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Over at Lex Chase's blog for Stop 3 on The Heart of Frost Blog Tour!

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Hello everyone! The Heart of Frost blog tour is on its third stop over at Lex Chase's blog, and I'm chatting about all the wonderful holiday scents that inspired the North Pole City Tales series! Drop by and Llave a comment for a chance to win some elf fun! 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/



The Heart of Frost Review, Interview, & Giveaway!

CharlieRoseHey all! I've been interviewed by the fab Brandilyn over at Prism Book Alliance. She's asked some really fun questions about Jack & Rudy, along with what's coming up next in the series and my writing. Plus there's a giveaway! I'm offering any eBook from my current releases and a $10 Amazon gift card.

Ends Jan 14th at 11:59 pm, CST

Find the interview & giveaway here: http://prismbookalliance.com/2014/01/charlie-cochet-stops-by-to-talk-with-pba-and-give-you-stuff-interview-by-brandilyn/

She's also reviewed The Heart of Frost! Check out her fantastic review here:

http://prismbookalliance.com/2014/01/the-heart-of-frost-by-charlie-cochet-review-by-brandilyn/


New Contracts!!

CharlieRoseHello all! I'm so so so excited to announce I've just signed two new contracts with my fabulous publisher Dreamspinner Press!!

The first is for Book 1 in the THIRDS series: Hell & High Water, and the second is for Book 2 in the Fallen Rose series (Julius's book): A Rose by Any Other Name (Roses in the Devil's Garden being Book 1)

Providing all goes well, the tentative release dates are June, for Hell & High Water, and Sept for A Rose by Any Other Name. I'm toiling away on THIRDS Book 2, Blood & Thunder. Fingers crossed I can get it done without too much of a delay.

So, this year, if all goes well, and my characters don't kick my butt, I'll have six books out. *Cue fainting*. That's right. 6. Last year I had 3: 1 novel, 2 novellas. This year, I'm hoping to have 5 novels and 1 novella. Did I mention it was going to be a busy year? Oh, and there's a website and some artwork I need to get done at some point. Still... CONTRACTS!! Woo!! Time for a dance.


THIRDS Update, Book Covers, and General Shenanigans

CharlieRoseHello all! The last few days I've been recuperating after (finally!) turning in Blood & Thunder, THIRDS Book 2 in to my publisher over the weekend (plus finishing a whole bunch of other things, -_-). I'm now working on Book 3, and trying to figure out what kind of covers I want for the series [cue ominous music]. Sometimes I know exactly what I want for a cover, and then other times I want to curl up, and weep.

There are so many options to consider before you even get to the content. Like drawn or photo? People or graphics? What kind of style? Then trying to figure out what I actually want on the cover. I've been going back and forth for days. Dreamspinner has an awesome art department with equally awesome artists, so that's not the problem. I've just kept drawing a blank. NOW I think I've got it. I think my problem was establishing a tone for the covers, because although it's a romance series, there's an equal balance of comedy and drama, and I want that to be reflected on the covers. I want the covers to stand out, so I think I may be taking a chance on the road less traveled with these, but hopefully it'll work.

I'm working on Rack & Ruin, THIRDS Book 3, plus working on production for Book 1. I think with each book I complete, the more nervous I get. I've never finished writing a whole series before the first book even gets close to release. I'm also working on the website, and hope to get that up before June.

Now for other news, Some of you may or may not know I did a guest post on Guy Like Romance, Too! where I shared links to Love in Bloom - A Chance & Jacky Valentine's Day Special. If you missed it, you can still read or download the story from my Free Reads page. http://www.charliecochet.com/free-reads/

As part of my newsletter, I'm including exclusive content for readers, and February's newsletter included The Perfect Valentine's Day - A Little Bit of Love Valentine's Day Special, featuring Trip & Boone. If you fancy signing up to my newsletter, you can do so here: http://www.charliecochet.com/newsletter If you signed up too late to get the Feb newsletter, just let me know you signed up, and would like Feb's newsletter (drop me an email or fill out the contact form) and I'll forward you a copy.

Don't forget, this weekend is my live chat with the fantabulous Amy Lane, and Rhys Ford. We'll be answering reader questions live on Google Hangouts. So drop by at 5 pm (Eastern Time), this Sat Feb 22nd to see if we answered your questions. I'll be posting the  direct link as soon as I get it.

