Author - Charlie Cochet

Pre-Order the Hell & High Water Manga!

HELL & HIGH WATER MANGA

PRE-ORDER LINK: Limited Hardcover Color Edition (color cover and color illustrations)
PRE-ORDER LINK: Paperback Edition (color cover and black & white illustrations)

Out October 29th.

 

It's been a long time coming, but the manga adaptation of Hell & High Water in English is finally here! I'm so excited! For those of you unfamiliar with the format, this is a comic book version of Hell & High Water. The original was released in Korean then translated into English and re-written by me to fit the original story and illustrations. I love the artwork in this, and Dex certainly converts well into a manga format. This book is so much fun!

If you'd like to see or download a preview of the comic, click any of the links above or below. You'll also find the answers to several questions I've been asked about the manga and the available editions. 


 

A GRAPHIC NOVEL ADAPTATION

When homicide detective Dexter J. Daley’s testimony helps send his partner away for murder, the consequences—and the media frenzy—aren’t far behind. He soon finds himself sans boyfriend, sans friends, and, after an unpleasant encounter in a parking garage after the trial, he’s lucky he doesn’t find himself sans teeth. Dex fears he’ll get transferred from the Human Police Force’s Sixth Precinct, or worse, get dismissed. Instead, his adoptive father—a sergeant at the Therian-Human Intelligence Recon Defense Squadron, otherwise known as the THIRDS—pulls a few strings, and Dex gets recruited as a Defense Agent.

Dex is determined to get his life back on track and eager to get started in his new job. But his first meeting with Team Leader Sloane Brodie, who also happens to be his new jaguar Therian partner, turns disastrous. When the team is called to investigate the murders of three Humanitherian activists, it soon becomes clear to Dex that getting his partner and the rest of the tightknit team to accept him will be a lot harder than catching the killer—and every bit as dangerous.

 

 

IMPORTANT INFO

 

💛There are 2 versions available for pre-order: a LIMITED Hardcover edition (has a color cover and color illustrations) and a Paperback edition (has a color cover and black & white illustrations).
 
💛 The Hardcover edition will be signed. DSP will ship the books to me, and I'll sign them, then ship them to readers. 
 
💛The Hardcover edition is ONLY available for pre-order through Dreamspinner Press. The Paperback edition is available through Dreamspinner Press and will soon be available on Amazon.
 
💛There will be no more print runs of the Hardcover edition once the manga is released on October 29th. If you don't get the Hardcover edition by then, I'm afraid there may not be another opportunity.
 
💛 The manga will also be available in digital format (in color) through Comixology. However, Comixology uploads comics on their timeline. It could take them days, weeks, or even months. I have no control over when they list the manga for sale on their site.
 
💛 The manga is in English. 

💛The manga is an adaptation of Hell & High Water. It contains adult language, adult situations, and sexual content. It is not suitable for children.

💛 Due to production costs, there are no plans to adapt the rest of the series into manga. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me: charlie@charliecochet.com

To preview of the manga, please visit any of the links above (there is a color PDF for the hardback and a black & white PDF for the paperback), simply pick the format you want from the dropdown menu on the right-hand side.

The Prince and His Bedeviled Bodyguard is OUT NOW!

Hello, all! The first book in the Paranormal Princes series now out! Woot! I hope you enjoy the shenanigans as these fellas embark on a quest filled with adventure, fun, humor, and smexy times! Let the good times roar!

BUY LINKS: 

OUT SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2019

BOOK DETAILS

  • Amazon Global
  • Amazon US
  • Word Count: 31,417
  • Published: September, 19 2019
  • Cover Artist: Cate Ashwood
  • Price: $2.99

 

SYNOPSIS

Prince Owin
 
Being a fierce predator—not at all adorable, despite my graceful stature—the last thing I needed was a bodyguard. Especially a wolf shifter, whose presence alone was an insult to my princely principles. As Prince of the Ocelot Shifters, I prided myself on my infallible feline instincts, uncompromisable dignity, and flawless fashion sense. If having a canine follow me around at all times wasn’t bad enough, I now faced the most important moment of my entire life. The time had come to prove I was worthy of my crown. If only I could find a way to get rid of the pesky bodyguard.
 
