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Book Review: Love and Payne by Charlie Cochet

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: Love and Payne
Author: Charlie Cochet
Series: THIRDS #13
Heroes: Austen & Osmond
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 200 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: September 4, 2018
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:

Austen Payne, THIRDS Squadron Specialist Agent (SSA) for Destructive Delta and TIN operative, has seen the worst the world has to offer, faced lethal killers, and helped bring down dangerous organizations. But nothing terrifies him more than falling in love. After years of undercover work, Austen is a master at defending himself and protecting his heart… until he meets Osmond Zachary.

THIRDS Defense Agent Osmond Zachary has a huge, doting family, yet something is missing in his life. After meeting grumpy, foul-mouthed, jittery cheetah Therian Austen Payne, Zach knows exactly what that something—or someone—is. Unfortunately Austen seems determined to avoid Zach at all costs.

When Zach foils an assassination attempt, he ends up in the killer’s crosshairs, and Austen is Zach’s best chance at staying alive. Zach hopes the crisis will bring them closer, but Austen has every intention of walking away as soon as the danger is over.

Happily ever after isn’t for guys like Austen, but Zach is determined to show him it can be….

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Be Still My Heart by Charlie Cochet: Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Exclusive Excerpt from Be Still My Heart

by Charlie Cochet

Red’s playful poking had Laz squirming, and when Red slid his fingers under Laz’s T-shirt as they walked, Laz couldn’t stop his snort-giggle. Normally he didn’t like anyone tickling him, but Red was just so damned adorable that not only didn’t he mind it, but Laz welcomed his touch.

“Oh my God, quit it.”

Red let out a mock gasp. “Are you ticklish, Lazarus?”

“What gave me away?”

“Ooh, you’re just full of sass, aren’t you?”

They reached the kitchen, and Laz turned to face Red, stood on his toes, and nipped at Red’s bottom lip. “I’d much rather be full of something else.”

Jeez, what had gotten into him? Well, he knew what he wanted to get into him. He really needed to get ahold of himself, but being around Red made him feel kind of giddy, and now that he’d tasted Red, he wanted more. Something about Red made him feel so bold and confident. Was it because he felt safe with Red? Because he knew that Red would never purposefully hurt him or make him feel bad about himself?

Red groaned and made a grab for Laz, but Laz slipped from his grasp with a laugh, walking backward into the kitchen.

“Nice try, Russell.”

“Little smart aleck.”

“Sit that fine butt down while I whip us up some eggs Benedict. Do you like avocado?”

Red took a seat at the counter. “You kidding? Lucky would disown me if I didn’t eat avocado. His mom serves it at every meal; I kid you not.”

“His family’s in Miami, right? Along with Ace’s?”

“Yeah, they have a cousin who lives down there too. He’s a SWAT officer. Actually, he’s getting married in a few months. Maybe if you’re not doing anything around that time you’d like to come?”

Laz paused halfway through opening the fridge door, his heart skipping a beat. “That depends.”

“On?”

“Whether I’ll be going as a friend or your date.” Laz glanced at Red, holding back a smile at the way Red toyed with the fruit bowl in front of him, his cheeks flushed. Unlike Laz’s skin that was a natural tan thanks to his Greek roots, Red’s skin was exceptionally fair, which meant when he blushed, it was very evident, and gorgeous.

“I was, um, hoping you’d like to go as my date. If you want. No pressure. I don’t want you to think you have to just because, um…. Crap. My God, could I be any more awkward?”

He really was too sweet. Laz smiled wickedly. “You mean because we got each other off?”

“Yeah, that,” Red replied with a cough.

“Red?”

“Yes?”

Laz closed the fridge door, and Red swiveled his chair as Laz rounded the counter. He visibly braced himself as Laz put his hands on Red’s knees and spread them before stepping in between his legs. He loved the man’s strength, but mostly he loved how despite Red’s impressive physique, he was gentle and often uncertain, like he wasn’t aware of how amazing he was.

