Author: Ki Brightly
Yulian Volkov is an entrepreneur and lone werewolf who hates the city. At a pack meeting, he learns the only member he’s attracted to is being expelled for crimes unspecified. Yulian strikes a deal with the pack leader to allow Rolly Witten to live on his farm and work in his Meadery. Although enjoying handsome Rolly’s company, Yulian must tread carefully, since Rolly doesn’t trust him and the pack doesn’t acknowledge homosexuality exists. Meanwhile, Yulian stealthily courts Rolly by teaching him the value of his wolf side.
Rolly, who’s known he was gay since he was a teen, has accepted a life of solitude—and a life of crime. He has no desire to relocate. Yet Yulian’s trust in his ability to do honest work builds his confidence. As life is settling well for them, Rolly learns a friend from his old pack had a crush on him, and he’s torn between returning his friend’s feelings or pursuing the budding relationship with Yulian. But that’s not their worst problem. Assassins are trying to take out both wolves, and they need to figure out who wants them dead or all the trust and happiness they’re building together won’t matter.
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A few words on The Shape of Honey:
I’ve talked before, at length, about Rolly and Yulian who are the main characters in The Shape of Honey, but one of my favorite characters, who will be appearing in my next novel The Paranaturalist, is Stevie Wright. Steven is a good guy, a sweet, down home country guy, and a policeman with the Sheriff’s office. If I’m honest, part of the inspiration for him lies in my childhood enjoyment of The Andy Griffith Show. There are three ways police can be portrayed to my mind: sort of neutral, background characters diligently doing their job, frightening (if you’re on the spot to be arrested), or great guys saving the day.
Stevie’s that last one.
Steven’s lost in his father’s shadow, just trying to make the world a better place, and for a brief moment he thinks he might be able to do that with Rolly, in spite of Rolly’s sketchy past. Stevie turns out to be a good friend to the werewolves of Howling Wolf Farm, and eventually finds love with one of them, though not Rolly.
Ki Brightly is an author of short and lengthy erotic and romantic (and sometimes both) fiction.
Ki’s hobbies include painting, cooking, eating, and exercising (because of the cooking and eating). Ki is also an established beach bum during the late spring and summer months, which tends to cut into writing time. Occasionally, breaks are taken from the writing process to go to a day job and have snuggles with the husband and kiddos.
Endlessly curious, Ki enjoys reading a variety of books in every genre imaginable, but has been devouring urban fantasy and science fiction of late.
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