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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

GRL & Devil Take Me

And I'm off to GRL! By the time this post goes live I will be at the Key West airport before sunup, bleary eyed and maybe sipping less than stellar coffee while I wait to board. I will be landing in Portsmouth, VA in the early afternoon, where my fantastic friends and fellow authors, Jenna Kendrick and Felice Stevens, will pick me up on their drive in.

If you are attending GRL, I hope to see you throughout the long weekend! Here is my schedule. These are events I'm guaranteed to be at. (Otherwise I haunt the bar and might just be seen running up and down hallways. I'm very excited.) Don't forget-- you can add any of these to your own personal schedule on the Guidebook app so you never miss out!

Wednesday, 10/17 4:00 - 5:00 Pre- Retreat Meet & Greet
Portsmouth V - Second Floor

Thursday, 10/18
2:00 - 2:45 Author Lounge
Portsmouth Foyer - Second Floor
4:30 - 5:20 Author Reading
Portsmouth Ballroom V - Second Floor
7:30 - 9:30 PJ Party!
Holley Ballroom / Foyer - First Floor

Friday, 10/19
1:00 - 1:45 Author Lounge
Portsmouth Foyer - Second Floor
Saturday, 10/20
10:00 - 12:30 Featured Author Signing
Portsmouth Ballroom IV - VIII - Second Floor
4:30 - 5:30 C.S. Poe Reader Meet-up!
Location TBD, join the Facebook event page to stay updated
9:00 - 1:00 Totally Tubular Eighties Party
Portsmouth Ballroom IV - V - Second Floor

I will have paperbacks on sale, available at the Dreamspinner Press table for the following titles: Color of You, Southernmost Murder, The Mystery of Nevermore, The Mystery of the Curiosities, and The Mystery of the Moving Image. Supply is limited!


And Devil Take Me is live! This is the thrilling anthology, published with DSP Publications, that I had the honor of sharing the pages alongside huge urban fantasy and paranormal authors in our genre, including: Jordan L. Hawk, Ginn Hale, TA Moore, Rhys Ford, and Jordan Castillo Price. My contribution is 11:59, the journey of a soulless hero hunting monsters in New York City, birthed by the nightmares of humans. Grimy, gritty, and with a dose of Greek mythology!

Devil Take Me 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 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, October 8, 2018

Official GRL schedule

Here is my official schedule for GRL, including dates, times, and locations. These are for sure places you will find me throughout the convention, although I'm pretty easy to spot and always out and about!

C.S. Poe Schedule:

Wednesday, 10/17
4:00 - 5:00 Pre- Retreat Meet & Greet
Portsmouth V - Second Floor


Thursday, 10/18
2:00 - 2:45 Author Lounge
Portsmouth Foyer - Second Floor

4:30 - 5:20 Author Reading
Portsmouth Ballroom V - Second Floor

7:30 - 9:30 PJ Party!
Holley Ballroom / Foyer - First Floor


Friday, 10/19
1:00 - 1:45 Author Lounge
Portsmouth Foyer - Second Floor


Saturday, 10/20
10:00 - 12:30 Featured Author Signing
Portsmouth Ballroom IV - VIII - Second Floor

4:30 - 5:30 C.S. Poe Reader Meet-up!
Location TBD, join the Facebook event page to stay updated

9:00 - 1:00 Totally Tubular Eighties Party
Portsmouth Ballroom IV - V - Second Floor

And the Guidebook app is live! Be sure to download and use this free application on your phone. You can create custom schedules and it is an absolute lifesaver, I promise. I hope to see you at my lounges and Featured Author signing event. I will have a lot of custom swag for readers, including Snow & Winter tote bags, octopus bookmarks, apple stress balls, as well as buttons, bookmarks, candy, and more!

GRL Meet-up with C.S. Poe


I will be hosting a reader meet-up while at GRL and hope you can join us! I'll be doing a live reading of an exclusive coda written specifically for this event, starring Sebastian Snow and Aubrey Grant from the Snow & Winter series and Southernmost Murder. I'll also be sharing a few of my favorite Japanese candies, and have some anatomical heart necklaces to give away!

Join the Facebook event page here to stay updated on the finalized location, which I'll scope out upon getting to the hotel next week.

Date: Saturday, October 20th
Time: 4:30PM
Location: TBD