“Were you under the impression I was all sweet and innocent?” Laz asked, slowly running his hands up Red’s thighs. Red swallowed hard, and Laz slid his hands up and under Red’s T-shirt.

“Well… not gonna lie, it kinda crossed my mind.”

“Sweet, yes.” Laz leaned in to brush his lips over Red’s. “Innocent, not so much. Are you disappointed?”

“Disappointed?” Red’s eyes darkened with want, and he slipped his fingers into Laz’s hair, grabbing a fistful of it, his other hand taking hold of Laz’s right hand and moving it over to the hard cock tenting his pants. “Does that feel like disappointment to you?”

Laz groaned. It most certainly did not. He loved how Red seemed incapable of not touching him, particularly his hair. “You know, at this rate we’re never going to get anything done.”

“Yeah, but on the other hand, sexy times.”

“You make a very solid”—Laz stroked him through his pants, making Red release a growl that went straight to Laz’s groin—“point.” He pulled away and smiled at the little whimper Red let out.

“That’s just mean.”

“Aw, your pout is so adorable.”

“And yet….” Red motioned to his groin before swiveling back toward the front.

“Sorry-not-sorry.” Laz laughed. “And yes. I would love to go with you to the wedding as your date.”

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Book Review: Be Still My Heart by Charlie Cochet

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: Be Still My Heart
Author: Charlie Cochet
Series: Four Kings Security #2
Heroes: Red & Laz
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 306 pages
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: July 28, 2018
Available at: Amazon
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Blurb: Former Special Forces medical sergeant Russell “Red” McKinley knows a thing or two about wounds, like the fact some can take a lifetime to heal, if they heal at all. The scars Red carry run deep, and living with PTSD often means battling the memories of his past. Injuries he received while working an executive protection case with fellow Kings and co-owners of Four Kings Security, have once again forced past heartaches to the surface, but Red is determined not to let it derail his blossoming romance with sweet and sexy fashion photographer Lazarus Galanos.

Laz can’t deny there’s something special developing between him and Red, but Laz has wounds of his own. He’s hesitant to jump into a new relationship after his recent explosive breakup. Experience has taught Laz to doubt his judgement when it comes to men. Guys who seem too good to be true, usually are, and no one appears more perfect than Red.

When an attempt is made on Laz’s life, Red is determined to keep him safe. Laz may not be a client, and Red is still off duty, but Laz is one of their own, and nothing means more to the Kings than family. While an investigation is underway, Red and Laz are growing closer, but can they find a way to help each other heal and take a chance on love, or will their fears and insecurities cost them more than their future together? Continue reading

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Audio Review: Love in Spades by Charlie Cochet

Reviewed by Nikyta

Title: Love in Spades
Author: Charlie Cochet
Narrator: Greg Boudreaux
Series: Four Kings Security #1
Heroes: Ace & Colton
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: June 20, 2018
Available at: Amazon & Audible
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: When the cards are stacked against you, the Kings will even the odds.

Ex-special forces soldier Anston “Ace” Sharpe is fighting a different battle these days – one involving the world of private security across the state of Florida. As part owner of Four Kings Security, Ace and his fellow Kings tackle everything from armed transport and investigations to cyber intelligence and executive protection. Cocky, fearless, and brash, Ace isn’t afraid to take risks.

After years of working alongside his father, Colton Connolly is ready to take the helm at Connolly Maritime, but his father’s retirement is put on hold when Colton begins receiving death threats. If that isn’t bad enough, his father signs a contract with Four Kings Security to provide Colton with round-the-clock protection, despite his adamant refusal. Colton’s life has been turned upside down, the last thing he needs is a shadow, especially in the form of infuriating, sexy-as-sin Ace Sharpe, who seems to be on a mission to drive Colton mad.

Sparks fly the moment Colton and Ace meet on a sultry night club dance floor. But getting involved with a client, even one as fiery and beautiful as Colton Connolly, is a line Ace is unwilling to cross. Colton might be attracted to Ace, but he’s been burned before. He might be willing to put his life in Ace’s hands, but not his heart.

