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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Pre-order: Kneading You

Another pre-order! Kneading You is a republication of an old short story, originally featured in the 2016 Simmer anthology, produced by Dreamspinner Press. No new content has been added, but the story has been given a fresh round of edits. It is permanently a 99c special and releases July 19, 2019.

Pick it up with Dreamspinner Press or any third party vendor!

Blurb: Christopher Hughes is new to the small New England town of Lancaster, New Hampshire. He’s been hired to save an old library from closing, but his obstacles include not only fighting for state funding, but a Selectman who wants to tear the building down in favor of a shopping center.
Christopher meets Miles Sakasai, a charming tattooed repairman hired to help restore the historical interior. Working in close proximity has both men falling hard for each other, and also provides Christopher an opportunity to learn about Miles’s passion for baking. As it turns out, Miles’s skills in the kitchen may end up being the key to saving the library—but only if his bread can rise to the occasion.

Pre-order: The Mystery of the Bones

The Mystery of the Bones (Snow & Winter Book Four) is available for pre-order at DSP Publications and all third parties! Release is September 24, 2019. I hope you'll join me for the final chapter in Sebastian and Calvin's adventurous lives together.

Blurb: It’s been a full year since the mystery that brought antique shop owner and part-time amateur sleuth Sebastian Snow together with NYPD homicide detective Calvin Winter. Patience, sanity, and their very lives have been put to the test, but love has persevered. Although Sebastian is now New York City’s best-known busybody, he’s done solving crimes and wants nothing more than to plan a romantic budget wedding.
Then Snow’s Antique Emporium receives a decapitated human head in the mail and the holidays are gory once again. Sebastian patently disregards the mystery of a lifetime because he is done with death and danger—but the killer escalates. Before Sebastian knows it, his closest friends and family are dragged into a series of horrific murders with antiquated clues hinting to the infamous Victorian American Bones Wars.
The clock is ticking to recover a long-lost artifact linked to paleontologist Edward Drinker Cope and to capture a murderer. But it’s not Sebastian who may become the next target—it’s Calvin.

May Reads


As you can tell, given the date, it's been pretty nonstop here at Chez Poe. May was a busy month with a lot of projects all in various stages of post production. There was also some struggling on my part to reign in my creativity, which tends to go into a slump midyear. But I'm taking a deep breath now, and can share a few reviews I wrote a while back for some lovely stories.

Here are the BookBub links, if you're interested! These are mirrored at Goodreads, if you prefer that site.

Hexslayer by Jordan L. Hawk

A Christmas Hex by Jordan L. Hawk

Slay Ride by Josh Layon

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Release: Footsteps in the Dark

Footsteps in the Dark is live!

This mystery-romance anthology is available with all third party vendors. Eight novellas, over 200k total, for $3.99

Below are blurbs and the first page excerpt of each available title.


Entrée to Murder - Nicole Kimberling
Blurb: After a steady diet of big city trouble, Chef Drew Allison moved to the island town of Orca’s Slough to get a taste of life in the slow lane. But hometown hospitality goes stale when he finds a dead body in the basement of his own Eelgrass Café.
Excerpt: When I saw the crumpled tower of waxed corrugated boxes filled with sweating tomatoes and limp romaine slumped on the back stair at eleven a.m., I knew it would be another rough lunch service at the Eelgrass Bistro.
Doubtless, if I were to go around to the front of the building, I would find Evelyn, my favorite octogenarian, peering through the window, wondering what fate had befallen my business partner, Samantha, that would cause her to fail to open our restaurant.
That’s the problem with being unreliable around older people—they’re at a time in life when any failure to appear means the absentee is most likely deceased. Or if not actually dead, the no-show could be lying somewhere injured and alone.
I needed to get in there to make sure Evelyn didn’t do anything rash. Already once this month she’d dialed 911 after she’d spied Sam slumped over in the kitchen. In reality, Sam had just spent the night partying and then fallen asleep on a sack of potatoes in the back.
I sidled past the abandoned produce order to let myself in the back door of the Eelgrass Bistro, only to find it had been unlocked all night. Again.
Perfect.