Grimmwolf
 
When the King of All Shifters asked me to guard Prince Owin, I admit I had no idea what to expect. Cat shifters tend to be a little intense, not to mention kinda cranky. Owin was no exception, though he seemed crankier than most. Being his bodyguard was proving to be one of the greatest challenges of my life—but not nearly as great as convincing him there was something special between us. When Owin is faced with a perilous quest to prove his worth, I was determined to keep him safe, even if the same couldn’t be said of my heart.

Pre-Order The Prince and His Bedeviled Bodyguard

Hello, all! I'm super excited to announce the pre-order for The Prince and His Be-Deviled Bodyguard is now live! This is book 1 in my new Paranormal Princes novella series. I know some of you are thinking, where the heck did this come from? Well, with everything going on this year, I needed to write something light, fun, and funny. I also missed writing shifters, so along came these shifter princes! I had so much fun writing this story. Seriously, I made myself laugh out loud a bunch of times, so hopefully, it'll make you laugh too, or at least put a smile on your face. The first book introduces you to Owin, Prince of the Ocelot Shifters, and Grimmwolf "Grimm" a wolf shifter. I hope you love these guys as much as I do. 

PRE-ORDER: 

OUT SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2019

BOOK DETAILS

  • Amazon Global
  • Amazon US
  • Word Count: 31,417
  • Published: September, 19 2019
  • Cover Artist: Cate Ashwood
  • Price: $2.99

 

SYNOPSIS

Prince Owin
 
Being a fierce predator—not at all adorable, despite my graceful stature—the last thing I needed was a bodyguard. Especially a wolf shifter, whose presence alone was an insult to my princely principles. As Prince of the Ocelot Shifters, I prided myself on my infallible feline instincts, uncompromisable dignity, and flawless fashion sense. If having a canine follow me around at all times wasn’t bad enough, I now faced the most important moment of my entire life. The time had come to prove I was worthy of my crown. If only I could find a way to get rid of the pesky bodyguard.
 
Grimmwolf
 
When the King of All Shifters asked me to guard Prince Owin, I admit I had no idea what to expect. Cat shifters tend to be a little intense, not to mention kinda cranky. Owin was no exception, though he seemed crankier than most. Being his bodyguard was proving to be one of the greatest challenges of my life—but not nearly as great as convincing him there was something special between us. When Owin is faced with a perilous quest to prove his worth, I was determined to keep him safe, even if the same couldn’t be said of my heart.

Kept in the Dark (Locke and Keyes Agency Book 1) is OUT NOW!

Hello, all! Kept in the Dark, Locke and Keyes Agency Book 1 is now available from Amazon and KU! I'm so excited to introduce to you the Locke and Keyes crew! I hope you love these guys as much as I do!

Get your copy at: getbook.at/KeptInTheDark

SYNOPSIS

Former Army Ranger turned government assassin Álvaro Montero and CIA Officer Caiden Cardosa crossed paths two years ago in Vienna, where their encounter ended less than amicably—despite the explosive sexual chemistry between them. 

Now Caiden is riding a desk at Langley after his cover is blown. And Álvaro—who was “killed”—has a new identity and purpose as Delta/D, an operative for the Locke and Keyes Agency, under the leadership of the mysterious Alpha Orion.

When D and Caiden team up in a deadly black ops mission, the urge to kill each other will have to take a back seat to the desire for revenge against the man who betrayed them both. Surviving the mission won’t be easy. Resisting the passion between them—that might be impossible.


Kept in the Dark (Locke and Keyes Agency Book 1) now available for pre-order!!

Hello, all! I'm super excited to announce that Kept in the Dark, Locke and Keyes Agency Book 1 is now available for pre-order and due for release August 20th! 

Get your copy at: getbook.at/KeptInTheDark

SYNOPSIS

Former Army Ranger turned government assassin Álvaro Montero and CIA Officer Caiden Cardosa crossed paths two years ago in Vienna, where their encounter ended less than amicably—despite the explosive sexual chemistry between them. 

Now Caiden is riding a desk at Langley after his cover is blown. And Álvaro—who was “killed”—has a new identity and purpose as Delta/D, an operative for the Locke and Keyes Agency, under the leadership of the mysterious Alpha Orion.

