Hello all! Thank you for joining me here for another installment of Men & Mischief! In just a little over two weeks, the next book in the THIRDS series is out. Smoke & Mirrors marks the seventh book in the series. It also marks the turning point. In Smoke & Mirrors we get answers to many questions, and we reach the moment the series has been building up to. It’s filled with action, danger, drama, and romance.
One question I’m receiving from readers is, “what’s going to happen to the THIRDS?” The THIRDS is far from over. When I set out to write this series, I knew what direction I wanted it to go in, for the most part. With characters like Dex you never know for sure. You can have one thing in mind and he leads you completely astray. Anyway, I had a set number of books in mind for the original THIRDS series with events I knew would need to happen by book 9, the final book. By the time I was halfway through the series I would know whether I’d be ending the series at 9, or continuing in the direction I wanted to go in if certain factors were in play by then, namely 1) I was still having fun writing the series, and 2) Readers were still enjoying the series. Thankfully, both of those factors continue, so by the time Catch a Tiger by the Tail was released, I knew what I was going to do.
On July 7th, is the THIRDS two-year anniversary! Woot! You can bet we’re going to celebrate with an anniversary event full of giveaways and goodies, but on that day I’ll also be announcing what’s heading your way for the THIRDS. I’m super excited about it, and I hope readers will be just as excited. So the answer to reader questions of “is book 9 the end?” No. No it isn’t. But like with any series, change has to happen. I want the THIRDS guys to end in a bang, the way they deserve. So, although it is the end of the original THIRDS series, it is not the last we’ll be seeing of Dex, Sloane, and the Destructive Delta crew. By the end of Smoke & Mirrors, readers will have an idea of what’s coming.
Change in a series is always scary for both the author and reader, but change can be good. It’s time to kick things up a notch, and take the THIRDS to the next level. I hope you join me along for the ride.
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Smoke & Mirrors
Genre: Paranormal Gay Romance
Length: Novel, 91,512
Published: July 8th, 2016
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: L.C. Chase
Ebook ISBN-13: 9781634773871
Paperback ISBN-13: 9781634773874
Life for Dexter J. Daley has never been easy, but he’s always found a way to pick himself back up with a smile on his face. Taken from his home, and the arms of his boyfriend and THIRDS partner, Sloane Brodie, Dex finds himself in a situation as mysterious and lethal as the Therian interrogating him. Dex learns what he’s secretly believed all along: his parents’ death wasn’t an accident.
Discovering the whole truth about John and Gina Daley’s homicide sets off a series of events that will change Dex and Sloane’s lives forever. As buried secrets rise to the surface and new truths are revealed, Dex and Sloane’s love for each other is put to the test, with more than their relationship on the line. If traversing the waters of murder and secret government agencies wasn’t enough, something inexplicable has been happening to Dex—and nothing will ever be the same.
SERIES READING ORDER
Hell & High Water (THIRDS, Book 1) Blood & Thunder (THIRDS Book 2) Rack & Ruin (THIRDS, Book 3) Rise & Fall (THIRDS, Book 4) Against the Grain (THIRDS, Book 5) Catch a Tiger by the Tail (THIRDS, Book 6) Smoke & Mirrors (THIRDS, Book 7)
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 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.
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