Blog Archive - February 2014
Trip and Boone won the poll for the exclusive Valentine's Day flash fic available in February's newsletter (will be sent out on the 14th especially for Valentine's Day. Every month after that, newsletters will go out the 15th).
Jacky and Chance were runners up, so you'll get to see how these two spend their Valentine's day over at Guys Like Romance, Too! on Feb 12th!
Feb 14th - 16th is the Power of Love m/m romance blog hop. Stop by for some fun and a giveaway!
Hello all! I am SUPER excited to announce that on Saturday, Feb 22nd at 5 PM (EST), I'll be taking part in a video chat with the fabulous Amy Lane and Rhys Ford! [insert fangirl squee here]
Dreamspinner Press has introduced these video chats as a way for readers to get to know their favorite authors. The best part (aside getting to hang with these awesome ladies), is you get to ask YOUR questions. All you have to do is leave your question on the Fireside Chats post at the Dreamspinner blog. You can ask a question for all three or for individual authors. ** If you have a question for a particular author, make sure you specify which author, or all three will consider the question.http://dreamspinnerpress.com/blog/2014/02/10/fireside-chat-february-22/ You can also leave your questions here, and I'll forward them onto Dreamspinner. As soon as I have the link to the chat, I'll post it, and the video should be available on YouTube not long after.
Hello all! Today I'm over at Guys Like Romance, Too! offering a special Valentine's Day treat: a short story with Chance & Jacky! It's available to read online or you can download a PDF if that's easier. You'll find my little intro and the links over at Guys Like Romance, Too! Enjoy!
Hello all! Welcome to The Power of Love Blog Hop! For many of you, it's still winter, so to warm up your Valentine's Day, I'm offering some heartwarming stories, and a chance to win some nifty prizes! Grab yourself a cup of cocoa, coffee, tea, whatever gives you that fuzzy, yummy feeling, and let's get started!
Ah, Valentine's Day. Love it or Loathe it, it's inescapable. Not even my fellas can get away from it. Personally, I'm a very low-key kinda gal. I prefer a cozy night in with some good food, great company, and a little fun. When it comes to Valentine's Day, I tend to approach it the way my character Trip from An Intrepid Trip to Love does: with caution, distrust, and one eye on the door, ready to make a break for it. Let me explain.
For my newsletter, I wrote a short story for my subscribers featuring characters they voted for. Trip won, so he and the love of his life, Boone, got their own Valentine's Day story. Like Trip, I was thinking of what sort of Valentine's Day gift Boone would like. I shopped around online, while Trip shopped around in his fictional greeting card stores. We browsed. And browsed. And browsed. And Oh. My. God. Well, Trip's horror reflects my own.
Aside the onslaught of merchandise, most places divide everything up into gifts for him, and gifts for her. The majority of gifts for her consisted of lingerie, roses, chocolate, jewelry, stuffed animals, and the racier gift like nipple tassels (O.o) or uh, edible underwear. The guys got jewelry, and underwear, sure, but they got iPods, and red Converse sneakers, and electronics, and strawberries dipped in chocolate made to look like footballs.
Now, I have nothing against chocolate (I live for it), and I wouldn't say no to some bling, but if I got a pair of red Converse sneakers from someone on Valentine's Day, I would be all over that. There's just so much stuff, it's overwhelming. On the plus side, there are some... disturbing gifts our there, which makes for not only entertaining viewing, but writing. Here are some interesting gifts I came across:
Sexy underwear doesn't do it for you? How about underwear for two?
Or how about the Girlfriend Pillow?
Or for your lover of horror, how about this heart cake from Lil Vanilli?
Want to hold hands this winter, but those pesky gloves get in the way? Share a heart-shaped mitten!
If all else fails, nothing beats a good old fashioned greeting card.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Fancy some free reads? Did you know I have several m/m romance stories available for free download?
[Trip and Boone's Valentine's Day story is one of many exclusive freebies offered to subscribers of my newsletter. If you'd like to sign up, you can do so here: http://www.charliecochet.com/newsletter/
The newsletter went out today, so if you signed up, and would still like to receive February's newsletter containing the story, just let me know through the contact form and I'll email it to you: ] http://www.charliecochet.com/contact/Giveaway: A $10 Amazon Gift Card AND A Charlie Cochet Swag Bag (click for larger view) Includes:
- The Auspicious Troubles of Chance "Snugglepup" tote bag
- Rudy's Red ReinDear keyring w/snowflake charm
- Jack Frost's snowflake ribbon bookmark w/snowflake & heart charms
- Notepads, postcards, bookmarks, magnets
- Hot cocoa & mini marshmallows
Hello all! I want to thank everyone who stopped by on the hop. I truly appreciate you taking the time to do so, and thank you for sharing your guilty pleasures, everything from chocolate and boy bands to reality TV. You're all fantastic! If you didn't win this time around, don't you worry, there are plenty of opportunities to win some nifty stuff. Just check out my sidebar under Guest Spots & Giveaways!
And now, our winner. The Magic Hat has randomly chosen:Congratulations, Wendy H!! I'll be contacting you shortly for delivery of your prizes! Again, thank you all for stopping by. Have a fantastic week!
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