An Interview with J. Scott Coatsworth

February 19, 2018

 

an interview with j. scott coatsworth

 

Describe yourself using an animal.

Okay, so this one is easy. It’s clearly a mongoose with a rainbow tail LOL… The whole mongoose thing got started when we launched our web design business back in the nineties just before we moved to Hawaii. We needed a business that was portable, and chose web design, but when it came to a name for the business, we were stumped. So when we visited Kauai to look for a condo, and the only “bad” news was about a possible mongoose loose on the island, “Mongoose on the Loose Web Design” was born.

Flash forward a few years, and Mischief Corner Books asked me for an animal to represent me. Mark and I were already the “Mongoose Boys,” so it was an easy leap.

And the rainbow tail?

I’d bought that at pride the year before, and it seemed to fit.

The lovely and talented Catherine Dair did the logo to make it all official. :P

 

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever done in the name of research?

It’s not weird, not really. But it was kinda cool. When I was writing “Through the Veil,” a story about a post-climate-change San Francisco, I needed to “see” what a thirty or forty foot rise in sea level would really look like. So Mark and I hopped into the car and drove to the City, walking the route for part of the story. It was a really cool way to see how folks might get around on rooftops and on top of covered walkways that would still be above water in such a scenario, and I think it added a great level of realistic detail to the story.

If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?

Don’t stop. When you feel like your writing is shit, don’t stop. When you are roundly rejected by every major fantasy-sci fi publishing house in New York, don’t stop. When you are exhausted at midnight trying to finish a story and have to go to bed to get at least a little sleep before work the next day, don’t stop. Keep writing. Keep submitting. You will get there.

 

How does the world end?

You’ll have to read “The Stark Divide” to find out. LOL… but seriously, who the hell knows? I suspect it won’t, but might continue on in a form almost unrecognizable to us today, whether or not we manage to tame climate change.

 

How long have you been writing?

Oh, that’s a loaded question. LOL… I’m turning fifty this year, and started when I was in Fifth grade, or about the age of 11, so… 39 years? Holy crap. I first started SERIOUSLY writing after high school, and I’ve been working to make a career out of it for about five years now.

 

What are you working on now, and when can we expect it?

So many things.

After “Lander”, the next up is “The River City Chronicles,” the book form of my successful web serial about a group of friends (mostly queer) in Sacramento. It will be my first self-published work.

In October, “The Rising Tide” comes out – book two of “Liminal Sky” (after “The Stark Divide).

Sometime this year, Mischief Corner Books should start releasing “Marionettes in the Mist,” a four author serial I participated in over there, as a trilogy.

I’m already writing my 2019 releases – “Ithani” will be the last book in the Oberon Cycle, and “The Shoreless Sea” the last in the “Liminal Sky” trilogy.

Oh, and I have a bunch of stories coming back to me from anthologies and the like that I might either turn into an anthology, release as self-published stand-alones, or expand to full novels. Or all three!

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Author Bio:

Scott was ushered into the fantasy and sci-fi world at the tender age of nine by his mother. He devoured her library of Asimovs, Clarkes, and McCaffreys, but as he grew up, he wondered where all the people like him were. He decided that if there weren’t gay characters in his favorite books, he would just have to write them himself. Scott runs Queer Sci Fi and QueeRomance Ink with his husband Mark, communities that celebrate fiction that reflects queer life and love.

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CC Bridges’s Last Stop on the Tour + Giveaways

December 6, 2017

CC Bridges

 

Thank you all for joining me on the last stop on this blog tour! Stick around until the end for not one, but two different giveaways (one exclusive to this blog!).

I love writing science fiction, because I love creating and exploring new worlds. The thing about the setting in Angel 1089, is that it’s not a far off planet. But rather it’s our own Earth, scarred by natural disasters, to the point where the privileged have abandoned the planet to live in cities floating in the clouds.

But the people down below haven’t given up. They’ve scavenged and formed their own version of society. This cobbled-together world is where Gabriel 1089 finds himself trapped, prevented from returning to the floating city of Heaven after losing one of his wings in a fight with demons.

Jeff Werth, the man who rescued Gabriel, opens his eyes to this new world. And while Jeff and Gabriel grow closer, Gabriel also comes to love the city itself, and the people who’ve fought to make a new world here: Jeff runs a junkyard and helps fix old equipment, Ronnie runs a restaurant/community center to keep the people together, Hank and Ian provide their own form of entertainment. Can Gabriel find his place here?

 

Giveaway time! To win a signed paperback copy of Angel 1089, leave a comment on this post answering this question: What job do you think you’d want to have in a post-apocalyptic society? Winners will be chosen Dec 11th, 12:01 am EST.

To win one of four $10 Dreamspinner gift certificates, check out the following link: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/16f80d4e4/?

 

Excerpt

Gabriel followed Trixie out of the truck, feeling very small as Jeff drove away. Since he’d awoken in Old Trent, Jeff had been the one constant fixture.

Kayla took his hand, her skin warm. Perhaps he was the one made wrong, his own body temperature too cold for humans. Unmodded humans, dammit. He was still human.

“Don’t go too far,” Kayla told him. “It’s easy to get lost if you’ve never been here before.”

As she led him through the walkway between the fences, he grinned at how she’d taken on the adult role. He resolved to hold on very tightly, knowing he would be lost if he didn’t have her. Trixie trotted along on Kayla’s other side.

Once they passed through the gate—and there was no checkpoint to keep anyone out—the market stretched before them, a maze of tents and stalls, filled with items of every color imaginable, on racks, in piles, thrown on the ground, hanging from hooks and poles. Some tables held tiny mechanical parts—neural nodes with twisted wires, specialized circuits, and in one case an old-fashioned metal hand, probably from back before synth-skin was invented. Others displayed anything from decorative jewelry to old rubber tires, pipes, and water purifiers. Gabriel saw crates clearly marked with the Heaven Corp logo, and he clenched his fists. So this was where the demons disposed of their thievery.

People gathered around barrels of fire, selling whatever meat they were roasting. The scent burned his nose and made his belly roil, nothing like the bland nutricubes he’d grown used to eating. Still, it smelled far better than the pit of garbage they circled around, surrounded by flies and bees and other creatures Gabriel didn’t look at too closely.

