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Charlie's Dreamspinner Press Facebook Chat & Giveaway!

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Hello all! I'm being hosted on Dreamspinner's Facebook page where everyone's invited to drop by, say hello, chat, ask questions, and enter some fun giveaways!

Giveaways: Every hour there will be a contest and I'll be giving away two eBook sets of The Auspicious Troubles of Love Series (The Auspcious Troubles of Chance & The Impetuous Afflictions of Jonathan Wolfe!  The third giveaway is a signed paperback of The Impetuous Afflictions of Jonathan Wolfe, an Auspicious Troubles of Love tote bag, some handmade swag and more!

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When: Saturday, November 23rd at 12pm to 3pm Eastern Time (11am to 2om Central Time | 5pm to 8pm UTC)

Where: Dreamspinner Press Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/dreamspinnerpress

Hope to see you all there!


What's coming up next?

weeklynewsupdateHello all! This month has been pretty crazy what with my current WIP and The Impetuous Afflictions Blog Tour. The tour is still going on until the 1st of Dec for anyone who'd like to catch up with the excerpts or wants to enter the contest. Here's a little rundown of what's happening at the moment and what's coming up.

- The Impetuous Afflictions of Jonathan Wolfe has gotten some amazing reviews! I just want to thank all the lovely readers and reviewers who've taken the time to read Johnnie's story and leave such wonderful comments. It really makes me so happy hearing you've enjoyed it. Thank you to all the new readers who've picked up The Auspicious Troubles of Chance. You can bet Chance is basking in the attention. And finally, thank you to everyone who followed the tour. You've all been so great!

- I have a tentative release date for The Heart of Frost: Dec 18th. I'm not making an official announcement yet in case the date changes, though I don't expect it to. I reckon it'll hit Dreamspinner's "Coming Soon" page any day now, so it'll be confirmed. I just saw the final artwork for the cover and oh my god! Paul Richmond did the most AMAZING job. I was squeeing like a crazy person when it hit my inbox. Jack and Rudy are on the cover and... oh, I'm just so happy with it! Don't worry, I'll share soon as I can. There will also be a blog tour, and on Dec 14th a Facebook chat, but I'll let you all know the details of both closer to the time.

- I'm currently finishing up the first book of a four book series. This is a new venture for me with it being a contemporary shifter series. Unlike An Intrepid Trip to Love which is contemporary/fantasy, this new series is set in NYC, modern time, and revolves around a special law enforcement team, their adventures, and of course, the romance centering around two of the team's very different agents.

I'm really excited about it, but I'm waiting until I've got the first one contracted before squeeing all over everyone and sharing more with you. The schedule for this series is pretty tight, though the first book more than the others. But my hope is to get them released within a month or so of each other in 2014 so readers don't have to wait a year between releases, so yep, a lot of work going on. I'm hoping the first three books will be available in eBook and paperback by the time next GRL rolls around. I've also got at least three spin-offs in mind as well. So this series is pretty much consuming my life between now and June of next year writing-wise, though I hope to get a few shorter stories out in between. I really hope you'll love these fellas as much as I'm loving them!

- I'm hoping to get a newsletter started in the new year Jan/Feb. It'll be once a month and feature all kinds of fun stuff, including exclusive scene extras, flash-fiction, giveaways, and more, so stay tuned for that!

Also Dreamspinner is having a most awesome sale until Saturday! So if you're looking to pick up some Christmas stories and you like the sound of sweet Christmas elves foiling some dastardly deviants and falling in love, Mending Noel is 30% off!

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The Heart of Frost is available for pre-order!

Hello everyone! The Heart of Frost is up on Dreamspinner's coming soon page and is available for pre-order! Check out the amazing cover from Paul Richmond. I'm just so in love with it! The Heart of Frost is Book 2 in the North Pole City Tales (Mending Noel being Book 1) but it can be read as a standalone.

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Blurb:

At the North Pole, no one is more powerful and feared than the Prince of Frost. As general of the toy soldier army, Jack Frost has been working extra hard to put away the villainous Mouse King once and for all. If that isn’t taxing enough, Jack has to deal with the scandal and gossip brought on by news of his relationship with Rudy Rein Dear, captain of the Rein Dear Squadron, which hit headlines last holiday season. Lucky for Jack, his reputation has managed to deter any foolish attempts to stir up trouble. At least until now.

When someone sabotages Rudy’s plane during a test run a few weeks before Christmas, Jack is determined to find the culprit by any means necessary. The closer he gets to finding answers, the more difficulty he has not falling back to his icy ways. Has the Mouse King stepped up his game in order to throw Jack off his, or is someone a little closer to home behind the attempt on Rudy’s life? Either way, Jack has every intention of delivering a Christmas they won’t soon forget, even if it means losing the newfound warmth in his heart.

Excerpt:

Jack couldn’t help but linger in the doorway, watching his lover lounging on the blue tufted-velvet davenport, the sides of his bright red paisley robe having slipped precariously open to reveal his bare, tanned leg. He had a book in his hand, and another small stack of them lay on the floor beside him. His hair was roguishly tousled, and his bottom lip was caught between his teeth. The room smelled of cinnamon and spices, and the record player on the small table in the corner played soft Christmas melodies.

Rudy let out a wistful sigh. “If only I had my own handsome prince to sweep me off my feet.”

With a chuckle, Jack walked into the room.

“Oh, wait. I do.” Rudy snapped the book shut and turned his head in Jack’s direction. “Hello, handsome prince.” He sat up and moved over so Jack could take a seat beside him. Soon as Jack was seated, he slipped his arms around Rudy and leaned in for a kiss.

“Hello, sweetheart.”

“How did it go?” Rudy wrapped his arms around Jack, his chin coming to rest on Jack’s shoulder. His expression must have said it all because Rudy’s arms tightened around him. “That well, huh?”

