Five Dares - Re-release Blitz & Giveaway

Five Dares was originally with Riptide. But I got the rights back in March, and now it's available on Kindle Unlimited. To celebrate the new release, Rachel at Signal Promotions organized a blog tour and Rafflecopter giveaway. You can enter the giveaway at any (or all) of the tour stops and check out reviews and excerpts. Links below!

COVER REVEAL - Robby Riverton: Mail Order Bride

I'm excited to be able to share with you the cover for ROBBY RIVERTON: MAIL ORDER BRIDE. It's a gay romantic comedy set in the old west. The cover was done by Dar Albert of Wicked Smart Designs. It's based on the idea of spoofing old-fashioned, western mail order bride covers. I love it!

I'm so jacked about this book. It was a ton of fun to write and beta feedback so far has been wonderful. One beta reader said "Overall, an outstanding success in my opinion - one of your best!" I hope you all will think so too. 

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RELEASE DATE: April 26, 2018

This book will debut on Kindle Unlimited and then go wide after the first 3 months.  I'm also currently casting an audiobook version which I hope to have on Audible by end of June.

I'm not putting the book up for pre-orders to maximum release day sales, but if you sign up for the mailing list below (which is JUST for this), you'll get notified when the book goes live.

CLICK HERE TO GET AN EMAIL REMINDER WHEN IT'S LIVE

BLURB:

Being a fugitive in the old west shouldn’t be this much fun.

The year is 1860. Robby Riverton is a rising star on the New York stage. But he witnesses a murder by a famous crime boss and is forced to go on the run--all the way to Santa Fe. When he still hasn't ditched his pursuers, he disguises himself as a mail order bride he meets on the wagon train. Caught between gangsters that want to kill him, and the crazy, uncouth family of his "intended", Robby's only ally is a lazy sheriff who sees exactly who Robby is -- and can't resist him.

Trace Crabtree took the job as sheriff of Flat Bottom because there was never a thing going on. And then Robby Riverton showed up. Disguised as a woman. And betrothed to Trace’s brother. If that wasn’t complication enough, Trace had to find the man as appealing as blueberry pie. He urges Robby to stay undercover until the danger has passed. But a few weeks of having Robby-Rowena at the ranch, and the Crabtree family will never be the same again.

Damn, what a kerfuffle. If only Trace can get rid of the fugitive while hanging on to his own stupid heart.

That's all folks...

Eli

April's Featured Book: THE TROUBLE WITH TONY

I'm starting a new feature here on the blog. Each month I'll focus on a backlist book and it'll be on sale.  For April the book is THE TROUBLE WITH TONY. All through April it's on sale for just .99c on Dreamspinner. HERE's THE LINK.  Keep reading for a little background on the story.

This was one of the first m/m romance stories I ever wrote, way back in 2012. It was published in 2013 by Dreamspinner.

Tony DeMarco is a private investigator in Seattle. He's looking into a young woman's death and he learns she went to a sex clinic the last few months before her murder. Did the sex clinic, or her therapist, Dr. Jack Halloran, have something to do with it?

To find out, Tony pretends to e a new patient of Jack's. At first Tony makes up a story about being a sex addict. But when Jack sees through that, Tony admits he does have a little problem. He can only have sex with specific men he's really attracted to. Only four in his life so far.

Things get complicated when Jack turns out to be #5.

This is a fun-set up that allows for a lot of humor in the book, especially since Tony is a big, wise-cracking, Italian tough-guy. There's also a mystery/investigation thread running through the book. It's fairly short at novella length, but it packs a lot in.

Eli's 3 Favorite Things about The Trouble With Tony:

1. The humor.

2. The stirrup scene (yes, OBGYN stirrups)

3. The appearances of sex surrogate Michael, who later gets his own book.

Hope you enjoy your time with Tony!  Here's the book page on this site.

Eli

 

"FALLING DOWN" AND "HOW TO SAVE A LIFE" NOW IN EPUB

For readers who prefer EPUB format, a bunch of my titles are now available again in epub or available for the first time. FALLING DOWN and HOW TO SAVE A LIFE (Howl at the Moon #4) are both available in epub for the first time.

Here are some purchase links.

SMASHWORDS

Barnes & Noble

Kobo (looks like they're still propagating through here but they should show up soon)

They should appear soon on iBooks as well.

 

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Eli

 

Upcoming Publications

I've updated my schedule of what I expect to publish in 2018. Here goes.... UPCOMING PUBLICATIONS

APRIL 2018  -- Title TBD (but nearly done). A m/m historical romance set in the old west. Riley Riverton is a rising star on the New York stage. But he witnesses a murder committed by a famous crime boss and is forced to go on the run--all the way to Santa Fe. When he still hasn't ditched his pursuers, he disguises himself as a mail order bride he met on the wagon train. Caught between gangsters that want to kill him, and the crazy, uncouth family of his "intended", Riley's only ally is a lazy, gun-slinging sheriff who sees exactly who Riley is -- and can't resist him.

Summer 2018 -- Howl at the Moon #5 (title TBD) - Probably featuring Simon the terrier. :-)

Summer/Fall 2018 -- Another book to be announced

Christmas 2018 -- This year's Christmas book will be part of a series with 7 other awesome authors. Each book will be stand-alone but have a common theme. Mine will have a historical setting. More info later!

 

"The Little Matchboy" - free Christmas short story

I've written a 6000 word Christmas short story that will be offered for free as part of the Rainbow Advent Calendar. The calendar has free fiction by a variety of authors, one story available each day of December. My story will be out Dec 14th.  You can follow the stories on the Facebook group page here.

If you can't wait, my 2017 Christmas novella, "Desperately Seeking Santa" is available right now on KU here.

 

Rainbow Awards 2017 - "Falling Down" and "How to Save a Life"

I'm very happy to announce that two of my books placed in the 2017 Rainbow Awards. "Falling Down" was runner-up in the "Best Gay Book" and "Best Gay Contemporary Romance" categories. And "How to Save a Life" was a 3rd place winner in the "Best Gay Paranormal Romance" category. Many thanks to Elisa, who puts so much work into these awards and raises a lot of donations for LGBT charities. You are an angel.  CLICK HERE to visit the Rainbow Awards and see all the winners.

Eli

Release day for "Desperately Seeking Santa"!

It's release day for "Desperately Seeking Santa", my Christmas story for 2017. This year's story grew longer than I intended. It's a short novel at 52K words.  I loved writing about Mack, a 6'10", 285 college wrestler. He a shy and guarded man. The protagonist of the story, Gabe, is a journalism student who falls for Mack after seeing him wrestle, never suspecting Mack might be gay or that a friend might set them up on a date.

Meanwhile, Gabe is trying to summon up his spirit of Christmas to write an article about an Elks charity dinner for a local children's home, and to uncover the truth about their mystery Santa.

The story features Jordan and Owen from "Superhero" as side characters but can be read as a stand-alone.

You can read more about "Desperately Seeking Santa", including the first chapter, here.

Here's the link to Amazon. The book is on KU and the purchase price is $3.99.

Eli