Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Blog Tour: Charmed & Dangerous Anthology with a word from Charlie Cochet & Giveaway

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Prepare to be just as enchanted as we have at Sinfully by these ten spell binding tales of magic and mayhem! An enticing mix of fun, excitement, danger, laughs, darkness and some hot, sexy times, these urban fantasy shorts will charm the magical pants off you!

Filled with stories from some of the best authors in the M/M genre this is a definite no brainer read…plus with a bit of magic in the air, there’s a chance someone might win a $10 Amazon Gift Card! Did someone say Abracadabra! LOL…

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Hello all! Thank you so much for joining me today to celebrate the release of Charmed and Dangerous: Ten Tales of Gay Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy! I’m so excited to be a part of this amazing anthology.

For my contribution The Soldati Prince, I couldn’t help but go with a shifter story. I love shifters (no surprise there). Only this time, I wanted to write a slightly different take on shifters. The story and characters would be much more fantasy/magical based than my THIRDS series. In The Soldati Prince, my shifters—the Soldati—are a magical race of warriors who can change into tigers, and unlike in the THIRDS, the human world has no idea these beings exist. Here instead of the shifters being a part of society, they live in their own realm alongside our world, it’s our human character Riley Murrough that ends up in their world.

Khalon King is the king of the Soldati warriors. He’s an immortal who’s fought against the demons and kept humanity safe, even if at times he’s felt humanity didn’t deserve it. Khalon’s been around so long and seen so much, he’s not exactly a fan of the human race. So when he discovers his connection to a human, he’s less than pleased.

It’s up to Riley to not only find out why he’s been chosen by the Great priestess, but to show Khalon that maybe humans aren’t as bad as he believes. I hope you’ll join them in their adventure, along with all the fabulous stories in this anthology by a host of fantastic authors!

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Charmed and Dangerous

Ten Tales of Gay Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy

Take a cauldron full of magic, add a pinch of humor, a dash of snark and a huge dollop of m/m goodness, and what do you get? Charmed and Dangerous: Ten Tales of Gay Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy. This all-new collection is packed with arcane action and intrigue, and every story will whisk you away to a fantastical world where the hero finds his prince and the paranormal investigator always gets his man.

Release date: August 25 2015

Edited by Jordan Castillo Price

ISBN 978-1-935540-80-9

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Purchase Links

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | iTUNES | KOBO | SMASHWORDS

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Summary

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The Soldati Prince P2Magic takes many forms. From malignant hexes to love charms gone amok, you’ll find a vast array of spells and curses, creatures and conjurings in this massive collection—not to mention a steamy dose of man-on-man action. Charmed and Dangerous features all-new stories of gay paranormal romance, supernatural fiction and urban fantasy by ten top m/m paranormal authors.

Rhys Ford – Dim Sum Asylum For Detective Roku MacCormick, working Arcane Crimes is his passion. Now cleared of any wrongdoing for shooting his last partner, MacCormick is given back his badge… as well as a new case and partner. Trent Leonard isn’t exactly what he’d expected, but then nothing in San Francisco’s Chinatown ever is.

Ginn Hale – Swift and the Black Dog When Jack Swift killed a tyrant and won the revolution he became a national hero. But someone in the new government prefers dead heroes to living, swearing, cynical wizards. Caught between bullets, revenge and desire, Jack had better be swift indeed.

KJ Charles – A Queer Trade Apprentice magician Crispin Tredarloe returns to London to find his master dead, and his papers sold. Papers with secrets that could spell death. Waste paper seller Ned Hall can’t resist Crispin’s pleading—and appealing—looks. But can the wasteman and the magician prevent a disaster and save Crispin’s skin?

Nicole Kimberling – Magically Delicious Occult attacks against NIAD agents aren’t remotely Keith Curry’s department. But when his lover, Gunther, is assaulted, Keith refuses to just sit back and fill out paperwork. He’s on the case—even if that means enraging powerful mages, crossing leprechaun picket lines, or braving dinner with Gunther’s goblin parents.

