A chat on the patio ~ A.E. Via Promises 3~ Bounty Hunters #LGBT

Hi ya’ll! today I would like to welcome one of my favorite authors A.E. Via and her newest release Promises Part  three Part of the Bounty Hunter series. I have been waiting it seems forever for this story.  But before we talk about the book, In honor of Independence day I have a few questions for A.E.
Cat-Hi A.E! *pulls out chair on the patio and offers a refreshing drink* Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to visit. would you like a glass of tea, lemonade or something stronger?
A.E. *already feeling welcome and comfortable, smiles* “I’m going to behave for now and go for the iced tea instead of asking if you have chilled Moscato.”
Cat-I took the liberty to grill us some lunch. I have burgers, hot dogs or Barbecue chicken kabobs.
A.E *such a gracious host* “I’ve had more burgers and hot dogs this weekend than I want to admit to, so Kabobs sound great. Haven’t had’em in while.”
Cat-I hope you didn’t mind doing this on the patio, though it’s pretty hot out.  Do you always write in an office or have other places you like to write?
A .E.*squints up at the bright sun, but smiles politely* “I’m not a fan of the sun. I have very sensitive skin. I burn in an instant, so it’s rare anyone will see me in the daytime. If I go out, it’s after five in the evening. I prefer to write inside, in my office. It’s sweltering in Virginia Beach in the summer – even trying to write under a shaded tree – the heat would be too distracting to me.”
Cat: I love your Bounty Hunters and I especially liked Ford, Brian being ex-military. what was your inspiration for these characters?
A.E. “Most know that I love alpha males. It doesn’t get more badass – in my opinion – than military men, first-responders, law enforcement, etc. In Promises 3 I wanted the men to truly value brotherhood, honor, loyalty and have a desire to protect. I usually choose a profession that would ingrain these qualities into my MC. Making Ford, and Brian military fit well for them. It drives me crazy to read a book where the character hates people, or doesn’t communicate well, or is an extreme introvert; but the author makes them a teacher or a nurse. It makes no sense.”
Cat: How did you come up with the  title of Promises for these books?
A.E. *shakes head and shrugs a bit* “There’s not much  rhyme or reason to my titles, honestly. I figured the troubled men in this series would be making tons of Promises in hopes to reach their HEA.”
Cat Do you have  plans for more books in this series?
A.E. “I’m so excited! Yes! Brian and Sway’s book will be book 4. And that will conclude the series.”
Cat: Now for something a little more personal. How did you spend your Independence Day?
A.E. *laughs loudly* “I’m not very traditional. First thing I did was turn my phone off and slept in. I debated on getting dolled up and going to a barbecue, but I really had no desire to do that. So, my husband and I took our kids to see Transformers at the Cinema Cafe. Dinner and a movie for the fourth.”
Cat: Do you like cooking out in the summer? What is one of your favorite recipes?
A E. “I’m just a little embarrassed to admit this, but I’m not the cook, my husband is. Inside or outside. I don’t even know how to turn on the grill. He’s great at it! I really like grilled food, since it’s so much healthier. When my husband makes Salmon and grilled veggies, it’s my absolute favorite.”
I will let you get back to work. Thanks for stopping by!

“Cathy, it’s always great hanging out and talking with you. Thank you so much for the lunch and tea, sweetheart. Can’t wait to come back and chat some more! I’m working on my first paranormal book that should release next month. A shifter and vampire true mates novel. I would love to hear what you think of this one, Cathy.” 😉

OOH I have been looking for a good Vampire story so I am looking forward to it.

 

Title:  Promises Part 3

M/M GAY CONTEMPORARY

Cover Artist – Jay Aheer

PAGE COUNT – 278

Release Date: June 30, 2017

Goodreads Linkhttps://goo.gl/AbfTzJ

Amazon Preorder Link:   https://goo.gl/KQ32Uz

About the Book

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. So why did Ford constantly give him hell?

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: If Ford and Dana connect completely, god help the fugitive who’s in the sights of 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.

How about a little sneak peek?

