And last but not certainly not least, I'd like to introduce the fabulous Charlie Cochet...

Hello, all! Thank you so much for joining me here today, and a big thank you to RJ for having me! This year Dreamspinner Press will be releasing the fifth book in my North Pole City Tales series, Disarming Donner. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with the series, it centers around the Rein Dear, Mayor Kringle’s handsome and dashing Christmas elves who fly around the world on Christmas Eve in their biplanes delivering Christmas joy.

Throughout the series, we follow several of the Rein Dear as they fall in love, from the Captain of the Rein Dear Squadron, Rudy Rein Dear, and the imposing Jack Frost, to the sassy Vixen and his timid Toy Soldier Army Lieutenant, Vale Frost. This year we have Donner, a posh, sensible Rein Dear who catches the eye of Calder, a Dockalfar. Calder is nothing what Donner expects from a dark elf, and soon his life is turned upside down, and he is not happy about it.

Writing this world has been so much fun, from coming up with elf curses like “plum pudding!” to each of the Rein Dear with their distinct looks and personalities. I get to immerse myself in the scents and sounds of the holidays every time I step back to North Pole City with its twinkling fairy lights and jingling bells. What’s your favorite part of the holiday season?

Leave your comment below for a chance to win a Rein Dear goody bag! Open internationally.

Love,

Charlie

Disarming Donner Blurb

As a beloved Rein Dear and Christmas elf for Mayor Kringle, Donner prides himself on his flawless reputation, good sense, and wise decisions. Donner never does anything until he’s thought it through properly. He’s certainly not one to get flustered, infuriated, or fall prey to romantic nonsense. At least not until the most unlikely of elves begins chipping away at Donner’s defenses.

Calder is a Dockalfar—a dark elf. He’s wicked, untrustworthy, and armed with lethal magic. At least that’s what everyone thinks. It’s easy for them to believe the worst and mistrust him before they’ve even spoken to him, but Calder is out to prove that he’s more than his Dockalfar blood, especially to a certain Rein Dear who has caught his eye. But it will take more than sweet words for Donner to admit what’s in his heart.

Out December 21 2016

Pre-order:  Dreamspinner

Author Bio:

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.

If you’d like to connect with Charlie, just drop her an email at charlie(at)charliecochet(dot)com, or find her on: Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram, and Google Plus.

Check out Charlie’s website at: www.charliecochet.com


42 comments:

  1. Although I'm not religious, I love Christmas music, especially O Holy Night and Angels We Have Heard On High. I just wish I had the voice to do them justice!

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  2. AHPG:
    Merry Christmas.
    My favorite part of the Christmas season is spending time with family and all the beautiful decorated Christmas trees, houses, stores etc.
    ahpg(at)ziggo(dot)nl

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  3. I think the best thing that I enjoy every holiday season is that we get to spend time with our relatives that we hardly see the past year. It feels like coming home every Christmas. Everyone's happy and I get to watch a lot of heartwarming Christmas-themed movies like Love Actually, Home Alone, etc. <3

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  4. I love the decorations, it lifts the spirits :D

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  5. My favorite part of the holiday season is baking cookies with my mom and decorating the tree with my kids.

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  6. I adore this series so much!

    My favorite thing about the Christmas holiday is the feast for the senses - the sights, smells, and sounds of the holiday are like none ofher!

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  7. Reading about the Rein Dears has become part of my Christmas tradition. The books help with those warm feelings.

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  8. My favorite part of the holiday season. Is decorating and baking. I love doing both. Ok I guess listening to Christmas music and wrapping gifts.

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  9. My favorite part of Christmas is getting together with family and friends 🌲

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  10. I just love being reunited with my loved ones and the Christmas lights. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  11. I love the music, it helps to get further into the holiday spirit.

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  12. Plum pudding sounds adorable! :>

    I love seeing all the decorations and the lights at night. Super pretty!

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  13. My favorite part of Christmas is spending time with family. Lots of good food etc.

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  14. I love seeing the faces of the people I love opening the presents I have selected for them, I love the Christmas meal, the shutting out of the cold on the evening, and then beating the family at all the board games! Thanks for the chance to enter, Charlie, fingers crossed.

