Cat’s Meow~Holly & Hockey Boots V.L Locey #holiday #M/Mhockey

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Hi, Y’all! It’s December, and I love holiday romance. I would like to share one I really enjoyed. V.L. Locey’s newest release an M/M Hockey/holiday romance…Holly & Hockey Boots. I asked V.L. to share a little about  What she enjoys about the holiday season and she offered a playlist for Adam and Cason. I can’t wait to listen!  Don’t forget to check out my review!

Take it away Vicki!

I’d like to thank Cathy for having me over to visit today. It’s so wonderful to spend holiday time with friends and family. An important part of this season for me is holiday music. Music has always held a special place in my life, and in my stories. While I don’t generally work with music in the background, songs can play important roles in my work. Also, I think you can get a real taste for a character by the music they enjoy. Today I have a playlist to share with you with some songs that I feel really capture Adam and Cason, the leading men in Holly & Hockey Boots. I hope you enjoy the tunes and have a happy holiday season!

https://open.spotify.com/user/vllocey/playlist/5HNMp8XDJIKFnimkvFQaFz

V.L.

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Holly & Hockey Boots

V.L. Locey

Published by V.L. Locey

Release Date Dec 5th

Pages: 78

M/M Erotic Holiday Hockey Romance Novella

 

Minor league goalie Adam Seiger is a nice guy. He’s kind, cute, and a little quirky (but show me a goalie who isn’t) and he loves to interact with fans. During a meet and greet after a game Adam meets Cason Reyes, a hard-working young man with stunning amber eyes and a smile as sweet as a candy cane. Desperate to see Cason again, Adam does something more than a little naughty.

To add insult to the egg nog, it appears that one little white lie may end Adam’s chance of having a merry Christmas with a new boyfriend. Will he end up with nothing but a lump of coal in his stocking, instead of the man who owns his heart?

 

 

 

 

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My Review

5 meows 4 purrs

 

Adam Seiger is cute funny and an up and coming Goalie in the minor league hockey One night during a signing he spots a man that flips his switches. The man has his young nephew with him and wanting to see more of Cason he invites them to a Christmas party the team is sponsoring for kids. There is one big problem…There is no party.

Cason likes Adam, and they get together for coffee and kisses, but with Cason’s work schedule, raising his nephew and taking care of his ailing father there is little time for anything else. He is looking forward to the party and getting to know more about Adam as much as Finn.
But will Adam’s secret put an end to their romance before it begins?

I fell in love with Adam from the beginning of this story. I loved his outgoing personality and his quirkiness. I adored Cason and of course Finn and Cason’s father.
The story is fun, fast paced and full of quirky characters. I love a sweet romance and a heartwarming holiday story, and this fills both bills…add in some hot man-sex, and it’s even better!

If you like hockey romance ( or even if you don’t), interracial romance, cute kids, humor, sweet romance, holiday stories and hot man-sex, this is definitely for you.

 

 

A little more Holley and Hockey Boots

“So tell me about Adam Seiger, the first gay black goalie I’ve ever had the pleasure of eating spiedies with.”

I smiled around the mouthful of awesomeness. “Not much to tell,” I said after I swallowed roughly. “I grew up in Toronto, played lots of hockey, and was taken in by my aunt and uncle when my parents were killed in a motorcycle accident.”

“Ouch,” he murmured after dipping a fry into a glob of ketchup on his plate. “That must have been rough on you. How old were you when they died?”

“Four, so I don’t really remember too much about them. My aunt and uncle were the best, really.” I looked up from my food to find Cason staring at me. “Do I have food on my face?”

“No, no, you’re just,” he paused with a fry hovering in front of his face, “you’re probably the best looking man I’ve seen in this city for years. I guess I’m kind of stunned to find myself sitting here, on a date, with such a sexy jock.” I had to avert my sight, just until I could get the surge of embarrassment and white-hot lust under control. “See, that there—that is so hot. I love that about hockey players. They’re always so damn humble.”

