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Guest Post and Giveaway: Praeternatural Worldbuilding by Jenna Rose and Katey Hawthorne

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We’re so pleased to have the writing team of Jenna Rose and Katey Hawthorne with us to day on their Kanaan & Tilney blog tour. Enjoy their guest post, then be sure to click on the Rafflecopter widget below to enter for the chance to win one of four e-copies of Kanaan & Tilney: The Case of the Arms Dealers.

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The praeternatural world that Lowell Kanaan and John Tilney inhabit is, to put it bluntly, complicated. With maybe a hundred possible superhuman abilities divided into five different, occasionally arguing ‘factions’, things are already messy. Keeping it on the downlow from the mundane world–our world–makes things even more complex.

Which is, of course, one of the most fun things about writing Kanaan & Tilney. They’re both praeternaturals, but Lowell Kanaan is a shifter–wolf, specifically–and John Tilney is a pyrokinetic. That puts them in the Beast and Elementalist factions, respectively… and those factions do not get along so well, historically. As in they kind of blame each other for some of the major praeternatural-caused disasters in history.

Beasts aren’t quite the bottom of the social hierarchy, but they’re close, according to many of the other factions. At their finest, they’re ideal protectors and loyal friends; at their worst, they can lose what makes them human to what makes them, well, animal. Think Bigfoot. Yeah, that Bigfoot. Personally, we (the authors) tend to think they’re the best, but the other praeternatural factions often associate them with brutishness, citing their animal abilities and instincts.

Soooo not true.

Elementalists like to think they’re the mirror opposite, but they’re totally not. They control various elements, throwing stone or lightning, which means they get a bit uppity about being ‘higher’ magic, sometimes. Problem there is, there’s a lot of chaos going around in the elements, and imposing order on them can get to be a little much–as in do your head in. So who’s giving way to baser instincts now, huh? As in, you know, sinking Atlantis and burning down the Library of Alexandria?

Yeah, that’s what we thought.

So, as you can imagine, we had a lot of fun with both the powers within our five factions, plus the weird politics, history, and cultural for them all. And that’s not even getting into the Terrans, Necromorphs, and Psychogenics, because we’ll be here all day–and seeing as it’s release day, prrrrobably not a great idea. But the point is, we love worldbuilding, and the worldbuilding for Kanaan & Tilney? So much fun, there’s gonna be more of them, that’s for sure.


JR_KW_kanaan and tilney_coverinBLURB for Kanaan & Tilney: The Case of the Arms Dealers: John Tilney–praeternatural pyrokinetic and mystery author–has noticed the bottom dropping out of the market for his usual gothic fare, so he goes to Lowell Kanaan, PI, for a crash course in noir. Lowell, the cranky wolf-shifter detective, isn’t sure why he agrees to let John shadow him–though it might have something to do with John’s weirdly endearing honesty… and pretty lips. John thinks he’s found the perfect detective novel hero in Lowell, but it isn’t long before he realizes he doesn’t want Lowell for his book, but for himself.

As they become entangled in a supernatural whodunnit involving the Zombie Mafia, black market body parts, and shady insurance deals, their partnership grows closer–and hotter. But when it comes down to the wire, Lowell’s wolfy protective side threatens to drive John around the bend, or at least out of the office. Good thing John’s as much sunshine as he is fire; hopefully it’s enough to help them catch a murderer before they end up in literal pieces, too.

Find out more about Kanaan & Tilney HERE

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Author BioBios:

Jenna Rose is an avid reader and writer, particularly when it comes to science-fiction and fantasy. Currently, she works as a receptionist, but her real love is writing. In her free time, she likes to read comic books, play video games, and waste time on the internet. She currently lives in Massachusetts with her dog, Harley.

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Katey Hawthorne is an avid reader and writer of superpowered romance, even though the only degree she holds is in the history of art. (Or, possibly, because the only degree she holds is in the history of art.) Originally from the Appalachian foothills of West Virginia, she currently lives in Ohio. In her spare time she enjoys comic books, B-movies, loud music, Epiphones, and Bushmills.

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Guest Post and Giveaway: The Back to the Sky Blog Tour with Katey Hawthorne

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Today we’re so pleased to welcome Katey Hawthorne back to The Novel Approach to chat a bit about her new book Back to the Sky. Enjoy Katey’s guest post, then be sure to click on the Rafflecopter widget below for the chance to win one of FIVE e-copies of the book.

