A Thank You Photo from Trip

As some of you may know, my Love Has No Boundaries story An Intrepid Trip to Love went up on Sunday, May 26th, and already it has some wonderful reviews. I just wanted to shout out a thank you to everyone who’s taken the time to read it, not to mention leave a review. I’ve been blown away by all the comments left in the thread as well. You guys are amazing. All your effort is truly appreciated, and nothing warms my heart more than knowing folks are enjoying it.

Here’s a little family photo for you. My guess is Trip wouldn’t have been able to stop giving his tiny pup kisses no matter how much the pup griped about it. Though I imagine Robbie wouldn’t have been able to resist returning those kisses because he loves his daddy so–even if he is a bit OTT at times.

Trip and Robbie

 

For those who haven’t read Trip’s story and would like to, you can find it here: http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1342500-an-intrepid-trip-to-love-by-charlie-cochet—10-200-member-early-bonus-s

 

x Charlie

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My Love Has No Boundaries story is up!

An Intrepid Trip to Love200Hello all! I’m so excited to announce that my Love Has No Boundaries story is up in the Goodread’s M/M Romance Group. As a celebration for reaching 10,202 members, the M/M Romance Group has released my story early, making that a total of 5 stories which have been released!

If you’d like to read An Intrepid Trip to Love, you can find it here: http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1342500-an-intrepid-trip-to-love-by-charlie-cochet—10-200-member-early-bonus-s

Hope you enjoy reading about these fellas as much as I enjoyed writing them!

x Charlie

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LHNB Cover Reveal!

Hello all! I wanted to share the cover for my Love Has No Boundaries story An Intrepid Trip to Love. Coming up with a cover for this one was tough, because there’s a kiddie in the story, which I’ve not had before. I loved writing Robbie. He’s just so adorable and too much like his dad. I think I managed to capture the feel of the story with the cover, and I just love all their sweet smiles, especially Boone’s grin on the left there. The other challenge was whether or not to put in actually Huskies, and I did have a version where I did, but it just didn’t feel right. Instead I decided to do things a little differently and have the fellas’ shadows be their shifter halves. Well, hope you like it!

An Intrepid Trip to Love450

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Wrapping up my Love Has No Boundaries story and more!

workinprogressOkay, so last night, I finished my Love Has No Boundaries story and sent it off to my beta! It came in at 33,699 words. I knew it was going to be novella length, and figured it would be about the same size as my Love is Always Write story Roses in the Devil’s Garden. Yeah, no. Trip is a mouthy little so-and-so, as you may have deduced from the little snippets I’ve been posting. I have to say though, I have had so much fun writing Trip and the Devil Dogs. Hopefully everyone else will love them as much as I do. This will be my first non-historical. Though technically, Mending Noel was my first non-historical, but it’s a Christmas Story, and it’s about elves. I’ve also been collecting fun little tid-bits from the story to share once the story is released by the MM Romance Group.

Trip’s story is about Husky shifters in an urban fantasy setting. I don’t know how much I can give away. Anyway, it has a title and that title may or may not have a Book #1 attached to it. *Le gasp!* Okay, I don’t know why I gasped in French there, but yes, I am already working on the second story. I’m hoping against hope that I can finish it by the end of the month, so if the publisher contracts it, folks won’t have to wait so long, like they’ve had to do with my other series. The second book should come in at around the same length. I’m also working on Johnnie’s story (the boy has been getting impatient), and then Jack’s story. Yep, Jack and Rudy are getting their own Christmas story. The moment I’d finished Mending Noel I knew I wanted to have a story with the grumpy, sexy, dangerous Jack Frost and his equally sexy pilot. So stay tuned for more on that.

After that, I’ve got a four book contemporary shifter series I’m working on. It’s a little different from Trip’s story because it’s not fantasy. The shifters aren’t related to mythical beings in any way, but I’m hoping the idea is original and the that folks will fall in love with the characters. I’ve been spending a lot of time on these folks and I really want this series to be pretty epic. I mean these guys will be getting their own sub-domain, that’s how excited I am about them. I’ve already planned out all four books and know what’s happening in them, I just need to write them. I’m hoping to get the first two started after Jack’s story is done. Then it’ll be a matter of getting all four scheduled and released next year, all full length novels. There will be merchandise and everything. I’ve been slowly working on these guys for about two years now, and that’s just the characters, the timeline, and the backstory, so yeah, a lot is going into this.

There you have it. A run down of what’s to come for the time being. Plus there’s all those other stories waiting. Soon, my pretties, soon. Now back to writing!

x Charlie

 

 

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Love Has No Boundaries – Teaser

Here’s a little teaser from my LHNB story. Enjoy!

