The Novel Approach welcomes Eli Easton today on the How to Howl at the Moon blog tour. Enjoy what Eli has to say about the book, then be sure to leave a comment for the chance to win your very own e-copy.
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How to Howl at the Moon:
My Favorite Shifters
By Eli Easton
Today is release day for “How to Howl at the Moon”, my first m/m romance shifter story and the first of a new series. Writing a shifter story is something I never even imagined I had in me.
It took me a long time to warm up to shifter romances as a reader. Mostly I was a contemporary ‘straight-up’ kind of reader, with the occasional foray into regency romance. Then I discovered a few books that changed my mind. See, I have a weak spot for humor in my romance. And it turned out all it took was a tongue firmly inserted in cheek to get me loving shifter romances!
How to Howl At the Moon is a comedy first and a shifter story second. The shifter part is the comedic situation I suppose. It puts the fun (or the bite) in the story.
In celebration of my release day, here are a few funny shifter romances that I adored and highly recommend:
Do you have any favorite humorous shifter books? Recs welcome in the comments below!
Blurb – 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.
Lance’s hackles are definitely raised by the lanky young stranger. He’s concerned about marijuana growers moving into Mad Creek, and he’s not satisfied with the boy’s story. Lance decides a bit of undercover work is called for. When Tim hits a beautiful black collie with his car and adopts the dog, its love at first sight for both Tim and Lance’s inner dog. Pretending to be a pet is about to get Sheriff Beaufort in very hot water.
Author Bio: Having been, at various times and under different names, a minister’s daughter, a computer programmer, a game designer, the author of paranormal mysteries, a fan fiction writer, an organic farmer and a profound sleeper, Eli is happily embarking on yet another incarnation as a m/m romance author.
As an avid reader of such, she is tinkled pink when an author manages to combine literary merit, vast stores of humor, melting hotness and eye-dabbing sweetness into one story. She promises to strive to achieve most of that most of the time. She currently lives on a farm in Pennsylvania with her husband, three bulldogs, three cows and six chickens. All of them (except for the husband) are female, hence explaining the naked men that have taken up residence in her latest fiction writing.
Her website is www.elieaston.com
You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org