Heart2Heart Anthology, Vol. 3 Release Blast & Excerpts!

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Heart2Heart Vol 03

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Aimee Nicole Walker, Annabeth Albert, Charlie Cochet, Damon Suede, Eden Finley, Hailey Turner, K.M. Neuhold, Layla Reyne, Lily Morton, Lucy Lennox, Mary Calmes, May Archer, Nora Phoenix, Piper Scott (writing as Emma Alcott), Sloane Kennedy, Susan Hawke

Once upon a time, a group of authors wondered… What if the Heart2Heart app — the dating app with a glitch that matched up the oddest, most perfect couples, and sponsored the charity date raffles that helped dozens of people find love — offered a classifieds section, too?

Need a handyman who knows how to wear a tool belt? Have a closet of drag costumes that needs a new home? How about finally tracking down that guy who made the perfect drink, or who’s just the right height to reach the top shelf? 

Join some of your favorite authors of gay romance as they bring you sixteen brand-new stories inspired by reader suggestions!

Once again, all proceeds from this collection will go to the authors’ favorite LGBTQ charities, to ensure that love in all its forms will be celebrated and protected every single day of the year!

Available October 1 – December 30, 2019 only.
This collection will be available for only 90 days before it’s gone forever.
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Kept in the Dark by Charlie Cochet

Charlie Cochet - Kept in the Dark Cover s k3i837Title: Kept in the Dark

Series: Locke and Keyes Agency 01

Author: Charlie Cochet

Genre: Contemporary

Publisher: Charlie Cochet (19th August 2019)

Length: Novel (280 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Former Army Ranger turned government assassin Álvaro Montero and CIA Officer Caiden Cardosa crossed paths two years ago in Vienna, where their encounter ended less than amicably—despite the explosive sexual chemistry between them.

Now Caiden is riding a desk at Langley after his cover is blown. And Álvaro—who was “killed”—has a new identity and purpose as Delta/D, an operative for the Locke and Keyes Agency, under the leadership of the mysterious Alpha Orion.

When D and Caiden team up in a deadly black ops mission, the urge to kill each other will have to take a back seat to the desire for revenge against the man who betrayed them both. Surviving the mission won’t be easy. Resisting the passion between them—that might be impossible.

ISBN: 978-1-641081-665

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Alvaro had once been a military man turned assassin, that is until he was betrayed and killed. Although in truth he was now known as Delta working for Locke and Keyes Agency. An agency that was ran by a man they never met. Two years ago he had risked everything and it came to bite him in the ass. Now the past was standing before him.

Caiden had always wanted to be a spook and had gotten what he wanted. Then one phone call ruined his life. He was set up and his cover was blown. Now a second chance to find out who destroyed his life, brought him right into the path of a man he had thought was dead.

These guys working together, well they would either kill each other or sleep together. The way they talk to each other, you can tell they would be burning the sheets up. I just loved the way the guys could joke back and forth, and the chemistry was definitely there. Although I do think parts of the story came a bit too fast, lets just say it was worth it.

This is one of those stories by an author that will always keep you entertained and laughing at parts of the story. The guys are just adorable and you will fall in love with them all. Even the alpha is a crack pot, which was a kick. Now there were parts of the story that were a bit to close to a tv show, but it still rocked. A leader never seen just heard, men who kill, danger and excitement, action packed and some definitely hot sex is just a bit of what you get in this story.

This is a great start to a new series and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book. It was a great read that kept my attention through out the whole story. I had a blast reading this and would definitely recommend it.

Kept in the Dark by Charlie Cochet Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Kept In The Dark

(Locke and Keyes Agency 01)
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Charlie Cochet

Former Army Ranger turned government assassin Álvaro Montero and CIA Officer Caiden Cardosa crossed paths two years ago in Vienna, where their encounter ended less than amicably—despite the explosive sexual chemistry between them.

Now Caiden is riding a desk at Langley after his cover is blown. And Álvaro—who was “killed”—has a new identity and purpose as Delta/D, an operative for the Locke and Keyes Agency, under the leadership of the mysterious Alpha Orion.

When D and Caiden team up in a deadly black ops mission, the urge to kill each other will have to take a back seat to the desire for revenge against the man who betrayed them both. Surviving the mission won’t be easy. Resisting the passion between them—that might be impossible.

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In the Cards by Charlie Cochet *Free Read*

Title: In the Cards *Free Read*

Series: Four Kings Security 04.5

Author: Charlie Cochet

Genre: Contemporary, Suspense

Length: Short Story (43 Pages)

Publisher: Charlie Cochet (February 8, 2019)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Love is in the air, and what says ‘romance’ more than a Valentine’s Day wedding? Anston “Ace” Sharpe’s is down in South Florida for his cousin’s wedding, and with his boyfriend Colton accompanying him, Ace has some Valentine’s Day plans of his own. Surrounded by his huge Cuban family, his brothers-in-arms from Four Kings Security, and a groom with a penchant for chaos, what could possibly go wrong?

