Saturday, December 8, 2018

2018 Best of Nominee


I have been nominated in a few categories for the 2018 Goodreads M/M Romance Members' Choice Awards! My most sincere thank yous to this genre and all of the incredibly supportive readers. If you are interested in voting, there are a lot of great categories and books to choose from! Make sure you're a member of the group and visit the complete poll list here.

All-Time Favorite M/M Author: C.S. Poe

Best Action/Suspense/Adventure: Southernmost Murder

Best Military Officer/Intelligence/Spies: Southernmost Murder

Best Law Enforcement: Southernmost Murder & The Mystery of the Moving Image

Best Mystery/Whodunit: The Mystery of the Moving Image

Best Main Character: Sebastian Snow (The Mystery of the Moving Image)

Best Established Couple: Sebastian Snow & Calvin Winter (The Mystery of the Moving Image)

Best Anthology: Devil Take Me

Monday, December 3, 2018

Release: That Turtle Story

My latest short story, a contemporary holiday romance, is now available for sale! That Turtle Story can be picked up with Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, GooglePlay, and Kobo. If your Christmas TBR pile is out of control, add it to your Goodreads shelf and come back to Nor and Eugene after the New Year!

(Barnes & Noble and iTunes will follow shortly.)

Blurb: Nor O’Brien spends his days in sunny Key West caring for and rehabilitating sea turtles. He doesn’t need anything else in life, expect maybe a significant other to cuddle with after a long day. But recent heartbreak has left Nor salty, and he’s not in the mood for anything, Christmas included.

Then Eugene Montgomery walks into Turtle R&R, claiming to have found a clutch of eggs in distress. Nor is smitten with the tourist at first sight, and at the suggestion of his screwball colleagues, indulges in some no-strings-attached fun. Nor and Eugene are quick to get along, happily enjoy each other’s company, and take in the island’s unique holiday pleasures together.

But Nor would never leave his turtles, not for any man. So when his rebound fling turns into strong romantic feelings for Eugene, it’ll take a Christmas miracle to keep the two together forever in Key West.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Translation: The Mystery of the Moving Image


I'm very excited to announce that The Mystery of the Moving Image has been sub-licensed with Reines-Beaux! Books 1 - 3 of the Snow & Winter mystery-romance series will be coming out into French soon!

Thursday, November 8, 2018

That Turtle Story cover art

That Turtle Story will be available for individual sale on December 1st 2018 at Dreamspinner Press and all third party vendors. This short story is also available for pre-order in the complete Warmest Wishes anthology package.

Blurb: Nor O’Brien spends his days in sunny Key West caring for and rehabilitating sea turtles. He doesn’t need anything else in life, expect maybe a significant other to cuddle with after a long day. But recent heartbreak has left Nor salty, and he’s not in the mood for anything, Christmas included.

Then Eugene Montgomery walks into Turtle R&R, claiming to have found a clutch of eggs in distress. Nor is smitten with the tourist at first sight, and at the suggestion of his screwball colleagues, indulges in some no-strings-attached fun. Nor and Eugene are quick to get along, happily enjoy each other’s company, and take in the island’s unique holiday pleasures together.

But Nor would never leave his turtles, not for any man. So when his rebound fling turns into strong romantic feelings for Eugene, it’ll take a Christmas miracle to keep the two together forever in Key West.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Blog tour recap


The final blog tour stop for the latest in the Snow & Winter series, The Mystery of the Moving Image, has gone live, so here is a complete list of participants and associated giveaways, for those who want to read the exclusive coda in one go.

Gay Book Reviews:
Pt. 1 & Hell's Kitchen coffee blend from Empire Coffee & Tea in Manhattan.

Love Bytes Reviews:
Pt. 2 & 3 salt water taffy flavors from Salty Road in Brooklyn.

Two Chicks Obsessed:
Pt. 3 & Character charms with signed art.

It's About the Book:
Pt. 4 & Buster Keaton-themed art.

Boy Meets Boy Reviews:
Pt. 5 & signed paperbacks of Book 1 - 3.

