Power of Love Blog Hop results!

Hello all! I want to thank everyone who stopped by on the hop. I truly appreciate you taking the time to do so, and thank you for sharing your guilty pleasures, everything from chocolate and boy bands to reality TV. You’re all fantastic! If you didn’t win this time around, don’t you worry, there are plenty of opportunities to win some nifty stuff. Just check out my sidebar under Guest Spots & Giveaways!

And now, our winner. The Magic Hat has randomly chosen:

Valentine'sResults

Congratulations, Wendy H!!
I’ll be contacting you shortly for delivery of your prizes!

Again, thank you all for stopping by. Have a fantastic week!

 

Share the love:Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterGoogle+Pin on Pinterestshare on TumblrEmail to someone

Awesome Tea House Giveaways!

tea house buttonHello all! There are some fantastic giveaways happening at my Purple Rose Tea House blog! Check out what’s going on at the moment and coming up! More details of the fab prizes over on the contest page.


Jan 16th – Lex Chase will be dropping by on the Pawn Takes Rook: Conventional Love Tour with some fantastic prizes. Check out the contest page for more details.


Feb 4th – Kim Fielding will be stopping by the blog on her Pilgrimage Tour, and to celebrate the new book, she’s doing a giveaway. Two people will each win a signed print copy of Pilgrimage, plus a $10 donation to a charity of their choice. Check out the contest page for more details.


Feb 6th – Susan Mac Nicol will be dropping by on her Worth Keeping Blog Tour with a fantastic giveaway. Check out the contest page for more details.


Feb 12th – Indra Vaughn will be stopping by on her blog tour for The House on Hancock Hill with some fantastic prizes including gift cards, signed paperbacks, ebooks, swag and more! Check out the contest page for more details.


Contest Page: http://purpleroseteahouse.charliecochet.com/contests/

Share the love:Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterGoogle+Pin on Pinterestshare on TumblrEmail to someone

New Year’s Kisses Party & Giveaway!

nykp2014_mm1

Hello all! I’m taking part in the New Year’s Kisses party hosted by lovelies Angel Payne, Tara Lain, and Kay Berrisford. There are over 70 authors participating with some amazing prizes to be won. There’s also lots of first time kisses being shared, including Johnnie & Henry’s from The Impetuous Afflictions of Jonathan Wolfe

From Dec 31st to Jan 2nd: http://kayberrisford.com/2013/12/31/3703/

Share the love:Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterGoogle+Pin on Pinterestshare on TumblrEmail to someone

The Heart of Frost Blog Tour Winners!

HeartofFrost_headerbanner

I want to give a big thank you to everyone who followed The Heart of Frost blog tour, dropped by the posts, sent me emails, and left comments. I appreciate you all taking the time to join in or read along. Thank you to those who joined in on the Facebook chat, and everyone who came to the release party and chatted. You’ve all been so amazing. Thank you for making this a wonderful book launch! And now, using random.org, onto the… 

winners

1 winners will receive an eBook copy The Heart of Frost & Mending Noel: Jenf27

2 winners will receive an eBook copy of Mending Noel: Paul Berry & Penumbrareads

Congrats Jen, Paul, and Penumbra!

You will be notified via email to arrange delivery of your eBooks!  Thank you all again so much, and have a wonderful holiday season!

x Charlie x

Share the love:Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterGoogle+Pin on Pinterestshare on TumblrEmail to someone

Stop 6 on The Heart of Frost Blog Tour & Giveaway!

HeartofFrost_headerbanner

Hello everyone! The Heart of Frost blog tour is over at Attention is Arbitrary for stop 6, and I’m chatting about the mystery story in The Heart of Frost! Drop by and leave a comment for a chance to win some ebooks! I’ve also had an absolutely wonderful pre-release review for The Heart of Frost from Lisa at Attention is Arbitrary!

