Friday, May 25, 2012

Celebrating A New Gay Shifter Romance From Winona Wilder

Today on our Cyber Launch Party Blog, we're celebrating the release of ALPHA BEAR, the second book in Winona Wilder's  new Northern Shifters Series!

ALPHA BEAR by Winona Wilder

Northern Shifters Book Two

Blake feels lost after his best friend settles down with a mate. They were both initiated into the Marcelle wolf pack as orphans, but now it’s only Blake without a past or future. He has a spark of hope when his alpha mentions a buried box that could contain the answers he seeks.

The only problem...the box is deep in bear territory.

When Gage meets a foreign bear near his bathing pond, he’s immediately attracted to the dark-haired stranger. They engage in a passionate love affair, only to question their relationship when the lust settles. Blake’s different customs continually rouse Gage’s suspicions. Is he a human, bear, or a wolf trespassing on their land?

Can an alpha bear and wolf bridge the gap in their worlds for the sake of love? Will the contents of the buried box bring them closer or tear them apart?


Winona Wilder enjoys delving into the human mind and exploring emotion. She savors the challenge of mixing smoking hot sex with lovable, complex characters. When not spending time with her husband and children in the Great Canadian North, she's typing away at her next alternative romance.

She also writes bestselling erotic and menage romance as Stacey Espino.


WIN - Leave Winona a question today at her Cyber Launch Party and your name goes in the hat for a copy of her new book!  Please leave your email address so we can contact you if you are today's winner - Good Luck!


  1. Happy Release Day Winona!!!

    For those not familiar with your Northern Shifters Series, can you tell us all about it and about your new book?

    I know you've been pretty busy with your Stacey Espino releases, what have you in store for us readers this summer from Stacey and Winona?

    Enjoyed the excerpts from ALPHA BEAR and can't wait to read it. I hope it's a huge seller for you!

    Hope you enjoy your release day party! Have fun!

  2. Congrats! I love me some hunny bear. I think bears are my new favorite shifters. What is the oddest shifter you've written?

    1_trouble AT msn DOT com

  3. Hi DeNita,

    Thank you for the party!
    The Northern Shifters are stand alone novels within the same world. They feature different shifters from the Marcelle wolf pack as well as other shifters. I want all the guts to get their happily ever after!

    I've been writing a lot. The next Winona book will be book 3 in this series. It will feature the Marcelle alpha, Redden.

    I have a new book in Stacey's Wolves of Climax series coming out approx. once a month. Taming Travis should go on pre-order later today and releases June 4th.
    I just sent in book #5 so expect it soon.
    Cowboy Outcasts is a special western ménage as it features a hero with Tourette Syndrome. Both my husband and son are afflicted. It will be out in June at Evernight.
    The Reluctant Virgin (Ride 'Em Hard, 6) will be out in July at Siren. It features a heroine with a physical disability and I'm excited about the release.
    I'll be subbing Uniform Fetish, 2 very soon. This one will feature yummy cops!
    That's all for now.

    Stacey xo

  4. Donna,

    So far I've only done bears, wolves, and fox. There will be more as the series progresses!


  5. Good excerpts - was expecting Gage, the bear shifter, to be the top and not the wolf shifter, Blake. Since bears are solitary animals, meaning non-pack animals, and will this aspect cause a conflict in their relationship in the book?

    strive4bst at yahoo dot com

  6. Hi Jess,

    Gage comes from a different world than Blake as bears are isolated and solitary. I think they end up complimenting each other quite nicely.


  7. Congratulations on the book! How do you like to celebrate each new release?


  8. I love shifter stories. What do you think would be the strangest shifter around?
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  9. I love the sound of this book, but I gotta admit that your description of Cowboy Outcasts really catches my eye. Was this book harder to write than your usual?


  10. Bn100'

    We went to the movies :)

  11. Debby, I've heard of ducks, squirrels and many other unusual shifters :)

  12. Ley,

    It's a difficult issue to write. Very difficult. I enjoyed the emotional aspect.


  13. Congratulations on your new release. What is your favorite genre to read or write? Do you ever use someone you know or meet as a character in your books?
    sstrode at scrtc dot com