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“I thought you liked sex?”

“I do, but I want you to come back. You can get more, better sex with anyone. But you can only get the whole Dawson experience when you’re here.” – Amy Lane

Title: Behind the Curtain

Author: Amy Lane

Narrator:: Hugh Bradley

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Run Time: 8 Hours

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Blurb: Dawson Barnes recognizes his world is very small and very charmed. Running his community college theater like a petty god, he and his best friend, Benji, know they’ll succeed as stage techs after graduation. His father adores him, Benji would die for him, and Dawson never doubted the safety net of his family, even when life hit him below the belt.

But nothing prepared him for falling on Jared Emory’s head. Continue Reading

“Sometimes giving up control could very well be the cure to one’s spiritual sickness. Or whatever.” – Hayden Thorne

Title: Masks: Evolution

Author: Hayden Thorne

Publisher: Queerteen Press

Pages/Word Count:

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: While his friends continue to develop their newfound powers, Eric begins to feel the effects of being the odd man out. Around him, things go from bad to worse for Vintage City as the Shadow Puppet, a new supervillain, steps into the Devil’s Trill’s shoes and wreaks havoc with his army of killer mannequins. Continue Reading

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Professional badass Luki Vasquez and weaver Sonny James meet for the first time in Loving Luki Vasquez, and they might make a sizzling couple if they can ever get past the impulse to run the other way every time romance comes into view. Then again, they have to stay alive if they’re ever to see their wedding day, and tribulation, cruelty, and greed has a way of demanding attention at all the worst moments. Together, they pack a lot of resources to fight for love. If they can hold out, they just might win the enduring love and family they were meant to share. Continue Reading

Title: Chasing the Horizon

Author: Scotty Cade

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 200 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Needing a lifestyle change, Garner Holt, an uptight workaholic psychologist, buys a sailboat and trades in his prestigious job in New York City for a life on the water. After engine failure and six weeks in Savannah, Georgia for repair, he arrives in Key West, Florida early one morning and encounters a half-dressed hooligan walking along the docks of the marina. Garner immediately thinks this barefoot and shirtless man with a shaved head, multiple tattoos, and piercings in every orifice is going to rob him. He prepares for the worst. Instead, the stranger passes Garner by and climbs on a boat two slips down. With the threat of danger gone, Garner is surprisingly intrigued. Continue Reading

“Saving you is the only thing that will bring me peace for all the wrong I have done.” – Jillian Peery

Title: Head-on

Author: John Inman

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 220 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: At twenty-six, Gordon Stafford figures his days are numbered. At least he hopes they are.

Wearied by guilt and regret stemming from a horrific automobile accident two years earlier in which a man was killed, Gordon wakes up every morning with thoughts of suicide. While the law puts Gordon to work atoning for his sins, personal redemption is far harder to come by. Continue Reading

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose — Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr

BadgeThe more things change, the more they stay the same, so the saying goes. We’ve lost one reviewer from our staff here at The Novel Approach–our dear BJ has left to concentrate on his writing career. He’ll be back on August 3rd, though he’ll be here to promote his own new book rather than to tell you about someone else’s, so be sure to watch for that.
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Title: Cryptshiver

Author: Chacelyn Pierce

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 106 Pages

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Blurb: When a skinned corpse found in a cemetery rises from the dead, supernatural agents Avi Grissom and Jakob Ender hunt for the killer. But Grissom is more interested in his partner’s mysterious disappearance two years ago and his recent return. Something isn’t right with Ender, and the werewolf in Grissom desperately needs to sniff out what has Ender so tight-lipped while fighting off the desire for the secretive vampire that has only grown during his absence. His quest to solve the murder unearths personal truths of vengeance and death magic, and reveals one of their most notorious enemies. Continue Reading


Greetings! I’m Johanna Parkhurst, and I’m the author of the young adult novel Every Inferno. I’m incredibly honored to be dropping by The Novel Approach blog today.

Even though I primarily write for young adults, I always enjoy visiting blogs geared towards adult readers. That’s because I so appreciate interacting with adults who read YA literature. For years I lived in a “YA closet,” where I hid my love for writers like Alex Sanchez and Judy Blume away from the prying adult eyes who expected me to read more “sophisticated” novels by the likes of Dan Brown and Virginia Woolf (not that I don’t enjoy books by these authors… Continue Reading

Title: Fighting for Freedom (Modern Battles: Book Four

Author: Serena Yates

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 200 Pages

Rating: 3.5 Stars

Blurb: Luiz Oliveira, a US-born Brazilian, joined the US military when he was eighteen to escape his ambassador father’s tyranny. Once his active duty obligation ends he starts a private investigation and security company with his Army buddy, Reinaldo Valverde. Years later, Luiz learns Colombian drug lords have kidnapped his childhood friend and teenage crush, Dr. Pascal Taylor-Cornett. Geography and their careers may have kept them apart, but they have been attracted to each other since they were fifteen, so Luiz is determined to come to Pascal’s rescue. Continue Reading

“Men only fell this hard in books, the kinds of books he never read.” – Rory Ni Coileain

Title: Gale Force (SoulShares #2)

Author: Rory Ni Coileain

Publisher: Ravenous Romance

Pages/Word Count: 230 Pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: Conall Dary is the most powerful mage born to the Fae race since the Realm was parted from the human world, over two thousand years ago. But that very power condemns him to a lifetime of celibacy, because sex calls to power, and he has power enough to drain a world. When he refuses to use his talents for a Noble lady’s petty revenge, he finds himself shanghaied to the human world, his soul torn in half and his magick blocked. Continue Reading


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