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Release Blitz: Spiritual Whispers by V.L. Locey

Spiritual Whispers | V.L. Locey


Release Date: October 7th, 2022

Cover Design: Meredith Russell

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In a tiny Vermont town, two men are about to discover the joys of falling in love all over again.

Taliesin Wadleigh has lived in Couton-on-the-River for his entire life. Six of those twenty-six years he spent with the first man who had ever captured his heart. Those times were the happiest of his life and then, without warning, his fiancé was taken from him. Physically, at least. Spiritually, Carmichael is still in that whimsical shop with his beloved. Having a charming spirit close at hand to share late night tea with has helped heal Taliesin’s aching heart, and he’s happy spending his days selling antiques to tourists and avoiding the outside world and all those who inhabit it. Or so he tells himself…
Then a tall, handsome stranger walks into his shop and Taliesin, as well as Carmichael, senses that their life—and perhaps their afterlife—is going to change dramatically.

When Eason Dunne retired from professional baseball two years ago, he had plans. Amazing plans. Happy plans. Two years after he hung up his cleats, all those glorious ambitions have fizzled. He’s now divorced and flitting from one project to another, hoping to find…something special. Inheriting an old inn in some one horse—pardon him, one moose—town in Vermont was not at all something special. Lacking anything else of meaning in his life, he makes the trip from Las Vegas to Couton-on-the-River to try his hand at innkeeping.

It’s in this little tourist trap that he wanders into the local antiquity shop and meets the eclectic, bespeckled, adorable owner. A man with somewhat offbeat taste in furnishings, a cross-eyed cat, a seemingly haunted radio, and one rather protective ghost.

Eason isn’t sure what to make of the situation or his attraction to the skinny man in the bow tie, but when danger threatens Taliesin, both men who love him are going to have to work together to save him.

Spiritual Whispers is a standalone small-town gay paranormal romance with a lovely age gap, a quirky antique shop owner, a disillusioned retired baseball player, a ghostly protector, a lazy shop cat, lots of tea, the occasional moose, and a happy-ever-after.

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About The Author

USA Today Bestselling Author V.L. Locey – Penning LGBT hockey romance that skates into sinful pleasures.

V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, walking, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, Torchwood and Doctor Who, 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 pair of geese, far too many chickens, and two 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 one hand and a steamy romance novel in the other.


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A cute read for the spooky season from V.L.

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My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

This a cute read for the spooky season and, for the most part, I liked it with just a few niggles, none of which were anywhere near annoying enough to stop me reading.

The premise is an intriguing one and, for the main, that was something I very much enjoyed. A couple of my niggles came from part of the narrative which relates to the antique shop…


mostly how a valid will was able to be repeatedly challenged given the length of time Tally was with Carmichael and how the “villain of the piece” was able to get away with their behaviour and not be banned from future auctions.


but the ghostly elements were right up my alley.

Tally himself I found to be an odd mix and at times I loved him, others I found him a little frustrating but that’s a me thing not that the storyline itself didn’t justify those choices.

Eason as well I fluctuated between liking and finding him a bit over the top. The inner voice conversations Eason had with himself however really made me chuckle and it added a nice sense of him not taking himself too seriously.

When it came to the dramatic moment though, I have to say that was really my biggest niggle and stumbling block. It really doesn’t feel justified for something so serious to happen based on what’s gone on before.

That was my only real concern in what’s otherwise a super sweet, moderately sexy romance, which has a nice warmth to it that sits nicely alongside the more seasonal spook.

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

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