Darkest Hour Before Dawn by Charlie Cochet: Release Day Review with Giveaway

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THIRDS Team Leader Sebastian Hobbs and Chief Medical Examiner Hudson Colbourn are as much in love now as they were nearly seven years ago when a tragic event on the job destroyed their relationship. The two drift together only to be pulled apart time and time again. When Hudson draws the interest of dangerous enemies, both within and outside the organization, Seb wants nothing more than to protect the man who still means everything to him.

As life-and-death events, an uncertain future, and startling truths draw Hudson and Seb to each other yet again, they must make a choice: trust their love and take strength from what they share, or lose what matters most… for good this time.

Title: Darkest Hour Before Dawn
Series: THIRDS: Book Nine
Author: Charlie Cochet
Release Date: April 25, 2017
Category: Mystery/Suspense; Paranormal: Werewolves/Shifters, Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 224

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What can I say about the THIRDS world that I haven’t said previously? Charlie Cochet has created an alternate world that is steeped in so much realism, grit and humor that sometimes it is hard to remember that I don’t really know these men. (On a side note, someone PLEASE pitch this book series for a TV series!!!!)

So, back to my review. I went into this, anxious for the HEA for Seb and Hudson. The THIRDS Nerds have been waiting a long time to see these two finally find their way back together for good. It was definitely worth the wait. The obvious love between these two has been there since the first moment we met Hudson. Seb’s devotion to the British man has never wavered, and continues to be just as strong through the book.

Every single time I read one of Charlie’s books, I am completely surprised by something. Like blown away, wasn’t expecting that at all, surprised. This time as I began reading Darkest Hour Before Dawn, I initially thought, this will be a sweet, second chance at love story. And it was a second chance at love story, but rather than sweet, I would use the word intense to describe the book. There was so much happening here, that just when you thought “oh, now they will get their HEA”, Charlie hit you with another surprise from left field. Nothing that this family couldn’t handle, but definitely a stretch to continue on.

And the surprise that you always get at the end of any THIRDS novel, well this one has been a long time coming, and the ramifications will be long lasting and far-reaching. This touches everybody in the Unit Alpha family, and beyond.

If you are looking for a lot of Dex and Sloane, Ash and Cael, or Calvin and Hobbs, you won’t see a lot. This was definitely a story about Seb and Hudson, as it should have been. But you definitely get a few glimpses of all your favorite THIRDS characters, which make you itch wondering where they will all be going next.

My love for this series has not ebbed one bit. It continues to be fresh and different from book to book, and character to character. I have no idea what Charlie has in store for all these men coming up, but I honestly cannot wait to find out.

Now, excuse me, because I just finished this book, and I am going to go read it again, just in case I missed anything. 😉

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MAY I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE – CHARLIE COCHET IS A FREAKING GENIUS.

Gahhhh – I have never loved an author or a series more than Charlie Cochet and her THIRDS Series. Darkest Hour Before Dawn is book 9 in the series. I have yet to find a series that compares to the THIRDS series with it’s exciting and jaw dropping plots, sexy Alpha men and world building like no other. The way Cochet intertwines each book in the continuation of the story is poor freaking genius.

DHBD is Seb & Hudson’s story about second chances. We met them in book 1 where we get bits and pieces of how they were once a mated a couple but are no longer together. I was intrigued from the beginning about what happened and how each one is coping with not being together.

Cochet does an outstanding job in giving us a piece of them as we watch them come full circle. The writing is superior and the ongoing plot will once again make you wonder how Cochet keeps coming up with the twist and turns. The story will keep you engaged and captivated until the very end. AND….of course Cochet ends it with a WTF moment and goes out with a bang. We get a little bit of everyone & everything and of course Sparks is sneaky as always.

As usual, I will be over here waiting for the next book and I hope this series never stops. I love the world Cochet as created with all the sex, secrets and lies. I am on the edge of my seat wondering what will happen next.

If you have not started this series I hope you will give it a try.

If you are #THIRDSNERD like me I hope you love Seb, Hudson and their story as much as I have.

Another outstanding book for Charlie Cochet.

FAVORITE LINE: “Whatever happens, whatever storms come our way, I will be here, holding your hand, facing it with you.”

