Hello all! Thank you so much for joining me today at The Novel Approach to celebrate the release of Between the Devil and the Pacific Blue from Dreamspinner press! I’m very excited to be sharing this short novella with you. It has a little bit of everything, from sweet romance, humor, sexy-times, mystery, suspense, and a dash of horror. Between the Devil and the Pacific Blue may not be specifically a Halloween story, but it has several elements that makes Halloween a perfect release day!
I remember when Halloween was almost as exciting as Christmas. My mom was a seamstress and used to make my Halloween costumes, so the possibilities were endless. Pirate, princess, Care Bear, favorite cartoon character, you name it. One year I dressed up as a pumpkin. I have no idea what that was about or why, but there you go. Kids.
Then there was the promise of a plastic pumpkin full of chocolates, candies, and sometimes even quarters. Hey, a quarter could get you plenty of one penny sweets in the eighties. Remember Swedish Fish? I do. Used to love those things. Still do. I lived on a block filled with kids, so on Halloween a few of the parents would take a big group of us door to door. The parents would chat and gossip while we did our Trick-or-treating.
Once we had our pumpkins or bags full, we’d run back home and bask in our bounties, or head for the front steps of a friend’s house where the bartering would begin. Everyone would scour for the good candy, and pawn off their boring candy on their younger siblings who had no idea Ring Pops were way more awesome than a Werthers Original.
It was all about the good stuff. Fun Dip, Blow Pops, Melody Pops, Bonkers, Bubble Tape, and everyone wanted the Candy Cigarettes. It sounds kind of insane now when you think about. Candy Cigarettes for kids. But then when I was a kid, falling off the jungle gym most often resulted in serious bodily injury involving blood and possibly stitches. You were lucky if you hit sand or wood chips instead of concrete, and heaven help the poor soul who tried to go down the slide at noon in the middle of a hot summer day. Ah, the eighties.
What’s your fondest Halloween memory? Don’t celebrate Halloween, what’s your favorite holiday tradition?
Genre: M/M Other Paranormal
Published: October 31st, 2015
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Garrett Leigh
Ebook ISBN-13: 9781634766296
For the last six months, Detective James Ralston has worked the nightshift as security for the Pacific Blue Hotel, and every night at 2 a.m. his rounds lead him to the radio room where the handsome and mysterious Franklin Fairchild sits listening to waltzes as old as the hotel itself. James is drawn to Franklin, but Franklin is a man at the end of his rope, and James has no intention of getting caught up in whatever trouble Franklin is in. A heated encounter late one night sends James down a disturbing path and has him questioning everything around him, including his very sanity.
RELEASED OCTOBER 31ST
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.