Book Review & Release Blitz – A Brush of Blue by V.L. Locey

A big welcome to V.L Locey as part of her release blitz with Signal Boost Promotions for A Brush of Blue.

I love this author’s writing, and this story reminds me of so many reasons why. The characters are wonderful, and flawed, in particular Landon who has a huge journey of personal growth. And the descriptions of the settings bring the locations to life. I loved the poetical prose, and in particular the way music was described in this story. Montrell’s music was an added bonus for me reading this story as I love stories about musicians. A Brush of Blue is a perfect name for a Jazz band, and for the story too on so many levels.

I liked how the two men are almost opposites, yet both have pasts they need to put behind them in order to trust again, and also have a passion and gift for different forms of art. I liked how their relationship grew slowly as they dated instead of just sleeping together first, and reached a level of intimacy before adding to the physical. I also liked how Landon slowly thaws and realises how others see him, and begins to change. The reason behind his original demeanour was very believable too. I really like Montrell and how layered he is as a person, and how not just one aspect of him defines who he is, and how he is exactly who Landon needs. I liked how he tells Landon a few home truths and isn’t scared to do so.

The plot kept me reading, and I needed to find out how they get through the horrible things that life throws at them. I cursed the nasty people responsible, and liked how their friends stuck by them, while others showed their true colours. Oliver rocks, as do Braydon and Mona, and I loved Lady Marmalade. I’m very happy we haven’t seen the last of Nate. I liked him, and figured he had his own story to tell.

I found this a very satisfying, emotional read with wonderfully complex characters. I’m very much enjoying this series. 5 out of 5 stars.

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The most difficult of life’s choices might be the one we make when we open our hearts to another.

Landon Reece is the ultimate Manhattan athlete. The elite goalie for the New York Metros is rich, handsome, generous, and purposely single. His life has been a whirlwind of fancy cars, beautiful people, museum galas, and championship rings. Landon now has one year left on his multi-million dollar contract, and the talk around town isn’t good. Despite carrying his team to the pinnacle of success, the aging goalie is hearing rumors that his contract might not be renewed next season. Hoping to curtail the rumors and show the Metros he still has what it takes, Landon and his agent set up a press tour to hopefully remind the fans—and Metros’ management—just how important Landon is to New York City.

During one of a hundred appearances on the tour, Landon finds himself a guest on the newest and hottest late night talk show in the Big Apple. There he meets Montrell Pittman, leader of the show’s band, A Brush of Blue, and his senses come alive. He resolves to do his best to woo the upbeat, sexy musician who ignites his blood like no other person ever has. As the two men grow closer, Landon’s ice time shows how happy his new romance is making him. Then a tragedy rocks his world, and Landon finds himself wallowing in despair and in danger of losing the man who might be the only one who can clear his blues away.

USA Today Bestselling Author V.L. Locey – Penning LGBT hockey romance that skates into sinful pleasures.

V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, walking, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, Torchwood and Dr. Who, 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 pair of geese, far too many chickens, and two 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 one hand and a steamy romance novel in the other.

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About Anne Barwell

Anne Barwell lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She shares her home with a cat with “tortitude” who is convinced that the house is run to suit her; this is an ongoing “discussion,” and to date, it appears as though Kaylee may be winning. In 2008, Anne completed her conjoint BA in English Literature and Music/Bachelor of Teaching. She has worked as a music teacher, a primary school teacher, and now works in a library. She is a member of the Upper Hutt Science Fiction Club and plays violin for Hutt Valley Orchestra. She is an avid reader across a wide range of genres and a watcher of far too many TV series and movies, although it can be argued that there is no such thing as “too many.” These, of course, are best enjoyed with a decent cup of tea and further the continuing argument that the concept of “spare time” is really just a myth. She also hosts and reviews for other authors, and writes monthly blog posts for Love Bytes. She is the co-founder of the New Zealand Rainbow Romance writers, and a member of RWNZ. Anne’s books have received honorable mentions five times, reached the finals four times—one of which was for best gay book—and been a runner up in the Rainbow Awards. She has also been nominated twice in the Goodreads M/M Romance Reader’s Choice Awards—once for Best Fantasy and once for Best Historical. Anne can be found at
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