sisters, the vines with your boys and the funny relatable stories of family mishaps and the relationship with your
    mom. So it doesn’t surprise me that Griffin gave you his all. Thank you for being you!!!

  240. That is so absolutely wonderful! I love the music I have heard so far. I wish him and you continued success! You’re awesome!

  241. Wow, that’s such a cool story. It proves that everything happens for a reason. You needed Griffin, and he needed you. I’ve already purchased the 2 singles for the book that we released previously. I will definitely be ordering the whole album. You are both talented beyond words! Maybe Griffin will be headlining the Houston rodeo next year!

  242. There should also be a Thank You in there too for you Colleen for helping Griffin get more fans and sharing his amazing talents.
    I’m so glad there’s going to be a chance to buy it!! I think my favorite part to read was your example of texts you guys sent.

    Me: Mom, are you picking the boys up today?

    Griffin: This is Griffin. Not your mom.

    Me: Oh, my bad.

  243. How awesome! Griffin sounds like an amazing person, (as do you!) and I’m glad it is working out so well for both of you!

  244. What an awesome outcome! Sounds like an amazing collaboration. I am highly excited to read Maybe Someday and listen to more of Griffin’s music. I love when books have music linked. It really heightens the experience. Congrats!!!

  245. Pre-order done! I’m soooooo excited that “Someday” is on it!! I used to listen to that on repeat on Griffin’s Soundcloud!

  246. I love your writing! You are so funny and witty I’ve recommended your books to all my friends and coworkers!

  247. This is awesome! I checked out the music samples and they are terrific, can’t wait for both to release!

    And MAYBE SOMEDAY I will finally win one of Coho’s amazing giveaways :) fingers crossed!

  248. I can’t wait for the book and album to come out!! I have loved all of your books and I’m excited for the music on this next one :)

  249. Agghhhh. I can’t wait to get this book and soundtrack. I think it’s amazing what you guys have done. Love you both!

  250. That was an amazing story and great to hear that there are people out there who truly care about the goal not just the bottom line. Makes him beautiful inside and out! Congrats to the two of you.

  251. Love, love, love both of you and I cannot wait to read the book and hear Griff’s music. Thanks Colleen & Griffin ;)

  252. You are one of the reasons I fell in love with reading again. Your talent is unwavering. And I am so excited to read the next book paired with amazing music as well. You and Griffin deserve nothing but success!

  253. That is the most interesting history i’ve ever read about the making of a book! You two are partners and should inspire other to work together as you did. I’m absolutely sure it’s an amazing book! ;)

  254. I love this post and this project! I am so excited about it! I’ve pre-ordered and shared! I think this project was meant to happen and I can’t wait to read and listen to it unfold! This is one amazing story! I NEED this, seriously, NEED this! I am hoping that MAYBE SOMEDAY I will actually win a Coho’s giveaway! And I’m so ready for this to be the one! Love you and your amazing writing, your books, your projects, your giveaways, your awesome daily life stories. You are amazing!

  255. This story makes me just that much more excited about the book. I don’t download a lot of music because I mostly just listen to the radio, but just based on your story alone, I’m thinking of going over and pre-ordering. I’m going over there right now to check out the previews!!

  256. You are amazing, your writing is phenomenal and I can’t wait for this book. I’m super excited about the music!

  257. I’m such a cannot Griffin’s music that when I found this collab was happening with a fave author I spazzed so hard. I cereally can’t wait the book and soundtrack. Thanks Griffin and Colleen!😆😁😁😁👍

  258. What an unbelievably great idea! I am new to your books, but I can’t wait to read this while listening to the music. So cool. Congratulations to you both on an amazing collaboration!

  259. I think you found your book soul mate. You both are amazing and this book/project sounds absolutely perfect. I can’t wait to experience it :-)

  260. So awesome that even at what appeared to be a low moment, God lined it all up for a really cool sounding collaborative project.

  261. Wow what an incredible journey! I am definitely very excited to experience this book/music! Thanks for everything you do as well!

  262. Wow! What a great story behind the book! Griffin sounds like such an amazing person! Congrats to you both!!! Can’t wait to read Maybe Someday :)

  263. Thank you for this chance. I love all of your books and can not wait to read this one! You are awesome!! :)

  264. Thank you for the amazing chance to own this!! I would be honored to have this in my collection with both signatures!! Can’t Wait & Thank you!!!

