Monday, November 27, 2017

Tuesday Tales - Frost




It`s time for Tuesday Tales.



Today we have the last snippet from my NaNoWriMo MF hockey romance book, Blueline, Venom #6. In this excerpt Helen and Bob are finally alone in a hunting cabin in the Manitoba wilds.

Our word prompt today is “Frost”.

This story may have erotic scenes, strong social issues addressed and mature language. If those things offend now is the time to move onto another Tuesday Tales blog. Thanks for stopping by!





“Well, there are cougars.” He waggled a ruddy eyebrow. I shook my head and shut the car door. “No, seriously, there are cougars.” I pointed a finger at him in warning. “The four-legged ones.”
“Really?”
“Really. So don’t wander off without me along, or a gun at your side.” He went around the back of the Jeep to gather our bags. I squinted into the woods.
“Anything else?” I couldn’t see any big cats but that didn’t mean anything. Cats were stealthy.
“The usual. Elk, coyotes, lynxes, hares, porcupines, beavers, moose.” He walked past as he talked, our bags in his hands. “Don’t need to worry about the hares and porcupines. Elk or moose either this time of year. Fall rut bull moose and elk can be kind of touchy. There’s some bison over in the park but they’re in an enclosure. Oh! Bears. Yeah, there are black bears too. I think that’s it.” He shouted over his shoulder then disappeared into the cabin.
“Great, so bunnies are the only cuddly woodland creatures in this whole province.”
“There’s me here.” Bob reappeared in the doorway. “I’m cuddly.”
“That you are.”
We set into getting the cabin livable for a city slicker like me. Bob hauled the cooler of food inside. Away from the bears. Then we opened the windows and swept out the cobwebs and dead flies. Bob killed a mouse that had made its home in the kitchen pantry. I put clean sheets on the double bed, then threw a thick cover over the sheets.
“Where do we wash up?”
“Kitchen sink.” He jerked his red head at the double sink. “Water pump is outside next to the outhouse. Cold as the ice on a frost giant’s balls.”
Arms folded over my chest, I assessed the one room cabin. Fresh air blew in, the dust was gone, and the mouse was no more. Overall, for a couple days, I guessed I could rough it.
Bob slid up behind me, his arms going around my waist, and began nibbling the nape of my neck.
“You look hot as hell when you stand there like that.”
“Like what? With my arms crossed?” His lips moved up my neck, to the hairline, and then back down to where the collar of my tank top rested on my back. His tongue ran up my jugular as I leaned back into him. His arms were magical at times. Strong yet tender.
“Mm-hmm.” He was growing intent on his mission to seduce me, and foolish woman that I am, I felt myself slipping into the spell of this remote cabin and the endearing man holding me tightly. “Or with them dangling. Or with them around me.”
His hands now roamed over my stomach, pressing into the firm muscles, creeping higher and higher until his palms rested over my breasts. Fire leaped inside me, making me arch slightly into his hands.
“The door is open,” I reminded him as his fingers found and toyed with my nipples.
“Chipmunks won’t mind,” he murmured against my neck.
He must have sensed my growing unease because he ground his erection into my ass as he pinched and rolled my nipples, his lips and tongue leaving a hot, wet path that now trailed down to my shoulder.
“We can shut it if you want,” he whispered as me dropped light little pecks along my bicep. “I’ll do whatever you want, Helen, I just got to have you. It’s been so long, and I love you so much.”
Well damn. How could a woman resist that? I wiggled round in his arms, plastered my mouth to his, and rolled my hip bone over his hard cock.
“You saying yes? This is good? Your knee up to some hot stuff?” His brown eyes burned hot now as he looked into my eyes.
“Yes, this is good, and my knee is fine with hot stuff as long as I don’t have to kneel.”
“I’ll do all the worshipping today.” We fumbled with each other’s clothing as we licked and tasted the others mouth. His hands were big, rough, yet tender as they moved over each bit of flesh he exposed. I ran my hands over his shoulders, his thick arms, and then back into his hair, taking fistfuls of the soft, foxy strands when we tumbled back into the bed. He landed on me, his leg between mine, his weight supported with strong locked arms.
“Bob…” I could feel his gaze dropping to my breasts, and then he’d want to see lower, expose me to the brilliant Manitoba sun falling on us through the open doorway. The air was sweet with dry grass and Bob’s cologne.
          “I’ll worship you today,” he softly repeated, mouthing at my collarbone, the one that still carried a faint bruise.




