Elaine White's Life in Books

The Author


Elaine White is the author of multi-genre romance, covering everything from paranormal, crime and contemporary. Growing up in a small town and fighting cancer in her early teens taught her that life is short and dreams should be pursued. Living vicariously through her independent, and often hellion characters, she lives comfortably at home with a pack of wolves cleverly disguised as one standard poodle. The Winner of two Watty Awards – Collector's Dream (An Unpredictable Life) and Hidden Gem (Faithfully) – and an Honourable Mention in 2016's Rainbow Awards (A Royal Craving) she has explored the worlds of multiple genres, but remains a romantic at heart. A self-professed geek, Elaine has fallen in love with reading and writing LGBT romance, offering diversity in both genre and character within her stories.


The Reviewer


I’m an author and reader, who just can’t get away from books. I discovered the MM genre a few years ago and became addicted.

Top #50 UK reviewer on Goodreads
#1 reviewer on Divine Magazine

The Mummy, by Anne Rice
The Mummy, by Anne Rice

Ramses the Great has reawakened in opulent Edwardian London. Having drunk the elixir of life, he is now Ramses the Damned, doomed forever to wander the earth, desperate to quell hungers that can never be satisfied. He becomes the close companion of a voluptuous heiress, Julie Stratford, but his cursed past again propels him toward disaster. He is tormented by searing memories of his last reawakening, at the behest of Cleopatra, his beloved queen of Egypt. And his intense longing for her, undiminished over the centuries, will force him to commit an act that will place everyone around him in the gravest danger.

"He didn't need to stop at his locker, look at the gawking faces that watched him leave, silently wondering why he'd kissed Bradley and how he was holding up. He didn't need to react to them or even notice their stares anymore. He didn't need any of them.
Rory was alone and that was just fine. For now. He was used to it.
Tomorrow. Well, tomorrow was another day and maybe by then he'd have figured out how he felt about Bradley keeping their relationship a secret. Maybe he'd have thought some more about what he wanted, what he wouldn't put up with and just what it meant for whatever future their relationship might have. Because one thing was damned sure; if Bradley thought this was the end of their relationship, he could think again. He wasn't getting off so lucky."

Never Let Me Go, by Elaine White

A (New Adult) Prequel to The One That Got Away


Releases August 20th

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Facts About Me: Interview

What can you tell me about yourself?

I'm an author and reader equally, because I'm a firm believer in that you can't be an author if you don't read. I always find that I'm inspired by the most surprising things, so I love to keep all avenues open, when it comes to being creative.

I'm a geek, with a fandom and book obsession and a mild collector's problem. I am not a hoarder, though I'm pretty sure I would be if I had the money to afford it. Books don't count.

I've got an addiction personality, so when I write then I usually write a lot. When I edit, I edit a few books in a row and, similarly, when I read, I tend to read for about two weeks straight. It's the way I function; I get in the mood for something and just keep following that mood until it breaks.


Where do you see yourself five years from now?

Hopefully still writing. Maybe a little fitter and slimmer? That would be great. Being disabled means that it's hard to beat the medication-induced weight, and being a writer who sits for 90% of my day really doesn't help. I'm trying to break some bad habits this year, so my hope is that they're completely broken 5 years from now. I should, at least, have made a decent headway into getting more books published and more books off my TBR. Right now, like every other day, reading and writing is my main priority.


What are you working on at the minute?

I've got a lot of projects on the go, right now, but I'm currently writing (what I think is) a really cute story about a male nanny. It's called Unmasked and it's 18+. It's all about Bennett, who is out of work and takes a recommendation to become a nanny, since he has the interest and the academic credits to do it. What he doesn't expect is for the father interviewing him to be the same man he had a one night stand with just a short time before. The ensuing chaos has been really fun to write, since I don't really add kids to my 18+ stories that much. They've certainly made it far more interesting.


Do you let the book stew – leave it for a month and then come back to it to edit?

I'm a weird writer. I don't seem to fit any of the stereotypes or 'styles' that others do. After a book is completed, I let it sit for a few weeks or months then come back to edit it, then leave it for a few more months before editing it again and again and again. I like to do about 10 edits before I submit it to any publishers, just because I know I struggle with editing and want it to be perfect. But when it comes to writing a book, there are times when I hit a block and reading back what I've already written is the only way to keep going, but there are also times when I zip straight through from page one to The End without stopping and don't edit it for months. I especially like to do this if I'm going to be writing a series one after the other. Then I'll stop at the end or when I get stuck, to go back and refresh what's happened before.


