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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Pearl & Silk by Ally Sky Release Blitz

Title: Pearl & Silk
Author: Ally Sky
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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PEARL & SILK (True Colors series #3)
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With the engagement ring off her finger, Talia's future is unclear and intimidating. Pregnant and spiralling out of control, she fights to find a balance every single day. Hiding her fears and struggles from Ben she plays a secretive game of hiding her emotions.

As her pregnancy progresses and her body changes, her demons are happy to take control. They lead her on a dangerous and isolating path and could destroy everything she's worked so hard for.

But every secret has a way of revealing itself, and Talia has more than most.

Can the love she shares with Ben, the man who has proved his loyalty over and over again, survive the roller coaster ride that is now their life? Can they save their little family and find the peace they both long for and need, the peace only their love can bring?


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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Diamond in the Rough by Charlie Cochet Release Blitz

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RELEASE DATE: 02.12.19


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For Ward “King” Kingston the role of protector, forged by fire and tragedy, is one he takes seriously. When King is asked to safeguard the son of a four-star general and friend, he is pulled back into the world of government black ops on a mission that raises painful memories from his past. The moment King meets Leo, amid the chaos of a lockdown at a secret black site, it’s clear he’s never faced a challenge like this—one that will test his unwavering sense of control.
Leopold de Loughrey is a misunderstood genius whose anxiety and insecurities are sent into overdrive when he is forcefully recruited to work on a top-secret project. Terrified of what his role as “invaluable asset” means, Leo’s stress leads to disappearances, arguments, and blowups that threaten the project and Leo’s future. King’s arrival is a calm in the storm for Leo and his frenetic thoughts.
King and Leo couldn’t be more different, yet as they navigate the dangers of a secret multi-agency operation and face unknown threats, their differences could be what saves them. Neither man believes a happily ever after is in the cards, but their hearts might just prove them wrong… if they can survive a deadly betrayal.

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“Everything okay?” Leo bit down on his bottom lip and nodded. “Mm-hm.” How about we not reveal what a complete and total freak we are to the hot soldier guy? Not hot. Obviously hot, but Leo shouldn’t be thinking hot. Ones and zeroes. That’s what he should be thinking. Ones and zeroes and sixes, or was that eights? Six-pack or eight-pack? “Leo?” “Eight.” “I’m sorry?” Leo’s jaw went slack. Holy shit, he’d said that out loud! He promptly shut his mouth, eyes wide. Something banged somewhere, and he flinched. Lifting his gaze, King scanned the room, his expression turning pensive, like he was trying to figure something out. For Leo, it was easy. Noise. It filled the room. Clicking of keyboards, talking, whirring of equipment, and movement. The hostility that rolled off some of the analysts like little clouds of doom didn’t help either. “I’ll be right back,” King said before he headed toward the analysts. Leo followed King’s movement as he walked down the rows of workstations until he seemed to find what he was looking for. With a warm smile at Heather, one of the first analysts to be recruited, he pointed to a pair of heavy-duty noise-canceling headphones. He said something that had her blinking up at him, and he checked her ID before his next words were followed by him putting his hand to his chest. She raked her gaze over every inch of him—way to be subtle, Heather—and her cheeks went pink before she lifted her wide eyes to his. Leo wouldn’t have believed it if he hadn’t seen it, but she visibly sighed. Like a dreamy sigh, not the frustrated “why do you have to breathe the same oxygen as me” sigh she’d given Leo that morning when he’d asked to borrow a highlighter. Heather nodded, and King took the pair of large headphones from her desk, then returned to Leo, Heather’s gaze never leaving him, or rather his ass. Leo narrowed his eyes at her, and when she realized she’d been busted, she started typing away at her keyboard like she was Sandra Bullock in Speed and her desk would blow up if she typed under fifty words per minute. “Does anyone actually ever say no to you?” Leo asked. King chuckled and handed him the headphones. “You’d be surprised. My family certainly has no problem giving me a piece of their minds. Noise-canceling headphones. Why don’t you use these for now and let me know which brand you prefer, and I’ll be sure to get a pair brought to you right away.” “How did you know?” “One of my brothers-in-arms, Jack, handles cybersecurity for Four Kings Security, and when he’s working on an important project, he puts on headphones to block out any noise that messes with his concentration. Usually it’s when our other brother, Ace, is in the same building.” Leo couldn’t help his smile. “King, Jack, Ace? I’m sensing a pattern here.”


Charlie Cochet is the international bestselling author of the THIRDS series. Born in Cuba and raised in the US, Charlie enjoys the best of both worlds, from her daily Cuban latte to her passion for classic rock.
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 devouring a book, releasing her creativity through art, or binge watching a new TV series. She runs on coffee, thrives on music, and loves to hear from readers.
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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

OLD SINS by Charlie Cochrane Blog Tour

A detective, his boyfriend and their dog. That’s the Lindenshaw mysteries in a nutshell. Old Sins is the fourth instalment in the series, and not only does Robin have a murder to investigate, he and Adam have got the “little” matter of their nuptials to start planning. And, of course, Campbell the Newfoundland gets his cold wet nose into things, as usual.

