Cheers, everyone, I hope you’ve all had a great week! I’d like to start with a huge thank you, first of all, to RJ for allowing me to hijack her blog space today so I can share some of the great things we have in store at The Novel Approach, leading up to GayRomLit 2014 in October. 

Before I get to the good part, however, I’d like to use up a wee bit of my e-ink and word count to tell you about TNA, in case you’re not familiar with the site.

The Novel Approach is a team of 14 reviewers, both men and women, who... well...really, we just love to read and talk about books. Surprise! Having stated the obvious now, I’ll also say that I feel we represent a great cross section of personalities and personal reading tastes. We offer a little bit of something for everyone, in terms of our reviews, and I’m so proud to have been able to build a staff that not only works well together but that complements each other so perfectly. I’m exceedingly grateful to them for all the hard work and effort they put into doing what they do, and I adore them all to bits.

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Which leads me to the purpose of my visit today. When the GRL Featured Blogger tour was conceived of earlier this year, I started with a group of 11 authors. Over the course of several months, that number has doubled in sizes, and I hope you’ve been able to follow along, not only at The Novel Approach but at the other participating sites as well. It’s been great fun reading what the authors have come up with for each of their visits at TNA, as well as helping to coordinate all the great giveaways they’ve offered, and will continue offering, until the tour winds down the first week of October.

So, it’s with the utmost gratitude to my team of authors for their continued generosity that I’ve been able to put together a special giveaway exclusive to The Novel Approach. Over the course of two weeks, September 29 through October 10, I’ll be posting Virtual Gift Basket Giveaways, six in all! Each of these baskets will include E-Gift Cards and E-books from participating authors: Jordan L. Hawk, Erica Pike, Zathyn Priest, DH Starr, Rhys Ford, Sophie Bonaste, Ethan Day, JK Hogan, Rafe Haze, LE Franks, Edmond Manning, Jacob Flores, Jamie Lynn Miller, Lex Chase, Sherrie Henry, Katey Hawthorne, Charlie Cochet, Deanna Wadsworth and, last but certainly never least, RJ Scott. Sounds great, doesn’t it? I think so too. But let’s get this little celebration started right now, shall we?


Leave a comment on this post, and you’ll automatically be registered to win one of TWO $25 Amazon Gift Cards. Eligible entries must be time/date stamped by Midnight GMT on Saturday, September 6, 2014. Two winners will be selected at random on Sunday, the 7th, and notified via email for prize delivery. Good luck!


  1. I have enjoyed following along the GRL Featured Blogger tour posts from all the authors with the great giveaways! Thank you The Novel Approach for all your insightful reviews and posts!
    Thanks also for the chance to win a gift card!

  2. I enjoy going to the Novel Approach review site it always help me to make up my mind about what book I should buy. I have also been following the GRL Featured Blogger tour and have been to some great sites. Thank you for the Giveaway.


  3. I'm a bit starstruck over this post lol! I always love this site and what all these authors give of themselves! THanks for this opportunity
    Diversereader (at) yahoo (dot) com

  4. I check the Novel Approach for reviews every day. Thanks for the recs and sometimes for reading books so we don't have to!
    kimandpete at me dot com

  5. I enjoy reading the blog tour posts, I find them fun and interesting with fantastic authors and great book reviews...
    geetracy1170 (at) gmail (dot) com

  6. I check out Novel Approach for reviews and blog posts daily. When I come across a new book I will also go to your blog site to see if the book has been reviewed previously. Thanks for the giveaway. ardent(dot)ereader(at)gmail(dot)com

  7. Thanks for the contest!! I love blog tours. I can't wait for GRL to see all of your!!


  8. I am so glad to here about The Novel Approach. I can't wait to follow. Thanks

  9. It was great to see Novel Approach highlighted. kbmckee at mail dot com

  10. I enjoy the GRL featured blogger/ tour posts along with the other posts.
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  11. I love the idea of virtual gift baskets! I'll certainly follow along.


  12. I've enjoyed reading all of the GRL blogs. Thanks to The Novel Approach for all you do. :-)

  13. I love your blog - your reviews are always well thought out and informative and enjoy the author interviews as well. Your GRL posts are some of my favorites. Thanks for all you do!

  14. I love your blog. I check it daily and follow it every way I can. The GRL posts are fantastic too.
    Jczlapin at gmail dot com

  15. I love the Novel Approach & all the GRL posts.


  16. I really like going to The Novel Approach site. lol... a lot of those reviews convinced me to buy books that I was debating about. LOL... Enjoyed the post! :D


  17. Your site is one blogs I like the most, I have a few ones I always check, they have funny reviews.

  18. I visit The Novel Approach blog often. They're a fantastic site and their GRL post are great.

    1. sorry forgot my email:humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

  19. Thanks for the chance to win. I enjoy reading the blog posts.
    lisaguertin at yahoo.com

  20. Thanks to you guys, yesterday alone, found me two new authors - Eden Winters and N R Walker. Keep up the good work or should that read - keep up the good word!

  21. I won't be going to GRL probably ever! So following it on the blog posts and FB is the next best thing. I follow TNA to get info on new books or new to me authors. Not to mention the competitions and giveaways are always appreciated!

  22. I won't be going to GRL but I love this blog post! & I've heard of some of these authors but the news one ill be looking at their books.

    Deborah H

  23. I have enjoyed following along with the blog reviewers on RJ Scotts blog site and Novel Approach is one of the first blog review sites I followed and wow what we have to look forward to with the virtual gift baskets giveaways from all those wonderful authors thank you :) I wish I could go to the GRL, maybe one day.... sula16 {at} outlook {dot} com

  24. I love TNA, and I've really been enjoying the GRL Tour on all of the blogs. It's certainly gotten me hyped up for GRL this fall, while introducing me to some new authors that I'll have a chance to meet.


  25. Good morning, everyone, and many thanks to all of you for not only following along on RJ's Blogger Blog Tour but also for participating. I'm truly humbled by all your kind comments. <3

    There's also been a late addition to the Virtual Gift Basket Giveaway that I'm thrilled to share with you. Z.A. Maxfield will be participating as well, so be watching in the coming weeks for those contests to go live!

    In the meantime, I've done the drawing for the two winners of my $25 Amazon Gift Card giveaway, and Random.org has selected:

    Katy Beth McKee and Lisa G *(lgrant)*

    Congratulations to you both! Your gift cards are in your email inboxes and waiting to be used. :)

    Warmest regards,