Review & Blog Tour: Lost In Indigo by V. L. Locey

Lost In Indigo | V. L. Locey

Colors of Love #1

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Length: 70,695 words approx.

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Mathieu Beresford was so close to seeing his dream come true.

The thirty-eight-year-old captain of the Buffalo Surge had led his team to the final round of the playoffs with his aggressive defensive play and leadership. During the first game of the championship series, he was taken down, and his leg snapped upon impact with the boards. From his hospital bed, Mathieu watched his team go on to win it all.

Adrift in anger, resentment, and the new direction of his life, he returns to his mansion along the St. Lawrence River. Alone and sulking, Mathieu is not prepared for Indigo Neu to enter his life.

The gender flux twenty-year-old botany major signs on to play nursemaid, confidant, and groundskeeper over the summer and slowly leads Mathieu out of his confusion––one tender smile and touch at a time.

The deeper Mathieu falls, the more he wonders if being lost might not be so bad after all.

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About The Author

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V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, Doctor Who, Torchwood, 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, two Jersey steers and a flock of assorted domestic fowl.

When not writing lusty tales, she can be found enjoying her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in hand.

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Lost In Indigo | V. L. Locey

Colors of Love #1

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Length: 70,695 words approx.

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Mathieu Beresford was so close to seeing his dream come true.

The thirty-eight-year-old captain of the Buffalo Surge had led his team to the final round of the playoffs with his aggressive defensive play and leadership. During the first game of the championship series, he was taken down, and his leg snapped upon impact with the boards. From his hospital bed, Mathieu watched his team go on to win it all.

Adrift in anger, resentment, and the new direction of his life, he returns to his mansion along the St. Lawrence River. Alone and sulking, Mathieu is not prepared for Indigo Neu to enter his life.

The gender flux twenty-year-old botany major signs on to play nursemaid, confidant, and groundskeeper over the summer and slowly leads Mathieu out of his confusion––one tender smile and touch at a time.

The deeper Mathieu falls, the more he wonders if being lost might not be so bad after all.

About The Author

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V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, Doctor Who, Torchwood, 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, two Jersey steers and a flock of assorted domestic fowl.

When not writing lusty tales, she can be found enjoying her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in hand.

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Lost In Indigo | V. L. Locey

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Mathieu Beresford was so close to seeing his dream come true.

The thirty-eight-year-old captain of the Buffalo Surge had led his team to the final round of the playoffs with his aggressive defensive play and leadership. During the first game of the championship series, he was taken down, and his leg snapped upon impact with the boards. From his hospital bed, Mathieu watched his team go on to win it all.

Adrift in anger, resentment, and the new direction of his life, he returns to his mansion along the St. Lawrence River. Alone and sulking, Mathieu is not prepared for Indigo Neu to enter his life.

The gender flux twenty-year-old botany major signs on to play nursemaid, confidant, and groundskeeper over the summer and slowly leads Mathieu out of his confusion––one tender smile and touch at a time.

The deeper Mathieu falls, the more he wonders if being lost might not be so bad after all.

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 About The Author

V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, Doctor Who, Torchwood, 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, two Jersey steers and a flock of assorted domestic fowl.

When not writing lusty tales, she can be found enjoying her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in hand.

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Great new opener to this new series from V. L. Locey

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My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

This is a great opener for this new series from V.L. Locey which are all going to be stand-alone romances.

Indigo is fabulous, such an intriguingly drawn character, self-assured but also vulnerable, a dirty talker but also loving to snuggle up and just talk. I fell for him big time.

Mat, on the other hand, was a bit harder to build up feelings for. He’s quite reserved and he’s in the closet, he’s almost 20 years older than Indigo and I spent quite a bit of the time wanting to knock some sense into him.

There’s a great bunch of secondary characters and I loved the setting up on the St Lawrence River where Mat goes home to his island, licking his ice hockey wounds and unexpectedly falls in love.

I liked that this book felt grounded in the reality of how a gay ice hockey player would be such a huge deal and how Mat didn’t want to be the trailblazer.

Obviously, I’d love it even more if being a gay sportsman wasn’t a huge deal in the first place but I think V.L. handles this perfectly in the narrative and shows the bone-deep fears Mat harbours.

Altogether a truly hot read, this book is also an emotionally connected love story between men who shouldn’t work on paper but who are perfect for each other.

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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Review Tour: Exploration by Quinn Ward

Exploration | Quinn Ward
Kinky in the City #1

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Length: 65,000 words approx.
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The reluctant manager of his family’s restaurant, Frankie attempts to live up to the legacy of his father and grandfather. Running a business that isn’t his passion and trying to do it without asking for help leaves him turning to less-than-legal means when he wants to surrender control.

Newly divorced, Calvin no longer lives in the closet, leaving him searching for what he most desires- control. So when he finds Frankie on his knees in the back room of a local bar, Calvin sees the sub he’s only ever fantasized about having.

