Today I am so pleased to welcome A.E. Via to Joyfully Jay. A.E. has come to talk to us about her latest release, Prophesy 2 The Bringer Of Wrath. She has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!
Thank you so much for having me here today to promote my new MM paranormal romance novel that released on May 25th! I’m so excited to bring you the second installment in this series.
It really feels amazing to put out my nineteenth book in this amazing genre. I’ve been addicted to gay romance for almost twenty years. Well before I began to write my own stories. I did read het romance in high school and early college but once I found MM, I knew I’d be an avid reader for life. It’s just something about this community that makes you want to be here, that makes me want to please all the readers and help bring these phenomenal stories by so many great authors into mainstream.
MM authors are asked all the time how they feel about MF authors writing gay romance stories to expand their readership, and I typically have no comment. Still kinda don’t. I think if any person takes the time to write a novel then they have the right to put out whatever is in their hearts and minds. There’s just way too many readers to go around to try to lock down certain genres to particular writers or readers. That’s not advancement of anything.
I can only speak for myself in saying that I absolutely adore LGBTQ romance and I hope that I can continue to bring you stories that touch your souls and shines an even brighter light on loves many forms.
Heat waves radiated on all sides of him, preventing anyone from getting close. Wolf was losing the surface to something far more dangerous than any of them, and the first shifter who sensed it was Wick. He flashed forward and yanked Bell to safety, sparking a jolt of electricity that zapped through Wolf, past Alek into the depths of his soul.
“Everyone take cover!” Mac yelled, then shifted into his white wolf, along with the rest of his brothers. They weren’t as big as Justice or Wolf, but all of them were larger than most shifters.
Alek watched in horror from the inside as his pack mates began to scatter, scooping up their pups and hauling ass towards their cabins. Oh no. Wolf! Don’t let him out. Alek felt the monster coming, and there wasn’t a damn thing he could do about it. Wolf was the only one able to hold him back, but from the way Wolf was snarling and snapping left and right, Alek knew they weren’t gonna win this time.
I’ll have to run, Alek. I don’t think I can hold it.
You have to! Or let me out so I can touch Bell. He can stop this.
If it touches our mate. It could kill him.
Then run, goddamnit!
Wick continued to hold Bell around his waist while his mate struggled in his grip, begging his king, any damn one, to just tell him what was happening. Alek could just imagine what the entire scene looked like. Justice and his betas were in an attack formation, and Wolf was acting as if he had rabies. It was enough for him to say ‘fuck it… just run’. Wolf backed into some shrubbery, singeing the dull green leaves, which sizzled and fell to the cold ground.
“No one touch him!” Justice ordered.
Alek was glad he could only see the pain in his brother’s eyes and not feel it. He could feel nothing but Wolf and fire. And anger… so much anger.
Run! Alek shouted.
“Aleksei!” Bell hollered as Wolf turned and dashed into the woods, aiming for maximum speed to keep anyone from following.
He felt Wolf put up their shield to mask their scent. It could be dangerous if his siblings chased him. They had to get to the top of the mountain before it was too late. Alek was jostled as Wolf navigated the trail they’d come to know well. Alek could hear his mate shouting his name and the farther away he got, the harder it was for Alek to keep pushing. He felt that loss, that pain like nothing he’d ever experienced. Belleron! Alek cried. If he was going to survive he needed his mate. Now, he couldn’t help but feel that he’d just sealed his doom. Alek’s spirit sunk to his feet.
Alek stay with me!
He couldn’t, he was devastated. He’d run. His mate had expected him to stick up for him but all he’d done was undermine him in front of everyone again. Then, when tasked with a serious responsibility, the first where they’d have to unite with the vampires, Alek had tucked tail and run. It didn’t matter that he was trying to keep them from getting burned by the flames of the Underworld. He’d turned his back on his family and his mate. How the hell was he even an alpha?
Stay with me, Alek.
Alek grunted and yelled out in agony when Wolf was knocked backwards and thrown into the base of a tree with the force of five shifters.
