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Jul 03, 2015

Against the Grain; by Charlie Cochet—Cover Reveal and Giveaway

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Charlie Cochet reveals the beautiful cover art for the next book in her THIRDS series titled Against The Grain.

It releases on August 3, 2015, published by Dreamspinner Press.



As the fiercest Defense Agent at the THIRDS, Destructive Delta’s Ash Keeler is foul-mouthed and foul-tempered. But his hard-lined approach always yields results, evident by his recent infiltration of the Coalition. Thanks to Ash’s skills and the help of his team, they finally put an end to the murdering extremist group for good, though not before Ash takes a bullet to save teammate Cael Maddock. As a result, Ash’s secrets start to surface, and he can no longer ignore what’s in his heart.

Cael Maddock is no stranger to heartache. As a Recon Agent for Destructive Delta, he has successfully maneuvered through the urban jungle that is New York City, picking up his own scars along the way. Yet nothing he’s ever faced has been more of a challenge than the heart of Ash Keeler, his supposedly straight teammate. Being in love isn’t the only danger he and Ash face as wounds reopen and new secrets emerge, forcing them to question old loyalties.



Cover Art by L.C. Chase



“What’s wrong?” Cael asked, cupping Ash’s cheek. With a sigh, Ash leaned into the touch.

“Every New Year’s Day, I visit Arlo’s grave.”

Cael was quiet, pensive, before speaking up. “Can I come with you?”

Ash searched Cael’s eyes, finding nothing but love and warmth in them. “I won’t be very good company.” And he wasn’t exactly an enthralling entertainer the best of days.

“You’re always there for me. Let me be there for you.”

Ash swallowed hard. He’d never taken anyone to Arlo’s grave. Not even Sloane. It was a burden he’d always placed on his shoulders and his alone. Mostly, he never wanted anyone to see his heartache. “You really want to?”

Cael nodded, his sincerity unquestionable.

“Okay. I’d like that.”

An hour later, they were in Ash’s new truck heading for Brooklyn. It was the first time he’d taken the black truck out since driving it off the lot a couple of days after Christmas. Fucking taxicabs had been bleeding him dry, and since he was off the meds—on account of them being stolen—he went back to driving. Ash headed to the Holy Cross Cemetery in Brooklyn, passing through Park Slope on the way there like he always did. He stopped at a red light and said, “This is the neighborhood I grew up in.”

Cael looked out his window. “Do your parents still live here?”

“No. They moved away after Shultzon took custody of me. I don’t even know where they are now. I set up an alert on Themis to let me know if they pass away, but I don’t want to know where they are.” It would be too tempting for him to show up on their doorstep, and no one needed that kind of drama. He certainly didn’t. It’s not as though they would welcome him. If they’d wanted him in their lives, they would have called. He wasn’t exactly hard to track down considering he worked for the THIRDS. His parents probably didn’t even know if he was alive. His father certainly wouldn’t care.

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AuthorPicCharlie 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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  1. Judy Thomas says:

    I love the artwork on the cover!

  2. All the THIRDS books are great reads. I laugh, I cry, I laugh some more. Can’t wait for this one.

  3. Kim says:

    The cover is amazing can’t wait to read this next book

  4. Laurie P says:

    I can’t wait to read this! I’ve been waiting for Ash’s book.

  5. NameLisa S says:

    i’m obsessing already!

  6. Mary Preston says:

    It does invite exploration.

  7. H.B. says:

    The excerpts are making me so curious about what happened. I need the book asap =) Thank you for the excerpt and giveaway chance! I can’t wait for the release day.

  8. Thank you all so much for dropping by, and a big thank you to Andrew for hosting me! <3

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