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Today we’re so pleased to welcome author Sue Brown on The Rogue Wolf blog tour. Enjoy Sue’s guest post, and then be sure to click on the Rafflecopter widget below for the chance to win a $15 Amazon or ARe Gift Card and 2 further prizes of Sue Brown e-books. Contest deadline is 27th November at 00:01 GMT.

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For a pantser like me, writing a story arc is an interesting process. When I write the first story I have no clue about the world-building ahead of me. The characters leap out whether I plan them to or not. Some minor characters demand their time in the sun, and some roll under the table and are never heard of again. I decided to be more organised with Sapphire Ranch wolves and plan in advance. *hangs head* I can honestly say that I’ve not managed to stick to single word of that plan.

I have a vague idea of who the last two books are about, but somehow I managed to throw in an additional wolf. You’ll have to read The Rogue Wolf to understand. That’s a hint to buy it, you understand. Does that mean I have to write a sixth book or do I stick this wolf in a box marked ‘not this time’?

Zeke and Owen’s story isn’t finished. Zeke has a request, and he’s not going to be happy until he gets it. I plan on their happy ever after, but it might have to wait until they’ve taken out the hunters. Oh lord, that might take another five books.

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The Rogue WolfBlurbWill Owen submit, or will the lone wolf run?

Shifter Owen Pope is a bitter man, a lone wolf, banished by his pack for defying his Alpha. He survives day by day, working as a laborer, sometimes living for months as a wolf. On the borders of Sapphire Ranch, he catches a scent that calls to his wolf as he hunts.

Then he’s cornered, trapped with nowhere to go, and Owen realizes to his horror that the delicious scent belongs to the human pointing a gun right between Owen’s eyes.

He escapes, only to be confronted by two wolves, and his world is turned when he realizes one of them is a shifter from his former pack. Owen has so many questions but he’s not sure he’s going to like the answers.

Zeke is huge and fierce to his co-workers in the Cavalry, but he has one desire; to protect Owen and create a life together. Will Owen submit, or will the lone wolf run?

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The Sapphire Ranch Wolves series

#1 The Last Wolf

#2 The Hidden Wolf

#3 The Rogue Wolf

#4 The Forgotten Wolf (to come 2016)

#5 The New Wolf (to come 2016)

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Excerpt: Under the cold full winter moon, Owen padded through the fields, now devoid of sheep or cows, and contemplated his options, limited though they were. He could smell something ahead but he couldn’t identify what was teasing his senses. Suddenly he froze, one paw in the air. A tall—no, huge—dark-skinned human, dressed in black jacket and pants, faced him, a high-powered rifle pointing between Owen’s eyes. The human seemed equally still, his eyes locked on Owen. Then he lowered the weapon. Owen managed to recover his senses enough to back away, not taking his eyes off the human who seemed to be the source of the glorious scent. He had the oddest feeling—like the human didn’t want him to leave.

Owen turned and fled, his senses on high alert. As he ran into a clearing Owen spotted two wolves ahead of him. They hadn’t seen him yet, too busy playing like young pups. He should warn them about the human with the rifle.

What the hell are two wolves, two shifters, doing here?

They noticed him and stood rock still, the three of them at an impasse. Owen made the first move, retreating backwards into the darkness. They could take their chances. He breathed a sigh of relief when they didn’t follow him, but it was short lived as he contemplated the identity of one of the wolves. They weren’t the first wolf shifters he’d met since his banishment, but none of the others had been from his previous pack. He would have to move on now he’d been discovered. What was Cal Pope doing here, so far away from home? Owen had questions. Lots of questions, but he wasn’t sure he was going to like the answers.

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Sue BrownAbout the Author: Sue Brown is owned by her dog and two children. When she isn’t following their orders, she can be found plotting at her laptop. Sue discovered M/M romance at the time she woke up to find two men kissing on her favourite television series. The kissing was hot and tender and Sue wanted to write about this men. She may be late to the party, but she’s made up for it since, writing fan fiction until she was brave enough to venture out into the world of original fiction.

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Review: The Hidden Wolf by Sue Brown

Title:  The Hidden Wolf (Sapphire Ranch Wolves: Book Two)

Author:  Sue Brown

Publisher:  Love Lane Books

Pages/Word Count:  137 Pages

At a Glance:  The characters drew me into the story and made me wish that there was more.

Reviewed By:  Karen

Blurb:  Sheriff Milo Clarke has met his mate, Eli Watkins, and now they’re conducting a long distance relationship while Eli runs the Cavalry, the security firm protecting Joe and Cal at the Sapphire Ranch from the hunters.

The long distance loving is hard on all three of them, Eli, Clarke and Clarke’s wolf, who is becoming more restless as Clarke refuses to shift. When Clarke going to give into the other side of him and how will Clarke and Eli resolve the distance between their lives?

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Review:  I was lucky that I was able to read The Last Wolf and The Hidden Wolf back to back, but now I’m kind of wishing I would have waited until the series is complete.

We meet Milo and Eli in book one and find out they are mates, and The Hidden Wolf, which is book two, is their story.  I enjoyed this one maybe just a little more than the first.  I think the only real issue I have with the story so far is that not a single person who finds out that shifters exist seems to have an issue with it; there is some surprise, but then they just accept it like it is the most normal thing ever. I can kind of get that the mates have an easier time accepting it, but even those who aren’t mated come across like, “Oh, okay,” and move on.

The hunter drama is enough to keep the story interesting and me looking forward to what is coming next.  The characters drew me into the story and made me wish that there was more. These books are really fast and sexy reads.  I enjoyed seeing Joe and Cal again, and the rest of the guys who have gathered at Sapphire Ranch. I’m looking forward to the next book to see what comes next for these guys, since there are still a lot of the same unanswered questions we had at the end of the first book.

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Review: In-Decision by Sue Brown

Title: In-Decision (Left at the Crossroad: Book Two)

Author: Sue Brown

Publisher: Self-Published

Pages/Word Count: 141 Pages

At a Glance: This was a sweet light read in a friends-to-lovers story set in Little Mowbury, the quiet little English village where those who need can find respite.