“So yeah, enough about me or my face will combust,” I said, and Cason chuckled then shoved his fry into his mouth. “How did a kid with a dad from Argentina get into hockey? I’d think you’d be a soccer fan.”

“Oh, I am, but winter in Binghamton means hockey, so I go to the games when I can afford it. I like the speed of hockey, and the violence. Also, the goalies are really cute.”

I coughed and ducked my head. “You’re doing it again.” Cason laughed and I felt the rib pit tip dangerously to the right. Making him laugh again now seemed like the most important thing ever. “Do you always talk up your dates this way?”

“Only if I’m dreaming about a kiss at the end of the date,” he confessed, but I saw a shade of pink settle into his smooth cheeks. Seemed he was a bit of a blusher as well. That was good to know.

“Yeah, that dream is pretty sure to be fulfilled if you keep talking like that.”

Meet V.L.

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V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, walking, 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, one dog, two cats, a flock of assorted domestic fowl, and two 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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Other Books by V.L. Locey

Gone Writing Publishing M/F Backlist Books and Upcoming Releases

Pink Pucks & Power Plays (Book One of the To Love a Wildcat series)

A Most Unlikely Countess (Book Two of the To Love a Wildcat series)

O Captain! My Captain! (Book Three of the To Love a Wildcat series)

Reality Check (Book Four of the To Love a Wildcat series)

Language of Love (Book Five of the To Love a Wildcat series)

Final Shifts (Book Six of the To Love a Wildcat series)

Clean Sweep (Book One of the Venom series)

Twirly Girl (Book Two of the Venom series)

Tape to Tape (Book Three of the Venom series)

Roster Addition (A To Love a Wildcat novella)

 

Coming 1/18/17… Angle Play (Book Four of the Venom series)

Coming 5/3/17… Playmaker (An F/F Venom series novella)

Coming 11/1/17… Flow (Book Five of the Venom series)

 

 

Torquere Press Backlist and Upcoming Releases

 

Two Guys Walk into an Apocalypse (Part of the He Loves Me for My Brainssss anthology)

Two Guys Walk into an Apocalypse 2: It Came from Birmingham

Two Guys Walk into an Apocalypse 3: He’s a Lumberjack and He’s Undead

Love of the Hunter

All I Want for Christmas—A Toms & Tabbies Tale

Early to Rise—A Toms & Tabbies Tale

Every Sunday at One (Part of the 2013 Charity Sip anthology)

An Erie Halloween

An Erie Operetta

An Erie Garden Party

Back to the Garden (Also part of the Mythologically Torqued anthology)

 

Independent LGBT Releases

On Broadway (Part of the Changing on the Fly M/M charity hockey anthology)

 

Coming 2017

 

Coming 3/1/17…Point Shot Trilogy Boxed Set

Coming 6/1/17… Goaltender’s Penalty (An M/M hockey romance novella)

Coming 8/1/17… Coming 8/1/17…Double Minor (A Cayuga Cougar LGBT Duology)

Coming 9/27/17…Finding the Edge (book #1 of the Brighton Wood Blades series)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cat’s Meow~ Roster Addition~A Wildcats Novella~VLLocey #romance

Hi Everyone. I am here to help my lovely friend and one of my favorite authors celebrate a release day.  I have been waiting on this one for a while.

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Roster Addition

A Wildcat Novella

Gone Writing Publishing

Release: Nov 16th

M/F Erotic Hockey Romance Novella

Pages:6 2

 

 

Blurb: 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?

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Excerpt:

A Little from Derrick

 

The phone died just as I knew it would. “Love you too, Mags,” I said anyway then shoved my deceased phone into the front pocket of my trousers. A stiff wind whistled through the parking lot, making me move a little faster. Stepping inside the Doughnut Den, warm, moist air and the smell of freshly made doughnuts embraced me. My belly rumbled as I stepped up to the counter to order coffee for four adults and a box of a dozen assorted doughnuts. The cashier was a tiny little gal who seemed a little intimidated by the ugly old bear buying glazed and chocolate-covered. Even when I give her a smile and a tip, she hung back, never looking me in the eye. I was used to it. Ashley, the girl having my grandbaby, she was real quiet and backward around me for months until she got to know me better. Guess I was one scary type. Must be the beard and scars. You don’t play hockey for twenty years and not get battle scars.