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Some Kind of Magic

By Katey Hawthorne

So I have this weird little series of books called “Elementals”, and the second one is happening today: BACK TO THE SKY. Each of the four elements will get its own book—and hell, maybe I’ll throw in the fifth just to be a completist—but this one is the “air” book, as the title might suggest. (BY THE RIVER was water—surprise surprise.) They’re weird to talk about because they’re just on the edge of being paranormal—they feel more like a contemporary but there’s that fantastic edge on them that doesn’t normally come with the contemporary package.  It’s not magical realism, either, because that’s a whole other thing… but that’s as close as I can get to an easy explanation.

Effectively, the love interests in these books have some kind of elemental abilities, but they’re understated and uncertain. Sometimes a joke between them and their friends, sometimes something no one says out loud but everyone thinks. What, you’ve never met someone so awesome that you wonder if they’re descended from a god or have secret powers? … Okay, me neither.

Anyhow, here’s a little snippet from BACK TO THE SKY that pretty much says it all when it comes to Geordie and his possible ‘abilities’:


Excerpt: As usual, Geordie charmed everyone through cooking and then eating. Lauren was easy with him, Raff was half in love, and by the time they were on the chocolate-encased panna cotta dessert, everyone was like old friends.

“Where are you from anyhow?” Lauren asked, her face still flushed from laughing at something he’d just said.

“All over,” was Geordie’s usual answer. But this time he added more to it. “I mean, I was mostly raised West Coast, but born in San Antonio—my mom met my dad there.”

“What’s he do?”

“No idea. I mean, he was more of a sperm donor than a dad.” Geordie laughed and held up one hand as if to wave off potential awkward. “Not to be weird—it’s no big deal. My mom’s cool; she jokes about him being like one of those asshole gods that knocked up mortals all the time, then ran back to their angry wife.”

Raff smacked the table. “Ha! Which one?”

“Thor. I don’t even know if that was a Norse thing. But she is, and since good weather follows me…” There was that grin of Geordie’s.

The one that made Zane want to get him on the nearest flat surface and go wild on him, again.

Lauren said, “That’s weirdly charming. Especially if he looks like Chris Hemsworth. Dude could get it.”

Raff laughed again. “Except it’s been raining here, for the first time in forever. Though—actually, the fact that we had a damn lightning storm might prove the Thor theory. You need to talk to the old man. Shit’s about to flood.”

It was all weirdly true, though, with the weather and Geordie. Especially when they were screwing, now Zane thought about it. The dark clouds passing over the sun the other morning, just at the moment there were dark clouds passing over Geordie’s mind…

Yeah, right. Geordie’s shit was definitely affecting Zane’s brain now.


Right, that totally clears things up, doesn’t it? Okay, maybe not. But I think it’s a fair example of how it’s a good  book for both contemporary and paranormal romance readers who want something just slightly left of center, probably. Maybe. I hope.

Let me know, would you? ;)


KH_Backtothesky_coverlgBACK TO THE SKY Blurb: Rather than spend his first post-college summer on the beach with a hot boy and a margarita, Zane Woodward goes home. While the lectures aimed at getting him to be more respectable like his lawyer father aren’t appreciated, Zane wants to be near his sister and his best friend—both of whom he’s convinced need him. Enter Geordie Finsen: the Buddhist, blue-haired, stacked house-sitter-next-door. Geordie has a penchant for parties, older women who can pay the bills, and younger men who can wear him out—and he may or may not be able to control the weather.

While Geordie and his philosophies start to disentangle Zane from his own expectations and hang-ups, they bring the two closer and closer, and their chemistry flares into a hot and heavy summer romance. But Geordie has hang-ups of his own, including an aversion to getting too attached to anyone or anything. When things get a little too heavy between him and Zane, his instinct to cut loose and run free is tested, and Zane’s plans for a perfect escape of his own might never get off the ground.

Buy Links: Loose Id || For other links, Amazon, etc., check out Katey’s Blog


0afba-katey_smAuthor Bio: Katey Hawthorne is an avid reader and writer of superpowered romance, even though the only degree she holds is in the history of art. (Or, possibly, because the only degree she holds is in the history of art.) Originally from the Appalachian foothills of West Virginia, she currently lives in Ohio. In her spare time she enjoys comic books, B-movies, loud music, Epiphones, and Bushmills.



