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Cover Reveal and Giveaway: The Diversion Series by Eden Winters

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The Novel Approach is happy to be helping author Eden Winters unveil four brand spanking new covers for old friends Lucky Licklighter and Bo Schollenberger and the Diversion series.

Be sure to click on the Rafflecopter widget below, because that’s how you can enter to win an e-copy of each of the books: Diversion, Collusion, Corruption, and Manipulation.

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Blurb: There are good guys, bad guys, and then there’s Lucky.

Former drug trafficker Richmond “Lucky” Lucklighter flaunts his past like a badge of honor. He speaks his mind, doesn’t play nice, and flirts with disaster while working off his sentence with the Southeastern Narcotics Bureau. If he can keep out of trouble a while longer he’ll be a free man–after he trains his replacement.

Textbook-quoting, by the book Bo Schollenberger is everything Lucky isn’t. Lucky slurps coffee, Bo lives caffeine free. Lucky worships bacon, Bo eats tofu. Lucky trusts no one, Bo calls suspects by first name. Yet when the chips are down on their shared case of breaking up a drug diversion ring, they may have more in common than they believe.

Two men. Close quarters. Friction results in heat. But Lucky scoffs at partnerships, no matter how thrilling the roller-coaster. Bo has two months to break down Lucky’s defenses… and seconds are ticking by.

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Blurb: Sequel to the best-selling Diversion… This title is currently out of print and will re-release from Rocky Ridge Books, June 20, 2015.

Dead men can’t love.

Former drug trafficker Richmond “Lucky” Lucklighter “died” in the line of duty while working off a ten-year sentence in service to the Southeastern Narcotics Bureau, only to be reborn as Simon “Lucky” Harrison. The newbie he trained, former Marine Bo Schollenberger, is now his partner on (and maybe off) the job. It’s hard to tell when Lucky doesn’t understand relationships or have a clue what any sane human is doing in his bed. Bo’s nice to have around, sure, but there’s none of that picking-out-china-together crap for Lucky.

While fighting PTSD, memories of a horrid childhood, and a prescription drug addiction, Bo is paying for his mistakes. Using his pharmacy license for the good guys provides the sort of education he never got in school. Undercover with his hard-headed partner, Bo learns that not everything is as it seems in the world of pharmaceuticals.

When a prescription drug shortage jeopardizes the patients at Rosario Children’s Cancer Center, it not only pits Bo and Lucky against predatory opportunists, but also each other. How can they tell who the villains are? The bad guys don’t wear black hats, but they might wear white coats.

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Blurb: Renegade biker. Drug runner. Recovering addict. Wanted by the Southeastern Narcotics Bureau. But he isn’t a crook, he’s the law.

SNB Agent Bo Schollenberger’s solved his cases using his brains and not a gun, and with his partner, not alone. Now he’s handed a tough new case involving designer drugs that turn users violent. One false move could end his life as he immerses himself into a motorcycle gang to locate the source. His fate depends on how well he can impersonate someone else. Someone named Cyrus Cooper.

Cyrus is everything Bo Schollenberger isn’t, including the badass enforcer for a smuggling ring. He establishes pecking order with his fists and doesn’t take shit from anybody, not even the undercover agent who comes to help his case.

Simon “Lucky” Harrison’s always been the best, whichever side of the law he was on. Former trafficker turned SNB agent, he damned well ought to be undercover in this motorcycle gang, instead of hanging around the office going crazy with new policies, new people, and “inter-departmental cooperation” that sticks him in a classroom. Yet he’s passed over for the SNB’s biggest case in decades in favor of the rookie who shares his bed. A man Lucky thought he knew.

When survival depends on a web of tangled lies, lines blur, worlds collide, and a high stakes game turns friend to foe. Lucky knows the difference between Bo the agent and Cyrus the outlaw, but does Bo?

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Blurb: Lucky Lucklighter has a new life. His old life wants him back.

He traded trafficking for taking down criminals with the Southeastern Narcotics Bureau, and a drug-lord lover for a man on the right side of the law. Bo Schollenberger found the way past the thorny defenses of Lucky’s heart, and made Mr. I-Get-Along-Fine-Alone think about his and his closets, stevia in the sugar bowl, and a picket fence—with a good lock on the gate.