I took my purchases to a table by the window so I could see Aho’s spiffy white Jaguar XJL Ultimate when he pulled up. Imagine my surprise when I saw the goalie climbing out of a metallic blue BMW coupe about ten minutes later. Aho took a moment to button up his long black coat then tuck a white scarf dangling around his neck into the front of his coat. He hurried across the parking lot, looking like some sort of high paid fashion model instead of a hockey player. I reached up to rub the knob on the bridge of my nose, a reminder of ten stitches needed after taking a high stick from some chucklehead from Boston. Hell, that musta been ten years ago now. Veikko, he didn’t have no scars. Not a one, and that was good. If you’ve never seen pictures of the old goalies back before they started wearing masks, you’d be terrified of what you were seeing.

“I was wondering if you’d be having a snack while you waited,” the Finn said after he entered the shop. I held up a half-eaten peanut-butter crème filled. Aho smiled then walked up the counter. That little girl didn’t seem to have any troubles chatting and blushing all over Veikko as he ordered drinks.

“I already got you some,” I informed him when he walked over to the table by the window.

“Ah, well, we’ll have refills.” His eyes dropped to the open box of doughnuts.

“Dig in,” I said then pushed the last bite of my peanut-butter crème filled into my trap.

“Thank you, but I’ll have to pass,” he said in that precise, refined way he spoke.

“I ain’t playing no more so I can grab a sweet now and again,” I informed him.

“It looks like you have grabbed five sweets,” he countered then gave me a wink. I closed the lid then pushed to my feet. The man was just rubbing me wrong for some reason. Probably, I was still pissed off about the train ride and was taking that out on him. “I envy you,” Veikko added as I gathered up my dirty napkins. My gaze jumped from the trash in my hands to the Finn. There wasn’t one damn thing I could think of that Aho would envy me, or anyone else, about. “You’re free now to enjoy the delights of life and not be so concerned about a few extra pounds and how they slow you down on the ice.”

“Oh, yah, being retired is about the best thing ever,” I lied like a rug then whipped my garbage into a can by the front door. Out into the cold we went, both of us carrying containers with coffee, and me with a box of doughnut under my arm. “So where are we, you know, in terms of the baby coming?”

“Not far yet,” he replied, turning his face from a gust of wind that sent papers flying up over our heads. “Elizabeth tells me that first time births can take many hours.”

“Yah, so I hear.” We stopped by the blue BMW. “Where’s the Jag? I didn’t think you ever left home without her.”

Aho grinned at me from across the roof of the Beemer. “That was before we were to be parents. As much as I love my Jaguar, it is not exactly the kind of car one carries a child in, is it?”

“Guess not,” I replied then slowly lowered myself into the car. I looked into the backseat, hoping to find a place to put the doughnut box, and saw a brand new car seat all strapped in and ready for use. I kid you not, seeing that car seat hit me puck between the eyes.

My Review

5 Meows

Roster Addition is a novella that goes with the Wild Cats Series.

In this book Ashley goes into labor early. We get several views in this book, Derrick, Viekko, Maggie, Liz and a new character at the end.

To fill you in if you haven’t read the series, Ashley is a pregnant teenager, the baby’s dad is Trevor Maggies teenage son. Trevor and Ashley decided to give the baby up to adoption to Viekko and Liz since they weren’t able to have their own. Derrick and Maggie are dealing with the fact they wanted to raise the baby as their own grandchild, and derrick is really struggling with a few changes Viekko has made.

 

The book is very heartfelt, has a lot going on, and a few surprises along the way.

I’ve been waiting on this story and wasn’t let down and the tease at the end makes me want the next Venom book right now!

