4 Stars, Audio Book, Dreamspinner Press, Genre Romance, Reviewed by Kathie, Sue Brown

Audio Review: Papa’s Boy by Sue Brown – Narrated by Aaron Pickering

Title: Papa’s Boy (Morning Report: Book Three)

Author: Sue Brown

Narrator:: Aaron Pickering

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Run Time: 7 Hours and 49 Minutes

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: When Ray Sloane tires of the men in his usual club, he finds himself in the Pink Palm, an inauspiciously named spit-and-sawdust dive, not the sort of place an elementary school teacher and pastor’s assistant should be seen in. On the other hand, Ray needs a fresh face. But what he gets is a closeted, desperately unhappy divorcé named Zeke. Continue reading

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Love Lane Books, Sue Brown

Guest Post and Giveaway: “The Last Wolf” by Sue Brown

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Funny things that came out of editing: *over use of words* *how the beta made me cry*

as of the date I write this post for Love Lane, *whispers* I’ve not started the edits yet. I’ve been ill, honest. However my editor for the Hairy Harry series always starts my edit with ‘179 uses of look’. She suggests ever so politely that I change some all of them. Another editor of mine complained the people drank too much coffee. Yes, I am a coffee addict. Is it noticeable? Only one editor made me cry and threaten to quit altogether. I’m experienced enough to know that I’d never go through that again. The best editors are the ones who let the author have their voice. Thankfully, I’ve had some brilliant editors. As a reader I notice editing mishaps although when I’m staring at my own I can’t see it. Do you notice missing words/wrong spellings? Continue reading

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4 Stars, Reviewed by Jackie, Self-Published, Sue Brown

Sue Brown’s “Stormin’ Norman” Gives Two Men A Second Chance At Love


“To err is human, to forgive, divine.” ― Alexander Pope


Title: Stormin’ Norman (Lyon Road Vet #4)

Author: Sue Brown

Publisher: Self-Published

Pages/Word Count: 134 Pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: Dan had been Jesse’s partner for many years, and always there for Jesse on his return from difficult assignments. However, after breaking his promise not to leave again, Jesse learns to his cost that Dan can be pushed too far. When he returns home, broken in body and spirit, Jesse finds his house empty and Dan in the arms of someone else.
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5 Stars, Dreamspinner Press, Reviewed by Jackie, Sue Brown

A Storm Brews In Sue Brown’s “Isle of Waves”


“Heavy misfortunes have befallen us, but let us only cling closer to what remains.” – Mary Shelley


Title: Isle of Waves (The Isle Series: Book Three)

Author: Sue Brown

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 220 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Wig Tobias and Nibs Tyler have been together for a long while, but this year their love is about to be tested. Their business, the Blue Lagoon Restaurant on the Isle of Wight, is vandalized, and it may or may not be a coincidence that the neighbors want to buy them out. Making matters stickier, the police don’t seem interested in investigating until a friend of the couple, an out of town copper, prods them to take action.
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4 Stars, Dreamspinner Press, Reviewed by Lana, Sue Brown

Sue Brown’s “Frankie & Al” Is Destiny Wrapped In A Sweet Story – Reviewed by Lana


“Sometimes you are in the middle of your destiny before you even know it has begun.” ― Sarah Holman


Title: Frankie & Al

Author: Sue Brown

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 158 Pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: Dumped by his boyfriend, Frankie Mason goes out with the girls, gets totally trashed, and ends his night by falling in front of a taxi. He’s rescued by a man with beautiful green eyes who takes care of him until he’s put into an ambulance. Frankie curses himself as he realizes he doesn’t have the man’s phone number. Still in pain a few days later, he is dragged out to a club only to be saved by Green Eyes once more. This time, he isn’t letting the man go.
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A.J. Corza, GotYouCovrd, Guest Contributor, Sue Brown

A.J. Corza’s Got You Covered – This Weeks Topic – Inspiration



Well, it’s another one of those nights where I’m sitting here flailing for something to review. Honestly, I have the attention span of a very small, one celled organism. Some days it’s all I can do to not have my cranium crammed chock full of pretty book covers I want to talk about, and some days I look at those same covers and feel ambivalent. I’ll blame today’s ambivalence on having to write a report on architecture during the Industrial Era. Which is really interesting (I know I’m odd), but I think my clever repartee account is now overdrawn.

