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PROMISES Part 3

 

The Book

 

PROMISES Part 3 by A. E. Via
Genre: M/M Gay Contemporary

 

 

About PROMISES Part 3:

A bounty hunter’s partners to lovers’ story.
The hunt is on… and he’s the prey.

Bradford (Ford) King was sure he had the rest of his life mapped out. Though he was no longer a SEAL Lieutenant, his brother was home safe and he had a job that still allowed him to satisfy his hunger for hunting bad guys. Life was simple, no distractions or complications – at age forty-six – that’s all Ford wanted. What he didn’t want was his work partner, sniper/watchman, Dana, giving him s**t all the time.

Dana Cadby had grown up labeled a roughneck from the wrong side of the tracks. He’d fought, scrounged, and survived despite a father that constantly told him he couldn’t. Dana pulled himself up by his own boot straps and made a name for himself in the marksman community. He’d been Duke’s bounty watchman for five years. It was his job to ensure their safety, watch their backs. At thirty-three, he was trusted, well respected by his peers, his bosses, his friends… so why couldn’t he earn the same respect from his partner?

Dana knew he was bisexual before he graduated high school. He also knew he was attracted to the huge, 6’3”, SEAL from the moment he and his brother came to join their team. It wasn’t easy for him to tamp down his immediate reaction to Ford’s thick muscles, full beard, and dark eyes. Still, Dana exhibited nothing but professionalism towards him, not wanting to make his ‘straight’ partner uncomfortable.

After Dana took back his ex-girlfriend, he’d noticed an intensification in Ford’s bad attitude. One that turned aggressive and downright antagonistic, and Dana was damned if he’d just lay down and take it. He was gonna make that man respect him if it was the last thing he did.

When Duke sends Dana and Ford out to track down their most dangerous bounty yet, they both embrace the fact that they make one hell of a team… but they fight tooth and nail against the powerful intimacy brewing between them.

Beware: When Ford and Dana connect, no fugitive can hide from the hunter and his watchman.

This story is a part of a series but can stand alone. It does not end on a cliffhanger and has a HEA.
Disclaimer: This book is about MM romance, albeit there is a very brief MF scene.

Source: Info in the About PROMISES Part 3 was from the press kit from the publicity team.

 

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Excerpt:

Dana

“God, brat,” Ford retorted.

Dana’s laughter dwindled when he noticed the rich look of lust on Ford’s face. He’d never ever seen that look on him. He kept his eyes on Ford’s, wanting that look all to himself. Craving that look. He released the air he’d been holding and sucked in a much-needed breath. The temperature in the room spiked thirty degrees as they stared unashamedly at each other. If he weren’t such a gentleman he’d be up off that small loveseat and straddling Ford’s lap before he could erase that look from his face. But first, he had a girlfriend to break up with. Dana was not a cheater. And second, this was all new territory for Ford and he wouldn’t be a jerk and push him into something he wasn’t ready for.

“I better go. It’s late,” Dana said, breaking the tension. As soon as he stood up, he pulled at the hem of his shirt to try to cover his half-hard erection. “I had a good time, Ford.” Dana turned around and groaned under his breath. Why’d I say that? He’d just made it sound like he’d been on a date.

“Me too,” Ford said from close behind him. Dana was relieved Ford didn’t read too much into his choice of words.

Dana put on his coat and slowly made his way to the door, hesitant to leave Ford’s company after only a measly four hours. He could enjoy being around him – especially when he wasn’t so uptight – for much longer. Before he opened the door, Dana turned, desperate for even a few more seconds. “Have a good night.”

Ford looked so serious again, like he was debating with himself. The bad guy on his shoulder winning over the good guy on the other. Then everything seemed to move in slow-motion. Ford braced his palm flat on the door beside Dana’s head, mimicking what he’d done earlier, preventing him from leaving. While some might find the action a bit barbaric, Dana’s cock was getting harder and harder. He didn’t move, careful to let Ford go at his own pace. Oh so slowly, Ford brought his right hand up and gently caressed the bristles on Dana’s cheek. Dana just remembered to breathe before he passed out. Ford was touching him, and not in a hetero kind of way. It’s what he’d wanted for so long. Ford leaned in, carefully watching Dana’s eyes as he did. Before their lips could touch, Ford whispered gravely, “Stay still.”

Jesus Christ. Dana didn’t move, barely inhaled. There was no way he was about to ruin this.

