Thursday, June 30, 2016

Throwback Thursday Tunes



To wrap up our month of wedding songs here's a classic from The Dixie Cups!


Monday, June 27, 2016

Tuesday Tales - Picture Prompt





Hello! It`s time for Tuesday Tales.



It's time to have more zombie fun! Today we have another excerpt from my LGBTQ zom-rom-com Two Guys Walk Into an Apocalypse 4 - Zombies, Zendra, and Ziegfeld Follies. This story contains crude language, gore because of the darn zombies, and gay sexual situations. If that offends now would be the time to move onto another Tuesday Tales offering.

It`s our picture prompt week and the excerpt must reflect the image and be under 300 words.  Don`t forget to visit the other talented Tuesday Tales authors. Thanks for stopping by!



My pace was sloth-like. Take one step then stop, listen, another step, stop and listen. Birds sang. A breeze blew past. The smell of pine and wet earth clung to the wind. I drew in a long steadying breath when I reached the corner of the used clothing store. Exhaling through my nose I jumped out onto the sidewalk, gun up, pulse tripled. My sights were empty. Nothing was on the street aside from the tiny brown bird picking at the springs of new grass. Nothing on the horizon but tall purple flowers embracing the spring sunset.

My sight flew up and down the street, straining to locate anything that seemed out of place. I drew in a deep breath to steady my nerves and trembling hand and inhaled the pungent scent of cigarette smoke clinging to material. I never got a chance to turn and wave my gun in Marlboro Man's face. He clipped me soundly on the back of the head with something hard just as my brain was sending the command to my extremities to do something defensive. That tiny little street in Port Gray rushed up to slap my face right before everything went still and black.





Copyright 2016 ©by V.L. Locey

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Silent Sunday




*How to Walk Yourself*



Thursday, June 23, 2016

Throwback Thursday Tunes




Now we're talking! I do love me some Billy Idol. Enjoy White Wedding as only Mr. Idol can sing it. Feel free to roll a lip as you sing along.



Monday, June 20, 2016

Tuesday Tales - Toes



Hello! It`s time for Tuesday Tales.




 It's time to have more zombie fun! Today we have another excerpt from my LGBTQ zom-rom-com Two Guys Walk Into an Apocalypse 4 - Zombies, Zendra, and Ziegfeld Follies.

 This story contains crude language, gore because of the darn zombies, 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 "Toes".

Don`t forget to visit the other talented Tuesday Tales authors. Thanks for stopping by!




The small mining town of Port Grey sat in the distance. Joe, Tink, and me all studied it carefully, Joe from behind our lone set of binoculars. One did not simply drive into a town anymore and ask where the nearest Holiday Inn was. Now you crept up on a town or village, much like a cur trying to steal a bone from another dog. While this lovely little village looked peaceful, it could house hundreds of Phobies or other survivors who did not share the fine moral convictions that we at Fort Acceptance held.

"Looks like it's dead." Joe lowered the binoculars and looked over at me. "We should scout the perimeter just to make sure."

Tink and I both agreed and slipped out of the truck. Joe pulled off the road and parked the F-10 behind a stand of towering lodge pole pine trees. We split up to approach the tiny town from three different angles. A finger of fear ran down my spine to my toes as I crept closer to what appeared to be a second-hand clothing shop. I peeked around the corner of the building. A bird flittered down to the lawn to pick among the mud. My gun rested on my left wrist as I hustled around the store looking for entrance. The tiny brown bird took to wing as I trotted past.

I found a side entrance and discovered a locked door. There was also one of those outdoor smoking receptacles. I wrinkled my nose at the stink as a fine line of grey cigarette smoke wafted out of the smoker`s station. My eyes widened when I put two and two together.  Joe, Tink or I did not smoke. I flicked off the safety of my Smith & Wesson, my heart now hammering inside my ribs.



Copyright 2016 ©by V.L. Locey

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Friday, June 17, 2016

Newsletter Giveaway!






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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Throwback Thursday Tunes




Old Blue Eyes classic Love and Marriage. Need I say more?


Monday, June 13, 2016

Tuesday Tales - Candy




Hello! It`s time for Tuesday Tales.




 It's time to have more zombie fun! Today we have another excerpt from my LGBTQ zom-rom-com Two Guys Walk Into an Apocalypse 4 - Zombies, Zendra, and Ziegfeld Follies.

