We’re so pleased to welcome author A.E. Via to TNA today on the tour for her latest release, Promises: The Next Generation, book five in the Bounty Hunters series!
Thank you so much, Lisa, for hosting me again. I’m so glad to be back with my Promises series and a new installment after being gone for a few months to grieve the loss of a family member. It took a long time for me to get back to my desk, but this genre made it very difficult to stay away. There’s a lot of emotion in this novel. It’s an extremely slow burn that focuses on two men’s differences in life that bring them closer together through a unique brotherhood of bounty hunters.
I hope you will enjoy it.
In the meantime I’m already working on the next addition to the Nothing Special series that I’m hoping to release in late October. Book six will center around a new couple while keeping that balls-to-the-wall action and all the hot alpha ’lovin my readers are used to from me.
My sincerest gratitude for all the warm wishes and condolences since my return,
About the Book
Title: Promises: The Next Generation
Author: A.E. Via
Series: Bounty Hunters Series: Book Five
Genre: M/M ROMANCE
Edited By: Sue Laybourn
Cover Artist: Jay Aheer
Length: 315 Pages
Release Date: August 31, 2018
Book Links: Amazon || Smashwords || B&N || Kobo || Goodreads
Blurb: Duke Webb has run the most successful bail recovery agency in Atlanta for over twenty years. That’s because he has a team of trained, competent hunters backing him up to keep his name feared on the streets. But Duke knows that nothing can go on forever. His hunters are in committed relationships and ready to settle down, and so is he. That’s what leads him to start his new training program.
“That’s the new vision for Dukes. Veterans operating and tracking behind the scenes with a new powerhouse apprehension team on the streets.”
Brian and Quick are the first to offer up two new recruits.
Kellam Knight has studied martial arts under his sensei, Quick, since he was eight years old. A tossed-out reject from high-society, Kell has a problem fighting on the right side of the law. If he sees an injustice, he has to correct it. He doesn’t have to run and cower from his enemies anymore, he’s a fighter who can protect himself and others. When Quick offers Kell the opportunity to join Duke’s training program, he’s all in. Except he’s not prepared for the straight, over-confident, extremely disciplined, sexy man Brian has recruited to be his partner.
Tyrell Jenkins’ world was flipped upside down when his father never returned home from his last deployment. He’d been Ty’s teacher, mentor, his guide to living a righteous life as a good man. His father didn’t raise him to be like every other young, stereotypical male in Atlanta. Instead, he’s been taught to be respectful, to speak the language of real men. When Brian King – his father’s most trusted comrade – finally comes to him with the truth, he doesn’t come alone. He comes with trained men hidden in the shadows… and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join a brotherhood unlike any other.
This novel is a part of a series but can be read as a standalone. No cliffhangers.
Trigger Warning: This story contains mild acts of bond recovery agent violence.
Duke and Quick decided to stop at a hole-in-the-wall rib spot in Wyngate while they waited on their next skipper to get off work. This jumper had the audacity to get a job and try to work while being a fugitive.
“You guys gonna eat?” Duke asked. “We got about another two hours before he shows.”
“No thank you,” Kell said, a little too fast. “I had a big breakfast.”
It was almost three. Any man who’d had breakfast at seven in the morning was more than ready for lunch by mid-afternoon. Quick gave Ty’s partner a look that he couldn’t interpret.
Brian had already dropped and processed their skipper and was back with them an hour and half later. “You coming in?” he asked Ty on his way past their SUV.
“I’ll be a second,” he told Brian. Ty waited until the three hunters were inside the Rib Shack before he turned his full attention on his partner who was staring out of the opposite window.
“You’re not being honest.”
Kell answered immediately. “I did not lie. I said no thank you I wasn’t eating here and that I’d had a big breakfast. None of those were lies.”
“Why aren’t you eating here with the guys? Do you not want to eat with me?”
“Everything isn’t about you, Tyrell,” Kell said drily. “I don’t eat a lot of beef or pork. Even the smell of it can make me nauseous. I can wait to eat when I get home.”
“I don’t eat a lot of meat either and I don’t eat any pork.” Ty nodded in the direction of the restaurant, which was packed with hungry customers. “Places like this aren’t always mindful of cross contamination.”
His partner absently hummed his agreement then fell quiet again.
“Kell your stomach’s been growling for a while, I think—”
“What the heck? Is it bothering you that much?”
Kell sighed in exasperation. “Then get out the truck, go inside and eat and you’ll no longer have to listen to it.”
“I can’t do that,” Ty said, keeping his voice low.
Kell sighed. “You’re unbelievable. Do you really have to—?”
“I want to feed you,” Ty said, silencing his partner. “I don’t like it that you’re hungry and are not eating. I don’t like it that we came somewhere to eat that you don’t care for.” Ty lightly touched Kell’s hand where it rested on the seat between them. “There’s a Panera across the street. Their salads are good. Fresh.”
Kell was still staring as if Ty had two heads. His partner was probably getting whiplash with the back and forth between them, but Ty swore as soon as he got everything figured out, Kell would be the first person he spoke to about it. For now he’d go with what felt good between them. With the engine off, the interior of the truck was getting colder. The temperature was continually dropping, and the sun had disappeared behind large, gray clouds. Kell slid his black beanie over his gorgeous wavy hair and pulled his hood up. Ty studied his movements. Watched the muscle tic in his smooth jaw. Kell’s stomach rumbled again and Ty’s hand went instinctively to his own belly. The sensation he got wasn’t a good one. He kept trying… he wouldn’t stop.
“Got good homemade soups too,” Ty said and got out of the car. “Come on, shorty. Eat with me. Please.”
About the Author
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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