Good morning! Historical m/m is a hard sell to traditional romance readers. Historical fiction has its own set of parameters. It’s judged on historical accuracy as well as the usual romance standards. So you really can’t completely disregard the fact that — although we all know that there is nothing new to homosexuality– two men couldn’t just up and announce they’d fallen in love and were going to move in together and get married and be a family. On paper, such a relationship had severe consequences – from death to banishment. That has to play a role in your story somehow. Continue reading
Hi, everyone, and welcome back to see what we have in store for you in the coming week here at The Novel Approach.
It was a whirlwind weekend at GRL—lots of fun, lots of friends, and very little sleep—and I hope to see many of you next year in San Diego for GayRomLit 2015! A big congratulations also goes to Jilly Reads, who was the lucky winner of the Grand Prize giveaway of a Kindle Fire HD.
One of the highlights of the weekend, apart from spending time with authors and readers, was the chance to spend time with so many of my peers—Joyfully Jay, Susan Lee (Boys in our Books), Brandilyn Carpenter (Prism Book Alliance), Dani Elle Maas (Love Bytes), Heather and Nikyta from The Blogger Girls—everyone is just so lovely and so much fun. Not to mention I also got to hang out with my very own Jackie, Jules, and Kathie, which was a huge treat. And now it’s time to begin the countdown to the next GRL (it’s never too soon). Continue reading
“Where words leave off, music begins.” ― Heinrich Heine
Publisher: Totally Bound
Pages/Word Count: 240
Rating: 5 Stars
Review: This is kind of new for me. I have reviewed a story from an anthology before, but I haven’t ever tackled a full anthology review. I have always loved reading anthologies, I like that I can read a little short from a few of my fave authors, and sometimes find a new author thrown into the mix. This one was chock full of some of my favorite authors, so that was just a big old bonus :).