Book Spotlight: Whiteout by Elyse Springer

(Seasons of Love #1)
by Elyse Springer
Date Released: January 23, 2017

About Whiteout
Noah Landers wakes up one day with a headache and no memory of where—or who—he is. Jason, the man taking care of him, tries to fill in some of the blanks: they’re in a cabin in Colorado on vacation, and Noah slipped on ice and hit his head. But even with amnesia, Noah knows Jason is leaving out something important.

Jason O’Reilly is sexy as hell, treats Noah like he’s precious, and seems determined to make this the romantic getaway they’d apparently dreamed of together. But Noah’s more concerned that he’s trapped alone with Jason in the middle of a blizzard while his slowly returning memories bring hints of secrets and betrayal.

Noah’s not sure what’s the truth and what’s a lie.  But as he learns who he is—and who Jason is to him—he’s forced to reevaluate everything he believes about himself, about loyalty . . . and about love.

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An Excerpt from Whiteout
When Jason came back into the room, Noah was no closer to figuring anything out.

“Good news and bad news,” Jason said. “What do you want first?”

“Bad news,” Noah said immediately.

That got him a grin. Clearly it was the response Jason expected from him. “All right, bad news is that the doctor thinks you have retrograde amnesia.” He had a pad of paper in his hand, and was reading the words carefully. “Normally it goes away on its own, but it can take anywhere from twenty-four hours to a week, and you’ll probably have a headache the whole time.” He winced. “Sorry.”

Retrograde amnesia. Memory loss, that was the amnesia part, but he wasn’t entirely sure what retrograde meant. How do I know that? “It sounds like a bad movie plot,” he said aloud, the words tumbling out before he could think.

Jason laughed. “Yeah. And the fact that you remember the plots of cheesy movies but didn’t remember your own name sounds exactly like Hollywood.”

The smile warmed something in Noah, as did the doctor’s report that the amnesia would go away . . . eventually. But while the headache had faded thanks to the medicine, Noah wasn’t thrilled to hear that it wouldn’t stop hurting anytime soon. “And the good news?”

“Dr. Whitcombe says you can sleep tonight, but I’m going to have to wake you every two or three hours.”

“That’s the good news?”

“Yeah.” Jason paused. “Sorry.”

“Stop saying that you’re sorry,” Noah said. “It’s not your fault that I agreed to shovel the snow.”

That got a wince, and Jason started to open his mouth, then closed it suddenly. “The doctor also said not to tell you too much. He wants you to remember on your own.”

Which meant Noah would be lost and confused until his memories started coming back. “Still waiting for the good news,” he grumbled.

“There’s not a whole lot of that,” Jason admitted. “It’s late now, though. I think we should go to sleep.”

“So you can wake me up every two hours?”

Jason smiled. “Yeah. Trust me, I’m not looking forward to it any more than you are. Hopefully in the morning you’ll remember more.”

Noah allowed Jason to reposition the pillows to support him so that the throbbing in his head wasn’t quite so immediate, and pulled blankets up around him.

“Good night, I guess.” Jason leaned over and gave Noah another kiss on the forehead, then straightened, glancing at the other side of the bed before shaking his head and turning to leave.

“Where are you going?”

“The couch, I suppose.” Jason sounded unsure.

Noah frowned. He glanced at the bedside tables: there was a book on the one next to him and an e-reader tablet and watch on the one opposite. “You normally sleep here,” he said. “We sleep together?”

“Yeah, baby—I mean, crap. Noah. I shouldn’t.” Jason bit off the words, then started again. “I don’t want to make you uncomfortable,” he said. “If you don’t know who I am, then . . .”

“Are we boyfriends?” Neither of them had rings on, so they probably weren’t married. But he also knew—somehow, his brain had retained this information when it cut him off from everything else—that he wouldn’t sleep in a bed with someone he was just friends with. And Jason kept calling him baby, like he was something precious.

Jason’s lips quirked up. “Partners, I think. You used boyfriends once, then made a face like you’d eaten something terrible. Said it sounded like we were back in high school. So, partners. Lovers.”

Lovers. Noah liked the sound of that. He liked Jason, even though he couldn’t remember him. “You should stay here tonight, then.”

A Note from Elyse Springer
Hello! I'm Elyse, and welcome to the blog tour for my new release, Whiteout! This is the first book in the Seasons of Love series, and I can't wait to introduce you to Noah and Jason.

About Elyse Springer
Elyse Springer is an author and world-traveler, whose unique life experiences have helped to shape the stories that she wants to tell. She writes romances with LGBTQ+ characters and relationships, and believes that every person deserves a Happily Ever After. When she’s not staring futilely at her computer screen, El spends her time adding stamps to her passport, catching up on her terrifying TBR list, and learning to be a better adult.

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To celebrate the release of Whiteout, one lucky winner will receive a $20 Amazon gift card! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on January 28, 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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  1. Thank you for the excerpt! It sounds really good.
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  2. This scene was where it all started.

    I really liked the cozy vibe this scene is giving off & the feeling of security even if Noah doesn't know who the handsome man he's with & why the said guy keeps on calling him "babe".

    Even the grumpiest man would be calm if some gorgeous guy like that is beside him. *insert heart-shaped eyes here*

    But of course, pretty face is nothing if the wearer has heart made of fake jewelry. Glad that Jase has his made of GOLD. ;)

    Thanks for coming by to Dog-Eared Daydreams, El! <3

    (And YEP. I stalked you on your website & found out there that you prefer your name to be "El" *winks*)


  3. Thanks for the post and review! Whiteout is on my TBR list. Definitely sounds like a book I would love.


  4. Congrats on your debut novel. Thanks for the excerpt. I put the book on my TBR list.
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  5. I appreciate the review!


  6. This sounds interesting. Love the title too! suegaluska @ yahoo . com

  7. Thanks for the post, review and giveaway, and congrats on the debut. And what an intriguing premise and characters.
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  8. Thanks for the excerpt!

  9. Congrats on the new book! I love the book cover! Looking forward to checking out this book! Thanks - allyswanson at hotmail dot com.

  10. Congrats on the release & thanks for the excerpt, it sounds great!


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