Beaten Track Publishing, Ofelia Grand

Guest Post and Giveaway: Boughs of Evergreen – A Holiday Anthology For A Cause

Boughs of EvergreenHolidays, don’t you just love holidays? The warmth, the abundance of food, the traditions, the love. That’s maybe the most important thing—the love. Holidays bring friends and family together,everyone is basking in the warm acceptance, the understanding, the unconditional love. No? No, I dare say that’s not always the case. For Simon in From All of Us to All of You holidays are something to dread.

Two days had passed since the disaster in Hannes’ hallway; only four anxiety-free days to go. That was a lie, of course. People were already getting into their holiday cheer, which in turn spiked my anxiety. I hated holiday cheer, but I tried to be polite about it. Every time someone would wish me a Merry Christmas, I would shudder, but smile, and wish them one in return.

“I really didn’t understand why we put ourselves through it. All these expectations only led to disappointments. Everyone was stressed; parents were stressed, old people were stressed, even the children were stressed. There was so much pressure everywhere, traditions to follow, hopes and wishes to be fulfilled—no wonder alcoholics opted for staying drunk, or passed out, during the festivities. The twenty-fourth of December was the worst day of the entire year, not that I looked forward to New Year’s Eve, Easter Eve, Midsummer Eve, or any other Eve, but Christmas Eve? I wished I could wipe that date out completely.” Continue reading

A Sneak Peek At The Coming Week, A.F. Henley, Annabelle Jacobs, Brita Addams, Damon Suede, Eva Lefoy, Hayden Thorne, Hayley B. James, Liam Livings, Ofelia Grand, Piper Vaughn, Rebecca Cohen, Rick R. Reed, Vicktor Alexander, Will Freshwater

Here’s A Sneak Peek at the Coming Week

TNA BadgeGreetings, everyone! Thanks so much for popping in to see what we have coming up in the week ahead. We have lots of great blog tours, author guest posts, giveaways, and reviews in store for you, so have a look-see and what’s in store.

A quick note about the informal poll results we ran last week on the topic of ratings. Of the participating voters, a full 70% of you indicated that we could do away with a numerical rating system altogether, and it wouldn’t affect our reviews in the slightest, so that’s something we’ll be considering doing away with in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, though, here’s what’s on tap.


MondayAnnabelle Jacobs kicks off the week on the Alliance blog tour, with a giveaway

A.F. Henley also drops by on The Chase and the Catch blog tour, with a giveaway

TuesdayHayden Thorne joins us on the Henning: The Hunted Prince (Book Two) blog tour, with a giveaway

Rick R. Reed’s Third Eye makes a stop here as well, with an exclusive excerpt from the book, and a giveaway

Brita Addams is also here to offer her opinion on our book buying habits

WednesdayEva Lefoy is here on her Love Hurts series promo tour, with a giveaway

Piper Vaughn also stops in on the Hook, Line & Sinker blog tour, along with a review of the book from our very own Chris

ThursdayRebecca Cohen joins us on the Saving Crofton Hall blog tour, with a giveaway

Vicktor Alexander is also our guest today on the Groom of Convenience blog tour, with a giveaway

FridayOfelia Grand is our guest today to present Boughs of Evergreen, a two volume anthology of holiday stories to raise money for the Trevor Project. To join in the spirit of giving, The Novel Approach is purchasing 5 copies of the entire collection, both volumes, all 23 stories, to give away to five readers

Will Freshwater also joins us today on the Favorite Son blog tour, with a giveaway

SaturdayLiam Livings stops by on the And Then That Happened blog tour, with a giveaway

Hayley B. James is also with us today with a guest post on her Undercover Addiction blog tour, so be sure to stay tuned


And that does it for this time. Until next week, happy reading!