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Sharon F!

Thanks for playing, Sharon, I hope you find some great books! And thanks to everyone who helped make the Spring Fling Blog Hop such a success, the organizers, my fellow bloggers, and all the hoppers!

male symbol in flamesThis weekend I’ll be attending the Dreamspinner Author Workshop, but the weekend after I have something special planned. The lovely and talented A.J.Corza created a logo and banners and all kinds of pretties for me a little while ago, and they’ve been burning a hole in my pocket ever since! Well…you know what I mean. I can’t wait for the big unveiling! And what’s an unveiling without a door prize or two?  Stay tuned for updates.

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Another kind of HEA?

CuriousSustenance_headerbannerI hope you’re all keeping warm and dry!

Today I’m visiting ARe Cafe with a giveaway and a short and sweet post about something very sweet! Hope to see you there!

http://www.arecafe.com/cafe-news/charley-descoteaux-hea-chocolate/

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Two giveaways!

ToyRun_FBThumbToday I’ve brought Ian and Ed to visit Brita Addams’ blog. I’m talking about long bike rides and how life and fiction differ on what that means. Stop by and tell me about the craziest thing you ever did just for fun, and maybe win a copy of “Toy Run.” You know what to do…http://britaaddams.wix.com/britaaddams#!charley-descoteaux/ci1r

IMG_7080[1]Tomorrow stop by Cup O Porn for my last pre-Christmas giveaway. Up for grabs are a copy of “Toy Run” and a cute motorcycle jacket key chain.  The zipper even works!

 

 

 

Happy Friday the 13th!

ToyRun_FBThumbToday I’m over at the ARe Cafe, talking about biker superstitions! I’ve been in & out of a few sub-groups notorious for being superstitious:  bikers, musicians, sports fans, French Canadians… 😉

It’s Friday the 13th, what’s your favorite superstition?

rainbow roseThere’s still one more day to enter the QTA Christmas Blog Hop and maybe grab one of their fabulous prizes (or one of mine!).  Check out my post here and then head over to QTA & enter the Rafflecopter.

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“A Little Side of Kink” Blog Tour!

Cover-CuriousSustenanceBy this time next week, Curious Sustenance will be released! I can hardly believe it’s already this close, but November 20th is just a week away. I planned ahead for this, though, and not only by stocking up on chocolate. I’ll be visiting some of the blogs I go to for the skinny on my favorite authors, and I’ve planned a few surprises along the promo trail. I hope to see you there!

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for Dianne Hartsock’s Kink Month post—it’s too gorgeous to miss!

Tour Stops:

November 15…………………………………………………… The Novel Approach

November 20…………………………………………….. Guys Like Romance Too!

November 21………………………………………………………………… Cup O Porn

November 21……………………. Release Party on the Dreamspinner Blog!

November 24………………………………………………… Goodreads Chat Event

November 26………………………………………………………………. Joyfully Jay

November 29……………………………………………………………………. Sid Love

November 30……………………………………………………….It’s Raining Men!

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Updates and more!

cropped-medium_42662832381.jpgIt’s August, which means i’m jonesin’ for a little rain! *lol* Yes, I’m one of those people–when it’s been sunny for too long i miss the rain. 🙂

August promises to be a busy month, I’ll be hosting Ciaran Dwynvil on the 8th, Renea Mason on the 12th, Tempeste O’Riley on the 21st, Rob Colton on the 26th, and Freddy MacKay on the 28th!

Also on the 8th I’m judging a flash fiction party on Siobhan Muir‘s blog! Drop by in the morning for the prompt if you’d like to play along!

Some awesome authors are hosting me this month: Renea Mason (12th), Brynn Stein (19th), Elin Gregory (21st), and Rob Colton (26th). I’ll do my best to be entertaining. 🙂

Now for the “more” part–books! Today’s selections for your reading pleasure have one thing in common–the authors are amazing and just plain cool. Below you’ll find a mix of genres and pairings, so go nuts!

Sign of SpringSign of Spring by Kate Lowell

We’ve all heard those stock phrases. “When one door closes, another opens.” “There’s always a silver lining.” “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.”

But, what if you’re the lemon?

After crashing and burning at his job in the Palliative Care Unit, a young nurse takes a cross-country road trip, hoping a break from his routine will be the transfusion he needs to heal his bruised heart. What he doesn’t expect is to fall head over heels in love with a chance met acquaintance, a man who lives in the moment, treating each day as an adventure.