Now Bo is missing, and a voice long silenced asks, “Did you miss me?” Lucky must deal with a devil from his past to get Bo back.

And if Bo isn’t willing to come? A drug ring needs its back broken before flooding the US with a designer high, seductive and undetectable. But there’s a fine line between good and evil, and a truckload of temptation urging Lucky to cross.

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Eden WintersAbout the Author: Eden Winters was captivated young by storytelling, and her earliest memories include spinning tales for the family’s pets. Her dreams of writing professionally took a sojourn into non-fiction, with a twelve-year stint in technical documentation.

She began reading GLBT novels as a way to better understand the issues faced by a dear friend and fell in love with the M/M romance genre. During a discussion of a favorite book, a fellow aficionado said, “We could do this, you know.”

Good-bye gears, motors, and other authors’ characters; hello plots and sex scenes. This has resulted in such prize-winning stories as Settling the Score, The Angel of Thirteenth Street, Naked Tails, The Wish, Duet, and Diversion.

Somewhat of a nomad, Eden has visited seven countries so far. She currently calls the southern US home, and many of her stories take place in the rural South. Having successfully raised two children, she now balances the day job with hiking, rafting, spoiling her grandchildren, and stalking the wily falafel or elusive tofu pad Thai at her favorite restaurants. Her musical tastes run from Ambient to Zydeco, and she’s a firm believer that life is better with fur kids and Harley Davidsons.

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4 Stars, Eden Winters, Genre Romance, Mystery/Suspense/Action Thriller, Reviewed by Lana, Rocky Ridge Books

Review: Manipulation by Eden Winters

Title: Manipulation (Diversion: Book Four)

Author: Eden Winters

Publisher: Rocky Ridge Books

Pages/Word Count: 264 Pages

At a Glance: Even though I wasn’t blown away by Manipulation, I would still highly recommend reading this series

Blurb: Lucky Lucklighter has a new life. His old life wants him back.

He traded trafficking for taking down criminals with the Southeastern Narcotics Bureau, and a drug-lord lover for a man on the right side of the law. Bo Schollenberger found the way past the thorny defenses of Lucky’s heart, and made Mr. I-Get-Along-Fine-Alone think about his and his closets, stevia in the sugar bowl, and a picket fence—with a good lock on the gate.

Now Bo is missing, and a voice long silenced asks, “Did you miss me?” Lucky must deal with a devil from his past to get Bo back.

And if Bo isn’t willing to come? A drug ring needs its back broken before flooding the US with a designer high, seductive and undetectable. But there’s a fine line between good and evil, and a truckload of temptation urging Lucky to cross.

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Review: Manipulation, book four in Eden Winters’ Diversion series, is the continuation of Bo and Lucky’s story. For some background, both are narcotics agents for the Southeastern Narcotics Bureau, and they each come to their jobs with black marks against them. Lucky is a reformed drug runner who’s put behind his life of crime to find redemption, and Bo is also looking for redemption after his failure as a pharmacist who couldn’t pass up the temptation of easy access to drugs. As always, there’s a lot of baggage and, as in all good melodramas, it gets unpacked!

In the beginning of the series, they get paired up on an assignment, with Lucky mentoring Bo, but they soon fall into each others arms and embark on their journey together. The first book paints an interesting picture of the whole drug manufacturing/marketing landscape. It also sets up the dynamic between Lucky and Bo and how each one lets the other into his heart. I was totally drawn into their relationship and rooted for them to survive their ups and downs.

In this installment, Bo is deep undercover, and sometimes Lucky is not sure who he is dealing with: the real Bo or his undercover persona, Cyrus. Lucky references this split personality often, but I found it hard to relate to, maybe because I missed something, or maybe cause Bo is suddenly fluent in Spanish. Lucky’s past catches up with him, and he’s taken to Mexico where he’s forced to help his ex-drug-lord-lover’s nephew with a new drug operation. Bo is also there undercover, and they soon join forces to thwart the operation.