 This story contains crude language, gore because of the darn zombies, 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 "Candy".

Don`t forget to visit the other talented Tuesday Tales authors. Thanks for stopping by!



As it turns out Gordon missed the trip to the outlying areas. Seems he picked up the bug that Justine and Eden were battling. My hubby was lying abed with a low-grade fever as I threw a change of clothes into a small backpack.

"I can go," he protested. I turned my head to look at his ashen face.

"Babe, you`re dashing to the outhouse every fifteen minutes," I said. He mumbled and rolled to his side. He was such a poor patient. "I highly doubt Joe and Tink want to deal with that. Just stay in bed and drink lots of fluid. Mom will be here shortly to take Jules until you`re better."

"I can watch my own son," he grumbled. I smiled at his muscular back then zipped my backpack shut.

"Of course you can, but Mom likes to feel that she`s helping." I lifted a leather belt from the bed and buckled it around my hips. My favorite Smith & Wesson handgun rested all snug and warm in the holster. I had cleaned it just last night when Gordon began trotting to the potty at a steady rate. Call it a hunch…

"Your mother is a doter," Gordon huffed into his pillow.

"Yes she is and you'll be happy for all that doting when she heaps it on you. Now stop being so grumpy." I slid a large Bowie knife into a leather sheath strapped to my left thigh. My man said something muffled by the pillow, so I padded over to the bed and sat down behind him."If only we had some chicken. She makes the best chicken soup. Try not to be too ugly, okay?"

He muttered and nodded his head. I bent over to drop a kiss to his head. His hair was damp and lank.

"Don`t forget about the Spring Fling," he said. I promised him that I would be back in time to flounce, prance, and sing. "I mean it. Make sure you come back to sing. Bring back some candy."

"I will." A knock interrupted us. I whispered my love for him beside his warm ear then went to greet my mother at the door.



Copyright 2016 ©by V.L. Locey

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Holly J. Gill All That We Are Release Blitz



Adult Contemporary Romance
#lovestory #adult #sexy




   

     











          Blurb


Holly knows that sitting behind her computer isn’t going to bring one of her romance heroes to life. And despite her matchmaking friend’s attempts, she’s still lonely, looking for her Mr. Perfect. Fairytales happen, right?


As a bestselling author, Ashton Noir doesn’t need anyone or anything in his life other than his imagination. That is until he comes across Holly’s Promotional Services’ website. Further exposure for his books can’t hurt.


Communicating through the Internet and then phone calls, professional interests turn personal. Realising they lack trust and confidence in different ways, can they have a future as a couple? Or are their dreams forever going to be their safe haven?



 Excerpt


Holly read through the material, thinking of promotional tac-tics, banners, teasers, etc., one file was full of teasers, brilliant for her to work with and design.

Shocked, she was still trying to figure out why on earth he’d turned to her for help, when he could go massive, go for the larger blogs and networking sites. Her little site was nothing compared to the larger companies he could have chosen. Why the heck did he pick me? Surely he’s after something else!

She popped back to their messages and found a reply.

Before she replied to his original message, she had to ask a question.

 Are you really Dean McClough?

 She watched him typing.

 Yes, yes I am, I am the real man himself, the man behind Jordan Hale, mastering and enjoying the female form.

 Her jaw dropped. Holy crap! She was starstruck. A large lump filled her throat; unsure how the hell she could continue the conversation without him thinking she was a freak.

 Oh!

 He typed.

 Are you okay?

 Yes…I cannot believe I am talking to Dean McClough, have you anything to prove you really are him? Sorry, but I cannot believe it is really him, you are him, my words are messed up…lol.

 She hit send not having a clue how he’d react or what he planned to show her to prove he was him.

 Okay…just give me one second…would my office and pictures on my wall do the job? Never done this before…lol

 Yes, that is fine…I think!

 She waited a few seconds, to see a picture uploading. The picture arrived, and there was his office, laptop, notes, his books, pens, pictures framed on the wall of his front covers, and to finalize, their conversation on his laptop. Stunned, speechless… He was a typical author, notes and research all over the place. She laughed and then sucked in a deep breath, releasing it slowly. She shook her head, going through so many emotions, her tummy tied in knots, not believing a bestseller was on his laptop talking to her. It didn’t make sense.

He typed.

 Was that okay?

 Yes, thank you, just shocked that you’re talking to me…why?





