Eli Easton Author of m/m romance books and stories
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Upcoming Publications

March 17

I’ve updated my schedule of what I expect to publish in 2018. Here goes….


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!


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

August 3

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.



Five Dares – now up for pre-order!

June 16


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.


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.




Spring Catch-up

May 8

Hi, everyone! I hope your spring has been as beautiful and exciting as mine has been. I wanted to “decloak” my typical invisibility garb (sigh) and give you an update on what I’ve been writing and what you can expect and when.


My last book published is “Snowblind” from Dreamspinner in Feb 2017. It’s a romantic suspense story, sort of spy vs spy, with some steamy snowed-in hyjinks in a cabin in Alaska and then quite a lot of suspense action!  The plot has a lot of twists and turns. “Snowblind” is also out now in audio. Click below to see my page with links and excerpts.


This full-length novel was written in Jan-Feb and is a contemporary NA with bffs becoming something more. Andy and Jake are pretty much nuts. They love doing dares and stunts. They’re just graduating from NYU and are about to go their separate ways for the first time in their lives. At their graduation party, Andy pulls one dare too many. It leads he and Jake to spend the summer in Andy’s family cottage in Nantucket recuperating from bad burns to their palms. Two risk-taking, hormone-fueled guys alone all summer without the use of their hands. What could go wrong?

The boys in my story were inspired, physically, by my favorite TV show of last year, Eyewitness. This title will be published by Riptide in the fall.


I just finished writing book #2 in the Men of Lancaster County series. Book #1 was “A Second Harvest” and I was thrilled that it won Best Contemporary in the Rainbow Awards last year.  “Tender Mercies” can be read as a stand-alone and is about an entirely new couple but set in the same area. Here’s the temporary blurb:

Eddie Graham had a dream to create a sanctuary for rescued farm animals. When his long-time partner dumps him just before their move to Lancaster County, Eddie is stuck with a 25-acre property to manage and big bills to pay on half the income he anticipated. He fears his dream has failed before it even got started. He needs help, and he needs money, but most importantly, he needs to find his power to believe again.

Samuel Miller worked hard all his life to fit into his Amish community despite being born with a club foot. But when his father learns Samuel is secretly gay, he is whipped and shunned. Alone, with just a few hundred dollars to his name, Samuel is desperate for a job and a place to stay. He responds to an ad for a farmhand and finds himself employed by a city guy who has strange ideas about animals and no clue how to run his small farm.

Tender Mercies is currently under review at Dreamspinner, but will hopefully be coming out in the fall as well. Below is an image that inspired my idea of what Samuel looks like (only, ya know, Amish).


I just started working on Howl at the Moon #4. This will be a self-pub, so I hope to get it out in June.

Personal Stuff

A few weeks ago, my husband and I attended my step-daughter’s wedding. She’s been a true daughter to me since I’ve been in her life since she was two-and-a-half years old. It was a gorgeous wedding in Marin County, CA and so romantic!

That’s all for this update. Have a wonderful May.


“Falling Down” — new release coming Nov 9

November 6


I have a new release coming up fast! I wanted to write a quick fall-themed novella to self-pub this fall, and I started working on the idea during the UK Meet trip while walking in the Cotswolds. But my heroes, Josh and Mark, had too much of a story to tell for it to be either quick or a “little novella”. So here we are, 69K words later, just squeaking the book out for kind-of-sort-of still fall on Nov 9.

It’s probably the angstyist book I’ve written but it has sweet moments and, of course, a happy ending. There will be a trigger warning on it for suicidal thoghts. Here’s the info:


Josh finds himself homeless at eighteen, but he has a plan. He’ll head north on the bus to New England and spend October there for his mother’s sake. She always talked about going to see the fall leaves someday. And when the leaves are done and the harsh winter comes, Josh plans to find a place to curl up and let go. It will be a relief to finally stop fighting.

Mark spent his life trying to live up to the tough swagger of his older brothers until he pushed himself so far against his nature that he cracked. Now a former Marine, he rents a little cabin in the White Mountains of New Hampshire where he can lick his wounds and figure out what to do with the rest of his life. One thing was clear: Mark was nobody’s hero.

Fate intervenes when Josh sets up camp under a covered bridge near Mark’s cabin. Mark recognizes the dead look in the young stranger’s eyes, and he feels compelled to do something about it. When Mark offers Josh a job, he never expected that he’d be the one to fall.

The snow is coming soon. Can Mark convince Josh that the two of them can build a life together before the flurries begin?


Here it is on Goodreads.


You can read the first chapter and enter a giveaway here.


The book will be Kindle Unlimited for the first 90 days, then on all platforms including ARE and Barnes & Nobel. It isn’t up for pre-orders, but will be available on Nov 9.


What’s Coming Next?

March 29

Someone on facebook reminded me that I should update you all on what’s in the queue for me.