  265. Wow what an ordeal. I’m so happy it all worked out! I’m looking forward to the book and the music :)

  266. omg! i love you and i love your books!
    that was a loot of work but i’m pretty sure that at the end it would be AWESOME!
    Greetins from Colombia!

    We NEED your books HERE! ;D

  267. Omg how amazing is Griffin?! You are both lucky to have been able to work with each other and I can’t wait to hear the amazing songs with this amazing book!!

  268. Shared iTunes on Facebook. Glad to do it. Love your work and I am sure this will be just as awesome and the rest of your work. Love you lady…

  269. My phone is set to tell me when I can finally buy Maybe Someday(I have a tendency to never know the date). That’s going to be a great morning!

  270. Once again Colleen you have outdone yourself! You are the kindest, most generous author EVER! I Live you!

  271. March 18th is set up to be one of the best days of my life. Just when I don’t think you can get any more brilliant or epic…. you step up your game. Can’t wait! #cohort4life

  272. Such a great story! I can’t wait to read/listen to Maybe Someday! I would love to win both books because they would be amazing to own, but either way, I’ll happily support both of your works! Now, if only a physical copy of his CD was available for preorder! The picture you posted was such a tease! :)

  273. Thanks to Griffin for helping you and all the just one more times! I love your books Colleen, they are amazing! You are one talented lady!

  274. I need MAYBE SOMEDAY!! Book and soundtrack! I can’t wait to read and listen to this .Thanks for the great giveaway!

  275. I can’t wait till this comes out to read. I have read EVERYTHING you have written and I adore y our books!!!

  276. I can’t wait to have both the songs and book together! This is a fantastic combination and my thanks to the two of you for never walking away from this project. It just shows us how much your work means to you and how much you want to make it special for us. Thanks!

  277. Reblogged this on Christie Cote and commented:
    This is one of my favorite authors! Her writing is always beautiful. Words can’t describe how excited I am for this project! If you haven’t read any of her books be sure to check them out! They are all AMAZING!

  278. This post brought tears to my eyes! Amazing how things can fall together so perfectly after they feel hopeless:)

  279. I loved taking a moment to appreciate all that is Griffin Peterson! Between the two of you, this book couldn’t have me more excited.

  280. Thank you so much Griffin for working with Colleen to get this book out. She is an amazing author and you are a very talented musician. I absolutely cannot wait to experience this story through her words and your music!

  281. I am so excited about this book! I love all your books and now i love all Griffin’s songs! I’m so glad you introduced me to his music. When i first heard “I’m in Trouble” i had that song on REPEAT!!! lol You are such an amazing author and Griffin is such an amazing singer. I can’t wait for next month and this book would be the PERFECT birthday present ^_^

  282. This is so exciting!!! Thank you for this wonderful opportunity. I love listening to a books playlist while I read!! I can’t wait 😊

  283. I love your books and he has an amazing voice so I can’t wait to see what you two pull off together!

  284. Pretty amazing story Colleen! Just goes to show you what happens when destiny finds its way to bringing the right people together. Can’t wait for next month!

  285. This post made me tear up. As soon as I got the part about the preorder (while skimming this on my phone first thing this morning) I immediately went and took care of that little bit of business. You have quickly become one of my absolute favorite must-read authors and I CANNOT wait for this book and the music that goes with it!

  286. I just CAN’T WAIT to read this book! And I’m sure that while i’m reading and listenig to the songs i’ll just love them. Nzbskdb i cant waaaait!

  287. ABSOLUTELY CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS BOOK!!! Loved I’m in trouble song. Griffin’s voice…*melts* And I’m pretty sure, no, definitely, positively sure that I’m gonna LOVE the book and the songs!! Ms Colleen Hoover, you are easily my favourite author OF ALL TIME! XOXO from all the way in Singapore!! <3

  288. Colleen with you there is no such thing as “TMI” LOL!!! Griffin, thank you so very, very much for collaborating & sharing of yourself. Because of you, this makes Colleen’s dream manuscript a work of art !!