An idyllic afternoon in a field of poppies leads to confessions by both men, but can their relationship survive the return to reality? Are the poppies a symbol of death, or a sign of rebirth?

This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group’s “Love Has No Boundaries” event. Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.

Symphony of Light and Winter (Symphony of Light #1)

Symphony of Light and Winter (Symphony of Light #1), by Renea Mason

One woman. Seven men. All bound by one man’s undying devotion.

Fundraiser Linden Hill has a knack for reading people. She always knows which conversations will put a prospect at ease, which drink will loosen a patron’s lips—or his wallet, and how cleavage will make a donor sweeten the deal. She’s even foreseen her dateless weekends four hundred and sixty-four times in a row.

But ten years after watching life drain from her former mentor’s and first love’s eyes, her skills for divining the predictable are lost. When Cyril returns, he’s still gorgeous, but this time he’s beyond human, far less dead, and pissed. His lack of memory drives him to desperate acts, and his turbulent re-acquaintance with Linden pulls her into his war with a creature hell-bent on his destruction. His group of six supernatural men share a tantalizing secret, but despite the hunger, it’s love that leads her to sacrifice everything to save him…

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Risking It by Posy Roberts

August Farrell doesn’t have a clue how to go about finding a boyfriend. He’s eighteen, a high school senior, has barely been kissed, and the thought of flirting with a boy terrifies him. What if he gets punched? Or worse? It would be easier if he at least knew the rules of the game. Then during the state basketball tournament, August meets Luca Knutson, who flirts with him shamelessly, but is this connection worth it? Will August play it safe by sitting on the sidelines or take a chance on Luca and the freedom to love he offers?

And last, but not least, Susan Arden’s leopards and a contest!

All it takes is one mistake to be marked. One bite, she crosses a line…into forever.

Diana Hambre’s body is blazing. For days, this leopardess shifter has spun through a body-searing heat cycle. Alone. Her senses reel when Shawn Barclay, her boss, walks into her reserved room at the Downtown Den, a stud club for shifters. He gives Diana a choice: spend the evening with him, give into his every desire, and she’ll find out what it means to quench her heat-crazed thirst—or try her luck with a stranger, one of the club bangers.
Shawn hates when his back is against the wall. One sip of Diana’s pheromone-laced scent is enough to force his alpha hand. The tables have turned and it’s Diana’s back he wants up against a wall or any other surface for that matter.
As the moon rises toward midnight, Shawn and Diana come to understand the difference between sex and bonding. For a night, neither resists their primal instincts, blindly giving into carnal desire. Her wild nature fights being subdued and she risks spontaneously shifting without warning.
Now, bearing Shawn’s bite marks, she can’t simply walk away from him; not when he has the means to teach her to harness her leopardess nature.

Shawn accepts the challenge of training Diana to control her untamed cravings. While employing every method available in and out of the bedroom, he discovers he’s the one on the verge being ensnared.

Warning: This book contains scorching, erotic scenes hot enough to peel paint!

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Calendar Update!

Nope, this doesn't count as a Christmas pic, I just wanted to see if you were paying attention. :)

This week has been so busy I forgot to let everyone know where to go to enter my Christmas in July contest the easy way!

Wednesday I took over the AQP Amber Heat/Amber Allure blog–read to the end to find out about the entry opp.

Friday, the lovely Tara Lain is hosting me and my jazz musicians! Don’t miss that one–it’s the easiest way yet to get a shot at the ebooks, swag and book money i’m giving away!

I’ll announce the winners this weekend! Good luck!

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P.S. For those of you entering the hard way, the pic at the top of this post doesn’t count as a Christmas pic. I wasn’t trying to misdirect anyone, honest! I only do that in fiction. 😉

For your reading pleasure . . .

Fellow Dreamspinner Press authors’ latest releases, just because you can never have too much Romance.

The Buy Out, by Bru Baker

All Parker Anderson has ever wanted is to take over as CEO of Anderson Industries when his father retires. But when his father is ready to leave the company, he doesn’t plan to pass the reins to Parker. Instead, he plans to sell the company, jeopardizing not only Parker’s job but hundreds of others.

