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.

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.

Tried & True by Charlie Cochet

Title: Tried & True

Series: THIRDS #10

Author: Charlie Cochet

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Thriller, Mystery

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (November 24, 2017)

Length: Novel (254 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: When THIRDS agent Dexter J. Daley met Team Leader Sloane Brodie, he couldn’t have imagined how slamming into his new partner—literally—would shake both their worlds. Now four years later, they’ve faced dangers, fought battles both personal and professional… and fallen deeply in love. Now their big moment is finally in sight, and they’re ready to stand up together and make it official. Unfortunately, as the countdown to their big day begins, an enemy declares war on the THIRDS….

With their family in danger, Dex and Sloane are put to the test on how far into darkness they’ll walk to save those they love. As secrets are unearthed, a deadly betrayal is revealed, and Dex and Sloane must call on their Destructive Delta family for one last hurrah to put an end to the secret organization responsible for so much devastation.

Dex and Sloane will have plenty of bullets to dodge on the way to the altar, but with happiness within their grasp, they are determined to get there come hell or high water….

ISBN: 978-1-64080-116-5

Product Link: Dreamspinner Press ebook | Dreamspinner Press paperback

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This story is a sequel to Darkest Hour Before Dawn. With these stories they must be read in order to get the full impact of these stories. They are action packed that will keep you entertained through out the whole thing.

Dex and Sloane are getting married. However as everyone knows Dex just seems to attract trouble. From the moment these two met, things have been a struggle. Dex runs into Sloane on day one, and for some reason it just catches them. Sloane fell in love with his eyes, but because of is loss, he was fighting it the whole way. Four years later, and it is time to tie the knot. They have fought for what they deserve and now we are here to celebrate. To bad someone wants to make sure that doesn’t happen.

Hudson is almost abducted, but Maddock was not as successful. Dex will do everything to get his father back, with his little brothers help. However they get bigger help from Wolf. Sparks past comes to bite her in the ass, but now she looks just a bit more softer. Her relationship with Maddock is on the rocks. But through it all, family is family, and they have each others back.

With many books where the characters are not changed, things get dicey and a bit boring. Too much of one is sometimes old. However with this series, that doesn’t happen. It is as exciting and makes your world rock each and every time you read it. Although with this series, I didn’t read the first book but heard the audio. Lets just say it caught my attention from the start and kept it all the way to the end. That is the way it was with this book as well.

There are some major twists to this story that will shock you all. I was quite surprised to find out who was behind it all. What was interesting was it gave me hope that there will be more love stories in this series, or at least one possible couple I saw in it. These two are perfect for each other. There is nothing about this series that I didn’t love. It is one of my ultimate favorite stories and Charlie Cochet has become a favorite of mine. She has an imagination that will keep one fascinated and entertained.

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

Gummy Bears & Grenades by Charlie Cochet

Title: Gummy Bears & Grenades

Series: THIRDS #9.5

Author: Charlie Cochet

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Mystery, Suspense

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (October 4, 2017)

Length: Novella (102 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: THIRDS agent Dexter J. Daley can’t wait to marry his fiancé, Team Leader Sloane Brodie, but first he’s looking forward to celebrating his bachelor party—which he intends to be a shenanigans-free evening of getting his groove on with family and friends.

Of course events don’t work out as planned, but for Dex that’s nothing new. One thing is for sure, dodging drug dealers and hired thugs amid booze, dancing—and even a bear costume—will guarantee it’s a night Dex will never forget. Now he just needs to survive all the fun.

ISBN: 978-1-63533-996-3

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/gummy-bears-grenades-by-charlie-cochet-8902-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Now normally I start off like this for each book I read that is involved in a series. Each book in the THIRDS collection features a different romantic couple, however that is not the case with this entire series. Most involve Sloan and Dex, but not all. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

Wow, I have heard of many costumes, but never a gummy bear one. No wonder Dex could not resist. Too bad for him there was just a bit more to it. Here he was away from his soon to be husband, trying to enjoy his bachelor party with his friends and family. Boy does he miss his man. So add in a gummy bear costume, drug dealers, a crazy ass hit man/brother, and drunk agents and what do you get? One hell of a fun read.

