Happy Release Day to me!

BuchananHouse_headerbannerIt’s release day!

Thanks to everyone who’s bought their copy and for all the well-wishes, reviews, visits, and shares! You all rock. *hugs*

What’s happening today, Aug. 19: Dreamspinner Blog (in which i give away a copy of my entire backlist), Pride Promotions Book Blast (in which i will give away a $20 gift card~follow the link to a list of participating blogs), Renae Kaye’s blog (in which she gives the most fabulous interview evah!)

August 20: Joyfully Jay

August 21: The Novel Approach

August 25: Love Bytes

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Buchanan House by Charley Descoteaux

Eric Allen, thirty-three-year-old line cook, moved in with his grandmother, Jewell, after a disastrous coming-out when he was in middle school. She raised him, and he cared for her when she fell ill. When Jewell died she left everything to Eric—angering his parents and older brother. The inheritance isn’t much, but Eric and his bestie Nathan pool their money and buy an abandoned hotel on an isolated stretch of the Central Oregon Coast. The hotel isn’t far from Lincoln City—a town with its own Pride Festival and named for a president—so they christen it Buchanan House after James Buchanan, the “confirmed bachelor” president with the close male friend.

Eric and Nathan need a handyman to help them turn Buchanan House into the gay resort of their dreams. Eric finds Tim Tate in the local listings and over the months leading to opening weekend Tim reveals himself as a skilled carpenter with many hidden talents. Eric falls hard for Tim, but before he can see a future with the gorgeous handyman he has to get over twenty years of being bullied and shamed by his birth family. It would be much easier if Eric’s brother Zach weren’t trying to grab part of the inheritance or ruin opening weekend.

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Release Date: August 19, 2015

46,658 words

Cover Artist: L.C. Chase

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Buchanan House Blog Tour!

BuchananHouse_headerbannerNext Wednesday, August 19, is release day for my Romance set on the Central Oregon Coast, Buchanan House! I have a few giveaways planned and will be sharing exclusive excerpts at a few lovely blogs. It all starts today at Cup O’ Porn–go for the pretty, stay for the books (or vice versa). 🙂

August 13: Cup O’ Porn

August 19: Dreamspinner Blog, Pride Promotions Book Blast (in which i will give away a $20 gift card), Renae Kaye’s blog

August 20: Joyfully Jay

August 21: The Novel Approach

August 25: Love Bytes

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Buchanan House by Charley Descoteaux

Eric Allen, thirty-three-year-old line cook, moved in with his grandmother, Jewell, after a disastrous coming-out when he was in middle school. She raised him, and he cared for her when she fell ill. When Jewell died she left everything to Eric—angering his parents and older brother. The inheritance isn’t much, but Eric and his bestie Nathan pool their money and buy an abandoned hotel on an isolated stretch of the Central Oregon Coast. The hotel isn’t far from Lincoln City—a town with its own Pride Festival and named for a president—so they christen it Buchanan House after James Buchanan, the “confirmed bachelor” president with the close male friend.

Eric and Nathan need a handyman to help them turn Buchanan House into the gay resort of their dreams. Eric finds Tim Tate in the local listings and over the months leading to opening weekend Tim reveals himself as a skilled carpenter with many hidden talents. Eric falls hard for Tim, but before he can see a future with the gorgeous handyman he has to get over twenty years of being bullied and shamed by his birth family. It would be much easier if Eric’s brother Zach weren’t trying to grab part of the inheritance or ruin opening weekend.

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Release Date: August 19, 2015

46,658 words

Cover Artist: L.C. Chase

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Excerpt Tour: The Pinch of the Game, The End of the Line

PinchOfTheGame[The]FSToday is the last day of my excerpt tour. You can find the last two exclusive excerpts at 3 Chicks After Dark and The Blogger Girls.

I’d like to thank everyone who read the excerpts, my lovely hosts, and Pride Promotions for making the tour go so smoothly.

If you’d like more info about The Pinch of the Game, click the book cover to visit the Dreamspinner Press store.

Have a Happy Tuesday!