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Guest Post, Excerpt, and Giveaway: The Countdown to GayRomLit 2015 with Katey Hawthorne

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We’re so please to welcome back Katey Hawthorne on the GRL Celebration blog tour today. Enjoy Katey’s guest post, then be sure to click on the Rafflecopter widget below for the chance to win an e-copy of a book in her Superpowered Love series, winner’s choice.

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Riot BoyHello, hello, and thanks to TNA for letting me drop in and squee about this year’s GRL. People who are going: have you decided what to wear to the Hooray for Hollywood costume party yet? I’m debating a Jedi knight, personally. Oh, what, like everyone didn’t already know I’m a huge nerd.

Speaking of, how ‘bout them superpowered books, right? Last year I had so much fun doing a reading from my Riot Boy, aka my Superpowered Love series, that I signed up for another one this year. To go dirty again, or not to, that is the question? Here’s last year’s, more-or-less:


What passed for a dressing room was more like a large walk-in closet or perhaps a dorm room. Not much but a ragged couch passed down from the seventies puking up its own guts, a vanity groaning under the weight of ancient makeup, a bunch of overstuffed clothing racks, a changing screen in the corner, and a long, cluttered counter along one wall. There must have been a door at one time, but not even the hinges remained.

He fell back into the couch and started taking off his boots. I noticed his little stuffed fox and scooped it up, then hugged it in the crook of my arm.

He said, “Behold the secret life of a suburban rock star.”

“What happened to the door?”

“Dunno, never seen it.” He nodded at the fox. “That’s George.”

I squeezed George once more before respectfully returning him to his perch.

“Think your sister liked the show?”

“Yeah. I think she liked you.”

“In spite of my shirt.” He stuck the tip of his tongue through his teeth.

“Lucy liked the shirt. Not as much as me, but she liked it.”

He’d kicked off his boots by that time. The moment he stood, I kissed him, then backed him up against the counter. As usual, he acquiesced to perfection, licking at my teeth and pulling me against him hard.

I said, “Can’t be a real groupie till you’ve made out in the dressing room, right?”

He replied by hopping up onto the counter so he could wrap his legs around me. I assisted, then laid one hand on his thigh and brought the other up to his face; our mouths found each other again quickly. At first it was just kissing, kind of slow and hot, like usual. His fingertips, artificially cold, toyed with the hair at the nape of my neck and slipped downward to tickle my spine. His ass scooted forward until he was wrapped around me tight, his bare feet hooked behind my back. I was just thinking how lonely it would be that night—tasting his tongue and knowing I’d miss it later—when his fingers started pulling at the button of my fly.

I laughed into his lips and moved off just enough to say, “The door doesn’t even exist, let alone lock.”

“Fuck it. I need this.” In case I was wondering what, exactly, his hand snaked down the front of my jeans and rubbed my swelling cock.

“Ah.” I leaned into him, knees going weak. “Oh my God.”

“Come on, Etienne,” he whispered. “I made the shirt and everything.”

I chuckled. “We can’t do it here.”

“Aww.” He reluctantly pulled his hand out of my pants.

“It’s got to be somewhere I can do the job thoroughly.” I took his face in both hands and kissed him, long and openmouthed, until he melted against me again. “Somewhere you can swear as loud as you want.”

He grinned and squirmed against me. “Handcuffs?”

“Anything you want.”


“Promise. Anything.”

“That’s worth waiting for. But while we’re here anyway…” He slipped off the counter, wedging himself between it and me and rubbing off on me at the same time. “Come on, I’ll be fast. Almost came in my pants just now.”

I laughed again, which he took for agreement. He wasted no time dragging me behind the changing screen in the corner. A quick glance over the top to check for passersby, and then I undid his belt and yanked it free in one quick motion. I went for the zipper.

No underwear.

“Jesus Christ, Brady.”

“Ah, I thought you’d like that.”

More laughter. “You planned for this?”

“Of course I fucking did. You gonna give it to me, or what?”

I turned him around to face the wall in reply and dragged his jeans down over his ass.

He wriggled out of them and leaned forward, palms against the wall, leaving me staring at him—still in his FUCK ME, ETIENNE T-shirt but bare-assed and waiting.

