In celebration of book #4 of my "Howl at the Moon" series coming out on Aug 28th, I have put the first 3 books in the series on KU. They will be on KU for 3 months. So if you haven't read the series yet, check them out! Book #4 will also be on KU on Monday Aug 28th.
"How to Save a Life" (Howl at the Moon #4) is releasing Aug 28, 2017. It's now available on Amazon for pre-order.
CLICK HERE to read an excerpt
CLICK HERE to go to the Amazon pre-order page.
Stay tuned for my traditional desktop post on release day!
Rav Miller looked into the terrified, intelligent eyes of the chocolate Labrador on death row, and knew he’d do anything to save him. When the dog, Sammy, escapes and heads to Mad Creek, Rav follows. Mad Creek. The town had become legendary in Rav’s mind after he’d met that bizarre group last year. Rav dismissed his crazy suspicions back then, but when he arrives in Mad Creek, he knows it’s true. Dog shifters exist, and apparently they all live in the California mountains. It’s enough to blow a bad boy’s mind.
Sammy has something in common with Rav—neither one of them trusts people. After Sammy’s abuse as a dog, he particularly dislikes tough-looking men like Rav. But when Sammy gets a chance to work with rescued dogs at the new Mad Creek shelter, his deep compulsion to help others overcomes his fear. Rav and Sammy bond over saving strays. If they can each find the courage to let someone else in, they might find their way to love.
Sheriff Lance Beaufort doesn’t like humans moving into Mad Creek, especially not the tattooed and defiant Rav. When Rav starts a rescue shelter, the town thinks he’s wonderful! But Lance isn’t fooled. He doesn’t buy Rav’s innocent act for one second. How much does Rav know about the quickened? What is his game? And why did he have to show up now, when Lance and the other town leaders are overwhelmed by all the new quickened pouring in?
Rav knows how to save a life. But can he save an entire town? Can he rescue Mad Creek?
This is an 80,000 word novel, book #4 in the "Howl at the Moon" series. It features a new couple and can be read as a standalone, but we recommend reading the series in order.
Today I'm on Diverse Reader with a cover reveal for "How to Save a Life", which is the fourth "Howl at the Moon" book. This series features a community of dog shifters in Mad Creek, California and the humans who love them. Each book features a different couple, but there's a lot of community stuff, so it's probably best to read them in order. This book will be out by end of August!
I love humorous paranormals like Molly Harper's werewolf shifter series. My "Howl at the Moon" series is written in that tongue-in-cheek style.
"How to Save a Life", featuring the love story of Rav and Sammy, will be out at the end of August. You can see the cover reveal, read the blurb, and enter a giveaway to win any book on my backlist at the link below.
The audiobook of "How to Wish Upon a Star", narrated by Matthew Shaw, is now on audible! Click on the graphic above.
Also, the entire series, including "How to Wish Upon s Star" is again available on ARE:
"How to Wish Upon a Star" Blog Tour
Here's an update on the tour with links!
Tour Stops -- ENTER THE GIVEAWAY ANYWHERE
May 13, 2016 V's Reads - Excerpt & Review
My Fiction Nook -- Review
May 14, 2016 Bike Book Reviews -- Excerpt & Review
May 15, 2016 Bayou Book Junkie -- Excerpt & Review
May 16, 2016 Kiki's Kinky Picks -- Joyfully Jay
May 17, 2016 Wicked Faerie's Tales and Reviews -- Sinfully Gay Romance BR - Monique --
May 18, 2016 The Novel Approach Alpha Book Club
May 19, 2016 Love Bytes
I'll be doing a cover reveal and excerpt in my first ever Eli Easton newsletter on May 5. Sign up to get the goods!
Desktop: How to Walk Like a Man
It's my tradition to do a desktop post when I have a new story release, showing images that inspired my story. Today is release day for “How to Walk Like a Man” and here's my desktop post!
"How to Walk Like a Man" is the second book in my “Howl at the Moon” series. It features a brand new couple and romance, but it’s worthwhile to read “How to Howl At the Moon” first to get into the setting and universe.
NOTE: All of these images were taken off the web and fit my mental picture of the story. However, none of them are actually related to the story or characters IRL!
I searched for quite a while to find the right ‘mental model’ for Roman. He’s a big guy and definitely military in personality and bearing. But I didn’t want a typical chisel-jawed model type. I found this photo below and loved it for Roman. He has a longer face and his ears stick out a bit. And, of course, he’s gorgeous! So apologizes to whoever this actually is (no, I don't know his name), but I liked this image as my inspiration for Roman.
I have to admit, I have a weakness for guys with a sense of humor. That was Matt’s most important attribute for me. Ryan Reynolds fits the bill and is a nice mixture of hot and funny/real.
SHERIFF LANCE BEAUFORT & TIM
Lance and Tim’s romance was featured in the first book in the series “How to Howl at the Moon”, but they’re in this second book as well.
My husband and I lived in Oakhurst, California for a time. That’s how I picture the setting for Mad Creek, up in the California mountains. But Mad Creek is even smaller and more remote that most real towns in the area.
Above – looking down on the town from a ridgeline with Roman and Matt!
THE SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS
SHERIFF’S OFFICE UNIFORMS AND GEAR
For the Sherrif’s office vehicles and uniforms, I used those from other towns in the Sierra Nevadas. I found some photos that even included service dogs!
Their uniforms – I don’t think anyone could talk Roman into wearing a tie!
ROMAN’S DOG FORM & JAMES (his K9 Handler)
DEA uniform (Matt)
Often the DEA will wear simple black jackets or T-shirts with the DEA insignia on the back.
Annnd some extras:
Penny (in dog form)
Minnie (in dog form)
You can check out the "How to Walk Like a Man" page with excerpt and buy links here!