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Wonderful 5 Sweet Peas Review for The Auspicious Troubles of Chance

The lovely Pippa Wood over at Mrs. Condit & Friends Read Books has given The Auspicious Troubles of Chance 5 Sweet Peas, and had some very lovely things to say:


"The Auspicious Troubles of Chance is a gorgeous tale about Chauncey Irving, a young man abandoned by his parents, who runs away from the orphanage at the age of seven, and survives by using his wits and his brains, until he meets Marie, the leading lady at the Cleopatra who introduces him to a whole new life in the theatre. Love, camaraderie, angst and powerful storytelling. All combined to make The Auspicious Troubles of Chance a wonderful tale."

Click here to read the rest of the review, which is an absolute treat!

x Charlie x  

Absolutely Wonderful 5 star Review from Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews for The Auspicious Troubles of Chance!

Hello all! I just wanted to share my latest review for The Auspicious Troubles of Chance from the lovely Gennie Gee over at Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews. Not only did she give it 5 stars, but a 'Purest Delight' award!

She had some great things to say: "The Auspicious Troubles of Chance by Charlie Cochet is a great heartwarming love story! This is the second book I have read by Ms. Cochet, and to be honest, this author can’t write fast enough for me! She is able to combine wit, charm and sexy males in the first part of the Twentieth Century like no other author I’ve read."

Click here to read the rest of the review.

x Charlie x

Mending Noel Reviews and Branching Out!

NutcrackerHello all! Some of you may know that Mending Noel is my first little venture outside the realm of Historical. Even before I was published, I knew I didn't want to limit myself to just one genre. That said, I love Historical and have every intention of keeping up with those stories. In fact I'm working on them now! Johnnie, Remi, Danny, Bruce, and all the fellas are still eagerly awaiting their next books, while Julius's book is going through various stages of beta reading. There are certainly more to come.

I've been writing since I can remember. When I was a kid I'd make up my own characters, draw them, and write little stories to go with them. In high school I started my first novel. I didn't own a computer (few people did) so it was written across a bunch of journals. When I got my first computer in college, I rewrote it. I think I ended up rewriting it abut four times. Anyway, it was a Medieval fantasy of sorts. Let me tell you right now that I am rubbish at categorizing stories. I can't say my story is going to be this specific genre because it might have elements from various genres thrown in. Wherever the story wants to take me, providing I enjoy it, and it works, that's what I write. I like to make things different if I can, and I have a habit of ignoring the rules if I can find a new, interesting alternative. Mending Noel is one of those stories.

Even though I knew I was writing a sweet little story about elves at the North Pole, I wanted it to be different. I wanted to make up my own world using certain mythological beings from Christmas lore. It's fantasy but with a sort of urban twist because it takes place in a city, North Pole City, and like any other city, it can be dangerous. The enchanted creatures have jobs, there are misfits and outcasts, there's homophobia, drunkenness, scandal, and poverty. Don't get me wrong, it's not a gritty tale. I wanted something cheerful and cute for Christmas, but it does have a grittiness to it. Nothing is perfect, so I didn't want the North Pole to be either. Tim has a crappy job he hates, a supervisor who bullies him, and he's barely scraping by.

Brief Encounters has given it a wonderful 5 star review here, and the reviewer goes a little into the world I built, which was a real treat to read. For all of you who have enjoyed Mending Noel, for all the lovely ratings and reviews you've left, thank you so much. It really means a lot to me to know you've enjoyed my first non-historical title. I have a few more stories in the works that range anywhere from contemporary comedy/adventure to urban fantasy. I've been told Mending Noel still sounds distinctly me, which I couldn't be happier with. I have a certain style I suppose, and it'll be following me into whatever genre I venture into. Hope you're all ready for that ride!


The Romance Reviews gives The Auspicious Troubles of Chance a wonderful review!

Yesterday I woke up to no internet, phone, or TV service. A problem which wouldn't get sorted until this afternoon. However finding this lovely review for Chance in my inbox couldn't have come at a better time, as I'm busy working away on Johnnie's story for his upcoming deadline (more about that soon!).

Susan Mac Nicol from The Romance Reviews had some truly wonderful things to say about the book. I'm so glad she enjoyed it. She said,

"This was truly a story unlike anything I've read in this genre before. The characters themselves are all so well drawn and portrayed, the writing flows and ebbs with emotions and wonderful situations, and I can honestly say that I thoroughly enjoyed this story. The plot is well thought through, the relationship between Chance and Jacky beautifully written with sympathy, humour and the inevitable growing affection between the two men."

You can read the full review by clicking on the badge below.

