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Tomorrow, you're only a day away...

It's almost here! *gasp*

Tomorrow is the release of my debut story: When Love Walked In
A Valentine's Day short story available from Torquere Press!

I'm so excited and equally nervous. I'll be over at the Torquere Press blog all day tomorrow chatting about all sorts of things, from my release, to detectives, to java! So whether you want to stop by and just say hi, or take a load off with a cuppa, it'll be grand to see you!

Read more about When Love Walked In

x Charlie x

Drop by the Torquere Press Blog for a chance to win!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!

Today I'm over at the Torquere Press blog sharing a sneak peak of my newest release, Lost in My Waking Dream, my Historical Romance with a dash of Science Fiction, which is out today!

Drop by and leave a comment (at the TqP blog) for a chance to win. Contest ends at midnight EST time. The winner will be chosen at random and posted here on Thursday's post, so if you're entering, please make sure to leave an email address where you would like your story sent should you win. Hope to see you there!


 x Charlie x

New Release and the Torquere Press LJ: Win a free copy of Lost In My Waking Dream

Good morning all!

Today I'm over at the Torquere Press Live Journal sharing a sneak peak of my newest release, Lost in My Waking Dream!

Drop by and leave a comment (at the LJ, post should be up from 6am EST) for a chance to win. Contest ends at midnight EST time. The winner will be chosen at random and posted here on Friday's post, so if you're entering, please make sure to leave an email address where you would like your story sent should you win. Hope to see you there!


Yesterday's winners are: Tracy, Lana, and vitajex. You've all been sent an email. Please let me know if you haven't received it.

 x Charlie x

GayRomLit 2012!!

Hello all! Well I'm finally back home after an amazing experience at my very first GayRomLit Retreat. I was there for five days and I still didn't get to meet everyone!

As a newbie author, I was SO nervous, but soon the nervousness gave way to excitement, even if I was pretty much in a constant state of awe at everything and everyone. The organizers did the most amazing job, and I could honestly say I felt at ease there. It was just so incredible being surrounded by like-minded folks who had all gathered to celebrate the genre they love so much. Everyone was friendly and approachable, and the hotel staff totally rocked.

Me at my author signing table. I promise I will have
print books for Atlanta next year, and not just postcards!
I wish I would have taken more pictures, but I was so busy gaping and gawking at everyone most of the time, I kept forgetting I had a camera with me.  I had also intended on posting and tweeting, but sadly my phone had no signal unless I stood outside the hotel. Next year I plan on having a much better provider. Anyway, it was a fantastic event with a little bit of everything for everyone, from Q&A's with your favorite authors to publisher sponsored events that included go-go boys and a piano cabaret.

The most exciting thing of all, was standing in the hall on the very first day, and having a small group of readers come up to me to tell me how much they loved my swag, and how they loved my stories. That was when it really hit home that I was a published author. I must have looked like a crazy person, just smiling from ear to ear and thanking them. Getting to chat with folks about my books, and hearing them asking for more was an over-the-moon moment for me. Now, onto some pictures!

I just had to have a picture with Damon Suede in his kilt. The man has an incredible amount of energy and good cheer. I really don't know how he does it. I also got to hear all about how he got his very first kilt, and the seven that came after.

I also have to mention Jacob Flores because aside the fact that he and his husband are just so sweet, Jacob has the most amazing smile. You just can't help but smile when he's around you. It's infectious.

Also, Aleksandr Voinov who is as charming and wonderful in person as he is online. I was so happy he was able to attend GRL and that I got to meet him, and hug him!

I was so happy that I got to meet and hug Cole Riann from The Armchair Reader. He is without a doubt one of the sweetest guys I've met! There were plenty of folks I wish I'd had the chance to sit down and chat with much longer, and Cole is certainly one of them. Not that I don't plan on chatting with him online. (Now that we've met, Cole, there's no escaping me!)

