Giveaways, Perie Wolford

Exclusive Excerpt and Giveaway: Jimmy’s Erotic Adventure in Time and Space Continuum

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Please join us in welcoming author Perie Wolford back to The Novel Approach with an exclusive excerpt and giveaway of his upcoming erotic novella Jimmy’s Erotic Adventure in Time and Space Continuum. As an added bonus, Perie’s also offering the chance for SEVEN lucky readers to win an e-copy of the book. This short novel will be available only via Amazon, so entrants must have an Amazon account and a Kindle reading device or app in order to collect on the prize. E-book will be delivered to the winners on release day. Just click on the Rafflecopter widget below to enter.

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Jimmy_CoverBlurb: Jimmy the time-traveler, while trying to solve a time-riddle his late father left for him, gets accidentally flung back in time, to the year 1871, the days of the Wild West, landing squarely in the middle of a valley of death. He stumbles into a pack of gun-toting rustlers, who capture him. To Jimmy’s luck though, the youngest of the rustlers, Kit Fisher, is not like the rest of his folks.

Length: 100 pages
Genre: Gay/SciFi/Romance/Erotica
Links: Goodreads || Amazon || Author Website

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EXCERPT:

Episode 1
A SPECIAL KIND OF COWBOY

Jimmy landed on his butt, smack-dab in the middle of a barren desert, hissing and cursing under his breath.

He got up, shaking dust off his ass, a bulky Time-Elapsing device slack around his scrawny forearm, dangling, like a hypertrophied version of a wristwatch, circa 20th century. And it almost burned his skin again, bitch! Its circuits overheating every freaking time when Jimmy time-traveled. Once back home, the thing was so ending up in a trash can.

Jimmy looked around, his eyes darting over an unfamiliar terrain: Mounts of red rock all around. Downhill slopes wedged into one another. Pulverized rock dust fringing the souls of his boots. Tumbleweed. Towering green cactuses, six feet tall and higher, their thorns spiked in every direction, threateningly. And not a Goddamn soul in that Godforsaken desert.

“Where are we?” Jimmy demanded, scratching the back of his head, his dark brown hair hanging in curls, in desperate need of a haircut.

“South-West region of the continent of North America–Utah, year 1871,” the machine on his wrist drawled, its manufactured gender-neutral voice stumbling over the letter E, mispronouncing it.

“Awesome,” Jimmy sighed, looking around.

“How far away is the beach?” he wondered. The point of destination was supposed to be a Californian beach, circa 2235. But there was apparently a malfunction during the shift. So Jimmy ended up here, in the year 1871, instead. In the middle of Utah. The machine beeped, in no hurry to formulate an answer. Then it beeped again. Jimmy shook it. “Answer already!”

“618 miles,” the machine intoned limply.

“618 miles?” Jimmy growled. Then sighed. Then looked around again. “Is there a beacon in this valley? There isn’t any beacons in this valley, is there?”

“Distance to the closest beacon–72 miles,” the machine responded.

“Shit! Damn it! Shit!” Jimmy cursed and kicked the dust with a nose of his boot. An orange cloud drifted from under his shoe out over the brittlebush. “That’s great! That’s just perfect!”

He swiveled around, looking over the rigorous terrain, weighing his scanty options in his head.

“Okay–Give me coordinates,” he commanded, beginning to pull his clothes off at the same time. He needed a change of clothing.

“Calculating–” the machine drawled.

Jimmy untied the acid-green laces on his pristine white boots. Shook them off his feet. Off went his white unblemished socks too. Then he unzipped his jeans and pulled them down, clumsily, his underwear (black cotton sleeping shorts with two azure buttons on the fly and a matching azure elastic band) stuck together with the inner flaps of his side pockets. He tugged on the leg of his jeans, almost tumbling over, and the whole thing slid down. His flaccid dick popped out, dangling between his legs, loose at last (just the way Jimmy liked it). The dick’s owner then slipped out of his T-shirt and huddled all items of his clothing together. He threw the resulting clod of fabric on the ground, unconcerned.

He straightened his spine and stretched his arms apart, catching wind–oh, the blissful coolness.

“Now that’s more like it,” he murmured. His naked buttocks bore a sign of his unpurified birth–a birthmark in the shape of a wild bird, on the left cheek. He had a really beautiful butt too.

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91TuVDYKHAL._UX250_About the Author: Perie Wolford is an optioned and produced screenwriter and published LGBT author. His publications include YA/GAY series SAM DORSEY AND GAY POPCORN (formerly known as TURNING 16), a tribute to ’80s classic movies such as Sixteen Candles and Dirty Dancing.