Anyhow, enough grumping over my lack of witty turnings of a phrase, let’s talk about something.
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Dreamspinner Press, Reviewed by Jackie, Sue Brown

Jackie Says Sue Brown’s “Final Admission” Is A Powerful And Sometimes Difficult Read


“I’d lost myself in the abyss of someone else’s tyranny…again.” ― Cassandra Giovanni


Title: Final Admission

Author: Sue Brown

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 230 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: When Ethan Williams lands a job at Bingwell, Brock and Bacon, he realizes his coworkers aren’t exaggerating about James Trenchard. He really is a dick. But after Ethan is forced to work closely with James, he realizes there’s more to the lawyer than meets the eye.
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Dreamspinner Press, RainbowCon, Sue Brown

The RainbowCon Festivities Continue With Sue Brown, And There’s A Giveaway!



Thank you, Lisa, for having me here!

In one month I’ll be in America at Rainbow Con. I booked to go at the start of 2013 so I can’t quite believe it’s arrived. It’s been a hell of a year and I’m really looking forward to this as a chance to let my hair down. Linda, get your Sharpie ready, and Jordan, mine’s a G&T at the bar.

I’ve finally got around to ordering swag. I’ll be honest, I’m only bringing pens. At the UK Meet I brought tissues and Maltesers, which went down very well, but the tissues are heavy and I don’t fancy bringing melting chocolate across the Pond.

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I’m now getting used to the idea of conventions. The first time I went to one I nearly bolted at the front door of the hotel. But I pulled up my big girl panties (my step-mother buys them for me), stepped over the threshold and had a fantastic time. It took me a short time to realise there were lots of nervous people there and the best thing I could do was say the magic words.

“Hello, I’m Sue.”

Big girl panties

I’m thrilled to be at the inaugural Rainbow Convention. I’ve never been to the first of anything before. I’ve been watching the author list increase with interest. I’m thrilled that some of my favourite friends and authors are going to be there. I get a chance to hang out with Facebook friends and fangirl authors. I have my pen ready to get some autographs. I have a mission at Rainbow Con. I want to say hello to everyone at the con, even if it’s only once.

If you’re going to be there and you get accosted by a short, dumpy woman with a London accent, that’s me. No, I don’t talk like Dick Van Dyke or even Julie Andrews. If you’ve watched Torchwood I sound a bit like Owen. So, see you next month, guys, I’m looking forward to meeting you.

Frankie & Al

BLURB: Dumped by his boyfriend, Frankie Mason goes out with the girls, gets totally trashed, and ends his night by falling in front of a taxi. He’s rescued by a man with beautiful green eyes who takes care of him until he’s put into an ambulance. Frankie curses himself as he realizes he doesn’t have the man’s phone number. Still in pain a few days later, he is dragged out to a club only to be saved by Green Eyes once more. This time, he isn’t letting the man go.

Unfortunately Frankie has to attend a team-building exercise, nicknamed Womb Weekend, organized by his company. Al is working so he doesn’t mind, until he discovers who the team leader is. Al has a lot of explaining to do!

EXERPT:

Dawn had arrived with a pale pink-and-blue sky, and thankfully no rain. Frankie decided to walk home, relaxed and full, and ready to sleep. At this time of the morning, he could cut off a few minutes by walking through the station concourse without negotiating hundreds of tourists.

He stepped off the curb, and after that, he wasn’t sure what happened except his world spun crazily out of control. He heard the sound of a car horn, and Frankie was thrown off his feet, only to land on the ground, an excruciating pain in his hip.

What the fuck?

“He just stepped out in front of me. You saw that, didn’t you? He didn’t look at all. He was probably after a score.”

Frankie opened his eyes and glared at the man standing over him. “Thanks for your concern, arsehole, but I’m not a druggie. Give me your phone number, address, and insurance details,” he said brusquely. At least, he aimed for brusque rather than weak and feeble.

The man sniffed and vanished out of sight. Frankie contemplated getting up. On the other hand, the ground was comfortable and he had nowhere to be.

“An ambulance is on its way. You have a habit of getting into trouble, don’t you?”

Frankie turned his head to deny the charge and was fixed by the most beautiful green eyes he had ever seen. “Take me home,” he said and was rewarded with a smile from the man.

“Huh, a faggot. Might have known.”

The driver was really getting on Frankie’s nerves. “Give me the details and then you can get lost.”

A hand squeezed Frankie’s, and Green Eyes said, “Give me the details. You can talk to the police and I’ll look after my boy here, before he gets into any more trouble.”

“Frankie,” Frankie said.

“What?”

“My name’s Frankie.” Frankie gave a melting smile to the nice man with dark hair and gorgeous green eyes. Then he glared at the driver. “That’s Mr. Lawsuit to you.”

“Listen, you little—”

Green Eyes sighed. “How the hell did you manage to get to adulthood, Frankie? The ambulance is here, thank God.”

Frankie was really pleased because fuck knows the pain in his hip was hurting like a bitch, and no one seemed to give a shit about him, and his mum would wash his mouth out with soap and water if he kept swearing, and….