So what does Sloan do while Dex is going crazy, well he is having fun with his dear old soon to be father in law. Now watch for the light in the sky or maybe smoke signals. I have to say that I actually started listening to these in audible form and not reading the book. Then I decided I needed the book, and damn if I don’t like them both. They are not only very entertaining but have some hot love scenes as well. Add in a little danger and some alcohol, and watch out for the party.

I had a lot of fun reading this and can not wait for the next book. I will admit that it did feel like I missed a book in this series somewhere. So I am going to go see what I am missing. I can guarantee that this is one book that you can not miss. It is a whole lot of fun mixed in with a bit of kinky guys.

Darkest Hour Before Dawn by Charlie Cochet

Charlie Cochet - Darkest Hour Before Dawn CoverTitle: Darkest Hour Before Dawn

Series: THIRDS #9

Author: Charlie Cochet

Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (April 25, 2017)

Length: Novel (224 Pages)  

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: THIRDS Team Leader Sebastian Hobbs and Chief Medical Examiner Hudson Colbourn are as much in love now as they were nearly seven years ago when a tragic event on the job destroyed their relationship. The two drift together only to be pulled apart time and time again. When Hudson draws the interest of dangerous enemies, both within and outside the organization, Seb wants nothing more than to protect the man who still means everything to him.

As life and death events, an uncertain future, and startling truths draw Hudson and Seb to each other yet again, they must make a choice: trust their love and take strength from what they share, or lose what matters most for good this time. 

ISBN: 978-1-63533-609-2

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/darkest-hour-before-dawn-by-charlie-cochet-8399-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: One day I was out looking for a new audible book when I came across the very first book in this series and from then on I have been caught.  I will admit that I actually listened to the first 7 books before even buying the ebooks.  With this series you must start with book one, otherwise you can get pretty lost on who the characters are and what they are about.  

Seb and Hudson have been mates for several years, but a tragic accident sent them into different directions.  A child was killed when Seb ran to protect Hudson instead of the public.  From that time on there was so much friction that you would get burned just bringing it up.  You can see that both men still love each other but there is so much going between them that it would take a miracle to help.

That miracle might just happen when the ones targeting Dex, puts their sights on Hudson.  Now with this there are many twists and turns, but there is one major shock still in store for our sexy little doctor.  I can guarantee that it will shock you also.

I will admit that this is the only series that I have read by this author and more than once.  I can tell you that it is not only entertaining but will keep you on the edge of your seat just waiting for the next shoe to drop.  It has a serious tone to it but there is quite a bit of humor mixed in.  Well what do you expect when Dex is around.  

I had a blast reading this and cannot wait to see what happens next.  It is one of the most fascinating tales I have read in a long time.  There is so much action, mixed in with danger that you will not want to miss a bit of it.  I can admit that this author has moved up the ranks in my library quite fast with her stories.  I need to go read her other books, if they are like this one I will be in a happy place.  So over all this is a major win with me, and I would definitely recommend it to all.

Thick & Thin by Charlie Cochet

Charlie Cochet - Thick & Thin CoverTitle: Thick & Thin

Series: THIRDS #8

Author: Charlie Cochet 

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal

Length: Novella (95 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 1, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: 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. 

ISBN: 978-1-63533-389-3

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/thick-thin-by-charlie-cochet-8114-b

Reviewer: Lisa

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

I have had the pleasure of reading many, many books over my years and have come to cherish quite a bit of them.  When I came across Charlie’s books, I started with the audible books first.  There was just something about listening to them, that I knew I had to grab the books and start reading them.  Now there are times that I feel like I have missed something big, but it never bothered me with these stories.

