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Mending Noel has a new cover! Plus a giveaway!

Hello, all! I'm super excited to reveal the shiny new cover for Mending Noel, book 1 in the North Pole City Tales series. I love the original cover, and it was a perfect fit for my little holiday story in Dreamspinner's 2012 Advent Calendar, but once the world of our beloved Christmas elves expanded, bringing us a series with covers created by the awesome Paul Richmond, I really wanted Mending Noel's cover to match the rest of the series, so Paul gave Tim and Noel life! You'll find a little giveaway below to celebrate!

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#TeaserTuesday - Courage and the King (North Pole City Tales, Book 6)

Hello, all! It's been a while since my last #TeaserTuesday. My deadlines have been a wee bit crazy, but I'm hoping to get back on track. Here we have a snippet from Courage and the King, the final book in the North Pole City Tales series which features Dasher, and the imposing King of Frost-Eirik Frost. This is due for release in December of this year. Enjoy!

Rudy joined his Rein Dear brethren, and there were hugs all around. He laughed as he faced Dasher. “That was quite some flying. What in Kringle creation were you doing?”

I wasn’t doing anything! It was your blasted beau.”

Jack joined Rudy at his side, his frown deep. “Me? What on earth are you blabbering on about?”

“You were toying with my biplane,” Dasher accused, poking Jack in the chest.

Oh, but this was far more entertaining than Eirik expected. No one ruffled Jack’s feathers like Dasher. Eirik remained just outside the grand archway as Dasher followed Jack up the main stone stairway, heading in his direction, so absorbed by his grievance with Jack that he hadn’t noticed Eirik. Dasher always noticed Eirik.

“I did no such thing,” Jack insisted.

“As if I’d believe you.”

“When have I ever held my tongue where you’re concerned?”

“Point taken, but if it wasn’t you, who was it?” Dasher reached the top step just as he said the words. He wasn’t paying attention to where he was going, and came to a halt mere inches away from Eirik. Heads in the clouds these Christmas elves. It was a wonder they didn’t float away. Dasher’s mouth hung open and Eirik tapped his fingers under the elf’s chin to aid him in closing it.

“You look like a fish,” Eirik muttered, ignoring the way Dasher’s full lips spread into a wide smile that reached his ocean blue eyes. Not that Eirik paid attention to that sort of thing. They were simply hard to miss against such fair skin. As was the pink that came into his cheeks. Dasher seemed happy to see Eirik. What a strange little elf.

After that nasty ordeal with Cupid’s brother Gunne, where Cupid had come to Eirik for help in reuniting Jack and Rudy, Eirik had warned Dasher to stay away. Dasher’s words to him that day burrowed deep beneath Eirik’s skin, forcing him to feel emotions he’d long buried. They haunted him.

“Your heart still beats, your majesty. You’re simply afraid to let it beat for someone else.”

The audacity of the elf! To presume he knew Eirik, or his fears. That for a moment he understood what Eirik felt his in his heart.

“Hi,” Dasher said softly.

Eirik arched an eyebrow. Dasher seemed to have lost all thought function until someone cleared their throat. Snapping himself out of whatever trance he appeared to have been in, Dasher quickly bowed.

“Your Majesty.”

“I see you still have quite the ways to go on those manners.” Eirik turned to head back inside. Much to his irritation, Dasher scurried up beside him.

“Maybe you can teach me?”

“Perhaps instead we could test your cold threshold.”

Dasher chuckled. “Admit it, you missed me.”

Eirik let out a snort of disgust. The elf was delusional. He came to a halt, his frown deep as he looked down his nose at Dasher. “Why are you following me?”

“Why are you allowing it?” Dasher’s smile was wicked.

The Christmas elf posed a good question. Why was he allowing it? “My purpose here is to support my son, and help him celebrate his marriage. I will not permit anyone to cause him, or his groom-to-be any grief. Consider yourself very fortunate.”

Dasher bowed gracefully. “You are most magnanimous, Your Majesty.”

Oh, for Kringle’s sake! The elf was absolutely hopeless.

