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Excerpt and Giveaway: Defined By Deceit by A.E. Via

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The Novel Approach welcomes author A.E. Via on the Defined By Deceit blog tour. As a special thank you to readers for following along on her tour, she’s offering the chance for THREE of you to win an e-copy of the book.


Good luck!


DEFINEDBYDECEIT-JayAheer2015-finalcoverBlurb: Life isn’t always fair, and that’s something that Llewellyn Gardner knows about first hand. His life was on the fast track until one night of extreme passion changed everything.

Now eight years later, he’s still living with the aftershocks of that night. Everywhere he turns or runs, there’s another reminder. What the hell do you do when you try to drown your demons only to find out they can swim?

Shane Smith, Jr. owner of Smith Construction, could see the emotional turmoil within his new employee — it’s why he hired him. There was something about the gorgeous, misunderstood man with the overly expressive eyes that came to their small town with a past no one was willing to overlook. Shane could see the good in Llewellyn, and those eyes of his were a clear window to his soul. Shane wasn’t going to let the man live a future of solitude because his past had been plagued with deceit.

Llewellyn wasn’t sure what to think about Shane. After years of protecting himself from being tricked twice, he was now faced with worry again. What would happen to him if Shane didn’t believe his truth, and walked away? Llewellyn wasn’t sure he’d be able to survive being left alone. Again.

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Excerpt: “You know the sheriff was talking about me, right?” Llew’s voice was so deep and gruff, probably due in part to the nervousness that had overtaken him, but most of it was just the man’s timbre. It made Shane pause.

Shane had to clear his own throat. “Yes, Llewellyn.”

Finally, Llew looked in his eyes. “You can call me Llew.”

“Is that what everyone else calls you?” Shane smiled.


“Well I have to do something that sets me apart from the rest.” Shane shrugged. “So, where you staying, Llewell?”

He thought he saw a faint smile on Llew’s face, but the alley was dark. He hoped he could get Llewellyn to trust him; he was going to need a friend.

“I’m staying at Ms. Pat’s. I rent a room there. At least I did,” Llew said sadly.

“Come on, let’s go.” Shane nodded his head towards the entrance of the alley, and Llew fell in step with him. He loved how tall Llew was beside him. Shane was just a little over six feet, but Llew had to be six four or six five. He could climb this man like the strong oak tree that he was. “So, you like the room?”

“Um. Yeah. It’s real nice. Why?” Llew looked down at him, and Shane’s stomach did that fluttering thing that happened whenever that intense gaze was on him.

“Well, I built it, so I was just wondering,” Shane said, teasingly.

“You do good work, Shane.”

Shane wanted to stop right where they were and breakdance on the sidewalk. He loved the way his name sounded in that deep tone. He could listen to Llew talk all day and night… especially at night. “Thank you,” he whispered.


A.E. ViaAbout the Author: A.E. Via is still a fairly new author in the beautiful gay erotic genre. Her writing embodies everything from hopelessly romantic to spicy to scandalous. Her stories often include intriguing edges and twists that take readers to new, thought-provoking depths.

When she’s not clicking away at her laptop, she devotes herself to her family—a husband and four children, her two pets, a Maltese dog and her white Siamese cat, ELynn, named after the late, great gay romance author E. Lynn Harris.

While this is only her seventh novel, she has plenty more to come. So stalk her – she loves that – because the male on male action is just heating up!

Go to A.E. Via’s official website for more detailed information on how to contact her, follow her, or a sneak peak on upcoming work, free reads, and where she’ll appear next.


21 thoughts on “Excerpt and Giveaway: Defined By Deceit by A.E. Via

  1. waxapplelover says:

    This such a interesting subject matter. It makes you wonder about both sides of the story. Thanks for the chance to win.


  2. Heather Rawlins says:

    I love your books and laughed out loud, on the bus, when I read Here Comes Trouble and look forward to reading Defined by Deceit


  3. Denise Dechene says:

    Big fan of AE Via’s. Loved the Blue Moon series and Nothing Special series. She really knows how to write great characters. I hae this book on my buy/wish list. Everyone who has read it says it’s a great book. Look forward to reading whether I win a copy or not Thanks for the chance.


  4. REE DEE says:

    I would love to read Defined By Deceit. I have been following the tour and have read so many wonderful reviews! Thank you for the chance at the giveaway!


  5. Good morning, everyone, and thanks to all of you for stopping by to enter A.E. Via’s e-book giveaway. The drawing has just been done, and today’s winners are:

    Denise Dechene

    Congratulations to all three of you! I’ve emailed A.E. with your contact information, so expect to hear from her soon.


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