Friday, October 9, 2015

Dirty Dozen Blog Hop - A.E. Via

Hello All!!

(*That's A.E. Speaking and taking over the blog today for the Dirty Dozen Blog Hop! I, Wade - WK-, will make commentary inbetween ;) )

Wow! I can’t express how excited I am to be on Wade Kelly’s blog to talk a little about me and to introduce a couple of my two hottest trouble makers in my bestselling series, Nothing Special.

Please meet, Detective Mark Ruxsberg and Detective Chris Green from best-selling gay romance novel, Here Comes Trouble. This is an installment in the series, however you do not have to have read the priors to enjoy this book. I hope you all love the stories of these very intense alphas. It’s filled with entertaining humor, fast police action, unexpected twist, and lots of hot man on man sex!


Author A.E. Via
Edited by: Tina Adamski
Cover Artist – Jay Aheer 
Release Date: November 28, 2014

WK- During the hop, each author has been given the same 12 interview questions to answer.

Do you fully outline a book? Or do you sit and let the thoughts flow as you type?

No, I don’t outline. I tried that on my second book but I ended up straying so far away from it, I figured why waste my time doing that again.

Describe your writing style in five words and what about that style sets you apart from other authors in your genre(s)?

Sexy; Exhilarating; Romantic; Intense; Alpha.

I don’t know if anything about my writing really sets me apart. All I can say is that I put my heart and soul into each title. It’s not about making the sales or climbing the charts over others. I just want my stories to be enjoyed. I hope that makes me a little different.

What are you currently working on, and what can we expect from you in 2016?

Right now I’m working on a spinoff of the Nothing Special series entitled ‘The Bounty Hunters’. It’s the stories of men that own one of the largest bail bond businesses in Atlanta and how these men find their love amongst their crime-ridden, dangerous lives. The first book is about the two owners and is broken into two parts.

There will be at least three more books to that series in 2016 along with some continuing stories from my other two series: ‘Nothing Special’ and ‘Blue Moon’.

Most excitingly, I started my own publishing company a little while back – called Via Star Wings Books - and I’ve contracted my first author already! It’s a new MM author and I’m looking forward to putting out her first work in the New Year.

What's the answer to the one question no interviewer has ever asked? (You don't have to supply the question.)

Most of my loving or sweet lines that my characters say to each other come directly from my husband’s mouth. He’s a hopeless romantic. 

WK- Wow, that's really cool. What a great husband :)

When you're stuck on a story, what do you do to get the words flowing again?

Putting on a love story usually works. And I don’t mean like ‘The Notebook’. I’m thinking movies that are only available with a monthly fee and a subscription. *winking*

WK- *snorts*
What is your favorite genre to read?

I only read MM. I don’t even venture into MMF. My favorite categories within MM are: Alphas, Western, and Paranormal as long as there’s no Mpreg or kids.

Least favorite?
My least favorite is FF (surprise!!, lol)

Tell us about your writing environment and where your writing time fits into your daily or weekly schedule.

I have a ‘writing room’ is actually what I call it. But it’s a bedroom on the lower level of my home that’s been converted into my space. There’s lots of book shelves. A television. Music equipment and a large PC and a laptop. A queen-sized sleeper and decorations that consist mostly of plants, nature-themed knick knacks and wolves. All things that I love.

How do you manage all of your new plot bunnies and what is your process to work on one?

I’m a stickler about working on one project at a time. I don’t like even the idea of having ten to twelve partial stories in the making. I start a book and I finish it. I’ve only got to one stopping point on a book and after nothing came for a while. I finally had to go to the story that was in my head banging to get out. Only once, though. If I do come up with an idea while I’m in the middle of writing something else, I just jot down my notes in my journal and explore those thoughts again after I’ve finished my current WIP.

What keeps you focused when writing?

Sounds cliché… but my characters. They won’t be quiet long enough for me to focus on other things. I do have other hobbies. I love gardening and shopping with my sisters, but those hobbies are second to writing.

In a perfect world, would you write full time? If so, would it be mm/LGBT or would there be some mf in there too? (I love a mix for reading, personally.)

