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Valentine's Day special treats!

1137562_book_of_love_1Hello everyone! Valentine's Day is almost upon us, which means lots of lovey dovey goodness. What will I be offering during this time of chocolate hearts and candy kisses? Let's see...

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!


Love in Bloom - A Chance & Jacky Valentine's Day Short over at Guys Like Romance, Too!

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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!

http://guyslikeromancetoo.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/love-in-bloom.html


Welcome to the Power of Love Blog Hop!

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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?

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Or how about the Girlfriend Pillow?

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Or for your lover of horror, how about this heart cake from Lil Vanilli?

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Want to hold hands this winter, but those pesky gloves get in the way? Share a heart-shaped mitten!

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If all else fails, nothing beats a good old fashioned greeting card.

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Happy Valentine's Day!

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Fancy some free reads? Did you know I have several m/m romance stories available for free download?

An Intrepid Trip to Love Roses in the Devil's Garden The Only Star Love in Bloom - A Chance & Jacky Valentine's Day special

[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   Ccochet GiftCardthmb AND A Charlie Cochet Swag Bag (click for larger view)  ValentinesHopGiveawayCC 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
To Enter: Just leave a comment on this post stating what your guilty pleasure is. Is it chocolate? Reality TV? Something naughty? Winner will be chosen at random, and announced here on the blog on Monday, February 17th (Eastern Time). To continue on with the rest of the blog hop, just click the link below. http://powerofgaylove.blogspot.com/p/the-main-event-page.html

Trip & Boone's Valentine's Special Now Up! (was newsletter exclusive)

Trip&Robbie PlushyHello all! back in February I wrote an exclusive Trip & Boone Valentine's Day short for followers of my newsletter. The story was to remain exclusive to the newsletter until the end of April but then I had two conferences and came back with the dreaded con-crud. The good news, it's been uploaded to the site and is available as a free read for anyone who didn't get a chance to read it the first time around.

Read The Perfect Valentine's Day - A Little Bite of Love Special here: http://www.charliecochet.com/the-perfect-valentines-day-a-little-bite-of-love-special/ Enjoy!

THIRDS site badges!

Hello all! In preparation for the release of Hell & High Water and the official start of the THIRDS series, I'll be sharing all kinds of fun freebies. New to THIRDS HQ is web badges! Over at the THIRDS website, we've got a page full of fun badges that you can add to your blog or website. I know the team badges will have a whole new meaning once you get to know the agents of Destructive Delta, but until then, the badges are there for anyone who fancies displaying the love.

Check out all the badges here: http://thirdshq.com/badges/

Here are a couple of them (please note the coding might not show up on Goodreads):

Team Dex
Add Team Dex to your blog
THIRDS Logo
Add the THIRDS shield to your site
12 Days to go! Woot!

Round Robin Story Fun

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Hello all! I've joined some fabulous authors in a game of Round Robin for a free read. What's a Round Robin story? It's a type of collaborative storytelling in which each other writes a piece of the story, continuing where the last author left off.  You can find the story schedule below of when the posts are going up. Since there are a good number of authors, there's two posts going up a week, and I get to end the story. OMG, no pressure, right?  The story is called Different Tracks and it's a straight up contemporary, a first for me, so should be fun!

I've also added the schedule and links to the sidebar so readers can easily find them. Happy reading!

Part 1: Jan 5 - Sophie Bonaste Part 2: Jan 8 - Brynn Stein Part 3: Jan 12 - Grace Duncan Part 4: Jan 15 - Suki Fleet Part 5: Jan 19 - Elizabeth Noble Part 6: Jan 22 - Kim Fielding Part 7: Jan 26 - Lane Hayes Part 8: Jan 29 - Charlie Cochet  

Different Tracks - Part 8

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Hello all! I've joined some fab authors in writing a round robin story called Different Tracks. The authors are Sophie Bonaste, Brynn Stein, Grace Duncan, Suki Fleet, Elizabeth Noble, Kim Fielding, and Lane Hayes. A new chapter will be posted every Monday and Thursday, so make sure to check the sidebar for the schedule and links. As the story grows, I might move it to it's own section.