Find more about the author on his official website periewolford.comTwitter: @periewolford, and Facebook

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A Sneak Peek At The Coming Week

Here’s a Sneak Peek at the Coming Week

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Cheers, fellow fiction fanatics, and welcome to a wee peek at what we have coming up for you in the week ahead. It’s going to be a fun week, and I’m looking so forward to the next installment of Flashback Friday, when we feature the Everyday Heroes who make reading so much fun.

Here’s what’s on tap!

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Monday – Kicking off our week, we’ll welcome author RJ Jones today on The One that I Want/Hopelessly Devoted blog tour

TuesdayPerie Wolford will be our guest today to chat up readers about his upcoming release, Jimmy’s Erotic Adventure in Time and Space Continuum

WednesdayIrene Preston joins us today to introduce you to her new novella, You Can Leave Your Boots On

Talia Carmichael will also be with us today, and continuing on the first Wednesday of each month, she’ll join us as a guest contributor to The Novel Approach

Thursday – Author Nicole Colville stops by today on the Dominique blog tour

We’ll also welcome author Francis Gideon with a chat about transgender characters in LGBT fiction

Friday – Finally, closing out our week, we’ll have author Shira Anthony joining us on the tour for A Solitary Man, her new collaboration with Aisling Mancy

And stay tuned for the next installment of Flashback Friday, when we bring you the Everyday Heroes, our salute to Cops, Firefighters, Private Investigators, and Military Men

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Exclusive Excerpt and Giveaway: Lights by Perie Wolford

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Help us welcome author Perie Wolford to The Novel Approach today, as he tour in promotion of his latest novel, Lights. Enjoy the excerpt and then be sure to click on the Rafflecopter widget below to enter for the chance to win one of five e-copies of the book.

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Lights NEW1Blurb: In the dead darkness of the underwater there were lights.

Coming home for summer break, two film school students, Bradley and Tag, decide to shoot a staged UFO encounter video, one that could potentially generate a lot of attention and a lot of clicks on YouTube. Unexpectedly for both of them, during the filming they accidentally discover a real alien presence in the dark waters near their coastal home town.

Buy Link: Amazon || Add it on Goodreads: Lights

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Excerpt: Bradley rolled his eyes. Cooper only called him Bradley, and not Brad, when he was challenging him. Meanwhile, Cooper bared his beautiful chest and that seemed to attract attention. Now that neither of the guys felt like a five-year-old, a man’s muscular torso became a subject of leering.

“Anyone?” Cooper asked, looking at guys, expecting them to start taking their clothes off too. He couldn’t believe they were being such stiffs all of a sudden.

“Come on, Cooper, the water is cold. You’ll freeze your balls off,” Veronica began but he interrupted her.

“Ah-ah-ah!” he uttered, holding a finger to her mouth. She grimaced.

“If you squares are too afraid of some mildly cool water, I’m not even gonna bother trying to persuade you,” he simpered and without missing a beat pulled his shorts down.

He was not wearing any underwear under his shorts and his 6-inch flaccid dick pretty much tumbled out of there and hung for everyone to observe. He knew they would stare so he allowed a moment for them to fully take it in, not feeling even a bit embarrassed about his nudity. His dick was cut and perfectly shaped, dangling between his legs like a thick appetizing sausage. And as if that wasn’t enough, Cooper ran his hand across his torso, in a slow erotic way. His dick reacted to this, perking up a little.

They watched, enchanted.

Cooper licked his lip and bit it, his dick assuming a fully horizontal position at that.  Then, he looked at his penis, as if commanding it to rise. And it did, obediently. In a matter of seconds, like in some twisted magic show, Cooper’s dick rose to its full length of 8.5 inches, eliciting a gasp from the audience. No wonder Cooper was so cocky.

He crossed his hands and wiggled his eyebrow.

“You know guys, if any of you get an erection, I hear some cool water is pretty good at bringing it down,” he quipped. Bradley and Danny exchanged looks. They both slipped off their clothes briskly and plumped into the water. Veronica approached Cooper leisurely. He gave her a sly look and smiled, proud of himself, for several reasons.

“Okay, you got me,” she admitted. “Now get in the water, I’ll be right behind you.”

He approached the rail and stepped up onto the bench, allowing himself a peek from the corner of his eye at Veronica taking her clothes off, and then he jumped, splashes of water showering Bradley’s and Danny’s heads.

The water was freezing at first. Scream-like laughter escaped guys’ mouths as they shivered and shook, flailing their limbs, working their muscles, trying to get warm. In about five minutes it worked, and the water seemed to get a lot warmer. They swam around the yacht for a while, underwater floodlights making the water transparent, and their naked bodies luminous, almost fluorescent in it. They fooled around and splashed each other, giggling. Cooper climbed aboard several times to make somersaults and jump-dives, his flaccid dick dangling between his muscular legs teasingly. Then, bored with that, he ventured off into the dark, swimming far outside the reach of the floodlights, and Veronica followed him.

