Hello all! Thank you so much for joining me today for the next stop on the Catch a Tiger by the Tail blog tour, celebrating the release of book 6 in the THIRDS series!
In this book, Calvin and Ethan take center stage. After five books of being supporting characters, it’s time for them to tell their story. To share their thoughts, private lives, and more. I love writing supporting characters as much as I do my heroes, which is why a good number of them end up getting their own books. Usually when I’m writing the first book in a series, I can tell who’s going to get their own story, if I haven’t decided ahead of time.
Turning a supporting character into a main character isn’t easy. Supporting characters turned heroes need to be engaging in books that aren’t their own, enough for readers to want to know more about them. At the same time, you don’t want to have your secondary characters over shadow your main characters.
With Calvin and Ethan, it was even more of a challenge, because unlike Dex who’s rarely quiet, these two are mostly quiet. In fact, where Ethan was concerned, he was always quiet. In five books, he said maybe four or five lines, and only to Dex. But just because Ethan had Selective Mutism, didn’t mean he couldn’t be a hero in his own right. Far from it. Ethan is still expressive, despite his not speaking. He’s an important part of his family and friends’ lives. Calvin is just naturally quiet. He’s a little broody and sarcastic at times, but mostly very reserved. He’s the suffer in silence type.
It’s through Dex and Sloane, and later in book 6 Ash and Cael that we get to know Calvin and Ethan, enough for readers to want to know more about them. We learn about their friendship. The fierce unbreakable bond. There are no flashbacks in Catch a Tiger by the Tail. In this book, we expand on everything we’ve learned about these two along the way. We learn why they are the way they are, why their bond is so strong, and why their love will never falter.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Genre: Gay Paranormal Romance, Shifters Length: Novel, 216 Pages Published: Feb 5th, 2016 Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Cover Artist: L.C. Chase Ebook ISBN-13: 9781634769099 Paperback ISBN-13: 9781634769082
Calvin Summers and Ethan Hobbs have been best friends since childhood, but somewhere along the line, their friendship evolved into something more. With the Therian Youth Center bombing, Calvin realizes just how short life can be and no longer keeps his feelings for his best friend a secret. Unfortunately, change is difficult for Ethan; most days he does well to deal with his Selective Mutism and Social Anxiety. Calvin’s confession adds a new struggle for Ethan, one he fears might cost him the friendship that’s been his whole world for as long as he can remember.
As partners and Defense Agents at the THIRDS, being on Destructive Delta is tough at the best of times, but between call-outs and life-threatening situations, Calvin and Ethan not only face traversing the challenges of their job, but also working toward a future as more than friends.ADD TO GOODREADS
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Book six of Charlie Cochet’s THIRDS Series focuses on Calvin and Ethan. But, like all Charlie’s books in this series, we get a huge dose of all the boys and girls. This book has been building for a long while. We get inside Ethan’s head for the first time. He suffers from selective mutism and severe anxiety. The poor Tiger therian tears my heart out constantly. It’s Calvin, his partner and best friend, who anchors him. They are one when they are together. We finally get to see them evolve in their relationship and individually. There’s A LOT of things uncovered in this book and not all of it is just about Calvin and Ethan. Do I tell you it ends on a cliffhanger? I’ll decide that later…. Where was I? Oh yeah…
Dex is humorous as EVER! My sides were killing me. Between Dex and Sloane, Ash and Cael, Calvin and Ethan. I laughed so hard. When you’ve followed these guys for 6 books you just sort of think of them as real and you mold into their lives.
There’s action, adventure, tears, kisses, hotness, Cael on caffeine, wet lions, and suspense. Charlie has written an outstanding book that will have you going through the wringer and looking for things to bribe her with so she can give us book 7… oh yeah, you will!
This is one of the best series I’ve read and the best characters!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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 Historical to Fantasy, Contemporary to Science Fiction, there’s bound to be plenty of mischief for her heroes to find themselves in, and plenty of romance, too!
Currently residing in South Florida, Charlie looks forward to migrating to a land where the weather includes seasons other than hot, hotter, and boy, it’s hot! 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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