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Guest Post and Giveaway: The Woodland Village Series Blog Tour with Viki Lyn

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The Novel Approach welcomes author Viki Lyn today, on her Woodland Village series blog tour. Viki and Will Parkinson put together a fun character interview, and there’s also a chance to win an e-copy of one of the books in the series by clicking on the Rafflecopter widget below.

Good luck!

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Welcome Skye Taylor and Drew Adams, Ryan Adams and Martin Pierson, and John Kramer and Scott Marwick. This week the couples from Woodland Village are going to answer a few questions Newlywed Game style on each blog tour stop. We’ll see how well they know each other! Visit the alternate blog stops on Monday and Friday to hear more from our couples!

HOST: Since Blue Skye is the first book in the series; I’ll begin with Skye and Drew. Skye, what is your partner’s favorite comfort food?

Skye: Drew likes to eat healthy but when he’s upset he goes for the salt. (Holds up his card) French fries.

Drew: (Kisses Skye’s cheek) How well you know me. Now Skye here goes for sweets. He loves his dark chocolate. And, just about anything with whipped cream.

Skye: (Wiggles his brows) Especially if I can lick it off your—

HOST: Hey, this is a PG audience! Ah, you guys have been together the longest, right?

Skye: Yeah, since we were kids. I’ve always loved Drew. Even when he stood me up at the train station after high school graduation.

Drew: Hey, don’t air our personal life for everyone to hear! It’s bad enough that you talk about our sex life.

Skye: The whipped cream? But you love it when I use the can and squirt it along the length—

Drew: (Slaps his hand over Skye’s mouth.) Enough. Be good.

HOST: Like scolding a child. (Laughs)

Drew: Okay, so I never made it to the train station, but all’s well that ends well.

Skye: (Eyes sparkling with warmth) Yeah, I’m a very happy man with our Harlequin ending, as your brother likes to call it.

Drew: And Ryan’s an airhead.

Ryan: Hey, I can hear you. And who has a successful gaming company and makes more money? (He grins with a devilish look in his eyes)

Drew: (Holds up his hands in surrender) Okay, I give, but only on that issue.

Ryan: I also beat your ass swimming.

Skye: (Shakes his head) Those two always have to outdo each other. I’d have to say Ryan usually wins.

Drew: (He holds Skye’s hand) Yeah, but I got you, didn’t I. I’d say I came out ahead.

HOST: So cute together! Thanks Drew and Skye. Don’t forget to visit today’s alternate blog for more insight into our couples. Visit the next blog stop tomorrow where are next couple on the hot seat is Ryan and Martin from Ryan’s Harbor. See you soon! And don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter.

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Blurbs:

Blue SkyBLUE SKYE

After years apart, two childhood friends are reunited– but will Skye settle for less than love and will Drew face his greatest fear?

Skye Taylor lives the artist life in Manhattan, openly gay and proud. Drew Adams, socially conservative and from one of Woodland Village’s wealthiest families, lives within the limits of his father’s expectations. A successful architect, Drew is content with his work and his marriage. The secret he desperately hides remains safely hidden behind lies and deception, so he thought.

Best friends in high school, Skye and Drew were inseparable. Quiet and serious, Drew was drawn to the outgoing Skye and his hippy loving parents. Then graduation night changes everything. Uncontrollable urges are discovered in a night of passion, a love Drew refuses to acknowledge, a love Skye refuses to deny. Skye leaves town, leaves Drew and leaves all his feelings behind. But he never forgot Drew and that one night that changed their lives.

Years later, painful memories surface with Skye’s arrival and Drew’s carefully constructed world begins to unravel.

Buy Link: Amazon

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Ryan's HarborRYAN’S HARBOR

One-night stands and pretty women don’t seem to give Ryan that buzz that it once did. When he meets his architect, Martin Pierson, there’s a deep connection that goes beyond friendship. Can they cross the barrier into love?

The boys of Woodland Village are back. This time it’s Drew’s brother, Ryan Adams, that’s going through a crisis of doubt. He’s always been the guy who breezed through relationships, never getting serious with the women he dates. He doesn’t know why, but one-night stands and pretty women don’t seem to give him that buzz like before.

