Length: 65,000 words approx
Cover Design: Garrett Leigh @Black Jazz Design
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.
4 out of 5 stars
The Half Wolf is a new m/m shifter paranormal romance from author Jay Northcote. This is the author's first foray into paranormal...and I hope it's not his last because I really enjoyed this book.
The Half Wolf features a lot of the signature style, that I've come to expect, when reading one of his books. Strong characters that while not perfect aren't overly flawed but still demonstrate growth and inner strength. While both of these characters are in their early 20's, they are easily relateable, partly due to the circumstances of each of their lives.
There are some twists and turns within the story that keep it moving at a good pace. The storyline itself is very engaging and completely draws you in. I read the book pretty much in one sitting. I really don't want to 'retell' the plot because it does give away some parts to the story that you really need to read, and enjoy, for yourself. I will admit that, for me, I would have liked just a bit more development to the secondary characters. Particularly the ones that were closest to Kellan and Quinn like Ruth who raised Quinn, and Kellan's mom. I'm a backstory kind of person and would have liked just a bit more of those empty spots filled in for a fuller story.
Otherwise this was a well written, and highly enjoyable first paranormal story for this author. I truly enjoyed both main characters, and their first 'dates' are sweet as much as they are hot and sexy. I really hope that Jay decides to write more books either in this world or in another paranormal setting. I totally recommend this book for all of you paranormal romance junkies out there.. you need to grab this and sit down and enjoy it to the fullest. It's well worth the read!
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.
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