BLOG TOUR: The Artist’s Touch by E.J. Russell

Author: E.J. Russell
Book: The Artist’s Touch
Series: Art Medium: The Complete Collection
Page/Word Count: 132 pages, 31K words
Categories: Gay Romance, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 12, 2018
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Cover Artist: L.C. Chase
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Painter Stefan Cobbe was homeless and debt-ridden after the death of his wealthy partner, but the worst loss of all was his artistic inspiration. After two years of nothing, he’s offered patronage by an eccentric gallery owner and starts to produce again, canvas after canvas. The only problem? He can’t remember painting any of them—not one single brushstroke.

Luke Morganstern’s reputation as an art-fraud investigator is in tatters. He can’t afford to turn down any job, even a lousy one for an anonymous client who sends him after an unidentified forger in a remote cabin in Oregon. When the alleged forger turns out to be Stefan, the man he never stopped loving, Luke’s professional ethics are stretched beyond the breaking point.

As the two men take tentative steps toward reconciliation, evidence begins to mount that they’re not alone in the woods. Someone—or something—is watching. Something with sinister plans for them both. To escape, Luke must overcome his suspicions and Stefan must trust Luke with his deepest fears. Otherwise they could forfeit their relationship, their sanity—and their lives.

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Publisher’s note: This is a heavily revised and significantly expanded reprint of Northern Light. The second book in the Art Medium series, Tested In Fire, is a first edition. Both are sold together in both ebook and print collections.

About the Art Medium Series
Artists use all manner of materials to express their vision, to interpret the world around them, to affect the hearts and minds of their audience.

But what if the artist himself were the medium? And what if artistic inspiration weren’t the only force at work?

If painter Stefan Cobbe and art investigator Luke Morganstern don’t answer those questions fast, they stand to lose their reputations, their relationship—and their lives.

About E.J. 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.

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To celebrate the release of both books in the Art Medium series, one lucky winner will receive a $40 Riptide credit! Winner will be pulled from entries to both blog tours. Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Contest closes at midnight, Eastern time, on April 7, 2017 and 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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7 thoughts on “BLOG TOUR: The Artist’s Touch by E.J. Russell

  • February 15, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    Looks good. Looking forward to giving this a read.
    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

  • February 15, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    Sounds good!
    jlshannon74 at

  • February 15, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    It’s a great premise!


  • February 16, 2018 at 12:35 am

    Thank you for hosting me today, Jessie! And thank you, everyone, for keeping me company on the tour!

  • February 16, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    Thanks for the blogtour, I can’t wait to read it!

  • February 16, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    Congrats on the release!
    legacylandlisa at gmail dot com

  • February 17, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    Congrats, E.J., and thanks for the post. This sounds like an intriguing start of the series. I like the context of art, as well as the mystery. – Purple Reader,
    TheWrote [at] aol [dot] com


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