Then one night, at his brother’s barbecue, he encounters Drew’s assistant, Martin Pierson. Martin agrees to design Ryan’s new building for his gaming company – Fantasy Arts. As they spend time together in and out of the office, their working relationship grows into friendship and something more. But Martin can’t forgive himself for causing his brother’s death to allow for love. Ryan wants to be Martin’s safe harbor, a steadfast place where Martin can heal his heart. But can Martin put his trust in the notorious playboy of Woodland Village?

One-night stands and pretty women don’t seem to give Ryan that buzz that it once did. When he meets his architect, Martin Pierson, there’s a deep connection that goes beyond friendship. Can they cross the barrier into love?

The boys of Woodland Village are back. This time it’s Drew’s brother, Ryan Adams, that’s going through a crisis of doubt. He’s always been the guy who breezed through relationships, never getting serious with the women he dates. He doesn’t know why, but one-night stands and pretty women don’t seem to give him that buzz like before.

Then one night, at his brother’s barbecue, he encounters Drew’s assistant, Martin Pierson. Martin agrees to design Ryan’s new building for his gaming company – Fantasy Arts. As they spend time together in and out of the office, their working relationship grows into friendship and something more. But Martin can’t forgive himself for causing his brother’s death to allow for love. Ryan wants to be Martin’s safe harbor, a steadfast place where Martin can heal his heart. But can Martin put his trust in the notorious playboy of Woodland Village?

Buy Link: Amazon

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John's MatchJOHN’S MATCH

Fantasy writer Scott Marwick just might be John’s financial savior if John can convince Scott to sign over the character rights for a new computer game. John befriends Scott for one purpose — to get him to sign — never planning on falling in love. When John shatters Scott’s trust, can Scott forgive and move on from his past mistakes?

John Kramer discovers two guys humping on the hood of his Ferrari in the parking lot of the local gay bar. When he finds one of the pair alone and in a drunken stupor, John drives him home. To his surprise, the young man’s father is his new next door neighbor, Scott Marwick. Tempers flare when Scott accuses John of getting his son inebriated and taking advantage of him. John plans to never see the man again.

Then John’s boss flips out when he finds out the jerk next door is the Scott Marwick, a temperamental, but famous fantasy writer. The elusive author could save their company from financial ruin if they can get him to sign over his characters for a computer game. Ryan insists John befriend Scott, show him around the Village and get him to agree to a meeting.

The last thing Scott needs is friends. He moved to Woodland Village to forget about the past and to write. Since his partner’s death three years ago, he hasn’t written one word, and his agent, publisher, and fans are clamoring for the final book of his award-winning series. His life is spiraling out of control and he doesn’t know if he can finish his series. He doesn’t need the complication of love and he certainly wouldn’t associate his name with a computer game.

But when John’s life begins to fall apart, Scott must decide where his loyalties lie — with John or his principles.

Buy Link: Amazon

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Author BioAbout the Author: Rainbow Award winner, Viki Lyn is a successful writer of sexy romance, both gay and straight. She likes a challenge and at times breaks the rules of her genre. But always, it’s the romance that drives her stories to their happily-ever-after. You can also find her at Viki Vina Romance – the site of her books co-authored with Vina Grey. Check out their popular Orbus Arcana m/m vampire series!

Where to find the author: Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

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THE GIVEAWAY

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Tour Dates & Stops:

27-Jul

The Novel Approach

Love Bytes

28-Jul

Molly Lolly

29-Jul

Havan Fellows

30-Jul

BFD Book Blog

31-Jul

Prism Book Alliance

MM Good Book Reviews

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A Sneak Peek At The Coming Week

Here’s a Sneak Peek at the Coming Week

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Welcome back for another look at what we have coming up for you in the week ahead. Thanks so much for stopping by!

We have some fantastic guests, blog tours, and giveaways coming up, as well as many more reviews in store.

Here’s what’s on tap!

