Character Crush & Giveaway: Silas Moore (All Broke Down by Cora Carmack)

bookcrushin-vday-crushtacularCharacter Crush & Giveaway: Silas Moore (All Broke Down: Rusk University #2)
by Cora Carmack

Welcome to our 3rd Annual Valentine’s Day Crushtacular!! As we get closer to Valentine’s Day we here at BookCrushin have love on the brain. That’s why we’ve decided to showcase a few things we are absolutely swooning over this week and of course feature a few giveaways to express our love t0 you!

We start with a character crush. I’ve recently devoured by both books in Cora Carmack’s excellent Rusk University series. While Carson McLain, the heartthrob featured in All Lined Up, had me fanning myself, Silas Moore, gave me a fever. From the minute he first flirted his way across the pages of All Lined Up, I knew he was something special.  While physically he’s a force to be reckoned with (that hair, those abs, that grin) it’s his vulnerability, his desire to succeed, and his sweet side, that really drew me to his character. I’ve never been a girl that’s been into jocks. However, Silas, had such an edge to him. He didn’t fit into that cookie cutter, athlete role. He was from the wrong side of the tracks, had family drama, and had quite a temper but through it all his love of the game and desire to do well, elevated him in my eyes. And let’s not forget how absolutely sexy he could be, a few of the love scenes had me blushing from head to toe. In fact, I couldn’t help it I kept seeing Taylor Kitsch in his Friday Night Lights days as Silas. So if you like your male leads, sexy and with a bit of edge I suggest you check out All Broke Down and get infected with the Silas virus.



All Broke Down (Rusk University #2) by Cora Carmack

Category: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Publication: October 28th, 2014
Purchase: Amazon

In this second book in New York Times and USA Todaybestselling author Cora Carmack s New Adult, Texas-set Rusk University series, which began with All Lined Up, a young woman discovers that you can’t only fight for what you believe in… sometimes you have to fight for what you love.

Dylan fights for lost causes. Probably because she used to be one.

Environmental issues, civil rights, corrupt corporations, and politicians you name it, she’s probably been involved in a protest. When her latest cause lands her in jail overnight, she meets Silas Moore. He’s in for a different kind of fighting. And though he’s arrogant and infuriating, she can’t help being fascinated with him. Yet another lost cause.

Football and trouble are the only things that have ever come naturally to Silas. And it’s trouble that lands him in a cell next to do-gooder Dylan. He’s met girls like her before fixers, he calls them, desperate to heal the damage and make him into their ideal boyfriend. But he doesn’t think he’s broken, and he definitely doesn’t need a girlfriend trying to change him. Until, that is, his anger issues and rash decisions threaten the only thing he really cares about: his spot on the Rusk University football team. Dylan might just be the perfect girl to help.

Because Silas Moore needs some fixing after all.




Valentine’s Day Crushtacular Giveaway – We have 5 giveaways planned for this week and each post will be highlighting them all… 5-winners will be chosen on 2/17/15 and will have 72 hours to claim their prize. The signed swag & bookmarks are open Internationally with free shipping (we have more than what’s pictured) and 3 winners (1 dedicated winner each) will be chosen specifically from the Instagram & Facebook portions of the giveaway!

Grand Prize: 1 Winner – SIGNED & Personalized (on 2/28/15) Losing It Series paperbacks – Losing It, Faking It & Finding It by Cora Carmack
*Will be shipped after 2/28/15  & can be INTL if the winner can pay for the shipping costs

Runner Up Prize: 1 Winner – SIGNED Five Ways to Fall by KA Tucker paperback, signed bookmark & rubber bracelet
*can be INTL if the winner can pay for the shipping costs

Instagram Prize #1: Set of SIGNED Cora Carmack bookmarks & cards. Winner will be 1 follower on Instagram – must provide your Instagram name in the rafflecopter form.

Instagram Prize #2: Set of SIGNED Cora Carmack bookmarks & cards. Winner will be 1 follower on Instagram who regrams & tags @BookCrushin #BookCrushin #Crushtacular – can be any of the #Crushtacular giveaway photos we post – may enter more than once. Just be sure to follow us, tag us & use the hashtag #Crustacular as the winner will be selected based on that criteria!

Facebook Prize: Set of SIGNED Cora Carmack bookmarks & cards – 1 Winner who likes, comments & tags at least 1 person on the Giveaway image posted on Facebook. Sharing the giveaway will give you an extra entry to win! Must complete the entries on the rafflecopter form & you can share every day! *Facebook is not responsible for this contest in any way.




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BookCrushin is the only one responsible for this giveaway. All books will be shipped in the USA with tracking. Not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged mail.  Bookmarks & swag is open Internationally. Book Prizes can be won by International followers if they are willing to pay for the shipping costs. We are sorry to have to do this, but all the books and shipping costs come directly out of our pockets and we just can’t afford it! Feel free to contact us with any questions! Either leave a comment, or reach out to us on social media! 




