Blue Moon 02: This is Reality By A.E. Via Blog Tour, Excerpt & Duel Review!

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Hey guys we have a treat for you now, we have A.E. Via stopping by with her latest release Blue Moon ll: This is Reality. Now this book has blown our minions away with both Cat and Tootsie falling in love with it, so I will leave you to enjoy the post with it’s excerpt and duel review <3 ~Pixie~

Blue Moon ll: This is Reality


A.E. Via


Pierce aka Strategic Intelligence Specialist, Backhander is back to flush out some of the DEA’s most notorious criminals, and he has one helluva’ team backing him up. The country’s most decorated Navy Seals…the Beastmasters. 

Pierce is more than capable of doing his job, but he has one insanely hot distraction that continuously causes him to second guess his hidden orientation– 

Dane Aramis, call-sign, Hawk. Hawk can see what most people can’t, and whether his sexy Pierce wants to admit it or not, he can see the brilliant man’s desire runs deep for him.

However, when Pierce and the Beastmasters are on their final assignment, the last person they expect to encounter with the opposition is rogue assassin…Omega. The man is unstoppable, and when he comes too close to what Hawk holds dear, the Beastmasters call on the only man that can control the lethal assassin. Omega’s faster, deadlier brother, Alpha.

Bringing Alpha back into society may be disastrous for everyone involved. But, Hawk is willing to take that risk to keep Pierce safe.

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“Something on your mind, Backhander?” Hawk’s eyes stayed on him, locking him in place.

Stay cool.

“Yes. I commanded you to stand down. I wanted those men alive for interrogation. Dead suspects can’t help me,” Pierce said while staring at Hawk’s forehead.

Hawk raised one corner of his sexy mouth and stepped in closer to him. “I follow no one’s commands. My allegiance is to the Beastmasters, not the DEA, not the FBI, not the CIA, and for damn sure, not you.” Hawk accented each statement with a step closer to Pierce. “You’re fooling yourself if you think by running off a few high-ranking smugglers and traffickers that you’re making a difference. When you cut off the snake’s tail, he grows another one.”

After repeatedly backing up from Hawk’s advances, Pierce’s back was up against the side of the eighteen-wheeler. It was just him and Hawk, the dark stillness of the night, and one massive-ass gun at his side. The rifle was over half the length of the man wielding it.

Pierce looked down at the weapon and back up into Hawk’s eyes. “Do you have the safety switched on on that thing?”

Hawk snorted at Pierce’s comment. “Safety? No. Why? Are you afraid of my weapon, Backhander?”

Damn this man has no respect for personal space.

“You need to back the fuck up.” Pierce tried to inject some venom into his voice. Hawk had his entire body pressed up against him, his six-foot four inch height making his shoulder length brownish-blond hair fall down onto Pierce’s face, cocooning him from the cool breeze coming off the mountains of Roanoke, Virginia.

“First, I want to clarify a couple of things, Backhander. This sexy beauty beside me is my weapon, and don’t you worry, it would never be used to harm one hair on that pretty little head of yours. Now this is my gun.” Hawk thrust his cock hard into Pierce’s front, making him grunt at the pain and holy fuck, the pleasure.

“You keep accusing me of ‘liking to get my gun off’, right?” Hawk smiled down on him. He lowered his plush lips to Pierce’s ear and groaned against it.

Pierce closed his eyes. God help me.

“You keep shooting of that sexy mouth of yours Backhander, and I’m going to show you just how I get my motherfuckin’ gun off,” Hawk hissed.

Pierce pushed at Hawk’s much larger frame but of course he didn’t budge – he never did. “Back-off damnit. I told you I’m not interested,” Pierce argued weakly.

“I see differently, beautiful. But that’s okay.” Hawk backed up. “I’ll leave you to it, and watch you come around.”

Hawk made his way to the back of the eighteen-wheeler and hoisted himself and his weapon into the trailer. Pierce tried not to look at Hawk’s ass in the loose army fatigues, or the way his back muscles rippled underneath his army green t-shirt. Pierce didn’t look away fast enough and he knew he’d been caught ogling. Hawk flashed him a shit-eating grin, and winked at Pierce right before he slammed the metal doors.

Cocky bastard.

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About A.E.

A.E. Via is still a fairly new author in 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, 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 E. Lynn Harris.

While this is only her fifth novel, she has plenty more to come. So stalk her – she loves that – because the male on male action is just heating up!

Go to A.E. Via’s official website for more detailed information on how to contact her, follow her, or a sneak peak on upcoming work, free reads, and where she’ll appear next.

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A.E. Via - Blue Moon 2 BLUEMOON2 MASTERCOPY 320x380Title: This is Reality

Series: Blue Moon II

Author: A.E. Via

Genre: Gay Romance, Military

Length: Novel (190pgs)


Publisher: Via Star Wings Books (September 24, 2014)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat & Toosie


Pierce aka Strategic Intelligence Specialist, Backhander is back to flush out some of the DEA’s most notorious criminals, and he has one  helluva’ team backing him up. The country’s most decorated Navy Seals…the Beastmasters.

Pierce is more than capable of doing his job, but he has one insanely hot distraction that continuously causes him to second-guess his hidden orientation–

Dane Aramis, call sign, Hawk. Hawk can see what most people can’t, and whether his sexy Pierce wants to admit it or not, he can see the brilliant man’s desire runs deep for him. Hawk is not the type of Seal to lose his man. Pierce will be his.

However, when Pierce and the Beastmasters are on their final assignment, the last person they expect to encounter with the opposition is rogue assassin… Omega. The man is unstoppable, and when he comes too close to what Hawk holds dear, the Beastmasters call on the only man that can control the lethal assassin. Omega’s faster more skilled brother, Alpha.

