Free Book Rec: LGBT First Chapter!

Hello and Happy Wednesday! My budget book rec today is another Prolific Works giveaway. I’m getting a lot of new words written for NaNo, but that’s leaving me less time for finding, reading, and recommending books!

First Chapter is an LGBT only giveaway, organized by the lovely Elouise East. Read the first chapters of one book or all 29, including Buchanan House, my USA Today Must-Read Romance! If you’ve been wondering about the book it’s a good time to give it a try (hint, hint–it is the time of year for sales!)!

Prolific Works is the only place you can get a copy of my novella Cascades~An MM Holiday Second-Chance Romance without subscribing to my newsletter, but only for a limited time. Sign up for my newsletter if you’d like so we can keep in touch, but it’s not mandatory.

Find the giveaway here.

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Free Book Rec: I Need Romance!

Hello and Happy Hump Day! My budget book rec today is another Prolific Works giveaway. I’m getting a lot of new words written for NaNo, but that’s leaving me less time for finding, reading, and recommending books!

I Need Romance! is an LGBT Romance only giveaway, organized by the lovely AJ Sherwood. Choose from 56 stories, or download them all & read for days on a budget! Look for my novella Directing Traffic among the other amazing reads.

 

Prolific Works is the only place you can get a copy of my novella Cascades~An MM Holiday Second-Chance Romance without subscribing to my newsletter. Sign up for my newsletter if you’d like so we can keep in touch, but it’s not mandatory.

Find the giveaway here.

If you’re a fan of free books but not a fan of Prolific Works, you can subscribe to my newsletter and get a free ebook! Click here to subscribe.

For more budget book recs, click here.

 

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Six Anniversary Sentences!

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To celebrate the one year anniversary of Rainbow Snippets I’m going to share from last year’s Christmas story, Cascades.

This snippet doesn’t really need an intro, and it really is only six sentences~no creative punctuation for a change. 🙂

 

Why is it that when we hear the words we hope for, we don’t believe them? I wanted to believe them, to believe him. I wanted to take him by the arm and march us upstairs and show him how much I wanted him. But I couldn’t. Couldn’t move, couldn’t speak. I just sat there and stared.

 

Thanks for reading!

To find links to more snippets, visit the Rainbow Snippets FB Group. It’s a public group and everyone is welcome to join. Have a lovely weekend!

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6 more from BC

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Welcome to my Rainbow Snippets post. In case you haven’t heard, RS is a group on Facebook where authors and bloggers get together on the weekends to share 6 sentences of fiction or a book recommendation. You’re officially invited to become a member of the group, to post or to read the weekly snippets. It’s a laid back group (it runs on West Coast US time, so it kind of has to be ;))–members leave links to their snippets when they can and everyone hops around reading when they’re able.

I’m sharing another bit from Cascades, my holiday novella from Dreamspinner Press. This snippet picks up where we left off last week, but from JB’s point of view.

When Doug said we were headed to Chinatown, I almost turned around and went back inside the hostel. I hadn’t come all the way to Canada to hunt snipes with a smartass. But he looked so happy about it I couldn’t say no, couldn’t walk away. I thought we’d take the SkyTrain, but he kept walking, even though it was misting and he didn’t have a decent coat.

A few minutes later, as soon as I saw the gate at the entrance, I knew it wasn’t a snipe hunt. Vancouver, Canada, did Chinatown up big, like San Francisco.

 

Thanks for reading!

To find links to more snippets, visit the Rainbow Snippets FB Group. It’s a public group and everyone is welcome to join. Have a lovely weekend!

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Hola Snippetteers!

Welcome back to another week of Rainbow Snippets, where writers and bloggers post 6 sentences of LGBTQ+ fiction from a WIP, new release, or a book rec.

My holiday story Cascades released on Wednesday, so i’m going to share a snippet from it today. The guys are in Vancouver, BC, spending the day taking in the sights. The “I” is Doug.

I took JB to Chinatown, and he was like a little kid. Granted, all he knew of Chinatowns was the one in Portland. Two statues of temple dogs supporting an arch over one street corner, and a single garden made up Portland’s Chinatown, so I ignored his skepticism. When we got in sight of the entrance gate, his mumbled “Fuckin’ A” said it all.

We walked slowly, looking in windows and gawking at passersby like the shameless tourists we were. It was glorious.

 

Thanks for reading!

Don’t forget to visit the other snippets. Click all the links at the Rainbow Snippets FB Group, and don’t forget to come back next week!

