New Releases: August 15th, 2014

August 15, 2014

Dream ’til Monday by Allison Cassatta

 

Miles has a million reasons not to give Sawyer a second look. But sometimes the heart is determined to love and the brain can’t stop it.

When Hollywood comes a-knockin’, a young, small-town Mississippi photographer named Sawyer Taylor packs his bags and heads to the West Coast. He’s been hired to photograph for a romantic comedy in San Francisco and looks at the opportunity as a chance to rebuild and reclaim his life. But a quick, drunken hand job behind a bar in the Castro might prove a horrible mistake.

 

Film director Miles Eisenberg isn’t a man who wants to commit. He has a daughter who means the world to him at home, and he worries over how his decisions might affect her. He comes up with a million good reasons not to give Sawyer a second look, but sometimes the heart is determined to love, and the brain can’t convince it otherwise. His affair with Sawyer becomes a whirlwind romance worthy of the silver screen, but life doesn’t always imitate art, and imperfect heroes don’t always get their happy endings.

 

Length: Novel (206p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: August 15, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-981-7) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-980-0)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mi Familia by Tessa Cárdenas

 

Three years after starting their life together, Jamie and Sean want a family. As they prepare to adopt, life throws them curve balls.

Sequel to Siempre

 

Three years after starting their life together, Jamie and Sean decide the time is right to expand their family. Preparing to adopt, they cross their Ts and dot their Is. But nothing can quite prepare them for Angel and his sister, Margarita.

 

After over a year in foster care, Angel, eight, and Margarita, four, are hesitant to trust their new dads.  Angel doesn’t believe they will follow through with the adoption, and Margarita, scared, refuses to speak. While the process seems slow, Jamie and Sean are happy to take their time winning the kids over. But when the siblings’ foster mother takes a fall and can no longer care for them, Jamie and Sean rush to take on parental duties they don’t feel ready for. Even as they work to finalize the adoption, life continues to throw them curve balls, and the happy couple worries they aren’t doing enough to save their fledgling family.

 

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: August 15, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-888-9) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-887-2)

 

 

 

 

 

Upside Down by Andrew Grey

 

When Jeremy needs help, Lowell’s kindness turns interest into something more. But trouble comes knocking when Jeremy’s place is bugged.

Sequel to Inside Out; Bronco’s Boys: Book Two

 

Lowell Cartwright’s life as a mercenary problem solver has taken its toll, and after one more difficult job, he wants out. For help, he turns to Bull, a soldier of fortune turned club owner—not exactly a friend, but the best chance Lowell has. He visits Bull’s club to scope it out and meets Jeremy Hodgson. The twink captures his attention in a big way. Bull tells Lowell to stay away from the club until he decides whether he can help, so Lowell stays in town. When he spots Jeremy passed out on the floor of a convenience store, he goes to Jeremy’s aid.

 

Lowell piques Jeremy’s interest immediately, pushing all the right buttons. Then, when Jeremy needs help, Lowell’s kindness turns interest into something more.

 

But trouble comes knocking when Jeremy’s place is bugged. Maybe Lowell’s past is catching up to him, or maybe the danger centers on Jeremy’s roommate Tristan’s mysterious boyfriend. Whatever the source of the problem, the future Lowell and Jeremy hope for doesn’t stand a chance unless they can find a way to protect themselves.

 

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: August 15, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-034-8) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-033-1)

Harmony Ink New Release: August 14, 2014

August 14, 2014

Binary Boy by RJ Astruc

A Harmony Ink Press Young Adult Title

When Michel meets Benny online, Michel finds everything he’s ever wanted. But Benny isn’t what he seems. Binary Boy by RJ Astruc, a Harmony Ink Press Young Adult title available from Dreamspinner Press.

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It’s a lonely life being an Interpol kid. With both Michel’s parents working for the international police force and always moving from country to country, it’s hard enough to make friends, let alone find a boyfriend. Then he meets Benny during an online chat, and Benny is everything Michel ever wanted and more. He looks forward to meeting his crush when his family heads to Australia on an important mission. But Benny isn’t quite what he seems, and it may have something to do with the man Michel’s parents are investigating and his relationship to an AI. In order to find out the truth, Michel will have to go to greater lengths—and face greater dangers—than he ever imagined.