Twelve Seconds - Meg Perry
Blurb: A mysterious phone call, a missing executive, and an exploding rocket throw space reporter Justin Harris and Air Force Special Agent Greg Marcotte into an investigation that will change their lives…if it doesn’t kill them first.
Excerpt: When his phone rang at 3:12 a.m., Justin answered half-asleep. “’Lo?”
He was resigned to being awakened by his phone. As a space reporter for the Hughes-Simmons news syndicate, parent of the Orlando Tribune and other major newspapers around the US, Justin Harris was expected to respond to space news regardless of the hour. If an air leak developed in the International Space Station, if a rocket failed on a launch pad in French Guiana or Kazakhstan, if Elon Musk tweeted anything, Justin needed to hear about it.
The voice was male, and low, as if the caller didn’t want to be overheard. “Justin Harris?”
“Yes?”
“This is Roy Shaw with Skyose. I have a scoop for you.”
Justin sat up in bed, shoving his hair out of his eyes, immediately alert. Roy Shaw was the chief operating officer of Skyose, a relatively new company, which was launching its first rocket in under twelve hours. Whatever scoop he had would be worth waking up for. “Okay, Mr. Shaw, what is it?”
“I can’t explain it over the phone. This is something you need to see. Meet me at the Wawa on US 1 in Vero Beach at five.”
Justin squeaked. “Vero Beach?” Even at this time of night, Vero was over an hour from Justin’s house in Cocoa Beach.
“Yes. We can’t be seen. You won’t regret it.” Shaw hung up.

Reality Bites - SC Wynne
Blurb: Detective Cabot Decker is called to the set of hotshot TV producer Jax Thornburn’s reality-TV show after a contestant is mauled to death by a tiger. Is someone trying to ax Jax’s career—or Jax himself?
Excerpt: The first things that struck me were the pungent smell of urine and the enormous tiger pacing back and forth in a steel enclosure. I’d never seen a tiger up close, and this animal was easily three hundred pounds. Its black stripes glistened against its sleek orange fur as the agitated animal chuffed and growled, its giant head hung low. My stomach clenched when my gaze settled on the tarp-covered body lying outside the enclosure.
My cell buzzed, and when I answered, my lieutenant’s annoyed voice came over the line. “Are you there yet, Decker?”
I must have squeezed my paper cup of coffee too hard because the lid popped off, and it spilled down the front of my shirt. “Shit,” I hissed, wincing as the hot liquid soaked through the material down to my skin.
“Did I get you at a bad time?”
“Not at all,” I said through gritted teeth while wiping at the spreading stain to no avail. “I was just taking a bath in my coffee.”
“What?”
“Never mind.”
“Are you at the studio yet?”
“I’m here.” I glanced uneasily toward the body. “Who’s the dead guy?”
“Dale Larson. He was a contestant on Don’t Die.”
“Don’t Die?” I grimaced.

Blind Man’s Buff - LB Gregg
Blurb: A game of Capture the Flag turns deadly inside an abandoned shopping mall when Tommy and Jonah stumble into a homicidal maniac’s hunting grounds.
Excerpt: We waited, the six of us, at a service entrance behind Parkway Mall as Dougie pried the effing door open with a crowbar.
The process of entering usually took mere seconds—bing, bang, done—but precious minutes had ticked by since he’d started, and anyone else would have read this as an omen.
Not me.
I focused on the positive. We were completely hidden by shadow. The rain had stopped, leaving a checkerboard of shallow puddles across the torn asphalt, and on the far side of the barren parking lot, well out of sight from both the access road and the old highway, not a single vehicle had driven by.
Most importantly, Jonah Theroux, friend, coworker, crush, had arrived for this evening’s adventure wearing actual aftershave.
He never wore aftershave.
I aimed for casual, but between the thrill of his presence, the peppery scent of his cologne, and the prospect of a night game in an abandoned shopping mall, I rocked on my toes, childishly striking that balance of attentive, cheerful, and way, way too eager. Currently living up to my moniker Tommy instead of Tom.
I sneaked a peek at the object of my desire.
Hood up, hands stuffed in the front pocket of a drab sweatshirt, Jonah was decked in the unofficial uniform of the urban ninja.

