The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden

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Books in The Coincidence Series:

The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden (Available on ebook now and on paperback Aug 6th!)
The Redemption of Callie and Kayden (Available on ebook on Aug. 6th!)
The Destiny of Violet and Luke (Available Jan. 7, 2014)

Book 2 to Callie and Kayden's Story, THE REDEMPTION OF CALLIE AND KAYDEN! Ebook release date Aug. 6, 2013 and you can preorder it now :)

TEASER!! New Teaser for all you night owls!

“I think you’re going back a little too far,” Luke argues as he reaches over me and flips open the glove box. It’s early in the morning, the sun is kissing the iced land, and the highway is a hazard from last night’s storm so we have to drive slowly. “Back to the 8-track era.”

Seth slaps his hand away from the glove box and Luke looks at me in disbelief, but I just laugh. “No, 8-tracks were still in play in the eighties.”

“Early eighties,” Luke corrects. “They faded out by mid-decade.”

I laugh because their fighting over something so ridiculous and I’m tired and nervous and my head’s in a very strange place. “You guys are fighting like an old married couple.” As soon as I say it, I want to take it back, because I’m not sure how Luke will take it.

When I look at Luke, he seems perfectly fine. He shrugs and then sticks his hand into the glove box and pulls out a tape labeled Let’s Get High. “Whatever,” he says and then feeds the tape player the tape. “As long as I’m the guy in the relationship it’s all good.”

Seth rolls his eyes. “Whatever, you’d totally be my bitch and you know it.”

That’s it. I can’t hold it in any longer. My body falls forward as I cover my mouth and my shoulders shake as I laugh into my hand. “Oh my God, I can’t believe you just said that.”

“Yes, you can,” Seth says as he pats my back. “I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t say the first thing that pops into my head.”

He’s right. Seth is blunt and funny and totally says whatever the hell he wants. And I love him for it. I sit up, wiping the tears from my eyes and then give him a quick kiss on the cheek. “Thank you for making me smile,” I say.

He grins. “Anytime sweetheart.”

Luke shakes his head, but there’s a grin on his face so I know he’s not offend. I like Luke. He’s not judgmental and he seems accepting.  I almost lean over to hug him and then realize how weird it is because it doesn’t freak me out. What does that mean? Crap. What does that mean?

“Come On Eilleen” by Dexy’s Midnight Runners blast out from the speakers.

“This is so eighties,” Seth says as he begins snapping his fingers and bobbing his head. He really starts to get into it, shaking his hips and shimmying frontward and backward. “Come one, Callie, you know you want to dance. It’ll make you smile even more.”

I shake my head, but grin from ear-to-ear. “No way.”

Cold air fills the cab and seconds later the smell of cigarette smoke overlaps it. Seth keeps dancing as he reaches into the pocket of his hoodie and takes out is pack of cigarettes. Out of the corner of my eye, I can see Luke bobbing his head as he sucks on the end of his cigarette and takes a long drag, then puffs it out. Seth starts shaking his hips crazily as he flicks the end of his lighter and puts it up to the tip of the cigarette. The paper curls in and turns black as he takes a long drag. The car starts rocking as the chorus comes on and both the guys really start getting into it. My lungs burn against the smoke and the cold air chills my skin. I experience almost every single detail of the moment and I decide to experience it all.

“Oh fine, what the hell.” I start lifting my shoulders up and down to the rhythm and Seth grins at me.

“That’s my girl,” he says and blows out a breath of smoke.

We both start doing this funny jiving thing with our hands and Luke laughs as he cranks up the music. When the chorus hits again we all take a deep breath and belt out the lyrics at the top of our lungs. I raise my hands up in the air above my head and shut my eyes. It’ll be all right. It’ll be all right. Kayden will be alright.

Because I’m here, dancing, smiling, and sitting between two guys. And if that can happen then anything’s possible.

Teaser #1 from The Redemption of Callie and Kayden (The Coincidence, #2)

I want to breathe.

I want to feel alive again.

I don’t want to feel the pain.