My fly was still undone, and I couldn’t resist kicking off my jeans and leaning against him, arranging my dick—straining through my shorts—in the split of that remarkable ass. I kissed the back of his neck and wound my arms around him. His response was to rub up on me, opening up a little farther. I took his stiff cock in one hand and started out slow; he squirmed on my dick and voiced a little moan, then, “Unh, yeah.”

I stroked him, kissed him, and he angled his ass to give me a thrill with every jerk, until my cock was so hot I could’ve come just like that. But no, I didn’t make that mistake anymore—it was all about him. I pulled back a little, spit on my fingers, and rubbed them in a tight circle around his asshole.

He shuddered, his hands curling into fists against the wall, and arched his back sharply. “Yeah, ah fuck…”

I picked up speed, pressing my still-thickening cock into the back of his thigh as I went. His whole body caught my rhythm. I milked it from both ends, pushed every button I knew at once to get it out of him, fast and hard.

“Oh, yeah, mmmnnnn…” He hit the wall with one fist and came with a sigh.

I held him tight, kissing him while he finished and recovered. When I finally let him go, he shook himself a little. I rearranged myself against him, laughing as I looked down over his shoulder. “So much for the wall.”

“It’s probably seen worse.” He laughed too, breathless. “Your turn.”

Before I could respond, he was on his knees, ripping down my shorts. He pushed me back against the opposite wall and went straight for my cock, swallowed it. Jesus, had to be halfway down his throat.

I groaned at the white-hot thrill and let my head fall back, eyelids fluttering. God, he was incredible. He was magnificent. He was—

“Brady?” said an alien voice.

My eyes snapped open; I tried to pull away.

His fingers bored into my hips as he went down again, causing tiny stars to explode behind my eyes. Then up, then down. Never broke his rhythm.

I peeked over the screen to see Tyler at the dressing room entrance. He had one eyebrow cocked but didn’t seem too concerned to find me alone where I had no business being. He asked, “Have you seen Brady around? Bass player, jacked-up hair, tattoos?”

“Um, he—”

Brady chose that precise moment to start stroking my balls, still sucking me off fast and hard.

“Uh…” I blinked, trying to clear my head, face on fire, but Jesus, he was—

Tyler took an inquisitive step into the room. “You okay, man?”

I had no idea what I was trying to say. “He…uh…”

A wave of heat burned through me. His mouth was so hot, and he was so, so good at that, and—

Brady backed off, leaving my dick standing there, dripping and pink. He looked up, making the most hilariously annoyed face, and said, “Goddammit, Tyler, I got a cock down my throat here. Can it wait?”

Tyler closed his eyes. “You must be Etienne.”

“Um…” I would’ve had an answer, but Brady licked me at the strategic moment, so all I got was, “Unh—yeah. Hi.”

I was going to die of embarrassment. As soon as I had a little blood in my brain, anyhow.

“Yeah, nice to meet you.” Tyler turned his back, but before he escaped into the hall, he shouted back at us, “Hey slut-bag, when you’re done choking on a dick, we have a meeting.”

“Yeah, yeah.” Brady went down on me again, shoving me straight back into his throat.

I laughed and burned and groaned, clawing at the wall behind me. Rational thought or trying to sort out the appropriate emotion for the situation had to wait until I finally came down his throat. My knees shaking and my body thrumming, I practically slid down the wall when he let me go.

Following which event we both laughed so hard we ended up in a half-naked, well-spent pile on the floor.


Of course, I also had the t-shirts last year, so that was part of the choice, I confess. Still, what do y’all think? Go sexy, or just silly? Or both like last year? It can’t be serious. I will laugh and ruin it. My srsface is terrible.




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1237It’s been in the planning for weeks, and the time is finally here! With less than three weeks until the official first day of GayRomLit 2014, The Novel Approach and our team of Featured and Supporting Authors have put together Seven Virtual Gift Baskets to give away.

Helping us kick things off with Basket One are:

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Ice – A GRL Countdown Celebration Post And Giveaway by Katey Hawthorne


The problem with writing superpowers is that there are just so many fabulous options. So when I set up the Superpowered Love series, books about folks that belong to a superpowered subculture known as the ‘awakened’, I knew I had to limit it somehow or it’d just spiral out of control. I went elemental: fire, electricity, and ice. I figured that’d give me the best chance to really dig deep and explore all three from different perspectives, and man. I was more right than I knew. Continue reading

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Here’s A Sneak Peek At The Coming Week And An Intro To Our Newest Reviewer

Happy Sunday, everyone, I hope you’ve all had a fantastic week! We’ve just closed out another great seven days of author visits, giveaways and reviews. And, guess what? Well, we’ve got an equally outstanding week just waiting to get underway.

