Thick & Thin by Charlie Cochet

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Thick & Thin: by Charlie Cochet
Series: THIRDS #8
Release Date: February 1st, 2017
Pages: 95 • Format: eARC
Published By: Dreamspinner
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Sequel to Smoke & Mirrors

In a matter of days, Dex has been kidnapped, tortured, killed, revived, become half Therian, offered the chance to become a spy, and accepted a proposal to marry his jaguar Therian boyfriend, Sloane Brodie. It’s been a lot to take in, and although Dex is still trying to wrap his head around everything that’s happened, he knows he has to move forward.

After the events of Smoke & Mirrors, Dex and Sloane find themselves in one of the most frightening situations of all: revealing the truth to their Destructive Delta family. When the dust settles, nothing will ever be the same, and it’s up to Dex to prove that in the face of change, the one thing that will always remain the same is family.

three-half-stars

 

My Exasperated face.

I don’t know when I started thinking of this series as a job. Its been a lot of information thrown at us, and sometimes so hard to remember everything. I think we are heading to the end of the series, because the direction is going somewhere new. I honestly hope it does, as much as I love Sloane I’m kinda tired of him and Dex being the focal point of the stories. I get it they are team lead, and them being together works for the series. But it’s convoluted now, and it stopped being about the pnr aspect of it and it’s to damn sweet now. I like the relationships and everyone partnering up, but out of the 8 books 2 of them wasn’t Dex & Sloane.

This book had little tidbits going for the next story, and where the road was going to go. Do I think it was needed? No, it could have been a prologue for the next story. I’m at a crossroads on if I want to continue it because its gotten out of hand with the antics. I miss the first half of the series. It’s common because I just had this problem with another series. I am looking forward to Hud & Seb’s book. I hope they get to spend majority of their time in the book being the focus. I swear if it’s Dex & his antics like it was in the other books then I’m done. I hate to say it, but I just can’t deal with it anymore.

About 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.If you’d like to connect with Charlie, just drop her an email, or find her on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and Google Plus.

THIRDS Beyond The Books: Volume 2 by Charlie Cochet

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Series: THIRDS
Release Date: October 12, 2016
Pages: 138 • Format: eARC
Published By: Dreamspinner
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Flash Fiction Stories in the THIRDS Universe

Return to the THIRDS universe with another collection of flash fiction stories inspired by prompts submitted by fans. Reunite with favorite THIRDS characters to explore even more of their hidden adventures and personal moments, and take the opportunity to learn more about them through this series of stories recounting the humor, heartbreak, friendship, hardship, and love these characters’ experience behind the scenes. Complete your THIRDS experience with these tales of stolen moments.

All royalties from this book will be donated to the Big Cat Rescue. http://bigcatrescue.org/

 

four-stars

It’s always a joy reading about these group of characters. I really like the anthology idea and to read about certain events that have happened over the course of the series. Of course it wouldn’t be me without Sloan and Ethan. Those are my favorite two, and I didn’t get enough Ethan. I honestly think she can write more and I’d never this it was enough of these two.

I would like more Tony though. I always want to see that relationship between him and his sons grow. This is no different then the first anthology we got to see some smut, some hilarious hi-jinks, some sweet Ethan moments and the rest of cast and crew. Some of these were really good! I did like seeing them all together harmoniously. I’m at a lost once again how to review this. I don’t want to spoil it by naming my favorite prompts, but I do think it’s a little bit of everything in here for many of our favorite couples.

As always I’m looking forward to more in this series. I am team Sloane all the way, but I would really appreciate if him and Dex took a major backseat in the next couple of books. I feel like they’ve been the focal point so long that even when it’s not their books they continue to steal other couples thunder. (**cough Ethan & Calvin cough**) I do recommend this to all Thirds fans. I think it’s always good to see what our favorite shifters & humans are up to while we are away!

About 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.If you’d like to connect with Charlie, just drop her an email, or find her on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and Google Plus.

Smoke & Mirrors by Charlie Cochet

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Series: THIRDS, Book Seven
Release Date: July 8, 2016
Pages: 230 • Format: eARC
Published By: Dreamspinner Press
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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 Sloane Brodie, his boyfriend and THIRDS partner, 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 life 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.

four-half-stars

**My Salty Face**

I’m going to come out and say it. I think Charlie redeemed herself with this installment. I am one of the people who were pissed at the Ash & Cael’s, and Hobbs & Calvin’s book. I felt letdown, and was super disappointed. I didn’t feel that they got enough attention on them. FFS, Dex & Sloane are the power couple we know, but I would like to think that they would get a chance to play second fiddle and be okay with it.  I’m especially salty about Hobbs book, but I’ve let it go. I’ve let my sweet Hobbs be at peace.  I just wanted to speak my peace and drop it. Now onto my happiness of this book.