The characters are fully developed and let’s just say that if they were here I would definitely jump them.  Now I have my favorites but I will let you figure that out.  The world that this author has created is unique and very different then many I have read.  For that I appreciate something fresh to read.  Most of the time I hate stories that have lasted past three books but this one has all of our sexy characters showing up and telling their story so to speak.  

Dex had been kidnapped, killed, revived, visited his families grave and his adopted dad shot in the chest.  All this happened within two days, and Dex is fed up with it.  He doesn’t trust Sparks and knows she is up to something, guess we will have to wait and see what it is.  He is also now part Therian or should I say half and things are starting to show for it.  Oh and the big news, well guess you are going to have to read the book for that.  

This story is action packed, full of excitement and suspense, and let’s not forget our men and women are in danger once more.  I enjoyed reading this and cannot wait to read more about our sexy members of Destructive Delta.  Way to go Charlie, this book was a hit.  I would definitely recommend this series.

THIRDS: Beyond the Books Vol II by Charlie Cochet

charlie-cochet-thirds-beyond-the-books-volume-02-coverTitle: THIRDS Beyond the Books: Volume 02

Series: THIRDS

Author: Charlie Cochet

Genre: Erotic Romance, Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novella (138 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (October 12, 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: 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.

ISBN: 978-1-68295-479-9

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/thirds-beyond-the-books-volume-2-by-charlie-cochet-7625-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: I came across this author when I was looking for an audio book to listen to while at work and from the first story I was hooked. Many readers always want to know what happens in the future but Charlie came up with a different look into our guys lives. It is a unique and fresh idea that I have found intriguing. 

This story has actually come about from the questions many readers have sent to the author. From Cale’s and Seb’s date, to Lou’s date with a Bradley, to Dex and Sloane’s first trip to the grocery story, to Hobbs and Cal’s first valentine’s day and many more. It is a fun trip that is for sure.

I enjoyed reading this and look forward to seeing more from our sexy THIRDS members. I can’t wait to get a sexy little cheetah and bear getting together, so that is my hint. I had so much fun and can guarantee that this is one series that you would love to check out. I can also guarantee that you will have fun with these little snippets from our friends lives. This book and the others are the types that I will definitely read more than once.

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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Smoke & Mirrors by Charlie Cochet

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)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 8, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

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.

ISBN: 978-1-63477-388-1

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

Reviewer: Lisa

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.

THIRDS Beyond the Books Volume 1 by Charlie Cochet

thirds-beyond-the-books-volume-1Title: THIRDS Beyond the Books Volume 1

Series: THIRDS/Flash Fiction stories in the THIRDS Universe

Author: Charlie Cochet

Genre:  Science Fiction/Mystery/ Suspense/ Werewolves/Shape-shifters/ Urban Fantasy

Length: 158 pages

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 8, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts

THIRDS-logo-FPBlurb:  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/

ISBN: 978-1-63477-307-2

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/thirds-beyond-the-books-volume-1-by-charlie-cochet-7086-b

Reviewer: Lisa

THIRDSBanner450Review: I came across Charlie in the middle of this series, and in fact it was on audible when I got my first taste to these amazing characters. I was enchanted from the very start and have always wondered many times what happens to the characters that you don’t hear about. So when I found out that this author was in fact giving us that taste, I had to jump at it.

In this particular book you are going to find out what happens between them on the flip side. You will hear about Dex and the cat nip, Hobb’s reaction to Calvin getting hot and heavy with another, but you will also hear about when Cale was brought home for the first time to meet his new big brother, Dex and his parents and so forth. It even gives you a glimpse into the next story.

I was amazed that this author actually gave us this inside story, and it has made me a true fan. I have always loved romance stories and it has only been the past three years that I got interested in gay romance. I fear that there is always that chance, like in the past where I lose interest in books of one type.

However I can guarantee that this will be one author that I think I could continue to follow through the times. I always loved that even if there is a serious tone, Charlie gives you quite a bit of humor in them.

