A warm welcome to author Ethan Stone joining us today to talk about his new release “Wild Instincts”.
Welcome Ethan 🙂
Thanks for joining me on my Wild Instincts blog tour. This is book two in the Seaside Shifters series and features a bear shifter with other breeds as supporting characters. Since this is a shifter book I thought I’d talk about shifters books I’ve read and enjoyed.
Even though I read quite a bit most of the time I don’t read shifter series. I don’t have anything against them, and writing them is certainly fun, but they’re just not usually my cup of tea. But over the years I’ve read several books that wowed me.
One of the first shifter book I read after discovering MM was the With or Without series by J.L. Langley.
There are several smaller stories in the series but the main ones are; Without Reservations, With Caution and With Abandon. Chayton and Keaton, from book one, were simply amazing. It’s a bit paranormal with some Gay For You added in. It’s a shame Langley hasn’t written anything in years because she’s truly one of the best. (Her Sci-Regency books are awesome too.)
Joely Skye was another author I read many years back. She’s written a couple MM shifter book series. Northern Shifters consists of Marked, Feral, Lynx, and Running Wild.
A spin-off series is called Wolf Town; Wolf Town, Push Pull and Moon Run. I enjoyed the Wolf Town series but not as much as the Northern Shifters.
One of the reasons I enjoyed that series is because it looks at different kinds of breeds. Marked is a great hurt/comfort story with one main dealing with scars and another being fearful of entering a relationship with a werewolf.
Trey and Jonah in Lynx are my favorite couple of the series. Trey is an FBI agent, a favorite character type of mine, and Jonah is an isolated lynx shifter. There is a great love affair here that takes place over years. Some very hot sex here and great angst.
A recent discovery of mine is the Holland Brothers series by Toni Griffin. I’ve only listened to the audiobooks but have greatly enjoyed them all. The characters are well drawn out and the romances are intense. I don’t always like insta-love but it works with her stories. They really stand out in a crowd of shifter books.
A stand-alone shifter book that stands out in my memory is Pretty Poison by Kari Gregg.
This has the added zing of being an excellent mpreg book as well. I love the push pull with Wade and Noah. Great pairing here.
As an honorable mention there is a series with bear shifters that I absolutely loved. However, upon discovering the author was a plagiarist I stopped reading all her books. It’s a shame because they were interesting characters.
I hope you enjoy my shifters half as much as I enjoyed these other stories.
Wild Instincts (Seaside Shifters, Bk 2)
Cover Artist: Garrett Leigh
Police cadet and bear shifter Tyson Dakota looks forward to his on-the-job training in Seaside, Oregon, working alongside his cousin, Chief of Police John Dakota. Their goal is to investigate the growing meth epidemic and identify the kingpin bringing the drugs into their community. All signs point to someone inside law enforcement working with the drug traffickers, and Tyson must find out who before the body count gets any higher. Along the way, Tyson meets Amante, a charismatic and attractive man in town for reasons he doesn’t want to share. Tyson is drawn to Amante despite his secretive ways and is sure there could be more between them than explosive passion, if he could just get Amante to make his stay in Seaside permanent. But when Tyson’s pursuit of justice puts him at odds with Amante, they could lose more than their fledgling relationship. They could end up losing their lives.
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