Excerpt and Giveaway: The Mystery of the Curiosities audiobook with Derrick McClain

Today I am so pleased to welcome Derrick McClain to Joyfully Jay. Derrick has come to share an exclusive audio excerpt from The Mystery of the Curiosities by C.S. Poe. A very NSFW excerpt. Very. You have been warned! He has also brought along a copy to give away. Please join me in giving him a big welcome!

 

Derrick McClain here.

C.S. Poe had this awesome blog tour promoting The Mystery of Curiosities, and I thought, “Hey, I want to do something!” and then was all, “hmmm….what could I do?” and then “Oh yeah – SEX!”

So…well…in celebration of Audible’s new “steaminess gauge” and “skip to the good parts” feature (both of which still need a lot of fine tuning), here is a VERY NSFW audio excerpt that you can ONLY hear here on Joyfully Jay.

Or. I mean. In the audiobook itself.

Enjoy. With headphones.


Excerpt (NSFW)


Blurb

The Mystery of the Curiosities: Snow & Winter Book 2Life 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 brings 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.


Bio

Derrick McClainC.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 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.

 

After eight years of professional and competitive public speaking and (live) oral interpretation of literature, Derrick has turned his powerful voice to the world of audiobooks.

While he enjoys reading, listening to, and narrating a wide variety of genres, he has a particular affinity and passion for romance novels of all types.

Derrick records in a professional quality studio at his home in Tallahassee, FL, where he enjoys the quiet North Florida lifestyle along with his husband and insanely hyper dogs, Hector and Ajax. He has previously lived in rural Pennsylvania as well as Orange County California, and has extensively traveled the United States, becoming familiar with a wide range of American accents and sub-cultures.


Giveaway

Derrick has brought a copy of The Mystery of the Curiosities to give away to one lucky U.S. reader. Just leave a comment at the end of the post to enter. The contest ends on Saturday, November 11th at 11:59 pm ET.

  • By entering the giveaway, you’re confirming that you are at least 18 years old.
  • Winners will be selected by random number. No purchase necessary to win.  The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.
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  • All book prizes are in electronic format unless otherwise specified.
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  • Readers may only enter once for each contest.  Duplicate entries for the same giveaway will be ignored. In the event of technical problems with the blog during the contest, every effort will be made to extend the contest deadline to allow for additional entries.
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Comments

  1. Kat Flores says:

    Ok,this was not what I was expecting in all the right ways. I’ve never been a fan of audio books because it’s difficult to hear a voice describe what’s normally in my head. Wow. Derrick is good!

  2. Great reading! Thanks for sharing.

  3. That was just terrific! I love a mc who’s a little insecure rather than arrogant. Perfect narration for the characters.

  4. Thanks for the steamy excerpt, I love these guys together!

  5. Sounds great! Thanks for the NSFW warning! :-) :-) :-)

  6. I’ve been picking up more and more auido books in the past year though I still prefer books but enjoy that opportunity to listen to a story.

  7. Thanks for the audio clip!  I loved this book when I read it and am excited that it is now on audio too.

  8. Laina Gruver says:

    Oooo, I haven’t read this book! Thanks!

  9. Eek! I’m so excited that this is coming out in audio. Thanks for sharing with us. 😉

  10. Purple Reader says:

    Congrats on the audio. I’ve heard good things about this series.

  11. Love ?? love ?? the books; adore the audio too. Derrick McClain does awesome work.

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