They lived so differently, these people of the earth. They were dirty and rank, they ate animal flesh, and they were loud, crowding in on Gabriel as he and Kayla tried to move past the more popular stands. He hunched his shoulders in, afraid of strangers walking past, not wanting anyone to accidentally brush his wing. He wanted no one but Jeff touching him.

He could almost feel Jeff’s hands on him now, running down his back and making him shiver. Kayla looked up at him, and Gabriel realized he’d actually shuddered. What was it about Jeff that made Gabriel want that gentle caress again?

 

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Blurb

A deal with the devil….

Gabriel 1089 is an angel—an enhanced and cybernetically modified human designed to protect the city in the sky called Heaven. He follows Heaven’s orders and fights its enemies. But when an attack by demons leaves him trapped on the earth below, missing both a metal wing and his network-enabled halo, he’s cut off from his home for good and at the mercy of one man.

Jeff Werth is used to demons in need of his mechanical expertise showing up on the doorstep of the junkyard he runs in Old Trent. However, he doesn’t expect to be stuck with an injured angel. Jeff owes the demons for saving his daughter’s life, so he does what they demand—he nurses the angel back to health and keeps close track of him as a possible pawn in the high-stakes war between Heaven above and the demons below. But he doesn’t expect the effect Gabe has on his heart, or having to choose between his daughter and the man he’s come to love.

 

Bio

CC Bridges is a mild-mannered librarian by day, but by night she writes about worlds of adventure and romance. When she’s not busy solving puzzles in an escape room, she can be found diving into comics or binge-watching superhero movies. She writes surrounded by books, spare computing equipment, a fluffy dog, and a long-suffering husband in the state of New Jersey. In 2011, she won a Rainbow Award for best gay sci-fi/futuristic novel.

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Why Superheroes? by Charles Payseur

November 30, 2017

Why superheroes

 

With the release of my third Spandex and Superpowers story, Comic Book Romance, it’s a question that’s been on my mind a lot recently. I mean, superheroes are hot (in more ways than one). You can’t go to the movies without tripping over a crowd of superhero properties, and television and other media have certainly followed suit. But then, as much as I love seeing superheroes on the big (and little) screen, there’s a part of me that can’t help but be a little…disappointed. Not just that these stories steer well clear of containing any M/M relationships despite dripping with attractive guys with bulging muscles and sizzling smiles. But that they are mostly rather…dark. Now, some have attempted to put a lighter side to things, even a funnier side to things, but most of them involve hundreds if not thousands of dead bodies and plotlines that rely on pain, trauma, and loss.

 

So why superheroes?

 

Well, I grew up with them. Not the current crop of films and not the older movies either. I grew up with Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. The show was delightful, fun, and full of campy storylines that involved danger and risk, yes, but that also kept things light and romantic, and never got lost in the angst or pathos. Plus, well, Dean Cain. But when I think of why I am drawn to writing superheroes, it’s to channel that sense of fun, that sense of campy adventures and over the top villains. Of daring-dos and secret identities that really don’t seem that secret. That don’t take themselves entirely seriously. And that’s why I started writing the Spandex and Superpowers series. I wanted to imagine a more modern setting, where crowd-funding and day jobs are still very much a consideration, but where the heroes and villains hadn’t taken on quite so much of an edge.

 

So I write about talking alien gorillas and ancient shark gods and volcano machines and villains who enjoy a good maniacal laugh. And, most of all, I write about heroes and villains finding some connection, finding something truly magical to keep them going (and no, I don’t mean mystic hammers). I write about superheroes because when their lives are so much larger than life, then so to must be their loves. And there’s something deeply satisfying about writing about a certain superhero reporter meeting his match in a man who doesn’t have powers, but makes up for it in will, tenacity, and an amazing ass.

 

Comic Book Romance is my third story, and the longest in the series to date (though still very much a quick read). It follows Calvin Kant as he moves to a new city and gets a new lease on life…while in the middle of a supervillain prison break. I always have lots of fun writing these stories and they can stand completely on their own, so you can start wherever you want. There’s even more on the way, with a fourth story coming out as part of the 2017 Advent Calendar. Definitely keep your eyes open for “The Werewolf Before Christmas.”

 

In the mean time, I’d love to hear your answer to “Why Superheroes?” Why do you love them, or hate them? Are you drawn to the heroic chuckle of Adam West’s Batman, or the chiseled lightning of Chris Hemsworth’s Thor? And what kinds of heroes (or villains) would you love to see get an M/M treatment?

 

Check out Comic Book Romance today!

 

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Blurb:
A maximum-security supervillain prison plus a new colleague with a reputation for attracting trouble. What could possibly go wrong?
Calvin Kant is what anyone would want in a reporter—an excellent typist, a dogged investigator, and an upstanding citizen. Oh, and a superhero. At least, his alter ego, Maxim, is. Fleeing a messy situation at his last job, Cal arrives in Capital City without much direction—until fellow reporter Liang Lu sweeps him into a dangerous assignment.
A supervillain prison break leaves them trapped and in peril, with Cal juggling his growing attraction to Liang with his need to protect his secret identity. And that mess Cal’s running from could catch up with him at exactly the wrong moment, leaving him vulnerable. Luckily Liang’s got more than good looks going for him, and together the two men might just save the day—and each other—and find their own comic book romance.

 

Author Bio:
Charles Payseur currently resides in the frozen reaches of Wisconsin, where his partner, a gaggle of pets, and more craft beer than is strictly healthy help him through the long winters. He works an incredibly boring day job so that his nights can be filled with spaceships, magic, and attractive men kissing (and maybe a bit more than kissing…). His work can also be found at Less Than Three Press, Lethe Press, Circlet Press, and in Lightspeed Magazine’s Queers Destroy Science Fiction!
When not writing fiction and poetry, he contributes to a number of blogs and review sites, and runs a home for his thoughts on short speculative fiction at Quick Sip Reviews (www.quicksipreviews.blogspot.com). On Twitter as @ClowderofTwo, he annoys the internet with far too many cat pictures and cocktail recipes.
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The Android and the Thief: A Transformative Experience w/ Wendy Rathbone

April 3, 2017

A Transformative Experience with Wendy Rathbone

 

 

Hi to all readers of m/m romance. My name is Wendy Rathbone and I have just released my novel “The Android and the Thief.”

