Charlie Cochet, Dreamspinner Press, GayRomLit

Come “Hell & High Water”, Charlie Cochet’s Here Today With A Countdown To GRL Giveaway



Hello everyone! I’m thrilled to be here today at The Novel Approach to celebrate GRL 2014 and the upcoming release of Hell & High Water, the first book in my new contemporary-law enforcement-shifter series called the THIRDS. By the time GRL comes around, the first and second book in the series will be out, so expect some pretty cool THIRDS swag! Throughout the Hell & HIgh Water tour I’ll be introducing you to this exciting world and the agents who inhabit it.

The THIRDS sprang up from a series of ‘what-if’ questions after I started playing around with the idea of writing a shifter series. I knew right away I wanted to make the THIRDS world as realistic as possible. So the questions began. What if humanity was responsible for the birth of this new and advanced species? What if this new species wasn’t hidden from the world, but a part of it? I brainstormed ways this could be possible and began my research into history with the knowledge I wanted the event that started it all to be fairly recent.

Where did these shifters—Therians, as they’re refereed to in the series—originate? What could Humanity possibly have done? Here’s a little sneak peek from the Hell & High Water prologue:

During the Vietnam War, the use of lethal biological warfare led to the spread of the Melanoe virus, infecting millions worldwide and causing the deaths of hundreds of thousands. Although no country would take credit for releasing the virus, the world’s top scientists came together to create a cure. The vaccine known as Eppione.8 used strains from animals found to be immune to the virus, but one year after distribution, the course of human history was forever changed. A dormant mutation within the virus was activated by the vaccine, resulting in the altering of human DNA, and giving birth to a new species: Therians.

There’s a lot more to it than what’s in that snippet, the rest of which you’ll get in the remaining prologue, through the rest of the book, and the series. Once I knew where Therians had come from, more questions followed, all of which helped me build the THIRDS world which I’ll get into on the second stop of the tour.

How would the Human race react to no longer being at the top of the food chain? Therians are stronger, faster, and more resilient than Humans, and when in their Therian (animal) form, far more lethal. With a new species, society as a whole would change. New laws would need to be written which meant new branches of government. And that’s where the Therian Human Intelligence Recon Defense Squadron comes in. Follow along the tour to find out more about the THIRDS, team Destructive Delta and its agents! You can also visit the shiny new THIRDS website to find out more! You can even take the Destructive Delta quiz to find out which agent you are!

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Hell&HighWaterHiRes200Genre: M/M Romance, Paranormal, Shifters, Humor, Mystery/Suspense
Series: T.H.I.R.D.S. Book One
Length: Novel 103k
Published: July 7th, 2014
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: LC Chase
Ebook ISBN-13: 9781632160126
Paperback ISBN-13: 9781632160119

Action. Comedy. Romance. And that one weird guy.

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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Now available for pre-order from Dreamspinner Press
eBook | Paperback

Hell & High Water Release Day
July 7th


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CCochet Hell & High Water Blog Tour Swag

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About the Author:

CCochet100Charlie 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 Historical to Fantasy, Contemporary to Science Fiction, there’s bound to be plenty of mischief for her heroes to find themselves in, and plenty of romance, too!

Currently residing in South Florida, Charlie looks forward to migrating to a land where the weather includes seasons other than hot, hotter, and boy, it’s hot! 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.

Twitter: @charliecochet |
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Tour Schedule

30th June – The Novel Approach
1st July – Boys in Our Books
2nd July – The Blogger Girls
3rd July – Joyfully Jay
4th July – Prism Book Alliance
7th July – Dreamspinner Press Blog Release Party
8th July – Love Bytes
9th July – Attention is Arbitrary
10th July – Live Your Life Buy the Book


45 thoughts on “Come “Hell & High Water”, Charlie Cochet’s Here Today With A Countdown To GRL Giveaway

  1. Shirley Ann Speakman says:

    Hi Charlie, I pre-ordered the book from Dreamspinners and I’m looking forward to reading it.


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  2. Laurel says:

    Hey, love your books, added your new ones to my shelf and to answer your question I love all types of men for heros. They can range from the Alphas to the geeks as long as they are beautiful on the inside, family oriented, compassionate and such they’re a hero as far as I’m concerned. Lol

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  3. Ooooh, one of my favorite authors on one of my favorite blogs!!!! You ladies just Made My Day!!!!! :) I’m SO looking forward to this release Charlie. I love alpha males, especially ones who are imperfect. I love a good story line that engages my heart and your characters always deliver!


  4. michelle rae says:

    I’m all about the anti-heros. I’m a sucker for a bad boy, plus I love the chance of redemption. This series sounds fantastic. Added to my TBR shelf!


  5. jenf27 says:

    Thanks for the post and giveaway. I have the new books on my TBR shelf. For the question from Rafflecopter – I enjoy all kinds of heroes, but have a special place in my heart for the geeks.


  6. Dreamseeker says:

    Love your books! I’m a fan of all types of heroes (though I do seem to have a suspiciously high number of alpha’s on my bookshelf :-). Give me a hero with a little bit of complexity, an ability to use his brain as well as his brawn and the ability to care for others and I’m a happy reader!


  7. Sadonna says:

    So so so excited for this series. The excerpts have been amazing! I hope my paperback gets sent out quickly :) I have a feeling I’ll have the download read before it arrives though since I”m still waiting for Tequila Mockingbird from last Friday ;)


  8. Barbra says:

    How about a sweet geek partnered with a gorgeous alpha. I like them both. This book sounds great. The blurb (and the length) talked me into getting it. I can’t wait to dig in. :-)


  9. Lynette says:

    Hey, Charlie! My copy is pre-ordered and my fingers are itching to hit the download button. Only 7 more days!! I like alphas and geeks but I’m a sucker for the sweet, unsure, awkward guy who doesn’t think he can get the guy he wants.


  10. Antonia says:

    I’m really looking forward to reading Hell & High Water. I like all different heros, though I’m a sucker for sweet heros and geeks. Thanks for the giveaway!


  11. H.B. says:

    My taste in characters encompass a large spectrum of personalities/traits. I do like reading about alphas, but also underdogs like antiheroes and geeks, etc.


  12. chickie434 says:

    This sounds like a really good book, can’t wait to read it! As for my favorite type of hero, I’m not very picky, but I do love paranormal alpha heroes.


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