Wednesday, April 20, 2022

The Bachelor and the Cherry by V.L. Locey Release Blitz

Campo Royale #2. The Bachelor and the Cherry. V.L. Locey.

Is he brave enough to stop hiding behind his persona and give love one final try?

Jordan Stevens has crammed a lot of living into his fifty years. Some of those years have been good, some bad, and some he would just as soon forget. The world isn’t always kind to an aging queen. Lovers begin to scamper into forbidden fields, your padding tends to slip, and you spend more time with egg whites than most pastry chefs. Heartache is nothing new to the man who embodies the acid-tongued Sitka Patel on stage every night, which led Jordan to vow to never trust another man under eighty again. He has his club, his drag family, and his Bombay cat Heckle. Who needs the hassle? That philosophy had served him well, until a stunning young thing with dark chocolate eyes shows up at the back door of Campo Royale with a suitcase, a sad story, and a dream.

From the time he was old enough to spell the word sequin, Yampier Perez knew that someday he’d be wearing them. One of three children born to Cuban immigrants, Yampier was always a little glitzier than the other neighborhood boys. His love of fashion design and performance arts was barely tolerated at home and even less so in the hallways of his rural Georgia high school. Yet, Yampier never let his light be doused, not even the day his older brother caught him modeling his sister’s prom dress. Beaten, disowned, and on his own before graduation, he found himself having to work seedy jobs doing even seedier things, until he saved enough cash to head to the Big Apple. That money has now run out, leaving him stuck in Wilmington with no food, no place to stay, and no family. Little does he know that stumbling into the Campo Royale Club, half frozen and weak from hunger, is about to bring him everything he has yearned for.

The Bachelor and the Cherry is a gay age gap romance that features an aging drag queen, a virginal newcomer, lots of sass, wigs galore, hurt/comfort, family found, and a richly sequined happy ending.


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The Bachelor and the Cherry by V.L. Locey

Book 2
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the second book in the series, and whilst you don't need to read them in order, I think that it is well worth it to get the full glitter, glamour, and grit of life for the drag queens of Campo Royale.

Owner and principal drag queen Jordan, aka Sitka Patel, is starting to feel his age, and is pretty cynical about love. But when the very beaten down Yampier seeks shelter, he cannot help but feel some stirring in his heart. The fact that the young 'guppy' has dreams of being the best drag queen of all – starting with a Dolly Parton outfit – is appealing too, but Yampier has to start as the club cleaner and work his way up.

It is a lot of fun spending time with the whole crowd in the club and getting some insight into the behind the scenes life. Jordan has his life all sorted, with the exception of love. He cares about his mother, pays his bills, and helps drags on their road to the bright lights of New York, if that is what they want.

Yampier has an indomitable spirit, and when he sees Sitka/Jordan, he is immediately attracted to her/him. He may be young, but he has always been attracted to older, wiser men. This is the chance he never thought he would get, and he plans on being the person Jordan wants and needs from now on.

I really enjoyed the innocence compared to worldly wise, the optimist to the cynic, and the passion in both of them, which made them the perfect pairing. Really enjoyable, fun, loving, and moving read.



Author Bio

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 Doctor 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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