Thank you for your support and I hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Release Day: The Mystery of the Moving Image

Release day is here! Book Three of the Snow & Winter series, The Mystery of the Moving Image, is live and available for sale at DSP Publications or your vendor of choice. Thank you, from the very bottom of my heart, for the love, support, and dedication readers like you have shown my work. Everyday I am humbled that you've taken a chance on a grumpy sleuth and his ever-patient, detective boyfriend.

Blurb: 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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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Countdown 1: The Mystery of the Moving Image

Hello friends! This is the final countdown for The Mystery of the Moving Image because next Tuesday it's live! And with the release comes a mini blog tour from September 10 - 14. Each stop will have a portion of an exclusive Snow & Winter coda, with unique, novel-themed giveaways!

9/10: Gay Book Reviews
9/11: Love Bytes Reviews
9/12: Two Chicks Obsessed
9/13: It's About the Book
9/14: Boy Meets Boy

Pre-order now and have Moving Image waiting on your e-reader September 11th!
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Amazon
Barnes & Noble
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iTunes
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I hope you enjoyed the posts and character interviews, and thank you for supporting my work!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Countdown 2: The Mystery of the Moving Image

Hello, friends! We are back with another Tuesday Countdown post for The Mystery of the Moving Image! We're two weeks away from the next adventure with Sebastian and Calvin, and I can't wait! One aspect of the new book I am most excited for is the return of Neil, so today's blog is another character interview.


I sat in the accidentally eclectic coffee shop again. I kind of liked it. Neil took a seat across from me at the table by the window. He set a coffee mug down and stared expectantly.
"Thank you for coming out to this interview," I started, flipping the notepad open. "I know you're a busy man."
"It's no problem," he answered in that polite tone that hinted it probably was a problem, but Neil would never actually say so.
"So!" I smiled. "Neil Millett. You're a detective with the NYPD."
"That's right."
"And, uh, are Sebastian's ex," I added after a half a second pause.
Surprisingly, Neil smiled. Or rather, it was the hint of a smile. "I swear that'll be written on my headstone."
"Why do you say that?"
Neil leaned back in his chair to cross his legs. "I think humans all have at least one relationship, romantic or otherwise, that leaves a brand on the soul. For better or worse."
"Sebastian was that human for you?"
He only shrugged.
Okay then.
"Let's start with the basics," I hastily said. "How old are you?"
"Recently turned thirty-eight."
"What's your degree in?"
"I have a bachelor's in forensic science," Neil answered.
I flipped the pages in my notepad. "And that segues to our first question, posed by Kat. Why did you decide to become a cop, and why CSU specifically?"
Neil's mouth quirked into that sort-of smile again. He reached for his mug and took a sip of coffee. "The same romantic reason most people join-- I wanted to help, and my kind of skills are always in demand with a metropolitan police force." Neil set the cup down. He rubbed his chin for a moment, looking very serious as he considered his next statement, before letting out an unexpected laugh. "As for CSU... what can I say, I like solving mysteries."
I grinned. "Yeah?"
"But mysteries should be left to professionals," he reiterated. "Not busybody amateur sleuths."
I made a few notes on the page. "How'd you join the Crime Scene Unit?"
"I started on the Evidence Collection Team," Neil replied. "When I made detective, they promoted me to CSU."
"Do you enjoy it?" I asked next.
"I don't know if I'd say enjoy," Neil said a bit thoughtfully. "We're overworked and understaffed, see the ugliest side of humanity, and if I don't encounter blood, vomit, or piss it's a solid day. But... I'm not burned out. I still feel like I'm making a difference. Is that a good answer?"
"Perfect answer," I replied while I jotted 'blood, vomit, and piss = bad day.' "So what about--"
"When are you going to ask me a question about Sebastian?" Neil interrupted.
I glanced at him and slowly set the pen down. "Do you want me to?"
"Want is neither here nor there."
"People are curious."
"Yeah, I know. I dated a nutcase for four years. Who wouldn't be curious?"
I bit the inside of my cheek. "He's not a nutcase."
"Sort of, yes," Neil said with finality.
"Well, let's see..." I checked my notepad again. "Inez wanted to ask you, what's one thing about Sebastian you miss?"
"Right for the jugular," he murmured as he turned, stared out the bay window, and watched the New York foot traffic. "This isn't going to get back to him, is it?"
"No."
Neil nodded absently. He still wouldn't look at me and was silent for a long time. "His smile. His real smile. When no one's watching and he's just being... Sebastian."
I smiled. "And what don't you miss?"
"Everything else," he said with a bit of a sarcastic laugh. Neil turned his attention back to me. "Look. We've reached a place of understanding, I think. But the reality under the heartbreak, and mess that followed our breakup, was we were not a good match. Period. What he's got now with Winter is something we never could have attained together."
"Why not?"
"We weren't soulmates."
I raised an eyebrow. "Neil Millett believes in soulmates?"
"Don't write that down."
I held my hands up.
Neil eyed me with an expression usually reserved for a particularly complex blood spatter pattern. "Anything else? I have to get back soon."
"Oh. One last question. This is from Samantha, and they'd like--" The question made me snort and I covered my mouth. "Sorry."
Neil narrowed his eyes.
"What were you thinking when you bought that expensive BMW?"
Neil tapped the tabletop with his index finger. "I was thinking, I look damn good in this car." He took one more sip of coffee, stood, and buttoned his suit coat. "Thanks for this."
I turned and watched him leave the cafe. Sebastian always said he looked a bit like a 50s hard-boiled detective and I had to agree. Neil was cynical like one too.
At least for now.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Countdown 3: The Mystery of the Moving Image

