BLOG TOUR: Grieving Royal by Elouise East (Excerpt & Giveaway + Q&A with Author)


Book Title: Grieving Royal (Club Royal, Book 3)

Author: Elouise East

Cover Artist: Design By Tina Løwén

Release Date: February 3, 2022

Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance 

Tropes: MMM, royal BDSM club, hurt/comfort

Themes: Grief/loss

Heat Rating:  4 flames   

Length: 108 000 words

The story does not end on a cliffhanger.


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Losing himself to the shadows is not possible, but who can help him learn to live again?


Despite being third in line to the throne, George doesn’t believe he will ever be king, and he is content with that knowledge. He prefers to live his life in the shadow of his brothers because he can hide his extra-curricular activities there. When his life is torn apart by grief, he loses himself in those shadows until he focuses on what matters to him. Love.

More media attention is the last thing Timothy wants. He left his hometown to get away from it, but his new position makes that almost impossible. Balancing the requirements of his teaching role, the needs of his new patient, and the feelings that should never have grown, he struggles to see the right course of action until the choice is taken away from him.

Stepping back inside the place where Eddie had been abused by the one person who should’ve taken care of him has been harder than he expected. Finding someone who is patient enough to help him through his anxieties about a BDSM relationship is easier. Unfortunately, royal duties threaten to pull them apart before they’ve even started.

As the three lives intertwine in the unlikeliest of situations, who will throw themselves into the deep end, and who will back away, scared of the repercussions?

This is an MMM book containing BDSM scenes and D/s dynamics in all forms. It also has lots of loving, friendships, family drama and, of course, a triple HEA.



He searched the room for the voice but couldn’t see anyone until Master George stepped through the parted crowd. 

Eddie lowered his head. “Master George.” Eddie’s heart raced, and he couldn’t contain his smile.

“Clarice didn’t hear from you. Does that mean you’ve decided not to go ahead with what we talked about?”

Was he supposed to have called her? “Oh, um, I still want to go ahead with it. I forgot to call her and tell her. I was excited about coming tonight and didn’t think about calling ahead.”

“Shh. Eddie, breathe. It’s fine.” Master George slipped an arm around Eddie’s shoulders. “I wanted to go through a contract with you, that’s all. Can we do that now?”

Eddie didn’t want to read a contract. He wanted Master George. “Can we do it later?” he asked, eyes still lowered.

Master George was quiet, then a finger curved under his chin, lifting his head. When he met the vibrant blue eyes, he relaxed.

“Better. Yes, we can do it later, but we must do it if you want to go ahead.”

“I do, Sir. Definitely.”

Master George smiled. “What would you like to do tonight?”

Eddie licked his lips. “I’m not really sure.”

“Do you trust me?”

“Implicitly,” Eddie said in a firm voice.

Master George nodded once. “Come on.”

Eddie went with Master George to one of the private rooms but hesitated at the threshold, even though Master George still had his arm around him. 

“What’s wrong?” Master George stepped in front of him and cupped his jaw, bringing their gazes together. “Talk to me.”

“This is the room…Master Douglas found me in.” Eddie’s heart pounded. He knew he’d have to face the room eventually because it was ridiculous to think a space could have this much of a hold over him.

“Let’s try another room.”

“No! Sir. No.” He stared into Master George’s eyes. “Will you help me?”

“With anything and everything I can. What do you need?”

“I want to do it here. I need something good to wash away the bad memories of this room.”

“Are you sure, Eddie? There is no weakness in not being ready.”

“I’m sure.” He nodded to emphasise his answer.

Master George stared at him for a long minute, then nodded in return. He slid his hands into Eddie’s and gripped them hard. “I’m here.” He stepped backwards, tugging Eddie into the room with him. 

Every step had Eddie’s palms sweating and his heart jumping, but when they finally stopped in the centre of the room, Eddie sighed. He glanced around, never letting go of Master George’s hands.

Q & A With Elouise East

The prized possession you value above all others…
A ring my mother left me

The unqualified regret you wish you could amend…
Choosing the wrong college course and leaving after one year

The temptation you wish you could resist…

The priority activity if you were invisible for a day…
Somewhere quiet so I could read or watch TV without distraction

The film you can watch time and time again…
Practical Magic

The person who influenced you the most…
My mum

The poem that touches your soul…
Smiling is Infectious by Spike Milligan

The event that altered the course of your life…
Losing my job in 2020

The song that means the most to you…
Who I Am by Jessica Andrews, one of my mum’s favourites

The happiest moment you will cherish forever…
Every moment with my children I get

The unfulfilled ambition that continues to haunt you…
I love singing but don’t have to confidence to sing in front of anyone

Your early recollections of writing fiction…
Jotting notes about characters in the playground at school

The way you would spend your fantasy twenty-four hours, with no travel restrictions…
Alone, undisturbed at home, watching TV or reading

The pet hate that makes your hackles rise…
Leaving doors open and letting cold air in

The piece of wisdom you would pass onto a child…
Write your goals down and how to achieve them, easier to achieve that way

The treasured item you lost and wish you could have again…
The doll I had as a child

The philosophy that underpins your life…
A positive mind helps you have a positive outlook

The character you enjoyed writing the most…
At the moment, Prince George from Grieving Royal. He’s funny, emotional and real

The character you found difficult to write…
Timothy from Grieving Royal. He wasn’t as forthcoming as the others

The book you enjoyed planning/writing the most…
Rogue Royal. Delving into a new world and creating something unique was amazing

And the promo…
Grieving Royal is an MMM romance based around a BDSM club owned and run by the royal family. It’s the third book in the series. A chance decision changes many lives forever and starts three men on a route differing from what they’d expected from their lives. Originally, the royal books were not supposed to have any link to a BDSM club, would you believe. The idea started as normal royal heirs trying to find their HEA. Then I was chatting
with a friend of mine, and I jokingly said, “Why not make it a royal BDSM club?” and the idea was born. I didn’t think it would work, but as I laid my ideas down and got advice from others, it grew into a mind of its own. The Sutcliffes are unique. They don’t put up with people stepping on other people. They stand up and fight for what they believe in, which also means, they’re open to new experiences, and a BDSM club kind of links everything
together. The characters are so different in my head. I can see who they are and their similarities and differences. How they react to the same situation, their feelings, their thoughts. It’s all individual. They’re so vibrant that writing them wasn’t a chore. They had a lot of things to work through before they reached their goals, but doesn’t everyone?

I would love for readers to take a chance on the series and see how the characters develop throughout.

About the Author  

I am Elouise East but feel free to call me Elli. I write sweet and steamy connections in gay romance. I also touch on taboo stories under the name Elouise R East.

Books that tell the stories where friendship and family are the focal point – be it blood family or chosen – is very important to me. That’s why I include a variety of personalities, talents, ages, situations and abilities as I believe a story or a character needs. I want my characters to be real, to be relatable, to be free to have whatever views they tell me they have. And trust me, most of the time, I do not have any say in the matter!

My characters come to life on the page for me as well as my readers. Their stories unfold in front of me, and I have very little input into how they want to be shown. Just like real life, the lives of my characters change with every choice, every interaction and every conversation. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I write books that are emotionally realistic, even if liberties are taken with other aspects of my stories. I don’t know any other way to write. It comes from deep inside.

Who am I? A single parent to two children who make life worth living. An avid reader who still devours every book she can get her hands on. A student of learning about any subject that takes her fancy. An author of books she would read herself. And a romantic at heart who loves anything cheesy. 

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