Blog Tour; Tested In Fire

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Six months ago, Stefan Cobbe was at rock bottom: grief-stricken, guilt ridden, debt laden, artistically blocked, and living on charity in an isolated mountain cabin. But after reconciling with his first love, Luke, and moving to Sarasota with him, Stefan is preparing for his first major show. Yes, he still has debts, and no, Luke doesn’t understand Stefan’s desire for independence. But compared to last year? No contest.

Luke Morganstern ought to be happy. After all, his art-investigation business has recovered and he’s got his boyfriend back. But Stefan stubbornly refuses to move in with him or accept Luke’s financial help, and it’s really starting to bug him. Who knew that the biggest test of their relationship wouldn’t be time or distance, but his own insecurities? After Luke’s next job—a trip to Italy to retrieve a mysterious artifact—he plans to convince Stefan that it’s time to totally commit.

But when Luke returns, he changes, and Stefan begins to suspect that the person in Luke’s skin isn’t Luke at all. He can hardly go to the police and claim his lover is the victim of a supernatural hijacking though. He needs alternative help to find Luke and get him back, because he refuses to let anyone—or anything—come between them again.

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, E.J. is giving away a $25 Amazon credit and an ebook copy of both titles in the Legend Tripping series! 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. Don’t forget to leave your contact info!


  1. As an art history grad, I'm all for this premise!


    1. One of my first classes in college was art history--early Greek, as I recall. Lots of amphoras and the Nike of Samothrace!

  2. If my life had gone differently, I would have loved to have been an artist. Reading books about art and artists is the next best thing!
    jlshannon74 at

    1. As is having friends who are artists! I'm sitting next to pieces by two friends right now: one a watercolor and one a multi-media print--and there's a quilt that a friend gave me on the birth of my daughter hanging on the wall in front of me too!

  3. I really admire artists, I myself can barely draw a straight line😳.


    1. Well, in my humble opinion...straight lines are the hardest things in the world to draw! (Or so I tell myself whenever I fail to draw one...)

  4. I'm really happy that the cover of this book came out as gorgeous as ever. Nothing less from L.C. Chase, eh? ^_^

  5. I'm not really much of a art buff and painting and whatnot just aren't something I see an appeal for. I do appreciate other forms of art though and appreciate the efforts of all artist.
    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

  6. Thanks so much for hosting me today! And thanks to all the wonderful folks who stopped by to comment. Best of luck in the giveaway!

  7. Congrats on the new release! The covers are some of my favorite.

  8. Shared on G+ to help spread the word, good luck with the book tour! 🦋

    nikolina1812 @ yahoo .com

  9. Congrats, Kim, and thanks for the post. This sounds great. - Purple Reader,
    TheWrote [at] aol [dot] com


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