Fans of the Third Series are going to really like this book. I am really happy by the end of the book. We pick up directly from book 6. I liked it alot, and even put up Dex who grates on my nerves after a while. Dex surprised me as well. He was stoic at times, but you can count that towards being pensive and trying to see where this is all headed. I can’t say the outcome was unexpected for me. I figured it was going to happen, but didn’t know how! If only the bite was important in this series. LOL. We see Sloane question his self again and again. I can’t believe angry Ash is stating the bigger picture here. I really enjoyed Ash words of wisdom.

Secrets are finally revealed. I can’t reveal much because I don’t want to spoil it, but the action is one of the best things in the book. Sparks semi truths are coming out, and about darn time Seb & Hudson get their ish together. I’m so waiting on their book. All in all, I really liked this story. If feels like the end game is near. Don’t really know how many books are left, but with so many answers being in this book I’m not even sure who the bad guy is anymore. LOL. I like it that.

BTW, I want a Wolf.

About 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.If you’d like to connect with Charlie, just drop her an email, or find her on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and Google Plus.

THIRDS Beyond the Books Volume 1 by Charlie Cochet

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This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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Series: THIRDS
Release Date: June 8, 2016
Pages: 158 • Format: eARC
Published By: Dreamspinner Press
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Flash Fiction Stories in the THIRDS Universe

Join us as we celebrate the THIRDS universe with this collection of flash fiction stories written to prompts submitted by fans. Sometimes we want to know more about our favorite characters. Where they came from, how they became who they are, their families, friendships, and past heartaches. These snippets of moments in time offer an inside look at the lives of our favorite THIRDS characters. Whether it’s first shifts, the forging of unbreakable bonds, or a night full of shenanigans, these stories are sure to enrich your THIRDS reading experience.

All royalties from this book will be donated to the Big Cat Rescue. http://bigcatrescue.org/

four-stars

I like the idea of a published author taking the time out to write a book in this case on prompts by her fans. I think it is a sure way to stay connected and offer little tidbits in between publication of the series. This was great. I laughed at some of the prompts, and Aww’d at anything Tony, Dex and Cael related. They definitely were my favorite. I think Charlie handled each prompt really well. I loved the little bits of the past we got to see in certain characters. I look forward to Seb and Hudson getting back together and their love being shown on page. I loved seeing peeping Austen and quiet Zach. Bear shifters are one of my favorite and he’s so amazing. Of course, I can’t write by review without fangirling over Brodie & Hobbs separately of course. I literally had a big cheesy grin on my face once I got into it.

This book showcased some of my favorite moments in the short story. The first time Tony talks to Dex about Cael, I loved when Cael got his mark on him. Of course I was emotional. Loved seeing Calvin & Hobbs meet for the first time. Really liked seeing Tony give Dex the sex talk. I was continuously laughing. My all time favorite was definitely the Lamaze prompt. Whoever the promptee was I definitely applaud you. I loved it. Thank you Charlie for giving us these and it’s definitely something you should do again down the line. Now when is the next Thirds book coming out?

About 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.If you’d like to connect with Charlie, just drop her an email, or find her on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and Google Plus.

Guest Post with Charlie Cochet

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Hello all! Thank you so much for joining me today as we continue counting down to the release of THIRDS Beyond the Books: Volume 1. During the blog tour we’ll find out more about Big Cat Rescue where the royalties of this flash fiction ebook are being donated. We have some fun facts, a chance to get your prompt picked for the next THIRDS Thursday, a mini interview with about the THIRDS, and more! Plus, there’s a giveaway!

So what’s so great about Thursdays? Why don’t I let Dex tell you? Take it away Dex.


Dexter J. Daley here to impart some random wisdom on you. Thursday. It’s a day of the week. Obviously. But what’s so great about it? Here’s my list.

  1. We’re finally past Wednesday and closer to Friday. Friday equals the weekend. Weekends are awesome. Therefore, Thursday equals awesome. It makes total sense. For some, Thursday unofficially starts the weekend. Why not. The weekend’s not long enough. You know what would be even more awesome? If criminals took the weekend off. That way me and my boo can spend Saturday night being all romantic and cuddly instead of wiping Therian puke off our boots. Get drunk and shift in public outside your ex’s house anytime between Monday and Friday. I’d really appreciate it. Thanks.
  2. Thursday is named after the Norse God of Thunder. It literally translates to Thor’s Day. Don’t give me that “but in Latin—” Blah, blah, blah. Dude, Thor’s We have a day of the week named after freaking Thor. Can’t get much cooler than that. Yeah, I know, some of the other days of the week are named after Norse Gods and Goddesses too, but until Marvel gives them their own movie, Thursday’s still top of my list.
  3. In the Thai solar calendar, orange is the color associated with Thursday. Cheesy Doodles are orange. Thursday is Cheesy Doodle Day. Need I say more? Cheese Puffs are also acceptable.
  4. Thursday is also Throwback Thursday which means you get to laugh at old pictures of your dad and his questionable choice of wardrobe back in the eighties. Give it up, Tony. Parachute pants are never coming back. It’s over. Move on.
  5. Thursday is when you get to know more about me, my friends, my family, and my THIRDS crew. Ah, the memories. The laughs, the tears, the sexy times. Which reminds me, Austen, I know you’re reading this. I know what you did. It’s disgusting and immoral. That’s right, you Cheesy Doodle thief. You steal my Cheesy Doodles again and I will end you. Also, stop spying on me and Sloane while we’re getting busy. That’s what the internet is for. That and Candy Crush.

