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, Boraleashe, as well as some other new books. She has also brought along an exclusive excerpt and a great giveaway! Please join me in giving her a big welcome!


Happy 2024!

In December I celebrated my ten-year writing anniversary, and I want to thank everyone for the amazing decade of support. I can’t wait for another ten!! I’ve kicked off the new year with a triple release: A Holiday Story, the second installment in my Lord of the Winds series, and a new extended episode of my MM Soap Opera!

And I have a lot more contemporary alpha romance and fantasy coming this year. I can’t wait to come back here and show it off

Happy New Year!

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Exclusive Excerpt from Boraleashe

Fhomhair’s palace lord stepped forward and announced, “Hail Lord Theodor Cavalerie, King of Fhomhair and Titan of the South Wind. The Treasure of the Harvest and all realms!”

Theodor dropped to the ground in front of him amidst a storm of red and orange leaves. He stood to his full seven feet, staring Boraleashe in his eyes. 

By the gods, he’s more gorgeous than I remember. 

Boraleashe didn’t voice the compliment, forced to be his usual cold self. “Have you no respect? Your tardiness is unappealing and beneath your station.”  

The look Theodor gave him was enough to make Boraleashe forget the rest of his chastisement. The new king stood there smelling like spiced apples and cinnamon in his formal attire and full copper armor. His robe floated majestically on the wind behind him. 

Theodor inched closer until his chest was pressed against his, his body hot and solid. His voice was grated, his tone lethal. “Since you did not offer me nor my father the courtesy of sending word of your intended visit to my realm…” Theodor glared with those piercing hazel eyes. “You should be honored by my lateness.”  

Boraleashe concealed his tremor beneath his heavy robe, or at least he hoped he hid it well. To maintain power, Boraleashe reached up and caressed a long lock of Theodor’s honey-brown hair, allowing the silky strands to sift through his fingers.  

“You know why I am here, don’t you, Autumn Lord.”  

Theodor’s hushed gasp caressed his jaw, his body tensed against him. The tail of his floating robe fell to the ground at his feet. He had to know just what Boraleashe was about to remind him of. Yet still he whispered it into his arctic wind and sent it into Theodor’s warm spirit.  

“The Snow Moon approaches.” 


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All hail the Lord of the North Wind, Boraleashe Cavalerie. The last of the horsemen and harbingers of justice. The Overseer of the Realm of Winter, and Creator of the First Frost. Titan and Ruler of the Arctic World.

Boraleashe landed with the full force of his arctic power, showering ice and snow across the ground. Patrons bowed and tried not to gawk at him. Not because Boraleashe was the lord of an element, but because he was a strikingly beautiful titan, with his flowing white garments, and blizzard-kissed hair.

Boraleashe Cavalerie was the opposite of his titan brothers. He was stoic, disagreeable, and his attitude towards others was just as biting as his frost.

All titans were required to gift their pure hearts to another—to fall in love—as praise to the divinities for their dominion over an element. Refusal to pledge their heart was considered an act of defiance to the gods.
There would be judgment… and atonement.

For more than a millennium Boraleashe chose to shelter and hide his winter heart. He deftly avoided love by commanding army after army and fighting battle after battle.

Fate intervened and gave Boraleashe the opportunity of earning a heart from a far more worthy love than he deserved. The newly appointed king of the Autumn World, Theodor Cavalerie, was the Bringer of Harvest and Treasure of the Realms.

Why would a young virile lord like Theodor choose a surly two thousand-year-old titan like him? Boraleashe had no logical answer—he refused the handsome king for reasons no one would understand.

Boraleashe confessed to his viceroy, “Adresin, if for any reason my heart were to ever get broken, I will suffer a misery and death far more excruciating than the Snow Moon’s curse on my heart.

The universe had spoken for its final time, he either choose love… or loss. And there was only one man capable of penetrating Boraleashe’s icy interior. Only one warrior strong enough to save his soul from damnation.

NOTE: This is a story of fantasy with woven elements of mythology that have been modified for the story. This series is set in fictional worlds, and part on Earth. Some descriptions, geography, and landscapes may have been altered to fit the story.

Trigger Warning: Fighting, Violence
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A.E. Via has been a best-selling author in the beautiful gay romance genre for 10 years! She’s also the founder and owner of Via Star Wings Books, having published a couple great, 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.  It was a rewarding and satisfying career… but another path called to her.   


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.   

She’s currently 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 and exploring different tropes. She’s head over heels for gay romance and has tons of more hot stories to tell.    

Be sure to visit A.E.’s official website and her social media pages.   



A.E. has brought a giveaway to celebrate ten years of publishing MM Alpha Romance!

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