Hacked Up by Ethan Stone Blog Tour, Guest Post/Character Bio & Review!

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Hiya peeps! We have Ethan Stone stopping by today with the blog tour for his newest release Hacked Up, we have a fantastic guest post from Ethan where shares the bio for his character Peter Tao, we also have my review of Hacked Up, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Hacked Up

by

Ethan Stone

Seattle is being plagued by a string of gruesome murders. For Detective Peter Tao, it’s a career-making case, but he’s struggling to find a lead. How is the killer choosing his victims? What is he trying to prove?

With a long list of suspects and nothing to connect them, Peter is more determined than ever to apprehend the murderer. Then Peter gets the one vital piece of evidence that ties everything together. Now he’ll have to look beyond the obvious to identify the killer before anyone else is murdered.

Solve the mystery in this fast-moving crime thriller by Ethan Stone.

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Peter Tao character inspiration: Yul Kwon from Survivor

Ethan Stone & Peter Tao!

First of all I’d like to thank MM Good Book Reviews for allowing me to visit today.

Today I’d like to give readers a little insight into how I create my characters. This is my bio for Peter Tao, the main character of Hacked Up. The basic form has a lot of stuff I don’t use and some of it I come up with as I write. Some of this was filled in before writing the book as well as during, but some of it I filled out for this post.

Enjoy and thanks for coming.

Basic Statistics

Name: Bae Peter Tao
Age: 32
Height: 5’8”
Weight: 185 lbs
Race: Asian-American
Skin: Yes
Hair: Black
Eyes: Copper
Expressions: Side eye
Describe their smile: Reserved, Set (a set smile or expression does not change, and often hides what someone is really thinking)
Tattoos/Scars? : No
Glasses/Contacts?: No
Left/Right handed?: Right
Sex: Cisgender male
Sexuality: Homosexual
Blood type: A
Nationality: Korean
Socioeconomic level as a child: Lower middle class
Socioeconomic level as an adult: Upper middle class
Birth date: November 10. Scorpio
Birth place: Seattle, Washington
Current residence: House
Describe their dwelling/house: Two bedroom. Large living room. Extra large shower.
Occupation: Seattle Police Department
Title/Rank: Detective
Hobbies/Pastimes: Classic television
Talents/Skills/Powers: Investigative mind. Questions everything.
Birth order: Only Child
Family: Parents still alive.

Past History

Childhood: Happy. Parents both worked two jobs but gave Peter everything he needed.
Most important childhood event that still affects him/her: When he was six a cousin came out as lesbian. She was disowned by her family. Peter’s parents supported the decision.
Why/How? : Thinks of this when he considers coming out to his parents. He’d rather stay single or keep his sexuality from his parents then disappoint them.
Biggest role model: As an adult it’s his mentor/trainer Detective Jamey Nolan.
Why?: Jamey was the first person in his professional life to accept Peter as gay. Taught him friendship as well as police work.

Intellectual/Mental/Personality Attributes and Attitudes

Intelligence Level: High
Known Languages: Korean and English
Character’s long-term goals/desires in life: Advance in his career
Character’s short-term goals/desires in life: Solve his case
Secret desires: Find someone to love
How self-confident is the character?: Somewhat. Often questions himself in his personal and professional life.
Patience level: on a level of 1 to 10? 5. Rather even tempered unless someone close to him is in danger.
Does the character seem ruled by emotion or logic or some combination thereof? Logic most of the time. Has a tight lid on his emotions.
Describe their sense of humor: Reserved. Snickers a lot. Rarely truly laughs. No big belly laughs.
If granted one wish, what would it be?: To bring someone back from the dead. (Can’t say who because SPOILER!)
If they could be described with one of the seven virtues, which would it be? Tie between temperance and diligence
If they could be described with one of the seven sins, which would it be? In the book it would be a tie between wrath and lust.
Biggest Vulnerability (non physical): His emotions
Optimist or Pessimist: Pessimist
Introvert or extrovert: Introvert
Greatest Fear: Dying alone

Favorites

Color: Green
Clothing: Jeans
Room in the house and why: Living room. Can be alone.
Food/drinks: Pizza
Music genre: Classic rock
Songs and Singers/Bands:
Animal: Lion 

