Welcome!Hello and welcome to the official website of author Jeff Erno. Jeff's writing spans several sub-genres of LGBTQ fiction, including Young Adult, M/M Romance, Erotic Romance, and Science Fiction, but there's one thing you can always count on when reading Jeff's novels — he believes in hope, love, and happy endings!
Life Without Parole
Trey Palmer killed his stepfather three years ago, stabbed him repeatedly with a butcher knife, and now he's facing life behind bars. He doesn't deny what he did, nor does he regret it. But he's plagued with flashbacks of a torturous childhood in which he was abused by this man he finally extinguished. In prison, Trey employs a strategy of avoidance. He becomes a loner and a workaholic, steering clear of the gangs and their drama. His life changes one day, however, when a new cellmate arrives. Jeremy Banks, also in for murder, decries his innocence. With his long hair and angelic face, he's too pretty for a men's prison. Though at first annoying and mouthy, Jeremy begins to wiggle his way into Trey's heart, and Trey starts to wonder if maybe the kid really is innocent. He really does seem like an angel. Their feelings for each other evolve, blossoming into something forbidden yet beautiful. But how can a love like theirs last in a place like this?
Life Without Parole
Available July 22nd
Jeremy Banks did not at first hit it off with his assigned cellmate Trey Palmer, but somehow the two managed to form a bond that developed into something special, something beyond anything Jeremy could have ever hoped or dreamed. He begins to really settle into his new life behind bars and volunteers as a traner of rescued greyhound dogs. He and Trey grow closer and their relationship becomes physical, until unexpectedly, tragedy strikes. grow closer and their relationship becomes physical, until unexpectedly, tragedy strikes.
Life Without Parole
Available August 12th
Alone once more, Jeremy must find a way to go on without Trey. Waking one morning to learn Trey had been whisked away, transferred to another facility, Jeremy fears he and Trey might never see each other atain. When he learns from the local news that Trey has been sent back to county to face a retrial, he doesn't know whether to pray for Trey's acquittal or to hope for his return. Jeremy has to forge a new path, discover a way to move on with his life without Trey. The two will likely never see each other again, but Jeremy can't forget so easily. He turns to others for support and falls into the arms of another man, but will his new love really take the place of Trey?
Released April 6th
by Dreamspinner Press
My Dumb Jock
Final Book of the Series
The final book in the Dumb Jock series brings us back to Jeff and Brett thirty-plus years after their “happily ever after.” Jeff, now a university professor, and Brett, CEO of a sporting equipment company, prepare to celebrate Brett’s fiftieth birthday. Suddenly, a devastating emergency derails all plans. Fear and unknown questions force the couple to look back on a lifetime of struggles as an openly gay couple just starting out in the 1980s. My Dumb Jock chronicles their life together, beginning after the sports banquet at the conclusion of book one, continuing through their college years, engagement, wedding, and birth of their children. Together they shoulder homophobia and rejection and build their own family in the face of many crippling losses and temptations. This final book of the series brings together an entire cast of characters from five books, all connected by one remarkable couple. A couple not quite ready to say goodbye.
Narrated by Finn Sterling
6 Hours and 38 Minutes
For six years, Rex Payton has focused on two things: keeping his late father’s small-town Kentucky bar afloat and raising his nephew, Tyler. After the tragic loss of his parents and sister, Rex has no interest in romance. He’s respected in his community and regarded as one of Carlisle’s most eligible bachelors, but he’s accepted that his life isn’t conducive to a romantic relationship, especially as a closeted gay man.
Enter Josh Billings, a veterinary student who’s serving an internship in town. Josh’s deepest passion is helping animals. Romance is the furthest thing from his mind… until the night he meets taciturn, handsome Rex Payton. Chance and an after-hours dance conspire to forge an intimate connection neither man looked for—one neither man can ignore after the dance leads to a kiss.
Suddenly romance isn’t so insignificant, but it’s also not without complications. For this relationship to work, Josh has to decide if he can cope with dating a single dad, Rex has to open his heart, and Ty has to learn to share his dad’s affection.
Dumb Jock Series: Book One
Jeff Irwin is short, timid, and studious. A bit of a social outcast, he lives quietly in the shadows of the popular kids at his school, his life ruled by his ever-present fear of rejection or failure. Enter high school football hero Brett Willson and the chance for Jeff to embark upon the challenge of educating the world’s dumbest jock. But what develops between Brett and Jeff proves far more challenging than any tutoring session. In 1983, rural Michigan isn’t ready to embrace love between two men, never mind two teenage boys. If they’re going to make a go of it, Jeff will have to come out of his shell—and Brett will have to prove he’s more than just a dumb jock. First Edition published by Xlibris, February 2009.