New Release: Stripped Away


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Stripped Away, book two in The Escapade series, is out today. I love this story, and it was an emotional one for me to write. If you enjoyed Stripped Clean, I hope you’ll also love reading about Greg’s brother finding himself and finding a happy ending.

Find it: AmazonApple  | B&N  | ARe  | Kobo | Goodreads

About Stripped Away:

HE DOESN’T RECOGNIZE HIMSELF

David Moorehouse has spent his life hiding behind masks. Nice guy. Best friend. Reverend’s kid. After finding his father dead on the floor, he’s been stripped of his job at the family church and his identity as the quiet, nice guy. The life he knew is over, and he doesn’t know what to do next.

HE KNOWS ANGER BETTER THAN ANYONE

Ricky Slade is itching for a fight. By the time he meets David, he’s struggling to save his business, his best friend, his drug-addict brother, and his own sanity. He’s got no patience for his business partner’s judgmental sibling showing up and getting in his face.

Their furious heat turns into a fiery inferno, but Ricky’s fresh off a bad breakup, and David is getting guilt-tripped by his family and his ex. Every time they fight, they fall into bed, but will that be enough when things around them come apart?

Be advised, this book contains: two men with big egos and bigger trucks, more emotional baggage than they can carry, and a whole lot of man on man action.

Excerpt:

There were reasons to back down. Ricky couldn’t think of one right then. Everything had narrowed down to the hard bulge pressed against his thigh and Church Boy’s pupils gone wide in the orange light of that Exit sign up above.
When he came to his awareness next, his fingers had found their way into short, brown hair that was a touch wavy and way softer than it looked. Ricky froze for a moment when Dave’s body did too, and he was a fraction from giving them both an excuse to retreat when full, wide lips pushed against his.

Wasn’t so much kissing as it was two mouths trying to show each other who was boss. Ricky loved that shit. With one hand on either of Dave’s shoulders, he shoved forward. Boot scrapes and fingernails on wood paneling echoed in the empty club.

Dave’s back hit the wall with a grunt that got muffled inside of Ricky’s open mouth. Their tongues slid together, and Ricky couldn’t hold back his groan of satisfaction or the upward thrust of his hips.

Goddamn. He hadn’t kissed a man in so fucking long it made his soul ache.

After a few grasps at Ricky’s shirt Dave managed to get skin on skin, and fuck… that thing about kissing went right out the window. Dave’s large hands had long, blunt fingers and there they went burnin’ a trail straight for Ricky’s nipples. “Hell yeah,” Ricky murmured against Dave’s lips.

“I want you,” Dave answered. His body threw off heat and frenzied need. Under the orange of that Exit sign, demons
and desperation flashed in the man’s eyes. Ricky found himself wanting to know more about what lurked in Church
Boy’s dark side. Wanting to bring it out. Make it scream his name.

Find it: AmazonApple  | B&N  | ARe  | Kobo | Goodreads

You can also find some awesome reviews for Stripped Away at The Book Vixen, 3 Chicks After Dark, and Sinfully Sexy (this one includes a giveaway).

 

OutWrite LGBT Book Festival and Free Stuff


In the Washington DC area? Like books?

Join me tomorrow, Saturday, 8/2/2014 at the 4th annual OutWrite Book Festival at 2000 14th Street NW, DC (near the U-street Metro, I believe). I’ll be hanging out with Rowan Mcallister, Pearl Love, Andrew Gordon, Marguerite Labbe, and Gus Li – we’ll all be signing books, and I’ll even have brand new shiny paperback copies of STRIPPED AWAY.

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If you can’t make it to downtown Washington DC tomorrow, remember that I’m also giving away a paperback copy of Stripped Away to one of my newsletter subscribers. I’ll be doing the drawing on Monday, so there’s still time to get in on that action.

Sinfully Sexy book reviews is also giving away an e-book copy of Stripped Away, you can check it out here along with a very nice four-star review from Macky and an excerpt!