  289. Thank you, Griffin, for being so awesome and giving! I cannot wait for this book! I shared this post and the iTunes buy inks on my Facebook page to help you out! Wishing you oodles of sales and success with this book! kbinmich AT yahoo DOT com

  290. I am so glad this worked out for you…honestly so that we all get to read it. Yeah selfish reasons. But you know, (you do know right?) you are absolutely amazing and this idea just blows my mind and I can’t wait to read it. So it is a win, win!

    I tweeted for ya!

  291. You both are amazing! I haven’t been this excited about a book since Losing Hope…or Finding Cinderella…or This Girl. Let’s just say I love all your books and cannot wait until the next one, whatever it is because I know it’ll be my next favorite book of all time!

  292. What a lovely intertwining of two forms of artistry: music and literature . Both wonderful– fantastic together!

  293. Oh my! Colleen, I love to read your posts, they are full of feeling and every time I read one I feel like do whatever you are asking for! hahaha

    Thankyou Colleen and thankyou Griffin.

  294. Wow, that was fate to have Griffin be there to help you bring this project to life… Oh my gosh can’t believe next month it will be released and we can hear all the songs to go with the scenes, ahh I can’t contain how excited I am! Yes thank Griffin for collaborating with Colleen, I know this book is gonna be awesome!!! Thank you! ❤️❤️❤️

  295. Is there another to pre-order the soundtrack than just through itunes? I don’t use itunes, but would love to pre-order! :-) Looking forward to everything!

  296. Wow!! This book will be amazing and one of a kind:) I can’t wait for the release- and Griffin’s music is AWESOME!!! I have really enjoyed his songs, Thank you Griffin!!!

  297. Listening to the soundtrack and reading the book at the same time will be something definitely new, I am so excited to read and listen to these! I have followed your blog and listened to a few intros to the songs and cannot wait to hear the whole soundtrack! Thanks Colleen for writing such fantastic books! I would love to win these but if I don’t I will be buying them ;).

  298. I am so excited to see your work,the combination of story with songs that we could listen to while we reading…perfect.I loved it in Forever too far from Abbi when Rush singed to Blair and we could listen to the song,it was much bigger experience and I know that it will be with your book too :) Cannot wait :D
    I shared on FB and Twitter :)
    Thanks for a chance!

  299. I am so excited for this book and soundtrack!! I listen to the songs that have already been released and think “hhmm this song would make a great idea for a book… wait a second, it already is a book!” And then I get really excited because it is going to be so freaking fantastic. Then I get really sad because I remember I have to wait until March to read it.

  300. I love the first release he did of Trouble and can’t wait to get the entire album (which I just preordered!) Thanks for the chance to win a book, too! :)

  301. You should also be thanked for your thoughtfulness and your appreciation of Griffin as well as your fans. Can’t wait to read/hear this one!

  302. This is so amazing! You are trailblazing here, both you and Griffin, whether you know it or not! Congrats and I can’t wait to experience Maybe Someday.

  303. You are very fortunate to have such a good, talented friend to help out. You are so talented & I’m very excited to read (& listen) to your new work of art!

  304. kyaaaaa! can’t wait for this one!! b’coz of u i already knew griffin peterson (Dean Holder^_^) and how talented he was:)… i read all ur books and ur butterflying amazing!! one of my favorite authors!..^_^ can’t wait can’t wait!!

  305. Wow that’s an amazing story Colleen!! It’s wonderful how things work out in the end. Can’t wait to read this book!

  306. Preordered the album. iTunes says it’s only £3/4 which is a steal! I’m really excited to hear it in full now. I love all the singles that have been released already. Beautiful music from a beautiful man ❤️❤️❤️

  307. This is so amazing! A big thank you to you and Griff for sharing your amazing talents! It was serendipitous that y’all’s paths crossed and we get to see the beautiful creation from that! Can’t wait for the book and to own his cd!!!!! :)

  308. Congratulation sweetie!! I love your books, I want it all in my country, Argentina, but they don’t come yet! So I hope win!!

  309. Not many writers can portray the emotion that you do through your characters! I loved each and every one of your books. Hopeless has been read about 14 times and I cry every time. I love your stories and how character driven they are! Can’t wait to read Maybe Someday. It’s another to add to the collection! Please consider me for the giveaway !

    I adore you and am thankful for your talent that allows me to escape from reality!

