The Novel Approach

Where Reading and Romance Meet…

Welcome to another place in time…where one can be swept away into lands and eras long forgotten. This collection of short stories was birthed because a sworn “I don’t like historicals” reader fell in love with what have become some of her favorite books by most of her favorite writers. Surprisingly, they were all historicals. […]

Writing werewolves in the real world. When Lisa at The Novel Approach offered me a chance to give one of my older books a bump, I wasn’t sure which one to choose. But it turns out, I still can’t resist my first werewolf, Simon. So it had to be Unacceptable Risk. When I wrote the […]

Happy Sunday, gang, I hope it’s been an outstanding week for all of you. Or at least that the reading has been good. That alone can make up for a lot. ::nods:: :) We’ve got another great week ahead, seven fun-filled days of giveaways, interviews, articles, and, of course, reviews galore just for you. So […]

“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back.” ― Paulo Coelho ***This […]

Kaje Harper, and the guys who live in my head… “Write-oholic” : /rīt-.ə-ˈhȯ-lik/ – a person who looks at anything, no matter how simple or mundane, and immediately has characters leaping up inside their head, saying, “That’s me, my story, write mine…” And who can’t say no to the stories. Like this one: Uke Carson […]

“Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy…” – Franklin D. Roosevelt More than twenty-three-hundred people lost their lives, but there were figurative casualties as well, because even those who survived the attack were stripped of all the absolutes they’d known up to that now infamous day. It was the death of peace, […]

“One kiss breaches the distance between friendship and love.” – Unknown Trey Holgersen and Josh Campbell were inseparable for a while, but slowly drifted apart when Josh’s family moved to the East Coast after a horrific event that left its share of scars all over Josh, his family, and Trey as well. It was a […]

What better way could there be to discover a new-to-me author than finding a free short story from her? That’s what happened for me with Kaje Harper’s Like the Taste of Summer, the short and very sweet story of Sean Brennan, a college student, and Jack Korbel, a grease monkey and lifelong resident of a […]


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