Reviewed By: Carrie

Blurb: Little Mowbury is a sleepy English village deep in the Cotswolds. The kind of village where you’re only a local if your lineage can be traced back to the dinosaurs. Where you can find everything in the single village shop from morning newspapers to dry-cleaning, and getting your shoes mended. And, of course, where everybody knows everybody else’s business. It’s easy to find… you can’t miss it… just ask anyone and they’ll tell you… “It’s left at the crossroads.”

Eighteen months ago Jason Havers lost the love of his life and it’s time to move on. Applying for the position of chef in a sleepy country pub, a million miles away from his previous life, may well be the fresh start he needs. His new employers immediately take him under their wing and before long he finds himself with a passel of new friends and a job he loves. What he doesn’t expect is Tom, a gorgeous midwife, who stirs up feelings he’s not ready to deal with.
But when someone from his previous life turns up in Little Mowbury, will Jason be able to keep them from revealing the secret he’s been keeping from those he’s come to love?

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Review: In-Decision is part of a series of books brought about by a collaboration between Lisa Worrall and Sue Brown. So what do you get when you combine two incredible authors? An incredible series. I love these books. They are light, they are easy to read, they are heartwarming, and each of these authors has a true talent for not only character development but plot and timing.

In-Decision is the story of Jason and Tom. Jason is twenty-eight but feels fifty. He and his husband David were in a car accident eighteen months prior, which left David in a vegetative state, never to wake again. It has taken Jason all of those months to realize that what the doctors say is true – David’s not coming back. Moving to Little Mowbury and being the chef at a country pub is an attempt to put his life back together and start new, even if the grief is still fresh. Sue Brown always uses her imagery to support her characters, and when Jason sees the Thatcher’s Arms for the first time, he stops, looks up and discovers a thatched duck perched on the rooftop, which makes him smile – because everyone should start a new life with a smile.

Tom is one of the village midwifes. Having left behind a career in intensive care nursing, he loves working with the mothers and babies. We first meet Tom in the first book of this series, where he is left behind by Micah when Micah’s true love comes back into their lives. The one thing Tom wants to avoid at all costs is being another third in a relationship. Tom and Jason’s relationship takes time to develop with both agreeing to friendship despite an overwhelming attraction to each other. We are taken on a journey of the little day-to-day details that draw them closer, and we meet the cast of supporting characters who give flavor and wit to the story. This is a country pub in a small English village, after all, and the cast of characters, while not large, is colorful and heartwarming. I loved how Tom was with Jason when David finally dies, and how he helps Jason to move forward and love again.

Book one is Un-Expected, book two is In-Decision, and the final book out is Un-Deniable, each standalone reads, but get them all so you get a real flavor for Little Mowbury. You won’t regret spending time in this little English village where the pub has a thatched duck on the roof.

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5 Stars, Dreamspinner Press, Historical Romance, Reviewed By Carrie, Sue Brown

Review: The Layered Mask by Sue Brown

Title: The Layered Mask

Author: Sue Brown

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 108 Pages

At a Glance: I would love to have a whole Gentleman’s Club series…

Reviewed By: Carrie

Blurb: 2nd Edition

Threatened by his father with disinheritance, Lord Edwin Nash arrives in London with a sole purpose: to find a wife. A more than eligible bachelor and titled to boot, the society matrons are determined to shackle him to one of the girls by the end of the season.

During a masquerade ball, Nash hides from the ladies vying for his attention. He is discovered by Lord Thomas Downe, the Duke of Lynwood. Nash is horrified when Downe calmly tells him that he knows the secret Nash has hidden for years and sees through the mask Edwin presents to the rest of the world.

And then he offers him an alternative.

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Review: This is the story about Downe, the present Duke of Lynwood, and Lord Edwin, the future Marquis of Woodcote. Edwin is being forced to marry – NOW. At only twenty years old, he is lost in London society. The matrons have designated him “the lamb,” or the man they have picked for this London season to sacrifice on the altar of matrimony. When he escapes to the library at a masquerade ball, he meets Thomas Downe, and sparks fly. Downe, at twenty-seven, has learned to navigate the season and the matrons, and he is determined that the only one to have Edwin will be him.

Downe is a member of The Gentleman’s Club, a club started by two men, and a fiercely kept secret to the ton. I REALLY want Sue Brown to write a book about Asher and Leicester, the enigmatic couple who are the creationists behind the club. This book has all kinds of promise, if the author wanted to make a series out of it.

Sue Brown does a fantastic job with her characters. She discovers a solution – based on Victorian societal structures – for her main characters to achieve their HEAs. Is it historically accurate? No, but it is close. Is it a wonderful read based on the time period? Yes. If you enjoy Victorian novels, and aren’t too particular about the details, then this is a great book for you. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it heartily!

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2.5 Stars, Audio Book, BDSM/Kink/Erotica, Dreamspinner Press, Narration Rating - 5 Stars, Reviewed By JJ, Sue Brown

Audio Review: Ed & Marchant by Sue Brown – Narrated by Max Lehnen

Title: Ed & Marchant (A Novella in Frankie’s Series)

Author: Sue Brown

Narrator:: Max Lehnen

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Run Time: 3 Hours and 59 Minutes

At a Glance: I really enjoyed the audio portion of Ed & Marchant, but I found it impossible to like the book when the main character, Ed, was so disagreeable.

Reviewed By: Johanis

Blurb: Ed Winters despises his job and hates everyone he works with—especially out and proud, happily in love Frankie Mason. He spends his days wishing he could dance, rather than work.

Late to go shopping one day, Ed ends up soaked in Marchant Belarus’s spilled Coke. Ed’s humiliation increases when Marchant, the owner of a BDSM club, realizes Ed is a sub, albeit a very closeted one. Marchant’s attempts to draw Ed out of his shell release years of pent-up anger and hurt over the abuse Ed’s mother and grandmother heaped on him.

Marchant is patient, but nothing he does seems to help until he discovers Ed’s secret love of dancing—a forbidden passion that might be the key to unlocking the confident, secure man Ed could be.