Ford’s beard brushed his cheek and Dana realized he’d been right. It was soft to the touch, like Ford used conditioner on it. Dana felt his knees go weak but he locked them in place. Was Ford going to kiss him or was he going to just whisper in his ear and tease the hell out of him… what? All he felt was a deliciously solid, rock hard chest against his own and warm breaths behind his ear. But he followed orders and stayed still, didn’t dare move. He kept his fists clenched tightly at his sides to keep from pulling Ford even closer to him. When Ford was done inhaling him, he grazed Dana’s ear with his lips. Not a kiss… a caress. Dana felt Ford turn his face into the crook of his neck and he fought not to whimper like a love-sick girl.

“Get rid of her. Now,” Ford ordered, making Dana almost come in his pants.

 

Meet The Author

 

About A.E. Via:

A.E. Via is an author in the beautiful gay romance genre and also founder and owner of Via Star Wings Books. Her 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.

When she’s not clicking away at her laptop, she devotes herself to her family—a husband and four children.

Adrienne has tons of more stories to tell, so be sure to visit her site to learn more! Go to A.E. Via’s official website http://authoraevia.com for more detailed information on how to contact her, follow her, or a sneak peak on upcoming work, free reads, VSWB submissions, and where she’ll appear next.

 

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STRAY BULLET by Simon Duringer & Giveaway

The Book


Stray Bullet by Simon Duringer
Genre: crime fiction | police procedural

About Stray Bullet:

A police detective wakes up in a hospital bed with a bullet wound to the chest and an impaired memory. Told he’s a hero, somehow he doesn’t feel heroic despite saving the Vatican envoy’s life…

When his parents are killed in a car accident, Jack Shaw’s devastation leads him down a path of self destruction; until an unconventional friend comes knocking and lures him into a world where he can learn to live again whilst exorcising his inner demons…

As Jack and Harvey’s paths cross, a dark secret is revealed, a secret which will endanger their lives…

“In Stray Bullet, Simon Duringer has given us a tense, transatlantic thriller whose resolution will confound your expectations.”

Joe Donnachie, professional book editor.

Source: Info in the About Stray Bullet was from taken from GoodReads at https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18271756-stray-bullet on 19/01/2014.

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Meet The Author

About Simon:

Simon was raised by his parents Kenneth and Penelope with his brother Carl in Berkshire & Oxfordshire in the United Kingdom. He has lived and worked across all parts of the UK. Simon has two children Jonathan and Christopher and he resides in Lancashire with his partner Liz and her family.

He has written articles for UK Armed Services magazines and International product review companies.

Previously a website owner and forum administrator; Simon operated a number crunching website before condensing the results of his 5 years of analysis into his first book “How do I win on a lottery?”

Simon has turned his hand back to a passion that began in 2001; the art of writing suspense thrillers. In 2013 he completed his first in a series; “Stray Bullet” based on the fictitious characters of Harvey Walters and Jack Shaw.

Currently he uses his spare time to work on the sequel to “Stray Bullet” aptly named “Phoenix” after the leading character within his latest book.

Simon gains his inspiration through life experience; having worked within the UK Royal Air Force and latterly working within and managing civilian operational control rooms which he continues to do to this day.

Interests: Most sports, number crunching, graphic design, I.T., writing, new challenges, puzzles.

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23/01/2014 Posted by | book promotion, contests, Simon Duringer, spotlight | , , , | Leave a comment

Win A Blood Coven Autographed Book at Mari Mancusi’s Facebook Page

Night School by Mari Mancusi

Vampires, Slayers and…FAIRIES? Sunny and Rayne McDonald are about to get SCHOOLED.

After their parents’ shocking revelation about their fae heritage and an attack on their lives, the McDonald twins find themselves on the run—forced to hide out at Riverdale Academy , a boarding school for vampire slayers, deep in the Swiss Alps. With no cells, no internet, and no way to contact their vampire boyfriends—the twins are on their own.

Being a vampire stuck in a school full of slayers isn’t easy. Especially with no blood substitute stocked on campus. Soon Rayne finds herself succumbing to her bloodlust and losing control—especially around the arrogant, but devastatingly handsome Corbin Billingsworth the Third—who isn’t sure whether he wants to kiss her…or kill her.

But when Sunny starts acting strange, Rayne realizes Riverdale Academy may be hiding some deadly secrets of its own—leading to a showdown in Fairyland that may cost the twins their lives.

Source: Synopsis of Night School was taken from the author’s website at http://www.bloodcovenvampires.com/books_nightschool.html on 06/01/2011.

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06/01/2011 Posted by | Blood Coven series, book promotion, magic, Mari Mancusi, ramblings, Witch | 2 Comments

REBEL MOON

Click the cover to grab your copy of REBEL MOON! Includes a supernatural short story by L.J. Boldyrev!

