Cat’s Meow~~ Reviews That Purr~~ Clean Sweep~~Thanksgiving on a Hobby Farm and a giveaway

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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 

Clean Sweep - New CoverFiery, 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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My Review

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

 

MEET V.L.

Author Photo - VL LoceyV.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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Ct’s Meow ~~Holiday special~~ A Home for the Holidays by Joe Cosentino

I’ve been under the weather and just haven’t been able to come up with my Ro-Manic Mondays posts and do my NaNo. I received this review request in my email and thought why not. Then it hit me. Why not do a holiday special. I could use some awesome holiday reads and let you all know how they are. Everyone benefits. I get some awesome reads from MM sweet romance, sweet contemporary hot cowboys and a different spin on a MM Saint Nicholas story. I post the reviews and  you guys may find a few great books  for the holiday season as well. I am kicking  the special off with a sweet MM holiday short story.

A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

by JOE COSENTINO

a HEA holiday short story published by Dreamspinner Press

Release Date: 12/2/15

You can buy a copy at

Dreamspinner Press 

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Goodreads:

 

home for the holidays

ISBN: 978-1-63476-536-7

Cover Art: Paul Richmond

Words: 15,000

Bobby McGrath’s Christmas trip to the beautiful Italian Island of Capri to meet his eccentric, extended family offers stunning views—none more stunning than his third cousin, Paolo Mascobello, a real stocking stuffer. As the two young men embark on a relationship, Bobby, a driven law student, learns to relax and bask under the old Italian moon, and Paolo realizes there’s more to life than a frolic on the beach. For the two to find everlasting amore, Paulo must overcome his fear of commitment and learn to follow his dreams, and Bobby must get his wish for happily ever after. “Reading this little holiday treat is like taking a romantic trip to gorgeous Capri, Italy!”

MY REVIEW

5 meows 1 purrr (low heat)

If you love gay romance and want something short and sweet this will satisfy that sweet tooth craving. Once again Joe has written  a lovely story of two young men exploring love and a beautiful island. I felt like I was on tour with Paolo and Bobby. I could see the lovely sites as Joe described them with such beauty and prose. I could feel the growing desire between the two young men and the heat building as well.

Another thing I like about Joe Cosentino’s stories is that they are sexy though most of the sex is off the page. It leaves a beautiful dynamic to the romance.

Why should you buy this book? It’s a beautiful short story that could fill an hour or two’s time. There is beauty, passion and heat with a touch of humor. There was a time or two I was afraid this may be a bittersweet romance, but it had a happy ending.

If you like beautiful sites,  want a virtual tour of Capri, Like law students, sexy Italian studs, a sweet romance with little on page sex but is  still sensual and hot. This is for you!

You can buy a copy at Dreamspinner Press   

 

Meet Joe Cosentino

Joe Cosentino

Amazon Bestselling author Joe Cosentino wrote An Infatuation, A Shooting Star, A Home for the Holidays (Dreamspinner Press), Drama Queen the first Nicky and Noah mystery (Lethe Press), Paper Doll the first Jana Lane mystery (Whiskey Creek Press), and The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (Eldridge Plays and Musicals). He has appeared in principal acting roles in film, television, and theatre, opposite stars such as Bruce Willis, Rosie O’Donnell, Nathan Lane, Holland Taylor, Charles Keating, and Jason Robards. His one-act plays, Infatuation and Neighbor, were performed in New York City. He wrote The Perils of Pauline educational film (Prentice Hall Publishers). Joe is currently Head of the Department/Professor at a college in upstate New York, and is happily married. His upcoming releases in 2016 are The Naked Prince and Other Tales from Fairyland (Dreamspinner Press short stories novella), Porcelain Doll the second Jana Lane mystery (Wild Rose Press), and Drama Muscle the second Nicky and Noah mystery (Lethe Press).

You can stalk—oops—follow Joe

Website: http://www.JoeCosentino.weebly.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JoeCosentinoauthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeCosen

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4071647.Joe_Cosentino

Amazon: Author.to/JoeCosentino

 Here is some praise for Joe Cosentino’s In My Heart novellas, AN INFATUATION & A SHOOTING STAR, from Dreamspinner Press:

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“unbelievably beautiful” “a masterpiece” Lovebytes Reviews

 

“as Joe Cosentino proves time and time again, with his wonderful writing and storytelling ability, love will prevail, and you will smile from ear to ear.” Kathy Mac Reviews

 

“a master class in how to write short fiction (or any fiction). Joe Cosentino has provided a work that will leave you thinking and wanting to savor and re-read it again and again.” GGR Reviews

 

“Like an onion, Joe Cosentino’s stories have layers.” “For those readers looking for something a little bit different – dare I say unique? For those readers who like to laugh. For those readers who appreciate the nuances of people and the way each character is different. For those readers who want to read a damn good story – check out this author. I’m glad I did.” “A truly fabulous read.” Boy Meets Boy Reviews

“This story just blew me away.” Cathy Brockman Romance/MM Good Book Reviews

“From the beginning I was enthralled and couldn’t wait to finish the book.” Inked Rainbow Reads

“really grabs you and tugs at your emotions” “unique and enjoyable.” Nautical Star Books

“It turned out exactly how I wanted it to.” BFD Book Blog

“This is polished prose at its best. Intelligent writing, a thought-provoking plot and characters befitting the theater genre” “one of my favorite reads this year.” Love’s Last Refuge Reviews

“Don’t miss this one friends, it is a heartfelt story magical in the telling! Thanks Joe for putting your heart on the page for us to savor!” 
Bike Book Reviews

 

“It’s unusual for me to get sucked into a book in the first chapter but it grabbed me early and I read the whole thing in one day”. Nautical Star Books

 

“There were times I laughed and then there were times I cried…unforgettable.” Multitaskingmomma Reviews

 

“I really loved this book and having an ending that made me laugh and cry at the same time is testament to the brilliant writing.” BooksLaidBareBoys

 

“The author executed his storyline with a marvelous precision that would be the envy of many authors. He draws the readers into the lives of his characters, they become real and in turn, their emotions becomes yours.” “If you can only afford to buy one more book this year, buy this one.” Three Books Over the Rainbow Reviews

 

 

 

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