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Review: Ed, a disgruntled and homophobic supervisor, has a chance encounter with Marchant, a dominant younger man who fascinates him. Marchant acts on their immediate attraction and tells Ed that he knows he is a gay submissive. Ed is appalled by Marchant’s accusation and continues to deny that he’s gay. Since Ed’s mother tried to beat the gay out of him as a child, Ed is very negative about his desires, and believes he’s a horrible deviant. Marchant eventually convinces Ed that this is not the case, and gets him to loosen up. Ed even goes as far as apologizing to a gay employee who he wronged in the past. When Ed and Marchant come together, Ed decides to quit his job and focus instead on dancing. After six months pass, Ed is ready to submit to Marchant and take on a submissive role in their relationship.

I really wanted to like this book, but I found it impossible to like it when the main character, Ed, was so disagreeable. Ed is a self-proclaimed homophobe who hates everyone and everything. Though I liked Marchant, I didn’t really understand why he would ever look twice at Ed. I also found it unrealistic that Marchant had one encounter with Ed and knew right away that Ed was a gay submissive. The next roadblock to my enjoyment of this book was that neither character seemed sexy in any way. Ed was a grouchy older man, and Marchant was a younger gentleman-type. Though the book had some sex scenes sprinkled in, I’m not sure whether the couple ever gets to the point of sleeping together. Although my interest in the characters was negligible, I was able to follow the story, and I never once felt that I had to stop reading. At one point, I actually started to like Ed, but then the book ended shortly afterward.

Narration: I really enjoyed the audio portion of this book. I think the reader did an excellent job, and I never once was taken away from the story due to the narration. As an additional note, this book was narrated in British English.

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Review: Letters from a Cowboy by Sue Brown

Title: Letters from a Cowboy (A Morning Report Story)

Author: Sue Brown

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 154 Pages

At a Glance: Sue Brown does a wonderful job of bringing Simon Wood and Chip Henson to life.

Reviewed By: Maryann

Blurb: Simon Wood arrives at Tamar Ranch looking for a job after being fired from his last position for seducing the boss’s son. It doesn’t take much for him to prove his skills with horses, so he’s taken on, but soon he clashes hard with Chip Henson.

The animosity between them hides something very different, but not for long. No matter how hard they try to resist their attraction, eventually they give in to their need. They start leaving notes for each other, and others notice and warn them to be more careful.

Fearful of discovery, Simon leaves Tamar Ranch to save Chip’s job. When he learns that his departure sent Chip off the rails, he knows he needs to risk everything and go back for him.

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Review: I was really surprised by Letters from a Cowboy. It is actually a story set in the Morning Report series, which I really enjoyed. Sue Brown does a wonderful job of bringing Simon Wood and Chip Henson to life. They are two gay men who live in a time of intolerance; not only did gay men face danger but if you were anything other than a straight, white male, you were not respected or safe.

This is a love story of two strong men, Simon and Chip, and it follows them through a time (1954 in Texas) when people would either pay you off for your silence, or kill you. Trying to keep their relationship a secret is so stressful for both men, so they would leave each other letters in order to meet secretly. Even though some of the other cowboys knew of their relationship, they kept it quiet, but in time Simon and Chip were always found out, which lead to Simon leaving as I think he felt the blame. To me it seemed Simon felt responsible whenever there was a danger to anyone finding out about him and Chip, so he always left and took whatever job he could find, good or bad, and things were mostly bad. Simon leaves Tamar Ranch at one point, for Chip’s sake. Chip’s love is so strong for Simon that he is devastated and leaves the ranch too, turning to alcohol. A friend gets in touch with Simon, and he sets out to find Chip. They reconnect again and return to Tamar Ranch, but again, intolerance catches up with them.

But, this is a love story and Sue Brown gives us an ending that is a wonderful surprise.

Just a side note: I wasn’t sure if this was part of the Morning Report series, but I did some research and found it listed as Book 4. When I checked my library, I found Luke’s Present listed as Book 4 (in 2012). Plus, I wanted to refresh my memory, so I actually read Luke’s Present again because Simon is also the name of Luke’s husband, and it threw me off a little. Luke’s Present is now Morning Report #3.5 (not sure why the numbering changed), and Letters from a Cowboy is now Morning Report #4 (according to Goodreads). So, this more than made me happy as I thought maybe there wasn’t going to be anymore Morning Report stories. Hopefully Sue Brown will continue to entertain us with books in this series.

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The Novel Approach welcomes Sue Brown today on the Hidden Wolf blog tour. Sue joins us to chat a bit about her passion for werewolves, and is also offering the chance for one lucky reader the chance at a $15 Amazon/ARe Gift Card, winner’s choice. Just click on the Rafflecopter widget below to enter.

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I have to admit that I have a passion for werewolves. There’s something about their dual nature which appeals to me in a way that vampires don’t. That doesn’t mean to say that vampires don’t have their place but werewolves are raw and visceral, the human male combined with the animalistic nature of the wolves. Despite my reservations over the Twilight saga I thought the men/wolves pack was portrayed very well.

Of course in the M/M genre the shifters tend to be fit, young and handsome. It would be defeating the romance angle if we didn’t play up the hotness. And they change into real wolves, not the monster werewolves of the movies.

I’ve not watched many werewolf films but they all seem to change into something butt ugly. Except butts aren’t really that ugly. At least the ones I write about. I am very keen on the fuzzy butt. Anyway… moving on…

What do you prefer? Monster werewolves or guys who live in a pack and change into wolves?

One day, I’ve promised myself I’m going to write an evil werewolf because you’ve just got to, haven’t you?

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Hidden WolfBlurb: Sheriff Milo Clarke has met his mate, Eli Watkins, and now they’re conducting a long distance relationship while Eli runs Cavalry, the security firm protecting Joe and Cal at the Sapphire Ranch from the hunters.

The long distance loving is hard on all three of them, Eli, Clarke and Clarke’s wolf, who is becoming more restless as Clarke refuses to shift. When Clarke going to give into the other side of him and how will Clarke and Eli resolve the distance between their lives?