 

Meet V.L.

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V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, walking, 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, one dog, two cats, a flock of assorted domestic fowl, and two 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.

 

Stalk–oops—follow V.L.:

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Her blog- http://thoughtsfromayodelinggoatherder.blogspot.com/

 

Gone Writing Publishing Backlist Books and Upcoming Releases

Pink Pucks & Power Plays (Book One of the To Love a Wildcat Series)

A Most Unlikely Countess (Book Two of the To Love a Wildcat Series)

O Captain! My Captain! (Book Three of the To Love a Wildcat Series)

Reality Check (Book Four of the To Love a Wildcat Series)

Language of Love (Book Five of the To Love a Wildcat Series)

Final Shifts (Book Six of the To Love a Wildcat Series)

Clean Sweep (Book One of the Venom Series)

Twirly Girl (Book Two of the Venom Series)

Tape to Tape (Book Three of the Venom Series)

Roster Addition (A To Love a Wildcat Novella)

 

Torquere Press Backlist and Upcoming Releases

Two Guys Walk Into an Apocalypse (Part of the He Loves Me For My Brainssss anthology)

Two Guys Walk Into an Apocalypse 2: It Came From Birmingham

Two Guys Walk Into an Apocalypse 3: He’s a Lumberjack and He`s Undead

Love of the Hunter

All I Want for Christmas – A Toms & Tabbies Tale

Early to Rise – A Toms & Tabbies Tale

 Every Sunday at One (Part of the 2013 Charity Sip Anthology)

An Erie Halloween

An Erie Operetta

An Erie Garden Party

Back to the Garden (Also part of the Mythologically Torqued Anthology)

 

M/M Independent Releases

Coming October 12, 2016…On Broadway (part of the Changing on the Fly M/M hockey romance charity novella)

Coming Dec. 5, 2016…Holly & Hockey Boots (M/M erotic holiday hockey romance)

Coming in 2017 …

The Brighton Wood Blades (an LGBTQ erotic hockey romance series)

Two Man Advantage

Game Misconduct

Full Strength

Shutdown Pair

Long Change

 

Cat’s MeowReviews that Purr Changing on the Fly Charity Anthology

 

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I’d like to thank Cathy for hosting us today as we celebrate the release of Changing on the Fly! This anthology is a special one for all the authors involved. We’re all LGBT allies and most of us pen M/M hockey romances. Being able to come together, write what we love, and be able to raise money for a charity that promotes inclusiveness in sports is a dream come true for us! I know that you’ll love every story in the collection. 100% of all royalties will be donated to our charity!

Here’s the blurb for my story, On Broadway. I’ve also added a playlist that I think fit Reilly and Rocket really well. I hope you get a good feel for the guys from the songs they’ve chosen to share with you. Thank you for visiting and for supporting gay athletes.

BLURB FOR ON BROADWAY

Money. Skill. Looks. Fame.

Riley Zeally, captain and star center for the New York Nightwings, has it all. You’d think his nights would be filled with wine, women, and song, but Riley isn’t what the world thinks he is. He’s a closeted gay man living a lonely, solitary life in the biggest city in the world. The lights of Broadway may shine brightly on him but they certainly don’t keep him warm at night.

Fate intercedes one blisteringly cold morning and tosses Riley into the path of a beautiful young man in shabby clothes and ancient skates who captivates the superstar. Then, just as unexpectedly as he appeared, the man of Riley’s dreams disappears, swallowed up by the city that never sleeps. In a city of millions, can two men from different worlds ever hope to find each other again?

 

Reilly and Rocket’s Playlist

 

M/M Charity Hockey Romance Anthology

Various Heat Levels

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Buy Links:

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Blurb:

Changing on the Fly is a celebration of romance, featuring six M/M stories about hockey players falling in love on – and off – the ice. All proceeds from the anthology will be donated to a charity that supports inclusiveness in athletics.

The anthology will be available starting in October, 2016, for a limited time only.

