Welcome to author V.L. Locey and the blog tour for her newest release in the Cayuga Cougars hockey romance series, Coach’s Challenge. V.L. is talking first-person narrative with us, and there’s also a giveaway, so be sure to check out the Rafflecopter widget for entry details!
What’s Up with That First-Person Stuff?
Hi there! My name is V.L. Locey and I’m thrilled to be here today!
I get this question a lot. I know some readers dislike first person. Sorry about that, truly I am, but writing in third feels awkward to me. I actually started out writing in third, way back in the day when I was doing Marvel fan fiction. It always felt odd and stilted but that was how everyone else was doing it so…
Then I tried first person and it clicked perfectly. Getting into the mind of the storyteller suits me. This is why I think I can only work on one book at a time. When I’m Victor Kalinski, I am totally Victor. I just can’t be Vic in the morning and then someone else in the afternoon. I must submerse myself totally in that character or I get confused and tend to stagnate creatively as I try to slip back into character.
So yes, I much prefer first person, one point of view. I am branching out a bit with the Railers hockey books that I write with RJ Scott. Those are all first person alternating, with Rj taking one character and me taking another. I’ve discovered that I quite like that writing style, and will probably use it in a series along the way. But for the foreseeable future it’s one fictional hockey players head at a time!
Thanks for dropping by!
Skate hard and love deeply,
About the Book
Buy Links: Amazon || Barnes & Noble || iBooks || Kobo
Cover Design: Rêverie Design & Formatting
Point Shot Trilogy – Amazon US | Amazon UK
Cayuga Cougars Series: Book #1 – Snap Shot – Amazon US | Amazon UK || Book #2 – Open Net – Amazon US | Amazon UK
Blurb: 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?
About the Author
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.
Follow the Tour
January 10 – Gay Media Reviews, BooksLaidBareBoys
January 11 – The Novel Approach
January 12 – Xtreme Delusions
January 13 – Love Bytes Reviews
January 15 – Making It Happen, BFD Book Blog, Wicked Reads
January 16 – Gay Book Reviews
January 17 – MM Good Book Reviews, Hearts on Fire Reviews
January 18 – Alpha Book Club
January 19 – Bayou Book Junkie, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, Jim’s Reading Room, Book Review by Virginia Lee, Valerie Ullmer, Mirrigold: Mutterings & Musings, OptimuMM
January 22 – MM Good Book Reviews