Length: Novella (65p.) | Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult, Gay | Release Date: August 14, 2014

Buy as an eBook (ISBN: 978-1-63216-149-9)

New Releases: August 13th, 2014

August 13, 2014

Meet-cute by C.C. Dado

 

After an awkward encounter in the restroom with a fitness instructor named Chase, Elliot never suspect Chase might be his perfect bad boy.

Elliot Beck may not have been blessed with mad art skills, a crooner’s voice, or a godlike physique, but he makes up for it with an abundance of quick-witted sarcasm, massive insecurities, and a love of bad boys.

 

After his best friend Trevor finds him naked and tied to his bed—abandoned by his latest troublemaker—Trevor convinces him to take a chance on a nice guy. When he has an awkward encounter in the men’s restroom with a fitness instructor named Chase, he never suspects the Adonis might be his perfect bad boy.

 

Length: Novella (71p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: August 13, 2014

Buy as eBook ($3.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-957-2)

 

 

 

 

 

Nothing Special by Jay Northcote

 

Noah doesn’t think he’s interesting or sexy enough to hold Sol’s attention. But to Sol, Noah is something very special indeed.

Noah thinks he’s nothing special. Average height, a bit on the skinny side, and cute but rather geeky, he’s relentlessly ordinary. He certainly doesn’t expect to be noticed by Sol, the gorgeous dark-haired stranger Noah sees on his commute home most days. But when Noah’s friend, Dom, persuades Noah to take a huge risk in a bid to get Sol’s attention, things turn out better than Noah dared to hope. Noah and Sol start dating, and much to Noah’s surprise, his feelings seem to be reciprocated.

 

But Noah’s insecurities make him doubt Sol. He doesn’t believe he’s interesting enough or sexy enough to hold Sol’s attention, and as Sol tries to get closer, Noah’s instinct is to pull away to protect himself. If their relationship is going to survive, Sol needs to convince Noah that he sees Noah very differently than Noah sees himself. Because to Sol, Noah is something very special indeed.

 

Length: Novella (187p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: August 13, 2014

Buy as eBook ($4.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-138-3)

 

 

 

 

 

The Pillar by Kim Fielding

 

Bound by the constraints of law and class in 15th century Bosnia, Faris and Boro must overcome powerful foes to protect their happiness.

During his youth, orphaned thief Faris was flogged at the pillar in the town square and left to die. But a kind old man saved him, gave him a home, and taught him a profession. Now Faris is the herbalist for the town of Zidar, taking care of the injured and ill. He remains lonely, haunted by his past, and insecure about how his community views him. One night, despite his reluctance, he saves a dying slave from the pillar.

 

A former soldier, Boro has spent the last decade as a brutalized slave. Herbs and ointment can heal his physical wounds, but both men carry scars that run deep. Bound by the constraints of law and social class in 15th century Bosnia, Faris and Boro must overcome powerful enemies to protect the fragile happiness they’ve found.

 

Length: Novella (144p.) | Genre: Historical European | Release Date: August 13, 2014

Buy as eBook ($4.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-070-6)

New Releases: August 11th, 2014

August 11, 2014

Names Can Never Hurt Me by Wade Kelly

 

When Nick meets RC, it throws his life out of whack. RC seems to be Nick’s opposite, but Nick can’t get him out of his head.

What if sexuality wasn’t a definable thing and labels merely got in the way?

 

Nick Jones can’t remember a time when he wasn’t part of the in crowd. Everywhere he goes, he stands out as the best looking guy in the room, and women practically fall into bed with him. Then, after kissing Corey on a dare led much more and on many occasions, Nick’s “screw anything” reputation escalated, but he didn’t care.