Danny swam closer to Bradley, closing the distance between them, translucent seawater allowing him to see Bradley’s private parts almost clearly and vice versa.

“I’ve never swum in the ocean at night before,” Danny said, drawing short gasps of air, his lips quivering from cold.

“It’s pretty cool, right?” Bradley breathed out, restraining himself from looking at Danny below the water level. This was the first time Danny took his shorts off and bared his slender beautiful body completely. That was exciting.

“Yeah, it’s pretty amazing,” Danny said. “Also it’s so fucking cold.”

Bradley laughed. “You wanna get out? There’s a big blanket in the cabin.”

“Hell yeah,” Danny said and began rowing towards the small ladder in the back of the yacht. Bradley followed him, allowing himself at last to glance at Danny’s naked butt. As the two climbed aboard, making a conscious effort not to stare at each other, just peek once or twice maybe, just from the corner of the eye, Bradley and Danny slipped into their shorts energetically. Bradley was about to go into the cabin to bring that blanket as he heard Veronica scream.

“What the fuck is that? What is that?” she shrilled.

Danny and Bradley rushed to the rail and what they saw in the water stunned them.

“Veronica?” Cooper shouted concerned.

“Do you see this? Can you fucking see this?” she screamed the way she would if she had suddenly noticed a snake twining around her ankle. But it wasn’t a snake. Below Veronica’s feet, deep underwater there was a light glowing. It was a brightly red sphere of light, shimmering in the current, its incandescent rays reaching out towards the surface, licking Veronica’s and Cooper’s toes.

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Hi, fellow book hoarders, and welcome to another sneak peek at what we have in store for you in the week ahead, as I’m feverishly preparing for the trip to San Diego and GayRomLit 2015. I hope to see so many of you there. And I hope you’ll stop me and say hello. We’ll have coffee and chat books. :-D

Here’s what awaits!

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Monday – Kicking off our week, we’re hosting author Rebecca Cohen on her Summer Season blog tour

We’ll also have author Hayden Thorne with us today to chat about the final book in the Masks series, The Porcelain Carnival

Tuesday – Today begins with Rick R. Reed when he stops by to talk a bit about the re-release of his book Tricks

We’ll also have author Charlie Cochrane with us on the tour for the latest book in the Cambridge Mysteries series, Lessons for Sleeping Dogs

Wednesday – Author Rachel Sparks joins us today on the tour for her new novel Giving Love a Chance

We’ll also be joined by J Tullos Hennig and Carole Cummings in another installment of DSPP’s Genre Talk

Thursday – Today we’ll be hosting author Jo Ramsey to chat about Work Boots and Tees, the latest installment in the Harmony Ink Young Adult series Deep Secrets and Hope

We’ll also be featuring a cover reveal today for Volume 8 of Daron’s Guitar Chronicles by author Cecilia Tan

Friday – Finally, to close out the week, we’ll have author Silvia Violet joining us on the tour for her newest novel Unexpected Engagement

And Perie Wolford will be joining us as well, on the tour for his new book Lights

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And that does it for another week. Until next time, happy reading!

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Excerpt and Audiobook Giveaway: Sam Dorsey and Gay Popcorn by Perie Wolford

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We’re so pleased to welcome back author Perie Wolford today, with an excerpt from and giveaway of his latest audiobook release, Sam Dorsey and Gay Popcorn, narrated by Joel Leslie.

Take a look at the little tease he’s sent along, and then click on the Rafflecopter widget below to enter for the chance to win one of SEVEN copies of the audio.

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Sam DorseyBlurbs: Book 1 – Sam Dorsey and His Sixteen Candles

Sam never liked his birthdays because not a single one of them was happy. When he turned one, he fell face-down into his birthday cake. When he turned five, he broke his left arm When he turned seven, he broke his right arm and his left leg. When he turned 12, his house caught fire. Now Sam is about to turn 16 and he is dreading the day. The only birthday wish he has is for Jake who is the Mr. Popular of Arcadia High to even acknowledge his existence, or better yet give him a happy-birthday kiss.

But Sam knows that it’s not going to happen. Or is it?

Book 2 – Sam Dorsey and His Dirty Dancing

Sam is turning 17 this year and he is being pushed towards adulthood too fast. He has a whole bunch of grown-up problems on his hands now. Like how to make a distant relationship with your boyfriend work? Or how to stop yourself from cheating on your boyfriend with a hot friend who wants to be more than friends? Or how to detach yourself from your parents and follow your dreams independently? But all that is just too much for a 17-year-old to handle. So Sam finds himself gravitating towards Eric, a little daredevil who introduces him to fun things, like stealing, lying, drinking, smoking, and having sex.

But we know that things like that can lead you into trouble. Sam doesn’t know about that though, and he is headed towards a disaster. Somebody is just going to have to show him the right way.

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Excerpt: The year is 1985. The month is April. The day is Monday.