For your own reading, do you prefer e-books or traditional paper/hard back books?

Definitely e-books. I have weak muscles and nerves in my hands/wrists/arms, so holding a paperback or hardback can be far too painful to do it too often. I'm a sucker for a good bargain, though, so if I can get a paperback or hardback cheaper than the e-book, to suit my budget, I'll definitely not hesitate to buy it. It just means that I have to plan my reading of that book for when I know I won't be doing much else.


Pen or typewriter or computer?

Oh God! Computer! Definitely. For the same reasons as above, a pen or typewriter would kill me! Sometimes a laptop is just as bad, but I've really fallen in love with my new one, the Samsung Tab Pro S. It's smaller than I'm used to, but that means the keys are a little closer together, leaving me to do much less stretching across the board to reach the keys I want. Even if I keep missing the 'k' for no reason I can fathom.


Do you write Alone or in public?

Alone. I can write with just one or two people in the room, but it generally has to be really quite for me to work. I don't like music or noise when I'm writing, since I usually end up distracted and sing along more than I write. In the right atmosphere – my comfy chair, feet up, food/drink nearby, the dog settled, no noise and alone in the house – I can get chapters and chapters written in a day. Or spend it on Facebook. Either way, it's how I function best.


Goals of certain # of words a week or when inspiration strikes?

Oh, nope. I could never constrict myself to a set number of words. It would drive me insane. Although I plan the vague outline of my plot – the who, the why, the how and the when – as well as a few specific conversations/events I want to happen, I'm a pantser. I can either write thousands of words a day or two sentences. Either way, I believe in following the muse and never putting shackles on her. I would either be constantly kicking myself for not meeting a deadline word count or I'd get too confident about over-reaching it.




Elaine White is the author of multi-genre romance, covering everything from paranormal, crime and contemporary. Growing up in a small town and fighting cancer in her early teens taught her that life is short and dreams should be pursued. Living vicariously through her independent, and often hellion characters, she lives comfortably at home with a pack of wolves cleverly disguised as one standard poodle.

The Winner of two Watty Awards – Collector's Dream (An Unpredictable Life) and Hidden Gem (Faithfully) – and an Honourable Mention in 2016's Rainbow Awards (A Royal Craving) she has explored the worlds of multiple genres but remains a romantic at heart. A self-professed geek, Elaine has fallen in love with reading and writing LGBT romance, offering diversity in both genre and character within her stories.


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Teaser Tuesday: Right Kind of Wrong

Right Kind of Wrong (The Decadent Series Book 3) - Elaine White

Right Kind of Wrong, book 3 in the Decadent Series, by Elaine White.


Even bad boys can get their hearts broken.

#Decadent #lgbtq #indieauthor #mmromance







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The Perfect Cup, by Dominic Clark
The Perfect Cup, by Dominic Clark

Brad's life is in a free fall. He lost his job and will soon be without health insurance—not good considering he has a heart condition. He thinks he's screwed until his lifelong friend Zack offers to marry him to share the benefits. 

But Brad's straight, right? He can't marry another guy! At least, that's what he tells himself at first, but he soon finds himself doing exactly that: marrying his best friend. It doesn't take long before he realizes that this marriage is more than one of convenience as he starts to ask himself: Has he been harboring deeper feelings for Zack all along? 

Zack runs a steampunk-themed coffee shop. He loves his work, his oddball chihuahua, and his social life, but he's missing just one thing: a partner to share the joy with. When Brad falls on hard times, Zack offers to do everything he can to help. He never expected, however, that it'd be Brad helping him. 

A rival appears in the form of an authentic Italian barista, claiming he will take the title of Chicago's Best Espresso from Zack. Though Zack is discouraged, Brad will stop at nothing to help him find the perfect secret ingredient to win the competition. 

A hungry lake, a gourd of unusual size, and explosive cheese are only some of the encounters Brad and Zack have to deal with on their journey to find The Perfect Cup. This light romantic comedy is the perfect pick-me-up, second only to a shot of Zack's espresso!

"Who'd have thought that history could repeat itself this way. All they had was a few hours to relive that night, so many years ago. Nothing more, nothing less. It was a night to remember the past and lament the time they'd lost."

