New Friends in Old Montreal

Am I really here? Because the lack of sleep and the temporary jolt from the caffeine this morning have left me wondering if I conjured all this up in my head. It’s possible. But my doubts fade fast, and everything becomes real as soon as the cobblestones touch the soles of my shoes, and we walk past narrow streets surrounded by historical buildings, and I hear Chad’s voice.

“This is it. This is Old Montreal,” he announces, spreading his arms. “This square is ‘Place Jacques-Cartier.’”

I inhale slowly, soaking it all in. I step forward and backward, my neck twisting and turning, memorizing every corner. I feel an instant connection to this place. Something about being here grabs me and infatuates me. I begin taking mental pictures of the narrow alleys decorated with rows of artists and vendors. I start imagining myself dining at the sidewalk cafes, sitting there with Chad during the summer, spring, winter, and fall. I get this strong desire to take off my shoes and walk barefooted on the cobblestones as if I have found my new home. But I leave my thoughts and emotions to myself. Instead, I look at Chad, who is watching me with a smile that melts me away.

How did I get here?

—HIGH by Corey M. P. (Chapter 4, New Friends in Old Montreal)

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Do You Like Coffee?

I do.
As a matter of fact, I love coffee. And in honor of Valentine’s Day, and the release of my contemporary novel, HIGH, I am doing a HIGH giveaway! The giveaway allows you to get free coffee.

Yes, I said free coffee. I am giving away a $25 Starbucks gift card!

What you’ll need:

  1. Your own copy of HIGH (in either paperback or eBook format).
  2. A camera.
  3. A creative idea.

All you have to do is take a picture of my book next to a cup of coffee. Be whimsical, clever—whatever. Just be creative. The winner will WIN a $25 Starbucks gift card!

Where to send your picture:

Email your picture to: Use COFFEE as the subject.

I will post all the images on my Facebook LIKE page, tweet them, and share them on Pinterest.

Things to remember:

  1. Only ONE photo per contestant.
  2. The contest will begin today and end on February 28.
  3. The winner will be announced on March 1st.
  4. Open to US and Canadian residents only.

So what are you waiting for? Get your copy of HIGH and get your free coffee!

Promoting Your Book on a Budget

Since I am in the process of doing my HIGH Blog Tour, I have been spending a lot of time researching on how to promote my book. Recently, I came across a great article on how to market your book—on a budget.

Click here to check out the article.

Do you have a marketing tip you’d like to share?

Birthdays, Books, and Blogging

A few years ago, I wrote a book. A few months ago, I edited it. A few weeks ago, it was published.

Today is my birthday. And since today is my birthday, I’d like to make a wish. I wish for my book to someday end up in your hands. 🙂

WARNING: My novel may cause smiling, chuckling, continuous page flipping, and sudden caffeine cravings. Falling in love and crying were also reported in some cases.

Cheers to another wonderful year! To old and new dreams, to love, and to life!

For the Kindle version of HIGH, click here.

Get HIGH today!

Hi! Just wanted to let you know that my first novel, HIGH, is now available on Kindle!


The paperback has been available on for a few weeks now, but I haven’t really advertised because I was waiting for the Kindle version to be ready. Now that they’re both available for purchase, it’s time to spread the word!

If you’d like to get HIGH on paperback, click here.
If you’d like to get HIGH on Kindle, click here.
If you’d like me to do a guest blog about my book on your blog, click here.

Have a great week!