Giveaway + Blog Tour: Five Dares by Eli Easton

Riptide Publishing is here today to promote Five Dares, a wonderfully heartwarming best friends to lovers romance by Eli Easton. See our review of it here & be sure to leave a comment below to be entered to win a $20 Riptide gift card. Good luck!

About Five Dares

Andy Tyler has been the class daredevil since middle school. Over the years, he’s convinced his best friend, Jake Masterson, to perform some dangerous-looking stunts with him. But the dare they attempt on the night of their college graduation goes sideways. The firecrackers explode too soon and both of them end up with badly burned palms.

But hey, nothing gets the “terrible two-o” down for long, and they recuperate in style at Andy’s family cottage in Cape Cod. As the weeks go by, both Andy and Jake grow frustrated over the inability to use their hands for all sorts of daily activities—including getting off. So Andy begins a new series of dares that don’t just cross the friendship line, they obliterate it.

But what might be mere sexual relief to Andy is serious business to Jake, who only recently got over years of secret pining for his straight best friend. Inevitably, the burns heal, summer ends, and hearts are broken. To fix things, Andy will have to face the greatest dare of all.

Now available from Riptide Publishing!

About Eli Easton

Having been, at various times and under different names, a minister’s daughter, a computer programmer, a game designer, an author of paranormal thrillers, a fan-fiction writer, an organic farmer, and a profound sleeper, Eli Easton is happy these days writing love stories.

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 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, with her husband, three bulldogs, two cows, a cat, and a potbellied pig. She enjoys reading in all genres and, when she can be pried away from her iPad, hiking and biking.

Eli Easton has published 24 books in m/m romance since 2013. She won the Rainbow Award for Best Contemporary Romance in 2014 (The Mating of Michael) and in 2016 (A Second Harvest). Her Howl at the Moon series of humorous dog shifter romances have become fan favorites and placed in the Rainbow Awards and the Goodreads M/M Group Reader’s Choice awards. She is best known for romances with humor and a lot of heart.

Connect with Eli:
       Twitter: @EliEaston

To celebrate the release of Five Dares, 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 October 7, 2017. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!


  1. Love the premise. Looking forward to giving this a read over the long weekend =)
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  2. I know that I'll love this book!
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  3. Congrats on the release!

  4. Each blog post makes this book look better and better.
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  5. Thanks for the review and giveaway!


  6. This looks so good, I will have to grab it this weekend. Thank you! pringlez22(at)yahoo(dot)com

  7. Congrats, Eli, and thanks for the post. This sounds great. I love the tension that builds in friends to lovers stories, and the set up for this has so much fun built into it. - Purple Reader,
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  8. This sounds great! Looking forward to reading! violet817(at)aol(dot)com

  9. Sounds so good! Congratulations, Eli!

  10. Sounds great. I love friends to lovers stories.

  11. This looks fun. Congratulations for the release of your book, Eli. And thanks for the giveaway chance.


  12. I've always liked this author's books, I look forward to reading this one too. I can't wait!