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Jeff Erno

Jeff Erno currently lives in Southern Michigan and works as a retail store manager. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business and human resource management. He began writing in the mid 1990s and first posted some of his work on an internet website. After receiving a high volume of positive feedback, he continued to complete several full-length novels.

The novel Dumb Jock is his first published work. Erno also volunteered as a newsletter editor for two charitable organizations and has written training manuals for previous employers.

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Current Releases
Only love can create true holiday magic.  
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Elfin Magic
Chris, a high school English teacher, finds himself distracted by a very unruly, know-it-all student who constantly disrupts his class. Somehow he manages to make it through his first year of teaching without killing the mouthy, arrogant student, but...
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Bad Boys Get Detention
Isaac has been extremely ticklish for as long as he can remember. As a kid his best friend Ty used to hold him down and tickle him, but once they started high school, they drifted apart. Isaac came out as gay kind of young, but Ty never revealed his ...
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Bad Boys Get Tickled
Benjy and Russell have been together over a year and enjoy an active, adventurous sex life together, but lately Russell has been extremely busy with work. With a schedule so demanding, he rushes through their lovemaking sessions, and Benjy is feeling...
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Bad Boys Get Denied
Greg, a registered nurse, works a lot of hours. When he comes home after a long day, he expects his house to be neat and tidy because the last thing he wants to worry about is housekeeping. His roommate, Kurt, however, is a total slob. Greg tries tal...
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Bad Boys Get Spanked
The serial at last draws to a close in a spectacular, page-turning conclusion. On the verge of his long awaited release, Jeremy hopes to finally be able to put the nightmare of prison behind him. Enemies from within the prison as well as outside atte...
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Soaring Angel
Jeremy and Trey have made difficult choices in their lives, and both harbor regrets. Sometimes choices made in order to survive come back later to haunt and torment. Will Trey ever be able to forgive Jeremy for the things he’s done in prison? W...
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Forgiven Angel
With his trial behind him and his freedom looming, Trey Palmer must press on without Jeremy. In his new home at the hospital, Trey finds friendship and acceptance from a vulnerable patient. The blossoming relationship threatens to eclipse Trey’...
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Rescued Angel
Waking one morning to learn Trey had been whisked away, transferred to another facility, Jeremy fears he and Trey might never see each other again. When he learns from the local news that Trey has been sent back to county to face a retrial, he doesn&...
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Abandoned Angel
Jeremy Banks did not at first hit it off with his assigned cellmate Trey Palmer, but somehow the two manage to form a bond that develops into something special, something beyond anything Jeremy could have ever hoped or dreamed. He begins to really se...
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Caged Angel
Trey Palmer killed his stepfather three years ago, stabbing him repeatedly with a butcher knife, and now he's facing life behind bars. He doesn't deny what he did, nor does he regret it. But he's plagued with flashbacks of a torturous chi...
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Fallen Angel
At thirty-two, Ari loves his life in small town northern Michigan, running his aquatic pet store, but he’s always yearned to visit a coastal state. Inexplicably, he’s felt a connection with the ocean his entire life, and when his cousin T...
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Golden Son
Former Olympic diver Sam Lewis sometimes feels like a has-been. His celebrity status has faded and he now works as a stunt diver at Water World, a southern California aquatic theme park. Sam’s lived his entire life sheltered from most of societ...
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Deep Dive
Chad Curtiss, a thirty-five year old private equity investor, is a ruthless businessman. He believes it’s a dog-eat-dog world and doesn’t understand people not driven by the desire to acquire their own happiness. Life’s about person...
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Business Strip
William Austin has always wanted to be a nurse, though he’s no longer sure the gratification is worth the pain of losing a patient. For now, he’s a nursing student and works two jobs—barista and private nurse. Will meets Blaine C...
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The Left-Hand Path
Evan Drake needs to be a role model to his younger brother Brandon, and although he’s a star on his high school basketball team, there’s more to him than meets the eye. He’s interested in many things, including drama and singing,...
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Dumb Jock: The Musical