Copyright 2017 ©by V.L. Locey

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

BLACK FRIDAY WEEKEND SALE







You can grab the Blue Line Collection #1 for only 99 cents! That's four MM hockey romance novellas for ninety-nine pennies. Act fast because the sale ends Sunday!



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Four must read rereleased M/M erotic hockey romance stories in one reasonably priced collection!

There’s no sport quite like ice hockey. The speed, the action, the physicality, the blood, and the rabid fans. Add in sizzling hot M/M romance and you’ve got the setting for some amazing romance tales! In the four stories contained in this collection, you’ll experience the ups-and-downs of finding that one true love through the eyes of four different men, ranging in age and experience, from collegiate players to the pros.

The set includes:
Crashing the Crease 
Long Change 
Shutdown Pair 
Heir Apparent



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Friday, November 24, 2017

MM Goodness Review - The Lion and the Crow by Eli Easton







What a marvelous read! I love a good MM historical romance filled with knights and jousting and all manner of chivalry. Yes, I’m one of those GOT fanatics who lives for Sunday nights so there was plenty for me to love in this novel.

Ms. Easton’s foray into medieval MM romance is an outstanding book from beginning to end. The story is a compelling one. The setting and historical aspect sound and well-researched, and the dialog smooth and fitting of the time.

The leading men, William and Christian, were just amazing characters. Both so strong in their own way, honorable and decent men, who live in a time if one was discovered to be gay they were probably beheaded. Their romance was perfectly written and paced, and the love scenes hot as all hell. This is a beautiful, unique, heartfelt story that any fan of MM romance will enjoy.


5 out of 5 stars

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving





To those who are celebrating may your day be filled with joy and love...



Monday, November 20, 2017

Tuesday Tales - Thank




It`s time for Tuesday Tales.



Today we have a snippet from my NaNoWriMo MF hockey romance book, Blueline, Venom #6. In this excerpt Helen and Bob are having some mild and rather sweet sexy times.

Our word prompt today is “Thank.”

This story may have erotic scenes, strong social issues addressed and mature language. If those things offend now is the time to move onto another Tuesday Tales blog. Thanks for stopping by!





He kissed a hot path along my jaw. I craned my head to meet his mouth. I twisted around, soapy hands going into his hair, water running behind me. Bob grabbed my hips, held me to him, sex to sex or as close as he could get them at the sink, and kissed me until I was close to fainting.
“This is insane.” I pulled back, hoping to pry a bit, examine his lusty gaze for deceit. I found none. Elation swept over me then was blindsided with fear. They tussled for a few seconds then fear backed down. It didn’t go away. Oh no. It lingered in the shadows like the evil, crippling demon it is. It was waiting for me to fall back into its tender, lonely embrace. I tightened my hold on Bob’s ruddy hair. Maybe if I held onto him tightly enough the horror would stay hidden in the gloom.
“How did all that wild sex make your head feel?”
I smiled to myself and led our hands to the water to rinse the soap off. “My head feels fine. As does my shoulder.” He made a sound that said he didn’t quite believe me. “It does. Unless you touch it. And my knee is okay too.”
“Mm, you are a fierce ice warrior goddess.” I ran my hands over his, softly and with pleasure, making sure no slickery soap residue remained. The press of him tight to my back made me feel safe, and happy. Two things I’d not felt in a long time. “If I bought you some sexy ass leather armor would you wear it for me?”
“Let me think. No.”
He laughed hard at that, spinning me to face him, hands soaking wet he cupped my face. I crinkled my nose as water ran down my neck and into my shirt.
“You’re an amazing woman who deserves a lot more than some dumb hockey player from Caribou Crest, Manitoba.”
“Hey, being insecure is what I bring to this relationship.”
“So we’re now calling what we are a relationship?” His damp fingers held my head firmly but tenderly.
“Yeah, I think it is.” Lashes falling to my cheek, I met him for the kiss. God above and all the singing angels, that kiss was incredible. Bob put everything he felt into that kiss and it was then, with coconut scented fingers and a wet shirt, that I knew that this man had somehow made his way into my heart. He’d used no tricks or ploys. He’d just been honest, caring, and patient. Incredibly patient. Hell, he was still waiting for me to come around. I wished his mother was still alive, so I could thank her for raising such a wonderful man.