Bringing Alpha – the deadliest man in the world that has no allegiances and no alliances back into society may be disastrous for everyone involved. But, Hawk is willing to take that risk to keep Pierce safe.

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Cat’s Review: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

This is a sequel to Blue Moon- Too Good to be True. I love this cover! This book stands alone fine but to really get to know who the characters are reading the first helps, however there is enough backstory that makes it work fine on its own.

In This is Reality we get the stories of Pierce and Hawk and Shot and Fox along with a couple other intriguing characters.

The story takes place about a year or so after Angel (Shot’s son) had been abducted and Pierce called in favours from his secret past and met The Beastmasters.

I loved Pierce and was anxious for his story. I wasn’t disappointed. Pierce is back to work in his secret agent mode heading up missions with the Beastmasters, though after this mission is over he plans to retire again, for good this time.

Hawk has a special gift of sight and knows that Pierce is his ‘one’ but the man does everything in his power to resist him. The looks he gets from Pierce in reality are not the looks of love in his visions; they are looks of fear and disgust.

We also have Fox and Shot. Shot is almost 50 and tired of his life on the run and secret missions. He and Fox have had a thing since they met when Angel was abducted, but for Shot, he doesn’t do relationships. When Fox confesses, he wants more Shot has decisions to make.

About halfway we are introduced to a new character, dark and scary. This is where the action picks up and twists really get spinning. I loved Alpha and Omega.

There are a lot of characters in this story and I love it. I liked how each chapter was labelled with the prominent character’s name and cute call signs; it kept the story flowing well and was easy to figure out who was speaking. I like getting more than one view especially when there are so many intriguing characters. There is also lots of action and plenty of steamy, hot mansex.

If you like secret agents, big sexy men with secrets, older men, lots of action, twists and turns, steamy man-sex and really great romance this is definitely for you

Tootsie’s Review: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

A.E. Via has done it once again with her newest release, Blue Moon ll – This Is Reality. If you were fortunate enough to have read her first in this series, Blue Moon – Too Good to Be True, then you have already been introduced to some of the characters here. This is the story of The Beastmasters. They bring their team back together, one more time, for what they hope to be their final mission. The Beastmasters have the finest of the fine, and the bests of the best that are Navy Seals. Along with the DEA, their mission will be to flush out some of the worst criminals they have ever known.

Pierce, also known as Backhander, is DEA. He is the best when it comes to his role and always has everyone’s attention. But more than anyone, he has Hawk’s attention. Hawk, known as the seer, is a Navy Seal. Not only can his visions give him insight with what is to come, he sees himself with Pierce. He’s not sure how it will come to pass considering Pierce looks at him with disgust and contempt. Hawk is not about to let that sway him. He has a plan and he intends to put it in action. He’s pretty sure he knows the way to Pierce’s heart. Can he remain patient and calm to implement his plan will be the question. Pierce has a few secrets, as well. He has always been attracted to the muscled, take charge male. Deep down Hawk does things to him that leave him unsettled. Admitting his attraction, however, will take guts. He just hopes he can go through with it when the time comes.

Among the Seals, Shot and Fox, have always been best friends. They have been bed buddies for a long time even though Shot won’t stay in his bed all-night.  This bothers Fox more than he lets on. He has fallen in love with Shot but knows it won’t go anywhere. When Fox expresses his feelings, explaining how he really feels and what he wants, he becomes ill with regret. He knew Shot didn’t want any commitments. Being face to face with that acknowledgment is hurting more than he could have prepared for. What Fox doesn’t know, however, Shot feels more than he cares to admit. He has his own reasons for not committing to their relationship. When trouble catches up to them and they get caught in the crossfire, will it be too late for their true feelings to be heard? They may be Navy Seals, but admitting to love just may be the hardest mission they have ever encountered. Hopefully, it’s not too late and they still have time.

A.E. Via has put together a novel that includes several characters. You have the main characters, as mentioned above, but also, the rest of the Beastmasters are there lending support and strength where needed. They are not just filling but are important to the plot. The most mysterious of the characters that have much to add are Alpha and his brother, Omega. They are an enigma, and with their cloaks and hoods hiding their faces, certainly leaves you questioning their sincerity. Not sure if they can be trusted or if they are there to deceive has you on the edge of your seat. The story is divided into three parts with each chapter referencing the person who is talking. Because it’s laid out like this you are aware of who the speaker is and where the story is going. With so many characters and different titles, it would be easy to get lost. With this outline, I never felt left behind or confused within the storyline.

One of the many things I really like about this author’s writing style, there is always a well thought out plot. The dialogue is exciting and intense. She weaves a real mystery with lots of intense scenes that have you constantly guessing. She is extremely good at sex scenes. They are erotic but with lots of passion that will leave you breathless. Her characters don’t jump into bed immediately. They have chemistry and they have a connection. They build on those two things during the storyline and when the time is right, they become lovers. And it is HOT, very hot.

This is the second book in the Blue Moon series. However, it can be a stand-alone if you want to read it first. For me, I like to read in order. It gives me great pleasure to start a new book and be able to get little bits of information about past characters. To have parts of their lives folded into the new plot is always very exciting. Angel and Max, from Book 01, show up for a visit and it was great to see they are still in love and their passion has not wavered.

AE Via has written a gripping, suspenseful tale with lots of action. Not just man action but with real life or death consequences these men face every time they take on a new mission. The struggles they encounter and the fears they conquer will have you pulling your hair and chewing your fingernails. This was an amazing continuation of Blue Moon and gave us much insight into the worlds of these strong and caring men known as the Beastmasters. I highly recommend this to anyone who loves m/m with suspenseful action and dialogue that will suck you into the story for the duration.

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