24-Jun Divine Magazine
24-Jun Rainbow Gold Reviews
25-Jun Bayou Book Junkie
26-Jun Sinfully Addicted to All Male Romance
29-Jun Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words
30-Jun Molly Lolly
1-Jul Love Bytes
2-Jul Inked Rainbow Reads
3-Jul Multitasking Mommas
6-Jul Havan Fellows
7-Jul 3 Chicks After Dark
7-Jul The Blogger Girls

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Excerpt Tour: The Pinch of the Game, The Road So Far

PinchOfTheGame[The]FSThree more exclusive excerpts posted this week, thanks to my lovely hosts at Love Bytes, Inked Rainbow Reads, and Multitasking Momma!

This week the excerpts are all from Michael’s POV. Since he’s the muscle, they’re a little more serious than Jeffrey’s. If you’d like to read any of them, I’ve updated the links in the schedule below to lead directly to the posts.

Dreamspinner is having another sale–this time on Paranormals, so Pinch is 35% off through July 6th!

24-Jun Divine Magazine
24-Jun Rainbow Gold Reviews
25-Jun Bayou Book Junkie
26-Jun Sinfully Addicted to All Male Romance
29-Jun Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words
30-Jun Molly Lolly
1-Jul Love Bytes
2-Jul Inked Rainbow Reads
3-Jul Multitasking Mommas
6-Jul Havan Fellows
7-Jul 3 Chicks After Dark
7-Jul The Blogger Girls

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Excerpt Tour Stop: The Pinch of the Game at Molly Lolly’s!

PinchOfTheGame[The]FSCheck out today’s excerpt at Molly Lolly’s place!

This week i’m featuring excerpts from Michael’s POV.

The post is here:

https://mollylollyauthor.wordpress.com/2015/06/30/review-exclusive-excerpt-and-giveaway-the-pinch-of-the-game-by-charley-descoteaux/

24-Jun Divine Magazine
24-Jun Rainbow Gold Reviews
25-Jun Bayou Book Junkie
26-Jun Sinfully Addicted to All Male Romance
29-Jun Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words
30-Jun Molly Lolly
1-Jul Love Bytes
2-Jul Inked Rainbow Reads
3-Jul Multitasking Mommas
6-Jul Havan Fellows
7-Jul 3 Chicks After Dark
7-Jul The Blogger Girls

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Guest Author: Drama Queen by Joe Cosentino

Today i’m happy to host Joe Cosentino. He’s brought an excerpt from his new release, Drama Queen!
Thanks for visiting, Joe!

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DRAMA QUEEN (a Nicky and Noah mystery)

a comedy/mystery/romance novel by JOE COSENTINO

from Lethe Press paperback and ebook available now in all formats

audiobook coming soon

Blurb:

It could be curtains for college theatre professor Nicky Abbondanza. With dead bodies popping up all over campus, Nicky must use his drama skills to figure out who is playing the role of murderer before it is lights out for Nicky and his colleagues. Complicating matters is Nicky’s huge crush on Noah Oliver, a gorgeous assistant professor in his department, who may or may not be involved with a cocky graduate assistant…and is also the top suspect for the murders! You will be applauding and shouting Bravo for Joe Cosentino’s fast-paced, side-splittingly funny, edge-of-your-seat, delightfully entertaining novel. Curtain up!

Excerpt:

With the student actors and technicians sitting in the front of the theatre (obliviously texting on their phones), my student stage manager, SuCho, screamed for everyone’s attention, and for me to come to the front of the theatre house to give them my notes. This thankfully sent David off to his office in a huff.

After I had given my first few notes, I noticed Noah Oliver standing in the back of the theatre. Noah is tall and lean with curly blond hair, blue eyes, and the sweetest smile I have ever wanted to kiss in an Assistant Professor. While I teach Theatre History and Play Directing, Noah is our department’s specialist in Acting, and for good reason. Noah is a terrific actor, a creative and passionate teacher, and a wonderful colleague. More importantly, I have had a crush on him since the moment he made his entrance into our humble campus three years ago. Noah is single, gay, and seems to really like me. Why don’t I ask him out? Noah is twenty-eight years young. As a junior professor in my department in need of my vote for tenure this year, if I make a pass at him it could be considered attempted coercion on my part.

