Ethan Stone on In the Flesh ~ Blog Tour, Interview, Local Giveaway

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Title: In the Flesh
Author: Ethan Stone
Publisher: DSP Publications
Cover Artist: Aaron Anderson
Publication Date:04/07/2015
Genre/Sub-Genre: Gay, Mystery


Reno Detective Cristian Flesh is an out and unashamed cop, but his slutty ways might be his downfall. Christian lives by a strict set of personal rules, preferring hook-ups and anonymous encounters to committed relationships. His guidelines work for him… until one of his tricks is murdered and he becomes the prime suspect.

Leave it to handsome lawyer Colby Maddox to save Christian’s life. He takes the case and the attraction between them is quick and undeniable. After several passion-filled encounters with Colby, Christian unexpectedly wants to break all his rules. However, before they can contemplate a future together, they’ll have to clear Christian’s name and find the real murderer.

2nd Edition


We are here today to talk about the re-release of In the Flesh. What can you tell us about it?

The re-release of all the Flesh books came about after a discussion with Elizabeth North regarding DSP’s new imprint DSP Publications, featuring novels with a focus less on romance and more on other aspects, such as mystery. We agreed the Flesh series would be a good fit for the imprint. In the Flesh was re-edited though no plot points were changed. It was mainly grammar and punctuation issues corrected as well as tense issues. Though my writing style has changed a great deal since I wrote In the Flesh, I tried not to alter too much. The voice I had back then meshed well with Cristian Flesh’s personality.

Tell us more about Cristian Flesh?

He’s an asshole and I love that about him. In the beginning he sleeps around and doesn’t feel bad about it at all. Cristian has a strict set of rules that keep him from getting hurt. These rules start going out the window once he meets Colby Maddox.

What about In the Flesh makes you the most proud?

That’s he unapologetic about who and what he is. He doesn’t hide his sexuality from his co-workers and he defends his right to be who he is. Yeah, he sleeps around, but he’s upfront with the men about what he wants. He doesn’t lie to get guys in bed, he just doesn’t have to.

Cristian Flesh is not your typical hero. Actually, he is a bit of an ass. However, I can’t help but love him. How did you turn him into a sympathetic character?

By showing the cracks in his armor with Gabe and Lex and mostly with Colby.

If you could give one piece of advice to aspiring writers, what would it be?

Just keep writing.

What is the nicest thing a reader has said to you in a review, email, in person, or on social media?

That something I wrote helped them through a tough time.

What are you reading right now and what is next on your to-be-read list?

Right now I’m reading Accidental Contact and Other Mahu Investigations by Neil S. Plakcy. I’m a big fan of the entire Mahu series. Next up is Fair Play by Josh Lanyon.

Rapid Fire Time

  • Go Fish or Old Maid? Old Stud
  • Spades or Euchre? Spades
  • Country or City? Country all the way.
  • Larry or Sterek? Sterek—if I can join.
  • Disney or Nick? Disney
  • Winter or Summer Olympics? Summer
  • To-may-to or to-mah-to? Ketchup
  • Mayo or Miracle Whip? Mayo all the way-o
  • Swift or Perry? Swift
  • Australia or England? Australia

What are you working on? What is next?

I’m working on a story tentatively called Blurred Lines. It’s a dark story that is not a romance.
I have two finished novels that will be out toward the end of the year. The first is a new Flesh book due out in October; Closing Ranks. Then in December, Hiding in Plain Sight, the sequel to Vegas Hustle, will be published.

About the Author:

Avatar2_Ethan-StoneEthan Stone is an out and proud gay man. Which is fairly new in his life, the out part, not the gay part. He’s been queer his whole life, though he tried to deny it for years with a wonderful woman. The years in denial weren’t all bad, he has two amazing kids out of it. His son is a teenager and his daughter has made him a grandfather, three times over. A way too young grandfather.

Ethan has returned to Oregon after almost a decade in Nevada. He no longer has a day job and is doing his best to make a living at this writing thing. If he can’t make a living, he at least wants to support his Mt. Dew and beef jerky addictions.

Author Links:

Twitter: @ethanjstone
Google +:
Ello: @ethanstone92

Tour Stops:

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9 Apr The Novel Approach

10 Apr The Hat Party

11 Apr Hearts on Fire

12 Apr Love Bytes

13 Apr Andrew Q Gordon

14 Apr Fallen Angel Reviews

15 Apr Rainbow Gold Reviews

16 Apr MM Good Book Reviews

17 Apr Bike Book Reviews

Buy Links:

DSP Publications
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA


Ethan Stone has kindly offered a backlist title for 1 lucky commenter

Locally held contests will end 7 days from original posting date at 8pm CST. Must be 18 or older to enter, void where prohibited.


Farewell Giveaway
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.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

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14 thoughts on “Ethan Stone on In the Flesh ~ Blog Tour, Interview, Local Giveaway

  1. Congrats on the re-release of In the Flesh. Nice cover. I really love this series and I’m happy to hear that there will be a new Flesh novel out in October. 🙂

  2. Congratulations on the (re)release of In the Flesh. It Looks like a great read, i love books with a bit of mystery/suspence.
    I really like the blurb of this one.
    Christian Flesh sound like a real character a bit of an asshole as you mentioned in this interview, well those are the best one to read about, never a dull moment 🙂
    Thank you for this giveaway and please count me in

  3. Great interview. I haven’t read any of Ethan’s books yet, although I’ve already downloaded several of them. I’m going to move them up in my TBR list (so I read one of them next…)

  4. Thanks for the interview! I haven’t read any of his books yet, but it will happen soon. I saw this one coming out and didn’t realize it was a re-release.

  5. Ethan Stone is a new author to me but I really liked blurb. I put it on my WANT TO READ List. Thank you for the post and the giveaway!

  6. I enjoy unconventional heroes, with a bit of mystery and romance and characters that are not perfect. Thank you for a chance to win a copy of Ethan Stones new book.

  7. This looks like a great read. Mystery and romance. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of one of Mr Stones books

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