Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Charlie Cochet’s Men & Mischief Monthly Author Column.

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Hello all! Thank you for joining me for another Men & Mischief post here at Sinfully. Hard to believe another year has almost come and gone. With Halloween over, it’s full speed ahead into the holiday season and soon a new year.

The holiday season can be overwhelming, whether it’s preparing holiday meals, arranging festivities, getting together with family and/or friends, shopping, decorating, or anything and everything that has you run off your feet. It’s also the time of year where we get to cozy up with a warm blanket (whether from the cold outside, or in my case the air conditioning indoors), grab our favorite hot drink, and relax with a little entertainment.

Every year as Christmas grows near, I watch some my favorite holiday movies. Elf, Die Hard—because you can’t have Christmas without a little John McClane, Scrooged—one of my faves, A Christmas Story, It’s a Wonderful Life, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, to name a few. Then there’s curling up with a good holiday romance.

Between now and January we have scores of holiday releases to choose from, along with past favorites. On Dec 16th, the fourth book in my North Pole City Tales series is due for release. My own little holiday tradition. With this series I wanted to capture all the sweetness of the holidays, with lots of holiday scents, and sweet romance between sexy, sweet, and sassy elves. Of course kindle is still in need of a few new holiday stories, and I’d love for you to share some of your favorites.

So, what are some of your favorite holiday reads?


Loving Blitz

Charlie Cochet


Publisher: Dreamspinner Press 

Release Date: 16th December

Genre: Fantasy Fairy Tale, M/M Romance


From North Pole City to Winter Wonderland, preparations are underway after a royal announcement sweeps everyone into a frenzy of festivity. At the heart of the celebration are the city’s most beloved elf pilots, the Rein Dears. Once the Big Flight is behind them, the pilots prepare for the royal event. Assigned a special task of finding an Elska rose, Cupid and Blitzen are unaware of how their friendship is about to change forever.

Yet not all that glitters is gold. The sweet, angelic Cupid hides a dark secret, one that threatens to destroy his Rein Dear status, his friends, and the elf who’s captured his heart. It’s up to Blitzen to help Cupid see the light in the darkness and show him that together they can mend broken hearts.





Meet 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 Historical to Fantasy, Contemporary to Science Fiction, there’s bound to be plenty of mischief for her heroes to find themselves in, and plenty of romance, too!

Currently residing in South Florida, Charlie looks forward to migrating to a land where the weather includes seasons other than hot, hotter, and boy, it’s hot! 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.





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  1. A Christmas Carol is one of my favourite classic holiday reads together with Letters from Father Christmas by J.R.R Tolkien. Modern reads I love would be Dust of Snow by Indra Vaughn, Blame it on the Mistletoe by Eli Easton, Icecapade and Lone Star by Josh Lanyon, Christmas Kitsch by Amy Lane, Comfort and Joy by Joanna Chambers, and thee are so many more... I really like holidadys reads..

  2. I am mostly new to holiday stories, but I did really enjoyed the free Christmas reads author Tiffany Reisz gifted her readers with through her website. I especially love to reread EVERYTHING THEY WANTED that starred a beloved M/M pair of hers: Michael & Griffin...
    I'm planning to start your North Pole City Tales series next.
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  3. I love when the holiday stories come out!
    Definite rereads are 65hours Christmas (NR Walker), Sock it To Me Santa (Madison Parker), Nine Lights over Edinburgh (Harper Fox). Other favourites : The Christmas Throwaway (RJ Scott), Merry Gentlemen (Jo Myles) & Heidi Cullinan's Minnesota Christmas series

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  4. Dust of Snow and Winter Spirit by Indra Vaughn, Midwinter Night's Dream by Eli Easton, Where You Lead by Mary Calmes, Lost and Found by Z.A. Maxfield, Comfort and Joy by Various Authors, Merry Gentlemen by Josephine Myles, Christmas Kitsch by Amy Lane, Blame It on the Mistletoe by Eli Easton, Cold Feet by Jay Northcote, The Working Elf Blues by Piper Vaughn, Unwrapping Hank by Eli Easton, From Out in the Cold by L.A. Witt, Jesse's Christmas by R.J. Scott, I Heard Him Exclaim by Z.A. Maxfield, Holiday Outing by Astrid Amara, A Christmas Bonus by E.M. Lynley, Elves and Deer by Hollis Shiloh, If Only in My Dreams by Keira Andrews, What Happens at Christmas by Jay Northcote, Magic & Mistletoe by Annabelle Jacobs.
    These are some books I've read and really like and some I have in my Christmas-read list. =)

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  5. I've been caught up in the Christmas read mode already. I just read the Minnesota Christmas series and loved it. I also enjoyed The Winter Spirit -Indra Vaughn. I will be re-reading all of them along with Dust of Snow and of course The North Pole City series. I'll have to check into some of the other reads recommended in the above comments.

    1. Hi Christina, congratulations - you are our lucky winner of this month's author column from Charlie. An email is on its way to you.

  6. i havent read any of christmas stories in particular but definitely will

  7. I love Astrid Amara's Carol Of The Bellskis and Holiday Outing. Also, Josh Lanyon's Lone Star. Probably so many more that I can't think of right now. :-)

  8. 12 Days of Christmas (65 Hours) by NR Walker, Let it Snow by Heidi Cullinan and Cold Feet by Jay Northcote :)


  9. Sixty-five hours Christmas by NR Walker, What Happens at Christmas by Jay Northcote, Holiday Outing by Astrid Amara, Better With Sprinkles by Chrissy Munder and The Reason For The Season by Chrissy Munder.

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  10. My favorites are probably Heidi Cullinan's Minnesota Christmas series, Cherish Your Name by Mary Calmes and Eight Days by Cardeno C.

    For movies, I love to watch While You Were Sleeping. Adorably sappy, but just so cute!

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  11. I am looking forward to Loving Blitz - the North Pole series is one of my favs. Other Christmas stories I love are Sock it to Me Santa, the Minnesota Christmas series, Christmas Kitsch, Harmony (Whyborne & Griffin), The Family We're Born With, Blame it on the Mistletoe...


  12. I love Jamie Fessenden's THE CHRISTMAS WAGER, KA Mitchell's AN IMPROPER HOLIDAY, Nicole Dennis' 7 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS, Madison Parker's SOCK IT TO ME, SANTA!, and (if m/m/f is okay) Robin L Rotham's NOT SO TINY TIM.

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