Friday, December 2, 2016

Blog Tour ~ Braeton and Drew by A.D. Ellis (Review, Interview + Giveaway)

Blog Tour ~ Braeton and Drew by A.D. Ellis (Review, Interview, Book Trailer, Excerpt + Giveaway)

Real-life romance to keep you coming back for more

Braeton Reed left his small-minded hometown and disapproving family long ago and never looked back.

Andrew Hines has nothing against a solid, loving relationship; he just isn’t sure he’ll ever find one.

Braeton has been told he’s a bit of a diva. Andrew has heard he’s not flashy enough. Can their differences pull them together? Or will these polar opposites allow society to dictate who they are and who they love?

** This is a male/male romance meant for ages 18+ due to adult language and adult situations.**

Author Name: A.D. Ellis 
Book Name: Braeton & Drew
Series: Something About Him 
Book: 4
Release Date: November 19, 2016
Publisher: A.D. Ellis Publishing
Genre: M/M Romance
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🌟 Book Trailer

We want to give a warm welcome to A.D. Ellis author of Braeton and Drew, who agreed t to answer some questions for us today!

What is your very favourite holiday destination? 

I absolutely LOVED travelling to and touring San Francisco and New Orleans. I have family in San Diego and love to visit when I can. But, I can also be just as happy vacationing at home as long as I get some cool breezes and naps.

Are there misconceptions people have about your genre?

I’m going to use the romance genre in general rather than subcategories. I think many people who find out I write romance automatically think “smut,” “mommy porn,” weak females waiting to be saved by the strong, gallant male. And, when I hear that, I want to know if they’ve read any romance stories. Real romance stories. The type with a gripping storyline, relatable/admirable/despicable characters, emotions that run the gamut, chew you up and spit you out, and still make you want to come back for more. More than likely, they’ve never picked up a romance novel, and I feel bad for them because they don’t know what they are missing. It’s a chance to travel to another world. A chance to escape. A chance to be someone else, even if just for a few chapters. And a chance to connect with characters and fellow readers.

What are some jobs you’ve held? Have any of them impacted your writing? How?

I have been an elementary school teacher for eighteen years. This job has given me a lot of character personalities to work with as well as some situations that make good (or bad) plots. Bits and pieces of my personal life and work life always make it into each and every story.

Have you ever gone to a convention? If so, how was it? If not, do you think it’s something you’d like to do in the future?

I have been to several author events and a convention. The author events are fabulous because it allows authors to mingle and connect with each other as well as to meet longtime readers and fans and to connect with new ones. I enjoy the convention aspect because it allows for education and learning from industry professionals and peers.

Have you ever written a scene where it has reduced you to tears?

Yes. In my fourth book, Loving Josie, there were several scenes that were based on some real life experiences and I found myself in tears throughout the writing of that story.
Any scene where a character is hurt either physically or emotionally is hard for me. These characters are my babies and I don’t like to see them hurt, even though I know that sometimes the painful experiences are what they need to help them grow and be the best they can be.

Is there a character you feel especially connected to? Why?

With twelve books published, I have to say that I’m particularly fond of several of my characters and I like pretty much each and every one of them.
Audrey is one girl you can’t help but love to hate and then you can’t believe she actually starts to grow on you (she’s terrible in For Nicky and you learn the reason why in Because of Beckett).
Nicky Morgan is an all-time favorite. His outlook on life and huge heart make it hard not to love him.
In my male/male series, I’m especially attached to Bryan and Brody because they are both modele

4 Stars

*Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by the author/publisher for my reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.*

When Andrew's boss decides he needs a bit of freshening up, he sends him to Posh Salon, where Drew meets Braeton, a hairstylist. It's instant attraction for both men, but they are polar opposites. Will this hinder their relationship or will those differences help balance it out?

This was a quick and easy read. It's pretty instalove without much angst and some smoking hot sex. The characters are both extremely likable and they fit well together.

The story is well-written and I LOVED the Bryan and Jase cameos!! Very recommendable!!

The series starts with a free short story The Beginning

Then continues with Bryan & Jase


I noticed there was no list of services with prices like at my comfy little barber shop, which meant I would be paying a pretty penny for this posh-ification. But, if it brought me bigger clients, then it was worth it.

An attractive, tall, lithe man sauntered toward the front working his electric blue button-up and stylish jeans like a fashion model. Eyeing me from head to toe, he smiled flirtatiously. “Hi there. What can I do for you today?”

Finding myself mesmerized by his beautiful brown eyes for a moment too long, I stumbled over my words a bit, “Oh, um, hi. I’m supposed to have an appointment with Braeton?”