You'd think it would be easy to find the time to sit and chat with everyone, but there were hundreds of attendees, plus non-stop events going on inside and outside the hotel. Also, I spent a good deal of time discreetly staring at people's name tags, which hopefully I won't have to do so much next year!

I was so excited to finally meet Jay from Joyfully Jay, and Lisa from The Novel Approach. Two amazing ladies who I have every intention of cornering next year for longer chats!

























My author posse, though we're missing the lovely Kim Fielding, and Lorraine Ulrich. From left to right, Hayley B. James, S.A. Garcia, me, and Ana Bosch. Behind the camera, the awesome Manda Krowhop.

I roomed with Kim Fielding (can't believe I didn't get a picture of you, Kim!), and S.A. Garcia who I had such a great time chatting with.


I got to meet my online buddy Hayley B. James, and oh my god, she had me in tears at one point during the bowling party. I'll never look at a smurf the same way again. She also had some fantastic swag, and a talent for sketching classy penis's. We're talking top hat, tails, and monocles folks.

We all took a field trip to Old Town, which is filled with charming little gift shops. This particular shop had lots of um.. interesting gifts. One of them being this little bug type thing with a wobbly head poking out of it's body. We couldn't work out what it was, but it looked like fun!

This is the extremely talented Ana Bosch. It's no secret I'm a fan of both her writing, and her art. I bought my copy of Bonds of Death where she sketched Riley for me. Total fan-girl moment. She bought these special fellas. We thought maybe they were some spiritual deities or something of that nature, but apparently when she asked the shop lady they were just angel drag queens. Yep, that shop had it all!


This car was parked on the sidewalk at Old Town, so of course I had to have a picture of me standing next to it. It's gorgeous and I want.










Another classic car parked just across the street. It's like they knew I would be there. My sparkly senses also tingled, leading me to a shop filled with all sorts of jewelry. I bought a huge gaudy yellow owl ring with rinestones. It's amazing, and takes up most of my ring finger! If you don't believe me, scroll back up to the photo of me sitting at the book signing table. That huge yellow thing is the ring.

Chili garden next to one of the shops in Old Town. Of course everything we ordered to eat while in Albuquerque had peppers in it, even the mash potatoes, and sushi!









One of the three delicious cakes provided by MLR Press for their hosted Day of the Dead party. They didn't just look yummy, but tasted yummy, too! We also had some equally yummy Sangria. A big congrats to the lovely Kaje Harper for her award from MLR for being their highest eBook sales author!
MLR also had some amazing Sugar Skulls, but unfortunately I could only admire them as I'm still not allowed to eat anything hard or too crunchy due to my recent dental surgery, but aren't they just so pretty?





















Heather C. sent me this amazing photo of my Torquere Press Bowling Party Team. From left to right: Gyn, Heather C., Hayley B. James, Manda Krowhop, Me, and our amazing cheerleader Joyfully Jay! They all kicked my keister in bowling, but I had so much fun!


This experience has been unlike any other. I got to meet my publishers, and some of the wonderful folks who make my books happen. The Torquere Press bowling party was so much fun. A big thank you to everyone who played, and those who came to cheer us on. I'm big enough to admit that I totally had my keister handed to me at bowling by the rest of my team. The Dreamspinner Press Cabaret was so much fun, and I got a hoarse voice from all the singing. The piano player was amazing, and whenever I hear Barbie Girl, I'll be thinking of GRL. Ariel, you looked amazing!

Thank you so much to everyone who made my first GayRomLit so spectacular, and a big thank you to all the organizers who worked so hard, to all the publishers, reviewers, authors, and readers I met. To those of you I chat to online, you are even more awesome in person. To those who didn't get to go this year, I hope we meet next year.

Much love!









Welcome to the Howloween Blog Hop!

Hello all, and welcome to the Blog Hop Spot's Howloween Blog Hop! Join over 270 + authors for a chance to win lots of nifty prizes!

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The rules:

Starts: Friday October 26th
Ends: Monday October 29th @ Midnight Eastern Time
Winner: Will be posted Tuesday October 30th on the blog

To Enter: Just leave a comment on this post.

