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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“This car is smoking. It smells really new.” Sway said it as a statement, but Brian nodded anyway with a satisfied smile on his face. Sway blushed, playfully rolling his eyes and added. “Well, at least I know you’re not overcompensating.”
This time Brian’s eyes widened at the slick wit. It was rare that he was caught off guard, but he hadn’t expected such forwardness. He thought Sway might dance around how they’d met and focus on starting fresh. Brian admitted he didn’t really want to do that. He loved how they’d met. Loved that even though they were there for nothing special, that wasn’t what either of them had found.
“Shit. I’m sorry. I’m rambling because I’m… I mean I wasn’t… Fuck.” Sway dropped his head into his hands and stared out of the window, avoiding Brian’s gaze.
He’s nervous. Damn if he didn’t find that adorable and flattering. He could use the boost to his ego right about now, especially after the day he’d had. Sway didn’t even know he was fixing his shitty day. Brian wanted to return the favor. He reached over, wove his large hand under Sway’s fleece collar and covered the back of his warm neck. He squeezed him gently at first, just caressing, calming his nerves. Then he pushed his thumb and middle finger into the sensitive pressure points at the base of his scalp where that silky blond hair lay curling in different directions.
Sway moaned softly and leaned against the headrest, quietly asking for Brian’s fingers to dig deeper into the tightened muscles. He wished he could keep his eyes on Sway’s serene facial expressions while he worked out the kinks from his tiring day, but he had to watch the road. This was university row and where most of the sleep-deprived medical students who went to Emory sought out nourishment, so Brian was mindful of the heavy foot traffic. Instead of staring, he focused with his touch. Sway had knots everywhere, which told Brian a couple of things. One, Sway had a lot of stress in his life or from his job and two, he had no one to take care of those knots. It appeared neither of them had what the other so desperately needed.
Brian clamped down on his lust. He was half hard at the sounds of soft moaning that came from the other side of his vehicle. Moans that sounded so familiar from what seemed like way too long ago. He’d owned Sway’s body then, for a moment in time. Now, he had a second chance. He was pleasuring him again but in the way he needed. Brian had to remind himself there’d be time for deeper pleasure later. Patience. Because the next time he had Sway’s body under him, he’d take it, wreck it, then own it… and not just for a damn moment.
“Come on. I’m sure you’re ready to eat.” Brian could tell that Sway was hungry since his stomach had been growling quietly since he’d gotten in the car. Brian could take care of that for him. Feed him and make sure to get him back to work on time. He needed to take care of him.