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Thick & Thin by Charlie Cochet: Release Day Review includes Giveaway

thick-and-thinsynopsisIn a matter of days, Dex has been kidnapped, tortured, killed, revived, become half Therian, offered the chance to become a spy, and accepted a proposal to marry his jaguar Therian boyfriend, Sloane Brodie. It’s been a lot to take in, and although Dex is still trying to wrap his head around everything that’s happened, he knows he has to move forward.

After the events of Smoke & Mirrors, Dex and Sloane find themselves in one of the most frightening situations of all: revealing the truth to their Destructive Delta family. When the dust settles, nothing will ever be the same, and it’s up to Dex to prove that in the face of change, the one thing that will always remain the same is family.

Title: Thick & Thin
Series: THIRDS: Book Eight
Author: Charlie Cochet
Release Date: February 1, 2017
Category: Mystery/Suspense; Paranormal: Werewolves/Shifters, Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 95

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Every time I read something by Charlie Cochet, I am so impressed. She continues to amaze me with the depth she adds to all her work, whether its a THIRDS novella or her holiday series. Thick & Thin is no exception. It isn’t just the depth of the characters or emotions that are so impressive. The depth of the stories are so multi-leveled that although these COULD be read as stand alone, a reader would miss so much of the setup for future, from beginning to end.

To start Hell & High Water with Dex, and learning quickly in that book that his parents were killed in the riots, when he was only 5 years old, to then come full circle to Thick & Thin, and get a better understanding of what actually happened takes planning, plotting and more planning. In book 2, you see set up that comes to fruition several books later, and so on.

With Thick & Thin, Charlie takes a short novella, packs a super punch, leaves the reader hanging (only slightly), and wanting more of what is ahead for the entire family of Destructive Delta. In addition, this was a necessary component to the series. Although people have been dying for the next book, this was needed to prepare the reader for what was coming. Her completion of one or two story arcs, in a 95 page novella, and setup for Seb and Hudson’s book is such a great balance of loving what you’re reading, and wanting what is ahead.

Sometimes in a book series with so many books, the reader can get bored, and move on, yet there is absolutely no chance this reader (or most) is moving on, and the second I get my hands on book 9, I will be hiding away from the world so that I can soak up every word of it.

Not a single spoiler! You NEED to read this! That is all. 🙂

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Smoke & Mirrors by Charlie Cochet : Blog Tour, Playlist, Review and Giveaway

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Hello, all! Welcome to the next stop on the Smoke & Mirrors blog tour, celebrating the release of the 7th book in the THIRDS series. For those of you familiar with the series, you know what an important part music plays in both the books, and in the characters’ lives, especially in Dex’s life.

Most often than not, I listen to music while writing. Throughout the THIRDS especially, I listen to a lot to classic rock and eighties music, as well as some modern day pop. I have a paid Pandora subscription and several favorite stations set up for writing. When I come across songs that perfectly fit either the scene I’m writing, or fit great with another scene, they tend to make the playlist for that book.

A good deal of the time, it’s about the sound of the song and the mood it evokes, followed by the lyrics. Sometimes a song might inspire a scene, or something that happens in a scene. It helps me visualize what’s happening at that moment, and comes through in the description. For example, Lay All Your Love on Me by ABBA came on, and it inspired the dance sequence in Chapter 5 of Smoke & Mirrors. It also fits nicely when the brawl breaks out. I like to have a good mix of tunes from different genres and decades. Hope you enjoy it!

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Smoke & Mirrors Playlist

1. Sharp Dressed Man – ZZ Top
2. Sympathy for the Devil – The Rolling Stones
3. What I like About You – The Romantics
4. (Don’t Fear) The Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult
5. Never Tear Us Apart – Paloma Faith
6. Lay All Your Love on Me – ABBA
7. Chains – Nick Jonas
8. Like I’m Gonna Lose You ft. John Legend – Meghan Trainor
9. Harden My Heart – Quarterflash
10. Smoke + Mirrors – Imagine Dragons
11. Unsteady – X Ambassadors
12. Home – Phillip Phillips
13. Centuries – Fall Out Boy
14. Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin
15. Irresistible – Fall Out Boy

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Genre: Paranormal Gay Romance
Series: THIRDS
Length: Novel
Published: July 8th, 2016
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: L.C. Chase
Ebook ISBN-13: 9781634773871
Paperback ISBN-13: 9781634773874

Life for Dexter J. Daley has never been easy, but he’s always found a way to pick himself back up with a smile on his face. Taken from his home, and the arms of his boyfriend and THIRDS partner, Sloane Brodie, Dex finds himself in a situation as mysterious and lethal as the Therian interrogating him. Dex learns what he’s secretly believed all along: his parents’ death wasn’t an accident.