This book is a romance set in a far flung future with some dark elements but a lot of heart and two main characters who really came to life for me.

The story was great fun to write. It is difficult to say exactly where the idea originated. The way I generate ideas is to make lists of my favorite things to read including plot points, characteristics of people, etc. I also create prompts for myself with words, phrases or poems. I take some of these prompts and mix them up, pairing things that might seem at odds, then figuring out the story from there.

For this book I knew I wanted a character who was an indentured servant, someone with no rights or freedom to choose his own destiny. The idea of having characters with all choice taken from them has always intrigued me. So I often write about themes involving people who are slaves or created beings or in some way imprisoned. I had created an idea in the past of “androids” who are actually human in every way, simply enhanced genetically to be near-perfect, and grown in vats. Born adult with implanted memories of false childhoods, these “androids” become expensive toys for the rich and decadent, or expendable as space military combat soldiers. (Yes, I am a fan of Blade Runner.) The problem is these androids are fully functioning, physical humans and so this manufacturing process can actually create emotionally damaged or stunted beings if their imprinted programming roles break down and they begin to “wake up” and think outside their given parameters. Thus, Khim, one of the two main characters in the book, was born to my mind.

I love characters with dark pasts, or who are emerging from mind-jolting, mind-awakening traumas.The character of Khim came to life for me a little at a time. I knew he would be a combat soldier, the only life he’d ever known. I knew he would be injured and forced, after ten years, into another life he was not prepared for. Because of his enhanced beauty, that life was going to be a brothel, and it was not going to be pleasant. But it was the only way I could think of to break him and create a story about his slowly emerging real self, an abrupt introduction to his true humanity, and to the transformative experience of eventual love.

Next, in walks Trev, who has lived a very privileged life, the son of a dynamic crime figure whom he cannot escape. Trev’s story, like Khim’s, is also about breaking out of a kind of prison, one where his life is owned and manipulated by his controlling father.

So I have two characters trying to break away from their pasts and, to make things even worse, both get thrown into prison together as cellmates. Khim knows a secret about Trev which makes him hate him right away, so there is lots of conflict. But they aren’t bad guys, not really, and they soon learn that to defeat their demons they are stronger together.

When I put all those ideas together in my head, the story wrote itself.

If I were asked to pick a favorite character between the two, Trev or Khim, I don’t think I could. Each has his own specific problems and thoughts. Each was an equally fun point of view to write.

For readers, I have a question. Who are your favorite characters who are broken but healing, with tragic pasts? You can name from any media, books, TV, movies.

Wendy Rathbone

 

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The Android and the Thief by Wendy Rathbone

Blurb:

Will love set them free—or seal their fate?

In the sixty-seventh century, Trev, a master thief and computer hacker, and Khim, a vat-grown human android, reluctantly share a cell in a floating space prison called Steering Star. Trev is there as part of an arrangement that might finally free him from his father’s control. Khim, formerly a combat android, snaps when he is sold into the pleasure trade and murders one of the men who sexually assaults him. At first they are at odds, but despite secrets and their dark pasts, they form a pact—first to survive the prison, and then to escape it.

But independence remains elusive, and falling in love comes with its own challenges. Trev’s father, Dante, a powerful underworld figure with sweeping influence throughout the galaxy, maintains control over their lives that seems stronger than any prison security system, and he seeks to keep them apart. Trev and Khim must plan another, more complex escape, and this time make sure they are well beyond the law as well as Dante’s reach.

 

About the Author:

Wendy Rathbone lives with a cat, three dogs, and her partner of thirty-six years, Della. She has been writing since the age of twelve. She lives in the high desert of southern California.
Male/male romance has been a passion of Wendy’s since before the signature “m/m” was even invented. She wrote a lot of slash fanfic in various fandoms to assuage that obsession but moved on to original writing in the fields of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, where she is published in many anthologies and magazines.
She is an award-winning poet, a graduate from UCSD, and runs her own retail business. Her self-published science fiction and m/m romances can be found on Amazon, and her novel The Android and the Thief is available everywhere.
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Z. Allora – A Love Letter to Artists

February 10, 2017

A Love Letter to Artists with Z. Allora

 

I truly love art. I hunt it everywhere I go. I adore standing in front of a piece, imagining what the artist tried to convey. What did the artist want me to feel/think/understand?

Art has the potential to instantly convey a message more accurately than a million words. At the same time, the viewer is allowed to appreciate the things they need to see and take with them.

I remember attending a student exhibit in Philadelphia. The piece that captured my attention was a dead fish nailed to a board. That’s all:  just a dried fish attached to a weathered 2×4 with a nail.

At the time, it annoyed me. Well, if that’s art I could do better. But that piece stood the test of time, and it stayed with me. When I had the opportunity, the memory of a dead fish nailed to a board gave me the courage to ask a Chinese Brush Stroke master to teach me watercolor.

Now, years later, I see how that one work containing three items was so much more. It affected how I view art. That simple creation makes me ponder how seemingly simple actions have far reaching implications, and how something can be more than the sum of its parts. (Granted, I’ve given a lot of power to a dead fish on a board. For all I know, it could have just been the product of a lazy art student, and it’s just my interpretation that gives the piece brilliance.)

In many ways, The Craving is my love letter to artists. It honors their talent and their impact on the world. Whether it’s Monet, Botticelli, Klimt, Paul Richmond, Catherine Dair, PL Nunn, Young Fan Chin, Yamane Ayano, K-Koji, and many others who create pieces that make the world a better place. Artists make us think, reflect, and feel. In the best case, viewing art allows us to give to others, changes our thinking on a subject, or encourages us to make a positive change.

