Title: Coach’s Challenge
Author: V.L. Locey
Series: Cayuga Cougars
Release Date: 1/10/2018
Victor Kalinski and his husband, Dan Arou, are living the dream. Married for over a year now, the couple have settled into life in Cayuga surrounded by friends, family, and a team that’s poised to make another championship run. Each man is enjoying professional success as well as personal bliss. Who knew life in the suburbs with a spouse and a child could be so darn satisfying? Not Vic. K, that’s for sure.
The happy times are about to turn rough, though. The Cougars have picked up a new player, Sander March, a brash young center whose sass, skill, and attitude can rival Victor’s. When it’s revealed that this new player and Dan have history, tensions begin to rise between the newlyweds. As Victor and Dan work on those issues, the one person Victor never thought he would meet arrives in the small New York hamlet and proceeds to flip everything in Vic’s life upside down.
Can Victor and Dan’s marriage withstand what life is about to drop on it, or will the challenges be too much for them to handle?
So…hockey huh? What’s up with that?
Hi there! I’m V.L. Locey and I’m just thrilled to be visiting here today!
I’ve had so many people ask me why I write hockey romance. Many folks don’t even know that hockey romance is a thing. Add in that I write gay hockey romance and the looks I get are downright hilarious at times! There’s a bit of a story about how I ended up writing about people on skates brandishing sticks while falling in love. My love of hockey started way back. I mean WAY back in the mid-to-late seventies. I grew up about fifteen minutes from the city limits of Philadelphia and if you sucked Philly air you cheered for the Flyers. Which I did. For years I rooted for the Broad Street Bullies.
Then life led me away from Philly and I ended up living along the New York/Pennsylvania border. Finding hockey games from Philly was tough up here, and this was long before NHL Center Ice was dreamed up, so I settled into life with my new husband and baby girl, and hockey and I sadly drifted apart.
When I started writing professionally about five or six years ago, I stumbled across a submission call for an MM sports anthology. I’d written some MF hockey romances by then but the desire to pen a gay romance really resonated in me. But to do that, I had to refresh my knowledge of the game. A lot had changed over the years I’d been away. Not being able to locate any Flyers games, I chanced upon a New York Rangers game and I was instantly besotted with the team. They quickly became my favorite team and I was once again happily lost in the glory of professional ice hockey. I recently penned my last MF book and am now only writing gay romances, mostly hockey but not all. So that’s how hockey became such an important aspect in my life, not once but twice!
Thanks for dropping by!
Skate hard and love deeply,
About V.L. Locey
V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, 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, a flock of assorted domestic fowl, and two 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.