ISBN: N/A

Product Link: Free Link

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

Spencer and Quinn are getting married and the guys are going to have a blast. A few surprises and it looks like Colton is going to be the one with the biggest surprise, or maybe King is going to be.

I always get a kick out of Ace. He is a blast to read about. I would love to read Quinn and Spencer’s story and hope that Charlie will write soon. As for this story it was a blast and I loved the little twists that it had going on. I can’t wait to read the next story by this amazing author.

Diamond in the Rough by Charlie Cochet

Title: Diamond in the Rough

Series: Four Kings Security 04

Author: Charlie Cochet

Genre: Contemporary, Suspense 

Length: Novel (292 Pages)

Publisher: Charlie Cochet (February 15, 2019)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: For Ward “King” Kingston the role of protector, forged by fire and tragedy, is one he takes seriously. When King is asked to safeguard the son of a four-star general and friend, he is pulled back into the world of government black ops on a mission that raises painful memories from his past. The moment King meets Leo, amid the chaos of a lockdown at a secret black site, it’s clear he’s never faced a challenge like this—one that will test his unwavering sense of control.

Leopold de Loughrey is a misunderstood genius whose anxiety and insecurities are sent into overdrive when he is forcefully recruited to work on a top-secret project. Terrified of what his role as invaluable asset means, Leo’s stress leads to disappearances, arguments, and blowups that threaten the project and Leo’s future. King’s arrival is a calm in the storm for Leo and his frenetic thoughts.

King and Leo couldn’t be more different, yet as they navigate the dangers of a secret multi-agency operation and face unknown threats, their differences could be what saves them. Neither man believes happy ever after is in the cards, but their hearts might just prove them wrong… if they can survive a deadly betrayal.

ISBN: 978-1-73153-214-5

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

King has always been the one the guys, his brothers, depended on. He had felt guilty for an op gone wrong and felt like he was not what everyone thought he was, a hero. When an old friend and General asked him to protect an asset he had not expected that asset to be the general’s son.

Leo is smarter than pretty much anyone and everyone. His father had hid him away from the government and tried to keep him safe. Then Leo made a mistake and now the government wanted him to work for them on one project, but he knows what will happen in the end. His father sent King to protect him. The thing is, Leo is unlike so many others that only King can understand him.

I was waiting for King’s story and sure do hope this is not the last book. It is fascinating and entertaining with quite a bit of danger added in. I enjoyed the surprise twists that come with the story and definitely had a jolt when I figured out the bad guys. This story caught my attention and I just couldn’t put the book down. This is one of those stories that will be read many times over.

I had a blast reading this and can’t wait for this author’s next book to come out. There are two more sexy men in the group that need their stories told,. I loved the guys and their stories quite a bit and would definitely recommend it.

Ante Up by Charlie Cochet *Free Story*

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Series: Four Kings Security 02.5

Author: Charlie Cochet

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Short Story (41 Pages)

Publisher: Charlie Cochet (August 28, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖 3 Hearts

Blurb: Look but don’t touch. That’s the rule concerning dancers at Sapphire Sands, the prestigious members-only nightclub where Seth works at as a bartender. Seth has never had a problem following the rules until the day one of the dancers falls into his lap. Literally.

Kit loves his job dancing at Sapphire Sands. Every day his job brings him closer to his dream of opening his own dance studio, so risking it all on the hot bartender is not an option. Or is it?

ISBN: N/A

Product Link: Charlie Cochet Free Reads

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Frank keeps a strict rule at the club, no dating coworkers or club members. Keep your hands to your self and you stay. However Seth and Kit are about to break that rule.

Short, sweet and sexy are just a few things about this story. I would have love to know more about Frank and his rules but it was still a good read. I am not nor have I ever been a fan of short stories. This gives you a taste when you want a full meal. It is a good story for when you are taking a break or just need a hot story to read.

Join the Club by Charlie Cochet

Title: Join The Club

Series: Four Kings Security 03

Author: Charlie Cochet

Genre: Contemporary, Mystery, Suspense

Length: Novel (261 Pages)

Publisher: Charlie Cochet (November 19, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Eduardo “Lucky” Morales is a fighter, from his childhood days in Cuba to his time as a Special Forces Green Beret. Scarred by the wars of his past, Lucky has learned nothing lasts forever. Guarding his heart is second nature, and getting emotionally involved is not an option. As co-owner of Four Kings Security, Lucky works hard alongside his former brothers-in-arms and fellow Kings, but he also plays hard. Flirting with sexy Texas cowboy and detective, Mason Cooper, is too much fun to resist, until Mason turns the tables on him.

