Thursday, October 02, 2014

Blue Moon II This is Reality (Blue Moon #2)


Title ~ Blue Moon II This is Reality (Blue Moon #2)

Author ~ A.E Via

Published ~ 26th September 2014

Genre ~ M/M Erotic Contemporary Romance



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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.


Macky’s Review

Blue Moon 2

Covert ops, Russian mob, human trafficking and of course a group of hot as hell, sex on legs ex special forces SEAL's. This exciting follow up from A.e Via starts with a bang and pretty much ends up with there's a few 'explosive' encounters in between as well, if you get my drift! <winks>

If you've read Blue Moon #1, then you'll remember the Beastmasters; ex navy SEAL's, who came in to help Max (Pierce's BFF) retrieve his lover Angel, the son of Isadore 'Shot' DeLucca, after he'd been kidnapped by a nasty piece of work drug lord. Apart from Pierce, code name Backhander, who is ex DEA, they're all big, rough n' tough, 'take no prisoners', hard ass, hunks, who you don't mess with. If they want something they go for it and one in particular: Dane 'Hawk' Aramis, knows exactly what...or should I say...who he wants and he won't stop until he gets him! Poor Pierce has no choice in the matter. At first he's skittish, unsure of this dangerous man's true intentions towards him, so he backs away, but Hawk isn't going to give up, he knows that this beautiful little man is meant to be his and he's determined to Convince Pierce that deep down he's not averse to being caught by the gorgeous vision of manhood. When Pierce does finally give in, in true Ms Via style, it's a combustible combo. The sexual tension as usual being off the charts because these guys are all Alpha!

"Ahhh. God Dane!" "Yes. Scream my name. Say who you belong to." Hawk licked the sweat on Pierce's neck, his hips keeping the same tempo. Slow, steady, sexy.

And there's more in that vein to tantalize and tingle!! In fact I advise a cold fan at the ready at all times! Haha.

Including Hawk and Pierce's romance, there's actually three relationhips unfolding in the story, as we also get to see what's going on between Shot and Special Agent Jason Fox, the man who worked his way under Shot's skin in the first book. Another electrically charged relationship that goes through its own rocky patch during this story. My god these men are stubborn sons of bitches sometimes but then they're typical tough guys who don't do 'emotional' that well, so you can guess that there's not a lot of talking about feelings going on until the shit really hits the fan, then it's time to take stock and make decisions about what's really important in life.

All the time these relationships are taking shape though, there's still the core plot playing out alongside them, concerning the Beastmaster's attempts to topple the Russian mafia, who as well as their drug operations are now branching out into human trafficking, taking woman and children and selling them in the US. Their target is a former Russian mob lieutenant, Pavlo Sherminsky, who will stop at nothing to counteract their plans by really foul means...

Which brings us to a couple of gripping new characters—Alpha and Omega—two mysterious, kick ass assassins who you really need to meet yourselves so I'm not giving any hints as to what part they play in the guys quest in bringing down the Russians but I will say that the third relation I mentioned, which I'm hoping Adrienne will be giving its own book to because it was just starting to get good when the book ended, is between Alpha and another member of the Beastmaster's, but I'm not telling who that is either, because I'm evil like that! Muahahaha!

I'd love to know more about these two enigmatic killers and the secret order that trained them...and I'm thinking Omega needs a love interest of his own too. As it stands I'm not sure if that will be the case as the way this was wrapped up, it seemed like a final outing for the Beastmasters as a group, but who knows, perhaps there'll be a spin off series. I really hope so as I think there's definitely more mileage from these two guys! I can't imagine why such attention grabbing characters wouldn't have more to tell, if they have, I could certainly see more sexy times ahead.

He was the Alpha and the Beastmasters knew it. If they were half past scared they should have been a quarter to terrified.

The pace of story is fast and furious and the sex is hot, hot, hot! As a writer A.e really knows how to write an action packed tale. Her men sizzle and her high octane stories race along, keeping you on the edge of your seat, like watching a blockbuster movie. Okay, the Insta love can be over the top and sometimes there are moments when you have to suspend belief but I can never help getting totally caught up in the pure escapism that she provides. These are energizing, fun, erotically charged stories that I always say take you out of reality, into a world where you can just sit back and forget the hum drum in favour of guilty pleasures and that's one of the reasons I really enjoyed this, and like always, ended up reading it in practically one sitting but it takes a lot to knock my two favourite A.e characters, God and Day, off their pedestal so my top spot still goes to those two. Can't deny though that the A.e Via shelf on my kindle is fast becoming a favourite and every one a keeper. So drop everything, buckle up for an exciting ride...and don't forget that fan!

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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.


About A.E. Via

1450800_225532627620034_2097788792_n[1]A.E. Via is still a fairly new best-selling 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, A.E. runs a very successful paralegal-for-hire business, and in her spare time, 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 fourth novel, she has plenty more to come. So sit back and grab a cool drink, 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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  1. Loved the first book in the series and am eager to read this one.

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  3. My TBR book list is getting longer by the day. Thanks a lot :D

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  5. Sounds good, will be adding it to my TBR pile

  6. I have all of AE's fabulous books so far and would LOVE to add this one. Thank you. =D

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  9. Love A.E.'s books! Thanks for the chance!

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  11. I haven't read any yet but I can't wait to!

  12. I'm going to find book #1 and start reading this series , looks great!

  13. Thank you for another hot post and review and also thank you for a chance to win this book :)