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.

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1,233 thoughts on “A little TMI and another GIVEAWAY!

  1. I finished the book a few hours ago, and I wanted to say that having music accompany the book is the best idea ever! I am obsessed with “I’m In Trouble” and “Maybe Someday”. Fantastic idea ever!

  2. Maybe this giveaway is waaay done, but I still want to comment (I was planning to before I even realized it was a giveaway, the reading distracted me)
    This post really touched me. I don’t know why even this gives me the feeling of wanting to cry and laugh just like with your breathtaking books and if only you can write a story about an author who’s collaborating with a song writer and I would die now,
    (Please don’t take it personally that I love the thought of it, an author who finds help and then omg, the rest is history)
    Actually, I think a story similar to this will go to my to-write list because I love planning and I always plan.
    But if you think it’s not good and I might not add it.
    I have like seven stories (incomplete ones, just the outline) now and some with sequels I dream way too much hahaha.
    I want so badly to be a writer someday too.

  3. Since I read “Slammed” I’ve been hooked.
    I totally love your stories and “Maybe Someday” sounds like another hit.
    I’ve just been listening to some excerpts of the album and I’m really looking forward to reading the book and how the songs are placed in it.

  4. I’m new to your books, but my friend Becca is not. It would be great to win this and give it to her as a gift. I will definitely be reading all of these soon, as a med student it’s hard but I love reading. Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed your post.

  5. Maybe Someday (soon) this collaboration will be a catalyst to Griffin’s career. He seems very talented…cute too! Maybe Someday everyone will know and love your work as much as we do. Maybe Someday we will be able to fully express our gratitude for sharing yourself with us through your wonderful stories.

  6. I am sooooo excited for Maybe Someday :) I can’t wait! Then to find out I can listen to Griffin Peterson while I enjoy the book, bonus! Thank you for all of your books!

  7. Thank you for your magic, my dear! Thank you for your attitude to life, for people you attract just because of your awesomeness! Thank you for the warmth you send in our lives through your books!

  8. Thats amazing TMI post, colleen. congratulations for your work and also thanks to Griffin, handsome and talented, wow.

  9. It’s such a unique idea combining your love of writing and music.. Incorporating the two together is nothing short of brilliant. I’m so happy that everything worked out just the way it did.. from what I’ve seen and heard so far, Griffin has been the saving grace in an already incredible project. I’m so happy for you both and so thankful that you’re willing to share your creations with us! :)

  10. I’ve been waiting for these books to be bought for my local library, and I’m sure the accompaniment soundtracks will sound amazing as your novel!

  11. So excited for Maybe Someday and the soundtrack. After reading your post about how everything fell into place with Griffin, it left me thinking one thing “something amazing is in store for this project”. Super excited for you both and the success that is ahead for you.

  12. Oh god colleen u have no ideaaa how much of a huge fan of u I am
    I love youu
    I love your books
    I read hopeless and losing hope and I love themmmm I love sky and holder I love everything
    And I became in love with griffin because he makes incredible music and he represent holder !!!

  13. Wow, that is like AN EXPERIENCE. Just knowing how much work the both of you have put into this collaborative effort makes me want to read (and LISTEN) all that much more. Lovely back story! I can’t wait to read Maybe Someday and I’m so unbelievably excited that the publishers listened to your fans so we can get a PB of Finding Cinderella, too! Oh, happy day! Also, happy V-Day! =)

  14. I’m not sure if you’ll even read this comment. Or if this giveaway is done. But it’s Valentines day!!:) Show me some love and give me the book!! I’m single so books are all I have for company. (I’m really desperate and maybe someday you’ll take pity on me and gimme that book.:)) )

    There are over 1000+ comments and some times I really hate that your famous. Why can’t I just keep you all to myself?????:(( I’m a selfish person so screw me but I want all of Colleen Hoover (in a non creepy and perverted way).

    Anyway… GRIFFIN ROCKS!!!!! If he comes to my country I would mob him and adultnap him and ask him where to find you.:) I think I’m scarring you away. It’s 12:17am so my mind isn’t working right. I’m usually crazy but it’s worse today.

    Anyway!!! I think I say anyway too many times. PLEASE GIVE ME YOUR BOOK!:)

  15. Fantastic! This post gave me “chicken skin”! Thank you so much to the both of you for all that you have put into this project. It’s amazing and I can’t wait to experience it!!! <3

  16. I can’t remember if I entered this already? I would love to win this SO much! I have all of your books signed and I am dying to get my hands on Maybe Someday!!! Thank you so much for the chance!

  17. Oh my butterflying GOD! I love your work, Colleen. I love your books. I love your personality. I love how you treat people. I love your generosity. I love how you share your things with your fans. I love Griffin, too. And I sure I’ll LOVE his music. I shared this post because I really think you deserve this tiny little payback. And people deserve to know you. That’ll be all. Thanks.

  18. I always say i love it when authors make a playlist for their books but the fact these are original songs LOVE it!! pre-ordering soundtrack now :)

  19. Things always have a way of working out even when we totally expect the worst. I know from experience, trust me! That’s what happens when you surround yourself with amazing people who want you to succeed! I’m so glad for you and I can’t wait to read Maybe Someday.

