L. Dean Pace-Frech, Musa Publishing

Guest Post and Giveaway – Tapping Into Our Soul’s Expression by L. Dean Pace-Frech

Here’s to staying young our whole life by tapping into our soul’s expression ~ Jill Badonsky

photoI love reading books about characters my age. And, just like Jill’s quote says, I also feel like I can stay young by reading about characters who are younger.

First of all, there is the wisdom that comes with being in your mid-forties. I still enjoy reading about characters making stupid decisions and reflect upon my own youth. When I read Love You Forever by Amelia Bishop, I totally identified with the two characters and some of the jealous and vindictive things they do to each other. They have some additional stress with that curse.

There’s also wisdom that I can still learn through reading about younger characters. I wished I had JT’s patience in Unbreak My Heart by K-lee Klein. JT holds out, but will it be enough to get Brett’s attention? You’ll have to read that book to find out that happily ever after. Continue reading

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Here’s A Sneak Peek At The Coming Week

Hi, everyone , and welcome back. Thanks so much for stopping by to see what we have in store for the week ahead.

We have the pleasure of not only bringing you more reviews, but we’ve also got cover reveals, blog tours, interviews, and giveaways coming up just for you.

Here’s what’s coming up!

MondayChris T. Kat kicks off the week on her Tidal Change Blog Tour and Backlist Title Giveaway

Lex Chase also drops by on the Americana Fairy Tale Release Day Blitz

Tuesday – Young adult author Lillian McKinnon will be by to do a cover reveal for her upcoming novel A Life In Frames

SJD Peterson brings the Splintered Blog Tour to The Novel Approach, with a Giveaway

Brita Addams also stops by with her monthly guest post today

Wednesday – Today we have the privilege of hosting an Exclusive Cover Reveal for Tere MichaelsWho Knows the Storm

Then Heidi Cullinan makes a stop at TNA on the Fever Pitch Blog Tour, with a Giveaway

Finally, we have the honor of bringing you the Edmond Manning Butterfly King Blog Tour

ThursdayK.C. Burn is our guest today on the Countdown to Coastal Magic Blog Tour

FridayEthan Day drops back by today on the Countdown to GayRomLit Blog Tour

And EM Lynley also stops in today on the Spaghetti Western Blog Tour

SaturdayRachel Sparks is our guest today on the To Be Whole Blog Tour, with a Giveaway

Aleksandr Voinov is also with us today on the Counterpunch Blog Tour

Sunday – And closing out the week, we’ve got Margie Church with us on her The Camera Never Lies Blog Tour, with a Giveaway

And Dean Pace-Frech also stops in with a Guest Post and Giveaway

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

L. Dean Pace-Frech

Happy Gay Pride From Kansas City! – By Dean Pace-Frech


Thanks to The Novel Approach reviews for having me on such a special weekend. It’s Gay Pride here in Kansas City this weekend.
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Here’s A Sneak Peek At The Coming Week

Hello, folks, I hope you’ve all had an outstanding week. I had the great privilege of spending Saturday working a booth at Indy Pride with authors Jambrea Jo Jones and Lynley Wayne, where we spent the day sharing our love of the M/M Romance genre with the good people of Indianapolis. It was great day!

Now, here’s what’s on tap for the week ahead.

MondayLane Hayes kicks off the week with a giveaway on the Better Than Friends Blog Tour

TuesdayGrace R. Duncan drops by today with a giveaway on the No Sacrifice Blog Tour, with an article on bisexuality

Brita Addams is also here with a guest article on disembodied body parts in writing

WednesdayDaniel A. Kaine is our guest today, with an interview and giveaway on the Slasherazzi Blog Tour

A.F. Henley is also here today, with a giveaway and guest post on the Forty-two Stairs Blog Tour

ThursdayPoppy Dennison wants to share some memories and photos from the UK Meet with us today

Rick R. Reed is also with us today, as he kicks off what will be the first of his monthly visits as a new guest contributor to The Novel Approach—Rick R. Reed – True Confessions

FridayRebecca Cohen will be sharing a giveaway with you today on the Crofton Chronicles Blog Tour

SaturdayKenzie Cade stops in today with an interview and giveaway on the Son of a Fish Blog Tour

SundayDean Pace-Frech is making the rounds, and we’re happy to have him back as our guest today to close out the week

Until next week, happy reading!

4.5 Stars, L. Dean Pace-Frech, Musa Publishing, Reviewed by Lisa

The “Disappear With Me” Blog Tour Stops Here Today With Dean Pace-Frech And A Giveaway

Here’s to creativity’s ability to make an uncomfortable emotion useful ~ Jill Badonsky

photoOne of the questions I get asked a lot is, what was your favorite part to write. In Disappear With Me, I loved writing the jury deliberation process for a couple of reasons.

First of all, I got to research all the Bible verses that were part of that section. As a lifelong Christian, I got to reacquaint myself with some of the Bible’s most beautiful verses. Many of those verses and their interpretation are the culmination of listening to many of the pastors listed in the dedication at the front of the novel. I also learned some new verses and worked those in with my own (and therefore, Leander’s) wicked perception of their meanings.
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Here’s A Sneak Peek At A Busy Week!

Hi, everyone, I hope you’ve all had a great week. We’ve got loads of good stuff coming up in the week ahead, including a couple more guest posts to celebrate the Hop Against Homophobia and Transphobia and another Countdown to GayRomLit guest visit. Watch for some great articles, interviews, giveaways, and reviews.

But first, I have an introduction to make. As all of you know by now, the LGBT reviewing community is about to lose one of its staunchest supporters, Becky Condit. Mrs. Condit Reads Books will be closing its virtual doors on May 31, 2014, and though it will be a great loss, The Novel Approach is making an equally great gain. Jules Lovestoread will be joining our crew, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have her with us, so, without further ado, here’s a little intro to our very own Jules:

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L. Dean Pace-Frech, Musa Publishing

All These Men Want From Life Is “A Place to Call Their Own”

“The past has a way of walking around in the present, behaving as if it were alive.” ― Anatol Lieven

After reading the blurb, I quickly snatched this up to read. With all the stories written about gay men in the past, we don’t come across too many stories set in the 1800’s. I’m a history buff, so I knew this one was going to be a treat.

Gregory and Frank met while fighting in the War Between the States, the Civil War. After the war, they’ve decided to head West to claim their land and live life together. I was amazed by how beautifully written this story was. The author brings you right into the story. You feel as though you are right there, on the plains seeing this beautiful unspoiled country. We are taken on this amazing journey with the two characters from the beginning of their travels, to the people they meet along the way, to the trials and tribulations of trying to make a home on the wild prairie.
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