Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Charlie Cochet’s Men & Mischief Monthly Author Column… Wrapping Up the North Pole City Tales

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Hello, all! Thank you so much for joining me today at Sinfully for my monthly column.

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It’s hard to believe that November is nearly over, leaving us with one month left of 2017. As we head into the holiday season we start to see all the fabulous holiday reads. This year my North Pole City Tales series comes to an end with the release of book six, The King’s Courage, which features the cheeky and bold Dasher Rein Dear, and the imposing winter spirit he’s set his heart on, the imposing King of Frost.

This series was my own little holiday tradition, and I hope that readers have enjoyed the sleigh ride. I tried to capture the magic of the holidays in these little tales filled with hot cocoa, twinkling lights, the scent of gingerbread wafting in the frosty air. I’ve had so much writing this series, and it has just enough naughty to go with the nice.

In The King’s Courage everyone’s getting ready for Rudy and Jack’s magical big day, and Dasher is excited, not just because his best friend is getting married, but because he gets to spend some time with the king. Of course getting close to the king of all winter isn’t going to be easy, but Dasher is never one to give up without a fight.

Join North Pole City’s fly boys in their Rein Dear games as they have a holly jolly time, and fall in love.

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The King’s Courage (North Pole City Tales #6)

Charlie Cochet

Publisher ~ Dreamspinner Press

Release ~ 20th December 2017

Genre ~ M/M Romance, Fantasy, Holiday

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Synopsis

With the wedding of Jack Frost and Rudy Rein Dear only three weeks away, everyone travels to Jack’s palace in Svalbard, Norway, where the happy couple will exchange vows beneath the northern lights. Festivities have been planned leading up to the wedding, and Dasher eagerly anticipates not just the fun, but staying under the same roof as the blustering winter spirit who’s caught his eye—the King of Frost, Jack’s father.

A long-ago tragedy has left Eirik fearing to ever love again. As the King of Frost, Eirik maintains his distance from everyone, especially the young Christmas elf who insists on intruding on Eirik’s solitude. But Dasher is determined to find a way to show the lonely king that his heart still beats and he shouldn’t fear allowing it to beat for another.

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Publisher ~ Dreamspinner Press

Release ~ 20th December 2017

Genre ~ M/M Romance, Fantasy, Holiday

Synopsis

Everyone has heard of Santa’s home in the frozen north, where elves and reindeer work hard to ensure Christmas cheer for the world. But that’s only part of the story….

All is not sparkly snowflakes and sweet candy canes in Mayor Kringle’s city. Sometimes it takes more than a little courage to keep the workshops running smoothly and enemies at bay. When their duties are complete, the Rein Dear, elves, winter spirits—and a legendary figure or two—are ready to spice up their chilly nights… and hopefully find a happily ever after along the way. Sometimes it’s waiting in the last place they expected.

With adventure, magic, and romance hot enough to melt the polar ice, these holidays won’t soon be forgotten. Welcome to North Pole City, where love is the greatest gift of all.


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ANTHOLOGY INCLUDES:

Mending Noel

All is not sparkly snowflakes and sweet candy canes in North Pole City. Office workers Tim and Noel do nothing all day but antagonize each other—petty fighting that might be based on hatred… or a heated mutual attraction. It’s up to Jack Frost and his elf-friend Rudy to broach the hostilities and introduce some Christmas kisses, but is the Frost Prince up to the challenge of launching a new romance when someone’s trying to break his holiday spirit?

The Heart of Frost

At the North Pole, no one is more powerful and feared than the Prince of Frost. As general of the toy soldier army, Jack Frost has been working extra hard to put away the villainous Mouse King once and for all. If that isn’t taxing enough, Jack has to deal with the scandal and gossip brought on by news of his relationship with Rudy Rein Dear, captain of the Rein Dear Squadron, which hit headlines last holiday season. Lucky for Jack, his reputation has managed to deter any foolish attempts to stir up trouble. At least until now.

When someone sabotages Rudy’s plane during a test run a few weeks before Christmas, Jack is determined to find the culprit by any means necessary. The closer he gets to finding answers, the more difficulty he has not falling back to his icy ways. Has the Mouse King stepped up his game in order to throw Jack off his, or is someone a little closer to home behind the attempt on Rudy’s life? Either way, Jack has every intention of delivering a Christmas they won’t soon forget, even if it means losing the newfound warmth in his heart.