Mason Cooper may not be a soldier, but he’s fought his share of battles as an openly gay cop and now a detective for Major Crimes. Mason has no idea when things changed between him and Lucky, but the gorgeous, fiery Cuban has turned his world upside down. When a mistake leads to his suspension from the force, Mason turns to the least likely person for help: Ward Kingston.

Determined to keep Mason at arms’ length, Lucky is surprised to find the man at Four Kings Security. The Florida nights might be getting cooler, but the heat between Lucky and Mason burns hotter with every passing moment. Working private security can be dangerous and unpredictable, but so can falling in love.

ISBN: B07KNXDHQJ

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Four Kings Security collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

Lucky has always wanted Mason, but won’t ever make a move. Ever since Cuba, he has guarded everything he has, including his heart. Sex him up but never ask for anything more is where he stands. But the man he wants, well he wants more.

Mason is one hell of a damn good cop and now his life is up in arms. One failed test because he forgot to mention cough medicine has him sitting on the side lines, but he knows he will go crazy. So he goes to Four Kings Security and asks King for help. Working with the man he is falling for might just get quite interesting.

Exciting as always and I feel bad for Lucky’s sandles. I get a kick out of these guys and Lucky is one of the best. He has some pretty good issues but it would seem Mason has been hiding one hell of a secret himself. With the crew around him, his back is protected. I love how the plot has an interesting twist to it and can’t wait to see what happens next is always on my mind.

This is one of those stories that will be read many times over. I can guarantee that you will enjoy this story as much as I did. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book.

Join the Club by Charlie Cochet Release Blast & Excerpt!

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Join The Club

(Four Kings Security 03)
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Charlie Cochet

When the cards are stacked against you, the Kings will even the odds.

Eduardo “Lucky” Morales is a fighter, from his childhood days in Cuba to his time as a Special Forces Green Beret. Scarred by the wars of his past, Lucky has learned nothing lasts forever. Guarding his heart is second nature, and getting emotionally involved is not an option. As co-owner of Four Kings Security, Lucky works hard alongside his former brothers-in-arms and fellow Kings, but he also plays hard. Flirting with sexy Texas cowboy and detective, Mason Cooper, is too much fun to resist, until Mason turns the tables on him.

Mason Cooper may not be a soldier, but he’s fought his share of battles as an openly gay cop and now a detective for Major Crimes. Mason has no idea when things changed between him and Lucky, but the gorgeous, fiery Cuban has turned his world upside down. When a mistake leads to his suspension from the force, Mason turns to the least likely person for help: Ward Kingston.

Determined to keep Mason at arms’ length, Lucky is surprised to find the man at Four Kings Security. The Florida nights might be getting cooler, but the heat between Lucky and Mason burns hotter with every passing moment. Working private security can be dangerous and unpredictable, but so can falling in love.

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Finding Mr Wrong by Charlie Cochet ~ Audio Review

Title: Finding Mr Wrong

Series: Dreamspun Desires 41

Author: Charlie Cochet

Narrator: Andrew McFerrin

Genre: Contemporary

Length: 5 hrs, 46 mins

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (22nd December 2017)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: He’s nobody’s definition of Mr. Right—but that might make him perfect.
Matthew Hart is heir to the family fortune and owner of Hart & Home. When a near-death experience has him fretting over the future, he decides he needs a husband, and not just any husband—an appropriate man to protect the Hart legacy. The last thing Matthew expects is to cross paths with Jax Foster, his first love and the boy who crushed his heart when he disappeared.
Jax is unlikely to make Matthew’s list of suitable candidates. Bad boy, vagabond, deep in debt, with a father who can’t keep out of trouble, Jax has nothing to offer—except his heart and a second chance at the romance they never got to explore.

Product Link: Audible US | Audible UK | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Prime

Review: For me, Charlie Cochet is an author I’ve heard of but I’ve never really taken a lot of notice of. So I went into this audio without any expectations except that I really do love the type of plotlines in this book. One awesome thing for me was having the privilege of listening to Andrew McFerrin, it feels like ages since I’ve heard a book narrated by him and I was not disappointed.

The story is about Matthew Hart. He run’s his father’s successful business, a bespoke furniture and décor business called Hart and Home. He’s a workaholic and happy in his life despite his cousin, Bryce, and Bryce’s wife Ariana being entitled thorns in his side. After a near death experience, Matthew enlists the help of his good friend and assistant, Adam to help him find a perfect husband. Which brings into an incredible chain of events, bringing the one person who had shattered Matthew’s heart twenty years earlier when they had been teenagers.