The Xantha star system takes the power within art seriously and is credited throughout known space for developing dimensional art. Dimensional art’s ability to morph and to travel beyond its nature determines the level of dimension it achieves.  These distinctive works have been credited with preventing wars, helping to focus efforts on positive outcomes, and is utilized in negotiations. As the planets of the system are guided by art, the artists and those who guide them are quite powerful.

First & Second dimension:  non-dimensional and convey an image and makes you feel.

Third dimension: morphs and allows the viewer to question a concept.

Fourth dimension: conveys complex information.

Fifth dimension: can influence thoughts.

Sixth dimension: changes people’s actions and promotes the direction of their efforts.

Any artists that reach the third dimension are honored with a place at the Ambrosial monastery. They become initiates and follow a strict regimen. In return, they are given training and support so they may release their full artistic potential.

Life in the monastery is filled with discipline. The Principles of Purity is the foundation. All activities are scheduled. Diet, exercise, sleep, and release are prescribed in precise amounts.

Initiates and monks wear protective units that are removed every eight-sleep cycles allowing for a nonorgasmic release. It’s believed that sexual energy should be refocused back into their art and not wasted in pleasure.

In the purest form, dimensional art is a powerful vehicle that makes the star system a better place, though it can be used to forward agendas that suit certain individuals and not for the betterment of the Xantha star system. The Craving highlights some of the divisions between the monastery and the ruler of the star system.

Art has the power to speak when we aren’t able. It has the power to heal and give hope. Thank you to all the artists on our planet for sharing your talent with us.

 

Check out The Craving today!

 

The Craving by Z. Allora

 

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Blurb:

The craving is an undeniable urge that drives K’Dane citizens to find their life mates—if only to sate their uncontrollable physical longings.

Thrilled at being named a Chosen, Phoenix Dotir leaves K’Dane to become an artist-monk who will create dimensional art capable of changing worlds. Living by the monastery’s Principles of Purity will surely help him overcome the craving. But he never accounted for star chaser Zadra Solav.

Zadra doesn’t believe in rules and makes his own future. Fate separates him from the man he loves, but one touch renders him helpless to his own desires. Bonding with a monk is forbidden, and Zadra’s family sends him to deep space to avoid disgrace. Unable to give up, Zadra must find a way reunite with his Chosen.

Tormented by enforced separation, Initiate Riva Quinton struggles with his vow of chastity and risks all to rescue his lover. Together with his Eros, he stows away on board a star craft to follow his heart.

Four men defy destiny and tradition for love… but their love is a crime punishable by death.

 

Author Bio:

Z. Allora believes in happily ever after’s for everyone. She met her own true love through the personals and has traveled to over thirty countries with him. She’s lived in Singapore, Israel and China. Now back home to the USA she’s an active member of PFLAG and a strong supporter of those on the rainbow in her community. She wants to promote understanding and acceptance through her actions and words. Writing rainbow romance allows her words to open hearts and change minds.

To contact Z. Allora:

E-mail: Z.AlloraHappyEndings@gmail.com
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Twitter: @ZAllora

 

Finding Hope in Sci-Fi and Romance w/ Thursday Euclid

November 17, 2016

 Finding Hope in Sci-Fi and Romance with Thursday Euclid

What is it about the science fiction-romance hybrid that I just can’t get enough of? I’m a queer trans guy, and romance gives me hope, just as science fiction gives me hope. For the first time, with my new novel Built for Pleasure, I’m combining those passions and sharing them with an audience.

Science fiction has always been a special love of mine. It teaches us to think critically about the world around us, to embrace possibility, and to look toward a future of limitless outcomes. Whether we envision a dystopia, a utopia, or a world much like our own—gray and complicated—we see a reflection of our own reality in the pages of the best scifi, a mirror that shows us our human frailties and ingenuity in intriguing ways.

Romance, too, compels me. I crave a happy ending to my stories. I covet true love I’ve never found for myself. Sometimes stories are all we have, the way we connect with and relate to a world that can be overwhelming, coldly impersonal, or full of hate. We can find our friends—our tribe—in books. Fall in love. Inhabit a world we never want to leave.

Despite the fact my hero, Wolf, is a cyborg, his journey is deeply personal to me. His fight for personal identity, basic rights, and real love is one I relate to, and one I hope readers—queer or not—will see themselves in as well. As for my other MC, Mal, his journey is that of a reluctant ally, a man who’s always been so certain of himself, learning that he’ll need to make himself vulnerable and open his mind to leave behind the loneliness that haunts him.

To Wolf, love isn’t real until someone will stand with him on his darkest day and fight for him. For Mal, surrendering to a love that complete is terrifying—almost unthinkable.

In life, happy endings aren’t easily come by… But maybe they mean that much more when we’ve had to fight for them.

Check out Built for Pleasure today!

 

Built for Pleasure by Thursday Euclid

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Blurb:

Retired military officer Malcolm Torvik runs a rehabilitation facility for malfunctioning pleasure cyborgs. When WLF-6759—Wolf—arrives at Reboot Camp, the former battle cyborg presents problems Malcolm’s never faced before. Most pleasure cyborgs are sensation junkies, constantly high on the chemicals sex releases into their bloodstream, but Wolf’s faulty refit means it’s spent a decade suffering through unwanted encounters—and sometimes fighting back despite the consequences.

At first Wolf’s rebellion frustrates Malcolm even as Wolf’s undeniable physical perfection draws him. Then Wolf’s unexpected vulnerability and need open a whole new dynamic between them, and Malcolm finds himself feeling far too much for something that isn’t even human. Or is it? Could Homo sapiens technica be just as human as Malcolm is? And if it is, what’s Malcolm supposed to do about it? Malcolm’s been alone for so long…. Is it possible he’s found love with a cyborg? How far will he go to ensure Wolf’s freedom? Malcolm knows what he must do—for both of them—but it might cost him much more than his comfortable life.

Author Bio:

The Thursday Euclid is a strange and elusive creature dwelling in the Texas Gulf Coast region. Frequently mistaken for Bigfoot, Chupacabra, or the monster of the week, he is, in fact, a 30-something black sheep with a penchant for K-pop, geekery, and hot and sour soup. When he’s not playing Dragon Age or SWTOR, he’s probably watching B-movies or talking to his best friend and frequent collaborator Clancy Nacht.

