Back from RainbowCon!

Rainbowcon

Hello all! Yesterday afternoon I returned from RainbowCon up in Tampa. I had such a great time! Not only did I get to hang with my fabulous partner in crime Michael Rupured, but I got to spend time with old friends and met new ones who I’d chatted to online. I’d list everyone but that would make this post insanely long! I also won some amazing books from the awesome Rhys Ford during the Series & Serials panel which I’m still fangirling over.

I attended some great events and had a blast taking part in my first panels. I was nervous at first,but once I was there with fellow authors and moderators, the nerves fell away and I was so excited to chat. I do wish the Q&A had been at least an hour long because it was so much fun. Thank you so much to everyone who stopped by my panels and the Q&A. I don’t feel as nervous about my upcoming GRL panels now.

I don’t have pictures because I’m notorious for forgetting to take them. I really need to change that. But there are plenty of pictures on Facebook and I’ve been tagged in quite a few. I do feel like I should start carrying around a little stepping stool because I’m always the shortest. Poor Michael ends up trying to make himself less tall. LOL We had some fabulous dinners. Japanese is one of my absolute favorites. My roomies Lexi Ander and Tandice were uber sweet. The whole experience was just fantastic. I miss everyone already!

Yesterday I unpacked and then packed again for the Dreamspinner Press Author’s Workshop which starts Thursday in Portland. So I’ll be flying out for that. I’ve loads to do before then. It’s getting closer to THAT time!!! I’m on the final (hopefully) round of edits for Hell & High Water. Blood & Thunder edits should be coming through any day now, Rack & Ruin is with my publisher, and I’ll be working on Rise & Fall. Nervous does not begin to cover it. The Hell & High Water blog tour is in the works. There will be smaller tours in between and a bigger tour in December again for Rise & Fall. I’ll make sure to keep you all posted on how the series is progressing.

Tomorrow, Tuesday April 22nd is my guest post at Coffee and Porn in the Morning and I’ll be chatting about dreams and inspiration. I believe it goes up sometime around 10 a.m.

So much more is heading your way, so stay tuned!

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Weekly Update & Fur Baby Pics

Hello all! So I’m a bit behind on Rack & Ruin, THIRDS book 3 but for a good reason. I’ve just had a little bundle of adorableness arrive. His name is Olly and he’s a seven week old pup. The breeder was supposed to have given Olly over at eight weeks but for personal reasons had to give the pups away a week ahead of schedule. He’s tiny. A toy poodle/dachshund mix.

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Today’s his fourth day with me and he’s settling in nicely, though as you can imagine, pup wants to be with his new mommy at all times and protests to his crate training. He thinks it’s play time all the time and I’m resisting coddling him because I don’t want him to develop bad doggie habits. There’s potty training going on though he seems to be a quick learner and by day two he knew exactly where to go to find his water and food bowls. He answers to his name by bouncing over to you and he’s even scratched at the back door to go outside.

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It’s hard to get work done with that little face staring up at you but I’m learning to resist the puppy kryptonite. Hopefully I can catch up this week with major word countage during the day. Olly’s forcing me to be a morning person which is quite a feat considering how often I have to get up in the night to let him out of his crate to go potty. And then of course there’s the hour or so of protesting once I put him back in.

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Okay, on to the update. There’s still time to enter my giveaway over at The Hat Party. Contest ends this Thursday, April 10th at 11:59pm (EST). Just drop by and leave a comment for a chance to win.

On Friday, April 11th is my RainbowCon Blog Tour post over at Joyfully Jay’s and I’m also giving away a swag bag of goodies. So make sure to check out the post and leave a comment.

This week at the Purple Rose Tea House we have guest authors Julie Lynn Hayes and B. Snow with chats on everything from comedy to cats.

Well that’s it for today! There will be a THIRDS update this week.

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2014 Event & Guest Blogging Schedule


Hello all! 2014 is proving to be a busy year not just writing and release wise, but on the events side. I’ve got loads scheduled and it’s only just begun. There will be blog tours, guest posts, interviews, and giveaways! Here’s what’s on the schedule so far:


♥ March 31st – I’m so excited to be taking part in a 1 hour Facebook Chat with Josh Lanyon and Rain Carrington over at Rainbow Gold Reviews Facebook Page. 3 pm Eastern Time (2 pm CDT)
https://www.facebook.com/events/276326192533776/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming&source=1


♥ April 3rd – I’ve donned my chapeau for my interview by the fabulous Raine O’Tierney over at The Hat Party and I’ll be hosting a giveaway.
http://raineotierneyhatparty.blogspot.com/


♥ April 11th – RainbowCon Countdown! I’ll be a guest at Joyfully Jay’s with a guest post & giveaway!
http://joyfullyjay.com/


♥ April 17th – 20th – I’ll be an attending author at RainbowConI’ll be taking part in a Q&A, a panel on Marketing, and a roundtable discussion on Historical.
http://rainbowconference.org/


♥ April 22nd – I’ll be a guest over at Coffee and Porn in the Morning chatting about the inspiration of dreams.
http://cupoporn.blogspot.co.uk/


♥ April 24th – 27th – I’ll be in Portland, Oregon attending the Dreamspinner Press writer’s workshop.


