Birthday Blog Month Jan09 – Eli Easton

Welcome to January’s Birthday Blog, with a post – or maybe more – a day for your entertainment and fun :).

cheerToday’s guest is ELI EASTON. Please show your appreciation for the post if you enjoy it, and all the author’s links are below for you to take forward. Watch every day for any Rafflecopter giveaways, and don’t forget there’s ALSO a Grand Prize Draw at the end of the month for ONE lucky commenter.

Many thanks for dropping in, and have a great January!


Writing about Second Chances

I’m going to talk about the work-in-progress I’m currently finishing up, because it’s all I can think about at the moment. 🙂 I’m about to turn in a new novel to Dreamspinner called “A Second Harvest”. It’s about a Mennonite farmer in his forties named David. He’s a widower with two grown kids. He’s given up on anything ever happening to him, and sees the rest of his life as a progression of endless days.  He feels old in body and mind. But then a new neighbor moves in next door—a gorgeous young man who proposes an arrangement to cook for them both and share grocery expenses. That arrangement turns into sharing meals together and then to a friendship that sparks things in David that he had buried long ago.

I adore romances that feature mature heroes. One that comes to mind is “Handyman” by Claire Thompson. I love the idea of a man who has been repressed all his life finally having the opportunity, and the courage, to explore his fantasies (and maybe fall in love too).

We all make choices in life—what field to study in college, when to get married and why, when to have children (and sometimes that ‘choice’ takes us by surprise). Many of those decision lock us into a path for life, or at least for a very, very long time. It takes courage to break out of a rut like that. But it also takes self-insight. Habit can become so ingrained we may not even think about why we do things anymore, if we’re truly happy, or if there might not be a different path that would make our relatively short life happier and more meaningful. I wanted to explore those themes in “A Second Harvest”.

This seems like a good time of year to think about such things. So for the new year I would grant you a session of alone time with a mug of hot cocoa or a flask of booze—your choice—to ponder whether or not there are course corrections you could do to make you happier. Only please don’t stop reading m/m romance! 😉

Happy New Year,

Eli Easton

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Follow the month’s posts at your leisure:

Jan 01: RJ Scott on her inspiration for a new series in 2016.
Jan 01: Temple Dragon on giving for free during December.
Jan 02: Chrissy Munder on an author’s passion for paper planners.
Jan 03: Meredith Russell on inspirational cop series.
Jan 04: Becky Black on her five-year anniversary as an author.
Jan 05: Alexa Milne on characters stepping outside their comfort zone.
Jan 06: Sandra Lindsey on her dancing shoes challenge.
Jan 07: Anne Barwell on her WWII trilogy at Dreamspinner Press.
Jan 08: Elin Gregory on reviews – past, present and future.

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About clarelondon

Clare London took her pen name from the city where she lives, loves, and writes. A lone, brave female in a frenetic, testosterone-fuelled family home, she juggles her writing with her other day job as an accountant. She’s written in many genres and across many settings, with award-winning novels and short stories published both online and in print. She says she likes variety in her writing while friends say she’s just fickle, but as long as both theories spawn good fiction, she’s happy. Most of her work features male/male romance and drama with a healthy serving of physical passion, as she enjoys both reading and writing about strong, sympathetic, and sexy characters. Clare currently has several novels sulking at that tricky chapter three stage and plenty of other projects in mind... she just has to find out where she left them in that frenetic, testosterone-fuelled family home. Clare loves to hear from readers, and you can contact her here: Website: E-mail: Blog: Facebook: Twitter: Goodreads: Amazon: Google+ :

10 thoughts on “Birthday Blog Month Jan09 – Eli Easton

  1. Thank you for a look at your upcoming book. It sounds like a great read. We tend not to reevaluate our lives as often as one might think. It’s easy to just stick with what you know and go through the days. Thank you for the thoughtful post. 🙂


  2. “A Second Harvest” sounds really good I feel in life that you should get a second chance. I’m looking forward to reading it.


  3. I’m taking the hot chocolate option. I love Winter and the chance to curl up with cocoa and a big fluffy jumper in front of a log fire.

    We’re in a phase of Mercury retrograde at the minute. I find it’s an opportunity to look back over my life (as unresolved issues poke their head up for reconsideration) and see if this is the path I still want to be on. I continuously ask myself when I’m waiting for a bus/friend/in a queue of traffic, “What is this an opportunity to do?”


  4. I adore THE TROUBLE WITH TONY (and SUPERHERO, though that one has *young* heroes), so I’m looking forward to this one!


  5. I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to this book! As a person who has passed the half-century mark, I enjoy reading about characters who have some life experience 😉


  6. Love second chance stories. I think a lot of people wish we could “fix” something that has happened before.


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