And also, it is my birthday.

Thankfully, I’m not awake just yet. The bright, obnoxiously cheerful morning light is coming through my window, but I’m still there in my bed snoozing away, peaceful and happy; not yet aware that my least favorite day of the year has settled into existence all around me.

I fell asleep watching Sixteen Candles on VHS last night and, as always, it captured my heart. Now I’m blissfully dreaming about Jake…

Only, it’s not Jake from the movie. It’s Jake from my school, Jake Timbers, and just like his fictional namesake, Jake is a jock, the permanent and unrivaled king of Arcadia High. He has an expensive and totally drool-worthy car, a gigantic horde of friends and followers who warship him, and a majorly sexy girlfriend.

I’m not a fan of hers.

Anyway, Jake is jogging across the school’s Football Stadium, which coincidentally has his name plastered on it due to his father’s “charitable donation” a couple years back. I suspect it was more about appearances than charity, but it provides me a nice viewing angle, so I’m cool with it either way.

Jake is the quarterback, an overrated position in my opinion, but he’s definitely good at it—I’d even heard rumors about him being scouted by universities, practically unheard of considering he’s only a sophomore. He’s not as bulky as the defensive players on the team, but he’s still very muscular, lithe and quick, with perfectly toned throwing arms. During the spring, before the weather gets too hot, he often comes out here to jog and warm up after school. Most of these days I am lurking nearby, doing some warming up of my own if you catch my drift.

Luckily he doesn’t know about that.

Sometimes I wish he did though. It’s hard work keeping my feelings to myself all the time. Not owning up to them just makes me feel like I’m telling the entire world one long and continuous lie, ya know? But that lie is necessary; for more reasons than one.

So yeah…no confessions from me, just admiration from afar.

In this particular dream Jake is wearing those standard tiny red gym shorts; the ones that are incredibly aerodynamic and leave very little to the imagination. I don’t know who the hell invented them and made them standard issue, but that person definitely has my gratitude. He’s also wearing a RunAround T-shirt that is becoming increasingly wet as his workout intensifies.

And soon enough, almost like clockwork, he sheds the shirt and begins to cool his heated body in the morning breeze.

I look on, as I often do (in my dreams and in real life), with multiple forms of envy.

Jake is only 16, like I am. But unlike me, he already has the body of a grown man. I guess he has sports to thank for that, or his parents’ good genes, or both. In any case, those muscles he has on his chest are fantastic. I can’t keep myself from staring at them.

Unfortunately, he notices me noticing.

He is headed my way now and my heart is working overtime. Relax, Sam, relax!

He approaches me.

Suddenly I am frozen. I’m like a statue. A statue with a blitz of meaningless mind babble: What’s wrong with me? God, I’m sweating. Is it noticeable? I think I’m paralyzed. What do I do?!

He smiles at me deviously. Then, unbelievably, he takes my hand and puts it onto his chest!

“What are you doing?” I ask, my voice octaves higher than it should be. I can feel the warmth of his skin under my fingertips. His heart is beating steadily beneath them.

No. This cannot be happening.

“I wanted to feel you on my skin,” he says, confident, not at all shy. He’s not angry or ashamed, just smoldering.

“Don’t you like it?” he stares up at me with twinkling blue eyes. The kind you—well I—can’t help but get lost in.

“Yeah,” I breathe out stupidly.

His eyes are locked on mine, a sultry smile playing smoothly across his handsome face.

“Touch me…” he says finally, trailing off in a way that makes my imagination run wild.

“I already am touching you,” I manage to choke out, not willing to acknowledge the sexy notes in his voice, but still hoping they ring true.

“No,” he whispers with a crooked smile. “Touch me there…”

He takes my hand and lowers it right down his torso, my fingertips barely brushing against slick washboard abs until…Oh Lord! That is too much.

No… No… Ahhhh!

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“Sam! Get up! You’ll be late for school!”

And just like that reality comes crashing down around me like an eighteen-wheeler.

“Coming Mom!” I shout, trying to shake the memory of skin against skin.

Tentatively, I reach down into my shorts and yep, there’s all the evidence right there—a lot of it too. Ya know, I totally get that a wet dream is perfectly normal and everything, but that doesn’t make it any less awkward, especially factoring in the subject of said wet dream. Sighing and feeling completely less than stellar, I close my eyes, partly ashamed of my fantasy and overall infatuation with Jake Timbers and equally ashamed of my shame. Like, why does everything have to be so weird and messed up and complicated? Why can’t I just feel what I feel and be done with it?

It takes me a couple of minutes to brace myself and get up from the bed. For one thing, there’s an unfortunate amount of sticky goo in my pants that I have to go take care of. And also, I’m not looking forward to today at all. A happy birthday? Not likely.