I had a lot of fun with this book and look forward to the next Thirds story.

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Against the Grain by Charlie Cochet ~ Audiobook

51a5MefJ7NL._AA300_Title: Against the Grain
Series: THIRDS, Book 5
Author: Charlie Cochet
Genre: Paranormal Urban Suspense
Length: 7 Hours and 58 Minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC (October 22, 2015)
Narrator: Mark Westfield
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: As the fiercest defense agent at the THIRDS, Destructive Delta’s Ash Keeler is foul-mouthed and foul tempered. But his hard-lined approach always yields results, evident by his recent infiltration of the Coalition.

Thanks to Ash’s skills and the help of his team, they finally put an end to the murdering extremist group for good, though not before Ash takes a bullet to save teammate Cael Maddock. As a result, Ash’s secrets start to surface, and he can no longer ignore what’s in his heart.

Cael Maddock is no stranger to heartache. As a recon agent for Destructive Delta, he has successfully maneuvered through the urban jungle that is New York City, picking up his own scars along the way. Yet nothing he’s ever faced has been more of a challenge than the heart of Ash Keeler, his supposedly straight teammate.

Being in love isn’t the only danger he and Ash face as wounds reopen and new secrets emerge, forcing them to question old loyalties.

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: To enjoy the overall effects of this series I would suggest starting with the first book, because let me tell you they rock. This series just keeps getting better and better even after listening to them over and over. Which is exactly what I did with this story. There is so much action, suspense, a bit of a mystery, hot sex, twists and turns in this that my attention was captured from the moment it started.

Charlie gives you an entertaining story with hot men and two very feisty girls, then adds in danger and excitement. Not to mention the humor from Dex, which always rocks. I couldn’t wait to hear about Ash and Cael from the moment I opened the first book. You could see right from the start that there was something there, just the right amount of heat. However the fear was still there. I loved getting to know Cael just a bit more also. He is my favorite of them all with his cute cheetah fir.

Ash and Cael had been friends from the start, when Cael flustered and the coffee went all over. Ash just couldn’t say a bad thing to him. He was attracted from the moment he saw him, but his past keeps getting in the way. He had been with a boy when his twin was killed. He felt guilty and punished himself many times over. From then on it was just screwing women, that is until Cael. He wanted so much more.

Cael had been adopted by Tony but not all of his life was good. He tended to pick asshats for boyfriends, with one of them on the top of the worst list. When he shows up, it is intent of pain that pushes Ash closer. Now the whole team knows about them, Cael fears that Ash would never really move forward.

What really surprised me about this story was Tony’s reaction and attitude, it was a blast. Then there are the twists and turns in this story that had me sitting on the edge of my seat waiting to find out who was the bad guy. Now I must admit though that I do wish there was more action involving their Therian side.

The first few books had it, but this one not really as much which I missed. I loved how Dex gives Ash hell and tells him to treat his brother right or it was going to be Alaska. Dex is always fun to have around.

Mark did a wonderful job with the story but for some reason it didn’t come off as good as the first four books, but still didn’t divert from the story itself. He brought the characters alive and made them sound just as I imagined them to be. However with all of the men’s voices in this audible you could tell that Mark was trying to make them different but didn’t really catch it.

I loved the ending and the shock that they had. It had me laughing my ass off at it. I loved that Ash worked through his problems and he got a surprise of his own that had me smiling. I can see myself listening to this more than a dozen times, and I say that because I have already listened to it four of those dozen times. I had so much fun listening to this and can’t wait for book six. Charlie rocks the THIRDS world.

I would definitely recommend it.
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Hell & High Water by Charlie Cochet ~ Audiobook

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Series: THIRDS, #1
Author: Charlie Cochet
Narrator: Mark Westfield
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Length: 10 hours and 6 minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC (October 3, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: When homicide detective Dexter J. Daley’s testimony helps send his partner away for murder, the consequences – and the media frenzy – aren’t far behind.

