This book is a sequel to Two Man Advantage
Life has been treating Victor Kalinski well, which is a surprise for the ginger-haired forward with the venomous tongue. His career is somewhat stable, at least for another season. His relationship with Cougars alternate captain Dan Arou is deepening, despite the fact that Daniel has yet to come out of the closet.
It’s typical Kalinski luck when a puck bunny he shared a drunken night with several months ago slaps him with a paternity suit. Despite the sizzling passion and painfully heartfelt connection between them, Dan doesn’t take the news well, and heads back to Canada alone.
If he wants to make things right and win back the man he loves, he has no choice but to swallow his pride—and nobody’s prouder than hot-headed, ego-driven Victor.
Reader Advisory: This story has graphic sexual language and scenes—no closed bedroom doors (or other rooms) here!
An adult male/male romance from Ellora’s Cave
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.
This interview contains mature language because, yeah, hockey players and Victor Kalinksi.
DBB: Please welcome Victor Kalinski and Daniel Arou from V.L. Locey's Game Misconduct
Vic it is nice to have you back. Dan it's great to finally meet you.
VK: It's nice to be back. *glances at Dan* Did that sound sincere enough for you?
DA: *shakes head* Oh man, I apologize for him, Diane. I tried coaching him in human behavior but it's kind of like trying to teach a turnip not to taste like shit.
VK: To quote Popeye, "I yam what I yam". Diane knows me, hell; dare I say she even loves me? She couldn`t wait to have the Venomous Pole sitting in her uncomfortable chairs.
DA: I knew I should have brought the ball gag.
VK: We own one of those?! Damn. I know what we're doing tonight instead of watching your stupid science shows.
DA: Let's just move along, okay?
Where do you currently call home?
DA: We share an apartment in a small town in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.
VK: Translation- Snoresville USA.
How hard has it been to have a long distance relationship now that you are on different teams?
VK: That sucked, it really did. Things have taken a turn for the better, at least for our relationship in terms of distance, since the last book.
DA: I got sent back down to the minor leagues, which was kind of rough.
Do you have any nicknames for each other?
DA: Vic calls me 'Sweets' and I call him 'Babe'. What? *glances over at Victor making a slashing motion across his neck*
VK: Dude, totally TMI for the world. I also call him various things referring to Hobbits since he's so short.
DA: Those are terms of endearment too, babe. And I'm not that short. I'm 5'6". That's three inches taller than my idol, Wolverine.
VK: He has a tat that he is dying to show you, trust me on this one.
DA: *smiles widely and rolls up sleeve to show off Wolverine inked into bicep* How choice is this?
VK: It's Grade A, sweets. *leans over to place a kiss to Dan's bicep*
Do either of you have a birthmark? Where is it? What about scars? How did he get them?
VK: We're hockey players. Of course, we have scars. I don't know of any birthmarks.
DA: You kind of have this cluster of freckles on your ass that looks like Jim Henson. Would that count as a birthmark?
VK: Again, TMI.
Where do you go or what do you do when you are angry?
DA: I tend to go inside myself when I get mad. Or home to Manitoba.
VK: I get into the face of the person who made me mad and call them assorted vile names until they either cry or punch me in the face. I like to call it 'The Victor Kalinski Way to Make Friends'.
What makes you laugh aloud?
VK: Watching Dan try to reach the cereal boxes on the top shelf.
DA: Fuck you. At least I have some pigment in my skin.
VK: Ouch. Owie. You sure got me good. Diane, you got any ice for that legendary burn Arou just gave me?
DA: Fuck you again. Can someone remind me why I love this jerk?
VK: Let me remind you." ticks off reasons on fingers* My killer wit, the way my smile lights up my adorable face, and how I make you whimper my name when I'm taking you from behind.
DA: Two out of three, babe. Two out of three.
What smell do you associate with your childhood?
VK: Whoa, hey, what? Yeah, no. No childhood questions. Like I want to share that shit with anyone. Surrounded by the aroma of stale cigarette butts, shattered Mommy trust, and the fine reek of the chosen whiskey/vodka/gin of the night. Fuck that. Next question.
DA: *glances from Victor to Diane* I'm not sure I should . . .