Jordan Castillo Price – Everyone’s Afraid of Clowns Psychic medium Victor Bayne can spot a ghost any day of the year, but Halloween holds some special surprises. His psych-groupie boyfriend Jacob coaxes him to the location of an old spirit sighting, but they can’t ghosthunt without enduring a cheesy “haunted house” that’s even more disturbing than they realize.

Jordan L. Hawk – The Thirteenth Hex Hexman Dominic Kopecky doesn’t understand why dashing crow familiar Rook wants his help investigating murder by patent hex. For one thing, Dominic isn’t a witch. For another, the case is already closed—and someone is willing to kill to keep it that way.

Charlie Cochet – The Soldati Prince Riley Murrough goes from serving lattes to being chased by demons. If that wasn’t bad enough, he bears the mark of a shapeshifter king from a magical realm. Riley’s determined to get answers, but if the demons out for his blood don’t kill him, the urge to strangle the arrogant king might.

Lou Harper – One Hex Too Many Veteran detective Mike Mulligan is an expert on violent crimes—of the occult variety. He might even be cursed. Detective Hugh Fox is eager to partner up and prove himself, but Mulligan is accustomed to flying solo. Can they trust each other enough to track a killer who’ll stop at nothing, not even summoning a demon?

Andrea Speed – Josh of the Damned vs. the Bathroom of Doom It’s a boring night at the Quik-Mart for Josh and his friend Doug. Until a vampire with a grudge—and the most adorable backup ever—crashes the store. Can Josh survive the Bathroom of Doom?

Astrid Amara – The Trouble With Hexes P.I. Tim Keller has a problem. And the only person who can solve it is his ex-boyfriend, Vincent, whose job as a hexbreaker was the reason they broke up. It’s hard admitting he was wrong, especially when coughing up organs. But there’s a missing person to find, a hexmaker to hunt down, and a romance to repair before Tim breathes his last.

Author Bios

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Astrid Amara Astrid Amara lives in Bellingham, Washington. She’s a former Peace Corps Volunteer, an advocate for animal rights, and a bureaucrat by day. After work she can usually be found writing, riding horses, hiking, or else sleeping. Her novel The Archer’s Heart was a finalist for the 2008 Lambda Literary Award. www.astridamara.com

KJCharles KJ Charles is a writer and freelance editor. She lives in London with her husband, two kids, an out-of-control garden and an increasingly murderous cat.

KJ writes mostly romance, gay and straight, frequently historical, and usually with some fantasy or horror in there. She specialises in editing romance, especially historical and fantasy, and also edits children’s fiction. www.kjcharleswriter.com

Charlie Cochet Charlie Cochet is an author by day and artist by night. Always quick to succumb to the whispers of her wayward muse, no star is out of reach when following her passion. From adventurous agents and sexy shifters, to society gentlemen and hardboiled detectives, there’s bound to be plenty of mischief for her heroes to find themselves in, and plenty of romance, too!

Currently residing in Central Florida, Charlie is at the beck and call of a rascally Doxiepoo bent on world domination. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found reading, drawing, or watching movies. She runs on coffee, thrives on music, and loves to hear from readers. www.charliecochet.com

Rhys Ford Rhys Ford was born and raised in Hawai’i then wandered off to see the world. After chewing through a pile of books, a lot of odd food, and a stray boyfriend or two, Rhys eventually landed in San Diego, which is a very nice place but seriously needs more rain.

Rhys admits to sharing the house with three cats, a bonsai wolfhound, and a ginger cairn terrorist.

Rhys is also enslaved to the upkeep a 1979 Pontiac Firebird, a Toshiba laptop, and a red Hamilton Beach coffee maker.