 

When Nick meets RC at the restaurant where he works, it throws his whole life out of whack. Overweight, always sweaty, gay, and hairy like a bear, RC lives up to his dubbed nickname “Scruffy Dude.” He seems Nick’s complete opposite, but Nick can’t get him out of his head.

 

Because of peer-pressure and his fears about defining his sexuality, Nick struggles with stepping out of his comfort zone and caring about someone different than himself.  If he’s lucky, somewhere between arrogance and ignorance, Nick might find out what it means to be an adult, but if he’s wrong, he could lose everything.

 

Length: Novel (340p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: August 11, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-857-5) | Buy as Paperback ($17.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-856-8)

 

 

 

 

 

The Nesting Habits of Strange Birds by Charley Descoteaux

 

Lee’s had a good life, but always felt something was missing. When he meets Phil, he knows exactly what that something is.

All he ever wanted was to be a normal guy….

 

Phil Brask spends his days in the basement of his mentor’s Victorian home, converting legal documents into electronic format. When the pipe feeding the water heater bursts, Lee Redding arrives in the plumber’s truck and draws Phil away from the narrow focus of his computer and camera lens. Lee gives Phil hope for a life beyond the walls he’s constructed using the nesting habits of migratory birds and dense legal files, a guided tour through a world filled with romance and music…maybe even family. But there’s a reason Phil retreated behind those walls, why he panics at a simple touch.

 

Lee has a good life—working with his uncle and on his mother’s farm, playing bass in a horrible metal band, and hooking up when he pleases—but he’s always suspected something was missing. When he meets the hot photographer with the icy-blue eyes, he knows exactly what that something is. Phil isn’t like other guys, but neither is Lee beneath his carefree exterior. Maybe Lee’s the perfect guy to show Phil that everything doesn’t have to be done the hard way and “home” isn’t a four-letter word.

 

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: August 11, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-044-7) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-043-0)

 

 

 

 

Trusting Love by Mari Evans

 

No matter how Laurie tries to prove his maturity, Sam rejects him as too young. When Laurie needs someone to help him, Sam takes him home.

Laurie Stallon isn’t like other high schoolers. After suffering years of abuse at his father’s hands, he now lives in a foster care facility and finds solace volunteering at the local animal shelter. Laurie’s had to grow up fast, and even though his eighteenth birthday is still weeks away, he’s more adult than most adults he knows. When he meets Dr. Sam Davies, the new shelter veterinarian, the attraction is instant. They become friends at work, but Laurie knows Sam will never go for someone like him. No matter how Laurie tries to prove his maturity to Sam, Sam continues to reject him as too young.

 

Needing a distraction, Laurie goes out dancing for his birthday and finds his life in danger yet again. When Sam is called to the hospital, he realizes Laurie needs someone to care for him. Sam takes him home, and they slowly build a relationship. But more than their age difference works against them. Facing the disapproval of friends and the scars from Laurie’s past, they’ll need to put all their trust in love for a chance at a future together.

 

Length: Novel (200p.) | Genre: Contemporary, Coming of Age | Release Date: August 11, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-956-5) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-955-8)

New Releases: August 8th, 2014

August 8, 2014

Dissonance by Shira Anthony

 

Desperate and betrayed, Cam takes refuge in the subway station. There, Galen’s hand on his shoulder stops Cam from throwing everything away.

A Blue Notes Novel

 

British noble Cameron Sherrington has hit rock bottom. The love of his life, opera sensation Aiden Lind, is marrying another man, and Cam knows it’s his fault for pushing Aiden away. As if that’s not enough, someone is trying to take away his family business, and the US authorities are pursuing him on charges of money laundering. Fearing for his safety and unable to return to London, Cam runs, but he’s too broke to find a place to stay, and his fugitive’s life doesn’t even remotely resemble a Hollywood thriller.

 

Desperate and betrayed by the people he thought cared about him, Cam takes refuge in the subway station where Galen Rusk plays his trumpet for tips. Though Cam hears the beauty in Galen’s music, it’s Galen’s firm hand on his shoulder that stops him from throwing everything away. Their unusual relationship takes a turn that surprises them both, and neither man is sure he wants the complication. Galen is fighting the ghosts of his past, and Cam has his own nightmares to face. When Cam’s troubles threaten to tear them apart, Cam figures he had it coming—that it’s all penance due for a life lived without honesty or love. But he never considered the possibility that he might not survive it.

