Shenanigans and Updates

Hello, all! I’ve been deep in my writing cave for the last few weeks finishing up the final book in the North Pole City Tales series, plus working on edits, writing, and several other things. I figured it was time for an update. At the moment I’m working on the last book in the main THIRDS series, book 10, which I’m super excited about. We’re sending these fellas off into their new series with a bang! Plus I’m super excited about an awesome event we’re cooking up for this book, so stay tuned for that.

Gummy Bears & Grenades (Dex’s bachelor party novella) has been contracted by Dreamspinner Press, and it’s just entered the editing stage. It’s due for release in October in eBook, and that’s when we plan to release the Thick & Thin | Gummy Bears & Grenades paperback combo, for all the folks who were waiting for Thick & Thin on paperback.

Like I said, Gummy Bears & Grenades is the bachelor party. It takes place between books 9 and 10. There’s some interesting developments, but you do not need to read it in order to understand book 10. It’s a fun little side story filled with shenanigans, romance, sexy-times, and a few new revealing truths. Also there’s a giant bear costume and grenades involved.

The final book in the North Pole City Tales series, book 6, has been contracted by Dreamspinner Press. This is Dasher and the King of Frost. There’s also a plan to release a paperback combo. More on that soon.

As some of you may know, I’ll be attending GRL this year. I’m super excited to be seeing everyone again. More on my GRL plans soon.

Here’s the tentative release schedule (subject to change). This is providing everything goes according to schedule and I can get the final THIRDS book completed by its deadline.

Aug – The Foxling Soldati (Soldati Hearts, Book 2)
Sept – Finding Mr. Wrong (Dreamspun Desires)
Oct – Gummy Bears & Grenades (Thick & Thin | Gummy Bears & Grenades paperback)
Nov – THIRDS Book 10
Dec – North Pole City Tales Book 6

I think that’sit for now, but with all these upcoming releases there will be all kinds of fun events happening, so be sure to check back to find out what shenanigans we have in store!

Find me at the Coastal Magic Convention in Daytona Beach Feb 7th – 8th!

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Hello all! I’m super excited to announce that I’ll be attending the Coastal Magic Convention on Saturday Feb 7th and Sunday Feb 8th. Although I won’t be taking part in any panels (though I can’t wait to attend them), I will be selling and signing books. There will be THIRDS paperbacks for sale, but a limited quantity.

The signing is free and open to the public, so if you live in the area or close by and would like to get your THIRDS books signed, drop on by on Saturday Feb 7th. The limit of books brought from home for signing is 5. Check out the list of fab authors here.

Mostly, I’m looking forward to chatting with folks and checking out all the fun panels and events! Hope to see you there!

For more info on the Coastal Magic Convention, check out the website here: http://coastalmagicconvention.com/

2014 Goodreads M/M Romance Member’s Choice Awards Nominee!

Hello all! I just wanted to shout out a huge thank you to those who nominated me and the fellas for the Goodreads M/M Romance Member’s Choice Awards! I have twelve nominations which is amazing! Eight of those are for Hell & High Water, THIRDS Book 1!

Nominations are going on until the 27th of Nov and voting will begin on Nov 28th. If anyone fancies voting for me or the fellas in any of the nominated categories, you can do so on these dates:

Round 1: Nov 28th – Dec 12th
Round 2: Dec 13th – Dec 27th

Only group members will have access to the polls and you’ll have to have joined the group before voting begins on the 28th. Results for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be revealed in January.

Favorite All Time Series 2014
THIRDS series

Best Historical 2014

A Rose by Any Other Name
The Impetuous Afflictions of Jonathan Wolfe

Favorite All Time Author 2014

Best Cover Art 2014
Hell & High Water
Rack & Ruin

Best Paranormal 2014
Hell & High Water
Blood & Thunder

Book of the Year 2014
Hell & High Water

Best Sci-Fi 2014
Hell & High Water
Blood & Thunder

Best Established Couple 2014
Dex & Sloane

Best Law Enforcement 2014
Hell & High Water
Blood & Thunder

Best Spies 2014
Hell & High Water

Best Enemies to Loverst 2014
Hell & High Water

Best Humorous 2014
Hell & High Water

Thank you all so much!!