When D and Caiden team up in a deadly black ops mission, the urge to kill each other will have to take a back seat to the desire for revenge against the man who betrayed them both. Surviving the mission won’t be easy. Resisting the passion between them—that might be impossible.

 


Ace & King Interview

Charlie: Hello, all! Thank you for joining us today! In my Facebook Reader group, I asked readers to submit questions they’d like to ask King and/or Ace. We have the guys here today to answer some of those questions. Let’s get started, shall we? *waves at Ace and King* Hi, guys! Thanks for indulging us.

King: Of course.

Ace: Are you kidding? Like I would miss the opportunity to watch King squirm.

King: *looks unimpressed* I don’t squirm. When have I ever squirmed?

Ace: *a wide smile spreads across his face* How about last week when I walked into your office and Leo was on your lap—

King: *covers Ace’s mouth* It’s not what it sounds like. *narrows his eyes at Ace* Also, what have I told you about closed doors?

Ace: *moves King’s hand away* Hey, I knocked. It’s not my fault you couldn’t hear me over the sound of your boyfriend’s—

King: Voice. His voice. He was talking to me.

Ace: Is that what we’re calling it?

King: *arches an eyebrow* Can we get on with it?

Charlie: *tries not to laugh* Sure. First question is from Shannon for Ace. What’s the one devious thing you’ve done to King that he hasn’t figured out you did, or you got him to blame Lucky?

Ace: *blinks innocently* I don’t know what you’re talking about. I have never done anything devious to King.

King: He thinks he gets away with things, but he doesn’t. I always find out. Most of the time it backfires on him.

Ace: *snorts* Please. I’m a master of subtlety. When has any of my pranks backfired?

King: Last Thursday morning. You taped that aerosol air horn to the wall in my office so when I opened the door the handle hit the horn and it went off. Why don’t you tell them what happened next?

Ace: *pouts* It scared Jay so bad he threw his phone at my head.

Charlie: *cringes* Ouch. That had to hurt. Cell phones can be dangerous.

King: *snickers* Oh, Jay didn’t throw his cell phone at Ace. He threw his desk phone. First the base hit him then the corded phone. Actually, knocked him off his feet. You can’t see the bruise because his hair’s covering it up. Not only did his little prank backfire, but now he has to grovel to Jay until Jay decides to forgive him.

Ace: *eyes wide* You don’t want to get on Jay’s bad side. Believe me. He’s all cute and adorable, but he will bust your shit up and make life at the office miserable for you. He’s like the gate keeper, so anything you need will be denied until he deems your ass worthy again. He has a sweet tooth, so I’ve been bringing him baked goods every day since, but I’m still in the dog house.

King: *smiles brightly* If you’ve done something to piss off Jay then you deserve whatever he dishes out.

Ace: *rubs the back of his head* Next question.

Charlie: This one’s for King from Kelly. Have you watched all the Marvel movies with Leo yet? Which one is your favorite?

King: I’ve watched them all several times now. Personally, I enjoy the TV shows more than the movies. I enjoyed several aspects from the Punisher as well as Dare Devil. For the movies, I enjoy watching Leo’s favorites because he gets so enraptured, no matter how many times he’s seen them. He tells me all sorts of interesting facts about the characters and the movie storylines versus the comics.

Charlie: And how much of a bad influence do you think Ace will be on Leo? That question is from Jenn.

Ace: Hey! Why am I the bad influence? Maybe Leo’s the one who’ll be a bad influence on me.

*Charlie and King exchange glances before bursting into laughter*

Ace: *scowls* Whatever.

King: *wipes a tear from his eye* That was a good one.

Ace: *narrows his eyes at King* Your man escaped CIA surveillance using a handball, you think he’s not going to Houdini his way out of trouble again?

King: *shrugs* He might, but if he needs me, he knows I’m right here for him. And no, I don’t worry about Ace being a bad influence on Leo. The two might get up to their shenanigans, but Leo isn’t easily swayed. If he doesn’t see the logic in something, nothing is going to change his mind on the matter. 

Charlie: This question is for both of you and it’s from Kira Nieves. What did you first think of each other when you first met?

Ace: *snickers* When I first met King I thought, well this guy’s a barrel of laughs. *points to King’s face* There. That face right there. That’s the exact same face he was making when we met. The how have you survived this long face. I knew right away we were going to be best friends.