And I'm back with the next countdown post for The Mystery of the Moving Image! Be sure to check in here every Tuesday for more fun Snow & Winter tidbits.

This week we're talking antiques! Sebastian Snow, for new readers out there, owns Snow's Antique Emporium in the East Village of New York City. He specializes in Victorian American gizmos and gadgets, the weirder the better. Naturally, this leads to a lot of research on my part. Sometimes hours of work turns out to be nothing more than a single sentence description or a passing mention in dialogue.

Here are a few of mine and Sebastian's favorite pieces....

The Mystery of Nevermore: His Master's Voice brand gramophone with a hand crank in a solid wood, Oak veneer case. Sebastian loves older music, some of his favorite artists are Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Glenn Miller, and Cab Calloway. He especially enjoyed playing those 78 records on his 'real McCoy' gramophone. Although his antique piece is newer, from the 1920s, it was fully functioning and easily worth a grand before coming into recent disrepair.
Excerpt:
Neil had just told me to buy a replica turntable for two hundred bucks if I liked the aesthetic look so much, but that wasn't the point.
I didn't want a Bluetooth, USB-enabled gramophone. I wanted mine. The real McCoy that had the wear and tear from use and love. The one that needed to have needles constantly replaced to keep the records in mint condition.

The Mystery of the Curiosities: Brass picture buttons. Sebastian has quite an extensive collection of picture buttons available for sale at the Emporium, a scene that ended up on the cutting room floor, so to speak. Buttons made popular through the second half of the 19th century, these featured images from fairy tales, mythology, famous figures, literature, and more. Made of several different metals pressed together, the highly sought after Kittens in a Basket button can fetch up to $75 alone, while its replica at wholesale is worth little more than five bucks.
Excerpt:
We all have our strengths and should stick to what best suits us. Calvin was made to fight bad guys. It was in his DNA to be a hero, to save people, to solve crimes. Me? I'm a hoarder of information. I know the history of picture buttons and of Victorian mourning clothes. I know how to spot fake tin types. And I liked what I did.

The Mystery of the Moving Image: The Arsenic Waltz. It's not quite a Snow & Winter book without some sort of morbid history for Sebastian to hyper-focus on. Clothing in the 19th century, specifically those dyed green, were made with a pigment that was of mixed arsenic and copper. Emerald Green was a color mocked in British magazine, Punch by showing two skeletons dancing while wearing the latest fashion.
Excerpt:
The kid looked around briefly. "Why do you have so much weird crap in here?"
"What constitutes as weird for you? Because some may think it mundane."
He pointed at a framed photo hanging on a nearby wall. "Are those dancing skeletons?"
"The Arsenic Waltz," I corrected. "It mocked the usage of arsenic in dyes for clothing during the nineteenth century."
"What?" He looked confused. Or disgusted. I wasn't sure.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Countdown 4: The Mystery of the Moving Image

I'm back with the next post in the Moving Image countdown to release! Check in here every Tuesday for fun Snow & Winter series tidbits as we get one step closer to the next adventure in the lives of Sebastian Snow and Calvin Winter.