Paperback 220 pages
ISBN 13: 97809565035
ISBN 10: 0956503519

REBEL MOON
(an anthology of supernatural tales)
By various authors

Have you ever wondered what Death would look like if he approached you at a bus stop? Or what would happen if a vampire’s chosen victim turned out to be more than they had bargained for?

Rebel Moon is a collection of stories that will whisk you into worlds of vampires, werewolves and witchcraft so prepare yourself for a bumpy ride as sometimes the dead have more of a life than the living and if this book teaches you anything it is to always expect the unexpected!

From the teen witches you wouldn’t want to cross in One Witch Down to the dark comedy of Evil 101, this is a book you won’t want to put down.

 

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14/08/2010 Posted by | book promotion | , | Leave a comment

>REBEL MOON

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Click the cover to grab your copy of REBEL MOON! Includes a supernatural short story by L.J. Boldyrev!

Paperback 220 pages
ISBN 13: 97809565035
ISBN 10: 0956503519

REBEL MOON
(an anthology of supernatural tales)
By various authors

Have you ever wondered what Death would look like if he approached you at a bus stop? Or what would happen if a vampire’s chosen victim turned out to be more than they had bargained for?

Rebel Moon is a collection of stories that will whisk you into worlds of vampires, werewolves and witchcraft so prepare yourself for a bumpy ride as sometimes the dead have more of a life than the living and if this book teaches you anything it is to always expect the unexpected!

From the teen witches you wouldn’t want to cross in One Witch Down to the dark comedy of Evil 101, this is a book you won’t want to put down.

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13/08/2010 Posted by | book promotion, LJ Boldyrev | 3 Comments

MY AVENGING ANGEL + $15 AmazonGC Giveaway

At today’s blog tour stop, we have the pleasure of having the wonderful company of Michael the Archangel!!!

And I would like to apologize in advance if my questions sounded a bit generic! When I prepared the interview questions I did not know that Michael would descend upon us :), but Michael has cool answers:

• First of all… please tell us a little more about yourself.

    • I think enough has been written about me that most people know who the hell I am. I am the Archangel Michael and if Lucifer ever has the nerve to come crawling out of that cesspool known as Hell, I’m going to take out that back-stabbing son of a bitch.

• Are you into reading books? If so, what is your reading list?

    • Who has the time to read? I leave that kind of crap to my mate, Tory. Though I have to admit, I do enjoy the parts where the bad guys die. Especially when it’s a demon getting sliced and diced. It warms my soul.

• If you could have one superpower, what would it be? What kind of power would you choose?

    • Sweetheart, I was the first superhero. Though that laser thing Superman does with his eyes is pretty damn cool. I’d love to be able to do that.

• What is the scariest thing you’ve ever done?

    • Falling in love. Christ, I sound like a pussy but there you go. I never thought anyone could bring me to my knees, especially one tiny woman, but Tory owns my soul.

• If you suddenly come to have $1M, what would you do?

    • If only money could solve my problems, I’d hire dozens of new warriors and wipe the demons from the face of the Earth. Unfortunately, the angel populace is shrinking, not growing. And humans are far too fragile; they have a tendency to die.

Thank you so much for being with us today Michael!!!!

Now here is the scoop about My Avenging Angel:

To save her life, he must break a covenant—and lose his heart.

An Angels and Demons story.

It’s Victoria Bloom’s twenty-fifth birthday. But is she out celebrating? Oh, no. She’s in a stuffy old attic with the Three Stooges—a.k.a. her so-called spirit guides. There’s a demon who wants her dead, the same one that killed her mother two decades ago. No worries, say the Stooges. All she has to do is summon an angel. What could go wrong?

Well, plenty when you summon the wrong angel. The next thing Tory knows, she’s got one very bad-ass, pissed-off and sexy Archangel on her hands.

Michael, mighty warrior, leader of an elite team of demon killers, is shaking in his heavenly combat boots. Not because he finds all humans distasteful. But because he’d rather face Lucifer himself than the woman his soul has just recognized as his mate. Binding himself to a mortal, one who will eventually die, is the one path he’s sworn never to follow.

It’s too late now; his fate is sealed. With one touch, she becomes as necessary to him as the air he breathes. He will move heaven and earth to protect her—but against a demon as powerful as Asmodeus, heaven and earth may not be enough…

Source: Info in the Now here is the scoop about My Avenging Angel was taken from the publisher’s website at http://www.mybookstoreandmore.com/avenging-angel-p-5715.html on 11/06/2010.