Wow…do I live in a perfect world? I closed my business a year ago and became a full time writer. It’s what I do just about every day. I’d like to start putting out books a little faster, but I’m fairly happy with what I’m able to produce now, and roughly, that’s a book every three months. Trying to bring that gap down to two, but I won’t put out anything that I’m not one hundred percent satisfied with.

NO MF!! I’m pretty sure of it. Now, don’t mistake my tone. I don’t knock it. I used to read it constantly, but as soon as I discovered my first gay novel… I was done.

What influenced your decision to write in this genre?

I always rearrange this question. The first influence I had to fall in love with the genre was reading ELynn Harris’ Invisible Life. I consistently read MM after that for ten years straight. Always looking for the male writers too. *sighs* I knew so little back then.
But, my first influence on me to write my own MM novel was my discovery of Author GA Hauser. The women is phenomenal! She made me realize that one: women wrote these types of books and two: they make it sexy as fuck!

Then it was my turn.

WK- Love GA Hauser. 

Detectives Mark Ruxsberg and Chris Green are very good at their jobs. Being the enforcers for God and Day's notorious Atlanta PD Narcotics Task Force causes the crazy duo to get into more trouble than they can often get out of. The pair never misses out on an opportunity to drive their Lieutenants crazy with their dangerous, reckless, and costly stunts, landing them in the hot seat in front God... often.

Ruxs and Green love their jobs and they don't mind the very demanding schedule that leaves them little time for socializing or dating. It was fine with them, they enjoyed hanging out with each other anyway. 

However, most of the men in their close circle of friends and colleagues are pairing off and settling down. God has Day, Ro has Johnson, and their Sergeant Syn has Furious. 

For the past several years, Ruxs has only sought out the advice and company of one person, his partner and best friend Green, and vice versa. Both of these alpha males are presumed straight, but neither can deny the heat that's building in their once 'just friends' relationship.


     At the first touch of Green’s hands to Ruxs’ lower back had him jumping against it. “Shh. Relax, Mark. It’s okay,” Green whispered. He could see the frown-line between Ruxs’ closed eyes.

     “Just breathe in deep,” he said while smoothing his palms in an outward motion against the firm muscles. His touch was light at first. Simply letting the aromas permeate through his system to relax him. When he saw the creases began to smooth out on Ruxs’ handsome face, Green began to use his palm over palm technique, rotating in circular motions on one side of his spine and then over to the other. When he started driving out the strain by using a palm on either side of his spine and driving up to his neck. Ruxs began to moan quietly.

     Oh god. He’d never heard him sound so relieved.

     “Chris,” Ruxs groaned.

     “I know it feels good. Relax, I got you,” Green said softly against Ruxs’ ear. He felt Ruxs’ hips flex under him and he wondered for a second if he was putting too much weight on his thighs. So he rose up some and rubbed more oil and began to focus on Ruxs’ broad shoulders. He worked his palms and knuckles into the knots until he couldn’t feel them anymore. Ruxs’ breathing was heavy, almost panting. He should be more relaxed by now. He’d been massaging for over thirty minutes. If it was him, he’d probably be sleep already, but Ruxs seemed to be getting even more anxious. Damnit.

     “Come on, man. Try to calm down.” Green leaned in again. He pressed his chest against Ruxs’ slick back and felt him take a stuttering breath. He spoke in the most calming tone his deep voice could muster. “Hey. Shhh. Breathe deep for me. You’re gonna be okay. We’re gonna get through this, man. I’m not going to ever let you go through anything alone. You have me, always.”


     Oh my fuckin’ god. He’s killing me. Ruxs tried to take a deep breath but he couldn’t. Green probably thought he was losing his mind or still freaking out about his mom. But Ruxs was struggling with the enormous amount of passion coursing through his body. Green was all over him, pressing that solid chest into his back, pushing him deliciously into the plush mattress with all that brawn, and oh god, it felt so good – too good. He struggled to breathe, not because he was stressed, it was because his sensitive nipples were hard and aching to be flicked, and his cock was like steel trapped beneath him, throbbing and pulsing with every strong stroke Green pushed into his muscles.

