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Guest Post and Giveaway: The Love Complicated Blog Tour With Teegan Loy


The Novel Approach welcomes author Teegan Loy today on the Love Complicated blog tour. Teegan chats a bit today about the world of sports and gay athletes, and she’s also offering the chance for one reader to win an e-copy of a book from her backlist, so be sure to click on the Rafflecopter widget below to enter.

Good luck!


Thanks for having me.

People always say write what you know and the stories you want to read. Well, I love sports, both competing and watching. It’s only natural for me to want to set my stories in the world of sports. Also I’m attracted to the physically fit body and all the work that goes into becoming a professional athlete.

Another thing that attracts me to the world of the pro athlete is the dynamics in the locker room and on the playing field. The camaraderie of teammates and how the best teams seem to be operate like a family.

Love Complicated is a bit different because the main character’s (Jalen) love interest is a tennis player, so there are no teammates. This story is about exploring how someone deals with newfound fame and a future career. Jalen worries constantly about the impact of Austin having a boyfriend. He doesn’t want to hurt Austin’s chances of playing the game he loves and making money from product endorsements. He feels every choice he makes could have an impact on Austin. The choice to “come out” or ignore the rumors is always hanging over their heads.

The idea of an athlete having to “come out” intrigues me. I don’t understand why it’s necessary to know who an athlete has sex with. If one athlete is forced to tell, everyone should have to spill his or her secrets. Who a person sleeps with has nothing to do with their talents. If the athlete chooses to let everyone know who they are dating, great, but don’t make it an issue.

Find joy in watching the professional athlete compete and don’t worry about who they are sleeping with. It has nothing to do with how well they shoot a puck, hit a tennis ball, or throw a football.

I sincerely hope one day being gay or bi or straight or whatever, will have no bearing in the sports world. Really, it shouldn’t have a bearing anywhere.


LoveComplicatedFSBlurb: Life is all about making choices. Some are complicated. Some are simple. But for eighteen-year-old Jalen Marten, none are easy. Jalen has managed to stay invisible for his entire high school career. He has a small group of friends, and it’s enough for him. He doesn’t want or crave attention from his peers. All Jalen wants is to survive high school.

Austin Suter is the hot, talented tennis player who has the entire school bowing at his feet. Girls routinely throw themselves at him, and boys like Jalen stay the hell out of his way. Austin is destined for greatness on the world stage of professional tennis.

The kiss between them wasn’t supposed to happen. Falling in love definitely hadn’t been part of Jalen’s plan.
And when Austin turns pro, Jalen begins to realize that the choices he makes will affect Austin’s life. One wrong choice and Austin’s career could be over before it really begins. Jalen is not sure where he fits, or even if he fits at all in Austin’s life. But the more complicated things become, the less the idea of being apart appeals. Love should simplify things, not complicate them.

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74336_115486038514744_7475434_nAbout the Author: Teegan Loy began writing a long time ago. Notebooks filled with ideas were stacked around the house. One day, she sat down with renewed ambition and something fantastic happened; she completed a story. (unbelievable, but true) Now most of her time is spent writing, but she takes an occasional break to go to the movies, where she imagines her stories on the big screen. She also enjoy watching hockey (love, love hockey) filling her iPod with music, and driving her daughter around town (amended…around the country) to various activites.

Where to find Teegan: Facebook | Twitter | Website



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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 welcome back for a look at what we have in store for the week ahead.

Among the guest posts, giveaways, and reviews, we’ll also be bringing you a very special Hop Against Homophobia, Bi- and Transphobia story that I’m excited to share with you.

Here’s what’s on tap!


Monday – Kicking off our week, we have a cover reveal for Indra Vaughn’s new novel Fragmented, book two in her Shadow Mountain series

Also joining us is author VJ Summers on the Light a Candle blog tour

TuesdayTeegan Loy will be with us today on the Love Complicated blog tour

And we’ll also be revealing a very special and exclusive Sinner’s Gin ficlet from Rhys Ford, starring Miki, Damie and the boys, in honor of the Hop Against Homophobia, Bi- and Transphobia

Wednesday – Author Jude Sierra joins us on the Hush blog  tour

We’ll also welcome Lavinia Lewis today on the Blood Ties blog tour

ThursdayInes Johnson is our guest today to chat a bit about her new novel The Loyal Steed

We’ll also welcome back guest author and honorary TNA family member Brita Addams

Friday – Today marks author Astrid Amara’s first visit to TNA, as she joins us to talk about her upcoming novel Song of the Navigator

Saturday – And closing out our week, we’ll have author Joel Skelton here to talk about his newest novel Beneath the Palisade: Justice


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

4 Stars, Drama, Genre Romance, Reviewed by Jackie, Teegan Loy

Review: Frozen Hearts by Teegan Loy

Title: Frozen Hearts

Author: Teegan Loy

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 200 Pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: The best college hockey player in the nation is hanging up his skates because he’s tired of living a lie. Five years ago, Erik Fox was forced by his father to change schools in the middle of the night when his father found out about his indiscretion. Erik had a boyfriend and hockey players do not date boys. Continue reading

5 Stars, Dreamspinner Press, Reviewed by Lynn, Teegan Loy

Two Men Skate Through Life in Teegan Loy’s “Picks & Pucks” – Reviewed by Lynn

“You carried your demons with you everywhere, the way you carried your shadow.” ― Lauren Oliver

Title: Picks & Pucks

Author: Teegan Loy

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 254 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Rising men’s figure skating star, Justin Corrin, is coming home to train for the upcoming season and face his demons. The last thing Justin needs is to fall in love with a hockey player. Instead of getting rid of his demons, Justin is collecting more. He tries desperately to control his growing feelings for CJ Daly, but finds being with CJ keeps his nightmares away.
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Dreamspinner Press, Teegan Loy

Music Is The Key To Life In “Echoes of Us”

“I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.” ― Charles Dickens

Title: Echoes of Us

Author: Teegan Loy

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 230

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Blurb: Most people think falling in love is a wonderful thing. For Rylan Blake, love only complicates his life. After a disastrous trip home, Rylan and his best friend, Maggie, head back to Chicago to meet their new roommate, Jade Marin, and prepare for their final year of college.
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