It was difficult for me to concentrate on giving my notes to the students since Scotty Bruno, my graduate assistant and Assistant Director of the play, was talking, laughing, and obviously flirting with Noah in the rear of the theatre. I had reason to be concerned. Scotty has bleached blond hair, contact lens turquoise eyes, ultra-white bonded teeth, and muscles as if sculpted by Michelangelo, housed in multi-colored, stuffed shorts and tank top (in winter) that were not unnoticed by Noah. Unless I was becoming nearsighted, I could have sworn that Scotty whispered something into Noah’s ear then handed Noah a box. What the heck is in it? Love letters? Condoms? My heart on a silver platter?

“Any notes for me, professor?” Paul Amour, my leading man, sat front row center and winked at me. Identifying as bisexual, Paul uses his charms with men and women alike to get their attention. Tall with shiny, wavy black hair climbing down his neck, chiseled features, and a body like a Greek god, getting attention wasn’t too difficult for Paul.

“You were like terrific tonight, Paul. I really believed you were like the murderer!” Ricky Gonzalez, Paul’s co-star and last onstage murder victim, sat next to Paul like an art dealer admiring the Mona Lisa. Ricky is shorter and darker than Paul with a smaller but equally cut physique. After he graduates from college and gets over his crush on Paul, Ricky will no doubt make some guy a wonderful husband.

“Thanks, Ricky.” Paul squeezed one of Ricky’s abdominal muscles.

Ricky beamed like a floodlight.

Kayla Calloway and Jan Annondale, who play murder victims one and two in the play, sat on the other side of Paul to reward their peripheral visions. Zaftig, giggly, and insecure, they hung on Paul’s every word, wishing they could hang on Paul.

“Your fight scenes were totally awesome tonight, Paul,” said Kayla.

Jan added, “And you really like aced your cool monologue at the end of the play.”

Before Paul could sign autographs, I said, “I have five more pages of notes tonight, people. Can I have everyone’s attention?”

As the cast members groaned I noticed that Noah and Scotty had left the theatre (to have a quickie in the lobby?). The students listened while I gave notes for improvement on their diction, movements, timing, reacting on stage (or lack thereof), character development, and emotional levels. After my last note, the students presented me with a blueberry cheesecake (thanks to the organic dairy farm bordering the college), singing “Happy Birthday” in four-part harmony (the lesbians at the lower notes and the gay men hitting the high notes). I was filled with gratitude until I noticed the thirty-five candles on top of the cake (obviously leaked to my students by Eve Harrington, my graduate assistant Scotty Bruno).

 

Purchase the paperback from Lethe Press at: http://www.lethepressbooks.com/store/p303/Drama_Queen%3A_A_Nicky_and_Noah_Mystery.html

Purchase the paperback from Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/Drama-Queen-Nicky-Noah-Mystery/dp/1590214676/

Purchase the ebook from Smashwords at: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/546002

Purchase the Kindle from Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/Drama-Queen-Nicky-Noah-Mystery-ebook/dp/B00YCJSEJO/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1432850588&sr=1-1

About the Author: Joe Cosentino is the author of Drama Queen the first Nicky and Noah mystery (Lethe Press), An Infatuation (Dreamspinner Press), Paper Doll the first Jana Lane mystery (Whiskey Creek Press), and The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (Eldridge Plays and Musicals). He has appeared in principal acting roles in film, television, and theatre, opposite stars such as Bruce Willis, Rosie O’Donnell, Nathan Lane, Holland Taylor, and Jason Robards. His one-act plays, Infatuation and Neighbor, were performed in New York City. He wrote The Perils of Pauline educational film (Prentice Hall Publishers). Joe is currently Head of the Department/Professor at a college in upstate New York, and is happily married. His upcoming novels are Drama Muscle the second Nicky and Noah mystery (Lethe Press), A Shooting Star (Dreamspinner Press novella), A Home for the Holidays (Dreamspinner Press holiday novella), and Porcelain Doll the second Jana Lane mystery.

