Virtual Tour: M/M ~ Werewolves of Brooklyn by Brad Vance ~ (ARC Review, Author Interview, Excerpt + Giveaway)
Author Name: Brad Vance
Book Name: Werewolves of Brooklyn
Release Date: August 5, 2015
Publisher: Brad Vance
Cover Artist: Brad Vance
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Darien Mackey wasn’t looking for an adventure. For ten years, he’d been happy living in Brooklyn, working as a butcher in the same job, living in the same apartment, dating some “nothing-special” guys. Until one night his buddy Jacob talked him into taking ayahuasca, the soul-changing drug. And Darien had a vision…of a wolf, its all-too-human eyes on him, its paws on his chest, its enquiring mind in his own…
Darien Mackey is changing. He’s more confident, more assertive, hungrier, hornier. And his world is changing around him – his job, his home, his beloved Mechanic’s Library all falling victim to the predations of unscrupulous developers, bent on demolishing the old Brooklyn he loves and replacing it with a forest of condos. But he’s no longer a passive observer of his own life, and as this thing, this power, grows inside of him, he resolves to fight back, to preserve the way of life he loves.
And he’s not alone in the fight. The Lipsius Preservation Society of Brooklyn stands ready to assist in the battle, even though it seems like a bit of a joke to Darien, with its King and its Duke, Marquess, Earl and Viscount.
But there’s nothing funny about his growing attraction to Albeus Finley, King of this mysterious Court. And when slumlords and condo-mongers start to die mysterious, violent deaths at the hands of savage animals, Darien begins to realize that something is afoot in Brooklyn – something supernatural.
And it’s afoot in him, too…
Pages or Words: 54,000 words
Categories: Historical, M/M Romance, Paranormal
The wolf’s eyes were lava-yellow with hate. His growl and his snarl were meant to terrify Darien, to freeze him in his tracks, prepare him for his death.
Then something rose up in Darien, rage, frustration, primal energy. And his own lips curled, his own growl met the enemy’s.
The Duke retreated a pace, taken aback. Darien felt sharp pains in his palms and looked down. Where he’d had fingernails, he had claws, long and sharp, and the fists he was making were digging them into his flesh.
He smiled, exhilarated, wild. He lunged and snapped at his enemy, knowing that his canines had become…literally that, elongated spikes ready to tear out a neck.
Darien’s ears were ringing, something surging in him beyond mortal feeling – like testosterone but stronger, more powerful, the smell of victory, immortality.
“The King is mine,” Darien declared. “And I am his.”
He knew he’d taken a step from which there was no turning back. He was the King’s man, the King’s consort. He would open to Albeus and take him, and be taken by him, and he would be alone no more.
He was one of the pack.
And it curdled the blood of men for miles around when he raised his face to the full moon, and howled.
***Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie in exchange of a fair and honest review. ***
Wow, I'm not sure what I expected when I signed up to read this book, but it wasn't what I got. It was better than I expected, for one, and that's saying something because Brad Vance is a fantastic writer. But it was also intense and engrossing and I didn't want to put it down, especially when I started the second half of the story.
Darien Mackey is a butcher in Brooklyn, he's lived with the Nowaks, his employers, for 10 years, learning his trade. He's never felt that sense of belonging anywhere, though, until one night that his friend Jacob talks him into taking Ayahuasca, which is a soul changing drug and damn if it didn't work on Darien. His world changes as he starts experiencing life in a different way. He's more assertive, more dominant, more full of life and willing to fight to get what he wants.
In the meantime, other things are changing, too. A developer wants to buy Mr. Nowak's building and that means that Darien will be losing his job, even if he might be keeping his apartment. And the developer also wants to buy the Mechanic's Library and it's then when Darien starts to take an interest on preserving at least part of what he's used to. He's invited to a Preservation Society that ends up being more than just that and where he finds all he's ever wanted.
This was a very original take on Shifters, intriguing and enthralling. I loved reading Albeus' backstory and adored him and Darien together. They were awesome on their own, but together they were dynamite! Hot and tender and intense and very passionate! Yumm!
This is the first book on this series, and I'm looking forward to more! This was such a fantastic book, really recommendable!
Rating: 5 Stars!!!
Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Brad Vance, author of “Werewolves of Brooklyn.” Hi Brad, thank you for agreeing to this interview.
- Do you have any strange writing habits?
I have to have music. I can’t stand silence when I write. Silence creeps me out.
- Just as your books will inspire others, what books have inspired you?
I’m really in awe of Margaret Atwood. Everything she does is perfect. The stories are tight, they’re believable even when they’re “speculative fiction,” there’s always a black humor under the surface, and her characters are so vivid.
- What do you consider to be your best accomplishment (writing or life)?
Writing “A Little Too Broken.” I donate 50% of all gross royalties from that book to veterans’ organizations, and I’ve been able to raise $4,200 so far for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Wounded Warrior Project and Puppies Behind Bars, which trains service dogs for vets.
- Where do you see yourself in ten years?
Top of the world, ma! Seriously, I want to be #1 in some genre. If not gay romance, then science fiction, or thrillers. I want to Rule The Galaxy – any galaxy will do.
- If you had a super power, what would it be?
About the author:
Brad Vance writes gay romance, erotica and paranormal stories and novels, including the breakout hits "A Little Too Broken" and "Given the Circumstances." Keep up with Brad at BradVanceErotica.wordpress.com, email him at BradVanceErotica@gmail.com, and friend him on Facebook at facebook.com/brad.vance.10.Where to find the author:
BradVanceErotica on Google+
@BradVanceAuthor on Twitter
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6886454.Brad_Vance
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