  20. I can hardly wait for Maybe Someday. I loved the fact that Griffin was a model for our Holder. I have even more respect for him now. To hear how helpful and generous he was with his time and talent is endearing. Thank you CoHo for sharing this process and the trials, tribulations and triumphs. It makes us, as readers, feel part of the process and invested in your work.

  21. Thank you for the giveaway, Colleen and thank you, Griffin!!! :)

    I’m so excited for the book! It will be my first time to read a book and listen to songs that were really made for the story! AMAZING! <3

  22. thanks for the giveaway..read the whole thing..
    i literally laugh so hard on the random text to griffin… i did not expect that..hahaha..thank you griffin for being a big part on this book..!

  23. I am beyond excited for this book and it’s sound track, i have filled my playlist with songs and artists i don’t know how else i would have found if it were not for wonderful authors that share their playlists with their readers. Thank you for incorporating the two into a much anticipated book!!!

  24. I’m glad that everything works well in the end :) Griffin is awesome and from the preview, I love the songs already~ Excited for the book and experience to read it while listening to those songs~

  25. Love this idea for a book. Can’t wait to read it. Thank you to Griffin who made your vision possible. Thanks to you for being such a great writer and giving us readers awesome books to read!!

  26. Omg!!! I don’t even know Griffin and I wanna kiss him!!! Thank you Griffin for helping Colleen take our reading experience above and beyond!!!!

  27. I would love to win this raffle! I’ve never won anything so ai’m hoping this time I’ll win. I’m excited for the book amd its soundtrack! :)

  28. OMG! I am so excite about his album and the book and all im doing is commenting in this post so i could get one! If if ever i dont, im still getting it. Hahaha. I am just so excited for the love of every character in the book!!!!

  29. I really really thank Griffin for his songs! they are beautiful and I can’t stop to listen to them!! And I can’t stop to thank you for being the special person you are! You aren’t only a writer, but you are a soul that sings with words!!! <3 <3 <3

  30. You probably hear/read this a lot.. but I really think that this is the most original idea iv’e ever heard for a book!!! I can’t wait to read it and to hear all the songs!! :)

  31. Can’t wait to read the book and to listen to this songs. After the amazing books you’ve written, I’m pretty sure this will be great as well.

  32. Colleen, congratulations on such a productive year. You are an inspiration to us. I enjoyed reading about your success as well as your setbacks. But you always remind your fans that things do get better if we work hard and have patience. Thank you for the reminder. I’m looking forward to reading “Maybe Someday” and hearing Griffin’s music. He sounds like a true gentleman. :)

  33. Pre-order! I’m stoked! AAAHHHHHH! I cannot wait to fall in love with these characters. Let’s just face it, it’s inevitable… Every time I read your books I fall in love with the characters. Meaning I don’t do my homework. Yes, I’m a few terms away from my student teaching and procrastinate doing homework for the sake of reading your books.

  34. I’m looking forward to reading Maybe Someday. It sounds like it will be a different experience, having a soundtrack to go with the book.
    And Griffin is just awesome!!

  35. I am so excited for a chance to read another one of your books! I came upon Hopeless by chance one day and I have been hooked since. I am especially excited about the re-release of cinderella, it was one of my favorites and I hope to be able to find out what happens with them even more, Keep up the great work!

  36. I can honestly say that you, Colleen Hoover, are the queen of giveaways!

    Wow I didn’t even realize so much had happened with Maybe Someday and all the behind the scene journey with this book and it truly helps us appreciate the book AND music so much more.

    Thank you for this, Colleen!

    *running to pre-order Maybe Someday and the soundtrack!*

  37. I can’t wait to read this book!!!! If you could start writing a little faster though that would be great!! LOL I don’t like waiting for your books to come out!!! You are such a funny and amazing writer!!! Thank you for putting a smile on my face everyday!!!

  38. I love every book you’ve ever written. Your books are so wonderful it makes me angry when I read most any other book by most other authors because they just don’t compare! I can’t wait to read Maybe Someday. Thank You for sharing what you love with so many!!

  39. I’m so excited for your book and for Griffin Peterson’s music. So much so that I’ve preordered both the book and the CD which is something that I hardly ever do. March 18 cannot get here fast enough.

  40. I would love to win this!! Thanks for the giveaway!! This is singlehandedly the best giveaway ever!! I cannot wait to read this book! Thanks Colleen and Griffen!!! ❤️💋😘

  41. WOW THERE ARE LIKE A MILLION COMMENTS ON HERE
    How cool would it be to be one in a million?!?!?!
    So please pick me,
    And if not
    Griffin is pretty freaking amazing I love your story!!!

  42. Oh this is amazing!
    I don’t know the whole story, but I found much to Griffin glad I accepted.
    I can’t wait to read Maybe Someday, I’m sure you will love him, because every one of your books have stolen my heart, have each given me mourn with their stories and I have fallen in love.
    Also I’m very grateful to Griffin acpetar colabrorar by you, is to have loved your book and your story with or without music, but also will be more beautiful and I’ll feel more mo.
    Colleen Grcaias create romances that make me believe that somewhere in this great world is the love of my life.
    And finally, I CAN’T WAIT TO READ MAYBE SOMEDAY!
    Thank you!

