Eli Easton Author of m/m romance books and stories

Books & Stories

Desperately Seeking Santa

  Published by Pinkerton Road, Nov 22, 2017 Blog Posts & Reviews: 5 star review – Blogger Girls –– “We get lots to love with this holiday story. We get a geek/jock pairing. Awesome! We get college guys wrestling. Awesome! We get a pretty angst-free holiday story. Awesome! And we get some pretty sweet feels […]

Tender Mercies (Men of Lancaster County #2)

Eddie Graber’s dream of a sanctuary for rescued farm animals was about to come true when his partner backed out at the last minute. Now Eddie risks losing the twenty-five acre property in Lancaster County—and all the hopes he held for it—before the project even gets off the ground. He needs help, he needs money, but most importantly, he needs to rediscover the belief in a higher purpose that brought him here in the first place.

Five Dares

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.

How to Save a Life

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.

Snowblind

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.

Merry Christmas, Mr. Miggles

Toby Kincaid loves being the junior librarian in his hometown of Sandy Lake, Ohio. He spends his days surrounded by books and chatting with the library patrons. He especially adores the head librarian, Mr. Miggles, who is kind, witty, knowlegable about everything, and hopelessly addicted to Christmas. Sean Miggles is also pretty cute—especially for an older guy who wears ties and suit pants every day.

Falling Down

FALLING DOWN Published by Pinkerton Road, Nov 9, 2016 Blog Posts & Reviews: My Desktop Post — of images that inspired the story Interview about the book on Bayou Book Junkie — with pics! 5 stars – Love Byte Reviews — “I’m not exaggerating when I tell you this is one of my favorite reads for […]

A Second Harvest

David Fisher has lived by the rules all his life. Born to a Mennonite family, he obeyed his father and took over the family farm. He married, had two children, and goes to church every Sunday. Now with his kids both in college and his wife deceased, he runs his farm alone and without joy, counting off the days of a life half-lived.

How to Wish Upon a Star

When Dr. Jason Kunik, a third generation Alaskan malamute shifter and geneticist, meets Milo, the hospice comfort dog, his interest is purely scientific. Milo has only just gained the ability to take human form and Jason wants to understand the process. But Milo touches Jason’s heart in uncomfortable ways, and when a sickness strikes the town that requires both of them to use their skills and make sacrifices, Jason comes to realize Milo is more than a subject for his research

The Stolen Suitor

All of Clyde’s Corner, Montana, knows local dandy Chris Ramsey will marry Trix Stubben, young widow and heir to the richest ranch in the area. But one woman isn’t too keen on the idea. Mabe Crassen wants to get her hands on that ranch, so she sets her older son to court Trix, and her younger son, Jeremy, to distract Chris and lure him astray.

How to Walk Like a Man

Deputy Roman Charsguard survived Afghanistan where he lost his best friend—his K-9 handler James. Roman was a military dog until two years ago when he developed the ability to shift into a human. It’s not easy to learn how to be a man. He found a place to live in Mad Creek, a haven for the secret world of dog shifters. Finding a reason to live has been harder. That is, until a certain human walks into the Mad Creek Sheriff’s office and starts making trouble.

Midwinter Night’s Dream

Micah is the hippest, most chill guy on campus. But when he gets the hottest kiss of his life from a cute guy during a game of ‘spin the bottle’, Micah’s cool turns into a puddle of anxious goo. Sure, Micah’s always been a little bi-curious, but he never thought he’d pursue a guy, much less a guy who doesn’t seem to be interested in getting caught.

spirit: “Among the Dead”

In Among the Dead, Neil Gaven sees dead people. A gentle ghost guides him to Trist, who needs his help. But Trist is tormented by spirits, so maybe together they can find a way to live among the dead.

How to Howl at the Moon

Sheriff Lance Beaufort is not going to let trouble into his town, no sir. Tucked away in the California mountains, Mad Creek has secrets to keep, like the fact that half the town consists of ‘quickened’—dogs who have gained the ability to become human. Descended on both sides from Border Collies, Lance is as alert a guardian as they come.

Tim Weston is looking for a safe haven. After learning that his boss patented all of Tim’s work on vegetable hybrids in his own name, Tim quit his old job. A client offers him use of her cabin in Mad Creek, and Tim sees a chance for a new start. But the shy gardener has a way of fumbling and sounding like a liar around strangers, particularly gorgeous alpha men like Sheriff Beaufort.

