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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