The One That Got Away, by Elaine White

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Facts About Me: Too Many WIP's - Part 3


I'm a notorious busy bee. I can never stop, even when I'm already in the middle of something, so I usually have at least four or five WIP's (works in progress) on the go at once.


Here's a quick glance at some that I'll be working on throughout 2018. And, because I'm so bad at starting a story and not finishing it, or coming up with new ideas when I'm supposed to be doing something else, there are too many for one post, so keep an eye out for more, in the future.







Foster is a fairy with a problem: he's a single man in a world surrounded by couples. His family run the prestigious matchmaking agency, Moirai, the company that he works for as a receptionist. From the pre-search psychological help provided by his mother, the matchmaking database his brother facilitates, to the legal help Foster offers before a couple move on to have his sister arrange the wedding, there isn't anything they can't do. Except find Foster a mate.

Dating hasn't worked. The database has never found a suitable partner. And his brother is at his wits end trying to match Foster with someone who won't use, humiliate or reject him.

Maybe Moirai - the fates - have no intention of Foster ever being part of a mated pair.







The creatures of the night will welcome him home.

A college frat house, shrouded with rumours about illegal exotic animals becomes the centre of Drew's world. Dragged into an official police investigation by his cop brother, he now has to go undercover in the frat house to solve the mystery of the smuggling ring.

But once he sets foot into the frat house, his entire life changes. Making discoveries that shock his steady world, one frat brother is the only one who can help him traverse the dangerous path he's about to embark on.

Is Drew about to expose an illegal smuggling operation? Or will the truth be more than he could ever imagine?







Living in a world full of supernatural creatures, Owin is sick of double standards. Like it being alright for his werewolf boyfriend to cheat on him to satisfy a craving for a stranger to provide the pups Owin can't. But when he tries to even the score, he ends up with fangs in his chest, a black out and a terrified lycan in his bed. A lycan who is now his bonded mate, whether he likes it or not.

For lycan Carney, turning Owin is the unthinkable...a connection to the past that he never wanted. But he has no choice. To move forward, they must go back to when Carney was a prisoner of his most feared enemy, the Alpha of the werewolves. A man who may just have all the answers that Carney's broken mind can no longer remember.

One messed up pack and a war on the brink might not be enough to save a wolf without faith.







When Cale went on an assignment to Mexico, to do a story on a local drug lord, he never thought it would change his life.

He never knew it would haunt him.

Now, with the ordeal well behind him, his boss and big brother, Waylan, has cottoned on to his sleepless nights. Not content that he's already seeing a therapist, Cale is forced into two months leave from work.

Waylan is convinced it's the best thing, for his health and mental well being.

But neither brother can imagine the mental torture it will unleash.







Unrequited love sucks.

Unrequited love with my best friend is torture.

Unrequited love with my best friend, who has no idea I'm a warlock makes me pretty pathetic.

Being a teenager makes it so much worse.

The boy I love with all my heart - Denver - is also the one thing that kills me:

The Boy Who Loves to Hate Me




Teaser Tuesday: The Other Side

The Other Side (The Decadent Series Book 2) - Elaine White

The Other Side, book 2 in the Decadent series, by Elaine White


Ignorance is bliss…the truth is terrifying.

#Decadent #lgbtq #indieauthor #mmromance





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Journey Back to Christmas by Leigh Duncan
Journey Back to Christmas by Leigh Duncan

A book from my Netgalley TBR list.




"Treat yourself to ebooks inspired by Hallmark Christmas movies. Enjoy a heartwarming, feel-good story…and find out what happens after the movie ends.

WWII is finally over, but Hanna’s husband, Chet, didn't return home. She puts on a brave smile during the day while nursing her hospital patients, but at night, she grieves the loss of her love. 

Then the Christmas Comet appears for the first time in over seventy years, and Hanna's caught in a snowstorm and knocked unconscious. She wakes up in modern times, and much to her confusion, her small town has changed. A local cop takes pity on her and invites her to stay with his family over the holiday.

As she searches for her place in this familiar yet different town, Hanna discovers that even small acts of kindness impact lives…and that the true meaning of Christmas is timeless. Now, she hopes to find her way back to her own time…and this year's comet may lead her to a Christmas miracle. 

This sweet story includes a free original recipe for Gingerbread Cupcakes with Christmas Comet Cookies."

