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Giveaway: Promises (Bounty Hunters #4) A.E. Via

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AUTHOR’S BIO:

A.E. (Adrienne) Via has been a best-selling author in gay romance for five years now, but she’s no stranger to MM. She’s been an avid reader of gay lit for over twenty years before she picked up her laptop to place her own kiss on this beautiful genre. She’s also the founder and owner of Via Star Wings Books, having published a couple of great new up and coming MM authors.

A.E. has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Virginia Wesleyan College that she used to start her own paralegal firm after she graduated in 2008. She spent five years preparing and filing bankruptcy petitions for struggling blue collar workers who couldn’t afford to file with a lawyer. It was a rewarding and satisfying career… but another path called to me. Writing.

A.E.’s writing embodies everything from hopelessly romantic to adventure, to scandalous. Her stories often include intriguing edges and twists that take readers to new, thought-provoking depths.

Now that she’s gotten over her 10 books published hump, she’s kind of known now for her play rough and love hard, bad boy, alphas. However, I do like to push myself to step out of my comfort zone and explore with different tropes, but I never push myself into a whole other genre. I’m head over heels for gay romance and I have tons of more hot stories to tell.

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EXCERPT:
“Bounty hunting?” His mom said, her eyes widening. “Why do these men have to do such dangerous jobs?”

“It’s an important job. Someone has to do it, Mom. And, from what I hear, Brian’s really good at it.” Sway was only giving them basic information. Everything was still too new with him and Brian to reveal too much.

“I know. I just…”

Sway reached over and took his mom’s hand when her words trailed off. He was always careful when he touched her, mindful of her achy joints. He patted her hand gently. He knew why she was concerned and what she wasn’t able to finish saying. She didn’t want Sway to go through any more heartache. Dangerous jobs could result in dangerous situations that lead to injuries, and heaven forbid… death. They’d had enough heartache to last for the rest of their lives, they didn’t need more. Either of them.

“I think he’s a good guy, mom.”

“You went on a date last night,” Sam accused incredulously, coming into the room, causing everyone turn in his direction. Sam stared at Sway, not caring who was watching. He looked as if he’d just been kicked in the stomach. “I thought you didn’t have time to date.”

Sway didn’t answer. Sam didn’t give him a chance before he scooped up the pile of folded sheets and hurried out of the room. Sway saw the hurt and betrayal in his eyes, even though it was completely unwarranted. He’d never once given Sam any indication that they could have anything. Sway had never even flirted with him, having been honest from the start.

“Give him a chance to cool off.” Tweetie watched the closed door Sam was behind. “Crushes can be hard. Believe me. I know. Had quite a few myself.”

Sway sat back down at Tweetie’s insistence. He knew he’d done nothing wrong, but he still felt bad that Sam was upset. The young man had been through a lot and he still had so much more living to do. Sway didn’t want to be the source of any of his pain.

“In the meantime. Tell us about last night.” Sway’s mom’s eyes brightened.

“Yes. Starting with the juicy parts.” Tweetie inched forward.

“Tweets, for heaven’s sake. Are you looking for a cheap thrill?”

“Naw, Steph. Not a cheap one, honey.” Tweetie reared back laughing as if it was the funniest joke ever. Sway just shook his head. It made his mom laugh so he simply went with it.

“I hate to disappoint you ladies but I have no thrills to report.” Sway shrugged. “We didn’t do any—”

“I knew it! You didn’t get that stuff I told you that you had to—”

Sway hurried and put his hand up, stopping Tweetie at the same time his mom did. They both looked at each other and laughed. “It had nothing to do with lack of materials.” Sway smiled wistfully. “He was a perfect gentleman. He made me dinner and dessert. We talked for a long time, until we fell asleep fully clothed.”

 

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Promises (Bounty Hunter #4) A.E. Via

💫Reviewed by Kiwi💫

TITLE: Promises

SERIES: Bounty Hunters # 4

AUTHOR: A.E. Via

PUBLISHER: Via Star Wings Publishing

RELEASE DATE: March 5, 2018

BLURB: Men found him attractive, interesting even. He was like a fascinating experiment gone wrong that men liked to investigate. He’d get a date – or two, if he was lucky – but it wasn’t long before Brian’s darkness showed, and the men were running from him.

