Thursday, September 28, 2017

Release Blitz: The Half Wolf by Jay Northcote (Review)

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK

NB: This book will be exclusive to Amazon for 90 days, after that it will be available at all major retailers.

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.

3.5 Stars!

Definitely a unique take on the shifters and the relationship with humans.

This was a good beginning into this world of Shifters and while I can't say I absolutely loved it, I definitely enjoyed many aspects of Kellan and Quinn's story. I always find the dynamics between humans and shifters to be intriguing and I love how it generally reflects how societies really respond to those considered outside the norm, as well as being reflective of the way minorities are treated. We see the way humans treat the shifters and their motives for doing so. Jay did a great job of making their fears and prejudices jump from the pages and making me feel their animosity for Kellan's pack.

I really liked how the relationship between Quinn and Kellan developed somewhat slowly compared to many Shifter books. Both characters had a somewhat innocent feeling to them in regards to a relationship between them. Obviously the fact that they both believed it would never work out, Kellan's pack would eventually move on and Quinn was supposedly human, added to it all. I liked that there wasn't just an instant claiming over one another, instead there was a lot of discovery between them as well as with Quinn.

Overall, this was an enjoyable story and I liked both characters. There were a few moments I felt dragged on or were just slow but once it got going that feeling seemed to lessen. I feel as if there could definitely be some fun and exciting stories in this world if this book becomes a series. I love PNR and would certainly love to read what comes next.

***Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by the author/publisher for my reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.

Author Bio

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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