"He hadn't told his best friend about his therapy sessions before these last few days, because he honestly hadn't been sure if it would work. It had taken a whole year after Casen suggested it, at Darren and Giovanni's insistence, for Konnor to even realise that he probably needed it. Not that needing therapy had automatically translated into getting therapy or having it work out. But, he'd finally succumbed a year ago and given it a shot. Then a second and third one.
Before he knew it, he was going to weekly sessions with Rico and had only recently ventured into group therapy. There, he met up with Jean and Jaime, the two friends Giovanni had promised would help him through the group dynamics and make sure he felt comfortable. Konnor had almost been shocked to find that he was right; the two were welcoming, comforting and often spoke up in the group sessions when he was asked to speak but wasn't sure what to say. They'd saved his ass a few times, so he could well understand why Grayson had invited them to this 'intervention' to get him one step closer to recovery.
He just wasn't sure he was ready for it."

Decadent Book 5

Decadent: The Reunion, by Elaine White

Wehr Wolff Castle (Wehr Wolff Chronicles #1) by B. Bentley Summers
Wehr Wolff Castle (Wehr Wolff Chronicles #1) by B. Bentley Summers

During the rise of Nazi Germany, Hagen Messer joins the Royal Air Force as an American soldier who specializes in tracking. He’s attached to British commandos and given a seemingly simple mission—to find a captive and destroy a dam—but everything goes awry. Hagen’s plane crashes into Germany’s Wehr Forest and he has to use his extrasensory abilities to track the captive to nearby Wehr Wolff Castle, a secret Nazi base where vile experiments are being conducted.

Hagen and his surviving team members must sneak into the castle and devise a way to destroy the experimental labs creating diabolical creatures. Hagen is horrified to find Nazis and scientists with no scruples, and at the most inconvenient time, he learns that he may be in love with one of his teammates, an Irishman named Liam. In order to protect his love and his friends, Hagen must feign nonchalance amidst pure degeneracy and suspicion. Hagen soon discovers, though, that he is in over his head.

What may not only redeem him, but also save his lover and friends, is a childhood past and a darkness lurking deep inside him, just waiting to be engaged.

Facts About Me: Too Many WIP's - Part 2

I'm a notorious busy bee. I can never stop, even when I'm already in the middle of something, so I usually have at least four or five WIP's (works in progress) on the go at once.


Here's a quick glance at some that I'll be working on throughout 2018. And, because I'm so bad at starting a story and not finishing it, or coming up with new ideas when I'm supposed to be doing something else, there are too many for one post, so keep an eye out for more, in the future.





When his brother places a personal ad to find 'Josey', an old friend from high school, Lucas couldn't be angrier. Until he learns that his brother made a mistake in the ad. A single typo – turning Josey into Joey – is about to knock Lucas flat on his ass and make his upcoming high school reunion the most awkward night in history.

If only he could regret his brother sticking his oar in where it doesn't belong.





There were things he couldn't say...but could someone else?


Injustice can make a man bitter, but when Texas is put into prison for defending himself in a bar fight, at just aged twenty, it proves to be a blessing in disguise. His new cell mate, Rigg, is exactly the kind of mystery that Texas craves to solve.

When prison politics rears its ugly head and Rigg and Texas are forced into a more intimate relationship than either expected, things take a turn for the strange. Not that Texas would complain, but his cell mate is painfully straight.

With one year in prison, a sexually giving but emotionally distant cell mate and an emotionally available but sexually off-limits guard peaking his interest, Texas is in a whole lot of trouble.

It will take a knife, a gun, the FBI and a family feud to add the spark to the flame of his life.






King Lennox Mortas will do anything to seek revenge against the man who killed his father and stole his kingdom. As long as Jerrell Loflin sits in his throne as King of Solrun, Lennox will never stop fighting for justice. Even if that means waiting for Jerrell to bear children and stealing his only male heir on his first night of existence.

The long game begins with Prince Eucen's birth, but will take twenty years to come into fruition, as Lennox gathers the might, wealth and allies who will see him rise to vistory over the tyrant Jerrell.

But can a simple peasant boy change the course of history? Can a young man, barely twenty, not only reunite the kingdoms under its once title of Sanelrun but save the people from two Kings with a personal grudge?


Every action had a consequence. Can Lennox see his, before it's too late?






Waking up in a strange, empty room, with no memories and no name, is only the start of Ayden's nightmare. Alone, kidnapped and confused, falling in love is unexpected. Facing a fight of strength and free will is bad enough, but lust, respect and love are worse.
Can Ayden tame his emotions or will love be his undoing?






