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
Coming July 1st
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?
Tidal Crest Book 1
Former Olympic diver Sam Lewis sometimes feels like a has-been. His celebrity status has faded and he now works as a stunt diver at Water World, a southern California aquatic theme park. Sam’s lived his entire life sheltered from most of society, and he’s guarded the secret of his sexual orientation for the sake of his celebrity reputation. But Sam yearns for love, and now that he’s not so much in the public eye, he allows himself to begin dating. When he meets a coworker named Percy in the Atlantis Kingdom museum at Water World, Sam thinks it just might be love at first sight. But the more he interacts with Percy, the more perplexed he becomes by the young man’s strange behavior. Sam soon discovers Percy’s not an ordinary gay man, and Sam’s eyes are opened to a whole new fantasy world he never imagined could actually exist. Together they must fight forces intent to separate them if they’re to have any real chance at love.
Tidal Crest Book 2
At thirty-two, Ari loves his life in small town northern Michigan, running his aquatic pet store, but he’s always yearned to visit a coastal state. Inexplicably, he’s felt a connection with the ocean his entire life, and when his cousin Todd calls to ask him to be his best man at his California ocean-side wedding, Ari jumps at the chance for a much needed vacation. When he arrives in San Diego, however, he makes some discoveries about himself and finds love in the process. He also finds himself embroiled in a disturbing murder mystery that he ultimately helps to unravel.
Available October 30th
At thirty-eight years of age, Chandler finds himself single and caring for his brother Raymond, who suffers numerous health problems. Mired in grief from the multiple deaths of close family members, he recedes into himself, crippled with anxiety and obsessive-compulsive tendencies. Early one morning Chandler’s life is flipped on its end when he encounters his neighbor, twenty-five year old Marcus.
Nothing about a relationship with this young man makes sense. For one thing, Marcus is... well... YOUNG. He's also biracial and has all kinds of tattooed muscles! The streetwise Marcus introduces Chandler to an entirely different lifestyle, pulling the would-be hermit from his shell, albeit kicking and screaming. But how long can such a relationship last, and what about Raymond? Chandler fears a guy like Marcus, seemingly perfect in every way, won't be able to truly accept Chandler with all his baggage. An unexpected bombshell detonates and Chandler learns some unsavory details about Marcus, who he really is, and what he's done in the past.
Finally, it's Chandler who must decide if he can accept Marcus' baggage.
Phil Mitchell pours his heart and soul into his job as manager of Speedy Mart, a local convenience store. He loves his work and he loves his fellow employees, but when it comes to his personal life, Phil is lonely and depressed and still pining for his long-departed ex. He embarks upon the week from hell where anything that can go wrong does. It begins with a truck crashing into his outdoor sign and only goes downhill from there. Add an asshole homophobic boss hell bent on seeing him fired and Phil realizes he needs to put into place a plan to save himself and his job. First step in his plan… do something about his love life. Meanwhile, Ezra, one of Phil’s team members, is dealing with his own roller coaster ride of a week. As is Brandon, the local cop… And Mark, the homophobic boss…
Perhaps, with a little… luck, the next week will be better.
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.
Full Nelson: Book One
Chris Nelson is an up-and-coming police detective, new to the force, but his reputation precedes him. Everyone on the force knows he's openly gay and is married to his somewhat flamboyant husband, Ethan. At times Chris is a bit defensive about his sexual orientation, and he's all the more annoyed when his boss assigns him a murder case where the primary suspect is gay. Initially Chris fears he may become overly invested.
The murder victim is a swim coach at an all-boys military academy. He's found dead in the school's swimming pool, beaten by a baseball bat. One of the cadets, Alex Beauchamp has confessed to the crime, but the facts do not add it. Chris doesn't find it plausible that the 140 lb seventeen year old could have beaten his coach and dragged him to the pool.
As he digs deeper, Chris begins to unravel a complex web of abuse and deceit, but he can't get to the bottom of it without Alex's cooperation. The boy's been badly scarred, though, and he doesn't trust authority, so Chris has to find another way to uncover the secrets this victim is hiding.
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Full Nelson: Book Two
When Detective Chris Nelson catches a police call at a gay bar, he finds a murdered drag queen in the alley behind the building. Andrew Brooks, the victim's co-worker at Bambi's, claims he found her. Because she is sprinkled in the same red glitter Andrew uses in his act, Nelson takes him in for questioning.
Forensics clear Andrew but reveal the victim was into hardcore kink. Following a trail of evidence, Nelson arrives at his next suspect: Andrew's brother. Todd Brooks is an avowed neo-Nazi racist homophobe, but Andrew is still devastated. After the near-mistake with Andrew, Nelson isn't ready to rush to judgment again. Taking his time, he digs deeper, intent on apprehending the actual murderer.
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Full Nelson: Book Three
Detective Chris Nelson faces another murder investigation. This time the victims are educators—a college professor and a high school teacher—and both are gay. Jared Bressman, the first victim, is found strangled in his apartment. A few days later, Stephen Hayes is found in his home, a victim of the same type of assault. Chris must piece together the clues to find a connection—if there is one—between the murders and stop the killer before he strikes again. Once he discovers that the killer also has a link to someone close to him, Chris races to beat the murderer to his final victim.