Apr/May 2016 — “How to Wish Upon a Star”, (aka Howl at the Moon #3) 

With MCs Dr. Jason Kunik, a third-generation quickened and genetic researcher, and Milo, a hospice dog who just recently became quickened.

I’m finishing this up and will self-pub, so it will be out quickly!

Jun 2016 — “A Second Harvest”, from Dreamspinner Press

This is the first book of a new series called “Men of Lancaster County”, but each book will also be stand-alone. This book is a May/Dec romance and features a widowed Mennonite farmer and the young gay man who moves in next door. I’m in final edits and have a cover now. Whoot!

August 2016 — “The Land of Milk and Honey”, from Penguin

This is the sequel to “Kingdom Come” and the second book in my Amish murder mystery series (written under Jane Jensen)

Nov 2016 — my Christmas novella for 2016


There will be more out in 2016 but the exact titles and dates are still unknown.


“The Stolen Suitor” on Amazon, ARE, etc

January 18


“The Stolen Suitor” comes out Feb 1 and you can how pre-order on Amazon  and ARE.

Here’s the blurb:

His future was set until a thief stole his heart.

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.

Jeremy Crassen thinks his mother’s scheme is crazy. But he wants desperately to go off to college, which Mabe will agree to—if he seduces Chris. How will shy, virginal, secretly gay Jeremy attract Chris, who seems determined to do the right thing and marry Trix? Jeremy can’t compete with a rich female widow. Or can he?

And an excerpt:

~ 2 ~

Chris was fixing a bulb in the twinkle lights above the coffee station when Jeremy Crassen strolled into the Merc.

The Merc, aka the Clyde’s Corner Mercantile, was the main source of groceries in town. They were small compared to the giant chain stores in the city, but big enough for Clyde’s Corner. Besides food, they carried beer, wine, liquor, and a small selection of the kinds of clothes a Montana working man or woman might need. And they were located plumb in the middle of Clyde Corner’s quaint, old town, Westerny Main Street. So the folks who worked in the store saw pretty much everyone in town on a regular basis and almost all the tourists too.

Except Jeremy Crassen. Chris gave him a second, appraising glance. He couldn’t recall seeing Jeremy in the Merc since he’d come in to buy penny candy or a pop when he was a kid. Still, Chris knew immediately who he was.

That thick, shiny, straight-as-sin, red-brown hair couldn’t belong to anybody but a Crassen. And Chris knew Eric Crassen fairly well. He came in often to buy beer and snacks. Eric was still as big, beautiful, and useless as he’d been in high school. Ergo, this had to be Jeremy, Eric’s younger brother. The last time Chris had seen him, Jeremy had been a ninth-grader—all elbows and knees and a huge mop of that red-brown hair. Chris remembered the long bangs that had covered Jeremy’s face like a shaggy dog, like the boy was hiding.

Well. Jeremy wasn’t hiding today. He wore that mahogany hair straight down, all one length, and well past his shoulders. The front was tucked neatly behind his ears, revealing a face that made Chris wonder why he’d ever hidden it in the first place. He had high, sharp cheekbones and large, even features. He was not as brutishly handsome as Eric. It took a longer appraisal to notice his looks. He was finer, more delicate, like china compared to earthenware.

Damn it. Chris had been looking at too many dinnerware catalogs lately. And that reminded him, he had to get those touristy mugs ordered for the store this week.

Jeremy glanced over at Chris, and Chris hurriedly looked down at the bulb and wire in his hands. He replaced two suspect bulbs before he dared look up again.

Jeremy was at the cold drink case, door open, perusing the contents.

He’d also grown into his limbs, Chris noted. He wore a beat-up leather jacket and jeans. He was tall, and his hips—visible as the jacket rose from him bracing an arm on the front case door—were narrow, yet with a tightly rounded—

Jeremy turned his head and looked right at Chris.

Chris choked on his spit, coughing like an idiot. He hurriedly went back to his bulbs and wire. Shit! Caught checking out Jeremy Crassen’s ass. Jeremy’d had an “aha!” look on his face too. Jerk-off. He was a Crassen, after all, and no doubt stupid and mean.

With a huff of self-disgust, Chris plugged in the twinkle lights and was unsurprised to see half the strand still wasn’t working. He’d deal with it later. He shoved the supplies under the coffee cupboard to get rid of them and walked toward the back room. He’d get Minola to come out and cover the register for Jeremy. He wasn’t—

“Hey.” A man’s voice, deep and smooth, spoke from close by, leaving no room to ignore it.

Chris turned and found Jeremy a mere few feet away. “Oh, hello. Can I help you?” Chris said it stiffly, and he frowned a little to let Jeremy know he wouldn’t put up with any bullshit.

Jeremy’s eyes were wide and innocent. “I was just looking for some cream, but, say, are you Chris? I heard you were back in town.” Jeremy smiled in a friendly manner.