When did no-commitment sex become so complicated?


With a growing addiction to being desperately needed, Houston takes up his friend's advice of joining the Dalliance Escort Agency, to get a little cash and feed his addiction. Hooking up with gorgeous men is always on his agenda, so Houston uses his inner wild side to become a team player – literally.

A social party that quickly descends into an orgy destroys his trust and crushes his heart in one night. Just when Houston has chosen the path for his future, in walks the only man who could derail him. Joining an escort service was supposed to let him enjoy his addiction in a safe environment. Instead, it brings a potential boyfriend, a love rival and a strangely sweet, closeted young man into his orbit.






Teaser Tuesday: Decadent

Decadent - Elaine  White

Decadent, book 1 in the Decadent series, by Elaine White


Sometimes, to be happy, you must first…break out of the box.

#Decadent #lgbtq #indieauthor #mmromance





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Curses, Foiled Again by Sera Trevor
Curses, Foiled Again by Sera Trevor

A book from my Netgalley TBR list.




"Felix is a vampire—a fierce creature of the night who strikes terror into the hearts of everyone unlucky enough to become his prey. Or at least, that’s what he thought was true, until he met John. John is completely unimpressed with Felix, much to his dismay. Felix becomes fixated on proving his ferocity to John—and when that doesn’t work, he strives to make any impression on him at all.

John is a witch, and as all witches know, vampires are notoriously stupid creatures who only have the power to hurt those who fear them. Besides, he’s under a curse much more frightening than any vampire. Felix’s desperate attempts to impress him annoy John at first, but gradually, they become sort of endearing. Because of his curse, John has pushed everyone in his life away. But Felix can’t be hurt, so there’s no harm in letting him hang around.

Felix is technically dead. John has nothing left to live for. But together, they might have a shot at life.

This dark and witty vampire romance for adults is complete at 100,000 words, with no cliffhanger. Despite some dark twists and turns, it ends with a solid HEA."

"Flashing those perfect teeth, he stood on his tip toes and kissed Giovanni's cheek. “It was really, really hot,” he whispered, his hand lifting to touch the buttons on his shirt.
As green eyes flicked up to meet his gaze, he couldn't help himself. He caught the kid's head in his hand and dragged him into one last kiss. Their lips met halfway and it was intense right from the start.
Darren opened his mouth and whined, as he struggled to maintain the height difference. With his back already sore, from various uncomfortable positions last night, Giovanni grasped his thighs and lifted him off his feet.
A long, low 'mmph' accompanied Darren's rush to wrap legs around his waist. A tongue battled with his, as Giovanni blindly reached for the back of the armchair and managed to slid over the arm into the seat. He landed with a bump, but ignored it in favour of feeding on Darren's delicious mouth. He was on the verge of dragging him back to bed.
Giovanni gently pushed Darren's chest, until they stared at each other in surprise. In unison, they looked over Darren's shoulder towards the door to the living room, where one of the youngest members of the frat house stood. “What are you gawking at?” he bit out, frustrated that they'd been interrupted.
The kid flinched and grabbed the strap of his bag, with both hands. “Um...only the hottest thing I've ever seen,” he claimed."

Decadent Book 4

Underneath It All, by Elaine White

The Palisade (Lavender Shores #1) by Rosalind Abel
The Palisade (Lavender Shores #1) by Rosalind Abel

Confident businessman Joel Rhodes sees the small California town of Lavender Shores as nothing more than a business opportunity and a final stepping stone to the position he’s been working toward his entire life. It was supposed to be just one night in town to close the deal, and sleeping with one of the local men, no matter how gorgeous, meant nothing more than a few hours of fun.
Andrew Kelly is perfectly content with the life he has in his hometown. So much so that the only thing missing is someone to share it with. Going to bed with a tourist was never meant to be the answer to his dreams, just a beautiful distraction. He could get back to looking for Mr. Right the next day.
Both Andrew’s and Joel’s worlds are turned upside down when a few hours of pleasure get extended to a couple of days. Even that shouldn’t have been a big deal. You can’t fall in love in that amount of time. That isn’t how it works. However, if destinies collide, a few short days may be all it takes to find your soul mate. Even so, when secrets and motivations get tangled, fate may do nothing more than leave two hearts in pieces.