A Country for Old Men - Dal MacLean
Blurb: Inspector Calum Macleod has returned to the Western Isles of Scotland to bury a part of himself he can’t accept. But the island has old secrets of its own. When a murderer strikes, Calum finds his past can’t be so easily escaped.
Excerpt: It was all about discretion. Making the effort not to be noticed. It was about not letting anyone down.
A sharp midmorning summer breeze blew away the sounds of Calum’s heavy car door clunking shut and the tailgate opening and closing to let out his father’s ecstatic dog. Then, after a shifty look around, Calum set off with long-legged strides toward the beach, the dog trotting at his heels.
He’d parked his Subaru 4x4 off the main road at the Braighe, two bays separated by a narrow strip of land, where the Minch chewed into the eastern peninsula of Point from both sides.
When Calum was a child, he’d always hoped they’d drive up the road one day and find the sea had won; that they’d be living suddenly on another island, all of their own. But twenty-odd years on, the road was still there, and the medieval Ui chapel, and Aignish cemetery nestled next to it, all still defying the ruthless grey water.
The cemetery was the reason for Calum’s stealth. His father and mother were at church, attending the funeral service of the graveyard’s next occupant, a bodach—an old man—called Murchadh Toddy, and Calum’s mother had made it very clear she didn’t want the mourners to see her son jogging happily along the beach in the background.
So Calum had negotiated the kind of compromise he’d become used to since he’d come home.

Pepper the Crime Lab - Z.A. Maxfield
Blurb: When Lonnie Boudreaux’s neighbor is murdered, he must foster the man’s dog, befriend a mysterious former cop, and stop the killer—or else!
Excerpt: Oh, why did I touch the knife? Everyone knows better. If you find a dead guy with a knife in his chest, you don’t touch the knife.
But that Shun Premier knife was so familiar. Withdrawing it from flesh, second nature. Shock or instinct must have taken over, because before I knew it, I’d wrapped my fingers around the handle and pulled the blade all the way out.
Maybe I did it out of detached curiosity. Or maybe I did it because I couldn’t get my mind around what I saw.
It came away from my new neighbor’s body with a wet slurp. The sound made my skin crawl with horror, so I dropped it on his chest.
Then the blonde girl from 3F started screaming.
Since I’d only moved in that day, I didn’t know her yet. We’d bonded over not being able to sleep because the dead guy’s dog had been barking for hours.
Other neighbors entered the apartment behind us, and even though we probably all spent half our lives watching cop shows on television, by the time the police arrived, we had tromped all over the scene of the crime.
No one more than me, obviously.
The guy who lived in the apartment on the other side of…er…the deceased’s was smart enough to herd us all to the hallway, where he did a quick check on the dead guy’s injured Labrador retriever.

Lights. Camera. Murder. - C.S. Poe
Blurb: Hired to recover a stolen script, NY PI Rory Byrne must go undercover on the set of the ground-breaking historical drama The Bowery—a job complicated by Rory’s unexpected attraction to handsome, talented, and out-and-proud actor Marion Roosevelt.
Excerpt: GET BENT, DIPSHIT
The love note was scrawled across my grocery list on the refrigerator door. Which was fine. I preferred keeping all my reminders in a central location. Now I knew I needed to pick up milk, sugar, bread, and a new boyfriend.
My cell rang as I splashed some cream into my coffee.
I pushed my tortoiseshell glasses up my nose and turned to pick up the phone from the counter behind me.
Caller ID: Nate.
Shocker.
I pressed Accept and put the phone to my ear. “Good morning, sunshine. I got your message.”
“You’re a sonofabitch, Rory!”
“I’ve been called worse things by better people.”
Nate’s audible gasp allowed me enough time to indulge in that first sip of morning coffee.
“Only an asshole breaks up over text message,” he accused.
I winced at his shrill tone, pulled the phone away from my ear, set it to speaker, and put it back on the countertop. “I only have one rule, Nate.”
“Screw your rule!”
“And you broke it,” I continued without missing a beat.

