Hello, all! We have a special Valentine’s treat for you! The fabulous RJ Scott is hosting a number of authors on her blog to celebrate Valentine’s Day, and today we have a fun little Valentine’s Day flash fiction story featuring our devious duo Dexter J. Daley and Sloane Brodie. Check out what mischief Dex is up to on Valentine’s Day.
Hello all! Dex & Sloane have written Valentine’s Day notes for each other and you can find them over at Man2Mantastic!
Hello all! I want to thank everyone who stopped by on the hop. I truly appreciate you taking the time to do so, and thank you for sharing your guilty pleasures, everything from chocolate and boy bands to reality TV. You’re all fantastic! If you didn’t win this time around, don’t you worry, there are plenty of opportunities to win some nifty stuff. Just check out my sidebar under Guest Spots & Giveaways!
And now, our winner. The Magic Hat has randomly chosen:
Congratulations, Wendy H!!
I’ll be contacting you shortly for delivery of your prizes!
Again, thank you all for stopping by. Have a fantastic week!
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?
Or how about the Girlfriend Pillow?
Or for your lover of horror, how about this heart cake from Lil Vanilli?
Want to hold hands this winter, but those pesky gloves get in the way? Share a heart-shaped mitten!
If all else fails, nothing beats a good old fashioned greeting card.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Fancy some free reads? Did you know I have several m/m romance stories available for free download?
[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: ]
A $10 Amazon Gift Card
A Charlie Cochet Swag Bag (click for larger view)
- 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
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.
Hello all! Today I’m over at Guys Like Romance, Too! offering a special Valentine’s Day treat: a short story with Chance & Jacky! It’s available to read online or you can download a PDF if that’s easier. You’ll find my little intro and the links over at Guys Like Romance, Too! Enjoy!
Trip and Boone won the poll for the exclusive Valentine’s Day flash fic available in February’s newsletter (will be sent out on the 14th especially for Valentine’s Day. Every month after that, newsletters will go out the 15th).
Jacky and Chance were runners up, so you’ll get to see how these two spend their Valentine’s day over at Guys Like Romance, Too! on Feb 12th!
Feb 14th – 16th is the Power of Love m/m romance blog hop. Stop by for some fun and a giveaway!
Hello all! I’m excited to announce that I’ll be starting my author newsletter in February, but first, a quick poll! As a thank you for those who sign up, I’m going to include a short but sweet little Valentine’s story. Here’s the poll:
Voting is anonymous so no need to sign up for anything. Just click a button and you’re all set! Voting open until Jan 15th.