Sex/Romantic Life

What do they consider to be a romantic setting/activity/date? A night out going to dinner and spending time alone
Virgin? No
Describe his/her sex life: When Hacked Up starts he has a fuck buddy named Haro.
How often does this character have sex? A few times a month.
How long can he/she go without sex? Years
How does this character feel emotionally, after sex? Depends on the relationship. With Haro he’s satisfied but not totally fulfilled. In a loving relationship he is relaxed.
Turn-ons: Kissing. Touching.
Turn-offs: Rude men
Fetishes/Fantasies: To be dominated while also feeling loved.
Usually on the top or bottom?: Top
Dominant or Submissive? Usually dominant.
Describe their first sexual experience: Awkward handjob with a neighbor.
At what age? 16
Was it planned/originally intended? Totally spur of the moment.
Was it consensual? Yes
How did they feel emotionally, afterwards? Confused.
How has this affected the character, if substantially at all? Has equated sex to be hidden.
Have they ever impregnated someone, or been impregnated? Now that would be a trick. No MPREG in this book but if that’s your thing check out my other books Wild Retaliation and Wild Instincts.

What does this character think/feel about:
Marriage: Fine with it, doesn’t think it’s for him.
Children: Would love to have a couple but doubts he will
Sex: Likes it
Love: Wants it
Homosexuality: Cool with it even if his parents think it’s wrong
The opposite sex: They’re fine.

If you could choose an actor for this character, who would it be? He’s not an actor but I based Peter’s looks and attitude on Yul Kwon, the winner of Survivor: Cook Islands.

If you could choose a voice actor for this character, who would it be? If we’re talking audiobook I’d love Tristan James to narrate the book.

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Peter Tao character inspiration: Yul Kwon from Survivor

About Ethan!

Ethan Stone Avatar_ES 300X300Romance on the Edge

Ethan Stone doesn’t write your typical boy meets boy stories. With a combination of love and suspense he makes his characters work hard for their HEAs. If they can survive what he puts them through, then they can survive anything. He enjoys Romance with an Edge.

Ethan has been reading mysteries and thrillers since he was young. He’s had a thing for guys in uniform for just as long. That may have influenced the stories he writes.

He’s a native Oregonian with two kids. One of whom has made him a grandfather three times over; even though he is way too young.

Readers can find Ethan online.

AUTHOR LINKS:

Email: ethanstone.nv@gmail.com | Pinterest |  Tumblr | Ethan’s Books

Review

Ethan Stone - Hacked Up CoverTitle: Hacked Up

Author: Ethan Stone

Genre: Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller

Length: Novel (264pgs)

ISBN: B01NBXY0UW

Publisher: Stone Publishing (6th February 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Seattle is being plagued by a string of gruesome murders. For Detective Peter Tao, it’s a career-making case, but he’s struggling to find a lead. How is the killer choosing his victims? What is he trying to prove?

With a long list of suspects and nothing to connect them, Peter is more determined than ever to apprehend the murderer. Then Peter gets the one vital piece of evidence that ties everything together. Now he’ll have to look beyond the obvious to identify the killer before anyone else is murdered.

Solve the mystery in this fast-moving crime thriller by Ethan Stone.

Purchase Link: https://www.amazon.com/Hacked-Up-Thriller-Ethan-Stone-ebook/dp/B01NBXY0UW/

Review: Peter gets handed a case that is gruesome, trying to find any leads is hard and the ones they do find quickly peter out so Peter and his partner, Jamey, are racing against the clock as the body count rises.

Well, I think I’ve told you all I can about the actually storyline because if I try to say anything else I’d give something away 😉 I can tell you about Peter though and he’s a fascinating character, he has a very staunch view of what’s right and wrong, especially when it comes to cheating spouses, but he does try to understand that he doesn’t know the truth behind every relationship (he can still be an ass about it though). He’s very driven and he’s one person that you would have to have as a friend. He’s been hurt by love in the past so he guards his heart and is very reluctant to lower his defences, but when he does he still sticks to his convictions.

The actual case that Peter is working is brilliant woven, it leads you in different directions and has you wondering just who is the culprit really is because there are a couple of red herrings littered throughout the case. There’s confusion and mystery that dog you as you try to get to the bottom of the case, but Ethan Stone makes us work for it and even then he throws in a twist or two just to confound you.

While there is a romance blossoming for Peter, it is low key and Peter takes it slowly so don’t expect hot sex, there’s some heavy petting which is hot but there’s more to the relationship than two men jumping into bed. There’s also some tragedy in the story that sort-of pulls your bleeding heart out of your body in its traitorous grip, I won’t even touch on that as it’s something that’s felt throughout the story.

I loved this story and am so happy that Ethan Stone wrote a new detective character, Peter’s story is amazing and *fingers crossed* we’ll see more of him in the future.

I recommend this to those who love delving into mysteries and thrillers, who love flawed characters, who adore twists and turns, who love storylines that can confound, who love budding romances, and those who adore Ethan Stone’s Flesh series, because this story is just as good.  

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