  310. I’m so excited to read another book of yours and listen to the wonderful songs that are attached to this big project… Thank you very much Peter for helping Colleen… You rock like always.. great music, great book and great giveaway…

  311. How exciting!!!! A truly heartwarming story about an artist collaboration we look forward to!!!! Can’t wait!!!

  312. I am seriously way too excited about this! Music and Books my two favorite things, in one place?? AWESOME!!! Thank you Colleen and Griffen for taking the time to provide something wonderful for your fans.

  313. I am definitely ordering this album, Griffin is a wonderful musician. I’ve purchased his previous singles and love them. The fact that he is willing to do so much for your fans speaks volumes! I hope all your fans purchase the album to support him…along with the book, of course! Thanks for entering me!

  314. It’s amazing that you have someone you can work so well with! I edit for a girl, and we have that same sort of connections. Though we didn’t personally know each other, we became facebook friends through beauty pageants I put my niece in and she put her daughter in. I had seen her mention that she had written a book and self-pubbed on Amazon, but I hadn’t gotten around to buying it. One day, she posted that she was looking for someone to read and give editing tips because she was getting a lot of negative feedback on her punctuation and grammar. Being the grammar nazi that I am, I messaged her and told her I would take a look at it. She messaged me back, thanked me for volunteering, and let me know the book would be free on Amazon that weekend. I picked up the book, started reading, and sent her my suggested edits for the first couple of paragraphs. I actually retyped and added to the paragraphs with notes indicating what I did and why. She was blown away and immediately asked me to come on board as her editor. That was about six months ago, and it’s amazing how we work together, how I can connect with her characters in the same way she does. It allows me to add scenes and dialogue when I need to that she never has to correct me on. We bounce ideas off of each other and have essentially turned her to standalone books into two separate series with five books either plotted or in the works. It’s been an amazing experience, and we have become best friends. The number of times I talk to her each day rivals how much I talk to my husband. Oh, the wonderful things books can bring to the lives of those who read them…and in so many different ways! Just had to share my story!

  315. Sorry to write again but I had a question about the soundtrack. Is it possible for me to buy it physically? I know I can get it on iTunes but I love physical CDs and stuff so if there is anyway for me to get one please let me know.
    I’m really happy for you, Colleen and you Griffin (your so hot)!
    Congratulations to both of you!

  316. Can’t wait to read this, love your books anyway but I know this will add an awesome new element to reading.

  317. You two are seriously awesome!! Thanks for the giveaway, the books and the music <3 I've already purchased 'I'm in trouble' and love it so much! So excited to hear the rest of the album and of course read 'Maybe Someday' :)

  318. I love all your books and I am sure Maybe Someday is going to be fabulous!!! And thank you also for introducing me to Griffin, I don’t think I would have heard of him otherwise.

  319. I am estatic for Maybe Someday to be released :)

    Ever since you shared this project idea, I have been thrilled!! I love reading and music <3 with the two of them combined I am beyond stoked!

  320. I absolutely can not wait to experience the finished work of art you and Griffin have made. I KNOW without a doubt it’s going to be a physically, mentally, and emotionally mind-blowing experience. “I and Love and You”! ❤️

  321. I can’t wait to read and listen to the album!!! Music is a great addition to books and really pulls you more into the world you’re reading about. Griffin is not only a hottie but also very talented. I will definitely be buying the album!

  322. Wow! Griffin Peterson is really.. sweet.. kind.. dreamy.. awesome.. amazing artist!! His looks (and sexiness) are just a bonus, it seems. OMG, my heart is thumping for both of you. I’m so happy. Congratulations! Only one month to go!

    *Sigh* I really can’t believe Griffin. He’s like a book boyfriend that came from a really good book. Thank you Griffin for helping CoHo. And for just, existing. <3

    https://www.facebook.com/shaimaevi/posts/10202419853155536

  323. Griffin was such a sweetheart for helping you without fail! And Colleen, I think it was a great idea to combine music along with your books. I enjoy reading while listening to music so to be able to experience the world you created while listening to the songs created for the book will be amazing. Excited!

  324. Omg im so excited for this book to come out!!!! Colleen I adore you and I’m so happy that you were able to make this book happen ! Thanks a bunch Griffin for coming in and saving the day 😄