Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Featured Guest Author: Charlie Cochet and Loving Blitz includes Giveaway

Well Holy Holly Berries! Christmas is almost upon us and what better way to celebrate than have the lovely Charlie Cochet pop in to chat about her fabulous North Pole City Tales series.

WARNING: Naughty Elves swearing… haha, in the best possible way!

Hello all! Thank you for joining me on another stop of the Loving Blitz mini blog tour celebrating the release of the fourth novella in the North Pole City Tales series! I’m so excited to be sharing with you his latest installment of festive frivolity.

Loving Blitz follows the adventures of Cupid and Blitzen, two of Mayor Kringle’s Rein Dear pilots. Cupid and Blitz, like their Rein Dear brethren, inhabit North Pole City, the largest city at the North Pole. There was quite a bit of world building involved for this series, from the Christmas themed city to the surrounding kingdom of Winter Wonderland and the villages beyond.

One of the challenges I came across while writing the North Pole City Tales was swearing. Yep, you read right. For those familiar with my stories, you know my characters are prone to swearing—some more than others *cough* Ash Keeler *cough*. Love it or loathe it, It’s part of was makes us human, even if a good number of my characters aren’t exactly human. The magical inhabitants of North Pole City are no different. Of course while doing my world building, I realized my sweet, cocoa-sipping, sleigh-riding, candy-cane loving Christmas elves couldn’t go around spouting off everyday expletives. It just sounded… wrong.

If my Christmas elves were going to swear, it would have to fit in with their world, and their characters, which meant getting creative. They also had to sound festive. Festive swearing. Challenge accepted! Some of the words used as or in place of swearing that you’ll find in North Pole City:

Bah Humbug!

Holy holly berries!


For Kringle’s sake!

For holly’s sake!

Plum pudding!

Peppermint snaps!

Sugar snaps!

Like holly you are!


Son of a witch!

In Loving Blitz, Blitzen is quite upset, and he lets loose with Hell’s bells. As you can imagine, Cupid is quite scandalized. Human curses are just so rude! I had so much fun writing this series filled adventure, danger, magic, mayhem, and of course, love. I hope you have as much fun reading it.

Loving Blitz North Pole City Tales: Book 4

Charlie Cochet

Genre: Gay Fantasy Romance, Holiday

Length: Novella

Published: Dec, 2015

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

ISBN: 9781623809492


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.

Loving Blitz can be read on its own, but for maximum enjoyment, it's recommended the series be read in order as characters from previous books make appearances and previous events are mentioned.


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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. Well... My favorite holiday activity might just be having some quiet time devoted to reading a good book while munching Christmas cookies and chocolate truffles ;-)

  2. My favourite holiday activity is lazying around the house, with a nice cup of tea/hot chocolate, and a good book!

  3. Fave holiday activity is eating! I don't really do much during holiday except each as much food as I can.
    I like the book cover a lot!

  4. My favorite holiday activity is hibernating at home reading. Nothing new there hehe...
    I haven't even started on book #1 of this series, would have to catch up real quick!

  5. My favorite holiday activity is just relaxing with the family.

  6. My favorite holiday activity? Why, reading! And reading! And uhm, probably reading.

  7. I read all the time, but I really love the holidays when I can read without having to hide my book/phone, stop in a great section to finish a code or fix a broken report. I also like to cook for the pleasure of it, but I can do that and read at the same time :-)

  8. my family goes out driving xmas eve ad look at all the houses with xmas kids love it

  9. My favorite activity is decorating the tree. My grandmother started the tradition of giving all the grandchildren ornaments each year. My husband and I have added to the collection with places we visit or milestones we reach. Every ornament has a memory. We make it an event. We light a fire, put on christmas music, have hot chocolate and cookies and decorate the tree.

  10. Sadly, it's eating all of the seasonal goodies, lol. I love the swear words...will have to incorporate some of them! Thanks for the giveaway and happy holidays!

  11. I'd have to say cooking/baking. I love to be in the kitchen and for the holidays there are always super cute ideas to try out :)

  12. My favorite is going out to see christmas lights. :)

  13. I have read alot this writers books and so far I enjoyed every one of them

  14. Most favorite is volunteering at a local church feeding the hungry. They've been doing this every Wednesday and Saturday for 22 years, and a large volunteer pool. I'm not a member of their congregation and yet they are still welcoming.

    Second favorite holiday activity is reading and/or listening to books and sipping a warm beverage.

    Have a wonderful holiday and thanks for the giveaway.
    --Judy S
    j dot stonewright at gmail dot com

  15. One of my favorite holiday activities is riding around and looking at all of the Christmas lights. Thanks for the giveaway.

  16. My favorite holiday activity is baking treats...and then eating the treats! Love the smells of all the baked goods too! :) Happy Holidays!

  17. My favourite is watching Disney's movies LOL

  18. Baking cookies and watching a Charlie Brown Christmas.

  19. I don't think it would be polite to tell you mind... I'll just let your imaginations run wild while I smile about my new cross purchase :) Of course, that's not really just a holiday activity... *snicker*

  20. Holiday baking. And then eating Christmas cookies and drinking cocoa while I read holiday romances by the Christmas tree. thanks for the post! Antonia

  21. Going to Starbucks and getting hot chocolate with extra whipped cream and driving around listening to Christmas music and looking at the decorations in the neighborhood with the fam! Congrats on your new release! I love the cover :)

  22. checking out Christmas lights and listening to Christmas music

  23. My favorite holiday activity, especially during this time of the year, is to curl up near the fireplace, watch the snow, drink hot chocolate and read my favorite books I've accumulated for reading during the holidays.

  24. I love curling up in bed with a good book.

  25. My favorite activity is probably listening to Christmas carols and looking at the holiday lights everywhere.

  26. Eating, drinking & making merry.

  27. Snuggling under a blanket and reading a terrific book!