A warm welcome to author Ethan Stone joining us today to talk about his new Dreamspinner release “Wild Retaliation”.
Ethan shares a very personal post with us today and there is a giveaway to enter also !
Welcome Ethan 🙂
Thank you for joining me today and a big thanks to Dani for allowing me to visit.
This wasn’t the easiest post to write. I had to basically force myself to sit down and write it. Not because I don’t like visiting blogs and my readers. I love that in fact. But for those of you who may not follow me on Facebook or who may not have seen, my father recently passed away. I’m sitting down and writing this the day after his memorial.
Yeah, the past few weeks haven’t been easy. As the executor of his will I have many things to do on the official side. On the personal side I have visits with family members, some of whom came from out of the state to visit. I also have a brother who I am not close to at all and has only made things more difficult.
My dad’s passing has made me think about how I portray fathers in many of my books. Cristian Flesh from In the Flesh certainly did not have a good father. John in Wild Retaliation doesn’t either. Believe me, those representations are nothing like my dad. The fathers in those books are not good men but my dad was an amazing man and an incredible father.
Dad didn’t even blink an eye when he found out I was gay. Not that I was there when he learned because I came out to my mom first and she told him. But he and I had conversations about it later after my mother passed and I said how grateful I was that he accepted me. He just shrugged and said it wasn’t a big deal. The men in my family aren’t big on emotional conversations but his actions said more than words could ever say. He met my boyfriends and never treated them differently than my brother’s girlfriends. And later, after my boyfriend and I had been together for a couple years, he allowed him to move in with us.
My father was more like Jack’s father in Wolf Moon. Though in that story it was Jack coming out as a werewolf not as gay. I think my dad would’ve handled things the same way if I were to reveal him I was a werewolf or something similar. He went with the flow of life pretty well.
I learned more from my dad than I could ever begin to list here. But most of all I learned honesty and generosity. And if my kids and grandkids are even a little like by Dad than I’ll be a proud man.
Goodbye, Dad. You will be missed.
Release Date: Sept 7th , 2016
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Seaside Shifters, Bk 1
Chief of Police John Dakota is in a world of trouble. His peaceful town of Seaside, Oregon, has been rocked by a wave of unsolved murders. The bloody deaths are eerily reminiscent of ones that occurred in Seaside years ago. Back then John worked hard to make sure the truth about the killer was never revealed. Now he’s afraid the past is coming back to haunt him. Trevor English, the nosy reporter who occasionally shares John’s bed, is demanding information about the crimes. He also wants more of John’s affections. But John can’t afford to give in to either demand without risking the revelation of Seaside’s biggest secret: the town is a haven for shifters, and John is one of them. To solve the crime—and prevent more victims—John must delve into the past. Many members of Seaside’s shifter community are involved, but it’s becoming harder and harder to tell which residents can be trusted. Even John’s family isn’t above suspicion. The body count is rising, and it looks like John is the killer’s next target.
Romance on the Edge
Ethan Stone doesn’t write your typical boy meets boy stories. With a combination of love and suspense he makes his characters work hard for their HEAs. If they can survive what he puts them through, then they can survive anything. He enjoys Romance with an Edge.
Ethan has been reading mysteries and thrillers since he was young. He’s had a thing for guys in uniform for just as long. That may have influenced the stories he writes.
He’s a native Oregonian with two kids. One of whom has made him a grandfather three times over; even though he is way too young.
Readers can find Ethan online.
His books: http://www.ethanjstone.com/my-books
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