Jax Foster had also fallen in love with Matthew when they were teenagers after saving Matthew from the school bullies. Jax has had a hard life, mostly because of his father whose unchecked PTSD has led to a lot of debt. Jax is amazed to see Matthew again but he struggles to believe that he will ever be enough for the suave, rich Matthew. They are dynamite together but Jax and Matthew must deal with a lot more baggage than it seems possible for a man to have.

Matthew and Jax are perfect together. I love their chemistry. Their lives couldn’t be so much more different, but their individual experiences make them remarkable that I was so happy to see their HEA. The entire plot line relies of miscommunication of one form or another. The secrets that separated them when they were first falling in love as teenagers, to the forces surrounding them that wanted to separate them now that they were together once more. Also, I must admit I got a little impatient towards the end, but only because the identity of the villain was never concealed throughout the book.

McFerrin gave the two MCs and the troublesome cousin, Bryce, great voices and I feel that he nailed the tone and emotion brilliantly. I’m not a fan of miscommunication story arcs but he really gave the miscommunications great voice and I enjoyed every bit of it.

Love and Payne by Charlie Cochet

Title: Love and Payne

Series: THIRDS Universe 01

Author: Charlie Cochet

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novel (200 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (September 4, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Austen Payne, THIRDS Squadron Specialist Agent (SSA) for Destructive Delta and TIN operative, has seen the worst the world has to offer, faced lethal killers, and helped bring down dangerous organizations. But nothing terrifies him more than falling in love. After years of undercover work, Austen is a master at defending himself and protecting his heart… until he meets Osmond Zachary.

THIRDS Defense Agent Osmond Zachary has a huge, doting family, yet something is missing in his life. After meeting grumpy, foul-mouthed, jittery cheetah Therian Austen Payne, Zach knows exactly what that something—or someone—is. Unfortunately Austen seems determined to avoid Zach at all costs.

When Zach foils an assassination attempt, he ends up in the killer’s crosshairs, and Austen is Zach’s best chance at staying alive. Zach hopes the crisis will bring them closer, but Austen has every intention of walking away as soon as the danger is over.

Happily ever after isn’t for guys like Austen, but Zach is determined to show him it can be….

ISBN: 978-1-64080-774-7

Product Link: Dreamspinner | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the THIRDS Universe collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

Austen had been fascinated with the THIRDS ever since he met Sloan. He had been introduced and then recruited. He was the squadron specialist for Destructive Delta and worked for TIN. He was basically a spooked. He had a small problem although I would say Zach was small. Austen had the hots for bear shifter Osmond Zachary.

Osmond had the hots for a certain feisty cheetah who kept him a arms length. He had screwed up an assassin attempt and now they wanted him dead. Guess who is coming to his aid. It looks like he might just get what he wants.

I came across this author when her first book in the THIRDS series and I knew that I had found an series that I would fall in love with. This story is very entertaining with lots of action, danger and fun times with sexy characters. My attention had been caught from the start and kept all the way to the end. It gave me everything I could ask for in a story and so much more. I got a big kick out of Austen and his denial of wanting Zach, and his fall. He is one of my favorite characters after Dex, Kael and Hobbs of course.

This is one of those series that just keeps getting better and better with time. This is also one of those series that would be read more than once. I will also admit that I didn’t come across these stories in books but on the audible part. So once I listened to the first three books I knew I wanted to actually set down and read them.

I had a blast reading this book and can’t wait to get my hands on the next book. I would definitely recommend it.

Blood & Thunder by Charlie Cochet ~ Audiobook

Title: Blood & Thunder

Series: Thirds Book 02

Author: Charlie Cochet

Narrator: Mark Westfield

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal

Length: 7 hours and 50 minutes

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC (October 27, 2014)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: When a series of bombs go off in a Therian youth center, injuring members of THIRDS Team Destructive Delta and causing a rift between agents Dexter J. Daley and Sloane Brodie, peace seems unattainable. Especially when a new and frightening group, the Order of Adrasteia, appears to always be a step ahead. With panic and intolerance spreading and streets becoming littered with the Order’s propaganda, hostility between Humans and Therians grows daily. Dex and Sloane, along with the rest of the team, are determined to take down the Order and restore peace, not to mention settle a personal score. But the deeper the team investigates the bombings, the more they believe there’s a more sinister motive than a desire to shed blood and spread chaos.