He soon finds himself sans boyfriend, sans friends, and, after an unpleasant encounter in a parking garage after the trial, he’s lucky he doesn’t find himself sans teeth. Dex fears he’ll get transferred from the Human Police Force’s Sixth Precinct, or worse, get dismissed. Instead, his adoptive father – a sergeant at the Therian-Human Intelligence Recon Defense Squadron otherwise known as the THIRDS – pulls a few strings, and Dex gets recruited as a Defense Agent.

Dex is determined to get his life back on track and eager to get started in his new job. But his first meeting with Team Leader Sloane Brodie, who also happens to be his new jaguar Therian partner, turns disastrous.

When the team is called to investigate the murders of three HumaniTherian activists, it soon becomes clear to Dex that getting his partner and the rest of the tightknit team to accept him will be a lot harder than catching the killer – and every bit as dangerous.

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: I have always loved books from a young age, no matter where I went I had a book in my hand. As I got older I came across audible cd’s and picked up one figuring it would be great for the drive back and forth to work. Now those were m/f books and wasn’t as tuned into them as I should have been.

Then a couple of years ago I got into m/m romance stories and I was hooked. So much so that I would think about them at work. So I went online to find m/m romance on cd’s and came across audible stories that I could download to my iPod.

When I came across Charlie Cochet I knew I had found a series that I would love. So I downloaded this story and I have got to tell you that I probably listened to it four or five times this week alone. It not only gives you a story but the way it is told I hear Dex in my head even when I am sleeping.

Dex had just testified and sent his partner to prison for murder. Having really no options since the bosses were basically kicking him to the curb, not really they sent him to work for the Thirds. Thirds is also called Therian-Human Intelligence Recon Defense. Which in a way was a good thing, he would get to work with his adoptive father and brother.

Dex is a riot and will always have a spot in my heart. He always has a joke on hand and even when life is hard, he is always in a good mood. He had been worried about meeting his team after being told that they looked out for themselves. However he met his moody team leader and his partner, and was turned the hell on. He is the perfect man for this team though.

Sloan had not just lost his partner to a killer but also the man was his lover. He didn’t want to replace the man he loved, but was being forced to. His first meeting Dex was not on the best of terms, but he was determined to work through it. After all he had been warned that he needed a partner. After a while he noticed that Dex was helping not only him but his team. Now all he had to do is to find out who was killing the humans.

What caught my attention first was the cover of the book. It was beautifully made and had me wanting the man on the cover even more. Then there is the beautiful man telling the story. Mark Westfield has got to be one of the best story tellers I have ever heard. He managed to give Dex this cheerful tone while as giving Sloan a gruff superior voice. At the same time he made me see Ash as… well, an ass. He gave each guy a unique voice that you hear even when you are not listening to the story. He brought the guys to life for me and I was amazed with the way he did it.

I love how there was heat between Dex and Sloan although they were fighting it. These two are meant to be together. I loved the way the guys just seem to overcome their difficulties even though it is a fight for Sloan. Here he is a tough alpha shifter who has to lead his team while trying to get over the loss of his lover. You can feel the pain he was in and it was intense. I also loved the way the heat just keeps building between them, plus the attitudes of all of the team is just an added bonus for me.

As I have said I listened to this probably four or five times this week alone, and ran to grab the rest as soon as they were available. It has probably become one of my favorite all time stories and I will continue to listen to them while at work or on the go. It is not a short story so I get to spend most of the day listening to it.

