Hello all! In last week’s THIRDS Thursday I talked a little about the new ideas I planned to implement for THIRDS Thursdays as originally intended. I’ve had some fantastic response from readers about what kind of posts might be fun. So coming soon to THIRDS Thursdays is the Hot Seat! These short and fun mini interviews with the cast will be spread out in between flash fiction and other THIRDS Thursday goodies.
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).
Are 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: email@example.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.
Hello all! The Romance Reviews Winter 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards kicks of voting on Sept 11th and runs until Sept 30th, and I’m super excited to say the THIRDS is up for nomination! In order for the guys to move to the next round, a book has to have at least 50 votes.
If you fancy voting for the guys, you’ll find the links below. You’ll have to be signed in to nominate.
Hey, everyone! Dexter J. Daley here. Welcome to my super-awesome-gummy-bear-sweetness, Cheesy-Doodle-crunchiness, birthday-bash-bonanza! We have all the unhealthy snacks and yummy treats you could want. I won’t tell Sloane if you won’t. Where’s Sloane? Getting ready for a different kind of birthday party, if you know what I mean. *wink wink* Oh, you don’t know what I mean? Sexy times, man. Sexy times. No you’re not invited. Pervs. Me? I am not a perv. Oh my God, the van incident was not my fault. One time. It was one time and I’m branded a perv for life.
All right, let’s crank up the music and get this party started. Sing along. I know you want to. Don’t act like you don’t love this. What’s that? Def Leppard? No, you may not play Pour Some Sugar on Me. Get your head out of the gutter. That song is for me and my sexy grumpy pants.
That animated guy dancing in the video, that’s what Ash dances like. Ha! Kidding. Don’t tell him I said that. But serious, how much would you pay to see Ash dance like that? I wouldn’t go as far as saying I’d sell my precious Challenger, but I’d be temped. So, obviously I’m a fan of the eighties. Obsessed? Hahaha. Shut your mouth. Ha! Kidding. But seriously, I’m not obsessed. I don’t wear like legwarmers under my uniform or a sweatband under my tactical helmet. There is physical photographic evidence of Sloane and Ash in their teenage years, and I’ve made it my life’s mission to find these images.
Back to the party! Now, normally I have a pre-birthday-party party because who just celebrates their birthday on one day? Okay, well, I like to get a head start. Some cake, karaoke, good food, good company, and I guess Ash too. I’ve always had pre-birthday-party parties. Ever since I was a kid. Usually we’d have sleepovers at home. Tony would make cakes and cookies, and it was BYOC (bring your own candy) which we’d hide in our pillows until my dad went to bed and we were all pretending we were asleep. Then we’d wake up and eat candy until we were sick. I know what you’re thinking, “but you dad’s an agent, how did you get away with it?”. Clearly you underestimate the deceptive powers of an eleven year old.
Poor Cael. He’d be so wired on candy that he’d end up falling asleep in weird places, like in the kitchen sink after managing to climb up there, in the bathtub, under dad’s bed, the laundry basket. Then dad would find him and Cael would have a sugar hangover, whimpering and needing to be carried everywhere because his tummy was ready to “esplode”. He’d sleep the rest of the day and I’d get grounded for a day but it was totally worth it! There was the one birthday where we converted the stairs into a Slip N’ Slide. Yeah, not my brightest idea. In my defense, I put pillows at the end so no one would end up flying into a wall. There was the tiny detail about where the water was going to go. The answer to that? The basement, and um, dad’s office. Yeah, he took over party planning after that.
I’m going to lay a little birthday party knowledge on you. Here are a few tips on what not to do at your birthday party:
Do not fill your Super Soaker with Kool Aid. Parents will not see the fun in this, even if it means shooting and getting shot at becomes tastier.
Do not replace the candy from the piñata with gummy bears and then throw yourself under said piñata when the strings get pulled. This is not only a choking hazard, but will lead to a stampeding feeding frenzy. Again, parents will not appreciate their child being trampled for floor strewn gummy bears. The five second rule totally applies.
Do not convince your cheetah Therian little brother to shift during your party and try to play tape the tail on the cheetah because not only will your little brother leave everyone eating his dust, he will throw a total hissy fit and steal your presents. There’s no catching him so kiss that new action figure goodbye. It’s his now. He will stash it away like a squirrel burying an acorn. Also, he eats even more in his cheetah Therian form so half your snacks are now his.
Do not attempt to play Hide & Seek while said chirping little furball is in his Therian form. You will never win, which means you will always be it and it suuuuucks.
Do not tell your dad you’re inviting just a few friends to your pizza party and then get the art department to put up a banner at school. I’m still receiving pizza bills from Tony.
Okay, I spilled now it’s your turn! What’s your fondest birthday memory?
Giveaway is open Internationally. Ends Tuesday August 25th at midnight (Eastern US time). Winners will be chosen at random and posted here on the blog. To enter: Just leave a comment below.
Prizes up for grabs:
Character Art Card Sets! We two sets for each winner, one with the individual character collector cards and one set with the couples. I’ll be giving away 10 sets!(click for larger image)
1 x – Calvin & Hobbs, THIRDS Hearts Chain (click for larger image)
1 x – Seb & Hudson, THIRDS Hearts Chain (click for larger image)
1 x – Dex & Sloane, THIRDS Hearts Chain (click for larger image)
Hello, all! I’ve had the pleasure of being interviewed over at the fabulous Nocturnal Library where I’ve been asked about writing the THIRDS, my favorite characters, Destructive Delta, and more! Plus there’s a giveaway!
Hello all! Hello, Today the Against the Grain blog tour takes us to Love Bytes reviews where we have a character profile for our grumpy lion Therian Ash Keeler! Remember to enter the rafflecopter giveaway for your chance to win a gift card and some cool swag!
Hello, all! Today the Against the Grain Blog Tour kicks off, and we have some fun THIRDS posts in store on everything from Therian markings to Therian youth. Today we’re at The Blogger Girls with a chat on Family Bonds where we learn a little more about the team’s sergeant and dad to the Dale-Maddock boys, Tony Maddock.
Hello all! Against the Grain (THIRDS, Book 5) is now out!! Woot! To celebrate, we have plenty of special events and fun stuff in store. Check out the schedule below and everything that’s happening, from guest posts on Therians, Therian youth, Ash & Cael, Therian marking and more, along with character profiles, author interviews, and book reviews! You’ll also find the events we had leading up to release day. Plus there’s a fabulous giveaway!
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 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.