The plot of Manipulation seemed a bit convoluted to me, and at times I found myself lost. There was a lot of information about Lucky’s past, and I enjoyed reading about it but wanted it to be less confusing. There were crosses and double-crosses, and some of them were not convincing to me, just over the top. Lucky is a grouch and not a people person, while Bo is painted as the good guy, which is repeated a lot through the book. In the end, Bo revealed that his past was darker than we first thought, though I’m not sure why, maybe to make him a more exciting match for Lucky, but to me their pairing was just right, so I thought this revelation about Bo was unnecessary.

I have mixed feelings about Manipulation. I wanted to love this one, but it didn’t live up to my expectations. It had its moments but ultimately, for me, it didn’t live up to the first two books. I loved Diversion and Collusion, but even though I wasn’t blown away by Manipulation, I would still highly recommend reading this series. I think you will find it enjoyable.

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4 Stars, Erotica, Holiday Romance, Reviewed by Lisa, Rocky Ridge Books, Z. Allora

Review: Happy Holidays by Z. Allora

Title: Happy Holidays (The Dark Angels: Book Four)

Author: Z. Allora

Publisher: Rocky Ridge Books

Pages/Word Count: 125 Pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: What do erotic sex toys and Hanukkah have to do with each other?

Absolutely nothing unless you’re a member of the famous rock band The Dark Angels and the shy but kinky Robin gives gifts that guarantee to spice up the holidays!

Each couple makes the most of these unique gifts blending love and orgasmic fun to REALLY celebrate the holidays.

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Review: The holiday season is about family and friends, about building traditions and then sharing them with the people we love. For The Dark Angels boys, it’s also about having fun and sex and about having fun having sex. The eight days of Hanukkah means not only learning about why the holiday is celebrated in the Jewish faith but also gives Robin and Josh the chance to make the other guys’ observance of the Festival of Lights a bit more lighthearted, and without a doubt, a lot hotter.

As with the previous three books in this series, Z. Allora tempers the erotic elements with deeper issues about life, love and family. Dare is facing some doubts and asking some internal questions about his relationship with Angel, where it stands and how sturdy the foundation is upon which he’s planning a life with the man.

Guardian angel and patriarch of this band of brothers, Uncle Leo, and his prodigal son Sean, also figure into the storyline. Jack is another of the lost sheep Uncle Leo has shepherded, helping Jack find his way back to sobriety after years of drug addiction. The prodigal and the found sons have underlying issues that are brought to the fore in this installment of the series, issues which, of course, includes a heaping dose of sexual tension between them, and I hope means Jack and Sean will get their own book somewhere along the way. Or, if not, at least a deeper story treatment in another couple’s book.

All of the couples are visited briefly in this short novel, each given their own private moments to steam up our e-readers as virtual voyeurs. One of the storylines I’m looking forward to, that of Dusty’s and Justin’s brothers, Zack and Andrew, was again teased at in Happy Holidays, but only just enough to promise that when Z. Allora gets around to them, it’s going to be angsty and sexual tension will run high.

This series explores sexuality, challenges labels, and is a fast and flirty and, as always, erotic treat to get lost in for awhile. If you’re looking for a way to spice up the season, The Dark Angels deliver Happy Holidays with a lot of smiles, a few laughs, and a couple of tugs at the heartstrings just for good measure.








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Review: Finally Fallen by Z. Allora

Title: Finally Fallen (The Dark Angels: Book Three)

Author: Z. Allora

Publisher: Rocky Ridge Books

Pages/Word Count: 267 Pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: What’s the use of being a rock legend if you have no one to share the fame and fortune with? Not that Dusty Davis is looking. He’s content taking care of himself, his bandmates, and his rambunctious younger brothers. Continue reading

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Review: Tied Together by Z. Allora

Title: Tied Together (The Dark Angels: Book Two)

Author: Z. Allora

Publisher: Rocky Ridge Books

Pages/Word Count: 257 Pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: Josh has loved Robin since the day they met, although he never dared to follow his heart. After the two are kicked out of their house, a night of despair turns into a night of discovery, forever changing them both. One taste of his dream leaves Josh hungry for more, but Robin’s fear of abandonment forces him to pull back, denying them both. Continue reading

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Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Happy Holidays by Z. Allora

