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Swag-tastic Giveaway from over 20 Authors!!

Hello, all! I'm back from GRL and have returned with some fabulous swag contributed by a host of awesome authors, all for you! 3 lucky winners will receive a tote bag filled with all kinds of goodies from paperbacks to bookmarks, pens, stickers, reading kits, temporary tattoos, tote bags, plus a Rebel shirt from 415 Ink by the fantastic Rhys Ford! Check out all the awesome (click for larger size):

[caption id="attachment_14345" align="alignnone" width="352"] Disclaimer: Olly not included. He's merely commandeering my T-shirt because all things are his. Winner will receive a T-shirt in their chosen size. Please allow time for order to be placed and delivered. Thank you![/caption] We've got goodies from: Jordan Castillo Price C.S. Poe Jordan L. Hawk Jeff Adams Sloane Kennedy Lucy Lennox Poppy Dennison Rosalind Abel Devon McCormack Riley Hart Shira Anthony Rhys Ford Kim Fielding E. Davies Ethan Day Bru Baker Aimee Nicole Walker Wade Kelly Alexa Land Victoria Sue

To enter simply leave a comment below sharing with us the last book you read that you loved. 

Giveaway ends November 7th at 11:59 PM Eastern US time. 3 Winners will be chosen at random and announced here on the blog Wednesday November, 8th. Giveaway is open internationally. 


GRL Paperback Pre-Orders

Hello, all! We're getting closer to GRL, and I'm super excited to see everyone. I'll be in Denver for GayRomLit (https://gayromlit.com/home) from October 17th - 22nd. If you're attending GRL and would like to purchase paperbacks of mine for the event, please pre-order them via the link below.

Dreamspinner will NOT be selling books at GRL this year, and I will NOT have books for sale at the event. (Several Dreamspinner authors attending GRL will be selling their books throughout the event at the DSP author table. If there are books from a particular DSP author you're looking to purchase books from at the event, be sure to check with the author that they will be selling books there.)

*** The only books I will have with me are those ordered via this form. *** PRE-ORDER LINK: https://bit.ly/CCGRL17PBOOKS

For this event I'm discounting my paperbacks. Just check out the form for prices and order details. You'll also receive your order in a nifty Destructive Delta tote bag.

Can't wait to see you at GRL!! Here are the events I'm participating in:

  • Thursday, Oct 19th, 2017: Author Lounge 2:00PM – 2:45PM
  • Friday, Oct 20th, 2017: Author Spotlight: Liar, Liar Bad Boys on Fire (Trivia and prizes!) with Victoria Sue and Alexa Land: 9:00AM – 9:50AM | Author Lounge: 11:00AM – 11:45AM
  • Saturday, Oct 21st, 2017: The Gayromlit Massive Book Signing Event 10:00AM - 12.30PM

If you have any questions, please fell free to email Charlie@charliecochet.com


GRL Post & Giveaway Winners!

Hello all! I’m finally getting back into the swing of things after returning from my trip to San Diego. It always takes a few days to catch up, sort through all the emails, and compile the massive To-Do list before I start working my way through it. I couldn't hope to chronicle everything I did during that amazing week or this post would be ginormous. I had an amazing time at GRL in San Diego. It was so great to see old friends and meet new ones. There were folks I chat to online who were able to make it for the first time, so I got to put more faces to names and give them hugs. One of my lovely readers cosplayed as Dex from the THIRDS and I was just completely in awe. I never thought I’d see the day someone would dress up as one of my characters. I was just blown away, and I was gifted Dex’s name badge which was just the ultimate awesomeness.

Regina Dex cosplay

Getting to meet my readers was just the most wonderful experience. It always is. I was touched by everyone's love for these books. Regina—our cosplaying THIRDS Nerd—gifted me a 5lb bag of gummy bears which I munched during my signing and the rest I shared with folks--because we all know I would have eaten them otherwise. Mmm, gummy bears. I was also gifted this fabulous T-shirt by Cathy and Lindsey, which had me laughing often. Dex wants to steal it to bug Sloane with it but he can't have it.

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Dex made it to the con in one piece and he was loving the attention. Ash will never hear the end of it. Thank you so much to the lovely ladies who volunteered to have me ship swag and poles to them and then carted all my swag to the hotel. I got to take a picture with the adorable Skip & Pip, and just swooned over my Dex & Sloane pony buttons made by the amazing Catherine Dair who I got to hang out with.

On Wednesday I went to San Diego and had a fabulous time with an amazing group of folks. I saw this fella soon as we walked in and knew I had to have a picture, especially since I’d dubbed him Ash.

