Friday Feature & Giveaway: Life on Pause by Erin McLellan

Welcome to the Life on Pause blog tour! Follow along as I stop off at several blogs this week to learn more about this small town m/m romance, which follows a nerdy museum worker and a high school choir teacher as they watch way too much sci-fi on Netflix, wear ridiculous historical costumes, and fall in love.

Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a $20 Riptide Publishing gift card!

Title: Life on Pause by Erin McLellan
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic, Gay, Romance
Length: 290 pages/Word Count: 77,100


Niles Longfellow is a nerd, and not the trendy type of nerd, either. He wears a historically accurate homesteader costume to work every day, has a total of one friend, and doesn’t know how to talk to guys. So when he gets a flat tire and the hottest hipster ever stops to help him, all Niles can think is that he’s wearing his stupid cowboy getup. Normally, Niles feels invisible to other men, but he’d take that invisibility any day over Rusty Adams seeing him in suede and fringe.

Rusty moved to Bison Hills to help his sister raise her daughter, and nothing is more important to him than that. He’s also fresh off a breakup, and isn’t prepared for anything complicated. But then he meets Niles. Rusty sees Niles as more than a clumsy, insecure guy in a costume. He sees a man who is funny, quirky, and unexpected.

Nothing about their connection is simple, though, especially the lies and insecurities between them. Niles doesn’t know if he can trust Rusty with his heart, and when Rusty’s sister decides to move away, Rusty doesn’t know if he can stay behind.

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Purchase Link: Riptide Publishing

Author Bio

Erin McLellan writes contemporary romance, often set in the South or Midwest—particularly Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas—with characters that are complex, good-hearted, and sometimes a little quirky. Erin likes her stories to have a sexy spark and a happily ever after.

Erin has a bachelor’s degree in creative writing from Oklahoma State University and a master’s degree in library and information studies from the University of Oklahoma. She has always enjoyed writing, but becoming a librarian and meeting enthusiastic romance readers helped her find her own writing passion. Now Erin cheerfully writes romance with characters across the LGBTQIA spectrum. A former public librarian, she still enjoys being surrounded by books and readers, but Erin hopes to find her stories on the shelves as well.

Originally from Oklahoma, she currently lives in Alaska with her husband, and spends her time dreaming up love stories set in the Great Plains. She is a lover of chocolate, college sports, antiquing, Dr Pepper, and binge-worthy TV shows.

Author Links: Website * Twitter * Goodreads * Instagram * Pinterest


To celebrate the release of Life on Pause, 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 November 4, 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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11 Responses to Friday Feature & Giveaway: Life on Pause by Erin McLellan

  1. Didi

    Happy release week, Erin. I have to say I’m intrigued with this book. 🙂
    puspitorinid AT yahoo DOT com

  2. susana

    Congratulations on the release, Erin. It sounds really good

  3. Suze

    Havent read Erin’s books yet, but do have Controlled Burn on my tbr. I like the sound of the blurb for this one!

    Littlesuze at

  4. Trix

    It’s been a great tour!


  5. H.B.

    Thank you for the wonderful tour.
    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

  6. Jennifer

    Sounds good!
    jlshannon74 at

  7. Lisa

    Congrats on the release!
    legacylandlisa at gmail dot com

  8. Lee Todd

    congrats on the new release


  9. Purple Reader

    Congrats, Erin, and thanks for the post. I’m a city slicker from Texas, but I’m in the mood for a quirky small town romance in the southwest. – Purple Reader,
    TheWrote [at] aol [dot] com

  10. Timitra

    Thanks for sharing

  11. Joanne B

    Congrats on the new release. Life on Pause sounds fantastic. Can’t wait to read it to see more of Niles and Rusty.