Today we’re thrilled to have one of our favorite return guests. VL Locey, here on the blog to talk about her not-to-easy-to-love-character Victor. (We apparently also have a soft spot for difficult characters named Victor!)
Ho-ho-ho! I’m so thrilled to be taking part in this most awesome of advent calendars! While most romance heroes are swell guys who ooze sweet and get nothing but great gifts from Santa, my boy Victor Kalinski would probably get a lump of coal. Actually, there is no probably about it. Santa would just not get. Goodness knows many readers can’t seem to get around his horribly acidic tongue, although Vic, who is also known as “The Venomous Pole”, is slowly winning people over.
In his first book, Two Man Advantage, Victor was abrasive, cutting and just a plain old tool. How he ever got lucky enough for Dan Arou to fall for him I do not know. Now that we’re on to Game Misconduct, the second book in a planned trilogy, some of his rougher edges are softening. But make no mistakes, Victor Kalinski will never be one of those men you sigh dreamily over. Nine times out of ten you’d want to thump him upside the head with a waffle iron.
But that’s the joy of Victor for me as the author. He says what everyone thinks with no reservations and no filters. If he thinks it Vic says it. Can he be insulting? Oh hell yeah! He’s trying to be. Does that put some readers off? For sure, but I’m not going to change him. Not everyone in life is a prince on a white charger. Some people are crass, rude, and prone to being jerks. And some heroes just need to mouth off as they grow. Writing Victor has been a blast and I wish he had more than one more book on the horizon. The world needs a wise-ass hockey player to set it straight!
This book is a sequel to Two Man Advantage
Life has been treating Victor Kalinski well, which is a surprise for the ginger-haired forward with the venomous tongue. His career is somewhat stable, at least for another season. His relationship with Cougars alternate captain Dan Arou is deepening, despite the fact that Daniel has yet to come out of the closet.
It’s typical Kalinski luck when a puck bunny he shared a drunken night with several months ago slaps him with a paternity suit. Despite the sizzling passion and painfully heartfelt connection between them, Dan doesn’t take the news well, and heads back to Canada alone.
If he wants to make things right and win back the man he loves, he has no choice but to swallow his pride—and nobody’s prouder than hot-headed, ego-driven Victor.
Reader Advisory: This story has graphic sexual language and scenes—no closed bedroom doors (or other rooms) here!
An adult male/male romance from Ellora’s Cave
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V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, 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, two dogs, two cats, a flock of assorted domestic fowl, and three 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.
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