October 2


Five Dares

Published by Riptide Publishing, October 2, 2017

Blog Posts & Reviews:

GUEST POST: Eli’s Moodboard for Five Dares on Open Skye Books

GUEST POST: “The Inspiration for Five Dares” on Wicked Fairies Reivews

GUEST POST: “Five MORE Dares” on Diverse Reader blog

GUEST POST: “My Favorite Scene from Fave Dares” on The Novel Approaches

GUEST POST: “Top Five Foods Andy and Jake Would Eat” on Joyfully Jay

GUEST POST: “My Top Five College Age Romances” on Love Bytes

GUEST POST: “My Dream Movie Cast for Five Dares” on MM Good Book Reviews

PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY (starred review) – “The interactions between the two are by turns sweet, passionate, and quite erotic.”

4.5 star review on Grave Tells – “Five Dares is a fun, heartfelt contemporary gay romance with lovable characters, entertaining antics, and swoon-worthy romance.”

4.5 star review from Lily on Gay Book Reviews – “I adored this book! Five Dares was sexy, sweet, funny, and romantic. It took me to a happy place. HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT.”

5 star review from Love Bytes Reviews – “I haven’t loved a story this much in years. I was a happy camper all the way and in true reader heaven till the last page.”

4.5 star review from Joyfully Jay – “…this is a great, sexy story that really has a lot of heart too. Easton manages to take a light and easy premise and add a real layer of depth, both in these characters as well as the growth of their relationship.”

4 star review from My Fiction Nook – “Sexy, sexy, sexy with a heart-melting ending that will win over even the coldest of hearts, Eli Easton fans should snatch this book up.”

4 star review Nautical Star Books – “Eli Easton is one of my all time favorite authors.  From her cute Howl at the Moon series to her Christmas romance Unwrapping Hank, I don’t think I have read a single one of her books that I haven’t enjoyed.  Five Dares is an interesting look on friendship and physical attraction.  If you are looking for new adult romance books, this is a great choice!”

4.5 stars Dirty Book Obsession – “This story was hot, funny, light and sweet. I highly recommend!!”

5 stars Dog Eared Daydreams blog – “If you think this is merely another one of those gay-for-you stories or one that’s all about two best friends who explore their sexuality together and then ride off to the sunset, think again. There’s much more that goes on with Andy and Jake, and there are more issues that they need to confront, and these aren’t necessarily issues that have to solely due with sexuality.”

4 stars OMG Reads – “It’s chock full of sexual exploration and creative thinking which together are pretty, ahem, hot. It’s also absolutely hilarious. So many laugh-out-loud moments while reading.”

A+ Rating on Smitten With Reading blog – “…the relationship is a really slow build and I loved how it developed. Friends to lovers is my favorite trope and this is really an excellently written one. There wasn’t a single thing in this book that I didn’t love.”

more to come


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 two-o” down for long, and they recuperate in style at Andy’s family cottage in Cape Cod . 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.