As the Florida nights heat up, so does their passion, and Ace and Colton are faced with a difficult choice – take the plunge and risk it all, or play it safe and walk away?

If Ace can keep a deadly threat from robbing Colton of a future…. Continue reading

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Audio Review: Darkest Hour Before Dawn by Charlie Cochet

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: Darkest Hour Before Dawn
Author: Charlie Cochet
Narrator: Mark Westfield
Series: THIRDS #9
Heroes: Sebastian & Hudson
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: September 13, 2017
Available at: Dreamspinner Press, Amazon & Audible
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: THIRDS Team Leader Sebastian Hobbs and Chief Medical Examiner Hudson Colbourn are as much in love now as they were nearly seven years ago when a tragic event on the job destroyed their relationship. The two drift together only to be pulled apart time and time again. When Hudson draws the interest of dangerous enemies, both within and outside the organization, Seb wants nothing more than to protect the man who still means everything to him.

As life-and-death events, an uncertain future, and startling truths draw Hudson and Seb to each other yet again, they must make a choice: trust their love and take strength from what they share, or lose what matters most… for good this time. Continue reading

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Book Review: Love in Spades by Charlie Cochet

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: Love in Spades
Author: Charlie Cochet
Series: Four Kings Security #1
Heroes: Ace/Colton
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 268 Pages
Publisher: Charlie Cochet
Release Date: April 24, 2018
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: When the cards are stacked against you, the Kings will even the odds.

Ex-Special Forces soldier Anston “Ace” Sharpe is fighting a different battle these days—one involving the world of private security across the state of Florida. As part owner of Four Kings Security, Ace and his fellow Kings tackle everything from armed transport and investigations to cyber intelligence and executive protection. Cocky, fearless, and brash, Ace isn’t afraid to take risks.

After years of working alongside his father, Colton Connolly is ready to take the helm at Connolly Maritime, but his father’s retirement is put on hold when Colton begins receiving death threats. If that isn’t bad enough, his father signs a contract with Four Kings Security to provide Colton with round-the-clock protection, despite his adamant refusal. Colton’s life has been turned upside down, the last thing he needs is a shadow, especially in the form of infuriating, sexy-as-sin Ace Sharpe, who seems to be on a mission to drive Colton mad.

Sparks fly the moment Colton and Ace meet on a sultry night club dance floor. But getting involved with a client, even one as fiery and beautiful as Colton Connolly, is a line Ace is unwilling to cross. Colton might be attracted to Ace, but he’d been burned before. He might be willing to put his life in Ace’s hands, but not his heart.

As the Florida nights heat up, so does their passion, and Ace and Colton are faced with a difficult choice—take the plunge and risk it all, or play it safe and walk away?

If Ace can keep a deadly threat from robbing Colton of a future….
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Author Q&A: Sloane Kennedy + Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Please welcome Sloane Kennedy to The Blogger Girls!

Can you tell us a little bit about your characters?

Nate is a femme florist who is both confident and insecure at the same time. He has no trouble attracting guys, but he hasn’t found any who want him beyond a physical relationship so he’s trying to turn over a new leaf and find a guy who will stick around and accept him for who he is 24/7. Harrison is a lawyer whose most recent relationship ended badly. He’s convinced Heart2Heart is a hook-up app his ex was using while they were together and sets out to prove it. When he discovers it isn’t, he has to deal with the realization that his ex was looking for someone else for a long-term relationship while he and Harrison were still together, leaving Harrison feeling like he wasn’t good enough for the long-term.

The characters you had to choose from were readers’ submissions, correct? Were there any other characters you considered writing about before you chose this couple?

No, there really wasn’t. Something about these two characters just kind of called to me. Maybe because they were just everyday type guys so it meant I wouldn’t be too far outside my comfort zone when it came to that aspect of the story.

How did you come to be involved in the Heart2Heart Anthology?

I was approached by Leslie Copeland who spearheaded the entire endeavor

Have you ever been involved in a group project like this before? What were some of the challenges you had to face?