Discovering the frightful truth behind the Order’s intent forces Sloane to confront secrets from a past he thought he’d left behind for good, a past that could not only destroy him and his career, but also the reputation of the organization that made him all he is today. Now more than ever, Dex and Sloane need each other, and, along with trust, the strength of their bond will mean the difference between justice and all-out war.

Product Link: Audible US | Audible UK | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This has got to be one of my favorite series to listen to. I look forward to getting paid and being able to purchase the next book in this series. Getting ready for work I make sure my iPod is charged and that the story is ready to go. I turn it on to listen all the way to work and then here I am jumping up and down at Dex and Sloan. Makes my co-workers look at me funny when I have this shit eating grin on my face when Dex does something crazy, and you know he will. He is always there for a laugh, a joke or even a hug. I also love the way he is with his baby brother.

Mark Westfield always manages to bring them alive for me and for that it makes this story even better. He has the best pitch for each character and makes them just jump out at you. You can feel the happiness, the cheerful grins and laughter, the anger and the pain, and even the goofy attitudes from the others. Mark has got to be the best voice for this series. I always look forward to hearing the voices he can do every morning.

Dex has not been on the team for very long, but he is starting to fit in. He will do everything to keep his friends and his family safe. As one knows your team is your family. The man behind the killings and explosions is needing to be stopped, but when a bomb goes off at the youth center it brings it all forward. He did what he needed to keep his teammate safe, which means breaking the rules. It causes a rift between him and Sloan, but by gods he is standing his ground.

For Sloan it brings what he had lost to the for front right along with the pain of losing his lover. He knows full well what Dex did is right but for the life of him he just can’t fix it. His secrets are about to come out and he fears what Dex will think. He should trust in his partner and learn to forgive himself.

The guys are moving forward very slowly to an outcome that will have them experiences something good. I love the way this story captures you and keeps your attention to the very end. For me it had me aching to get my hands on the next story even before finishing the one I am listing to. I came across Charlie not too long ago and she has made her way to being one of my favorite authors of all time.

When you sit down and have a book in your hand you are feeling what you think they are, but when you are listening to them talk and argue it brings your feelings on even stronger. Charlie has such a gift that shows how an alpha predator can feel something stronger than you would think. I love how you can tell that even though Sloan is strong, he still feels lost. It makes him even more powerful in my eyes. Whereas Dex even though he is laughing and telling jokes, you can feel his pain at the same time. You just know that he is covering parts of what he feels from others, but those around him do everything they can to show him that he is definitely wanted.

This story has a serious tone to it, but damn you can see the humor in it which for me is a top reason to read. Even now I am wanting to start the next story right away. I bought this story a few months ago and have listened to it at least five times a week. So now I finally set down to show you how good this story is. It even brings tears to my eyes with the pain they feel at the loss of one so important and by the hands of someone who was supposed to have loved him. This story brings out more than feelings I suppose.

I think for me the best part was Cael telling Sloan about the vacuum cleaner and Dex. That was the best part ever. I spent most of the time just laughing my ass off at that. I absolutely loved this book and would definitely recommend it. I can’t wait to start on book three.

Between the Devil and Pacific Blue by Charlie Cochet

Title: Between the Devil and the Pacific Blue

Author: Charlie Cochet

Genre: Americas, Ghosts/Spirits, Historical, Paranormal

Length: Short (60 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (October 31, 2015)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: For the last six months, Detective James Ralston has worked the nightshift as security for the Pacific Blue Hotel, and every night at 2 a.m. his rounds lead him to the radio room where the handsome and mysterious Franklin Fairchild sits listening to waltzes as old as the hotel itself. James is drawn to Franklin, but Franklin is a man at the end of his rope, and James has no intention of getting caught up in whatever trouble Franklin is in. A heated encounter late one night sends James down a disturbing path and has him questioning everything around him, including his very sanity.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63476-629-6

Reviewer: Shorty

Product Link: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Review: I loved the couple in this book. James is military veteran and works at the hotel. Franklin is a true gentleman that keeps to himself though he follows the same routine every night. James is attracted to Franklin so when one night Franklin is not in his usual spot James goes looking for him. They then become drawn in a fight for their lives as the mystery begins to unravel. 

I loved this entire book. It draws you in from the start and does not let go until the very end. Great details along with breath-taking suspense scenes leave the reader wanting more.

Highly recommended.

Be Still My Heart by Charlie Cochet

Title: Be Still My Heart

Series: Four Kings Security 02

Author: Charlie Cochet

Genre: Contemporary, Romantic Suspense

Length: Novel (306pgs)

Publisher: Charlie Cochet (July 28, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Former Special Forces medical sergeant Russell “Red” McKinley knows a thing or two about wounds, like the fact some can take a lifetime to heal, if they heal at all. The scars Red carries run deep, and living with PTSD often means battling the memories of his past. Injuries he received while working an executive protection case with fellow Kings and co-owners of Four Kings Security, have once again forced past heartaches to the surface, but Red is determined not to let it derail his blossoming romance with sweet and sexy fashion photographer Lazarus Galanos.

