Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Le Mystère du Kinétoscope pre-order


I found out this morning that Le Mystère du Corbeau (The Mystery of Nevermore) published in French by Reines-Beaux, was their #8 best seller in the 2019 catalogue! I am so thankful to French readers who took a chance on Snow & Winter and an author who was new to their community.

And speaking of, Le Mystère du Kinétoscope (The Mystery of the Moving Image) is now available for pre-order! Release with Reines-Beaux, April 29, 2020.

 
BLURB
: C’est l’été à New York, Sebastien Snow et Calvin Winter franchissent une nouvelle étape dans leur relation : ils emménagent ensemble.
Ce qui aurait dû être une semaine de célébrations s’achève brusquement lorsqu’un mystérieux paquet arrive à l’Emporium.
À l’intérieur se trouve un kinétoscope Thomas Edison inventé par le grand-père du cinéma moderne, W.K.L Dickson, accompagné par... des images d’un meurtre vieux de cent ans.
Sébastien résiste à l’envie de faire des recherches, même si le coupable est mort depuis longtemps et qu’il semble n’y avoir aucun danger en vue.
Mais après une série de cambriolages Sebastien se rend vite compte que résoudre ce meurtre pourrait le mener au voleur.

Friday, January 10, 2020

2019 Reviewer's Choice Awards with PNR Guild


It's that time (again!) and I am so happy and humbled that the hardworking reviewers at the Paranormal Romance Guild thought to include a few of my books in their annual Choice Awards.

If you'd like to vote, you can do so here.

The Mystery of the Bones is in LGBT Mystery

Snow & Winer in LGBT Mystery Series

Kneading You in LGBT Short Stories

I'm honored that Love Bytes Reviews also included The Mystery of the Bones in their Best of 2019 as well! Thank you for helping me see Sebastian and Calvin off in true style.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

November & December Reads


All right. Better late than never, wrapping up some of the reading and reviewing of November and December, 2019! I wasn't as consistent as I wanted to be last year, but overall, I'd give my efforts a strong B! I plan to do much better in 2020.

This little experiment really rejuvenated my skills for reviewing. I know, from an author's point of view, how important reviews are for a book's livelihood, but also for readers, the trust we put in each other when searching out a new story to devour. So I hope the reviews I've written over the year have been beneficial for each side of the coin. But most importantly, I was reminded of how much fun reading is and how critical it is to sometimes stop writing, stop administration, and just fall into a good story!

As before, below are the BookBub links to my reviews, but they are mirrored on my Goodreads page, if you prefer that website. Happy reading! Let's rock 2020!

Transposition (Hazard and Somerset 2) by Gregory Ashe

Paternity Case (Hazard and Somerset 3) by Gregory Ashe

Dread of Night (Critter Catchers 7) by Hank Edwards

Snowflakes and Song Lyrics (A Williamsville Inn Christmas Story) by Hank Edwards

Monday, December 9, 2019

Rainbow Awards!

The 2018 - 2019 Rainbow Award results are in, and the event was another wonderful success. Elisa's book event raised over $12,000 for non-profits and charities around the world that work to better the lives of the LGBTQ community! I can never thank her enough for the tireless work she does.

The Mystery of the Moving Image was a Winner in Gay Mystery. Southernmost Murder received an Honorable Mention in Gay Mystery. And Color of You was a Runner-Up in Contemporary Gay Romance. Congratulations to all of the winners and everyone who helped raise money for those in need.


It’s summer in New York City, and antique shop owner Sebastian Snow is taking the next big step in his relationship with NYPD homicide detective, Calvin Winter: they’re moving in together. What should have been a wonderful week of playing house and celebrating Calvin’s birthday comes to an abrupt end when a mysterious package arrives at the Emporium.
Inside is a Thomas Edison Kinetoscope, a movie viewer from the nineteenth century, invented by the grandfather of modern cinema, W. K. L. Dickson. And along with it, footage of a murder that took place over a hundred years ago.
Sebastian resists the urge to start sleuthing, even if the culprit is long dead and there’s no apparent danger. But break-ins at the Emporium, a robbery, and dead bodies aren’t as easy to ignore, and Sebastian soon realizes that the century-old murder will lead him to a modern-day killer.
However, even with Sebastian’s vast knowledge of Victorian America and his unrelenting perseverance in the face of danger, this may be the one mystery he won’t survive.

