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Friday, July 28, 2017

Virtual Blog Tour & Giveaway ~ Cutie and the Beast by E.J. Russell

Welcome to the Fae Out of Water blog tour, phase one--Cutie and the Beast! I’m so looking forward to introducing you all to the Kendrick brothers and their guys, starting this month with Alun and David. As you follow along on the tours—phase two, The Druid Next Door, in August, and phase three, Bad Boy’s Bard, in September—please leave a comment and your contact information for a chance at a $50 Riptide gift card. The drawing will take place after the last Bad Boy’s Bard blog stop. Thank you so much for stopping by!

About Cutie and the Beast

Temp worker David Evans has been dreaming of Dr. Alun Kendrick ever since that one transcription job for him, because holy cats, that voice. Swoon. So when his agency offers him a position as Dr. Kendrick’s temporary office manager, David neglects to mention that he’s been permanently banished from offices. Because, forgiveness? Way easier than permission.

Alun Kendrick, former Queen’s Champion of Faerie’s Seelie Court, takes his job as a psychologist for Portland’s supernatural population extremely seriously. Secrecy is paramount: no non-supe can know of their existence. So when a gods-bedamned human shows up to replace his office manager, he intends to send the man packing. It shouldn’t be difficult—in the two hundred years since he was cursed, no human has ever failed to run screaming from his hideous face.

But cheeky David isn’t intimidated, and despite himself, Alun is drawn to David in a way that can only spell disaster: when fae consort with humans, it never ends well. And if the human has secrets of his own? The disaster might be greater than either of them could ever imagine.

Available now from 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!

About EJ Russell

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.

Connect with E.J.:

In these days of ubiquitous smartphones, I'm guessing a lot of people keep their shopping lists in an app. At our house, we're a little more old school (or maybe just old…). We've got a whiteboard on our refrigerator where we jot down things we need the next time one of us goes to the grocery store. (Usually, my Curmudgeonly Husband is the grocery shopper—if he leaves it to me, I just buy potato chips and Honey Nut Cheerios.)

This is what our whiteboard looks like at the moment.

The juxtaposition of "tahini" and "butter" tells so much about our household, with its fusion of Midwestern and Middle Eastern.

Even more telling, however, is that little item in red on the left. I'm not sure what prompted CH to include that on the list—it was a long time ago. Lovely Daughter may have been in high school, but I'm pretty sure Darling Sons A and B hadn't hit that milestone yet. The fact that moral fiber has remained on the list (and apparently not procured) for over a decade…well, I guess we all need something to aspire to.

If nothing else, it gives our guests a good chuckle—it even inspired DS B's boyfriend to give us this gift at Christmas.


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 Cutie and the Beast tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!


  1. Thank you for the post and great tour. I wish you much success with your new release =)
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  2. I was never really interested in this subject of books but now I think I will try reading these.
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  3. I do not have a whiteboard, though I should get one, my shopping is sometimes chaotic, sometimes a disaster...
    Congratulations on the release, E.J. It looks great

  4. Thanks for the post! I hope you had a great release week and blogtour.

  5. Thanks for the post & the giggle with the gift of Moral Fiber!

  6. Thanks for the great post. Each one I read makes me want to read this book more.
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  7. Congrats, E.J., and thanks for the whiteboard list. We crossed off Q-tips ourselves, lol. We're even more old school - we use a piece of paper under a magnet on the frig so we can take it to the store. -
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    1. CH transcribes the list onto scrap paper that he takes out of the recycling bin!

  8. Actually, tahini butter sounds good, somehow...


    1. CH had a college roommate who used to come in from a run and drink tahini (instead of water). **gag**

  9. Thanks so much for hosting me today. And thank you to everyone who's followed along on the tour, keeping me company, and offering encouragement and good wishes all week long!