  1. Eunice
    February 9, 2015

    awesome giveaway! Good luck everyone! <3

  2. Genesis @ GenGen's Book Blog
    February 9, 2015

    My recent character crush..hmm…I still am in love with Asher from The Revelation Series. He is one hot gargoyle. I don’t like gargoyles but I make an exception for he is my book boyfriend #1!

  3. Betul E.
    February 9, 2015

    Archer Hale !!

  4. Sierra McBride
    February 9, 2015

    Andrew Hamilton from the Reasonable Doubt Series. <3

  5. Alexandra A
    February 9, 2015

    Kyland <3

  6. Patricia Maia
    February 9, 2015

    Can’t forget Colton Donovan from Driven series….

  7. Melanie Trevino
    February 9, 2015

    Kellan Kyle!! Forever & Always

  8. holly swan
    February 9, 2015

    Tony from Beyond the Consequences

  9. Candi Ciciarelli
    February 9, 2015

    Too many to name!

  10. Jennifer Schultheis
    February 9, 2015

    Archer Hale

  11. Kristy Petree
    February 9, 2015

    Nate Preeter from Ginger Scott’s Falling series is my latest crush! Thanks 🙂

  12. Deborah Favorito
    February 9, 2015

    my boyfriend crush is Alexander auburn ham from the Beautiful Mess series by T.k. Leigh. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  13. Jeanine D
    February 9, 2015

    Adam Everest from Mayhem by Jamie Shaw 🙂

  14. Lori Moore
    February 9, 2015

    Colton Donovan

  15. Michelle
    February 9, 2015

    Great giveaway!

  16. Jennifer Taylor
    February 9, 2015

    Christian Grey, Kellan Kyle, Travis Maddox.

  17. Amanda T
    February 9, 2015

    Ben from Five Ways To Fall!!

  18. Allyson Murphy
    February 9, 2015

    Who isn’t my character crush, right?!

    But most recently, it had to have been Grant Cassidy from Quarterback Draw by Jaci Burton 🙂

    • kelly - artichoke8
      February 9, 2015

      I too have that problem…I am a book boyfriend wh*re! LOL

  19. Debbie Rice
    February 10, 2015

    thank you this is a great giveaway

  20. Kristen
    February 10, 2015

    So, so many character crushes, it’s hard just to pick one, but I am a huge fan of Jax from Stay With Me by Jennifer Armentrout (J. Lynn). I always just wish I could rip him from the pages and make out with him. 🙂

  21. Shani W
    February 10, 2015

    so awesome! than you for the chance! <3

  22. Cami G.
    February 10, 2015

    Beau Devereaux from In His Keeping by Maya Banks

  23. Lili Puskas
    February 10, 2015

    ohh my boyfriend crush iiis Travis Maddox ofc!!

  24. Kelly B.
    February 10, 2015

    Garrick Taylor is my boyfriend crush at the moment.

  25. Mary-berry
    February 10, 2015

    I am reading Cress at the moment, so Wolf is definitely the best charactert. 🙂

  26. Nathalie
    February 11, 2015

    My current crush is Weston from Rachel Van Dyken’s “Ruin” 🙂

  27. Stacie
    February 11, 2015

    My Ultimate Book Crush at the moment is Mr.Grey from Fifty Shades. The one who started all the book crushes for me. I am doing a re-read in preparation for the movie.

  28. Irma Jurejevčič
    February 11, 2015

    Caine from Samantha’s hero.

  29. Heather Ross Cicio
    February 11, 2015

    Blake Daniels from Fighting to Forgive by HB Salsbury

  30. Roselle Torres
    February 12, 2015

    I love Miller Hart from One Night series by Jodi Ellen Malpas <3

  31. Tin Tuguigui
    February 12, 2015

    I hope I win!!! Cora’s books are awesome reads!!! 🙂

  32. lea
    February 15, 2015

    Mr. Slate from Force of gravity

  33. Pam
    February 16, 2015

    Archer Hale from Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan.

  34. TracyVincent
    February 17, 2015

    My most recent character crush would have to be Aiden Murphy from Trail of Dreams by Merry Farmer. He was swoon worthy as a side character in Trail of Longing, even more so in his own book. 🙂

  35. Maliha
    February 17, 2015

    Right now, it’s Owen from The Accidental Assassin! He’s sweet and charming and funny 🙂

  36. Ashley K
    February 17, 2015

    Is it weird that I’m too irritated by Clay (M Haag Jot6) for him to be a crush but by his description I should be all over it? haha anyway I’m currently lurving Howl from Howl’s Moving Castle since we watch it every day (I have a weird 2 year old haha)

    • kelly - artichoke8
      February 17, 2015

      I love Clay, but he isn’t my favorite from the Judgement series! I know he is most people’s but I connected most with Emmitt and Michelle 🙂

  37. Lexi Bissen
    February 17, 2015

    Love these books! Cora Carmack is amazing!! 🙂

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