Stranger in the House - Josh Lanyon
Blurb: Miles Tuesday’s memories of Montreal are happy ones, but now that he has inherited the mansion at 13 Place Braeside, everything feels different. Was Madame Martel’s fatal fall really an accident?
Excerpt: The gate was locked.
Which was not a surprise. Miles had told himself that if he couldn’t get in, it would be fine. He could wait until Monday when Monsieur Thibault was back in his office and could supply the keys. It would be enough just to see the house from the outside.
But of course, when the moment came, when he was gazing through the ornate wrought-iron fence at the red ivy-covered Jacobean stone mansion with its distinctive turquoise-green oxidized copper roof, it was not enough to be stuck gawking on the outside like a tourist.
Because he was not a tourist. Not this time. This was not a visit. The house at 13 Place Braeside in Westmount was his.
He had arrived at his hotel in Montreal only two hours earlier on this rainy Friday evening. He had not even waited to unpack. The shock that had driven him since learning of “Aunt” Capucine’s will had made it impossible to relax and wait like a—well, grown-up. Encouraged by dim memories of the first season of Downton Abbey, he had assured himself that someone was bound to be there to let him in.
But no. As the grand old house, half-hidden in the surrounding gold and red foliage, faded into the twilight, every single window remained dark.
No one was home.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Footsteps in the Dark pre-order & inspiration


Footsteps in the Dark is now available for pre-order at all third party vendors!

Blurb: The snick of a lock. The squeak of door hinges. The creak of a floorboard...

Nothing is more mysterious than footsteps in the dark. Are those approaching steps that of friend or enemy? Lover or killer?

Authors L.B. Gregg, Nicole Kimberling, Josh Lanyon, Dal MacLean, Z.A. Maxfield, Meg Perry, C.S. Poe and S.C. Wynne join forces for Footsteps in the Dark, eight sexy and suspenseful novellas of Male/Male Mystery and Romance.



Lights. Camera. Murder. is a bit different from my other titles. The main character, private investigator Rory Byrne, is far more serious than goofy Aubrey Grant of Southernmost Murder, and not nearly as sarcastic as Sebastian Snow of the Snow & Winter series. Rory is so hyperfocused on his job, on the rules and regulations of Dupin Private Investigations, that he has not allowed himself to live for many, many years. He is, in fact, a very lonely man. Part of his journey, in between working undercover on a film set to sniff out a thief, is finding the flame for love and life again. Unfortunately, Rory has found that spark in the form of Marion Roosevelt, the leading actor on the television show of The Bowery, and a suspect in his investigation.

One of the songs that really inspired Rory's character and method of narration was Human by Of Monsters and Men. The rest of the amazing authors in the anthology found similar songs that spoke to them, and Josh Lanyon made a great playlist if you'd like to check them out here.


Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Lights. Camera. Murder. blurb

Footsteps in the Dark anthology releases at the end of May! It can be pre-ordered at Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Amazon's link will be coming shortly as well.

Check out the official blurb for my novella, Lights. Camera. Murder.

Blurb: Private investigator Rory Byrne has gained a reputation as someone the elite of New York City can trust to solve their problems quickly and quietly. So when a hotshot television producer hires him to recover a stolen script, Rory will have to go undercover on the set of a historical drama to complete the job. He has his hands full trying to investigate a skeptical crew while they work around the clock on The Bowery, a new show that promises to shake up the television industry. To make a delicate situation more complicated, the production is led by out-and-proud actor Marion Roosevelt, and Rory is downright smitten.
But every member of the cast and crew is a suspect in the theft. And the deeper Rory delves into their on-set personalities, the more suspicious Marion’s behavior becomes. If Rory is to uncover the theft without sacrificing the fate of The Bowery, he will have to trust his identity and his heart to Marion.

Monday, May 13, 2019

President's Book Awards


The Mystery of the Moving Image (Snow & Winter Book Three) is a finalist for the President's Book Awards, hosted by the Florida Authors & Publishers Association. Gold, silver, and bronze are awarded based on a number of criteria, including creativity in design, production, and content.

Results will be announced August 3, 2019. I am beyond thrilled to have an LGBT character representing in the Adult Mystery category!

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Lights. Camera. Murder.

I have (finally) finished writing my novella contribution to the Footsteps in the Dark anthology, Lights. Camera. Murder. This release will be coming end of May, 2019 to all third party retailers! The brainchild of one of my absolute favorite people in the genre, Josh Lanyon, I am completely humbled to be a part of this project and share the pages with some incredibly talented writers.

