Author Name: Brad Vance
Book Name: Strength In Numbers
Series: The Game Players
Series should be read in order.
Release Date: February 10, 2016
They’re back! In their first adventure, Marc Julian, software billionaire, and Jesse Winchester, hacker extraordinaire, survived the evil plans of the Krom Brothers and Jesse’s first lover, Chip. But Jesse has old debts to pay to Russian gangster Leonid Ivanov. Now Leonid is calling in those debts, demanding that Jesse find a great treasure for him, and a new game is set in motion…
The mysterious “Satoshi,” creator of the cybercurrency Bitcoin, has been hiding $400 million worth of the currency for years. But now, he has chosen to start a quest for the keys to the Hoard, and he who controls the keys controls the fortune. And this will be a quest that will test the strength, the will, and the character of those who pursue it.
But Marc and Jesse aren’t the only ones on the hunt, as old enemies resurface to try and beat them to the treasure… And even if they reach it first, they must ask themselves – do they really want to give a Russian gangster $400 million to pursue his deadly enterprises? And what would be the consequences if they don’t?
The pursuit will take them through the museums of Tokyo, the streets of Buenos Aires, and the coast of Mexico, in a desperate and dangerous race to keep the fortune in digital gold from the hands of all their enemies…
Pages or Words: 50,000 words
Categories: BDSM, Contemporary, Crime Fiction, Erotica, Fiction, M/M Romance, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Marc smiled as he made clinking sounds in the galley of his private jet. He already had the black slacks on, so it was the work of a moment to take off his polo shirt and slip into the white epauletted button-down short-sleeve shirt of a steward. The wings were already attached to the lapels, and he’d even had a name tag made.
“Here you go, sir,” he said as he handed Jesse his drink on a tray. Jesse was already involved in something on his phone, and he absentmindedly reached for it.
Then he paused, sensing that something had changed. He looked up to see Marc dressed as an airline steward, his eyes dancing with heat.
Marc didn’t smile as he said, “Is there anything else I can get you, sir?”
Jesse swallowed. “Maybe a warm blanket.”
Marc took the drink from his hand. He pressed a button on the side of Jesse’s chair.
“The seat fully reclines into a bed, sir. Let me make you comfortable.”
As the seat back flattened and the base lifted Jesse’s feet up, Marc pushed another button, and the chair’s arms lowered out of the way, which gave him room to straddle Jesse’s hips.
He put his hands on Jesse’s chest, and Jesse reached up to finger his collar. “How did you earn those wings, steward?”
Marc idly stroked Jesse’s hand where it lingered on the wings. “Oh, those, sir? For achieving membership in the Mile High Club. Are you a member?” Marc began to grind his ass against Jesse’s crotch, feeling the transformation below his slacks.
“You know, I am not. I’ve never been invited to join.”
Marc leaned in to whisper in his ear. “Let me be the first to welcome you, then.”
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INTERVIEW WITH BRAD VANCE
Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Brad Vance, author of “Strength in Numbers,” the second book in the “Game Players” series, after “Would I Lie to You?” Hi Brad, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.
Thank you for having me!
- Do you have any strange writing habits?
Hmm. Well, I’m a very early riser. I’m up and working by 5 am at the very latest most days. I know the classic writer image is the guy in the garret, scribbling late at night, but I’ve always been a morning person. And until last year, I always had a full time job, so…the only way a morning person gets any writing done with a FT job is to get up even earlier than the job requires. I’d go to bed at 9 at the latest, so I could get up and write from 5 to 6:30 and then…time to get ready for work. Now I still go to bed at 9 (hey, it’s winter, it’s easy to do that in the winter), and still get up that early. Part of it is some existential dread that “all this will go away” and I’ll have to go back to a day job in Cubicle City. But this routine has been so ingrained in me after all these years of necessity that my brain pretty much insists that “this is when we write.”
- Just as your books will inspire others, what books have inspired you?
I’m inspired by any great narrative writing that makes me say, “I want to do that.” I love Dorothy Dunnett’s historical novels; they’re such a fascinating portrait of Renaissance life that you’re totally immersed in the times. I love a really great history that’s “human-centric,” that concentrates on individuals living out the events in question, not just statistics and meetings and pincer movements. I went through a big WWII phase lately – Rick Atkinson’s books on the war in Europe, Max Hastings, Ian W. Toll, they’re all “novelistic” writers. I’d love to write a work of history someday, when I have the economic freedom to “take a couple years off” and just embed myself in research and thinking and writing without worrying about what next months’ income will be.
- What do you consider to be your best accomplishment (writing or life)?
“Apollo’s Curse” is my best book, maybe the best I’ll ever write. It’s a “writer’s novel” that has limited appeal to people who aren’t interested in self-publishing or the way a writer thinks. It’s a romance about romance, basically. I had such a rep as the “dirty sexin’ guy” that I set myself the challenge of writing a novel like the old Harlequins, the ones that ended with a kiss on the last page. Of course, sex sells, so this book didn’t, but…I love it. I’m immensely proud of it.
- Where do you see yourself in ten years?
Living in southern California somewhere along the coast (I live in Reno, and I hate winter and never want to see another one), writing what I want to without regard to the market, with enough money that I can travel and not worry about paying the bills next month.
- If you had a super power, what would it be?
Well, I write smut, so…I gotta pick x ray vision, right?
Meet the author:
Brad Vance writes gay romance, erotica and paranormal stories and novels, including the breakout hits “A Little Too Broken” and “Given the Circumstances.” Keep up with Brad at www.BradVanceErotica.wordpress.com, email him at BradVanceErotica@gmail.com, and friend him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/brad.vance.10
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Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6886454.Brad_Vance
Publisher: Brad Vance
Cover Artist: Brad Vance
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