Swag-tastic Giveaway Winners!

Hello, all! Thank you so much for joining in the fun and entering the Swag-tastic giveaway with swag from over 20 authors! Chosen at random, we have our winners!

1) Claudia Mancilla

2) sandra (first three letters of email address: ksm)

3) Lee Todd

Winners have been emailed. Thank you again all so much for all the awesome comments!! I loved hearing what everyone’s been reading and enjoying.

Swag-tastic Giveaway from over 20 Authors!!

Hello, all! I’m back from GRL and have returned with some fabulous swag contributed by a host of awesome authors, all for you! 3 lucky winners will receive a tote bag filled with all kinds of goodies from paperbacks to bookmarks, pens, stickers, reading kits, temporary tattoos, tote bags, plus a Rebel shirt from 415 Ink by the fantastic Rhys Ford! Check out all the awesome (click for larger size):

Disclaimer: Olly not included. He’s merely commandeering my T-shirt because all things are his. Winner will receive a T-shirt in their chosen size. Please allow time for order to be placed and delivered. Thank you!

We’ve got goodies from:

Jordan Castillo Price
C.S. Poe
Jordan L. Hawk
Jeff Adams
Sloane Kennedy
Lucy Lennox
Poppy Dennison
Rosalind Abel
Devon McCormack
Riley Hart
Shira Anthony
Rhys Ford
Kim Fielding
E. Davies
Ethan Day
Bru Baker
Aimee Nicole Walker
Wade Kelly
Alexa Land
Victoria Sue

To enter simply leave a comment below sharing with us the last book you read that you loved. 

Giveaway ends November 7th at 11:59 PM Eastern US time. 3 Winners will be chosen at random and announced here on the blog Wednesday November, 8th. Giveaway is open internationally. 

Not attending GRL? Win some GRL swag!

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Hello all! Since there are folks who won’t be able to make it to this year’s GRL, I thought I’d have a giveaway for those not able to attend. I’m giving away 2x Destructive Delta Tote bags with GRL swag goodies. The giveaway is open Internationally and ends Tuesday Oct 20th at 00:00 Eastern US time. To enter just leave a comment below. Winners will be chosen at random and notified via email.

x Charlie

Gearing up for GRL, Swag, and More!

Hello all! I am just flabbergasted by how quickly the time has gone. Two weeks from today until GRL officially kicks off. Where did the time ago? So much to do, to prepare. I’m still boxing up swag. Then there’s packing, deciding what shoes to leave behind. I’m so looking forward to seeing everyone and meeting new folks.

For those attending, this year the fabulous Guidebook app is back. You’ll be able to find my name under the list of Registered Authors in the GRL 2015 Guide and it will list all my sessions and events in case you’d like to add them to your schedule.   These are my events along with a few others I plan to attend. There a few more, but I likely won’t know where else I’ll be until closer to the event.

  • Wednesday Oct 14th: 7.00 pm to 10 pm – Pre-Retreat Meet & Greet (Mission Ballroom A & B)
  • Thursday Oct 15th: 3.50 pm to 4.45 pm – Featured Author Spotlight (Author Q&A) Charlie Cochet, Rhys Ford, and Lisa Henry (Mission Ballroom A).
  • Thursday Oct 15th: 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm – Dine-With-An-Author Opening Night Event (Bahia Beach & Patio). For those who are interested in sitting at the table I’ve been assigned, there should be a number on every registered authors’ name badge to let folks know which table we’ll be seated at.
  • Friday Oct 16th: 12.35 pm to 1.20 pm – Author Lounge (A Session) (Mission Ballroom D & E).
  • Friday Oct 16th: 4.00 pm to 5.30 pm – GRL Fun & Craft Fair Session One: Filthy Stinking Liars! Mission Ballroom A & B
  • Saturday Oct 17th: 12.30 pm to 3 pm – Featured Author Booksigning Event (Del Mar Room).
  • Saturday Oct 17th: 9 pm to 1 am – Hooray for Hollywood Costume Party (Mission Ballroom ABC)

Now onto the swag!

I’ll have lots of nifty THIRDS swag, different items in different places. 

Here’s some of the swag I’ll be giving away:

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So what swag is going to be where?