Author Link: Madelyn Ford
Publisher Link: Samhain Publishing Ltd.
Blog Tour Link: Goddess Fish
Buy Link(s):
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Giveaway:
Madelyn will be giving away a $15 Amazon gift certificate to one randomly drawn commenter from the blog stops. To enter, leave a comment on the blog stops (listed below) — enter at every stop each day to earn more entries!

GoddesFishThis blog tour was courtesy of GoddessFish. The tour stops:
June 7 Book Junkie
June 8 Savage Hunter
June 9 Love Romance Passion
June 10 J.A. Saare
June 11 Travel The Ages
June 14 Cherry Mischievous
June 15 The Book Junkie’s Bookshelf
June 16 From The Shadows
June 17 You Gotta Read Reviews
June 18 Taste of Kiwi

*Disclaimer: Tour images (tour logo/banner at top and My Avenging Angel cover art tour image) were provided by GoddessFish. The angel image below the tour banner is from the internet and is assumed to be under the Common License.

14/06/2010 Posted by | angels, Angels and Demons series, book promotion, book tour, character interview, contests, demons, interview, Madelyn Ford | 16 Comments

>I SO WANT TO READ THIS…

>WISHLIST:

A Devil In The Details by K.A. Stewart

Publication Date: 6th July 2010

About A Devil In The Details:

Every lost soul needs a champion.

Jesse James Dawson was an ordinary guy (well, an ordinary guy with a black belt in karate), until the day he learned his brother had made a bargain with a demon. Jesse discovered there was only one way to save his brother: put up his own soul as collateral, and fight the demon to the death.

Jesse lived to free his brother–and became part of a loose organization of Champions who put their own souls on the line to help those who get in over their heads with demons. But now experienced Champions are losing battles at a much higher rate than usual. Someone has changed the game. And if Jesse can’t figure out the new rules, his next battle may be his last…

Source: Info in the About A Devil In The Details was taken from amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Devil-Details-Jesse-James-Dawson/dp/0451463439/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_1 on 06/05/2010.

Can’t wait for July to roll around already!!

07/05/2010 Posted by | blog games, book promotion, isowantoreadthis, Jesse James Dawson series, KA Stewart, wishlist | 3 Comments

>BOOK PROMOTION: BROUGHT TO LIFE

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Brought To Life by Dara England

Genre: paranormal romance

About This Book:

Megan Hurst’s life has taken some unexpected turns: First she loses her heart to the dashing hero of a novel. And then she meets an amnesia victim who seems just like him.

The mysterious stranger needs her help to piece his past together, and the closer the two become, the more questions arise about his resemblance to a “fictional” character.

Megan’s romantic feelings and her bizarre suspicions bring her to an impossible question… Has she dreamed the Duke to life?

Source: Info in the About This Book was taken from the author’s website at http://daraenglandauthor.com/books.html on 09/03/10.

Buy Link:
Buy this book from Lyrical Press.

09/03/2010 Posted by | book promotion, Dara England, paranormal romance | 4 Comments

>WISHLIST: THAW

>Ruth’s diary is the new novel by Fiona Robyn, called Thaw. She has decided to blog the novel in its entirety over the next few months, so you can read it for free.

Ruth’s first entry is below, and you can continue reading tomorrow here.

These hands are ninety-three years old. They belong to Charlotte Marie Bradley Miller. She was so frail that her grand-daughter had to carry her onto the set to take this photo. It’s a close-up. Her emaciated arms emerge from the top corners of the photo and the background is black, maybe velvet, as if we’re being protected from seeing the strings. One wrist rests on the other, and her fingers hang loose, close together, a pair of folded wings. And you can see her insides.

The bones of her knuckles bulge out of the skin, which sags like plastic that has melted in the sun and is dripping off her, wrinkling and folding. Her veins look as though they’re stuck to the outside of her hands. They’re a colour that’s difficult to describe: blue, but also silver, green; her blood runs through them, close to the surface. The book says she died shortly after they took this picture. Did she even get to see it? Maybe it was the last beautiful thing she left in the world.

I’m trying to decide whether or not I want to carry on living. I’m giving myself three months of this journal to decide. You might think that sounds melodramatic, but I don’t think I’m alone in wondering whether it’s all worth it. I’ve seen the look in people’s eyes. Stiff suits travelling to work, morning after morning, on the cramped and humid tube. Tarted-up girls and gangs of boys reeking of aftershave, reeling on the pavements on a Friday night, trying to mop up the dreariness of their week with one desperate, fake-happy night. I’ve heard the weary grief in my dad’s voice.

