Historical Romance, Merry Farmer, Self-Published

Guest Post and Giveaway: Welcome Merry Farmer

MerryFarmer_SomebodyToLove_CoverIronically enough, even though Somebody to Love is the seventh book in my Montana Romance series, the character of Phineas Bell was one of the first characters in the entire Montana Romance series to pop into my mind. The funny thing about characters is that, as a writer, you don’t sit down and think in advance about the kind of character you want to create. They’re kind of already there, and you just get to know them.

Phin is actually sort of based on a very dear friend of mine from high school. As I was writing the first novel in the series, Our Little Secrets, I knew that I wanted my hero to have a steady and reliable best friend. I wanted him to be kind and generous, always available with good advice and a shoulder to cry on, sort of like my high school friend. And so Phin came into being out of the nicest and purest ideas of friendship and support. He’s someone you can truly rely on. The fact that he is a gay man living in a time and place where that was a serious problem made him all the more special to me. Continue reading

Brandon Witt, Charley Descoteaux, Cover Reveal, EM Lynley, Ethan Day, GayRomLit, JL Merrow, Melissa Collins, Merry Farmer, Scott Alexander Hess, Sneak Peek, Viki Lyn

Here’s A Sneak Peek At The Coming Week

Welcome back, everyone! Thanks for dropping by to see what we have in store for you in the coming week.

We’ve got some pretty amazing guests, featured posts and interviews, a cover reveal, giveaways, and a little GRL celebrating to do, on top of a week full of reviews.

Speaking of GayRomLit, on Saturday, August 30, the tables are turning just a bit, and I’ll be blogging on RJ Scott’s website. I’ve got a very special and exclusive to The Novel Approach set of giveaways coming up from the authors who’ve participated with me in the tour, and to get the party started, I’ll be offering a little giveaway of my own, so be sure to watch for it.

In the meantime, here’s what’s coming up!

MondayMickie B. Ashling kicks off the week on her Cutting Cords Series Blog Tour, with a giveaway

EM Lynley also helps us get the week started off right with a little taste of her new novel Spaghetti Western, and she’s also offering a giveaway

TuesdayCharley Descoteaux is our guest today on the The Nesting Habits of Strange Birds Blog Tour and giveaway

JL Merrow also stops by on the Caught Blog Tour, and she’s offering a giveaway

WednesdayScott Alexander Hess, author of Bergdorf Boys and Diary of a Sex Addict will be with us today, with an interview and giveaway

ThursdayBrandon Witt joins us with a cover reveal of his upcoming novel Then the Stars Fall and an interview

FridayEthan Day takes a break from all his GayRomLit organizing duties today to join us with a Countdown to GRL Celebration Blog Tour Guest Post

SaturdayMerry Farmer is our guest today on the Somebody to Love Blog Tour, with a Giveaway

Viki Lyn also visits on the Blue Skye Blog Tour, with a Giveaway

Sunday – Finally, to close out our week, Melissa Collins winds things down on the Let Love Live Blog Tour, with a giveaway

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