Author: Charlie Cochet
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Length: 146 Pages
Category: Urban Fantasy, Mystery/Suspense, Shifters
At a Glance: A wonderful gift to the fans of Charlie Cochet’s THIRDS series.
Reviewed By: Angel
Blurb: Join us as we celebrate the THIRDS universe with this collection of flash fiction stories written to prompts submitted by fans. Sometimes we want to know more about our favorite characters. Where they came from, how they became who they are, their families, friendships, and past heartaches. These snippets of moments in time offer an inside look at the lives of our favorite THIRDS characters. Whether it’s first shifts, the forging of unbreakable bonds, or a night full of shenanigans, these stories are sure to enrich your THIRDS reading experience.
**All royalties earned from THIRDS Beyond the Books are being donated to Big Cat Rescue.
Review: THIRDS Beyond the Books is a Grade A, first rate collection of awesome fan service. Charlie Cochet expanded her beloved characters from the THIRDS series at the fans’ behest, and it was fantastic. Just as the blurb says, if you’ve ever wondered about something just mentioned in passing in the series, this is a book for you.
This is the first set of THIRDS Thursday stories, and there are more to come. To date, the author is also continuing to write more as she continues the main series, too. They were all once posted online on Charlie Cochet’s website, but have been gathered in one handy place for the fans’ enjoyment. Not to mention the proceeds going to a wonderful cause.
If you’ve not read the main series books, I strongly suggest you bring up Dreamspinner’s site and grab the series before starting this book. The story prompts are from each book out so far, so there are spoilers for the entire series in this book. I loved getting these stories all in one place and tore through the book in no time. I took longer reading the book a second time just to grasp all the nuances from what Ms. Cochet has revealed of her world.
All the couples in the books make an appearance here, and it was so hard to decide my favorite (Ash and Cael, btw, though I like Dex and Sloane well enough). Cael coming to live with Tony and Dex, young Sloane and Ash during their time at the institute, to Dex and Sloane’s first date, are just some of the tales expanded on. Hobbes and Calvin (my second favorite Therian couple), Seb and Hudson, and even Rosa and Letty make an appearance in this book.
If you love THIRDS, then donate to the worthy cause and own these wonderful additions to the series.
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