4.5 Stars, Dan Skinner, Genre Romance, Reviewed by Jules, Self-Published

Review: The Bible Boys by Dan Skinner

Title: The Bible Boys

Author: Dan Skinner

Publisher: Self-Published

Pages/Word Count: 125 Pages

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Blurb: A Sin. An Abomination. Teenagers Caleb and Matthew had been told by the radical fundamentalist church that dominated their families’ lives that a love like theirs—between two boys—was unnatural and forbidden. That it would damn them forever. The religion controlled their families like puppets, watched their every move, made keeping a secret almost impossible. They had only one chance to be together…and it would be a daring one right under the noses of the very people who would condemn them… Continue reading

5 Stars, Dan Skinner, New Adult, Reviewed by Tina, Self-Published, Young Adult

Dan Skinner Paints A Perfect Picture With “The Art of the Heart”

“I tried to turn my mind off. Shut down the thoughts that were with me every second. Everything in me ached to be with him. It was worse than an obsession. It was a need.” ― Dan Skinner

Title: The Art of the Heart

Author: Dan Skinner

Publisher: Cerberus Inc.

Pages/Word Count: 61 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: The heartland of America in 1965 feels like the end of the road for seventeen-year-old Zac Weston. After all, there’s nowhere to go when you’re shy, gay, and a virgin. A natural artist, inspiration strikes in the form of neighbor boy Rory, and Zac’s fantasies spill onto the pages of his notebook. When Zac’s secret is discovered, it might take more than wishes to magically make his world right.
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5 Stars, Dan Skinner, Reviewed by BJ, Self-Published

A Man Learns His Self Respect Isn’t Worth “The Price of Dick”

“The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.” ― Michel de Montaigne

Title: The Price of Dick

Author: Dan Skinner

Publisher: Self-Published

Pages/Word Count: 291 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: His name is Richard but he’ll say, “Call me Dick.” He’s a big, butch, brainy guy in an executive suit, hotter than spit on a skillet. The type of guy you can see fully dressed and imagine buck naked in the throes of an orgasm – every six-feet-two, muscular, sexually intoxicating inch of him. He’s an ambitious freshman in a prominent brokerage firm who’s figured out he can use more than his smarts to get ahead. He’s perfected a surefire method to drive home a hard deal. No one can resist him. And he’s got one really big secret. But that will cost you.

For photographer J.J. Johnstone, the price of Dick just might cost him everything.
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Dan Skinner, Self-Published

Wanna Know “The Price of Dick”? Dan Skinner’s Here Today With An Interview And Giveaway

“Remember, kindness should be an instinct… not a decision… Spread the joy!” — Dan Skinner

The Novel Approach welcomes Dan Skinner on his The Price of Dick Blog Tour, both a book and tour our very own Tina Marie played an integral part in. Tina had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Dan, ask him a few questions, and she also managed to get us an exclusive excerpt from the book. Read on to see what Dan has to say, then leave a comment below for your chance to win goodies!

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Dan Skinner
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A.J. Corza, Amelia C. Gormley, Dan Skinner, EM Lynley, GayRomLit, GotYouCovrd, Josephine Myles, Kate McMurray, Lou Sylvre, Poppy Dennison, Rafe Haze, Rain Carrington, RJ Scott, Skylar M. Cates, Sneak Peek

Here’s A Sneak Peek At The Coming Week!

Hi, everyone, I hope you’ve all had an outstanding week!

We’ve got another busy and fun filled week coming up, with more great guests, giveaways, GRL Celebration fun, and, of course, more reviews.

Here’s what’s on tap for the week ahead.

MondaySkylar M. Cates kicks off the week on her The Only Guy Blog Tour, the follow up to The Guy From Glamour

Amelia C. Gormley drops in as well, on her Saugatuck Summer Blog Tour

TuesdayRain Carrington is our guest today on the Honky Tonk Series: Book Three Blog Tour.

EM Lynley is also with us to do a Cover Reveal of her new novel Bound for Trouble

WednesdayPoppy Dennison stops in on her Belligerent Beta Blog Tour

A.J. Corza is back today with Got You Covered, and another great cover art review

ThursdayKate McMurray is dropping by to talk about her new novel The Silence of the Stars

Rafe Haze is also back today on his The Next Blog Tour as part of our GRL Celebration Countdown

FridayRJ Scott is our guest with the second GRL Celebration visit of the week, to promote her book A Reason to Stay

Dan Skinner also drops in to kick off a blog tour for his newest novel The Price of Dick

SaturdayJosephine Myles is our guest on the Stuff Blog Tour, the follow up to Junk

Sunday – And finally, to wrap up the week, Lou Sylvre is here for a visit, and she’s bring along a little Luki Vasquez and Sonny Bly James

And that rounds out the week ahead. Until next week, happy reading!

All Romance Ebooks, Dan Skinner, Self-Published

Dan Skinner’s “Memorizing You” Is An Unforgettable Read

“Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world.” – Edna St. Vincent Millay

Every once in a while you read a book that touches something inside of you. It makes your heart sing, it makes your heart break and then it puts it back together again. Memorizing You took my heart hostage from the moment David and Ryan met.

David was an awkward young man and that was before he realized he was “different”. You see David didn’t get that tingle in his belly when he looked at girls. No, that only happened when he was looking at the boys in his class. Once he got to high school, he believed he would have to hide this from everyone. So what was a boy to do? That’s right, time to get a girlfriend. Eventually this situation goes south, and David feels so guilty about it he swears it won’t happen ever again. He just can’t believe he hurt someone so bad by trying to cover up his own truth.

On the heels of his failed attempt to be “normal”, David happens to meet Ryan while drumming up new clients for his lawn care business. The two boys become fast friends and eventually much, much more. David helps Ryan with his school work, and Ryan helps David with his workouts. During this time, Ryan shares his big secret with David: he’s gay. David is awed by Ryan’s trust and soon he comes clean about his own truth with Ryan. The two boys fall in love and it has to be one of the most beautiful love stories I have ever read. There weren’t any grand gestures or huge declarations, just a beautiful slow process that we all dreamed of when we were young.

Unfortunately for the two, Ryan’s father seemed to be trying to relive his youth through his son. Ryan was going to play football, he was going to get a scholarship, and nothing and no one would stand in the way of that, including David. Ryan and David did everything they could to stay together and with the surprising support of David’s parents, Ryan’s mom, and most of the students at school, they made it work.

When the bomb went off, it was nothing like what I was expecting. After forbidding Ryan from seeing David, Ryan’s dad catches them together. What transpires from there changes the path of life for both boys in ways that ripped my heart from my chest and had me crying, and I do mean UGLY crying. We all know now, as adults, that life must go on. Imagine learning that at age 18. Your whole future is there in front of you, all opportunity there for the taking, but it all slips away in a matter of minutes.

The last few chapters of the book document the life of a man just going through the motions. A man barely existing. To see this vibrant, intelligent man living a half-life is heartbreaking. He has friends, he has family, he has a business, but he is missing his happiness. Thankfully the author gives us a glimmer of hope at the end of the book. Perhaps we could twist an arm or a leg to get another book to see the HEA I know I was hoping for.

I will say to you all, this is not your typical love story. There really is no HEA, but it also isn’t a sad ending. There is hope and at the end of the day, I think that is all any of us can wish for. I know I am being a little vague on the details, but I can’t give it all away now, can I?

In my opinion this is a must read book! If you miss this one, you are missing something special.

Reviewed by: Jackie

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