Humor in Romance – Eli Easton over at the Tea House

teahousebuttonHello all! Eli Easton is over at the Tea House talking about humor in romance and offering some of her favorite snippets from some fantastic reads. You know me and humor. Love reading it, love writing it! Drop by and check it out. http://purpleroseteahouse.charliecochet.com/guest-author-eli-easton-har-dee-hot-har-humor-in-romance/

Also, there’s still time to enter Lex Chase‘s swaggerific giveaway! Just leave a comment on her post for a chance to win. http://purpleroseteahouse.charliecochet.com/author-lex-chase-books-movies-and-games-bridging-the-platform-gap/

x Charlie

Lex Chase is my guest at the Tea House & hosting a giveaway!

teahousebuttonHey all! Lex Chase is over at the Purple Rose Tea House chatting about her latest release Cashing the Reality Check, books, movies, and games, plus, she’s offering one lucky winner a set of Series 1 and Series 2 Checkmate buttons, a Lex Chase.com pen, and both Checkmate covers!

August winners to be announced August 31st! Just drop by and leave a comment on her post for a chance to win.

http://purpleroseteahouse.charliecochet.com/author-lex-chase-books-movies-and-games-bridging-the-platform-gap/

Contest Winner!

Hello! I want to thank you all so much for dropping by and joining the contest. Also thank you for the absolutely lovely compliments about the new site.  I’m so very glad you like it. If you didn’t win this time around, don’t fret, there will be plenty more contests coming up, including some blog hops. Now onto the winner!  Using the magic hat, the winner is:

Contest Results

Congrats Juliana! I’ll be contacting you shortly to verify delivery of your prizes! Hope you’re all having a lovely weekend!

x Charlie

Babes in Boyland 2nd Annual Valentine’s Day Lovefest!

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Hello everyone! The Babes in Boyland Valentine’s Day Lovefest is now on, and there’s an array of fantastic prizes to be won from a host of publishers and authors, including me!

So make sure to drop by and leave a comment on their post for a chance to win!   There’s all kinds of ebooks and goodies to be had, so don’t miss out!

And what’s Valentine’s Day without something sweet and romantic to read? My Valentine’s Day short story When Love Walked In is about a grumpy detective, his best gal friday–who happens to be a cat, and the Valentine’s Day surprise that changes their lives.

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Blurb: Bruce Shannon is a Private Investigator dealing with case after case of missing persons and infidelity. None of which inspire warm, fuzzy feelings during the week of Valentine’s Day. Then again, Bruce isn’t exactly a fuzzy feelings kind of guy, which suits him just fine. He doesn’t need anyone anyhow, only his cat, Mittens. That is, until the handsome Jace Scarret wanders off the streets and into Bruce’s life. Will Jace end up showing Bruce that maybe Valentine’s Day isn’t so lousy after all?

You can find an excerpt here.

When Love Walked In is available from these ebook retailers:
Torquere Press
AmazonKindle.com
All Romance eBooks
Barnes & Noble
Amazon UK

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Welcome to Charlie’s Holiday Hijinks!

RJScottxmasBloghopHappy December everyone! We’re here to kick off the holiday season with a Christmas Blog Hop, hosted by the lovely R.J. Scott!
Everyone looks forward to something different during the holidays, and for most of us, it can be pretty stressful, though I imagine even more so for the folks who have kids. So I thought I would post a few things that help me relax during this time of in your face “buy me or your Christmas will suck!” advertisements, horrendous never-ending lines, and folks popping out of the woodwork at the most inopportune time to chat to you about your holiday plans.

 Movies!
One of my favorite things to do during the holidays is watch movies. They go a long way in bringing a smile to my face, and making sure I don’t flip out in epic proportions. They also make things feel more Christmasy when the weather outside can barely even be considered ‘chilly’.

There are a few films I love to watch every year, most of them comedies. As much as I absolutely love It’s a Wonderful Life, it makes me cry, and the last thing I want is turn into a blubbering mess of wet tissues. So here are some of the movies guaranteed to brighten my day, and yes, Die Hard is a Christmas tradition. Yippee Ki-yay!

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Starbucks!

The holidays are the return of the red cups, and if you’re a coffee addict like me, it means you get ridiculously excited. I mean look at it. The Peppermint Mocha. Oh. My. God. The Peppermint Mocha. Just holding one of these makes me all melty and happy. Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate, White Hot Chocolate, and the list goes on.

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If I can’t get out to a Starbucks  then I make sure I’m stocked up on hot chocolate at home, especially mint hot chocolate as for me it’s an absolute stable of wintry goodness.

Treats!
Come on, after all the running around you’ve done, you deserve a treat.

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If there’s one thing you can count on is hundreds of recipes for all sorts of yummy treats, many of them so easy to follow, even I can do it! Soft, warm, chocolate chip cookies are my favorite. When I’m feeling lazy, I have Pillsbury croissants in my fridge, I pop some chocolate chips on them before rolling them up, and popping them in the oven. So good.

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Christmas Romance!
Nothing like reading a feel good romance to put a smile on your face. I’ve read some wonderful M/M Romances set over the holidays, and still have quite a few left from last year I never got a chance to read, plus all the new ones out this year.

And speaking of feel good Christmas romances, my prize for this blog hop is a free eBook copy of my shiny, brand-spanking new Christmas novella Mending Noel. Yep, I totally sideswiped Contemporary and went straight to elves at the North Pole!

** Rules: All you have to do for a chance to win is leave a comment on this post. The winner will be chosen via Random.org and announced Monday, Dec 3rd! Contest ends Midnight Sunday, Dec 2nd Eastern time. 

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So what do you do to relax during the holiday season?

Here are the links to the rest of the folks participating! Happy hopping!

Kicking Things Off Holiday Style!

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Seasonal Greetings, guys and dolls! Well, December is but a few hours away, and here on the blog, we’re kicking off the holiday season with a blog hop hosted by the lovely R.J. Scott!

The blog hop runs this weekend from December 1st through December 2nd, with plenty of folks taking part in the fun, and up for grabs is a copy of my shiny new Christmas novella Mending Noel which will be out from Dreamspinner Press on Saturday! Woot!