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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Flash sale on mystery-romances

Today only at DSP Publications, there are sales on my mystery-romance titles! Ends December 31st, 11:59 PM EST!

Pre-order Southernmost Murder and receive a free e-copy of The Mystery of the Curiosities (Snow & Winter Book 2). If you haven't read The Mystery of Nevermore (Snow & Winter Book 1), no worries! It's on sale for $1.50.

Happy New Year!

Monday, December 25, 2017

Release: COLOR OF YOU

Color of You is live! This is my first full length contemporary romance, and I am thrilled to finally share it with you all.

It is available at Dreamspinner Press (30% off until Dec. 27th), Amazon, Barnes & Noble, GooglePlay, iTunes, and Kobo.

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 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.

Praise for Color of You:

"C.S. Poe hit all the right notes in this story and it completely charmed me from the first page. Sweet, sexy, romantic, fun and tender, with a touch of holiday spirit." - Sinfully Gay Romance

"This clever narrative is a melting pot of humor, suspense, sex, romance and a vibrant array of sharp characterization..." - Kimmer's Erotic Book Banter

"As always, C.S. Poe brings intrigue, humor, sexy scenes and such clear descriptions... The characters were wonderfully drawn and clearly, undeniably themselves." - Two Chicks Obsessed

"I loved this book in so many ways - the great characters, both primary and secondary, the depth of the relationship between Bowen and Felix, the quaint/quirky small town setting, and the epilogue was perfect. 4.5 stars." - Gay Book Reviews

"This honestly was one of the best books I've read this year. It hit every note right for me from the first page to the last." - Bayou Book Junkie

"C.S. Poe’s Color of You ticked off so many of my happy compatibility boxes that I think the book and I are in a relationship now." - The Novel Approach

"I definitely recommend this one. It kept my attention all the way through, and it was a genuine pleasure to be able to read it. You really need to pick it up." - Joyfully Jay Reviews

"I laughed, I cried and I totally fell in love with Bowen, Felix, Alan and the rest of the supporting cast. Highly recommendable!!!" - Bayou Book Junkie

"...A very enjoyable book with a great set of characters, a solid plot, beautiful setting, and a perfect Christmas ending." - Gay Book Reviews

Friday, December 22, 2017

30% off entire backlist


My entire backlist is on sale for 30% off! Pick up any of the titles below between now and December 27th for great deals. This includes both of my novels currently on pre-order, Color of You and Southernmost Murder!

Dreamspinner Press:

Novels $4.89
Color of You (PRE-ORDER 12/25 RELEASE)
Once Upon a Time in the Weird West anthology (features short story, Gunner the Deadly)
Simmer anthology (features short story, Kneading You)

Novellas $2.79
Joy

Short stories $1.39
New Game, Start
Love, Marriage, and a Baby Carriage
Love Has No Expiration


DSP Publications:

Novels $4.89
Southernmost Murder (PRE-ORDER 01/09 RELEASE)
The Mystery of Nevermore (Snow & Winter Book 1)
The Mystery of the Curiosities (Snow & Winter Book 2)

Thank you for your support! Happy reading!

Monday, December 18, 2017

Color of You blog tour

Today begins the blog tour for my first novel-length contemporary romance, Color of You!

Each stop features a profile of one of the main characters, an excerpt introducing them, and a unique giveaway. Be sure to check it out!

12/18 - Bayou Book Junkie
12/19 - Open Skye Reviews
12/20 - Sinfully Gay Romance
12/21 - Love Bytes Reviews
12/22 - Two Chicks Obsessed

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 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.

| Dreamspinner Press | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GooglePlay | iTunes | Kobo | Goodreads |

Sunday, December 17, 2017

M/M Romance nominee

I am honored to be an official nominee in Goodreads' M/M Romance Members' Choice Awards for 2017. Voting began last night and will go until December 31st. If you are not a member of the M/M Romance Group, you are welcome to submit a request to join so that you can take part in the voting!

The Mystery of the Curiosities (Snow & Winter Book Two) has been nominated for Best Mystery/Whodunit and Best Law Enforcement.

Once Upon a Time in the Weird West (featuring my short, Gunner the Deadly) has been nominated for Best Anthology.

Thank you for your support this year, and I hope you will continue to follow my work in 2018.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Blog tour: New Game, Start

Today kicks off the Irish/American blog tour with TA Moore and myself! We will be talking about our shorts featured in Dreamspinner Press's Advent Calendar anthology, Ghostwriter of Christmas Past (Moore) and New Game, Start (Poe.) Join us at the following stops for Christmas videos, character interviews, and giveaways!


Reviewers love New Game, Start:

"In a word, adorable." - Hearts on Fire Reviews

"This was an utterly enjoyable little bite of a story and a great way to kick off this year's Advent collection." - Love Bytes Reviews

"This was the cutest thing I read in a long time. I couldn't stop smiling while I was reading it." - Gay Book Reviews

Friday, December 1, 2017

Release Day: New Game, Start

Today is the release of my latest short story: New Game, Start. This is featured in Dreamspinner Press's Advent Calendar anthology, Stocking Stuffers, or available for individual sale.

Blurb: Reclusive medieval scholar, Edgar Royal, has a crush. On a guy. Not a big deal, except that said guy, Walter Chase, is a famous online gamer who has no idea Edgar even exists. Edgar has harbored these feelings for nearly a year, and when Walter announces on Twitter that he’ll be visiting New York City as a guest at the GamerOn convention, Edgar decides he’ll be one of the thousands of fans who responds to the message.
He definitely doesn’t expect to be singled out by the humble, gorgeous, out-and-proud heartthrob. And when it comes to dealing with people, Edgar’s skills are pretty nonexistent. Even with Walter giving all the right signals, Edgar lacks the courage do anything about the mutual attraction growing through their online courtship. He’s always been better with the written word, so maybe the perfect Christmas gift will say what he cannot. But if Edgar can’t get the present to Walter before the convention ends, he may miss out on the boyfriend of a lifetime.

Excerpt: There was this guy…. Shit. That was how it always started, right?

Walter Chase.

He was better known by his online gaming persona, Waldere, which was actually the name of the fragments of an otherwise long-lost Old English epic poem about the legendary Walter of Aquitaine. I didn’t think Walter’s typical fans realized that, but I had a PhD in medieval studies and languages, so the fact that Walter Chase had even a rudimentary knowledge of Waldere made him even more endearing to me.

Here was the thing, though.

Walter Chase didn’t even know I existed.

Because I was only one of his subscribers out of millions—just another adoring fan of his mad video-game skills, hilarious commentary, and humble personality. Walter was also an out-and-proud gay man. He was completely unapologetic and shut down homophobia on his channel quicker than the Addams Family could snap in unison. It was empowering to watch him succeed and be respected.

But seriously, I had no chance. I wasn’t some famous video gamer. I didn’t even play much beyond what would be considered casual gaming. I only watched playthroughs because I found them relaxing. I was a horribly insecure scholar and freelance translator, getting by in the big, bad city of New York, and pining after a gorgeous, wonderful, amazing stranger who had guys a thousand times hotter than myself asking in the comment threads of his videos to hook up at conventions.

So there was this guy… and I guess you could say it was pretty one-sided.

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Currently available at Dreamspinner Press with third party vendors to follow.

I've teamed up with fellow anthology author, TA Moore, for a short tour of our respective shorts. Please stop by the following blogs and check out our Christmas videos, character interviews, and giveaways!