Book Title: Crush Box Set 1
Cover Artist: Maria
Release Date: January 13,
Genre: Gay contemporary
Heat Rating: 3-4
Length: approx 210 000
words for all 3 books
Each one can be read
separately, but characters pop into all books.
The stories do not end on a
Crush is not just a bar…
it’s a family.
Box set 1 contains:
First Kiss follows Charlie and Josh as love crosses
boundaries they never expected it to. When Charlie tries to find someone to take his
virginity, he doesn’t realise he is knocking down the first domino in a long line of changes set
to test their loyalty and put them on a path neither anticipated.
Instant Desire is what Sean feels when he first
meets Asher. Unfortunately, it pushes Sean further away from the man instead of closer.
Asher does everything he can to help Sean get past what haunts him, but even though he
understands the grief, he can’t wallow in it himself. His niece needs him.
Primary Seduction follows Trent on his bisexual
awakening. He never would’ve thought Max would be the one person he wanted. A match
flickers to life inside him, and he can’t hold back, even when Max comes complete with a
BDSM lifestyle Trent knows nothing about. Trouble comes calling, but his newfound
relationship helps him in ways he never expected.
MM romances where love wins over everything.
Everyone is welcome at Crush.
Excerpt from First Kiss
Josh rushed into the hallway and ploughed into Charlie.
“Umph!” Charlie dropped his bag with a thump, then slid
his arms around Josh’s waist, one reaching up to rub his back. “Hi, J,” he whispered.
Josh didn’t say anything. Charlie hadn’t realised exactly
how much he had missed him until he’d come back through the door. The same for Josh if
how tight he was holding him was anything to go by. Josh squeezed him tighter. A throat
cleared but they ignored it. Josh burrowed his face into Charlie’s neck. “I love you,” he
whispered so quietly, Charlie wasn’t sure if he’d heard right.
Charlie’s body started shaking. Josh pulled back a little to
look at him, and Charlie realised he was crying. Josh cupped his cheeks, wiping the tears
with his fingers. “Is that okay?”
Charlie nodded as more tears fell.
“Why have you made my boy cry?” Josh got pushed aside
as their mum took his place, pulling Charlie into a hug. “Are you okay, sweetheart? What did
he say to upset you?” His mum looked at Josh, eyes narrowed. “You better have a good
explanation, young man.”
Josh straightened, looked her in the eye and said, “I told
him I loved him.”
There was a beat of silence then his mum burst into tears,
hugging them both tight, mumbling words he couldn’t understand. He was hoping they
were happy tears too. But he wasn’t sure.
His mum pulled away after a minute and pulled them into
the living room. She pushed them both down onto the sofa and she sat on the coffee table
facing them. She looked at Josh. “You love him?”
Josh nodded. “With everything I am.” He wrapped his arm
around Charlie’s shoulder.
His mum looked at Charlie. “What about you?”
Charlie nodded. “I love him.” Then he turned to Josh, “I
love you.” A lone tear dripped down his cheek, which Josh wiped away.
His mum clasped her hands to her mouth and laughed.
“I’m so happy for you both.” She looked at them tenderly for a moment, then her face
became serious. “You’re going to have many problems, my beautiful boys. There will be
people out there,” she pointed out the window, “who will try to bring you down with their
hate. You must stay strong. Believe in each other.
About the Author
I am Elouise East but feel free
to call me Elli. I write sweet and steamy connections in gay romance. I also touch on taboo
stories under the name Elouise R East.
Books that tell the stories
where friendship and family are the focal point – be it blood family or chosen – is very
important to me. That’s why I include a variety of personalities, talents, ages, situations and
abilities as I believe a story needs, or a character needs. I want my characters to be real, to
be relatable, to be free to have whatever views they tell me they have. And trust me, most
of the time, I do not have any say in the matter!
My characters come to life on
the page for me as well as my readers. Their stories unfold in front of me, and I have very
little input into how they want to be shown. Just like real life, the lives of my characters
change with every choice, every interaction and every conversation. And I wouldn’t have it
any other way.
I write books that are
emotionally realistic, even if liberties are taken with other aspects of my stories. I don’t
know any other way to write. It comes from deep inside.
Who am I? A single parent to
two children who make life worth living. An avid reader who still devours every book she can
get her hands on. A student of learning about any subject that takes her fancy. An author of
books she would read herself. And a romantic at heart who loves anything cheesy.
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