Let's start with you telling us a little bit about yourself, Ethan.
I’m forty-one years old and have been writing full-time for a couple of years now. I live in Oregon which is where I grew up. I spent almost a decade in Nevada doing a variety of jobs including newspaper reporter and correctional officer.
What would people be most surprised to learn about you?
I don’t always have a censor and there are times I overshare. Sometimes that’s not so bad but other times it means I reveal personal stuff I probably should’ve kept to myself.
When did you start writing, is it something you've always been interested in, or did it develop later in life?
I’ve always loved writing. When I went to college I thought newspaper reporting was the way to go. I figured that wasn’t the career for me after four years on the job. I wrote for myself for years and worked on a soap opera world. Once I discovered M/M I realized the stories in my head would actually have a home.
Has it been everything you thought it would be or not?
Well, I’m not making a living at it yet which is something I had hoped for by now. But I still can’t imagine doing anything else. If I do ever get an EDJ I will still find time to write.
How did it feel when you realized that your very first book was going to be published?
Unbelievable. It was, and still is, an incredible and incomparable high.
What's your favorite part of writing a book?
Usually the beginning where I’m the most excited about what I’m working on. I also enjoy the days leading up to the end.
After that the doubt sneaks back in.
Do you get time to read for pleasure? If so, which books do you enjoy?
Yes, I usually write in the morning and read in the evenings. I read all sorts of books in the M/M genre. My favorite authors include Mary Calmes and Jordan Castillo Price.
Are there any other genres you'd be interested in writing?
Sci Fi, Dystopian
Please tell us a little about your most recent release.
Hiding in Plain Sight is a follow-up to Vegas Hustle. It continues the story of Adam and Javi. Vegas Hustle was about them meeting and falling in love. Hiding in Plain Sight is set years later and the men have spent time apart. This story is about them coming back together and working through their issues.
Anything you want to say to your readers?
You guys rock! Without you I am nothing. I appreciate you so very, very much.
Ethan Stone’s most recent releases:
Hiding in Plain Sight
What happens when happily ever after ends in heartbreak?
After surviving a harrowing ordeal in Las Vegas, Javi Campos and Adam Brand seemed destined for a lifetime of love. However, life and insecurities got in the way, and Javi left, nearly destroying Adam in the process.
They’ve spent ten years apart, but circumstances bring them together again. Now a personal escort, Javi is terrified when his companion for the evening is killed in the bed they shared. As the obvious suspect, he turns to the only man in Portland he knows he can trust…his former lover, Adam.
Adam is shocked to hear from Javi, but he believes in him and agrees to help. The investigation takes them into the backstabbing world of Big Pharma as well as the religious homophobic culture of Russian Old Believers. While attempting to find the real killer, Adam and Javi have no choice but to deal with their lingering feelings for each other.
The situation might be the catalyst they need to finally find their long-awaited happily ever after. But first they have to solve the case before either one of them becomes the next victim.
A business trip to Las Vegas becomes a life or death situation for a comic book fan.
Comic book geek Adam Brand is young, good-looking and wealthy. He’s also a virgin because he’s not skilled at picking up guys. While in Vegas with his friend Dean to finalize a real estate deal, he throws caution to the wind and hires a professional. Hustler Javier Campos is just Adam’s type and his first time is perfect.
Things go very wrong when Dean and Adam have a run-in with two corrupt cops and Dean ends up dead. Adam must go into hiding with Javier where they realise their attraction is more than just a business arrangement.
Compromised (Uniformity 1)
Kash never thought he'd find true love working at a maximum security prison, but that's exactly what happens.
Correctional Officer Daniel "Kash" Kashaveroff is single, gay and working at a maximum security prison in a small town in Nevada. Not the best job or town in which to meet men. He wants to fall in love again but isn't actively looking.
Then he begins working with a new partner, Zane Davis, and his life is turned upside down. Kash is attracted to Zane but isn't sure the sexy man plays for his team. When the gay or not mystery is solved, Zane and Kash begin a relationship that starts as friends-with-benefits but soon becomes a committed one.
Zane is bisexual and as much as he cares for Kash, he is still drawn to women. The attraction to the fairer sex creates problems in the relationship but Kash is committed to making it work.
While dealing with his relationship issues, Kash also becomes friends with an inmate named Cody Ives. Becoming personally involved with an inmate is against the rules, but Kash believes in the young man's innocence and insists on proving it.
Excerpt from Hiding in Plain Sight
At ten, I lay down in bed but recognized sleep wasn’t going to come easily. I popped an Ambien into my mouth and washed it down with water from the en suite bathroom.
The pill worked fast and I was out a few minutes after I’d returned to bed.
I dreamed of Javi, of course. The dreams included reality—us making love at a club in Vegas—and unreality—Javi literally flying out of my arms as if he had wings.
It was the loud, persistent knocking that didn’t make sense. In my dream I was in a park with tall trees and I couldn’t determine where the sound was coming from.
Then there was a voice.
“Sir! Mr. Brand. Adam!”
I snapped awake and startled at the man standing over me. My butler, Milo.
“I’m sorry for coming inside your room without your permission, Mr. Brand, but you weren’t responding.”
“It’s fine.” I sat up. “Is something wrong?”
Milo bit his bottom lip and glanced around as if he were hesitant to make eye contact.
“Is it Dad?”
His eyes widened. “No, it’s not your father.” He held out a phone. “Someone called on the house phone. He says he needs to talk to you right away.”
“Who is it?”
Milo shuffled nervously. “It’s Javi… I mean, Mr. Campos.”
This had to be a dream. There was no way Javi could be on the phone. I rubbed my eyes, but when I could focus again, Milo was still there. I took the phone from his hand and put it to my ear, though I hesitated before speaking. “Hello?”
“Adam, I’m so sorry. I didn’t know who else to call. I’m in trouble. I woke up next to a dead man.”