Author A.E. Via
Title: Promises Part 4
Series: Bounty Hunters Series
Edited by: Sue Laybourn
Cover Artist – Jay Aheer
PAGE COUNT – 395
Release Date: March 9, 2018
Men found him attractive, interesting even. He was like a fascinating experiment gone wrong that men liked to investigate. He’d get a date – or two, if he was lucky – but it wasn’t long before Brian’s darkness showed, and the men were running from him.
Brian King was honorably discharged from the United States Navy five years ago. He’d left with the highest honors a man can receive in his country, but he’d paid the ultimate price to earn them. He was considered one of the best; an Intelligence Officer in a Joint Special Operations Delta team that’d been a twelve-man wrecking crew. They’d thought they were invincible… until they weren’t. Brian was the only member that survived the ambush. He survived ten months of pain, of torture, only to emerge on the other side a warrior. A POW survivor. He’d returned home with all his limbs, his right mind, and with his only brother Ford, at his side. But, one thing had been lost, maybe for good… his voice.
Now, being a bounty hunter is Brian’s only means to satisfy his need to calculate, track, and capture. His only outlet to the stress caused by his silence. He was good at what he did. But, all work and no play for a forty-four year old man was taking its toll. Brian wasn’t a faulty experiment. He missed companionship, he missed communicating. So, when he met Sway Hamilton – in the most unconventional means – he’d been surprised at his special way of understanding Brian’s every look… and touch.
Sway grew up in the rough part of ATL, trailing behind his twin brother Stanton and his best friend, Dana. He and his brother had a bond only twins could understand. So when Stanton’s life was taken during their sophomore year in college, Sway didn’t think he’d ever recover. He finally finished school, got his masters in nursing, worked hard, and focused on taking care of his mother. However, Sway knew there was more to life than heartache, and caring for others. There had to be. But he didn’t know what any of those things were until he met a dark hunter that blew his mind… and the intense man had never uttered a single word.
Brian and Sway can feel the powerful connection between them. It was there from the start—but both of them have battled with loss and anguish for so long, neither understand that love can ease all of it. Do they have the courage to battle through it together? Sway has to learn to trust in love, and Brian has to believe that Sway will always understand him even if he never speaks again.
Sway held him tight around his neck, “I don’t need you to talk, Brian. I can hear you just fine,” Sway whispered softly, kissing his throat.
This novel is a part of a series but can be read as a standalone. No cliffhangers.
Trigger Warning: This story contains acts of bond recovery agent violence. Mention of war zones and descriptions of war prisoners. This story DOES NOT contain overly-described acts of torture.
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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Brian had gotten there at twenty minutes to five just in case Sway finished early but no such luck. When five past five rolled around Brian’s heart had begun to pound and his hands held a persistent sheen of moisture that wouldn’t go away no matter how many times he scrubbed them on his jeans. How could he sign with sloppy hands? Brian huffed a harsh breath and rubbed his big hands down his face, wiping the dampness along his cheeks and beard. He was sweating in the dead of winter. Damn, what was wrong with him? Sway was just a guy, right? By five twenty, Brian thought he’d been stood up and he debated going in there and dragging Sway out and demanding to know what the deal was, then tucking his tail and going home alone.
Then he saw him run outside and Brian enjoyed the excitement and nerves flashing in Sway’s eyes. He watched him move rapidly down the sidewalk in those skinny jeans with his jacket wrapped securely around him. Brian’s first thought was getting Sway warm. He sank into his seat with relief before he climbed out of the car, the heavy feeling of dread and disappointment he’d felt a minute ago rolling off his lap and hitting the asphalt where he stood.
He couldn’t stop the smile, the pure joy he felt as the man he’d obsessed over for weeks was now only a few feet away… and then in his arms. Brian pulled Sway’s tight body to him more forcefully than he’d intended but the way Sway reciprocated, he didn’t think he minded. He smelled so good, like hand soap and vanilla. Brian inhaled deeply, dragging his nose along Sway’s jaw up to his temple.
“It’s really good to see you too. You look great.” Sway took a deep breath. “I’m sorry I’m late. It got pretty busy a couple hours ago.”
Brian nodded, staring and licking his lips like a wolf. Looking at Sway right then, within his grasp, close enough to smell and feel, made him turn predatory. But the hunger he felt wasn’t coming from his groin. The ache wasn’t just there. “I understand. It’s fine, I wasn’t waiting long.” Brian shrugged like it was nothing, and instead asked, “Ready to eat?”