Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Welcome A.E. Via today and a Giveaway

Talking with author A.E. Via today

Name one thing readers would be surprised to know about you.
I have a serious fragrance fetish. When I go out....especially to the gay bar, I try to smell as many men as possible....discreetly of course. (Always the upper region....geez people.) May sound weird, but men actually like to be smelled too. I’m not the least bit shy to tell a random man he smells divine. 

Do you have any guilty pleasures?
My guilty pleasure is the Golden Girls. Before bed I have to watch at least three to four episodes. I have to fall asleep to it. I have terrible insomnia. My husband says I just need to clear my mind of all the stuff that’s persistently chiming away in there and just sleep...yeah okay...why didn’t I think of that?
So every night around three or so in the morning. I put down my tablet. I start one of my many dvr’d episodes and after maybe listening to two episodes I usually can fall asleep to the third one.

True confession: Listening to Golden Girls is the only way I can fall asleep.

When and where do you like to write? Are there any favourite places you like to go?
No, I can pretty much can grab my laptop or my journal and write anywhere. Ie. Starbucks, a lounge during happy hour, B&N cafe, a park, food court in the mall, in the line at the bank, I can even write in my living room with my kids running around doing all the annoying things they do, while my husband plays Grand Theft Auto 5. I am really good at zoning out and going into my own private gay fantasy world within my’s so lovely there.

When you begin your stories, do you go with the flow, or go with an outline?
I let a story brew in my head for a few weeks before I sit down and start typing, and just let the story flow out of me. There is no outline whatsoever. I tried that before and I ended up staring at a blank page for over an hour.

Is it hard coming up with titles or characters names?
The names of my characters and even the titles of my book take little to no consideration at all. I’m not saying I’m just good at it…I really can’t explain it actually. I picture the character and I give him a name, there’s no rhyme or reason. A story will develop in my mind and when I finally say to myself - ‘what will I call you’, - it comes to me in seconds, and I don’t change it.

Are your characters able to love or do they need to be taught?
My characters love fast and they love hard. I believe in insta-love, because that’s what happened with me and my hubby. We fell in love the first night we met. Not many people believe in love-at-first-sight, but I’m a firm believer. My husband moved in with me three weeks after we met. It’s real people. However, I may need to tame it in my future novels. I caught some backlash from the insta-love in Blue Moon so I’ll learn what the readers want.

Is there any books coming that you are itching to read (either electronic or print) from your favorite authors?
Mercey Celeste’s ‘Offside Chance, Z.A. Maxfield’s ‘My Heartache Cowboy’; Abigail Roux’s next installment in the Cut & Run Series, Draven St. James’ ‘Scent of a Wolf,  Anything by G.A. Hauser or S.J. Frost. Just to name a few.

Who has been the biggest influence in your writing?
Besides my beautiful muse, adult entertainer Chad Brock, I would say fellow male/male author G.A. Hauser. I’ve been reading her novels since her ‘Secrets and Misdemeanors.’ She was a very large influence on me before I started to write my first novel.

For an author to have that kind of longevity in this genre and still continue to publish new and immensely entertaining stories is phenomenal. Now she’s producing her very own movie of the groundbreaking novel ‘Capital Games’…simply astonishing! I don’t even call her a peer yet, I call her my inspiration.

What is the next book you'll write?
The next book I will write is still brewing inside me, but I’m seeing an assassin, a hot openly gay detective partnered with a closeted homophobe, and a rogue ???. It’s stirring around in my special world…one day soon, I’ll just start typing away and I won’t stop until it’s complete.

What is coming up from you in 2013? Anything you want to tease us with?
My next novel is a gay male ménage erotic romance entitled ‘You Can See Me’ which is already contracted by Amira Press, and will hopefully be to readers soon.

‘You Can See Me’ Teaser
Ric watched his competition rub his hand over his morning stubble before speaking again. “You know what they say, don’t you Doc? One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. And Prescott Vaughan is definitely a rare, precious treasure.”
The Texan inched in even closer, which surprised the hell out of Ric since they were practically nose-to-nose. Ric was smacked in the face with a faint soap and water fragrance that made his eyelids flutter and his own cock jerk to life. Ric’s half-lidded eyes were riveted to the Texan’s plush lips, as he leaned in and whispered directly into Ric’s open mouth.
“If you don’t pull your head out of your ass and claim Prescott Vaughan like he wants, I won’t stop until I’ve licked the sexy strawberry ten ways to Sunday and there’s not a single trace of your existence left in his mind, with or without you he needs love and I was the one there last night to lick his sweet tears when you walked away.” 
The elevator doors opened at his final words and the smooth Texan took a few graceful steps backwards into the elevator and gave Ric a sexy wink right before the doors closed.

Blue Moon: Too Good to be True by A.E. Via

Angel DeLucca is one of the most sought after gay bachelors in Virginia Beach. He's smart successful, lethal, and more than anything he's drop dead gorgeous. Angel has his pick of the men that come to his popular Oceanfront night club, but lately the one night stands haven't been enough...Angel craves something deeper. When a one night hook-up goes terribly wrong, Angel comes into contact with the breathtaking Maximus (Max) Strong.

