The Worst Breakup Ever Contest

Courtney Hamilton’s “Worst Breakup Ever” Contest (International)

Courtney Hamilton is giving away a signed copy of her novel, Almost Royalty, to the top 2 winners! To enter, all you have to do is tell her:
What is your “Worst Breakup Ever” experience? Share your story in the comments below.

After the contest has ended, Courtney will personally read every participant’s entry and pick the top 2 worst breakup stories. The winners will be announced through Courtney’s Facebook page, Twitter, and blog. This contest will also be hosted on various blogs, social media sites, and forums found in the "Participating Websites" section of this post. 

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Enjoy the “Worst Breakup Ever” contest and, for the first time, download your Kindle copy of Almost Royalty by Courtney Hamilton for only 99¢!

Terms and Conditions for Entry Eligibility
No purchase necessary to enter. Sponsored by Forrest Thompson Publishers. Giveaway ends August 5, 2014 at 11:59 PM (PST). Open Internationally. 18+ years of age. Void where prohibited. Winners will be announced on Courtney Hamilton’s blog at, Eco-chain of Dating Facebook Page, and @ecochaindating. Winners have 48 hours to claim their prize once they are chosen, or their winnings will be forfeited. By entering the giveaway, you give Courtney Hamilton and Forrest Thompson Publishers permission to repost your story or recite it in a video for media purposes. Forrest Thompson Publishers reserves the right to withdraw or terminate this contest at any time without prior notice.

Participating Websites: The full list of participants in Courtney’s “Worst Breakup Ever” Contest is available on her blog at:
Let the Worst Breakup Ever Stories begin!


  1. My college boyfriend broke up with me just a few days before I was scheduled to leave for a study abroad experience for five months. I was devastated and cried until I was dehydrated. I hadn't seen it coming. Crying my way onto the plane I landed in London to begin my schooling abroad still feeling miserable. Weeks into my experience I wrote him the most pathetic letter on the face of the earth. I am honestly still embarrassed about it thirty years later. After writing the letter, though, I seemed to have determined that life would go on and I ended up having a fabulous experience in Europe, I even extended my stay by a month. When I got home I learned from a friend that x-boyfriend had gotten married while I was gone. Well, I guess that meant it was REALLY over. Thankfully I had all these happy memories from my trip to fall back on if I slipped into feeling sorry for myself. A few weeks later x-boyfriend called my parent's house to talk to me. I wasn't home but my brother, who had answered the phone, asked what was new, expecting to hear "oh, I got married." Nope, x-boyfriend showed his true colors by his reply "I've been doing a lot of water skiing this summer." I don't think anyone in my whole family has forgiven him. So good riddance and thank goodness if was over since I found the man of my dreams not too long afterwards. We are celebrating our 32nd anniversary this summer.

  2. Hi Kelli! Thank you so much for hosting my Worst Breakup Ever contest/giveaway. I can't wait to read all the breakup stories submitted. (That kind of sounds terrible. Bring out the tissues). I wanted to stop by I'd So Rather Be Reading and share one of my Worst Breakup Ever experiences. So, here it goes.

    My boyfriend won a fellowship to a summer writing program in Alberta Canada after I found the fellowship and spent days helping him fill out his application. We were very excited about our plans that I would drive to Vancouver from California and meet him, and we would camp and drive from Vancouver back to California.

    After driving 1270 miles, I picked him up in Vancouver and he told me that "he met someone who really understands him", "his soul-mate" an "actress who really understands his artistic process" and not a "soulless robot musician like me." It was a rocky drive back to California as he went on and on about what a brilliant actress she was, how her natural gift had been spotted by all of the directors, and somehow, "she always was picked for the lead in every production" -- while I drove the car.

    Once we got home, the actress started calling him and they talked frequently, sometimes right in front of me (since we lived together)-- it was pretty obvious that the two soul-mates were going to get together, and I would get the boot .

    In December, he returned to Canada --- I bought him all of his cold-weather clothing and drove him to the airport. After he had been in Canada for a few days he called. I told him that "as he had found someone who really understood him, someone who understood his artistic process, his soulmate" that I was breaking up with him, as I had found a fellow "soulless robot-musician" who really understood me. He was hysterical and began calling me 3 times per day, usually crying and threatening to hurt himself if I broke up with him. I kept asking him "What about the your soul mate, the actress?"

    It took some time but we finally broke up with each other. To my knowledge, he never even got together with the actress.


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