Have a Little Faith In Me Book Tour
Brad Vance writes gay romance, erotica and paranormal stories and novels, including the breakout hits “A Little Too Broken” and “Given the Circumstances.”
Where to find the author:
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.
Cover Artist: Aubrey Watt
When Rocky met Dex, it was hate at first sight. Country superstar Dex Dexter represented everything that budding rock star Rocky McCoy had left behind him in the Deep South – the religion, the homophobia, the hypocrisy, the lies. And Rocky represented everything that Dex had denied, had turned away from, had refused…
When Rocky met Dex, it was love at first touch. Double booked in the same slot on the main stage at CrossFest, they fought for the microphone like two dogs fighting over a bone. And when their hands met…
Rocky has had enough. “No more falling for straight guys. No way. No matter how hot. Especially if the ‘straight guy’ looks to me like a major closet case.”
Dex has had enough. “No way. I can’t be gay. I can’t lose my family, my friends, my career. I can’t.”
What they’ve had enough of doesn’t matter. It’s what they’ve never had enough of that will bring them together…
Categories: Contemporary, Erotica, Fiction, Gay Fiction, Humor, M/M Romance
Rocky picked up the Gibson Hummingbird. Chris Cornell played one of these. What more did he need to know?
He knew exactly what he wanted to play. How many times had he played this song, how many times had he stretched his voice, discovering his own vocal range. The notes of “Like a Stone” flowed from his fingers in a waterfall, and the words were a flock of birds banking wildly in front of the cascade, flirting with disaster.
He came to the end, the roaring finish, his eyes closed as he sang the epic wave of notes in the last word of the song, “alone.”
He’d only ever played the song when he was alone with Korey, who was no cheerleader. Korey would nod, say, “Good job.” And then tell him where he missed something.
When he was done, he opened his eyes. His new friends were speechless. “Was it okay?” he asked doubtfully.
“Holy fucking great mother of God,” Rick gasped. “Who the fuck are you? Where did you come from?”
Rocky smiled. “Under a rock. I’ve been living under a rock.”
Pages or Words: 291 pages
1 – What drives you as a writer?
First and foremost, my characters. I mean, I’m driven by ambition, by money, all that, too – but in the end it’s the characters who end up in the driver’s seat. Rocky and Dex are a perfect example of that. I started a story with the two of them last summer, intending to cash in on the “rock star” trend. It was supposed to be a 12-15k story, with a hot sex scene between the two of them that ended with a conflicted and closeted Dex running away, which would hold the door open for more stories. Then I started writing it…and all of a sudden the two of them started developing backstories – Rocky’s childhood as a preacher’s son, Dex’s in Mississippi, the very deepest of deep South states. And dammit all, that turned my lucrative story idea into a goddamn novel! I was so mad at them! But it was the right thing to do, and I’m glad I did it. I’m really happy with how their story turned out – they are definitely strong enough characters to carry a novel, and they deserved one.
2 – Have you ever wrote a scene that made you cry? What was it?
Oh, most of my HEAs do that! I mean, I hate crying. I hate to have to “deal with the feels.” But then I put my characters through so much shit, and then all the shit they’ve been through ends, and they start to make a life together, happy at last, and I bawl! Tom and Jamie’s HEA in “A Little Too Broken” still makes me cry when I read it.
3 – What do you do in your spare time?
What spare time! Seriously, right now I’m working two jobs – between “Being Brad” and the day job I’m still working that makes for 12-14 hour days. I’m hoping that changes soon – the success of “Have a Little Faith in Me” may well make that possible soon. I do love to travel, to see museums and plays and just be a culture vulture…so with luck I’ll be doing a lot more of that soon.
4 – Do you have any pets? Can you share a picture?
Oh yes. These are Leonard and June, but I think of them as Lord and Lady Grantham. My house is Downton Abbey and I’m Mr. Carson, always at their beck and call!
5 – If you could collaborate with any author, past or present, who would it be and what do you think you’d write about?
Wow, I’m so controlling I don’t know if I could collaborate! That sounds monstrously egotistical, I know. But, I think the best writers have unique visions. There are authors I adore, like Andrew Holleran, but his prose style is the polar opposite of mine – I couldn’t begin to imagine collaborating with him. Anyone whose prose I admire that much, I prefer to admire from a distance, I guess!
Tour Dates & Stops:
Kindle Select exclusive: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SW53368
Brad’s book that he donates money to charity for is going to be on special during the tour. He sent this note today: A Little Too Broken is the charity book
Since this is in the middle of the tour, I wonder if we can work this in somehow. “The Worst Best Luck” was selected for a BookBub on February 19/20 – it’ll be free on Amazon those days, and has a 10k excerpt from “Have a Little Faith in Me” at the end.
Peter Rabe’s luck is about to change. Taking a co-worker’s car into the shop nets him a desperately needed $100 tip…and the attentions of Matt Kensington, master mechanic. Peter can’t believe that someone as hot as Matt could be interested in the young man his tormentors used to call “Peter Rabbit.” But, incredibly enough, he is. And when the Quadrillions lottery jackpot is up to $700,000,000, wouldn’t it be crazy of Peter not to buy a ticket on his lucky day? Matt doesn’t think much of money, having grown up on New York’s Upper East Side in the lap of luxury. He’d walked away from the professional drudgery his Harvard degree had qualified him for, to become a mechanic, to touch things that were real, to fix things that were broken. And a hot shy guy like Peter is another machine Matt wants to believe he can fix. But when Peter finds out he’s won the lottery, it almost feels like his luck has run out. Especially when Cody Burrell, his emotionally abusive ex-boyfriend, mysteriously re-enters his life just before he cashes the ticket and reveals his good fortune to the world… Peter must wrestle with the pressures of wealth on someone who’s grown up poor, the pressure of fame that comes with so much instant fortune, and most of all, with his own demons, the demons that Cody knows all too well how to manipulate.