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Review Tour: Touch Of A Yellow Sun by V. L. Locey

Touch Of A Yellow Sun by V. L. Locey

Colors of Love #2

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Cover Design: Designs By Sloan

Length: 88,600 words approx.

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Blurb

It’s been a rough couple of years for Marek Hafer, roaming hockey protagonist and pugilistic expert. Ending up in Berger Lake, Pennsylvania, on a financially unstable minor league team might just be the ending his wretched career deserves.

On the other side of thirty, Marek knows his time on skates is dwindling. His goal now is to spend a few quiet years playing for the Berger Lake Badgers, knock a few helmets together as needed, and then call it quits before his salty personality gets him booted out of hockey permanently.

After a bloody encounter his first night on the ice, the Badgers coach suggests that Marek find a way to lower his violent tendencies before he’s sent packing yet again. That decree leads Marek to knock on the door of his next-door neighbor, Shey Pierson, the owner of Sun Touch Yoga Studio.

Shey ticks every box Marek has with his soft blue eyes, flowing golden hair, and long limber legs. The only problem is that Shey is yin to Marek’s yang.

Can a man famed for throwing punches find serenity in the arms of a man known for his tranquil ways?

Colors Of Love Series

Book #1 – Lost In Indigo – Amazon US | Amazon UK

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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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I love me a good ice hockey focused romance

Off the IceOff the Ice by Avon Gale & Piper Vaughn

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I am such a sucker for a sports romance and I’m particularly keen on ice hockey as it’s a game I know little about but which seems to have such a great sense of community.

That this one also came along with an age gap, a stern Puerto Rican professor and a wee bit of humiliation kink and a light sprinkling of power exchange BDSM made it all the more delicious.

Every bit of the narrative worked, I liked the tensions which were introduced as Tristan had to consider the outcomes of coming out and Sebastian’s concerns over not being forced back into the closet.

The sex is hot, but it also has purpose to help anchor Tristan when he gets overwhelmed by his career and his feelings. The spankings, and his need to be lightly humiliated, felt completely grounded in the narrative and not just there to add in some sex.

I loved the secondary characters too, especially Sebastian’s friend RJ and Tristan’s teammates, although I thought one element of the plot was a bit out of left field and seemed to be there only as a way of setting up what I suspect will be book three.

Still, that’s my only criticism and why it didn’t make it into a five star read. I’m very much looking forward to book two though with both goalies in focus.

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

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Review Tour: Hat Trick by RJ Scott & V.L. Locey

Hat Trick | RJ Scott & V.L. Locey

Harrisburg Railers #8

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Length: 50,000 words approx.

Cover Design: Meredith Russell
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Blurb

Stan Lyamin has seen many of his dreams come true. He’s found his soulmate, loves Noah like his own, hoisted the Cup, and has his Mama living with him in his new country. But his fantasies of a loud, loving, madcap home overflowing with childish laughter linger.

When a distant family member passes, Stan and Erik immediately agree to take in the two orphaned children, but that means a trip back to Russia for Stan, an idea that both exhilarates and terrifies him.

Erik’s world tilts on its axis when a phone call wakes him and Stan in the middle of the night. Abruptly, Stan is returning to Russia, making deals, working with people who know people, and fully intending to bring two orphaned children home.

The red tape is overwhelming, and Erik is alone in Harrisburg with the nearly impossible task of finding a nanny who can speak fluent Russian. Being on his own is one thing, but add in fears about Stan’s safety and team issues, and Erik is finding everything hard to balance; not least of which is spending quality time with Noah.

When their family expands from three to five, the journey won’t be easy, but love can always find a way.

Harrisburg Railers Series

Book #1 – Changing Lines – Amazon US | Amazon UK

Book #2 – First Season – Amazon US | Amazon UK

Book #3 – Deep Edge – Amazon US | Amazon UK

Book #4 – Poke Check – Amazon US | Amazon UK

Book #5 – Last Defense – Amazon US | Amazon UK

Book #6 – Goal Line – Amazon US | Amazon UK

Book #7 – Neutral Zone – Amazon US | Amazon UK

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USA Today Bestselling author RJ Scott writes stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, a happily ever after. RJ Scott is the author of more than one hundred romance books, writing emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men who get mixed up in their lives.

RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing.

The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.

She’s always thrilled to hear from readers, bloggers and other writers. Please contact via the links below.

Email RJ rj@rjscott.co.uk | Facebook | Twitter | BookBub | Instagram | Pinterest<

 

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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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Release Blitz: Touch Of A Yellow Sun by V. L. Locey

Touch Of A Yellow Sun by V. L. Locey

Colors of Love #2

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Buy Links:

Amazon US –  http://tinyurl.com/y3pezubs
Amazon UK –  http://tinyurl.com/y6c2725v
iTunes –  https://tinyurl.com/y474c6bl
Nook –  https://tinyurl.com/y6xl4u5v

Universal Link –  books2read.com/TouchOfAYellowSun

Cover Design: Designs By Sloan

Length: 88,600 words approx.

touch of a yellow sun ebook.jpg

Blurb

It’s been a rough couple of years for Marek Hafer, roaming hockey protagonist and pugilistic expert. Ending up in Berger Lake, Pennsylvania, on a financially unstable minor league team might just be the ending his wretched career deserves.

