Blog Stop: Life on Pause + Giveaway

Posted October 30, 2017 by shooting in Giveaway / 26 Comments

Welcome to the Life on Pause blog tour! Follow along as I stop off at several blogs this week to learn more about this small town m/m romance, which follows a nerdy museum worker and a high school choir teacher as they watch way too much sci-fi on Netflix, wear ridiculous historical costumes, and fall in love.

Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a $20 Riptide Publishing gift card!

A Note from Lauren: I had hoped to have the book read/reviewed for the blog tour stop today, but alas, I do not. However, I am reading the book and loving it, so check it out – and enter the giveaway!! Riptide Publishing has some amazing books.

About Life on Pause

Niles Longfellow is a nerd, and not the trendy type of nerd, either. He wears a historically accurate homesteader costume to work every day, has a total of one friend, and doesn’t know how to talk to guys. So when he gets a flat tire and the hottest hipster ever stops to help him, all Niles can think is that he’s wearing his stupid cowboy getup. Normally, Niles feels invisible to other men, but he’d take that invisibility any day over Rusty Adams seeing him in suede and fringe.

Rusty moved to Bison Hills to help his sister raise her daughter, and nothing is more important to him than that. He’s also fresh off a breakup, and isn’t prepared for anything complicated. But then he meets Niles. Rusty sees Niles as more than a clumsy, insecure guy in a costume. He sees a man who is funny, quirky, and unexpected.

Nothing about their connection is simple, though, especially the lies and insecurities between them. Niles doesn’t know if he can trust Rusty with his heart, and when Rusty’s sister decides to move away, Rusty doesn’t know if he can stay behind.

Available now from Riptide Publishing.

About Erin McLellan

Erin McLellan writes contemporary romance, often set in the South or Midwest—particularly Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas—with characters that are complex, good-hearted, and sometimes a little quirky. Erin likes her stories to have a sexy spark and a happily ever after.

Erin has a bachelor’s degree in creative writing from Oklahoma State University and a master’s degree in library and information studies from the University of Oklahoma. She has always enjoyed writing, but becoming a librarian and meeting enthusiastic romance readers helped her find her own writing passion. Now Erin cheerfully writes romance with characters across the LGBTQIA spectrum. A former public librarian, she still enjoys being surrounded by books and readers, but Erin hopes to find her stories on the shelves as well.

Originally from Oklahoma, she currently lives in Alaska with her husband, and spends her time dreaming up love stories set in the Great Plains. She is a lover of chocolate, college sports, antiquing, Dr Pepper, and binge-worthy TV shows.

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To celebrate the release of Life on Pause, one lucky winner will receive a $20 Riptide gift card! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on November 4, 2017. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!

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26 responses to “Blog Stop: Life on Pause + Giveaway

  1. You had me at ridiculous historical outfits Lauren. Finally! An actual nerd! Most male nerds in fiction are secretly super cool guys and closet hipsters so this sounds like a breath of fresh air. Really excited to grab a copy. Thanks so much for sharing Lauren, looking forward to your review <3

  2. danielle hammelef

    I love finding books like this with guy POV characters, especially ones like this character who seems loyal, dedicated, and has a big heart.

  3. Oh my goodness—i loved the description of this book…it sounds adorable. And I’m always a sucker for a romance novel that begins with realistically awkward run-ins… like a hipster meets a cowboy 🙂 thanks for sharing!!

  4. Purple Reader

    Congrats, Erin, and thanks for the post. I’m a city slicker from Texas, but I’m in the mood for a quirky small town romance in the southwest. . – Purple Reader,
    TheWrote [at] aol [dot] com

  5. Raine

    I’m always looking for a new read, this sounds great. buzzyngabe at yahoo dot com or buzzyngabe on Twitter. Thank you.

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