I reach down into the drawer of my desk and take out a hidden stack of photos. No, it’s not porn! I don’t keep my porn in the drawers. Even I’m not that lame. It’s my own personal collection of ghosts from birthdays past. I keep them here as a reminder of all those truly gag-worthy moments; lest I forget and try to actually enjoy my birthday.

My birthdays have never been happy. Exhibit A: Here is a photo of me when I turned one. I’m such a cute little blue-eyed baby you say? Wrong! The next thing you know that cute baby-boy is gonna fall face-down into his cheerfully-colored birthday cake. Exhibit B: a photo of me turning five. I look so radiant and happy on my new bike you say? Wrong again! Don’t be fooled. There I am a couple hours later with a cast on my left arm. Exhibit C: here is the one where I turned seven with a cast on both my arm and my leg. I don’t even remember how that happened; that’s how used to these experiences I am. But what really takes the cake (pun intended) is the day I turned twelve. My house totally went up in flames, but alas, there’s no picture for that, just one very sad news-clipping.

Most times it doesn’t really bother me. Over the years I’ve just slowly come to the conclusion that this particular day of the year is cursed for me; like my very own personal Friday the 13th. Usually I can just hunker down and make it through the worst of it. But now I am turning sixteen, a relatively “important” number, and I just can’t shake the feeling that something is about to go horribly, wretchedly wrong.

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Dressed now, casually as usual in my Run DMC T-shirt and jeans, I make my way downstairs, following the smell of the freshly-cooked pancakes. Ron and Julia, my younger siblings, are perched at the table and shoveling food into their mouths. Dad has already left for work, thank God. Not that I don’t like my old man or anything. It’s just that there’s one less person at the table to wish me happy birthday. Which is definitely a good thing, believe me. My evil birthday gremlins can smell well-wishes from a mile away.

“Well, look who finally decided to show up,” Ron says, glancing up from his plate. He’s twelve now and totally in need of a major chill pill. He doesn’t have a respectful bone in his body.

“Don’t talk to him like that, you dipstick,” Julia says, defending me in her own weirdly inappropriate way. “It’s his birthday!”

“Oh yeah? And what he was doing upstairs so long, giving himself a birthday present?” Ron snaps.

“Shut your mouth you dweeb-o-rama!” she counters and smacks his forehead with her spoon.

“Make me!” Ron lifts up his spoon eagerly, ready to retaliate.

“I will, believe me,” Julia replies, deadly calm.

“Come on, I’m ready for it!”

“That’s enough! Ron, you be nice!” my mother finally snaps at him, effectively shutting down the argument. Must be some super-secret Mom power or something.

“Okay, okay, keep your wig on,” Ron says, getting up to place his plate in the sink. “It is his birthday. I better keep myself away. I wouldn’t want to get my hair set on fire or anything.”

I cringe. Eleven; I’d almost forgotten about that one since it didn’t directly happen to me. That year my birthday candles had effectively turned a six year old Ron into a human torch. Needless to say, there are no longer any candles on my birthday cakes, and now there’s a fire extinguisher in our house. Two actually.

I sit down at the table and wait for the bombs to start dropping. Julia is not much of a threat. She’s not gonna wish me a happy birthday since she knows good and well that I don’t like it, but my mom doesn’t believe in the curse. My muscles tense up in preparation.

It’s already starting. I watch in horror as she abandons her pan on the stove, and approaches me, planting her standard “birthday kiss” on my forehead. The next thing you know the words are gonna leave her mouth… happy

I brace myself, but suddenly the phone starts ringing, cutting her off midsentence. Thank the sweet lord!

She goes to pick it up, her mane of feathered blonde hair trailing several inches behind her.  “Hello?” she answers.

It’s Uncle Jack calling, I’m sure. Their entire family of seven is gonna be moving into one of the houses on our street today. They’ve been talking about it forever, but I never actually thought they would go through with it. The thought of having so many relatives in close proximity is infinitely nauseating to me, but I guess there’s really not much I can do about it. I’m still gonna be coerced into celebrating with everyone tonight—even my grandparents are coming.

And of course they’re all too damn loving and thoughtful to completely forget my birthday even exists.

Immediately I start stuffing my face with pancakes in hopes that I’ll be able to avoid any sort of conversation with my uncle. You see, Uncle Jack is a man of very few words, most of those words being rather unpleasant.

Case in point:

“Sam, honey, Uncle Jack is asking if you could help him move the furniture in this afternoon,” my mom tells me still holding the phone to her ear.

I sigh dramatically, of course he is. It’s not like he has five kids of his own to do it or anything.

I nod sullenly and she relays the information to Uncle Jack. I catch Julia’s eye from across the table and she gives me a sympathetic smile that does manage to make me feel a little better.

Chewing fast, I swallow my last bite of pancake and jump up from the table. I manage to pat my sister’s head affectionately and give my mother a quick kiss on the cheek in one fluid motion and then make a beeline for the door.