His brain shut off as Green Eyes kissed him.

“What the…?” he said faintly.

“You were talking again, Frankie. It seemed the best way to shut you up.”

AUTHOR BIO: Sue Brown is owned by her dog and two children. When she isn’t following their orders, she can be found plotting at her laptop. In fact she hides so she can plot, and has become an expert at ignoring the orders.

Sue discovered M/M erotica at the time she woke up to find two men kissing on her favorite television series. The series was boring; the kissing was not. She may be late to the party, but she’s made up for it since, writing fan fiction until she was brave enough to venture out into the world of original fiction.

Sue can be found at her website, http://www.suebrownstories.com/; her blog,http://suebrownsstories.blogspot.co.uk/; Twitter, https://twitter.com/suebrownstories; and her Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/suebrownstories.

THE GIVEAWAY: THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED

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A.J. Corza, Brita Addams, Chris T. Kat, Eleanor Bruce, GotYouCovrd, HL Holston, J.P. Barnaby, John Goode, Jordan L. Hawk, Kerry Adrienne, Marie Sexton, Silvia Violet, Sneak Peek, Sue Brown

Here’s A Sneak Peek At The Coming Week!



Hi, everyone, we’ve got another busy and fun-filled week coming up at The Novel Approach. The lineup is stellar, the guest posts pretty phenomenal, and the giveaways are not to be missed.

Here’s what we’ve got in store for you in the week ahead!

MondaySue Brown is our guest today as we continue the RainbowCon Countdown Celebration, and she’s bringing along a giveaway

TuesdayChris T. Kat stops in on The Wolf and His Diva Blog Tour, and there’ll be a giveaway

Brita Addams is also with us to share an article about Confusing Pairs of Words

WednesdayKerry Adrienne drops by on her Artist’s Touch Blog Tour and she’s bringing a giveaway

John Goode’s 151 Days comes out on March 20, 2014, and we’ve got him and the Foster High boys, Kyle Stilleno and Brad Graymark, here with an exclusive interview

A.J. Corza’s also back today with another installment of Got You Covered

ThursdayJP Barnaby kicks off her Spencer Blog Tour right here at The Novel Approach. We’ll have an exclusive interview with Aaron and Spencer, and Zach and David from Rowan Speedwell’s Finding Zach, and there’s also a giveaway

FridayHL Holston and Eleanor Bruce will be here for the second visit of the week in the RainbowCon Celebration Countdown, and there’ll be a giveaway

Silvia Violet joins us on her Pressure Points Blog Tour, and she’ll be bring a giveaway

Saturday – Today, we’ll have the honor of debuting the cover art for Jordan L. Hawk’s Necropolis, Book Four in the Whyborne & Griffin Series

SundayMarie Sexton closes out our week on her Normal Enough Blog Tour, and she’s offering a giveaway

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

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Dreamspinner Press, Sue Brown

Sue Brown Has Created An “Isle of Wishes”



“And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time.” ― Libba Bray



This sequel was wonderfully written and kept my attention from the start. We are first introduced to Paul Owens. Paul is Sam Owens’ brother. If you read the first book in the series then you will remember Sam and Liam from The Isle of…Where? Paul is the youngest brother of the Owens clan and it seems he is the most promiscuous. Paul is an equal opportunity lover of both women and men; however, he never invites them for an encore performance. He has never had, nor does he want a ::shudder:: relationship.

At the beginning of the book Sam makes a reappearance and we find out that Liam, Sam’s fiance, has gone missing. Since Liam is a family member, whether the wedding has officially happened yet or not, Paul is instantly in “cop mode” and arranging for he and Sam to fly to the states to find Liam.

When Paul and Sam find out that Liam’s rental car has been found and the police are assuming Liam stole it, they head out to the sheriff station to let them know that Liam is in fact missing. At this point they meet Detective Olaf Skandik, who Paul realizes, is a walking wet dream. Unfortunately for Paul Olaf is so deep in the closet Narnia would be a beach vacation.

Detective Olaf Skandik is an ex-military man with an ultra-conservative family that keeps him from being himself out in the open. What Olaf wants more than anything is a man that loves him and him alone. Someone he can build a life with. He just isn’t sure if he is willing to give up his family to live the dream. His parents have made it clear that they will not accept his homosexuality and his boss has made it clear that he does not want to employ any homosexuals. Then lightning strikes the moment Olaf lays eyes on Paul Owens.

It seemed to me as a reader that these two men were perfect for one another. I believe the fact that they are both police officers makes them even closer. Paul understands when Olaf has to rush out to work, and he understands when Olaf can’t discuss the details of Liam’s case. Luckily, or not, Paul is a great police officer himself and he helps find some details that eventually lead to solving the case.

