Hello, everyone! I’m C.S. Poe, and thank you for coming back to the second stop of the Color of You blog tour, right here at Open Skye Reviews! I’m very excited about this book. Most of you probably know me for my murder and mystery, so writing a full length contemporary romance was a lot of fun and quite the change. Nothing but holiday goodness and sweet and sexy love.
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: Felix Hansen
From: Manchester, New Hampshire
Current location: Lancaster, New Hampshire
Occupation: Proprietor of Snowy Ridge Apple Orchard
Hobbies: Cooking, interior decorating, snow-shoeing
Favorite holiday: Thanksgiving
Favorite piece of clothing: Long sleeve flannel shirts
Summer or winter: Winter
Coffee or tea: Coffee
“I can’t wait to:” Watch my son perform his own music
Interesting fact: Has created nearly an entire cookbook’s worth of apple-centric recipes
Quote: ‘I felt like… if I didn’t talk to you tonight, tomorrow would be too late.’
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.
I turned back once more to the stranger. “No, no. I got apple cider all over your coat!”
“It’s just a coat,” he insisted with a gentle tone.
“But a very nice coat,” I finished. Damn. He was a tall drink of water if ever I’d found a guy to use that term on. He had this rugged-meets-GQ look, which I totally dug, with a jawline to kill for, and beautiful sandy brown hair and eyes. “Don’t—ah—don’t put it in the dryer. Wool shrinks.”
His mouth quirked as if he were trying to bite back a small smile.
“You probably knew that.”
Him and everyone else who can read a clothing tag!
“I’m Bowen,” I said. I thrust the cup forward, scrambled to move it to my left, then offered the stranger a hand.
He took it. “Felix Hansen.”
“Hansen or Handsome?” I asked, before I was quite certain I resembled something akin to a deer in the headlights. “I said that out loud.”
Felix sort of ducked his head to one side and smiled awkwardly. “Have a last name?”
“Hmm? Oh yes. I mean—Merlin.”
Felix nodded. “Quite the name.”
“Hard one to forget.”
Felix glanced at our still shaking hands.
I abruptly stopped.
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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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