Heigh ho, Heigh ho, it’s off to write I go

Hello all! As you may have noticed, things are starting to get a little busy around here, and they’re about to get busier. This year, my writing career has officially kicked off. I’ve had to make some sacrifices, but certain circumstances have allowed me the opportunity to write full-time. It’s terrifying yet exciting. Like any job, if I don’t work, I don’t get paid. Unlike every other job I’ve had in the past, this is the first time I don’t wake up in the morning with a groan. (They don’t call it an evil day job for nothing!)

small_7829361646A lot of folks don’t understand this crazy life of mine, especially friends of the family. They think I lounge around all day in my pajamas, chilling, and doing little else. Although I may indeed lounge around in my yoga pants or pajamas, I’m doing a heck of a lot more than chilling. A part of this misconception has to do with the culture I grew up in. To a lot of these old-school folks, unless you’re doctor, nurse, lawyer, secretary, in pharmaceuticals, or just making a ton of cash, it’s not a real job. It can get frustrating, but I’ve learned not to pay attention to it.

When I decided I was going to take the plunge and do this full-time, I knew I’d be giving it my all. I work from 8 a.m. until midnight, making sure to take appropriate breaks, play with my puppy, make human contact, get exercise, and eat healthy and so on. I take the weekends off, though sometimes when I have a tight deadline I might have to work. See writing full-time, means writing all the time, and I’m not talking about writing books. Before I was published, I wrote, so I’ve been building a book list, plotting out stories, and starting manuscripts.

I now have a writing schedule and tentative release schedule for this year and the whole of next year. This year the releases start in July through Dec (except for Oct), next year they start in Jan through Dec, so there (hopefully) won’t be any big gaps between releases. I’ve learned a lot in the two years I’ve been published and I’m putting that knowledge to use. Like I said before, writing isn’t the half of it. So what’s my to-do list look like? Brace yourself.

  • Edits for Blood & Thunder (we’re on round 3, followed by Galley edits with a tentative release date of Aug 4th)
  • Edits for A Rose By Any Other Name (we’re on round 1, release in Sept)
  • Write blog posts for Hell & High Water release day party
  • Write 10 blog posts for Hell & High Water Blog tour
  • Edits start on Rack & Ruin end of June
  • Rise & Fall manuscript due July 1st
  • Set up he Blood & Thunder Blog Tour & Cover Reveal
  • Facebook chats in July & Aug
  • Twitter Takeover in July
  • Finish the THIRDS website
  • Sort out GRL swag
  • Writing deadlines Jul-Dec
  • Blogging

Aside all that, there’s the emails that come in, my social media accounts I need to manage, and maintain a presence on, several other guest posts and I’m sure there’s stuff I’m forgetting.

small_6574317555I know what some of you may be thinking–those who aren’t hyperventilating–I don’t have to do a good deal of what’s on that list, or I could release less books, but like I said, this is my career. When I worked in management, I worked my butt off, so why would I give any less to something I’m so deeply passionate about? I love writing fiction and love sharing those stories with readers.

Despite all the work that goes into it, I love what I do and I’m lucky to have the support I do–the ones who don’t think I should get a real job. I also have an amazing publisher that works things through with me. If anything gets to be too much, they’re there to help. I make sure to rest and take care of myself, though I have plenty of amazing folks who remind me to come up for air should I need it. So yes, it’s getting busy around here. I hope you’ll join me along for the ride!

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I’m on tumblr!

tumblrHello all! Yep, I took the plunge and signed up to tumblr. I spend enough time on there as it is browsing my favorite fandoms and all that tumblry goodness, so why not join? I’d been mulling it over for ages. I like the micro-blogging thing and the way the platform is set up, so I’ll be posting inspirational images from books, excerpts, artwork, and all the other good stuff. You can find my tumblr here:

http://www.charliecochet.tumblr.com/

Mark Your Calendars! Hell & High Water Book Cover Reveal and Preorder Links Coming June 9th!

Cover Reveal Banner Hell or High Water by Charlie Cochet

Hello all! The time is drawing near! Everything is starting to fall into place for the release of the first book in the THIRDS series: Hell & High Water. On June 9th, Enchantress of Books Blog Tours will be hosting a cover reveal and giveaway. There will also be a shiny new excerpt.

Cover Reveal Banner

There’s also a lot more giveaways and fun heading your way during the Hell & High Water blog tour, the release day party at the Dreamspinner Press blog, and Facebook chat, so stay tuned for more information on those!