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Rise & Fall by Charlie Cochet ~ Blog Tour with Excerpt & Giveaway

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Rise & Fall (THIRDS #4) by Charlie Cochet

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Title ~ Rise & Fall (THIRDS #4)

Author ~ Charlie Cochet

Publisher ~ Dreamspinner Press

Published ~ 2nd February 2015

Genre ~ M/M Paranormal Romance

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Synopsis

After an attack by the Coalition leaves THIRDS Team Leader Sloane Brodie critically injured, agent Dexter J. Daley swears to make Beck Hogan pay for what he’s done. But Dex’s plans for retribution are short-lived. With Ash still on leave with his own injuries, Sloane in the hospital, and Destructive Delta in the Coalition’s crosshairs, Lieutenant Sparks isn’t taking any chances. Dex’s team is pulled from the case, with the investigation handed to Team Leader Sebastian Hobbs. Dex refuses to stand by while another team goes after Hogan, and decides to put his old HPF detective skills to work to find Hogan before Theta Destructive, no matter the cost.
With a lengthy and painful recovery ahead of him, the last thing Sloane needs is his partner out scouring the city, especially when the lies—however well-intentioned—begin to spiral out of control. Sloane is all too familiar with the desire to retaliate, but some things are more important, like the man who’s pledged to stand beside him. As Dex starts down a dark path, it’s up to Sloane to show him what’s at stake, and finally put a name to what’s in his heart.

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Excerpt

Dex sorted out all of Sloane’s pillows, fluffing them up and arranging them before bringing the tray over.
Once Sloane was settled, Dex placed the tray over his lap and kissed him, tasting a faint hint of minty freshness.
 
Sloane stared down at the tray.
 
“Is it okay?” Dex asked. Had he forgotten something? “Eggs benedict and pancakes are your favorite,
right?”
 
Sloane nodded.
 
“What’s wrong?”
 
“You made heart-shaped pancakes.”
 
Dex held back a smile. “Are they too unmanly? Should I have made them grenade-shaped? I’m sure
Letty’s got a mold for those.”
 
Sloane chuckled. “No, hearts are fine. It’s real sweet. Thank you.”
 
Dex sat down on the edge of the bed beside him. He ran his fingers through Sloane’s hair feeling guilty
for having left him on his own last night. Sloane could take care of himself, even if he was injured, but
 
his partner was drugged up and obviously feeling a little out of it, considering his reaction to the heart
shaped pancakes. Maybe it was time he took care of his partner like he’d promised he would.
 
“Why don’t you eat your breakfast while I shower, and we’ll watch a movie or something together?”
 
Sloane gave him a wide smile. “I’d like that.”
 
Dex left Sloane to his breakfast and went off to shower as quickly as he could. Showering wasn’t as
much fun without his partner. As he lathered himself up, a naughty thought occurred to him. He’d also
promised he’d make his partner purr. Finishing up, he could barely hold back his smile or the heat
spreading through him. Easy there, Daley. Don’t get yourself worked up yet. He dressed in his comfy
cotton pajama bottoms and a loose faded Back to the Future T-shirt before heading out into the
bedroom. Sloane was smiling, his plate devoid of any evidence food had ever been on there. Wow, his
partner had been hungry. Really hungry. Starving. Sort of like after….
 
“Please tell me you didn’t.” Dex removed the tray and put it on the floor against the wall. He pulled the
blanket back and tried to lift Sloane’s T-shirt, but his partner slapped his hand away. “Sloane, let me see,
damn it.” He grabbed Sloane’s wrist with one hand and managed to pull up the cotton shirt, cursing
under his breath at the tiny beads of blood seeping through the bandage. “For fuck’s sake, did you try to
shift?” When Sloane looked away, Dex had his answer. No wonder his partner was out of it. It wasn’t
just the meds. Sloane hadn’t recuperated from postshift. Dex opened the minifridge and found it empty.
“When?” He slammed the fridge door shut.
 
“Last night. After you called,” Sloane mumbled.
 
“Last night?” Dex put a hand to his head. Veggies and hummus were all well and good for Sloane’s
Human side, but not for the Felid inside him. He needed meat, protein, and more than the packet of
sliced chicken Dex had left him in the fridge. “Fuck. Sloane, you know you’re not supposed to attempt
shifting. The doctor said so, and it’s in the packet. To make matters worse, you do it when there’s no
one here to perform postshift trauma care? With no access to the right foods? What were you
thinking?”
 
“I’m thinking I need to fucking heal, and if that’s the quickest way to do it, then it’s a risk I’m willing to
take!”
 
Sloane’s ferocity surprised Dex, and he took a step back. His partner’s pupils were dilated and his fangs
slightly elongated. Fuck, what the hell was going on? It was like Sloane was having trouble controlling his
feral side. Dex could see it. He could see the Felid inside Sloane staring back at him from behind glowing
amber eyes. Could the meds be doing this? The recovery packet the doctor had given them specifically
instructed Sloane not shift while he was healing, especially while on his meds.
 
“Okay, take it easy. It’s me.” Dex held his hands up in front of him and swallowed hard, aware of the
telltale signs. “There’s no hurry for you to heal, Sloane. It’s okay.”
 
