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Release Blitz: Spiritual Whispers by V.L. Locey

Spiritual Whispers | V.L. Locey


Release Date: October 7th, 2022

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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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Blog Tour: Our First & Last by Becca Seymour

Our First and Last |Becca Seymour

True Blue #7

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Release Date: May 21st, 2021

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Ian Haughton is a loveable, hardworking nurse. He’s ready for a change and wants to escape and start afresh in the small community of towns he’s grown to love—Kirkby being at the heart.

When the new annual Pride festival launches in this small-town community, Ian is happy to be involved but reluctant to be the lips needed to draw in the crowds at the kissing booth. That is until one man’s lips save him from an uncomfortable moment and end up turning his world on its head.

With miles separating Ian from the future he so desperately wants, he has no idea how he can make it all work out, especially when someone appears to be driving a wedge in his plans.

Some surprises are unexpected, while some revelations come with the sweetest of first—and last—kisses.

Our First and Last is a sweet and sexy MM romance in Becca Seymour’s bestselling True-Blue series. It can be read as a stand-alone novella, but it’s recommended you read book four, Thinking It Over, first so you have a better understanding of the wonderful characters in this world.

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It was rare someone got my back up. It was even rarer for me to step into a situation and come close to punching a guy. But from the body language alone—Ian’s had screamed of discomfort—I’d been on high alert. And then when I’d heard some of the bullshit spewing out of the dickhead’s mouth, pissed off wasn’t close to the level of anger surging to the surface.

I was fucking livid.

Consent was a gift, and anyone who messed with that and refused to listen deserved to be castrated. And with the douche’s attention so focused on Ian, legit, the sweetest man I knew, I’d come seriously close.

I side-eyed the man beside me, listened to his breathing in the quiet car. Nerves all but radiated off him, and I couldn’t pinpoint if there was a particular reason or a multitude. Either way, I could list off the potential causes for the tension. And I got it. Seriously I did.

When I’d scored a babysitter, my plan had hit me with renewed need to see Ian and clear the air and hopefully get some more action going. That he’d been on his way to see me did all sorts of things to my heart while simultaneously muddling my brain.

But I didn’t want to talk it out in the car. When we spoke about the heavier stuff, I wanted to see his face, read his reaction. Only then could I be sure we were on the same page.

One thing for certain was Ian had no poker face. His emotions, his feelings were always laid bare for those who looked closely enough. And I certainly focused a lot on the man.

He was too pretty for his own good. The combination of his expressive eyes with his sweet smile, right along with his defined body, made the man a wet dream. Once you merged those traits with how caring and funny he was, it made him a dangerous wet dream.

Since it was rare I backed away from danger, I had no desire to run from that lethal combination.

Not anymore.

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Come visit small-town Kirkby and find love, family, and happiness in this swoon-worthy series.

Many of these books can be read as standalone but Becca recommends readers check out book four, Thinking It Over, before Our First & Last to give you have a better understanding of the wonderful characters in this world.

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When a young teacher connects with the principal of his school, work, and ex issues, the possibility of happiness and a chocolate Labrador called Penny means they have a lot to think over.

Newly appointed teacher, Jasper Taylor, can’t believe his luck. After a year, he’s found a job with the possibility of a permanent contract, which finally allows him to put his teaching degree to good use. After meeting the silver-haired principal of the school, Jasper discovers his new position offers an additional temptation. He knows he should retreat, but who said avoiding attraction was easy, especially when the man he’s crushing on seems too good to be true?

Well-respected and focused on his career, Austin Harrison is at the top of his game. He’s turned a struggling school around, has finally put up boundaries with his demanding ex, and may just have secured full custody of his chocolate Lab, Penny. The appointment of the new English teacher, Jasper, threatens to unsettle the stability he’s been working towards. Austin’s attraction is immediate, heady, and oh so complicated. But does complicated mean he has to walk away?

Join Jasper and Austin in Becca Seymour’s low-angst, feel-good LGBTQ series, True-Blue Book 4. In the small town of Kirkby, there are busybodies, dogs who cause chaos, families who have the “best” of timing, and good men have the opportunity to find their perfect match. This book can be read as a stand-alone.


About the Author


Becca Seymour lives and breathes all things book related. Usually with at least three books being read and two WiPs being written at the same time, life is merrily hectic. She tends to do nothing by halves so happily seeks the craziness and busyness life offers.

Living on her small property in Queensland with her human family as well as her animal family of cows, chooks, and dogs, Becca appreciates the beauty of the world around her and is a believer that love truly is love.

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