Audiobook Review Tour – Prophesy: The King & Alpha Series, A.E. Via 

June 5, 2019 By


Narrated By: Nathaniel Black
Length: 6hrs 50mins

Justice Volkov is the youngest Alpha Zenith to ever lead the wolf shifters. Following in his father’s large paw prints was a responsibility he met head on. Now at age 33, he is alpha of the alphas. As a direct descendant of the original Siberian pack, his wolf is bigger and stronger than Justice himself is sometimes able to control. His wolf howled long and hard, but Justice kept it inside. It felt like a bass drum beating against his rib cage. The harsh breaths, angry snarls, and the determined pacing inside him were overtaking him. Justice takes his role of leadership and his legacy very seriously. He has little time for romance, not to mention a true mate. His packs are his priority. With a human government trying to regulate them, an uprising of rogue shifters, and a violent team of scientists trying to experiment on them, Justice has his hands way too full.

Chadwick “Wick” Bentley is not enthusiastic when the captain of his escort tells him he has to leave his comfortable London home and go back to the States. As the Vampire King, he has no choice but to get his species back in line before they cause anymore chaos. At over 100 years old, Wick is no one to trifle with, but his smooth, charismatic manner makes him quite unique, despite the negative reputation vampires have. Wick has had nothing but time up to this point. He doesn’t feel the need to make issues pressing. Nothing is urgent in his life. Until he meets Justice. His beloved.

“Natural enemies can’t be mates.” Or so Justice thought. He knows his skepticism and rejection is hurting his mate, so while he fights their connection, Wick gets help from a source very close to Justice to help him win his beloved’s heart. Wick is a force all on his own, but when he’s blessed with a special gift from the Mother herself, not even Justice’s powerful wolf can prevent the prophesy from being fulfilled.


Kara's Review

Prophesy is book one in the series, The King & Alpha #1, by the talented AE Via. I’m a huge fan of A.E. Via and I’ll be reading/listening to everything she writes! This series is paranormal, m/m. Two of my favorite things in one.



This is more than just a shifter/vampire story. It’s a true mates romance between an Alpha werewolf and a Vampire King. This isn’t a sweet, cuddly romance. It’s hard, dominating, fierce and hot. These two men are sworn enemies, but when you find your True Mate, you can’t deny it. But not everyone is happy about this pairing, especially Justice, the Alpha Zenith, wolf shifter. He isn’t prepared for the attraction and to Wick, a vampire of all things. He can’t walk away from his mate especially after they first bond. It’s emotional, sexy and hot! I loved the push and pull. The dominating and submitting of both men. Justice’s brothers and sisters are hilarious and Wick’s vampire court are a great addition to the secondary characters. Justice is strong, big and very alpha. Wick is refined, sexy as sin and British. Hello, sexy vampire with an accent! Swoon. Overall, I really enjoyed this True Mates story. I laughed, teared up, got angry and had to fan myself! It has the perfect mix of lust, family, loyalty, sexiness, and intrigue. I can’t wait for the next one!


Narration: Nathanial Black did an outstanding job differentiating between the different voices and accents. There are a lot of characters and inner dialogue and he used his voice, emotions, and tone perfectly. I would definitely listen to more audio books narrated by Nathanial.


A.E. Via has been a best-selling author in the beautiful gay romance genre for five years now, but she’s no stranger to MM. She’s been an avid reader of gay lit for over fifteen years before she picked up her laptop to place her own kiss on this genre. She’s also the founder and owner of Via Star Wings Books, having published a couple great new up and coming MM authors.

A.E. has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Virginia Wesleyan College that she used to start her own paralegal firm after she graduated in 2008. She spent five years preparing and filing bankruptcy petitions for struggling blue collar workers who couldn’t afford to file with a lawyer. It was a rewarding and satisfying career… but another path called to her. Writing.

A.E.’s writing embodies everything from hopelessly romantic to adventure, to scandalous. Her stories often include intriguing edges and twists that take readers to new, thought-provoking depths.

Now that she’s gotten over her 10 books published hump, she’s kind of known now for her hardcore, play rough and love hard, bad boy, alphas. However, she does like to push herself to step out of her comfort zone, exploring different tropes, but she won’t push herself into a whole other genre. She’s head over heels for gay romance and she has tons of more hot stories to tell.

