Smoke & Mirrors by Charlie Cochet Blog Tour, Interview, Review & Giveaway!

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Hiya peeps, we have the fantastic Charlie Cochet stopping by today with the tour for the newest release in her THIRD series, Smoke & Mirrors, we have an amazing interview where Charlie questions Ash, Cael, Sloane & Dex, we have Lisa’s review and there’s a fabulous giveaway! So peeps check out the post and love every word of it. <3 ~Pixie~

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Smoke & Mirrors

(THIRDS 07)
by

Charlie Cochet

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.

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Hello, all! Thank you so much for following along on the blog tour celebrating the release of Smoke & Mirrors, Book 7 in the THIRDS series! Today’s the final stop, and we have a special treat. A good friend of mine suggested I have the guys take a magazine quiz. How could I pass up the glorious opportunity to torment Ash? So, for your please, we have Dex, Sloane, Ash, and Cael here about to be quizzed on sex. I went with Cosmopolitan’s Sex IQ quiz. Let’s get started, shall we?

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Charlie: Hi, guys! Thanks for joining us today as we find out how many of these questions on sex you can get right.

Ash: Wait, what? No way. No one said I was gonna have to answer questions about sex.

Dex: What’s the matter? Scared?

Ash: *scoffs* Please. I have more sexual prowess in my pinky than you have in your whole body, Justice.

Dex: Bite me, Simba! I am a sexy beast.

Ash: *mutters* You’re something all right.

Dex: *turns to Sloane and purrs* I’m a sexy beast right, babe?

Sloane: The sexiest beast to ever sexify. *kisses Dex sweetly*

Ash: *shakes his head in shame at Sloane* I don’t even know who you are anymore.

Cael: This is going to be interesting.

Charlie: Why don’t we get started. True or False. Is it possible for a guy to have multiple orgasms?

Dex: Absolutely. I’m living proof. *wriggles his eyebrows at Sloane*

Cael: Gross. I don’t want to hear about your sex life.

Dex: Bro, this is a sex quiz, so um, you know, there’s gonna be questions about our sexy-times.

Ash: Again, I never agreed to this.

Charlie: Too bad, Ash. Answer?

Ash: That’s a stupid question. Of course we can.

Dex: *blinks at Ash* Really? Even at your age?

Cael: *eyes go wide and tries to hide*

Ash: *looks horrified* My age? What the fuck is that supposed to mean? And for your information, your boyfriend is the same age as me!

Dex: Yeah, but Sloane’s younger at heart.

Sloane: I think we should move on before blood is shed. We’re going to go with True.

Charlie: You are correct. What percentage of men in relationships always have an orgasm during sex? 55%, 95%, or 75%.

Ash: We talking about ourselves or the average dude? Because I always orgasm.

Dex: *covers his ears* I don’t need to be hearing this.

Cael: *smiles smugly*

Sloane: Who thought this was a good idea?

Charlie: Everyone. So what’s your answer, fellas?

Ash: I’m gonna say 55%, because let’s be real here. Not everyone can have the mind-blowing sex I do.

Dex: Not listening. La, la, la, la.

Ash: Clearly you are, dumbass.

Dex: Screw you.

Ash: *Grins wickedly* That’s your little brother’s job.

Cael: *groans and hides his red face* How many questions are there, and can I sit somewhere else? Like another room?

Dex: *looks scandalized* I think I threw up in my mouth a little.

Charlie: Actually 75% of men in relationships report having an orgasm with a partner every time. Okay, things about to get real. What is the average length of a hard penis? 5 to 6 inches, 6 inches, or 3 to 4 inches?

Ash: I’m guessing we’re talking Humans.

Dex: *frowns at Ash* What are you trying to say?

Ash: That my dick is bigger than yours.

Dex: *opens his mouth to reply then closes it*

Ash: Yeah, that’s right. If you don’t believe me, you can ask Cael.

Cael: Oh my God, Ash!

Ash: What? It’s a fact.

Dex: *puts a hand to his brow* I feel faint.

Ash: *grins wickedly and points to Cael* That’s what he said.

Sloane: *gapes at Ash* I can’t believe you just said that.

Ash: Believe it, bitches. If I’m gonna sit here and answer these stupid questions with you dorks—not you, Cael—then I’m gonna make you all suffer.

Charlie: Answer?

Ash: Let’s go with 5 to 6 inches. For Humans.

Charlie: You’re correct. If a guy thrusts too hard he can break his penis?

Cael: *snickers*

Ash: Is that a serious question?

Dex: What the hell is he thrusting into? *gasps* A robot. He could totally break his penis thrusting into a robot.