But mostly to the coffee maker. www.rhysford.com

Ginn Hale Ginn Hale resides in the Pacific Northwest with her wife and three cats. She spends many of the rainy days tinkering with devices and words and can often be sighted herding other people’s dogs, bees and goats. Her novel Wicked Gentlemen won the Spectrum Award for Best Novel and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. www.ginnhale.com

Lou Harper Under a prickly, cynical surface Lou Harper is an incorrigible romantic. Her love affair with the written word started at a tender age. There was never a time when stories weren’t romping around in her head. She is currently embroiled in a ruinous romance with adjectives. In her free time Lou stalks deviant words and feral narratives.

Lou’s favorite animal is the hedgehog. She likes nature, books, movies, photography, and good food. She has a temper and mood swings.

Lou has misspent most of her life in parts of Europe and the US, but is now firmly settled in Los Angeles and worships the sun. However, she thinks the ocean smells funny. Lou is a loner, a misfit, and a happy drunk. www.louharper.com

Jordan L Hawk Jordan L. Hawk grew up in North Carolina and forgot to ever leave. Childhood tales of mountain ghosts and mysterious creatures gave her a life-long love of things that go bump in the night. When she isn’t writing, she brews her own beer and tries to keep her cats from destroying the house. Her best-selling Whyborne & Griffin series (beginning with Widdershins) can be found in print, ebook, and audiobook at Amazon and other online retailers. www.jordanlhawk.com

Nicole Kimberling Nicole Kimberling lives in Bellingham, Washington with her wife, Dawn Kimberling, two bad cats as well as a wide and diverse variety of invasive and noxious weeds. Her first novel, Turnskin, won the Lambda Literary Award for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. She is also the author of the Bellingham Mystery Series. www.nicolekimberling.com

Jordan Castillo Price Author and artist Jordan Castillo Price writes paranormal sci-fi thrillers colored by her time in the midwest, from inner city Chicago, to rural small town Wisconsin, to liberal Madison. Her influences include Ouija boards, Return of the Living Dead, “light as a feather, stiff as a board,” girls with tattoos and boys in eyeliner. www.jordancastilloprice.com

Andrea Speed Andrea Speed was born looking for trouble in some hot month without an R in it. While succeeding in finding Trouble, she has also been found by its twin brother, Clean Up, and is now on the run, wanted for the murder of a mop and a really cute, innocent bucket that was only one day away from retirement. (I was framed, I tell you – framed!)

In her spare time, she arms lemurs in preparation for the upcoming war against the Mole Men. Viva la revolution! www.andreaspeed.com

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Giveaway

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49 comments:

  1. I've already pre-ordered my paperback of this anthology (it's not available in Spain yet, but I've made sure I'll get it as soon as they have it). How couldn't I? It has some of my favourite writers together. I've refused to buy the ebook in favour to wait for the printed edition. I'm so looking forward to reading it!!!!
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  2. Congrats on this new release!
    I can't wait to start the book and read The Soldati Prince (I love Charlie Cochet's work) and all these stories. I was lucky enough to be one of the winners of the last M/M New Releases post and this anthology was my choice without hesitation...
    Thanks for the chance to get more books with this GC ;-)
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  3. I pretty much love the authors in this anthology. Such a great collection of writers. Thanks for sharing! The Soldati sound interesting.

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  4. Many of my favorite authors are contributors for this anthology so I can't wait to read it. It is definitely on my WANT TO READ List! Thank you!

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  5. If I weren't on a budget(new car and stopped using my credit cards), this book would have been bought already. I'm already a big fan of 8 out of the 10 authors this is on my TBR list.

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  6. Congratulations author's on the release of "Charmed and Dangerous" I can't believe how many fantastic authors have a story in the book they are all favourites on mine. The book is on my wish list.

    ShirleyAnn(at)speakman40(dot)freeserve(dot)co(dot)uk

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  7. Congratulations to all the authors on the release of this anthology! It looks fantastic! I've added this one to my wishlist.
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  8. Mostly new to me authors, always looking to add new authors to my reading list. All the story lines sound different and interesting.