“Charlie Cochet puts us smack dab in the middle of North Pole City. Her imagery creates a fantasyland of sumptuous delights filled with rich palaces and sparkling ballrooms. Then she surrounds all of this wonder in a love so full and deep that you can’t help but believe. ” 4 stars

READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE:
http://attentionisarbitrary.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-heart-of-frost-north-pole-city.html

The excerpts along the tour are serialized, so by the end you would have read the whole of Chapter 2! You can read Chapter 1 here:
http://www.charliecochet.com/books/novellas/the-heart-of-frost/excerpt/

snowflake100

Check out the tour schedule here:
http://www.charliecochet.com/the-heart-of-frost-blog-tour-schedule/


Share the love:Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterGoogle+Pin on Pinterestshare on TumblrEmail to someone

The Heart of Frost Blog Tour & Giveaway Stop 4

CCHFBlogTourBanner

Welcome to the fourth stop on The Heart of Frost blog tour! At the heart of the North Pole City Tales we have the Rein Dears which I hope to write more of their ventures into love as the series goes on. The Rein Dears are Mayor Kringle’s glamorous pilots, and they deliver presents to the world on Christmas Eve in their shiny bi-planes–Rudy’s being cherry red of course. Rudy is their captain, always dressed in red, with fiery red hair, and a warm smile. The Rein Dears are magically connected to Kringle, who hand picked each and every one of them. If one of them is out of commission, none of them can fly. They’re all linked to each other.

The elf pilots all attended The Rein Dear Academy where they learned to fly. In North Pole City where the majority of the Christmas elves live, no one is more famous and admired than them. When they’re not getting ready for “the big flight”, they’re earning their keep and celebrity status. You meet Rudy in Mending Noel, get to learn more about him in The Heart of Frost, and there you get to meet Vixen, Rudy’s best friend, whose story we’ll get next. Vixen lives up to his name in every way, in fact he does his best to. He’s mischievous, flirty, sexy, cheerful, and sometimes drives Rudy crazy. Rudy calls Vixen “Affectionate”, Jack calls him a “floozy”. He’s all about embracing love as often as he can get it, and can usually be found getting merry in one party or another. Sounds to me like he needs himself a certain sexy elf Lieutenant to capture his heart.

Then we have Dasher who was involved in a scandal with another elf back before Rudy and his relationship with Jack was exposed. Dancer, always fun and boisterous; Prancer, always cheerful and moving about, up to something; Comet, sweet, kind, and always ready to lend a helping hand; Cupid, sweet, very shy, a romantic at heart; Donner, proper, posh, easily scandalized; and Blitzen, the biggest of the Rein Dears, quiet, imposing, and protective of his Rein Dear brothers.

Growing up, I watched all kinds of cartoons, movies, and holiday specials filled with beloved characters. Some of my favorites came from Rankin/Bass Productions. I think I saw nearly everything they put out, and now I own a few of the DVDS. Who are Rankin/Bass? They were the guys who brought you everything from ThunderCats to the animated Hobbit, from the 60s through to the 80s. Some of you may remember these:

   220px-Rudolphdvd       220px-Jack_Frost_(TV_special) 

I still love watching these, and when they play them on TV, I’m all over it! Of course, now that I’m grown up, my fairy tales have grown up with me. ;)

snowflake100

HeartofFrost[The]200Genre: Gay Fantasy Romance, Holiday
Series: North Pole City Tales, Book #2
Length: Novella 30,511
Published: Dec 18, 2013
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN: 9781627983938

Blurb:

At the North Pole, no one is more powerful and feared than the Prince of Frost. As general of the toy soldier army, Jack Frost has been working extra hard to put away the villainous Mouse King once and for all. If that isn’t taxing enough, Jack has to deal with the scandal and gossip brought on by news of his relationship with Rudy Rein Dear, captain of the Rein Dear Squadron, which hit headlines last holiday season. Lucky for Jack, his reputation has managed to deter any foolish attempts to stir up trouble. At least until now.

When someone sabotages Rudy’s plane during a test run a few weeks before Christmas, Jack is determined to find the culprit by any means necessary. The closer he gets to finding answers, the more difficulty he has not falling back to his icy ways. Has the Mouse King stepped up his game in order to throw Jack off his, or is someone a little closer to home behind the attempt on Rudy’s life? Either way, Jack has every intention of delivering a Christmas they won’t soon forget, even if it means losing the newfound warmth in his heart.

snowflake100

*****

Excerpts are serialized and from Chapter 2. 

