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Saturday, 6 September 2014

Saturday Storyteller Interview: V.L. Locey

What’s your name and where do you come from?
My name is V.L. Locey, and I hail from the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania.
Tell us a bit about your latest release.
The next release for me is O Captain! My Captain! which is book three in my To Love a Wildcat erotic hockey romance series. It`s a story about two forty-something`s who are facing the ups-and-downs of life while trying to rediscover love for the second time.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
It can come from anywhere and anything. Sometimes it`s a song, or a person I see in the grocery store. It can come from a smile from a child, an image on the internet, or the flash of lightning during a summer storm.
How do you go about creating the perfect "Swoon" worthy man?
I think about what I like as a woman then put all those desirable traits into the athletic body of a hockey player.
What’s your biggest turn on?
Wide shoulders and thick biceps attached to a man that can make me laugh, which describes my husband of twenty-three years!
If you couldn’t be an author, what would your ideal career be?
Masseuse for the New York Rangers.
Do you have a favourite character from your books? Why are they your favourite?
My favorite character is the one that I`m writing at the moment. Truly. I fall in love with each leading lady and man as I pen their romance. Picking just one would be like choosing a favorite child.
What’s the most romantic thing anyone has ever done for you?
This may sound silly to some, but two years ago my husband brought home a box with six white ducklings in it for me. It was completely unexpected and I wept like a wee babe.
What do you do to unwind and relax?
Read, spend time with the family, watch a little TV, watch a LOT of hockey, and hang out with my chickens, ducks, and geese.
What’s your greatest weakness?
Swedish goalies. Norwegian left wingers. Milano cookies. Cats. Surprise ducklings. Coffee with extra cream.
What trait do you find the sexiest?
Compassion and a sense of humor. I know, that`s two, but both are equally important to me.
How do you decide how hot or not your book is going to be?
My muse gets quite churlish if there aren`t steamy sex scenes sprinkled throughout my work. She`s the one in charge. I`m just the coffee sipping chicken herder sipping coffee and typing what she demands. So all executive sex decisions are hers to make.
Are there any erotic scenarios you wouldn’t write about?
Pretty much the standard taboos. I used to think I didn`t write BDSM, but a recent submission may have changed my thinking on that.
Is the stuff you write about from experience or mostly imagination?
Some is from experience, and some is imagination.
What’s your idea of a perfect romantic evening?
Popcorn, a cold bottle of Poland Spring, hockey on the TV, and a fellow with wide shoulders to cuddle on the couch with.
What do you do to get in the mood for writing love scenes? Candles, music etc?
I generally begin working on love scenes in my head the night before as I`m trying to slip off to sleep. Randy devil that my muse is, she doesn`t need much to get her in the mood to pen some erotic bed play.
What do you do when you’re not writing?
I tend to my family, hang out with friends and family, cheer on the New York Rangers, read voraciously, and frolic with our farm critters.
Tell us something that might surprise our readers.
I am a rabid Marvel comics fan and sport a tattoo of Wolverine on my left bicep.

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Being a working mother isn`t easy. Just ask Maggie Charles. She`s juggling a job she dislikes, a rebellious teenage son, and the aftereffects of an abusive first marriage. There isn`t any room in her life for a love affair, not that anyone would wish to romance someone her age anyway, right? So why does seeing Wildcats` captain Derrick Andersson again leave her so breathless? Is that really desire burning in the captain`s green eyes when he looks at her? Is it possible for a couple of been-there-and-done-thats to find love the second time around?

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