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WIP Excerpt: Blood & Thunder, Book 2 in the THIRDS series

I often post excerpts of my current work in progress on Facebook, so I thought I'd post them on the blog as well for those who don't have Facebook accounts. Here's a little excerpt from the second book of my THIRDS series which I'm working on now tentatively titled Blood & Thunder, and what Dex's poor team has to deal with:

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“Oh my god. Turn around. Quick.” Sloane tried pushing Cael back out the bar’s entrance, but Rosa and Letty were crowded around him with Hobbs blocking the doorway.

“Why?” Cael stood on his toes, trying to look around Ash, and Sloane.

Damn it, there was no time. “Just get out, go, go, go.” He grabbed Ash’s arm, hissing in his ear. “Threat Level Fuchsia. Fuchsia!”

Ash’s eyes widened, and he turned to usher everyone toward the door. “Shit. Everyone out before—”

“What?” Dex swept passed them, slowing when he saw what Sloane had been trying so hard to avoid. He turned and threw his arms up with a loud ‘woop’ in victory, followed by a sing song, “Karaoke night!”

Ash delivered a punch to Sloane’s arm. “What the fuck, man? You couldn’t have said something sooner?”

“Damn it, Ash.” Sloane rubbed his arm, glaring at his best friend, and replying through his teeth. “I didn’t see the equipment until it was too late.” He returned Ash’s punch to the arm. “You’re the one who wanted to come here.”

“I didn’t know they’d started doing that shit. Now what?”

“Now we get drunk. He’s already checking out the playlist. It’s too late.”

“We could knock him out.”

“That’s your answer to everything isn’t it?” Sloane lowered his voice to mimic Ash’s growl. “Dex is singing in the shower, you want me to knock him out? Dex is eating gummy bears during the briefing, you want me to knock him out? Dex is napping during the assembly, you want me to knock him out?” Sloane shook his head. “How can you knock him out if he’s already out!”

“Chill, man. Don’t get your fucking panties in a bunch. I suggest you skip the beer and go straight to the vodka.” Ash held a finger out to signal the barman. “Also I could have woken him up, and then knocked him out. Just saying.”

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The THIRDS: Dream Team

Hello all! Many authors turn to various sources for visual inspiration. TV and movie actors, musicians, models, photography, and so on. For me, it's always been difficult to cast actors as characters in my stories. Mostly, because when I write, I tend to have an image in my head of what they're like, and trying to find the right visual inspiration to fit my image is a lot of work.

It's just tough finding actors who I think not only look the part, but who I could see playing the role. Well, with my THIRDS series, I found my dream team pretty quick. Obviously everyone will see the characters differently, and I may end up changing an actor or two along the way, but I managed to find my cast. Woo!

The hardest to find was Dex, but I think Chris Pine would be a perfect fit. He has the exact color eyes, has played a blond, is adorable, sexy, and silly. He also has a gorgeous smile. I needed an actor who could pull off Dex's energy--not to mention shenanigans, and I think he can. You can check out my dream team on my THIRDS Pinterest board here: www.pinterest.com/charliecochet/thirds/

Book of the Week: What Can Brown Do For You?

CCochetBooksI love short stories. They're also especially difficult to write. Trying to tell a complete story with character development, plot, and romance in a span of just a few pages can be harder than writing a  novel. Which is why it's always a treat to come across one I really enjoy. Hunter Frost's debut story is fantastic, and I can't wait to see what she gives us next.

I admit, I love romance stories with geeks, seeing that I'm one myself. I might not play world of WoW, but I'm definitely geeky in other ways. I loved Sean. He was sweet, funny, and oh so awkward. I could certainly relate to his plight. And then we have the sexy UPS guy who's more than what he seems.

In 33 pages, we get everything a short story should have, and by the end, I wish there was more, so much more. But it's a short story and I accept that. The characters are well rounded, and Ms. Frost has a fabulous way of letting you know plenty about each man through his actions and reactions. We get description, plot, humor, romance, and some hotness. You might never look at the UPS guy the same way again. A very well written and thoroughly entertaining story. Highly recommended.

rosedivider miu-whatcanbrowndoforyou400What Can Brown Do for You? by Hunter Frost Genre: Gay Romance Contemporary Pages: 33 Publisher: Torquere Press ISBN: 9876543210754 Part of the Men In Uniform anthology, but available for purchase on its own. Blurb

IT geek Sean Barlow lusts after the dreamy UPS guy who charms the ladies in his office with his roguish smile and sinful brown shorts. The delivery guy couldn't be more out of Sean's league, even if by some miracle he was gay. But when a freak power outage finds Sean trapped in the elevator with his uniformed hunk, he learns first-hand that you can't judge a UPS guy by the size of his package.

