Dexter J. Daley’s Birthday Bash!

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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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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?  

Dexs Bday Bash Giveaway

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:
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Character Art Card Sets! We two sets for each winner, one with the individual character collector cards and one set with the couples.
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Group cards

1 x – Calvin & Hobbs, THIRDS Hearts Chain (click for larger image)

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1 x – Seb & Hudson, THIRDS Hearts Chain (click for larger image)

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1 x – Dex & Sloane, THIRDS Hearts Chain (click for larger image)

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3 x $10 Amazon Gift Cards

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5 x Destructive Delta grocery/tote bags

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Weekly News & Updates

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Hello all! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! This week’s update brings some exciting news. As some of you may know, the THIRDS series is currently being translated into French, with
Contre vents et marées (THIRDS t. 1) being released June 30th. I’m super happy to announce that The Auspicious Troubles of Love series is also currently being translated into French with Les Mésaventures Prometteuses de Chance (The Auspicious Troubles of Chance) coming soon! There’s also talk of the THIRDS being translated into another language as well, but I’ll share more on that as soon I have more solid info.

Along with translations, the North Pole City Tales series has been contracted for audiobook! The Heart of Frost and Vixen’s Valor will be released on audio late this fall! Mending Noel is already available, and if all goes according to schedule, Loving Blitz should be out in eBook format in December.

I’ve had a few folks ask if Against the Grain will be released on audio. I do believe it will be, but I won’t know for sure until the eBook is released. DSP contracts audiobook on or after book release. With the THIRDS I usually hear from them about audiobooks a few days after release. I’ll definitely share more on that once I have more information.

The Against the Grain Blog Tour starts Aug 3rd and there will be an awesome giveaway that includes swag themed to the book. Expect some fun geeky stuff.

On July 20th the fabulous Joyfully Jay is hosting the exclusive cover reveal for my contemporary romantic comedy novella Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts. The pre-order will also be available on July 20th, and along with the cover reveal there will be a giveaway and exclusive excerpt. Release day is Aug 19th. There will also be a blog tour starting Aug 19th. More info on that soon.

For anyone attending Rainbow Con in Tampa, I’ll be there just hanging out and checking out the events on Friday, July 17th through Saturday, July 18th, so if you fancy saying hello, asking about your favorite book or series, or just chatting, come find me. :D

I’ll also be attending GRL in San Diego, CA in October 2015 as a Featured Author, and Coastal Magic Convention in Daytona Beach, FL in Feb 2016 as a Featured Author, so stay tuned for info on panels and events as we get closer. I’ll also be attending RT Booklovers Convention in Las Vegas 2016. More on that soon!

I think that’s it for this week. Stay tuned to the blog for more on upcoming releases, up dates, events, and more!

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A PSA Infographic from Dex, Audiobooks, & Giveaways!

Hello all! Today we have double the fun and double the treats! Both my author columns have landed on the same day! Check out what we’ve got:

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Over at Sinfully Addicted to All Male Romance, we have a public service announcement from the THIRDS provided as an infographic by our own Dexter J. Daley on the Do’s & Don’ts of a Felid Therian Partnership. Want to know what to do or what not to do when it comes to your Felid Therian partner? Check out Dex’s infographic. There’s also a giveaway!

http://sinfullysexybooks.blogspot.com/2015/06/charlie-cochets-men-mischief-monthly.html

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Over at Love Bytes Reviews I’m chatting about the THIRDS audiobooks. So once you’ve read Dex’s PSA, check out my post at Love Bytes for a chance to win a THIRDS audiobook of your choice. If you’ve read Dex’s shenanigans, here’s your chance to listen to them! http://lovebytesreviews.com/2015/06/24/its-all-about-the-audio-plus-a-giveaway/

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Healing Hunter’s Heart Cover Reveal, Exclusive Excerpt, & Exclusive Giveaways!

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Hello all! I’m super excited to be sharing the cover for Healing Hunter’s Heart, the second book in the Little Bite of Love series along with an exclusive serial excerpt and exclusive giveaways. What’s a serialized excerpt? It means you get one long excerpt with each blog hosting a certain section, so just start with Part 1 and continue on until Part 5. And if the excerpt wasn’t enough, each of my lovely hosts will have an exclusive giveaway! That’s 5 chances to win! Now how about that book cover? Created by the amazing L.C. Chase.

