A.E. Via, author of the bestselling Nothing Special series, is here today. She's celebrating her newest release with a giveaway. Leave a comment and you might win your own eBook copy of Here Comes Trouble. The giveaway will run until December 10, midnight EST. Enjoy the excerpt!
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.
The table was silent for a moment while they continued looking at the menus. Ruxs didn’t care that his date was mad. She’d really shit bricks if she knew that he’d called and asked his partner to crash their date. This girl was annoying to no end, and a motor-mouth.
“Are you gonna eat, Green?” Ruxs looked at his best friend.
“I ate earlier.”
Green looked up at him and grinned. “Pasta salad.”
“Fuck you. The Greek pasta with that good cheese?” Ruxs turned to face him, his mouth curling up in a sneer. Green knew that was his favorite. He’d made it when he wasn’t there, the little fucker.
“Yeah.” Green chuckled softly. “Just order it here. You’ll like it.”
“But I want a steak.” Ruxs leaned over, his chin practically on Green’s shoulder, looking down at his menu.
“Order it as a salad, with your meal.” Green shouldered him back over after stealing a quick look at his fuming date.
The waitress sat down their drinks. Smiling broadly. “Okay. I know you guys are ready to eat. What’s it going to be?”
Sarah looked smugly at Ruxs before ordering her food. “I’ll have the prime rib with a Maine lobster tail. And a glass of your most expensive wine.”
Oh, Ruxs was pissed now. Now she was trying to break his wallet. Seriously. He puffed his chest out, ready to tell the waitress they were going Dutch. Another pull on his hair. He turned and frowned at Green. Fuck that. This little witch was doing this on purpose, knowing she wouldn’t be seeing him again.
Green shook his head slightly and turned his attention back to the server. “I’ll just have an order of mozzarella sticks with ranch dressing.”
Ruxs’ eyes narrowed as he glared at his partner. How the hell had he gotten into this mess? He guessed it was sort of his fault. He never should’ve invited Green, but then there was no way he wouldn’t have shoved a saltshaker in Sarah’s mouth before their date was over.
“Order your food,” Green hissed.
Ruxs turned back and saw the waitress was waiting on him. “I’ll have a sirloin, medium rare with the Greek pasta salad.”
“Sure thing.” She scribbled in her pad and tucked it in her smock so she could collect their menus.
“What cheese do you use in your Greek salad?” Green asked the waitress.
“We use provolone.” She answered quickly.
“Can you use feta cheese please? He doesn’t like provolone,” Green said and handed over his menu.
“Aww. You two know exactly what the other likes. I wish my man could order for me like that,” the waitress cooed, giving them a sparkling look before shuffling off. Green closed his eyes and shook his head like he possibly just screwed things up for him, but he had no clue. Shit was fucked before he even got there.
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!
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I love this extract the underlying connection, friendship, attraction, fear & denial... I wonder if they will start finishing of each others sentences next, as they already know each others dislikes and likes, which should be a clue they are right for each other?
Thank you for a chance to win an ecopy of this book :)
I've read a few of the excerpts from this book, and this just may be my favorite. All this scene needs is for Ruxs to feed a couple of bites from his plate with Green. ;-)
Thanks for the giveaway, and best of luck with the new release.
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