Release day: Family Camp!

FAMILY CAMP is out today! It’s available in ebook and paperback. The ebook is on Kindle Unlimited for the first 90 days.

AMAZON US - ebook and paperback

AMAZON UK - ebook and paperback

Goodreads page

This is a sweet, feel-good romance with little angst and lots of family feels. I think we all need a little lightness right now! I hope it makes you smile.

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BLURB:

When Geo signs up for Family Camp, he envisions nature hikes, s’mores, and a chance to win over his recalcitrant new foster kids, Jayden and Lucy. He’s tried to become a dad for so long, and he hopes the three of them can be the family he’s always wanted. What he doesn’t anticipate is the prickly and gorgeous camp counselor who constantly comes to his rescue.

Travis spends a week every year at Camp Evermore, the camp his adoptive parents own. As a pro baseball player, his presence guarantees a full campground and excited campers. He has one rule: never, ever mess around with anyone at camp. His profession demands he stay in the closet. But one sweet and funny new dad is about to test all his resolve.

Sparks fly for Geo and Travis, and not because of the nightly campfire. Having been a foster kid himself, Travis is drawn to Geo’s sincerity and big heart and to his kids. The four of them just fit. But will this be a summer romance? Or can they find a way to be a family long after Family Camp is over?

About the Daddy Dearest series

This series will consist of stand-alone contemporary novels focusing on single gay dads who find hot romance.  Expect laughs, sweet and sexy slow-burn romance, and lots of family feels!

Family Camp is on the way!

My next book is due out on March 28th! Here’s the cover and blurb.

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BLURB:

When Geo signs up for Family Camp, he envisions nature hikes, s’mores, and a chance to win over his recalcitrant new foster kids, Jayden and Lucy. He’s tried to become a dad for so long, and he hopes the three of them can be the family he’s always wanted. What he doesn’t anticipate is the prickly and gorgeous camp counselor who constantly comes to his rescue.

Travis spends a week every year at Camp Evermore, the camp his adoptive parents own. As a pro baseball player, his presence guarantees a full campground and excited campers. He has one rule: never, ever mess around with anyone at camp. His profession demands he stay in the closet. But one sweet and funny new dad is about to test all his resolve.

Sparks fly for Geo and Travis, and not because of the nightly campfire. Having been a foster kid himself, Travis is drawn to Geo’s sincerity and big heart and to his kids. The four of them just fit. But will this be a summer romance? Or can they find a way to be a family long after Family Camp is over?

About the Daddy Dearest series

This is the first book in a new series. The series will consist of stand-alone contemporary novels focusing on single gay dads who find hot romance.  Expect laughs, sweet and sexy slow-burn romance, and lots of family feels!

Look for more info in the coming 2 weeks. This book will release on Kindle Unlimited.

Eli

Honored by Goodreads M/M Romance Group Member's Choice Awards

I was over the moon when I discovered that my books won in various categories on the Goodreads M/M Romance Group's 2018 Member's Choice Awards.

BOY SHATTERED - Best Coming of Age (#1), Best Cover Art (#2), Best Dark Theme (#1), Best Out for You (#2)

ROBBY RIVERTON: MAIL ORDER BRIDE - Best Historical (#1), Best Humorous (#3)

THE LITTLE MATCHBOY - Best Free Story (#2)

There are so many releases that come out daily that readers can choose. It feels overwhelming as an author sometimes, hoping your work gets noticed and that readers enjoy your books and come to look forward to the new ones.

So thank you to the readers in the M/M Romance group who voted for my books. It really helps straighten my spine and shore up my determination to keep on keepin’ on.

By the way, some of my favorite books this year by other authors were honored too--congrats to KJ Charles, NR Walker, Anyta Sunday, RJ Scott, Amy Lane, Keira Andrews, Kim Fielding and many others!

You can see all the winners here. If you are looking for a community to share your romance love with, this is the best one on the net.

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Release Day - Robby Riverton: Mail Order Bride

It's release day! This is a special book for me. There aren't many historical westerns in m/m romance, and I had put off the idea for this book figuring it was unlikely to sell well. But the idea kept poking at me and I finally decided to take the plunge and just write something for the fun of it.

I love the old historical western romances, and I had a blast writing my own version of that. I hope you will enjoy it too!  Look for blog tour stop and a giveaway posting here soon.

LINKS:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Amazon CA

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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. 

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

 

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!

