I'm delighted to be participating in the Rack & Ruin Blog Tour. Charlie has sent super sexy, super cheeky Austen Payne over to give you some insight into what he's all about...or not. You'll see what I mean. Just sit back, enjoy Austen—definitely one of my favorites from R&R—and don't forget to enter the giveaway.
Hey there, Sexy. I’m Austen Payne, Squadron Specialist Agent for Destructive Delta. What exactly does an SSA do? Well, that’s for me to know and you to find out. Which you won’t. Because no one knows. Unless you’re an SSA. We do a little bit of everything. What I can say is we also function as informants for our squads. Depending on how good you are, Sparks might loan you out to different parts of the THIRDS. Boss has been keeping me busy lately. Though I gotta say, Destructive Delta has been keeping me even busier. Do I like my team? Have you seen them? All those sexy six-packs in one place. Hot damn! It’s enough to drive a cheetah Therian to distraction.
Who’s my favorite? That’s a tough one. They’re all mighty fine. I like’ em big, and in more ways than one. Though it’s tough when you’re a Therian my size. We cheetah Therians don’t trust easily either. Finding the right partner to pounce on isn’t always as straightforward as it seems. Usually I have my fun and bolt. I can’t afford to be tied down. Besides, there’s a whole buffet of tantalizing treats out there, why settle for one dish? Zach? What about him? Yeah, I guess he’s kinda fine in an I-can-crush-you-with-my-bear-hands, kind of way. Pun totally intended. I ain’t never done the dirty with a bear Therian. Why? Are you kidding me? Take Zach for example. Dude is freakin’ ginormous. I mean, I like them big, but I’d like to survive the encounter as well.
Sloane Brodie? You heard about that huh? Look, I won’t lie. I’ve had a thing for him since I was a kid. It’s different with him though. He’s… well, I guess if I ever settled down—and that’s a mighty big if—then it would be with someone like him. He’s not just a genuinely good guy, but he’s pretty fearless. He’s strong, determined, and will always have your back. There’s no one I trust with my life more than Sloane. When everyone else just saw this scruffy delinquent Therian kid without a future, Sloane saw something else. He gave me a new life. A better one. I guess I’ve got a little bit of hero worship going on where he’s concerned. I know nothing can ever happen. He doesn’t see me that way, and that’s cool. Plus he’s got a guy he’s crazy over. It just wasn’t meant to be. I’m not the settling type anyway.
Do I know what’s going on in the team? Baby, I know everything about everything. Just one of the many perks of being an SSA. Sorry, that information is classified. Now if you’ll excuse me, I gotta go see a man about a bear Therian. Spying? Who said anything about spying? I’m just gonna see what Zach is up to. For no particular reason. See ya later, sexy-gator!
About the Book
Rack & Ruin, THIRDS Book 3
Genre: M/M Romance, Shifter, Paranormal, Mystery/Suspense, Science Fiction, Humor
Published: Nov 7th, 2014
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: LC Chase
Ebook ISBN-13: 9781632164209
Paperback ISBN-13: 9781632164193
New York City’s streets are more dangerous than ever with the leaderless Order of Adrasteia and the Ikelos Coalition, a newly immerged Therian group, at war. Innocent civilians are caught in the crossfire and although the THIRDS round up more and more members of the Order in the hopes of keeping the volatile group from reorganizing, the members of the Coalition continue to escape and wreak havoc in the name of vigilante justice.
Worse yet, someone inside the THIRDS has been feeding the Coalition information. It’s up to Destructive Delta to draw out the mole and put an end to the war before anyone else gets hurt. But to get the job done, the team will have to work through the aftereffects of the Therian Youth Center bombing. A skirmish with Coalition members leads Agent Dexter J. Daley to a shocking discovery and suddenly it becomes clear that the random violence isn’t so random. There’s more going on than Dex and Sloane originally believed, and their fiery partnership is put to the test. As the case takes an explosive turn, Dex and Sloane are in danger of losing more than their relationship.
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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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5th Nov – Carly’s Book Reviews (Sergeant Maddock)
6th Nov – The Novel Approach Reviews (Team Leader Sloane Brodie)
7th Nov – Bookwinked (Agent Dexter J. Daley "Dex")
10th Nov – It’s About the Book (Chief Medical Examiner Hudson Colbourn)
11th Nov – MM Good Books Reviews (Agent Rosa Santiago)
12th Nov – Joyfully Jay (Exclusive Excerpt)
13th Nov – Wicked Faerie’s Tales and Reviews (Agent Cael Maddock)
14th Nov – TTC Books and More (Agent Ash Keeler)
15th Nov – The Blogger Girls (Agents Calvin Summers and Ethan Hobbs)
17th Nov – Love Bytes (Agent Julietta "Letty" Guerrera)
18th Nov – Attention is Arbitrary (SSA Austen Payne)
19th Nov – Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews (Team Members Interview)
20th Nov – Books Make Me Happy Reviews (Author Interview)
21st Nov – Prism Book Alliance (Farewell from Destructive Delta)
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