While we’re talking the OutWrite festival and book giveaways, my author buddy David Pratt and his smart, funny work will be at OutWrite this weekend also. In addition, I am giving away an e-copy copy of his latest release, LOOKING AFTER JOEY, over at Cafe Risque. Go leave a comment on the post to enter. I’ll choose a winner on Sunday so you still have some time.

Happy reading, and have a great weekend!

Sign up for my newsletter! Win free stuff!


Stripped Away Cover

Cover Art by Pickyme

So I’m starting a newsletter. I’ve been meaning to for years, and well – reasons and stuff.

So here’s the thing: I’m also going to start doing a teaser, giveaway, and early-release sale with each of my new books. Sooooo… if you’re on my mailing list, you’ll be the first to know about these deals, the first to get the teasers, and all subscribers will automatically be entered to win a free ebook or paperback with each release.

I’ll be starting off with giving away a paperback of Stripped Away (ebook for international folks), which comes out in just a couple of weeks. Wanna join me? I hope you will. Sign up! Come to the dark side. We have sweaty, naked men. And pastries.

As always, you can continue to keep informed by Twitter and Facebook as well, but the Newsletter is going to be the place where I share  first, especially due to the way social media has been controlling visibility lately.

Ellis’s newsletter link (in case you missed it the first two times).

This week’s #free book giveaways!


Hey folks, haven’t bought Stripped Clean yet? Wanna win one to gift a friend? Here you go:

Fictional Candy

Enter to win at Fictional Candy, where I’m also chatting about the controversial topic of cheating in romance! (ends 12/11)

Enter to win at Brita Addams’s blog, where I’m also sharing the recipe for Breakfast Casserole, Stripped Clean style. Just leave a comment to win, and be sure I have your email address so I can tell you that you’ve won. 😉 (also ends 12/11)

Go! Win!! Tell your friends! Fire the silly string!!!

Quickie giveaway roundup


A couple of fun giveaways for you guys as we head toward the weekend!

Stumbling Over Chaos is giving away a copy of Stripped Clean and you can go get in on that action until tomorrow (10/25) at 7pm.

Gravetells has a little background post on my Mayan Mythology novella, Forbidden Love. Stop by to check it out and enter to win a copy of Forbidden Love, Stripped Clean, or a 1 chapter critique (I think this one goes until the end of October).

Okay, tomorrow is Friday, have an awesome one. I’m gonna be hitting it hard with the sequel to Stripped Clean.

My Friday Reads are gonna be a delicious tag-team of The Vast Fields of Ordinary by Nick Burd and Bad Idea, which was just released by Damon Suede. You don’t have them yet? It’s all good, I’ll just watch some porn or something while you go and buy them. 😉

Apropos of nothing, bunny slippers are the best thing ever.

Happy weekend,

Love, Ellis

shutdown ebook giveaway(s)


I saw Tiffany Reisz giving away free books on twitter the other day to anybody who was out of work due to the government shutdown, and I thought you know? That’s really nice of her. I kinda wish I’d thought of that. Like so many other Americans, our household has been hit by this shutdown, and also like a lot of other Americans we’re doing our best to stay positive in what is turning out to be a really uncertain time for our country.

It’s hard not to feel angry, and it’s hard not to feel helpless. And I know *I* feel more positive when I have a book to lose myself in a story for a little while, so maybe that’s the only thing I can do right now to help folks who are in this same boat as I am (except perhaps emailing my senator). So. If you’ve been furloughed by this #$*&ing government shutdown and you would like some paranormal m/m romance to keep you entertained, drop me a line (elliscarrington at gmail) and I will hook you up.

For those of you still gainfully employed, I haven’t forgotten about you! Read-love-blog and Stumbling Over Chaos are both giving away copies of my Mayan manlove novella, Forbdden Love for the next couple of days.

Big hugs and lotsa prayers, y’all. Hopefully this gets resolved ASAP.

Win Forbidden Love


Today’s quickie: Stumbling Over Chaos is doing a fabulous e-book giveaway of Forbidden Love, the re-release of my Mayan Mythology novella.  You can check out the giveaway and enter to win, here. Contest is open until 10/10 at 7 pm!

Feeling impatient? You can pick it up at Amazon B&N, and Kobo. 🙂