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  15. My favorite part of the Christmas season is spending time with family and friends. To make them happy with little gifts. I also love to spend my time in the kitchen and bake a lot off Cookies.
    (Sabrina_rosenke@yahoo.de)

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  16. I love Chritmas decorations, people seem happier and it's vacations here. All those are reasons o love this season. :D
    I haven't read this series but I have it in my Christmas-list.

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  17. Food! We just made our pastelles on Saturday and they're so yum! Also have our usually holiday drinks such as sorrel and ponche de creme to look forward to. Trini/Caribbean Christmas is alll about the food. i also look forward to visiting family on the days after christmas where we eat more food lol

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  18. My favourite part of the season is the giving of gifts - I love trying to find the perfect one for each person and then hearing (or seeing) what they thought of my choice.
    I haven't read this series yet but as I've run out of THIRDS rereads I guess I'll start on these now. :D

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  19. I love giving presents and spending time with family. I love dancing to Christmas songs with my mom and making cookies all day long

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  20. I love having all of my family that's been scattered all over the world coming together every Christmas eve, regardless of circumstances, to be a family and to be together. On this night our Christmas tradition is to have the youngest members of our family read the Christmas story, this has forever been my favorite part of the holiday season.

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  21. A crinkly woolly sock on Christmas morning! There is NOTHING better!

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  22. For reals, i think i read this series in this manic one night run a year ago THEN started the THIRDS series and i love Dex more than my next breath but i msg'd Charlie on FB and was like BUT I NEED THE NEXT REINDEER BOOK

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  23. I love getting to visit with family that I don't get to see the rest of the year. :)

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  24. I do not understand why I did not know about this series. I love Charlie's books, but I did not know about these... Thank you for bringing them to my attention!

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  25. I love Christmas music, Christmas themed books, cheesy Christmas films. But most of all getting my family together. I'm looking forward to reading the next in the North Pole series.

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  26. I love the North Pole City Tales series!

    It's hard to pick a favorite part of Christmas - I love so many aspects. But a couple are decorating and wrapping gifts.

    Thanks for the post!

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  27. My favourite part of the holiday season is after Christmas dinner when you are all full and then putting on the TV to watch and listen to the Queens speech which is always followed by a movie.

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  28. I love the St. Nicholas holiday tradition. It's a great way to enjoy the spirit of giving with the family without the stress and commercialism of Christmas. And bonus for wooden shoes!

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  29. Is it bad if I say food? I love how everyone gets together for potlucks or shared meals. A lot of times when working you don't get a chance to just sit down and talk to co-workers. I just started reading this series and I'm getting caught up. :)

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  30. I just love everything about Christmas

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  31. My favorite thing, hands down, is the music. I can't get enough, but making Christmas candy is a close second. :-)

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  32. I love the family gathering and the laughter. I have not read this series and would love to

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  33. I've taken me niece with me to choose a name off of our local Angel Tree every year since she was 5 years old. We have so much fun picking out just the right gifts for that child and knowing how happy they will be on Christmas morning. It's become our special tradition and we both look forward to it every year!

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  34. The decorations. Makes me remember when I lived abroad and how much I enjoyed looking at the Kriskindl market and shopping. Still do my yearly drive around town to see how people decorate their yards.

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  35. Food. I love the food that only seems to be available at Christmas.

    I can't wait for this book to be out, I love this series.

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  36. I love the decorations, baking, and gathering with friends and family.

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  37. My favorite part is the lights. I'd have lights up all year if I could.

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  38. my favourite part of Christmas is getting to spend time with my parents and 3 brothers, sitting around drinking, eating and telling funny stories and memories. i also love snow, if we get snow that makes it a perfect Christmas

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  39. It's nice to catch up with old friends this time of year!

    vitajex(At)aol(dot)com

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  40. Charlie, Hope you and yours have a Happy Holiday!

    Debbie

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  41. New book sounds fun and amazing as always Charlie!

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  42. My favourite part of Christmas is spending quality time with family and singing carols or listening to Christmas music. :)
    Happy holidays to you and yours! <3

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