Read Chapter 1 here.

[Excerpt 4]

Tim’s eyes went wide, his face going beet red as Noel jumped from his seat.

“Have you no shame?”

“Nope.” Jack wriggled his eyebrows and patted Rudy on the back to help ease his coughing. “Honestly, Noel. You all but ran headfirst into that one.”

“He’s right,” Rudy managed hoarsely.

“Don’t encourage him,” Noel grumbled, dropping back down into the seat to wrap his arms around Tim and hold him close. He placed a kiss on Tim’s lips and the smaller elf’s blush spread to the tips of his ears. Was that what Rudy looked like when Jack kissed him?

“Are you having fun?” Rudy asked them. He’d hardly seen the two since the four of them had arrived earlier in the evening.

“It’s wonderful!” Tim replied, nearly bouncing with excitement. “Noel is such a wonderful dancer. Thank you so much for giving me lessons, Rudy. I never would have managed to keep up otherwise.”

“My pleasure.”

Tim looked over at Jack inquisitively. “Jack, why haven’t you asked Rudy to dance?”

“Um, well… I….” Jack sat up and cleared his throat, looking uncomfortable.

Rudy decided to spare his lover the explanation. A kiss on the cheek in public was one thing, but dancing together in front of the kingdom’s most elite families was something entirely different. “I’m having a lovely time right here, sitting with Jack. It’s the first time I’ve gotten to sit in the royal box. Just being here with him like this is more than I could have hoped for.” And it was the truth. He never would have imagined having the honor of sitting beside Jack in the prince’s gorgeous private box.

Jack’s expression softened, though when he looked over at Rudy there was sadness in his dark eyes.

Noel looked from Rudy to Jack in confusion. “I don’t see what the big deal is. They know you’re together. What’s it matter if you dance?”

The look on Rudy’s face must have said more than he’d intended, because a look of understanding suddenly crossed Tim’s face. Seconds later there was a distinct “oof,” which Rudy suspected was a result of Tim elbowing his lover. Jack’s expression grew darker, and Rudy quickly cut in.

“Well, knowing something, and seeing proof of it are two different things. I’m not sure society is ready to see Jack with someone like me.”

“What do mean someone like you?” Jack jumped to his feet to face Rudy.

Tim and Noel gave a start, but having Jack loom over him never brought fear to Rudy as it did to every other creature in the kingdom. Rudy wasn’t afraid of Jack, no matter his size or strength, because he knew Jack’s heart. Jack could no more change his stature than he could his nature, and it had always been a source of heartache for the feared prince.

*****

Available for Pre-order from: 

Dreamspinner PressAll Romance eBooks

goodreads-badge-add-plus

 

*****

Comment Prompt: Do you have a favorite childhood holiday program?


About the Author:

CCochet100Charlie 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.

snowflake100Website: http://www.charliecochet.com
Blog: http://www.charliecochet.com/blog
Email: charlie@charliecochet.com
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/charliecochet
Twitter: @charliecochet | http://www.twitter.com/charliecochet


baubles

1 winners will receive an eBook copy The Heart of Frost & Mending Noel

2 winners will receive an eBook copy of Mending Noel

Drawing is open to US and International readers.

[Facebook chat & Release Party will have it’s own prizes]

*****

To Enter

Just leave a comment on any of the blog posts along the tour, along with a contact email address. **If you would still like to enter the contest but don’t wish to leave your email address in the comment, you can also enter by emailing charlie@charliecochet.com.

Winners will be chosen at random and posted on Charlie’s blog at http://www.charliecochet.com/blog on Saturday, December 21st, and on Charlie’s Facebook page. Winners will then be notified via email.

*****

Contest ends

Friday, December 20th at midnight, Eastern Time.


Tour stops:

11/11 – The Novel Approach [Excerpt 1]

11/12 – Joyfully Jay [Excerpt 2]

11/13 – Lex Chase [Excerpt 3]

11/14 – Dreamspinner Facebook Chat [Bonus prizes]

11/15 – Charlie Cochet’s blog [Excerpt 4]

11/16 – Michael Rupured [Excerpt 5]

11/17 – Attention is Arbitrary [Excerpt 6]

11/18 – Release Party Dreamspinner Blog [Bonus excerpts + Prizes]

Share the love:Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterGoogle+Pin on Pinterestshare on TumblrEmail to someone

The Heart of Frost Blog Tour is Here!!

