Hello, everyone! I’m C.S. Poe, back for my monthly post here at Love Bytes. We’re going to take a short interlude from my choose your own adventure free read, The Murder Collection, and talk about sleuths and ginger detectives.
That’s right. Have you heard me singing from the rooftops about the second book in the Snow & Winter series? The Mystery of the Curiosities released last week, and continues the tale of murder in New York City. Our hero, Sebastian Snow, is back and in a mess of trouble, dragging his reluctant boyfriend, NYPD homicide detective, Calvin Winter, with him. There’s dead bodies! Gunfights! Sex! P.T. Barnum! You know, it’s an average love story.
For folks who followed along during the blog tour, I had a special coda available to read. It takes place at New Year’s between Book One and Two, and shows how Sebastian and Calvin become an official couple. If you’d like to read that in full, you can check it out on my website here.
So what do you think? Have you read Curiosities? No, but it’s in your TBR? Is this the first time you’ve heard about the sarcastic, colorblind sleuth Sebastian, and you want to check it out? Then you’re in luck! I’m giving away an e-copy of The Mystery of Nevermore (Snow & Winter Book One) to one random winner. And hey, just in time too, since Nevermore is coming out to audio in a few weeks, narrated by the extremely talented Derrick McClain!
The Mystery of the Curiosities (Snow & Winter Book Two)
Life has been pretty great for Sebastian Snow. The Emporium is thriving and his relationship with NYPD homicide detective, Calvin Winter, is everything he’s ever wanted. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, Sebastian’s only cause for concern is whether Calvin should be taken on a romantic date. It’s only when an unknown assailant smashes the Emporium’s window and leaves a peculiar note behind, that all plans get pushed aside in favor of another mystery.
Sebastian is quickly swept up in a series of grisly yet seemingly unrelated murders. The only connection tying the deaths together are curiosities from the lost museum of P.T. Barnum. Despite Calvin’s attempts to keep Sebastian out of the investigation, someone is forcing his hand, and it becomes apparent that the entire charade exists for Sebastian to solve. With each clue that’ll bring him closer to the killer, he’s led deeper into Calvin’s official cases.
It’s more than just Sebastian’s livelihood and relationship on the line—it’s his very life.
She is a reluctant mover and has called many places home in her lifetime. C.S. has lived in New York City, Key West, and Ibaraki, Japan, to name a few. She misses the cleanliness, convenience, and limited edition gachapon of Japan, but she was never very good at riding bikes to get around.
She has an affinity for all things cute and colorful, and a major weakness for toys. C.S. is an avid fan of coffee, reading, and cats. She’s rescued three cats, including one found in a drain pipe in Japan who flew back to the States with her. Zak, Milo, and Kasper do their best on a daily basis to sidetrack her from work.
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