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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Off to Orlando!

I'm heading out today for my publisher's annual author conference. I'll be in Orlando for a few days talking books, breathing books, and living books. It's a wonderful opportunity that I'm endlessly thankful Dreamspinner Press takes on, as it energizes a lot of authors and pushes us to be the best we can be for readers like you.

But meanwhile, while I'm talking craft and maybe partaking in a drink or two, there are major sales on all novels, novellas, and short stories! Happy reading and remember your sunscreen!

C.S. Poe titles at Dreamspinner Press can be found here, and DSP Publications are here.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

GRL paperback sale

My publisher's annual GayRomLit sale has begun! All paperbacks are 30% off from Sept. 14 - 20. And if you're also attending GRL, be sure to get free shipping direct to the event with code: GRL2018. All pre-orders will be available to pick up at the Dreamspinner Press table in the book seller's room.

Dreamspinner Press titles: Color of You

DSP Publications titles: Snow & Winter series, Southernmost Murder

I hope to see you there!

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.

DSP Publications
Barnes & Noble

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!
DSP Publications
Barnes & Noble

I hope you enjoyed the posts and character interviews, and thank you for supporting my work!

Sunday, September 2, 2018

$1.99 Mystery-Romances

For the month of September I have two mystery-romances on sale as part of Amazon's Monthly Kindle Deal! I am humbled to have my titles chosen and hope that while mine are the only LGBT books within the mystery genre, this will introduce mainstream readers to stories they didn't know existed and encourage more LGBT protagonists in the future!

The Mystery of Nevermore (Snow & Winter Book One) and Southernmost Murder are $1.99 each!

Nevermore: It’s Christmas, and all antique dealer Sebastian Snow wants is for his business to make money and to save his floundering relationship with closeted CSU detective, Neil Millett. When Snow’s Antique Emporium is broken into and a heart is found under the floorboards, Sebastian can’t let the mystery rest.
He soon finds himself caught up in murder investigations that echo the macabre stories of Edgar Allan Poe. To make matters worse, Sebastian’s sleuthing is causing his relationship with Neil to crumble, while at the same time he’s falling hard for the lead detective on the case, Calvin Winter. Sebastian and Calvin must work together to unravel the mystery behind the killings, despite the mounting danger and sexual tension, before Sebastian becomes the next victim.
In the end, Sebastian only wants to get out of this mess alive and live happily ever after with Calvin.

Southernmost: 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.