When Greg Dunsmore begins filming his weight loss documentary, he never intends to film the hazing rituals of the high school’s beloved lacrosse team. Once he does, he must find somewhere to go with his evidence, before he is discovered and everything is turned against him.


Teenage friends participate in increasingly dangerous stunts, which are posted to YouTube, first as a prank and then for money from an unknown financeer.


With no way out of his life of poverty, abuse, and threat of a meth-dealing biker gang, Tony turns to the MMA gym with his friend, Rob, as an outlet. Will the gym be enough to help Tony find an escape?




Young Adult fiction author of Press PlayDare MeTap Out, and This Side of Normal, as well as a high school English teacher. I married my high school sweetheart, and together we are raising two daughters in Upstate, NY.

Kate McKean of the Howard Morhaim Literary Agency is my amazing agent.

Press Play, Dare Me, and Tap Out are edited by Lisa Cheng and published by Running Press.

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  1. Hi, I have read the excerpt from your novej Tapout. I just wanted to let you know, I am looking forward to reading it. I wish you luck, and happiness in your career as a writer.

  2. I absolutely loved Tapout I finished it in two days! I read the excerpt for it in the buzz book and loved it so I bought it and finished it today! It got my heart rate up from the way you explained the fight scenes it made me feel like I was there! It also made me cry sad and happy tears and made me want to go start training! I hope that oneday there will be a continuing story for Tone’s character!

  3. I just finished reading Tap Out. It was a amazing book. I hope you right more. The ending was kind of ruined for me by my cousin but it was still a very good book I read up to chapter 19 when it was spoiled for me. But still very good! :)

    • Paula,
      Glad you enjoyed the story in spite of the spoiler. I think you’ll have to keep my next book out of your cousin’s hands until after you’ve read it. Expect it in the fall of 2013. Thanks.

  4. hey i just read Tap Out and it is the best book i have ever read it would make one hell of a movie
    (thank you for getting me back into books)

    • Anakin,
      Thank you for responding. I LOVE that you enjoyed Tap Out so much. I agree that it would make a kick-ass movie. Someday, maybe? But more importantly, thanks for returning to reading. For me to be a part of that, yeah, that’s why I write. So, you’re welcome, but really, thank you!

      • mate your very very welcome. the only problem with that book was how it ended for me but if that exact ending was in a movie it would be a good finish. (waiting for another book about tone) :D

      • I hear you. It’s a devastating ending, but it simply had to happen. That wasn’t how I mapped it out originally, but sometimes, the story takes you where it wants. Thanks, again.

  5. I just picked up Dare Me about a week ago and it wasn’t really in my interest so I hoped it went against my mind. It did! I’m so on edge! It’s a great book that allows me to push back finishing two series that I can’t put to rest. As much as I want to drag it out I can’t put Dare me down! I even read it in the car! I do plan on picking up a copy of Tap Out as well!

  6. I just finished reading Dare me, it was a great book! Kept me reading it ’till the end, lots of adrenaline, it would really make a great movie, keep up with these great stories.

    • Thanks, Rodrigo. I truly appreciate the feedback. Here’s hoping the company that is looking at the film rights for DARE ME feels the same as you. My next novel will be out in the fall. I’ll keep you posted.

  7. I just finished reading Dare Me and I’m sad the book ended. It was a great book and I don’t normally like reading but I couldn’t put it down once I picked it up. It’s one of the greatest books I’ve ever read. I think it would make a great movie

    • Thanks, Dylan. I’m glad you enjoyed and even more glad that you took the time to let me know. I’ve got another novel coming out in the fall, PRESS PLAY, in case you’re interested. And TAP OUT is also available. Thanks again for reaching out.

  8. Your book Dare Me was one of the best books I’ve read. Just one thing though the end of the book has a lot of unresolved issues. So if u would please write a sequel to resolve some of those issues it would be greatly appreciated.

    • Robert,
      I’m so glad that you enjoyed, and I really appreciate you reaching out to me. So sorry that the ending has left you hanging, but by not supplying all the answers, I’ve given you a chance to see them for yourself. Thanks, again.

  9. To be completely honest i had no idea who Eric Devine was when i obtained the book Press Play on christmas day, autographed by the writer unknown to me, but after reading simply two chapters im hooked! Ive never felt so in tune to a book as i have with devines work. Thank you eric devine for the autograph but also for writing a book that has encouraged me to pick up reading again. I will continue to read your works and i will be waiting impatiently for your next published piece! “Truth, whatever the cost.”

    • Merry Christmas, Trevor! I’m glad you got PRESS PLAY as a gift, and I’m thrilled you’re enjoying it. Let me know what you think when you finish. And you can go back before going forward. TAP OUT and DARE are waiting :)

  10. Eric your book Dare Me is really suspenseful and had me on the edge of my seat .This book really resembles the teen lifestyle and our choices we make. I hope you make a movie or a part two for the book because i really loved it!

    • Deonta, I’m so glad you enjoyed, and I share your hope that it will be made into a movie. Fingers crossed. Thanks for reading and for reaching out.


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