There's still time to submit questions for any or all of us. Just leave them here, on Amy or Rhy's blog, or the Dreamspinner blog: http://dreamspinnerpress.com/blog/2014/02/10/fireside-chat-february-22/ 

Also, the rights to quite a few of my stories are reverting to me for my Torquere Press books, so they start becoming unavailable from the end of this month. When Love Walked In will become unavailable from around the 27th of Feb, and The Amethyst Cat Caper will become unavailable around the same time. I'm hoping to revisit all my short stories, though I haven't decided whether to make them longer, and re-release them, or put them together in an anthology. The Amethyst Cat Caper I intend to re-edit, and turn it into a full length novel, but obviously it won't be re-released until next year.

What do you think? Should I re-edit, extend them to novellas. Or re-edit, and put them together in a short story anthology with a new short story or two?


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


2014 Event & Guest Blogging Schedule

Hello all! 2014 is proving to be a busy year not just writing and release wise, but on the events side. I've got loads scheduled and it's only just begun. There will be blog tours, guest posts, interviews, and giveaways! Here's what's on the schedule so far:


♥ March 31st - I'm so excited to be taking part in a 1 hour Facebook Chat with Josh Lanyon and Rain Carrington over at Rainbow Gold Reviews Facebook Page. 3 pm Eastern Time (2 pm CDT) https://www.facebook.com/events/276326192533776/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming&source=1


♥ April 3rd - I've donned my chapeau for my interview by the fabulous Raine O'Tierney over at The Hat Party and I'll be hosting a giveaway. http://raineotierneyhatparty.blogspot.com/


♥ April 11th - RainbowCon Countdown! I'll be a guest at Joyfully Jay's with a guest post & giveaway! http://joyfullyjay.com/


♥ April 17th - 20th - I'll be an attending author at RainbowConI'll be taking part in a Q&A, a panel on Marketing, and a roundtable discussion on Historical. http://rainbowconference.org/


♥ April 22nd - I'll be a guest over at Coffee and Porn in the Morning chatting about the inspiration of dreams. http://cupoporn.blogspot.co.uk/


♥ April 24th - 27th - I'll be in Portland, Oregon attending the Dreamspinner Press writer's workshop.


♥ May 17th - I'm a guest over at the fab Vastine Bondurant's blog. http://vastinebondurant1953.blogspot.com/


♥ May 26th - I'll be chatting baout the THIRDS over at the awesome Lex Chase's blog. http://nomadchronicle.com/>


♥ June 9th - The Hell & High Water Blog Tour officially begins over at The Novel Approach! There will be some fantastic prizes to be won for more than one winner and you'll get to know more about the sexy agents from Team Destructive Delta. More info coming soon!


♥ Sept 19th - My GRL guest post over at The Blogger Girls plus a giveaway. http://thebloggergirls.com/


♥ Oct 16th - 19th - I'll be a Featured Author at the GayRomLit Retreat. More info as soon as I have it. https://gayromlit.com/grl-authors


There are more events being scheduled which I'll be adding soon, so stay tuned!


Weekly Update & Fur Baby Pics

Hello all! So I'm a bit behind on Rack & Ruin, THIRDS book 3 but for a good reason. I've just had a little bundle of adorableness arrive. His name is Olly and he's a seven week old pup. The breeder was supposed to have given Olly over at eight weeks but for personal reasons had to give the pups away a week ahead of schedule. He's tiny. A toy poodle/dachshund mix.

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Today's his fourth day with me and he's settling in nicely, though as you can imagine, pup wants to be with his new mommy at all times and protests to his crate training. He thinks it's play time all the time and I'm resisting coddling him because I don't want him to develop bad doggie habits. There's potty training going on though he seems to be a quick learner and by day two he knew exactly where to go to find his water and food bowls. He answers to his name by bouncing over to you and he's even scratched at the back door to go outside.

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It's hard to get work done with that little face staring up at you but I'm learning to resist the puppy kryptonite. Hopefully I can catch up this week with major word countage during the day. Olly's forcing me to be a morning person which is quite a feat considering how often I have to get up in the night to let him out of his crate to go potty. And then of course there's the hour or so of protesting once I put him back in.

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Okay, on to the update. There's still time to enter my giveaway over at The Hat Party. Contest ends this Thursday, April 10th at 11:59pm (EST). Just drop by and leave a comment for a chance to win.

On Friday, April 11th is my RainbowCon Blog Tour post over at Joyfully Jay's and I'm also giving away a swag bag of goodies. So make sure to check out the post and leave a comment.

This week at the Purple Rose Tea House we have guest authors Julie Lynn Hayes and B. Snow with chats on everything from comedy to cats.

Well that's it for today! There will be a THIRDS update this week.


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