Hello everyone! I’m C.S. Poe, back for my monthly author post here at Love Bytes. I know, I know, usually I post a free read that’s a choose your own adventure sort of mystery called The Murder Collection. I promised last month we’d be back to Dean Stewart’s unfortunate mishaps in New York City, but… then I crushed my hand.
Anyway. I’ve learned that typing with a cast is slow and tedious work. Also it’s probably not great for my wrist, which got damaged in that fiasco too… so we’re going to have to keep this blog post short. I tend to have bad luck when it comes to the well-being of my fingers and wrists. Maybe I’m cursed? In my latest release, Joy, there’s a city boy name Gideon Joy with laughable bad luck, who gets stranded in the Great White Mountains of New Hampshire, and accidentally finds love. He didn’t break a wrist, but he did crash his car into a moose, which is pretty terrible.
So tell me, do you have bad luck? Are you accident prone? Have you been stuck in a cast before? I’ll be giving away an e-copy of Joy to one lucky winner, so join the giveaway below and leave a comment!
Down on his luck is Gideon Joy’s default state. He doesn’t know why he expected anything different on his cross-country trip, but not surprisingly, the hits keep coming—literally this time. Gideon strikes a moose with his car in New Hampshire, not only totaling his own vehicle, but damaging one belonging to local construction worker Silas Bright. He has no choice but to stay in Lancaster and take a job that’ll pay for the repairs. And in a town so small, Gideon’s always running into Silas. What starts as annoyance between them soon blooms into something much more romantic. But when Gideon’s notorious bad luck rears its head yet again, how many disastrous dates will Silas be willing to weather before realizing Gideon’s not worth it?
Despite Gideon’s desire to remain in the quaint community that has accepted him as one of their own, past fears of inadequacy threaten the very joy he left Los Angeles to discover. If he’s to find a happily ever after with Silas, Gideon must learn that sometimes it’s okay to not be the best. And true happiness might be waiting in a small town nestled among the great White Mountains.
States of Love: Stories of romance that span every corner of the United States.
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.
C.S. is a member of the International Thriller Writers Organization.