  43. Both of you are talented artists; one with words and the other with music. It only make sense to pair you up together. :) congratulations on the match-making! :)

  44. OMG! OMG! I CAN’T WAIT TO READ THE BOOK.. SERIOUSLY! I ALSO WANT TO HEAR Griffin’s songs! ODG! I’m so excited about this book and I can’t really wait to read it!! See how excited I am?? I’m just repeating “I CAN’T WAIT” because it’s the truth and nothing but the truth! LOL!

    I adore you Colleen! Thanks for this awesome giveaway. I hope this time I’ll win!! *finger crossed*

  45. Wow! You two are amaaaazing :O It had to be Griffin’s music for some reason and I am sure the book is butterflying incredible because of it and all the work and love you put on it ^^
    Thanks for the giveaway and all the best for you!!! :D

  46. I can not wait! Music and reading are my passion. This is the best idea I’ve ever heard. Congrats Collen and Griffin :)

  47. I have to enter this contest because for one, I would love to win one of your books because well, I haven’t read any of your books and from what I can tell everyone seems to love your books! Can’t wait to “HOPEFULLY” get my hands on your Maybe Someday…. :)

  48. WOW! So, I admit I had not been following the story of Maybe Someday. Having loved the Hopeless and Slammed series, this was instantly on my TBR list, but really had no idea what the book entailed. Its exciting to see artists work together and I hope this is a success for you and Griffin!

  49. LOL wow. All of those overwhelming responses, and such a funny post! I could only imagine being in that state of mind during such a huge ordeal. And after all of the scuzzy, it rocks so hard that he was able to come through for you on such short notice like that, and that you two were able to work so well together to not only get things back on track, but to also have it all fit so perfectly together! I took a listen to the soundbytes, and I think that “I’m in trouble” is my fav so far. Anywho, good luck with the release, and thanks for the amazing hard work!

  50. OH MY GOD, IM SO EXCITED FOR THIS BOOK.
    I need more Colleen Hoover books because I’m in love with all of her books, seriously…

  51. This is so fun! I live ALL your books. I am stuck because I can’t find any that even compare. So hurry up release dates!! I think have all the other memorized from reading them so many times!! Anddddd I can’t wait for the cd maybe someday!! I have all the winds available for it so far and listen to them on repeat! Can’t wait to get that too! Yay. Thanks for being so butterflying awesome. That is all.

  52. I am so so so excited for Maybe Someday. I just can’t wait. I need me some new CoHo material. I also can’t wait for my Finding Cinderella paperback to arrive in the mail! Thanks for writing good books. That’s a pretty awesome thing. Just saying. Some people can’t write good books, but you can so I guess you’re pretty awesome and being awesome is pretty awesome, so keep being awesome.

  53. I really love your book especially Hopeless and i might have a crush on Griffin thanks to you. So i have this question, the GIVEAWAY is open internationally ? Because i really want to win. Can’t wait for Maybe Someday!

  54. I or all your books would love to win to share with friends. I have gotten most of my friends to read finding cenderilla and they all loved it. Your books have made me love and enjoy reading. Thank you for everything you and griffin to. Sooooo exited for this to come out.

  55. The love I have for the grace and power you have with words and story-telling is extremely hard to express…looking forward to all your work!

  56. I love that you have good friends, and I would like so much read it before my friends get the book translated to brazilian portuguese. I also waiting for This Girl to be translated so I can have the books in the same language, but I really can’t wait to maybe someday, I also looked up in the Brazilian’s bookstore to see if they already released :'(

  57. I think it’s AMAZING that he was willing to take his time and all his work and help you with the book. I think it makes us readers want to hear and experience his music THAT much more. Good luck to the BOTH of you! I’m sure we all can’t wait to read this sure to be amazing book with the even more likely amazing music behind it!♥

  58. Griffin Peterson you have a heart of gold and an amazing talent. Thank you for helping our Colleen Hoover who is Amazing and talented herself. Squeeee…..I am super excited for this!!!!!

  59. I am so thrilled that you came up with the idea for this type of book! I think it’s going to be so easy to connect to the characters and lose yourself in the story.

    Can’t wait!

  60. What an amazing story, and way to go to Griffin for being so selfless. It truly is hard these days to find someone who is willing to help out just because they are a nice person. I’m so glad that this worked out for you, and I can’t wait to read Maybe Someday!! Congrats

  61. I can’t butterflying wait for Maybe Someday!! A month is too long…far too long!!
    And for the record, I’m jealous that I never got a “CO” nickname! How cool would CoFo have been?? Now married I’d be a CoOh…not as cool. Granted, I’m not a best selling author either…yet. Maybe someday. :) Soon. Again, thanks for all your words. You’ve made reading so highly enjoyable! :) Heart you and all your amazing characters.

  62. Hi, what a fantastic give away!
    Can’t wait for the book to come out! Have been following you on Facebook and am curious as to what’s inside that gets you so emotional ;) !!!

    Popped over and checked out the iTunes!! Wow!! Makes it all that more exciting!!

    Thank you! Alissa

  63. I’m not kidding when I say I’ve listened to I’m In Trouble about a hundred times already. After it was out, I got it on iTunes immediately! I became totally addicted to the song and I fell absolutely in love with Griffin’s music. He’s such a talented singer-songwriter-musician. A brilliant musician like him is gonna get all the girls (and their hearts) in trouble! ;) It was awesome to know the story behind this fantastic project you both have worked so hard on! (It’s totally not TMI!)