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“It went under the bed,” Robbie murmured, pointing at the bed across the room—which had yet to be made at six in the evening. Leaving that gripe for after he corralled their unwanted arachnid guest, Trip weaved through the valley of sharp, angular toys and made it to the bed unscathed. He got down on his knees and lifted the comforter hanging off the side.

“For crying out loud, Robbie, there’s more stuff under your bed than out here. Did you leave anything in the closet? I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a nest under here.” Robbie let out a whimper and Trip rolled his eyes, glancing over at the pup and trying not to laugh at his little worried face.  “Relax, there’s no nest.” He shifted his gaze back under the bed and saw something move. “Aha! I’ve got you now you little sucker. I don’t know what you’re so scared of, Robbie, it’s not that big.”

“It is so! It’s like one of those facehuggers from Aliens. What if I’m asleep and it jumps on my face and tries to lay eggs in my tummy and then it bursts from my chest all argh!” Robbie dramatically threw himself back against his desk’s chair, his tongue poking out one side of his mouth as he made gurgling noises, his body twitching.

“That’s the last time I let you stay up to watch a Sci-fi marathon.” The movement stopped. Taking the cardboard, Trip slowly slipped it under the bed toward the black lump, only to poke it and realize it was a balled up sock. What the hell? Something shifted beside it—something much bigger. It turned and darted right for him.

“Holy fudge!” Trip shot away from the bed, managing to curb the copious amounts of colorful swear words ready to roll off his tongue. Scrambling, he climbed onto the bed in a manner which could only be described as astoundingly undignified, losing one of his socks in the process. Getting to his feet, he wobbled on the bed a moment before finding his balance, his plastic container out in front of him like a shield and the piece of cardboard brandished in his right hand like a sword. He was ready for battle.

“There it is, dad!” Robbie squealed and Trip gave a start.

“Where?”

Robbie frantically pointed at the huge hairy black spot in the middle of the blue carpet. “There!”

“Oh my Gods,” Trip gagged. “What is that? That is the most revolting thing I have ever seen.”

“What about when grandpa Hagan lost his swim trunks at the lake?”

“You’re right. This is the second most revolting thing I have ever seen.”

Robbie swiped a book off his desk, ready to hurl it.

“Hey, don’t throw your math book.”

Dropping his math book on the desk, Robbie swapped it for Trip’s tablet.

“Throw the math book! Throw the math book!”

Robbie obliged, picking up the hefty hardback and chucking it across the room. It landed like a tee-pee over the spider. They held their breaths. Pages ruffled and seconds later the spider leisurely crawled out. “It’s still alive, dad! What do we do?”

“What is that thing made of? All right, that’s it. Ain’t no eight legged creep gonna get the best of Tristan Hagan.”

“Go, dad!’ Robbie cheered him on.

Trip inched closer to the foot of the bed when the beast turned toward him and leapt forward. “Holy shit, it jumps!” He scrambled back until his back hit the wall behind him.

“You said a curse word,” Robbie admonished, wagging a finger at him.

“Yeah, I know, I’m sorry. But, did you see that?” Trip’s smart phone rang in his pocket and he shuffled his weapons into his left hand to grab it, pressing it against his ear. “Brook?”

“Trip? What’s wrong?”

“Put her on speaker phone,” Robbie demanded. “Mom! Mom! There’s a huge spider in my room and it looks like one of the facehuggers from Aliens!”

“What have we told you about watching those Sci-fi marathons?”

“You sound like dad. Why are you fighting with me when you should be fighting the Aliens?”

“It’s a spider,” Trip clarified.

“A mutant spider that probably has mutant babies,” Robbie added.

Brook sighed. “He gets that from you, you know.”

“No, but seriously, Brook, the thing is fugly.”

“No one says fugly anymore.”

“I just did.”

“Yeah, well, you’re a nerd.”

“Aw, thanks, babe. I gotta go now. Got aliens to kill. Don’t worry, if I end up an incubator for mutant spider babies, I’ll remember the good times we had.” When Brook next spoke, he could hear the smile in her voice.

“Do you want me to send Deacon over? He’ll be home in about fifteen minutes.”

“Hm, do I want to emasculate myself further by having my ex-wife’s husband come kill a spider for me?”

“Dad, it’s moving again!”

“Fifteen minutes you say? That’ll work for me. He can let himself in. Tell him to bring his shovel. And a blowtorch.”

