When John Trent, a dedicated member of the new Bow Street Runners, finds an exquisite carved angel floating in the Thames, he can’t stop thinking about it. He tracks down its creator, a sad and quiet young sculptor. But neither the angel nor the sculptor is done with John just yet. The blasted angel refuses to leave him be, behaving not at all like an inanimate object should.
Alec Allston is resigned to the fact that his love will ever be a river that flows out and never flows in. All he wanted to do was create a special gift so that a small part of himself could be with his unattainable and noble beloved, always. But when the gift keeps showing back up at his shop in the hands of a windblown and rugged thief-taker, Alec will need to reconsider his conviction that love is destined to remain an ethereal ideal.
This book is one of seven stories which can all be read and enjoyed in any order.
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The Christmas Angel Series:
In 1750, a master woodcarver poured all his unrequited love, passion, and longing into his masterpiece—a gorgeous Christmas angel for his beloved’s tree. When the man he loved tossed the angel away without a second thought, a miracle happened. The angel was found by another who brought the woodcarver True Love.
Since then, the angel has been passed down, sold, lost and found, but its magic remains. Read the romances inspired by (and perhaps nudged along by) the Christmas angel through the years. Whether it’s the 1880’s New York (Kim Fielding’s Summerfield’s Angel), the turn-of-the-century (Jordan L. Hawk’s Magician’s Angel), World War II (L.A. Witt’s Christmas Homecoming), Vietnam-era (N.R. Walker’s Soldier’s Wish), the 1990’s (Anyta Sunday’s Shrewd Angel), or 2018 (RJ Scott’s Christmas Prince), the Christmas angel has a way of landing on the trees of lonely men who need its blessing for a very Merry Christmas and forever HEA.
Length: 25,000 words approx.
Cover Design: Meredith Russell
In a time where not only being who he is could’ve gotten him arrested but killed… England, in the 1750’s were brutal, and Alec Allston was heartbroken, having been strung along and then left by an affluent A-hole. Seeing no other way to live with his broken heart and loneliness that he was about to do something drastic. That was, until an angel stopped him by name and reminded him of all he had to live for.
John Trent is a cop of some sort, but before cops were cops I guess…? Maybe I’m wrong about that, but he seems to be a detective of some sort … but he finds a sculpted angel floating in the Thames, and traces it back to it’s source…. The soft spoken Alec, who had given it to the Ahole I mentioned before. When he gives it back and then acquires it for a second time, Alec declares that the angel must’ve chosen John Trent, and so the courting begins….
I love how a simple look or a holding of the arm is such a declaration of affection. Oh what simpler times… I couldn’t even imagine… it made everything so much sweeter. For the following couple of weeks, John stopped by to see Alec, bringing small tokens of his affection… it was easy to see these two fall for each other and I loved it! I also loved John’s housemates, all of them different than societal norms, but they made up the best little chosen family, all of which accepted Alec with open arms…
If you enjoy a slow romancing of two charming fella’s… this one is really cute!
4 pieces of eye candy
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Having been, at various times and under different names, a minister’s daughter, a computer programmer, a game designer, the author of paranormal mysteries, a fan fiction writer, and organic farmer, Eli has been a m/m romance author since 2013. She has over 30 books published.
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