To kick off this week's shindig, I've got a fun character interview featuring William "Pop" Snow, Sebastian's loving and forever patient father, and Max Ridley, his loyal but less patient assistant at the Emporium.


I sat down across from William and Max in the sort of dim-lit, cozy, accidentally eclectic coffee shop that Sebastian would probably haunt, had it been a location within walking distance. I set my notepad on the tabletop and smiled. "Thank you both for joining me."
"Of course," William said. "Our pleasure."
"For sure," Max chimed in. "I don't mind the spotlight."
I chuckled. "A lot of people are interested in the two of you."
"A lie I can live with," William replied. "My son carries a story far better."
"That's because he does exactly the opposite of what you, me, the barista, and this lady would do," Max said as he motioned around the room before pointing at me in conclusion.
I nodded. "That's... true. But folks are still wanting to hear from you both. So, first things first. William Snow, you're Sebastian's dad."
"That's correct."
"And you raised him by yourself?" I asked.
William nodded. "My wife and I parted ways when he was six. I received full custody."
"This may be a... sensitive question, and I apologize if you'd rather not answer--" I started.
"Oh please, ask away," William said.
"Is Sebastian in contact with his mother at all?"
William picked up his coffee and took a sip. "Not to my knowledge."
I left it at that and looked at Max. "And Max Ridley."
He gave me a wide smile. "The one and only."
"You met Sebastian when?"
"About a year and a half ago."
I scribbled the answer down on my pad. "That leads me to a question posed by Elizabeth...." I flipped the page. "Here we are... How did you find the job at the Emporium, and what was the interview process like?"
Max snorted and started laughing.
I glanced up. "Uh-oh."
He held his hands up. "Okay. Let me paint you a picture. I'm walking past the Emporium for an interview I had at some funky modern art store, which is so not my thing, but I've got student loans, you know?"
"Oh I know," I agreed.
"So, being early for that interview, and seeing a sign on his door that advertised an assistant position, I thought why not fill out an application? I go inside this bizarre, borderline creepy shop that's about as brightly lit as a bear cave. There's lots of customers, the phone is ringing, and in the middle of it all is Sebastian actually arguing with a lady about the history of the Brady stand."
William covered his mouth to hide a smile.
Max laughed. "I figure he's the owner, what with his frazzled appearance, so I kinda get closer, waiting my turn to talk to him. Instead, he looks at me and says, 'What?'"
"My son's manners are lacking when he's hangry," William interrupted.
"I'll say," Max agreed. "I look between him and this sassy woman and tell him I was hoping to fill out an application for the job. At first he gives me this blank stare, and I point over my shoulder at the sign on his door, before he seems to put two and two together. Instead of saying something like, 'oh sure' or 'come back later' or... anything normal, Seb points at the woman, then me, and says, 'What was the real use of the Brady stand?'"
"Jesus Christ," I muttered.
"Yeah," Max said with another laugh. "But hey, I have a degree in art. I know some things about early photography. I mean, not to the level Seb does, but Brady's name is well known. So I said it was used as an arm rest or even a neck brace during the early years of photography when there were long exposure times. I guess the lady had been insistent that it was used to make dead bodies stand up for postmortem photos, which was a thing for sure, but not in the way she thought. Sebastian isn't exactly... charming, when he's told he's wrong and has to defend himself." Max grinned. "He told me I was hired. Then and there. I cancelled the interview I had at the modern art place."
I stared at Max for a moment. "Wow."
He nodded.
"Okay then...." I cleared my throat and made a few notes. "You enjoy working for him, Max?"