Discovering the whole truth about John and Gina Daley’s homicide sets off a series of events that will change Dex and Sloane’s lives forever. As buried secrets rise to the surface and new truths are revealed, Dex and Sloane’s love for each other is put to the test, with more than their relationship on the line. If traversing the waters of murder and secret government agencies wasn’t enough, something inexplicable has been happening to Dex—and nothing will ever be the same.

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OMG….THIS BOOK IS EVERYTHING WITH A BIG FAT CHERRY ON TOP
Hi, my name is Michelle, and I am a THIRDS NERD ADDICT! This little series has become quiet the obsession. It took a big push from a fantastic person to start the series and I am so happy I did. I am now a complete addict! Cochet is one of the best writers I have had the privilege to read. Her THIRDS world is unique but not too farfetched that you have no idea what you just read.
Cochet left me in a massive book hang over at the end of Catch a Tiger. It was a major cliffhanger and I have been chomping at the bits to see what happened. Smoke & Mirrors picks up exactly where book 6 left off.
I was nervous to start this. Wondering what would happen to Dex? Would Sloan and Dex’s relationship change? What happens if they can’t fix what happened? OMG….What if Dex never returned? I was already getting teary-eyed and getting heart palps wondering WHAT IF.
Talk about PACKING A PUNCH from the start. I will admit the beginning is not for the faint at heart! Cochet once again put some much emotion into every scene you can’t help but feel the agony and pain that Dex is going through.
Cochet delivers another no-holds-bar book with everything we expect to see……Action, Secrets (BIG SECRETS), Surprises at every turn and hot-off-the-chart scenes with our favorite couple.
If you’re already a THIRDS NERD than you already know what kind of rollercoaster ride you are in for. If you haven’t started the series…..YOU BETTER GET TO BUYING! You will need to start at book 1 but it is soooooo worth.
I will sit here patiently in the corner waiting for the next book! I will try not to ask WHEN… WHEN…WHEN because I know it will be worth the wait.
You are the SH@T Charlie……………………….5 BIG BRIGHT PIECES OF EYE CANDY

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meet the author

Charlie_Cochet_by_madison_parker150Charlie 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.

Website | THIRDS HQ | Facebook | Facebook Author Page | Twitter | Pinterest | Tumblr | Instagram | Newsletter | DSP |Amazon |Goodreads

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SERIES READING ORDER

Hell & High Water (THIRDS, Book 1)
Blood & Thunder (THIRDS Book 2)
Rack & Ruin (THIRDS, Book 3)
Rise & Fall (THIRDS, Book 4)
Against the Grain (THIRDS, Book 5)
Catch a Tiger by the Tail (THIRDS, Book 6)
Smoke & Mirrors (THIRDS, Book 7)

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Smoke & Mirrors by Charlie Cochet : EXCLUSIVE Cover Reveal, Excerpt and Giveaway

TCO: Thank you so much to Charlie for asking us to help with her Exclusive Cover Reveal!!! We love it and are sure you will too!!! So, check it out, drool a little, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway.

Hello all! Thank you so much for joining me here today. I’m so excited to be revealing the fabulous cover for Smoke & Mirrors (THIRDS, Book 7) by the amazing L.C. Chase. A huge thank you to Two Chicks Obsessed with Books and Eye Candy for hosting me.

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Genre: Paranormal Gay Romance
Series: THIRDS
Length: Novel
Published: July 8th, 2016
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: L.C. Chase

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Life for Dexter J. Daley has never been easy, but he’s always found a way to pick himself back up with a smile on his face. Taken from his home, and the arms of his boyfriend and THIRDS partner, Sloane Brodie, Dex finds himself in a situation as mysterious and lethal as the Therian interrogating him. Dex learns what he’s secretly believed all along: his parents’ death wasn’t an accident.

Discovering the whole truth about John and Gina Daley’s homicide sets off a series of events that will change Dex and Sloane’s lives forever. As buried secrets rise to the surface and new truths are revealed, Dex and Sloane’s love for each other is put to the test, with more than their relationship on the line. If traversing the waters of murder and secret government agencies wasn’t enough, something inexplicable has been happening to Dex—and nothing will ever be the same.

