We are excited to welcome C.S. Poe on Rainbow Gold Reviews, today. We love to introduce you guys to new authors and I hope you’ll enjoy getting to know the author a bit in her wonderful guestpost. If you want to get a taste of her writing style, you can read her 29 page short story “Love has no Expiration”, a story from the Dreamspinner Press 2015 Daily Dose package “Never Too Late”. You can also find out a bit about the author’s debut novel “Snow & Winter 1: The Mystery of Nevermore”, a mystery that will be published this summer by DSPP.
Comment on this post for the chance to win one eBook copy of “Love Has No Expiration”. Good Luck. Giveaway Details Below.
There’s more to life than work, and love has no expiration, even for those approaching their forty-fifth birthday.
Daniel Richards is a private chef in New York City who has committed over a decade to his skills and passion. He has carved out a name for himself in the industry and has bookings for parties and dinners months in advance. Now that he’s in his midforties, however, he’s come to the realization that he’s lonely and desperate for companionship. Two days before Valentine’s Day, he meets Keith Maxwell at a farmer’s market and can’t keep the much younger man out of his thoughts. Keith is eager and willing to take a chance with someone older, but Daniel’s reluctance stops Keith’s every attempt. Worried his career will suffer if he dedicates time to a serious romance, or that Keith won’t be satisfied with someone so much older, Daniel nearly thwarts his own attempts at finding happiness.
My name is C.S. Poe.
I’m a cat-loving, coffee-drinking woman, not quite thirty, living in New York City. I also write! I write a lot. Some contemporary romances, but my bread and butter is mystery. With romance. Of course. I love writing about men in love, but when there’s a murder or two that forces them to fight for their feelings—well that just makes it all the more worthwhile.
I like writing about men who are a little jaded, a little sarcastic, a little world-weary, but who are always willing to go the extra mile for their happily ever after. I believe that all characters are deserving of a loving ending, but the real meat of the story is the growth and adventures they go through before finding that happy relationship. So if they have to solve a few murders or outrun some bad guys to get there, so be it. My guys are typically in their thirties and forties. A lot can be said about maturity. There’s nothing sexier than a man who can file taxes or balance a checkbook, right?
My debut novel arrives this summer through DSP Publications (Dreamspinner’s genre boutique), which is called Snow & Winter 1: The Mystery of Nevermore. This is a mystery-romance series following the adventures of a colorblind antique dealer—Sebastian Snow— and his NYPD detective boyfriend, Calvin Winter. Very fun, very exciting, I can’t wait to unleash these guys on the world. So much so, I’ll share an itty bitty excerpt with you fine readers!
Up the rickety, creaking steps to the third floor, I glanced up over the rim of my sunglasses in time to see a big, dark mass standing at the top landing.
Not Neil. That voice….
“Are we on a first-name basis now?”
“You scared the shit out of me.”
“Sorry. Are you coming up?”
“Yeah, let me just pick my heart up off the floor first.” I trudged up the last steps and stood beside him, looking up. “What are you doing here?”
“Waiting for you to get home.”
“I can see that. I mean, how’d you get inside?”
He pulled out his wallet and flashed his badge at me in response.
“Oh good, which of my neighbors think I’m being arrested?” I asked, maneuvering both bags to one hand as I fished for my keys.
“The ones upstairs,” he answered, taking my groceries for me.
“I—you don’t need to hold those,” I protested.
“I’d like to go inside sometime this century.”
I scoffed and muttered what may have been asshole under my breath before unlocking the door.
But not all of my work involves a mystery, as my 2016 schedule has pointed out. If you’re looking for a sweet and short piece to enjoy between novels, Love Has No Expiration came out last summer with Dreamspinner Press, and my next short with them will be released February 24, 2016 in their Simmer anthology. That’s entitled Kneading You, and has a cute librarian, a sexy repairman, and bread. I’m all about food puns. As you can see. I’ve got several more contemporaries due to them this year, including a novel, novella, and two shorts. I promise I’m low on angst (95% of the time) and high on couples that’ll make you feel warm and snuggly inside.
I hope you’ll join me on social media as we loom ever closer to cover reveals and release dates! In fact, I love meeting new people. If you like cats, coffee, and reading, then by God friend me on Facebook! Or Twitter. Or Tumblr and Blogger. I’m on all that jazz.
And just as a thank you for stopping by, I’ll be giving away an e-copy of my first short, Love Has No Expiration. Daniel, a personal chef approaching forty-five, realizes he’s been married to his job for so long he forgot to find love. Now that he wants it, he fears he may be too old—especially so when a man half Daniel’s age seems to be rather taken with him.
May you all find love in the end!
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This giveaway will end on February 14th, 2016 at 11:59 PM CST. Good Luck!