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Against the Grain by Charlie Cochet Blog Tour, Exclusive Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Charlie Cochet stopping by today with the tour for her newest THIRDS release Against the Grain, we have a fantastic exclusive excerpt, a fabulous giveaway and Tams review, so enjoy the post and click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~ 

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Against the Grain

(THIRDS 05)
by

Charlie Cochet

As the fiercest Defense Agent at the THIRDS, Destructive Delta’s Ash Keeler is foul-mouthed and foul-tempered. But his hard-lined approach always yields results, evident by his recent infiltration of the Coalition. Thanks to Ash’s skills and the help of his team, they finally put an end to the murdering extremist group for good, though not before Ash takes a bullet to save teammate Cael Maddock. As a result, Ash’s secrets start to surface, and he can no longer ignore what’s in his heart.

Cael Maddock is no stranger to heartache. As a Recon Agent for Destructive Delta, he has successfully maneuvered through the urban jungle that is New York City, picking up his own scars along the way. Yet nothing he’s ever faced has been more of a challenge than the heart of Ash Keeler, his supposedly straight teammate. Being in love isn’t the only danger he and Ash face as wounds reopen and new secrets emerge, forcing them to question old loyalties.

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Against the Grain by Charlie Cochet

AgainstTheGrainLGTitle: Against the Grain
Series: THIRDS, #5
Author: Charlie Cochet
Genre: Paranormal/Suspense
Length: Novel (220 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (August 3rd 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: As the fiercest Defense Agent at the THIRDS, Destructive Delta’s Ash Keeler is foul-mouthed and foul-tempered. But his hard-lined approach always yields results, evident by his recent infiltration of the Coalition. Thanks to Ash’s skills and the help of his team, they finally put an end to the murdering extremist group for good, though not before Ash takes a bullet to save teammate Cael Maddock. As a result, Ash’s secrets start to surface, and he can no longer ignore what’s in his heart.

Cael Maddock is no stranger to heartache. As a Recon Agent for Destructive Delta, he has successfully maneuvered through the urban jungle that is New York City, picking up his own scars along the way. Yet nothing he’s ever faced has been more of a challenge than the heart of Ash Keeler, his supposedly straight teammate. Being in love isn’t the only danger he and Ash face as wounds reopen and new secrets emerge, forcing them to question old loyalties.

ISBN: 9781634763752

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6635

Reviewer: Tams

Review: Ash Keeler and Cael Maddock have been partners and best friends for years, but lately, the mechanics of their relationship is shifting. Cael has been in love with Ash for almost as long as they’ve been friends, but he’s kept those feelings buried, believing his partner to be straight. When Cael’s life was threatened on their last mission, he decided not to go down without a fight and admitted his true feelings to Ash.

And as luck would have it, the feelings seemed to be mutual. But now Ash is pulling away and closing himself off again. Cael realizes he may forever be pining for a man who is incapable of returning the love, but if he has to wait forever, he will.

Ash is determined to keep Cael out of harm’s way and admitting his feelings for his partner means Ash’s enemies could use his love for Cael against him, possibly hurt the Cheetah shifter. That’s not all of it though; Ash doesn’t know how to handle his constantly changing emotions or how to deal with possible backlash from admitting he is gay. Not to mention the Supervisor over their current case seems to have secrets of her own, secrets that could get them all killed.

When Ash, Sloane and Hobbs are kidnapped in a hi-jacking gone wrong and Calvin is critically injured; Cael, Dex and the team will stop at nothing, risk everything to ensure the men they love are found. But there is still a danger to Cael, a threat from his past is somehow woven into the twisted mess they are trying to resolve and even if they find their missing team members and bring them home, will Ash and Cael ultimately loose one another regardless?

I thoroughly enjoyed watching Ash completely out of his element. He is large and in charge and used to being in control in every aspect of his life. But love is this psychotic, insane mix of emotions that you have to bend and flow with, you can’t control it, so Ash is having a little trouble with that aspect. It’s a constant push and pull between him and Cael, two steps forward, three steps back. And as frustrated as Cael is with it, he actually tells Ash at one point he’s so crazy stupid in love with him that he will probably continue to put up with the pain it causes him every time Ash pulls away indefinitely.

