Mending Noel has a new cover! Plus a giveaway!

Hello, all! I’m super excited to reveal the shiny new cover for Mending Noel, book 1 in the North Pole City Tales series. I love the original cover, and it was a perfect fit for my little holiday story in Dreamspinner’s 2012 Advent Calendar, but once the world of our beloved Christmas elves expanded, bringing us a series with covers created by the awesome Paul Richmond, I really wanted Mending Noel’s cover to match the rest of the series, so Paul gave Tim and Noel life! You’ll find a little giveaway below to celebrate!

Mending Noel on DSP: http://bit.ly/CCMNDSP

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Dreamreaders Weekend Reads 99 Cents!

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Hello all! Three of my titles are up for Dreamsreader’s Weekend Reads! Mending Noel, The Auspicious Troubles of Chance (including French), Hell & High Water (including French) are all on sale for just $0.99 this weekend only! How awesome is that?

Join the Dreamreaders Facebook discussion next week where I’ll be popping in to answer questions or chat!

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Win an audiobook download of Mending Noel!

Hello all! To celebrate the release of Mending Noel on audiobook, I’m giving away a download copy from audible! Just enter the rafflecopter giveaway below for a chance to win!

MendingNoelAudiobookMending Noel (North Pole City Tales, Book 1)
Genre:
M/M romance, Fantasy, Humor, Christmas
Length: Unabridged, 1 hr and 24 mins
Published: October 24th, 2014
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Narrated by: Dave Gillies

Blurb: All is not sparkly snowflakes and sweet candy canes in North Pole City. Office workers Tim and Noel do nothing all day but antagonize each other—petty fighting that might be based on hatred… or a heated mutual attraction. It’s up to Jack Frost and his elf-friend Rudy to broach the hostilities and introduce some Christmas kisses, but is the Frost Prince up to the challenge of launching a new romance when someone’s trying to break his holiday spirit?

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Mending Noel now available in audiobook!

Hello all! I’m super excited to announce that Mending Noel (North Pole City Tales, Book 1) is now available in audiobook. It’s currently up on Audible.com but will soon be up on Amazon and Dreamspinner Press. I have to say, I am loving the narrator. I thought a British accent would give the Christmas story just the right touch, and oh my goodness, the sweetness.

http://www.audible.com/pd/Fiction/Mending-Noel-Audiobook/B00OSI6VOO/

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Mending Noel Excerpt

Since Mending Noel’s made it to the Dreamspinner Press Holiday bestsellers list, I thought I’d share a little excerpt. Here’s Noel, a.k.a Mr. Grumpypants. You can read the full first chapter here:

http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=3375

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MendingNoel150“Sweet, isn’t he?”

Noel looked up to find Rudy leaning against the doorframe, his gaze on Tim.

“Annoying is what he is,” Noel grumbled. “And prissy.” He felt himself getting angry just thinking about Tim. “He’s a walking disaster. I bet he’s loving every minute of this.”

“Someone’s out to kill you two. I doubt he’s enjoying that.”

Noel looked up at Rudy with a glower. “Except the part where he’s being saved by the great captain of the Rein Dear Squadron.”

To Noel’s frustration, Rudy just chuckled. What was so great about Rudy anyway? So he was handsome, big deal. Aside from flying for Kringle and delivering happiness to the world, what really was so great about him?

“Seeing as you two are my guests, why don’t you take the bed, and I’ll sleep on the couch.”

Noel’s jaw nearly hit the floor. Share a bed with Tim? “You’re out of your mind. I am not sharing a bed with that… that… elf.”

“All right.” Rudy shrugged and made his way over to Tim. “I’ll share a bed with him.”

Noel jumped to his feet and stopped Rudy in his tracks. “Absolutely not. I don’t trust you, and if something happens to him, I’ll be the one who ends up taking the fall, so you keep your manicured mitts off.”

Rudy held his hands up in surrender and took a step back. “Okay, tough guy. I’m just going to grab myself a pillow and a blanket. You do what you like.”

After watching Rudy disappear down the hall, Noel turned to look down at Tim, who was out for the count. Swell. “Tim,” Noel grumbled, poking him in the shoulder. Tim didn’t stir, so he tried again. This time he received a little moan, which only went to further irritate Noel. How could something so small sleep so heavily? With a grunt, Noel reached down and lifted Tim into his arms. He ignored Rudy’s cheerful goodnight as he walked past and into the bedroom, closing the door behind him with his foot. Then he not-so-gently planted Tim on the right side of the double bed. Incredible. The elf could sleep through a volcanic eruption.