Website: http://www.thursdayeuclid.com/
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Email: thursdayeuclid at gmail dot com

 

Changing Worlds: New Beginnings with Cari Z.

October 28, 2016

New Beginnings with Cari Z.

I’m not one of those authors who calls her books her babies. Babies are something you nurture and tend to as they grow and, in many ways, never let go of. I don’t think a book should be like that. Books are works of art, and the fastest way to stifle art is by holding onto it forever. A book will rise or fall or coast on its own merits, and usually when I’m done with one, it’s a relief. I let it go, I promote it and treasure it and feel proud, but I never try to reel it back in. Reviews, opinions, everything that could negatively or positively affect it—I might like some of them, or learn from them, or hate them, but I can’t let myself get upset over them. For me, my mantra has been: once your book is out in the world, let it be out there, and move on to the next project.

That doesn’t mean that, given the chance, there haven’t been a few stories I’ve wanted to revisit over the years. For the most part, I don’t look back at what I’ve done before because I tend to focus on what could have been better. I’m still learning as a writer, and I certainly don’t pretend to be perfect. When some of my books go out of print, they’re gone. Just gone. It’s better for everyone that way. Not with Changing Worlds, though.

Changing Worlds wasn’t the first novel I ever wrote, but it was the first one I ever published. That alone should make me want to shrink from it, because in many ways I wasn’t as deft a writer in 2012 as I am now. But this story, more than anything else I’ve ever written, has stood the test of time. It goes down a path I hadn’t tackled before writing it and haven’t really gotten back to since: deep immersion in a completely different world, and all the baggage and excitement that comes along with that.

When I wrote Changing Worlds, I was living in Africa working as a Peace Corps volunteer. I eventually felt like I was doing decent work in my community, but only after a full year of getting a handle on the language, learning not to freak out in the heat, becoming conversant in the social norms of my new home, and generally feeling way the hell out of my depth. And I was lucky, luckier than most volunteers, because I was stationed with my husband. I was never completely alone, and I got to share the good times and the hard times with him.

A lot of Jason Kim’s experiences on his husband Ferran’s homeworld of Perelan stem from my own learning process, my discomfort and my mistakes and my ability to calm down, back up, and try again. I think part of the reason Changing Worlds is still relevant in my eyes is because, even though it’s science fiction, a lot of it comes from my real life, and it has that ring of authenticity to it. It’s why I was so incredibly pleased that Dreamspinner Press decided to take it on and give it a second life. I let Changing Worlds go when it was first published, but I never quite got over my love for it. I hope, this time around, you get a chance to love it as well.

Check out Changing Worlds today!

Changing Worlds by Cari Z.

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Their love will either inspire change in the world or tear it apart.

Former starship captain Jason Kim and his lover, Ferran, are starting a life together on Ferran’s native planet. The Perel matriarchs reluctantly allowed their marriage in the hopes of securing better diplomatic relations with humanity, even though the decision ignites anger from traditionalists. Ferran’s family accepts Jason and the love the two men have found, but other influential families are less accommodating and much less willing to welcome an outsider to their isolated, subterranean world. Some of their enemies are willing to go as far as eliminating Jason permanently. Tensions are quickly building toward a breaking point that might push Perelan into a bloody civil war.

If Jason and Ferran have any hope of surviving the coming conflict, they’ll have to rely on their devotion to each other more than ever before. But that won’t be easy when a figure from Jason’s past reappears to make them question everything.

Author Bio:

Cari Z. is a Colorado girl who loves snow and sunshine. She writes award-winning LGBTQ fiction featuring aliens, supervillains, soothsayers and even normal people sometimes.

Email: carizabeth@hotmail.com
Website: cari-z.net
Blog: carizerotica.blogspot.com
Twitter: @author_cariz

Contact (Gothika 5): It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane!

October 27, 2016

It's a bird! It's a plane! with B.G. Thomas, an author from Contact (Gothika 5)

Look! Up There in the Sky! It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane. It’s a… UFO!

For centuries we have been looking up in the sky and seeing strange, unexplainable objects. In 214 BC “an appearance of ships had shone forth from the sky” was seen in Rome. In 776 something bearing “the likeness of two large flaming shields, reddish in color” appeared in the sky over the Frankish Empire. In 1561 the sky over Nuremberg was filled by cylindrical objects, and red, black, orange, and blue-white disks and globes came out of them. The history books are filled with such reports.

It was in the 1940s that the phenomenon reached new heights and one of these flying objects was dubbed a “flying saucer.” There have been hundreds of sightings since.

And some come with some pretty convincing evidence.

It is contact with such ships and the beings within that is the subject of the new Gothika anthology, aptly named Contact. And believe it or not, contact with such beings can be the root of great romance. To prove it, four Dreamspinner authors spin tales of love….

I’ll prove it!

ABDUCTED by Jamie Fessenden

One night, Marc receives a frantic call from his friend, Cody. When he arrives at Cody’s isolated farmhouse, Cody is filthy, half-starved, and under the paranoid delusion that aliens are abducting him and implanting things in his body.

Marc agrees to stay one night, as long as his friend will go to the hospital in the morning. But Cody isn’t mentally ill. Aliens have been abducting him, and in the process of trying to stop it from happening again, Marc is abducted himself. But that’s just the beginning of his nightmare.

Marc learns of two alien races at war. To make matters worse, the Alzhen have Marc and the evil Karazhen have Cody. Marc’s only ally is Dalsing, the Alzhen security chief he feels an unexpected attraction to. They’ll have to learn to trust each other if they’re going to rescue Cody… and prevent the creation of a deadly biological weapon.

REFUGEE by Kim Fielding

When World War II ended and army medic Walter Clark returned to Chicago, he discovered that although home remained the same, he had changed. Unable to fit comfortably into his old life, he spent a year gradually making his way west. Now he’s gone as far as he can—the shore of the Pacific—but old memories make ocean views intolerable. He turns inland and finds himself in the hidden hamlet of Kiteeshaa, Oregon, where the locals are surprisingly friendly and the café serves food exactly like his grandmother used to make.

