PBA would like to welcome author Ethan Stone to the blog. (hint: it MIGHT be his birthday, so be sure to leave him some birthday wishes in the comments 😉 ). I am currently reading his Totally Bound title, Compromised and enjoying it immensely, so be sure to watch for my review of it, and the sequel Damaged, soon.
Today is a big day. It’s my birthday. I’m turning 29! Just ignore the fact that I have a 15 year old son and a 24 year old daughter. Umm, I started having sex young…really young. Not buying it are ya?
Fine. I’m forty. The big 4-0. Fucking forty!?! I don’t feel that old. Certainly not how I thought I would feel when I hit this milestone.
I’ve been dreading this day though I really don’t know why. Age is just a number, right?
This past year has been very interesting and the changes began right about now in 2013. February started with me working at a maximum security prison in Nevada. I’d celebrated my seventh anniversary there just a couple months prior. Celebrated isn’t the right word because I wasn’t really happy to be there. Most days I hated my job, I was always stressed and I was depressed, though I didn’t realize it at the time.
On a personal front I was in a back and forth relationship with a man who I’d loved at one time. My closest friends were sure I’d never pull away from him.
Then everything changed.
For various reasons, I found myself no longer employed. The good paying job was the excuse I’d used for not leaving Nevada. After all, I had a teenage son to provide for, I couldn’t just quit and move without another job lined up. But without the job I’d seen as my career I didn’t have any reason to stay.
I’d been wanting to move to Oregon to be closer to family and suddenly I no longer had a reason not to go. So I did. I rented out my house, packed my things and hauled ass to Oregon. I hated the idea of living with my dad because it felt like a step backward in my life.
Up until the day I left, I know a few good friends who didn’t believe I’d actually do it. I wasn’t so sure I would either.
The move gave me a chance to work on what I really wanted to do—write fulltime. Have I been successful? I’m not sure. My writing process seems to be procrastinate for two months then write like crazy for a month.
I’ve written two full length novels, Damaged and Recruited. The latter will be published in March. I co-wrote a novella with Sara York, Transparency, and published a collection of erotic stories, Dirty. Additionally, two previously written novellas were published. A fair amount of work, so why do I feel like I’ve accomplished nothing?
On the personal front I’ve met many, many men. Dated a few of them, including a truly wonderful man who just wasn’t the right man for me. I was even Catfished. For those of you who don’t know what the term means click here…
And now I’m dating a super sweet guy, possibly the nicest guy I’ve ever met. (Hi, Babe.)
I’ve made a couple very good friends. (Hi, Willie and Nick.)
In November, my 43 year old brother died unexpectedly. That was a hard thing to deal with but I thank God I was here for my dad when it happened.
Back when I lost my job I didn’t know why it happened. I think I do now. And I wouldn’t change a thing. Well, there was that one guy with the nylon jogging pants fetish.
About the Author
Ethan Stone has recently returned to Oregon and is working on re-growing his web feet. He has been obsessed with two things in his life: books and all things gay. After spending years trying to ignore the voices in his head, he finally decided to sit down and listen to them.
What he discovered was a perfect union of his two obsessions. Ethan used to have a day job that paid the bills. He wore a uniform to work and he looked damn sexy in it. Now he gets to wear sweatpants and watch movies all day.
Where to Find Ethan
Where to BUY Ethan
Ethan has kindly offered one lucky commenter there very own eCopy of the Totally Bound title Damaged.
Contest ends 3 Mar at 11:59pm.
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
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