    I’ll be sure to preorder the soundtrack! *listens incessantly to the other songs while waiting for the rest of the soundtrack to be released* Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway, Colleen! You rock!

  64. Thank you Colleen and thank you Griffin!! Thank you both for this awesome collaboration that has your fans anxiously awaiting the release of this epic experience. I, for one, am super excited!!

  65. I have to say, it is very stinking cool to see how many more comments are on these posts now. When I saw over 1,000 comments, I was floored! You are growing so much in popularity and I can only hope that this little comment here, will be the winner. :) Even if it isn’t, I have to say that I think you are awesome and I cannot wait to read this book and hear the songs in their entirety.

  66. <3 this story! I love when artists can collaborate together to make art happen. Music and books have gone together for years and I'm so in love with how you and Griffin pulled this off and made it happen :)

  67. I’m trying to imagine what must’ve felt like to have all the pieces together finally. The songs and the book complementing each other because this amazing guy helped you. He really is great and you are a great writer and a great person too because of everything you’ve done for your readers. I’ve never heard of a book having an ACTUAL SOUNDTRACK. MADE FOR THE BOOK. Not fanmade playlists. And while this is really cool too, it feels like Maybe Someday is creating a new level in this industry. I’m happy for you and I think you really deserved it. And I hope Griffin’s career only goes up the hill from now on. We will make sure that happens. Yay!!!!!!!

  68. OMG! I would LOVE to win this. I am so excited to read Maybe Someday and I know the chances of winning are so slim but there is always that small chance I will win. Love you Colleen!

  69. I just CANNOT wait for Maybe Someday to come out! I loved reading the background behind the story and have my fingers crossed that I might win!

  70. OMG I can’t wait to read Maybe Someday and listen the soundtrack!
    I’ve read almost all of your books and I love them all <3
    Hope to see Maybe Someday published here in Brazil and have you here one day, because I'd really love to meet you in person!

    Thanks Colleen and Griffin!

  71. I’m so excited to read this book.. well so excited to read anything you write.. books.. blog.. fb posts.. doesn’t mattter. everything you write is amazing!!

  72. I read Slammed on a fluke and fell in love with your writing. Would love an autographed copy of anything you’ve written.

  73. That is awesome! I’m from Brazil and everything takes so so so long to get here, books sometimes take years to be published after the original release, so I really hope I’ll win this giveaway!

  74. <3 you both! You're both amazingly talented and I can't wait to have Maybe someday and a copy of the soundtrack in my hands next month!

  75. oh my how did i ever survive before your stories….you have made me laugh, cry and most of all swoon and my tender age of 50o! Love you!

  76. OH PICK ME PICK ME! I flippen love you and your books! I have pre-ordered Maybe Someday but WOULD LOVE a signed copy =D. I also LOVED Finding Cinderella and would love a book copy of that! XOXOXOXO

  77. I can’t wait for your newest book! I absolutely love Slammed and your style of writing. Since then, I have purchased and read each of your books and found each one to be amazing. So glad the new book all came together!

  78. How amazing is that! The concept behind Maybe Someday is so unique and absolutely brilliant! I am a firm believe in that everything and everyone in our lives has a purpose…you and Griffin had a purpose when you crossed paths. I feel so fortunate to have found your books. I’m so excited for the release of Maybe Someday, you’ll be making history! You know those “In this Day in History” calendars, Maybe Someday will show up on the one for March 18, 2014 as the first book of its kind. Kudos to you!!

  79. I can’t wait for this book and would love to win! You are my absolute favorite author and a book combining with music is just brilliant! Two of my favorite things in one: music and reading!

  80. I absolutely love your books! My friend and I read and reread them all the time! I can’t wait to reads this one because I know it’ll be amazing!

  81. If this is open internationally I would like to enter :) Would realy loooove to try out your books <3 Thanks for this awesome giveaway! :D

  82. Colleen, This post sold me on the passion that both of you put to this story. Heck , I haven’t even read it and I can feel the love. I am a visionary person as well. You get this whole project figured out……NO MATTER WHAT YOU MAKE IT HAPPEN EXACTLY HOW YOU ENVISION IT. Only sometimes a fork in the road can lead to a even greater outcome and experience. So thank you for your writing skills and thank you Griffin for putting this story back together through your music so we can experience the magic of Colleen Hoover.

  83. I think we all need to say THANK YOU to Griffin for helping you with the songs and bringing Maybe Someday to life. I know it is going to be an amazing book because ALL your books are an amazing one, I love every single one of them.
    Can’t wait to read and listen this book!!! Love u Colleen!

  84. Thank you so much for sharing this amazing background story with us all, I love hearing about the work that has gone into such a great project. I have been a fan of Griffin ever since his audition on American idol, not just of his voice but his kind personality as well, his help with this project and your kind words go to prove he is that genuine person of character. Colleen your stories are amongst some of my favourites, I absolutely adored Will from Slammed and cried many big ugly faced tears while reading Hopeless and Losing Hope. I am so looking forward to reading Maybe Someday and listening to the songs that play along with it.
    All the best to you both!
    xoxo

  85. It warmed my hear to hear how selfless and giving Griffin had been through this. It’s reassuring to know that there are still people in this world who have kind hearts and are willing to help others not because they feel obligated to but because they want to and know it’s the right thing to do. This was an excellent post to read first thing in the morning. It gives me more faith in humanity.

