The Auspicious Troubles of Chance Release Day & More

Hello all! Today's a busy day with not only a release going on, but an author spotlight. First things first, I'm so excited because The Auspicious Troubles of Chance is out today from Dreamspinner Press!

It's been a long while since I've been this nervous, watching as Chance and the fellas are unleashed upon the world. This is my longest novella to date and my first Dreamspinner title. I hope you all will enjoy it.  Here's the blurb, and you can find it on the Dreamspinner website here.


Chance Irving is a young man with a gift for getting into trouble—not surprising, as trouble is all he’s ever known. After losing everything he held dear one fateful night, he decides to leave New York and his past behind, and joins the French Foreign Legion. But even in Algiers, Chance can’t seem to shake his old ways, and he ends up being transferred to a unit made up of misfits and rabble-rousers like him—a unit he finds just in time to be captured and thrown into a cell with his new commandant, Jacky Valentine.

A highly respected commandant with a soft spot for hard luck cases, Jacky is the kind of guy who would go to war for you, and the three equally troubled youths from his unit he’s more or less adopted feel the same way about him. Suddenly Chance starts to think that his life doesn’t have to be as desolate and barren as the wastelands around him.

But even after their escape, with the promise of a future with Jacky to buoy his spirits, or maybe because of it, Chance can’t stop making mistakes. He disobeys orders, lashes out at the boys in Jacky’s care, and blazes a trail of self-destruction across the desert—until someone makes him realize he’s hurting more than just himself.

A Timeless Dreams title: While reaction to same-sex relationships throughout time and across cultures has not always been positive, these stories celebrate M/M love in a manner that may address, minimize, or ignore historical stigma.

Today I'm a spotlight author over at Top 2 Bottom Reviews where they have a fantastic in-depth interview with me on everything from my writing, to research, to characters, and more! Go here for the interview. You can also read the great review for The Amethyst Cat Caper here. Five kisses from Top 2 Bottom Reviews!

x Charlie x

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