"Never a dull moment," Max answered. "All joking aside, Seb is a good boss, a better friend, and the Emporium pays my bills and teaches me new things. A lot of people can't say that about their jobs."
"That's sweet," I answered.
"I'm a sweet guy."
"And very humble," William added, nudging Max in the ribs.
I remembered my coffee at this point and took a sip of the now lukewarm beverage. "William, I have a question here for you, from Laurene."
"Sure."
"She's curious to know when you realized that Sebastian had Achromatopsia."
"Ah. Very early, actually. I think by the time he was three months old we knew there was something to be concerned about. He'd cry and scream nonstop whenever we went outside-- come to find later it was bright light hurting his eyes. His Nystagmus started to show around then as well. That's when his eyes shake or wobble involuntarily. It's much better, now that he's an adult," William explained.
"That makes sense," I answered. "A three-month-old isn't really able to take a color test."
He nodded. "Although he had him take that and several visual acuity tests when he was a few years older, that's how we confirmed he had complete Achromatopsia."
"Was it difficult adjusting to his normal?"
William shook his head. "No. When it's your child, you do what is necessary without even really considering anything else. Sebastian is very independent--"
"Bullheaded," Max corrected.
William smiled a little. "We made it work pretty well."
A sudden crash behind the counter startled the three of us. We turned to see a barista wincing and bending down to pick up a shattered mug, while another employee laughed and clapped.
"I have a question for you both," I said, looking back at the two. "How do you like Calvin?"
"Calvin's awesome," Max said without a second thought.
"Highly approve of him," William said.
"Anyone that can wrangle Seb for extended periods is a keeper," Max continued.
William nodded. "It's true," he said, a bit quieter.
I smiled. "I like him too. But then again, I've always had a thing for redheads."
"Same," Max said.
I side-eyed him. "That rolls me into my next question. What kind of person floats your boat?"
"Yes."
"Excuse me?" I asked.
He nodded. "I like persons."
William patted Max's shoulder. "Not picky, this one."
I took another sip of coffee and then tapped my notebook with the pen. "One last question for you, William. Alaska wants to know, what was a typical parent-teacher conference when Sebastian was a kid?" I bit the inside of my cheek when I asked that one.
Max just started laughing and slapped his thighs.
William's face colored a little and he set his hands on the tabletop. "Can I plead the fifth?"
"Hell no, tell the story," Max retorted.
"Well... Sebastian's self-confidence as a child was a bit lacking. He's never liked standing out in a crowd, and sitting in the front row, with large print books put a target on his back for bullies. Anyway...." William cleared his throat. "Third grade, Mrs. Morrison calls me in for a meeting. Sebastian had had an... altercation during recess. One of the bigger boys was giving him grief, and I guess Sebastian had taken it upon himself to point out how this other kid had gotten answers on a class activity wrong, why he'd been wrong, how he'd continue to be wrong, called the boy a pillock and then supplied the historical context behind the word. He'd made the other student cry."
"What kid in America knows and uses the word pillock?" Max asked.
"Mine," William said solemnly.
"Uh, what happened next?" I asked.
"I asked Sebastian where he'd learned the word, because frankly I had to look it up, and he said the dictionary. I told him we don't call other students stupid, especially when the word originates as a meaning for penis--"
Max choked on a sip of coffee.
William patted his back as he continued speaking. "Well, next time I get called into a meeting, it was because he'd called a boy ninnyhammer." He sighed. "Third grade was rough."
I set my pen down and leaned back. "Fascinating interview."