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Healing Hunter’s Heart is Book 2 in the Little Bite of Love series. Book 1 An Intrepid Trip to Love is available for FREE download from All Romance eBooks in several formats. I’m also excited to be sharing an exclusive serialized excerpt. Below you’ll find links to the five blogs hosting the five excerpt parts. Happy reading!

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Months after being forced to leave his lover and mate Ari Jannsen behind, Hunter Devin settles into his role as Enforcer for the newly formed Deagan Clan under the rule of his new Alpha and best friend Tristan ‘Trip’ Hagan. Along with Hunter’s brother Boone, their nephews, sister, and mother, Hunter finally has the family he’s always wanted, but without his little rebel Ari, his heart is incomplete.

The Hagan Clan is unable to accept the Deagan Clan’s betrayal for walking away and taking the clan’s pups with them. War looms. As both clans plan their attack, a greater enemy plots against them. But Hunter is determined to get his Ari back. Bonds are put to the test and unexpected alliances are made as Hunter and his clan set out to protect their own and end the spreading heartache.

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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.

Website | THIRDS HQ | Facebook | Facebook Author Page | Twitter | Pinterest | Tumblr | Instagram |Newsletter | DSP | Amazon |Goodreads

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There are 5 exclusive giveaways, one per blog, so visit the respective blogs and enter the rafflecopter giveaways for a chance to win. 5 giveaways means 5 chances to win some nifty stuff, from Little Bite of Love beanies and swag, to gift cards, and eBooks!

 

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Brita’s Birthday Treasure Hunt!

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Hello all! To celebrate her birthday, the fabulous Brita Addams is hosting a treasure hunt starting January 17th! To join the fun, you need to register for the hunt by midnight on Jan 16th. Check out all the amazing prizes being given away, one of which is an ebook from my backlist!

Find the list of prizes along with details of the hunt over on Brita’s website:

http://www.britaaddams.net/

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Over at Joyfully Jay’s chatting Greek Mythology in the THIRDS!

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Hello all! Today the Rise & Fall Blog Tour stops over at Joyfully Jay where I’m chatting about Greek Mythology in the THIRDS world. Drop by and check out all the geeky fun.

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Plus, I’ve had some amazing reviews for Rise & Fall. Check out what some folks have to say here:
http://thirdshq.com/rise-fall-book-4/reviews/

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I’ve also had some fab interviews!
Book Pages and Dripping Ink:
http://bookpagesanddrippingink.blogspot.com/2015/02/charlie-cochet-rise-fall-blog-tour.html
Lex Chase:
http://lexchase.com/blog/2015/02/04/rise-fall-interview-with-charlie-cochet/

TOUR STOPS

Want to know what’s coming up in the Rise & Fall tour? Check out all the stops heading your way here:
http://www.charliecochet.com/blog-tours/rise-fall-blog-tour/

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Vixen’s Valor Blog Tour final stop over at The Novel Approach.

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Hello all! Thank you all so much for joining me for Vixen’s Valor blog tour. Later today, the tour’s final is stop is the fabulous Novel Approach where I’m chatting about holiday traditions. Stop by and share your own.

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VixensValour200Vixen’s Valor (North Pole City Tales: Book Three)
Genre: Gay Fantasy Romance, Holiday
Length: Novella 82 pages
Published: December 3rd, 2014
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN: 9781632165183

Story Summary

Rein Dear is a prestigious title, accompanied by admiration, devotion, and celebrity status, all of which one saucy Vixen thrives on. Alas, Vixen’s only concerned with having fun, unlike his stuffy and sensible best friend, Rudy Rein Dear, who Vixen has always been jealous of. Aside from being chosen by Mayor Kringle to be Captain the Rein Dear Squadron, Rudy’s managed to snag himself a prince, even if that prince is the dangerous and imposing Jack Frost.