Martin Wright runs the Kitee Motor Court Inn and offers Walter a place to stay for a few nights. Later, Martin offers him a great deal more. But while Martin is a delight, he also harbors secrets—and there’s something not quite right about Kiteeshaa. No matter how far the two men have traveled, they can’t run away from their pasts.

MY FINAL BLOG by F.E. Feeley Jr.

George has never stood out. In fact, the only thing that’s ever been special about him is his sexuality—a source of torment throughout his high-school career. Like many others, George found solace and an outlet for his creativity online. Through his blog, he met kindred spirits, allies, and even someone special—though the only thing George knows about his longtime friend is their screen name: Universal47.

George never pushed for more, but over the years, he couldn’t help developing feelings for Universal. He’s always been there when George needs him most, and when George finds himself trapped in an abusive relationship, Universal steps up once again to help him break free. But the ordeal has left him devastated, and he needs more from Universal. George threatens to cut off contact unless Universal reveals his identity. The truth might be much more than George is ready to accept.

UNUSUAL ATTENTION by B.G. Thomas

Until recently, Adam Brookhart has led what he considers a relatively uneventful life. His biggest problem is that he can’t let his guard down and allow himself to get close to anyone, emotionally or physically—until he meets Shane Farmer.

Shane lives in a small town many miles from Adam and is his complete opposite. In fact, he’s just about the last person Adam can imagine himself in a relationship with. But Adam is drawn to the man, and neither distance nor their differences can keep him away.

Late one night, while driving home from Shane’s house, something very strange happens. Adam loses two hours of time and has no idea how or why. But as he digs for clues, the answers he finds are totally crazy… and the man he is falling in love with might be crazy as well.

I dare you not to be drawn in and contacted yourselves by these wonderful stories.

And before you say, “I don’t like anthologies,” remember this: these are novellas, not short stories. There is plenty to these stories and plenty to sink your mental teeth into, as well as invest your heart.

And you can find all four of these stories in Contact, coming on October 24th from Dreamspinner Press!

Check out Contact today!

Contact (Gothika #5) by Kim Fielding, B.G. Thomas, F.E. Feeley Jr., and B.G. Thomas

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About B.G. Thomas:

B.G. is a novelist and blogger. Every day last year he made and entry in his blog. “365 Days of Silver,” where he found something every day to be grateful for. You can find it right here: https://365daysofsilver.wordpress.com/

B.G. loves romance, comedies, fantasy, science fiction and even horror—as far as he is concerned, as long as the stories are character driven and entertaining, it doesn’t matter the genre. He has gone to conventions since he was fourteen years old and has been lucky enough to meet many of his favorite writers. He has made up stories since he was child; it is where he finds his joy.

In the nineties, he wrote for gay magazines but stopped because the editors wanted all sex without plot. “The sex is never as important as the characters,” he says. “Who cares what they are doing if we don’t care about them?” Excited about the growing male/male romance market, he began writing again. Gay men are what he knows best, after all. He submitted his first story in years and was thrilled when it was accepted in four days.

“Leap, and the net will appear” is his personal philosophy and his message to all. “It is never too late,” he states. “Pursue your dreams. They will come true!”

Visit his website and his author blog at http://bthomaswriter.wordpress.com/ where you can contact him. He loves to hear from readers and is always quick to respond. You can also find his Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bgthomaswriter

Finding His Feet: Responsibilities with Sandra Bard – Post + Giveaway

July 22, 2016

Sandra Bard joins us today to chat about new book Finding His Feet, out this week!

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Hi, I’m Sandra Bard and I’m here to talk about my second release from Dreamspinner, Finding His Feet.

First of all, Hayley, thank you for inviting me and for putting up with all the absurd questions I’ve thrown your way. I should also thank the wonderful team of editor and cover designers I worked with when this book was going through the different stages. Couldn’t have done it without you.

When I first started the book, my real life was suffering; a difficult job, with an impossible task of pleasing more bosses than I had students to teach. Each day was a dreadful experience, of getting up and going to work wondering what impossible request needed to be fulfilled. So many responsibilities, to my staff, to my students, to myself.

The book as written while I was fighting a silent war with a lot of people. Kaden, my main character, battled hardened and scarred, put on his high tech armor and went out to pretend he was alright, trying to keep himself useful in a world where he was afraid he would be discarded.

I would take the office laptop, a large piece of hardware that was probably new a good fifteen years ago and would type up at least a couple of paragraphs in-between lectures, paper marking and impossible administrative documentations. I even took my tablet with me to meetings and would type out a couple of lines between nodding my head at things like, ‘if you shift your work hours from seven to six, maybe you can complete all the necessary teaching hours’ to stop myself from screaming at idiots who did not know that each day only had 24 hours.

They became characters in my book, nothing major but they helped me shape my alternate world where war was a norm, where people accepted it.

Then of course, I had to travel for workshops and to teach in different locations. My laptop, a seventeen inch monstrosity which sounded like a hair dryer stayed home. Instead, I had to do my writing on a tablet, which was six years old and weighed too much to be held in one hand. I spent so much time in trains, my main characters met on a train. (This might have been where my idea of two distinct types of armor came from.)

Shun is the opposite of Kaden in many ways, he is light and laughter, cheerful and friendly and open… or so it would seem. But deep inside, Shun is as much a survivor as Kaden, having lived through his own war, with his own set of beliefs about how to live. He has his own secrets and his own agenda but not willing to compromise being human for the sake of that.

Kaden and Shun go through a lot of rough spots and their life is made even more interesting by the two cadets Kaden is in charge of, Wayland  and Bradley. Kaden, not the greatest person in charge of his life, now has to be responsible for more people.

Some of my fights with my brother and sister played a hand in shaping this sibling rivalry. As the eldest in the family I was expected to be sane, in control, lead by example and pick up the slack for everyone else. On top of my dead end job, the pressure was enormous.

Wayland is loosely based off a student of mine, a large eyed, earnest, small made thing who stood in front of the class once and preached to me about the evils of war while wiping away tears. (It was an oral exam not anything else.) Wayland has strong opinions about life even if they aren’t the ones needed to survive a war. Bradley was inspired by one of my close staff members, who is unsure about life but has a practical eye and the knowledge that life is not always nice.