Copyright 2017 ©by V.L. Locey

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

A Look Ahead







Holy wow. I just looked at the December calendar and it’s packed with holiday cheer! To help keep myself from veering off course – and for those who are interested – here’s what’s coming down the pike for December/Early January…




12/1- Deep Edge (Harrisburg Railers #3) Release Day
12/1 – Changing Lines (Harrisburg Railers #1) .99 Book Bub Promo
12/1 – Full Strength (Harrisburg Railers #2) $2.99 Sale

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12/2 & 12/3 – Ice Skating Memories Posts with RJ Scott (12/2 @ RJ’s Blog and 12/3 @ Vicki’s Blog)

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12/15 – Holly & Hockey Boots .99 Holiday Sale Begins

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12/20 - The Best Gift, a Holiday Vic & Dan Short Story - Alex Jane's Rainbow Advent Calendar  - At This Blog 

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1/10/18 - Coach's Challenge (Cayuga Cougars #3) Releases


Saturday Story Spotlight - Blindsided by Melody Heck Gatto





Sam Morris, the “surfer-boy” hockey star of the Renegades is married to the sister of his team captain and lifelong friend, Tyler Kidd. The game runs through his veins. Trina’s love saved him from himself after a losing season and successive injuries. She was his life, his partner in crime, and his biggest fan. Adding their daughter to the mix gave him the perfect hat-trick in life. Hockey, love, and a family.

Trina Kidd Morris knows hockey is a way of life. She used to sing the anthem at the games in Winnipeg. She grew up in the hockey world and understands how the players are wired. She knows the level of dedication the guys put into the game. It is a state of mind for them, not a choice. Her husband brought her back to life after a devastating loss. He saved her when she needed saved the most. He is her hero, her love, and her best friend.

Sam and Trina have a fairytale marriage. The love of a lifetime. A match made in heaven. Beautiful and blond, with a little mini-me, they’re the picture-perfect family. There’s no behind the scenes drama, they’re happy and in love at home as they are in public. They’re the couple other couples were jealous of.

Blindsided by a scary hit that sends him to the hospital, Sam’s career is suddenly in jeopardy. Doing what comes naturally, he puts the game before his family, until the ice cracks around him. With his career threatened, the lines become blurred between good choices and bad. Playing becomes his main focus, leaving Trina to pick up the pieces.

They vowed: in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer, on-ice or off. Trina pledged to support her man and always stand at his side. But emotions run high, words cut deep, and loyalty only goes so far. A mother’s instinct is always to protect her family, and Trina’s only choice may be to do just that.

When his game plan veers off course, Sam pushes away everyone he loves. But being alone is a worse hell than addiction. Now his only choice is to dig his skates into the ice and fight. Fight for his family, his career, and his health.

But first he has to get his priorities straight, before his entire world falls apart.


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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Cover Reveal - Coach's Challenge (Cayuga Cougars #3)





I suspect some of Victor Kalinski's fans might be a little excited to see this! The beautiful cover for Vic and Dan's new book, Coach's Challenge, releasing 1/10/18. It was wonderful to get to write another story for two of my favorite characters. I hope Cougar fans will enjoy reading this newest tale for Victor and Daniel as much as I did writing it!

There will be no preorders for this book but not to fear! If you're a newsletter subscriber you'll get a reminder on release day. You can sign up for my newsletter here:

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You can also add it to your Want-To-Read list at Goodreads here :

Coach's Challenge (Cayuga Cougars #3) at Goodreads







#MM #Erotic #Hockey #Romance

Blurb:

Victor Kalinski and his husband, Dan Arou, are living the dream. Married for over a year now, the couple have settled into life in Cayuga surrounded by friends, family, and a team that’s poised to make another championship run. Each man is enjoying professional success as well as personal bliss. Who knew life in the suburbs with a spouse and a child could be so darn satisfying? Not Vic. K, that’s for sure.


The happy times are about to turn rough, though. The Cougars have picked up a new player, Sander March, a brash young center whose sass, skill, and attitude can rival Victor’s. When it’s revealed that this new player and Dan have history, tensions begin to rise between the newlyweds. As Victor and Dan work on those issues, the one person Victor never thought he would meet arrives in the small New York hamlet and proceeds to flip everything in Vic’s life upside down. 

Can Victor and Dan’s marriage withstand what life is about to drop on it, or will the challenges be too much for them to handle?

Monday, November 13, 2017

Tuesday Tales - Picture Prompt




It`s time for Tuesday Tales.