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Holly Bio:
A wife and a mum to three grown up children and recently became a nana to twins and lives in the UK. Holly J. Gill is an author of contemporary romance, exploring many new channels, paranormal, action, sweet, erotic, wherever her imagination takes her. Holly has been writing since being a young girl, having characters talking to her constantly, and longing to get their stories written. Finally, her dream came true over two years ago, when getting her first contract with Secret Cravings Publishing for her erotic Desires series unfortunately they closed their doors, leaving Holly to go Indie. In Holly’s spare time she loves spending quality time with her family, camping with hubby, seeing friends, listening to music, watching movies and travelling around England visiting the beautiful countryside.

                Writing is where Holly’s heart is… 

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Silent Sunday




*Chicks in the Yard *



Saturday, June 11, 2016

What Who Writes is Reading






I had the honor to be invited to take part in Bike Book Review's What Who Writes is Reading series this week! Any time I can chat about some of the wonderful LGBT authors I read I'm thrilled to do so. I truly believe that spreading the word about my fellow authors and helping to band together with those scribes is the only way we, as authors, can weather the storm the publishing world seems to be caught in at the moment. Besides, these authors and books are amazing!

So, if you're interested in finding out who I'm chatting about follow the link to visit Bike Book's awesome blog. I'll give you a hint-the authors I'm fangirling over write M/M hockey romance and shifter books. I know, you're just shocked right? *winks*



What Who Writes is Reading - V.L. Locey








Friday, June 10, 2016

Have You Loved a Wildcat??



The 'Cats are back and all boxed up! If you're a fan of hot hockey romance, don't skate past this sizzling new collection. You get all six of the To Love a Wildcat M/F erotic romance novels for just $4.99. What a great way to meet the women who love those sexy Philadelphia Wildcats! Preorder your copy today and curl up with Wildcat tonight. 




Thursday, June 9, 2016

Throwback Thursday Tunes



Our month of wedding songs marches on! This week we have the wonderful 5th Dimension who all seem to have Wedding Bell Blues.


Monday, June 6, 2016

Tuesday Tales - Pencil




Hello! It`s time for Tuesday Tales.




 It's time to have more zombie fun! Today we have another excerpt from my LGBTQ zom-rom-com Two Guys Walk Into an Apocalypse 4 - Zombies, Zendra, and Ziegfeld Follies.

 This story contains crude language, gore because of the darn zombies, 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 "Pencil".

Don`t forget to visit the other talented Tuesday Tales authors. Thanks for stopping by!




"I have a sign-up sheet," Gordon said. I shook off the lazy doldrums that a belly filled with squirrel stew and a hot fire had brought about. My sight jackknifed to my husband. "You knew it was coming, Paul."

"Did you sign up?" I asked although I knew that he had. Gordon had been shoved into the role of reluctant leader so of course he had penciled his name onto the sheet. My stew flipped over in my gut as if the squirrel were still alive. He nodded as his gaze roamed from me to Jules. Our son was among the other Inuit children, running a toy truck that was missing a wheel over the plank flooring. I sucked in a long breath then exhaled through my nose. "When are you planning on leaving?"

"The day after tomorrow," Gordon sighed then folded his arms on the table. "We need more medications. We have small kids here and no antibiotics left. Also we are growing critically short on—"

I held up a hand. "You don`t have to list our shortages. I'm aware. I hate these scavenging expeditions." It was a terrible feeling to watch the man you love leave and not know if you would ever see him again. How military spouses did it before the world crumbled is simply beyond me.

Gordon gave me a weak smile. "I know you do, but it has to be done. We'll be fine. Joe knows several small towns within a two-day ride. We'll be back before you can miss me."

"Impossible," I whispered then leaned over to peck his bearded cheek. "You do recall that I have the Spring Fling talent show planned for next Sunday after service. If you don`t come back to see me in it, I will be incredibly put out with you."

Gordon chuckled softly. "As if I would miss that," he said then pecked my lips.






Copyright 2016 ©by V.L. Locey

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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Silent Sunday




*Field of a Thousand Wishes*



Thursday, June 2, 2016

Throwback Thursday Tunes




We all know that June is the traditional month for weddings so we'll be celebrating songs about wedded bliss for the next 5 Thursdays. To kick things off we have the amazing Mackelmore & Lewis singing their hit Same Love.