HeartofFrost_headerbanner

Hello everyone! The Heart of Frost blog tour is here, and the first stop is over at The Novel Approach! Drop by to read a little about the North Pole City Tales series, my inspiration, and comment for a chance to win some eBooks! The excerpts along the tour are serialized, so by the end you would have read the whole of Chapter 2! You can read Chapter 1 here:
http://www.charliecochet.com/books/novellas/the-heart-of-frost/excerpt/

snowflake100

Check out the tour schedule here:
http://www.charliecochet.com/the-heart-of-frost-blog-tour-schedule/


Share the love:Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterGoogle+Pin on Pinterestshare on TumblrEmail to someone

The Impetuous Afflictions Blog Tour continues over at Joyfully Jay’s!

blogtour300x200

Hi all! Today The Impetuous Afflictions Blog Tour is over at Joyfully Jay’s with Edmund and his brother Conner! Edmund’s chatting about his best friend Oliver, the fellas, and the mischief between Gideon and Conner.Catch the 12th excerpt from Chapter Two, and remember to leave a comment for a chance to win some nifty prizes!


Tour Info:

The tour has 13 stops. The first 6 stops are a personally guided tour conducted by the man himself, Jonathan Wolfe. The remaining 7 stops will give you the opportunity to meet the brats individually, and in some cases they will have a partner in crime. I heard for the final day, Johnnie has somehow managed to drag Chance along. That should be interesting.

Disclaimer: Please note. I can’t be held responsible for what comes out of Johnnie’s mouth. I’ve been informed he’s on his best behavior, but I think we both know that his definition of “best behavior” differs vastly from ours. 

Serialized Excerpts:

The tour will also feature serialized excerpts consisting of the whole of Chapter Two. So if you haven’t read Chapter One, you can go ahead and do so from either my website here:

http://www.charliecochet.com/books/novels/the-impetuous-afflictions-of-jonathan-wolfe/excerpt/

or the Dreasmpinner website here:

http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=4362&osCsid=gbo693acupfn294tque6r8jg27

Here’s all the info for the tour you’ll need. The first stop is The Novel Approach where the lovely Lisa has not only been incredibly kind in letting Johnnie stop by, but has also given The Impetuous Afflictions of Jonathan Wolfe an absolutely wonderful 5 star review!!

 ***

Tour stops:

11/9 – Welcome to Hawthorne Manor [Excerpt 1] – The Novel Approach

11/11 – Billiard Room Brouhaha [Excerpt 2] – Author Sue Brown

11/12 – A Trip to the Town of Aylesbury [Excerpt 3] –  Author Kim Fielding

11/13 – Time for Tea [Excerpt 4] – Author Lex Chase

11/14 – Stopping for a Pint [Excerpt 5] –  Author Andrew Q. Gordon

11/15 – Visiting the Furry Hat Man [Excerpt 6] – Author Eden Winters

11/18 – Meet Gideon Brooks [Excerpt 7] – Author Michael Rupured

11/19 – Meet Rori Curtis [Excerpt 8] –  Author Shira Anthony

11/20 – Meet Aubrey Jepson [Excerpt 9] – Attention is Arbitrary

11/21 – Meet Oliver Darling [Excerpt 10] – Hearts on Fire

11/22 – Meet Elliot Young [Excerpt 11] – Author Elin Gregory

11/25 – Meet Connor & Edmund Grey [Excerpt 12] – Joyfully Jay

11/26 – The Devilish Duo [Bonus Excerpt] – Mrs. Condit & Friends


Giveaway

1st Prize: $15 Amazon gift card + Impetuous Afflictions signed swag pack + signed 8×10 art print.

2nd & 3rd Prize: Impetuous Afflictions swag pack + signed 8×10 art print.

***

To Enter

Just leave a comment on any of the blog posts along the tour, along with a contact email address. **If you would still like to enter the contest but don’t wish to leave your email address in the comment, you can also enter by emailingcharlie@charliecochet.com.