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Charlie_Cochet_by_madison_parker150Charlie 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.

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THIRDS Beyond the Books: Volume 1 by Charlie Cochet: Blog Tour, How to be Dexter J. Daley & Giveaway

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Hello all! Thank you so much for joining me here today for another stop on the THIRDS Beyond the Books: Volume 1 blog tour! A huge thank you to Two Chicks Obsessed with Books and Eye Candy for having me here today. We’ve talked a little about how THIRDS Beyond the Books came about, as well as Big Cat Rescue where the royalties of this book are being donated to. We have plenty of fun posts heading this way to celebrate the release of this book. So let’s talk a bit about Dex.

Let’s face it, without Dex there would be no THIRDS. He is the heart and soul of the series. I always have fun writing my characters, but I have to admit that I’ve never had as much fun with a character as I’ve had with Dex. It’s hard not to have fun with Dex. Even when he’s being angsty, angry, or dark, he’s still so much fun to write. But what does it take be Dex? Well, here’s a little graphic guide on how to be Dexter. J. Daley.

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Do you share any traits with Dex? It’s okay, you can tell us. We won’t judge. What do you love most about our gummy bear munching menace?

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Genre: Gay Paranormal Romance, Shifters
Length: Novella
Published: June 8th, 2016
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: L.C. Chase
Ebook ISBN-13: 9781634773072

Join us as we celebrate the THIRDS universe with this collection of flash fiction stories written to prompts submitted by fans. Sometimes we want to know more about our favorite characters. Where they came from, how they became who they are, their families, friendships, and past heartaches. These snippets of moments in time offer an inside look at the lives of our favorite THIRDS characters. Whether it’s first shifts, the forging of unbreakable bonds, or a night full of shenanigans, these stories are sure to enrich your THIRDS reading experience.

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This was the funniest thing I have read in a long time! Charlie came up with some great stories to go with her readers’ prompt. Each story was both entertaining and gives us more insight into each character. I liked that she gave us a glimpse at characters who don’t even have books yet. Each and every response to a prompt was entertaining and enlightening. We get to see more of all the characters and discover new things. I really enjoyed this and can’t wait to get more of this cast.

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meet the author

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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.

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June 1 – MM Good Book Reviews

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June 7 – Oh My Shelves
June 8 – The Novel Approach
June 8 – Dreamspinner Blog

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THIRDS Character Spotlight: Calvin and Hobbs, A TCO Exclusive

catch a tigerWe are so excited here at Two Chicks Obsessed! All week, in honor of Catch a Tiger by the Tail by Charlie Cochet, releasing Friday February 5th, we will have character spotlights for your. We have asked Dex and Sloane, Cael and Ash, Seb and Hudson, Letty and Rosa, and of course Calvin and Ethan Hobbs, five questions, and you are going to love their answers. So, sit back, grab a HUGE Therian sized steak, and enjoy today’s Q&A with Calvin and Hobbs. (Thanks to Calvin for assisting with the interview, since Hobbs’ selective mutism makes an interview a challenge.)

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TCO: What’s your guilty pleasure?

Calvin: I probably have a few, but my favorite has to be spending a day lazing about with Ethan. Sometimes we’ll go to a quiet, secluded place outdoors while he’s in his Therian form, and I’ll lie down with my head on him like a pillow, and we’ll just watch the clouds go by.

Ethan: [Smiles, and holds Calvin’s hand].

Calvin: For Ethan, it’s daytime drama.

Ethan: [Gasps. Point innocently at himself.]

Calvin: Please. No one’s buying it. If we’re home during the day and not doing anything in particular, he’ll watch a soap opera. I don’t know how he keeps up with them, but no matter how many episodes he’s missed of something, he’ll know whose dead ex-husband returned from the grave to reveal he had a secret baby with his ex-wife’s sister, who turns out to be long lost royalty from some country with an evil twin sister who supposedly killed him. I don’t know. It hurts my brain just thinking about it.

Ethan: [wriggles his eyebrows]

Calvin: You’re hopeless.

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TCO: Pick your poison (beverage of choice)

Calvin: I’m partial to rum. Not on its own though. I have a pretty high tolerance. It surprises some people considering I’m not all that big. Dex stole my drink once and ended up dancing on the table. Poor Sloane spent most of the night keeping him off furniture and from stripping. Dex is such a lightweight.