  86. Ahhh!! I love your other books and I cannot wait for Maybe Someday! Reading it while listening to the soundtrack will be a different and amazing experience, I’m so stoked about it!! <3

  87. I can’t wait to hear Griffin’s songs Colleen! I love it when a book has a soundtrack, it’s like my dream book comes to real. :)

  88. Hi Colleen! I want to congratulate you first, for another successful thing you’ve had done! And I’m so excited to hear this songs now!!!! ;)

    I really don’t think you write for yourself, to earn or whatever. I feel like you write because you are feeding us with your wonderful stories. You write because you love making us, making our lives happy and that is what I love to you. And that is why there’s so many CoHo fans everywhere!

    You are an exquisite person, you and your writings. You’re not a snob, you’re always giving us a favor! You are butterflying awesome!

    Your husband, sons, your family is very lucky to have you. As well as we, on behalf of CoHo fans, I am really thanking you! For everything, every slam, every quotes, every songs you are writing to inspire us, to broke us.. everything Colleen. I really thank you!

    Expect us to support you more, because this is the way we giving you back the favor. Love you girl X

  89. I’m not sure if you meant to our not, but this post brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for the giveaway and share my thanks with Griffin as well

  90. Your story sounds like it could be another great book in the making! Griffin has such a beautiful heart! I’m so happy you both found each other for this project….it makes wanting to read the book even more enticing! ;)

  91. Colleen Hoover…I can’t begin to tell you how much I love your books!! Its hard to believe your story with becoming a author, but it goes to show that anything is possible. Thank you for your wonderful books…and for you postings on this blog…I willl be a fan for life!

  92. Out of all your books, “Maybe Someday” is the one whose storyline I find the most intriguing. I’m looking forward to reading it soon. :)

  93. That is an awesome story. I can’t wait to read Maybe Someday! I’m even more excited now that I know the going ons behind the scenes!

  94. Had to go a long ways to make it to the bottom to be able to comment on this post, but that just happens when you have an amazing author that you admire and love and appreciate, and an amazing musician that dedicated so much hard work in helping with everything to make the story so much better (even though it was amazing to begin with!).

    And now I am going to thank Griffin for his hard work! Thank you Griffin! You are an inspiration for many people and many readers because your works and music have created a story that completes Maybe Someday!

    ~Christina B.

  95. It’s a wonder if you ever read Comment # 130932344 but why not? You, Colleen, are hilarious. You need your own show or something. I’d pay to see that. Even if I was the only one in the audience (but that’s impossible -cries- ) Why can’t I have a guy like Griffin. Seriously. The guys I know are all pains in the butt. Me: I need help. Them: Figure it out yourself. (Okay not really. That’s just what my brother says) Same difference (Okay, not not at all) Anyway, I’m SO looking forward to Maybe Someday (both) and ahhhhh it can’t come soon enough!! <3

  96. Love your books!!! Can’t wait to have this shared experience. Who would’ve ever thought to have book with accompany music??? Can’t wait : )

  97. I cannot wait to enjoy this collaboration! It’ll definitely be worth the wait. I would love nothing more than to win something associated with such amazing, talented people

  98. i want to congratulate you and Griffin for all your hard work, and for never give up on what you believe, seriously, and you should be proud of what you have accomplished, this is HUGE, i’m really excited for reading the book and listed to all those songs that took such a hard work to do (for both of you), thanks for the opportunity of winning and tell Griffin he has a loyal fan out there (it’s me).

  99. I can hardly wait! I was super excited when she mentioned that the real ease date was so close. As a reader hearing the passion that goes into the book makes it that much more precious to us, or at least to me. I can hardly wait for what I know will be another breathtaking book from Colleen. And the soundtrack and willingness from Griffin, just makes it that much more special, thank you both!

  100. I cannot wait till “Maybe Someday” comes out! I’m excited I absolutely love your work! :)
    & Also I’m crossing my fingers for a signed copy ;) haha

  101. I am so excited for this project! You and Griffin are absolutely class acts and deserve every single wonderful thing I know that will be coming your way.

  102. I am so excited to get my hands on this book and album. I love your writing Colleen and I love Griffin’s music, so combining the two is just going to be super awesome. This is really so much more than a book release or an album release you are giving your fans something above and beyond the ordinary. You are both extraordinary. Good luck with this project and I am hoping there will be many more. <3

  103. What a fabulous & heart lifting blog post! I’m looking forward to reading/listening to your collaboration with Griffin. The world is lucky to have such two wonderful and creative people such as the both of you in it.

  104. This is undoubtedly my most anticipated new book AND album of 2014.

    Colleen & Griffen: May you have every imaginable success this year. It is obvious you are both artists that simply love what you do. You “pay it forward” by sharing your gifts and talents with us. Thank you!

    1. I meant Griffin with two ii. Not to be confused with the other Griffen. Oh boy, does bad spelling decrease my chances of winning? ; )

  105. Dear Griffin,
    You will now forever have my unwavering support and admiration for being so good to our CoHo. You made the right choice, buddy! THANKS!!!
    Can’t wait to jam on it!

