Friday Feature & Giveaway: Whiteout by Elyse Springer

Part of my character profiles for Jason and Noah was the knowledge of what books would be on their bookshelves. You can tell more about a person from the contents of their bookshelf. I knew one book in particular would appear on Noah’s: Wicked, by Gregory Maguire.

That book plays a small role in Whiteout, when Noah is still injured:

Noah napped while Jason watched a movie, then woke long enough to exacerbate his headache by trying to watch as well. He groaned and clenched his eyes shut, and Jason turned it off immediately, plunging the room into silence.

“Should I read to you, then?” Jason asked after a minute. He stood up, disappeared down the hallway, and returned with the book Noah had spotted on the bedside table the night before. He held it up so Noah could read the title: Wicked, by Gregory Maguire.

So what else appears on their shelves? Here are a few of their favorites:

Jason’s shelf is a mixture of business and leisure. He definitely likes to bring work home with him… when Noah lets him! But he’s also interested in people doing amazing things, whether in the business world (like Sophia Amoruso’s #GIRLBOSS) or in baseball.

Of course, you’ll find some baseball on Noah’s shelf as well. While The Life You Imagine is a great read, he’ll be honest that he only owns the book because Derek Jeter is hot! And Noah’s a huge Harry Potter fan; he has the entire series and has read them until their covers fall off.

Are any of these books on your shelf? 

Title: Whiteout by Elyse Springer
Seasons of Love Series Book One
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, M/M, Romance
Length: 289 pages/Word Count: 73,000


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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Purchase Link: Riptide Publishing

Author Bio

Elyse 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.

She’s always happy to chat with other readers, and you can find her online at:

Author Links: Website * Facebook * Twitter * Goodreads


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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18 Responses to Friday Feature & Giveaway: Whiteout by Elyse Springer

  1. I have Harry Potter books though of different edition, the rest… not so much. Different taste, I guess. 😉 Didn’t Jason or Noah have any MM print on their shelves? That’d be cool, hehe.
    Congrats with the book release, Elyse, best wishes with the overall release of the series.
    puspitorinid AT yahoo DOT com

  2. James Escol

    I’m afraid that I don’t know most of the books you mentioned except Wicked & Sorcerer’s Stone.

    I got to know Wicked through their visit here in the Philippines (Wicked The Musical) and they are rumored to return here next month!

    Sorcerer’s Stone. Well… it’s where it all started, right? *winks*

    You cracked me up with your Derek Jeter’s joke. LOL!

    You said that Noah’s a Harry Potter fan. So, you’re more like Noah than Jason, then? *raises eyebrow* 😉

    And I don’t have any of them in my bookshelf ’cause sadly I don’t have one. But I recently got interested on creating a collection. My orders are yet to arrive, tho.

    Thanks for coming by to Book Reviews and More by Kathy, El! <3


  3. Tanja

    Congrats on the new release Elyse and good luck on your blog tour. The more I read about the book and your work proces the more I want to read the book.
    I have Harry Potter. Not only the first book, but all of them. I read them in English and my son in Dutch. We compared notes all the time. Most of all whether the Dutch names were a good translation of the English ones.

  4. Lisa

    I do not have any of those books on my bookshelf. I did read the Harry Potter series though but my son took them with him when he left home! 😀 Thanks for sharing about your characters

  5. Christina R.

    Congratulations Elyse on your new book.

  6. susana

    Harry Potter is in my shelves, along with many others dealing with magic and fantasy. That’s always been one of my favourite genres.
    congratulations on the release, Elyse

  7. Sue G.

    This sounds interesting. Love the title too! Great selection of books! suegaluska @ yahoo . com

  8. H.B.

    From the books on the shelves, I’ve heard of two (Wolf of Wall Street and Wicked) but have never read or watched them. Harry Potter, I own the hardbacks w/ the dust covers and I think they’re worth a pretty penny now.
    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

  9. Serena S.

    Congrats on your new release! I hope you arehaving a great release week.
    I have The Wolf of Wall Street, I think it belonged to my grandma.

  10. Jen F

    Thanks for sharing the bookshelves! I don’t have any of those books, but my kids have all the Harry Potter books and have read them more than once. Although you’d have to steal a peek at our Kindles to get to know us through our books.


  11. Trix

    I’d read the Jeter book, though I’d probably pick a hockey player’s bio first (Gordie Howe, Ken Dryden, and Sean Pronger’s are all great, and I want to read John Scott’s new one)…


  12. Purple Reader

    Thanks for the post and giveaway, and congrats on the debut. I always like to look on others’ bookshelves. And what an intriguing premise and characters.
    TheWrote [at] aol [dot] com

  13. laurie

    Congratulations Elyse on your new book.

  14. Lee Todd

    congrats on the new release


  15. Timitra

    Thanks for sharing

    taccb (underscore) 1981 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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

  17. bn100

    how different

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  18. Yolanda

    Congrats on the new release.