The Bringer of Wrath by A.E. Via Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have A.E. Via visiting today with the tour for her new release The Bringer of Wrath, we have a guest post from A.E., we have a great excerpt, Shorty’s review and we also have a brilliant giveaway where there’s some awesome prizes up for grabs including a $100 Amazon GC and 3x signed paperbacks (or ebook) copies of the Nothing Special series, so check out the post and then enter the giveaway!  ❤ ~Pixie~

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The Bringer of Wrath

(The King & Alpha 02 / Prophesy 02)
by

A.E. Via

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.

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A.E. Via!

Hello all!!

Thank you so much for having me here today to promote my new MM paranormal romance novel – Prophesy Book II The Bringer of Wrath – that released on May 25th! I’m so excited to bring you the second installment in this series.

I wanted to take this time to thank my amazing cover artist – Jay Aheer of Simply Defined Art – for making me one kickass cover to the next. Each one she does exceeds my expectations. As an author and avid reader, I’m asked all the time why I put so much work and time into my cover art. I really believe that the escapism experiences starts at the very beginning, at the time of purchase. On that first click. It all starts with the illustration on the front. What else is gonna make a reader, especially one that’s not already familiar with your name, to click on the title. There’s no synopsis to read beside it when you’re scrolling down the list.

I’ve seen the newer titles and the minimalism of the cover art. That’s okay for some authors but definitely not me. The cover art on my books takes quite a bit of time and Jay never rushes me. She doesn’t stop producing drafts until I feel it’s perfect. We went through at least ten different mockups before the final product.

I told Jay that Prophesy Book II The Bringer of Wrath needed to be eye-catching. Sure, I could’ve just put a half-naked man on the front and slapped the title up there, but that doesn’t accurately portray my MCs. They are beautiful in the nonconventional way. You don’t see their appeal immediately… you have to fall for them first. I try to tell a piece of the story with my covers. I’m hoping Wrath’s illustrations shows just how dramatic, dangerous, evil and sexy his character can possibly be.

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Excerpt!

“Wolf? Wrath? Are you still… is that you?” Mac was in his wolf form, and Wrath could immediately detect Macauley’s one body, one mind, and one spirit. A good spirit.

“IT IS ME. Come forward if you’re that brave.” Wrath put as much intimidation as he could into his voice. He could hear Mac just beyond the door, maybe waiting for the acrid black smoke that rose into the sky and spread like a terrifying mushroom cloud to clear the tight twenty-by-twenty-foot cave.

Wrath sat on his haunches with his large head lifted high, the sleek midnight black fur along his chest and belly that differentiated him from Wolf on proud display. He tried to appear in charge regardless of the fact that he sat behind two sets of iron bars. As Mac stalked closer, his head low, tail sticking straight out and his ears drawn back against his head, Wrath felt Alek’s pride for his brother’s display of courage. He wasn’t tip-toeing in with his tail between his legs. He was on the defense and ready to respond… and Wrath respected that. Even on alert, Macauley smelled of righteousness and honesty.

“How did you find me?” Wrath shot into Mac’s mind. The way the handsome wolf gruffed and shook his head told him that he’d heard and understood him. Wrath had never tried to communicate telepathically with any of the siblings before.

“I followed the ashes,” Mac answered.

“You were a fool to come here. I could end your life in seconds… painfully.”

Wrath. Don’t, Alek begged again.

“But you won’t,” Mac shot right back. Again, nothing but goodness flooding off him. Love and concern for his brother streaming into him that Wrath hurriedly filtered past himself—barely feeling an ounce of the comfort, not wanting to like it too much—and sending it directly to Alek. “I remember you now. That night when Mom died. You were there. You saved Farica.”

Wrath hadn’t expected this.

“My father had gotten most of us in the vans and I was supposed to watch over Taleb while Justice and my dad went back for others. But, I disobeyed and got out anyway because I thought maybe you could use my help. Alek used to teach me fight moves when he trained even though mom didn’t want him to. Do… do you remember that? Were you there?”