Be sure to visit Adrienne on her social media pages and subscribe to her newsletter to never miss another release date! Go to A.E. Via’s official website for more detailed information on how to contact her, follow her, or a sneak peak at upcoming work, free reads, VSWB submissions, and where she’ll appear next.


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Release Day, Reviews & *Giveaway* – Exploration, Quinn Ward

April 24, 2018 By



Length: 65,000 words approx.
Cover Design: Marisa @ Cover Me Darling

The reluctant manager of his family’s restaurant, Frankie attempts to live up to the legacy of his father and grandfather. Running a business that isn’t his passion and trying to do it without asking for help leaves him turning to less-than-legal means when he wants to surrender control.

Newly divorced, Calvin no longer lives in the closet, leaving him searching for what he most desires- control. So when he finds Frankie on his knees in the back room of a local bar, Calvin sees the sub he’s only ever fantasized about having.

Can Calvin find the confidence to explore his dominant side while showing his younger roommate that submission isn’t only about whips and pain?
Exploration is the first book in the Kinky in the City series by Quinn Ward. I do love my M/M and this author’s alter ego so I just had to have the book. It’s does have that added kink from her other novels. But it’s not all about whips and chains with these two. It’s about letting go of some control in all aspects of life. To just feel.
Frankie is stressed beyond belief. He runs the family business even though it’s not his dream. He feels stuck. Stuck in the office and stuck physically and mentally. He isn’t out to his family. He is tension filled except when he goes to Club 83 after hours to let loose and take some control of his life. It’s not the safest way of doing things but it works for him. That was until his older roommate, Calvin catches him in the act. Then, his world is turned upside down.
Calvin had never seen his younger roommate in this light. He always saw him as man who had it together. He now saw he was a man who needed to submit his control. To let go and let someone else take some of his burdens. And Calvin being a man wh likes to control without pain, he could give him exactly what Frankie needed. But will Frankie even want to explore this kind of kink? He was a stubborn man who didn’t enjoy being told what to do.
This story is definitely full of love and respect. I loved that it is different than other types of books on the subject of BDSM. It’s about exploring more mentally than physically. Yes! There is sex. Yummy sex. It does delve into a little pain but only the best kind. No whips and chains here and I was 100% good with that. I do enjoy all types of genres so I wasn’t disappointed, it was actually refreshing. I learned right along with these two that the world of kink isn’t all about sex.
Overall…it’s a great start to a new series! I loved the characters. The story. The heat. It has the perfect blend of sexiness and heart. I am excited to find out whose story is next up.
“It’s hard to explain,” I told him.
“Try. Convince me to say yes.”
“Damn, I didn’t think you could get any hotter, but there’s something stupid sexy about you in those glasses.”
“Well, it sure as hell isn’t supposed to tickle.”

Exploration is the first book in the Kinky in the City series by the fantastic Quinn Ward. I’ve been a fan of this author for a long time and I’ll follow her anywhere she goes… Exploration is M/M with extra heat and a little kink. I quickly became attached to these characters and was invested in their journey! Frankie had to take over his family business. He loves the restaurant, his mama and his brothers, but it’s become more of a burden than his family legacy. Frankie likes to unwind in a very unconventional way. It’s his way of letting go. Calvin, Frankie’s roommate, doesn’t like seeing that side of Frankie. He’s finally out of the closet and wants to live his life the way he’s dreamed of. Frankie is perfect for him. The sub he’s been looking for and the man he wants. Calvin is older, and wants to show Frankie how it can be. He wants to control him and show him he just needs to let someone take care of him. Tell him what to do. Show him pleasure. Frankie is stubborn and needs to learn to let things go. Calvin is a natural Dom and he wants to show Frankie how great they can be together. Can they learn together? Will Frankie’s past keep him from moving forward with Calvin? I enjoyed this story! Frankie and Calvin have great chemistry and I loved their banter. I loved that they were open to learning together. I loved Frankie’s brothers and I can’t wait to see who’s next in the story.

Quinn writes LGBTQ romance with a kick. Their stories center around the relationship building between the characters, but also shows how compatible they are in the bedroom (or wherever else the urge strikes).

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