Series: THIRDS

DARKEST HOUR BEFORE DAWN by Charlie Cochet

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

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

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


 

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.

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