“Dasher!” Cupid called out from several feet away. “Our rooms are this way!”

“Coming!” Dasher turned back to Eirik, his smile still in place. He bowed before Eirik once more. “Until we meet again, Your Majesty.” When he straightened, he placed his hand over his heart. “I will keep you in my thoughts.”

Eirik rolled his eyes, and Dasher darted off.

The toy soldiers accompanied the Rein Dear, helping them with their vast number of trunks and belongings while several palace staff escorted them to the royal wing where the bedchambers assigned to the Rein Dears were located. Their laughter and chatter reverberated through the halls.

Malachi stood beside Eirik, his gaze on Dasher. “Persistent, isn’t he?”

Was that amusement he saw in his brother’s eyes?

“Exasperating is what he is,” Eirik grumbled, as he observed the spectacle before him. “Good Goddess, it’s as if they’re moving in. How can creatures so small have so much luggage?”

Malachi chuckled. “Says the winter spirit with his own caravan.”


Copyright © 2017 Charlie Cochet. North Pole City Tales published by Dreamspinner Press.

The Foxling Soldati Release Day and Giveaway!

Hello, all! I'm super excited to announce the release of The Foxling Soldati (Soldati Hearts, Book 2)! Woot! I hope you enjoy Toka and Rayner's story! To celebrate we're having a giveaway! You'll find the rafflecopter link at the end of the post.

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Synopsis

Foxling Toka has served the Soldati king for centuries, and now he attends to the kingdom’s cherished Soldati prince. It’s a position of honor, and as Toka helps the once-human prince adapt to their magical realm, he finds joy in their friendship. He also grows bolder in his encounters with Rayner, Soldati warrior and the king’s second. But the laws are clear: servants and Soldati are not permitted to mate. It doesn’t matter that Toka lost his heart to the dashing cad long ago.

Rayner never imagined he would fall in love with a servant, but the clever and beautiful foxling has ensnared him, and he resents the regulations keeping them apart. When an arrogant and spiteful king visits from a neighboring realm, Rayner is in danger of losing everything. But Soldati warriors don’t surrender, and he intends to fight all the harder to keep Toka where he belongs—in Rayner’s arms.

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SeriesOrder

The Soldati Prince (Soldati Hearts, Book 1) The Foxling Soldati (Soldati Hearts, Book 2)

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Mending Noel is FREE for a Limited Time! Plus NPCT Series Price Drop!

Hello, all! To celebrate the upcoming release of the final novella in the North Pole City Tales series, Mending Noel is FREE for a limited time, plus books 2 through 5 have been reduced in price! Looking for some sweet holiday fun? Join Mayor Kringle's fly boys in North Pole City on their adventures as they fight foes and find love. Filled with holiday cheer, and a little naughty to go with the nice.

Warning: contains broody winter spirits, sassy elf pilots, and elf swearing such as "Holy holly!" and "Crabapples!" 

ABOUT THE BOOK

All is not sparkly snowflakes and sweet candy canes in North Pole City. Office workers Tim and Noel do nothing all day but antagonize each other—petty fighting that might be based on hatred… or a heated mutual attraction. It’s up to Jack Frost and his elf-friend Rudy to broach the hostilities and introduce some Christmas kisses, but is the Frost Prince up to the challenge of launching a new romance when someone’s trying to break his holiday spirit?

Dreamspinner Press AmazonKindle iBooks Nook by Barnes & Noble Kobo SeriesOrder Mending Noel (North Pole City Tales, Book 1) - Currently FREE The Heart of Frost (North Pole City Tales, Book 2) - $0.99 Vixen’s Valor (North Pole City Tales, Book 3) - $1.99 Loving Blitz (North Pole City Tales, Book 4) - $2.99 Disarming Donner (North Pole City Tales, Book 5) - $2.99 The King’s Courage (North Pole City Tales, Book 6) - $3.99 (New Release full price) North Pole City Tales Paperback Anthology Complete Set - $17.99 Full Price Paperback. All 6 stories.

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