I want it all back, but it’s gone.

I hear every sound, every laugh, every cry. People move around me frantically, but I can’t take my eyes off the sliding glass doors. There’s a violent storm outside and rain is hammering down against the concrete, dirt, and dry leaves. Sirens flash as ambulances roll up under the port.

My stomach is empty, my heart is hurting, and I can’t move.

“Callie,” Seth says. “Callie, look at me.”

I blink my gaze off the door and stare into his brown eyes filled with worry.

He takes my hand in his, his skin warm and comforting. “He’s going to be okay.”

I stare at him, trying not to cry, because I know I’m stronger than that. “Okay.”

He lets out a slow sigh and pats my hand.  “You know what, I’m going to go see if he can have visitors yet.” He gets up from the chair and walks across the packed waiting room to the receptionist desk.

He’ll be alright.

He has to be.

Deep down, I know that’s not true. His wounds and breaks may heal on the outside and cover with scars. On the inside the healing will take longer and I wonder what Kayden will be like when I see him again—who he’ll be.

This is a New Adult Contemporary! Now available!

Cover photo and design:
Cover models: 
Talia Haugdahl

Forres Rasmussen.

There are those who don’t get luck handed to them on a shiny platter, who end up in the wrong place at the wrong time, who don’t get saved.

Luck was not on Callie’s side the day of her twelfth birthday when everything was stolen from her. After it’s all over, she locks up her feelings and vows never to tell anyone what happened. Six years later her painful past consumes her life and most days it’s a struggle just to breathe.

For as long as Kayden can remember, suffering in silence was the only way to survive life.  As long as he did what he was told, everything was okay. One night, after making a terrible mistake, it seems like his life might be over. Luck was on his side, though, when Callie coincidentally is in the right place at the right time and saves him.
Now he can’t stop thinking about the girl he saw at school, but never really knew. When he ends up at the same college as Callie, he does everything he can to try to get to know her. But Callie is reserved and closed off. The more he tries to be part of her life, the more he realizes Callie might need to be saved.

(New Adult Contemporary)*Mature Content** Recommended for ages 17+ due to sexual situations and language.

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Teaser 1:

Hesitantly, I push open the door and poke my head into the dimly lit room. “Hello.”
Kayden walks out from the back room without a shirt on and a towel pressed up to his face.  “Hey, did you get the stuff?”
I slip into the room and shut the door the door behind me. I hold out the first aid kit and icepack to him, with my head turned toward the door to avoid looking at him. His bare chest, and the way his jeans ride low on his hips smothers me with uneasiness.
“I don’t bite, Callie.” His tone is light as he takes the kit and pack.  “You don’t have to stare at the wall.”
I compel my eyes to look at him and it’s hard not to look at the scars that crisscross along his stomach and chest. The vertical lines that run down his forearms are the most disturbing, thick and jagged as if someone took a razor to his skin.  I wish I could run my fingers along each one and erase it away, removing the pain and memories that hold with it. It hurts to look at it and I lift my gaze to his meet eyes.
He quickly lowers the towel to cover himself up and confusion gleams from his good eye. He presses the pack to his swollen and balances the kit down on the edge of the pool table, his fingers quivering as he pulls his hand back, each knuckle is scraped raw to bone. “Can you get the gauze out of that for me. My hand’s a little sore.”
My fingers fumble to open the kit, my fingernail catching on the edge, and it splits open. Blood pools out as I open the lid and I retrieve the gauze. “You might need stiches on that cut below the eye. It looks bad.”
He dabs at the cut with the towel, wincing from the pain. “It’ll be fine. I just need to clean it up and get it covered.”
The steaming hot water runs down my body, scorching my skin with red makes and blisters. I just want to feel clean again. I blink and take the damp towel from him, careful not to let our fingers touch. I examine the open wound, so deep the muscle and tissue is showing.
“You really need stiches,” I tell him. “Or you’re going to have a scar.”
The corners of his lips tug up into a sad smile. “I can handle scars, especially one’s on the outside.”
I understand his meaning from the depths of my heart. 