“Oh, yeah, hey, um….”

“Jeremy Crassen.” Jeremy stuck out his hand, and Chris reluctantly took it. “I don’t blame you for not remembering me. I was a few years behind you in school.”

“Oh, right, I remember now.” Jeremy was being so nice, it seemed mean-spirited to continue to pretend he didn’t know who Jeremy was. “You’re Eric’s little brother. How are you?”

“Great,” Jeremy said, with another charming smile. “How about you? Are you back in town permanently? Going to take over the Merc from your old man?”

It was a fair question. It wasn’t Jeremy’s fault if Chris wasn’t quite ready for that commitment.

“Well, it’s what I’m doing for now anyway. My dad had knee surgery, so I’m helping my folks out. Say, let me show you where to find that cream.” Chris strode over to the milk case and opened the door, Jeremy trailing behind him. “We’ve got regular cream, organic whole cream, and half and, um, h-half….”

His tongue stumbled as he turned his head and fell headlong into Jeremy’s eyes.

Holy shit.

Eric was known for his blue eyes. The big stud had an honest-to-God dimpled chin and eyes the color of a deep blue sky, like some Disney hero. Women went nuts over those eyes. Eric had been a year ahead of Chris in school, and at the height of his teenaged hormones, Chris hadn’t been immune himself.

Jeremy’s eyes, however, were something else. They were a golden brown with a reddish cast, a few shades lighter than his hair and ten times as luminous in the light reflected from the cold case. Chris swallowed.

“Sure you don’t have any other kind of cream? In back, maybe?” Jeremy’s words were silky. His eyes dropped to Chris’s lips, then to his crotch.

Chris felt his face flame, and in the same instant, his cock start to swell. His goddamn blood was tag-teaming him.

Jeremy looked back up, his expression neutral, as if he hadn’t just…. Had he?

“Sorry, I was on my way to the back,” Chris said quickly. “For business. Have to take care of something. Excuse me. If you have any more questions, Minola can help you.” Chris jerked a nod of his head and fled.



“The Stolen Suitor” now available for pre-order!

December 16


Big news! My novel “The Stolen Suitor” is set for release Feb 1, 2016 and is now available on the Dreamspinner “Coming Soon” page for pre-order!

This 70K novel is set in Clyde’s Corner, Montana, where my Christmas novella “A Prairie Dog’s Love Song” took place. It’s part of the new Dreamspun Desires line from Dreamspinner. This new line features 2 new books a month, each with a traditional category romance trope respun for m/m. You can get a subscription or buy books separately. All books will be available in paperback. Cool, huh? Check it out here.

Here’s the blurb for “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.

Jeremy Crassen thinks his mother’s scheme is crazy. But he wants desperately to go off to college, which Mabe will agree to—if he seduces Chris. How will shy, virginal, secretly gay Jeremy attract Chris, who seems determined to do the right thing and marry Trix? Jeremy can’t compete with a rich female widow. Or can he?


“How to Walk Like a Man” – Cover reveal & first excerpts!

October 26


Yay! It’s taken some time to get my ducks in a row, but today is the cover reveal for “How to Walk Like a Man”, the sequel to “How to Howl at the Moon”!

The cover reveal is taking place on two blogs: The Novel Approach and My Fiction Nook. Each blog features a different excerpt.

1. The Novel Approach (CLICK HERE)— includes the first section in chapter 1 plus a giveaway of a $10 Amazon gift certificate.

2. My Fiction Nook (CLICK HERE)— includes the second section in chapter 1 plus a giveaway of a $10 Amazon gift certificate.

The book is available for pre-order here.  Release day is Nov 13!

I loved writing Roman’s story and I hope you like it as much as I do.





Audio Book City

September 9

I’ve had a spate of new audio books out this summer with more coming soon! I thought I’d say a little bit about them.


“The Mating of Michael” audio book is narrated by Michael Stellman, who also read my audio book “A Prairie Dog’s Love Song”.  It’s a wonderful listen. I like the youthfulness of his voice and the way he conveys emotion.

Now available here.


“The Lion and the Crow”, read by Scott Richard Ehredt, is really a treat!  I just finished listening to it myself on my morning walks. Scott has a mature, rich British voice that gives the story heaps of gravitas.  He made the writing sound so wonderful! And I love all his character voices. Do try it!

Now available here.



“Unwrapping Hank” audio, performed by Jason Frazier, should hopefully be out by early October. It’s sounding awesome.

I hope to have Matthew Shaw read “How to Walk Like a Man” (the sequel to “How to Howl at the Moon”) and have that one out by early December too.

Listening to audio books has really helped me rack up the miles on my Fitbit. (Or does my Fitbit help me get through more audio books?) Hope you’ve enjoyed some good ones lately too!