“Oh, honey, I’m sure you’d love to have an appointment with me, but I can assure you I’d remember putting you on my schedule. And, sadly, you aren’t there.” He winked. The man was gay, no question about it. I was usually put off by guys who were so much more out there than me, but Braeton was hot and beyond intriguing. I was drawn to him. The last time a guy had made my stomach flutter was in gym class my junior year, but Braeton definitely brought out the butterflies.

“Well, I spoke to Jodie and she specifically said that Braeton, I mean you, could take care of me.” I felt like I was begging the man to style me, fix me up, polish me. Leaning forward to eye the computer screen, I added, “Could you just check? Humor me a bit? Name’s Andrew Hines.”

“Believe me, I’d love to take care of you, but like I said…,” Braeton clicked a few times on the keyboard before his mouth opened in disbelief, “how the hell are you on my schedule?”

“Like I said, Jodie took care of it for me.” I shrugged apologetically.

“Today just got much better for me. I was expecting someone much less attractive than you, so I’ll have to thank Jodie.” Braeton winked again.


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🌟 Giveaway

Four lucky winners will win an ebook copy from her backlist
Braeton & Drew and box sets not included

Meet A.D. Ellis

A.D. Ellis spends the majority of her days loving and wrangling two school-aged children and a husband before heading to the inner city of Indiana to teach a challenging group of alternative education students in grades third through sixth. Most days she hits the gym after school in hopes of running and lifting away the stress and headaches of the day before picking up her children and squeezing a whole day’s worth of loving and living into the too-short hours before bed. It’s no wonder Ms. Ellis lives for the slower, easier days she gets to enjoy on breaks from school.

Growing up in a small farming town in southern Indiana, A.D. is grateful to her mother for passing along the love of reading. With her nose constantly stuck in a book, Ms. Ellis became accustomed to friends and acquaintances snickering and shaking their heads at her love of reading.

A.D. never dreamed of being anything but a teacher, although there are certain times of the year when she laments her career choice. Ms. Ellis had a story idea floating in her head for about a year. After persistent prodding from a friend, A.D. put pen to paper and began writing her first story in October 2013. From that moment on, she was hooked. Taking the people and stories from her head and sharing them with readers is a scary, exhausting, rewarding, and fulfilling experience which A.D. plans to continue until there are no more stories banging around in her mind.

A.D. Ellis’ work can be found on both iBooks and Amazon. Please contact her on Facebook, Twitter, or her website.


Tour Schedule

★ November 28
Divine Promotions 28Book Promo, Review & Exclusive Guest Post
Sur l étagère,derrière la sirène en plastiquehttp://sur-l-etagere.blogspot.frNovember 28Book Promo & Review
Book Lovers 4Ever 28Book Promo, Review & Exclusive Excerpt
Bookslaidbareboys November 28Book Promo, Review & Author Interview
Passionate Reads 28Book Promo & A.D. Ellis Top 10 Snacks 

★ November 29
Decadent Delights/MA Church 29Book Promo & A.D. Ellis Top 10 Ways to Spend a Weekend
Louise Lyonshttp://www.louiselyonsauthor.comNovember 29Book Promo
MM Good Book Reviews 29Book Promo & Review
yah gotta read thishttp://www.yahgottareadthis.blogspot.caNovember 29Book Promo

★ November 30
2 Girls Who Love Books 30Review
BFD Book Blog 30Book Promo, Review & Exclusive Excerpt
MJ's Book Blog and Reviews 30Book Promo
RAM PA Group 30Book Promo & Author Interview

★ December 1
Fangirl Moments and My Two Centshttp://fangirlmomentsandmytwocents.blogspot.comDecember 1Book Promo & A.D. Ellis Bucket List
velvetpanic 1Book Promo & Exclusive Excerpt
Sur l étagère,derrière la sirène en plastiquehttp://sur-l-etagere.blogspot.frDecember 1Book Promo & Exclusive Excerpt
Turningpagesatmidnight Book Blog 1Book Promo

★ December 2
Alpha Book Club December 2Book Promo, Review & Author Interview
Bayou Book Junkiehttp://bayoubookjunkie.blogspot.comDecember 2Book Promo, Review & Author Interview
Bonkers About Books 2Book Promo & A.D. Ellis Top 10 Biggest Pet Peeves
Books 2 Bloghttp://frombooks2blog.blogspot.comDecember 2Book Promo & Review
WickedGoodReads December 2Book Promo & Review


  1. Thanks so much for being part of the Braeton & Drew Tour ❤️

  2. Thanks for the interview & excerpt!

  3. Thank you for being a part of the tour! <3

  4. Always enjoy author interviews. Thank you. I have lots of cities I'd like to visit, and San Francisco and New Orleans (Seattle too) are in my top 5. Congrats on the release!