Amy Lane, Coastal Magic Convention

Coastal Magic Convention: An Interview With Featured Author Amy Lane

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In the ongoing countdown to Coastal Magic Convention in February, our very own Lynn interviews Amy Lane. Take it away, Lynn!

Lynn: Amy, when did you first start writing?

Amy: I was five and in the house alone. I ranged my stuffed animals around me in a semi-circle and set about telling them the story of two princesses. They were not impressed, but I was hooked. Continue reading

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Coastal Magic Convention, Tere Michaels

Interview: Countdown to Coastal Magic Convention With Tere Michaels

Coastal Magic ConLynn: Hi, Tere, thanks so much for being here with us today to help in the Countdown to Coastal Magic Convention. Let’s start with an easy question: What got you interested in writing?

Tere: I started reading very early (thank you Sesame Street!) and so my mother got me a subscription to a Disney magazine. At some point, I realized that people wrote these stories and it was like a light bulb went on over my head. I knew that was what I wanted to do.

Lynn: Who are some of your go-to authors?

Tere: I sadly don’t have as much time as I used to for recreational reading so I’m rather limited. My yearly pre-order purchase – without fail – is J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Love it, love it, love it. I also really enjoyed the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness. Continue reading

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A.J. Truman, Aleksandr Voinov, Bey Deckard, CJane Elliott, Coastal Magic Convention, DH Starr, GayRomLit, JL Merrow, K.A. Merikan, Kevin Klehr, Morticia Knight, Sneak Peek, Tere Michaels

Here’s A Sneak Peek At The Coming Week

Hi, everyone, I hope you’ve all had a fantastic weekend. We’re gearing up for a great week ahead here at The Novel Approach.

In case you’ve missed them, we still have two outstanding giveaways open to close out our Countdown to GRL Celebrations: Sherrie Henry, Gift Basket Seven, and our Grand Prize giveaway, so be sure to check those out before they expire.

Now, here’s what we have coming up in the week ahead.


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Monday – Kicking off the week, we’ll be hosting Aleksandr Voinov on the A Taste for Poison Blog Tour, with a giveaway

Wilde City Press author Kevin Klehr joins us today to talk a bit about his books Drama Queens With Love Scenes and Drama Queens and Adult Themes

TuesdayJL Merrow drops in to visit today on the Raising the Rent Blog Tour, with a giveaway

A.J. Truman also joins us today with a giveaway on his Out in the Open Blog Tour

WednesdayTere Michaels is here today to answer a few questions on the Countdown to Coastal Magic Convention Blog Tour

We’ll also have CJane Elliott with us on the Aidan’s Journey Blog Tour, with a giveaway

ThursdayDH Starr joins us today on the Meant for Him Blog Tour, with a giveaway

K.A. Merikan also stops by on the Guns n’ Boys Blog Tour

FridayMorticia Knight is our guest today on the All Fired Up Blog Tour, with a giveaway

Bey Deckard also drops in on his Sacrificed: Heart Beyond the Spires Blog Tour, with a giveaway

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

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Coastal Magic Convention, K.C. Burn

Countdown to Coastal Magic With KC Burn – A Sneak Peek at “North on Drummond”

Coastal Magic ConI’m KC Burn and I’m so looking forward to being at Coastal Magic in February! I wasn’t able to go this year, as I ended up moving from Florida to California, but the previous year, in St. Augustine, was such a fantastic time. I discovered that, despite being horribly uncomfortable speaking in public, panels were a lot of fun. I ended up on several panels with some fantastic authors, and talking about world building and writing with other authors, and getting input from the audience was so incredible and inspiring. Being in such a small, intimate environment with readers and other authors… I don’t think there’s anything better.

So, here’s a little blurb and excerpt from… well, I can’t exactly call it an upcoming release, but with any luck, it will be available for Coastal Magic. Here’s a sneak peek at North on Drummond. Continue reading

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Coastal Magic Convention, Kiernan Kelly

Countdown to Coastal Magic Convention: An Interview With Kiernan Kelly

Coastal Magic ConLynn: Hi, Kiernan, thanks for being here with us today. First off, tell us how you got interested in writing?

Kiernan: For most of my life, I was (and continue to be, I hope) an artist. I used mostly dry media, and participated in art shows around the state of Florida. Even won a few blue ribbons (go me!). But then, in the very early 2000’s, a friend introduced me to something called, “fanfiction.”

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Coastal Magic Convention, Samhain Publishing, Vaughn R. Demont

It’s A Coastal Magic Countdown Interview And Giveaway With Vaughn R. Demont

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Hello all. This is Lynn, and I’m coming to you as a featured blogger for The Coastal Magic Convention. This PNR/UF con is happening in February in Daytona Beach. My featured author for this month is Vaughn R. Demont. I had the pleasure of reading his novel House of Stone a while ago and absolutely loved it. He’s an author not to be missed. For our spotlight post, Vaughn was kind enough to answer a few questions for us… Continue reading

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Here’s A Sneak Peek At The Coming Week

Hi, everyone, I hope you’ve all had another great week.

We’ve got some great blog tours, giveaways, and reviews coming up in the week ahead, and speaking of reviews, we’re welcoming a new reviewer to the TNA team this week (watch for more soon). Chris comes to us with lots of blogging and social media experience, and I’m looking forward to her first official review. In the meantime, here’s a little bit about Chris in her own words.
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Coastal Magic Convention

Coastal Magic Convention Registration Is Now Open!


It’s here, it’s here!!

Registration for the 2015 Coastal Magic Convention has begun! If you’re an urban fantasy or paranormal romance reader, you need to be hanging out with us, right on the beach, next February!

Coastal Magic is a super casual, urban fantasy and paranormal romance focused convention in Daytona Beach, FL, February 5-8, 2015. There will be panels, meet & greets with fun themes, and some cool evening activities. There are 225 general registration tickets available, and the featured author list will be close to 60 once everyone is settled! It’s a relatively small shindig, but full of dedicated, enthusiastic people.
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Ashley Ladd, Elizabeth Noble, EM Rose, GayRomLit, Hayden Thorne, Heidi Cullinan, Jamie Lynn Miller, JC Wallace, Mary Calmes, Sneak Peek

Here’s A Sneak Peek At The Coming Week And At The Coastal Magic Convention


Hi, everyone, I hope you’ve all had a great week.

We’re looking forward to another fun-filled and busy one, and we’ve also got the privilege of sharing a little bit of info about the Coastal Magic Convention, coming in February of 2015. Our very own Lynn will be attending as a Featured Blogger for The Novel Approach, and I couldn’t think of anyone better for the job! Read on after the Sneak Peek info. You’ll find links to the list of Featured Authors, which will be growing in the months ahead, as well as some other important information about the convention.
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