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Title: Happy Holidays
Series: The Dark Angels
Publisher: Rocky Ridge Books
Category: Holiday Romance/Erotica
Cover Artist: PL Nunn

Blurb: What do erotic sex toys and Hanukkah have to do with each other? Continue reading

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Official Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Finally Fallen by Z. Allora

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Title: Finally Fallen
Series: The Dark Angels
Author: Z.Allora
Genre: Gay Erotic Romance
Publisher: Rocky Ridge Books
Publication Date: Dec. 8, 2014
Word Count: 81,000
Cover Artist: PL Nunn

Blurb: What’s the use of being a rock legend if you have no one to share the fame and fortune with? Not that Dusty Davis is looking. He’s content taking care of himself, his bandmates, and his rambunctious younger brothers. Continue reading

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Official Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Tied Together by Z. Allora

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Title: Tied Together
Series: The Dark Angels
Author: Z.Allora
Cover Artist: PL Nunn
Genre: Gay Erotic Romance Light BDSM
Publisher: Rocky Ridge Books
Publication Date: Nov. 26, 2014
Word Count: 82,000

Blurb: Josh has loved Robin since the day they met, although he never dared to follow his heart. After the two are kicked out of their house, a night of despair turns into a night of discovery, forever changing them both. One taste of his dream leaves Josh hungry for more, but Robin’s fear of abandonment forces him to pull back, denying them both. Continue reading

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Excerpt and Giveaway: Manipulation (Diversion #4) by Eden Winters

Title: Manipulation

Series: Diversion

Author: Eden Winters

Publisher: Rocky Ridge Books

Length: 240 Pages

Sub-Genres: Contemporary Romance, Action/Suspense

Blurb: Lucky Lucklighter has a new life. His old life wants him back.

He traded trafficking for taking down criminals with the Southeastern Narcotics Bureau, and a drug-lord lover for a man on the right side of the law. Bo Schollenberger found the way past the thorny defenses of Lucky’s heart, and made Mr. I-Get-Along-Fine-Alone think about his and his closets, stevia in the sugar bowl, and a picket fence—with a good lock on the gate.

Now Bo is missing, and a voice long silenced asks, “Did you miss me?” Lucky must deal with a devil from his past to get Bo back. Continue reading

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4 Stars, Erotica, Genre Romance, Reviewed by Lisa, Rocky Ridge Books, Z. Allora

Review: With Wings (The Dark Angels: Book One) by Z. Allora

Title: With Wings (The Dark Angels: Book One)

Author: Z. Allora

Publisher: Rocky Ridge Books

Pages/Word Count: 251 Pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: The lights go down and stage lights up. The Dark Angels have arrived. With his come-hither voice and body made for sin, lead singer Angel Luv draws lovers like a magnet. And when he caresses and taunts shy guitarist Darius Stone on stage, well…it’s an act, right? But every touch lights a fire, and every flirtatious glance chips away at Dare’s certainty that he’s straight. No one else has so captured his imagination. Continue reading

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5 Stars, Eden Winters, Genre Romance, Mystery/Suspense/Action Thriller, Reviewed by Taz, Rocky Ridge Books

Review: Diversion (2nd Edition) by Eden Winters

Title: Diversion (2nd Edition)

Author: Eden Winters

Publisher: Rocky Ridge Books

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: There are good guys, bad guys, and then there’s Lucky.

Former drug trafficker Richmond “Lucky” Lucklighter flaunts his past like a badge of honor. He speaks his mind, doesn’t play nice, and flirts with disaster while working off his sentence with the Southeastern Narcotics Bureau. If he can keep out of trouble a while longer he’ll be a free man–after he trains his replacement. Continue reading

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Excerpt and Giveaway: “With Wings” by Z. Allora

darkanglescoverlogo copyTitle: With Wings
Series:The Dark Angels #1
Author: Z. Allora
Publisher: Rocky Ridge Books
Publication Date: Sept 5, 2014
Word Count: 79,000