VK: *waves a hand to indicate Dan should reply*
DA: Well, I guess it would be waking up on Sunday mornings and smelling mom's cinnamon rolls baking. Dad, my little brother and me always battled for them rolls.
VK: Ozzie and Harriet - The Manitoba Edition. Let's move on, okay?
What is one strong memory that has stuck with you from childhood? Why is it so powerful and lasting?
VK: Seriously? I need to take a leak. *stands up and goes off to find the bathroom*
DA: He'll be back, don't feel bad or nothing. It's a touchy subject. One of my strongest memories is riding to the rink with mom or dad when I was a kid. They was always there for me, cheering me on, coughing up tons of money for new equipment and tourney fees. If not for them, I wouldn't be this close to the pros.
It is a typical Saturday at noon in the off-season. What are you doing?
DA: Hanging out at home playing video games mostly. Sometimes we go out but mostly not.
You are getting ready for a night out. Where are you going? What do you wear? Who will you be with?
DA: Guess when we do go out we hit a local bar. It's nothing fancy but the tap beer is ice cold and they got these chicken wings that is so hot Vic's eyeballs sweat.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
DA: Playing in the pros for half a year. I hope someday I get called up and stay there. Hey, you find the bathroom okay?
VK: *flops down in chair beside Dan* Yeah, it's all good. Greatest achievement? Showing up for these interviews V.L. sets up and not losing my shit.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
VK: I'm sitting next to him.
DA: That was nice, Vic.
VK: Only speaking the truth.
What was the best part about coming back for a sequel?
DA: Getting to share more of our story. I'm really looking forward to the final novella.
VK: The joy of sharing my sparkly self with the world yet again.
In your opinion, who is the funniest character in this sequel?
VK: Me. What? I am.*looks at Diane* I'm not changing my answer. You know I'm the funniest thing since Ron White.
DA: I'm not sure I can say Vic makes me laugh too much in this book. Actually, there wasn't too much to be cheery about for either of us.
What is your favorite thing about hockey?
DA: The thrill of competition and the sound of the goal horn when you score a goal.
VK: Taunting the other players until they cry or punch me in the face. Yeah, there is a theme here, deal with it.
Who was your favorite hockey player and team growing up?
VK: I grew up watching the Chicago Blackhawks since I lived there. I always admired Jeremy Roenick. He was so tenacious, fighting his way past opponents and driving the net to create scoring opportunities. My kind of player. I kind of like Sean Avery as well but for totally different reasons.
DA: When I was little, I dreamed about being on the Winnipeg Jets and maybe playing with Teemu Selanne someday. The dude had a 132-point rookie season!
What advice would you give to young hockey players out there?
DA: Work hard and listen to your coach.
VK: As the iconic Kiki Dee Band said, "When someone or something gets in your way go 'round it and don't let life and all the shit that goes with it get you down" or something close to that.
Do you have anything you would like to say to your fans?
DA: Thanks for all the support. Seriously, it has been great to know that so many people enjoy gay hockey romances.
VK: Yeah, I have to admit that the majority of readers/reviewers get me. That was something that V.L. thought might be a problem. Sure, a few readers hated me, and I am totally cool with that. I know what an abrasive asshole I am. I kind of revel in my dickery. Sort of like a dog that finds a dead woodchuck and rolls in it then proudly trots back home to share the stink with his human pack.
DA: So you use being a first-class ass to cover the scent of a bad childhood and major trust issues with women.
VK: So now you're not only my boy-toy you're my shrink?
DA: Something like that, babe.
VK: Well isn't that special? Time to wrap this up. Thanks for having Diane, yadda yadda. We'll drop by again when the last book comes out with a new guest. Yeah, I know who it is and I'm not going to tell you. I'm a real stinker, ain't I?
DBB: It's to be expected. I can not wait to have you again. Good luck guys!
Books by V. L. Locey:
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)
Coming in Feb. 2016 …Twirly Girl (Book Two 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)
Night of the Jackal
An Erie Halloween
An Erie Operetta
Back to the Garden (Also part of the Mythologically Torqued Anthology)
Coming Dec. 30, 2015 . . . Life is a Stevie Wonder Song
Ellora`s Cave Backlist and Upcoming Releases
Bound, Boarded and Bagged
Two Man Advantage
Coming soon . . . Shutdown Pair