Teaser 2:

 “Callie,” Kayden suddenly whispers. “What are you doing?”
I quickly glance over my shoulder and then grab onto the rope as the bridge rocks underneath my feet. “Where are you?”
“I’m over here.” His voice sounds close.
I squint through the dark and then jump back. He’s right on the other side of the net, watching me, which means he probably heard me talking to myself and calling him sexy.
“How long have you been standing there?” My voice sounds high.
He lets out a low laugh and it sends a shiver through my body that winds into my stomach, shooting heat downward. The sensation knocks me off balance and my cheeks heat.
“You think I have sexy eyes.” His fingers thread the net as he stares at me through the dark from the other side.
“You heard that.” I let my head fall forward, mortified.
“Callie.” His voice is deep and husky. I’ve never had a guy use that kind of a voice on me.
I raise my chin up and meet his gaze. “I’m sorry. I thought I was alone.” I shift my weight and the unsteadiness of the ground sends me tripping forward. I reach for the wall, lacing my fingers through the net and my knuckles brush his. Our faces are only inches away. I can feel his breath and the heat from his body. If I lean forward slightly, our lips would touch.
“Stay there,” he says in a low whisper and slips his fingers out of the net.
I watch him as he walks down the side and turns around the corner so he’s standing at the end. The floor ripples under his steps as he holds onto the railing, heading straight for me.
I have no idea what he’s going to do when he reaches me, but the intensity in the air and they way his long limbs move with determination, makes me think it’s going to be something I’ve never experienced before.
I stand motionless, letting go of the net as I rotate my body to face him. I tangle my fingers through the holes again, with my back turned to the wall, and my arms bent up beside my head. It’s dark enough I can only see the outline of his face, but every once in a while the moving lights from outside reflect in his eyes.
We’re breathing loudly, our chests heaving as he halts in front of me and the floor stops moving.
“I have a confession to make.” He places a hand to the side of my head and grabs onto net. “This was a set up.”
I lick my lips. “What was?”
“The whole challenge thing. I did it to get you up here alone.” His other hand grips the net so my head is trapped between his arms.
My heart knocks inside my chest as he shuts his eyes and leans in.  I keep my eyes open until the very last second, then suck in a breath as his lips touch mine. My knees buckle as his tongue slips deep inside my mouth and I clutch onto the net to keep from falling down.
Without question or hesitation, I untangle my fingers from the holes, and slide my hands up his chest, wrapping them around his neck.  His hot breath is mixed with passion and tequila and his chest is pressed up against mine. A gasp trembles from my lips As his palms move down my back, he thrusts his tongue deeper into my mouth and grabs at my hips, drawing me closer as the floor rocks under our feet.
It’s my first real kiss; one that wasn’t taken away from me and held inside someone else hands. I thought I’d be more terrified, but if anything the nerves flying through my body are driven by the thrill of the feel of his tongue inside his mouth.

Teaser 3:
When we reach the trees in front of my dorm, I guide her toward the side entrance. But she slips her fingers from mine and jumps out from under the trees and into the downstream of the rain.
“Callie, what the hell are you doing?” I call out as icy raindrops fall from the branches and down the back of my neck and face.
She closes her eyes and spreads her arms out to the side of her, tipping her head back as she spins in circles, her wet clothes clinging to her body. Rain pours down on her face and drips from her hair, which has slipped loose and hangs down her back. Her jacket falls from her shoulders and the water streams across the bare skin of her arms.
I step forward, unable to take my eyes off her. The way she moves, the way the rain covers her body—I’m enthralled by it. Ducking my head, I move out from the shelter of the tree and into the rain toward her. I don’t understand it, but I need to be near her. I’ve never felt this way before and it’s exhilarating and fucking terrifying because I’ve never needed anything from anyone.
I stop in front of her in the middle of the muddy grass, and her eyelids lift open, her lashes flutter against the raindrops. She starts to lift her head up, but I cup her face in between my hands, holding her in place, and tip my head forward, bringing my mouth to hers. I suck the rain from her bottom lip, tasting her slowly, feeling the warmth of her breath against my mouth.
“Kayden,” she murmurs, shutting her eyes as her fingers travel up my back and knot through my hair. 
I open my mouth and slip my tongue deep inside hers as my hand tangles through her wet hair. My other hand slides down her neck, feels my way along her wet clothes and body down to her hips. I pick her up and she gasps as her legs fasten around my waist. The heat of our bodies warm up the coldness of our wet clothes as we grab onto each other. 
Holding her tightly, I secure my arms underneath her ass and kiss her fiercely as the rain nearly drowns us.

