Reviewed by Jordan

Here We Grow Again!

Yep, folks, we’re adding another member to the TNA team, and I couldn’t be giddier with delight! Jordan comes to us all the way from Facebook, which is where I met him, and the next thing you know, poof! here he is, joining us in all the reviewing fun.

So, without further rambles, please welcome Jordan!


When Jordan isn’t at work, he can be found lying in the middle of the road, frolicking on the beach, or searching graffiti art, all in the name of his photography. When the lighting isn’t so good anymore, he builds websites, designs book covers, asks difficult questions, and takes BS from no one. An avid reader, loyal sarcasm connoisseur, collector of tattoos, and inventor of slang, he is also unfailingly honest. He loves to talk in third person and if you tell him he looks a little like Colton Haynes, he’ll love you forever.

Reviewed by Traci

And Here We Grow Again!

I’m just chuffed to bits to introduce the newest member of our review team to you today and hope you’ll take a moment to welcome Traci to The Novel Approach. I’m anxious to put her to work (it looks like the historical romances are still mine, all mine!), so let’s get the formalities underway, and be sure to watch for her first review.

Welcome, Traci!

About Traci: I’m 44 yrs old and the mother of 2 boys, ages 13 and 16. I have been married for 22 years, was born and raised in Tennessee, and now live in the Woodlands, TX (close to Houston). I have an undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in secondary education, a major in History/minor in Business. I went back to school in the early 90s to get my Masters of Science in Nursing, have been a Nurse Practitioner for over 18 yrs, and now I work for medical book publishing company, Reed/Elsevier. My job consists of writing and editing Nursing text books, case studies, questions and Nursing reviews for NCLEX (boards for Nursing).

I have not read in years. I started with The Hunger Games after the first movie, then moved on to 50 Shades of Grey and got hooked. I began with Bella Andre, Jaci Burton, and all of JD Robb books. Now I have read some crazy amount of books (over 1000, not including audio) in the past 2 yrs. The first M/M book I read was Damon Suede’s Hot Head and then got hooked on Mary Calmes, Cardeno C., S.J. Frost, SE Jakes, and the rest is history. I love most genres except for historical (but I probably have just not found the right one yet). I am very excited to join the team.


Is He Already An Internet Sensation, you ask? Why, Yes He Is. Please Welcome, BJ!


Well, you all know the drill by now, yes?

I say: “Here we grow again?”

And you say: “Whaaa…? Again?”

Or, at least that’s how it goes in my imagination. Your version may vary somewhat. :)

So, I’m just going to spill it straight up. Please welcome our newest reviewer, BJ!

We couldn’t be happier to have him on our team!


BJ Sheppard is a figment of a crazy person’s imagination from the South of England, where he lives with an entire army of make-believe characters in his mind who share in his particular brand of psychosis. He writes every day of his life, in varying degrees, if only to his imaginary husband, who looks like Colton Haynes but thinks like Aragorn and can dance like Channing Tatum.

He reads scores of books every week, mostly because he hates the fact he made the life error of studying science when all he really wants to do is to get fat[ter] and fuse to his desk chair eating donuts and trying to be Chuck Palahnuik.

He likes Thai food because it smells of sex, and if ever asked who would be good playing a film role, his answer is always obnoxiously the same: Matt Bomer should play ALL the characters.

He tells every employer he ever had that he can speak fluent French, when in actual fact all he can say is a line he learnt watching The Craft when he was a child. He is a hundred miles of bad road, a self professed geek and is a little in love with the idea of ideas.

Books rock his world, so he reads them all the live-long day when he should be doing other things.

He also likes referring to himself in the third person…yes he does.


And Lana Makes Six!


I couldn’t be more excited to introduce the newest member of the TNA team to you! Please give a warm welcome to Lana, who, at great risk to her sanity, has agreed to come and play with us in our own little corner of the blogging sandbox.

Here’s twenty little bits about Lana you didn’t know until now.


1. I am a Taurus. If you look up the description, my picture is there. J
2. I met my husband on a blind date. We’ve been together for almost 21 years!
3. I have two kids. A boy 9 and a girl 11.
4. I’m a geek. I will read any book and see any sci-fi movie out there.
5. I collect Star Wars and Star Trek stuff!
6. I’m a “housewife”, you know the one that goes out to lunch and shops. lol :) And I’m a jeweler.
7. I like to make pretty things.
8. I like to think of myself as a jack of all trades. Yes, I can do lots of things, not all very well but that’s not the point! :)
9. I love to read.
10. I’m pretty easy going but please don’t piss me off!
11. I don’t eat cheese but everything else is a possibility.
12. I’m a child of the 80’s. But I will never wear those clothes again. LOL
13. I sometimes quote lines from my favorite movies.
14. I sometimes quiz my husband on lines from my favorite movies to see if we’re still compatible. We are.
15. I like taking pictures and putting them on instagram. I’m still not sure what is instagram is for but I like it.
16. I discovered Facebook about a year or more ago. Yes, I was deprived. But I think I’m making up for lost time. :)
17. I have two tattoos. I plan to get more.
18. I don’t believe in conforming to society.
19. I’ve always been drawn to freaks, misfits, individuals who don’t fit in cause that’s how I see myself. That’s why I have a very small circle of friends!
20. I stumbled upon m/m fiction by accident. And HOLY SHIT never want to put it down!!!!!


Welcome, Lana, I’m so glad to have you on my team! :-D