Ethan: [shakes his head in shame. Laughs, then whispers in Calvin’s ear]

Calvin: Oh, yeah. It’s hilarious. Like the time he had a couple of Bradley’s foggy specials and grabbed Ash’s ass at the bar thinking it was Sloane. The two of them were horrified. You should have seen their faces. Funniest shit I’ve ever seen.

Ethan: [Laughs and nods in agreement]

Calvin: As for Ethan, he doesn’t have a preference. He’s not particularly fond of bitter stuff, or alcopops. He’s more of a vodka and Sprite kind of guy.

 

TCO: Sinful snack

Calvin: Hm, I’m not much of a snacker, and not big on sweets. I do enjoy ice cream though. Ethan and I used to hang out in one of the nicer neighborhoods and wait for the ice cream truck. The guy never came to our neighborhood. Too dangerous. So we’d wait, after saving up our change, and we’d pig out on ice cream.

Ethan: [Eyes go wide and he licks his lips. He whispers at Calvin]Team Cash

Calvin: Definitely for Ethan, my mom’s pecan pie. He has to have one baked just for him. You do not want to get between him and my mom’s pie. Not unless you’re looking to lose a limb.

Ethan: [Narrows his eyes and nods]

 

TCO: Workout of choice

Ethan: [Cheeks go pink as he whispers in Calvin’s ear]

Calvin: [Face goes red] That’s not the kind of workout they meant.

Ethan: [Whispers in Calvin’s ear again]

Calvin: We’re not discussing that.

Ethan: [Smiles widely and puts his arms up, wriggling his hips.]Calvin Summers

Calvin: [Mortified. He covers his face with his hands] Oh God. What are you doing? Stop. Stop doing that.

Ethan: [Laughs]

Calvin: That. Whatever that is, is Ethan’s favorite. I don’t even…. Is this over yet?

 

TCO: Pick a weapon-only one

Calvin: My snipe rifle.

Ethan: [Makes an explosion motion with his hands]

Calvin; Obviously for Ethan, anything that goes “boom”.

 

As always, there is tons of extra goodies at ThirdsHQ. Don’t forget to preorder Catch a Tiger by the Tail, here. And if you haven’t read this fantastic series, please don’t hesitate, grab Hell & High Water, . I promise you won’t regret it!!!

Thank you so much to all the THIRDS characters for stopping by, and a special thank to the lovely Charlie Cochet for giving us an additional peek into their world. Congrats on Release Day Charlie!!!!

 

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THIRDS Character Spotlight: Letty and Rosa, A TCO Exclusive

catch a tigerWe are so excited here at Two Chicks Obsessed! All week, in honor of Catch a Tiger by the Tail by Charlie Cochet, releasing Friday February 5th, we will have character spotlights for your. We have asked Dex and Sloane, Cael and Ash, Seb and Hudson, Letty and Rosa, and of course Calvin and Ethan Hobbs, five questions, and you are going to love their answers. So, sit back, grab an empanada, and enjoy today’s Q&A with Letty and Rosa.

Letty & Rosa

TCO: What’s your guilty pleasure?

Letty: If this gets out, I will hurt someone. The spa. My mom buys me this spa package every year for my birthday. It’s kind of nice. I mean, I’m surrounded by big sweaty guys all day, out in the streets trudging through God knows what, dealing with bodily fluids, and blood. It’s nice to get away once in a while and just be pampered.

Rosa: Scented candles and a bubble bath. I love them. They’re just so relaxing. Believe me, after working a shift with Ash, I need something relaxing.

TCO: Pick your poison (beverage of choice)

Letty: Beer’s fine with me. The imported stuff is better. Occasionally on a girls’ night out I’ll do cocktails.

Rosa: I love cocktails. I’m fine with beer, but I love something fruity and tropical.

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Letty: My mom’s Cuban cooking. It’s most likely full of carbs and saturated fats but it tastes so good. My abuelita makes this amazing tres leches dessert. It has to be taken away from me or I’ll easily eat the whole thing myself.

Rosa: Yeah, usually when we eat our family’s cooking, it’s double the workout the next day, but so worth it. Mine’s chocolate. I love chocolate. Especially with nuts.

Letty: How ironic. I think it’s hilarious that you love nuts and Ash is allergic.