The Romance Review   If you can't see the badge, here's the direct link: http://glbt.theromancereviews.com/viewbooksreview.php?bookid=6113   x Charlie

A Thank You Photo from Trip

As some of you may know, my Love Has No Boundaries story An Intrepid Trip to Love went up on Sunday, May 26th, and already it has some wonderful reviews. I just wanted to shout out a thank you to everyone who's taken the time to read it, not to mention leave a review. I've been blown away by all the comments left in the thread as well. You guys are amazing. All your effort is truly appreciated, and nothing warms my heart more than knowing folks are enjoying it.

Here's a little family photo for you. My guess is Trip wouldn't have been able to stop giving his tiny pup kisses no matter how much the pup griped about it. Though I imagine Robbie wouldn't have been able to resist returning those kisses because he loves his daddy so--even if he is a bit OTT at times.

Trip and Robbie

  For those who haven't read Trip's story and would like to, you can find it here: http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1342500-an-intrepid-trip-to-love-by-charlie-cochet---10-200-member-early-bonus-s   x Charlie

The Impetuous Afflictions Blog Tour Starts Today!!

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Hello everyone! I'm super excited to be launching The Impetuous Afflictions Blog Tour!! The tour has 13 stops. The first 6 stops are a personally guided tour conducted by the man himself, Jonathan Wolfe. The remaining 7 stops will give you the opportunity to meet the brats individually, and in some cases they will have a partner in crime. I heard for the final day, Johnnie has somehow managed to drag Chance along. That should be interesting.

Disclaimer: Please note. I can't be held responsible for what comes out of Johnnie's mouth. I've been informed he's on his best behavior, but I think we both know that his definition of "best behavior" differs vastly from ours. 

Anyway, the tour will also feature serialized excerpts consisting of the whole of Chapter Two. So if you haven't read Chapter One, you can go ahead and do so from either my website here:

http://www.charliecochet.com/books/novels/the-impetuous-afflictions-of-jonathan-wolfe/excerpt/

or the Dreasmpinner website here:

http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=4362&osCsid=gbo693acupfn294tque6r8jg27

Here's all the info for the tour you'll need. The first stop is The Novel Approach where the lovely Lisa has not only been incredibly kind in letting Johnnie stop by, but has also given The Impetuous Afflictions of Jonathan Wolfe an absolutely wonderful 5 star review!!

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Tour stops:

11/9 - Welcome to Hawthorne Manor [Excerpt 1] - The Novel Approach

11/11 - Billiard Room Brouhaha [Excerpt 2] - Author Sue Brown

11/12 - A Trip to the Town of Aylesbury [Excerpt 3] -  Author Kim Fielding

11/13 - Time for Tea [Excerpt 4] - Author Lex Chase

11/14 - Stopping for a Pint [Excerpt 5] -  Author Andrew Q. Gordon

11/15 - Visiting the Furry Hat Man [Excerpt 6] - Author Eden Winters

11/18 - Meet Gideon Brooks [Excerpt 7] - Author Michael Rupured

11/19 - Meet Rori Curtis [Excerpt 8] -  Author Shira Anthony

11/20 - Meet Aubrey Jepson [Excerpt 9] - Attention is Arbitrary

11/21 - Meet Oliver Darling [Excerpt 10] - Hearts on Fire

11/22 - Meet Elliot Young [Excerpt 11] - Author Elin Gregory

11/25 - Meet Connor & Edmund Grey [Excerpt 12] - Joyfully Jay

11/26 - The Devilish Duo [Bonus Excerpt] - Mrs. Condit & Friends


Giveaway

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

2nd & 3rd Prize: Impetuous Afflictions swag pack + signed 8×10 art print.

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To Enter

Just leave a comment on any of the blog posts along the tour, along with a contact email address. **If you would still like to enter the contest but don’t wish to leave your email address in the comment, you can also enter by emailingcharlie@charliecochet.com.

Winners will be chosen at random and posted on Charlie’s blog at http://www.charliecochet.com/blog on Monday, December 2nd. Winners will then be notified via email.

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Contest ends

Sunday, December 1st at midnight, Eastern Time.

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My first review for Hell & High Water! 5 stars from Susan at The Blogger Girls!!

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Hello all! I've received my first review of Hell & High Water and to say I'm thrilled would be an understatement. I have no words. All right, I have several. I'm SO excited, and happy, and excited, and oh my god!! A huge thank you to Susan from The Blogger Girls. Here are some of the AMAZING things she had to say about it:

Wake up, people, there is an awesome new series out, and I already know this is going to be one that is talked about, have groups made of it, and will be on everyone’s to-read or wish-list once they see just how much love this series is going to get. Seriously, it is that good. Think of Cut & Run but with a paranormal twist, or any series where there are two alpha male partners that have to work hard for that happily ever after, and where it doesn’t come fast or easy, and with an ending so incredible that you will be thanking every literary star in the universe that the next book is already written and will be released very soon.

Yep, I'm on the floor. Dead. This is.... *happy tears* Check out the full review here: http://bit.ly/CCHHWRBG


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