Teaser 4:
I lower my feet to the floor as his hands sneak under my shirt, his palms cold against my wet skin. I tangle my fingers through his wet locks, down his broad shoulders and to the bottom of his shirt, grazing my finger against his lower abs.
He winces at my touch and I recoil my hand back. "Sorry," I say.
He blinks at me and then reaching over his shoulder, he tugs his shirt over his head and discards it on the floor. I saw him with his shirt off once, at the pool house. This is different, though. The light is bright and emphasizes every single white scar, small and big, on his lean chest, his arms, his firm stomach. Some are as tiny as my fingernail, some bigger, and there is one that tracks all the way down the front of him.
Without even thinking, I lean forward, closing my eyes, and touch my lips to the center of his chest, my breath feathering his skin.
“Callie,” he says as his muscles stiffen. “I don’t think…” He trails off as I begin to place kisses all over his chest, making sure to touch each scar, wishing it would take the memories of them away, but knowing memories that dark don’t go away.
My head travels upward to his collarbone, his neck, his chin. I don’t know what I’m doing or what I’m feeling, but it’s new and raw and wonderful. When I reach his lips, I place a kiss on them and then move away.
His eyes are amplified, his breathing erratic, his face filled with agony. I tense, worried I’ve done something wrong, but then his expression softens. He cups his hand around the back of my neck, his fingertips pressing into my skin as he leans in to kiss me with so much passion it rips away all the cold inside my body.
He backs us toward the bed, slipping my jacket off my shoulders and reaching for the bottom of my shirt. I tell myself I can handle this, that he’s not going to hurt me as I raise my arms above my head and he lifts it over my head.
A big step and it scares the shit out of me, but he crashes his lips into mine before my thoughts can catch up. I clutch as his biceps as he unhooks the clamp of my bra and it falls off my arms. I barely breathe at the feel of his bare skin touching mine. It feels good. And bad. It feels like everything I’ve wanted but didn’t think I could have.


  1. Oh my word!!! I can't wait!!! Is there any word on the 2nd Ella and Micha book?? I can't wait to read that to!

  2. Really really looking forward to this one!

  3. your killing me here! i just want to read this!!

  4. Just finished the book and its great, but your killing me here with that ending. I need closure.....will there be a sequel?

  5. Wow, that was a fantastic book. Stayed up all night because I couldn't put in down. Cough cough, called in sick, staying home to read about Ella and Micha

  6. I just finished this book and loved it. I am reading all these books lately with cliffhangers. I can't wait until Fe. 28th. Are their other books coming out before than?

  7. Jessica, I just finished The Coincidence and I AM HOOKED! I am usually not a fan of cliffhangers and only read books with them if I know the 2nd book has been released. But your book was getting such great reviews I just couldn't wait to dive in! I am assuming you meant The Redemption will be released February 2013? I am eagerly awaiting it's arrival! In the meantime I am about to begin Ella and Micha... and tonight/tomorrow I am sure I will be waiting eagerly for that sequel as well. Damn you and your wonderfully captivating writing! :) Happy Holidays!

  8. Love this story!!! SO HAPPY part 2 is coming in February 2013, thank you Jessica Sorensen I will be reading the rest of your novels :)

  9. Teaser pleasssseeeee. I am dying just not knowing!

  10. I really enjoyed your writing and I look forward to the sequel. I hope you had a nice holiday with your family. :)

  11. I want more of number two. I loved the first one so much. I was heartbroken at the end of number one. I'm gonna have a very hard waiting until Feb. for number two. I need to know what happens to Kayden.

