Friday, May 2, 2014

Secret Cravings Contemporary Blog Hop - Free Book Giveaway!

Hi and welcome to my little corner of the interweb. My name is V.L. Locey, and I`m a multigenre erotic romance author. I`m also a new Secret Cravings author, as my first release with SCP was in January. Before we get chatting, I want to remind everyone to return to the SCP main blog after visiting here so you can find links to other author`s blogs. There are lots of great prizes to be won, so make sure you drop by each participating blog!

Being a multigenre author is great! Since I have a muse that likes to leap from one topic to another as her mood dictates, not being bound to one style or kind of storyline is a real boon for me. I can write a story about gay lovers during a zombie apocalypse, jump into a story about shapeshifters, or tell a spicy tale about hockey players and the women that love them. Ah, hockey players. I do admire them so. What`s not to love?

Contrary to popular belief not all hockey players are toothless primates, only capable of hitting each other in the face with a fist or a stick. Sure, it is a rough sport, and fights do break out on occasion. But many pro players are college educated men who excel in music, public speaking, fashion, philanthropic causes, and supporting the community they live and play in. Gone are the days of goons trolling the ice just itching for a fight. Well, most of those type of players are now gone. Today professional ice hockey is about skill, speed, and puck handling with the occasional extra-curricular thrown in.

I just adore the game. The fact that there are such handsome men in the NHL is just an added bonus. From college games through the minors, women`s teams to the pros, I am a hockey nut. What sports to you follow, if any? Who is your favorite team and/or player? Tell me about your fandom, or lack thereof, in the comment section.

Everyone who comments will have their names put into a drawing to win a free pdf copy of Pink Pucks & Power Plays. I will choose two winners!

 If you like your novels thick with humor, sex, big strong men on skates, and lots of character-driven plots, then my To Love a Wildcat books are for you! So drop me a line and let`s talk sports, or why you don`t like sports! Remember to include your contact information when you comment. If you don`t leave your email I cannot contact you to let you know you`ve won. Sadly, I do not have the time to track you down, so if your email isn`t part of your comment, I will have to skip over you. I dislike having to do that, so make sure you leave that contact info!


Viviana Land just can`t seem to say no her younger sister. Somehow, the curvaceous society page reporter gets lassoed into serving as her niece's Busy Bee scout leader. One overheated engine later, Viviana and her girls find themselves in the Green Hills Ice Rink. Enter Alain Lessard, the charmingly handsome defenseman for the Philadelphia Wildcats, who is donating his summer to coaching the youth league.

When our intrepid reporter is given the opportunity to write the break-out story of her career, Viviana leaps at the chance. Thinking it would be easy to flirt and tease some juicy tidbits out of Alain, Viviana soon finds herself falling for the sensual, younger, kind-hearted man. Will she put aside her virtual pen for a chance to stay at her new paramour`s side? Or will Viviana finally get away from those mundane bakery opening articles by using the man she may possibly be falling in love with?

You can find Viviana and Alain`s book, Pink Pucks & Power Plays, the first book of the To Love a Wildcat series, here:

Painfully shy Liz Argon probably shouldn`t be dreaming of Veikko Aho, star goalie for the Philadelphia Wildcats. As she works side by side with 'The Count of the Crease' on his memoirs, she finds herself falling for the handsome goaltender. His tender ways with her and her mentally fragile mother are slowly claiming her heart. If only Veikko wasn`t already engaged to a woman far better suited to move in to 'The Count`s' world. In book two of the To Love a Wildcat series, we`ll see if a glass slipper can survive in the rough and tumble world of professional ice hockey.
 You can find Liz and Veikko`s book, A Most Unlikely Countess, here: (It is recommended that you read the series in order)
B & N

V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, belly laughs, anything romantic, Greek mythology, New York Rangers hockey,  comic books and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.) She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, a steer named after a famous N.H.L. goalie,  a pig named after a famous President, and a flock of assorted domestic fowl.

V.L. is a self-published and conventionally published author. She is a proud Torquere Press and Secret Cravings Publishing author. When not writing romantic tales, she can be found enjoying her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in hand, writing, or cheering on her beloved New York Rangers. She can also be found online on Facebook, Twitter, and GoodReads.

