Friday, June 30, 2017

Promises Part 3 by A.E. Via - Release Blast with Excerpt and Giveaway

Author A.E. Via
Title:  Promises Part 3
Edited by: Tina Adamski
Cover Artist – Jay Aheer
Release Date: June 30, 2017


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.

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“I can’t believe you, Ford.” Dana whirled around, his teeth clenched together, his words hissing between them. “I trusted you, man. I put myself out there and you… you hustled me. I can’t believe you talked all that shit about Jessica, and look what you turn around and do. I deserve better, huh? You ain’t treating me no better, Bradford. That bullshit you—”

He’d heard enough. Ford pushed off the chair so hard it flipped over. Dana’s eyes widened a split second before Ford reached out and yanked him by his collar, pulling him into his chest. Their angry, scowling faces on a couple inches apart. “How dare you compare me to her? And I’ve never fuckin’ hustled anyone in my life.”

“Why, then?” Dana’s boldness deflated so fast, Ford wondered if it was ever there to begin with. Dana looked so beaten and tired, Ford had an overwhelming urge to take it all on himself and make him smile again. He didn’t know how Dana had ended up the one hurt by all this, but there had obviously been some major miscommunication. “Why’d you do that? That was messed up. I woke up and you’d left.”

Ford realized he was still holding onto Dana but his grip was no longer as aggressive. Instead, his fingers were lightly caressing Dana’s throat. Ford eased in closer. “Yes, Dana. I left you in my bed. Warm. Relaxed. Resting. I didn’t do anything to hurt you. I watched you sleep. There was so much going on in my head, so much I wanted to say to you.”

“Then why’d you leave?” Dana snapped.

“Are you that impatient, brat?” Ford held Dana’s face in his big hands. His mouth was just barely brushing Dana’s pursed lips. “I went for a run, goddamnit. I drove to the park. Ran to clear my head. I stopped and got us breakfast. When I came back… you were gone. I came back for this, and you were fuckin’ gone.” Ford crashed his mouth over his partner’s, pulling Dana into him to show he was back in control.


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  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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  1. I haven't started this series yet, but it sounds great. I like the interpersonal dynamic with mm alpha stories and the push/pull struggle that characters often go through to get to their HFN or HEA.

  2. I enjoy a good love story of any kind, but I like that with MM books the heroes are usually more equal than in MF books. I think that this dynamic of equality allows for a more unique story to develop.