Ford

Ford finished showering and grooming his beard that Dana seemed to like so much. Who knew the man was so into hair? He’d dated women so much, Ford thought his rough features and hairy body would’ve been a turnoff to him. Ford couldn’t’ve been more wrong. He’d just finished throwing on a pair of blue US NAVY sweats and a white tank top when his doorbell rang. He may not look as gorgeous as Dana, but he was smelling clean and had even dabbed on a little aftershave. It was as much primping as he could manage.

Ford opened the door, and sure enough, there he was, smelling and looking just as fine as always. Dana had obviously showered too, because his hair was still wet and combed back, making it look jet-black. He had on loose jeans with a simple black and gray retro Jimi Hendrix t-shirt with dark leather boots. His body filled out everything beautifully. While Dana wasn’t as big as Ford, he wasn’t small. He had strong arms and legs, which he used to his advantage on the streets. But Ford’s eyes were glued to Dana’s hard abs and solid chest under the snug shirt.

“You can keep staring, but can you do it with me inside? These bags are heavy, babe.” Dana’s voice, even his eyes, were full of edge and amusement.

Fuck. Ford closed his mouth, not sure if he’d drooled on his shirt or not, and stepped aside to let a still-smiling Dana into his home.

“Well, thank you.” Dana kissed him quickly on the mouth on his way past. Not enough. He went into Ford’s kitchen, dropping the three full grocery bags on the counter. Ford looked bewildered. What was his brat up to now? He never told Dana he had to bring his own food.

“What are you doing?” Ford asked, leaning against the counter while he watched Dana maneuver around his kitchen, washing his hands before he began to unload the bags.

“I’m going to make us dinner.” Dana winked. “I’m starving. Did you eat already?”

“No.” Ford pulled out two beers and popped the tops on them. “I was gonna order Chinese or something.”

“Well, no need.”

“You’re going to cook?” Ford said skeptically, still looking oddly around at the scattered ingredients.

“Yes, Ford. I’m going to cook. It’s not that complicated.”

“You’re cooking nachos?”

Dana looked in his cabinets until he found a small pan and put it on the range, dropping a small hunk of ground chuck in before turning back to Ford. “Good grief. I didn’t say I was attempting a leg of lamb with mint jelly. It’s only cheap ground beef with a bunch of crap on top. I’m not making a five-course meal, man.”

Ford shrugged. “I’m a little surprised but, by all means. Go right ahead. I’ll be in here watching TV.”

Dana grabbed Ford’s arm. “Um. What the hell you think this is? All In the Family? You’re not gonna sit on your ass while I cook and call you when dinner’s ready. Get your fine ass in here and help.”

“I don’t cook.” Ford smirked.

“I don’t need you to.” Dana picked up the tomatoes and tossed one at Ford. “Start cutting. You can’t fuck up a tomato. Any way you cut it, we’ll put it on the pile. Same for the lettuce and avocado.”

Ford was still looking baffled when Dana rolled his eyes and moved him to the edge of the counter, put the knife in his hand and started to show him how to dice. It was cute and silly at the same time. Ford knew he could cut up a tomato and shred some lettuce, but Dana’s arms around him while he manipulated Ford’s big hand around the knife were too endearing to put a stop to.

“See. Easy. Just keep cutting like that,” Dana said softly, leaving his arms around Ford’s waist while he did his menial job. Next thing he knew, he felt soft lips against the back of his neck, moving gently across his heated skin. Then Dana’s hands were massaging his chest and abs as they moved lower and lower.

“You’re gonna make me cut my thumb off.” Ford put the knife down and turned in Dana’s arms.

“Sorry. Got distracted,” Dana whispered.

 

 

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MY REVIEW

This series just gets better and better. I Love how A.E. takes two Alpha men and puts them together and makes it work. I love both Ford and Dana and was glad to see their story. Ford is quiet and strong and big. with A.E.’s descriptions and how she works that into the story I could visualize this big hunk of a man.Dan being six foot isn’t tiny and Ford makes him look small so that really shows me his size. I love a big bear of a man and Ford just did it for me. I loved how they didn’t just fall into bed in the beginning.The fight for their love was as good as the subplots and action.
This is a book three but i think you could read it as a stand alone. There is recurring characters from the other books but all in all I think you can enjoy it on its own.
I cannot wait to see Brian’s story!
If you like Alpha men, Bounty Hunters,ex-military men, action, romance and some hot man-sex you will love this.

