Luna David Protecting Braden Excerpt ~ Fostered Author Guest Post and Giveway

For this week, we are doing something a little different here at Prism Book Alliance®. We are taking part in the Foster and Author program organized by the great ladies over that Jo and Isa Love Books. Our assigned author is Luna David. We have previously reviewed Trusting Cade by Luna David.

Protecting Braden Excerpt

The drive to Cade’s parents’ house took nearly thirty minutes. When Braden realized what area they were driving toward, he got even more nervous, if that was possible. These people were out of his league. “Your parents live in Sea Cliff, don’t they?”

“Braden, you make it sound appalling. I promise you, my family members are not pretentious douchebags.”

“I feel out of my element. This is so beyond what I’m used to, Zavier.”

Cade smirked at him. “You’re really feeling that uncomfortable? Enough to use my full name?”

“Stop teasing me! Seriously, am I even going to use the right fork?”

Cade laughed in disbelief. “The right fork? What is this, Pretty Woman? I promise that there isn’t a dour majordomo named Jeeves waiting to open their door and a French chef named Pierre cooking a seven course meal with five forks! It’s a simple family meal.”

Braden snickered, he couldn’t help it. “You’ve seen Pretty Woman?”

Cade heaved a put upon sigh. “Who hasn’t? I have a sister, don’t I?”

“Ugh, fine! But if I embarrass you or something, don’t blame me!”

“Braden, I love you. I’m going to assume you’re teasing me right now, because if you’re seriously thinking that you could ever embarrass me, you’re going to piss me the fuck off and I don’t want you to meet my family when I’m feeling angry.”

Braden made a frustrated sound and turned in his seat to face Cade. “I’m sorry. I know I’m being ridiculous. I don’t know why I’m so nervous! I just feel like you’re my forever and if I don’t make a good impression on your family tonight, I could lose you.”

Cade had pulled into his parents’ driveway, and Braden, so caught up in his confession, didn’t know they were there. He put the car in park and turned in his seat toward Braden. “Baby, I’m your forever, just as you’re mine. That’s the only thing they’re concerned about. I promise they aren’t the type of people to pass judgement like that. Now, are you ready to do this?”

“Ready as I’ll ever be, I suppose.”

“Good. Brace yourself.”

Braden looked alarmed and then jumped in his seat when his door was opened behind his back.


Title: Protecting Braden – Custos Securities Series Book 2
Author: Luna David
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: Book Cover by Design
Genre: BDSM, Contemporary, Crime Fiction, Drama, Erotica, Fiction, Gay, Gay Romance, Romance


Zavier “Cade” McCade, former Army Special Forces and creator of Custos Securities, finds himself in a situation he never thought he’d be in—he’s fallen in love with Braden Cross, the gorgeous pastry chef he’s guarding. Cade has lived his life as a protector: of his country, his family and friends, his clients, and now, the man he’s in love with. He thrives in dangerous and stressful situations. But nothing could prepare him for Braden’s decision to put himself in danger.

After a vicious attack from his stalker leaves Braden fighting for his life, Cade will stop at nothing to see the man responsible punished. Time passes, but Braden’s attacker hasn’t given up and Cade’s afraid he never will. As Cade and the most trusted members of Custos Securities track Braden’s assailant, Braden struggles to rebuild his life and re-establish the fragile trust he and Cade had worked so hard to build. Braden knows if he’s going to survive the chaos surrounding him, he’s going to have to give Cade everything he has—mind, body, and soul.

More determined than ever to hunt down the man that nearly killed the love of his life, Cade will do everything in his power to ensure that he and Braden will be able to live the life of their dreams with nothing and no one standing in their way. Meanwhile, hidden just out of their reach, an increasingly deranged stalker watches…and waits.


Title: Trusting Cade – Custos Securities Series Book 1
Author: Luna David
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: Book Cover by Design
Genre: Contemporary, Crime Fiction, Drama, Fiction, Gay, Gay Romance, Romance


At 38, Zavier “Cade” McCade has it all: a military career he can be proud of, a successful business, and a close knit group of family and friends. A former Army Special Forces Captain, Cade leaves the military to create Custos Securities, a burgeoning protection agency that provides unparalleled security for both civilians and corporations across the U.S.

After a string of disastrous relationships—and a narrow escape from an abusive partner—Braden Cross is finally putting his past to rest. Combining both his passion for baking and his knack for business, Braden owns the Sugar n’ Spice Café with his best friend who concocts exotic coffees and teas that pair perfectly with his decadent confections.

When a stalker sets his sights on Braden, the young pastry chef’s world is turned upside down. More frightened than he cares to admit, and not knowing where to turn, Braden is relieved when Cade steps in to offer his protection. Caught up in a maelstrom of threats, break-ins, and vandalism, the two draw closer together. Braden eventually realizes that he can trust Cade with his life, but he finds himself wondering… can he trust him with his heart?


Luna David on Goodreads

Protecting Braden – Custos Securities Series Book 2 on Amazon US
Protecting Braden – Custos Securities Series Book 2 on Amazon UK
Protecting Braden – Custos Securities Series Book 2 on Amazon CA

Trusting Cade – Custos Securities Series Book 1 on Amazon US
Trusting Cade – Custos Securities Series Book 1 on Amazon UK
Trusting Cade – Custos Securities Series Book 1 on Amazon CA

About the Author

Luna David is a wife, a mother of twins, and now, an author. When she’s not begging her little ones to stop–throwing things, hitting each other, pulling the cat’s tail, having meltdowns, screaming, eating stuff off the floor, yelling at each other, playing with their food, running into the street, and destroying the house–you’ll most likely find her writing.

She loves anything book, coffee or dark chocolate related and can’t think of a better way to pass the time than to combine all three. She can’t remember a time when she wasn’t addicted to reading or creating her own stories, if only in her head. It wasn’t until recently that she began to believe she could actually put those stories to “paper”.

She is blessed enough to have wonderfully supportive family and friends and she counts herself lucky every day that she gets to not only be a stay at home mom to her kids, but to also pursue her dream of becoming a published author.


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15 thoughts on “Luna David Protecting Braden Excerpt ~ Fostered Author Guest Post and Giveway

  1. I have to say that I read both of these wonderful books and am waiting impatiently for the next book in the series.

    I have to say that I really enjoy Luna’s characters and I think that all of the research that she put into her stories have made this series so damn wonderful and engrossing.

    Congratulations, Luna on a wonderful series and Thank You for All of the Hard Work that You’ve done thus far.

    Hopefully, we can help keep you in coffee, dark chocolate and books!!!

  2. I’ve read the Custos Securities Series, they are so gripping and enjoyable. Both beautifully written. You can’t help but fall in love with Cade and Braden. Looking forward to more from Luna David.
    Oh and the covers are hot 😉

  3. Thanks for the excerpt! I LOL’d at the end. Poor Braden – it is always nerve wracking meeting the parents for the first time.

  4. Foster an Author sounds like a great program!! I’m checking out the Facebook page after this. And thanks for the excerpts. I have never read Luna David before. Always nice to find a new-to-me author to check.

  5. Thank you for the excerpt! I have book 1 waiting for me and have book two on my wishlist. I need to move these books up on my reading schedule. 🙂

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