Hello, all! A huge thank you to everyone who stopped by and joined in the fun for the THIRDS 2 Year Anniversary Event! Thank you for all your amazing comments! I’m just so thrilled at the excitement and enthusiasm for the upcoming new series. You all are amazing! Thank you for all the love and support!
We have our winners. If you didn’t win this time, no worries, there will be plenty more giveaways heading this way. For those who did win, you’ll be receiving an email this week with what you’ve won and we’ll make arrangements to get you your goodies. There are quite a few people to contact, so please bear with me.
Hello all! Thank you so much for joining me as we celebrate the THIRDS 2 Year Anniversary!! Woot! It’s hard to believe it’s been two years since Dexter J. Daley and the Destructive Delta crew were unleashed upon the world. I often get asked if while I was writing Hell & High Water I had any idea of what the THIRDS would turn into. That would be a big nope. I submitted Rack & Ruin, book 3, to my publisher before Hell & High Water was even released. I was kinda freakin’ out. I had written three books in this new series, different to anything I’d done before, and the first book hadn’t even been released. My main thought at the time was “please don’t let this tank”. Seriously.
Two years later and I still can’t believe it. I am continuously amazed and blown away by all the love shown to these fellas and the series. After Hell & High Water, the THIRDS Nerds came onto the scene. We are now 686 members strong and still growing. There’s been THIRDS inspired fan art, fan playlists, jewelry, SIMS characters, cakes, and all kinds of awesomeness from amazing readers.
This week Smoke & Mirrors, book 7 is released. It’s been an incredible adventure, but it’s not over just yet. With Smoke & Mirrors ending the way it does, I’ve had folks asking me if this is the end of the THIRDS. Definitely not. Events were planned from the beginning to take the series in a specific direction, the question was what I’d do when we reached the end, because there would have to be an end. By mid-series I would know whether the main series would be it, or of I’d continue on to the next THIRDS adventure. It would all depend on how much I was enjoying writing the THIRDS and if readers were still enjoying reading it. By the time I wrote Against the Grain, I knew I wasn’t ready to give up writing Dex and Sloane just yet.
Right now I’m working on Seb and Hudson’s book, followed by book 9, the last Dex and Sloane book in the MAIN series. So what’s coming next? I’m super excited about what’s coming next year!! The main series may be coming to an end, but the adventure, comedy, and romance is far from done. We’re kicking things up a notch, and don’t worry, our Destructive Delta crew will still be around. Everything will be revealed in Smoke & Mirrors, the turning point in the THIRDS world, and in Dex and Sloane’s lives. There is so much planned! I can’t wait to share it all with you!
How about a little teaser?
I know change can be a scary thing, especially when you love the characters, but you’ll have to trust me. In 2017, things about to get real.The time has come to put all that training–and then some–to use. Dex and Sloane are going to be kicking some serious butt, and although the new series will belong solely to Dex and Sloane, Destructive Delta will still play an important role. They are a family after all. We may not see them as much as we do now, but they’re not going away. Every badass operative needs to have a team at their back, and no team can make it rain fire and wrath like Destructive Delta. We’re also going to be introduced to some new key players, and be seeing a lot more of Austen and Wolf. The side stories are still happening. Austen and Zach, Bradley and Lou etc. I’ll be announcing the series name at a later date so folks have time to read Smoke & Mirrors. It all starts to make more sense there. I’ll let Dex tell you how he feels about this.
Either way, I hope you’re as excited as I am. Is the THIRDS world ready for a lethally trained Dex? We’ll soon find out. It’s like an exciting new TV series in your brain, with lots of action, explosions, kicking-butt, sexy-times, drama, angst, shenanigans, and yes, the tagline remains Action. Comedy. Romance. And that One Weird Guy. Only this time the weird guy’s a little more sharply dressed. ;)
5 winners: THIRDS agent T-shirt. 5 winners: Destructive Delta tote bag and character cards. 4 winners: THIRDS swag pack (Destructive Delta tote bag, character cards, THIRDS postcards, stickers, bookmarks). 3 winners: THIRDS audiobook of your choice. 3 winners: $10 Amazon Gift Card. 3 winners: Mini Sloane with character cards and THIRDS Agent mug. 1 winner: THIRDS agent coffee mug with character cards. 1 winner: Star Wars Leia and Han Solo bag with compact mirror.