So where do I start with all this? What do you want to know about me? I’m Ruth White, thirty-two years old, going on a hundred. I live alone with no boyfriend and no cat in a tiny flat in central London . In fact, I had a non-relationship with a man at work, Dan, for seven years. I’m sitting in my bedroom-cum-living room right now, looking up every so often at the thin rain slanting across a flat grey sky. I work in a city hospital lab as a microbiologist. My dad is an accountant and lives with his sensible second wife Julie, in a sensible second home. Mother finished dying when I was fourteen, three years after her first diagnosis. What else? What else is there?

Charlotte Marie Bradley Miller. I looked at her hands for twelve minutes. It was odd describing what I was seeing in words. Usually the picture just sits inside my head and I swish it around like tasting wine. I have huge books all over my flat; books you have to take in both hands to lift. I’ve had the photo habit for years. Mother bought me my first book, black and white landscapes by Ansel Adams. When she got really ill, I used to take it to bed with me and look at it for hours, concentrating on the huge trees, the still water, the never-ending skies. I suppose it helped me think about something other than what was happening. I learned to focus on one photo at a time rather than flicking from scene to scene in search of something to hold me. If I concentrate, then everything stands still. Although I use them to escape the world, I also think they bring me closer to it. I’ve still got that book. When I take it out, I handle the pages as though they might flake into dust.

Mother used to write a journal. When I was small, I sat by her bed in the early mornings on a hard chair and looked at her face as her pen spat out sentences in short bursts. I imagined what she might have been writing about; princesses dressed in star-patterned silk, talking horses, adventures with pirates. More likely she was writing about what she was going to cook for dinner and how irritating Dad’s snoring was.

I’ve always wanted to write my own journal, and this is my chance. Maybe my last chance. The idea is that every night for three months, I’ll take one of these heavy sheets of pure white paper, rough under my fingertips, and fill it up on both sides. If my suicide note is nearly a hundred pages long, then no-one can accuse me of not thinking it through. No-one can say; ‘It makes no sense; she was a polite, cheerful girl, had everything to live for’, before adding that I did keep myself to myself. It’ll all be here. I’m using a silver fountain pen with purple ink. A bit flamboyant for me, I know. I need these idiosyncratic rituals; they hold things in place. Like the way I make tea, squeezing the tea-bag three times, the exact amount of milk, seven stirs. My writing is small and neat; I’m striping the paper. I’m near the bottom of the page now. Only ninety-one more days to go before I’m allowed to make my decision. That’s it for today. It’s begun.

Continue reading tomorrow here…

01/03/2010 Posted by | book promotion, diary, Fiona Robyn, wishlist | 2 Comments

>WISHLIST: BROKEN

>WISHLIST: Broken by Shiloh Walker
Book 2 of Fragile series.

Shattered

Quinn Rafferty is working as a bounty hunter and bail bondsman in St. Louis when a new neighbor catches his eye. He’s tempted by her beauty—but he knows from experience that anyone desperate enough to live in his building is damaged goods. Besides, he has his own soul to mend before he can worry about anyone else.

Desperate

Sara Davis is on the run, but not for the usual reasons a woman goes on the lam. She’s not an abused wife, and she’s not a criminal. But she does have a plan for her future. And as much as she finds herself attracted to her gruff, tough neighbor, she can’t risk telling him the secrets she’s hiding. There’s just too much at stake.

Driven to desire…

But Quinn must get closer to Sara when she turns out to be the target of his new missing persons case, and he discovers that there is something more complex and dangerous to her than he thought. Now, both Quinn and Sara will have to expose their true feelings—as well as their fragile hearts—if they hope their love will survive…

EXCERPT
He opened the door—

And stopped dead in his tracks as somebody all but fell into his arms. Somebody…a woman. And not Theresa.

He caught her just above her elbows, automatically steadying her.

“I’m sorry,” she said, her voice soft and low.

Then she lifted her face and Quinn found himself gazing into the biggest, brownest eyes he’d ever seen in his life. Feeling a little dazed, he studied her face while she stammered out another apology.

Quinn barely heard it.

He was too busy staring at her mouth. A very pretty mouth, a cupid’s bow mouth slicked with deep, vibrant red. Under his hands, he could feel silken smooth skin and unable to resist, he stroked a thumb along her inner arm.

Her skin was soft, soft and warm. He was also pretty sure she had the creamiest, most flawless skin imaginable. Her shoulder-length hair was a shade caught between blonde and brown, nondescript, but for some reason, he found himself thinking about tangling his fingers in that hair and holding her head still while he kissed that red-slicked mouth.

Well, hello…

read more…

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25/02/2010 Posted by | book promotion, Shiloh Walker, wishlist | 2 Comments