Thursday, March 3, 2016

Blog Tour, Interview & Giveaway ~ Strength in Numbers by Brad Vance

Author Name: Brad Vance
Book Name: Strength In Numbers
Series: The Game Players
Book: Two
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


Pages or Words: 50,000 words

Categories: BDSM, Contemporary, Crime Fiction, Erotica, Fiction, M/M Romance, Mystery, Romance,



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,


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.”

Buy the book:
Amazon US

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, email

him at, and friend him on Facebook at

Where to find the author:



Twitter: @BradVanceAuthor


Goodreads Link:

Publisher: Brad Vance

Cover Artist: 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!

1)    What’s the easiest thing about writing?

That initial spark is the most fun, that moment an idea comes to me and I suddenly realize, omigod I have a plot for a novel. Then I sit down and freestyle ideas until I have the outline of a plot. Then you have to execute it – that’s the hard part!

2)    Name one author (living or dead) you’d like to write with?
I’ll be honest, I’d be a terrible collaborator. I have my own ideas and my own ways of expressing them. The authors I most admire are the same way; their work wouldn’t be “theirs” if someone else’s voice was added to it.

3)    Tell us about your cover and how it came about.
Sometimes when I come up with a new story, I already have a character or an idea in mind. Then I’ll often go cruising stock photo sites for likely cover models. But Jesse Winchester came to me for Would I Lie to You? when I was cruising stock photos, and I came on the one you see on the cover. I later found out the model’s name was Daniel Sobieray, but all I knew at the time was that he was so handsome, so charming…most stock photo dudes are made of wood, all flat and expressionless and charmless. He looked like such a con man in that black suit, with that wicked glint in his eye, I could just hear him asking me the title question. And everything else in that book just flowed from that photo. That’s the only time a cover photo has turned into a novel for me. Some people have said they didn’t read the book because they didn’t like the cover, that he looked too “snaky,” but…if you don’t like the cover, you won’t like the character, so there’s that.

4)    Is this book part of a series? Do you have ideas that could make it into a series? If it is a series, tell us a little about it.

Strength in Numbers is the second in a series. It’s the first time I’ve had a set of characters I didn’t feel “done with” at the end of one novel. Most books, you know, you’ve got a HEA and…then what? What are you going to do, write a sequel and screw that up for them, so you can unscrew it up at the end? I really felt like Marc and Jesse were just getting to know each other, that there was more emotional and intellectual territory they could mine in each other, that they could go on some ripping adventures together. There’s definitely a third one “in development,” titled Game Theory. Strength wraps up the loose ends from book one, but there’s still a formidable opponent the guys are going to have to deal with in book three…

5)    Word association. Tell us the first thing that comes to mind when you read these words.
Ketchup - mustard
Flakes – too many people in this business
Elastic - waistband
Timer - egg

Google - lifesaver

Tour Dates & Stops:

15-Feb: Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents

16-Feb: Nephy Hart, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words

17-Feb: Divine Magazine, Hearts on Fire

18-Feb: MM Good Book Reviews, Happily Ever Chapter

19-Feb: Gay Book Reviews, Wake Up Your Wild Side, Jessie G. Books

22-Feb: KathyMac Reviews, My Fiction Nook

23-Feb: Velvet Panic, QUEERcentric Books

24-Feb: V's Reads

25-Feb: Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents

26-Feb: Joyfully Jay Wicked Faerie's Tales and Reviews

29-Feb: Love Bytes, Book Lovers 4Ever

1-Mar: Caraway Carter, BFD Book Blog

2-Mar: Alpha Book Club, Rainbow Gold Reviews, Three Books Over The Rainbow

3-Mar: Man2ManTastic

4-Mar: Bayou Book Junkie, Molly Lolly

Rafflecopter Prize: Paperback copy of ‘Would I Lie To You’ (Book one in the series)


  1. Yay for Marc and Jesse! More fun to follow...

  2. Yay for Marc and Jesse! More fun to follow...



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