It includes the following stories:

Even Strength by Cherylanne Corneille
Next Season by Avon Gale
Going Home by Heather Lire
On Broadway by V.L. Locey
The Brother and the Retired Player by Mary Smith
Take a Shot by Samantha Wayland

 Overall. My review. 

I give it a 5. It’s for a good cause and the stories are all full of heart and soul. Each one showcases a character or characters dealing with life n a pro sport and being gay.  There is a little bit of everything  from no heat to scorching, second chances to new beginnings, and new romance, so I recommend you give this a go! especially if your a hockey fan!

V.L. Locey’s On Broadway: 

“You’re about as far from being just a guy as I am from being able to play “Rocket Man” on harmonica.”

“Is that the song your mom named you after?” I fell back to the bed, feet dangling to the floor and hands clasped behind my head.

“Good guess.” He appeared behind me after a moment. I tipped my head back to look at him. His green eyes were darker now, smoky jade and hot with desire. “You’re really sexy in a Toby McGuire Spider-Man kind of way.”

“I don’t have any superpowers,” I replied as he leaned over and placed his hands on either side of my head.

“Not true,” Rocket whispered before covering my mouth with his. My eyes drifted shut as my fingers knotted up the bedding. His mouth was hot and wet, his tongue skilled, his taste a subtle blend of Korean buffet. “You’re Riley Zeally,” he murmured between nibbling kisses that made my heart pump faster, “the face of professional hockey.”

I reached up from the duvet to push my fingers into his hair. “I want you,” I panted between his short, maddening sweeps of my mouth.

My Review 5 meows

Riley is lonely and sees  a sexy young skater in a rink and is instantly drawn to him. He finds him and finds out Rocket is down on his luck and a prostitute.  Though he knows he shouldn’t he takes a chance on Rocket, risking his friendships and career on a hooker.

I absolutely fell in love with Rocket. I could see Riley’s desire and need for the man.  This is a very cute story with a very sexy unorthodox character. I hope to see more of Riley and Rocket in the future.

 

Samantha Wayland’s Take a Shot:

“There already is someone who loves to spend time with you, who loves hockey and your friends and their ridiculous pranks. Who gets that you have to travel and that you’re tired!”

Tim blinked, appearing utterly bewildered. “Who?”

“Me, you asshole! Me.”

Tim threw his hands in the air. “What about you?”

“I appreciate you exactly as you are. I love our life. Our friends. You. Even the super fucking irritating things, because apparently there is something wrong with me. I love that you can’t hide what you’re feeling, almost ever. And that you say what you’re thinking, even when I can’t do the same. I like living with you, a fucking neat-freak nudist, and working with you, and there’s never been a time, not once, that I was tired of being around you. You’re gorgeous and you’re kind and you’re the best person I know. So shut up about there not being someone who can appreciate everything about you. There already is. And unfortunately for you, it’s me.”

5 meows

I loved this story. I liked Tim   and his openess. It’s a great story.

Heather Lire’s Going Home

“What the fuck, man?” Blake growled at Dex.

“What?” he asked, innocently. Too innocently. “I was just making conversation with an old friend from high school. One who helped both of us graduate.”

If he’d known when he started this trip down memory lane that he’d be running into the person who’d had a staring roll in the epic disaster that had been his last night in town, he’d never have started it. Micah had also held a staring roll in every single one of his sexual fantasies back then as well.

“Fuck you, Dex.”

“Think about it like this…this is a new start for both of us. A chance to fix the things in our lives that we fucked up. Me with my career and you with Micah.”

5 Meows. I liked Micah and how he decided to make amends this is a perfect second chances story.

I liked Micah and how he decided to make amends this is a perfect second chances story.

Cherylanne Corneille’s Even Strength

He took a few laps around their end of the rink to loosen his legs. On his fourth pass around the net, he picked up a stray puck and carried it on his stick before shooting it into the net. Boone bumped his shoulder and nodded toward the glass as they rounded their end of the rink again.