Standing there looking down at Tim, Noel chastised himself for being so foolish. He should have left when he had the chance. Instead, he was stuck here with the last two elves in the North Pole he wanted to be stuck with. Throwing the blankets over Tim, he sighed when they ended up covering Tim’s head. Why was the elf so damn short? Giving the blanket a tug, his hand brushed against feathery, soft hair, and against his better judgment, Noel ran his fingers through it.

Tim stirred, letting out a soft sigh, and Noel quickly pulled away. He went to his side of the bed and sat down on the edge of it. Peppermint snaps! That was it. Tomorrow he was out of here. If Tim wanted to stay behind with his hero, then so be it. Noel wasn’t responsible for him. He was better off on his own anyway. After untying his robe, he dropped it onto the floor at his feet before lying down on top of the blankets on his side of the bed, as far away from Tim as possible. Confident that order would be restored to his world before his conscience got the better of him, he closed his eyes and attempted to get some sleep.

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Available from:

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AmazonKindle
Nook by Barnes & Noble
All Romance eBooks
KoboBooks.com

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International buy links:

Amazon.co.uk 
Waterstones.com
WHSmith.co.uk
Amazon.ca


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Christmas in July over at Deanna Wadsworth’s Blog!

guest blogging150Hello all! Today I’m running a giveaway over at Deanna Wadsworth’s blog to celebrate Christmas in July! For a chance to win an eBook copy of Mending Noel, just leave a comment and contact email address on my post:

http://deannawadsworth.blogspot.com/2013/07/merry-christmas-from-charlie-cochet.html

Winner will be posted on this blog and notified via email.

x Charlie

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Mending Noel Reviews and Branching Out!

NutcrackerHello all! Some of you may know that Mending Noel is my first little venture outside the realm of Historical. Even before I was published, I knew I didn’t want to limit myself to just one genre. That said, I love Historical and have every intention of keeping up with those stories. In fact I’m working on them now! Johnnie, Remi, Danny, Bruce, and all the fellas are still eagerly awaiting their next books, while Julius’s book is going through various stages of beta reading. There are certainly more to come.

I’ve been writing since I can remember. When I was a kid I’d make up my own characters, draw them, and write little stories to go with them. In high school I started my first novel. I didn’t own a computer (few people did) so it was written across a bunch of journals. When I got my first computer in college, I rewrote it. I think I ended up rewriting it abut four times. Anyway, it was a Medieval fantasy of sorts. Let me tell you right now that I am rubbish at categorizing stories. I can’t say my story is going to be this specific genre because it might have elements from various genres thrown in. Wherever the story wants to take me, providing I enjoy it, and it works, that’s what I write. I like to make things different if I can, and I have a habit of ignoring the rules if I can find a new, interesting alternative. Mending Noel is one of those stories.

Even though I knew I was writing a sweet little story about elves at the North Pole, I wanted it to be different. I wanted to make up my own world using certain mythological beings from Christmas lore. It’s fantasy but with a sort of urban twist because it takes place in a city, North Pole City, and like any other city, it can be dangerous. The enchanted creatures have jobs, there are misfits and outcasts, there’s homophobia, drunkenness, scandal, and poverty. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a gritty tale. I wanted something cheerful and cute for Christmas, but it does have a grittiness to it. Nothing is perfect, so I didn’t want the North Pole to be either. Tim has a crappy job he hates, a supervisor who bullies him, and he’s barely scraping by.

Brief Encounters has given it a wonderful 5 star review here, and the reviewer goes a little into the world I built, which was a real treat to read. For all of you who have enjoyed Mending Noel, for all the lovely ratings and reviews you’ve left, thank you so much. It really means a lot to me to know you’ve enjoyed my first non-historical title. I have a few more stories in the works that range anywhere from contemporary comedy/adventure to urban fantasy. I’ve been told Mending Noel still sounds distinctly me, which I couldn’t be happier with. I have a certain style I suppose, and it’ll be following me into whatever genre I venture into. Hope you’re all ready for that ride!

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