    I am also begging for more teasers.

    Thank you so much for another awesome book.

    Happy New Year!

  12. I am so happy that there is a sequel. I cried like a little kid at the end of the first book. so good!

  13. You should give us another teaser. i cant wait for the 2nd book im so anxious. the 1st one was great i couldnt put the book down stayed up all night

  14. how many books will be in the callie & kayden series??? I hope there's more than two such a brilliant read :)

  15. I was wondering the same thing as Lucy. Will there be more than just the two in the Callie and Kayden series? I loved it and can't wait to hear more about their story. Will be counting the days until 2/28!

  16. I am counting down until February 28th! Super excited. Totally fell in love with Callie and Kayden. The end of the first one left me hanging in tears. :( I'm also excited to see how many more books there will be of these two!

  17. I really wish I wouldn't have bought the book if I knew the second one wasn't out for another 3months!!!! I'm so emotionally invested I need to know what happens next.

  18. I just finished reading The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden and it was so good. I can't wait for the second book to come out especially since the first leaves you hanging. I Loved this book:)

  19. OMG! I just finished this book this morning before heading into the office. I had to stop crying and pull myself together before I could leave the house. Had no idea it was a cliff hanger - I was actually yelling at you - were your ears burning? I cannot wait for the sequal. Gives me time to read some of your other books. I wasn't sure if I'd like it but took the chance. So glad I did!

  20. I seriously cannot wait for the second book. Please give details on when the second one is coming out!! I am not sure how long I can wait!!

  21. WHEN IS THE NEXT ONE COMING!!!!! :)I wanted it released YESTERDAY!!!!!!!

  22. I just finished The Coincidence and cannot wait for book 2. Please say it's soon.

  23. The Coincidence was EVERYTHING!!! I literally couldn't put it down. I'm dying to know what happen to Kayden! Please, more teasers!!!

  24. I just finished the Coincidence and LOVED IT!! I was so excited to enter this site and hear Dashboard Confessional playing - SO PERFECT!!! Can't wait for the Redemption.

  25. I cannot wait to read this book!!!!! I need more Kaden!


    Okay so I'm a little calmer now I've read these teasers, not that I really believed anything would happen to Kayden, but still!

    Here's my super gushy review of The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden -

    Review review review <3

  27. Is Callie and Kayden available in paperback?

  28. In love with the characters and their story! I read the book in one day and was not able to put it down! Please come out with the 2nd book soon! Can't wait to read the rest of their story!

  29. I cant wait to read the second one please come son and hurry i think it coming out febuary 28, 2013 im so happy

  30. i read the coincidence twice and i think im going to read it again

  31. OMG I am dying I need a release date. I just finished reading the coincidence of Callie and Kayden and the end killed me. PLEASE give us a release date

  32. I'm still reading but HAD to skim to the end to see what would happen. WOW! This book touches on a little of everything. I love it so much. Thank you sooo much Jessica Sorensen. Now I must go back and finish it. I came home and checked to see if there was a sequel and shouted when I saw that there is and it's just 1 month away! ahhhh,can't wait to see what happens!

  33. This book it's the most intense book I have read in a while. You have addicted to your novel. I don't usually read Romance novel at all. BUT THIS BOOK. OMG.... I and drawn by their stories. I just want to know WHEN IS THE SECOND ONE COMING OUT. I had promise my self not to read series books because I can't handle the wait. But your book draw me to read it and not knowing that it was a series book. Can't wait for the next book and hope to find out the release date soon. AND THANK YOU FOR HAVING A BLOG. Most authors only communicate through Facebook. Thank you for this blog. AND LOVE THE PLAYLIST... NOw I am constantly listing it. YOU HAVE AN AMAZING TASTE IN MUSIC.