Rosa: You’re spending way too much time around Dex.

TCO: Workout of choice

Letty: Punching bag. Preferably a fellow agent whose ass I’d like to kick.Rosa Santiago

Rosa: Like Ash. Not that I get in the ring with Ash. That would not end well. My workout of choice is actually yoga. Again, it relaxes me. Good thing I’m Recon, because if I was Defense, I’d have shot the jerk a long time ago.

Letty: I think you secretly like him.

Rosa: I think you should not so secretly bite me.

TCO: Pick a weapon-only one

Rosa: That’s like asking Letty which one vital organ she’d like to keep.
Letty: Seriously? Why would anyone choose just one weapon? Fine. A tank. That’s a weapon.
Rosa: That’s a vehicle.
Letty: That’s also a weapon.
Rosa: You’re impossible. For me, a knife. I don’t often get to use mine, which I guess is a good thing, but I’ve honed my skills over the years. I find it more personal than a gun.
Letty: Whatever. Weirdo.

As always, there is tons of extra goodies at ThirdsHQ. Don’t forget to preorder Catch a Tiger by the Tail, here. And if you haven’t read this fantastic series, please don’t hesitate, grab Hell & High Water, . I promise you won’t regret it!!!

Check back every day this week, as we bring you more character spotlights!

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THIRDS Character Spotlight: Seb and Hudson, A TCO Exclusive

catch a tigerWe are so excited here at Two Chicks Obsessed! All week, in honor of Catch a Tiger by the Tail by Charlie Cochet, releasing Friday February 5th, we will have character spotlights for your. We have asked Dex and Sloane, Cael and Ash, Seb and Hudson, Letty and Rosa, and of course Calvin and Ethan Hobbs, five questions, and you are going to love their answers. So, sit back, grab a dainty mug of tea, and enjoy today’s Q&A with Seb and Hudson.

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TCO: What’s your guilty pleasure?

Seb: Photography. A lot of people are surprised by that. They think because I’m a tiger Therian, and a Defense agent that I don’t have an eye for that sort of thing, but I do. I love taking pictures of life’s moments. Of the beauty around us.

Hudson: He really is very talented. As for me…. You won’t discuss this with anyone, correct? It’s um, well, you see…

Seb: Celebrity gossip magazines.

Hudson: Thank you, Sebastian. I was getting to it.

Seb: You should have seen him and my mom when they got together. It was adorable. The way they’d huddle over a gossip magazine with cups of tea.

Hudson: Next question, please.

 

TCO: Pick your poison (beverage of choice)

Seb: I’m content with just beer. Nothing fancy.

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Hudson: I much prefer a nice cup of tea or coffee to alcohol, but on occasion I will indulge in a cocktail or two.

Seb: He’s as bad as Dex.

Hudson: What are you saying?

Seb: That you’re not very good at holding your liquor.

Hudson: Preposterous! I do perfectly all right, thank you very much.

Seb: You do, huh? Should we discuss the time you had a couple of shots of Goldschlager and I had to chase you through Times Square as you sang songs from Rocky Horror Picture Show because you wanted everyone to know what a wonderful and naughty musical it was.

Hudson: I recall no such evening.

Seb: How very convenient.

Hudson: Say “naughty” again.

Seb: Shut it, mister.

 

TCO: Workout of choice

Hudson: I don’t work out as much or as often as my teammates, but then the requirements for our positions are vastly different. I work out once a day in Sparta. When I need to blow off some steam, I do some boxing.

Seb: He’s got a mean right hook.Sebastian Hobbs

Hudson: Which you taught me.

Seb: I did. Don’t let that sweet, handsome face fool you. Underneath his calm, posh exterior lies the ferocity of a wildcat.

Hudson: Bollocks.

Seb: I love it when you get all flustered and curse.

Hudson: Next question if you don’t mind.

 

TCO: Pick a weapon-only one

Hudson: I detest weapons. My weapon is my intellect. I’m a doctor. Of course, those who end up on my table are beyond my help, but my skills come in helping them find justice. In helping those who cared about them find closure. When I can, I volunteer with the THIRDS outreach program which means lending a hand and providing care for those without the means to get it elsewhere.

Seb: He’s really something isn’t he?

Hudson: Yes, well, it’s your turn I believe.

Seb: Always so modest. For me, it’s whatever’s available. I don’t like to rely on solely one skill. That way there’s less of a chance for you to get caught off guard.

