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Next Weekend: My Video Chat with Amy Lane & Rhys Ford!!

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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.

Survived My First Video Chat, plus GRL News!

CharlieRoseHello all! Phew! Well today was kind of a crazy day. First, I registered for GRL, and this year I'll be going as a Featured Author. Woot! I heard the slots went in like 3 minutes, which is pretty insane. I know some folks are upset they couldn't get in, but I hope it doesn't stop them from attending. I had an amazing time last year as a general attendee.

The last two years, I got to hang out with some amazing folks: readers, reviewers, photographers, artists, fellow authors, publishers, you name it. Last year I fangirled over other authors, participated in a lot of hugs, had a haunted beer with Jordan Castillo Price, and Jordan L. Hawk, got to meet my awesome author bud Michael Rupured in person--and helped him with his Fabio wig for the costume party. My roomies rocked, the events were such fun, and I'd do it all over again.

By the time GRL comes along, 3 out of 4 of my THIRDS series should  be out both in eBook and paperback, providing all goes according to schedule. A Rose By Any Other Name should be available by then in eBook and paperback as well, so this year I'll actually have books on the Dreamspinner Press table, not to mention have books to sign!!

The last few days I've been working on the THIRDS series website, including three custom logos: the THIRDS logo, and the two uniform patches the team wears. I'm SO excited with how they came out. *happy dance* I'll be slapping them on swag for sure! So there's a lot happening with this series, and I'll start revealing bits and pieces soon. Now, the second thing that happened today:

I survived my first video chat!! Well, I was incredibly nervous. You might be able to tell from my little bits of stumbling, but it was a great experience. Amy Lane, Rhys Ford, and Ariel Tachna were so fantastic. I really enjoyed myself, and hope to make it more of a regular thing. I'm trying to work my way up to *gulp* an author reading. Here's the video. Be gentle. (If you're reading this on Goodreads, the video won't show, but you can see it on my blog or on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_k55GHGzj4


Writerly Things & THIRDS Update

Hello all! I know blogging has been a little slow lately, but that's down to the THIRDS, and the way in which these guys have totally TAKEN OVER MY LIFE. I've received first edits for Hell & High Water (Book 1). Blood & Thunder (Book 2) is with my publisher and I hope to hear back soon. Rack & Ruin (Book 3) I'm currently working on, along with Rise & Fall (Book 4).

I've set myself some tough deadlines, but I'm really enjoying it. These fellas have crawled under my skin pretty quickly. After the 4 initial books,  there will be side stories with other pairings--the first, second, and third of which I've already added to my schedule, but I hope to write more Dex & Sloane, because their relationship should continue to grow beyond the 4 books. I've done artwork for the website which will launch as soon as I'm done with that, and have more solid info on Hell & High Water, like blurb and such. I created three logos which are the THIRDS organization logo (below), and the two patches the team wears on their uniforms, one being their squad's patch: Destructive Delta, and one being their law enforcement patch for their division, New York City. There will be plenty of swag with the logos. I'll be revealing the other two logos soon.

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So that's the THIRDS main logo displaying the organization's full name, motto, and in the center the representation of the unity between Therians and Humans. The motto itself translates to: With United Powers, which is what the THIRDS is all about: seeking justice for all, no matter the species, through the union of Human and Therian.

If you're not sure what Therians are, they're the shifters in the THIRDS series. In this world, shifters are not referred to as such, and instead they're a different species referred to as Therians-- which comes from Therianthropy: the change from human into animal.

For the THIRDS, I wanted to keep it as realistic as possible (for shifters anyway), and so the birth of this species is scientific rather than fantasy. And the THIRDS is an organization that was put in place to enforce the law, seek justice, and protect this new species, leaving Human law enforcement to deal with Human crimes, though since the two species aren't segregated, it means the THIRDS often have to deal with Human perpetrators if said Human commits a crime against a Therian citizen.

I'll be going more into the THIRDS, what it is, how they operate soon, but I loved putting this organization together, and it leaves loads of room for all kinds of stories, since there are three departments within the organization: Defense, Recon, and Intel. Each one has a different type of agent working for it, and these agents work in small squads with teams of two where a Human agent and Therian agent are paired up. Although the organization enforces the law, they're a military organization for the government, so it operates a little different to the Human police force. I'm happy to answer any questions related to the series, though if it's a spoiler, my answer may be somewhat vague.