Parker finds an unlikely ally in Mason Pike, the company’s resident IT guru. What starts as a flirtation takes them from coworkers to coconspirators in a plan to forcibly buy Anderson Industries out from under Parker’s father. While they focus on the buyout, their budding romance has to be put on hold, but that doesn’t stop them from flirting and teasing each other to distraction—and once their master plan comes to fruition, nothing and no one can keep them apart.

If you like the sound of this, check out Bru’s author page at Dreamspinner.

Purpose, by Andrew Q. Gordon

Forty years ago the Spirit of Vengeance—a Purpose—took William Morgan as its host, demanding he avenge the innocent by killing the guilty. Since then, Will has retreated behind Gar, a façade he uses to avoid dealing with what he’s become. Cold, impassive, and devoid of emotion, Gar goes about his life alone—until his tidy, orderly world is upended when he meets Ryan, a broken young man cast out by his family. Spurred to action for reasons he can’t understand, Gar saves Ryan from death and finds himself confronted by his humanity.

Spending time with Ryan helps Will claw out from under Gar’s shadow. He recognizes Ryan is the key to his reclaiming his humanity and facing his past. As Will struggles to control the Purpose, Ryan challenges him to rethink everything he knew about himself and the spirit that possesses him. In the process, he pushes Will to do something he hasn’t done in decades: care.

To buy Purpose, visit Andrew’s author page at Dreamspinner Press.

A Knight to Remember, by Anne Barwell

“The last of your line will be in the embrace of a dragon.”

Aric, Crown Prince of Astria, has been brought up to believe that all dragons are evil. But when he speaks with one, he finds himself questioning those beliefs. The dragon tells him to find a sword in Sherwin Forest to save not only his kingdom but also his sister, Georgia, who must otherwise wed the prince of a neighboring kingdom.

At the start of his quest, Aric dons a disguise and meets Denys, an archer and herbalist who lives alone at the edge of the forest. Denys agrees to guide Aric into the forest, but then Georgia appears, revealing Aric’s true identity.

However, Aric learns he is not the only one keeping secrets. Denys has a few of his own that could change both of their lives forever.

To get your copy of A Knight to Remember, visit Anne’s author page at Dreamspinner!

Christmas in July!

Now that both of my summer reads have been released I want to celebrate! No more biting my nails wondering if anything will go wrong, like the internet going dark at the last minute.

It could happen!

Now I’m free to obsessively check rankings and hold giveaways!

A while ago I threatened to make you do some work, and this is it.

Find the four Christmas pictures hidden on my blog & send me an e-mail telling me what the pictures are and which page you found them on (c.descoteauxwritesATgmail.com). The contest will stay open for the rest of July, and I’ll choose the winners via random number generator to be announced the first weekend in August—just in time for the first snippet sharing of the month!

Now for the good stuff—all correct answers are in the running for the following prizes:

  1. Ebook of my debut novella, Comfort and Joy
  2. Bundle of two ebooks: Comfort and Joy, and A Sunday Kind of Love
  3. Bundle of three ebooks: Comfort and Joy, A Sunday Kind of Love, and Directing Traffic
  4. One-of-a-kind A Sunday Kind of Love key chain (details to come!).
  5. One-of-a-kind Directing Traffic key chain (see parenthetical for #4 :)).
  6. Two $10 gift certificates to Amazon, All Romance eBooks, Dreamspinner Press, or Amber Quill Press! Winner’s choice!

I’ll post details about #4 & #5 as soon as all the supplies are available for pix—but I will say that just about anyone can enter for all prizes. I’ll ship them anywhere the US Postal Service offers International First Class letter delivery.

Okay, it’s on, you can start looking if you want to.

Nope, this doesn't count as a Christmas pic, I just wanted to see if you were paying attention. :)

Nope, this doesn’t count as a Christmas pic, I just wanted to see if you were paying attention. 🙂

A virgin no longer!

Today my first post on the Love Scenes & Wet Dreams group blog is up!  Come over and check it out.  While you’re there, take a moment and look around — the other gals have posted some sexy bits, and that’s not even counting their books.  I’m only giving away a little chocolate, no biggie.  😉

I’m also a guest on Susan Taylor’s Home Sweet Home for Fiction today.  She gives good interview — I had a great time!

So that’s my Tuesday.  Hope you have a great one!