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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.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Translation update

Exciting news on the translation front! Dreamspinner Press and DSP Publications will be doing some in-house work and putting Color of You into French and Southernmost Murder into German!

ETA for both novels is February 2019. I'm happy to say that both of these foreign editions will be made available at next year's Salon du Livre in Paris, France and the Leipzig Book Fair in Germany.

I too, will also be in attendance with the books! I'm very excited and hope to meet a lot of new readers and share in our mutual love of romance and mystery stories!

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Project Updates

More project updates from C.S. Poe!

1. Tomorrow, June 25, 2018 is the official cover reveal of The Mystery of the Moving Image, hosted by Gay Book Reviews! Stop by to check out the latest cover art from Reese Dante, read the blurb, and pre-order a copy! There's also a special giveaway for readers new to the Snow & Winter series.

2. Devil Take Me anthology (Ford, Hale, Hawk, Moore, Poe, and Price) and The Mystery of the Moving Image can both be added to your Goodreads shelf.

3. Until June 26th, spend $10 or more at Dreamspinner Press and imprints, and use coupon LIBRARY2018 for $3 off! Pick up small town romances Joy and Color of You, or the first two books in the Snow & Winter series.

4. Color of You audiobook blog tour begins this week!
June 26 - The Novel Approach Reviews
June 27 - Joyfully Jay Reviews
June 28 - Love Bytes Reviews
June 29 - DreamReaders Blog
Unfortunately the audio is not yet live at Audible. They're really taking their time with this release, but I've got my fingers crossed it'll be very soon!

5. The Mystery of the Moving Image is complete! 11:59 is completing its third round of edits. That Turtle Story was recently contracted for Dreamspinner's yearly Advent Calendar anthology. And I should be starting The Next Big Project soon!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Contract: That Turtle Story

I am so pleased to announce that I have signed a contract with Dreamspinner Press for a short story featured in the 2018 Warmest Wishes Advent Calendar anthology.

That Turtle Story takes place in Key West during Christmastime. Holiday grouch, Nor Kennedy,  rehabilitates turtles for a living, and the swoon-worthy Eugene Montgomery visits Turtle R&R to report a clutch of eggs in distress.

Release of the individual title will be December 1, 2018. It will also be included in the Advent Calendar package, which delivers a surprise short story each day of the month for thirty days!

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.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Size matters sale!

From June 12 - 18 all of my titles are on sale with Dreamspinner Press and DSP Publications!

Short stories like Love, Marriage, and a Baby Carriage, featuring penguin shifters Theo and Wes who meet during a game of speed dating at WaddleCon are 20% off.

Novellas such as Joy, with city boy Gideon and his small town, gentle giant Silas, brought together by a moose in northern New Hampshire are 30% off!

And novels like Southernmost Murder, featuring narcoleptic historian Aubrey Grant and FBI Special Agent Jun Tanaka falling in love and solving mysteries in Key West are 40% off.

I've got you covered on mystery, romance, and paranormal!

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!