Wrath swallowed, but he made no outward movement to show the effect Mac was having on him. “I remember everything.” 

“Why are you down here like this? What is this place?” Mac’s blue eyes scanned the bars that had cooled and were now covered in soot.

“Ask your brother. This is where he and Wolf lock me away when I try to come out.”

He heard the gasp, felt Mac’s revulsion as he surveyed the small space not befitting a shifter of their caliber, and certainly not the way to treat a demigod. “Why would Alek do this?”

Let me speak to him, Alek asked, with less venom. But Wrath wasn’t finished. He’d never had this opportunity.

“I know you did what you had to, Wrath. I saw how much it took for you to break apart from Wolf. I remember because of the black chest. None of us have that. For a minute I wasn’t sure of what I was watching. Couldn’t believe my own eyes. You were massive… and on fire. Everything around you burned.”

“That’s how it’ll always be. That’s why you’re all so afraid.”

“Not me. You burned the hunters that came to attack us, but you didn’t burn Farica when you saved her. The shifters who got killed didn’t recognize who you were, that’s all, and they got caught in the crossfire. I saw it in your eyes, the regret the moment they burned and fell.” 

Did Mac truly believe this? Then how come he never came to them to console them after the accident? When he’d been outcast.

“I was just a boy,” Mac said, as if he’d read what he’d been thinking. “I didn’t understand. Not until I got older and I started to put it together bit by bit. That day was so tragic that I think I’ve buried most of it.” Mac moved closer until he was perched just beyond the bars. Close enough for Wrath to swipe his long claws through the slits and rip Mac’s chest open. The sinister thought quickly fled his mind. “We all thought you’d gone. We didn’t know Alek was holding you hostage inside. It wasn’t until that scene in the common yard earlier when heatwaves started to rise off my brother. I could tell Wolf was holding you back. The shift in energy was…”

“SAY IT… SAY THE WORD YOU ALL ASSOCIATE WITH ME…TERRIFYING.”

Mac growled low, probably not appreciating the vengeful energy Wrath had just let out. It couldn’t’ve felt good. With his deep voice more restrained, he replied, “that’s not what I think. I believe that you saved us once, and with some brotherly love and teaching, you could probably save us again. And I never thought Wolf destroyed us no matter his namesake… you both protected us. We’d all be dead if you hadn’t done what you did.” 

“Doesn’t matter. Alek doesn’t agree. And he never will. He thinks I let your mom die.” Wrath stood and inched closer to the bars, “so this is our great destiny now.” 

“Can I speak to my brother? Can he hear me? Is… is he hurt?”

“No. No, and no,” Wrath lied.

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The King & Alpha series (Prophesy)

Prophesy (book 01)

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About A.E.!

A.E. Via Author PicA.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.

Be sure to visit Adrienne on her social media pages and subscribe to her newsletter to never miss another release date! https://goo.gl/GbfCyk or Go to A.E. Via’s official website http://authoraevia.com  for more detailed information on how to contact her, follow her, or a sneak peek on upcoming work, free reads, VSWB submissions, and where she’ll appear next.

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Review

A.E. Via - Prophesy Book #2 The Bringer of Wrath Cover 3093y4hgTitle: Prophesy Book II: The Bringer of Wrath

Series: The King and Alpha 02

Author: A.E. Via

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novel (267pgs)

Publisher: Via Star Wings Books (May 22, 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 4 1/2 Hearts

Blurb: 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.

ISBN: B07QQ2XH1Q

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: This story picks up where the last one leaves off. I loved this story about Bell and Alex. The struggles they go through are tense at times. I was intrigued by Alek’s other halves that reside inside him especially Wrath. Though at times this story seems to slow way down and repeat itself I still loved the way it moved forward eventually.

Bell was perfect for Alek though at times his attitude irritated me. Given that these two are mates it was to be expected that everything would not be sunshine and roses between them. Alek’s three entities are at odds with each other which causes a problem. Eventually they learn to work together instead of against each other.

All in all it was an enjoyable read with drama, action and some tense moments. Add that all together and you get an amazing addition to the series at a whole.

Great read.

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