All’s not lost for Vixen though. He discovers Jack’s cousin Vale has a soft spot for him. Vale Frost might not be a dashing prince, but he’s the next best thing: a decorated Lieutenant for the Toy Soldier Army, and a member of the Frost monarchy.

Determined to get what Vixen feels he deserves, he sets off on a mission to ensnare the kind-hearted lieutenant. But Vixen’s selfish ways are sure to lead to disaster, and it’ll take more than a little courage to set things right.

Out Now from

Dreampisnner Press eBook | Amazon | All Romance ebooks | Barnes & Noble

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Read the first chapter here

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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.

Website | Facebook | Facebook Author PageTwitter | Goodreads | Tumblr | Instagram | PinterestTHIRDS HQ | Newsletter
Email: charlie@charliecochet.com

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Other books in the series

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Mending Noel: Book 1
The Heart of Frost: Book 2

Mending Noel also available in audiobook. All books can be read as standalone but for maximum enjoyment, it’s recommended they be read in order as characters appear in previous books.

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Tour stops

1st Dec – Prism Book Alliance
3rd Dec – Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews
4th Dec – MM Good Books Reviews
5th Dec – Hearts on Fire Reviews
10th Dec – V’s Reads
11th Dec – The Novel Approach

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Join Agents Dexter J. Daley and Sloane Brodie over at Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews!

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Hello all! Today our sinfully sexy duo Dexter J. Daley and Sloane Brodie are off to London to visit Monique and Macky from the fabulous Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews blog. Join the fellas as they get asked about their relationship, music, and more!

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About the Book

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Genre:
Gay Paranormal Romance, Shifters
Length: Novel
Published: Nov 7th, 2014
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: LC Chase
Ebook ISBN-13: 9781632164209
Paperback ISBN-13: 9781632164193

New York City’s streets are more dangerous than ever with the leaderless Order of Adrasteia and the Ikelos Coalition, a newly immerged Therian group, at war. Innocent civilians are caught in the crossfire and although the THIRDS round up more and more members of the Order in the hopes of keeping the volatile group from reorganizing, the members of the Coalition continue to escape and wreak havoc in the name of vigilante justice.

Worse yet, someone inside the THIRDS has been feeding the Coalition information. It’s up to Destructive Delta to draw out the mole and put an end to the war before anyone else gets hurt. But to get the job done, the team will have to work through the aftereffects of the Therian Youth Center bombing. A skirmish with Coalition members leads Agent Dexter J. Daley to a shocking discovery and suddenly it becomes clear that the random violence isn’t so random. There’s more going on than Dex and Sloane originally believed, and their fiery partnership is put to the test. As the case takes an explosive turn, Dex and Sloane are in danger of losing more than their relationship.

Out now from:

Dreamspinner Press eBook | Dreamspinner Press paperback

Amazon | All Romance eBooks | Barnes & Noble

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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.

Website | THIRDS HQ | Facebook | Facebook Author Page | Twitter | Pinterest | Tumblr | Instagram 

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Itinerary (Tour Stops)

4th Nov – Hearts on Fire Reviews (Invitation from Lieutenant Sparks)
5th Nov – Carly’s Book Reviews (Sergeant Maddock)
6th Nov – The Novel Approach Reviews (Team Leader Sloane Brodie)
7th Nov – Bookwinked (Agent Dexter J. Daley “Dex”)
10th Nov – It’s About the Book (Chief Medical Examiner Hudson Colbourn)
11th Nov – MM Good Books Reviews (Agent Rosa Santiago)
12th Nov – Joyfully Jay (Exclusive Excerpt)
13th Nov – Wicked Faerie’s Tales and Reviews (Agent Cael Maddock)
14th Nov – TTC Books and More (Agent Ash Keeler)
15th Nov – The Blogger Girls (Agents Calvin Summers and Ethan Hobbs)
17th Nov – Love Bytes (Agent Julietta “Letty” Guerrera)
18th Nov – Attention is Arbitrary (SSA Austen Payne)
19th Nov – Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews (Team Members Interview)
20th Nov – Books Make Me Happy Reviews (Author Interview)
21st Nov – Prism Book Alliance (Farewell from Destructive Delta)

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