 

Length: Novel (240p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: August 8, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-182-6) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-181-9)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wine and Roses by Augusta Li

 

As they live and work together, Alain realizes Breeze isn’t what he thought, and Breeze sees more to Alain than he ever imagined possible.

Other Paths: Book One; A Tale of the Blessed Epoch

 

Mage Yarroway L’Estrella decided the Battle of the Starlight Bridge when he summoned fire from the heavens. The blaze decimated much of the vineyard that has been in Alain Lamont’s family for nine generations. Mountain Shadow Winery may no longer be able to support Alain’s family or the dozens of others who call it home, but Alain vows not to fail all those depending on him.

 

Mercenary Fabrezio Orvina d’Caelus, Breeze to his friends, appreciates Alain taking him in when he’s badly wounded after the battle, but he has no intention of living the dull life of a farmer any longer than necessary. Though he likes the vintner, he sees Alain as soft and sheltered, hardly a man who can understand a warrior’s calling.

 

As they live and work together, Alain realizes Breeze isn’t exactly the amoral opportunist he suspected, and Breeze sees more strength in Alain than he thought possible of a simple winemaker. Life on the estate is richer and less boring than Breeze first imagined. With ingenuity, courage, and cooperation, they may devise a way to revitalize the vineyard and move beyond the pain and loss of their pasts.

 

Length: Novel (224p.) | Genre: High Fantasy  | Release Date: August 8, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-954-1) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-953-4)

New Releases: August 6th, 2014

August 6, 2014

Last Chance Charlie by Ryan Loveless

 

Charlie is the best thing in Zach’s life, even though they haven’t met. After an appointment, Charlie’s back and wants to take Zach out.

Charlie Corcoran is the best thing about twenty-five-year old Zach Prentiss’s life. Sure, they’ve never met. Charlie’s never seen Zach from the neck up, but because of Charlie, for a few hours Zach can forget about his sick father, his falling grades, and his dwindling clientele who don’t like that he’s a rentboy who ages. With Charlie, he talks online about comics, cars, and movies. Then a new client arrives. It’s Charlie wanting sex tips… for a date with Zach. Zach goes through with the appointment, convinced it’s over if Charlie recognizes him. However, he doesn’t have long to nurse his broken heart or worry about Charlie’s before Charlie is back, wanting to take him out, introduce him to Mom, and treat him like he’s decent.

 

Length: Novella (198p.) | Genre: Contemporary, BDSM | Release Date: August 6, 2014

Buy as eBook ($4.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-018-8)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love on the Rocks by Melanie Tushmore

 

Cabaret entertainer Justin’s public charm doesn’t win over Yena. Justin can only hope the real him is irresistible to the man he loves.

Another Bar Tender Tale

 

Twenty-six-year-old barman and cabaret entertainer Justin has recently moved to London for a fresh start. Charismatic and flirty, Justin is naturally the center of attention wherever he goes. There’s only one problem: the object of Justin’s affections, a handsome, enigmatic bartender named Yena, isn’t won over by Justin’s charm. In fact, he flat out turns Justin down.

 

Stripping off his showmanship frills and charms, Justin aims for a different approach: reveal himself for who he is. Underneath his public face Justin is an honest young man who wants someone special to share his time with… and laugh at his awful jokes.

 

Justin can only hope the real him is irresistible to the man he loves.

 

Length: Novella (226p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: August 6, 2014

Buy as eBook ($5.99 ISBN: 978-1-62798-933-6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resurrection Man by K.Z. Snow

 

On a fall day, a pair of new presences in Elijah’s life promise to shape his future. Both prompt him to decide which dreams to pursue.