  34. This book was recommended to me by Amazon and I was hooked from the sample! I flew through it and was shocked at the ending (I don't normally read cliff hangers) but I can't wait for #2. Your characters had such wonderful depth and the story felt so real, really wonderful writing. I just got the first book in the Ella and Micha series and I can't wait to get reading!

  35. Jessica, Bravo! Great book. I reviewed it on my little blog, thought you may like it.

  36. When does book 2 come out??? Can't wait!!!

  37. I just finished and it Freaking amazing!! I would like the next book like, now!

  38. Is the 2nd book still coming out on February 28th????? Can't wait

  39. THANK YOU SO MUCH JESSICA FOR TEASER No2........Now I can Breathe again!!!! ;)

  40. Absolutely incredible book. I read the last 3/4 in one sitting..I stayed up till 2am because I literally could NOT PUT IT DOWN. Sooooo excited for the sequel... the teasers are mean. I want the whole thing NOW!!! So in love with Callie and Kayden!

  41. Anyone know when the next book is coming out?

    1. the 2nd book is coming out the 26th of this month....AUGH! Although it's only a few days away, it is still TOO long to wait. This has to be the best book I have read in a long time. /sigh/ I won't sleep a wink until I finish the sequel.

  42. 2014 is not the official date. I will be announcing the actual date soon.

    1. Yay thank you Jessica for writing such great books and keeping us informed :)

    2. When's soon?!?! I can't wait any longer!!!!!!

  43. ^^So does that mean it's not coming out February 28, 2013? :(

  44. Dying!!!!! Please release book two!!! ASAP!!!!! :)

  45. When is the release date for book #2? I have heard numerous dates...

  46. Please please give us a release date! I'm checking the blog every couple of days to.see if it's been said! I've already been waiting so long :(

  47. Just would like to know how come the release dates change so often? You have an army of loyal readers who keep getting their hopes up for the release of the sequels. I know I for one even marked today's date on my calendendar in hopes of reading more of Callie and Kayden. Thanks.

  48. Looks like we have to wait till May 28th for the next book :(

  49. Is there an official release date? I thought it was today! I already read the Shattered Promises and am crossing all my fingers and toes that today it will be released!

  50. Is there going to be a playlist for The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden? please tell me there is!

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  52. I'm beyond excited for this book!:)

  53. I want to know what happens to Kayden! When is book 2 coming out?

  54. This book should definitely be made into a movie too!!

  55. Already ordered Callie & Kayden's next book...CAN'T WAIT! I have re-read Coincidence twice...Thank You!

  56. Will the kindle version of the 2nd book be on amazon on Aug 6?

  57. I just read the fordt book and was in love! I immediately went and preordered the second one! August is too far away!
    I am such a big fan now!

  58. August is tooo far away I need to know what happens

  59. Finished The Redemption of Callie & Kayden in 1 day! Loved it!!! Is there going to be a 3rd book???

  60. Book two has been out! It was great. Hoping there will be a book 3.

  61. I loved the second book but I fee slightly disappointed with the ending. I see that Luke is getting a book but I don't really feel like Callie and Kayden had their ending... will there be a book three for them????

  62. Wow...I just LOVE Kayden and Callie! Happy to report that on Goodreads Jessica wrote that there will be another book for Callie and Kayden..besides Luke and Violet's story! YAYYYY <3

  63. I read the second book really like it but I think that there should be a third book things didnt wrap it for them the way I would like please write a third book looking forward to it

  64. Will there be another book about Callie and Kayden? Please don't let it end like that.

  65. Is there going to be a thiird book? It left me hanging about luke! I need to know more I think a third book would be awesome!

  66. Loved this story,loved them. BUT it ended short, needs another book. Give them the ending they deserve Luke!? Hello book on it own maybe ;)

  67. Thank god there is another book, I was about to have a melt down!

  68. Is there going to be a 3rd book for
    Callie and kayden? ?!! I love their story!

  69. You are my absolute favourite author of all time. Waiting for the last book to the Darkness Falls Series. I'm really excited to see what happens to Kayla and Sylas! Can't wait!


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