“Honey?” she shouts after me, but I’m already outside.

“I’ll be late for the bus,” I shout as the door closes.

As soon as I’m in the clear I indulge myself in a small victory smile.

Mission accomplished! She didn’t say it. Now I have to make sure nobody else does either.

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A Sneak Peek At The Coming Week

Here’s a Sneak Peek at the Coming Week

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Cheers, everyone, and thanks so much to all of you for stopping by to see who we have store for you in the week ahead. I hope you’ll stop back by to visit with our guest authors and take the opportunity to enter in some of the great giveaways we have in store. And, of course, we’ll have lots more reviews to share with you.

Here’s what’s on tap!

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Monday – Kicking off our week this week, we’ll be bringing you authors L.A. Witt and Aleksandr Voinov on their blog tour for On the Clock, the next installment in their Market Garden series

We’ll also have author A.E. Via with us today as she stops by on her Don’t Judge blog tour

Tuesday – Today marks the next of our guest visits on the GayRomLit Countdown Celebration, as we welcome author Cody Kennedy

Wednesday – Author J. Scott Coatsworth drops by today on the tour for his new novella Between the Lines

We’ll also welcome author Ingela Bohm on her Not Safe for Work blog tour

Thursday – Making a stop today is author Cari Z., on her Where There’s Fire blog tour, the sequel to Where There’s Smoke

Friday – Closing out our week for us, we’ll welcome author Perie Wolford on his Sam Dorsey and Gay Popcorn audiobook tour

We’ll also have a special Flashback Friday event for you today, when author J.C. Lillis stops by with an excerpt and giveaway of a book I fell in love with all the way back in November of 2012. How to Repair a Mechanical Heart is being released in print format, and we’ll be helping J.C. celebrate

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And that wraps up the week ahead. Until next time, happy reading!

 

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4 Stars, Audio Book, Narration Rating - 3 Stars, Perie Wolford, Reviewed by Maryann, Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Urban Fantasy, Young Adult

Audio Review: Encounter by Perie Wolford – Narrated by William Turbett

Title: Encounter (Encounters: Book One)

Author: Perie Wolford

Narrator:: William Turbett

Publisher: Self-Published

Run Time: 3 Hours and 3 Minutes

At a Glance: Encounter is a unique sci-fi story for Young Adults. Perie Wolford created a mystery with tension and excitement.

Reviewed By: Maryann

Blurb: It’s time to face the unknown.

In an attempt to prove to the world that crop circles are man-made and aliens don’t really exist, Ricky and his team of young enthusiasts (including one particular enthusiast, Josh, who is hopelessly in love with Ricky) start falsifying the phenomenon by creating their own crop circles. Their endeavors prove pretty much successful, but only until the day when Ricky sees his unique circle design replicated throughout the country by forces unknown.

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Review: Ricky McAllister and Josh Cullen, with friends Ann and Mike, set out to prove that crop circles are not made by aliens but are manmade. Ricky has established a vlog where they post a lot of information and videos, and he is also the mastermind behind creating some intricate crop circles, while Josh is the expert at the videotaping. Ricky also invites Emily Bridget into the fold, an intern from Washington DC doing research on the crop circles, who tends to cause a lot of tension between Josh and Ricky.

When the first crop circle doesn’t create the results Ricky is looking for, and he finds out Emily is leaving, he feels he needs to do more. Ricky creates a bigger circle, which leads the team into a dangerous situation. When Ricky’s crop circle makes the news, and others begin to show up with his design, he heads to California to see the biggest one, with Emily and Josh in tow. The action reaches its peak when Josh discovers Emily is not who she says she is, sending him and Ricky on the run from government agents. It’s not until Josh and Ricky are locked inside a military truck that they realize the kind of friendship they really have.

Encounter is a unique sci-fi story for Young Adults. Perie Wolford created a mystery with tension and excitement. The ending is very much a surprise and left me wanting to find out what happened to Ricky and Josh, and if there is a future for them. I don’t read many Young Adult books, and while I found Josh to be somewhat immature in handling his feelings towards Ricky, and that Ricky handled the situation much better, I will definitely be watching for book two.

I found the narration of the story by William Turbett to be fair. I would have liked a stronger distinction between characters tones, and pauses where the story went into different timeframes, but I really liked the eerie music at the end, during the credits, which fit the theme of this story.

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You can buy Encounter here:

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Audiobook Giveaway: Encounter by Perie Wolford

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The Novel Approach is happy to bring you author Perie Wolford today, along with a fantastic giveaway of the brand now audiobook version of his Sci-Fi novella Encounter, book one in the Encounters series.

Perie is giving the chance for SEVEN lucky readers to win an audio copy of the book, so just click on the Rafflecopter widget below to enter the contest.