Laz can’t deny there’s something special developing between him and Red, but Laz has wounds of his own. He’s hesitant to jump into a new relationship after his recent explosive breakup. Experience has taught Laz to doubt his judgement when it comes to men. Guys who seem too good to be true, usually are, and no one appears more perfect than Red.
When an attempt is made on Laz’s life, Red is determined to keep him safe. Laz may not be a client, and Red is still off duty, but Laz is one of their own, and nothing means more to the Kings than family. While an investigation is underway, Red and Laz are growing closer, but can they find a way to help each other heal and take a chance on love, or will their fears and insecurities cost them more than their future together?

ISBN: B07FZPFVQN

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Four Kings Security collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

Laz and Red have the hots for each other, but neither have made a move. Laz had met the guys when they saved him from a nasty piece of work that he had called a boyfriend. Ever since then Laz has wanted Red and only Red. He can’t trust his heart but it seems his head is not working for him either. He knows in his head that not all men are the same, but damn things are just getting crazy for him. Not to mention someone wants him dead.

Red had watched his brothers in arms die and now he was trying to get his head on straight. He has gone through the sessions with his doctor but one little problem and he is back in the past. He has wanted Laz from the start but well lets just say Ace is going to help him. This might just get real interesting.

I came across this author with another series of hers and I was fascinated by the worlds she creates and the guys that she writes about. Hot and sexy with that added danger attitude in them, and damn I want me one. You get excitement, adventure, danger and some hot loving in this book and so much more. It gave me everything I could want in a story and so much more. The story is fully developed and have a entertaining story to tell.

I had a blast reading this and can’t wait to get my hands on the next book. Ace should set all his friends up, he just seems to have the crazy down pat. I would definitely recommend this book, trust me it won’t let you down.

Be Still My Heart by Charlie Cochet Release Blitz, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Charlie Cochet popping in today with her new release Be Still My Heart, we have a great excerpt and a fantastic $20 Amazon GC giveaway so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

Be Still My Heart

(Four Kings Security 02)
by

Charlie Cochet

Former Special Forces medical sergeant Russell “Red” McKinley knows a thing or two about wounds, like the fact some can take a lifetime to heal, if they heal at all. The scars Red carry run deep, and living with PTSD often means battling the memories of his past. Injuries he received while working an executive protection case with fellow Kings and co-owners of Four Kings Security, have once again forced past heartaches to the surface, but Red is determined not to let it derail his blossoming romance with sweet and sexy fashion photographer Lazarus Galanos.

Laz can’t deny there’s something special developing between him and Red, but Laz has wounds of his own. He’s hesitant to jump into a new relationship after his recent explosive breakup. Experience has taught Laz to doubt his judgement when it comes to men. Guys who seem too good to be true, usually are, and no one appears more perfect than Red.

When an attempt is made on Laz’s life, Red is determined to keep him safe. Laz may not be a client, and Red is still off duty, but Laz is one of their own, and nothing means more to the Kings than family. While an investigation is underway, Red and Laz are growing closer, but can they find a way to help each other heal and take a chance on love, or will their fears and insecurities cost them more than their future together?

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Love In Spades by Charlie Cochet Audio Tour & Excerpt!

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Hi guys, we have Charlie Cochet popping in today with her new audio release Love In Spades, we have a great excerpt so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

Love In Spades

(Four Kings Security 01)
by
Narrator: Greg Boudreaux

Charlie Cochet

Ex-Special Forces soldier Anston “Ace” Sharpe is fighting a different battle these days—one involving the world of private security across the state of Florida. As part owner of Four Kings Security, Ace and his fellow Kings tackle everything from armed transport and investigations to cyber intelligence and executive protection. Cocky, fearless, and brash, Ace isn’t afraid to take risks.

After years of working alongside his father, Colton Connolly is ready to take the helm at Connolly Maritime, but his father’s retirement is put on hold when Colton begins receiving death threats. If that isn’t bad enough, his father signs a contract with Four Kings Security to provide Colton with round-the-clock protection, despite his adamant refusal. Colton’s life has been turned upside down, the last thing he needs is a shadow, especially in the form of infuriating, sexy-as-sin Ace Sharpe, who seems to be on a mission to drive Colton mad.