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Holiday Blog Series

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The holidays mean decorating and entertaining, enjoying traditions. One tradition i’ve always enjoyed is the Advent Calendar. Some years when i was a kid we had one with chocolate kisses behind the doors, but mostly we used a construction paper chain to count the days until Christmas.

Erin McRae and Racheline Maltese have a different kind of advent event–theirs is populated with unlikable fictional characters. Anyone who knows me won’t be surprised to hear that i hadn’t even finished reading the announcement before i started an email to say i wanted to be a part of that! They were kind enough to sign me up, and today is my turn to show off my unlikable characters from my holiday novella, Cascades. If you’re curious about what makes them unlikable (and would like to read an exclusive excerpt), here’s the link to my post: http://avian30.com/2015/12/10/unlikable-advent-day-6-charley-descoteaux/

I hope you’ll visit, and return to enjoy a whole month of unlikable heroes!

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Cascades Release Day!

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Cascades is out today! Not only that, it’s 25% off at the Dreamspinner store!

I’m over at the Dreamspinner Blog, giving away a backlist book and talking about unpopular tropes. Hope to see you there!

Before you leave, see if you can find the photo hidden somewhere on my blog for the 25 Days of Christmas Scavenger Hunt from A Writer’s Odyssey. You could win a prize, and your TBR list will probably get a little bigger too. 🙂

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Justice “JB” Bishop tells himself he’s satisfied with life in the small town of Upright, Oregon. He was born and raised there, and has settled into a comfortable, if lonely, routine working at his uncle’s bar. JB doesn’t expect anything to change after he turns fifty, until an old friend drops in. She suggests he get out of town for the holidays, and soon JB finds himself on an Amtrak to Canada. JB expected to feel different in Canada, to see things he couldn’t see at home. He never expected to find the one who got away.

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Two guest spots and a sale!

Cascades_headerbannerYesterday was Thanksgiving so i wasn’t around much. I watched the MST3K Turkey Day Marathon with the kiddo and ate too much turkey. Hope you had a great holiday if you celebrate, or just a fabulous Thursday!

Brynn Stein was kind enough to interview me for her blog and she posted it yesterday while i was busy gorging on whipped potatoes and gravy. If you’re interested in learning a little about my upcoming release Cascades, the interview is here: https://brynnstein2.wordpress.com/2015/11/26/monday-meets-charley-descoteaux-3/

Today i’m in the spotlight over at Nautical Star Books, talking a little about my writing process and (one of) my guilty food pleasures. You can find the interview here: http://nauticalstarbooks.com/cascades-by-charley-descoteaux/

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Dreamspinner is having a sale–35% off the whole store through Nov. 30! This includes pre-orders, so if you’d like to you can grab a copy of Cascades on the cheap here!

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I’m the guest!

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Today i’m visiting the lovelies at Cup O’ Porn, talking about my upcoming holiday release, Cascades, and giving away an Amazon gift card: http://cupoporn.blogspot.ca/2015/11/thursday-thoughts-with-charley.html

Drop in and join the conversation about older heroes!

 

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Cover Reveal: Cascades by Charley Descoteaux!

Hi all! I have a shiny new cover to reveal. Cascades has just hit the Coming Soon page at Dreamspinner so now I can show off the amazing cover Bree Archer designed for me. But first a little something about the story.

This year my holiday story is a standalone—not part of the Advent Calendar (and not a 2nd edition). Not sure what that means for this strange little story. It’s great because Cascades has its own cover and it’s a little longer than it would’ve been had it been included in the anthology, but I’m a little worried about it. The Advent Calendar is cool, which is why readers love it. Hopefully Cascades won’t get lost between the Advent stories and the standalones by everyone’s favorite authors (I know who they are, because many of them are my favorites too :)).

Good, bad, or ugly Cascades will be my last angsty story for Dreamspinner. The Buchanan House series is angst-lite and I’m happy to play in that sandbox for a while. In fact, I’ve started Book 3 for NaNo. For fans of the angst, Torque, will be released by Samhain on Feb. 23rd. More on that later because now it’s all about JB and Doug and Cascades!

Okay, I know you’ve probably peeked already, but here’s the cover. It was so hard to choose a cover for this story—everything Bree created was gorgeous and I wanted to use them all! What do you think?!

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Justice “JB” Bishop tells himself he’s satisfied with life in the small town of Upright, Oregon. He was born and raised there, and has settled into a comfortable, if lonely, routine working at his uncle’s bar. JB doesn’t expect anything to change after he turns fifty, until an old friend drops in. She suggests he get out of town for the holidays, and soon JB finds himself on an Amtrak to Canada. JB expected to feel different in Canada, to see things he couldn’t see at home. He never expected to find the one who got away.

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