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Friday, June 30, 2017

A Lot of Books from Poe!

Wow! It’s been a busy month here. How’s everything going for you all? I think it would be an ideal time to offer a few updates on a number of the projects I currently have and bring us all (including me!) up to speed. So I’ll begin with the most requested….

Snow & Winter 3: Is currently being written! Yes! It’s wonderful being back in Sebastian’s head, and this book is promising more insight into Calvin, for all you ginger detective fans. As for the title, it does exist, but that’ll remain between me and the bosses until I’ve finished the book. Regarding a release date, I can only estimate sometime in the summer of 2018 at this point.

The Mystery of the Curiosities (Snow & Winter 2) audiobook: Last I checked with Derrick McClain, he was ramping up to begin production! A release date is subject to when he finishes and when Audible lets the project go live, but I think a good idea would be sometime this August-September.

Southernmost Murder: For anyone who may not have heard, this is my next mystery-romance with DSP Publications. It’s a standalone spinoff, featuring a very minor character from the Snow & Winter series, Aubrey Grant. (But you don’t need to read that series to enjoy this title!) His love interest is hotshot FBI Special Agent Jun Tanaka, and they’re up to their ears in trouble in Old Town, Key West.
The book is currently finishing its final round of edits and then is on to proofing. I’ve seen the cover, and my goodness, Reese Dante really made something incredible! A reveal of the cover and blurb, along with pre-orders opening is estimated to be October/November of this year. It has an estimated release date of January, 2018.
If you’d like to add it to your Goodreads shelf, you can do so here.

Color of You: I signed the contract with Dreamspinner Press for this novel last night! A contemporary, holiday romance, scheduled to release this December. It features newly hired high school band director, Bowen Merlin, and apple orchard owner, Felix Hansen. For any readers of Joy, this book takes place in the same town—Lancaster, New Hampshire, but can be read entirely as a standalone.

Oh, and last but not least, I’m still running a fundraiser to donate books to schools in need. First Book has an incredibly diverse inventory they send to children, including books with LGBT+ characters or storylines, which I think is wonderful. If you can offer a donation, I’d appreciate it. And for everyone who donates, I will be e-mailing a special Snow & Winter short in July that’ll be exclusive until December.

So! What do you think? Are you excited for any of these projects in particular? Thank you all, as always, for the support you show me.


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Upcoming events

I have some exciting news! I'm going to be a Featured Author at both GRL 2017 and Coastal Magic Convention 2018. I'm really looking forward to both of these events and if you'll be attending (or are thinking of) let me know in the comments! I love meeting up with friends and readers and am always happy to grab drinks and chat about this, that, and books (of course.)

Below is some information on each retreat, if you're new to them.

GayRomLit (GRL) is an annual retreat that brings together the people who create and celebrate LGBT romance for a one-of-a-kind, must-attend gathering of dynamic, informal, and diverse fun.
Because the retreat rotates to a new city each year, the organizers are able to keep things fresh with custom events while still maintaining a spirit of familiarity. From raucous parties to mellow tête á têtes, GRL is the place to connect with old friends and find family you didn’t know you had.

October 19 – 22, 2017
Denver Marriott Tech Center - 4900 S. Syracuse Street, Denver, CO 80237

Coastal Magic is a super casual, urban fantasy, paranormal, and romance focused convention in Daytona Beach, Florida.
With panels designed to start interesting discussions, and meet & greets with fun themes, we’ve got something for every fan. While there IS a schedule, there is also ample time for authors and readers to just hang out together. This is exactly what we’re here for!

February 22 – 25, 2018
The Shores Resort & Spa - 2637 South Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach Shores, FL 32118

Friday, June 9, 2017

A Minor Hiatus

I'm back! Besides a fine layer of dust settled on this blog, looks like everything is okay. You might be asking, "C.S., where the crap have you been? Your Facebook posts have been nonsensical at best."

I've been writing! Lots of words! All the words, even! (Okay, only 60k, but it's been a slow start to the year.) You can always tell when I'm behind on a deadline. Because this happens-- the no updating, thing. But the project is done and I'm feeling pretty good about being back on track for the rest of 2017.

I've received a number of messages from readers asking about the third Snow & Winter book. When can we expect it? Well, that'll probably be Spring(ish) 2018, but the better news is that yes, I am writing it now! Sebastian and Calvin will be back with even more murder and mystery.

Also, Monday Feature will resume on June 19th! Hurray! More authors, artists, and voice actors will be visiting my blog, so stay tuned for that.