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Countdown 5: The Mystery of the Moving Image!

I am so excited for Book Three of the Snow & Winter series that I decided to do a post every Tuesday to count down the days. We are officially five weeks out from the release of The Mystery of the Moving Image, published with DSP Publications.

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To kick off the anticipation, I'm sharing a nifty and helpful map of locations from the East Village to Hell's Kitchen, courtesy of Google Maps. Some of these haunts will be familiar from both Book One and Two, and there's also the surprise STAR location that appears in Book Three.

If you've not yet picked up a copy of Snow & Winter, now is a great time because both books are on sale! The Mystery of Nevermore can be nabbed for 99 cents at third parties such as Barnes & Noble, GooglePlay, iTunes, and Kobo. And The Mystery of the Curiosities can be picked up at Amazon for $1.99!

Do you have a favorite location from the Snow & Winter series? Share in the comments for a chance to win a mysterious prize!

Friday, June 29, 2018

Complete blog tour: Color of You audiobook

The mini blog tour for Color of You's audiobook, narrated by the incredibly talented Greg Boudreaux, has wrapped up! But there's still time to read some exclusive character journal entries and join in on some giveaways.

Check the following stops for fifteen-year-old Alan Hansen's POV of the story, and a chance to win some signed paperbacks, surprise swag, or an e-book from my backlist!

The Novel Approach
Joyfully Jay
Love Bytes
DreamReaders

Color of You is available now at Amazon and Audible, with iTunes to follow shortly.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Audio: Color of You

Color of You is now live at Audible! Narrated by the incredibly talented Greg Tremblay, under his Boudreaux brand, I have to admit that finally hearing Bowen and Felix has been worth the wait! Greg's delivery and timing is incredible, and his unique voice and characterization of Bowen, a character I was very wary of trusting to basically anyone but Greg, is simply perfect. That's not a word I use lightly!

If you pick up a copy, happy listening, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!

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.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Cover reveal: Devil Take Me

Devil Take Me is live for pre-order at DSP Publications and 40% off until June 22nd. Be sure to add this anthology to your Goodreads shelf as well. Official release is October 16, 2018.

Anthology blurb: Temptation lurks around every corner in worlds sometimes dark, sometimes lurid. Giving in is both dangerous and satisfying, though never in the ways one expects. While these enticements offer a vast range of benefits and boons, the cost is a soul and the devil expects his due. Sometimes suave and charming or calculating and cruel, these devils have schemes and desires of their own. They can be creatures to run away from… or toward.

Join the most unique and celebrated authors of LGBT urban fantasy and paranormal fiction for a fast-paced and unpredictable ride, from a city on the other side of reality, to a world suspended in dusk, to a twisted version of the 1960s and 70s.

Meet devils in top hats and waistcoats, a defrocked motorcycle-riding priest, and a genderfluid antihero—among many more. Full of humor, romance, horror, action, intrigue, and magic, these stories have one common element….

They’re one hell of a good time.

11:59 by C.S. Poe blurb: Asuka Kawashima is a man without dreams. Nightmares plague humanity and cross into the waking world—chasing after their dreamers and transforming them into hideous monsters that haunt New York City at night. When Asuka is faced with the choice between dying or selling his soul to the Devil, he offers it in exchange for the chance to continue protecting people. But the Devil is sly, and while he takes Asuka’s ability to dream, making him immune to nightmares, it also removed Asuka’s abstract sense of dreaming. Now life is gray, hopeless, and without wishes.

A chance meeting five years later leads Asuka to Merrick Grace, a man who, despite the dismal world around them, still believes there will be a day when monsters cease to exist. When the Devil reappears, asking for a favor in return for his soul, Asuka must make another difficult decision...

If the chance to dream again—to share a life with Merrick, full of hope and happiness—is worth the risk of almost certain death.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Cover reveal: Snow & Winter 3

The Mystery of the Moving Image (Snow & Winter Book Three) will have an official cover and blurb reveal on Monday, June 25 at Gay Book Reviews!

The book will be up for pre-order at this time with DSP Publications, with third party stores to follow. Moving Image's official release date is September 11, 2018.

Get ready, because murder and mystery wait for no one!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

AUDIO: Southernmost Murder

Derrick McClain is back! He's signed a contract to produce the narration of my latest mystery-romance, Southernmost Murder.
ETA is late summer, 2018!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Lambda Literary Award finalist

I am absolutely thrilled and honored to announce that The Mystery of the Curiosities (Snow & Winter Book Two) has been chosen as a Lambda Literary Award Finalist in Gay Mystery! I am even more excited to be standing alongside authors I have long admired, Rhys Ford and Kim Fielding.

To celebrate, Dreamspinner Press and DSP Publications have put our finalist books (and their series) on sale for 35% off until March 9, 2018. Check out the details here.

