Monday, December 18, 2017

Blog Tour ~ Color of You by C.S. Poe (Guest Post + Excerpt + Giveaway)

Blog Tour ~ Color of You by C.S. Poe (Guest Post + Excerpt + Giveaway)

Hello, everyone! I’m C.S. Poe, and thank you for joining me at Bayou Book Junkie for the first stop of the Color of You blog tour. I’m pretty excited about this book— it’s my first full-length novel without any murder or mystery involved! Just a lot of sweet and steamy romance during Christmastime.

I’m happy to introduce you to the main characters at each stop of the tour, and be sure to check out the unique giveaway at the end!

Name: Bowen Merlin
Nickname: Bo, Boy
From: New York City
Current location: Lancaster, New Hampshire
Age: 35
Hair: Red
Occupation: Band director for 1 high school and 2 elementary schools
Hobbies: Playing the cello
Favorite holiday: Christmas
Favorite piece of clothing: Bow tie
Summer or winter: Summer
Coffee or tea: Coffee
“I can’t wait to:” Buy a French horn
Interesting fact: Has sound-to-color synesthesia
Quote: ‘You were the allegro appassionato missing in my life.’


I finally pulled my scarf off and looked at myself in the mirror beside the door. I didn’t think I wasn’t attractive, but the tall, skinny redhead had never been very successful with picking up guys. When you look a certain way, a lot of men expect you to… behave the part. Society had been pressuring me to act submissive to fit my non-alphaguy appearance since I was a teenager. Living solo would actually be appealing if it wasn’t for the fact I loved dating nearly as much as sex.

But maybe, somewhere out there, was the man of my dreams. And he couldn’t wait to settle
down with a cello-playing, bow-tie- wearing teacher who slathers on SPF50 thoroughly before every outing. Whether he existed in Lancaster was a whole other issue, but he sure as hell hadn’t been in New York.

I finger-combed my hair, parting it to one side—a cut and style that made the right side longer.  Scarlet said I looked like “a goddamn model.”  Hell. Maybe she really was right….
What harm was there in asking what Mr. Felix Hansen thought of redheads and Vivaldi? At the least, maybe I could make a new friend.

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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.

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Author bio: 

C.S. Poe is an author of gay mystery, romance, and paranormal books.
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 two cats—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.

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  1. I don't have any those listed below so I just post as anonym. Good luck with book tour and with another successful release. It always delight to read your books. -Tues-

  2. Looking forward to the new book - which I pre-ordered :D

  3. The new book sounds great! Good luck.

  4. congrats and sounds like a great read

  5. I'm reading Color of You, and loving it. Great story!

  6. "can't wait to buy a French horn"; that's how i felt about my flute!

  7. Thank you for the post and intro to Bowen.

  8. Sounds like a good book. Congrats on the new book.

  9. So far I like Bo, but I think Bowen fits him better. In my day I played trombone for a number of years, and my college roommates became band directors in small towns, so I'm enjoying that part. - Purple Reader,
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