“Apparently frivolity at parties is to be added to the list of activities which are beneath me. His arrogance seems to have no limit. I swear if it wasn’t for Kringle, my father would believe he had given life to Christmas himself.”

“He really is overbearing, isn’t he?” Rudy brushed his fingers through Jack’s hair, soothing him.

“Nothing new.” Jack pulled him close so he could plant a kiss on his temple. “What would’ve become of me without you?”

“Enough of those thoughts,” Rudy said, motioning toward the tub. “I prepared a nice hot bath for us.”

“You waited for me?”

“Of course. What fun is a bath without you?” Rudy slipped off the other end of the davenport and walked around to Jack’s side. With a sexy little smile, he got down on his knees and took hold of Jack’s boot, pulling it off, then the other. He made his way up Jack’s body, removing his uniform piece by piece and laying it neatly on the tufted velvet until Jack was down to his breeches and white undershirt. A shiver went through Jack as Rudy’s hands slid up his torso, feeling his way up as he removed the soft shirt. Once Jack was bare to his waist, Rudy took hold of his hand and pulled him to his feet.

“You were amazing tonight. Handsome, enchanting, graceful. You should have seen Vixen’s face. He was insanely jealous.”

“Really?”

“Yes. He said if he had known about you, he would have crawled into your bed long ago.”

Rudy was teasing him, but the thought of giving Rudy up for the brash and uninhibited Vixen had Jack shuddering. “He wouldn’t have gotten anything but a frozen backside, if he was lucky.”

“Oh?” Rudy released Jack and walked over to the end of the colossal marble tub. “But he’s very handsome.”

“All flash, no substance.”

“Affectionate.”

“You’re being too kind. We both know he’s a floozy.”

Rudy laughed. “Are you saying you wouldn’t have considered it? Even for a quick romp in the snow?”

“I’d rather freeze my baubles off,” he grumbled, his gaze fixed on Rudy’s face before it moved to those long, slender fingers resting on the sash of his robe.

“Jack, please, I’m very fond of your baubles.”

It wasn’t his own baubles he was concerned about at the moment. He stood mesmerized as Rudy turned away from him and his robe cascaded to the floor, revealing all that sun-kissed skin and sensual physique. Working on planes might be a labor of love for Rudy, but all that laboring had the most astounding effect on his lover’s body.

The well-defined muscles in Rudy’s back moved and shifted as he stretched, undoubtedly more for Jack’s benefit than any real need for it. Jack’s gaze raked down the curve of Rudy’s spine to his perfectly rounded backside. It was true, Jack could appreciate the beauty of a Sugarplum fairy, but nothing could compare to the beautiful grace of his lover.

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Available for pre-order from Dreamspinner Press:

http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=4517

Release date: December 18th, 2013

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Winners of The Impetuous Afflictions Blog Tour!

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Hello everyone! Wow, so my first ever blog tour was absolutely wonderful! I want to give a big thank you to all the lovely folks who hosted me on their sites, and all the amazing readers who stopped by or followed the tour. Thank you for taking the time to join in. I really hope you all enjoyed the tour and learning more about the fellas of Hawthorne Manor. There will certainly be more to come! And now onto the winners. I threw everyone's name into the virtual magic hat and it chose three names at random. The winners are:

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1st Prize: Winner of the $15 Amazon gift card + Impetuous Afflictions signed swag pack + signed 8×10 art print: Ninna

2nd Prize:  Winner of The Impetuous Afflictions swag pack + signed 8×10 art print: Jodi Pushkin

3nd Prize:  Winner of The Impetuous Afflictions swag pack + signed 8×10 art print: Allison Hickman

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Winners will be notified by email within the next few days to arrange delivery of your prizes. Thank you again all so much to everyone who followed the tour!


Dreamspinner Sale Dec 8 - 14th!

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Hey all! Dreamspinner Press is having a 20% off sale on Mystery, BDSM, and Historicals! Which means, The Auspicious Troubles of Chance, The Impetuous Afflictions of Jonathan Wolfe (ebook), and the pre-order for The Heart of Frost are all 20% off until Sat the 14th of Dec! How awesome is that? Check it out:

http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/index.php?cPath=55_634


I've Been Nominated! M/M Romance Group Members Choice Awards

Hello all! I'm super excited that An Intrepid Trip to Love, The Impetuous Afflictions of Jonathan Wolfe, and The Only Star have been nominated in the M/M Romance Group 2013 Members Choice Award in several categories!!! Thank you all so much to the wonderful folks who've nominated me, and for those who've voted. Thank you so much!

If you fancy voting for Trip or Johnnie, the poll is here:

http://www.esurveyspro.com/Survey.aspx?id=31dc63a9-f374-40b9-a220-b3aad4f2ba0d

Nominations are:

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An Intrepid Trip to Love: Best_Free_Story_N Best_Humorous_N Best_Paranormal_N Story_Should_Have_Sequel_N

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The Impetuous Afflictions of Jonathan Wolfe: Best_Historical_N Best_Title_N

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The Only Star Best_Free_Story_N

 

Second Stop on The Heart of Frost Blog Tour: Joyfully Jay's!

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Hello everyone! The Heart of Frost blog tour is stopping by Joyfully Jay's today, and I'm chatting about the music that  inspired The Heart of Frost and sharing some videos! Leave a comment for a chance to win some eBooks! The excerpts along the tour are serialized, so by the end you would have read the whole of Chapter 2! You can read Chapter 1 here: http://www.charliecochet.com/books/novellas/the-heart-of-frost/excerpt/

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Check out the tour schedule here: http://www.charliecochet.com/the-heart-of-frost-blog-tour-schedule/



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