I love to meet new friends and fans! You can find me at-


HarperABrooks said...

Hi V.L.! This is my first stop on the hop. I LOVE sports but I'd rather play them then watch them. Softball is my favorite. I've played for twelve years on multiple teams at once. I've been coaching softball for five years after. I still wish I could play, but I'm too old to be on fastpitch teams now. So upsetting! I'm hoping I have girls who love softball as much as I did so I can get back into the game somehow!

Thanks for participating! I love your blog.


Tamara Hoffa said...

I'm not a big sports fan in real life, but I like novels about sports, who knew?
I'm dying to read Pink Pucks and Power Plays,tamara.hoffa1964(at)gmail(dot)com

V.L. Locey said...

Thanks so much for dropping by Tamara and Harper!

Good luck. =)

Manda Ward said...

Im not a big sports fan. I much prefer people watching or competitive napping.
Hugs Manda.

M. S. Spencer said...

Football and the Minnesota Vikings. Love watching it. I used to follow all sports (including hockey) but without a companion to watch alongsie me it's not as much fun. Hope everyone watched the Derby tomorrow! M. S.

V.L. Locey said...

Ha,ha,ha! I love the competitive napping line, Manda!

I`m going to try to catch the Derby tomorrow, M.S.

Thanks for stopping by!

Beverly Ovalle said...

I love hockey and baseball!
The Chicago Blackhawks and I have to share my baseball time between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Chicago Cubs!! Love my cubbies!

Heare2Watts said...

Hello V L Locey, enjoying the blog hop! Not a sports person myself, too much of a girly girl, but enjoy reading stories that include sports from time to time.

Redrabbitt at aol dot com

Beverly Ovalle said...

Hockey!!! and Baseball.
I'm a huge Chicago Blackhawk fan.
I'm split between Baseball teams. The Milwaukee Brewers and the Chicago Cubs! :) I know. I live in Wisconsin but grew up in Illinois. Once a cubbie fan, always a cubbie fan!

Jeanine said...

Your books are in my TBR pile.... Once I finish Outlander. Yes - I'm preparing for the T.V. series. Go Rangers!

V.L. Locey said...

Thanks for dropping by all!

Sounds like the Blackhawks have some fans out there, as do my Rangers.

Enjoy Outlander, Jeanine. I cannot wait for the show to start!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Toothless primates? I love that! I can't wait to learn more about hockey from the "big strong men on skates" in your books.

V.L. Locey said...

Hello Sandra! Thanks so much for stopping by.

Michelle Willms said...

I suppose it depends upon the sport and upon the athlete as to whether or not I like to read about it. If the characters are as much fun as you describe, and the book is nice and fat, I would jump right in with both feet and enjoy the game! michelle_willms at yahoo dot com.

V.L. Locey said...

Thank you for stopping in and commenting, Michelle.

Good luck!

Karen Cino said...

I love sports and I love the New York Rangers. I look forward to reading your books.

bn100 said...

Nice covers

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

V.L. Locey said...

Thank you, bn! Good luck!

Gotta love those Rangers! Thanks for stopping by, Karen.

Kellie Kamryn said...

Your Wildcat series sounds great!

JoAnna said...

Hi VL,
I'm not really a sports fan but I love to read about sports heroes.
Thanks for the chance!

beckerjo at verizon dot net

slimssis said...

The only sport I enjoy watching is hockey. I have a feeling I will really enjoy your books.
Shy3171411 (at) yahoo ( dot ) com

V.L. Locey said...

Thanks for dropping by Kellie, JoAnna, and Slimsis!

Good luck!

morgan said...

You know your hockey. I don't know any sport well enough to write about it.

V.L. Locey said...

It seems like there is always something more to learn about hockey, but I`m trying to learn all I can.

Thanks for dropping by, Morgan!

V.L. Locey said...

What a great blog hop! I`m so happy to have been able to be a part of it. And now to the winners!

Congratulations to bn100 and Harper A. Brooks! I`ll be contact with you both shortly. Thank you to all who stopped by!