Dreamspinner Press
December 1, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-64080-314-5

Cover art: Paul Richmond
Genre: Contemporary romance, holiday

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December 2017 Recommended Read with Gay Book Reviews

New Game, Start

2017 Advent Calendar

Stocking Stuffers

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. And 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 do anything about the mutual attraction growing through their online courtship. 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.


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Praise for New Game, Start!


"In a word, adorable." - Hearts on Fire Reviews

"This was an utterly enjoyable little bite of a story and a great way to kick off this year’s Advent collection." - Love Bytes Reviews

"New Game, Start is absolutely adorable and I had so much fun reading it." - Rainbow Book Reviews

"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

"I found it funny, realistic and extremely modern (#JingleYourBells!) and laughed aloud in numerous places." - Long and Short Reviews

"Very recommendable!" - Bayou Book Junkie

"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

"Lovely feel good story that fits any time of year not just Christmas." - Open Skye Reviews

"Highly recommend, and I look forward to more by this author in the future. 5 stars!" - Wicked Reads

"If you’re picking up a few things to read this season I’d add this one to your list. It’s sure to leave you feeling light and happy." - It's About the Book

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

"I loved the feel of this story, it’s a lovely, quiet romp to the end and definitely one I recommend." - Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

"It was fun and enjoyable. I would definitely recommend this book." - MM Good Book Reviews

"Of course, Edgar’s crush towards Walter (and fanboy-ing at him!) is adorable to read. 4 stars!" - The Blogger Girls

"This short and oh-so-sweet story is charming, and I give it 4 stars." - Gay Book Reviews

YouTube review of New Game, Start available - Christina's Bookshelf

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