And now, here’s a little bit about Encounter:

EncounterWritten by: Perie Wolford
Narrated by: William Turbett
Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins (Unabridged)
Release Date: 06-15-15
Publisher: Perie Wolford

Blurb: It’s time to face the unknown.

In an attempt to prove to the world that crop circles are man-made and aliens don’t really exist, Ricky and his team of young enthusiasts (including one particular enthusiast, Josh, who is hopelessly in love with Ricky) start falsifying the phenomenon by creating their own crop circles. Their endeavors prove pretty much successful, but only until the day when Ricky sees his unique circle design replicated throughout the country by forces unknown.

Buy Links and Audio Samples: Amazon | Audible

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5 Stars, New Adult, Perie Wolford, Reviewed by Tina, Self-Published

Review: Sam Dorsey and His First Days in College by Perie Wolford

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Title: Sam Dorsey and His First Days in College (Turning 16: Book 3.1)

Author: Perie Wolford

Publisher: Self-Published

Pages/Word Count: 140 Pages

At a Glance: Fun, funny, and melancholy—this series should be labeled Required Reading in its genre.

Reviewed By: Tina

Blurb: Part 1: THE FIRST DAYS IN COLLEGE

Sam worked so hard to get a chance to go to Boston Film Academy but never in his darkest nightmares could he imagine that he would hate it there from day one.

Part 2: CHRISTMAS WITH MITCH

One thing that Mitch dreaded the most was coming out to his family but now he is being forced to do it because his mother is relentless trying to set him up on a date with a nice girl, just one date, or maybe two, or a dozen; and that is driving him crazy.

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Review: Sam Dorsey’s story is told through a collection of short stories and novellas that make up the Turning 16 Series. Each book is loosely based on an angsty teenager movie from the 1980s. The first two were each an accounting of two of Sam’s birthdays. The first, his sixteenth, held hints of Sixteen Candles, the Molly Ringwald movie that came to be part of a collection of films representing a generation of young people, myself included.

The second book told the story of Sam’s seventeenth birthday, and Mr. Wolford included a nod to Dirty Dancing. Poor Sam believes his birthday is cursed, and the only way to avoid calamity on that one day each year is to avoid acknowledging the actual day of his birth as a special day. The days before and after are okay to celebrate, just not the day itself.

Eventually, Sam had to graduate high school and go to college, right? Sam Dorsey and His First Days in College is made up of two short stories: The First Days in College and Christmas with Mitch. Sam has wanted to go to the Boston Film Academy since he can remember. He is shocked to discover that while he had an image in his mind of what college life would be like, the actuality is vastly different.

In the first two books, Perie Wolford dealt masterfully with Sam’s coming out and the conflict he suddenly faced, having to choose between his BFF Mitch and Mr. Popularity, Jake. The title of the second story included in this volume is a spoiler if you don’t know which guy Sam chose. That information is available in the book descriptions everywhere, though, so I’m not responsible for giving it up!

Reading Sam Dorsey and His First Days in College kind of felt like reuniting with old friends I hadn’t seen in a while. It was having coffee with Sam and catching up on what I had missed in the last year or so. I slipped right back into his world, easily and comfortably. Mr. Wolford has written these characters and their stories in a way that makes you feel like you’re a part of their universe, not just watching from the outside of your e-reader.

Sam’s stories are short and sweet, even when they’re full of teen angst. I had looked forward to this book to see where Mr. Wolford would take me—I mean, Sam—next. I wasn’t disappointed. It was fun, funny, and melancholy. I felt pride at how far Sam has come.

The next book in the series, Such a Grown-Up (Turning 16 #3.2), is expected in November. Just in time for Sam’s sophomore year in college? I guess we’ll have to wait to find out. In the meantime, I highly recommend that you take the time to read the first three books in this delightful series. You won’t be disappointed.

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You can buy Sam Dorsey and His First Days in College here:

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A Sneak Peek At The Coming Week

Here’s A Sneak Peek at the Coming Week

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Cheers, everyone, and many thanks for stopping by to see what we have coming up at The Novel Approach in the coming week. The bottom line is: LOTS. We’ve got a really great roster of guests to bring you in the next six days, so here’s a look at what’s on tap.

