Thank you so much for stopping by The Novel Approach to hear about my debut bestselling M/M erotic romance novel Blue Moon: Too Good To Be True. I am almost to the end of my blog tour and I’ve heard such wonderful responses to the story. For my first book ever written, it’s truly fascinating to know that I’ve entertained another reader, after being an avid M/M romance reader myself.
I’ve heard some pretty interesting reviews regarding my characters. I don’t want to give anything away if you haven’t picked up the book yet, but my men are pretty badass. So for those of you that don’t know…here’s a very condensed introduction of my main characters:
Angel DeLucca – Sexy-as-sin popular club owner, that everyone – male and female wants a piece of. Mid-thirties, amazing physique, and long silky jet-black hair that stops just above his delectable ass. However, don’t let the beautiful hair fool you. Angel’s also a martial arts expert that was trained by his father and uncles that are all Navy Seals.
Maximus Strong – All American Hero firefighter
Ryker Strong – Successful accounting business owner and suave-to-a-fault.
Sebastian ‘Bass’ Bagatelli –Retired Special Forces Army Ranger. He’s Angel’s Chief of Security and is also a Master Dom. Bass is 6’4, full of brawn, muscles, and a warm soul.
Those are my four main characters. My men are all alphas, they are smart, strong, and not afraid to go after what they want…what they all need. LOVE.
You will also meet a colorful cast of co-characters: Max’s best friend Pierce (undercover DEA missions specialist), The Beastmasters (Navy Seals Team): Angel’s Father (Shot), Hawk, Shade, Viper, Call, Lucky, Toad. FBI Special Agent Fox.
In some of the reviews that I’ve read, I’ve been told that it’s farfetched for these men to be such alphas and to be gay. Max is a firefighter, Ryker is an executive, Bass is a retired Army Ranger. Especially the Seals Team (they are not all gay) but even the other team members being tolerant of their teammates lifestyle is not reality.
Actually it is. I actually find it offensive for someone to think and voice those gay men can’t hold these types of occupations. I’m surprised to find these types of M/M or gay romance readers are out there. All gay or M/M does not have to be about twinks and feminine acting men. I’ve been an avid M/M reader for almost ten years, and I’ve read a ton of different characters, and have enjoyed them too. But I’ve always found that I enjoyed reading about men that behaved and loved like men…not behaved like a women. While I am a new writer I hope that many of you will continue to enjoy my characters. I have much more coming! I love M/M romance and I will always do my best to develop diverse and complex characters…I hope you will enjoy.
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.
Word Count: 89,513
Heat Level: SCORCHING HOT!
What comes next from A. E. Via?:
My next novel to be released is a gay male ménage erotic contemporary romance entitled You Can See Me. I am in the final round of edits and it will hopefully be to readers soon. I’ll be doing some advanced copy giveaways in the next couple of weeks!
Work in Progress:
The book I’m writing right now (it’s untitled) is coming through me every day. It’s about two detectives that are pretty bad ass together. One is openly gay and the other doesn’t label himself, but while he’s always been attracted to women he begins to see his partner differently after he saves his life. It’s stirring around in the special world in my mind. Each day I just sit down and start typing away and I won’t stop until it’s complete.
About A.E. Via:
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 come…so 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. http://www.authoraevia.com