Ash: *sighs* You’re a moron.

Dex: Hey, she didn’t specify what he was having sexy-times with.

Ash: She shouldn’t have to!

Dex: Clearly you don’t watch porn much.

Ash: I don’t even want to know.

Sloane: *looks embarrassed* No, you don’t.

Charlie: Answer?

Ash: The obvious one. No. Not saying you couldn’t hurt something, but it ain’t gonna fucking break.

Charlie: Who fantasizes more while having sex? Men or Women?

Dex: *shrugs* I wouldn’t know.

Sloane: *looks at Dex* You do daydream sometimes.

Dex: *turns red* Those are very specific circumstances, and can we not discuss that in front of A.S.H.

Ash: Did you just imply that I can’t understand my own name?

Dex: *blinks innocently* I don’t know what you’re talking about.

Sloane: Ash is the only one that can answer this.

Ash: For your information, none of the women I banged ever fantasized while I was banging them. Unless they were fantasizing about what else I might do to them. Just saying.

Dex: *shakes his head in disbelief* Really? *turns to Cael* You find that charming?

Cael: *eyes wide* Sloane finds you charming.

Dex: *gasps and puts a hand to his chest over his heart* How can you wound me like that? Are you saying I’m not charming?

Sloane: *runs a hand soothingly over Dex’s back* It’s okay, sweetheart. You are charming.

Cael: I’m just saying that I see things in Ash that others don’t. Just like Sloane sees things in you.

Dex: *pouting* But… you don’t think I’m charming?

Ash: Oh, for fuck’s sake. Here we go. *gives Cael a pointed look*

Cael: *clears his throat* Of course you’re charming. I just meant, uh…. I didn’t want to make Ash feel bad that you’re more charming than him.

Dex: *juts a finger in Ash’s face* Ha!

Ash: You stick your finger in my face again and you’re leaving here without it.

Dex: *put his hand down quickly and narrows his eyes at Ash* I loathe you.

Ash: No you don’t.

Dex: But I want to.

Charlie: So, um, anyone have an answer?

Ash: Women.

Dex: Those not being banged by Ash, of course.

Cael: Can we please stop talking about Ash banging women?

Ash: *hugs Cael close* Aw, don’t get jealous. You know you’re the only one for me.

Cael: *beams up at him* I know.

Dex: That’s… alarmingly adorable.

Ash: *flips Dex off* Next stupid question.

Charlie: According to the results, you’re correct. True or False. In the U.S. most people’s number of sexual partners are in the single digits.

Ash: Pft. Clearly they’re not talking about us.

Sloane: We’re definitely not most people.

Dex: *turns to Sloane* You know, you’ve never told me how many sexual partners you’ve had.

Sloane: Because the only one that matters is the one sitting next to me.

Ash: Nice save, bro.

Sloane: You know, sometimes I wonder why we’re friends. *turns to Dex* We’ll talk about it later, but you have nothing to worry about.

Dex: I know. *makes kissy faces at Sloane* I love you, boo.

Sloane: I love you too.

Ash: Oh for crying out loud, can we get this over with? I’m dying here. You’re actually stripping minutes of my life away from me.

Cael: *chuckles* We’re going to go with False.

Charlie: Correct. The average American will have about 11 sexual partners in his or her lifetime. Next question. Do guys have a G-spot?

Dex: Hell yeah!

Ash: I think we should quickly move onto the next question before he decides to elaborate.

Charlie: The answer is yes. The prostate. Sex burns as many calories as running a mile.

Dex: True. Sex makes up for a good portion of my weekly workout.

Cael: I did not need to know that.

Ash: Well, when you’re as flexible and energetic as Cael—

Dex: No! Stop. Right now. Bad, Simba!

Ash: *laughs*

Charlie: You’re correct. After the bedroom, what’s the second most popular place people have sex? The car, kitchen, or public restroom.

Dex: Question. Does getting boinked by your boyfriend in his best friend’s bathroom during a party count as a public restroom?

Ash: *lunges at Dex only to get caught by Sloane* I’m going to kill you!

Dex: *looks innocent* It’s a perfectly valid question.

Ash: I’m going to say yes, because then you can be arrested for that heinous crime. Who has sex in someone else’s bathroom? What’s wrong with you. Don’t answer that. A lot. A lot is wrong with you.

Dex: Hey, Sloane was there too.

Ash: Yeah, but I blame you. You’ve corrupted him.

Sloane: The kitchen.

Ash: Dude, that’s gross. You eat there.

Sloane: We don’t do it on the freakin’ plates, Ash. Like you don’t have sex in your kitchen.

