Thursday, May 26, 2016

Throwback Thursday Tunes





I couldn't think of a more fitting song to end our month of flowery songs.




Monday, May 23, 2016

Tuesday Tales - Purple




Hello! It`s time for Tuesday Tales.



 Today we'll have the last excerpt from my LGBTQ hockey romance Snap Shot. I'm about to start on a new book so we'll be wrapping things up for Mario and Madame Lila. Since I don't wish to reveal all the twists and turns, we're jumping ahead a little in the story. I'm sorry to leave everyone hanging. If all goes well we'll be able to read the entire story next year some time! Fingers crossed. So, onto the warnings and such-

 This story contains crude language (they are hockey players after all) and gay sexual situations. If that offends now would be the time to move onto another Tuesday Tales offering.  Our word prompt for the week is "Purple".

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            I had barely stepped foot inside the Rader Arena when the new special teams coach strolled out of the dressing room carrying a can of Coke.

            "Yay, look who finally showed up, "Victor Kalinski said then popped the top on his can of soda."You know what sucks?"

            "You and Arou," I stated and tried to get around the redheaded Pole with the venomous tongue. He snapped out an arm to block my path. I was not in the mood for Vic's mouth this morning. The Langley news and the flat tire on the New York/Pennsylvania border had pushed my usual good humor off a cliff.

            "Har-de-har. Damn you are a riot. But no, what sucks is being on the job for two weeks and having to discipline a man who I think of as a sort-of friend."

            I gave the tall bearded Pole in the gray suit paired with a purple tie a long look. "You're going to discipline me?"

            "I got no choice. You blew off special teams' drills without even calling in. Dude, that is not cool. You know our penalty kill sucks balls." Vic lowered his arm. I glanced around him into the dressing room. "So, you planning on telling me why you pulled a no-show? I mean, give me something so that Dewey won't think I'm playing favorites. I'd be happy as a contented clam to just sit you down and give you a firm talking to and call it good."

            "I had shit to deal with." Vic gave me a sour look right before I shoved past him. Sometimes it irked the piss out of me that I had to take orders from someone eleven years younger than I was. Not that I begrudged Kalinski his new position, because I didn't. The man had been dealt a shit hand. He was too young and too talented to be behind the bench. Fucking concussions ruined so many careers.

            No, what twisted my nuts about it was the fact that I had clocked so many more years than Vic and had nothing but bloody piss to show for it. And yeah, it was not Vic's fault that he was more talented than I could ever hope to be. Let the pity party for Mario begin.

            "What kind of shit? Like literal shit because sitting on the can is not the most original excuse for missing mandatory drills that I've ever heard." He caught up to me with ease then sucked down what seemed to be half a can of soda at once.

            "Life shit, okay? Fuck sake, Kalinski, back off." I threw my bag into my cubicle. The chitchat among the guys around us ended.

            "What. Ever. I was just trying to help you out, buddy."

            Eyes closed I tried to get my shitty attitude under control. When I turned around to cough up an apology Kalinski was gone.



Copyright 2016 ©by V.L. Locey

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Silent Sunday





*May in the PA woodlands*



Saturday, May 21, 2016

Another Milestone for Good 'Ole Victor K




Who woulda thunk it?!

Not me, that is for darn sure. Never in a million years did I think that one of my books would reach 100 ratings on Goodreads. And the fact that it's Two Man Advantage just tickles my knickers to no end! Now I know 100 ratings may not be a big deal to some authors. To me, it's huge!




When I first sat down to write about Victor Kalinski, I honestly never thought he would even get a contract. I mean, this guy is a first class jerk. He's crude, venomous, misogynistic, self-centered, and volatile.  He was on a downward spiral with little chance of redemption. Not your typical romance novel hero. And then the Venomous Pole met Dan Arou and well, you know how it goes . . . those two fell hard for each other and finally got their happily ever after.


Out of all the books that I've written, this trilogy has been my best selling and most controversial. Oh my, do some readers hate Victor. I mean they loathe him and the horse he rode in on, as they say. Yet there are others who love the man and I am proud to say I'm one of Vic's biggest fans and not because he has sold the most books or gotten the most ratings. I adore his face because he is real, honest, and flawed. Man, is he flawed. Yet, even when he is trying his best to be his worst, we can see Victor clawing and scrabbling to find the light amid the darkness. And when he does discover his salvation in Dan Arou's arms, we get to see Victor grow into a man that we might like to actually spend time with.


In closing, I'd like to say thanks to Victor and Dan. They've been a pure joy to write. Thanks to them, and the scores of fans who have begged for it, I have just completed Snap Shot, book #1 in the Cayuga Cougars duology, which is Mario McGarrity and Madame Lila's book. After Lila and Mario there will be one more novella but I'm not saying who the book will be about. I'm terrible, I know. Kind of like a certain acidic redheaded Pole that we all know and love. 







If you've never read the trilogy, now is a great time to get to know Vic, Dan, and the Cayuga Cougars better! 

Two Man Advantage - Amazon



Thursday, May 19, 2016

Throwback Thursday Tunes




This weeks TBT is sung by one of my favorite performers, Tom Petty. I hope you enjoy this great song as much as I do!



Monday, May 16, 2016

Tuesday Tales - Save



Hello! It`s time for Tuesday Tales.



 I'm still chugging away on an LGBTQ hockey romance titled Snap Shot. This story contains crude language (they are hockey players after all) and gay sexual situations. If that offends now would be the time to move onto another Tuesday Tales offering.  Our word prompt for the week is "Save". 

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            She leaped up and scurried off, her silky yellow robe and gown fluttering behind her. I sat back in my chair and stared out the window at the darkness. Sweet Mary Madonna, she had a kid. My ass felt numb so I shifted around a bit. Lila sailed back into the kitchen, a fancy quilted scrapbook held to her chest.

            "Here now, this is my Langley." She said after sitting down and flipping the scrapbook open. I looked down to see a young man who looked so much like Slash from Guns-N-Roses all he needed was a top hat and a smoke dangling from his lip to take the tribute band on the road.

            "His mother was white," I said and looked at Lila for confirmation. She nodded then turned another page. "He's how old now?" I enquired as she flipped page after page.

            "Fifteen. He'll be sixteen in November." Right. She had already mentioned that. Damn but I was rattled.

            "Well, he seems to be a good-looking kid if he didn't have all that hair in his face," I commented and she beamed with parental pride.

            "He is quite good-looking, and smart. Also, on the road to some trouble." The glow of pride left her eyes to be replaced with worry. "He's been getting into some misadventures."

            Our eyes met over the scrapbook. She was sitting on something big, something that she was worried about telling me. I could see the trepidation. Blessed Mother save me from what that something big might be.


            Copyright 2016 ©by V.L. Locey

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Sunday, May 15, 2016