Today we have a snippet from Blueline, my NaNoWriMo MF hockey romance book. In today’s snippet Helen and Bob meet up for coffee but not a date, according to Helen at least.

This week is our picture prompt and all snippets must be 300 words or less. *Wink*

This story may have erotic scenes, strong social issues addressed and mature language. If those things offend now is the time to move onto another Tuesday Tales blog. Thanks for stopping by!




Standing in line for coffee, I spied a beautiful strawberry cake under a glass dome. Chocolate had been drizzled over the white frosting. The top was artfully decorated with brilliant red strawberries with small green leaves of some sort for garnish and color. It was so lovely. And I did love strawberries.
“Someday maybe you’ll look at me like you look at that cake.”
I tossed a look over my shoulder at Bob. He gave me a wink and then signed a napkin brought to him by a boy of perhaps ten.
“You should ask this pretty woman here for her autograph,” Bob said to the young lad with the dark brown eyes. “She’s the leading defenseman for the Venom.”
“Oh, that’s girl hockey,” he said and raced back to his father.
“I am so sorry for that,” Bob said after the shock wore off.
I shrugged. “Trust me, we’re used to it.”
“Still, that’s not right at all. You women play just as hard as we guys do. Hell, you’re in the championship and we’re sipping coffee and playing golf.” He sidled up next to me, his arm brushing mine as he lifted a mug from the rack situated beside the baked goods. And the cake.
“It’s the way of the world. Women’s sports are always considered inferior to men’s.” A tall man with dreads appeared behind the case holding all the muffins, bagels, and cookies. And the cake. “I’ll just have plain coffee with cream and sugar and a slice of that cake.” I pointed at the heavenly delight under a glass dome.
“Same for me,” Bob said. 



Copyright 2017 ©by V.L. Locey

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

MM Goodness Book Review - His Convenient Husband by Robin Covington



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A wonderfully written romance that gives us two men from different backgrounds, an NFL star and a dancer. The two marry to keep Victor, the Chechen dancer, in the US. I really enjoyed the characters, how they grew to know each other, and the bond of Victor with Isaiah’s son.

I understood where Isaiah’s fear of loss came from, being a widower left to raise his adopted son alone. Fear makes people erect walls to protect their heart. I found that part quite realistic. I'm also a fan of diverse romances of all kinds and this one certainly ticked quite a few boxes. 

Overall, it’s a great read, filled with warm characters and lots of hot man love. 



4.5 out of 5 stars 

Monday, November 6, 2017

Tuesday Tales - Prepare




It`s time for Tuesday Tales.




Today we have a snippet from my NaNoWriMo MF hockey romance book, Blueline, Venom #6. In this excerpt Helen and her friends/fellow Venom players are discussing wedding plans, dresses, and a certain Wildcat captain.

Our word prompt today is “Prepare.”

This story may have erotic scenes, strong social issues addressed and mature language. If those things offend now is the time to move onto another Tuesday Tales blog. Thanks for stopping by!




