Expectant Moon: An MM gay paranormal romance. (Gladstone Shifters Book 1) Alexander Elliott
Tolerated. Ignored. Threatened.
Modern gay shifters struggle for equality, but history paints a different picture.
When Alpha Ben Blair challenges the status quo, he unintentionally ignites a controversy which divides the community.
While Gladstone soon becomes the focus of competing forces, Ben gains new allies in Evan Reid, a misunderstood Arctic wolf possessing unique gifts, and Jack Eby, an ancient shifter holding the key to their future.
Join the Gladstone shifters as they find love, acceptance and purpose in a time of monumental change. Discover the unexpected in EXPECTANT MOON! Notice: Contains steamy M/M content.
Book 1 Expectant Moon
Book 2 Traitor’s Moon
Book 3 Abundant Moon
Publication date 25/4/2018
Ben is a little bit of an enigma, we don’t know a lot about him, only that he doesn’t go home in school breaks not even for the school holidays! He owns a construction company that builds houses, he’s pretty good at it, so much so that he paid for his college fees with the money he earns! We get snippets of his life through the book, and his is probably the saddest.
Jack born in 1848, his grandfather was a True Elder, teaching him much before he passed away. Jack lives on his own, he communes a lot with nature, he likes his own company, but also longs for that special someone to share his long life with.
Jack is also in touch with Evan (I’m not sure how, but there was a connection) he knows Evan will find him soon, but he’s not sure of the outcome!
“Though True Elders are rare, our people have never been without them. Each one is not only a Delta, but a historian. Their lifelong task is to collect information about our people, absorb and remember the past, and teach it to future generations. All historians are keepers of our history, traditions, and practices, and are crucial to our way of life. Without this work we would lose the continuity of our history, and the knowledge which enables us to function in a human world.“
Evan came from a large family of wolf shifters, but he’s always been different, very solemn, very much a loner, his family had known he was a Delta, and after explaining it to him, Evan was pleased, it answered all sorts of questions.
Moving away at eighteen was more traumatic for his family than for Evan, his future path started now!
The history lesson in the prologue wasn’t all that helpful, but it did give us a little insight to this pack and their story.
We learn there are the usual wolf hierarchy, but we also now have Delta’s.
“Generations passed before a concerted effort was made to reclaim their heritage. Council members were charged with collecting written documents and all oral history, including stories from the oldest shifters among them. When the endeavor bore fruit, they were shocked to learn how much they’d lost. One of the most surprising discoveries revealed a long-forgotten type of shifter. Along with Alphas, Betas and Omegas was another distinct group called Deltas. The Deltas served as guides for the pack, functioning as doctors, lawyers, judges, ambassadors and historians. As they died off, their unique role was forgotten. The tasks fell to others who remained ignorant of their special designation and place in pack life.“
The book does tend to jump about, going from past, to present, back to the past and it goes on for quiet a few chapters.
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About the Author…
Alexander Elliott is an independent author of multiple titles in science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, and romance. His work is replete with themes of love, passion, family, humor, hope, and acceptance. Justice triumphs over evil and the bad guys never win – providing happy endings for his stories.
While Alexander would prefer to write full time, he’s still working a regular job. The spare moments in between are filled with a good soak in the tub, reading, cooking, giving to charity, and keeping up with his kids, grandkids, and extended family. He thrives on chocolate, enjoys sending birthday cards, and considers himself an old-school Star Trek fan. While he is afraid of heights and hates exercise, he’s a loyal friend, neat housekeeper, and an enthusiastic grandpa.
The author has been praised for masterful storytelling and phenomenal world-building skills. His books feature realistic, well-developed characters, emotional depth, sizzling romance, and all the adventure, action, and intrigue necessary for a great read. Online reviews average 4.6 out of 5 stars.
Alexander knows real life can be discouraging and stressful. Reading allows him to get away from it all, and he invites you to join him.