Haven’t read the THIRDS series? Would you like to get in on the shenanigans? Dreamspinner Press is having a THIRDS anniversary sale. Get 30% off Books 1 – 6, including paperbacks! Sale ends at 11:59pm (Eastern US time) Sunday, July 10th.
Hello all! THIRDS Beyond the Books is here! I’m so excited to be sharing with you this fun collection of THIRDS flash fiction stories! To celebrate we’ve got a blog tour going on and a release day event over at Love Bytes!
Make sure to check out the tour stops below. Today we’re at The Novel Approach where some of the fabulous THIRDS Nerds in our Facebook group have asked me questions about the series and characters. Make sure to check it out!
We’re also at the Dreamspinner Press blog where Dex is sharing his Songs to Seduce Your Jaguar Therian Partner By. I’m sure you won’t want to miss it.
RELEASE DAY EVENT
Over at Love Bytes we have a special treat. This time you get to vote for which THIRDS Thursday prompt will get written up after the tour! Plus there’s an exclusive giveaway! So we have two giveaways packed with goodies!
** Please note that different blogs post their content at different times.
Join us as we celebrate the THIRDS universe with this collection of flash fiction stories written to prompts submitted by fans. Sometimes we want to know more about our favorite characters. Where they came from, how they became who they are, their families, friendships, and past heartaches. These snippets of moments in time offer an inside look at the lives of our favorite THIRDS characters. Whether it’s first shifts, the forging of unbreakable bonds, or a night full of shenanigans, these stories are sure to enrich your THIRDS reading experience.
** All royalties earned from THIRDS Beyond the Books are being donated to Big Cat Rescue.
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.
Hello all! Join the Catch a Tiger by the Tail book discussion on Facebook all day today from 9 am (Eastern US time) where we’ll be chatting about the book, answering trivia, and I’ll be dropping in to answer questions. Plus there will be giveaways!
Hello all! I’m super excited to be joining some fab folks over on Facebook Dec 10th from 6 – 11 pm (EST US time). There will be chatting, excerpts, giveaways, and general shenanigans. I’ll be taking over from 8 – 9 pm with some goodies, an excerpt from Loving Blitz, and more! So make sure you drop by and join the fun!
Hello all! I’m very excited to be a part of tonight’s Heat Up Your Holidays Facebook event where I’ll be joining 7 other fab authors for some chatting, fun, and giveaways! My slot is at 10.30 pm Eastern US time, but check out this lineup!
Hello, all! My apologies for the late posting of the winners. This week was a little crazy to say the least. I found an awesome little wordpress plugin that randomly chooses winners from the comments. If you didn’t win this round, please don’t get discouraged. There’s never any shortage of giveaways here.
So here we go. **** Please note, I will be emailing you between today and the end of the weekend to arrange delivery of your prizes.
Winners of the character art cards:
1. Jacob D.
3. Bonnie H.
10. Jessie QN
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)
3 x $10 Amazon Gift Cards
5 x Destructive Delta grocery/tote bags
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March 24 – 27, 2017:
Paris Book Fair. Salon du livre de Paris, Port de Versailles, France. I'll be signing on Saturday, March 25th from 6 pm - 8 pm.May 2-7, 2017: RT Booklovers Convention in Atlanta, Georgia.July 26 - 29, 2017: RWA Annual Conference in Orlando, FL. Aug 10 - 13, 2017: Writer's Police Academy in Green Bay, WI. Oct 19 - 22, 2017: GRL in Denver, CO.