As events build up, Kaden finds himself making more and more decisions, some of which might not be right. Through the course of Finding His Feet, Kaden slowly changes, to learn that there is more to life than fighting and being useful. Shun also changes in his own way, learning to look at the world from another person’s perspective and gaining something in the process, people to care about and love.

In the end, this is about two people saving each other and finding happiness in a bleak situation.

I made some changes to my life in the end, I changed my job (actually, I quit and stayed home for a month and actually finished writing this) and found the strength to tell several people to leave me alone. I learned to ask for help and to tell when I’d had enough. And my characters grew with me. So this is also the book that helped me preserve my sanity while I was struggling to find my feet and stand on my own against a hostile world.

Excerpt:

“I don’t see myself going over there to talk I,” Finzer spat, stressing peace as if it made his body cringe. “Not even if they ordered me.”

“But I hear you moved your wife and kid to a farm on the outskirts,” Alden said mildly, and Finzer flushed and looked away.

“I’m just protecting the next generation of fighters.” Finzer sounded impassioned, though he didn’t look all too happy quoting government propaganda.

“I for one would be happy if my kid didn’t grow up to be the next weapon,” Alden said firmly.

They all knew the government’s interest in armored warriors reproducing was to have more fighters for the future and not a sudden concern over the fall in the birthrate, as publicly claimed. The war between Joscal and the newly independent state of Haria had been going on for 130 years, and both sides expected it to last a hundred more. The Joscalian Army fought with all they had, sacrificing countless soldiers, not just armored units, for the sake of maintaining their border, while the Harians hid behind their remote drones. It was common knowledge that over a hundred million Joscalians had died in the first ten years of the war alone, and nowhere in the country was safe to bring up children.

Kaden snorted and looked away. He didn’t have kids… so not his concern.

“They’re even talking about sending a joint team to salvage what they can from Ground Zero,” Elisha added, sounding amused. Ground Zero was the starting point of the second phase of the war, when Haria had bombed the peaceful Joscalian island of Compen. Situated on the border between Joscal and Haria, it was coveted, and now officially out of bounds to both countries since the incident. “From what I hear, there’s not much to salvage, anyway. They’re even talking about letting some refugees settle near Compen Beach Town, but the island is still off-limits.”

“Makes sense.” Kaden nodded. “No one’s going to hand over that island unless they’re sure there’s nothing worth taking.”

“So everything’s in the planning stage, which is why there’s this long calm,” Claina concluded.

“It’s called a cease-fire,” Elisha told her sharply.

Kaden wasn’t sure he believed it. “Or they’re planning the biggest counterattack ever, and we need to be ready.”

“There is that.”

“From what I hear, our side is the one resisting the change in borders,” Alden added thoughtfully.

“Well, it is our country,” Finzer said firmly. “All of it.”

There was the sound of quick steps and everyone turned to the entrance to see a junior office helper walk in.

“Instructor Kaden Pace,” the helper said.

“Instructor… when did you become an instructor?” Finzer asked the same question Kaden was about to ask.

“I’m not.” Kaden got up and moved to the messenger. He took the message pad from the cadet and frowned. It read To: Instructor Kaden Pace. “Huh.”

“What does it say?” Elisha called, and Kaden realized everyone in the room had ceased whatever they were doing, which wasn’t much, to see what was about to happen.

“That….” Kaden frowned as he read the rest of the message. “I’ve got a mission.”

“That’s great,” Finzer said, and the others added their voices.

Though Kaden wasn’t exactly best friends with the rest, he spoke to them and hung around with them on a regular basis. Recruited at roughly the same time, they had been in a few skirmishes together.

“But it’s an observation mission. Two cadets, Bradley and Wayland Olgesh, who are in training. I’m supposed to watch over them until they achieve their Second Level Competency Grading.” Kaden frowned.

What the fuck was that? Then he remembered that was the same exam he’d taken in his third year of training, then called the Level Clearance 2. He’d been so young then; it had been close to twenty-three years ago, and he’d struggled over the obstacles and the stupid mission he’d been assigned. In a way, he’d expected battlefield missions to be as easy as his very first training operation, so simple to complete under the guidance of his now long-dead mentor.

“Hey, I remember those missions,” Elisha chipped in enthusiastically. “Mine was to guard a supply train from Morgan to Jalen.” Kaden remembered that she had not been a part of their camp during training but had transferred from Morgan after her marriage. “Nothing happened the entire way, not even raiders, but my mentor, Lavinia, was there. Felt better knowing she was watching my back.” She sighed. “She’s retired now, and I think one of last year’s cadets matched up to her armor.”

“Mine was to take a bunch of senior citizens from one of those old hospitals being evacuated to another,” Finzer said quickly, probably to break the depressing memories. No one wanted to talk about a time when their armor was going to be taken away. “I was glad Alden was there, because there was this particularly feisty old gal who kept pinching my bottom.”

“Your armor doesn’t expose your bottom,” Kaden blurted out, caught up in the moment despite himself.

“Well, it did, for that mission.”

The messenger cleared his throat pointedly, and Kaden looked at the pad in his hand. “This isn’t a real mission. I’m playing babysitter for two kids who’re going to go get their nature badge or something.” The administration never paired kids together unless there was a good reason. The kids were most likely too young to be married, so siblings, probably twins. Wonderful. He was stuck with a pair of boys—double the trouble.

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Blurb:

Kaden Pace, a soldier injured while on a mission, hides the extent of his damage by wearing his high-tech armor, desperate to prove his worth to his administrators and make himself useful in order to hold on to his independence. But during a simple assignment to escort two cadets across the country to retrieve the armor of a dead warrior, things start to fall apart.

They meet Shun, a young man with a secret, who steals the armor they were supposed to recover. Chasing Shun brings them to an abandoned beach town, where they encounter even more trouble. Stranded in the deserted city, Kaden finds himself relying more and more on Shun, the person he’d come to capture, while fighting off an invasion from the neighboring country.