Charlie Ash SDZoo

We got to ride a purple bus around the park which was so much fun. I felt like a kid drinking my lemonade ICEE—which was so good in the heat—and taking pictures with the gang in the photo op spots. We ate at the tastiest Mexican food restaurant after a trip to the Hotel del Coronado.

On Thursday the events began. I was a little nervous about my Q&A with awesome authors Rhys Ford and Lisa Henry. But when I sat down behind the mic, Rhys presented me with my little T-Rex friend, complete with flower and dinosaur sound effects—because Rhys is just amazing and I love her to bits—and I was just so happy and moved. The Q&A was fantastic. Not only did I have a great time chatting to folks about my books, but I got to listen to Rhys and Lisa talk about their stories, characters, and writing process.

T-Rex Love

On Friday I had some mouthwatering Korean Food with a fantastic group of folks over at the Zion Market before heading to Big Joy Family Inc where I was introduced to Vietnamese coffee A.K.A Nectar of the Gods. I got to hear Greg Tremblay read from some fabulous books by Rhys Ford, Mary Calmes, and Jamie Samms.

The events were fabulous and I had a wonderful time at everything from the panels, to the signing, to the parties. I got to dance along to songs from The Rocky Horror Picture Show, danced with the amazing Z.A. Maxfield—who didn’t recognized me in my costume. It was fun seeing folks not realize it was me in the white bob. MJ O'Shea did an amazing job with everyone's makeup. I was Mr. Freeze (Mrs. Freeze?) as part of the DC Villains costume collective. Everyone looked so amazing! My own mom didn't recognize me in the photo which says something. LOL. For more fabulous pics of the costume party, you can find them in my Facebook album here: https://www.facebook.com/charliecochet

Hollywood Party by Amy DiMartino400 I often get asked what my favorite part of GRL is, and I have to say it’s the people. As a full time writer, this is my career, but who says I can’t have fun while working? After all, I’m very lucky that I get to do what I love. Just meeting and hanging out with all these folks who love our genre is a gift. This is a place where you can be surrounded by like-minded people who have come together to celebrate this incredible genre, and I hope to never lose sight of that.

A big thank you to Barb and Mary Taylor who were always ready for a Starbucks run, always there to lend a helping hand, and are just the sweetest people. To my awesome roomie Kim Fielding, it's always a pleasure. To all the THIRDS Nerds and readers who came to see me, who said hello, asked for a hug or a photo, who chatted, brought cookies, laughed with me about Dex’s antics, who offered their support, or a shy smile, I thank you. I couldn’t have asked for a more amazing group. I am in awe of the love and support you’ve given me and my books.

To all my fellow authors and friends—too many to list here, but you know who you are—who have inspired me, supported me, offered me comfort and kindness, who’ve made me laugh, smile, and provided a steady stream of amazing hugs. To Poppy and Amy, my mama bears whose smiles alone brighten my day. I never feel lost when you're around. A thank you to my awesome publisher Dreamspinner who’s helped put me on this path. To everyone who hung out with me, who shared a little piece of their hearts with me.

Thank you to everyone, whether we met in person or chat virtually, I appreciate you being there. You’re all stars in the night sky shining bright, don’t let anyone make you feel less than radiant. <3

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GRL Giveaway Winners

A huge thank you to everyone who entered the GRL giveaway for those who were unable to attend. I have two GRL Swag bags, plus four tote bags with character cards as runner up prizes. I’ll be emailing everyone by the end of the weekend to arrange delivery of your goodies.

GRL Swag tote bag 1: meljtyeauthor

GRL Swag tote bag 2: Meredith King

Tote bag + character cards: Verena

Tote bag + character cards: babybw

Tote bag + character cards: fede1974

Tote bag + character cards: Katelyn S.

If you didn’t win, have no fear, there will be plenty more giveaways coming soon. Thank you!


Not attending GRL? Win some GRL swag!

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Hello all! Since there are folks who won't be able to make it to this year's GRL, I thought I'd have a giveaway for those not able to attend. I'm giving away 2x Destructive Delta Tote bags with GRL swag goodies. The giveaway is open Internationally and ends Tuesday Oct 20th at 00:00 Eastern US time. To enter just leave a comment below. Winners will be chosen at random and notified via email.

x Charlie


Gearing up for GRL, Swag, and More!

Hello all! I am just flabbergasted by how quickly the time has gone. Two weeks from today until GRL officially kicks off. Where did the time ago? So much to do, to prepare. I'm still boxing up swag. Then there's packing, deciding what shoes to leave behind. I'm so looking forward to seeing everyone and meeting new folks.

For those attending, this year the fabulous Guidebook app is back. You'll be able to find my name under the list of Registered Authors in the GRL 2015 Guide and it will list all my sessions and events in case you'd like to add them to your schedule.   These are my events along with a few others I plan to attend. There a few more, but I likely won't know where else I'll be until closer to the event.