Brian King was honorably discharged from the United States Navy five years ago. He’d left with the highest honors a man can receive in his country, but he’d paid the ultimate price to earn them. He was considered one of the best; an Intelligence Officer in a Joint Special Operations Delta team that’d been a twelve-man wrecking crew. They’d thought they were invincible… until they weren’t. Brian was the only member that survived the ambush. He survived ten months of pain, of torture, only to emerge on the other side a warrior. A POW survivor. He’d returned home with all his limbs, his right mind, and with his only brother Ford, at his side. But, one thing had been lost, maybe for good… his voice.

Now, being a bounty hunter is Brian’s only means to satisfy his need to calculate, track, and capture. His only outlet to the stress caused by his silence. He was good at what he did. But, all work and no play for a forty-four year old man was taking its toll. Brian wasn’t a faulty experiment. He missed companionship, he missed communicating. So, when he met Sway Hamilton – in the most unconventional means – he’d been surprised at his special way of understanding Brian’s every look… and touch.

Sway grew up in the rough part of ATL, trailing behind his twin brother Stanton and his best friend, Dana. He and his brother had a bond only twins could understand. So when Stanton’s life was taken during their sophomore year in college, Sway didn’t think he’d ever recover. He finally finished school, got his masters in nursing, worked hard, and focused on taking care of his mother. However, Sway knew there was more to life than heartache, and caring for others. There had to be. But he didn’t know what any of those things were until he met a dark hunter that blew his mind… and the intense man had never uttered a single word.

Brian and Sway can feel the powerful connection between them. It was there from the start—but both of them have battled with loss and anguish for so long, neither understand that love can ease all of it. Do they have the courage to battle through it together? Sway has to learn to trust in love, and Brian has to believe that Sway will always understand him even if he never speaks again.

Sway held him tight around his neck, “I don’t need you to talk, Brian. I can hear you just fine,” Sway whispered softly, kissing his throat.

This novel is a part of a series but can be read as a standalone. No cliffhangers.

Trigger Warning: This story contains acts of bond recovery agent violence. Mention of war zones and descriptions of war prisoners. This story DOES NOT contain overly-described acts of torture.

REVIEW: As usual, this author has truly outdone herself. Just when I think her books couldn’t get any more exciting, any more perfect, she surpasses everything and brings another amazing creation. So, this is the fourth book in this wonderful series and gives us Brian and Sway’s story. Brian is a big, sweet, tough teddy bear of a man. A gentle giant to Sway, his friends and family but to everyone else, a tough ex-Navy SEAL and highly skilled bounty hunter who can kick some serious ass. He was captured and tortured by terrorists which rendered Brian unable to speak. Brian’s PTSD is heartbreaking to read and the author was able to capture the daily struggles service-members face when they return home. She did it with respect and sensitivity. She didn’t embellish, romanticize or glorify it. Also, I liked how she didn’t give super descriptive details of the torture Brian endured while captured.

Sway is a hard working and dedicated nurse practitioner. He works hard to provide a good life for him and his mother. Sway is a good man, he takes care of everyone but himself.

These two men absolutely belong together. The author did an exceptional job of writing their emotional responses to each other. You felt that simmering, intense…thing between them; it leapt out at your from the pages. You not only read them falling for each other, you also feel their emotions; the sadness, the loneliness, the joy, the pain. Every emotion in this book was intense and it was written just so. To write a character’s emotions to the point where it’s felt by the reader, I feel is not something that’s easily accomplished yet this author does it all the time, in all of her creations. That’s how you know that you have an author who masters their craft. It’s not an easy feat to accomplish yet she does it with ease. It was absolutely amazing.

I also love how her characters are more mature in age. These are gentlemen of a particular age and as a reader of the same age, I can really dig it. She shows that these men are still strong, sexy, and virile. They’re fabulous in their 40s and I am here for all of it!

This book, like all of her work is simply amazing. This author is truly a master of her craft. Her writing style, the way she uses her words is like an elegant work of art. She’s an artist who comes up with these beautiful creations which are her books.

RATING: 🌟🌟Amazing🌟🌟

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