Max is a firefighter for the Virginia Beach Fire Department. Max is beautiful, charming, and also very straight. One meeting with the mysteriously, sexy Angel DeLucca and a whiff of that silky, jet black hair, Max finds himself questioning everything he's known to be true about himself. Max tries desperately to understand the new feelings he has for another man and turns to his gay, older brother...Ryker.

Ryker has always been Max's protector and his guide their entire lives, which has left him feeling uncared for and alone to handle his own life's problems. Ryker craves to be taken care of, he craves the attention and praise of a Master. No one knows the dark desires within him until Angel's Chief of Security, Sebastian 'Bass' Bagatelli, shatters that secret with their first intense encounter.

How will Angel win the heart of the straight firefighter that was tailor-made just for him? Will Max be able to continue denying his feelings for another man? Can Ryker and Bass get through their personal issues to take and receive what they both need from each other? Or will they each give up on a happiness that appears too good to be true?

These men's stories will unravel in a whirlwind of romance, bdsm, revelations, lots of action and very hot sex, co-starring very entertaining supporting characters.

Available at AmazonAll Romance

Blue Moon Excerpt from Chapter Four

Max was still staring at Angel closely, as he was slowly mesmerized by the way Angel’s full lips formed his intelligent words. The man was admitting his fuckup, but still did it in a way that showed his regality and strength. Max just stared slack-jawed, not knowing how to respond to Angel’s confession.
Max even forgot Pierce was still standing there as he heard his friend loudly clear his throat before speaking. His best friend tried unsuccessfully to hide his amused smirk.
“Umm…Angel, is it? It’s quite all right. None of what happened tonight was your fault. I’m sure once Max picks his lip up off your bar he will somehow manage to get his forms signed and take care of everything for you.” Pierce looked comically at Max. “Uhhh, yeah…Max, I’m going to clear the scene and have the rigs head back to the station. I’ll leave you the SUV. It’s parked in the alley on the side.” Pierce laughed as he headed to the front entrance.
Max knew his face had to be bright red at being caught gawking at the beautiful man. He pulled his gaze from Angel and began spreading out his forms on the bar top. Max regrettably had to clear his throat again before speaking.
“Mr. DeLuc…I mean Angel,” he switched up. “Would you mind terribly signing these documents for me? They simply state that the alarm was not pulled by you or a member of your staff but was an act of malice by one of your patrons. That eliminates you for being cited for inciting a crowd or for a false alarm. You can also begin to let your customers back in if you wish.”
“Sure,” Angel said. He came to stand directly beside Max at the bar and reached his hand out to take the offered pen.
Max was immediately overwhelmed with the enticing smell of coconuts, and suddenly wanted to ask the bartender for a piña colada. Damn, why the hell does he smell like that? Max found himself taking an unconscious sniff in the man’s direction. It must have not been very discreet, because the striking man paused midsignature and slowly raised his smoldering eyes to meet Max’s.
“Do you like the way I smell, Sergeant Strong?” he purred with deep sensuality.
“What…um…no…well…uh, no I wasn’t smelling you,” Max lied.
“Don’t lie to me,” Angel demanded with a sexy smirk playing on his sinful lips.
Max shivered and dropped his eyelids involuntarily. Okay, this can’t be happening to me right now. I’m not attracted to men. Max chanted that statement in his head several times, but his body was evidence to the contrary. Max’s cock was at half-mast and he was hyperaware of the ticklish droplets of sweat dripping behind his ears. He could not figure out why he was responding to this man this way. He looked Angel directly in his face since they were both about the same height.
“Why did the man leave your office so disappointed?” Max asked the question before he could think better of it. Damn! Why the fuck did I ask him that? Shit. It was Angel’s damn eyes that were screwing up his brain-to-mouth filter.
If Angel was shocked by his question he didn’t show it. He stepped in closer to Max, leaving only a few inches between them, and answered without hesitation. “He wanted something from me that he didn’t deserve, and I wasn’t willing to give him.”
“And what was that?” Max whispered, now intrigued.

 About the Author

A.E. Via graduated in May of 2008 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Virginia Wesleyan College.
She's a new author to the beautiful gay erotic genre. Her writing embodies everything from spicy 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, A.E. runs a very successful paralegal-for-hire business and in her spare time, she devotes herself to her family – a husband and four children – her two pets, a Maltese dog and her white Siamese cat, ELynn, named after the late great gay romance author ELynn Harris.
 While Blue Moon is her first novel, she has plenty more to sit back and grab a cool drink, because the male on male action is just heating up!

My Links to all my social media pages and blogs can be found on my website which is updated daily; it seems that I register daily for a new literary club.

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Jennifer Wedmore said...

I loved the interview. I now have more questions! Follow up interview time lol. Thanks for sharing with us!

Pommawolf Emeraldwolfeyes said...

Congrats on your new release! I love the cover, and excerpt of your new release.I even love the release from your next
Definitely added to my gotta have buy list,
Wishing you all the best, and continued success!


Ashley E said...

Ooh, like the excerpt. :) Blue Moon sounds like some sexy fun. Your upcoming books have me pretty excited as well! I'll be keeping an eye for more from you. :D

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