Tuesday, January 12, 2021

New Release: The Gangster

The Gangster (Magic & Steam: Book Two) is now available with all online vendors in ebook and paperback! This title has been extremely long in the making—but it's done. Gillian and Gunner are back in the full-length sequel to The Engineer!

Artwork: Reese Dante.

Blurb: 1881—Special Agent Gillian Hamilton, magic caster for the Federal Bureau of Magic and Steam, has recovered from injuries obtained while in Shallow Grave, Arizona. Now back in New York City, Gillian makes an arrest on New Year’s Eve that leads to information on a gangster, known only as Tick Tock, who’s perfected utilizing elemental magic ammunition. This report complicates Gillian’s holiday plans, specifically those with infamous outlaw, Gunner the Deadly, who promised they’d ring in 1882 together.

The two men stand on the cusp of a romance that needs to be explored intimately and privately. But when Gillian’s residence is broken into by a magical mechanical man who tries to murder him on behalf of Tick Tock, he and Gunner must immediately investigate the city’s ruthless street gangs before the illegal magic becomes a threat that cannot be contained.

This might be their most wild adventure yet, but criminal undergrounds can’t compare to the dangers of the heart. Gillian must balance his career in law enforcement with his love for a vigilante, or lose both entirely.

Audiobook currently in production, with the return of Declan Winters!

Monday, January 11, 2021

Audio - A Friend in the Dark

A Friend in the Dark (An Auden & O'Callaghan Mystery: Book One), written by myself and Gregory Ashe, is now available in audio! 

Narrated by Garrett Kiesel, it runs for a total of 7 hours and 54 minutes and is available for purchase with Amazon, Audible, and iTunes.

Blurb: Rufus O’Callaghan has eked out a living on the streets of New York City by helping the police put away criminals as a confidential informant. But when Rufus shows up for an arranged meeting and finds his handler dead, his already-uncertain life is thrown into a tailspin. Now someone is trying to kill Rufus too, and he’s determined to find out why.

After leaving the Army under less than desirable circumstances, Sam Auden has drifted from town to town, hitching rides and catching Greyhounds, until he learns that a former Army buddy, now a police detective in New York City, has died by suicide. Sam knows that’s not right, and he immediately sets out to get answers.

As Rufus and Sam work together to learn the truth of their friend’s death, they find themselves entangled in a web of lies, cover-ups, and accelerating danger. And when they witness a suspect killed in cold blood, they realize they’re running out of time.

Friday, January 1, 2021

2020 Wrap With C.S. Poe

2020 is wrapped and behind us, friends. What a year that was. Nothing will magically change overnight, but let's keep our eyes on the prize and beat this pandemic!

Despite a sort of... insane year, I managed to stay relatively focused on being an author. (Admittedly, sometimes that required sticking my head in the sand and pretending nothing existed by my cats at dinnertime.) 

So what did Poe release in 2020?



1. My entire backlist was re-released after transferring my rights and starting my own company. This included a few titles being released outside of anthologies for the first time, including 11:59 and Lights. Camera. Murder. (The Silver Screen: Book One)

2. The Engineer (Magic & Steam: Book One)

3. A Friend in the Dark (An Auden & O'Callaghan Mystery: Book One), co-written with Gregory Ashe


1. The Mystery of the Moving Image (Snow & Winter: Book Three), narrated by Wyatt Baker

2. The Mystery of the Bones (Snow & Winter: Book Four), narrated by Wyatt Baker

3. The Engineer (Magic & Steam: Book One), narrated by Declan Winters

Foreign Translations:

1. Le Mystère du Kinétoscope (Snow et Winter Tome 3), French, Reines-Beaux

2. Le Mystère des Ossements (Snow et Winter Tome 4), French, Reines-Beaux

3. Des bruits de pas dans le noir (Anthologie), French, Reines-Beaux

4. Mord in Key West, German, Dead soft verlag


Completed Content To Be Published in 2021:

1. A Friend in the Fire (An Auden & O'Callaghan Mystery: Book Two), co-written with Gregory Ashe

2. A Friend in the Dark (An Auden & O'Callaghan Mystery: Book One), narrated by Garrett Kiesel

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Happy holidays from C.S. Poe

2020 might not have been the year any of us signed up for, but it has certainly reminded me of how lucky I am to be graced with the folks I've met in this industry over the years.

To the readers. Whether you read me, have my titles on your TBR, or have no idea who I am! The publishing industry needs and appreciates you. I'd be telling these stories to my cats without your support.

To my fellow authors. Those I read and adore, those I admire and look up to, and those I've yet to meet. Keep working on your craft in these turbulent times, and never forget we too, are readers. We need the escape of a good book as well!

To the production teams. Those ladies who make me far more polished than I ever could hope to be on my own—you do incredible work. And to the teams behind some of my favorite creators in the genre, us authors salute you.

To the narrators. You all bring a special sort of joy to the industry. There's nothing quite like hearing characters you've constructed out of nothing, being brought to life by another human. You keep us entertained on commutes, during quarantine exercising and cleaning, and offer a service for readers who might not read with their eyes.

To the translators. You take financial chances on us and bring our work to audiences around the world. It's a gift knowing that someone in France or Germany or any other country, found happiness in our book after it was released in their native language. You do amazing work.

To the cover artists. Thank you for bringing yet another aspect our of ideas to life through a method that, at least for me, we have limited skills in. You make our books pop, stand out, and give us a chance at being read. Your art inspires me.

And happy holidays to every single person in between—the bloggers, the convention organizers, the assistants, spouses, and more! Now, more than ever, we all need love and support and understanding. Thank you so much, and my sincere wishes for a better New Year for all.

C.S. Poe

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

House of Mystery Guest


I'm a guest on House of Mystery Radio Show with Alan R. Warren tonight. You can listen live at 9:00p.m. PT on KCAA 106.5 F.M. Los Angeles / 102.3 F.M. Riverside /1050 A.M. Palm Springs. If you're not in the area or around at 9:00p.m., the episode will be available online by Thursday, and you can find it posted here.

I will be discussing The Gangster and what exactly is steampunk? As well as the Auden & O'Callaghan Mysteries and the co-writing process with Gregory Ashe.

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Color of You - audio sale


For a limited time, Color of You (A Lancaster Story: Book Three), narrated by Greg Boudreaux, is on sale for only $1.99!

This offer is exclusive to Chirp. Pick up a copy here!

Blurb: 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 old scars that could bring an end to their budding relationship after someone in town goes to great lengths to sabotage their careers.

If Bowen is to survive, 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.

Holiday-lite sale


3 of my holiday-lite stories are on sale, now through December 25th! 99c with all vendors, these contemporary romances feature gamers, artists, and animal conservationists! Pick up any of these sweet and charming shorts with just the right amount of holiday cheer.


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