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Sue BrownAbout the Author: Sue Brown is owned by her dog and two children. When she isn’t following their orders, she can be found plotting at her laptop. In fact she hides so she can plot and has gotten expert at ignoring the orders.

Sue discovered M/M erotica at the time she woke up to find two men kissing on her favorite television series. The series was boring; the kissing was not. She may be late to the party, but she’s made up for it since, writing fan fiction until she was brave enough to venture out into the world of original fiction.

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Guest Post and Giveaway: The In-Decision Blog Tour With Sue Brown

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The Novel Approach welcomes Sue Brown on the In-Decision blog tour. Enjoy Sue’s guest post, then be sure to click on the Rafflecopter widget below to enter for the chance to win an e-copy of Lisa Worrall’s Un-Expected (to one winner), or one of three e-copies of any book from Sue Brown’s backlist (to three runners up).

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Sue’s list of what not to say to an M/M romance writer

“How do you know how they… you know…”

You know, after a few years at this game I do know, but playing innocent is fun too. “What do you mean?”

“How they… um… do it.”

What are we? 12?

Do it?

I have had this conversation over more dinner tables than you can believe. I love my dinner conversation. Would they ask me this question if I was writing het? Of course not.

I usually say porn, mainly for the look on their faces. They asked first! I’m not sure what horrifies them more. The fact I watch gay porn or telling them that I talk to guys. Yes, I’ve spent a lot of time asking blokes about the technical details. Some of which I can use *g*.

Look, there’s no point writing without research. It doesn’t mean I always get it right, but there’s no point describing guys swinging on chandeliers, upside down, ‘doing it’, if it’s an impossibility.

So yes, research. And some porn.

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In-Decision 400x600Blurb: Little Mowbury is a sleepy English village deep in the Cotswolds. The kind of village where you’re only a local if your lineage can be traced back to the dinosaurs. Where you can find everything in the single village shop from morning newspapers to dry-cleaning, and getting your shoes mended. And, of course, where everybody knows everybody else’s business. It’s easy to find… you can’t miss it… just ask anyone and they’ll tell you… “It’s left at the crossroads.”

Eighteen months ago Jason Havers lost the love of his life and it’s time to move on. Applying for the position of chef in a sleepy country pub, a million miles away from his previous life, may well be the fresh start he needs. His new employers immediately take him under their wing and before long he finds himself with a passel of new friends and a job he loves. What he doesn’t expect is Tom, a gorgeous midwife, who stirs up feelings he’s not ready to deal with.

But when someone from his previous life turns up in Little Mowbury, will Jason be able to keep them from revealing the secret he’s been keeping from those he’s come to love?

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Sue BrownAbout the Author: Sue Brown is owned by her dog and two children. When she isn’t following their orders, she be found haunting coffee shops to feed her coffee addiction. She spends hours people-watching instead of typing. She feeds the plot bunnies, not the word count.

Sue discovered M/M erotica at the time she woke up to find two men kissing on her favorite television series. The series was boring; the kissing was not. She may be late to the party, but she’s made up for it since, writing fan fiction until she was brave enough to venture out into the world of original fiction.

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The Novel Approach welcomes author Sue Brown today on the Ed & Marchant blog tour. Sue talks a little bit about reading and writing sex, and she’s also offering the chance to win some prizes, including a $20 Amazon Gift Card and e-copies of Frankie & Al and Ed & Marchant. Click on the Rafflecopter widget below to enter.

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Sue Brown: On the M/M Romance group on Facebook there is an extended thread about male and female/LGBT and straight authors. On the whole it’s a very positive thread and a great one to be involved in. I enjoyed talking to people I don’t normally connect with.

One of the topics was the difference between male and female authors in their style of writing sex. It’s impossible to generalise because there are always exceptions. For instance there are many guys who write sweet romance or romance stories with no sex at all. But I do see a difference in the way men and women write sex/lovemaking – whatever you care to call it.

I admit that as time has gone on I write less sex and more headspace. I’m interested in what makes people tick. A while ago an author in our genre took me to task over this. Men are interested in physical, not mental needs. I understand where they were coming from. However, I’ve read women authors’ sex scenes that make me wriggle and male authors’ sex scenes that were beautifully sweet. The terminology didn’t matter. It was the skill of the author writing the scene that mattered.

And that’s what it boils down to. I’ve read so many different brilliant authors, and I don’t care how they write the sex scenes. If they write it well, I’m hooked.

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Ed&MarchantLGBlurb: A Novella in Frankie’s Series

Ed Winters despises his job and hates everyone he works with—especially out and proud, happily in love Frankie Mason. He spends his days wishing he could dance, rather than work.

Late to go shopping one day, Ed ends up soaked in Marchant Belarus’s spilled Coke. Ed’s humiliation increases when Marchant, the owner of a BDSM club, realizes Ed is a sub, albeit a very closeted one. Marchant’s attempts to draw Ed out of his shell release years of pent-up anger and hurt over the abuse Ed’s mother and grandmother heaped on him.

Marchant is patient, but nothing he does seems to help until he discovers Ed’s secret love of dancing—a forbidden passion that might be the key to unlocking the confident, secure man Ed could be.

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Excerpt: As they got to the door, Marchant stopped. “You know, we did this the wrong way round.” When Ed gave him a blank stare, Marchant said, “We should have gone for coffee first. Now we can’t let the frozen food melt.”

Ed hadn’t contemplated going for coffee, so he wasn’t sure what Marchant was talking about. “I need to get this back home.”

“Of course you do. I tell you what, you take your food home and drive to my place. There’s a very good place for coffee near me.”

What Ed wanted to say was he was going home to spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing. What he actually said was “I don’t drink coffee.”

“Oh, yes. I should have remembered. Still, you can watch me drink coffee.”

“Why are you doing this?” Ed asked, bewildered.

“Doing what?”

“Telling me what to do all the time. Giving me orders.”

Marchant smiled. “Because you like it. You respond so well when I give you an order.”

“I’m a grown man. A manager. I give the orders, not take them.”

“And it hurts your soul. Anyone can see that. You are born to serve.”

Ed shook his head so hard he felt it was in danger of toppling off. “I’m not a child, and I’m not a servant.”