Unwrapping Hank

Sloane loves a good mystery. He grew up as the son of two psychiatrists, so he finds most people tediously easy to figure out. He finds his way to Pennsylvania State University, longing for a rural experience, and ends up being lured into joining a frat by Micah Springfield, the hippest guy on campus.

Nothing in Sloane’s classes is as intriguing as Hank Springfield, Micah’s brother and fellow frat house member. Hank looks like a tough guy—big muscles, tatts, and a beard—but his eyes are soft and sweet. He acts dumb, but he’s a philosophy major. He’s presumably straight, but then why does Sloane feel such crazy chemistry whenever Hank is around? And why does Hank hate Sloane so much?

The Lion and the Crow

This is a tale about two medieval English knights—Sir William Corbet, aka the Lion, and Sir Christian Brandon, aka The Crow. In a time when duty was everything, personal honor was more valued than life itself, and homosexuality was a shameful act punishable by death, how can these two men reconcile their deepest, most secret yearnings to love another man?

Sir Christian was raised in a household where he was hated for his unusual beauty and for the sake of his parentage. Being smaller than his six brutish half-brothers, he learned to survive by using his wits and developing a gift for strategy. He feels little loyalty to the system that’s abused him since birth.

Sir William, a large and fierce warrior, has pushed his unnatural desires down all his life. He’s determined to live up to his own ideal of a gallant knight. But when he takes up a quest to rescue his sister from her abusive lord of a husband, he’s forced to undertake a journey with Christian. It’s a partnership that will test every strand of his moral fiber, and, eventually, even his understanding of the meaning of duty, honor, and love.

The Mating of Michael

Everyone admires Michael Lamont for being a nurse, but his part-time work as a gay sex surrogate not only raises eyebrows, it’s cost him relationships. Michael is small, beautiful, and dedicated to working with people who need him. But what he really wants is a love of his own. He spends most of his time reading science fiction, especially books written by his favorite author and long-time crush, the mysteriously reclusive J.C. Guise.

claw: “The Black Dog”

Constable Hayden MacLairty is used to life being dull around the tiny hamlet of Laide on the north Scottish coast. They get occasional tourists, “monster hunters” interested in the local legend of the Black Dog, but Hayden thinks that’s only a myth. A rash of sheep killings, a murdered hiker, huge footprints, and sightings of the Black Dog force Hayden to rethink the matter. With the help of Simon Corto, a writer from New York doing research for a book about the Black Dog, Hayden tries to figure out why the enormous hound is reappearing.

bones: “The Bird”

Colin Hastings is sent to Jamaica in 1870 to save his father’s sugar cane plantation. If he succeeds, he can marry his fiancée back in London and take his place in proper English society. But Colin finds more than he bargained for on the island. His curiosity about Obeah, the native folk magic, leads him to agree to a dangerous ritual where he is offered his heart’s most secret desire—one he’s kept deeply buried all his life. What happens when a proper English gentleman has his true sensual nature revealed and freed by the Obeah spirits?

stitch: “Reparation”

When a certain kind of man is needed, why not make him to order? Such things can be done, but take care: Much can go wrong—but then, sometimes it can go wonderfully right. stitch contains 4 novellas with a Frankenstein/made man theme by well-known m/m romance writers.

Blame It On the Mistletoe

A Christmas Novella
When physics grad student Fielding Monroe and skirt-chaser and football player Mick Colman become college housemates, they’re both in for a whole new education. Mick is good at looking out for the absent-minded genius, and he helps Fielding clean up his appearance and discover all the silly pleasures his strict upbringing as a child prodigy denied him. They become best friends.

It’s all well and good until they run into a cheerleader who calls Mick the ‘best kisser on campus.’ Fielding has never been kissed, and he decides Mick and only Mick can teach him how it’s done. After all, the physics department’s Christmas party is coming up with its dreaded mistletoe. Fielding wants to impress his peers and look cool for once in his life. The thing about Fielding is, once he locks onto an idea, it’s almost impossible to get him to change his mind. And he just doesn’t understand why his straight best friend would have a problem providing a little demonstration.

Mick knows kissing is a dangerous game. If he gives in, it would take a miracle for the thing not to turn into a disaster. Then again, if the kissing lessons get out of hand they can always blame it on the mistletoe.