Meet A.E.

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.

Stalk–oops–follow A.E.

“Only Thing Sexier than One Man, Is Two of Them Together”
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Romance~ take me away #MFRWauthor #blog challenge #books #TBR

Welcome back to the MFRW52week blog challenge week 25. This weeks topic is favorite books  to read. This is an easy post for me as I read voraciously. Not many nights go by I don’t read. That is how I wind down. I grab my kindle curl up in bed and read till i can’t keep my eyes open~~~or if its one of those page turners until the book ends LOL!

I may have gotten overly zealous when I chose my goals for the Goodreads yearly challenge. I chose 250 books. I am at 104. It says I am  11 books behind schedule. I mostly read books close to 200 or more pages so I need to get busy!

My favorite genre is romance. I like a good escapism and I like almost any type of romance. If I see a cowboy hat on the cover more than likely that’s a click for me. If its a M/M cowboy book even better.

 

I also like firemen and military men as well.  May?December books are a one click for me too. I love to see older couples too. I love Vampires and shifters. I also like a good paranormal suspense or mystery. I like cute Cozies.

My preferences tend to change but right now I am leaning towards mostly MM but I do read M/F as well. I guess you could say it depends on my mood.

SO you see I read almost anything romance. I do prefer nothing overly, erotic though I don’t mind spice. I also like an ugly cry once in a while and a good humor is always welcome.  The Daddy and Stepbrother books all a rage right now don’t do it for me and the millionaire books I can take or leave… mostly leave.

Since I review I stay very busy and my weekly reading list is so full I barely make time for all the books I buy.  It’s a busy job but hey someone  has to do it right? What could be more fun than reading every day?

What are your favorite books to read? Let’s go see what the other Authors like to read.

 

Don’t Mislead Me #MFRWauthor #bloghop #petpeeves

Welcome back to the MFRW 52 week blog hop challenge. It is week 22 and our topic is our biggest pet peeve in a book. This is harder than I thought it would be since I read so much. After much thought and deliberation I think most of mine spring from the blurb or pumped up reviews. #1 I hate reading a blurb, gettign all excited and the book delivers nothing the blurb promised. Don’t get me started on the cute blurbs that are just hyped up one liners, such as…A captivating story of love, hurt, romance  and mystery.  Ok, that’s all good but tell me a little more about what this book is about not a generalization. Tell me something about these particular characters and the plot. Make me want to pick this up and buy it. Now once I have it in my grubby little hands nothing irks me more than the story being completely something else than the blurb  suggested. If it says some mystery give me some mystery not one page of a quick rundown. If it promises romance give me some not one scene at the end.

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I also don’t like  big words or names in a story. Keep it simple so I don’t have to stop every page and look up a word or try to sound out a name that not even in the dictionary. That kills the flow for me.

Since i am avid book reader I also am picky. If you borrow one bring it back and I hate seeing people that dog ear or leave a book open upside down. Please use bookmarks and put it on your bedside table or where it belongs after reading.

What is your biggest pet peeve in books?

Let’s go see what the other bloggers biggest pet peeves are.

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Let’s go to the Movies #MFRWauthor #blogchallenge #romance

Hi, Y’all welcome back to the MFRW 52 week blog challenge. This is week 20. I can’t believe I have hung in there for 20 weeks!  This week’s topic is My Favorite Movies inspired by books. This should be easy right? Nope. I don’t  watch that many movies. I will admit I was a Twilight fan when it came out and saw all of them. Sorry, but the book was so much better. But yeah!  The young girl in me enjoys a sparkling vampire and sexy shirtless werewolves now and then so shoot me!

I guess my favorite would be  The Divergent Series. Divergent,  Insurgent and Allegiant I really liked this series but I have to admit I haven’t read the books.

I also loved the Hunger Games again I haven’t read those books but I do have them on e-book. It’s funny some of my friends in my writing chat group call me Katness LOL.

Now to a different Genre. The Help was really good. both in book and movie, I think I preferred the movie.