“I don’t play with children, Ed. I play with men.”

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Sue BrownAbout the Author: Sue Brown is owned by her dog and two children. When she isn’t following their orders, she can be found plotting at her laptop. In fact she hides so she can plot and has got expert at ignoring the orders.

Sue discovered M/M erotica at the time she woke up to find two men kissing on her favourite television series. The kissing was hot and tender and Sue wanted to write about this men. She may be late to the party, but she’s made up for it since, writing fan fiction until she was brave enough to venture out into the world of original fiction.

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Coming on March 25, 2015 from Dreamspinner Press, a novella in Frankie’s Series: Anthony & Leo

Anthony&LeoFSBlurb: Watching Marchant train his new sub leaves Tony unhappy at not having found a Dom of his own. Running Marchant’s BDSM club, Tony sees who the Doms prefer and it isn’t him—too big, too old, and too hairy. When his friend Jordan suggests he look outside the club, Tony’s mind turns to Leo, a man he met in a traffic jam. Tony manages to arrange a date and happily learns Leo is funny, very toppy, and not averse to Tony’s lifestyle. As a bonus, Leo sells sex toys.

When tragedy strikes the club, Tony fears he can’t help the mourning club members, but Leo offers his unwavering support. After such a tough start, Tony believes Leo is the Dom he’s been looking for… until he catches him kissing another man.

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TITLE: Anthony & Leo
SERIES: Frankie’s: Book Three
AUTHOR: Sue Brown
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 30000 words approx..
COVER ARTIST: Paul Richmond
RELEASE DATE: March 25, 2015

BLURB: Watching Marchant train his new sub leaves Tony unhappy at not having found a Dom of his own. Running Marchant’s BDSM club, Tony sees who the Doms prefer and it isn’t him—too big, too old, and too hairy. When his friend Jordan suggests he look outside the club, Tony’s mind turns to Leo, a man he met in a traffic jam. Tony manages to arrange a date and happily learns Leo is funny, very toppy, and not adverse to Tony’s lifestyle. As a bonus, Leo sells sex toys. When tragedy strikes the club, Tony fears he can’t help the mourning club members, but Leo offers his unwavering support. After such a tough start, Tony believes Leo is the Dom he’s been looking for, until he catches him kissing another man.

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Sue BrownAuthor Bio: Sue Brown is owned by her dog and two children. When she isn’t following their orders, she can be found plotting at her laptop. In fact, she hides so she can plot and has gotten expert at ignoring the orders.

Sue discovered M/M erotica at the time she woke up to find two men kissing on her favorite television series. The series was boring; the kissing was not. She may be late to the party, but she’s made up for it since, writing fan fiction until she was brave enough to venture out into the world of original fiction.

Social Media Links: Facebook Page | Twitter | Google+ | Blog | Website

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Guest Post and Giveaway: The Next Call by Sue Brown

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The Novel Approach welcomes Sue Brown on the blog tour for her latest release, The Next Call. Enjoy her guest post and then be sure to enter the giveaway for a chance to win some great prizes, detailed below.

Good luck!

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When I submitted this story I knew I was taking a risk. It’s not your conventional boy meets boy love story. Nothing about it is conventional. I’m just lucky that Dreamspinner are prepared to take chances with me and I appreciate it very much.

Much like a lot of stories of mine this started as a request from someone at least six years ago, but I’ve only just written it and nothing like the story we discussed. So I apologise to the person who asked for the story. It’s very late and not as ordered.

The Next Call is about a man who volunteers for a LGBT helpline and it’s really the story of the next call he takes, the one that changes his life.

Initially I was going to write about a man who prevents another man from committing suicide by jumping off a bridge. That was how the story was meant to be written and how it worked out in my head but as usual, nothing ever stays that way once the fingers start typing. Mark’s story is written from the heart.

I hope you enjoy it, even if it is different. Let me know.

On the blog tour I want to highlight the amazing work LGBT helplines and charities do for people who really need them. I’ve focused on the UK because that is where I live. Please take the time to look at their sites.

The first helpline has recently celebrated its fortieth birthday, having been in existence since 1974. It went from 5 hours in the evening to 24 hours a day. The London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard’s (LLGS) information and support helpline has provided support to over 3 million people, and more people seek help from the LGBT community database, www.turingnetwork.org.uk. They’ve supported people through discriminatory legislation, the AIDS crisis, and the bombing of the Admiral Duncan pub in London to name a few examples.

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NextCall[The]FSBlurb:  Mark Grayson volunteers for an LGBT helpline, the same one that helped him through his teenage years. One day he takes a call from “Ricky,” a suicidal man being forced into a marriage he doesn’t want. For weeks Mark talks to Ricky and provides support, but he’s frustrated by the lack of information Ricky provides and the decisions he’s making. In the meantime, Mark starts a relationship with another volunteer. Then tragedy strikes and Mark takes time away from the helpline, but when he comes back, Ricky is waiting. Mark realizes Ricky is stronger than before and their relationship changes, but Mark isn’t sure what their future holds if their relationship is destined to be at the end of the phone.

Buy Links: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon US | All Romance eBooks

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Sue BrownAbout the Author: Sue Brown is owned by her dog and two children. When she isn’t following their orders, she can be found plotting at her laptop. In fact she hides so she can plot and has gotten expert at ignoring the orders.

Sue discovered M/M erotica at the time she woke up to find two men kissing on her favorite television series. The series was boring; the kissing was not. She may be late to the party, but she’s made up for it since, writing fan fiction until she was brave enough to venture out into the world of original fiction.

Links: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

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GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

There will be FIVE winners chosen from this contest:
1) First Winner will get a $20 Amazon Gift Card.
2) Second Winner will get a paperback copy of Stolen Dreams. (The contest is open for everyone and not limited to a specific region!)
3) First Runner up will get e-copies of The Next Call and Stolen Dreams each.
4) Two Second Runners up will win an e-copy of either The Next Call or Stolen Dreams.