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Monday – Author KJ Charles kicks off our week with a guest post and giveaway on the tour for her latest novel The Secret Casebook of Simon Feximal

We’ll also have Amy Lane with us today as she tours the interwebs to chat about her new book in Riptide’s Bluewater Bay series, The Deep of the Sound

Tuesday – Dropping in today, we have author Devon McCormack joining us with a blog post I’m looking so forward to sharing with you, as he shares a bit about the beginning of his writing career

We’ll also have your favorite drakul and mine joining us today—yes, Gray—and his creator, Jordan L. Hawk, with a special interview to celebrate the new book in Series 2 of the SPECTR-verse, Mocker of Ravens

Wednesday – Author Leta Blake is our guest today on the Training Complex blog tour, to talk about keeping the drama on the page

Indra Vaughn also joins us with a special and quite personal blog post on her Fragmented blog tour

And, as if that weren’t fantastic enough company, we’ll also have authors Nikka Michaels and Eileen Griffin with us to chat about their new collaboration In the Distance

Thursday – Today we’ll be hosting Shira Anthony as she tours in promotion of her new book in the Mermen of Ea series, Running with the Wind

Author Perie Wolford also joins us with a giveaway of his new audiobook Encounter

FridayParker Williams will be our guest today to chat about the paranormal on the tour for his new novel Scent of the Heart

We’ll also welcome the organizers of next month’s Rainbow Con to tell you all a bit about the event

Saturday – And finally, to close out our week, we’ll have author Iyana Jenna joining us on the Just Desserts book blast tour

As well as author S. Joy P. to talk about her controversial new historical novel We, King Henry VIII

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And that puts an end to a busy week. Until next time, happy reading!

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Interview and Free Download: Welcome Perie Wolford

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TNA: Hi, Perie, thanks so much for joining us here at The Novel Approach today. It’s great having you with us. Why don’t we start off by having you tell readers a little bit about yourself?

Perie: Thanks for having me :) Well, not to give out too much, I’m just gonna say that I’m a simple 29-year-old gay guy who is trying to pursue his dreams. Profession-wise I’m a computer science major and also a screenwriter/author with 10 years of writing experience behind my back. Continue reading

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Here’s A Sneak Peek At The Coming Week

Hi, everyone, thanks so much to all of you for stopping by to see what we have in store for you in the week ahead. It’s going to be a full one, so be sure to check back frequently to catch all the guest posts, giveaways, and reviews.

Here’s a look at what’s coming up…


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MondayHayden Thorne kicks off the week with a guest post and giveaway of her Young Adult Historical Fantasy, The Glass Minstrel

A.E. Via also stops in on the Embracing His Syn Blog Tour

TuesdayShira Anthony is here with a giveaway on the Dissonance Blog Tour

B. Snow also drops by with a guest post on the Bedtime Stories Anthology Blog Tour

Brita Addams will also be here today in her monthly guest spot

WednesdayHeidi Cullinan makes TNA a tour stop on the Hero Blog Tour, with a guest post and giveaway

CJane Elliott is here today, as well, with a giveaway on the Stepping Through Blog Tour

ThursdayLisa Henry and Heidi Belleau are here with a giveaway on the Bliss Blog Tour

FridayPoppy Dennison stops in today on the Coconut Grove Blog Tour

Saturday – Today we have Perie Wolford here with a giveaway on the Turning 17 Blog Tour

J.P. Barnaby is also here today with an exclusive (and naughty!) little ficlet featuring Brian and Jamie of the Little Boy Lost series

Sunday – Finally, to close out the week, we have Garrett Leigh here today on the Bold (Blue Boy: Book Three) Blog Tour, with a giveaway

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Perie Wolford Dances His Way Through Teenage Romance In “Turning 17 (Turning 16: Book Two)”

“Our reputations weren’t who we really were, they were who people told us we were. Some of us fell into that trap, while others fought their entire lives to break free of them.” ― Nicole Williams


Title: Turning 17

Author: Perie Wolford

Publisher: Self-Published

Pages/Word Count: 110 Pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: Sam is turning 17 this year and he is being pushed towards adulthood too fast. He has a whole bunch of grown-up problems on his hands now. Like how to make a distant relationship with your boyfriend work? Or how to stop yourself from cheating on your boyfriend with a hot friend who wants to be more than friends? Or how to disattach yourself from your parents and follow your dreams independently? But all that is just too much for a seventeen-year-old to handle. So Sam finds himself gravitating towards Eric, a little daredevil who introduces him to fun things, like stealing, lying, drinking, smoking, and having sex. Continue reading

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Perie Wolford’s “Turning 16” Is An Homage To John Hughes – Reviewed by Tina


“That’s why they call them crushes. If they were easy, they’d call ‘em something else.”– John Hughes


Title: Turning 16 (Turning 16, #1)

Author: Perie Wolford

Publisher: Self-Published

Pages/Word Count: 192 Pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: Sam never liked his birthdays because not a single one of them was happy… When he turned 1, he fell face-down into his birthday cake; when he turned 5, he broke his left arm and when he turned 7, he broke his right arm and his left leg; when he turned 12, his house caught fire. Now Sam is about to turn 16 and he is dreading the day. The only birthday wish he has is for Jake who is the Mr. Popular of Arcadia High to even acknowledge his existence, or better yet give him a happy-birthday kiss.
But Sam knows that it’s not gonna happen. Or is it?
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