What the hell? He glanced in the direction his teammate indicated. Two men around his age wearing New York’s jerseys held up a brightly colored sign that said simply, “Thank you, Nate.” He puzzled on the meaning until he made another lap. One of them also held a small rainbow flag.

5 Meows.

This is such an awesome story. I adored the rainbow laces and how  Nate managed to keep both his team and his relationship in tacked. I wanted much more of this story.

Mary Smith’s The Brother and the Retired Player

Our lips touch, and the spark is struck. He pulls me closer and grips my hips. I can feel his hardness already, and my dick twitches at the contact. Our kiss intensifies as our tongues touch. I hold him closer, and the light scruff of his pale beard tickles me. I never want to leave this spot, but finally, I pull back.

4 Meows. 

This is a good story I did like all the characters but main issue was there were so many with such similar names it confused me.  Such as Keison, Keaton, Kian. It just made it a bit hard for me to keep up with which brother was doing what or was it the friend.  I did love the romance between Tim and Kian.

Avon Gale’s Next Season 

Nick stopped as Sparrow went to get into his Escalade, which he’d somehow remote started the second they got out of the building. Nick drove a 2002 Ford Focus and was lucky if it started when the key was in the ignition.

“So, uh,” Nick said, not wanting to just walk off but still as uncertain as he’d been in the locker room about what to say. “See you in Philly, I guess.”

“Yeah,” Sparrow muttered, yanking the door to his luxury SUV open with too much force. “See you in Philly, kid.”

Nick managed to get his own car door open, grabbed his ice scraper, and turned the car on so he could blast the heat. He watched Sparrow drive away, leaving tire tracks in the snow. 

4Meows.

I loved the story but it  came to such an abrupt stop and I wanted more more more!

Meet THE AUTHORS

V.L. Locey

V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, walking, 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, one dog, two cats, a flock of assorted domestic fowl, and two 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.

Website: http://vlloceyauthor.com/

Avon Gale

Avon Gale was once the mayor on Foursquare of Jazzercise and Lollicup, which should tell you all you need to know about her as a person. She likes road trips, rock concerts, drinking Kentucky bourbon and yelling at hockey. She’s a displaced southerner living in a liberal midwestern college town, and she never gets tired of people and their stories — either real or the ones she makes up in her head.

Website: https://www.avongalewrites.com/

Cherylanne Corneille 

Cherylanne Corneille has been writing almost as long as she has loved the game of hockey, so it was inevitable that she would eventually combine two of her favorite pastimes into one hobby. She will watch almost any game but prefers to cheer on the Carolina Hurricanes, Anaheim Ducks, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Tyler Seguin.

When not writing or watching hockey, she enjoys running and has completed 18 half marathons.  She also loves Stars Wars, Lord of the Rings, and Captain America.

Cherylanne lives in Central Florida with her cat, who was almost called Puck or Hanifin but sometimes answers to the name Phasma.

Website: https://cacorneille.wordpress.com/

Heather Lire

Heather has traveled all over the world, speaks several languages, collects romance books like they’re going out of style, and has multiple book boyfriends. Ok, she hasn’t been all over the world, except in her mind. She does however speak multiple languages and collect romance books. Her long-suffering husband and sons roll their eyes at all her book boyfriends. When she’s not busy on her next novel she can be found in her classroom where teaches one of those many languages, at one of her sons many sporting events or on twitter talking about what else, romance books.

Website: http://heatherlire.com/

Samantha Wayland

 Samantha Wayland has three great loves in life; her family, writing books, and hockey. She is often found apologizing to the first for how much time and attention is taken up by the latter two, but they forgive her because they are awesome and she clearly doesn’t deserve them.

Sam lives with her family—of both the two and four-legged variety—outside of Boston. When she’s not locked away in her home office, she can generally be found tucked in the corner of the local Thai place with other socially-starved authors and an adult beverage. Her favorite things include mango martinis, tiny Chihuahuas with big attitude problems, and the Oxford comma.