King: Meanwhile, I knew right away that he was going to be the cause of my having high blood pressure by the time I turned thirty.

Ace: *smiles wide* I grew on him.

King: I believed I could withstand most forms of torture. I was wrong.

Ace: What he’s trying to say in his own King way is that he loves me.

King: *grunts*

Ace: That’s his happy sound. He’s happy a lot. Like, all the time.

Charlie: *snickers* Okay. This question is for King from Emma Louise Burbidge. What went through your mind when you first realized it was Leo standing next to you with those goldfish snacks? Did you love him the moment you laid eyes on him?

King: My first thought wasn’t a thought. When I laid eyes on him my mind went blank for a moment. Then I thought he was cute. When I realized it was Leo, I knew I was screwed. I kept telling myself it would be fine and whatever strange reaction I was having to him would sort itself out. There was a lot going on around us at the time and I was trying to focus on what the hell was going on around us. I’d never been in that position before. I’ve never doubted or second guessed myself or my actions. I made a decision and followed through. With Leo, it was different. Everything was different.

Ace: *snickers* It was so stinking cute I couldn’t stand it. Most entertaining months of my life.

King: I’m glad I amuse you.

Ace: You always amuse me. *pokes King’s cheek* If Grumpy Cat were a person, he’d look like you.

King: You know what amuses me?

Charlie: Uh-oh.

Ace: My playful and adorable antics?

King: *snatches Ace’s hand and twists it*

Ace: Ow, ow, ow!

King: *smiles* That. That amuses me. *let’s go of Ace’s hand* Poke me again.

Ace: *peers at him and slowly moves his fingers toward King’s cheek.

Charlie: Um, Ace, I have a question for you from Dani Fujikawa. What was your take on Leo and King's relationship? When you envisioned King dating, did you ever picture a Leo-type person?

Ace: *perks up and hand falls away*

Charlie: *sighs with relief*

Ace: It was clear there was something between them. I could tell the moment the two were in the same room together. Of course, I wasn’t expecting King to admit it. I mean, this is King we’re talking about. The more time I spent around them, the more obvious it was. I mean, King was always touching him.

King: No, I wasn’t.

Ace: Dude, you kept flinging him over your shoulder and carried him around the house. The last time you flung someone over your shoulder was to toss them over you to lay them out. You smiled and laughed all the time.

King: *sniffs* Not all the time. Don’t exaggerate.

Ace: *grins smugly* And he did this all the time. This whole evasive thing. Like we haven’t known him for freaking ever. Also, I never envisioned King dating. *shutters*

King: What the hell was that?

Ace: What?

King: You shuttered. You’ve met the guys I’ve dated.

Ace: Hence the shutter and why I don’t envision you dating.

King: *crosses his arms over his chest* What was wrong with them?

Ace: They were horrible! Remember that one guy who joined us for beers on that Friday night and spent two hours lecturing me and Lucky on why we shouldn’t eat meat? We’re Cuban, King. Ninety percent of our meals center around pork. He kept saying the ghosts of the little pigs were going to haunt us for the rest of our lives and then started oinking! Oinking, King. The guy had no idea how close he was to getting shanked with a buffalo chicken wing. Two hours. Two hours of my life I will never get back! *puts a hand to his heart* I think I’m having palpitations.

King: *pats Ace’s arm* Would a Cuban sandwich make you feel better?

Ace: *pouts* With fries?”

King: With fries.

Ace: And a pastelito?

King: *tries not to smile* And a pastelito.  

Ace: *jumps out of his seat* It was really nice talking to you, but we gotta go. 

Charlie: *smiles* Okay. Thanks for joining us. Maybe we’ll catch you again real soon.

Ace: You got it. *takes off like the wind*

King: Thank you for having us. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to catch up to him before he-- *horn honks repeatedly. King smiles and shakes his head*

Charlie: Admit it. You wouldn’t want him any other way.

King: *puts a finger to his lips before walking away*

A big thank you to everyone who submitted questions. We still have plenty more left, so I'll save those for the next time I corner the guys. I hope you enjoyed this interview with Ace and King! Let's see who else we can convince to sit down with us for a while. Until next time!


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