The 30th Annual Lambda Literary Awards Gala will be held in New York City on June 4, 2018 at 7PM.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Featured Author at GRL 2018

I will be attending GRL this year in Portsmouth, VA as a Featured Author! More details about panels and events will come, but below is the date and time. If you love gay romance books, meeting authors, and hanging with fellow readers, this is the must attend event of the year!

October 18 - 21
Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel
425 Water St, Portsmouth, VA 23704

Check out the author list and buy a general attendee ticket here!

AUDIO: Color of You

Color of You, published with Dreamspinner Press, is heading to audio! The novel will be narrated by the wonderfully talented Greg Tremblay, and has an ETA of late summer 2018.

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.

Greg Tremblay: Trained in vocal and stage performance, Greg Tremblay brings a passion for storytelling to every aspect of his life and work.
Critically-recognized and listener-beloved, Greg’s work has been praised by Audiofile Magazine’s “Earphone” award, numerous blogs, and is the recipient of the GoodReads Reader’s Choice award for Best Narrator – 2016 in M/M Romance.
Greg also maintains a curated collection of uniquely and delightfully spicy boudoir treats branded under the “Greg Boudreaux” narration name.

PRG Winner


I am so happy and humbled to share some wonderful results from the 2017 Paranormal Romance Guild's Reviewer's Choice Awards.

LGBT/PARANORMAL/METAPHYSICAL MYSTERY THRILLER:
1st Place: The Mystery of the Curiosities

LGBT/PARANORMAL/METAPHYSICAL MYSTERY THRILLER SERIES:
3rd Place: Snow & Winter

Thank you to all who read, enjoyed, and voted for our dynamic duo, Sebastian and Calvin.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Vote at the Paranormal Romance Guild


Voting is open at the Paranormal Romance Guild from now until February 18th.

The Mystery of the Curiosities is a finalist in LGBT Mystery/Thriller and Snow & Winter is a finalist in LGBT Mystery/Thriller Series!

Thank you for your support!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

EPIC e-Book Awards Finalist


I am thrilled and humbled to announce that I am a finalist in the 2018 EPIC e-Book Awards! The Mystery of the Curiosities is in the running for Best Romantic Suspense and Gunner the Deadly for Best Short Fiction.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Release Day: Southernmost Murder

Today is the day! I finished this book in November of 2016, so it's been a long and agonizing wait. I've wanted to share this murder mystery so badly, but luckily my patience kept me in check. Southernmost Murder is finally live and for sale at DSP Publications and all third party vendors.

BLURB: 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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Blog tour #5: Southernmost Murder

Blog stop #5, the final in the Southernmost Murder tour, takes us to My Fiction Nook! Read the post for some interesting tidbits, check out the exclusive excerpt, and join the giveaway for key lime peanuts and novel swag!

Monday, January 8, 2018

Blog tour #4: Southernmost Murder

Blog stop #4 for Southernmost Murder brings us to Gay Book Reviews today! The post has some cool history, another exclusive excerpt, and a chance to win some key lime taffy and swag from the book!

Friday, January 5, 2018

Blog tour #3: Southernmost Murder

Blog stop #3 for the Southernmost Murder tour brings us to Hearts on Fire Reviews! Take a read of the post for some neat history, an exclusive excerpt from the book, and a chance to win some key lime chocolate truffles with novel swag!

Blog tour #2: Southernmost Murder

Blog stop #2 for Southernmost Murder is at MM Good Book Reviews! Be sure to check out the post for some cool history, an exclusive excerpt from the novel, and a chance to win some key lime jelly beans and book swag!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Blog tour #1: Southernmost Murder

Blog stop #1 for Southernmost Murder brings us to Divine Magazine! Check out the post for some cool bits of history, an exclusive excerpt, and a chance to win some Key West cookies and swag from the novel!

Monday, January 1, 2018

Vote for 'New Game, Start'

New Game, Start is up for Book of the Month at Long and Short Reviews! If you read this little holiday story and enjoyed it, please feel free to vote here.

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.

New Game, Start is currently on sale here with Dreamspinner Press. Use coupon code: HNY2018 for 35% off!