  • Wednesday Oct 14th: 7.00 pm to 10 pm - Pre-Retreat Meet & Greet (Mission Ballroom A & B)
  • Thursday Oct 15th: 3.50 pm to 4.45 pm – Featured Author Spotlight (Author Q&A) Charlie Cochet, Rhys Ford, and Lisa Henry (Mission Ballroom A).
  • Thursday Oct 15th: 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm – Dine-With-An-Author Opening Night Event (Bahia Beach & Patio). For those who are interested in sitting at the table I've been assigned, there should be a number on every registered authors' name badge to let folks know which table we'll be seated at.
  • Friday Oct 16th: 12.35 pm to 1.20 pm – Author Lounge (A Session) (Mission Ballroom D & E).
  • Friday Oct 16th: 4.00 pm to 5.30 pm – GRL Fun & Craft Fair Session One: Filthy Stinking Liars! Mission Ballroom A & B
  • Saturday Oct 17th: 12.30 pm to 3 pm – Featured Author Booksigning Event (Del Mar Room).
  • Saturday Oct 17th: 9 pm to 1 am - Hooray for Hollywood Costume Party (Mission Ballroom ABC)

Now onto the swag!

I'll have lots of nifty THIRDS swag, different items in different places. 

Here's some of the swag I'll be giving away:

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So what swag is going to be where?

The SWAG room:

  • Destructive Delta tote bags.
  • Scented gummy bear highlighters.
  • THIRDS Dex & Sloane jaguar bookmarks (not pictured above).
  • Roaring lion head temporary tattoos (Thank you, Venona!)
  • And these rack cards with the whole team!

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Author Lounge & Booksigning Event:

  • Both sets of character collector cards (pictured in first image. Quantities are limited).
  • Charm bracelets (there are actually more than the ones pictures above). We have one for each of the guys: Dex, Sloane, Ash, Cael, Calvin, Ethan, Seb, and Hudson. These are very limited. Roughly 50 of each so we'll have to keep it to one per reader. I know it'll be tough to choose.
  • THIRDS Dex & Sloane jaguar bookmarks (they look like the banner below).
  • THIRDS Nerds GRL 2015 San Diego buttons.

Also, providing he gets to GRL in one piece, there's going to be a Dex pop up banner!! I'm super excited with how it turned out. It was created with readers in mind and done so that--depending on your height--you can take a picture with Dex. If you're just the right height, you can stand in front of his hand and he'll give you bunny ears. I couldn't resist. Here's what the banner looks like (it's not as dark in print form, so you should be able to see Sloane nicely):

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I'm not sure where he'll be yet. If the banner and all its pieces make it okay to San Diego, I'll be finding a spot for him after I arrive.

Aaand if that wasn't nerdy enough, you'll find these guys at the Author Lounge and my signing table. Don't judge me. LOL

Dex THIRDS vehicle

Can't wait to see you there! <3


My GRL Event Schedule & Exclusive THIRDS Nerds GRL 2015 San Diego button!

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GRL is just around the corner and I'm so excited to be seeing old friends and meeting new ones. The event schedule has gone up on the site, so here's my official events.

Thursday Oct 15th: 3.50 pm to 4.45 pm - Featured Author Spotlight (Author Q&A) Charlie Cochet, Rhys Ford, and Lisa Henry (Mission Ballroom A).

Thursday Oct 15th: 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm - Dine-With-An-Author Opening Night Event (Bahia Beach & Patio).

Friday Oct 16th: 4.00 pm to 5.30 pm - GRL Fun & Craft Fair Session One: Filthy Stinking Liars! Mission Ballroom A & B

Friday Oct 16th: 12.35 pm to 1.20 pm - Author Lounge (A Session) (Mission Ballroom D & E) I don't know which one of these I'll be assigned yet, but as soon as I know it will go up on my blog.

Saturday Oct 17th: 12.30 pm to 3 pm - Featured Author Booksigning Event (Del Mar Room).

GRL2015pinAre you a THIRDS Nerd? Will you be at GRL in San Diego in October? I'll have on hand these cute Exclusive THIRDS Nerds GRL 2015 San Diego buttons!

These won't be on the swag table, but I'll have them at the author lounge, and the signing. I'll also carry some with me. Once they're gone, they're gone. If you'd like to reserve one, just email me at: charlie@charliecochet.com, PM me on Facebook, or leave a comment on this post and let me know you'd like me to save you one.

I'll also have sets of the THIRDS character art cards with me. These won't be on the swag table either since they're limited in quantity. I'll have them with me, at the author lounge, and the signing. I'll also have sets of just Hudson and Seb for those who already have a set but don't have the new additions.


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