In addition to all the that, I’m also thrilled to introduce the newest member of our review team, Taz! He comes to us with plenty of reviewing experience, so without further ado, here’s the man himself:


Taz_TNATaz: The largest carnivorous marsupial in the world is characterized by its stocky and muscular build, broad head, pungent odor, extremely loud and disturbing screech, keen sense of smell and apparent ferocity when feeding. That’s me! Voracious lover of romance, I keep a wealth of good books in my pouch to keep my appetite satisfied. But when I read, it’s with a hunger. So bring on the stories. I can’t get enough of ‘em. Oh, but I don’t have a pungent odor…or so I’m told.


Having met him in person, I can vouch for him…he does not stink in any way!

Now, have a look at what’s in store, and be sure to stay tuned for more reviews and the chance to win some great prizes.


MondayRhys Ford kicks off the week with an exclusive Cover Reveal and Excerpt from the forthcoming Down and Dirty

Jason Lloyd also helps us start the week off on the Queer Dirty Laundry Blog Tour

Tuesday – Today brings us another Cover Reveal and Giveaway from Lou Hoffmann, author of the YA fantasy novel Key of Behilseth

Bryan Keating also joins us today on the Paused Blog Tour, with a Guest Post and Giveaway

WednesdayKatey Hawthorne is back today for another Countdown to GRL Celebration Guest Post

ThursdayCharlie Cochet pops in today with a Cover Reveal of her upcoming historical romance, A Rose by Any Other Name

Wade Kelly is also our guest today with a guest post on the Names Can Never Hurt Me Blog Tour

This month’s installment of Rick R. Reed: True Confessions will be a short exposé on his upcoming novel Husband Hunters

FridayJay Northcote joins us today with an exclusive excerpt and giveaway on the Nothing Special Blog Tour

SaturdayMari Evans joins us on the Trusting Love Blog Tour and Giveaway

Kiernan Kelly is also here today with a Countdown to Coastal Magic Convention Interview

Sunday – We’ve got an Exclusive Excerpt from Thianna D’s Breathe Each Other In

Peter Monn is also our guest on The Before Now and After Then Blog Tour

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

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“Re-Entry Burn” Ends Katey Hawthorne’s Superpowered Series With A Searing Look At Love And Redemption

“Maybe kids are the only ones capable of love. As good as it gets, before you get all fucked-up.” – Katey Hawthorne

Title: Re-Entry Burn (Superpowered Love #5)

Author: Katey Hawthorne

Publisher: Loose Id

Pages/Word Count: 227 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Malory Claremont was born and raised to be the villain in someone else’s story, complete with fire-based superpowers.

But then his cousin and former partner-in-crime, Brady, led him into a trap, and he’s been in superpowered lockdown ever since.
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In Distress by Katey Hawthorne Offers Up An Incredibly Sweet And Hilarious Story

“A single change can sometimes change your entire life” – Rahul Rampal

Title: In Distress (Superpowered Love–Missed Connections)

Author: Katey Hawthorne

Publisher: Loose Id

Pages/Word Count: 98 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Hopeless romantic Eddie Kim acts out his favorite ‘rescued by the white knight’ fantasies through weekly D&D campaigns, but had almost given up hope of ever getting a real one.
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“Losing Better” Turns Katey Hawthorne’s Superpowered Love Series In A New And Exciting Direction!

“There’s nothing more dangerous than someone who wants to make the world a better place.” – Bansky

Title: Losing Better (Superpowered Love #4)

Author: Katey Hawthorne

Publisher: Loose Id

Pages/Word Count: 162 Pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: Superpowered Special Agent Gabriel Genêt’s first solo mission: go to Hooperstown, North Carolina, find evidence that Andrew Wynne is operating as a vigilante, then bring him in.
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“Nobody’s Hero” Adds Its Spark To Katey Hawthorne’s Superpowered Love Series!

