4.5 Stars, Harmony Ink Press, M.J. O'Shea, Paranormal Romance, Reviewed by Sammy, Young Adult

M.J. O’Shea’s “Loveblood” Reminds Us Soul Mates Really Do Exist

Title: Loveblood

Author: M.J. O’Shea

Publisher: Harmony Ink Press

Pages/Word Count: 256 Pages

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Blurb: Max Appleton and his mother Celia are on the run, hiding from an abusive father and husband who’s also a notoriously bad pack leader. When Max hit puberty and it became obvious he’d never make an alpha wolf, his father turned the brunt of his anger toward his inferior son and his beta wolf wife for producing him. Max and Celia find sanctuary in a garden cottage at Holly Court, the sprawling estate where Celia’s oldest friend lives with her pack alpha husband, three daughters, and teenaged son Jonah. Continue reading

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5 Stars, Hank Edwards, Historical Romance, Horror, Mystery/Suspense/Action Thriller, Reviewed by Lisa, Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Urban Fantasy, Wilde City Press

Hank Edwards’ “Blood & Stone” Kicks Things Up A Notch In Venom Valley

Title: Blood & Stone (Venom Valley: Book Three)

Author: Hank Edwards

Publisher: Wilde City Press

Pages/Word Count: 229 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Josh Stanton’s mother has been held prisoner by the vampire Balthazar for fifteen years. As Balthazar has turned the residents of Belkin’s Pass into vampires under his control, Josh, his lover Dex, former saloon girl Glory, and US Army Sergeant Walker Maxwell fight to contain the undead uprising.

As Josh struggles to control his power to raise the dead, the group is pursued to the abandoned Fort Emmerick. There they make plans to take the battle to Balthazar’s cave, uncertain if all of them will live to see the light of day once again. Continue reading

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Dreamspinner Press, GayRomLit, Lex Chase

Lex Chase Is “Chasing Sunrise”, Blogging For A Cause, And Offering A Countdown To GRL Giveaway

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Hi everyone! I’m Lex Chase and I’m here on The Novel Approach today to celebrate the awesomeness of GRL! This time I’ll be going as a Featured Author and I’m excited to have snagged a spot. I have finally managed to step up to the “big kid table” as I call it.

I’m excited to meet old fans, and new ones alike as well as pick the brains of my peers. Hopefully, I could con a few folks into a game of Pandemic, Forbidden Island, or Kittens in a Blender (Yes. Kittens in a Blender is a real thing.) and maybe treat the winners into a giveaway!
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Christian Baines, Glass House Books

“The Beast Without” Is A Different Sort Of Vampire/Werewolf Novel


“What you seek is seeking you.” ― Rumi



Title: The Beast Without

Author: Christian Baines

Publisher: Glass House Books

Pages/Word Count: 234 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Reylan is everything a Sydney vampire aspires to be: wealthy, handsome and independent, carefully feeding off companions plucked from the gay bars of Oxford Street.
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All Romance Ebooks, Kia Zi Shiru, Self-Published

There’s A Blend Of Vampire And Werewolf Lore In “Disturbed Connections”


“Ah, come now. I look like an angel, but I’m not. The old rules of nature encompass many creatures like me. We’re beautiful like the diamond-backed snake, or the striped tiger, yet we’re merciless killers” ― Anne Rice



I was really excited to read this book because it has my two favorite things in the world, vampires and werewolves. Separately they are hot, but together they are combustible. And that’s what I was expecting: a steamy story about a vamp and werewolf getting together in a major way. Imagine my surprise when I read the book and there was little to no combustibility. Can you say frustrating? Extremely!
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