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  9. Looking forward to Charmed & Dangerous! I know most and have read these authors and I know we are in for a treat! Congratulations on the release of this anthology to all the authors!! clworkman4(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. Can't wait to read this book👏👏

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  12. Oops. Forgot email. kathleenpower@ comcast. net. 😄

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  13. I've got my copy and started reading it. So far loving it! I am reading one story at a time between other reads so as to make it last longer. :-)

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  14. Can't wait to read this! Last time I read a book similar to this was Irregulars which I loved. Cool to see one of the stories dip back into the world of NIAD again. jorpuent86(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  15. Can't wait to read this. Great way to find new authors!
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  16. Love the title; thanks for the chance to win :)
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  17. Bought the anthology and nibbling my way through it. Can't wait to read The Soldati Prince. Thanks for the giveaway.
    --Judy
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  18. I know if I win the first thing I am going to get is Charmed and Dangerous. Ten stories of Gay Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy would keep me busy for a while.
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  19. havent read yet but would love to ..congrats
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  20. this sounds very interesting.

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  21. can the winner choose for the amazon gift card the one for amazon.ca

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  22. Sounds like an amazing group. Would love to win!
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  23. Congratulations to all the authors on the release of this anthology!!!!! It looks fantastic!!!!!!!! I've added this one to my wishlist. All the authors are new to me, so I cannot to read it and get some more authors that I like.
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    1. Congratulations Brandy, you are our lucky winner and will receive a $10.00 Amazon gift voucher from Charlie! :-)

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  24. I've been wanting to read this anthology!

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  25. I am beyond excited about this anthology. So many great authors!

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  26. Some of my fav authors, I am waiting for my free-of-exam week to read this. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  27. I love a book when it take a week to read it jeaninebeaulieu@hotmail.ca

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  28. Congratulations to all of the authors taking part in this anthology. I can't wait to pick this up and give it a read. Thanks for a chance in the giveaway.
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  29. congrats to all the authors, this sounds like an awesome anthology!

    *haz grabby hands*

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  30. Sounds amazing. With so many of my favorite authors too!

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  31. I have this in queue to read, so many books for this weekend while vegging out on the beach!
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  32. Already have this on my TBR, can't wait!
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  33. Sound amazing with awesome authors. Thank you for this opportunity.

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  34. I'm reading this now and loving it! amaquilante(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. Can't wait to read this book! Love all the authors and paranormal m/m!!!
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  36. Congrats on the release of the anthology. There are so many awesome authors involved.

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  37. What an awesome group of authors! Can't wait to read this.

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  38. Everything to love.

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  39. This is Book Of The Month for one of my groups. I can't wait to dive in. :-)
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  40. This is Book Of The Month for one of my groups. I can't wait to dive in. :-)
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  41. Can't wait to read this! Thanks for the giveaway.
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  42. Already finished this book, I couldn't put it down! Especially loved the Soldati Prince, kinda left me wanting more of that world though.
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  43. Congrats on your new release!!! mevalem258 gmail com

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  44. Congratulations on the new release!

    I actually started with Charlie Cochet's The Soldati Prince because she was the only author I knew from the 10 listed above. While reading, I went through a couple of emotions you'd think I was crazy if you were an outsider looking on the inside (I read this in my room to prevent the people in my dorm from thinking that). I was at the edge of my seat during the first part, laughing at Riley's and Khalon's initial interaction in the next, and crying in the middle part, but somehow it left me hanging in the end. If this is going to be serialized though, I'm definitely putting this in my TBR list.

    I haven't read anything else aside from that but I'm looking forward to finish reading everything in a couple of days.

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  45. Thank you all so much for dropping by and for your awesome comments! <3 It won't be the last we see of Riley, Khalon, and the rest of them. Hope you enjoy the book! :D

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