Morning skate was more like morning agony. The coaching staff was pushing us hard and while it was paying off in greater cohesion, overall, it was also kicking our asses. My left knee ached like a bad tooth. It had been iced immediately after skate, and now looked a bit swollen to me. The two previous sprains had weakened it, or so it felt. Maybe that was just my brain trying to get me to favor the twice torn MCL. Still, swelling or not, there was no way I was sitting out this run for the championship. I’d worked too hard, given up too much, to spend time on the bench with an ice bag on my leg.
“You up for something fun tomorrow?” Alicia asked after showers were completed.
“Like what?” I wiggled around trying to get my bra in place.
“Well, I was thinking maybe my bridesmaids could come out to the farm and we’d pick out patterns for your dresses. Since we don’t have a skate.”
Oh yeah. The wedding. I cringed a bit internally. I adore our captain and would lay down my body for her on the ice and off. I was also quite fond of my teammates. But it was a known fact that bridesmaid dresses were generally ugly. And I did not need yards of ugly hanging off me. It was hard enough finding clothes that fit me properly and were somewhat fashionable.
“That would be incredible!” Kate wiggled around me, beaming, hair still soaking wet. “I love your goats! Oh! Can I bring Bobby?”
“No,” I said but Kate just ran right over me.
“He loves goats too! And bees. Well, not so much bees. They kind of make him swell up and die, but he likes honey!” She paused. I tried to slip another ‘NO!” into the upcoming ramble but was too slow and bulky. Story of my life. “Maybe it was Mama who liked honey but not bee stings. Well, no matter! He can help Dale do farm work while we talk about dresses. I like geese too. They’re funny. One time I had this goose down pillow that was super soft, but sometimes the feathers escaped and would float around the room. Oh! There’s my phone. I bet it’s Bobby. I’ll tell him about tomorrow on the farm! Thanks for inviting us!”
Off she ran. Alicia smiled up at me. “I always feel like Dorothy Gale after her ride in the twister when I’m done talking with Kate.”
“That describes it pretty accurately. So, what color are these dresses going to be?” Please do not say pink. A woman my size in pink taffeta is not a pretty sight.
“Colors that will please the goddess,” Alicia dreamily replied then went off to meditate or align her chakras. That was helpful. Not at all. I was not prepared for this.
I went to the bus, wiggled myself across two seats, using one to keep my leg straight, plunked my ice bag onto my knee, and dug out my phone. Maybe I could get back into movie the on the way home. A sharp rap on the window behind me made me jump. I craned my head to look over my shoulder. There on the other side of the window, stood Bobby. Smiling and waving. Probably I should give him the cold shoulder, but that white rose in my bag had softened my brain or something. Instead of cutting him down as I normally did, I waved two fingers at him. His smile broke into a grin which kind of did odd and tingly things to my stomach.
“Aw, look at his love-sick face.”
I threw a dark look at Karrie peeking at me over the back of her seat. “Why aren’t you in the back stirring shit up?”
She gave me a sassy wink. “It’s more fun stirring you up.”




Copyright 2017 ©by V.L. Locey

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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Saturday Story Spotlight - Roster Addition ( A To Love a Wildcats Novella)







#MF #Hockey #Romance #Novella

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Veikko Aho, Wildcats star goalie, and his wife Liz are about to add a new player to their family roster. The open adoption of Maggie and Derrick’s granddaughter will help to heal the gaping hole infertility has left in the Aho’s life. Finally, that huge mansion on the Main Line will hear the sweet laughter of a child. 

But the birth that the Aho’s are so looking forward too seems to be stirring up some anxiety and unspoken fears for the grandparents. As the seemingly endless night of labor drags on, power struggles that threaten to break up a long-standing friendship rise to the surface. Can both families put aside their petty differences or will this precious new Wildcat tear them apart?

Thursday, November 2, 2017

MM Goodness Book Review - Heroes Trilogy by RJ Scott





Oh goodness, what a threesome! I’m not sure I could pick a favorite out of them, each one is a gripping, powerful, sexy story with compelling leading men. I'm partial to Sam from Last Marine Standing, but all of six leads are just fabulous.

The action and adventure kept me on the edge of my seat through each book. The pacing is flawless, the dialog crisp, and the romance…oh me and oh my, the romance! Each couple is unique and flawed. The sexual energy fills the air as these men learn to love and trust. The sex scenes are hot, hot, hot yet always maintain the tender touch of true love.

If you’re a reader of MM Action/Adventure, then you really must get these three books in your library.


5 out of 5 stars 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Flow (Venom #5) Release Day!




Fans of my women's pro hockey team, the Philadelphia Venom, are going to be happy! Today the fifth book in my MF hockey romance series is live. Alice and Bruno's story is a powerful one between two mature people battling a serious medical condition. If you're all about hockey, strong women who play it and the men who love them, the Venom series is for you.





#MF #Erotic #Hockey #Romance

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Blurb:

Life hasn’t been easy for Venom goalie coach, Alice Dunlop. She battled her way out of childhood poverty to earn recognition as a medal winning player in her youth. After a terrible loss ended her first marriage, she vowed to never put down roots in one city ever again. Then the offer to coach in the pros came along and with that job, a move to the City of Brotherly Love was required. She never expected to meet Bruno “The Bruiser” Bonbano, the burly ex-Wildcats defenseman. Things were supposed to be all about the physical and not so much the emotional. Guess no one told Alice’s heart that. 

As her team scratched and clawed its way through a season filled with ups-and-downs, Alice found herself forming a true bond with the city, the players, and the other coaches. She also ended up falling in love with Bruno. As her team rolls into the playoffs, Alice and Bruno are about to come face to face with devastating news. Secrets decades old will be revealed that may bring the life she now has crashing down around her. In the face of a medical nightmare, will love, family, and hockey be enough?