♥ May 17th – I’m a guest over at the fab Vastine Bondurant’s blog.
http://vastinebondurant1953.blogspot.com/


♥ May 26th – I’ll be chatting baout the THIRDS over at the awesome Lex Chase’s blog.
http://nomadchronicle.com/>


♥ June 9th – The Hell & High Water Blog Tour officially begins over at The Novel Approach! There will be some fantastic prizes to be won for more than one winner and you’ll get to know more about the sexy agents from Team Destructive Delta. More info coming soon!


♥ Sept 19th – My GRL guest post over at The Blogger Girls plus a giveaway.
http://thebloggergirls.com/


♥ Oct 16th – 19th – I’ll be a Featured Author at the GayRomLit Retreat. More info as soon as I have it.
https://gayromlit.com/grl-authors


There are more events being scheduled which I’ll be adding soon, so stay tuned!

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Writerly Things & THIRDS Update

Hello all! I know blogging has been a little slow lately, but that’s down to the THIRDS, and the way in which these guys have totally TAKEN OVER MY LIFE. I’ve received first edits for Hell & High Water (Book 1). Blood & Thunder (Book 2) is with my publisher and I hope to hear back soon. Rack & Ruin (Book 3) I’m currently working on, along with Rise & Fall (Book 4).

I’ve set myself some tough deadlines, but I’m really enjoying it. These fellas have crawled under my skin pretty quickly. After the 4 initial books,  there will be side stories with other pairings–the first, second, and third of which I’ve already added to my schedule, but I hope to write more Dex & Sloane, because their relationship should continue to grow beyond the 4 books. I’ve done artwork for the website which will launch as soon as I’m done with that, and have more solid info on Hell & High Water, like blurb and such. I created three logos which are the THIRDS organization logo (below), and the two patches the team wears on their uniforms, one being their squad’s patch: Destructive Delta, and one being their law enforcement patch for their division, New York City. There will be plenty of swag with the logos. I’ll be revealing the other two logos soon.

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So that’s the THIRDS main logo displaying the organization’s full name, motto, and in the center the representation of the unity between Therians and Humans. The motto itself translates to: With United Powers, which is what the THIRDS is all about: seeking justice for all, no matter the species, through the union of Human and Therian.

If you’re not sure what Therians are, they’re the shifters in the THIRDS series. In this world, shifters are not referred to as such, and instead they’re a different species referred to as Therians– which comes from Therianthropy: the change from human into animal.

For the THIRDS, I wanted to keep it as realistic as possible (for shifters anyway), and so the birth of this species is scientific rather than fantasy. And the THIRDS is an organization that was put in place to enforce the law, seek justice, and protect this new species, leaving Human law enforcement to deal with Human crimes, though since the two species aren’t segregated, it means the THIRDS often have to deal with Human perpetrators if said Human commits a crime against a Therian citizen.

I’ll be going more into the THIRDS, what it is, how they operate soon, but I loved putting this organization together, and it leaves loads of room for all kinds of stories, since there are three departments within the organization: Defense, Recon, and Intel. Each one has a different type of agent working for it, and these agents work in small squads with teams of two where a Human agent and Therian agent are paired up. Although the organization enforces the law, they’re a military organization for the government, so it operates a little different to the Human police force. I’m happy to answer any questions related to the series, though if it’s a spoiler, my answer may be somewhat vague.

Now onto other things. For anyone who doesn’t know, I’ll be attending RainbowCon at the end of April, and taking part in two panels:
Thursday, April 17th 1 PM Marketing 101
Thursday, April 17th 4 – 4.30 PM Author Q&A
Friday, April 18th 3 PM Roundtable Discussion  on Historicals

I have some wonderful folks with me for both these panels, and I’m really looking forward to it. If you’re attending, make sure you say hello! If you’re looking for a detailed schedule of events, you can find it here: http://rainbowconference.org/schedule.aspx

The M/M Romance group’s writing event has arrived, and although I took part in the last two, I’m afraid I won’t be able to this year as it falls during the wrapping up of Rise & Fall, and conflicts with my writing schedule for Vixen’s Valor: Book 3 in the North Pole City Tales. I really want to make the North Pole City Tales a yearly Christmas thing, so I didn’t want to skip this year, especially with quite a few folks looking forward to the next installment. Hopefully I can make the event next year, though I can’t wait for all the great stories that are sure to come out of it this year!

And for those wondering when the heck I’m going to get to Hunter’s book. He’s on my writing schedule for this year, though it will mean the earliest the book will be released is early next year. Hunter’s books is going to be a full length novel since we have quite a few characters, plus a couple of new ones. It’ll be longer than An Intrepid Trip to Love, and I hope to release it through my lovely publisher so hopefully, it’ll be worth the wait. I’m super grateful to everyone and their patience. <3

x Charlie

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