No, I haven’t. The hardest part was making sure my story fit the parameters of the anthology even though those weren’t 100% clear on day 1. I tend to constantly be thinking and planning my stories even before I’ve started writing so with a lot of unanswered questions, that part was a bit tricky for me.

Is this something you’d like to be a part of again in the future?

Absolutely

You’re donating the entire proceeds to charity – can you tell us more about where the money is going?

It’s going to a few different LGBTQ themed charities. One of my personal favorites, The Trevor Project is included. I’m a big believer in kids needing the resources that organization provides so I’m so very happy we get to contribute to that even in such a small way

Have you ever set someone else up on a blind date? If yes, how did it turn out?

I have not

If Heart2Heart were to match you with someone, who do you think you’d get paired with?

LOL, I have no idea. Probably someone completely opposite from me. Outgoing and sociable – an A type personality

 

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Book Review: Tried & True by Charlie Cochet

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: Tried & True
Author: Charlie Cochet
Series: THIRDS #10
Heroes: Sloane/Dex
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 254 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 24, 2017
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: When THIRDS agent Dexter J. Daley met Team Leader Sloane Brodie, he couldn’t have imagined how slamming into his new partner—literally—would shake both their worlds. Now four years later, they’ve faced dangers, fought battles both personal and professional… and fallen deeply in love. Now their big moment is finally in sight, and they’re ready to stand up together and make it official. Unfortunately, as the countdown to their big day begins, an enemy declares war on the THIRDS….

With their family in danger, Dex and Sloane are put to the test on how far into darkness they’ll walk to save those they love. As secrets are unearthed, a deadly betrayal is revealed, and Dex and Sloane must call on their Destructive Delta family for one last hurrah to put an end to the secret organization responsible for so much devastation.

Dex and Sloane will have plenty of bullets to dodge on the way to the altar, but with happiness within their grasp, they are determined to get there come hell or high water….
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Book Review: Gummy Bears & Grenades by Charlie Cochet

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: Gummy Bears & Grenades
Author: Charlie Cochet
Series: THIRDS #9.5
Heroes: Dex/Sloane
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 102 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: October 4, 2017
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: THIRDS agent Dexter J. Daley can’t wait to marry his fiancé, Team Leader Sloane Brodie, but first he’s looking forward to celebrating his bachelor party—which he intends to be a shenanigans-free evening of getting his groove on with family and friends.

Of course events don’t work out as planned, but for Dex that’s nothing new. One thing is for sure, dodging drug dealers and hired thugs amid booze, dancing—and even a bear costume—will guarantee it’s a night Dex will never forget. Now he just needs to survive all the fun.

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Enjoy this bonus story from the THIRDS universe. These events occur between Darkest Hour Before Dawn and Tried & True in the series timeline. While reading this story would enhance your experience of the THIRDS series, it is not necessary to read before Tried & True.
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Book Review: The Foxling Soldati by Charlie Cochet

Reviewed by Nikyta

Title: The Foxling Soldati
Author: Charlie Cochet
Series: Soldati Hearts #2
Heroes: Toka & Rayner
Genre: M/M Fantasy
Length: 102 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 16, 2017
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Foxling Toka has served the Soldati king for centuries, and now he attends to the kingdom’s cherished Soldati prince. It’s a position of honor, and as Toka helps the once-human prince adapt to their magical realm, he finds joy in their friendship. He also grows bolder in his encounters with Rayner, Soldati warrior and the king’s second. But the laws are clear: servants and Soldati are not permitted to mate. It doesn’t matter that Toka lost his heart to the dashing cad long ago.

Rayner never imagined he would fall in love with a servant, but the clever and beautiful foxling has ensnared him, and he resents the regulations keeping them apart. When an arrogant and spiteful king visits from a neighboring realm, Rayner is in danger of losing everything. But Soldati warriors don’t surrender, and he intends to fight all the harder to keep Toka where he belongs—in Rayner’s arms.
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