Charlie Cochrane on Lessons for Survivors and love letters through the ages ~ Blog Tour, Guest Blog, Local Giveaway

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Title: Lessons for Survivors
Author: Charlie Cochrane
Publisher: Riptide
Cover Artist: Lou Harper
Publication Date:01/26/2015
Genre/Sub-Genre: Historical, M/M Romance


A more than professional interest . . . a more than personal intrigue.

Orlando Coppersmith should be happy. WWI is almost a year in the past, he’s back at St. Bride’s College in Cambridge, his lover and best friend Jonty Stewart is at his side again, and—to top it all—he’s about to be made Forster Professor of Applied Mathematics. And although he and Jonty have precious little time for an investigative commission, they can’t resist a suspected murder case that must be solved in a month so a clergyman can claim his rightful inheritance.
But the courses of scholarship, true love, and amateur detecting never did run smooth. Orlando’s inaugural lecture proves almost impossible to write. A plagiarism case he’s adjudicating on turns nasty with a threat of blackmail against him and Jonty. And the murder investigation turns up too many leads and too little hard evidence.
Orlando and Jonty may be facing their first failure as amateur detectives, and the ruin of their professional and private reputations. Brains, brawn, the pleasures of the double bed—they’ll need them all to lay their problems to rest.

love letters through the ages:

I was wondering what might have happened had the Cambridge Lads been born in a different era, which gave rise to these “love letters through the ages”. 1911 style My dearest Jonty I wish I didn’t have to attend this conference, but needs must. I shall be thinking of you often while I’m away; I hope this note will serve as adequate communication until I return. The spirit is willing although I suspect University College’s flesh is weak in the matter of telephones. I will try to write a letter but the programme of work suggests I’ll be hard put to find the time. I love you with all my heart. Should the train crash as we hurtle through Ware, please remember that fact. Your very own Orlando 1961 style Jonty Don’t go getting into any mischief while I’m away. I know it’s a few nights up in the smoke for me, but it’ll be all work and no play. Anyway, what fun will it really be, without you at my side? The lights are never as bright, the film never as good and the steak never as tender as when I have you to share them with. I’ll try to ring, although it’s always difficult from a public call box. I’m always afraid I’ll be overheard and we never say what we really mean, do we? And when I press button B I never get my money back. Lots of love Orlando 2011 style A record of an MSN conversation between: Orlando <> and Jonty eat Tempest, drink Hamlet, live the sonnets <>   Jonty eat Tempest, drink Hamlet, live the sonnets says: Hi    Orlando says: Hello; are you well?   Jonty eat Tempest, drink Hamlet, live the sonnets says: Fine. How R U?   Orlando says: Very well, thank you. I gave my paper today.   Jonty eat Tempest, drink Hamlet, live the sonnets says:  Go OK?   Orlando says: Much better than the last time I was invited to the equivalent conference. I took your advice and tried to address the back of the hall and not my notes – it was extremely successful. I had several questions at the end and   Orlando says: Sorry – I forgot about the limit on characters. Jonty eat Tempest, drink Hamlet, live the sonnets says: U always do. Missing U.  U.   Orlando says: I love you too. Must you use those stupid abbreviations? And those even more ridiculous little pictures?   Jonty eat Tempest, drink Hamlet, live the sonnets says: Yep. I like them.   Orlando says: They give me a migraine.   Jonty eat Tempest, drink Hamlet, live the sonnets says: Aw. Shan’t use any more emoticons.      Orlando says: Thank goodness for that. LOL   Jonty eat Tempest, drink Hamlet, live the sonnets says: you used an abbreviation! *dances around the room*   Orlando says: ‘You’ needs a capital. I miss you.   Jonty eat Tempest, drink Hamlet, live the sonnets says: Idiot. I miss you too. GTG. you lots.   Orlando says: You too. XXX     Jonty eat Tempest, drink Hamlet, live the sonnets says: XOXOXOXOXOXOXOX

About the Author:

As Charlie Cochrane couldn’t be trusted to do any of her jobs of choice—like managing a rugby team—she writes, with titles published by Carina, Samhain, Bold Strokes, MLR and Cheyenne. Charlie’s Cambridge Fellows Series of Edwardian romantic mysteries was instrumental in her being named Author of the Year 2009 by the review site Speak Its Name. She’s a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, Mystery People, International Thriller Writers Inc and is on the organising team for UK Meet for readers/writers of GLBT fiction. She regularly appears with The Deadly Dames.

Author Links: Blog: Twitter: @charliecochrane Facebook profile page: Goodreads:

Buy Links:

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
iTunes / iBooks
All Romance eBooks
Barnes & Noble


Every comment on this blog tour enters you in a drawing for an e-book from Charlie Cochrane’s backlist (excepting Lessons For Survivors). Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on January 31. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries.


Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

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36 thoughts on “Charlie Cochrane on Lessons for Survivors and love letters through the ages ~ Blog Tour, Guest Blog, Local Giveaway

  1. LOL – that was awesome. I was smiling the entire time I was reading. I was still able to get it with the wonky formatting. Thank you – am so enjoying this tour.

  2. Thank you for the interesting post. I love seeing old love letters because you can learn so much about how things were back then.

  3. Hah! What a difference the decades make, eh? That was so sweet. I rather have the newest era but I love me a good historical and you do such a great job with it. Much success!
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  4. I started getting this series back when it was first released. I liked the older covers, but the new style is great! 🙂

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