Blog Archive - August 2015

Winners of Dex's Birthday Bash!

Dexs Bday Bash

Hello, all! My apologies for the late posting of the winners. This week was a little crazy to say the least. I found an awesome little wordpress plugin that randomly chooses winners from the comments. If you didn't win this round, please don't get discouraged. There's never any shortage of giveaways here.

So here we go. **** Please note, I will be emailing you between today and the end of the weekend to arrange delivery of your prizes. 

Winners of the character art cards: 1. Jacob D. 2. H.B. 3. Bonnie H. 4. Emily 5. Helaneh 6. Jurisha 7. Astrixx 8. Sula22 9. Dreamseeker 10. Jessie QN Winners of the character heart chains: Calvin & Hobbs: Sherina Seb & Hudson: Genny B Dex & Sloane: Karalee Winners of the Destructive Delta totebags: 1. Cathy R. 2. Alexandra R 3. Jayne 4. Penny 5. Juliana Winners of the $10 Amazon gift cards: 1. Books, Coffee, and Captured Moments 2. Lili 3. Didi

A HUGE thank you to everyone who stopped by and took part in the fun! You made Dex's birthday a fantastic experience. He's still recovering from his sugar coma. Sloane is playing nursemaid.


Empanada Recipe and Interview - The Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts blog tour continues!

Final Empanadas Hello, all! Today the Beware of Geek Bearing Gifts blog tour continues over at Carly's Book Reviews with a recipe for Cuban empanadas, yum!! http://carlysbookreviews.blogspot.com/2015/08/beware-of-geeks-bearing-gifts.html Men & Mischief SA And over on Sinfully Addicted to All Male Romance, join me for this month's Men & Mischief column for an interview with Spencer & Quinn! Plus there's a giveaway! http://sinfullysexybooks.blogspot.com/2015/08/charlie-cochets-men-mischief-monthly.html

Charmed & Dangerous: Ten Tales of Gay Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy - Release Day!!

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Hello all! I am super excited to announce the release of Charmed & Dangerous: Ten Tales of Gay Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy. I had so much fun writing The Soldati Prince, I hope you'll have just as much fun reading it. Riley, Khalon, and their crew have quickly found a place in my heart and I can't wait to revisit that world. Hope you enjoy this fantastic lineup of awesome authors and their fabulous stories!

Next week I'll be hosting some exclusive giveaways and chatting about the anthology long with my story The Soldati Prince. You'll find the posts and giveaways here:

Sept 2nd: Sinfully Addicted to All Male Romance

Sept 3rd: Joyfully Jay

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Charmed and Dangerous

Ten Tales of Gay Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy

Take a cauldron full of magic, add a pinch of humor, a dash of snark and a huge dollop of m/m goodness, and what do you get? Charmed and Dangerous: Ten Tales of Gay Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy. This all-new collection is packed with arcane action and intrigue, and every story will whisk you away to a fantastical world where the hero finds his prince and the paranormal investigator always gets his man.

Release date: August 25, 2015

Edited by Jordan Castillo Price

ISBN 978-1-935540-80-9

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AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | iTUNES | KOBO | SMASHWORDS

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Magic takes many forms. From malignant hexes to love charms gone amok, you’ll find a vast array of spells and curses, creatures and conjurings in this massive collection—not to mention a steamy dose of man-on-man action. Charmed and Dangerous features all-new stories of gay paranormal romance, supernatural fiction and urban fantasy by ten top m/m paranormal authors.

Rhys Ford – Dim Sum Asylum For Detective Roku MacCormick, working Arcane Crimes is his passion. Now cleared of any wrongdoing for shooting his last partner, MacCormick is given back his badge… as well as a new case and partner. Trent Leonard isn’t exactly what he’d expected, but then nothing in San Francisco’s Chinatown ever is.

Ginn Hale – Swift and the Black Dog When Jack Swift killed a tyrant and won the revolution he became a national hero. But someone in the new government prefers dead heroes to living, swearing, cynical wizards. Caught between bullets, revenge and desire, Jack had better be swift indeed.