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Monday – We’re kicking off the week with our first guest, Alex Beecroft, on the Blue Steel Chain Blog Tour

We’ll also have author Viki Lyn joining us today on her Woodland Village series Blog Tour

TuesdayChris T. Kat drops by today on the Breeding Stations Blog Tour

We’ll also have Havan Fellows stopping in on the Synchronous Seduction Blog Tour

WednesdayJ. Scott Coatsworth joins us on his Blog Tour for The Homecoming

We’ll also be hosting author Cardeno C. on the Johnnie Audiobook Tour

Thursday – Today we welcome author Katey Hawthorne on the GayRomLit Countdown Blog Tour

FridaySantino Hassell joins us today to chat about his new book Sutphin Boulevard

Saturday – Closing out the week, we have author RJ Scott with us on her Undercover Lover Tour

And we’ll also welcome author Varian Krylov with an excerpt and giveaway of her new novel Trasmundo

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

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Guest Post and Spotlight: “Blue Skye” by Viki Lyn

blueskye-200Thank you for having me as a guest today! I’m thrilled that Blue Skye is available for .99 cents at all vendor sites through September 3 (thank you Musa Publishing!)

Blue Skye is the first book set in the fictional town of Woodland Village. The town is its own character and weaves the three books together.

The village had to be close to Manhattan by train because Skye Taylor lives in an artist loft in New York City. And, I wanted the town to be a weekend destination for New Yorkers. The Village has a beautiful harbor and is a perfect bay for sailing. Enough tourists visit on the weekends to support art galleries, a local coffeehouse and a gourmet grocery story. This had to be a thriving upscale town that supported my character’s professions and lifestyle. Continue reading

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Brandon Witt, Charley Descoteaux, Cover Reveal, EM Lynley, Ethan Day, GayRomLit, JL Merrow, Melissa Collins, Merry Farmer, Scott Alexander Hess, Sneak Peek, Viki Lyn

Here’s A Sneak Peek At The Coming Week

Welcome back, everyone! Thanks for dropping by to see what we have in store for you in the coming week.

We’ve got some pretty amazing guests, featured posts and interviews, a cover reveal, giveaways, and a little GRL celebrating to do, on top of a week full of reviews.

Speaking of GayRomLit, on Saturday, August 30, the tables are turning just a bit, and I’ll be blogging on RJ Scott’s website. I’ve got a very special and exclusive to The Novel Approach set of giveaways coming up from the authors who’ve participated with me in the tour, and to get the party started, I’ll be offering a little giveaway of my own, so be sure to watch for it.

In the meantime, here’s what’s coming up!

MondayMickie B. Ashling kicks off the week on her Cutting Cords Series Blog Tour, with a giveaway

EM Lynley also helps us get the week started off right with a little taste of her new novel Spaghetti Western, and she’s also offering a giveaway

TuesdayCharley Descoteaux is our guest today on the The Nesting Habits of Strange Birds Blog Tour and giveaway

JL Merrow also stops by on the Caught Blog Tour, and she’s offering a giveaway

WednesdayScott Alexander Hess, author of Bergdorf Boys and Diary of a Sex Addict will be with us today, with an interview and giveaway

ThursdayBrandon Witt joins us with a cover reveal of his upcoming novel Then the Stars Fall and an interview

FridayEthan Day takes a break from all his GayRomLit organizing duties today to join us with a Countdown to GRL Celebration Blog Tour Guest Post

SaturdayMerry Farmer is our guest today on the Somebody to Love Blog Tour, with a Giveaway

Viki Lyn also visits on the Blue Skye Blog Tour, with a Giveaway

Sunday – Finally, to close out our week, Melissa Collins winds things down on the Let Love Live Blog Tour, with a giveaway

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

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4 Stars, Musa Publishing, Reviewed by Jackie, Viki Lyn

It’s Loath At First Sight In Viki Lyn’s “John’s Match” – Reviewed by Jackie


“Writing about a writer’s block is better than not writing at all.” ― Charles Bukowski


Title: John’s Match

Author: Viki Lyn

Publisher: Musa Publishing

Pages/Word Count: 135 Pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: John Kramer discovers two guys humping on the hood of his Ferrari in the parking lot of the local gay bar. When he finds one of the pair alone and in a drunken stupor, John drives him home. To his surprise, the young man’s father is his new next door neighbor, Scott Marwick. Tempers flare when Scott accuses John of getting his son inebriated and taking advantage of him. John plans to never see the man again.
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