     Green’s voice was deep and soothing as he tried – to no avail – to calm him. Only thing that would work is if Ruxs flipped over and Green let him rut against him like a wild beast until he came with a roar.

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 sixth 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.


Dirty Dozen blog Hop!

The schedule is as follows:
Schedule - 
Sept 24th                      A.E. Via                      hosts                Wade Kelly 
Sept 25th                      Aisling Mancy            hosts                Tempe O’Riley
Sept 28th                     Alexa Land                 hosts                T.M. Smith
Sept 29th                      Carter Quinn               hosts                Nicole Dennis
Sept 30th                      Jeff Adams                 hosts                 Nic Starr
Oct 1st                         L.E. Franks                 hosts                Morticia Knight
Oct 2nd                        Morticia Knight          hosts                L.E. Franks
Oct 5th                         Nic Starr                     hosts                Jeff Adams
Oct 6th                         Nicole Dennis             hosts                Carter Quinn
Oct 7th                         T.M. Smith                 hosts                Alexa Land
Oct 8th                         Tempe O’Riley           hosts                Aisling Mancy
Oct 9th                         Wade Kelly                 hosts                A.E. Via

ONE lucky winner will receive an e-book from each Author on the hop. Most Authors have submitted winner’s choice from their backlist, but a few have listed a specific title.

AE Via: Winner’s choice, one book from the Nothing Special series
Aisling Mancy: Joyeaux Noel by Aisling Mancy (adult) or Safe by C. Kennedy (young adult)
Alexa Land: One ebook copy from the  ‘Coming Home’ series, or Winner’s choice from my backlist.
Carter Quinn: Winner’s choice, one book from Carter’s backlist
Jeff Adams: Winner’s choice, one book from Jeff’s backlist
LE Franks: Winner’s choice, copy of 6 Days to Valentine or Can This be Real
Morticia Knight: Winner’s choice, one book from Morticia’s backlist
Nic Starr: Winner’s choice, copy of Andrew’s Promise or More Than a Friend
Nicole Dennis: Winner’s choice, one book from Nicole’s backlist
TM Smith: Winner’s choice, one book from TM’s backlist
Tempeste O’Riley: Winner’s choice, one book from Tempeste’s backlist

Wade Kelly: Winner’s choice, one book from Wade’s backlist

**** to enter the giveaway leave a comment below – you can visit EACH stop on the hop via the links above by their name, and leave a comment at EACH stop for additional entries. At the end of the hop I will put EVERY comment from EACH stop into a hat and draw ONE lucky winner ****



  1. So cool interview and giveaway. Ty

  2. Love this series....great interview!

  3. AE is the author who got me to love this mm her books but want them out

  4. The series sounds great!

    Trix, vitajex(at)Aol(Dot)com

  5. Angela:

    I Loved AE's book Defined by Deceit, it has such a strong opening and when i was reading the first chapters i got mad/angry and tought WTF what an asshole! And i love it that a book can get me that emotional. It is definitely one of the best books i read, very intens and strong.
    I look forward in starting the Nothing Special serie.

    Thanks for this fun blog hop, it was really great to visit all the blog stops and get to know the authors a bit better due to the Q&A.


  6. I enjoyed the interview great answers congratulations on starting your own publishing company and thank you for the yummy excerpts.


  7. I love her!!!! <3 I can't wait for more of our sexy detectives and the bounty hunter spin off sounds amazing too. Great interview!!! <3

  8. This is a lovely way to know our authors better. Thank you for the great giveaway.

  9. A.E. is a terrific writer and I adore her books. Thank you for the interview and for the fab giveaway. You rock, guys.

  10. Love this series and excited for the spin-off!

  11. That was a great interview! I love the comment about putting on a love story! Hehe

  12. best answer...all your sweet lines come from your husband...sigh... :)

  13. I'm with Sharon....loved that all your best lines come from your hubby :)


  14. Great interview, like all the previous ones I've read. It's always nice to learn more about the authors whose words I read.

  15. Love her books. Fell in love when I read the 1st Blue Moon book. I have been loving the Q&A of this blog tour