    (PS. Do us all a favor and tell Colleen that in return, you would really like her to give us a TEASER!!!!)

    1. (Since you’re a guy, let me clarify. A teaser is a little sneak peak of the book…just one little section to tide us crazies over!)

  106. I am so glad that you can buy the soundtrack because without a doubt I need it. Music and books are my two favourite things so I can’t wait to be able to listen to Maybe Someday whenever I want. Is it March yet??

  107. I can’t wait to read Maybe Someday and to listen to the full soundtrack – the clips are fabulous! I’ve pre-ordered the book and the album but would love to win a signed copy :)

  108. I can’t wait for Maybe Someday, I have no doubt it will be amazing, with your writing talent and his music! I’m even more excited I’ll be able to have Finding Cinderella on my bookshelf soon! :)

  109. Wow. It really sound like it was meant to be that way. And I think it really really really was! Can’t wait to read the book and listen to the full version of all these amazing songs <3 Thank you Griffin for saving out fave author's baby :)

  110. I can’t wait to hear the music and read your book!! I’m so excited and even if I don’t win your book I will definitely be buying your book like I have all of your others!!!

  111. I have read all of your books! Love them all! I was reading your books from before you published Point of retreat! Thanks Colleen!

  112. This is a great giveaway and Thanks!! I also want to say I’m one excited fan about both the book and the CD! Yes it would be great to win!! But I know I will be buying them no matter what!! I LOVE Griffin’s songs that I have so far on my iTunes and I have all his songs even “Getaway” ! And LOVE all your books! I’m sure I’m one in a million of your fans but I am a fan!! Thanks for this post it made me smile!
    GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!! Who ever gets this is LUCKY !!! <3 <3

  113. I love when you do posts like this that let us in on the journey you’ve had as a writer and how people have been there all along to support you. I’m a huge fan of your books and because of the relationship my husband and I developed through music, Maybe Someday is the one I’m looking forward to the most. It’s such a great idea and I can’t wait to experience it! Oh and thanks to Griffin too!

  114. Everything happens for a reason. All the stress when you thought the project was falling through was worth it. I’m sure the project turned out better than it would have. I can’t wait for e release. Congrats to both of you!

  115. I just love, love, love your books! Have I told you how much I love your books. I have never been as touched by the writing as I have been with yours. And for that I thank you! You are the first author I suggest when a friend needs a new read. I am looking forward to reading the journey you and Griffin have been on and hope it is as much if not more successful than your prior books!!

  116. I really want this book, and I love his music and your books! This would make my life! <3 Thank you for this opportunity and making your stories come to life<3

  117. Wow, you are so awesome for even envisioning putting music to a book in the first place! And I think it’s so cool these days for people to be in touch with their favorite authors with social media. Both you and Griffin rock! (Have to mention that my 3 mos. old baby grandson shares Griffin’s name)

  118. I am so excited for Maybe Someday and know it’s going to be amazing! The Hopeless and Slammed series are my favorite and I’m sure this will become one! So excited for the song component too :)

  119. Hey Colleen!! Super excited about this book coming out & hearing the music Griffin created. Keep up the amazing writing :)))

  120. Can’t wait to read this new book. Super excited I love your books so much that I made my friends read them and they fell in love with Holder, Daniel and we are just getting to Slammed :D

  121. I’m super excited to finally be able to read Maybe Someday!! And I can’t wait to get my hands on Finding Cinderella in print! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!! <3

  122. I love this story! Its so great when dreams and ideas become reality. You really are my FAVORITE author! Seriously, no joke. I recommend you to everyone. I have done the pre-order and cannot wait for the release party in Portland!

  123. Oh my gosh, I teared up reading this. I can’t wait to hear the songs along with the story. It looks like you both worked really hard to make this happen. Your readers love and appreciate you (and Griffin!) for it. Thank you so much for writing for us <3.

  124. Gah Colleen, you always make me cry!!! Such a true labor of love you have shared with us. It’s always very interesting to see the journey a story takes. And Griffin…I could just hug you! Are you sure you aren’t Holder?! 😏 Thank you so much to you both for sharing your talents with us.

  125. I can’t tell you how much I love this! I will be purchasing the album and the books to support two people I fully believe in. But to have a signed copy to add to my collection would fill my heart with gladness, take away all my sadness, and ease my troubles. Ok maybe not ease my troubles but you get the point. ♥

  126. I am so looking forward to the collaboration both you & Griffin put into Maybe Someday. I know it will be another #1 on New York Times Bestsellers List & there is no doubt Griffin will have a few hits from this too! Best of luck with the up coming release! I know I will be buying the book & CD!! ♥

  127. Wow! Thank YOU so much! What you do for us is amazing. It makes me an even bigger fan than I already was. I loved all of your books and I’m so happy that Finding Cinderella is also available in print! You’re awesome!

  128. Wow! Pre-ordering on amazon right now! CoHo you’re amazing and truly an inspiration. It’s wonderful you found someone so willing to help you and it’s an honor to support him! Congrats CoHo and I cannot wait to read Maybe Someday!!