 

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

Blog Tour for Five Dares: Check out my moodboard and inspiration

Two more posts hit today for the "FIVE DARES" blog tour:

1) Check out the moodboard I did for Five Dares as part of the blog tour. It's at Open Skye Books.

2) At Wicked Fairies Reviews my guest post is on the things that inspired Five Dares -- with fan fiction links and photos of the guys who I picture for Jake and Andy.

You can also enter the giveaway on either or both of these sites.

Eli

 

Cover Reveal: "Tender Mercies" by Eli Easton

Today is the cover reveal for "Tender Mercies". It's the second book in the Men of Lancaster County series (the first was "A Second Harvest"). This is a stand-alone book with a new couple, though it is set in the same area and features a cameo of David and Christie from book #1. :-) "Tender Mercies" features a young Amish man kicked out of his community for being gay and a man from New York who moves to Lancaster County to start a farm sanctuary. You can see the cover and check out the blurb and an excerpt at Love Bytes (there's also a giveaway):

http://lovebytesreviews.com/2017/09/27/exclusive-cover-reveal-incl-excerpt-giveaway-eli-easton-tender-mercies/

And it is also now up on the Dreamspinner site for pre-order:

https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/tender-mercies-by-eli-easton-8981-b

Eli

 

"Five Dares" gets a starred review at Publisher's Weekly

As an author who has been all over the board with various publishers and self-pubs, it's very exciting to see one of my books reviewed in Publisher's Weekly, much less get a starred review. But "Five Dares" (Riptide Publishing, Oct 2), did just that. I'm extremely happy and grateful for this!  Thanks to Riptide for helping this book get wider exposure.

You can read the review here. 

 

 

"Howl at the Moon" - Series now on KU!

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.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE SERIES ON KU ON AMAZON

Eli

How to Save a Life - now up for pre-order!

"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!

Blurb:

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.

Eli

 

 

 

Cover Reveal: How to Save a Life (Howl #4)

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.

CLICK HERE FOR COVER REVEAL, BLURB, AND GIVEAWAY

Eli

"Five Dares" cover reveal!

The cover reveal for "Five Dares" (Riptide, Oct 2, 2017) is now up with RT Book Reviews. CHECK OUT THE COVER HERE! This is a New Adult m/m romance with two best friends who just graduated from college.  Here's the blurb:

Andy Tyler has been the class daredevil since middle school. Over the years, he’s convinced his best friend, Jake Masterson, to perform some dangerous-looking stunts with him. But the dare they attempt on the night of their college graduation goes sideways. The firecrackers explode too soon and both of them end up with badly burned palms.

But hey, nothing gets the “terrible duo” down for long, and they recuperate in style at Andy’s family cottage in Nantucket. As the weeks go by, both Andy and Jake grow frustrated over the inability to use their hands for all sorts of daily activities—including getting off. So Andy begins a new series of dares that don’t just cross the friendship line, they obliterate it.

But what might be mere sexual relief to Andy is serious business to Jake, who only recently got over years of secret pining for his straight best friend. Inevitably, the burns heal, summer ends, and hearts are broken. To fix things, Andy will have to face the greatest dare of all.

If you liked my other NA romances like "Blame it on the Misteltoe" and "Unwrapping Hank", you'll love "Five Dares".

You can pre-order here.

Eli

Five Dares - now up for pre-order!

 

Announcing Five Dares! This 70K word novel is coming out from Riptide on Oct 2, 2017. It's a light, fun, NA romance. If you liked my "Blame it on the Mistletoe" or "Unwrapping Hank", you'll love this one.

BLURB:

Andy Tyler has been the class daredevil since middle school. Over the years, he’s convinced his best friend, Jake Masterson, to perform some dangerous-looking stunts with him. But the dare they attempt on the night of their college graduation goes sideways. The firecrackers explode too soon and both of them end up with badly burned palms.

But hey, nothing gets the “terrible duo” down for long, and they recuperate in style at Andy’s family cottage in Nantucket. As the weeks go by, both Andy and Jake grow frustrated over the inability to use their hands for all sorts of daily activities—including getting off. So Andy begins a new series of dares that don’t just cross the friendship line, they obliterate it.

But what might be mere sexual relief to Andy is serious business to Jake, who only recently got over years of secret pining for his straight best friend. Inevitably, the burns heal, summer ends, and hearts are broken. To fix things, Andy will have to face the greatest dare of all.

PRE-ORDER LINK:

http://www.riptidepublishing.com/titles/five-dares

Eli