Bad enough Elijah Colter’s life of comfort comes to an abrupt end when he’s seventeen and his family discovers he’s gay. Bad enough he must live out of his car and turn tricks. But when his perfect boyfriend, Alonzo, becomes the victim of a drive-by shooting, Elijah plummets into suicidal depression. The concepts of trust and hope become more alien to him than ever.

 

All that keeps Elijah going is a promise he made: that he would look after Alonzo’s stepdad, Dizzy, who’s on the verge of losing his house.

 

Diz and Elijah become companions in homelessness—until Elijah discovers a program for throwaway LGBT youth. Through it he secures an apartment… then loses it after a year. He’s kept his promise, though, and until he can get back on his feet, he’s resigned to joining Dizzy in the abandoned factory the older man calls home.

 

One fall day, a pair of new presences in Elijah’s life promise to shape his future: Michael, an outreach volunteer, and Alonzo’s ghost. Both prompt Elijah to decide which of his dreams to pursue, which to cast aside, and just how much he can dare to believe in love, and in himself, again.

 

Length: Novella (209p.) | Genre: Paranormal: Ghosts/Spirit| Release Date: August 6, 2014

Buy as eBook ($5.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-024-9)

New Releases: August 4th, 2014

August 4, 2014

Blood & Thunder by Charlie Cochet

 

Dex and Sloane need each other, and, along with trust, the strength of their bond will mean the difference between justice and war.

Sequel to Hell & High Water; THIRDS: Book Two

 

When a series of bombs go off in a Therian youth center, injuring members of THIRDS Team Destructive Delta and causing a rift between agents Dexter J. Daley and Sloane Brodie, peace seems unattainable. Especially when a new and frightening group, the Order of Adrasteia, appears to always be a step ahead. With panic and intolerance spreading and streets becoming littered with the Order’s propaganda, hostility between Humans and Therians grows daily. Dex and Sloane, along with the rest of the team, are determined to take down the Order and restore peace, not to mention settle a personal score. But the deeper the team investigates the bombings, the more they believe there’s a more sinister motive than a desire to shed blood and spread chaos.

 

Discovering the frightful truth behind the Order’s intent forces Sloane to confront secrets from a past he thought he’d left behind for good, a past that could not only destroy him and his career, but also the reputation of the organization that made him all he is today. Now more than ever, Dex and Sloane need each other, and, along with trust, the strength of their bond will mean the difference between justice and all-out war.

 

Length: Novel (240p.) | Genre: Paranormal, Werewolves/Shifters, Humor, Science Fiction, Mystery/Suspense | Release Date: August 4, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-178-9) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-177-2)

 

 

 

 

 

Scars on His Heart by Jaime Samms

 

Joe must confront his ex and take back his own life, on his own terms, before he can give Cam everything they both desire.

After a disastrous five years away at college, Joe returns to his aunt’s farm and finds his childhood sweetheart Cameron eager to rekindle their relationship. Joe has a hard time confessing that he didn’t come home until now because he’s only just managed to leave Andre, his controlling boyfriend, and has a harder time renewing his submissive role in his affair with Cam. Cam thinks he has to find a way to remind Joe how to be strong. But what Cam doesn’t realize is that Joe is strong, strong enough to leave behind a life of shame—though he’s terrified his past will catch up to him. Joe must confront his ex and take back his own life, on his own terms, before he’s able to give Cam everything they both desire.

 

Length: Novel (260p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date: August 4, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-180-2) | Buy as Paperback ($16.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-179-6)

 

 

 

 

 

Chasing the Dragon by Kate Sherwood

 

New beginnings spark a relationship for Christian and Hunter. For two men with dark pasts, relying on each other is easier said than done.

When mercenary Jack Hunter stumbles upon Christian Manning servicing a client in a back alley, it stirs feelings he’s kept deeply buried. Hunter becomes Christian’s knight in shining armor when he rescues him from an attack and takes him to his secluded cabin to heal.