There is so much more going on under the surface though, Ash and Cael’s relationship drama is just the tip of the sword. The team is starting to wonder who is on the take and who they can trust. Calvin and Hobbs are having issues where those two usually have an unwavering confidence. Then there is the issue with Sloane looing control of his animal, more than once. To say their attention is stretched is an understatement, as they try to prioritize the decision is taken out of their hands with the hi-jacking and subsequent kidnapping.

I love this series and I love that with every question that is answered, another arises. Lots of potential for so many scenarios to play themselves out in the upcoming stories in this series. Personally, I’m anxiously awaiting Calvin and Hobbs story. I can’t wait to see how they navigate the rough relationship waters that both Ash and Sloane have succumbed to.

If you enjoy deeply intricate plot lines, well woven story lines and kick ass characters with real world problems then this is a must read for you. Lest I forget to mention the oh so sexy collection of alpha males that like to flare their nostrils and pretend they are in charge while their better half has them by the balls.

In a fun, sweaty, sexy sort of way.

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Rise & Fall by Charlie Cochet Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Charlie Cochet popping in today with the blog tour for Rise & Fall, the fourth book in the THIRDS series. We have a great excerpt, a fantastic giveaway and Tams review for you to enjoy, so check out the post and click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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Rise & Fall 

(THIRDS Series, Book #4)

by

Charlie Cochet

After an attack by the Coalition leaves THIRDS Team Leader Sloane Brodie critically injured, agent Dexter J. Daley swears to make Beck Hogan pay for what he’s done. But Dex’s plans for retribution are short-lived. With Ash still on leave with his own injuries, Sloane in the hospital, and Destructive Delta in the Coalition’s crosshairs, Lieutenant Sparks isn’t taking any chances. Dex’s team is pulled from the case, with the investigation handed to Team Leader Sebastian Hobbs. Dex refuses to stand by while another team goes after Hogan, and decides to put his old HPF detective skills to work to find Hogan before Theta Destructive, no matter the cost.

With a lengthy and painful recovery ahead of him, the last thing Sloane needs is his partner out scouring the city, especially when the lies—however well intentioned—begin to spiral out of control. Sloane is all too familiar with the desire to retaliate, but some things are more important, like the man who’s pledged to stand beside him. As Dex starts down a dark path, it’s up to Sloane to show him what’s at stake, and finally put a name to what’s in his heart.

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Rack & Ruin by Charlie Cochet Blog Tour,

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Hiya guys, we have Charlie Cochet stopping by today with her newest THIRDS story Rack & Ruin, we also have a very special guest in the shape of Agent Rosa Santiago *whoop* so I am going to leave you to it but remember to click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~
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Rack & Ruin

(THIRDS Book 3)
by

Charlie Cochet

New York City’s streets are more dangerous than ever with the leaderless Order of Adrasteia and the Ikelos Coalition, a newly immerged Therian group, at war. Innocent civilians are caught in the crossfire and although the THIRDS round up more and more members of the Order in the hopes of keeping the volatile group from reorganizing, the members of the Coalition continue to escape and wreak havoc in the name of vigilante justice.

Worse yet, someone inside the THIRDS has been feeding the Coalition information. It’s up to Destructive Delta to draw out the mole and put an end to the war before anyone else gets hurt. But to get the job done, the team will have to work through the aftereffects of the Therian Youth Center bombing. A skirmish with Coalition members leads Agent Dexter J. Daley to a shocking discovery and suddenly it becomes clear that the random violence isn’t so random. There’s more going on than Dex and Sloane originally believed, and their fiery partnership is put to the test. As the case takes an explosive turn, Dex and Sloane are in danger of losing more than their relationship.

Genre: M/M Romance, Shifter, Paranormal, Mystery/Suspense, Science Fiction, Humor
Length: Novel
Published: Nov 7th, 2014
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: LC Chase
Ebook ISBN-13: 9781632164209
Paperback ISBN-13: 9781632164193

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