Blurb: The snick of a lock. The squeak of door hinges. The creak of a floorboard...
Nothing is more mysterious than footsteps in the dark. Are those approaching steps that of friend or enemy? Lover or killer?
Authors L.B. Gregg, Nicole Kimberling, Josh Lanyon, Dal MacLean, Z.A. Maxfield, Meg Perry, C.S. Poe and S.C. Wynne join forces for Footsteps in the Dark, eight sexy and suspenseful novellas of Male/Male Mystery and Romance.

Lights. Camera. Murder. features New York City private investigator, Rory Byrne, working undercover on the set of a historical drama shot at Kaufman Astoria Studios where he's looking into a stolen script. He meets out-and-proud actor Marion Roosevelt, who just may be his undoing before he has a chance to stop the thief.

April Reads


Much like March, I had very little time for pleasure reading and following through with reviews in April. May has already proven much more manageable, so I expect to be posting again!

40% off Devil Take Me

Devil Take Me anthology is 40% off with DSP Publications until Thursday, May 9. Six novellas by powerhouse authors in the LGBTQ paranormal and urban fantasy genres: Jordan L. Hawk, TA Moore, Ginn Hale, Rhys Ford, Jordan Castillo Price, and myself with the novella, 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.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Color of You on sale $1.20

Color of You is on sale for the month of May in celebration of Dreamspinner Press's 12 year anniversary! Pick up this holiday contemporary romance for only $1.20 and meet Bowen Merlin, a high school band director with sound-to-color synesthesia, and Felix Hansen, a single father with a voice like the color of honey.

Includes: A May/December and opposites attract romance. Smokin' dirty talk. An artsy redhead with a penchant for bowties. A shy mountain-man who owns an apple orchard.

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.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Cover reveal: Footsteps in the Dark

Footsteps in the Dark anthology cover reveal! Artwork by the always fabulous and talented Reese Dante, with stories by LB Gregg, Nicole Kimberling, Josh Lanyon, Dal MacLean, Z.A. Maxfield, Meg Perry, S.C. Wynne, and myself!

My novella, Lights. Camera. Murder. will be part of this wonderful package, available May, 2019. Pre-orders are currently open at Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and Kobo. Amazon soon to follow!

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Coda: The Pod


I've written another free coda for the Snow & Winter series, available to read on my website here! The Pod takes place technically post-series, but it can be enjoyed as long as you've read Book 3.

This was inspired by an overnight stay in a pod hotel in London, before returning from my two week book trip overseas.

Contracts: Memento Mori & Kill Switch


I've signed two new contracts with Dreamspinner Press for loads of new books!

Memento Mori is a four-book, mystery-romance series starring NYPD detectives Everett Larkin and Ira Doyle.

Kill Switch is a romantic suspense trilogy with FBI Special Agents Arthur Finley and Jack Cartwright.

Book 1 of each series is scheduled for release in 2020! I hope you'll stick around for these new and exciting adventures!

Friday, April 5, 2019

March Reads


My March reads are a little late, mostly because I got zero pleasure reading done! It was a busy month between prepping projects, making swag, being in Europe for two weeks, and coming back to deadlines. I'm hoping to get back on the bus this April and enjoy a few more re-reads and new releases.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Short story sale!

Short stories by C.S. Poe are on sale for 99 cents each at Dreamspinner Press until 11:59 EST tonight!

Love Has No Expiration: A May/December relationship between a private chef and vet tech.

Love, Marriage, and a Baby Carriage: Penguin shifters meet at a singles' convention.

That Turtle Story: Opposites attract and a grouch meets a tourist with a heart of gold that turns his holidays around.

New Game, Start: An introverted scholar falls for a famous gaming celebrity.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

C.S. Poe in Europe

Four countries
Three book and reader events
Two weeks of traveling
And less than one week before I jettison off!

March 14, London: Reader meetup with fellow authors, Bru Baker, Rhys Ford, and TA Moore! Be sure to RSVP here for an evening of drinks, book chat, and swag!


March 15 - 18, Paris: Salon du Livre with book signings all weekend at publishing booths: Dreamspinner Press, Juno Publishing, Reines-Beaux, and MxM Bookmark.