Contest Ends: 28th February, 2015

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A Sneak Peek At The Coming Week, J.A. Rock, J.E. Birk, Jess Buffet, Keira Andrews, Liam Livings, Lisa Henry, Rhys Ford, RJ Scott, Sue Brown, Z. Allora, Z.A. Maxfield

Here’s A Sneak Peek At The Coming Week

Sneak PeekHappy Sunday, everyone, and many thanks for stopping by to see what we have in store for you in the coming week. We’re starting off February in a great way, with more guest authors, great posts, outstanding giveaways, and, of course, more reviews to share with all of you.

Now here’s a look at what’s up in the week ahead.

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MondaySue Brown is first up, helping us kick off the week on the The Next Call blog tour

Liam Livings is also helping us start the week off right on the Escaping from Him blog tour

TuesdayRhys Ford’s Black Dog Blues blog tour makes us a stop today, and I hear there be dragons

WednesdayKeira Andrews joins us today on the A Clean Break blog tour

J.E. Birk is also with us to do a little release day celebrating of the new Dreamspinner Press novella Depending on You

Thursday RJ Scott drops in today for a visit on The Bucket List blog tour

Z. Allora also joins us today with a guest post and giveaway on the Transgender Romance blog tour

FridayJess Buffet makes TNA a stop on the Always Been You blog tour

The writing team of Lisa Henry and J.A. Rock also stop by on their Merchant of Death blog tour

Saturday – And finally, Z.A. Maxfield closes out the week on the Deep Desire blog tour

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Guest Post and Giveaway: The Stolen Dreams Blog Tour With Sue Brown

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The Novel Approach is pleased to welcome Sue Brown today on the Stolen Dreams blog tour. Enjoy Sue’s guest post and then be sure to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway that not only includes some outstanding prizes but will also be open to FIVE lucky winners! *Details Below

Good luck!

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The One Where Sue Breaks the Rules

You know and I know that I have a habit of writing difficult storylines where the characters aren’t always sympathetic. In fact, Stolen Dreams was rejected by the first publisher I submitted it to for having unsympathetic characters from the get-go. There we are. I’ve never admitted that in public before. *hangs head* I don’t mean to, honest. I just like writing men who aren’t picture perfect and who screw up (is that Brit-speak?) big-time.

Stolen Dreams, The Night Porter, Nothing Ever Happens, Falling for Ramos, Final Admission – all of them have men who don’t follow the Romance code. By the way, I really need to read the Romance code because I keep breaking the rules. Does anyone have a copy?

Sometimes I think I straddle that fence between MM romance and gay fiction. Of course I like my couples to have a Happy Ever After, but more like it’s a Happy For Now, with a possibility of an HEA, once I’ve wrung all the angst I can out of them.

Except for The Night Porter… but moving on swiftly.

I do write more fluff pieces. The Isle series, for instance, and Hairy Harry. I only make you cry in the first chapters. Aren’t I kind?

I break the rules again in Stolen Dreams. I’m sorry. I know I’m a bad, bad author. I promise to make it better next time. Oh, that’s The Next Call. Maybe not.

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StolenDreamsFSBlurb: After cheating on and losing the man he loved, Morgan Conway decided to get his life right. Now he owns a coffee shop and is engaged to Jase, an actor and rising star. All is perfect in his world until the man he thought was gone forever walks into his shop. His hidden feelings rush to the surface, unfortunately there for everyone to see, including his fiancé.

Shae Delamere was crushed when Morgan cheated on him five years ago. But he has a reason for seeking Morgan out. As Morgan and Shae get to know each other again, they discover the extent that friends meddled in their lives to keep them apart. Morgan cannot deny he is still in love with Shae, but he is engaged. With some hard decisions to make, Morgan struggles not to hurt the men he cares about—again. Shae has secrets he came to share with Morgan, but revealing them now could keep them apart for good.

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Excerpt: “Morgan?”

“Later, Jase,” Morgan mumbled. “Tired now.”

“Sparky, wake up.”

Grumpy from the elbow to the ribs, Morgan tried to snuggle back into sleep.

“Morgan.”

A low masculine voice Morgan would have been able to pick out in a football stadium full of screaming fans repeated his name. Morgan’s stomach rolled slowly as he opened his eyes.

Blinking a couple of times, Morgan stared at the couple standing in front of him. The woman had an amused smile curving her lips. Shae’s wife was stunning: a petite brunette wearing impossibly high heels, and currently hanging on to the arm of the man Morgan hadn’t laid eyes on in five years. For the first time since Shae had walked out, Morgan looked into Shae’s huge eyes. Shae looked amazing in a pale blue sweater and black jeans. A little older than the last time Morgan had seen him, but still amazing. He took a closer look and saw the dark circles etched around Shae’s eyes and the weariness that lined his face.

“Shae.”

Jase moved his legs, allowing Morgan to stand and hold out his right hand.

Shae looked at the hand as if it might bite, but at a nudge from his wife, Shae shook it. Morgan resisted the urge to hold on and never let go.

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Sue BrownAbout Sue Brown: Sue Brown is owned by her dog and two children. When she isn’t following their orders, she can be found plotting at her laptop. In fact she hides so she can plot and has gotten expert at ignoring the orders.

Sue discovered M/M erotica at the time she woke up to find two men kissing on her favorite television series. The series was boring; the kissing was not. She may be late to the party, but she’s made up for it since, writing fan fiction until she was brave enough to venture out into the world of original fiction.

Author Links: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

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Giveaway Details:

There will be FIVE winners chosen from this contest:
1) First Winner will get a $20 Amazon Gift Card.
2) Second Winner will get a paperback copy of Stolen Dreams. (The contest is open for everyone and not limited to a specific region!)
3) First Runner up will get e-copies of The Next Call and Stolen Dreams each.
4) Two Second Runners up will win an e-copy of either The Next Call or Stolen Dreams.

Contest Begins: 26th January, 2015
Contest Ends: 28th February, 2015

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A Sneak Peek At The Coming Week, Amanda C. Stone, Amber Kell, Carole Cummings, Charlie Cochrane, Garrett Leigh, Hayden Thorne, Izzy van Swelm, Lexi Ander, Maggie Kavanagh, Rick R. Reed, Sue Brown, Yeyu

Here’s A Sneak Peek At The Coming Week

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Happy Sunday, everyone, I hope you’ve had a lovely week. 