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Aubrey Grant lives in the tropical paradise of Old Town, Key West, has a cute cottage, a sweet moped, and a great job managing the historical property of a former sea captain. With his soon-to-be-boyfriend, hotshot FBI agent Jun Tanaka, visiting for a little R&R, not even Aubrey’s narcolepsy can put a damper on their vacation plans.
But a skeleton in a closet of the Smith Family Historical Home throws a wrench into the works. Despite Aubrey and Jun’s attempts to enjoy some time together, the skeleton’s identity drags them into a mystery with origins over a century in the past. They uncover a tale of long-lost treasure, the pirate king it belonged to, and a modern-day murderer who will stop at nothing to find the hidden riches. If a killer on the loose isn’t enough to keep Aubrey out of the mess, it seems even the restless spirit of Captain Smith is warning him away.
The unlikely partnership of a special agent and historian may be exactly what it takes to crack this mystery wide-open and finally put an old Key West tragedy to rest. But while Aubrey tracks down the X that marks the spot, one wrong move could be his last.

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Bowen Merlin—yes, that’s his real name—accepts a position in the quaint town of Lancaster, New Hampshire, as the high school band director. He leaves New York City for the snowy countryside of New England just in time for the holidays. With class, homework, after-school activities, and a surprise Christmas concert to plan and rehearse, Bowen is plenty busy. And since he’s never had much luck with romance, factoring in time to find Mr. Right isn’t a priority….
Until he meets the proprietor of Snowy Ridge Apple Orchard, Felix Hansen. Suddenly, true love seems like a possibility for the first time in Bowen’s life. The two are a perfect match and fill the skipped beats of each other’s hearts. But as wonderful as Felix seems, he’s harboring scars that could end their budding relationship when someone in town goes to great lengths to sabotage their careers.
If Bowen is to survive the holidays, he’ll need to lean on old friends and new, convince Felix he’s worth any hardship, and prove they can come out of the catastrophe stronger if they do so together.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Love in 24 Frames is LIVE

Love in 24 Frames is live! This is available both in the Homemade for the Holidays anthology, as well as for purchase on its own. I really enjoyed writing this holiday-lite short story, and hopefully it's the little pick-me-up you might need after a rough day, or the perfect length book to squeeze in between longer titles.

Google Play and iBooks have not yet populated the link for the ebook, but it will be available at these vendors hopefully by evening today or tomorrow morning at the latest. It's 15% off at Dreamspinner Press for $1.69, or $1.99 with third party vendors.

BLURB: Declan Groves is a CPA in New York City. His adult life is dictated by routine and borderline monotony. The need to express himself, in ways his career and crippling shyness have never allowed, leads Declan to becoming an amateur stop-motion filmmaker.

The one problem is that Declan is also in love with the Wandering Artist Studios receptionist Shota Watanabe. Shota has always had a smile and engaging comment ready for Declan, but even if it is more than casual politeness, Declan hasn’t been able to get out more than a tongue-tied sentence at a time. And a man like Shota surely has no intention of waiting forever.

So when an unexpected change to Declan’s daily schedule throws the two together outside of the studio, it might be the catalyst needed to explore what’s unspoken between them. But if they’re to have a future, Declan needs to find a way to tell Shota how he truly feels.

Thank you so much for your support.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Goodreads M/M Romance Nominee


The annual Goodreads M/M Romance Members' Choice Awards nominations are open! Voting begins on December 7, 2019 and results will be shared in the group during January 2020. Thank you to readers who nominated my titles and the talent of Wyatt Baker. I am honored and humbled to have been your choice in the initial round!

The Mystery of the Bones: Book of the Year, Best Main Character, Best Law Enforcement, Best Mystery/Whodunit

That Turtle Story: Best Short Story

Footsteps in the Dark: Best Anthology

Southernmost Murder: Audiobook Narration of the Year (Wyatt Baker)

I have also been nominated for All-Time Favorite M/M Author, which is shocking and amazing! Thank you!

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Audio release: Footsteps in the Dark


Footsteps in the Dark
, the massive eight-author anthology of murder, mystery, and romance, is now available in audio! Clocking in at 29 hours, this collection was narrated by the very talented Kale Williams and Joel Leslie.

Featured works by: Josh Lanyon, LB Gregg, SC Wynne, Z.A. Maxfield, Meg Perry, Nicole Kimberling, Dal MacLean, and also includes Lights. Camera. Murder. by C.S. Poe.