“It’s not okay,” Sloane snarled, his fingers flexing against the sheets and his nails starting to grow. Fuck.
Oh fuck.
 
“Sloane, you need to breathe. Calm down.” Dex slowly edged away from the bed. Why was this
happening? Sloane had never lost his grip on his Felid side. Not to mention he’d yet to fully recover from
 
his first attempt. “Please, Sloane. Your body’s not healed from the first try. Who knows what asecond
attempt will do?”
 
There was no reply from Sloane. He was gritting his teeth, his face red, and his muscles straining.
 
“Sloane, you need to stop.”
 
“I can’t.” Sloane lowered his head, his fierce gaze on Dex.
 
“Why?”
 
“To protect you!”
 
Dex gasped as Sloane let out a roar, his body starting to shift. What the hell was Dex supposed to do?
He’d never faced a Therian who’d lost control of his Human side, much less an Apex predator. Quickly,
he backed up against the far wall, cringing as Sloane’s cries of agony filled the room. Sloane tore at his
clothes, pulling his T-shirt and pajama bottoms off before his mass shifted, bones popped, and fur
pierced his skin. Dex reached into his pocket and with shaky hands placed a call.
 
A gruff voice answered. “What do you want?”
 
“Ash, you have to help me.” The panic in his voice must have been clear, because Ash’s tone instantly
transformed from its usual gruffness to concern.
 
“What’s going on, Dex? Talk to me.”
 
“It’s Sloane. He’s shifting, but it’s not… not normal. He tried last night but couldn’t complete the transformation. Then we got into an argument, and it’s like he’s lost it. I don’t think he’s in control. How
is that possible?”
 
“Hide.”
 
“What?”
 
“Hide somewhere he can’t get to you. I’m on my way. I’ve still got my key to your place.”
 
Ash hung up, and Dex shoved his phone in his pocket. Where the fuck was he supposed to hide? When
he moved his gaze to the bed, he stilled. There was no time for hiding. The huge black jaguar lay in the
center of the bed, his tail thumping against the headboard. He sniffed the sheets, then the air before his

gaze landed on Dex.

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THIRDS Reading Order

Book 1: Hell & High Water
(Primary romance: Dex & Sloane.)
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Book 2 : Blood & Thunder
(Primary romance: Dex & Sloane.)
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Book 3: Rack & Ruin
(Primary romance: Dex & Sloane.)
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Book 4: Rise & Fall
(Primary romance: Dex & Sloane.)
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Book 5: Against the Grain
(Primary romance: Ash & Cael.)
Release Date: Estimated April 2015

Book 6: Catch a Tiger by the Tail

(Primary romance: Calvin & Hobbs)
Release Date: Estimated Sept 2015

Book 7: TBC
(Primary romance: Dex & Sloane)
Release Date: TBC – In Planning stages

Book 8: TBC

(Primary romance: Dex & Sloane)
Release Date: TBC – In planning stages

Stop by THIRDS HQ for more information and updates on this fabulous series.

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Meet Charlie Cochet

M/M Romance author by day, artist by night, Charlie Cochet is quick to succumb to the whispers of her wayward muse. From Historical to Fantasy, Contemporary to Science Fiction, no star is out of reach when following her passion. From hardboiled detectives and society gentleman, to angels and elves, there’s bound to be plenty of mischief for her heroes to find themselves in, and plenty of romance, too!

 

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24 comments:

  1. love the blurp would love to read the book i love shifters

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  2. I'm so bad... I have the entire series sitting on my TBR and have yet to start reading it! The whole series sounds fantastic and I really need to get on it because I want to read them in order :)
    Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Love the blurb. Sounds so cute! Would love to read it :)

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  4. Looking forward to reading the next in the series.

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  5. The excerpt sounds great. I haven't read the series yet, but have the first one. I will be moving it up in the tbr pile.

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  6. oooo this sounds good!!!!

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  7. Looks hot! Can't wait to read the rest of the book!

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  8. You're a mean one, Charlie Cochet! How am I supposed to wait to read the rest of the book after an excerpt like this one? Bad bad author, getting her readers addicted and jonesing for more with just a few lines ;-)

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  9. I love this series and can't wait to read Rise & Fall. Thanks for the excerpt , which was great, and the giveaway!

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  10. LIke how fast paced the story is by reading the excerpt. I haven't read any of the other books in this series yet.

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  11. I think this sounds like a very good book and series. The excerpt was great.

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  12. I really enjoyed the blurb and cannot wait to read it!

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  13. The excerpt was good to read. Looks like a good story and series to read.

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  14. I loved the exerpt - just a hint of heat alluding to more more more. :)

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  15. I have not read this book so I will by getting this because the excerpt was me wanting to read Rise & Fall.

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  16. The first three books are absolutely incredible!

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  17. It's a complex and detailed world that Charlie's built here - one that's ever so much fun to get lost in. Thanks for the giveaway, and I hope the future books do as well as the ones released so far.

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  18. The characters are intense! I can't wait to read this.

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  19. The blurb has me excited to read this book!

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