TITLE – Clean Sweep
SERIES – Venom Series
AUTHOR – V.L. Locey
GENRE – Erotic Hockey Romance
PUBLICATION DATE – Sept.26, 2015
LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 155 pages/57,500
PUBLISHER – Gone Writing Publishing
COVER ARTIST – Reverie Design
ABOUT THE BOOK
Fiery, flame-haired Jane Bratkowski is catapulted from a small college town to Philadelphia to become head coach of a new women’s hockey team, The Venom. It’s a life-changing opportunity, a dream come true until – in a cruel twist of fate that could turn into a nightmare – she comes face to face with her ex-husband Tore Ahlberg, the Wildcats’ head of European Scouting.
Suddenly, Jane’s faced with more challenges than she bargained for: Will she let him distract her — and derail her big chance to coach pro hockey? Can she build a team of relatively inexperienced, irrepressible young women into champions? Can she and Tore triumph over the gut-wrenching tragedy that ripped them apart — or will the shocking truth of their passionate past threaten to destroy them once again?
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5meows 4 purrs(hot hot hot)
Clean Sweep is a first book in a series and a spinoff of The Wild Cat series. I wasn’t a big sports romance fan until I read the Wildcats series and fell in love with the team. I wasn’t sure how I would feel about Women’s Hockey but once again, V.L won me over.
In this book, she set up the series, created a team, gave us a sizzling second chances romance, made me laugh and cry and fan my face. She also has me salivating for the next book! Oh and Tore? Yes, I fell in love with the sexy Swede! I also loved Jane. She is one firey female lead!
Of you like hockey, sports romance, second chances, great characters, a sad story with a hay ending and sizzling sex I highly recommend this.
A little more Clean Sweep
It was on the tip of my tongue to ask him how, or why, he remembered so much from our years of wedded bliss. Instead, I marched into the bathroom, Pomeranians in hand, then shut the door on him, his tie, and those damned recollections of a time best left in the past.
I washed my face then set to work on detangling. I accomplished this with snarling expletives aimed at long dead ancestors. The boys were restless. I laid down my hairbrush then snuck over to the door. I couldn`t hear my ex on the other side. I cracked the door just enough to peer through. Tore was standing at the sliding glass door. He still cut a fine figure from the back even though he was now in his early fifties. Wide shoulders, lean waist, long legs. The sun made his straw-colored blonde hair look like spun gold. It was time to stop, Jane. I had thought to ask him to walk the dogs but after that Rumpelstiltskin moment, perhaps a brisk walk would do me good. I closed the door quietly. Ten minutes later I stepped out, face freshly scrubbed, hair beaten into submission, and dogs in dire need.
“I have to get dressed,” I told Tore when he turned from the city to look at me.
“You want me to leave?” I nodded. “We were married, Jane. Unless you have done some alterations, there is nothing I have not seen before.”
I felt a slight flush rushing up behind the freckles on my cheeks. “There have been no alterations. Go wait on the patio. I mean it, Tore. Don`t give me that stupid look. Go.”
“Stupid look? I have a stupid look?” he asked, a definite twinkle in his eye. A sharp comment was resting on my tongue. I swallowed it back to be nice. It was only seven am. Even ex-husbands deserve a small kindness from time to time.
Thanksgiving on a Hobby Farm
I’d like to take just a moment to thank Cathy for hosting me today!
November is always a hectic month for me, and for all of us. I’m smack dab in the middle of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) which is always insanity times ten. Then we have Thanksgiving tossed in there. I’m also heading to New York City with my good friend and daughter on the Saturday after Turkey Day to see a Rangers game. It’s a manic month but all in a good way.
I love waking up to see Thanksgiving Day arrive on our hobby farm. I’ve been cooking the holiday meals for years now and always look forward to having my family here. Now that my daughter is in college, I see little of her so getting that time with her makes the day even more special. My mother-in-law always comes up and brings an amazing dessert. Sometimes it’s pumpkin pie and sometimes it will be a surprise. No matter what she brings, it is always delicious!
I’ll hopefully find a small chunk of time between doing chores for our ducks, geese, chickens and rabbits (hubby handles the three Jersey steers) to do a bit of writing for NaNo. Maybe while the turkey is roasting in the morning. If not, perhaps I can find time after we eat, if I don’t nod off that is. I hope that I can catch a hockey game as I digest. If not, I’ll just make some hockey goodness up!
What’s your favorite part about November? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!
Skate hard and love deeply,
V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.) She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, two dogs, two cats, a flock of assorted domestic fowl, and three Jersey steers.
When not writing spicy romances, she enjoys spending her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in hand. She can also be found online on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and GoodReads.
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