Team Cash

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THIRDS Character Spotlight: Cael and Ash, A TCO Exclusive

catch a tigerWe are so excited here at Two Chicks Obsessed! All week, in honor of Catch a Tiger by the Tail by Charlie Cochet, releasing Friday February 5th, we will have character spotlights for your. We have asked Dex and Sloane, Cael and Ash, Seb and Hudson, Letty and Rosa, and of course Calvin and Ethan Hobbs, five questions, and you are going to love their answers. So, sit back, grab a cup mug of hot cocoa, and enjoy today’s Q&A with Ash Keeler and Cael Maddock.

Cael & Ash

TCO: What’s your guilty pleasure?

Cael: Cooking shows. I get so sucked into them. I’ve always enjoyed cooking, but these shows are just so much fun. Sometimes it gets really intense. I’m not a big sports guy, but I imagine what I feel while watching some of these shows is what people like when watching a sports game. I have been known to yell at the screen.

Ash: I don’t feel guilty about anything. If I want to do it, I do.

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Cael: What about baking?

Ash: Thanks for outing me, sweetheart.

Cael: Um, I hate to break it to you, but everyone knows you bake.

Ash: When you say everyone….

Cael: I mean everyone. Even Jonah from accounting knows you bake.

Ash: How?!

Cael: Um, you baked pies for Thanksgiving remember? My brother was there, and we both know he’s the worst gossip ever. You outed yourself.

Ash: Seems to be a habit of mine as of late.

Cael: You’re so cute.

Ash: Thanks. Yeah, I bake. Happy now? Move onto the next damn question.

 

TCO: Pick your poison (beverage of choice)

Cael: I’m not really a big alcohol drinker, though I can hold my liquor way better than my brother. My drink of choice is probably hot chocolate. Sugary drinks aren’t too good for me either. Not just health-wise, but they make me kind of hyper.

Ash: kind of? Shall we discuss the Mochaccino incident?

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Cael: That wasn’t my fault. I thought it was my hot chocolate. I didn’t know it was Dex’s bucket of triple heart palpitation espresso. I could hear color!

Ash: My poison of choice is whatever I’m in the mood for at the time. Don’t care. Except Guinness. It’s like drinking tar. Oh, and fruity shit. Alcopops and that nonsense. Cocktails with pieces of fruit. If I want fruit, I’ll have a damn apple. Don’t stick that shit in my drink.

 

TCO: Sinful snack

Cael: Cookies! I love cookies. Doesn’t matter what kind. I love baking them, decorating them, and eating them. So good.

Ash: Sweet stuff. Pies, cake, that sort of thing. I don’t eat it all that often, but I enjoy it. Baking is therapeutic for me, so I tend to bake stuff, maybe keep one thing for myself, and give the rest to Cael. He usually gives it to his brother, or takes it into the office. If I ever need to get rid of anything I baked, it just needs to find a way into Dex’s hands. The guy’s like a human vacuum cleaner when it comes to food. Don’t know where the hell it all goes. Probably to his head.

 

TCO: Workout of choice

Cael: Running. I love running. I’ll do the treadmill, but I love running outdoors. The wind in my face, music in my ears, and nothing but me and the great outdoors. It’s so freeing.

Ash: Anything where I get to inflict pain on some jackass. There’s always some rookie agent at work who thinks he can take me down, or someone who wants to prove how hard they are. I toy with them a bit before showing them how stupid they were for getting into the ring with me. Close quarter combat is my preference.

 

TCO: Pick a weapon-only one

Cael: I don’t like weapons. At least not ones that shoot. I prefer using my skills as a recon agent. My expertise is technology, so that’s what I prefer to fight with. Sometimes the best solution is one that doesn’t involve a body count.

Ash: Where’s the fun in that?

Cael: Very funny.

Ash: You’re so cute when you pout like that. I’m kidding. You’re right.

Cael: Of course I’m right. I’m always right.

Ash: Well…. For the sake of not sleeping alone tonight, let’s go with yes. Yes, you’re always right, sweetheart.

Cael: Thank you. I love how we see eye to eye.AshKeeler300

Ash: More like eye to top of head, on account of you being so adorably small.

Cael: It’s like you want to sleep on your own tonight.

Ash: Sorry. Right. My weapon of choice is my body.

