Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Release Blitz Review: The Half Wolf by Jay Northcote

The Half Wolf
by Jay Northcote
Genre: M/M Romance, Paranormal
Release Date: September 26, 2017

Mate, family, pack, home… can Quinn and Kellan have it all?

Quinn grew up feeling out of place in the small town he calls home. Yearning for something he can’t name, he’s always felt different but never known why.

Kellan is part of a nomadic shifter pack. When they set up camp in the woods near Quinn’s town, the humans are unwelcoming and suspicious of the newcomers. The moment Kellan catches sight—and scent—of Quinn, he knows Quinn is special. But for the first time in his life, Kellan can’t trust his instincts. Quinn is human, and Kellan is a wolf shifter, so how can they ever be mates?

Their bond is instant and exhilarating. It breaks Quinn’s heart to know their relationship can only be temporary. Love isn’t enough when pack law forbids shifters to mate with humans. Tension explodes between pack and humans, and when Quinn discovers a shocking truth about himself that changes everything, he fears he’ll have to choose between the only life he’s ever known and the man he loves.

This is a lovely little read about young love with a paranormal twist. The romance was pretty straight forward with some insta-love thrown in, there are some challenges that the characters have to navigate, but being a short read, things were settled neatly in a short time. 

Quinn seems to be a only gay man in their small town. His life is pretty mundane with working for his aunt's shop and visiting his only best friend, Tash. That is until a pack of shifters came to camp at their town and Quinn's life suddenly gotten more interesting than he bargained for. 

Kellan belongs to a nomadic pack that have to keep moving due to human's hostility towards them. Stopping at a new town proves to be a challenge, until Kellan meet the friendly Quinn and instantly intrigue by his unnatural scent. 

These two young men are simply lovely and despite their instant attraction, the progression seems natural, if you can call feeling strong attraction to your destine mate as natural. They are just so smitten with each other and like any youngster, they believe their love can triumph everything else, which is naive, but so damn romantic. 

While they are high on each other, there is a rogue shifter on the loose that is causing havoc in the town and everyone start blaming Kellan's pack. With so much animosity towards the shifter, Kellan might have to move sooner than Quinn prepared for. Overall, the story is low on angst, high on love and there was a little bit of suspense thrown in when they are hunting for the rogue shifter. 

Jay lives just outside Bristol in the West of England. He comes from a family of writers, but always used to believe that the gene for fiction writing had passed him by. He spent years only ever writing emails, articles, or website content.

One day, Jay decided to try and write a short story—just to see if he could—and found it rather addictive. He hasn’t stopped writing since.

Jay writes contemporary romance about men who fall in love with other men. He has five books published by Dreamspinner Press, and also self-publishes under the imprint Jaybird Press. Many of his books are now available as audiobooks.

Jay is transgender and was formerly known as she/her.