Prize:  An eBook of your choice, a signed print copy of the Masks Off! Anthology along with the swag pictured with it below. (Includes signed postcards of book covers & exclusive designs, vintage style mini card holder, vintage flower bookmark, When Love Walked In bookmark, Vintage style 'Capture the Magic' notebook, and handmade vintage style 2013 calendar)

To check out the rest of the folks taking part in the blog hop, just click on the blog hop poster up there on the left hand side.












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Now I don't go trick or treating these days, but when I was kid, that was the thing to do. I lived on a block filled with kids, so our parents would round us all up and a small group of them would take us from house to house for blocks while the rest of the parents sat chatting on someone's front steps. They'd also give out candy to the other kids that came by, and brought us cupcakes and refreshments when we came back for a rest before moving on in the other direction.

Yep, back in the 80s, our parents did Halloween in style. There was no egging going on, or toilet paper flinging. At least not in the little suburb town where I lived. It was a big ole block party where we ate candy until we got sick and ran around on a sugar high flailing and jumping, and scaring the bejesus out of folks every time they heard the phrase, "hey, mom, look at me!" And did I mention the money? Because everyobe knew everyone, we could always count on the apartment tenants who didn't have candy to give us a dollar or two. With costumes, moms went all out, because they all knew how to sew and didn't want to get outdone by Mary Sue next door. The mom rivalries were hilarious. If one baked chocolate frosted cupcakes, the other had to bake chocolate frosted cupcakes with sprinkles. The bling on some of those cupcakes could blind you if you weren't careful.

 So let's talk costumes! When I was a kid, I was something different every year, some of them rather questionable now that I think about it. Off the top of my head, I remember being: A pumpkin (yep, that's right), Raggedy Anne, a Cabbage Patch kid, a Care Bear (the pink one), an Egyptian princess, a ballerina, and who knows what else.

As I got older, I was a knight, a medieval princess, a soldier from the American Revolution (it coincided with a school project), a gypsy, a pirate, a 1930s gangster with Tommy gun (you were waiting for that one weren't you!) That's all I can remember at the moment. There's photographic evidence of course, but I have to hunt them down in my mom's Narnia-sized cupboard of family photos.   

Did you dress up for Halloween and go trick or treating? What were some of your costumes? 

*** Don't forget to leave an email address in your comment in case you win!










The Rack & Ruin Blog Tour continues over at It's About the Book with Dr. Hudson Colbourn!

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Hello all! The Rack & Ruin blog tour continues to celebrate the release of book 3 in the THIRDS series with it's 5th stop over at It’s About the Book later today where Dr. Hudson Colbourn takes over. He'll be showing you his lab and you might even be able to coax a little info out of him about Seb. Good luck!

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About the Book

Rack&Ruin200Rack & Ruin, THIRDS Book 3 Genre: M/M Romance, Shifter, Paranormal, Mystery/Suspense, Science Fiction, Humor Length: Novel Published: Nov 7th, 2014 Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Cover Artist: LC Chase Ebook ISBN-13: 9781632164209 Paperback ISBN-13: 9781632164193

New York City’s streets are more dangerous than ever with the leaderless Order of Adrasteia and the Ikelos Coalition, a newly immerged Therian group, at war. Innocent civilians are caught in the crossfire and although the THIRDS round up more and more members of the Order in the hopes of keeping the volatile group from reorganizing, the members of the Coalition continue to escape and wreak havoc in the name of vigilante justice.

Worse yet, someone inside the THIRDS has been feeding the Coalition information. It’s up to Destructive Delta to draw out the mole and put an end to the war before anyone else gets hurt. But to get the job done, the team will have to work through the aftereffects of the Therian Youth Center bombing. A skirmish with Coalition members leads Agent Dexter J. Daley to a shocking discovery and suddenly it becomes clear that the random violence isn’t so random. There’s more going on than Dex and Sloane originally believed, and their fiery partnership is put to the test. As the case takes an explosive turn, Dex and Sloane are in danger of losing more than their relationship.