KJ Charles – A Queer Trade Apprentice magician Crispin Tredarloe returns to London to find his master dead, and his papers sold. Papers with secrets that could spell death. Waste paper seller Ned Hall can’t resist Crispin’s pleading—and appealing—looks. But can the wasteman and the magician prevent a disaster and save Crispin’s skin?

Nicole Kimberling – Magically Delicious Occult attacks against NIAD agents aren’t remotely Keith Curry’s department. But when his lover, Gunther, is assaulted, Keith refuses to just sit back and fill out paperwork. He’s on the case—even if that means enraging powerful mages, crossing leprechaun picket lines, or braving dinner with Gunther’s goblin parents.

Jordan Castillo Price – Everyone’s Afraid of Clowns Psychic medium Victor Bayne can spot a ghost any day of the year, but Halloween holds some special surprises. His psych-groupie boyfriend Jacob coaxes him to the location of an old spirit sighting, but they can’t ghosthunt without enduring a cheesy “haunted house” that’s even more disturbing than they realize.

Jordan L. Hawk – The Thirteenth Hex Hexman Dominic Kopecky doesn’t understand why dashing crow familiar Rook wants his help investigating murder by patent hex. For one thing, Dominic isn’t a witch. For another, the case is already closed—and someone is willing to kill to keep it that way.

Charlie Cochet – The Soldati Prince Riley Murrough goes from serving lattes to being chased by demons. If that wasn’t bad enough, he bears the mark of a shapeshifter king from a magical realm. Riley’s determined to get answers, but if the demons out for his blood don’t kill him, the urge to strangle the arrogant king might.

Lou Harper – One Hex Too Many Veteran detective Mike Mulligan is an expert on violent crimes—of the occult variety. He might even be cursed. Detective Hugh Fox is eager to partner up and prove himself, but Mulligan is accustomed to flying solo. Can they trust each other enough to track a killer who’ll stop at nothing, not even summoning a demon?

Andrea Speed – Josh of the Damned vs. the Bathroom of Doom It’s a boring night at the Quik-Mart for Josh and his friend Doug. Until a vampire with a grudge—and the most adorable backup ever—crashes the store. Can Josh survive the Bathroom of Doom?

Astrid Amara – The Trouble With Hexes P.I. Tim Keller has a problem. And the only person who can solve it is his ex-boyfriend, Vincent, whose job as a hexbreaker was the reason they broke up. It’s hard admitting he was wrong, especially when coughing up organs. But there’s a missing person to find, a hexmaker to hunt down, and a romance to repair before Tim breathes his last.

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Astrid Amara Astrid Amara lives in Bellingham, Washington. She’s a former Peace Corps Volunteer, an advocate for animal rights, and a bureaucrat by day. After work she can usually be found writing, riding horses, hiking, or else sleeping. Her novel The Archer’s Heart was a finalist for the 2008 Lambda Literary Award. www.astridamara.com

KJCharles KJ Charles is a writer and freelance editor. She lives in London with her husband, two kids, an out-of-control garden and an increasingly murderous cat.

KJ writes mostly romance, gay and straight, frequently historical, and usually with some fantasy or horror in there. She specialises in editing romance, especially historical and fantasy, and also edits children’s fiction. www.kjcharleswriter.com

Charlie Cochet Charlie Cochet is an author by day and artist by night. Always quick to succumb to the whispers of her wayward muse, no star is out of reach when following her passion. From adventurous agents and sexy shifters, to society gentlemen and hardboiled detectives, there’s bound to be plenty of mischief for her heroes to find themselves in, and plenty of romance, too!

Currently residing in Central Florida, Charlie is at the beck and call of a rascally Doxiepoo bent on world domination. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found reading, drawing, or watching movies. She runs on coffee, thrives on music, and loves to hear from readers. www.charliecochet.com

Rhys Ford Rhys Ford was born and raised in Hawai’i then wandered off to see the world. After chewing through a pile of books, a lot of odd food, and a stray boyfriend or two, Rhys eventually landed in San Diego, which is a very nice place but seriously needs more rain.