  129. Your writing is amazing. You have helped inspire me to get back into writing. And posts like these, where I can see a little into your personal world of writing, help me when I’m having tough days just getting myself to focus on mine. I hope to finish my first novel shortly after this novel (Maybe Someday) releases. I can’t wait to read it. I know it’ll be amazing. And Griffin is really an amazing person! And singer. (Listening to his singles he already has out.)

  130. I really cannot wait to read this book, and listen to the music that ya’ll have worked so hard on. It’s amazing how close you two have become because of a novel–so amazingly wonderful! Thank you for sharing, and for working so hard to give us readers the best story that you can! <3

  131. I am so excited for the book and music. It’s such a unique and fresh idea. I’ve already purchased some of the songs. I’ll be pre-ordering the rest.

  132. This is such a beautiful play of events! I already loved Griffin for the person he is, told through your blog posts over the months, (and his amazing voice and looks, let’s be honest :P) but this made me fall for him a bit more once again.
    I’m sooo excited about reading Maybe Someday and hearing the songs! I’m blaring his songs with every chance I get, both the ones from Maybe Someday as his own singles. I JUST CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF HIS VOICE. Ever. *sighs dreamily*

  133. I love the idea of having a book with music so much. I’m glad Griffin was able to help and I’m sure it will be wonderful!!

  134. This was wonderful story, I’m really proud of you and Griff of the beautiful book and amazing songs, I’ll always thank them for it

  135. I discovered your books about a month ago and quickly purchased all that were available and even preordered the ones coming out soon. I love your books, they are addicting and I find myself finishing them too fast and wishing there was more to read. Please keep writing and quickly : )

  136. I am BEYOND EXCITED for this book! And Griffin sounds like the perfect person for you to do this project with. Life has such funny ways of working things around.

  137. I’m so happy that this has come together for you! I can’t wait to read Maybe Someday and listen to the songs that Griffin created to go along with the story. I’m looking forward to this collaboration. Thanks for sharing this insider information!

  138. What a wonderful collaboration. Congratulations to you both :) I feel totally ridiculous that I got teary from reading this post haha

  139. I Love all your books, Colleen. Everyone I have suggested them to loves them as well. I am looking forward to this new book and music, and would love to win. Can’t wait!

  140. Fantastic giveaway and generous too! Thank you for the wonderful chance to win a signed copy of Maybe Someday! Looking forward to reading this one! Love all your books and Griffin’s music is awesome.

  141. Wow this project sounds amazing! Griffin seems really amazing! Maybe Someday seems really amazing! You are amazing! Thank you for not giving up on this project. I’ve never heard of anything like it and can’t wait to experience it

  142. I have already bought the songs on iTunes that are available (they are fantastic!) and will be getting the album and book when they release! I am so excited to be able to read the book and listen to the music together. Congrats Griffin and Colleen, I am sure the book and album are fabulous! :)

  143. You both rock!! Will be sharing when I get home from work. Don’t want to lose my job or I won’t be buying any more!! LOL Thanks for your giveaways!!

  144. Colleen has a knack for always managing to make me laugh while I’m in class. I should really stop reading her posts during school…. Amazing giveaway. #wantwantwant

  145. OMG!!!! I am currently stuck at work with nothing to do so I started reading this post (and catching myself up on this whole thing) and IM SITTING HERE IN TEARS!!!!! that is one of the most beautiful things I’ve heard in a REALLY long time! I’m on my phone and I have five of these tabs open and my phones at 20% so I should post this and go get ready to leave but NOW IM GOING TO USE THE LAST 20% TO GET ON THE NOOK APP AND PREORDER EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS PROJECT! and while I’m at it I also really should order the losing Cinderella paperback ahhhh I am so far behind! congrats on all of this though! i am so touched and inspired by what is behind this project alone i cant wait until i can experience it! OKAY 19% NOW GOTTA GO! xoxo!!!!!

  146. Oh wow. I seriously teared up reading this. My heartfelt thanks to Griffin also! I cannot wait to experience Maybe Someday. Hooray for great books and music!

  147. You turned me on to the Avett Brothers and I can’t wait to hear what Griffin has produced. As an avid reader and music nut, I am so excited for Maybe Someday!

  148. You made me cry, YOU always make me cry, Colleen! A fantastic history for a fantastic book! You two are awesome people, and… I can’t, I just can’t write all the emotions that I feeling in this moment, because I would never end… But, I just want to say: Colleen and Griffin… THANK YOU and I love you! :’)

  149. As soon as I get my paycheck for last month, I’m going to pre-order this album. I just.. Idk. I love how people can be so generous and helpful and sometimes the best friendships and relationships aren’t the ones we are so desperately looking for, but they often sneak up on you to make awesome things happen and make some of the most beautiful moments ever. I’m so glad that you shared this post post and glad for this experience for you and Griffin and just, yeah. And yep, shared https://twitter.com/LPofImagination/status/433317610709463041, because everyone should read this inspirational post:)

  150. As crazy- excited I am for this book, I am equally excited for Griffin’s music. He’s raw talent in one easy to look at package! ;)

  151. You are so freaking brilliant to think to have an original soundtrack with a book. Love every single one of your books and hope to meet you again one day. I meet you in Fair Hope, AL and i hope you (and Griffin) come close to me again after Maybe Someday comes out so i can get it signed.

  152. I’m definitely buying both books when they’re released but I’d absolutely LOVE to own a sign copy of either book!
    I’m a huge fan of your work Colleen, you’ve seriously changed my life through Lake, Will, Sky, and Dean. Thank you.