Jeff Irwin and Brett Wilson raised a fine son, Adam, in their unconventional, judgment-free family. But being the son of two dads has its challenges. Although Adam loves them, he’s determined to prove he’s not gay, like they are. To th...
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Another Dumb Jock
In less than a summer, shy and introverted Robbie Myers goes from eighteen and never been kissed to the passionate intensity of first love that could last forever. Literally… Eighteen-year-old Robbie Myers has difficulty talking to peo...
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Forever Young
2nd Edition Dumb Jock: Book One Jeff Irwin is short, timid, and studious. A bit of a social outcast, he lives quietly in the shadows of the popular kids at his school, his life ruled by his ever-present fear of rejection or failure. En...
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Dumb Jock
Jacob Stevens is a high school freshman facing an onslaught of constant bullying. When the unthinkable happens and he falls victim to a cruel prank, he and a small circle of friends band together to form a Losers’ Club. By embracing the name...
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High school junior Wesley Harris is a stereotypical shy, soft-spoken nerd. He is obsessed with crafts and art and doesn’t even need to come out of the closet to become the target of antigay bullying. Though he has the support of close friend...
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You Belong With Me
  For years, eighteen-year-old Corey Dunham has been a die-hard fan of the reality show and nationwide talent competition Choosing America's Next Superstar. Now he finally has his chance to show off his natural ability and perfec...
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Choosing America's Next Superstar
Todd Hoffman, age sixteen, doesn't have an easy life. Not only does he live with his alcoholic mother in a rundown mobile home, but he's also a bit of a social outcast at school. He doesn't have the nice clothing, shoes, and car the ot...
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Dumb Jock 3: Appearances Matter
For six years, Rex Payton has focused on two things: keeping his late father’s small-town Kentucky bar afloat and raising his nephew, Tyler. After the tragic loss of his parents and sister, Rex has no interest in romance. He’s resp...
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We Danced
Jason looked at the older man standing across from him and wondered how they'd gotten to this moment. He'd grown up immersed in the vitriol his father spat over his ex-business partner, that Jason believed everything his father had said. U...
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With This Ring
Rustin has his Associates Degree and leads a successful life as a retail store manager. He’s dissatisfied, though, and wants more. Afforded an opportunity to complete his education while working as a bartender at a trendy gay club in New Orl...
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Tommy Cooper has just turned 21 and is getting his first exposure to the gay club scene when he meets Darren Maguire, a go-go dancer. Not only is Darren about the hottest guy that Tommy has ever seen, but he also has an identical twin brother name...
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Harold Wainwright is dying. At seventy-nine, stricken with cancer, the billionaire insurance mogul has much to regret. In his youth he rejected his only true love, Jacob, because the young artist was distracting him from the pursuit of wealth and ...
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Second Chances
Anthology Every day, all over the country, teenagers struggle with the realities of bullying. Tormented, ridiculed, and beaten—simply for being who they are—these teens face alienation, humiliation, and even the explicit assertion ...
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Shawn Graham and Bobby Wilder couldn't be more different. Shawn is a devout Christian fundamentalist from northern Michigan; Bobby is a street-smart latchkey kid from southern Ohio. From an early age, they are both confused and troubled ...
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Trust Me
Puppy Love is the story of Matt and Petey. Not only do they identify as a Dominant-submissive gay couple, but they also defy many of the stereotypes of this type of relationship. They rarely dress in leather; they don't hang out at sex clubs, ...
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Puppy Love 3
Matt and Petey are the central characters in Puppy Love. They are a representation of an ideal which few (if any) other BDSM romances dare to present. They are a couple who identify as Dom and sub, not merely as a form of sexual roleplay, but as a...
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Puppy Love 2: Building a Family
Mark Matheson is a rather timid and somewhat introverted college graduate who’s in need of a place to live. He’s just landed his first post-collegiate job and can no longer stay in the dorms. Coincidentally, real estate agent Aaro...
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The Landlord
Matt is everything that Petey is not. He is self-confident and brave. Matt is tall and masculine and athletic. He is a natural-born leader. Puppy Love is their love story, their romance. It is both a coming-of-age and coming-out story, but sexual ...
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Puppy Love

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