After spending a few days getting to know one another both in and out of bed, the two men begin to fall in love. Paul is very conflicted with this turn of events, he doesn’t believe he and Olaf can make a relationship work like Sam and Liam did. He also isn’t sure if that is what he wants. So, when he has to return to England he does it with no expectations of making his time with Olaf more than a fun fling.

After two months without contact, everyone around Paul is tired of watching him pine away for someone he claims was just a “one off”. After his work partner has a talk with him about the change in his attitude since he got back from America, Paul decides to call Olaf and they both admit to having deeper feelings than they let on. Paul also gets a huge surprise when he finds out that Olaf was not only invited to Sam and Liam’s wedding, but he is planning on attending.

When Olaf gets to England, he and Paul find that the connection was deeper than they both thought. They just have a few barriers they have to get past before there can be a happily ever after. A few of these barriers are Paul’s family, Olaf’s family and Olaf’s coming out or not. The two men get up to some very smexy shenanigans and also have some very tender moments together. I loved watching them face down Rose, Mattie and the rest of the Owens clan. Olaf has reached sainthood with them all and he doesn’t understand the way this very close family operates.

I sincerely hope that there is another book in this series because I was left with some questions that weren’t answered before the dreaded words “The End” appeared on my Kindle. I highly recommend this book and the first book of the series also. So head on over and pick up your copy and take a trip to the Isle of Wishes. You definitely won’t be disappointed.

Reviewed by: Jackie

You can buy Isle of Wishes (Isle of Wight #2) here:

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Sue Brown, Total-E-Bound Publishing

Sue Brown’s “Tumbling Blindly” Is A Book I Fell For

“Moving on is easy. It’s staying moved on that’s trickier.” ― Katerina Stoykova Klemer



Matthew Collins has just joined the ranks of the officially dumped. His lover, Milo, has left him for another man. Or maybe the better term is “another sucker”, because that’s the only kind of guy who’d take on a freeloading couch surfer like Milo; though it doesn’t take New Guy very long to cop onto Milo’s ways and kick him out for the leech he is.

Matt never got tired of Milo’s slacker ways. Leastwise, not so much as he’d have dumped the man for his lack of motivation to find gainful employment, so when Milo dumped him, it threw Matt’s world into a toilet-flushing spiral of bed-hermiting-depressional proportions. So much so that the nosy old woman next door calls the police; not for fear of Matt’s demise but because he hasn’t collected his trash can from the curb in a timely manner. But, you know, you can’t really look a gift busybody in the mouth.

It’s the woman’s interference that finally prompts some action from Matt… if by action that means burrowing down under his Bart Simpson comforter and hoping whoever is pounding on his front door will just go away. He doesn’t get his wish, though, and when two police officers find him in his olfactory-offending state of doom and gloom, it finally prompts Matt to realize he’s going to have to, as the old song goes, pick himself up, dust himself off, and start all over again.

Gabe West was one of the two responding officers who showed up at Matt’s bedside to ensure he was still amongst the living and breathing, and it’s a good thing Gabe doesn’t go by first impressions; otherwise, he likely would have ignored Matt when he ran into him at the gym. And Gabe would have got away with it too, because Matt has no idea who Gabe is, apart from being a rather sexy guy of indeterminate age thanks to his silver hair.

Matt’s slowly but surely recovering from being dumped but isn’t anywhere near ready to dive into the dating pool again, so it’s another a good thing for him that Gabe is willing to take things slowly and just be the friend it seems Matt needs more than anything else. And, you know, that works out really well for about a minute, considering how attracted Matt is to PC West.

And, of course, that’s about the time Milo shows up on Matt’s doorstep again, looking for a place to sleep that isn’t a park bench.

Tumbling Blindly is the story of a man who has a difficult time standing up to the one person he really needs just to scrape off the bottom of his shoe, when an overnight couch offer turns into a week of mooching; it’s the story of a man who’s pretty good at manipulating and taking advantage of the man who’d once loved him; and it’s the story of a man who can very much see himself in Matt’s life and is more than willing to be patient until Matt is ready to move on completely.

Sue Brown tells a story I think everyone can relate to here. I mean, who hasn’t cried over a break-up and thought they’d never love or trust anyone with their heart ever again, only to have Mr. Right show up like a sexy silver-haired knight in shining armor? Only Matt? Okay, maybe just the sexy silver-haired knight part is a bit of a stretch for most of us, but the rest is pretty universal, and it was a great way to spend the time reading to find out how long it’d take for Gabe to wear down Matt’s resistance in his pursuit.

If you’re looking for a quick little read with a couple of guys learning how to connect and communicate and fall for each other, give this one a go.

Reviewed by: Lisa

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