Thursday, March 5, 2015

Have a Little Faith In Me by Brad Vance ~ (Virtual Tour, Excerpt, Author Interview, Giveaway)

Have a Little Faith In Me by Brad Vance ~ (Virtual Tour, Excerpt, Author Interview, Giveaway)
Book Information:
Book Name: Have a Little Faith In Me
Author Name: Brad Vance
Release Date: January 28, 2015
Publisher: Self-published
Cover Artist: Aubrey Watt

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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

About Brad:
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, email him at, and friend him on Facebook at

We Asked Brad:

Why did you choose to write M/M stories?
Well, I’m gay ☺ And I have a pretty strong libido. I kind of fell into it by accident. Aubrey Watt did an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit in 2012 about being a “smut writer.” She talked about the money she made, and I read a few of her stories, and I thought...hmmm. I’m horny! I can write! Let me give this a shot! So I sent her a sample (which was my first published story, “Good Cop Bad Boy”) and she said, yes, you’re definitely cut out for this line of work!

How do you come up with the titles?
I let the book evolve first. “Have a Little Faith in Me” was just titled “Rocky and Dex” on my computer for a long time. But when Dex retreats to his family’s garage, after his dad has dumped on him and told him he’ll never be a musician, and he plays the John Hiatt song, “Have a Little Faith in Me,” I knew that was my title. It fit with the whole “faith” thing that Rocky was enduring as a preacher’s son in the South, too.

What is for you the perfect book hero?
He’s handsome, adventurous, capable, confident, but has a flaw that makes him imperfect and thus interesting as a fictional character. For Brian in “Given the Circumstances” it was his tendency to cut corners to reach success; for Dex in “Have a Little Faith in Me” it’s his fear of exposure as a gay man, his terror of losing everything that in the ends almost costs him everything.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
In the second grade! Seriously. This was back in the day when they taught handwriting in school, and mine was so irredeemably terrible that my parents gave me a typewriter. It was so freeing, to not be forced to slowly grind out words in someone else’s curlicue style, that I just wrote and wrote on it. My first stories were about my dog, who was secretly the Empress of Dogonia, an interstellar empire that was coming to rescue me from my dull, grey, Harry-Potter-under-the-stairs kind of life!

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Keeping it fresh is always the challenge. Making each protagonist a different person than any other I’ve written. I do a lot of research to make sure that if I write about a veteran who’s got PTSD and lost his legs, that he’s as real as I can make him without experiencing that myself. Or if I write about college sports, I’ll delve into the NCAA regulations, Heisman winners, bowl game participants, etc. for that period of time. A character has to feel real, and it’s the research that makes that person more than just a cardboard cutout. It helps that I’m a huge history buff so research is actually fun for me.
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1 comment:

  1. Am I a little bit country or a little bit rock n roll? I'm somewhere in between. I'll listen to whatever sounds good to me.