Coming up in the week ahead, we’ve got plenty of great stuff in store for you to enjoy, more guest authors, interesting articles, interviews, reviews, and, thanks to the generosity of our guests, more giveaways just because they appreciate you, their readers.

Here’s what’s on tap:

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MondaySue Brown kicks off our week, talking about breaking rules on the Stolen Dreams blog tour

Charlie Cochrane is also with us on the Lessons for Survivors blog tour, sharing a deleted scene featuring Jonty and Orlando

TuesdayAmanda C. Stone will be here with a short Q&A on The Adventures of Cole and Perry blog tour

Garrett Leigh also joins us today on the Rare audiobook tour

WednesdayMaggie Kavanagh drops by on the Double Indemnity blog tour

Hayden Thorne will also be here to talk about the re-release of the gorgeous (not that I’m biased) YA Historical Fantasy novel The Twilight Gods

Carole Cummings is also here today with a little “Genre Talk”. Joining her is DSP Pubications author Yeyu – the topic: Historical Fantasy

ThursdayLexi Ander stops in on the Songs of the Earth blog tour to talk about world-building

Amber Kell also joins us to talk a bit about magic on the Porter’s Reaper blog tour

FridayRick R. Reed joins us on the Blink blog tour to talk a bit about writing what you know

Saturday – And finally, debut author Izzy van Swelm is here today to close out a week of outstanding guests on the Soul Mate for SIN blog tour

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4 Stars, Dreamspinner Press, Genre Romance, Reviewed by Jackie, Sue Brown

Review: Chance to be King by Sue Brown

Title: Chance to be King

Author: Sue Brown

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 132 Pages

At a Glance: A very good, very Sue Brown story

Blurb: After working nonstop for two years, actor Eric Pawlowski desperately needs a respite from his grueling schedule and the crippling migraines that come with it. Thinking that a few weeks in a secluded cottage is just the thing, his vacation gets off to a rough start when he almost mows down the only other guy who lives on the remote road. Fortunately Thomas is quick to forgive, and soon he, Eric, and Eric’s two dogs are palling around like they’ve known each other for years.

But when Eric witnesses Thomas coldly order a lost stranger off his property, he starts to question how well he knows him. Despite a mutual attraction that has Eric cursing every time a well-meaning member of the nearby small town interrupts their attempts to get intimate, Eric wonders if acting on his desire for Thomas will get him involved in a situation he shouldn’t be in. When his rented cabin catches fire in the middle of the night and the firemen call it arson, it confirms Eric’s suspicions.

To keep Eric with him, it’s up to Thomas to come clean about who he is… and his involvement in a decade-old web of tragedy and revenge into which Eric has unwittingly walked.

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Review: Sue Brown has always been a go-to author for me, and I just know when I see a book from her that I am going to like it. Lucky for me it seems the trend is holding true.

Eric is finally getting a long overdue vacation from his never ending job. Two weeks away with his dogs sounds a lot like heaven. Getting lost on the way to his cabin while half asleep just reassures him that he needs this break. Little did he know that almost mowing down a local while turning his car around will put him on a course that even Hollywood couldn’t have thought of.

Thomas leads a fairly secluded life. After almost being run over, Thomas finds a reason to be more sociable. That reason is Eric, the man renting a cabin on his property. The two men form a quick bond, and soon they are completely inseparable.

When Eric is awoken by a fire in the cottage he is renting, he barely escapes with his life. This leads to him staying at Thomas’s house and the two men end up growing closer, until Eric begins to notice Thomas acting hot and cold with no explanation.

After the fire is ruled arson, Thomas and the local authorities believe an event from his past is the excuse for the attack. Eventually Thomas and Eric have “the talk”, and all is revealed by both of them. The conflict for Eric is whether he can stay where there is trouble, and how in the world is he supposed to leave Thomas. Once all the revenge seekers and the ex-boyfriend angst are handled, Thomas and Eric have to figure out a way to balance their very separate lives if they want there to be a future for them.

Ms. Brown has once again written a wonderful story with some completely loveable characters that are slightly flawed but definitely not irredeemable. One aspect of her writing that is consistent from book to book is her knack for keeping the pace of the book moving steadily right up until the big reveal. I felt the relationship developed quickly but believably. No unrealistic insta-love here!

Overall, I feel this is a very good, very Sue Brown story, and I would recommend that every time.






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Guest Post and Giveaway: Chance to Be King by Sue Brown

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OMG, Christmas is nearly here and I’ve done nothing. Nothing! It started out so well. My daughter and I bought each other tickets to see the comedian Dave Gorman in early November. Only that failed because I went to a funeral instead. Now I’m getting a frying pan. I ordered a new game for my son at the same time. That’s still not arrived and no dispatch date in sight. I’ve ordered my ex’s presents to the kids and my son’s presents to the family. Decorations/cards/food/stockings all died along with the funeral and flu and many edits. Panicking? Me? What gave you that idea? Continue reading

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Review: Falling for Ramos by Sue Brown

Title: Falling for Ramos

Author: Sue Brown

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 226 Pages

Rating: 3 Stars

Blurb: A glimpse of a group of businessmen in a newspaper tells Colin Hess his old love, Alejandro Ramos, is back in London a decade after they split up.

They met by chance as students, when Colin was pushed into Ramos’s lap at a party. Despite the disapproval from Ramos’s parents, Colin and Ramos were inseparable from that moment and settled in their own place as soon as they finished university.
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A Giveaway and A Sneak Peek At The Coming Week

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Hi, everyone, and welcome back to another look at what we have coming up for you in the week ahead.

First, though, in case you missed it, The Novel Approach is hosting a giveaway over at Mary Calmes’s Blog for our Book of the Month picks in October. There’s a chance to win TWO of the dozen e-books we each selected as October’s best, so be sure to head on over there before Midnight Pacific time on November 4 to enter for a chance to win.

Good luck!

And now, here’s who we have in store for you in the coming week, more great guests, interviews, blog tours, giveaways, and, of course, reviews.