Sparks fly the moment Colton and Ace meet on a sultry night club dance floor. But getting involved with a client, even one as fiery and beautiful as Colton Connolly, is a line Ace is unwilling to cross. Colton might be attracted to Ace, but he’d been burned before. He might be willing to put his life in Ace’s hands, but not his heart.
As the Florida nights heat up, so does their passion, and Ace and Colton are faced with a difficult choice—take the plunge and risk it all, or play it safe and walk away?

If Ace can keep a deadly threat from robbing Colton of a future….

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Catch A Tiger By The Tail by Charlie Cochet ~ Audiobook

Title: Catch a Tiger By The Tail

Series: Thirds 06

Author: Charlie Cochet

Narrator: Mark Westfield

Genre: Paranormal

Length: 8 Hours and 9 Minutes

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC (April 29, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: 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.

Product Link: Audible US | Audible UK | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

Finally after Dex’s antics and Sloan being a grumpy pants, we get to Calvin and Hobbs. These two have been best friends since they were little and that was never going to change. The only change is Calvin’s feelings for his best friend. He was in love and wanted more. However Hobb’s had so much trouble communicating with others, that he feared change. The big tiger could handle a building blowing up around him, but the moment his best friend kisses him he runs and hides. That is until Hobbs realizes he might just loose the man he loves.

It only took six books to get to these two facing their issues. You can feel the heat from these guys from book one and I am glad to see Hobbs stepping out of his comfort zone. At the same time they have a nasty case to deal with, Sparks training sessions are heating up and someone is trying to kill the. Should I add some one is trying to kill them AGAIN.

Now back to our other sexy couples, damn they are getting all lovey dovey. Ash has definitely surprised me, he is definitely no longer in the closet. Our sexy narrator has given us some amazing voices to listen to. I swear I could listen to that man all day long. He brings our characters to life and damn can he do so many different tones. I think I have listened to this book several times before remembering to do this review.

Now full warning there is a cliff hanger at the end that will have your mouth dropping opened. Even though Dex will always be my favorite, I have a special place inside for Hobbs. He has had such a difficult time with others that he pulls you in no matter what. He protects Calvin physically, where as Calvin protects him emotionally. These two just rock for me.

Charlie Cochet has became a favorite author of mine from the very first book. In fact I hate to admit that I did the audio’s before I even picked up one of her books. I love listening to our guys fight, argue, sigh if they want to and just be a lot of fun together. Who knew Dex could sing so good. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book, it is going to be a kicker. This is one series that if I could give it a ten heart rating I would.

I would definitely recommend it.

A Tender curiosity by Charlie Cochet

Title: A Tender Curiosity

Series: A Collection of Three Short Stories

Author: Charlie Cochet

Genre: Historical Americas, Paranormal

Length: Novella (90pgs)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 15, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Take a journey into the past and meet the men who laughed, lived, and loved in a bygone era. This collection includes three short but sweet tales of infatuation, adventure, humor, and even a dash of the paranormal.

When Love Walked In

Private investigator Bruce Shannon’s cases of missing persons and infidelity don’t inspire warm feelings around Valentine’s Day. Luckily Bruce is quite happy with only his cat for companionship—until handsome Jace Scarret wanders off the street and into Bruce’s life.

In His Corner

Former world heavyweight boxing champion Jessie “the Demon” Dalton needs a cornerman, and Eli jumps at the chance, hoping for answers about why Jessie broke his heart years ago. It soon becomes clear that Jessie needs Eli in his corner—and in his life. Now all Eli has to do is convince Jessie.

Believe Me, Beloved

Robert Bradley dreams of singing on the radio, and when he attends the masked ball of handsome station owner Gabriel Chase, Robert has no idea his dream is about to take an unexpected paranormal turn.

In His Corner originally published by Torquere Press, Inc., September, 2012.

When Love Walked In originally published by Torquere Press, Inc., February, 2012.

Believe Me, Beloved originally published in Masks Off Anthology by Top Shelf, An imprint of Torquere Press Publishers, 2012.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63533-615-3

Product Link: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Three short stories with different themes that are sweet and breathtaking.

In His Corner is about Eli, who has been in love with Jesse forever and finally gets his chance when they meet again years later. This story was short and sweet.

When Love Walked is about Bruce who helps Jace with a meal and somewhere to sleep. Love blossoms between these two and I could feel the emotions. This is another short and sweet story.

Believe Me, Beloved is about Robert being invited to a costume ball by the owner Gabriel. He has a certain mask to wear and soon is introduced to a world he never knew existed. I loved this slightly longer story. Robert and Gabriel were great together.

Each story has an atmosphere that draws you in and makes you comfortable with the couples. I think they would have been better had they been longer but they were no less great to read.