March 21 - 24, Leipzig: Buchmesse with book signings all weekend at the Dreamspinner Press and Cursed Verlag booth.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

World Book Day sale


It's World Book Day! All of my Dreamspinner Press and DSP Publications novels are on sale March 5th and 6th for $4.00 each.

That includes whodunit murder mystery, Southernmost Murder, featuring a feisty and reluctant, narcoleptic sleuth and his FBI Special Agent boyfriend.

As well as contemporary romance, Color of You, featuring a high school band director with synaesthesia, falling in love with an apple orchard owner in small town, New Hampshire.

Lights. Camera. Murder.


Gay mystery-romance anthology, Footsteps in the Dark, releases May 2019 with a cover reveal coming soon! Featuring novellas by, LB Gregg, Nicole Kimberling, Josh Lanyon, Dal MacLean, Z.A. Maxfield, Meg Perry, SC Wynne, and myself!

Here's the first line of my work, Lights. Camera. Murder.: Sin was a man in a three-piece suit.

Stay tuned for more exciting information!

Sunday, March 3, 2019

February Reads


In continuing with my self-promise to make more time to read and review this year, I've been enjoying some old favorites before I jump into new releases this March. I didn't manage many books this month, but February was full of even more deadlines, if that were possible. The Mystery of the Bones is in edits, I'm working on a novella for the Footsteps in the Dark anthology, recasting some audio, and let's not forget planning my trip to Europe for Salon du Livre and Buchmesse!

Here are my BookBub reviews, if you are interested in pursuing these titles!

The 13th Hex by Jordan L. Hawk

Hexbreaker by Jordan L. Hawk

Hexmaker by Jordan L. Hawk

Wild Wild Hex by Jordan L. Hawk

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Southernmost Murder audio update


Thank you to my readers and listeners for your patience in regard to the audiobook release of Southernmost Murder. This title has been re-contracted, and I hope you'll join me in welcoming a new voice to our genre, Wyatt Baker!

There is no scheduled release date yet, as Wyatt has just recently been brought on board, but the audio will be out in 2019. Once he's wrapped principal recording and submitted the book to DSP Publications, I will be able to share an exact date.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Pre-order with Reines-Beaux & Juno Publishing

Reines-Beaux and Juno Publishing now have pre-orders available for Salon du Livre! I would love to sign your book in Paris next month.


Le mystère du Corbeau

C’est Noël et tout ce que désire l’antiquaire Sebastian Snow, c’est que sa boutique se porte bien et sauver sa relation cachée en déclin avec l’agent de police scientifique, Neil Millett. Lorsque son magasin, l’Antique Emporium, se fait cambrioler et que l’on retrouve un cœur sous le plancher, Sebastian ne peut s’empêcher d’enquêter sur ce mystère.

Il se retrouve très vite impliqué dans des enquêtes de meurtres qui font écho aux récits macabres d’Edgar Allan Poe. Pour aggraver le tout, les investigations de Sebastian font voler en éclats sa relation avec Neil, tandis qu’il tombe sous le charme de l’agent chargé de l’affaire, Calvin Winter. Sebastian et Calvin doivent travailler de concert afin de percer le mystère qui se cache derrière ces meurtres, en dépit du danger et de la tension sexuelle grandissants, et ce avant que Sebastian ne devienne la prochaine victime.

 Précommandes Le mystère du Corbeau


L'héritage meurtrier

Aubrey Grant vit dans le paradis tropical de la vieille ville de Key West, où il possède un joli cottage, un vélomoteur, et un travail génial de gérant pour la propriété historique d’un ancien capitaine de la marine. Avec son bientôt-petit-ami, le séduisant agent du FBI Jun Tanaka en visite pour un peu de repos, rien ne pourra nuire à leurs projets de vacances, même pas la narcolepsie d’Aubrey.

Mais un squelette dans un placard de la maison historique de la famille Smith leur met des bâtons dans les roues. Malgré les tentatives d’Aubrey et de Jun de profiter de leur temps ensemble, l’identité du squelette les entraîne dans un mystère dont les origines remontent à plus d’un siècle. Ils découvrent l’histoire d’un trésor perdu depuis longtemps, le roi des pirates auquel il appartenait et un meurtrier des temps modernes qui ne reculera devant rien pour trouver les richesses cachées.