Can Calvin find the confidence to explore his dominant side while showing his younger roommate that submission isn’t only about whips and pain?

April 24 – Mainely Stories, Two Chicks Obsessed

April 26 – Katie’s Book Corner

April 28 – Blazing Zane Book Blog

May 2 – Cupcakes & Bookshelves, Making It Happen, Love Unchained, The Librarian’s Corner

May 4 – Joyfully Jay

May 7 – BooksLaidBareBoys

May 9 – Au Boudoir Ecarlate

May 14 – Mirrigold: Mutterings & Musings, MM Midnight Cafe

May 16 – Nerdy Dirty & Flirty, Wicked Reads, My Fiction Nook

May 18 – Pants Off Reviews, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, OMG Reads

May 21 – Two Book Pushers

May 23 – Drops of Ink

May 25 – Bayou Book Junkie, Book Review By Virginia Lee

Quinn writes LGBTQ romance with a kick. Their stories center around the relationship building between the characters, but also shows how compatible they are in the bedroom (or wherever else the urge strikes).

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Review & Blog Tour: Diego’s Secret by Bryan T. Clark

Diego’s Secret | Bryan T. Clark


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Length: 80,921 words

 

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Can love conquer our deepest secrets and fears?

Are the challenges worth the struggle?

Eight years ago, at the age of seventeen, Diego Castillo came to the United States illegally from Mexico. Working long hours in the family landscaping business, he now shares a tiny apartment with his two machismo brothers in Southern California. Diego has worked hard to keep his desires for other men a secret from his brothers. He’s worked just as hard to keep his undocumented status a secret from the world he now lives in.

Thirty-two-year-old Winston Makena is beautiful, intelligent, and intimidating. He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, but no amount of money can relieve the enormous grief he is suffering from his husband’s sudden death. He is one of Diego’s best accounts and lives a life in stark contrast to his gardener’s. Winston’s wealthy upbringing has influenced his ideas, leading him to certain biases.

Winston believes he could never love again. Diego believes that his family’s lives depend on him keeping his secrets. What neither of them know is that the heart knows no such boundaries. Will social divisions, ideology, and secrets destroy both their chances for happiness?

Can love really conquer all?


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May 2 – The Novel Approach

May 3 – Katie’s Book Corner, Blazing Zane Book Blog

May 4 – Love Bytes Reviews

May 8 – Bayou Book Junkie

May 9 – RAM PA Group, MM Good Book Reviews

May 10 – Joyfully Jay

May 11 – Valerie Ullmer, Mirrigold: Mutterings & Musings, Megan’s Media Melange, Virginia Lee

May 12 – Making It Happen

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 Bryan Thomas Clark is a funny, loving, family-oriented, and proud member of the LGBTQ community. After twenty-seven years in law enforcement, Bryan retired in 2015 to focus on his writing full time.
Behind his computer, working on his next novel, Bryan writes Romance with real emotions that represent the moral dilemma that his characters face in their pursuit of love.
He brilliantly weaves real life situations filled with difficult challenges, where his vibrant characters experience personal growth, and of course, what we all desire, lasting love.
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I have a new favourite couple in the Out of Uniform series!

Tight Quarters (Out of Uniform, #6)Tight Quarters by Annabeth Albert

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sorry Ben and Maddox but I’m afraid top spot in my favourite Out of Uniform couple’s contest has just been taken over by Bacon and Spencer.

Wes and Dustin had tried but you guys had beat them off until now because this story is perfection.

It has every thing in it that has become a hallmark of this military series; accuracy, honesty, two MCs who are each brilliantly drawn and brought to life, and a romance which digs deep into what makes us human – the power of love.

As a former journalist whose spent time on military training exercises, I have to commend Annabeth for the real sense of time and place.

I might not have been roaming round an island atoll with Navy SEALs but I’ve been out in the field waiting for something to happen with an adrenaline rush which is something else.

Both Bacon’s experiences as a sniper and Spencer’s commitment to his journalistic integrity were very real and expertly portrayed. The UST between them was palpable, it bounced off the page in their every conversation.

I loved how they talked too, it was more than just physical, this was the safe harbour in a storm, the warm fire on a snowy night, each man needed to both give support and take help from the other.

As ever, the setting and the secondary characters help bring everything to life. We get to catch up with Wizard and Isaiah, get a passing glimpse of Maddox, and see Wes and Dustin living their HEA in Washington DC.

Perhaps the thing which stuck with me the most in the whole book though – and I admit it’s personal because of my former career – are the words Spencer’s former editor and mentor Oscar leaves behind in his memoirs.

I won’t reveal them, they bring a particular poignancy to the narrative at the point where they arrive which I don’t want to spoil, but it served to reinforce for me the decision I made to leave the career after nearly 20 years was the right one.

Everything about this book just comes together at the right time and with the right words to make it a truly special read.

#ARC kindly received from the publishers NetGalley in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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