The Novel Approach

Where Reading and Romance Meet…

Title: The Paranormal Detection Agency

Author: Anne Brook

Publisher: Amber Allure

Pages/Word Count: 57 Pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: When paranormal investigator Jack Atkinson meets new client Aaron Riley, he doesn’t expect the level of attraction he instantly feels for the man. Neither does he expect the kind of haunting Aaron describes, which Jack is determined to solve. Continue Reading

Title: Fever Pitch

Author: Heidi Cullinan

Publisher: Samhain Publishing

Pages/Word Count: 339 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Sometimes you have to play love by ear.

Love Lessons, Book 2

Aaron Seavers is a pathetic mess, and he knows it. He lives in terror of incurring his father’s wrath and disappointing his mother, and he can’t stop dithering about where to go to college—with fall term only weeks away. Continue Reading

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Welcome to the Belonging ’Verse re-release blog tour with Aleksandr Voinov and Rachel Haimowitz! We’re very excited to be bringing you edited second editions of our Belonging stories, Anchored and Counterpunch (in the case of Anchored, very edited, with over ten thousand new words and a completely different beginning and ending!), which are finally under the same roof and back in print after about a year out of circulation. Continue Reading

TNA: Hi, Rachel, thanks so much for being here with us today. Let’s begin by having you tell us a little bit about yourself.

Rachel: I’m from South Carolina. I live in South Carolina with my son Matt, daughter-in-law Brittany, who does my book covers, and my orange tabby cat Little Hoss. I’m a huge Doctor Who fan. David Tennant and Matt Smith are my favorites. I have a portrait tattoo of Matt Smith on my leg and plan to get David Tennant and the Tardis on the same leg soon. I have been a published author for 10 years. I have always said I have millions of stories and characters running around in my head.

TNA: To Be Whole is your first gay romance novel. What was it about this book and these characters that led you to the genre and to this point?

Rachel: Every author has a story that dying to be heard. This story has been in my mind and heart for some time. I finally decided it was time that it was heard. Love is love and nobody has the right to say a person cannot love whom they are destined to love. Continue Reading

Title: The Last Thing He Needs

Author: J.H. Knight

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 220 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Tommy O’Shea is raising his seven younger brothers and sisters without any help from his drug abusing father and stepmother. Since he was fifteen years old, he’s managed to keep the children fed and out of foster care. It takes up every ounce of his energy and the last thing he needs is romance complicating his life further. Continue Reading

Title: A Twist and Two Balls (With a Kick #1)

Author: Clare London

Publisher: Jocular Press

Pages/Word Count: 66 Pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: Eduardo Mancini is going to be a star of the London stage and screen. Or that was the plan. His alter ego Eddy March hasn’t got further than the chorus and a bit part in a TV series. His parents aren’t supportive, his agent can’t place his particular skills, and he’s finding it hard to hang onto his young dreams. Things go from bad to worse when he’s late for an important audition, hasn’t got enough to money to pay the taxi fare, and is chased across the streets of Soho by the irate driver. Continue Reading


TNA: Hi, EM, thanks so much for joining us at The Novel Approach today. Why don’t we start things off by having you tell us a bit about yourself?

EM: Thanks for having me back here yet again. This is one of those questions you get in job interviews or first dates, and never know just where to start!

I’m a full-time writer. That’s a good place to start. It’s exciting and scary not to have a regular paycheck, but I feel privileged to be able to sit down and make up stories all day. It’s a lot easier to come up with ideas than it is to write, so my job isn’t quite as fun as it sounds on the surface.

Besides writing, my passions are cooking and travel. If you’ve read one or two of my books this should come as no surprise. I’d love to be able to make my way around the world again trying different foods in different places, and learning how to cook them.

And I’m a Taurus. What’s your sign? Continue Reading

2014GRL_BlogTour_sq200x200Hello TNA peeps and many thanks to Mistress Lisa for allowing me access to all of you today! She will very likely wanna smack me for that whole BDSM-ish sounding Mistress Lisa bit, but she can’t really do so without offering evidence that I may be right! ‘Insert evil-genius laugh here.’

In preparation for the audiobook release of As You Are, available for purchase on Audible and iTunes October 10th, I’m here on this good Friday to offer you an exclusive ‘first listen’, in addition to an introduction to Jason Frazier, who performed and produced the audiobook. I was introduced to Jason by Sara York and after listening to the audio version of Pray the Gay Away, also performed by Jason, I was completely audio-smitten. Though Sara’s book deals with some pretty weighty issues and As You Are…doesn’t, lol, I could close my eyes and hear Julian in Jason’s voice. That’s when I knew I’d found the right performer to breathe life into everything I’d placed on page. Continue Reading

Title: The Knife of Narcissus (Parts One and Two)

Author: Carolyne Chand

Publisher: dik-dik books

Pages/Word Count: 123 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Lucius Sentius, along with most people in the city of Rome, assumes that the debauched days of Nero are behind them now that Rome has settled down under a sober new ruler, Vespasian. Lucius may be only the son of a merchant, but his newly arranged marriage to an older widow will bring powerful connections and an enviable life. If he keeps himself on a respectable path. Continue Reading

Title: Spaghetti Western

Author: EM Lynley

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 220 Pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: A Novel in the Delectable Series

Cordon-Blue trained pastry chef Riley Emerson arrives in Aspen, Colorado for a summer season at the best restaurant in town, only to discover his jerk of a boyfriend has dumped him, leaving his heart and his summer plans in tatters. Doubting himself and longing for a change of pace, he takes a low-paying position as chef at a guest ranch, the Rocking Z. The scenery is gorgeous, but he expects that nature up close and personal can’t hold a candle to his exciting Paris lifestyle. Continue Reading


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