Blurb: The lights go down and stage lights up. The Dark Angels have arrived. With his come-hither voice and body made for sin, lead singer Angel Luv draws lovers like a magnet. And when he caresses and taunts shy guitarist Darius Stone on stage, well…it’s an act, right? But every touch lights a fire, and every flirtatious glance chips away at Dare’s certainty that he’s straight. No one else has so captured his imagination. Continue reading

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5 Stars, Eden Winters, Genre Romance, Reviewed by Lisa, Rocky Ridge Books, Small Gems

Small Gems Sunday: Eden Winters’ “Highway Man”

“He didn’t sing. No, he cut his heart open and bled his soul onto the stage.” – Eden Winters


Title: Highway Man (2nd Edition)

Author: Eden Winters

Publisher: Rocky Ridge Books

Pages/Word Count: 45 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Killian Desmond’s dreams died in a flash of pain and the scream of twisted metal. He lost it all the night a tour bus sailed off a mountainside, sending his band—with his brother—to their deaths.

Killian is dead too, if the papers are to be believed, and living a half-life of odd jobs, rodeo rides and pick up gigs. The road that once meant freedom is now Killy’s exile. No strings, no ties, no names for the one-night stands. Continue reading

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Small Gem Sunday: P.D. Singer’s “Tail Slide”

Title: Tail Slide

Author: P.D. Singer

Publisher: Rocky Ridge Books

Pages/Word Count: 37 Pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: Fresh powder snow and running water in the Colorado back country call Lon like the moon calls the wolves. Belly-sliding to a good time on the weekends makes up for a workweek at a desk, and meeting Corey adds a whole new level of fun to snowboarding.

It’s easy to slip away for time alone in the woods without raising suspicion, but how’s Lon to entertain himself when bad snow and a worse spill force them off the mountain too early?

Never give an otter a box of Cheerios. Continue reading

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Eden Winters’ “Diversion” (2nd Edition) Now Available From Rocky Ridge Books


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Blurb: There are good guys, bad guys, and then there’s Lucky.

Former drug trafficker Richmond “Lucky” Lucklighter flaunts his past like a badge of honor. He speaks his mind, doesn’t play nice, and flirts with disaster while working off his sentence with the Southeastern Narcotics Bureau. If he can keep out of trouble a while longer he’ll be a free man–after he trains his replacement.
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Eden Winters’ “Almost Mine” Is A Full Circle Love Story


“Some of our greatest regrets in life are not the things we have done, but the things we cannot undo.” – Author Unknown


Title: Almost Mine

Author: Eden Winters

Publisher: Rocky Ridge Books

Pages/Word Count: 60 Pages

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Blurb: A perfect life. A perfect home. A perfect husband. Gone in an instant.
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Follow The Path Of Silver To Eden Winters’ “Galen and the Forest Lord”


“Human hands will deliver him,
The mate foreseen of old,
A comely lad, fair of face,
That bard’s tales have foretold.” – Eden Winters



Title: Galen and the Forest Lord

Author: Eden Winters

Publisher: Rocky Ridge Books

Pages/Word Count: 118

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Blurb: Long, long ago in a faraway land, men were men (except when they were wolves), meddlesome aunts were meddlesome aunts, evil opportunists were evil opportunists, and heroes weren’t always the sharpest swords in the scabbard.
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P.D. Singer Explores The Cycle Of Love And Sports In “Spokes”



“Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records. ” ― William Arthur Ward


I’ve read a few books by this author and enjoyed each and every one of them, so I jumped at the chance to read her latest.

The author takes the reader into the world of international cycling. For someone like me, who is rather clueless about the world of cycling, this was such a great introduction. I may not have been up on all the bike racing lingo, but in no way did it take me out of the story. The author’s visualization of the landscape in Colorado and Europe is so precise and fluid I was actually seeing it as I read, beautiful.
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In Which A Little “Corruption” Is A Very Good Thing


Love makes you learn where all the pitfalls are, and how to avoid them, or how to set them off.” ― Laurell K. Hamilton



In Corruption, the third book in Eden Winter’s Diversion series, we once again get to spend some quality time with Bo and Lucky. If you have read the first two books in the series, then you know these two men have had a rough road both personally and professionally. It has seemed in the past that they drew strength from one another, but it seems that as much as their differences pull them together, they could end up pushing them apart.

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