 

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MondayNikka Michaels and Eileen Griffin stop in on their In the Fire blog tour

Cornelia Grey is also our guest on the Circus of the Damned blog tour

TuesdayMickie B. Ashling is here on the Cutting Out blog tour

Whitley Gray drops by with an interview on the Crash Pad blog tour

WednesdayL.A. Witt is our guest on the Starstruck blog tour

Rain Carrington comes calling to do a little promo for her two upcoming releases, Crazy Little Man Called Love and Road Runner

ThursdayCarole Cummings is our guest today to talk a little bit about the launch of Dreamspinner Publications

Charlie Cochet is also here today on the Rack & Ruin blog tour

FridayMia Kerick drops in on the Random Acts blog tour

RJ Scott joins us on her Darach (Fire: Book Two) blog tour

SaturdayLiz Borino makes TNA a stop on the No Time for Secrets blog tour

And finally, Jack Byrne is back to talk about the new anthology Hot Off the Press

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4 Stars, Love Lane Books, Paranormal Romance, Reviewed by Jackie, Sue Brown

Review: The Last Wolf by Sue Brown

Title: The Last Wolf

Author: Sue Brown

Publisher: Love Lane Books

Pages/Word Count: 162 Pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: The only good predator is a dead one, as far as Joe Lowther is concerned.

That is until the day he shoots a wolf, only to watch the animal turn into a naked Callum Pope. Cal is being hunted by a group of humans who eradicate shifter packs for sport. Continue reading

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4 Stars, Audio Book, Dreamspinner Press, Genre Romance, Reviewed by Kathie, Sue Brown

Audio Review: Papa’s Boy by Sue Brown – Narrated by Aaron Pickering

Title: Papa’s Boy (Morning Report: Book Three)

Author: Sue Brown

Narrator:: Aaron Pickering

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Run Time: 7 Hours and 49 Minutes

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: When Ray Sloane tires of the men in his usual club, he finds himself in the Pink Palm, an inauspiciously named spit-and-sawdust dive, not the sort of place an elementary school teacher and pastor’s assistant should be seen in. On the other hand, Ray needs a fresh face. But what he gets is a closeted, desperately unhappy divorcé named Zeke. Continue reading

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Guest Post and Giveaway: “The Last Wolf” by Sue Brown

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Funny things that came out of editing: *over use of words* *how the beta made me cry*

as of the date I write this post for Love Lane, *whispers* I’ve not started the edits yet. I’ve been ill, honest. However my editor for the Hairy Harry series always starts my edit with ‘179 uses of look’. She suggests ever so politely that I change some all of them. Another editor of mine complained the people drank too much coffee. Yes, I am a coffee addict. Is it noticeable? Only one editor made me cry and threaten to quit altogether. I’m experienced enough to know that I’d never go through that again. The best editors are the ones who let the author have their voice. Thankfully, I’ve had some brilliant editors. As a reader I notice editing mishaps although when I’m staring at my own I can’t see it. Do you notice missing words/wrong spellings? Continue reading

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Hi, everyone, and welcome to another great week ahead.

In case you missed it yesterday, be sure to pop on over to RJ Scott’s Blog for a little teaser of some great giveaways I have in store for you as we continue the countdown to GayRomLit 2014. And, your comment on my blog post at RJ’s place will put you in the running for one of TWO $25 Amazon Gift Cards, so be sure to check it out.

In the meantime, here’s what’s coming up for you to enjoy right here at The Novel Approach

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Monday – To kick things off, today we’re pleased to be hosting the Authors Gone Wild Anthology Cover Reveal

A bit later in the day, we’ve got author L.C. Chase with us on the Pulling Leather Blog Tour

Kol Anderson will be here as well with a giveaway of the latest book in his Prisoner series, The Devil You Know

TuesdayEileen Griffin and Nikka Michaels lead off our day with an exclusive cover reveal for their collaboration In the Fire

We also have author Zee Kensington with us on the Finally Home Blog Tour and Giveaway

Geoffrey Knight also drops by with an interview to tell us about a special new series set in the heart of Wilde City and begins with Buck Baxter: Love Detective

WednesdayM.J. O’Shea is our guest today on the Coconut Cove Blog Tour

ThursdayKimber Vale starts out our day on the Hard Act to Follow Blog Tour and Giveaway

Charley Descoteaux also joins us on the First Time for Everything Blog Tour

Friday – Our special guest today is author and artist Zathyn Priest, as he shares a bit about his creative process and joins in the Countdown to GayRomLit Blog Tour Celebration

Saturday – Author Jack Byrne joins us to talk about his new book Walkabout, the sequel to Billabong and there’s a giveaway

Sue Brown also joins us on The Last Wolf Blog Tour and Giveaway

Sunday – Finally, to close out the week, Ashavan Doyon will be here on the Stephen’s Heart Blog Tour, with a giveaway

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Sue Brown’s “Stormin’ Norman” Gives Two Men A Second Chance At Love


“To err is human, to forgive, divine.” ― Alexander Pope


Title: Stormin’ Norman (Lyon Road Vet #4)

Author: Sue Brown

Publisher: Self-Published

Pages/Word Count: 134 Pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: Dan had been Jesse’s partner for many years, and always there for Jesse on his return from difficult assignments. However, after breaking his promise not to leave again, Jesse learns to his cost that Dan can be pushed too far. When he returns home, broken in body and spirit, Jesse finds his house empty and Dan in the arms of someone else.
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A Storm Brews In Sue Brown’s “Isle of Waves”


“Heavy misfortunes have befallen us, but let us only cling closer to what remains.” – Mary Shelley


Title: Isle of Waves (The Isle Series: Book Three)

Author: Sue Brown

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 220 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Wig Tobias and Nibs Tyler have been together for a long while, but this year their love is about to be tested. Their business, the Blue Lagoon Restaurant on the Isle of Wight, is vandalized, and it may or may not be a coincidence that the neighbors want to buy them out. Making matters stickier, the police don’t seem interested in investigating until a friend of the couple, an out of town copper, prods them to take action.
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