All You Need Is Love – The Divine Magazine Blog Hop and Giveaway

divine-pride-blog-hopWhy We Need Romance

Have you ever noticed that the “R” word has a bit of a reputation? You know the one, where the romance genre is pooh-poohed and scoffed at and labeled fluff and drivel, while we readers are sniffed at for rotting our brains on a spun-sugar plot as simple as two people meeting and making a connection and falling for each other in a way that can’t be explained by science, or religion, or voodoo magick…

There is, however, a chemistry to love. The brain releases dopamine, contributing to the feelings of euphoria that come along with those early days of a new romance. Our hearts race. We get weak in the knees. We break out in goose bumps. We smile more. We laugh more. We may even cry more. We focus on the shiny beautiful things and ignore all the stress life has to throw our way because we’re so busy falling in love.

Funny thing, isn’t it then, that we feel all those same things when we read about two people falling in love in a book—two people who’ve never existed anywhere but in a writer’s imagination…until that author puts words to page and makes those two people real to us? We experience empathy when love goes wrong, and a secondhand elation in the romantic notion that there’s love enough in this world to give us hope that it will always win.

When we read a well-written romance, our hearts race, we get weak in the knees, we break out in goose bumps, we smile, we laugh, we cry… and we escape all the other stress life has to throw our way while we’re busy reading and falling in love with a story and its characters.

And the most beautiful part of our love of romance is that there’s always the next great couple there and waiting for us to embrace them–whether they be two men, two women, and man and a woman, or, come to think of it, any and all of the variations thereof that we meet along the way in our books.

Because love, after all, is love. And the love of a good book is a love that keeps on giving. :)

The Novel Approach is so pleased to be participating in the Divine Magazine blog hop celebrating love in all its forms. Be sure to click on the link to enter for the chance to win their massive tour-wide giveaway.

For the chance to win TNA’s exclusive giveaway, a $25 Gift Card at Amazon or ARe, winner’s choice, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below.

Good luck!



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The Fine Print:

*Entrants must be 18 years or older to qualify
*No residency restrictions apply
*All comments must be relevant to the author’s prompt to be eligible (when applicable)
*The Novel Approach will not be held liable for prize delivery unless otherwise specified

A Sneak Peek At The Coming Week

Here’s a Sneak Peek at the Coming Week

Sneak Peek

Hi, friends and fellow readers, welcome back to another preview of what we have coming up for you in the week ahead. We’ve got some really great exclusives to share with you, and I can’t wait, but for now, here’s just a taste of what you can expect!


Monday – Helping us kick off our week we have a few great features to offer today, the first being a cover reveal for Cardeno C.’s upcoming novel Jesse’s Diner

We’ll also have author JL Merrow with us today, on the promo tour for her new World War I era novel To Love a Traitor, a book I read and loved

Divine Magazine has also organized a blog hop in which The Novel Approach will be participating, and we’ll be offering a giveaway, so stay tuned for that

Tuesday – Author Courtney Lux joins us today on the tour for her newest release, Small Wonders

Heloise West will also be stopping by for a visit to chat about her new book, If I Were Fire

And, our final guest of the day is Brita Addams, who stops by to talk a little history

Wednesday – Today we welcome author Kage Alan as he tours the interwebs to introduce readers to his new novel, Falling Awake

We’ll also be hosting Cardeno C. again today, as the Perfect Imperfections audiobook blog tour stops by TNA

Thursday – Author Cheryl Headford is with us today to talk about her new Harmony Ink release, Hostage

Therese Woodson also joins us on the tour for her latest release, Betrothed: A Faery Tale

Friday – To close out another fantastic week, we’ll have author RJ Scott with us today on the tour for Texas Wedding, the book she promised readers when Marriage Equality went nationwide here in the US

Cardeno C. makes it a trifecta for the week and joins us again today on the tour for the audiobook release of Walk with Me

And finally, we’ll be featuring another edition of Flashback Friday. And this time, it’ll actually fall on Friday! Probably. No, it really will. :-D


And that does it for this week’s sneak peek. Until next time, happy reading!