The SWAG room:

  • Destructive Delta tote bags.
  • Scented gummy bear highlighters.
  • THIRDS Dex & Sloane jaguar bookmarks (not pictured above).
  • Roaring lion head temporary tattoos (Thank you, Venona!)
  • And these rack cards with the whole team!

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Author Lounge & Booksigning Event:

  • Both sets of character collector cards (pictured in first image. Quantities are limited).
  • Charm bracelets (there are actually more than the ones pictures above). We have one for each of the guys: Dex, Sloane, Ash, Cael, Calvin, Ethan, Seb, and Hudson. These are very limited. Roughly 50 of each so we’ll have to keep it to one per reader. I know it’ll be tough to choose.
  • THIRDS Dex & Sloane jaguar bookmarks (they look like the banner below).
  • THIRDS Nerds GRL 2015 San Diego buttons.

Also, providing he gets to GRL in one piece, there’s going to be a Dex pop up banner!! I’m super excited with how it turned out. It was created with readers in mind and done so that–depending on your height–you can take a picture with Dex. If you’re just the right height, you can stand in front of his hand and he’ll give you bunny ears. I couldn’t resist. Here’s what the banner looks like (it’s not as dark in print form, so you should be able to see Sloane nicely):

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I’m not sure where he’ll be yet. If the banner and all its pieces make it okay to San Diego, I’ll be finding a spot for him after I arrive.

Aaand if that wasn’t nerdy enough, you’ll find these guys at the Author Lounge and my signing table. Don’t judge me. LOL

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Can’t wait to see you there! <3

My GRL Event Schedule & Exclusive THIRDS Nerds GRL 2015 San Diego button!

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GRL is just around the corner and I’m so excited to be seeing old friends and meeting new ones. The event schedule has gone up on the site, so here’s my official events.

Thursday Oct 15th: 3.50 pm to 4.45 pm – Featured Author Spotlight (Author Q&A) Charlie Cochet, Rhys Ford, and Lisa Henry (Mission Ballroom A).

Thursday Oct 15th: 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm – Dine-With-An-Author Opening Night Event (Bahia Beach & Patio).

Friday Oct 16th: 4.00 pm to 5.30 pm – GRL Fun & Craft Fair Session One: Filthy Stinking Liars! Mission Ballroom A & B

Friday Oct 16th: 12.35 pm to 1.20 pm – Author Lounge (A Session) (Mission Ballroom D & E) I don’t know which one of these I’ll be assigned yet, but as soon as I know it will go up on my blog.

Saturday Oct 17th: 12.30 pm to 3 pm – Featured Author Booksigning Event (Del Mar Room).

GRL2015pinAre you a THIRDS Nerd? Will you be at GRL in San Diego in October? I’ll have on hand these cute Exclusive THIRDS Nerds GRL 2015 San Diego buttons!

These won’t be on the swag table, but I’ll have them at the author lounge, and the signing. I’ll also carry some with me. Once they’re gone, they’re gone. If you’d like to reserve one, just email me at: charlie@charliecochet.com, PM me on Facebook, or leave a comment on this post and let me know you’d like me to save you one.

I’ll also have sets of the THIRDS character art cards with me. These won’t be on the swag table either since they’re limited in quantity. I’ll have them with me, at the author lounge, and the signing. I’ll also have sets of just Hudson and Seb for those who already have a set but don’t have the new additions.

Welcome to the Power of Love Blog Hop!

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Hello all! Welcome to The Power of Love Blog Hop! For many of you, it’s still winter, so to warm up your Valentine’s Day, I’m offering some heartwarming stories, and a chance to win some nifty prizes! Grab yourself a cup of cocoa, coffee, tea, whatever gives you that fuzzy, yummy feeling, and let’s get started!

Ah, Valentine’s Day. Love it or Loathe it, it’s inescapable. Not even my fellas can get away from it. Personally, I’m a very low-key kinda gal. I prefer a cozy night in with some good food, great company, and a little fun. When it comes to Valentine’s Day, I tend to approach it the way my character Trip from An Intrepid Trip to Love does: with caution, distrust, and one eye on the door, ready to make a break for it. Let me explain.

For my newsletter, I wrote a short story for my subscribers featuring characters they voted for. Trip won, so he and the love of his life, Boone, got their own Valentine’s Day story. Like Trip, I was thinking of what sort of Valentine’s Day gift Boone would like. I shopped around online, while Trip shopped around in his fictional greeting card stores. We browsed. And browsed. And browsed. And Oh. My. God. Well, Trip’s horror reflects my own.

