AE Via on Defined by Deceit ~ Blog Tour, Excerpt, Local Giveaway

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Title: Defined by Deceit
Author: AE Via
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: Tina Adamski
Publication Date:04/27/2015
Genre/Sub-Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance


Life isn’t always fair, and that’s something that Llewellyn Gardner knows about first hand. His life was on the fast track until one night of extreme passion changed everything.

Now eight years later, he’s still living with the aftershocks of that night. Everywhere he turns or runs, there’s another reminder. What the hell do you do when you try to drown your demons only to find out they can swim?

Shane Smith, Jr. owner of Smith Construction, could see the emotional turmoil within his new employee — it’s why he hired him. There was something about the gorgeous, misunderstood man with the overly expressive eyes that came to their small town with a past no one was willing to overlook. Shane could see the good in Llewellyn, and those eyes of his were a clear window to his soul. Shane wasn’t going to let the man live a future of solitude because his past had been plagued with deceit.

Llewellyn wasn’t sure what to think about Shane. After years of protecting himself from being tricked twice, he was now faced with worry again. What would happen to him if Shane didn’t believe his truth, and walked away? Llewellyn wasn’t sure he’d be able to survive being left alone. Again.

Prism Book Alliance® recently reviewed Defined by Deceit. You can find the review here.

Hello my lovely MM readers.

Thank you for visiting here with me today on Prism. Some of you may know that I released a new title at the end of February about a wrongly convicted rapist. It’s not a story that depicts actual rape scenes and it’s not a story the takes place primarily in a prison, it’s about a man that has to learn to live with societal injustices and an inability to trust in love.
If you are a fan of my previous work than you already know I’m a huge lover of take-charge, alpha gay men and Llewellyn Gardner definitely fits into that category, but he’s afraid to let that side of him out again. I believe Defined by Deceit truly is an amazing story of man’s willingness to survive. I hope you will try it out.


“You can’t be fuckin’ serious. This is so stupid. I gotta go, Moss. I’m working.” Llew was poised to hang up when he heard Moss yell his name.

“Don’t go, Llew. Look, I’m sorry okay? That didn’t make sense. My dad has just been riding my ass this last year, so I’ve been under a lot of pressure, babe. You know what I have to put up with.”

Llew rubbed his thumbs into his tired eyes, and saved his work in his building design software. He powered off his laptop, moving over to look out over the rundown neighborhood. He couldn’t wait to live in his dream home. He’d already submitted the blueprints for his final exam in his Design and Building class, now he was adding to it. He’d build it himself when he started his own construction company. This trailer would all be a distant memory. He and his brother had a plan. Llew would get his degree, while Leslie worked hard and saved their startup money. It was an unfortunate necessity that they’d had to sell their parents’ home after they died, but he and Leslie just couldn’t afford the taxes and utilities. It was either the home or the business.

“Llew, come over this weekend. Friday my parents are going to a campaign dinner for some senator in Richmond, and they won’t be back until Sunday. We’ll have the place all to ourselves.” Moss whispered, seductively.

Llew cursed his eager dick. The thought of fucking Moss in a bed all night had his cock leaking almost immediately. When you were eighteen, and your boyfriend offered up his ass on a silver platter… refusing was not so easy. He let out an irritated sigh, he wanted to fuck, but he also wanted some answers. Moss was avoiding providing them.

“You have no intentions of being with me at UCLA, do you? I’m just what’s convenient here. Some sex is better than no sex.” Llew rubbed his chest as the pain, the reality sunk in. How the hell could Moss not love him? It made no sense. He’d given him everything it was within his power to give. Treated him like a king. Hmmm… maybe that was it.

“Llew, I’m going to be with you, and only you. I love you. You’re it for me. I can’t see myself making it there without you, I just can’t do it. Please, don’t start doubting us. I’m not my dad, isn’t that why you fell in love with me?” Moss’ voice was soft and sexy again.


“Come to me so I can make love to you; show you how I feel about you.”

About the Author:

1450800_225532627620034_2097788792_nA.E. Via is still a fairly new author in the beautiful gay erotic genre. Her writing embodies everything from hopelessly romantic to 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 seventh 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.

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AE Via has kindly offered a eCopy of Defined by Deceit to 3 lucky commenters

Locally held contests will end 7 days from original posting date at 8pm CST. Must be 18 or older to enter, void where prohibited.


Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

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15 thoughts on “AE Via on Defined by Deceit ~ Blog Tour, Excerpt, Local Giveaway

  1. Great excerpt! I am intrigued by both Llew and Moss. Defined by Deceit is on my TBR list. Would be fantastic to win a copy!

  2. I am fan of AE Via’s books and look forward to reading Defined by Deceit. Please count me in for the giveaway. Thanks.

  3. Ok. With the blurb and the excerpt what happens between Moss and Llew?!?!? Where does Shane fit into the picture? I can’t wait to read this. Thank you for the chance at the giveaway!

  4. Thanks for the excerpt – I’ve got this at the top of my wish list. Looking forward to reading it. I’m thinking I’m not going to like what happens next 🙁

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