Roses in the Devil’s Garden by Charlie Cochet (2nd edition)

Title: Roses in the Devil’s Garden (2nd Edition)

Series: Fallen Rose 01

Author: Charlie Cochet

Genre: Historical Americas

Length: Short (67pgs)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (April 6, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 1/2 Hearts

Blurb: Working for the Bureau of Prohibition means facing dangerous criminals, desperate gangsters, speakeasies springing up overnight, a city controlled by corruption, and an employer that can’t be trusted. If that’s not enough, best friends and lovers Harlan Mackay and Nathan Reilly still bear the scars—both seen and unseen—that they earned fighting in the First World War. When a ghost from the past resurfaces to destroy everything they hold dear, it might be the last straw for Harlan and Nathan.

New York City is a war zone, the government is in the pocket of organized crime, and the exposure of their illicit romance is a constant danger. For Harlan and Nathan, it’s not a question of whether they’ll escape unscathed, but of which enemy will get them first….

Second Edition, First Edition published by Charlie Cochet, May 2012.

ISBN-13: 978-1-64080-234-6

Product Link: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Harlan and Nathan have been though a lot together. They met during the first world war and have been together ever since. They are partners on the force and have the responsibility of taking down dangerous criminals. I loved the atmosphere of the book. I could feel the era purring through the words.

There is quite a lot of story packed into this short read but it’s well written and has a host of characters that bring the story to life. I am looking forward to reading more in this series.

Great read.

Love in Spades by Charlie Cochet

Title: Love in Spades

Series: Four Kings Security 01

Author: Charlie Cochet

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (268 Pages)

Publisher: Charlie Cochet (April 24, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: When the cards are stacked against you, the Kings will even the odds.

Ex-Special Forces soldier Anston “Ace” Sharpe is fighting a different battle these days—one involving the world of private security across the state of Florida. As part owner of Four Kings Security, Ace and his fellow Kings tackle everything from armed transport and investigations to cyber intelligence and executive protection. Cocky, fearless, and brash, Ace isn’t afraid to take risks.

After years of working alongside his father, Colton Connolly is ready to take the helm at Connolly Maritime, but his father’s retirement is put on hold when Colton begins receiving death threats. If that isn’t bad enough, his father signs a contract with Four Kings Security to provide Colton with round-the-clock protection, despite his adamant refusal. Colton’s life has been turned upside down, the last thing he needs is a shadow, especially in the form of infuriating, sexy-as-sin Ace Sharpe, who seems to be on a mission to drive Colton mad.

Sparks fly the moment Colton and Ace meet on a sultry night club dance floor. But getting involved with a client, even one as fiery and beautiful as Colton Connolly, is a line Ace is unwilling to cross. Colton might be attracted to Ace, but he’d been burned before. He might be willing to put his life in Ace’s hands, but not his heart.

As the Florida nights heat up, so does their passion, and Ace and Colton are faced with a difficult choice—take the plunge and risk it all, or play it safe and walk away?

If Ace can keep a deadly threat from robbing Colton of a future….

ISBN: B07CKS7L44

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Ace and his cousin had joined the military when they were both eighteen and their teammates became their family. After the loss of many of their brothers in arms, Ace and his friends created the Four Kings Security agency, and were pretty good at it. Each man has had their problems, but King helped them heal. They were dedicated to each other and to their job. That is until Ace starts baby sitting or guarding the most sarcastic and mind blowing Colton.

Colton was taking over the company but someone wanted him dead. His father had taken it to heart and got him a body guard, to bad Colton didn’t want one. Things are going to get real interesting real quick. I think Ace has met his match, in more ways then one.

I came across this author when her first book in the Thirds series came out, and I was fascinated with the worlds she created. It is a new and fresh start to a new series that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The characters are to die for, and lets just say they can get real hot. It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end. It also gave me every thing I could want in a story and so much more.

Charlie Cochet has one hell of an imagination that always keeps me intrigued. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book.

This is one series that I would definitely recommend.

Disarming Donner by Charlie Cochet

Title: Disarming Donner

Series: North Pole City Tales 05

Author: Charlie Cochet

Genre: Fairy Tales, Holiday

Length: Short (68 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 21, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: 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.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63477-813-8

Product Link: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Calder, a dockalfar dark elf is entrusted by Mayor Kringle to teach Calder’s brother Cupid how to control his dark powers. While there he is smitten by Donner. But alas Donner wants nothing to do with him.

Events out of their control happen and Calder is asked to help. I loved the festiveness and suspense of the story as Donner realizes you can not judge someone by what others have done. It is truly a magical tale of two opposites who come to love one another.

Fantastic read and highly recommended.