  153. I’m definitely buying both books when they’re released but I’d absolutely LOVE to own a sign copy of either book!
    I’m a huge fan of your work Colleen, you’ve seriously changed my life through Lake, Will, Sky, and Dean. Thank you.

  154. There are still some amazing people in this world! That’s so amazing that he was willing to help you on such short notice and with all the requests you had. You are an amazing writer and I bet this collaboration will make it that much better 😃

  155. Love it when people help each other no questions asked. That is how things should be always!! Can’t wait to read another book by you!

  156. Thank you to both you and Griffin for making this awesome dream a reality! Your words are truly meaningful and touch so many lives.

  157. Your blog is the most real blog I’ve ever read. I was blown away when I read your blog post about how Slammed was written. I daydream about being like you and writing a book and having success like you. You are an inspiration and a beautiful writer. I’d love to read this book and can’t wait to read Losing Hope because I loved Hopeless.

  158. Can’t wait for my two favorite things to unite- book and music… Thank you Griffin!!! Really looking forward to this experience.

  159. Griffin sounds like an absolutely amazing person. I’m so glad this all worked out for you because now I get to enjoy it! Even if I don’t win, I want you to know how much I appreciate and love your books. I’m excited to finally read it!!

  160. You Colleen and Griffin are both amazing! I am going to pre order now and tell every single person that i come in contact with to do the same. :-)
    Tootles!!

  161. How awesome is Griffin?! I’m going to preorder right now, because let’s face it, that kind of character and class deserves to be supported!

  162. Thank you so much for the background story. I have purchased all of Griffin’s songs on iTunes and listen to them over and over again. So excited for Maybe Someday!

  163. I’ve already pre ordered both books but I could never pass up an opportunity to possibly win something!! And I will be sharing this because Colleen I truly admire you.

  164. Thank you Griffin for being awesome and writing these songs which are all round awesome! I can’t wait for the whole album to be released!!! I’ve already listened to the songs out so far and I can’t wait to see how they are put into the books!!! Is the album only going to be digitally released??? I really would ***LOVE*** to have a physical CD sitting next to Maybe Someday book on my shelf when I get round to buying it!!! Please please please?? :DD

  165. Every once and a while I read things and those things just make you realize there are amazing, unselfish people in this world. This post is one of them. I have literally been intrigued with this book since your first post. I can’t tell you how many people are sick of me talking about it! LOL. Anyway, Congratulations to Griffin and Colleen. I can’t wait for this reading experience and to own the full album of Maybe Someday! My girls, will be excited as well, they now sing Griffin’s songs when I’m listening to my iPod. (Ok I sing too, but they are young so its much cuter!) I would be blown away to win! xoxo

  166. Reaaaaaally hoping I win Maybe Someday, you’re such an incredibly gifted writer.. I have no idea how you come up with these stories and plot twists, time and time again but please never stop! I’m completely hooked!

  167. 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 😄

  168. 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!

  169. 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

    1. Oh, and it’s really funny when you sent Griffin a message that’s supposedly for your mom. =)) If I have his number, I might “accidentally” send him wrong messages too. LOL.

  170. 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!

  171. 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”! ❤️

  172. 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!

  173. 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.

  174. 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' :)

  175. 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!

  176. 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!

  177. 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!

  178. 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.

  179. 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…

  180. 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!

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

  182. 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!!!!! :)

  183. 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 ❤️❤️❤️

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

  185. 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!!

  186. 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!

  187. 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.

  188. 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!

  189. 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! :)

  190. 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.

  191. 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!

  192. 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 ;).

  193. 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!!!

  194. 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!

  195. 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! ❤️❤️❤️

  196. 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.

  197. 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!

  198. 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!

  199. 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

  200. 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 !!

  201. 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

  202. 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!

  203. 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!

  204. 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!

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

  206. 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 ^_^

  207. 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!

  208. 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!

  209. 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!

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

  211. 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!

  212. 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! :)

  213. 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!

  214. 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…

  215. 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!!

  216. 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

  217. 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!!!

  218. 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 :)

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

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

  221. 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 :-)

  222. 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!

  223. 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!😆😁😁😁👍

  224. 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!!

  225. 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!

  226. 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! ;)

  227. 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!

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

  229. 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.

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

  231. 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 :)

  232. 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!

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

  234. 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!!!

  235. 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!

  236. 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.

  237. 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!

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

  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. 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!

  241. 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!

  242. 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!!

  243. 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.

  244. 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!

  245. 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.

  246. 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.

  247. 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 :)

  248. 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

  249. 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!

  250. 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!

  251. 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

  252. 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.

  253. 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!

  254. 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

  255. 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

  256. 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!

  257. 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/

  258. 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!

  259. 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.

  260. 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!

  261. 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! :))

  262. 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.

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

  264. 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

  265. 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

  266. 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!

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

  268. 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?

  269. 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*

  270. 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

  271. 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!!!

  272. 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

  273. 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!!

  274. 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!

  275. 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!

  276. 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 :)

  277. 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 ❤️

  278. 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.

  279. 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.

  280. 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 ^^

  281. 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!!!!!

  282. 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

  283. 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!

  284. 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.