On the other side of thirty, Marek knows his time on skates is dwindling. His goal now is to spend a few quiet years playing for the Berger Lake Badgers, knock a few helmets together as needed, and then call it quits before his salty personality gets him booted out of hockey permanently.

After a bloody encounter his first night on the ice, the Badgers coach suggests that Marek find a way to lower his violent tendencies before he’s sent packing yet again. That decree leads Marek to knock on the door of his next-door neighbor, Shey Pierson, the owner of Sun Touch Yoga Studio.

Shey ticks every box Marek has with his soft blue eyes, flowing golden hair, and long limber legs. The only problem is that Shey is yin to Marek’s yang.

Can a man famed for throwing punches find serenity in the arms of a man known for his tranquil ways?

Colors Of Love Series

Book #1 – Lost In Indigo – Amazon US | Amazon UK

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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Right up there as one of Vicki’s best creations imho!

copy of touch of a yellow sun ebookTouch Of A Yellow Sun by V.L. Locey

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

This is right up there at the top of the tree alongside the epic creation that is Victor Kalinski as one of my favourite offerings from Vicki.

Marek is just the sort of growly ice hockey player Vicki writes so well and my heart broke a million times as we found out more and more about his background and the circumstances which led up to his transfer to a barely hanging on team.

Shay, on the other hand, was such a joyous character to read, his personality and tranquil disposition just oozed off the pages.

Together they made magic and seeing the journey as they each found something precious in the other person was delightful.

Even the angst in this one, serious as it is in the subjects it touches on, never felt oppressive.

This was just what I was looking for in a sports romance, enough spice to balance the sweet, enough action to make the quiet times stand up. Bonus points for an awesome Siamese cat too 🙂

Book three’s sneak peek also looks brilliant.

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

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Release Blitz: Hat Trick by RJ Scott & V.L. Locey

Hat Trick | RJ Scott & V.L. Locey

Harrisburg Railers #8

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Buy Links:

Amazon US | Amazon UK

Barnes & Noble | Smashwords

KOBO | Apple Books

Length: 50,000 words approx.

Cover Design: Meredith Russell
Hat_Trick_400.jpg

Blurb

Stan Lyamin has seen many of his dreams come true. He’s found his soulmate, loves Noah like his own, hoisted the Cup, and has his Mama living with him in his new country. But his fantasies of a loud, loving, madcap home overflowing with childish laughter linger.

When a distant family member passes, Stan and Erik immediately agree to take in the two orphaned children, but that means a trip back to Russia for Stan, an idea that both exhilarates and terrifies him.

Erik’s world tilts on its axis when a phone call wakes him and Stan in the middle of the night. Abruptly, Stan is returning to Russia, making deals, working with people who know people, and fully intending to bring two orphaned children home.

The red tape is overwhelming, and Erik is alone in Harrisburg with the nearly impossible task of finding a nanny who can speak fluent Russian. Being on his own is one thing, but add in fears about Stan’s safety and team issues, and Erik is finding everything hard to balance; not least of which is spending quality time with Noah.

When their family expands from three to five, the journey won’t be easy, but love can always find a way.

Harrisburg Railers Series

Book #1 – Changing Lines – Amazon US | Amazon UK

Book #2 – First Season – Amazon US | Amazon UK

Book #3 – Deep Edge – Amazon US | Amazon UK

Book #4 – Poke Check – Amazon US | Amazon UK

Book #5 – Last Defense – Amazon US | Amazon UK

Book #6 – Goal Line – Amazon US | Amazon UK

Book #7 – Neutral Zone – Amazon US | Amazon UK

Copy of Copy of 27785368_1562305817185828_1639840034_o.jpg

USA Today Bestselling author RJ Scott writes stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, a happily ever after. RJ Scott is the author of more than one hundred romance books, writing emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men who get mixed up in their lives.

RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing.

The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.

She’s always thrilled to hear from readers, bloggers and other writers. Please contact via the links below.

Email RJ rj@rjscott.co.uk | Facebook | Twitter | BookBub | Instagram | Pinterest<

 

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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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Utterly delicious ice hockey romance from Rachel Reid

Heated Rivalry (Game Changers #2)Heated Rivalry by Rachel Reid

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh this book is utterly delicious, I absolutely love enemies to lovers and this one takes that trope and runs with it in a brilliant way.

Not only is the narrative style itself unusual – the story starts with a Prologue in the present time and then takes the reader seven years in the past to tell the epic romance of two ice hockey rivals – but the enemies to lovers element is twisted from an incendiary sexual attraction into a deep and abiding love.

I even wasn’t in the slightest bit bothered by the fact that at the end of this book both MCs are still in the closet with only a very few people knowing they’re a couple.

I know my lovely friend Dani described the end as a strong HFN, but for me this was an utterly convincing HEA, just one with a hidden element for now.

I really enjoyed book one in this series, this could be read as a standalone, there’s very little overlapping, but you’d miss out on another great read.

Rachel Reid is rapidly becoming one of my favourite sports romance writers, she manages to pitch the pace perfectly between the playing ice hockey element and the romance.

And oh boy were these two on fire, their sexual chemistry is off the charts. There’s so much more than just that though and I loved how their friendship and relationship developed in tandem.

More please!

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

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