Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Audio Blog Tour: The Mystery of Nevermore (Snow & Winter #1) by C.S. Poe with Guest Post & Giveaway


We are thrilled to have C.S. Poe with us here at Sinfully today as she celebrates the release of the audiobook of The Mystery of Nevermore, the first book in the Snow & Winter series.


Hello again, everyone! I’m C.S. Poe and I’m so happy to be at Sinfully Gay Romance today with the second stop of The Mystery of Nevermore (Snow & Winter Book One) audio tour. Nevermore was narrated by the amazing Derrick McClain, and I was beyond excited to have him be a part of the project. As I mentioned over at My Fiction Nook, because no way could I ever narrate to save my life, I deeply respect those that do it for a living. I wanted to highlight some of my favorite moments with characters in Nevermore that I thought Derrick did perfectly.

(Be sure to check out the giveaway at the end too! I’m offering one of my short stories at each stop, with Gunner the Deadly up today. A steampunk adventure in the 1880’s Wild West, with crazed engineers blowing up cities, and a budding romance between a copper and outlaw.)

For my second discussion, I’m looking at what Derrick did with the ever-loyal assistant at Snow’s Antique Emporium, Max Ridley. Max is an easy-going, recent college grad, who took on a job at the Emporium first to pay rent, and then realized he quite liked the quirky shop owner and has since decided to stick around indefinitely. Max is a transplant New Yorker, and while that has never been specifically mentioned in the books, I feel like his laid-back, not-native vibes, have definitely made themselves known.

Take Derrick’s Max voice, for example. It’s pretty awesome. While him and Sebastian are similar in the way they react to situations around them, they are both wholly different and unique voices in the audio, which is just mad skill on Derrick’s part. You can actually listen to the sample at Audible here, which is the book’s opening scene featuring both Sebastian and Max. I love the playful banter Derrick was able to do with each of these guys, and you can hear one of my favorites around 2:10. It’s a great example of Max’s sort of “dude, it’s cool” temperate, versus Sebastian’s much more crotchety nature.

He held me tight, my face smooshed against his armpit. “Did you have another fight with Neil last night?”

“Why?” I asked as I pulled myself free from his hold.

“You’ve got some bad mojo following you around this morning.”

“It wasn’t a fight. It was— you know, I’m not talking about it while the smell of rot continues to permeate my shop.”

And before we go, have you seen the audio blooper reel me and Derrick put together? It’s fun, who doesn’t love the oopsies!


The Mystery of Nevermore

(Snow & Winter #1)

C.S. Poe

the-mystery-of-nevermore audio

Publisher ~ DSP Publications

Published ~ 30th August 2016

Genre ~ Mystery/Suspense M/M Romance





Snow & Winter: Book One

It’s Christmas, and all antique dealer Sebastian Snow wants is for his business to make money and to save his floundering relationship with closeted CSU detective, Neil Millett. When Snow’s Antique Emporium is broken into and a heart is found under the floorboards, Sebastian can’t let the mystery rest. 

He soon finds himself caught up in murder investigations that echo the macabre stories of Edgar Allan Poe. To make matters worse, Sebastian’s sleuthing is causing his relationship with Neil to crumble, while at the same time he’s falling hard for the lead detective on the case, Calvin Winter. Sebastian and Calvin must work together to unravel the mystery behind the killings, despite the mounting danger and sexual tension, before Sebastian becomes the next victim.

In the end, Sebastian only wants to get out of this mess alive and live happily ever after with Calvin.


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Meet C.S. Poe

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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 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.





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Tour Schedule

5/29/17 – My Fiction Nook … Sebastian Snow

5/30/17 – Sinfully Gay Romance … Max Ridley

6/01/17 – The Novel Approach … Neil Millett

6/02/17 – Alpha Book Club … Calvin Winter


  1. Congratulations on the audiobook release. Though I love my audiobooks, I do not think I've heard any from Derrick yet. Maybe the Mystery of Nevermore will be my first ;)

  2. Downloaded and can't wait to listen to it!

  3. I haven't read this series yet though it is on my TBR stack...that is currently leaning to the right!
    I have only listened to one audio book and loved it.
    It wasn't done by Derrick so this would be a totally new experience for me.

  4. I love this book and already have the Audiobook. I'm looking forward to listening to it when I go on holiday.

  5. I have read this book but would love to hear it too

  6. Love audiobooks. Loved the post.

  7. I love audiobooks and the post. I have read both books, would love to have it in audible.

  8. I'm not the biggest audiobook devotee, since I tend to prefer to read at my own pace. Derrick sounds very talented, though, and a good match for the story!


  9. I haven't read this series yet and I do enjoy audiobooks. Although the voice of the narrator is a huge factor for me.

  10. I read Nevermore for the Rainbow Awards and loved it! I also loved the video with all the bloopers. That was funny and gives us an understanding of what these guys go through with each book they voice.
    Congratulations on the audio, and much success!
    taina1959 @ yahoo.com

  11. The blooper file is priceless!