Ash: *opens his mouth to reply but gets cut off*

Cael: He’s right, Ash.

Dex: Never eating over at your place again.

Ash: No one invited you.

Charlie: The answer is actually the car.

Ash: Who the hell has sex in their car?

Dex: *holds a hand up*

Ash: Of course. *shakes his head at Sloane* Really? What are you sixteen?

Sloane: *shrugs* It was either there or the parking lot.

Dex: We did that too.

Ash: *sighs heavily*

Charlie: Guys can fake orgasms too.

Ash: I don’t fake shit.

Cael: Yes.

Ash: *gapes at him*

Cael: Oh! Not with you, dummy! *blushes profusely* In the past. When I um, kinda wanted to get it over with.

Ash: Come here, sweetheart. *pulls Cael against him and kisses the top of his head*

Charlie: Cael’s right. Lots of men fake every now and then. Congrats, guys, you got 8 out of 10!

Ash: *scowls at Sloane* The kitchen? Well at least I have a head’s up.

Dex: *snorts* Head’s up.

Ash: *stands* I’m leaving before I lose any more brain cells from being around you. *holds his hand out to Cael* Let’s get out of here. Maybe we should try out that whole sex in the car thing.

Cael: * beams brightly*

Dex: *turns to Charlie* You got any quizzes on how to tell if you’ve been scarred for life by the knowledge your brother’s having sex with an asshat? Doesn’t have to specifically say asshat, it can be jerkface. I’m easy.

Sloane: *smiles widely* That’s what he said.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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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)

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Review

Charlie Cochet - Smoke & Mirrors CoverTitle: Smoke & Mirrors

Series: THIRDS #7

Author: Charlie Cochet

Genre: Gay Erotic Romance, Paranormal, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Length: Novel (230 Pages)

ISBN: 978-1-63477-388-1

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 8, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: 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.

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/smoke-mirrors-by-charlie-cochet-7211-b

Review:  This story is not a stand-alone novel and needs to be read in order. All of the characters are well established in the other stories, so if you want to get the full effect then trust me start with book one. This is the seventh book in this series and I have to tell you that the questions you had before, well this one will give you some answers.

This story starts off with Dex waking up tied to a chair. He had been abducted by Mr. Wolf, who wants what his mother had taken. The only problem was Dex had no clue what the hell the man was talking about. To top it off with all the drugs the idiot had given him; it would seem Dex has a few surprises left for you. He finds out about his parents and the twists are pretty captivating. Poor Sloane is in for some surprises now.

Sloane is quite shocked by the things he finds out. Now as many of us known when Sloane freaks out, he asks for space. This time however he is about to get beat over the head. The lingering scents that Dex is putting out there, will lead us into some interesting facts about humans and Therian’s.

The guys are more together in this story, more domestic if one might say so. There is a closeness that wasn’t there before. The twists and turns to this story kept my attention from the start. I must admit that there were some small parts that I didn’t much care for, but then again it is probably just me. I think it is because you get the feeling, that this is soon to be the end of this particular series. There is a lot of action and surprises in this series that makes it even better for me. I always love a good action based plot with shocks and surprises, mixed in with some hot sex.

As always Charlie Cochet has given us a fun filled story that kept me on the edge of my seat. I love our guys and can’t wait to read more about them. I can’t wait for Seb’s and Hudson to have their happily ever after though. I want more stories about all our amazing characters.

Once again this story rocked and I can’t wait for the next story. This is one story that I would definitely recommend.

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11 thoughts on “Smoke & Mirrors by Charlie Cochet Blog Tour, Interview, Review & Giveaway!

  1. OMG…best tour stop yet!!! I am IN LOVE with these guys!!! Smoke & Mirrors was AMAZING, cant wait for more 🙂

  2. Hmmm… I think Sloane is my fave THIRDS character. I love big, tough guys on the outside who are actually big softies on the inside, and the little bit of gray hair looks distinguished. I’m looking forward to Austen getting his HEA with Zach.

  3. Love this! So funny! I really can’t pick who I love the best. But if I had to decide on one it be Dex. Thanks for the awesome laugh today!

  4. Haha brilliant! and this is why Ash is one of my favourites!! <3 all the extra tidbits about these guys. Thank you 🙂

  5. Dex. He’s too funny! I love everything about him and he just gets better and better 🙂

  6. Not sure where to leave the blog comment on who my favorite character is but since a couple of others did it here…..
    My fav character is Dex of course, however, Cael is right up there also.
    Since we already know who will be getting their happily ever after in the future, I want to put in a plug for Hobbs’ father and Rafe that they find a cure for their painful disease.

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