Rhys admits to sharing the house with three cats, a bonsai wolfhound, and a ginger cairn terrorist.

Rhys is also enslaved to the upkeep a 1979 Pontiac Firebird, a Toshiba laptop, and a red Hamilton Beach coffee maker.

But mostly to the coffee maker. www.rhysford.com

Ginn Hale Ginn Hale resides in the Pacific Northwest with her wife and three cats. She spends many of the rainy days tinkering with devices and words and can often be sighted herding other people’s dogs, bees and goats. Her novel Wicked Gentlemen won the Spectrum Award for Best Novel and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. www.ginnhale.com

Lou Harper Under a prickly, cynical surface Lou Harper is an incorrigible romantic. Her love affair with the written word started at a tender age. There was never a time when stories weren’t romping around in her head. She is currently embroiled in a ruinous romance with adjectives. In her free time Lou stalks deviant words and feral narratives.

Lou’s favorite animal is the hedgehog. She likes nature, books, movies, photography, and good food. She has a temper and mood swings.

Lou has misspent most of her life in parts of Europe and the US, but is now firmly settled in Los Angeles and worships the sun. However, she thinks the ocean smells funny. Lou is a loner, a misfit, and a happy drunk. www.louharper.com

Jordan L Hawk Jordan L. Hawk grew up in North Carolina and forgot to ever leave. Childhood tales of mountain ghosts and mysterious creatures gave her a life-long love of things that go bump in the night. When she isn’t writing, she brews her own beer and tries to keep her cats from destroying the house. Her best-selling Whyborne & Griffin series (beginning with Widdershins) can be found in print, ebook, and audiobook at Amazon and other online retailers. www.jordanlhawk.com

Nicole Kimberling Nicole Kimberling lives in Bellingham, Washington with her wife, Dawn Kimberling, two bad cats as well as a wide and diverse variety of invasive and noxious weeds. Her first novel, Turnskin, won the Lambda Literary Award for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. She is also the author of the Bellingham Mystery Series. www.nicolekimberling.com

Jordan Castillo Price Author and artist Jordan Castillo Price writes paranormal sci-fi thrillers colored by her time in the midwest, from inner city Chicago, to rural small town Wisconsin, to liberal Madison. Her influences include Ouija boards, Return of the Living Dead, “light as a feather, stiff as a board,” girls with tattoos and boys in eyeliner. www.jordancastilloprice.com

Andrea Speed Andrea Speed was born looking for trouble in some hot month without an R in it. While succeeding in finding Trouble, she has also been found by its twin brother, Clean Up, and is now on the run, wanted for the murder of a mop and a really cute, innocent bucket that was only one day away from retirement. (I was framed, I tell you – framed!)

In her spare time, she arms lemurs in preparation for the upcoming war against the Mole Men. Viva la revolution! www.andreaspeed.com


Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts blog tour - Quinn's character profile over at Hearts on Fire!

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Hello all! Today the Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts blog tour stops by Hearts on Fire Reviews with a character profile on Quinn.

http://heartsonfirereviews.com/charlie-cochet-beware-of-geeks-bearing-gifts-excerpt-and-contest/


Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts Blog Tour - Spencer Morgan's dating tips over at The Novel Approach!