Le partenariat improbable entre un agent spécial et un historien peut être exactement ce qu’il faut pour percer ce mystère et enfin mettre un terme à une vieille tragédie de Key West. Mais tandis qu’Aubrey traque le X qui marque l’endroit du trésor, un seul faux mouvement pourrait être le dernier.

Précommandes L'héritage meurtrier

Monday, February 11, 2019

London Reader Meet-Up!


I will be in London next month and hope to meet many of you at our Reader Meet-Up! Check out the details below, and be sure to RSVP!

Day: Thursday
Date: March 14, 2019
Time: 5:30 - 8:00PM
Location: St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel, The Booking Office
Attending Authors: Bru Baker, Rhys Ford, TA Moore, C.S. Poe

RSVP on our Google Form here

I will also be attending the Salon du Livre from March 15 - 18, as well as Buchmesse in Leipzig from March 21 - 24! I hope, if you cannot attend our London event, I will see you in another city!

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Devil Take Me translation

Devil Take Me, featuring Hawk, Moore, Hale, Ford, Price, and myself, has been sublicensed to MxM Bookmark for translation into French. An ETA will be announced once the anthology has worked through the production process.

Translation release day

It's release day for my first book translations!

MORD IN KEY WEST (Southernmost Murder, German ed.)
Aubrey Grant lebt im Stadtviertel Old Town des tropischen Paradieses Key West, hat ein hübsches Häuschen, eine schnuckelige Vespa und die großartige berufliche Aufgabe, das denkmalgeschützte Anwesen eines ehemaligen Kapitäns zu verwalten. Beim Besuch seines angehenden Freundes, dem erfolgreichen FBI-Agenten Jun Tanaka, der sich bei ihm etwas Erholung gönnen möchte, kann selbst Aubreys Narkolepsie die Vorfreude auf ihre Ferienpläne nicht trüben.

Doch dann macht ihnen ein Skelett in einem Schrank des historischen Smith-Hauses einen Strich durch die Rechnung. Obwohl Aubrey und Jun sich vorgenommen hatten, die gemeinsame Zeit zu genießen, führt sie die Identität des Skeletts zu einem über hundert Jahre alten Geheimnis. Sie entdecken die Geschichte eines Piratenkönigs und seines verloren geglaubten Schatzes sowie einen Mörder der Gegenwart, der vor nichts haltmacht, um die verborgenen Reichtümer aufzuspüren. Und als selbst der sein Unwesen treibende Mörder nicht ausreicht, um Aubrey von dem Chaos fernzuhalten, scheint ihn sogar der ruhelose Geist des verstorbenen Captain Smith zu warnen.

Möglicherweise wird sich die ungewöhnliche Kombination aus Agent und Historiker als genau richtig erweisen, um Licht in den Fall zu bringen und mit einer alten Tragödie von Key West abzuschließen. Während Aubrey jedoch der Schatzkarte folgt, könnte jeder falsche Schritt sein letzter sein.



LA COULEUR DE TA VOIX (Color of You, French ed.)
Bowen Merlin, oui c’est son vrai nom, accepte un poste dans la pittoresque ville de Lancaster, New Hampshire, en tant que directeur de l’orchestre du lycée. Il quitte New York pour la campagne enneigée de la Nouvelle-Angleterre juste à temps pour les Fêtes.

Avec des cours, des devoirs, des activités après l’école et un concert-surprise de Noël à planifier et répéter, Bowen est très occupé. Comme il n’a jamais eu beaucoup de chance avec la romance, prendre du temps pour trouver monsieur Parfait n’est pas une priorité…

Jusqu’à ce qu’il rencontre le propriétaire de la Pommeraie Snowy Ridge, Felix Hansen. Brusquement le véritable amour semble être une possibilité dans la vie de Bowen. Ils sont tous les deux parfaitement assortis, remplissant et faisant palpiter le cœur de l’autre. Cependant, aussi merveilleux que Felix puisse paraître, il porte des cicatrices qui pourraient mettre fin à leur relation naissante lorsque quelqu’un en ville se donne beaucoup de mal pour saboter leurs carrières.

