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New Game, Start


Emporium Press
March 26, 2020
Cover art: Reese Dante
Genre: Contemporary romance, holiday

Reclusive medieval scholar, Edgar Royal, has a crush. On a guy. Not a big deal, except that said guy, Walter Chase, is a famous online gamer who has no idea Edgar even exists. Edgar has harbored these feelings for nearly a year, and when Walter announces on Twitter that he’ll be visiting New York City as a guest at the GamerOn convention, Edgar decides he’ll be one of the thousands of fans who responds to the message. He definitely doesn’t expect to be singled out by the humble, gorgeous, out-and-proud heartthrob.


When it comes to dealing with people, Edgar’s skills are pretty nonexistent, even with Walter giving all the right signals. Edgar lacks the courage to do anything about the mutual attraction growing through their online courtship, but then again, he’s always been better with the written word. So maybe the perfect Christmas gift will say what he cannot. But if Edgar can’t get the present to Walter before the convention ends, he may miss out on the boyfriend of a lifetime.

"It’s hard to believe this story was only thirty-eight pages long. There was so much originality and awesome packed into those pages... New Game, Start is sure to be one of my favorite Christmas stories this year." - The Novel Approach Reviews

"This little gem had me enthralled from start to finish. I read New Game, Start by C.S. Poe in one sitting as I could not put it down!" - Kimmer's Erotic Book Banter

"This was the cutest thing I read in a long time. I couldn’t stop smiling while I was reading it." - Gay Book Reviews

"Highly recommend, and I look forward to more by this author in the future." - Wicked Reads

"4.5 stars- Adorable gamer/online romance perfect for anytime of the year." - Alpha Book Club

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