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Forever Vampire Series: Book One
Robbie Myers has difficulty talking to people. Not only is he shy, but he seems to say the wrong thing every time he opens his mouth. Eighteen and fresh out of high school, he plans to attend community college while living at home with his mom. He remains focused on the things within his comfort zone--work, playing piano, and saving up for his first car. When a mysterious stranger enters his life, Robbie's heart is all a flutter. He can't believe a hot-looking, worldly guy like seventeen year old Colt Abernathy might possibly be interested in him. When Colt asks Robbie out, he feels like he's in a dreamworld. Their relationship progresses until one day, in the heat of passion, Colt's true nature is exposed. Robbie must face the shocking reality that his boyfriend isn't human at all and he's a lot older than seventeen. Colt is a vampire.
For fifteen decades Colt has remained trapped in the body of a seventeen year old. Emotionally, sexually, and physically, he doesn’t age, yet he has over a century of life experience. When he meets eighteen year old Robbie, he knows instantly they’re destined to be together, but how can he convince young Robbie to trust him? When Colt discovers forces are intent upon destroying him, he fears for Robbie’s safety, and it seems as much as they love each other, the challenges they face are insurmountable.
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Me gustaría expresar mi más sincero agradecimiento a los traductores que donaron su tiempo y talento para traducir estas obras en español. Son Ana Sol, Teresa, Minu, Paqui, Ana e Isa. Muchas gracias, desde el fondo de mi corazón. Mucho amor.
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En menos de un verano, el tímido e introvertido Robbie Myers pasa de tener dieciocho años y no haber sido besado nunca a la apasionada intensidad del primer amor que podría durar eternamente. Literalmente...
Robbie Myers de dieciocho años de edad tiene dificultades para hablar con la gente. No solo es tímido, sino que parece decir algo equivocado cada vez que abre la boca, sobre todo al apuesto desconocido y misterioso que se presenta en su trabajo del supermercado, lo defiende de un compañero agresivo y luego le pide una cita. No puede creer que un atractivo y mundano chico malo de diecisiete años de edad, Colt Abernathy esté realmente interesado. Sin embargo, no puede negar que el fervor ardiente en los ojos oscuros de Colt es solo por él. En cuestión de un instante, Robbie es apartado de su plan de asistir a un colegio comunitario mientras que vive en casa con su madre y ahorra para un coche, hasta la tierna y ya apasionada exploración de un intenso primer amor. Poco sabe Robbie...
Convertido durante el apogeo de la Guerra Civil, Colt ha quedado atrapado en el cuerpo de un solitario chico de diecisiete años de edad. Cuando ve al joven delgado, de pelo rubio, y ojos azules, empujando una fila de carros de la compra al otro lado de un aparcamiento, Colt sabe al instante que están destinados el uno para el otro. Solo hay un problema mayor: si sobrevive a la batalla inminente entre los vampiros y los Matarianos –un ejército de brutales cazadores de vampiros– va a vivir para siempre. Robbie no es...
Forever Vampire Series: Book Two
In Forever Young, Robbie and Colt manage to defy all odds to be together, and now they face an immortal future. Things aren't so certain for Dylan and Issa, their would-be nemesises. Dylan is poised to begin his first vampire hunt and wants Issa as his partner, but Issa is far more concerned with finding his brother and tracking down the blond boy who nearly died on the battlefield. The entire cast from book one reunites in this thrilling continuation of their story, joined by a host of new faces--friends and foes--whose lives somehow weave together as they cross paths in their efforts to battle evil and attain their own happiness. Humans, Shifters, Daywalkers, and Purebloods confront each other with the guidance of three enigmatic sisters--one a Maenad, one a necromancer, and the other a human witch. Plot twists and surprises mark the paths of these diverse characters, forever fearless in their quest to cling to all they hold dear.
The Men's Room: Book One
Tommy Cooper has just turned 21 and is getting his first exposure to the gay club scene when he meets Darren Maguire, a go-go dancer. Not only is Darren about the hottest guy that Tommy has ever seen, but he also has an identical twin brother named Michael who is also a dancer. Things quickly heat up for Tommy and Darren, but Michael doesn’t exactly approve. Michael is more serious and wishes his brother Darren would focus more on his education. When Michael meets the man of his dreams, however, he begins to understand the power of romance. Both of the twins become embroiled in relationships which are sure to affect their future, but in the party environment of a dance club, can any such relationship last? And what of the parade of hot guys that constantly come in and out of their lives? Only time will tell if Tommy has actually met the man of his dreams or if he’s simply allowed himself to be swept up by a passing sensation…a Twinsation.
The Men's Room: Book Two
Rustin has his Associates Degree and leads a successful life as a retail store manager. He’s dissatisfied, though, and wants more. Afforded an opportunity to complete his education while working as a bartender at a trendy gay club in New Orleans, he leaves his Michigan home behind. He’s barely off the plane when he encounters Dutch, a Texas cowboy who is visiting the city on business. Will the connection they share that weekend lead to a lasting relationship, or are they destined to go their separate ways to pursue their own destinies?
The Men's Room: Book Three
Chad Curtiss, a thirty-five year old private equity investor, is a ruthless businessman. He believes it’s a dog-eat-dog world and doesn’t understand people who are not driven by the desire to acquire their own happiness. Life’s about personal responsibility and making the right choices. Chad goes to New Orleans on occasion for business, and while there he likes to visit The Men’s Room. The hottest gay club in the city has the hunkiest dancers, the cutest bartenders, and the kind of service a man like Chad knows he deserves. While at the bar he runs into young Richard Foster, a desk clerk from the hotel where he’s staying. He has no intention of becoming involved, but there’s something about the kid Chad can’t dismiss, and that something just might change his entire outlook on life.
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.