We've had a terrific time reading up on all the great Valentine, BDSM and menage books show cased this month. Now we end our month with another tour. with the great GA Hauser. Take it away GA!
The concept for my novel ‘Snapped’ came to me for two reasons. One; the world around us has always been corrupt in many ways, but seeing the corruption first hand has made me feel a need to express it out-loud, or in this case, in books. And two; perhaps out of misery and a nightmare, good does emerge.
The characters in this novel are polar opposites, which of course they say attract. But in the beginning these two were not out for love. Bryce Hayes, a former military man left after several tours of duty in battle and joined the police department. There Bryce was caught up in a ring of corrupt police officers, and swept out with the garbage on his first phase of training.
Joel Vandergrift is a writer of romance, and quiet, solitary, and soft spoken. All Joel wants is a peaceful life, but sadly his past is full of misery, just as Bryce’s is.
A third character Kohl Abbott, through his vices, which is literally a list of the Deadly Sins, calls on Bryce for a favor, since the man seems to have dirt on everyone in the city of Seattle, Bryce feels obligated to obey.
Sent out as a thug to hunt prey, Bryce smells something even more foul when he trails Joel and realizes Joel’s true nature.
In the end, ‘Snapped’ is about pushing boundaries, and the limits of the human mind. Sometimes a person ‘snaps’ and becomes what he loathes.
‘Snapped’. Love, Hate, and all the deadly sins, or what in reality I call…life.
Thirty-nine year old, Bryce Hayes thought when he left the military and joined the Seattle Police Department, there would be nothing he couldn’t handle. He’d seen it all; the worst of what mankind could do to each other.
But the Seven Deadly Sins had yet to rear their ugly head. Lust, Greed, Envy, Sloth, Pride, Wrath, Gluttony. And Bryce was about to encounter them all embodied in one man.
What Bryce witnessed on his first phase as a student with Field Training Officer Kohl Abbott, he found inconceivable corruption. As a thirty-nine year old ‘rookie’ paired with the senior officer from hell, Bryce had no idea when he was told to ‘stay put’ in the patrol car, that his training instructor Abbott was breaking fingers and kneecaps for protection money from the small local businesses.
While in the Special Forces, Bryce was taught to shut up, to not reveal information. But this time? When the net came down on the corruption he was caught in the snare. Bryce was tossed out of the department with the garbage, but was not prosecuted. He never knew why not.
Twenty-eight year old Joel Vandergrift lived up on Capitol Hill in Seattle, worked as a photographer and taught literature classes at night. But, his real love was writing. Having his first few novels hit the bestseller lists, Joel was gaining recognition and finally thought earning a living as a writer was a possibility… until his apartment is broken into, and his computer with all his work on it, is stolen.
A day later, Joel sees his latest bestseller being sold, but under someone else’s name.
The irony of just having met a bartender named Bryce Hayes, whose behavior was suspicious to Joel, made Joel believe Bryce had a hand in the treachery.
But Bryce knew the reality.
Kohl Abbott was writing under an assumed name, his first best seller documenting his ‘life of crime’. Even though Abbott had served time in the county lockup for his deeds, he had been released early. Abbott knew dirt on many men, including cops and councilmen…including Bryce.
What at first had been an ultimatum for Bryce from Abbott to find something nasty to discredit Joel as a top writer, had changed. Secrets, lies, and disastrous decisions that were impossible to take back, push Joel and Bryce together- as lovers, then as reluctant enemies. And it isn’t until one man finally has had enough that fate takes over.
Lust, Greed, Envy, Sloth, Pride, Wrath, Gluttony- The ‘Infamous 7’ change one man from a cynic into a killer. And Bryce sees first hand, how war is not only fought on the battlefield, it is also drawn from the mighty pen.
At each stop one person will win a copy of Snapped and at the end of the tour a Grand Prize giveaway of a signed copy of her movie Capital Gains
Award-winning author G.A. Hauser was born in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA and attended university in New York City. She moved to Seattle, Washington where she worked as a patrol officer with the Seattle Police Department. In early 2000 G.A. moved to Hertfordshire, England where she began her writing in earnest and published her first book, In the Shadow of Alexander. Now a full-time writer, G.A. has written over ninety novels, including several best-sellers of gay fiction. GA is also the Executive Producer for her first feature film, CAPITAL GAMES. For more information on other books by G.A., visit the author at her official website.
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