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Love Has No Boundaries – Introducing Trip

MM Romance Group LHNB event I’ve been a busy little bee, working on my Love Has No Boundaries story and having a great time with it.  Not only do I have my MCs all figured out, but I’ve got the whole Hagan Clan mapped out, from the Alpha to the Omega, and everyone in between. You’ve sort of met Robbie Hagan–he would be the one jumping into his dad’s arms trying to escape the spider invasion.

Now let me introduce you to his dad: Tristan ‘Trip’ Hagan and the Devil Dogs, brothers Boone ‘Bo’ Devin and Hunter ‘Hunt’ Devin. Boone and Hunter are Tristan’s enforcers. It’s their job to protect Trip and Robbie, though as Robbie is to become the Hagan Clan’s next Alpha, Trip’s father (the current Alpha), has a habit of stressing how much more important Robbie is over Trip–his disgraced son who was meant to have been the next Alpha. What happened to Trip? Well, I’m afraid you’re going to have to wait on that one. Obviously no one is more important to Trip than his son, and he wouldn’t want it any other way. But they don’t call Boone and Hunter the ‘Devil Dogs’ for nothing. They’re more than capable of handling anything that comes their way.

Trip Boone and Hunter

Due to the events that happened five years ago, Trip has lost his place as the next Alpha, which is fine with him as it’s a position he never wanted anyway. What he does want, is to leave the past behind him and concentrate on raising his son to be the kind of compassionate, open-minded Alpha the clan has never had, one who could lead them to a brighter future. There’s no room in Trip’s life for anymore drama, especially when it comes in the form a secret he’s been harboring since he was a pup, a secret that could once again bring his shame within the clan to the surface, and relationships are strained-even hostile at times, as it is. But little does Trip know that closing in are dangers far more deadly, and nothing stays secret forever.

The Hagan Clan:

Elders:
Ward & Isa Hagan, Jerick & Briana Holt

Alphas:
Matthias & Vita Hagan (formerly Vita Holt)
Alphas’ Children: Trip, Aiden, Kayla, Addison
Pups: Robbie (belonging to Trip & his ex-wife Brook) Lily & Pepper & another one on the way (belonging to Kayla & Rhys)

Pack Members:

High Rank:
Caine & Farryn Olander
Children: Rhys, Summer, Deacon

Medium Rank (previously high rank):
Pierce & Skyrah Jannsen
Children: Brook (Trip’s ex-wife and close friend), Ari

Low Rank (Enforcers):
Varek (deceased) & Cora Devin
Children: Ivy, Trip’s Enforcers: Boone and Hunter
Pups: Ravyn & Corbin (twin boys, belonging to Ivy & Duncan)

Beta:
Logan Kelsey
Children & Alphas’ Enforcers: Cy, Duncan, Ashley Omega (not an enforcer): Aurick

So that’s the pack, a total of 28 adults and 5 kids. The Hagan Clan has survived centuries by holding onto it’s old world traditions, but could those very traditions and the Alpha’s stubbornness to change his ways, bring about its demise? Will Trip resign himself to living with a broken heart? Who else shares Trip’s secret and longing? Stay tuned…

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M/M Romance Group’s ‘Love Has No Boundaries’ Writing Event!

Love Has No Boundaries eventHello all! As some of you may know, last year I participated in the Goodreads M/M Romance Group’s Love is Always Write event for the first time. The story was Roses in the Devil’s Garden and I was so over the moon to see how many folks enjoyed it, that I decided to once again take part in their writing event. This year it’s Love Has No Boundaries. The image and letter I chose was provided by the lovely Nikyta and it’s for a sweet, funny, contemporary shifter romance.

The moment I saw the picture, I just couldn’t resist. I though it suited me perfectly. You can see the picture on the group thread  here.  If you’re not a member, this is the photo and prompt:

MM Romance Group LHNB event

Dear Author,

It is just the two of them after he fulfilled his obligation to have a pup. But they need someone who will kill the spiders infesting their house. Please send help!

*Note – Must have an HEA, please. A funny, sweet shifter romance would be preferable but no exes, menage or cheating/open relationship. Thanks!

ETA: And very little sex or none at all, please!!

 

I’m so excited about getting to write  this and I hope folks will enjoy it. More info to come as we get further into the event.

For those unfamiliar with the event, scores of fantastic folks choose images with ‘Dear Author’ letters attached by the group’s members and authors write a story as per request. The stories are all then published for free in the group and then later on, authors can publish it on their own sites as well. If all goes well, after it’s been published in the M/M Romance Group, I’ll make it available here and on All Romance eBooks like Roses in the Devil’s Garden. Wish me luck!

x Charlie

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