Monday, February 29, 2016

Strength in Numbers by Brad Vance Tour & Giveaway !!!




Strength In Numbers
Brad Vance



Series: The Game Players
Book: Two
Series should be read in order.
Release Date: February 10, 2016
Pages or Words: 50,000 words
Categories: BDSM, Contemporary, Crime Fiction, Erotica, Fiction, M/M Romance, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Publisher: Brad Vance
Cover Artist: Brad Vance

Excerpt:
Marc smiled as he made clinking sounds in the galley of his private jet. He already had the black slacks on, so it was the work of a moment to take off his polo shirt and slip into the white epauletted button-down short-sleeve shirt of a steward. The wings were already attached to the lapels, and he’d even had a name tag made.
“Here you go, sir,” he said as he handed Jesse his drink on a tray. Jesse was already involved in something on his phone, and he absentmindedly reached for it.
Then he paused, sensing that something had changed. He looked up to see Marc dressed as an airline steward, his eyes dancing with heat.
Marc didn’t smile as he said, “Is there anything else I can get you, sir?”
Jesse swallowed. “Maybe a warm blanket.”
Marc took the drink from his hand. He pressed a button on the side of Jesse’s chair.
“The seat fully reclines into a bed, sir. Let me make you comfortable.”
As the seat back flattened and the base lifted Jesse’s feet up, Marc pushed another button, and the chair’s arms lowered out of the way, which gave him room to straddle Jesse’s hips.
He put his hands on Jesse’s chest, and Jesse reached up to finger his collar. “How did you earn those wings, steward?”
Marc idly stroked Jesse’s hand where it lingered on the wings. “Oh, those, sir? For achieving membership in the Mile High Club. Are you a member?” Marc began to grind his ass against Jesse’s crotch, feeling the transformation below his slacks.
“You know, I am not. I’ve never been invited to join.”
Marc leaned in to whisper in his ear. “Let me be the first to welcome you, then.”



Buy Link: Amazon

Meet the author:
Brad Vance writes gay romance, erotica and paranormal stories and novels, including the breakout hits "A Little Too Broken" and "Given the Circumstances." Keep up with Brad at Website, email him at BradVanceErotica@gmail.com, and friend him on Facebook at Facebook
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Guest Post by Brad Vance 
My five favorite authors
I could give you my five thousand favorite authors, but in this case, I’ll list my five favorite gay fiction authors.

Number one would be Andrew Holleran. Reading Dancer from the Dance when I was a kid was a formative experience. I was a teenager in a small town in Reno, Nevada, and here was a book about doomed queens disco dancing in Manhattan. When I went back to read it years later, I was thinking, man that book was sexy, I need to go back to it for tips on writing sex…then I reread it, and there was no sex in it at all. The whole book was like a lush erotic elegy to a place and time that was all about sex, but Holleran accomplished it without ever sticking Tab A into Slot B. And recently, he wrote Grief, a novel about getting older as a gay man and how hard that is – how hard it is to accept that you’ve become “invisible” to the rest of your tribe, how hard it is to let go of the sexual pursuits that have been such a big part of your life until now. And how hard it is to be the survivor in a generation with a huge hole in its demographic – the countless thousands lost to AIDS. I’m 53 now, so that book was a real ringing bell for me.

Christopher Isherwood is another favorite. I love his “Berlin Stories” about his sexual adventures in Berlin in the 20s (better known in their watered down version as Cabaret, or at least watered down in the original productions). I’m actually going to Berlin this summer, so I’m going to reread those books before I go to contrast and compare. I hear that gay Berlin now is not unlike that of the 20s…
Most people haven’t heard of “Nathan Aldyne,” the pseudonym for Michael McDowell. He wrote these snappy mysteries in the 1980s, very Nick and Nora Charles, with a gay detective and his witty lady sidekick. Those were really the inspiration for my “Binky/Doan” books I wrote under my real name.

Paul Monette is best remembered for his poetry and his memoir, but I remember him for the breezy stories he told for money, back when Avon and its subsidiaries where basically the only publishers of gay fiction. Taking Care of Mrs. Carroll, The Gold Diggers, The Long Shot… these breezy capers all came out when I was in my late teens, and they featured gay men who weren’t doomed or living in the shadows, which meant a lot to me at that age.

Edmund White’s States of Desire came out around that same time, a nonfiction travelogue with a gay man on a road trip, sampling the nation’s sexual bounty. This was the same guy who wrote The Joy of Gay Sex, so this book was quite the ride.

All of these books comprised a roadmap for me. Admittedly, it was a map created by men who’d achieved a certain kind of gay life I wouldn’t really attain – part of the cultural upper crust, well off even by urban standards, formally educated. But the important thing was they taught me there were ways to be gay that had nothing to do with what the dominant culture told me, that I didn’t have to live “in the shadows” or feel the shame I was expected to feel. For that, I’m eternally grateful.



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Tour Dates & Stops:
15-Feb: Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
16-Feb: Nephy Hart, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words
17-Feb: Divine Magazine, Hearts on Fire
18-Feb: MM Good Book Reviews, Happily Ever Chapter
19-Feb: Gay Book Reviews, Wake Up Your Wild Side, Jessie G. Books
22-Feb: KathyMac Reviews, My Fiction Nook
23-Feb: Velvet Panic, QUEERcentric Books
24-Feb: V's Reads
25-Feb: Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
26-Feb: Joyfully Jay Wicked Faerie's Tales and Reviews
29-Feb: Love Bytes, Book Lovers 4Ever
1-Mar: Caraway Carter, BFD Book Blog
2-Mar: Alpha Book Club, Rainbow Gold Reviews, Three Books Over The Rainbow
3-Mar: Man2ManTastic
4-Mar: Bayou Book Junkie, Molly Lolly



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