Heaven Can’t Wait

Brian Matheson died at the ripe age of nineteen. In heaven he’s informed that his soul is in a limbo state. He’ll have one last chance to redeem himself before he’s thrown into a very nasty pit. All Brian has to do is return to earth and save a life. The trick is, it’s the life of Kevin, his friend Chuck’s roommate. See Kevin is gay, and Brian and all his pals picked on him, making his life a misery. Still, Brian can see the error of his old ways now. And he can succeed at this challenge, turn Kevin’s life around, and avoid going to hell. Easy peasy. Right?

The Enlightenment of Daniel

Second book in the Sex in Seattle series (also can be read as as stand alone).

Business tycoon Daniel Derenzo lives for his work until his dying father reminds him life is short. When Daniel starts to reevaluate his world he experiences a startling revelation—he’s attracted to his business partner and best friend, Nick, even though Daniel always believed himself to be straight. In typical type A fashion, Daniel dissects his newfound desires with the help of the experts at the Expanded Horizons sex clinic. He goes after Nick with the fierce determination that’s won him many a business deal.

A Prairie Dog’s Love Song

Joshua always had the notion that he and his best friend’s kid brother, Ben, would end up together. Ben’s a die-hard cowboy, just like Joshua. So when Joshua learns that Ben has moved away from their small Montana town to be a porn star in Vegas, he can hardly believe it. He’s determined to finally declare himself and bring Ben home. But Ben may not be as easy to tame as the Joshua’s ‘lost cause’ horses.

Superhero

It’s not easy for a talented, gay, young artist like Jordan Carson to grow up in Jefferson, Wisconsin. But Jordan was lucky. In second grade he became bffs with Owen Nelson, a big, beautiful blond boy who became a champion wrestler in middle school and high school. No one messes with Owen, or with his best friend. Their friendship survives Jordan coming out—first to Owen and then at school. Unfortunately, Jordan’s worst enemy may be himself. Because he can’t seem to help the fact that he is head-over-heels in love with a hopeless cause—his best, straight, friend, Owen.

The Trouble with Tony

First in the Sex in Seattle series, a contemporary m/m romance series featuring a sex clinic in Seattle.

Tony DeMarco is a private eye investigating an unsolved death—that of Marilyn White, once prom queen and victim of an accidental overdose, according to the coroner. But the case points to murder and prime suspect is Dr. Jack Halloran, a sex therapist at a local clinic who was treating Marilyn just before her death. Tony needs to get close to Halloran to sniff out the truth. The irony is, Tony does, actually have a little sex problem that Halloran might be able to fix. In fact, after meeting Halloran, Tony is pretty sure he has the answer. But despite his immediate attraction, Tony has to keep his head around the steely-eyed doctor until he’s figured out what happened to Marilyn White.

Puzzle Me This

Luke Schumaker is a computer game designer who works from home in a small college town in Pennsylvania. When he starts finding secret messages in a Philadelphia paper’s crossword puzzles, he can hardly believe it. The messages are clearly meant for him, but who is the crossword puzzle author? The byline is a pseudonym, and the newspaper refuses to give their author away. Luke is intrigued and delighted. He sets out on a quest to learn the identity of his secret admirer.

Caress

Tinker Gray is only a sickly, penniless boy when the great machinist, Albertus, discovers his genius and makes him an apprentice. Unfortunately, Albertus dies before Tinker has served out his contract, and he’s sold to the British Army. He finds the task of making weapons a challenging puzzle—until he experiences the horror of seeing them in use. When he meets Captain Colin Davies, a cavalry officer who’s lost his hands, Tinker sees a chance to redeem himself and use his skill for something good.

A Kiss in the Dark

Closet Capers

Lane Lester is a young graphic designer who creates web sites with his business partner in Seattle. At a holiday party hosted by one of their clients, the power goes out. In the dark, a man pulls Lane aside and kisses him as he’s never been kissed before. Lane can’t forget the passion in that kiss, and he goes on a quest to learn the identity of his mysterious admirer. Will he uncover true love? Or are some secrets best left in the dark?

Before I Wake

Jonesy is a nurse’s aide at St. Mercy Hospital. One night the victim of a hate crime in brought onto his ward, deep in a coma. Rejected by his homophobic parents, and seemingly friendless, Michael has no one to stick up for him as his life support is turned off. Jonesy encourages Michael to keep breathing and, miraculously, Michael does. As the months pass, Jonesy stays by Michael’s side, talking to him, reading to him and encouraging Michael to wake up. Jonesy may be a big galoot, and he may not be the smartest guy in the world, but he knows someone who needs a friend when he sees one. And if he also thinks Michael is the most beautiful thing he’s ever seen, well, Jonesy knows better than to hope for things that can never happen.