So there you have it, five reasons why Thursday is awesome. Now if you’ll excuse me I have a very full day ahead. I have a lion Therian to annoy, a baby brother to embarrass, a sexy jaguar Therian to climb, and that’s just before breakfast.

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ABOUT THE BOOK

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Genre: Gay Paranormal Romance, Shifters
Length: Novella
Published: June 8th, 2016
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: L.C. Chase
Ebook ISBN-13: 9781634773072

Join us as we celebrate the THIRDS universe with this collection of flash fiction stories written to prompts submitted by fans. Sometimes we want to know more about our favorite characters. Where they came from, how they became who they are, their families, friendships, and past heartaches. These snippets of moments in time offer an inside look at the lives of our favorite THIRDS characters. Whether it’s first shifts, the forging of unbreakable bonds, or a night full of shenanigans, these stories are sure to enrich your THIRDS reading experience.

** All royalties earned from THIRDS Beyond the Books are being donated to Big Cat Rescue.

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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 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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About 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.If you’d like to connect with Charlie, just drop her an email, or find her on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and Google Plus.

Catch a Tiger by the Tail (THIRDS #6), by Charlie Cochet

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Release Date:  February 5, 2016
Pages: 216 • Published by: Dreamspinner Press • Format: eARC
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Calvin Summers and Ethan Hobbs have been best friends since childhood, but somewhere along the line, their friendship evolved into something more. With the Therian Youth Center bombing, Calvin realizes just how short life can be and no longer keeps his feelings for his best friend a secret. Unfortunately, change is difficult for Ethan; most days he does well to deal with his Selective Mutism and Social Anxiety. Calvin’s confession adds a new struggle for Ethan, one he fears might cost him the friendship that’s been his whole world for as long as he can remember.

As partners and Defense Agents at the THIRDS, being on Destructive Delta is tough at the best of times, but between call-outs and life-threatening situations, Calvin and Ethan not only face traversing the challenges of their job, but also working toward a future as more than friends.

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I’ve been waiting on this couple since book one. Finally my baby Hobbs gets his own book. I was super happy to be reading his story. I am all for the damaged hottie/broody guys. It’s my weakness next to to tall, dark haired man with a ego problem. How you doing Sloane? The guys on Destructive Delta have come along way from book one. I’ve seen Calvin & Ethan develop over the last several books. I mean I could just feel the feelz with these two and sadly I read this and it was just okay.

Dare I say it. I needed angst. I know people, calm down it’s me. This was to easy, and yeah maybe it should be easy because they are friends, but it’s much more than that. They have the longest history with each other outside of Ash & Sloane. Maybe I should dissect it into two categories. I felt like the plot & the relationship were working against each other. The plot was nowhere to be found. I understand the concept of filler books, but with this series and the first 3 books being on Dex & Sloane that’s where the filler should have been at. The lack of plot is bothering me. It didn’t congeal with the rest of the series until the end. Even that was side-eyeish to me. I don’t know if I buy it. It doesn’t seem like it’s realistic in this series. Or if it is, then it should have been clues somewhere in the first 5 books. I can’t grasp my mind around that it was thrown out their in the end.

**Sidenote** Sparks and Daddy Maddox are totally shipping together right now. I definitely feel the UST between those two. Ms. Cochet you might want to get on them. I would totally read that.

The relationship while some parts were okay, other parts didn’t live up to the notion in my head. My biggest questions surrounded Ethan. His mutanism and social anxiety are severe. We see it, in the series he only talks to 2 people and maybe Dex. For me if this was my ideal world I wanted Ethan to be a virgin. That’s not taking away from what Charlie did, I just feel like when did he have past sexual experiences. With who? It’s not connecting for me and his character sadly. He’s my favorite so I’m super protective over him. I also feel like Calvin was a hindrance more than helping him. I know it’s his best friend, and you can see the love between the two, but Ethan doesn’t have to grow, or be on his own for a change without everyone assisting. This is definitely where I feel like the story lacked the passion, emotions and the angst from previous couples. Physically they were electrifying. Oh my goodness they were hot, but not much else happened emotionally between the two. I did like the coupling of them, and I liked the joint family history between the two families. I probably would have felt better if each guy had someone else to talk to to lead into Calvin & Ethan coming to terms with their relationship. Again I was looking for the angst.

All in all, I think it was an okay story. The story line was okay, the relationship was okay. The future is up in the air at this point wise. I’m still going to love the ish out of Ethan, but he got the short stick people. Charlie, why you do me like this boo?? I wanted to get really emotional with these two. Can’t wait for more.

About 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.If you’d like to connect with Charlie, just drop her an email, or find her on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and Google Plus.