Out now from:

Dreamspinner Press eBook | Dreamspinner Press paperback

Amazon | All Romance eBooks | Barnes & Noble

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About the Author

CCochet100Charlie Cochet is an author by day and artist by night. Always quick to succumb to the whispers of her wayward muse, no star is out of reach when following her passion. From Historical to Fantasy, Contemporary to Science Fiction, there’s bound to be plenty of mischief for her heroes to find themselves in, and plenty of romance, too!

Currently residing in South Florida, Charlie looks forward to migrating to a land where the weather includes seasons other than hot, hotter, and boy, it’s hot! When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found reading, drawing, or watching movies. She runs on coffee, thrives on music, and loves to hear from readers.

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Itinerary (Tour Stops)

4th Nov – Hearts on Fire Reviews (Invitation from Lieutenant Sparks) 5th Nov – Carly’s Book Reviews (Sergeant Maddock) 6th Nov – The Novel Approach Reviews (Team Leader Sloane Brodie) 7th Nov – Bookwinked (Agent Dexter J. Daley "Dex") 10th Nov – It’s About the Book (Chief Medical Examiner Hudson Colbourn) 11th Nov – MM Good Books Reviews (Agent Rosa Santiago) 12th Nov – Joyfully Jay (Exclusive Excerpt) 13th Nov – Wicked Faerie’s Tales and Reviews (Agent Cael Maddock) 14th Nov – TTC Books and More (Agent Ash Keeler) 15th Nov – The Blogger Girls (Agents Calvin Summers and Ethan Hobbs) 17th Nov – Love Bytes (Agent Julietta "Letty" Guerrera) 18th Nov – Attention is Arbitrary (SSA Austen Payne) 19th Nov – Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews (Team Members Interview) 20th Nov – Books Make Me Happy Reviews (Author Interview) 21st Nov – Prism Book Alliance (Farewell from Destructive Delta)

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Against the Grain Cover Reveal, Giveaway, & Exclusive Excerpts!

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Hello all! Welcome to the cover reveal event for Against The Grain, the fifth book in the THIRDS series .

It releases on August 3, 2015, published by Dreamspinner Press.

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As the fiercest Defense Agent at the THIRDS, Destructive Delta’s Ash Keeler is foul-mouthed and foul-tempered. But his hard-lined approach always yields results, evident by his recent infiltration of the Coalition. Thanks to Ash’s skills and the help of his team, they finally put an end to the murdering extremist group for good, though not before Ash takes a bullet to save teammate Cael Maddock. As a result, Ash’s secrets start to surface, and he can no longer ignore what’s in his heart.

Cael Maddock is no stranger to heartache. As a Recon Agent for Destructive Delta, he has successfully maneuvered through the urban jungle that is New York City, picking up his own scars along the way. Yet nothing he’s ever faced has been more of a challenge than the heart of Ash Keeler, his supposedly straight teammate. Being in love isn’t the only danger he and Ash face as wounds reopen and new secrets emerge, forcing them to question old loyalties.

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Cover Art by L.C. Chase

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Read exclusive excerpts on –

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|| Prism Book Alliance || The Blogger Girls || Diverse Reader || Cate Ashwood ||

|| Wicked Faeries Tales And Reviews || The Land of Make Believe || Because Two Men Are Better Than One ||

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

AuthorPicCharlie Cochet is an author by day and artist by night. Always quick to succumb to the whispers of her wayward muse, no star is out of reach when following her passion. From adventurous agents and sexy shifters, to society gentlemen and hardboiled detectives, there’s bound to be plenty of mischief for her heroes to find themselves in, and plenty of romance, too!

Currently residing in Central Florida, Charlie is at the beck and call of a rascally Doxiepoo bent on world domination. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found reading, drawing, or watching movies. She runs on coffee, thrives on music, and loves to hear from readers.

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