Friday Feature & Giveaway: The Druid Next Door by E. J. Russell

Title: The Druid Next Door by E. J. Russell
Fae Out of Water Series Book Two
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Action/Adventure, Gay, Romance
Length: 328 pages/Word Count: 87,000


Professor Bryce MacLeod has devoted his entire life to environmentalism. But how effective can he be in saving the planet when he can’t even get his surly neighbor to separate his recycling?

Former Queen’s Enforcer Mal Kendrick doesn’t think his life could get any worse: he’s been exiled from Faerie with a cursed and useless right hand. When he’s not dodging random fae assassins in the Outer World, he’s going toe-to-toe with his tree-hugging neighbor. And when he discovers that the tree hugger is really a druid, he’s certain the gods have it in for him—after all, there’s always a catch with druids. Then he’s magically shackled to the man and expected to instruct him in Supernatural 101.

All right, now things couldn’t possibly get worse.

Until a mysterious stranger offers a drunken Mal the chance to gain back all he’s lost—for a price. After Mal accepts, he discovers the real catch: an ancient secret that will change his and Bryce’s life forever.

Ah, what the hells. Odds are they won’t survive the week anyway.

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Purchase Link: Riptide Publishing

About the Fae Out of Water Series

Once upon a time, there were three brothers, nobles of the Seelie Court of Faerie, who set out to seek their fortunes. The eldest—

Scratch that. Rrrrrewind.

Nowadays, when tales are told in 140 character bursts on tiny LED screens, rather than spun out by the glow of a midnight campfire, even Faerie’s elite have to get with the program.

The Kendrick brothers have traded longbow for briefcase, battle steed for Harley, and enchanted harp for electric guitar. But while they’re finding their feet in the modern world, instead of finding their fortunes, they stumble straight into love.


Check out the Fae Out of Water series!

Author Bio

E.J. Russell holds a BA and an MFA in theater, so naturally she’s spent the last three decades as a financial manager, database designer, and business-intelligence consultant. After her twin sons left for college and she no longer spent half her waking hours ferrying them to dance class, she returned to her childhood love of writing fiction. Now she wonders why she ever thought an empty nest meant leisure.

E.J. lives in rural Oregon with her curmudgeonly husband, the only man on the planet who cares less about sports than she does. She enjoys visits from her wonderful adult children, and indulges in good books, red wine, and the occasional hyperbole.

Author Links: Website * Blog * Facebook * Twitter * Pinterest * Goodreads


To celebrate the release of all three books in the Fae Out of Water series, one lucky winner across all three tours will receive a GRAND PRIZE of a $50 Riptide credit! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on September 23, 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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22 Responses to Friday Feature & Giveaway: The Druid Next Door by E. J. Russell

  1. A different kind of Fae stories than I’ve read so far. And do love the druids here, too! Happy that the next installment will be released next month!
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  2. Lee Todd

    this series sounds great


  3. susana

    I’m a lover of fantasy, so this series sounds really good to me. Already in my TBR list

  4. Elizabeth Marshall

    This sounds like a great read! I hadn’t heard of this series so I’ll definitely be checking it out.

    And thank you so much for the chance to win. Wow ????

  5. Purple Reader

    Congrats, E.J., and thanks for the post. This sounds like a great series. I love fantasy and fae, and to put them in a modern setting with all that entails will be a joy to read about. – Purple Reader,
    TheWrote [at] aol [dot] com

  6. Trix

    It’s been a great tour!


  7. H.B.

    Looks fantastic, looking forward to giving it a read. Good luck with the release!
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  8. Cornelia

    Sounds like a great series, adding to list.

  9. Lisa

    Congrats on the release!
    legacylandlisa at gmail dot com

  10. Serena S.

    I hope you had a great release week!

  11. Thanks so much for hosting me today, Kathy. And thanks to all the lovely commenters!

  12. Christina Riggs

    Congratulations EJ. on your book.