Vixen’s Valor

Rein Dear is a prestigious title, accompanied by admiration, devotion, and celebrity status, all of which one saucy Vixen thrives on. Alas, Vixen’s only concerned with having fun, unlike his stuffy and sensible best friend, Rudy Rein Dear, who Vixen has always been jealous of. Aside from being chosen by Mayor Kringle to be captain of the Rein Dear Squadron, Rudy’s managed to snag himself a prince, even if that prince is the dangerous and imposing Jack Frost.

All’s not lost for Vixen though. He discovers Jack’s cousin Vale has a soft spot for him. Vale Frost might not be a dashing prince, but he’s the next best thing: a decorated lieutenant for the Toy Soldier Army, and a member of the Frost monarchy.

Determined to get what Vixen feels he deserves, he sets off on a mission to ensnare the kind-hearted lieutenant. But Vixen’s selfish ways are sure to lead to disaster, and it’ll take more than a little courage to set things right.

Loving Blitz

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.

Disarming Donner

As a beloved Rein Dear and Christmas elf for Mayor Kringle, Donner prides himself on his flawless reputation, good sense, and wise decisions. Donner never does anything until he’s thought it through properly. He’s certainly not one to get flustered, infuriated, or fall prey to romantic nonsense. At least not until the most unlikely of elves begins chipping away at Donner’s defenses.

Calder is a Dockalfar—a dark elf. He’s wicked, untrustworthy, and armed with lethal magic. At least that’s what everyone thinks. It’s easy for them to believe the worst and mistrust him before they’ve even spoken to him, but Calder is out to prove that he’s more than his Dockalfar blood, especially to a certain Rein Dear who has caught his eye. But it will take more than sweet words for Donner to admit what’s in his heart.

The King’s Courage

With the wedding of Jack Frost and Rudy Rein Dear only three weeks away, everyone travels to Jack’s palace in Svalbard, Norway, where the happy couple will exchange vows beneath the northern lights. Festivities have been planned leading up to the wedding, and Dasher eagerly anticipates not just the fun, but staying under the same roof as the blustering winter spirit who’s caught his eye—the King of Frost, Jack’s father.

A long-ago tragedy has left Eirik fearing to ever love again. As the King of Frost, Eirik maintains his distance from everyone, especially the young Christmas elf who insists on intruding on Eirik’s solitude. But Dasher is determined to find a way to show the lonely king that his heart still beats and he shouldn’t fear allowing it to beat for another.

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Meet Charlie Cochet

Charlie_Cochet_by_madison_parker150Charlie 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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11 comments:

  1. I have many favourite holiday reads, Lone Star by Josh Lanyon, Merry Gentlemen by Josephine Myles, Blame it on the Mistletoe by Eli Easton, Winter Knights by Harper Fox... I can go on for ages!
    susanaperez7140(at)Gmail(dot)com

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  2. I'm looking forward to this one. I've just read Eli Easton's Christmas stories. So sweet. I love Raine O'Tierney's Bowl Full of Cherries and 12 Days of Hipster.
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  3. I don't think I have a holiday read. I'm not fond of holidays, especially Christmas. I don't mind books that have holiday seasons in them. I just don't buy and read a book because of a season.
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  4. I love this series And while I am sad this is the last book, I am excited to read it.

    A couple of my other favs are Sock it to Santa and Blame it on the Mistletoe.

    jen(dot)f(at)mac(dot)com

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  5. Right now I'm reading Desperately Seeking Santa by Eli Easton. I love to read Christmas reads this time of the year.
    serena91291@gmail(dot)com

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  6. I haven't read many holiday reads and none have really stuck in my head

    leetee2007(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  7. Congrats on finishing this series, Charlie. It sounds like a great one to get into. And tbh, when you asked for fav holiday read, I first drew a blank. Maybe b/c so many were short stories. But one that's not that I liked was Sexton's Winter Oranges. - Purple Reader,
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  8. I love holiday books! I could probably list them forever. A few favorites: Winter Knights by Harper Fox, Lone Star by Josh Lanyon, Winter Spirit by Indra Vaughn, and Merry Christmas, Mr. Miggles by Eli Easton - Toni violet817(at)aol(dot)com

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  9. I enjoy holidays stories but don't often go back to reread them. The only one I really go back to re-read is Holiday Outing by Astrid Amara and In Another Life by Cardeno C.

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  10. I am so looking forward to this book, I love this Yuletide series. I am going to start rereading them on Dec 1. Felelith@yahoo.com

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  11. I love holiday themed books and have lots including new ones for this year All waiting on my kindle. But first I have a couple of others to read. Lol. North Pole City tales are among my favourites though, my pre order is in. Lol.
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