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Hello all! Today the Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts Blog Tour stops over at The Novel Approach with some dating tips from Spencer Morgan himself. What are his Dos and Don'ts for relationship bliss with a certain gruff SWAT officer? Find out here:

http://thenovelapproachreviews.com/2015/08/19/guest-post-and-giveaway-the-beware-of-geeks-bearing-gifts-blog-tour-with-charlie-cochet/

About the Book BewareOfGeeksBearingGifts300Title: Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts Author: Charlie Cochet Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Cover Artist: Anne Cain Length: 86 Pages Release Date: August 19, 2015

Blurb: Julian “Quinn” Quinetro, a gruff, tough Miami SWAT officer, has been injured on the job, and all he’s looking for is a little peace and quiet to recover—difficult to achieve with his large Cuban family. An adventure in picking up his prescriptions puts him in the path of his geeky, brownie-baking neighbor, Spencer Morgan. Spencer sweeps into Quinn’s life like a tropical storm of sunshine and rainbows. Not surprisingly, it’s chaos at first sight. Quinn’s in need of a little tender loving care, and Spencer decides he’s just the man for the job. Their very different lives might clash, but they might also find some common ground—and maybe more.

Buy Links

Dreamspinner Press (eBook) | Amazon US | Amazon UK

All Romance eBooks | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

Tour Schedule

August 19:

The Novel Approach

Multitasking Mommas Book Reviews

RJ Scott

August 20:

Bookaholic Confessions

Gay List Book Reviews

Hearts on Fire

August 21:

Bike Book Reviews

Prism Book Alliance

The Blogger Girls

August 24:

BFD Book Blog

Nautical Star Books

Divine Magazine

August 25:

Man2ManTastic

LeAnn’s Book Reviews

Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words

August 26:

Gay Media Reviews

Cia’s Stories

Carly’s Book Reviews

August 27:

Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents

The Fuzzy, Fluffy World of Chris T. Kat

MM Good Book Reviews

August 28:

Diverse Reader

Wicked Faeries Tales And Reviews

Evelyn Shepherd

August 31:

A Celebration of Books

Sue Brown

Drops of Ink

September 1:

Rainbow Gold Reviews

Love Bytes Reviews

TTC Books and More

Bayou Book Junkie

 

Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts Blog Tour: Exclusive Excerpt #1 over at RJ Scott's Blog!

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Hello all! Today the Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts Blog Tour kicks off the an exclusive first excerpt over at RJ Scott's blog! Plus there's a giveaway!

http://rjscottauthor.blogspot.com/2015/08/beware-of-geeks-bearing-gifts-by.html

About the Book BewareOfGeeksBearingGifts300Title: Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts Author: Charlie Cochet Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Cover Artist: Anne Cain Length: 86 Pages Release Date: August 19, 2015 Blurb: Julian “Quinn” Quinetro, a gruff, tough Miami SWAT officer, has been injured on the job, and all he’s looking for is a little peace and quiet to recover—difficult to achieve with his large Cuban family. An adventure in picking up his prescriptions puts him in the path of his geeky, brownie-baking neighbor, Spencer Morgan. Spencer sweeps into Quinn’s life like a tropical storm of sunshine and rainbows. Not surprisingly, it’s chaos at first sight. Quinn’s in need of a little tender loving care, and Spencer decides he’s just the man for the job. Their very different lives might clash, but they might also find some common ground—and maybe more. Buy Links

Dreamspinner Press (eBook) | Amazon US | Amazon UK

All Romance eBooks | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

Tour Schedule

August 19:

The Novel Approach

Multitasking Mommas Book Reviews

RJ Scott

August 20:

Bookaholic Confessions

Gay List Book Reviews

Hearts on Fire

August 21:

Bike Book Reviews

Prism Book Alliance

The Blogger Girls

August 24:

BFD Book Blog

Nautical Star Books

Divine Magazine

August 25:

Man2ManTastic

LeAnn’s Book Reviews

Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words

August 26:

Gay Media Reviews

Cia’s Stories

Carly’s Book Reviews

August 27:

Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents

The Fuzzy, Fluffy World of Chris T. Kat

MM Good Book Reviews

August 28:

Diverse Reader

Wicked Faeries Tales And Reviews

Evelyn Shepherd

August 31:

A Celebration of Books

Sue Brown

Drops of Ink

September 1:

Rainbow Gold Reviews

Love Bytes Reviews

TTC Books and More

Bayou Book Junkie

 

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