Wednesday, April 23, 2014

QTA Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Hello, and welcome to my little corner of the interweb! My name is V.L. Locey and I`m a multigenre erotic romance author. I love being able to jump from M/M to M/F as my Muse dictates, then leaping from a saucy ice hockey tale into a zombie apocalypse!



I was thrilled to get the invitation to participate another Queer Town Abbey Blog Hop. And the theme was a straight up winner! Favorite summer memory. There are so many to choose from, but the one that leaped out is one from the summer after I graduated high school. A couple friends and I decided to hit the Jersey Shore as a sort of last hurrah. 

I won`t mention names, but we`ll just say that Madame J and I were thick as thieves back then. Still are. I might have had a crush on Master J, the young man with the golden locks, killer smile, and cherry red Chevy Chevelle SS that looked something like this:



 Uh-huh. Yeah. The stuff of dreams right there, gals and guys.

Of course, being kids right out of high school, we never imagined that we might have any trouble. We were bullet proof. Isn`t that what every eighteen year old thinks of themselves?

Well, things were fine until that hot red muscle car needed gas. I`ll date myself badly here but getting gas in June of 1979 wasn`t always easy. Those along the East Coast were caught in the second oil crisis to hit the US in that decade. If you`re unfamiliar with this event, Wikipedia has a rather nice account of it. Many gas stations looked like this:



And if you happened to find one that did have gas, the lines were like this:




Needless to say, it was quite a hairy experience. We did manage to get enough gas to get us back home, but had to sleep on the beach for a couple of nights until the nearest gas station got a delivery. Good times. Good times.

Do you have any summer memories from those wild teen years? If so, and you`re not too embarrassed, share them down in the comments thread. Those who do leave a comment will be entered to win their choice of one of my M/M backlist Torquere Press books. Check them out here:


You must leave your summer memory as well as your email address. If you do not leave your contact information, I can`t contact you. I`ll be forced to skip over any comment without an email address as I simply do not have time to search for the commenter. So please, leave that email address when you comment! I hate having to omit folks.

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to visit all the other participating authors!


Have a swinging summer!

V.L. Locey





15 comments:

S. J. Qualls said...

My wild and stupid memories will remain memories - don't care to share. My wild and stupid happened in the late 50's - early 60's. That should tell you something. ;)

Cathy Brockman said...

Awesome memory. You can skip me lol I have all your books I think lol

Jill Prand said...

My racy summer memory was the first time a group of my girlfriends and I took the ferry over to Fire Island. Well to the gay part of FI. We were all in high school and were ready to check out the nude beach. Oh we had a grand time checking out all the hot naked men while giggling behind our hands. I think maybe I should write about that :)

Anonymous said...

I was such a nerd (and scared of local gangs to boot) that I had no wild teen years! How depressing...

vitajex(at)aol(Dot)com

V.L. Locey said...

Oh those wild teenage years! Thanks for stopping by and commenting everyone. Good luck!

Rodney Batterman said...

I love family trips to the beach on my native Long Island.
rockybatt@gmail.com

Kristin Linehan said...

When I was a kid, we would drive 13 hours to northern CA and stay with our friends at Trinity Alps resort, outside of Whiskytown and Trinity Lakes. We would inner tube down the creek, fish for trout, ride horses in the forest, pick blackberries for my mom to make pies….it was truly idyllic.

Kris Linehan
simondex68@gmail dot com

sarah-madison said...

Hah, your post certainly brought back memories! It's a wonder any of us survived our teenage years. :-)

akasarahmadison[at]gmail[dot]com

Brandi said...

My teenage years werent too wild! I lived in a housing project & all the neighborhood kids gathered to play hide & seek,... & I would sometimes run & hide in the woods with my best male friend & sometimes we'd makeout lol. And there was this one time I tried to keep my 14yr old sister from drinking,... I was 16 at the time,.. so I asked her for a sip & downed her whole drink. Not the smartest thing I did cuz I ended up getting a little drunk because I wasnt a drinker. I think I mooned a few ppl that night lol. And i'm just glad I wasnt sleeping at home that night cuz I probably would've gotten whooped lol. But I was a pretty mild teen. =)

Thank you for sharing your post & Thank you for having this giveaway!!

I hope you have a great week! =)

Brandi
BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com

V.L. Locey said...

What awesome memories! I know for a fact that if my daughter pulled half the stuff I did when I was her age (18)I`d be one unhappy mama! =D

H.B. said...

I wasn't much of a wild child in my younger years. I usually read or stayed in door doing my own thing.

humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

Westbrooke Jameson said...

Oh the things I would've done in the back seat of that car! ;) Thanks for sharing your memories.

V.L. Locey said...

Thanks for dropping by and commenting H.B. and Westbrooke!

V.L. Locey said...

Wow, that hop went speeding by!

After putting all the names into the always hot Random Thing Picker, we have a winner!

Congratulations to Brandi! I`ll be in contact with you shortly, Brandi, to set things up.

Thanks so much to everyone who stopped by and commented.

Happy summer!

V.L. Locey

Anders said...

Hi V.L.

I want to send a personal thank you for your participation in the Is It Summer Yet? Blog Hop. Thanks to you the Blog Hop was a great success.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a happy and safe summer.

All the best,

Anders
Founder/Administrations Manager
Queer Town Abbey