But even when he returns to his camp, Kaden’s problems are not over. Now he has to find a way to save Shun, whom he’s growing to care for, and keep his team alive as they make one last-ditch attempt to get back the armor Shun stole. Armor that is now in enemy hands, on an island in the middle of the sea, at ground zero where it all began.

 

Author Bio:

Sandra Bard started writing when she was quite young because there was always a story inside her head, but never thought of writing for an audience until recently. She only decided to try her hand at writing for the sake of being published after a series of events left her with some free time and in between jobs.  Now she has three jobs but writing is still her most favorite thing to do. Sandra grew up travelling the world from Africa to Asia and, though she now lectures full time at a university, dreams of having a job that wouldn’t tie her down to one place. She enjoys reading books, watching anime and, occasionally, visiting a fan-fiction site. She also dabbles in tai chi and yoga in the hope they would keep her flexible and help lose weight. She lives with her pets (fish, cats, and dogs) and has been a volunteer for an organization that takes care of stray dogs (there are many, where she lives) for over ten years.

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Charlie Cochet Drops by for a Chat About THIRDS: Beyond the Books!

June 8, 2016

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Hello, all! Charlie Cochet here celebrating the release of THIRDS Beyond the Books: Volume 1! Thank you so much for joining me on another stop of the blog tour. Today our resident cheesy doodle crunching THIRDS agent Dexter J. Daley is sharing with you one of his many, many, playlists.

Music plays a huge role in the THIRDS world—including the flash fiction stories—and more importantly, in Dex’s life. It makes up a big part of who he is. As you may know, Dex lives and breathes eighties music. Although he also enjoys some modern tunes, as well as songs dated before 1980, his heart belongs to the big hair bands, classic rock, and electro pop of the eighties. Here he’s put together a special playlist for the love of his life Sloane Brodie. I’m sure Sloane is weak at the knees just hearing it. Well, he’s certainly something.

I have a feeling Sloane’s going to have trouble getting through sexy times with a straight face if this playlist is involved. I see much lip syncing coming from Dex, and not nearly enough restraint from Sloane. Picture it. You know you want to. Here’s a little scene to help you along.

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Sloane sat against the headboard, naked under the blankets, his wide eyes on Dex as his boyfriend lip-synced around the room to Diana Ross’s “Chain Reaction”.

“This isn’t sexy,” Sloane murmured, not sure what to make of the spectacle before him. “I was promised seduction. You and I clearly have very different definitions of what seduction means.”

It had started out great with Dex stripping for him to Aerosmith’s “Angel”. It was followed by Chicago’s “You’re the Inspiration” then a couple of cheesy and sappy love songs, which Sloane had endured, lost in Dex’s bright blue eyes, pouting pink lips, and that tight little ass wiggling in his sky blue boxer-briefs. Then it all sort of spiraled downhill.

Dex jumped on the bed singing about explosions. Sloane wanted explosions. He’d been promised explosions. Dex was definitely sexy. The faces he was making as he lip-synced were… something else. Dex ignored him, dropping to his knees as Debbie Gibson’s “Lost in Your Eyes” came on. Sloane was lost all right. Lost in Dex’s determination to sing rather than get jump his bones. Was he losing his appeal?

Sloane arched an eyebrow at Dex. “You got carried away, didn’t you? You hijacked your own seduction playlist and now I’ve got—What is this? “Cherish”? Seriously?”

There was only one thing to do. Sloane locked his gaze on Dex, stealthily got up while Dex had his eyes shut tight giving it all he had to Foreigner’s “I Wanna Know What Love Is”, and then he did what jaguar Therians did best. He pounced.

Dex let out an impressive yelp as Sloane grabbed him, lifting him into his arms.

“Ooh, are we having An Officer and a Gentleman moment? I knew I should have added “Up Where We Belong” to the playlist.”

“I’m hijacking my seduction back,” Sloane said with a low growl, tossing Dex into the middle of the bed before climbing over him and pinning him to the mattress. He kissed Dex passionately, thrilled by the noises coming from Dex and the way he writhed with need under Sloane. He was going to show Dex real seduction. His hands roamed over Dex’s smooth, soft skin, his mouth devouring Dex’s plump lips until they were forced to come up for air. Beneath him, Dex let out a breathless chuckle.

“What’s so funny?” Sloane asked, bemused. Mischief filled Dex’s pale blue eyes.

“Nothing.”

Sloane narrowed his eyes. He kissed Dex again, determined to teach him a lesson. To show him how it was done. He pulled back suddenly.

“Wait a minute.”

Dex bit down on his bottom lip. Sloane stared down at him. He looked gorgeous and sinfully ravished. He also had “guilty” written all over his pretty face.

Sloane gasped. “You did it on purpose!”

Dex burst into peals of laughter.

“Oh, you sneaky little bastard.”

Once Dex managed to catch his breath and his laughter downgraded to a chuckle, he planted a kiss on Sloane’s jaw.

“So, you gonna teach me how it’s done?”

How…?

Sloane grinned wickedly at his delicious prey. “Challenge accepted.”

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Dexter J. Daley’s Songs to Seduce Your Jaguar Therian Partner by:

Dexter J. Daley’s Songs to Trick Your Jaguar Therian Partner into Seducing You When You Should Be Seducing Him.

Angel – Aerosmith
You’re the Inspiration – Chicago
Endless Love – Lionel Richie
I Have Nothing – Whitney Houston
Lost in Your Eyes – Debbie Gibson
Cherish – Madonna
I Wanna Know What Love Is – Foreigner

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What music do you enjoy listening to? Any recommendations for Dex?

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ABOUT THE BOOK

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

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

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Charlie Cochet is an author by day and artist by night. Always quick to succumb to the whispers of her wayward muse, no star is out of reach when following her passion. From adventurous agents and sexy shifters, to society gentlemen and hardboiled detectives, there’s bound to be plenty of mischief for her heroes to find themselves in, and plenty of romance, too!

Currently residing in Central Florida, Charlie is at the beck and call of a rascally Doxiepoo bent on world domination. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found reading, drawing, or watching movies. She runs on coffee, thrives on music, and loves to hear from readers.

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