Website: http://www.samanthawayland.com/

Mary Smith

Best Selling Author, Mary Smith, has been coming up with stories her whole life. She has written A HOCKEY TUTOR and THE NEW HAMPSHIRE BEARS SERIES along with numerous other titles, as well as co-authored THE PENALTY KILL TRILOGY, OH CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN SERIES, and THE NINTH INNINGS SERIES with Lindsay Paige. When not busy writing or rooting for the Chicago Blackhawks you can find her with her nose stuck in her Kindle.

Website: http://www.authormarysmith.com/

 

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Cat’s Meow~~ Reviews That Purr~~Full Strength by V.L. locey~~#Hot #Gay #Hockey #Romance

Hi, Everyone! Today’s post is both happy and sad. I am glad to get finally the third installment of Shot Point, by V>L. Locey. She is one of my favorite Authors of multi-genre stories.  Please don’t quit reading because you aren’t a sports fan or don’t like Hockey. This book is about the lives of the characters and yes there is some hockey, but it is fun and relevant to the story. I am no sports fan, and I love this series.  If you lie gay romance,  I think you may like it.  Warning: You will either love or hate Victor…Check out my review below. You do need to read all three books since this picks up where the story left off.

In Full-Strength Victor and his baby momma (yes, you heard correctly…curious yet?) have a very diversified taste in music. She likes the old disco type stuff. I asked V.L.  if she would share with us Victors playlist.

Victor Kalinski’s Playlist

Victor is Kalinski is many things, many hard to take for some people. His musical tastes run to metal, the angrier the better. Here are five of Victor’s top bands/songs in no particular order because he couldn`t choose which he adored more.

1- Lamb of God – Walk With Me In Hell – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWkhCxCcWSE

2-Slipknot – Psychosocial – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5abamRO41fE

3-Trivium – Until The World Goes Cold – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pm-xlwkQ_qc

4-Five Finger Death Punch – House of the Rising Sun- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXYIxJScSik

5-Pantera – Walk – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkFqg5wAuFk

 

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 What a difference a year makes. Twelve months ago, Victor Kalinski was one of the best and most controversial ice hockey players in the pros. This year he’s playing in the minors, has a paternity case pending, and has just been vindictively outed to the world by one of his own teammates.

But he seems to find life in the tiny town of Cayuga to his liking. A large part of that is Dan Arou, the Cougars’ alternate captain and the man who now holds Victor’s heart. Surely venomous, viper-tongued Victor hasn’t been mellowed by love!

Well, perhaps a little. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t intend to get sweet revenge on those who’ve hurt the man he loves and the friends he’s somehow made along the way.

An adult gay romance from Ellora’s Cave

 

 

Excerpt: R-rated

“Is there something about pregnant bladders?” I asked as Dan and I meandered through the convenience store while Heather used the bathroom.

“You’re asking me?” He picked up a package of nacho cheese flavored chips and tossed them into the basket riding in the crook of his arm. “Want some blue cheese corn chips?”

“Sure.” I followed the Munchkin with the killer ass. “So what the hell would have made her cry like that? I mean, is Manfred Mann that fucking sob-worthy?”

Dan shrugged a meaty shoulder. “I’d never even heard of Manfred Mann before this car trip. Think we should try to find something nutritious?” His lapis eyes, those eyes that fill my dreams, scanned the inside of the gas station-stroke-convenience store.

“You’ll be lucky to find doughnuts that haven’t been here since Nixon was in office,” I said as I lifted a box of uncooked macaroni and peered into the small cellophane window. “So is that normal? Crying over a fucking Manfred Mann song?”

“I think so,” he replied, then threw a box of powdered doughnuts into his basket. I yanked open a cooler on my right and extracted three bottles of milk, two chocolate and one white for Miss Weepy Britches in the powder room. “I’ve seen some shows about how women’s hormones are all over the place when they’re pregnant.”

