Friday, November 6, 2015

Virtual Book Tour: M/M ~ Perceived Love by Viki Lyn ~ (Review, Character Interview, Excerpt + Giveaway)

Virtual Book Tour: M/M ~ Perceived Love by Viki Lyn ~ (Review, Character Interview, Excerpt + Giveaway)

Author Name: Viki Lyn
Book Name: Perceived Love
Release Date: October 27, 2015

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When psychic Nate Coleman dreams of a murder, he knows it’s a premonition. He can’t forget the image of his ex-lover with a bullet hole through his chest. Nate has no choice but to confront Will and face the skeptical scientist’s ridicule.
Dr. William Ryner doesn’t believe in what he can’t prove. When Nate comes back into his life, it’s not to rekindle their love, but to bring up more of that mumbo jumbo that split them apart.
Despite Will’s refusal to listen, Nate can’t ignore the premonition. And, Will can’t ignore Nate. Before the gunman strikes, Will must either trust in Nate’s ability or rely only on the facts, but if he does the latter, pride could be the death of him.
NOTE: This story is a do-over, and has almost tripled in size! This book was previously published but has been revised and edited in this edition.

Pages or Words: 28,000 words

Categories: Gay fiction, Fiction, M/M Romance

Nate woke with a start, his heart pounding. He reached for the water glass on the nightstand and almost dropped it. Rarely did he dream of death, but when he did, he took notice. That it was Will he’d seen in his nightmare made it more complicated.
No matter. Nate had a responsibility to explore the possibility that this was a precognitive dream. Beyond that, he didn’t want to think about the consequences of taking action.
Nate grabbed his sketchbook from his nightstand. He picked up a charcoal pencil and sketched the dream images before they vanished from his mind—the gunman had worn an orange baseball cap and dark hoodie. Nate recognized the oval-shaped plaza with its pruned elm trees and classical bandstand. Will and Nate used to jog the trails throughout Golden Gate Park, and Spreckels Temple of Music had been one of their favorite places to see a concert.
There would be no reason for Will to be on a stage, especially a bandstand in San Francisco. He had moved after their breakup and now lived in London. Yet Nate couldn’t shake off the sense of dread. Maybe he had substituted Spreckels for a place in London? Sometimes his dreams were hard to interpret. Images were often metaphors.
But this nightmare… Shit. The man with the gun could be a metaphor for himself. He did own an orange baseball cap stuffed away in the back of his closet.
No. No way was Nate the shadowy figure. Sure, at first he’d wanted retribution, for Will to suffer as much as Nate had. The hurt and anger burned for months. Then one summer morning, he had awakened with a feeling of peace. The ache in his chest had lessened. From that day forward, he’d wiped Will from his memory and gotten on with his life.
Nate finished his drawings and tossed the sketchbook and pencil on the floor.
Next to him, Lulu napped on a pillow. Nate snuggled the furry body to his chest. The cat’s warmth eased his anxiety.
Lulu meowed at being disturbed as she sprawled into Nate’s arms. He’d taken in the ginger kitten when he found her on his stoop. A bowl of milk a day had convinced her to become his constant companion.
He scratched the underside of Lulu’s chin. “What should I do? He doesn’t live here. And even if I did find his number, he’d laugh me off the phone.”
Lulu tilted her heart-shaped head and blinked those expressive green eyes as if to say Nate was crazy to even consider calling his ex-boyfriend.
“Yeah, yeah, you’re right. I’d be insane to open myself to his ridicule.”
Will, a scientist through and through, would never listen to Nate’s warning. Will only believed in what he could prove in a laboratory.

Mari's Review:
*** ARC provided to Bayou Book Junkie in exchange for a fair and honest review. ***

Nate is a psychic and he's been having dreams that his ex is going to be killed during a rally in San Francisco, only that shouldn't be possible, since Will (his ex) moved to London when they broke up. When Nate finds out that Will is back in San Francisco, he has to warn him, despite Will thinking Nate's psychic abilities are nothing more than a hoax. When they see each other again they realize the love between them never died, but is Will ready to accept what Nate is and have a future with him? And what about the nightmares, would they turn true or not?

I loved the story! It was fast-paced and full of twists, I loved that even if it's a short book, it contained everything you needed to actually care for both Nate and Will (although I did want to slap Will a couple of times). They both had great chemistry and the supporting characters were intriguing, with a very interesting storyline. There was enough background information interspersed throughout the book that you could understand what had gone wrong the first time around and although I was satisfied with the ending, I wouldn't mind reading more of them in the future! Very recommendable!

Rating: 5 Stars!!!

Character Interview with Nate Coleman
1. What is the best gift you ever gave? 

I gave my grandmother a painting that I made when I was 12 years old. It wasn’t very good. An abstract landscape with garish colors and bright patterns. We were studying Fauvism in school. She hung it in her living room and bragged to all her friends that I painted it for her. I loved that about her. She was always supportive. She taught me to be proud of who I was and not ashamed of my gifts.

2. What was your favorite subject in school? 


3. What is the last thing you tell your partner before bed

I never fail to tell Will that I love him. If we had a fight, we talk it out before we go to bed.

4. What is your motto? 

Don’t sweat the small stuff.

5. What is your biggest strength? 

I learn from my mistakes.

Meet the author:
Rainbow Award winner, Viki Lyn is a successful writer of sexy romance, both gay and straight. She likes a challenge and at times breaks the rules of her genre. But always, it’s the romance that drives her stories to their happily-ever-after. You can also find her at Viki Vina Romance – the site of her books co-authored with Vina Grey. Check out their popular Orbus Arcana m/m vampire series!

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Publisher: Loose ID
Cover Artist: April Martinez

Tour Dates & Stops:
5-Nov: Lee Brazil, MM Good Book Reviews

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  1. Thank you BBJ for hosting me and my book today! Wow - a 5 star review makes my morning. :) I'm so glad you enjoyed Nate and Will. Maybe a series is in order - I kind of have a crush on the Italian twins Gino and Julius. :) I'll check back for comments and questions. Have a great day!

  2. Hi Viki Lyn! I can't wait to read this book. I enjoyed learning about the book! Thank you.