We’re so pleased to have author V.L. Locey dropping in today on the tour for her latest release, Overtime, book four in the Cayouga Cougars series. She’s here to chat about polyamory, and there’s also a giveaway so be sure to check out those details below.
Hi there! My name is V.L. Locey and I’m thrilled to be here today! In case you’re not familiar with me I’m an MM romance author, primarily hockey romance, but I do also write non-sporty contemporary, paranormal, and mythological gay romances. Today we’re going to talk a bit about writing a polyamorous romance novel.
Did you find writing a polyamorous relationship difficult?
This question has come up a few times since I first started talking about Sander, Mateo, and Noah’s story. I can’t say that writing a polyamorous relationship was more or less difficult than writing a romance between two men, it was just different in a few ways.
I wanted to ensure that the polyamorous lifestyle was well-represented by showing the good and bad of having more than one partner. Dealing with a new person being invited into an established relationship isn’t always an easy go! There’s much more to polyamory than hot times three in bed. There are real issues to deal with that range from jealousy to one partner feeling threatened to trying to juggle preparing meals that will please three palates to the scorn society places on those living the polyamorous life.
There are many more joys and obstacles facing people who are part of a non-monogamous relationship then I’ve listed here. I loved being able to show how these three different men came together as one strong, solid trio whose love bolsters and supports them all through some horribly trying times.
Thanks for dropping by!
Skate hard and love deeply,
About the Book
Length: 68,000 words approx.
Cover Design: Reverie Formatting and Design
Cayuga Cougars Series:
Blurb: Sander March is one season away from the pros, or so everyone tells him.
If only Sander had as much faith in his ability as the Cougar coaching staff does. Outwardly, he’s cocksure, borderline bitter, and slightly sarcastic. All that strut and sass hides a wounded soul though. Working to hide a brutal past filled with humiliation, abuse, and a family member who still haunts him, Sander has never found the kind of comfort and understanding he so desperately needs. Until he meets Mateo Castillo, a minor league baseball player for the nearby Elmira Egrets. Mateo and Sander click instantly, and a budding friendship develops between the two athletes.
Mateo then introduces Sander to his boyfriend, Noah Coombs, an aspiring manga comic creator. The three men find themselves bonding strongly, and that slowly gives way to sexual attraction. Eventually, Mateo and Noah invite Sander into their relationship. The path to happiness isn’t going to be easy for Sander as he faces criticism from his friends, teammates, and the press for his choices. The brash young star can handle all that, it’s when his abuser shows up in Cayuga that Sander fears not only for his own safety, but for the lives of the two men he has grown to love. Will Sander’s past tear him away from Mateo and Noah, or will he be able to leave the darkness behind?
Warning – This story has disturbing subject matter.
About the Author
V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, Dr. Who, Torchwood, 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, two Jersey steers and a flock of assorted domestic fowl.
When not writing lusty tales, she can be found enjoying her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in hand.
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June 13 – BooksLaidBareBoys, Xtreme Delusions, June 14 – The Novel Approach, June 15 – We Three Queens, Bookaholic & Kindle, Nerdy Dirty & Flirty, Love My Reads, June 16 – MM Good Book Reviews, June 18 – Mainely Stories, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, June 19 – Bayou Book Junkie, June 20 – Jim’s Reading Room, Making It Happen, MM Good Book Reviews, Wicked Reads, June 21 – Joyfully Jay, June 22 – Mirrigold, Bayou Book Junkie, A Book Lovers Dream Blog, OMG Reads, June 23 – Gay Book Reviews