 

Being stuck in the cabin over the winter gives both men a chance to get their lives in order. Christian is struggling to break his heroin addiction, and Hunter needs to get away from the organization he helped start years before—a group of people who don’t appreciate being told no. It’s a toss-up which goal is more difficult. Their new starts spark a relationship between them, but nothing good comes cheap. Despite the complications, Hunter wants more, but Christian is resistant to making that commitment. When Hunter’s private security company threatens them, only nurturing the fragile trust they formed at the beginning of their love affair will save them. But for two men with very dark pasts, relying on each other might be easier said than done.

 

Length: Novel (230p.) | Genre: Mystery/Suspense | Release Date: August 4, 2014

Buy as eBook ($6.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-032-4) | Buy as Paperback ($14.99 ISBN: 978-1-63216-031-7)

Blood & Thunder Release Day Party: Winner & Goodnight!

August 4, 2014

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Hey all! Thank you so much to everyone who stopped by! It’s been an awesome day!

By the power of the Magic Hat, a random name has been drawn for the Blood & Thunder Release Day Party giveaway which includes any 2 eBooks from my current releases. Now onto the winner! By the power of the Magic Hat, the winner is:

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Congrats, Antonia! I’ll be in touch shortly to arrange delivery of your prizes!

If you didn’t win, remember you can still enter the blog tour giveaway! There are also plenty more fun events and giveaways coming soon.

Again, to everyone who participated today or dropped by, a huge thank you from me and the fellas!

 

Now available from Dreamspinner Press in eBook | Paperback

THIRDSHQ | THIRDS Nerds on Goodreads | THIRDS Nerds on Facebook

 

About the Author:

Charlie 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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1st Aug - Prism Book Alliance
4th Aug - Dreamspinner Press Blog Release Party & Release Day Blitz
5th Aug - The Blogger Girls
6th Aug - The Novel Approach
7th Aug - Hearts on Fire
8th Aug – Attention is Arbitrary
9th Aug - Dreamspinner Press Facebook page.
11th Aug - Joyfully Jay
12th Aug – TTC Books and More

 

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Blood & Thunder Release Day Party: Random Fact Fun

August 4, 2014

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Hello all! We’re back! Thanks for dropping by the Blood & Thunder Release Day Party! Woot! I’m here celebrating the second book in my new THIRDS series: Comedy. Action. Romance. And that one weird guy! For this post I thought I’d share some random fun facts about our team Destructive Delta.

Dex: When he was fourteen years old, Tony and Cael walked in to his bedroom to find him with his boy parts in the vaccum cleaner hose.
Sloane: Used to dress up like Indiana Jones when he was little and set up his and Ash’s room like an obstacle course. Ash would roll toward him and pretend he was the giant boulder chasing Indy.
Ash: Doesn’t actually have a nut allergy. He does in fact have a shellfish allergy.
Cael: Was so small when he was a kid he got lost in a ball pit at a schoolmate’s birthday party. They had to empty it out to find him.
Calvin: When he was twelve, he thought it would be a good idea to hold onto the back of Hobbs’s bike while on his skateboard. When Hobbs took off, Calvin flew forward without his skateboard. He scraped his knee on the concrete. He still has the scar. (This in no way is a true story. Okay, it is. I was twelve!)
Hobbs: Grew up next door to Calvin in the same apartment building. When he couldn’t sleep or was scared, he’d use his walkie talkie to call Calvin who would read to Hobbs until he fell asleep.
Rosa: Had considered being a chef before going into law enforcement.
Letty: Has grenade shaped cookie cutters and gun shaped egg cookie cutters.
Tony: Dressed like Darth Vader for Dex’s seventh birthday party and gave the kids Styrofoam lightsabers so they could fight him.

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Now it’s your turn! Share one random fact about yourself.

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Genre: M/M Contemporary Paranormal Romance
Series: THIRDS Book Two
Length: 240 pages
Published: Aug 4th, 2014
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN 13: 978-1-63216-178-9
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-63216-177-2

Action. Comedy. Romance. And that one weird guy.