Fuck! Alek hissed.
He’s too strong, Alek. I need you with me. Wolf got to his feet fast, sprinting past their secluded cabin, taking them to a place they hadn’t been to in years.
Alek struggled to link his mind with Wolf like he needed him to in order to hold the monster back. Again, Alek was torn. He didn’t agree with any of what had just happened. Wolf had taken the surface, manhandled his mate, and completely left Alek out of the decision. They weren’t in accord and it didn’t look as if they ever would be. A fucked-up-in-the-head-multiple-personality-dysfunctional alpha. Maybe it was time for him to die.
No! Come on Alek—fight, push. I need you!
The beast knocked them to the ground again, working extra hard to defend against them both and seize control, taking out any and everything around it. Wolf howled in agony at the feeling of ribs cracking, as he was thrown into the air again and slammed into the cold earth on his right side. Alek wished he could let that pain take it all away instead of enduring the piercing sting in his heart. His soul was numb. Hopeless. Getting up took more effort from Wolf this time as Alek battled with his own shit inside. He didn’t want to keep going, didn’t want to be trapped in that dungeon beneath the ground, but at least there he could die alone in his misery.
Alek took a deep breath and closed his eyes, trying to connect with Wolf. His animal’s mind was so full of pride and resentment that it was a difficult place for Alek to inhabit. He preferred his isolation instead of being subjected to Wolf’s toxicity. Alek’s mind was naturally full of love, understanding and empathy. While he and Wolf didn’t always agree on most things, one thing that was important to both of them was keeping the fury of Hell away.
Alek tamped down enough of his own sadness to link his mind with Wolf and thrust them the last few hundred yards until they came to the trap door buried beneath years of falling leaves, withered branches and dirt.
Shifter and Vampire True Mates story.
Alek’s older brother, Justice—the Alpha Zenith—was the first shifter to mate with a vampire in many generations, and it was believed the rare, fated pairing would stop at him. But, it hadn’t. Aleksei ‘Alek’ Volkov was second beta, next in succession to the most powerful shifter in the world. He was proud of his title and he took his duties seriously. It was all he had. Until his true mate literally showed up on his doorstep.
While his brother—the overachiever—excelled at having a vampire as a mate, Alek wasn’t that optimistic he would. He wasn’t averse to love, and he’d often thought of how different his life could’ve turned out if he’d ever experienced the emotion. His life was a mess and he’d worn a mask of stability for a majority of that time, only showing his siblings and pack what they needed to see—a strong Volkov alpha. Not the damaged man he was, with a tortured soul and a rogue wolf.
Alek dropped his heavy head in his hands. Now, for some reason, I’ve been granted a true vampire mate. And not just any vampire. The intimidating Belleron Liatos. Lord High to the King and the leader of his army.
Belleron ‘Bell’ Liatos had come to the states for one reason—his best friend and Vampire King, Chadwick Bentley. He certainly didn’t come to be pounced on by a wolf that could act independently of its master. Not only was his destined cherished a complicated and confused man; but he was also unaware of the powerful presence that lurked in the shadows of his soul. Bell didn’t know he’d be the key to unlocking an exceptional triad that would play a critical role in fulfilling the prophesy.
This story DOES NOT contain or even mention MPREG.
No multiple pairings. No cliffhangers. Ends with a very HFN.
Warning: This book is M/M paranormal: If you DO NOT like alpha men shifting into large wolves, or vampires feeding from their destined beloveds, than this may not be the novel for you.
A.E. Via has been a best-selling author in the beautiful gay romance genre for five years now, but she’s no stranger to MM. She’s been an avid reader of gay lit for over fifteen years before she picked up her laptop to place her own kiss on this genre. She’s also the founder and owner of Via Star Wings Books, having published a couple 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 her. 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 hardcore, play rough and love hard, bad boy, alphas. However, she does like to push herself to step out of her comfort zone, exploring different tropes, but she won’t push herself into a whole other genre. She’s head over heels for gay romance and she has tons of more hot stories to tell.
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