Length: 85,000 words approx.
Cover Design: Tiferet Design
You’ll make it out of here, Brian. I swear.
I had everything—school quarterback, popular with girls, and my dad was proud of me. I told myself it didn’t matter no one knew the real me. And then I nearly died. Landon saved my life. He’s the bravest guy I know. He came out a few years ago, proud and fierce, and he ran into gunfire to help others. Me, I’m a mess. Can’t even stand to be in a room with the curtains open. But here’s the thing about losing it all: You get a chance to start over and be someone new. Only how can I move on when the two shooters who attacked our school were never caught? And why do I feel like I’m still in the crosshairs?
Will you kiss me?
When I came across Brian Marshall,the hottest guy in school, dying on the cafeteria floor, I did what anyone would do. I tried to save him. His request surprised me, but I figured he needed comfort, so I kissed him on the forehead. When he survived and came back to school, he was broken in body and mind. He still needed me, and soon we were unlikely besties. But what I saw at school that day woke me up. I want to demand action on gun control, lead protests, raise my fist. I’ll tear the world down if I have to. And if I can get the man of my dreams and save the world at the same time? I’ll take it. Only I didn’t understand that the horror at Jefferson Waller High wasn’t over.
Eli has loved romance since her teens and she particular admires writers who can combine literary merit, genuine 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 Pennsylvania with her husband, bulldogs, cows, a cat, and lots of groundhogs.
In romance, Eli is best known for her Christmas stories because she’s a total Christmas sap. These include “Blame it on the Mistletoe”, “Unwrapping Hank” and “Merry Christmas, Mr. Miggles”. Her “Howl at the Moon” series of paranormal romances featuring the town of Mad Creek and its dog shifters has been popular with readers. And her series of Amish-themed romances, Men of Lancaster County, has won genre awards.
In 2018 Eli hopes to do more of the same, assuming they reschedule the apocalypse.
Her website is www.elieaston.com
You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Boy Shattered by Eli Easton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
How can I give you those words when my own fire is barely alight? My heart is not a lion’s. I fear everything. Especially the truth. Maybe a day will come when I can tell you: this frightened heart is yours
Eli Easton rules my life when it comes to young adult romance, along with some of my MM authors whose really good at writing this coming of age story.
This book is painful to read, this is so close to reality that happens mostly in America, where gun violence is an everyday issue.
And this is not just a romance between Brian and Landon. Super Hero is pure young adult romance, but Boy Shattered filled with angst and thrill. And sadness, and tears, but collided with love and heartwarming, especially from Landon's parents. OMG, I loved his parents!
It was started with a horror, then continued with Landon and Brian's vague 'friendship' after the shooting.
I loved Landon so much, he's amazing and he's number one supporter for Brian from day one in school after Brian back there. It's not an easy gesture for Brian to the place he wished he'd never there in the first place. But Landon is a determine young man, and slowly their relationship blossoms into something more serious.
It was not and easy read, it was bitter, but then, after broke my heart, Landon and Brian put it together again. Their love was strong, and that's what matters in the world full of hatred and anger.
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