Si Bowen veut survivre aux Fêtes, il devra s’appuyer sur de vieux amis et aussi des nouveaux, convaincre Felix qu’il vaut la peine et prouver qu’ils peuvent sortir plus forts de la catastrophe s’ils font face ensemble.

*La Couleur de ta Voix paperback is 30% off February 5 - 7 in preparation of the Salon du Livre in Paris! Use the following code for free shipping direct to the event: PARIS19

Monday, February 4, 2019

2nd Place Best Anthology


 Devil Take Me, featuring Jordan L. Hawk, TA Moore, Ginn Hale, Rhys Ford, Jordan Castillo Price, and myself, placed second for Best Anthology in the 2018 Goodreads M/M Romance Members' Choice Awards!

Sunday, February 3, 2019

The Mystery of the Bones update


I am so happy to announce I've finished writing The Mystery of the Bones (Snow & Winter Book Four) and sent it to my publisher, DSP Publications. I will be able to share the official blurb and release date once I jump into production and make some leeway on the editing.

I'm extremely excited to share the final adventure of Sebastian and Calvin with all of you, and hope you will stick with me for the ride. Please be sure to add the book to your Goodreads shelf here.

Paranormal Romance Guild 2018 Winner


Thank you to Paranormal Romance Guild and for all of the readers who voted in the 2018 Reviewers' Choice Awards. Several of my Dreamspinner Press and DSP Publications titles placed and I am forever grateful!

HOLIDAY
2nd Place: Color of You

MYSTERY/SUSPENSE
2nd Place: The Mystery of the Moving Image

MYSTERY/SUSPENSE SERIES
1st Place: Snow & Winter

ROMANCE/MYSTERY/SUSPENSE
2nd Place: Southernmost Murder

ROMANCE/PARANORMAL/FANTASY ANTHOLOGY
1st Place: Devil Take Me

NOVELLA/SHORT
2nd Place: Joy

January Reads


One of my 2019 resolutions was to not only read more (something a lot authors surprisingly don't always have time for) but to also leave reviews. I adore sharing recommendations with others, and always feel particularly satisfied when I can hook a reader onto a title I loved through a thoughtful review.

I ended up only reading two books this month, as I was extremely hyper-focused on finishing The Mystery of the Bones before February 1st. But with that deadline out of the way, I'm hoping to read a lot more in February. The links will bring you to my reviews available at BookBub!

Fair Play by Josh Lanyon

Dark Horse, White Knight by Josh Lanyon

Friday, January 18, 2019

French paperback sale


The paperback of La Couleur de ta Voix is 30% off until January 23rd! If you are attending the Salon du Livre in Paris from March 15 - 18 please use the following code to have your order shipped for pick up: PARIS19

Monday, January 14, 2019

Kiss a Ginger!


My short story, New Game, Start, is only 99 cents as part of Kiss a Ginger celebration at Dreamspinner Press! Sale lasts until 11:59pm on January 16th.

Looking to pick up a different title? Use coupon code: DREAM2019 for 30% off any of my backlist titles from both Dreamspinner Press or DSP Publications. Sale lasts until 11:59pm on January 15th.

Happy reading and may 2019 treat you well.

Paranormal Romance Guild 2018 Nominee


I was nominated in a few categories for the 2018 Paranormal Romance Guild's Reviewer's Choice Awards! Voting begins January 19 for those interested in taking part.

HOLIDAY
Color of You
That Turtle Story

MYSTERY/SUSPENSE
The Mystery of the Moving Image

ROMANCE/MYSTERY/SUSPENSE
Southernmost Murder

ROMANCE/PARANORMAL/FANTASY ANTHOLOGY
Devil Take Me

NOVELLA/SHORTS
Joy

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year sale


Happy New Year! My translated books currently on pre-order, La Couleur de ta Voix (Color of You) and Mord in Key West (Southernmost Murder) are available for 20.19% off with Dreamspinner Press through January 2, 2019.

Additionally, use coupon code: 2019 at DSP Publications for $2.19 off every $10 order, and stock up on murder mystery-romances! Also good through January 2, 2019.