About Old Sins
Past sins have present consequences.
Detective Chief Inspector Robin Bright and his partner, deputy headteacher Adam Matthews, have just consigned their summer holiday to the photo album. It’s time to get back to the daily grind, and the biggest problem they’re expecting to face: their wedding plans. Then fate strikes—literally—with a bang.
Someone letting loose shots on the common, a murder designed to look like a suicide, and the return of a teacher who made Robin’s childhood hell all conspire to turn this into one of his trickiest cases yet.
Especially when somebody might be targeting their Newfoundland, Campbell. Robin is used to his and Adam’s lives being in danger, but this takes the—dog—biscuit.

About the Lindenshaw Mysteries
Adam Matthews's life changed when Inspector Robin Bright walked into his classroom to investigate a murder.
Now it seems like all the television series are right: the leafy villages of England do indeed conceal a hotbed of crime, murder, and intrigue. Lindenshaw is proving the point.
Detective work might be Robin's job, but Adam somehow keeps getting involved—even though being a teacher is hardly the best training for solving crimes. Then again, Campbell, Adam's irrepressible Newfoundland dog, seems to have a nose for figuring things out, so how hard can it be?

An interview with Charlie Cochrane
Your latest release is Old Sins.  What can you tell us about it?
Old Sins is about a murder in a leafy English village – rather like some of the villages near where I live – which appears to be connected to a cold case, that of a child who died in mysterious circumstances in the grounds of a country estate during World War Two. There are online groups of people obsessed with the death, believing it was a case of murder, committed by someone with enough influence to cover it up. Historical and contemporary events start to interweave. Oh, and somebody might just be trying to kill Adam and Robin’s dog, Campbell.
What part of a new story comes to you first?
Now, there’s a question. If it’s an existing series, like the Lindenshaw one, it’ll often be a conversation between the two main characters, or perhaps one of them thinking about a development in their lives. For other books, there’s no rhyme or reason whether a plot idea or a character comes first. In one case all I had was a setting – a WWI trench – which I just started to populate with soldiers and see where it took me.  It’s fun being a ‘pantser’, because as we write, the main crux of the tale can become something entirely different!
What authors, inside and outside of the m/m genre, do you most admire?
How long have I got? Inside m/m I admire Alex Beecroft, Elin Gregory, Tamara Allen, JL Merrow…the list goes on and on. They all have a neat turn of phrase, although their styles are different, and an economy of language that means there isn’t anything getting in the way of the tale. I really dislike reading rambling prose. They can all display a rather nifty sense of humour (particularly Jamie), which is something I like in the writers I go for. Jerome K Jerome, Len Tyler, Christopher Fowler: all of them make me laugh out loud.
I also admire efficient characterization, so Patrick O’Brian has to be on my “top authors” list, as does Mary Renault. Both of them create characters which are entirely believable and highly engaging. And Ms Renault could say more in one sentence – sometimes in one word – than most authors can in a page!
Where did the inspiration for the Lindenshaw series come from?
Two sources. One is the cosy mysteries I’ve always loved to read and watch. I wanted to try my hand at writing one that featured a gay policeman. Adam, his teacher partner, came from my years of being a school governor and the years I spent delivering freelance training to other governors.  Feelings can run pretty high when you get people with different views and aspirations in a room, especially if the matter is recruiting a new headteacher. I remember driving home one day from such a course and thinking, “What would happen if those feelings got channeled into either murder or romance? Or both?”
What is your favorite way to relax? 
Watching sport on the telly is the best way to relax (I confess I have the indoor bowls on TV as I type this!) I also like a nice, long, scaldingly hot bath, with a good book to read while I’m in it. Outdoors, I like going for walks, especially at the seaside, visiting museums and historic sites, and going to the theatre. I’ve been lucky enough to see some remarkable performances, like Yul Brynner as the king in The King and I, David Tennant as Hamlet and Dustin Hoffman as Shylock. We’ve also just discovered cruising and it’s wonderful. A sort of floating Harrods where you wake up in new places.

About Charlie Cochrane
Because Charlie Cochrane couldn't be trusted to do any of her jobs of choice—like managing a rugby team—she writes. Her mystery novels include the Edwardian era Cambridge Fellows series, and the contemporary Lindenshaw Mysteries. Multi-published, she has titles with Carina, Riptide, Endeavour and Bold Strokes, among others.
A member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, Mystery People and International Thriller Writers Inc, Charlie regularly appears at literary festivals and at reader and author conferences with The Deadly Dames.
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To celebrate the release of Old Sins one lucky person will win a swag bag from Charlie! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on February 16, 2019. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following along, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!


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