Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Pink Pucks & Power Plays (To Love a Wildcat, #1) by V.L. Locey



Pink Pucks & Power Plays

By V.L. Locey

We all know how it is, having a younger sister. Viviana Land is a curvaceous society page reporter that gets talked into helping her nieces Busy Bee Scout leader. This leads the girls to Green Hills Ice Rink....

Viviana is a very self absorbed character with many flaws. However like more people, she needs to find a way to make her career and her love life come together and make her life have meaning.

Alain Lessard one handsome hunk from the Philadelphia Wildcats is donating his summer to coaching the youth league. 

Alain is truly a focused hockey player who loves working with people, and his community. His priorities have always been hockey, and… well hockey. Until he met Viviana it was then that his sparks were awakened.

Viviana is handed an opportunity to write the break out story of her career. And she can’t help but flirt and tease some juicy tidbits from Alain, a great hockey defense-men. However, without even noticing Viviana finds herself falling for the younger hunk.


Can and will Viviana put her virtual pen away for a chance at this new chance at the perfect career choice or will she finally get away from those annoying bakery opening articles by using the man she could possibly be in love with? Can she make the right choice here?

Can and will Vivian and Alain make their relationship work? For that matter should they? And will Viviana learn to becoming less self absorbed, and a better person, now that she has a man to focus on. It’s time to read and find out more yourself!

This book is a truly sporty five star read, relating to young teens, and hockey. I enjoyed the relationships with the family, and the fact that these characters truly seemed life like. 


Viviana truly had an attitude just like an independent self absorbed woman. Alain’s character is very strong, and truly emotional and helps to make the book more memorable as he brings the romance to life. You will truly enjoy this book, it will enlighten you on hockey, and even careers and relationships. This book “Pink Pucks and Power Plays” was a very inspirational sporty read!



My questions for Ms. Locey:




1. What made you write this book and how long did it take?

I wanted to pen a sports romance series where the leading ladies weren't the typical size 2, blonde, bubbly heroines. I wanted to show the world that a woman with curves and some sass could win the heart of the handsome younger man even if she were not Susie Sunshine. All of my heroines, and heroes when talking about my M/M books, are not Princes or Princesses. They are flawed and it shows. Some are heavy, some are painfully shy, some are in their 40's or 50's, some are handicapped, and one in particular is just an out-and-out jerk. Yes, I'm looking at you, Victor Kalinski.

Pink Pucks probably took about a month for a completed first draft. I spend at least 2-3 hours per day writing, so things go rather quickly most generally.



2. Are you yourself into Hockey?

Oh yes, I am a super rabid New York Rangers fan. I make a yearly pilgrimage to New York City with my best buddy Michele (another huge hockey fan) just to visit Madison Square Garden to see a Rangers game. My family and I also attend as many minor league games as we can since we have an ECHL team close by.


3. Do you have photos or descriptions of Viviana, her sister and/or Alain?

I have a Pinterest board with all sorts of images for Pink Pucks & Power Plays, as well as all my other books. Here's the link:



4. What are your hobbies?

I love to read, do yoga, collect Marvel comics, watch hockey, chill with my chickens, play video games, and enjoy going to the movies with my hubby and daughter.



5. What all education do you have?

I have a high school diploma.


6. What do you suggest to aspiring authors?

There are two things that I like to pass along to folks who are hoping to write that book they've been dreaming of:

1-Do not let anyone tell you that you are too fat, skinny, young, old, handicapped, rich, poor, green, purple, yellow, brown, white, or lime green to follow your dreams.

2-Put your backside in that chair and write. All the talent, amazing characters, and superb plots mean nothing if you do not learn the discipline required to be an author. That means your butt in that chair every day, no matter what. I know, it's harsh advice, but it's one of the most important things that I can pass along aspiring authors.

7. What are you working on now?

At the moment I'm working on a book for my Venom erotic hockey series titled Angle Play. The Venom series spun off the To Love a Wildcat series and is about a women's pro team playing in Philly.


8. Who is/are your favorite Author(s)?

Oh boy, there are so many! Off the top of my head, we'll go with J.R. Ward, Diana Gabaldon, George RR Martin, Rick Riordan, and Armistead Maupin. My reading tastes are all over as you can see.



9. Please provide for us your social media and book links:

Book Links:






Social Media Hangouts:





10. Anything you'd care to add:

I'd like to thank Deneale and all of the readers out there! We authors love every reader and blogger who supports the reading community as well as the world of romance!

                                                        Skate hard and love deeply,

                                                                                   V.L.







Pink Pucks & Power Plays (To Love a Wildcat, #1)Pink Pucks & Power Plays by V.L. Locey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

We all know how it is, having a younger sister. Viviana Land is a curvaceous society page reporter that gets talked into helping her nieces Busy Bee Scout leader. This leads the girls to Green Hills Ice Rink....

Viviana is a very self absorbed character with many flaws. However like more people, she needs to find a way to make her career and her love life come together and make her life have meaning.

Alain Lessard one handsome hunk from the Philadelphia Wildcats is donating his summer to coaching the youth league.

Alain is truly a focused hockey player who loves working with people, and his community. His priorities have always been hockey, and… well hockey. Until he met Viviana it was then that his sparks were awakened.

Viviana is handed an opportunity to write the break out story of her career. And she can’t help but flirt and tease some juicy tidbits from Alain, a great hockey defense-men. However, without even noticing Viviana finds herself falling for the younger hunk.

Can and will Viviana put her virtual pen away for a chance at this new chance at the perfect career choice or will she finally get away from those annoying bakery opening articles by using the man she could possibly be in love with? Can she make the right choice here?

Can and will Vivian and Alain make their relationship work? For that matter should they? And will Viviana learn to becoming less self absorbed, and a better person, now that she has a man to focus on. It’s time to read and find out more yourself!

This book is a truly sporty five star read, relating to young teens, and hockey. I enjoyed the relationships with the family, and the fact that these characters truly seemed life like.

Viviana truly had an attitude just like an independent self absorbed woman. Alain’s character is very strong, and truly emotional and helps to make the book more memorable as he brings the romance to life. You will truly enjoy this book, it will enlighten you on hockey, and even careers and relationships. This book “Pink Pucks and Power Plays” was a very inspirational sporty read!

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