Here are the links to the current chapters: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7

Peter woke up with a sappy smile on his face. Last night had been amazing, evident by the way his body ached as he stretched. His ass was especially sore. Memories of last night warmed him all over despite the air conditioning cooling his bare skin. A small moan escaped him when he thought of Xander’s hands all over him, the way Xander’s teeth had nipped at his skin, the feel of Xander’s soft lips against his, and the taste of his mouth. Peter couldn’t remember the last time he’d been fucked so good. With a grin on his face, Peter blinked open his eyes. His smile promptly faded.

Xander was gone.

Peter sat up and sighed. Xander’s absence wasn’t a surprise. However, the feeling of disappointment flooding through Peter was. What the hell had gotten into him? He’d never done anything so bold. Casual hookups weren’t his thing. Neither was coming onto a guy he barely knew. He’d tried his best to ignore Xander in the car as he sat there beside Peter, dripping wet, but then Xander had gone and taken off his shirt, and Peter had been mesmerized by Xander’s inked skin. His fingers had itched to touch, to run over every inch of smooth surface, over every curve and dip.

“I’m such an idiot.” He got out of bed and headed for the bathroom to brush his teeth and wash up. What was it about Xander that made him feel so reckless? Did he really want to find out? It was obvious Xander wasn’t interested in anything more than what they had last night, and as great as it was, Peter wasn’t looking to become any guy’s occasional lay. His head was telling him it was better this way. Why try to pursue someone who didn’t want to be pursued?

After finishing up in the bathroom, Peter got dressed and headed for the kitchen to make breakfast. As he did, he realized he didn’t even have Xander’s number. Speaking of phone, his cell rang and he checked the screen. It was Jo. He was tempted to ignore it, but he knew better. Jo had a way of getting information out of him one way or another.

“Hey.” He braced himself.

“So… where were you two last night? Mr. J said you guys didn’t make it because of the weather.”

“Yeah, it was getting pretty bad out there, so I told Xander it would be okay if we didn’t go.”

There was a pause then a sigh. “Are you really going to make me drag it out of you? Because you know I will.”

Peter worried his bottom lip. He knew he could trust Jo not to say a word, and considering how he had no idea what his next course of action should be, confiding in her might help. Jo always seemed so confident, like she knew exactly what she wanted all the time and how to get it. Maybe he was overthinking this. “We slept together.” There was a high-pitched squeal at the other end and Peter chuckled. “I’m glad you approve.”

“Was it amazing?”

“Better than.” Something in his voice must have given him away, because Jo’s tone when she next spoke reflected her concern.

“He didn’t stick around.”

“No,” Peter sighed. He carried his mug of coffee to his kitchen table and took a seat. “He was gone when I woke up. Guess that’s that then.”

“That’s that? You had amazing sex with a hot guy who you really like, and that’s that?”

Peter arched an eyebrow despite the fact Jo couldn’t see him. “I’m not exactly sure what it is you think I can and should do. The guy left before I woke up. He didn’t even want to see me. I don’t know what he was expecting. It’s not like I was going to propose or anything. Either way, I don’t want to make a big deal out of this. It was one night.”

“Uh-huh. And when you see him on Saturday?”

If I see him. Then again, Peter doubted Xander would go against a court order just to avoid some guy he’d had a one night stand with. “I’ll play it by ear, see how he reacts. I don’t want things to be awkward.”

“A little late for that.”

“Thanks,” Peter muttered.

Jo let out a soft laugh. “Look, just talk to the guy. It’ll be fine.”

“Thanks.” They exchanged a few more pleasantries before Peter hung up. He wished it could be that easy. What was he supposed to say? He let his head fall against the table with a groan. Six more days until he saw Xander again. The wait would either help him clear his head or drive him crazy. Knowing him, it would most likely be the latter.


Check in with Sophie on Monday for Part 9!

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