Hello, all! Thank you so much for joining me for another installment of Men & Mischief! Today is release day for The Soldati Prince, the first book in my new Soldati Hearts series.
The Soldati Prince is a fantasy shifter novella packed with action, romance, and sexy tiger shifters. One element this story shared with most of my books is action. I love writing action.
I seem to have trouble writing romance that doesn’t somehow involve one of my poor unsuspecting characters running or fighting for their lives. They get chased, shot, blown up, punched, stabbed, tortured, knocked out, along with anything else my evil author brain can come up with. I’m pretty Dex from the THIRDS is has a few choice words for me considering everything I’ve put him through. Interestingly enough, I still think of myself as a romance writer first.
I love a good action movie, and when I write my action scenes, I see them rolling in my head like a movie, which also means playing the appropriate music. I always listen to music when I’m writing, and what I’m listening to has to match the scene. So if I’m writing something emotional, I like listening to romantic songs, ballads or sweeping instrumentals. Action scenes get fast music with a thumping beat. I’ve found Fall Out Boy to be great for writing action scenes. Same with the Kongos, X Ambassadors, The Heavy, and of course some of my favorite classic rock.
The Soldati Prince is no different. Although there’s no one shooting at poor Riley, being chased by demons out to harvest his soul and destroy the Soldati is still pretty intense for our barista-supposed-prince. We’ve also got a fight sequence near the end with Riley and our tiger shifter heroes.
Are you a music fan? What do you like listening to? Do you listen to music when you go out for a walk, clean the house, write, shake your booty?
The Soldati Prince (Soldati Hearts #1)
by Charlie Cochet
Title: The Soldati Prince
Author: Charlie Cochet
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release: 23rd November 2016
Genre: Paranormal Gay Romance, Fantasy, Shifters, Demons
Cover Artist: L.C. Chase
Length: Novella, 97 pages
One moment, Riley Murrough is living a normal life working in a coffee shop, and the next, he’s running for his life from demons, learns he bears the mark of a shape-shifter king from a magical realm, and—worst of all—he’s destined to become the mated prince to the arrogant tiger-shifter he would rather strangle.
Khalon, the shifter king, is equally distraught at the idea of being bound to a human prince, and along with his Soldati warriors, he sets out to return Riley to his own world, where he belongs. On their journey, they might discover why the goddess brought them together—if they can escape the demons and make it to her alive.
First Edition short story published as The Soldati Prince in Charmed & Dangerous by JCP Books LLC, 2015. Second Edition has been re-edited and extended to novella length with new content.
About the Author
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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