Now onto other things. For anyone who doesn't know, I'll be attending RainbowCon at the end of April, and taking part in two panels: Thursday, April 17th 1 PM Marketing 101 Thursday, April 17th 4 - 4.30 PM Author Q&A Friday, April 18th 3 PM Roundtable Discussion  on Historicals

I have some wonderful folks with me for both these panels, and I'm really looking forward to it. If you're attending, make sure you say hello! If you're looking for a detailed schedule of events, you can find it here: http://rainbowconference.org/schedule.aspx

The M/M Romance group's writing event has arrived, and although I took part in the last two, I'm afraid I won't be able to this year as it falls during the wrapping up of Rise & Fall, and conflicts with my writing schedule for Vixen's Valor: Book 3 in the North Pole City Tales. I really want to make the North Pole City Tales a yearly Christmas thing, so I didn't want to skip this year, especially with quite a few folks looking forward to the next installment. Hopefully I can make the event next year, though I can't wait for all the great stories that are sure to come out of it this year!

And for those wondering when the heck I'm going to get to Hunter's book. He's on my writing schedule for this year, though it will mean the earliest the book will be released is early next year. Hunter's books is going to be a full length novel since we have quite a few characters, plus a couple of new ones. It'll be longer than An Intrepid Trip to Love, and I hope to release it through my lovely publisher so hopefully, it'll be worth the wait. I'm super grateful to everyone and their patience. <3

x Charlie


1 Hour Facebook Chat with Josh Lanyon, Charlie Cochet, and Rain Carrington

Rainbow Gold ReviewsHello all! As part of Rainbow Gold Reviews blog debut, on Monday, March 31st at 3 pm EST (2 pm CDT) I'll be taking part in a 1 hour Facebook Chat with the fab Josh Lanyon and Rain Carrington. You can drop by and say hello or ask any or all of us questions! If you'd like to join the event, just follow this link:

https://www.facebook.com/events/276326192533776/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming&source=1

My RainbowCon Blog Tour Post at Joyfully Jay's + a Giveaway!

JoyfullyJay sidebar_badge1Hello all! As part of the RainbowCon Blog Tour I'll be at Joyfully Jay's with a post on Historical Romance in honor of the Historicals roundtable discussion I'll be taking part in during RainbowCon.

There's also a swgatastic giveaway! Make sure to stop by and leave a comment on the post for a chance to win.

http://joyfullyjay.com/


Back from RainbowCon!

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Hello all! Yesterday afternoon I returned from RainbowCon up in Tampa. I had such a great time! Not only did I get to hang with my fabulous partner in crime Michael Rupured, but I got to spend time with old friends and met new ones who I'd chatted to online. I'd list everyone but that would make this post insanely long! I also won some amazing books from the awesome Rhys Ford during the Series & Serials panel which I'm still fangirling over.

I attended some great events and had a blast taking part in my first panels. I was nervous at first,but once I was there with fellow authors and moderators, the nerves fell away and I was so excited to chat. I do wish the Q&A had been at least an hour long because it was so much fun. Thank you so much to everyone who stopped by my panels and the Q&A. I don't feel as nervous about my upcoming GRL panels now.

I don't have pictures because I'm notorious for forgetting to take them. I really need to change that. But there are plenty of pictures on Facebook and I've been tagged in quite a few. I do feel like I should start carrying around a little stepping stool because I'm always the shortest. Poor Michael ends up trying to make himself less tall. LOL We had some fabulous dinners. Japanese is one of my absolute favorites. My roomies Lexi Ander and Tandice were uber sweet. The whole experience was just fantastic. I miss everyone already!

Yesterday I unpacked and then packed again for the Dreamspinner Press Author's Workshop which starts Thursday in Portland. So I'll be flying out for that. I've loads to do before then. It's getting closer to THAT time!!! I'm on the final (hopefully) round of edits for Hell & High Water. Blood & Thunder edits should be coming through any day now, Rack & Ruin is with my publisher, and I'll be working on Rise & Fall. Nervous does not begin to cover it. The Hell & High Water blog tour is in the works. There will be smaller tours in between and a bigger tour in December again for Rise & Fall. I'll make sure to keep you all posted on how the series is progressing.

Tomorrow, Tuesday April 22nd is my guest post at Coffee and Porn in the Morning and I'll be chatting about dreams and inspiration. I believe it goes up sometime around 10 a.m.

So much more is heading your way, so stay tuned!


Guest Blogging about the THIRDS series + a Giveaway over at Vastine Bondurant's Blog!

THIRDS logoHello all! This morning I'll be guest blogging with the lovely Vastine Bondurant! Drop by her blog and learn a little bit about my writing the THIRDS series, plus there's an exclusive excerpt and a nifty giveaway!

http://vastinebondurant1953.blogspot.com/

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