Author: E.J. Russell
Book: Single White Incubus
Series: Supernatural Selection #1
Page/Word Count: 82K words, 321 pages
Categories: Gay Romance, Fantasy/Paranormal/Sci-Fi
Release Date: October 22, 2018
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Cover Artist: L.C. Chase
Does a bear shift in the woods?
Well, partially. That was what got grizzly shifter Ted Farnsworth into trouble. He wasn’t trying to break the Secrecy Pact. He just wants people to see the real him. So he signs up with the mate-matching service Supernatural Selection — which guarantees marriage to a perfect partner. Not only will Ted never be lonely again, but once his new beaver shifter husband arrives, they’ll build Ted’s dream wilderness retreat together. Win-win.
Quentin Bertrand-Harrington, scion of an incubus dynasty, has abstained from sex since nearly killing his last lover. When his family declares it’s time for him to marry, Quentin decides the only way not to murder his partner is to pick someone who’s already dead. Supernatural Selection finds him the ideal vampire, and Quentin signs the marriage agreement sight unseen.
But a mix-up at Supernatural Selection contracts Quentin with Ted. What’s Ted supposed to do with an art historian who knows more about salad forks than screwdrivers? And how can Quentin resist Ted’s mouthwatering life force? Yet as they work together to untangle their inconvenient union, they begin to wonder if their unexpected match might be perfect after all.
About Supernatural Selection
Are you a shifter who’s lost faith in fated mates? A vampire seeking a Second Life companion? Or perhaps you’re a demon yearning to claim a soul (mate)?
Congratulations! Your search is over!
Welcome to Supernatural Selection, where our foolproof spells guarantee your perfect match.
Until they don’t.
5✨s – What an enjoyable story! I loved the characters, their connection and the story that they go through in this book. Shockingly this is my first read from E.J. Russell but I cannot wait for the next in this series and will be looking into her other work. Ted is a lonely bear living in the woods. He’s been causing a bit of trouble so in order to help settle his life and move forward he’s signed up to Supernatural Selections to find him a husband. He’s looking forward to their arrival but unexpectedly, Quentin, an incubus, turns up looking for his new husband, who is not Ted! The two men try to sort out the whole mix up but the time it takes allows a friendship to grow for the men from very different backgrounds. The supernatural element of this story is great! I love when we have all different supernatural creatures come together and this series involves several different kinds. We have a shifter and incubus relationship here and it’s entertaining, enjoyable and heart warming to see what happens to our MC’s. I love our characters! Ted is just so adorable, you can’t help by want to hug him and make him happy. He’s shunned by his kind as he’s weirdly sociable for a bear and loves being around people and his eagerness comes across really well. Quentin was brought up in upper society but doesn’t fit in as an incubus. A past near death experience for a donor leads him to near enough stave himself of “food” but his meeting with Ted shows him what else can be found in life. The connection between them shines through in the author’s writing. I was drawn in right from the start, eager for their HEA and interested to see how they would make it through everything. The setting of the story, in the woods by a lake for Ted’s home with a trek down to the local town of Dewton, is wonderfully described. I found it so easy to imagine myself in the location and definitely is a place I’d love to visit. We have some great secondary characters, both supportive friends and one or two people we love to hate. I highly recommend this book! I’m really looking forward to the next book in the series to see what happened to our missing spouses. I received an ARC from NetGalley and am happily giving a review.
About E.J. Russell:
E.J. Russell holds a BA and an MFA in theater, so naturally she’s spent the last three decades as a financial manager, database designer, and business-intelligence consultant. After her twin sons left for college and she no longer spent half her waking hours ferrying them to dance class, she returned to her childhood love of writing fiction. Now she wonders why she ever thought an empty nest meant leisure.
E.J. lives in rural Oregon with her curmudgeonly husband, the only man on the planet who cares less about sports than she does. She enjoys visits from her wonderful adult children, and indulges in good books, red wine, and the occasional hyperbole.
Where to find E.J. Russell:
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