Winners will be chosen at random and posted on Charlie’s blog at http://www.charliecochet.com/blog on Monday, December 2nd. Winners will then be notified via email.

***

Contest ends

Sunday, December 1st at midnight, Eastern Time.

***

Art Print Designs

Choose from:

JohnnieHenryCad400pxJohnniePoster_400

Share the love:Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterGoogle+Pin on Pinterestshare on TumblrEmail to someone

Elin Gregory hosts The Impetuous Afflictions Blog Tour stop 11!

blogtour300x200

Hello again! The Impetuous Afflictions Blog Tour continues over at the blog of the lovely Elin Gregory for a special treat! Henry has stopped by with little Elliot to chat about Johnnie, tea, and Elliot’s special friend Teddy. Catch the 11th excerpt from Chapter Two, and remember to leave a comment for a chance to win some nifty prizes!


Tour Info:

The tour has 13 stops. The first 6 stops are a personally guided tour conducted by the man himself, Jonathan Wolfe. The remaining 7 stops will give you the opportunity to meet the brats individually, and in some cases they will have a partner in crime. I heard for the final day, Johnnie has somehow managed to drag Chance along. That should be interesting.

Disclaimer: Please note. I can’t be held responsible for what comes out of Johnnie’s mouth. I’ve been informed he’s on his best behavior, but I think we both know that his definition of “best behavior” differs vastly from ours. 

Serialized Excerpts:

The tour will also feature serialized excerpts consisting of the whole of Chapter Two. So if you haven’t read Chapter One, you can go ahead and do so from either my website here:

http://www.charliecochet.com/books/novels/the-impetuous-afflictions-of-jonathan-wolfe/excerpt/

or the Dreasmpinner website here:

http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=4362&osCsid=gbo693acupfn294tque6r8jg27

Here’s all the info for the tour you’ll need. The first stop is The Novel Approach where the lovely Lisa has not only been incredibly kind in letting Johnnie stop by, but has also given The Impetuous Afflictions of Jonathan Wolfe an absolutely wonderful 5 star review!!

 ***

Tour stops:

11/9 – Welcome to Hawthorne Manor [Excerpt 1] – The Novel Approach

11/11 – Billiard Room Brouhaha [Excerpt 2] – Author Sue Brown

11/12 – A Trip to the Town of Aylesbury [Excerpt 3] –  Author Kim Fielding

11/13 – Time for Tea [Excerpt 4] – Author Lex Chase

11/14 – Stopping for a Pint [Excerpt 5] –  Author Andrew Q. Gordon

11/15 – Visiting the Furry Hat Man [Excerpt 6] – Author Eden Winters

11/18 – Meet Gideon Brooks [Excerpt 7] – Author Michael Rupured

11/19 – Meet Rori Curtis [Excerpt 8] –  Author Shira Anthony

11/20 – Meet Aubrey Jepson [Excerpt 9] – Attention is Arbitrary

11/21 – Meet Oliver Darling [Excerpt 10] – Hearts on Fire

11/22 – Meet Elliot Young [Excerpt 11] – Author Elin Gregory

11/25 – Meet Connor & Edmund Grey [Excerpt 12] – Joyfully Jay

11/26 – The Devilish Duo [Bonus Excerpt] – Mrs. Condit & Friends


Giveaway

1st Prize: $15 Amazon gift card + Impetuous Afflictions signed swag pack + signed 8×10 art print.

2nd & 3rd Prize: Impetuous Afflictions swag pack + signed 8×10 art print.

***

To Enter

Just leave a comment on any of the blog posts along the tour, along with a contact email address. **If you would still like to enter the contest but don’t wish to leave your email address in the comment, you can also enter by emailingcharlie@charliecochet.com.

Winners will be chosen at random and posted on Charlie’s blog at http://www.charliecochet.com/blog on Monday, December 2nd. Winners will then be notified via email.

***

Contest ends

Sunday, December 1st at midnight, Eastern Time.

***

Art Print Designs

Choose from:

JohnnieHenryCad400pxJohnniePoster_400

Share the love:Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterGoogle+Pin on Pinterestshare on TumblrEmail to someone