Cael: Ooh, that sounds naughty.

Ash: That’s not what I meant, but hold onto that thought for later. I meant weapons are unreliable. If you’ve honed your skills as a fighter, you can achieve great things. Taking down an opponent with my technique, is far more rewarding than just shooting at them. I like to think of myself as more of a warrior than anything else.

 

As always, there is tons of extra goodies at ThirdsHQ. Don’t forget to preorder Catch a Tiger by the Tail, here. And if you haven’t read this fantastic series, please don’t hesitate, grab Hell & High Water, . I promise you won’t regret it!!!

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THIRDS Character Spotlights: Dex and Sloane, A TCO Exclusive

catch a tigerWe are so excited here at Two Chicks Obsessed! All week, in honor of Catch a Tiger by the Tail by Charlie Cochet, releasing Friday February 5th, we will have character spotlights for your. We have asked Dex and Sloane, Cael and Ash, Seb and Hudson, Letty and Rosa, and of course Calvin and Ethan Hobbs, five questions, and you are going to love their answers. So, sit back, grab a HUGE mug of coffee, and enjoy today’s Q&A with Dex and Sloane.

 

Dex & Sloane

TCO: What’s your guilty pleasure?

Dex: I don’t really have any guilty pleasures because when I want something, I just have at it. I mean, really. Life’s too short.

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Sloane: Yeah, he has at it, and then I’m the bad guy for making him work it off.

Dex: But I love it when you make me sweat, babe.

Sloane: I don’t think this is that kind of interview.

Dex: Sloane’s guilty pleasure is empanadas. You should see him. It’s like catnip.

Sloane: That is true. They are so good.

Dex: You have a little, a bit of um, drool on the corner of your mouth.

Sloane: Shut up. I do not.

Dex: You’re right. My bad.

 

TCO: Pick your poison (beverage of choice)

Dex: Coffee. All. The. Coffee. If it’s alcohol, anything. Sadly, I’m not too big on the hard stuff.

Sloane: Which means pretty much all alcohol. He’s a lightweight.

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Dex: Babe, seriously. How can you do me like that? Speaking of do me—

Sloane: Stop. Just… behave yourself.

Dex: Ha! It’s like you don’t know me.

Sloane: I’m not really into anything fancy. I’m usually good with a beer.

 

TCO: Sinful snack

Dex: Anything with cheese. I love cheese. Oh, and gummy bears. But not with cheese. That’s just gross. Isn’t it? Hm, yeah, I think that would be gross. Unless it was a gummy bear made of cheese! Oh, but then it wouldn’t be called gummy would it?

Sloane: You had another triple shot of espresso in your coffee didn’t you? I’m pretty sure I said one shot.

Dex: One shot. Pardon me while I laugh haughtily. For those who couldn’t hear me, I just laughed haughtily.

Sloane: This is every day.

Dex: And you love it.

Sloane: I do.

 

TCO: Workout of choice

Dex: Sexy-times.

Sloane: That’s not what the question meant.

Dex: Well it should be. I mean what better work out is there? All your muscles get worked out, and—

Sloane: Okay, we should move onto the next question. Oh, and my answer is weights.

Dex: Like my weight. You’re very good at lifting my weight.

Sloane: I can’t take you anywhere.

 

TCO: Pick a weapon-only one

Dex: My charm. It’s… disarming. See what I did there, babe?sloane
Sloane: Unfortunately. For me, I’m going to say when I’m in my Therian form, my claws.

Dex: You’re wrong.
Sloane: Am I now?
Dex: Yep. Your weapon is your sexiness.
Sloane: Aw. You want something don’t you?
Dex: Can we stop by the bakery on the way home? They have new donuts.
Sloane: Why are you asking me? You know even if I say no, that you’ve had far too much sugar today, you’ll just make that face, and see! There it is. That face, and the lip thing. Fine. Let’s go get your donuts.
Dex: Woohoo!

As always, there is tons of extra goodies at ThirdsHQ. Don’t forget to preorder Catch a Tiger by the Tail, here. And if you haven’t read this fantastic series, please don’t hesitate, grab Hell & High Water, . I promise you won’t regret it!!!

Check back every day this week, as we bring you more character spotlights!

 

This post may contain affiliate links. Advanced Reader Copies are accepted by Two Chicks Obsessed in exchange for an honest review without additional compensation.