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.
Trusting Cade Excerpt
Cade turned to find Braden looking at him intently, almost backing away from him with a look he couldn’t begin to fathom on his face. He slipped in after him to see him taking his shoes off by the door, Braden’s back facing him. He’d placed his finger and thumb prints on the security screen and reached up to caress Braden’s shoulder, but he’d stepped away and said he was going to bed.
“Wait, what just happened here, Braden? We just shared the best kiss I’ve ever had in my life; after the best date I’ve ever had. I had to force myself to stop so I could get us inside where we could feel more comfortable and not be on display for the world to see. Did I do something wrong?”
Braden turned around, and Cade saw tears in his eyes that nearly killed him. “Baby, what is it? Don’t cry, talk to me.” Cade stepped quickly into Braden’s space, placed both hands on either side of his face and brushed away the tears that had just fallen with his thumbs. “Please come talk to me, Braden. Let me fix it, whatever I did.”
Shaking his head, Braden pulled out of Cade’s grasp. “It’s nothing. Forget it. I just want to go to bed.”
Cade was having none of that. He grabbed Braden’s hand in his and tugged him to the couch. He sat down and patted his lap. “Sit down, please. Let me talk to you, let’s figure this out. Please, don’t go to bed before we have a chance to talk.”
Braden met Cade’s eyes and blushed. Something he recognized as yearning unfurled warm in his belly. “You want me to sit on your lap? You know I’m a grown man, right?”
Cade reached out to clasp his hand and tugged. “Believe me, I know you’re a grown man; but right now this grown man needs to feel you. I need to be grounded by the weight of you, Braden. Something happened just now, and I’m at a complete loss. I have no idea what I did, but I’m going to fix it, and I need you to give me that chance. Please, sit. I need you near me.”
Sighing in resignation and feeling rather silly, though strangely pleased, Braden straddled Cade’s lap, but sat slumped and as far away on Cade’s knees as he could, with his hands in his own lap, not knowing what else to do with them. Cade apparently wasn’t having that because he slipped his hands under Braden’s thighs, just behind his knees and pulled him closer so that their zippers were touching and Cade, in his relaxed and very slouched pose was actually looking up into Braden’s eyes, seemingly as puzzled as Braden felt.
It was actually a rather strange sensation, looking down at Cade, rather than looking up at him. For some reason it made him feel calm and a bit more in control. He had a sneaking suspicion that Cade knew that’s how he would feel and had done it deliberately to make him feel at ease; just one more reason he’d lost his heart to this man, but was scared to death, now, that he was alone in those feelings.
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, Gay 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?
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, Gay 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.
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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