Web site: http://www.JoeCosentino.weebly.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JoeCosentinoauthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeCosen

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4071647.Joe_Cosentino

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00KRPXJP6

 

Paperback: 194 pages

Publisher: Lethe Press (June 6, 2015)

Language: English

Cover Design: Ben Baldwin

ISBN-10: 1590214676

ISBN-13: 978-1590214671

Release date: June 6, 2015

Excerpt Tour Stop: The Pinch of the Game at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words!

PinchOfTheGame[The]FSCheck out today’s excerpt on Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words!

This week i’m featuring excerpts from Michael’s POV.

The post is here:  http://scatteredthoughtsandroguewords.com/2015/06/29/can-love-spell-disaster-or-hea-check-out-the-pinch-of-the-game-by-charley-descoteaux-for-the-answer-exclusive-excerpt-and-giveaway/

24-Jun Divine Magazine
24-Jun Rainbow Gold Reviews
25-Jun Bayou Book Junkie
26-Jun Sinfully Addicted to All Male Romance
29-Jun Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words
30-Jun Molly Lolly
1-Jul Love Bytes
2-Jul Inked Rainbow Reads
3-Jul Multitasking Mommas
6-Jul Havan Fellows
7-Jul 3 Chicks After Dark
7-Jul The Blogger Girls

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Excerpt Tour Stop: The Pinch of the Game at Sinfully Addicted!

PinchOfTheGame[The]FSCheck out today’s excerpt on the Sinfully Addicted to All Male Romance blog!

The post is here:  http://www.sinfullysexybooks.blogspot.com/2015/06/blog-tour-pinch-of-game-by-charley.html

Both the store-wide sale at DsP and my extra backlist discount are still ongoing, to celebrate my 2 years as a Dreamspinner author. Get my backlist for 30% off through June 28th!

24-Jun Divine Magazine
24-Jun Rainbow Gold Reviews
25-Jun Bayou Book Junkie
26-Jun Sinfully Addicted to All Male Romance
29-Jun Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words
30-Jun Molly Lolly
1-Jul Love Bytes
2-Jul Inked Rainbow Reads
3-Jul Multitasking Mommas
6-Jul Havan Fellows
7-Jul 3 Chicks After Dark
7-Jul The Blogger Girls

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Excerpt Tour Stop: The Pinch of the Game

PinchOfTheGame[The]FSToday’s stop on the Excerpt Tour is at Bayou Book Junkie!

You can find the post here: http://bayoubookjunkie.blogspot.com/2015/06/book-blog-tour-mm-pinch-of-game-by.html

The store-wide sale is still going on at Dreamspinner, but my backlist is discounted a little bit more, to celebrate my 2 years as a Dreamspinner author. Get any of my stories for 30% off!

24-Jun Divine Magazine
24-Jun Rainbow Gold Reviews
25-Jun Bayou Book Junkie
26-Jun Sinfully Addicted to All Male Romance
29-Jun Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words
30-Jun Molly Lolly
1-Jul Love Bytes
2-Jul Inked Rainbow Reads
3-Jul Multitasking Mommas
6-Jul Havan Fellows
7-Jul 3 Chicks After Dark
7-Jul The Blogger Girls

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Release Day: The Pinch of the Game, by Yours Truly!

PinchOfTheGame[The]FSIt’s finally here–my first release day since August! I’m so excited about this one. Not only is it my first release in a long time, it’s also my first Paranormal Romance! Click the book cover for more info. The whole Dreamspinner Store is on sale today… just sayin’.

The Excerpt Tour arranged by Pride Promotions is kicking-off today as well, with my very kind hosts Divine Magazine and Rainbow Gold Reviews!

Check out the tour for more excerpts and of course there will be a giveaway!

24-Jun Divine Magazine
24-Jun Rainbow Gold Reviews
25-Jun Bayou Book Junkie
26-Jun Sinfully Addicted to All Male Romance
29-Jun Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words
30-Jun Molly Lolly
1-Jul Love Bytes
2-Jul Inked Rainbow Reads
3-Jul Multitasking Mommas
6-Jul Havan Fellows
7-Jul 3 Chicks After Dark
7-Jul The Blogger Girls

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