Author: Charlie Cochet

THICK AND THIN by Charlie Cochet

THICK AND THIN by Charlie CochetThick and Thin by Charlie Cochet
Genres: MM, Urban Fantasy
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Published by Dreamspinner Press

Destructive Delta team leaders Dexter J. Daley and jaguar Therian Sloane Brodie have managed so far to separate their professional partnership at work with their lives as lovers at home.  A lot of things have happened in the last few days, important, life altering things.  Surprisingly nothing scares them more than telling the family and the THIRDS team what’s going on.


In less than a week Dex has dealt with his father getting shot and single handedly killed a Therian murder suspect.  Oh, and Dex died and came back a human-Therian hybrid.  Even with all that, Dex and Sloane are worried about telling the people they love and respect what’s happening.  Bruising and blood may be involved.


Readers will truly enjoy the addition of Thick and Thin to the complex THIRDS series.  The tension, grief, and feelings of betrayal strongly come across as the book unfolds.  Dex and Sloane’s emotional journey continues to evolve as does the rest of the characters stories.  Steamy moments, poignant interludes, and testosterone charged arguments are all parts of the whole which is Thick and Thin.  But at this point new readers are advised to read this series in order.  Embrace this exceptionally diverse reality with great characters and their unique world.


DARKEST HOUR BEFORE DAWN by Charlie CochetDarkest Hour Before Dawn by Charlie Cochet
Series: Thirds #9
Genres: MM, Paranormal
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Published by Dreamspinner Press

Seven years ago a horrible tragedy drove Chief Medical Examiner Hudson Colbourn, a wolf Therian, and THIRDS team leader Sebastian Hobbs, a tiger Therian, apart.  The mates continue to love each other but distance themselves because the pain is still far too raw.


There are big changes within the THIRDS ranks ever since one of their own changed from a marked human into some kind of hybrid.  Their own dreaded intelligence unit is gaining ground by gathering THIRDS team members within their fold.  And they have had their eye on Hudson for quite a while, warned that he is important to their plans.


When Hudson and Seb make another attempt at reconnecting it blows up in their faces.  Surely they will now accept the truth that they can never be together.  But as the saying goes, never say never.


Enjoy the ninth primal chapter in the popular THIRDS series. Darkest Hour before Dawn focuses its attention on previously supporting characters Hudson and Seb.  Their dynamic, emotional journey is truly explosive.  A terrible event drove them apart. Darkest Hour before Dawn gives them the opportunity to reclaim their love and put the past to rest.  High drama and relationship sorrows draw the reader into this bold storyline.  This series must be read in order to understand the chilling dynamics.  Laughter, tears, and everything in between are explored in this riveting addition.

SMOKE AND MIRRORS by Charlie Cochet

SMOKE AND MIRRORS by Charlie CochetSmoke and Mirrors by Charlie Cochet
Series: THIRDS #7
Genres: MM, Paranormal
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Published by Dreamspinner Press


A man-made virus was released during the Vietnam War killing hundreds of thousands.  Scientists created a vaccine to protect what was left of humanity.   But there was an unexpected side effect, a mutation altered a percentage of the human race creating Therians.  Humans with animal DNA capable of shifting.


Eventually a special elite military force was created to protect all citizens, regular humans and Therians alike.  The teams were comprised of a human and a Therian partner matched for every THIRDS team operation.


Human Dexter ‘Dex’ Daley is partnered with team leader jaguar Therian Sloane Brodie in a THIRDS unit.  They are also partners, lovers at home.  They have made the ultimate commitment.  Sloane has Marked Dex as his own.


The last thing Dex remembered was going to bed with Sloane.  He wakes up tied to a chair.  Somehow he was snatched from his bed and from Sloane.  His kidnapper is a charming and deadly wolf Therian who systematically beats and tortures Dex for information about his long dead parents.  They supposedly died in an accident, but listening to the Therian convinces Dex that he needs to rethink what he was told.


Meanwhile Sloane and his team are tearing the town apart for information on the kidnapping.  Finding Dex alive is all that matters.  The kidnapping of Dex sets into motion a chain of events no one saw coming.  Peeling back the layers of his parent’s lives Dex and Sloane are faced with truths that will affect them and the future of all human/Therian lovers.  No one saw this coming…


Book seven in the popular THIRDS series literally explodes onto the pages in Smoke and Mirrors.  This is a taut, deadly tale.  Suspense builds as mysteries unfold while Dex and Sloane search for clues in the drama.  An incredibly imaginative alternate reality comes to life in Smoke and Mirrors.  New readers will definitely struggle at times with the large cast and all the tech jargon, etc.  Luckily there is a glossary provided at the beginning.  Any stumbling is worth it.  Smoke and Mirrors is an extremely satisfying romance with twists and turns galore. Absolutely addicting.

THE SOLDATI PRINCE by Charlie Cochet

THE SOLDATI PRINCE by Charlie CochetThe Soldati Prince by Charlie Cochet
Genres: Fantasy, MM
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Published by Dreamspinner Press

Closing up the coffee shop one late evening Riley Murrough is confronted by two men in black who morph into smelly, gooey globs.  As he’s screaming in his head and running for his life three men and a woman appear and morph into huge tigers that destroy the two gooey guys, as well as others who’d joined the nightmare party.


Next thing he knows tribal tattoos appear on his arm and the non smelly foursome are talking about Riley being the destined mate to their king.  Riley is introduced to King Khalon and his Soldati soldiers Rayner, Ezra, and Adira.  Unfortunately it’s the unfriendly, arrogant member of the group who is supposed to be Riley’s mate.


Obviously it’s a mistake of major proportions.  There’s no way an Immortal Soldati King could be mated to a human according to Khalon.  He insists on taking Riley to their home, which is in another magical dimension to straighten out this mess.  Their priestess will be able to release the human from a wrong destiny.  Otherwise the demons will continue going after him to weaken Khalon.


Remove the tattoo and Riley can go home – none the wiser.  That’s the plan.  Well, it’s a plan.  Getting to know each other along the way won’t change anything.  Right.


The Soldati Prince presents a seriously enjoyable opposites attract love story.  Sassy Riley and stick in the mud Khalon slowly warm up in this imaginative plotline.  Entertaining dialogue works well in the tense, well drawn tale.  Moments of high danger followed by witty humor briskly moves The Soldati Prince along.  Edge of your seat drama and a sneaky twist at the end will prove The Soldati Prince’s worth.


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