The Lovely Bones was a chilling movie. It broke my heart and no way would I read the book after that since I know books usually have more detail.

So it seems I have a pattern. If I read the books I prefer the book and will watch the move but once I watch the movie I usually don’t go back and read the books.

Except for Nicholas Sparks. I am a fan of both the books and movies I Adored the Notebook. It’s one of my favorite books and movies. I don’t think you can go wrong with a Nicholas Sparks book or movie.

What are some of your favorite Movies inspired by Books? Do you prefer the movies or the books?

I’m curious to see what the other bloggers watch, come go check them out with me!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Choices and Changes T.M. Smith #review #top10 #giveaway #allcocks

 

Love – Loss – Friendship – Family
The All Cocks stories
 

There comes a time in every man’s life where he has to make a choice between what is right and what is easy. 


Born and raised in Fort Worth Texas by open-minded parents, Dean Anderson realized early in life he was attracted to both sexes. Equal opportunity, he picked his lovers based on personality and common interests. He met Maggie in college, fell in love, got married and started a family. And they were happy…until they weren’t. 


Adam Chase’s mother is South African, his father American military working at the US Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa. His parents’ positions in the South African and American governments awarded Adam dual citizenship, and he attended University in America, at Berkley. In America, Adam is lives openly as a gay man, something that could get him killed in his mother’s home country. He met his husband, Patrick Carter, at college and they too were happy…until Patrick died. 


Two lives converge, and it would seem fate is giving them each a second chance at happiness, together. Dean stays in New York and moves into the apartment his son, Dusty, shares with his boyfriend David. He and Adam are quickly welcomed into All Cocks’ vastly growing family. And then one phone call changes everything. 


The men of All Cocks learn that death is just another part of life, a road everyone travels eventually. Choices are made, decisions that change their lives irrevocably. They rally together, drawing strength from each other as their close-knit family experiences the best and worst life has to offer. But that’s what families do, right? 


Buy links: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon DE | Amazon AU

MY REVIEW

5 meows 3 purrs (hot and sensual)

Choices and Changes is book 7 in the All Cocks series. You could probably read this alone, but I suggest you read the series to better understand who all the characters are.

Speaking of characters, I love stories about older men. Dean andAdam are perfect examples. Dean is Dusty on of the All Cocks models father. He has recently divorced and moved from Texas to New York. He is bi-sexual, and his divorce and move is amicable. Actually, his ex is pregnant with her new boyfriend, and they are all good friends.
Adam is a Dr specializing in HIV patients. One night Dusty and his dad are at the home the All Cocks owners and Dean meets Adam. They hit it off immediately.
I love this series, and each book gets better and better. This one is a tear-jerker. Just as you think things are smooth sailing then Bam! Something happens that leaves you in shock.
You get cameos from some of the other characters in the series which is always good. I love the diversity of the characters and how well developed they are. I also love watching some of them grow as the series goes on too. Adam and Dean are so sexy and made me swoon.
The story line is interesting, and you have the romance between Adam and Dean then you have a few subplots.
If you like a good tear jerker, older men, Drs, porn models, good comradery, a touch of humor and a great all over romance wth some hot man-sex you will love this book.

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Author TM Smith Top 10 Tearjerker movies

 

Since I’ve been told that Choices and Changes is a tear jerker, I thought I’d share my ten favorite chick flick movies that are guaranteed to make you weep.

1)Terms of Endearment

2)Mask

3)The Time Traveler’s Wife

4)The Family Stone

5)P.S. I love you

6)Latter Days

7)The Notebook

8)Legends of the Fall

9)The Choice

10)Safe Haven

A military brat born and raised at Ft. Benning Georgia;
TM Smith is an avid reader, reviewer and writer. A Texas transplant, she now
calls DFW her home. Most days she can be found curled up with a good book, or
ticking away on her next novel.

 
Smith is a single mom of three disturbingly outspoken and
decidedly different kids, one of which is Autistic. Besides her writing, she is
passionate about Autism advocacy and LGBT rights. Because, seriously people,
Love is Love!
 
 
Author links: Amazon || Smashwords || Website || Facebook || Twitter 

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