Eli Easton

Author of m/m romance books and stories

Welcome to Eli Easton!

SPY VS SPY : Inspiring Snowblind

March 3

Today, I’m guest blogging on My Fiction Nook and talking about the inspiration for my new release, “Snowblind”.

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“Writing Alpha Males” – Guest Post on Sinfully

March 2

To celebrate the release of “Snowblind”, I’m visiting Sinfully Gay Romance Book Reviews blog today to talk about writing alpha males.

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March 1
RELEASE DAY – SNOWBLIND
 
I’m very excited. This is my first true romantic suspense book. Here are some links:
 
 
 
My desktop post with images that inspired the story:
 
My book page with except and links to reviews:
 
Goodreads:
I hope you enjoy it!
Eli

Desktop Post: Snowblind

March 1

Mar 1, 2017 is the release day for “Snowblind”. This is a contemporary m/m romance suspense story published under the Dreamspun Desires line by Dreamspinner Press.

Here’s the blurb:

Snow, steam, and secrets.

The latest snowstorm carries something unexpected to the doorstep of Hutch’s secluded Alaskan cabin: a stranger named Jude, the most beautiful man Hutch has ever seen. Jude says he’s in the area for a ski trip and that he fled a domineering lover, thinking he could make it into town. But Hutch is a suspicious SOB and treats his unwanted guest warily. The problem is Jude isn’t just gorgeous, he’s funny and smart and flirtatious.

Two gay men snowed in for three days—things happen. Really good things. By the time the storm clears, Hutch finds himself a little too attached to Jude Devereaux, San Francisco-based male model. But is Jude what he claims to be? Or is he entangled in the secrets Hutch moved to Alaska to escape?

<Note: To avoid spoilers, the blurb doesn’t go very deeply into the plot.>

DESKTOP POST

This is a very plot-intense romantic suspense story with two hot alpha males. I don’t want to give any of the plot away, so I’m going to stay very vague with my descriptions. This will probably make the most sense to those who have already read the book.

Here are some visuals to go along with the story that I researched or used for inspiration while writing. These are Googled images and they don’t belong to me, nor are they published in the book.

HUTCH

Hutch is an ex special forces guy living in a remote Alaskan ski town. He’s a big guy, very tough, sort of like the larger man in this photo below. I didn’t really have a specific face in mine when I wrote him, though I can see him in my head. He’s a bit beaten up, like an older boxer.

JUDE

Jude was inspired by Cillian Murphy in Peaky Blinders. Peaky Blinders is a BBC drama about a family of gangsters in Birmingham (UK) in the early 1900’s. Cillian Murphy plays the head of the family. It’s a terrific show if you haven’t watched it.

ALASKAN CABIN

The first third or so of the novel is set in a cabin in Alaska during a snowstorm. The photos below show cabins in about the right size with steep roofs, like in the story. (Yes, the roof is important. You’ll see.)

Hutch’s Alaskan cabin is in an area with spectacular aurora borealis.

Weapons

I’m not much of a gun person (or at all), but for this story I had to research lots of weapons, because Hutch definitely is a gun person. Here are some goodies from his arsenal.

Flash bangs

Hand gun and clip

Mini grenade launcher

M41 rocket launcher (used in the story when Hutch wants to make a big impression)

Hutch’s “Whites” — military uniform to blend into snowy landscapes

 

Spanish Villa

Later in the story, there’s a Spanish-style villa on the coast in Brazil. It’s of new construction and fairly ostentatious. Some visual inspiration I used:

Epilogue

Here’s a quiet beach in Cuba that helped inspire the epilogue.

 

That’s it for this desktop. I hope you enjoy the twisty-turny plot and suspense in Snowblind as well as the very hot Hutch and Jude!

Here’s a link to the Amazon Page.

Eli

New Freebie Group: Queer Romance

February 28

If you like news and freebies, check out this new facebook group featuring me and a bunch of other fantastic authors. We’ll be giving stuff away regularly.

QUEER ROMANCE FAN CLUB ON FB

Snowblind releases tomorrow!

February 28

Mar 1, 2017 is the release day for “Snowblind”, my new romantic suspense novel from Dreamspinner.

Check out the excellent early reviews on Goodreads.

You can pre-order on Amazon or Dreamspinner and get it delivered to you after midnight tonight!

You can read the first chapter here (end of the page).

My desktop post about the book will go live on this site tomorrow morning at 8am EST. I also have a few blog tour stops arranged, which I’ll post here.

Exciting! This book is a bit different for me as it’s the first time I’ve written two very alpha males and a romantic suspense plotline. I hope you all like it.

Eli

 

Valentine’s Day 99c Sale!

February 14

3 days only! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Valentine’s Day Free Short with Toby & Sean

February 11

I visiting RJ Scott’s blog today with a free Valentine’s Day short shorty featuring Toby and Sean from “Merry Christmas, Mr Miggles”. Click here or on the heart below to read.

Sunday Social with RJ Scott

January 30

I’m chatting with RJ live in this interview. We talk about several of my past books and series and the upcoming “Snowblind”.  CLICK HERE TO GO TO INTERVIEW.

 

Warning: “Lust in Darkness” is NOT my book

December 26

Someone put an ebook on Amazon called “Lust In Darkness” by Eli Easton. This is NOT my book. Just a head’s up. I’m trying to figure out what I can do about it.

Here’s the book, FYI.

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