Aside the onslaught of merchandise, most places divide everything up into gifts for him, and gifts for her. The majority of gifts for her consisted of lingerie, roses, chocolate, jewelry, stuffed animals, and the racier gift like nipple tassels (O.o) or uh, edible underwear. The guys got jewelry, and underwear, sure, but they got iPods, and red Converse sneakers, and electronics, and strawberries dipped in chocolate made to look like footballs.

Now, I have nothing against chocolate (I live for it), and I wouldn’t say no to some bling, but if I got a pair of red Converse sneakers from someone on Valentine’s Day, I would be all over that. There’s just so much stuff, it’s overwhelming. On the plus side, there are some… disturbing gifts our there, which makes for not only entertaining viewing, but writing. Here are some interesting gifts I came across:

Sexy underwear doesn’t do it for you? How about underwear for two?

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Or how about the Girlfriend Pillow?

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Or for your lover of horror, how about this heart cake from Lil Vanilli?

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Want to hold hands this winter, but those pesky gloves get in the way? Share a heart-shaped mitten!

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If all else fails, nothing beats a good old fashioned greeting card.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Fancy some free reads? Did you know I have several m/m romance stories available for free download?

An Intrepid Trip to Love
Roses in the Devil’s Garden
The Only Star
Love in BloomA Chance & Jacky Valentine’s Day special

[Trip and Boone’s Valentine’s Day story is one of many exclusive freebies offered to subscribers of my newsletter. If you’d like to sign up, you can do so here: http://www.charliecochet.com/newsletter/ 

The newsletter went out today, so if you signed up, and would still like to receive February’s newsletter containing the story, just let me know through the contact form and I’ll email it to you: ]
http://www.charliecochet.com/contact/ 

Giveaway:

A $10 Amazon Gift Card  

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AND

A Charlie Cochet Swag Bag (click for larger view) 

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Includes:

  • The Auspicious Troubles of Chance “Snugglepup” tote bag
  • Rudy’s Red ReinDear keyring w/snowflake charm
  • Jack Frost’s snowflake ribbon bookmark w/snowflake & heart charms
  • Notepads, postcards, bookmarks, magnets
  • Hot cocoa & mini marshmallows

To Enter:

Just leave a comment on this post stating what your guilty pleasure is. Is it chocolate? Reality TV? Something naughty?

Winner will be chosen at random, and announced here on the blog on Monday, February 17th (Eastern Time).

To continue on with the rest of the blog hop, just click the link below.

http://powerofgaylove.blogspot.com/p/the-main-event-page.html



Gearing Up for GRL

Event ImageHello all! Hope you had a lovely weekend. GRL is practically upon us and I’ve been running around like mad trying to get everything ready, as I imagine a good deal of other folks are doing. Of course, a lot of those folks probably have way more to prepare for than I do. This year, I’m going as a general attendee since the author spots were limited, but I didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity to meet up with old friends and hopefully make plenty of new ones, not to mention attend all the fab events (I’ve got my costume for the Heaven and Hell Masquerade Ball all set!).

Since I’m going as a general attendee, I haven’t had to worry about swag, but that doesn’t mean I won’t have some exclusive, special goodies to give away! I’m taking part in the Rainbow Romance Writers scrapbooking event since I’m now a member, and we’ve been told we can bring some swag to give out at this time, so I’ll have swag on me you won’t be able to get anywhere else at GRL. There will be a limited amount, since I’ll be carrying them with me, and I wan to respect the rules.

Authors going as registered attendees are asked not to go around promoting themselves, which is understandable and okay with me since I’m still shy when it comes to actively talking about myself as an author and my books, but folks are encouraged to chat, so if anyone fancies coming up to me to chat, say hello, or ask a question, please do! If you don’t know what I look like, just check out my facebook page and you’ll see my picture on there. Chances are I’ll have a flower in my hair, be dressed in either polka dots, sugar skulls, or something equally geeky.

Speaking of swag, I have some fun and exciting bits coming soon as I’ve been preparing for the release of The Impetuous Afflictions of Jonathan Wolfe. No release date yet, but we’re getting close. More to come on that this week!