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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Full Strength by V.L. Locey Release Day: Character Interview

Full Strength
by V.L. Locey
M/M Erotic Hockey Romance


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

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“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.

Author Bio

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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Character Interview  

Please welcome back Victor Kalinski and Daniel Arou from V.L. Locey's Full Strength to Diane's Book Blog. It's great seeing you guys again.  

Dan- It's great to be here again.

Victor-Yeah, it is. Have you redone the place? Are those new curtains? Look, someone put down doilies. My gosh, I just love doilies.

Dan-Vic, what the hell are you doing?

Vic-Playing nice with the press like I was told to.

Dan-Vic, you only had to do that in the beginning of the book. This is an interview with Diane. You can be yourself with her.

Vic-Oh, Diane. Yeah, she loves me. It's my sexy ginger beard. It's new this book.

Dan-Yeah, I'm sure that's it.

What is new with you both in the world of hockey?  

Dan-Well, we're starting a new season in this book. That's always exciting. A new year filled with new possibilities and --Vic, please stop making that face.

Vic-*looks innocently at ceiling*

Are you still on the same team?

Dan-Yeah, we are.

Vic-Yep, the mighty Cayuga Cougars. Roar. Shit, I can't say it with a straight face. Sorry.

Where do you currently reside?

Vic-In a house on a street somewhere in the farthest reaches of your imagination. A place where fantasy, hot man sex, and hockey meet. A place I like to call The Kalinski Zone.

Dan-Stop, Vic. Sorry, he had too much soda pop before we come over. We're still living in Cayuga.

Where would you like to live?

Vic-I'm good where I am.

Dan-Yeah, me too. *gives Vic a warm look*

Where would you like to live when you retire?

Vic-A small virgin island. Or maybe Detroit.

Dan-A little cabin up in Canada with Vic.  Wait? Detroit?

Daniel how would you describe Vic?

Dan- Oh man, well, he's sexy, funny. Like so funny. The other night I snorted milk into my sinuses over something he said. *studies the tall redhead seated on his right* He's got beautiful eyes, a great mouth, and a big heart. I mean, you got to dig deep for his heart but once you find it, all that digging was worth it. Oh, he's got a nice ass too.

Vic same question but describing Dan not you?  I don't know why I felt like I needed to pre-explain that to him LOL.

Vic-Well shit, I was just about to list my finest features. You forgot to mention how well I'm hung and my wicked shot from point, Sweets. How would I describe Dan? Cute, patient, loving, patient, funny in a dorky Canadian way, patient, great in bed, patient, forgiving, patient, friendly, and patient.

Dan-I got to have lots of patience to put up with you.

Vic-That's why I said that lots of times.

What was the best part about coming back for a sequel?

Dan-Being able to settle a score with a certain jerk on the team and getting to show the world how much we love each other.

Vic-*gives Dan's thigh a squeeze* Ditto.

What is in your refrigerator right now? On your bedroom floor? On your nightstand? In your garbage can?

Vic-Are you on the payroll for the National Inquirer or something?

Dan-The fridge is full since I just went shopping. The bedroom floor? Probably his dirty clothes. Man don't know what a hamper is for. On the nightstand is sexy time things and a lamp.

Who or what inspired you to be a hockey player?

Vic-Hockey gave me an out and way to be special. Also, I look damn good on skates.

Dan-I'm from Winnipeg. I was born playing hockey.

If you had to pick a second career, what would you be?

Dan-Maybe a person who works with special needs kids.

Vic-Well shit, now my reply of Charlie Hunnam's personal masseuse is going to sound callous.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Vic-I'd try to be less abrasive, more genteel, dress better, and become a vegan. Oh, I would also like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony. *breaks into hysterical laughter*

Dan-*sighs heavily* Sorry about him. She said one thing, Vic. He can't count. If I could change one thing about me it would be my sick need to take up with smartass Pole's.

Vic-Phew! Oh man. *wipes eyes* Shit but I amuse myself. What? Oh, was she serious?

Dan-Let's just move on.

What books have most influenced your life?

Dan-I like to read books about science and space a lot. Carl Sagan's Cosmos and Brian Cox's Wonders of the Universe if I had to pick just a couple. I like books and shows that make you think.

Vic-Twilight. What?!

What's your favorite book-turned movie?

Dan-Lord of the Rings, for sure. No Hobbit jokes neither, Vic.

Vic-The thought never entered my head, Bilbo. Oh, me next? Twilight. Why are you both looking at me like that? Go team---what's the hot werewolf dude's name?

Dan-I don't know.

Vic-Well, I'm Team Hot Werewolf Dude.

Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

Dan- I like Ray Bradbury a lot. Vic, if I let you say it will you stop bouncing around in your seat?


Dan - Go ahead then.

Vic-The chick who wrote Twilight.


What is your typical day like? 

Dan- It depends on the time of year. If it's hockey season it's wake up, morning skate, eat, nap, play a game, come home, sleep. Repeat. If it's summer time we play a lot of golf.

Vic-Ditto. Oh, and reading Twilight books. I've read all twenty of them.

Dan-I don't think there was that many.

Vic-Maybe I was thinking of the movies. There had to be twenty of them.

Dan-Nope, I don't think so. Maybe you're thinking of them Smokey and the Bandit movies.

Vic-What ?

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?  

Vic- This is an easy one. I am always saying "Did Bandit really only take his hat off for one thing?"

Dan-I know, right! Does that mean he showers with his hat on or has sex with his hat on? That always confused me. I love that movie. Great car.

Vic-For serious, that car was hot as shit. Oh, sorry, Dan gets off topic easy. Pray continue.

If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?

Dan-I'd like to come back as an astronaut. Oh! Or Neil DeGrasse Tyson. He rocks.

Vic-I'd like to be a skunk. Imagine how cool that would be. Someone pisses you off? Just show them your ass and they run away screaming.

You are doing intense spring cleaning. What is easy for you to throw out? What is difficult for you to part with? Why?

Dan-Throwing out old clothes would be easy. I'd be hanging on to anything me and Vic got together.


What is your motto?

Dan-It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.

Vic-We can't allow our hearts to be louder than our reason. Chibs- Sons of Anarchy.

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your fans?

 Dan-Yeah, thanks to all of you for making Vic and me feel so loved. I hope this last book pleases. It's a tough thing to say goodbye, but me and Vic, we got a feeling that someday, maybe, we might be seeing you all again.

Vic-Just one thing I want to say. If you find the one who completes you, grab that person tight and fight like hell to keep him or her at your side. You may think you got this by yourself, but you don't, not really. We all need someone to lead us. *reaches for Dan's hand then lifts it to his lips* It's been real, peeps. 

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)
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)

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