“Lying is wrong. When you tell a lie for the sake of sparing someone’s feelings it is not suddenly right, but it is compassionate. And is not compassion a form of love? Love—the greatest of all virtues! So, my darling, I do wrong for you; I lie that you might feel loved.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

Title: Nobody’s Hero (Superpowered Love #3)

Author: Katey Hawthorne

Publisher: Loose Id

Pages/Word Count: 206 Pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: Jamie Monday lives in two different worlds.

With his family, he’s the golden child of awakened superpowered society. He’s meant to do Great Things and pass on his powers — with the appropriate girl, hand-picked by his mother. He’s already failed at the former, so he can’t bring himself to tell her that the latter isn’t happening, either. With his friends, he’s the social director and life of the party. He’s also an out gay man with an appetite for the quick and easy lay. It’s tough to have a relationship when you’re hiding off-the-charts electrical powers, but Jamie doesn’t mind.
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Katey Hawthorne’s “Riot Boy” Rocks Off The Page And Straight Into Your Heart

“I was always hungry for love. Just once, I wanted to know what it was like to get my fill of it — to be fed so much love I couldn’t take any more. Just once.” – Haruki Murakami

Title: Riot Boy (Superpowered Love #2)

Author: Katey Hawthorne

Publisher: Loose Id

Pages/Word Count: 187 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Etienne never thought getting his pocket picked could lead to a first date.

He knows the second he catches punk boy Brady’s eye that the guy is pure trouble, but Et can’t resist his wicked sense of humor, pretty face, cold hands — and the “piss off” swagger when Brady’s on stage with his band doesn’t hurt, either.
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“Equilibrium” Lights Up The Start Of A Week Of Superpowered Love From Katey Hawthorne

“…each of us is born with a box of matches inside us but we can’t strike them all by ourselves” – Laura Esquivel

Title: Equilibrium (Superpowered Love #1)

Author: Katey Hawthorne

Publisher: Loose Id

Pages/Word Count: 151 Pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: Econ student Hansen Marks has been hot for Sam MacLeod since they first bonded over their secret superpowers–literally hot, since Hansen can produce fire from thin air.
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Look Who’s Here! It’s Katey Hawthorne And Another Countdown To GRL Celebration Giveaway!


I absolutely love working with illustrators. Every book needs a cover, so when I first created The Dangers of Fairy Compacts as a free read on a prompt from Miya Kressin for the Goodreads MM Romance group a few years back, I knew just the kind of thing I needed for a cover image.

FairyCompacts_medLuckily, Courtney Bernard was willing to work with me and provide a perfect image to describe the burgeoning and occasionally ridiculous relationship between my two main characters, the fairy Aeron and the human Tammas.

But when it came to the sequels, I knew I wanted to take it further and get some internal illustrations happening. When I think of fairies, I think of visuals; from the Cottingley hoax photos that tricked even Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to the modern works of everyone from Brian and Wendy Froud to Amy Brown—there are just certain images that appear in the mind when I hear the word ‘fairy’. (Not all of them are pleasant or pretty, but that’s another issue for another time.)
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Here’s A Sneak Peek At The Coming Week

Hi, everyone, I hope you’ve all had a great week! As you can see, we’ve got another busy seven days ahead, filled with more GRL Countdown visitors, giveaways, interviews, and, of course, more reviews from the team for you.

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

MondayKatey Hawthorne kicks the week right off with a GRL Celebration visit and giveaway

TuesdayCon Riley is our guest today on the Recovery Blog Tour, and there will also be a giveaway

We also have author D.T. Peterson visiting with an interview and the chance for TEN lucky readers to win a copy of his novel The Cove

WednesdayKimber Vale drops by on her Double Takes Blog Tour, and she’s also got a giveaway for you

Jaime Reese is with us today as well, to talk a little bit about her new book A Hunted Man, and she’ll be offering a giveaway

A.J. Corza also joins us today with another installment of Got You Covered

ThursdaySusan Mac Nicol pops in to work a little Double Alchemy for us, and there’s a giveaway

FridayKrissy Bells kicks off the day with a guest article about her book Fag, why she chose such a jarring and provocative title, and there’s a giveaway

Kol Anderson also drops in with a giveaway of his new novel The Perfect Place, and Lynn reviews the book

SaturdayJaime Samms is our guest today with another Countdown to GRL visit

Sunday – And finally, to round out the week, I had the opportunity to interview author Vaughn R. Demont, and he’s giving away all three books in the Broken Mirrors series to one lucky reader

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