When a series of bombs go off in a Therian youth center, injuring members of THIRDS Team Destructive Delta, and causing a rift between agents Dexter J. Daley and Sloane Brodie, peace seems unattainable. Especially when a new and frightening group, the Order of Adrasteia, appears to always be a step ahead. With panic and intolerance spreading and streets becoming littered with the Order’s propaganda, hostility between Humans and Therians grows daily. Dex and Sloane, along with the rest of the team, are determined to take down the Order and restore peace, not to mention settle a personal score. But the deeper the team investigates the bombings, the more they believe there’s a more sinister motive than a desire to shed blood and spread chaos.

Discovering the frightful truth behind the Order’s intent forces Sloane to confront secrets from a past he thought he’d left behind for good, a past that could not only destroy him and his career, but also the reputation of the organization that made him all he is today. Now more than ever, Dex and Sloane need each other, and, along with trust, the strength of their bond will mean the difference between justice and all-out war.

Read Chapter One here.

 

Now available from Dreamspinner Press in eBook | Paperback

THIRDSHQ | THIRDS Nerds on Goodreads | THIRDS Nerds on Facebook

 

About the Author:

Charlie 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.

 Visit Charlie’s Author Website | Sign up for Charlie’s Newsletter

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Blog Tour Stops:

1st Aug - Prism Book Alliance
4th Aug - Dreamspinner Press Blog Release Party & Release Day Blitz
5th Aug - The Blogger Girls
6th Aug - The Novel Approach
7th Aug - Hearts on Fire
8th Aug – Attention is Arbitrary
9th Aug - Dreamspinner Press Facebook page.
11th Aug - Joyfully Jay
12th Aug – TTC Books and More

 

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Blood & Thunder Release Day Party: Excerpt

August 4, 2014

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Hello all! Thanks again for stopping by the Blood & Thunder release day party! Since we were talking about coffee earlier, I thought the following excerpt would fit nicely.

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A shuffling sound, followed by a long groan caught his ear and Sloane turned, watching in amusement as Dex took a seat at the counter. Sections of his hair stuck up in peaks, making him look like he had little devil horns, and he had a pillowcase mark across one pink cheek.

“Morning,” Sloane said cheerfully.

Dex looked up at him without raising his head. He let out a grunt and Sloane chuckled. And the guy called him grumpy pants. Adding the hot frothed milk to Dex’s coffee, he placed the bucket-sized cappuccino in front of his partner. Dex wrapped his hands around the mug, shuddered from head to toe, and rather than lifting it to his mouth, he hunched over to put his lips to the mug, and sipped.

“Oh God,” Dex moaned, closing his eyes, making the same face he did during sex. It went straight to Sloane’s groin. Curious, he decided to ask.

“If you had to choose between coffee and—”

“Coffee.”

“You didn’t know what I was going to say,” Sloane laughed.

Dex shook his head. “Doesn’t matter. Coffee.”

“Me or coffee.”

“Coffee.”

“Wow. Okay, sex or coffee.”

“Coffee.”

“Your brother or—”

“Coffee. I would totally trade my brother for a good cup of coffee.” He took a sip with a contented sigh. His gaze shifted to Sloane. “Okay, maybe I wouldn’t trade him in for coffee. Although….” He pursed his lips thoughtfully then shook his head. “No, you’re right, that would be wrong.”

Sloane didn’t mind he came second to coffee, because all he had to do was bide his time. The dark, frothy brew might dominate his lover’s mind at first, but as soon as Dex was finished, they’d both have breakfast, and then the dishes would be cleared and washed. They’d go upstairs, brush their teeth, and Sloane would take off his shirt on the way to the armchair at the end of the bedroom where his clothes and toiletry bag were. As expected, he’d never make it there.

Dex pounced, arms wrapping around Sloane’s waist, one hand caressing Sloane’s chest, the other slipping underneath the elastic band of his boxer briefs while Dex delivered kisses to his back, the tip of his tongue licking, teeth nipping.

“Still thinking of trading me in for coffee?” Sloane asked huskily.

“I may have been a bit rash. You know I can’t be trusted when the Starbucks siren gets me in her caffeinated clutches. I’m weak. It shames me.”

 

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About the Author:

Charlie 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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