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Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts blog tour!

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Hello all! Today we kick off the Beware of Geeks Blog Tour celebrating the release of my sweet little contemporary romance! There's plenty of goodies heading your way, from character profiles, yummy recipes, exclusive excerpts, and some fun posts from the guys themselves! Plus there's a giveaway!

About the Book BewareOfGeeksBearingGifts300Title: Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts Author: Charlie Cochet Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Cover Artist: Anne Cain Length: 86 Pages Release Date: August 19, 2015

Blurb: Julian “Quinn” Quintero, a gruff, tough Miami SWAT officer, has been injured on the job, and all he’s looking for is a little peace and quiet to recover—difficult to achieve with his large Cuban family. An adventure in picking up his prescriptions puts him in the path of his geeky, brownie-baking neighbor, Spencer Morgan. Spencer sweeps into Quinn’s life like a tropical storm of sunshine and rainbows. Not surprisingly, it’s chaos at first sight. Quinn’s in need of a little tender loving care, and Spencer decides he’s just the man for the job. Their very different lives might clash, but they might also find some common ground—and maybe more.

 

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Charlie Cochet Web Profile Pic200Charlie 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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Tour Schedule

August 19:

The Novel Approach

Multitasking Mommas Book Reviews

RJ Scott - Exclusive Excerpt #1

August 20:

Bookaholic Confessions

Gay List Book Reviews

Hearts on Fire

August 21:

Bike Book Reviews

Prism Book Alliance

The Blogger Girls

August 24:

BFD Book Blog

Nautical Star Books

Divine Magazine

August 25:

Man2ManTastic

LeAnn’s Book Reviews

Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words

August 26:

Gay Media Reviews

Cia’s Stories

Carly’s Book Reviews

August 27:

Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents

The Fuzzy, Fluffy World of Chris T. Kat

MM Good Book Reviews

August 28:

Diverse Reader

Wicked Faeries Tales And Reviews

Evelyn Shepherd

August 31:

A Celebration of Books

Sue Brown

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September 1:

Rainbow Gold Reviews

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Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts is just $2.99 at DSP!

Cuddle up with Contemporary_DSPsiteHello all! Dreamspinner Press is having a fabulous Cuddle Up with Contemporary sale! Looking for a little humor and sweetness? Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts is on sale for just $2.99 until January 22nd! Woot!

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Julian “Quinn” Quintero, a gruff, tough Miami SWAT officer, has been injured on the job, and all he’s looking for is a little peace and quiet to recover—difficult to achieve with his large Cuban family. An adventure in picking up his prescriptions puts him in the path of his geeky, brownie-baking neighbor, Spencer Morgan. Spencer sweeps into Quinn’s life like a tropical storm of sunshine and rainbows. Not surprisingly, it’s chaos at first sight. Quinn’s in need of a little tender loving care, and Spencer decides he’s just the man for the job. Their very different lives might clash, but they might also find some common ground—and maybe more.

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Forgive and Forget now available for pre-order from Dreamspinner Press!

Hello all! I'm super excited to announce that my Dreamspun Desires title Forgive and Forget is now available for pre-order from dreamspinner Press! So if you don't have the eBook or paperback subscription, you can pre-order it on it's own in either eBook or paperback form. Links down below!

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As the owner of Apple’n Pies, Joe Applin leads a quiet, uneventful life, content to spend his days serving customers who come from all over to eat his delicious homemade pies. Along with his motley crew—Bea, Elsie, and Donnie—Joe couldn’t be happier in his little kingdom of baked goods and java.

Experience has taught Joe that love is overrated—and at times dangerous. He has no intention of repeating past mistakes. But then he meets a mysterious, handsome man with amnesia, and Joe can’t deny something sweet is in the works. He isn’t one to take risks, not with his heart and certainly not with his life, but the more time he spends with the man he knows as Tom, the closer he is to losing both.

Pre-order Dreamspinner Press eBookhttp://bit.ly/CCFFDSPebook Pre-order Dreamspinner Press Paperbackhttp://bit.ly/CCFFDSPpaperback Out April 1st, 2016

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