“Hmm.” I glanced up when the bells over the door jingled. Heather bounced in looking cheerleader pretty. “You okay with all this?” Dan looked up from the rows of snack cakes to me, then to Heather chatting up the kid behind the counter. She was all white-toothed smiles and flowing golden hair. I’d bet that teenager staring at her like a besotted beaver had a boner so big it was probably tapping the alarm button under the countertop.

“With her, you mean?” Dan whispered. I nodded. He nudged me back a few steps, so Heather couldn’t hear us. “She’s okay,” Dan said glancing over his shoulder to make sure she wasn’t coming toward us then looking back at me. New whiskers covered his cheeks and neck. I had an urge to slam him against the wall and grind my face against his body, starting at his neck then making my way downward until his balls were pink and tender from the abrasion of my whiskers against them. “Stop thinking about sexing me up.”

A sly smile tugged at my lips. Fuck, but he knew me well.

MY REVIEW

5 meows and 4 purrs ( explicit sexual content and  language)

Full Strength is the third and final book in the point shot trilogy. I suggest if you haven’t read the other two you skip this review since this book pick up where the other two left off.
While we await the paternity test results to see if the child Heather is carrying is Victors, we also have Dan and Victor dealing with the media after being outed and Victor being Victor seeking revenge on the scumbag that outed them.

Victor is not the typical male romance heart-throb. Actually, he isn’t a heart-throb ( that’s more Dan’s job). Victor is outspoken, loud, rude, crude and a real jerk to put it mildly. I absolutely love him! That is one thing I love about V. L. Locey’s books. Her Characters are not the typical and always very interesting.

Don’t let this being a hockey romance throw you off. I am no fan of sports but I love this story. It is easy to read and follow the hockey action, the rest of the story is so intriguing and fun and the story centers around the life of the characters more than the sport itself.

If you like a good romance, Hockey, different characters don’t mind a leading man that is a jerk, like baby’s, a bit of satire and humor and, of course, some hot man-sex you have to read this series!

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 Meet V. L.

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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, one dog, 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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Gone Writing Publishing Backlist Books and Upcoming Releases

Pink Pucks & Power Plays (Book One of the To Love a Wildcat Series)

A Most Unlikely Countess (Book Two of the To Love a Wildcat Series)

O Captain! My Captain! (Book Three of the To Love a Wildcat Series)

Reality Check (Book Four of the To Love a Wildcat Series)

Language of Love (Book Five of the To Love a Wildcat Series)

Final Shifts (Book Six of the To Love a Wildcat Series)

Clean Sweep (Book One of the Venom Series)

Twirly Girl (Book Two of the Venom Series)

Coming June 6, 2016…Wingers & Wands (a standalone M/F erotic hockey romance novella)

Coming Aug. 3, 2016…Tape to Tape (Book Three of the Venom Series)

Coming Nov. 16…Roster Addition (a To Love a Wildcat hockey romance novella)

 

Torquere Press Backlist and Upcoming Releases

Two Guys Walk Into an Apocalypse (Part of the He Loves Me For My Brainssss anthology)

Two Guys Walk Into an Apocalypse 2: It Came From Birmingham

Two Guys Walk Into an Apocalypse 3: He’s a Lumberjack and He`s Undead

Love of the Hunter

Goaltender`s Penalty

All I Want for Christmas – A Toms & Tabbies Tale

Early to Rise – A Toms & Tabbies Tale

 Every Sunday at One (Part of the 2013 Charity Sip Anthology)

 Night of the Jackal

An Erie Halloween

An Erie Operetta

Back to the Garden (Also part of the Mythologically Torqued Anthology)

Coming April 13, 2016  . . . An Erie Garden Party

 

Ellora`s Cave Backlist and Upcoming Releases

Bound, Boarded and Bagged

Two Man Advantage

Game Misconduct

Coming May 6, 2016 … Shutdown Pair

 

Independent Releases

Coming October 5, 2016…On Broadway (part of the Changing on the Fly M/M hockey romance charity novella)

Coming Dec. 20, 2016…Holly & Hockey Boots (a gay erotic holiday hockey romance)

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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