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2016 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Point Shot trilogy by V.L. Locey (151-06-18-2016)

Vic is a wonderful main character, a talented bisexual hockey player whose deep-seated isolation and inability to control his mouth get him sent down from the NHL to a farm team. There he meets Dan, a gay player with the desire, the strength, the warmth and the empathy to be his match. But in pro hockey, being closeted is still safest, and players can be shipped from one city to another on a day's notice. Add in Vic's mix of hockey ego, personal self-doubts, and lack of filters, and the results are funny, painful, angsty, sweet, unexpected, infuriating, and a whole lot of fun to read, from the HFN of the first novella, to the HEA of the last.

Two Man Advantage, Game Misconduct, Full Strength (3 novellas as 1 submission) by V.L. Locey
Bisexual Erotic Romance

Two Man Advantage
Publisher: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc (April 15, 2015)
Amazon Kindle: Two Man Advantage

Victor Kalinski, all-star forward for the Boston Barracudas, is one of the biggest jerks in professional hockey. Before long his aggressive attitude gets him shipped off to play in the minor leagues.
Furious, he takes to the ice with equal amounts of skill and scathing sarcasm, which doesn’t win him any friends—except for good-natured team captain Daniel Arou. He won’t take any of Vic’s crap, and he won’t take no for an answer.
But Vic’s troublemaking is pulling his career one way while Dan’s talent is pushing his in the other. However much they scorch the sheets, they might soon be separated by more than Vic’s fear of being hurt.
Reader Advisory: This story has graphic sexual language and scenes—no closed bedroom doors (or other rooms) here!
Inside Scoop: This book contains scorching gay sex and a heaping helping of no-holds-barred snark between hot hockey heroes who don’t pull their punches.
A Romantica® gay erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

Game Misconduct
Publisher: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc (September 23, 2015)
Amazon Kindle: Game Misconduct

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, Vic has no choice but to swallow his pride—and nobody’s prouder than hotheaded, ego-driven Victor Kalinski.
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

Full Strength
Publisher: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc (March 23, 2016)
Amazon Kindle: Full Strength

Book three in the Point Shot trilogy
What a difference a year makes. Twelve months ago, Victor Kalinski was one of the best and most controversial ice hockey players in the pros. This year he’s playing in the minors, has a paternity case pending, and has just been vindictively outed to the world by one of his own teammates.
But he seems to find life in the tiny town of Cayuga to his liking. A large part of that is Dan Arou, the Cougars’ alternate captain and the man who now holds Victor’s heart. Surely venomous, viper-tongued Victor hasn’t been mellowed by love!
Well, perhaps a little. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t intend to get sweet revenge on those who’ve hurt the man he loves and the friends he’s somehow made along the way.
Reader Advisory: This story has graphic sexual language and scenes—no closed bedroom doors (or other rooms) here!
An adult gay romance from Ellora’s Cave

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