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
The detective asked several more questions, but as Braden didn’t have many answers to provide, as he had no idea who could be doing the stalking, the conversation seemed to wind down pretty quickly, for which he was grateful. He was feeling worse by the minute, and it was obvious he wasn’t really needed here any longer. “I think you have what you need. If you’ll excuse me, I need to get home.”
He stood up slowly and was hit by a wave of dizziness and nausea all at once. He gripped both hands on the countertop to steady himself. He heard Maya whispering to Cooper, who quickly ushered the police detective out the door.
Her voice, though a whisper, was full of admonishment. “Braden, why didn’t you tell us about the migraine?”
“Shit, what’s he even doing here? I…” Cade’s voice was cut off mid-tirade by Maya’s shaking head and raised hand for him to quiet down.
“You should have told us, Bray. When did the aura symptoms start? How bad is it? Let’s get you home.”
“I’ll be OK. Aura started about an hour ago, when I went over to take a shower. I took all of my migraine meds and was thinking they’d do the trick, but with my schedule being all sorts of fucked today, I’m guessing now that the meds aren’t going to do more than dull the ache. The worst of it hasn’t hit yet. I’ll go home now.” All this was whispered while his eyes were nearly closed against the dizziness and bright lights. His knuckles were white on the countertop.
Maya put her arm around his waist and began to help him to the door. Cade held it open for them and followed.
Braden held onto the hand Maya placed at his waist and squeezed. “Thanks, My. Sorry about all this. What a disaster of a day.”
Braden got a bit dizzy and then realized he was going to be sick. His steps faltered, he wobbled a bit and bent at the waist clutching his stomach. Cade was at his other side immediately, but he pushed them both away as he lurched to the gutter and in seconds, fell to his knees and lost the contents of his stomach.
He felt Maya’s hands rubbing his back and what must have been Cade’s hands holding his hair out of the way. Because this whole situation wasn’t embarrassing enough, he needed every weakness he had to be displayed for this giant of a man who probably had never had any health issues his whole life and would never be remotely intimidated by some fan mail.
Thoroughly humiliated, Braden’s voice shook. “God, I’m so sorry, you guys. Gimme a second and I’ll be ready to get up.”
He thought he heard Cade whisper, “Fuck that.” And then, he was being lifted gently from his knees, picked up and carried against a huge, solid chest. He heard Cade whisper, “If you need to be sick again, just tell me and I’ll stop.”
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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