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Friday, August 28, 2015

BLOG TOUR: Aoleon the Martian Girl: Illegal Aliens by Brent LeVasseur

Hi guys!
Welcome back to the Friday edition of Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

Well, we've made it through another week and had many grand adventures through the pages.  Time to call it a week and PAR-TAY through the weekend...and by party of course I mean READ.  ^-^  Today, we're going back to the Kids Fiction genre, more specifically a Sci-fi Middle Grade series that we've been working our way through together.  The end is near, but only just, for today's selection is only book four and there are FIVE in this series...hence the only just...but that doesn't make it any less exciting.  Ladies and gents, children of all ages and species, get ready to blast off on another spacey adventure!  Today's book of choice is...

Aoleon the Martian Girl:
Book 4:  Illegal Aliens
Brent LeVasseur

About the book...
Aoléon and Gilbert have become the Luminon’s top priority in stopping the Martian resistance movement, and after being chased by the Royal Paladin Guard, they are forced to flee the Martian Megalopolis. Aoléon, Gilbert and Zoot escape with the help of Bizwat and his newly found friend, Helios, a first generation soldierbot.

After their saucer is destroyed, they crash land somewhere in the deep Martian desert, and they set out to locate Kyrios and the secret base where Aoléon’s parents are being held captive.

After battling the forces of nature, starvation, a Klyklon dust storm, (and not to mention a giant slor that almost swallows them alive), they finally make it to their destination. However, after Kyrios gives Gilbert some basic training to develop his budding psionic power, they learn that their journey is far from over.

Will Aoléon, Glbert, Bizwat, Helios, and Zoot be able to rescue Aoléon’s parents and stop the Martian invasion of Earth in time?

AMAZON   |   B&N


First things first, that cover!
I love the look on the face of the cow, or rather cows as in plural because it's not just one bovine flying through the air like an acrobat without a net.  As funny as the expressions are though, you know they can't help it. I mean, YOU'D have a similar facial displacement if you all of a sudden were being abducted while minding your own business in the middle of a field. RUDE!

Secondly, we've still got to talk about those illustrations because as creatively fun as the cover is, the full cover vividness carries over to the interior spreads as well.  There didn't seem to be as many this time around (could have just been my impression though) but that didn't make them any less impact making.  Most memorable to me?  The sand-eel.  *shudders*  Think of the old Beetlejuice cartoon and the sandworms...only more vicious.  *o*

The gang playing a little prank with the Mars Rover...

Third times the charm, or rather next on my list of things to mention is the story itself.  Aoleon, Gilbert, and Bizwat (and Zoot!) are back and running for their lives as the powers that be pursue them to the ends of the galaxy.  Okay, so they SHOULD be running for their lives but in actuality they are headed right into the danger zone as they try to rescue Aoleon's family...and then try to stop the invasion of Earth.  Gadzooks!  Do they have it in them to face the dangers ahead?  Will this band of little rebels be able to see it through?  With the strength they find in themselves, and each other, they are surely on their way.  The newest addition to their group is Helios, a first generation soldierbot with a sense of humor.  No, he wasn't programmed that way and yet he is the way he is.  No doubt he will garner a following of fans all his own.

So, in conclusion, we've survived another trip to the far reaches of the galaxy with laughs, gasps, and danger most unpleasant.  The writing is consistent as is the world building, so those that take delight from the science fiction details will have much to celebrate.  As for me, I'm on the edge of my seat to see how it all winds down because there's only one book left and with the way things are right now, it's bound to be a doozy!


About the author...

Mr. LeVasseur enjoys crafting good stories based on lovable characters designed to translate well to multiple media formats such as books, games, movies, and toys. He lives in New York when he is not commuting between Southern California and Olympus Mons, Mars. His hobbies include writing, 3D animation, musical composition, and intergalactic space travel. He also enjoys various sports such as skiing, running, and exospheric skydiving.

Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook  ~  Aoléon: The Martian Girl 


Special thanks to Laura at iRead Book Tours for the chance to bring this series to you as well as the eBook for review.  (THANKS!)  Be sure to check out all the other stops along this MASSIVE tour as the series makes its way through the blogosphere...including one more stop over right here with yours truly as we take in the FINAL adventure.  For more information on this series, the author, this tour, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above.  The series is available now in eBook, tree book, and audio formats, so be on the lookout for it on a bookstore shelf, or virtual retailer of your choosing.

Until next time...happy reading!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

COVER REVEAL: Once Upon a Time University by Savannah Ostler

Hi guys and gals!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

Today, we come to you with late breaking news.  In my email box last night, there was an interesting invitation from Kitty at Ravenswood Publishing.  After reading the contents, I knew I had to join the fun.  Why?  Well you see, once upon a time (hehe) I was introduced to the first book in a planned series by author Savannah Ostler.  It went by the name of Happily Ever After High School.  It was a fun reading affair that took us into the realm of fairytale redos but in a way I hadn't read before.  I laughed, I teared, I got my hopes up and in the end...was thoroughly happy with the adventure within.  So, you can imagine how my interest was peaked when I discovered this mysterious email talking about the upcoming SEQUEL!

That's right!
Albany French and "friends" are back and this time, we're heading to the hallowed halls of higher education...if she can survive the obstacles ahead of course.  *gulp*  Let's read a little more about it...

Once Upon a Time University
Savannah Ostler

About the book...
The enchanting sequel to “Happily Ever After High School”

After graduating Happily Ever High, eighteen year old Albany French was living the perfect fairy tale. She had her very own fairy godmother, a delightfully eccentric grandmother, and her boyfriend was her dream knight in shining armor.

At first, it seemed like a flawless freshman year for her at Once Upon A Time University. The campus was magical and enchanted, her classes were extraordinary, and she made surprising new friends.

A chain of unsettling events followed by a twist of fate sends Albany spinning. She is forced to make the most difficult decision of her life - one that could potentially break her heart. The perfect happily ever after was still within Albany’s grasp… or so she thought.


I know I'm on pins and needles!

All the mystery and potential drama but with the fairytale magic we all love regardless of age...just admit it, you know you do.  Consider it added to my wish list, but you didn't come here JUST to read about it now did you?  You came to catch a glimpse of the cover.  Are you ready?  Are you sure?  I mean I could drag it out much MUCH longer if it'd be better for you?

Just kidding!
Even I can't wait to look at it again.
Ready, set, feast your eyes on this...

It's a beauty, right?
I love the castle in the background, the way they are lounging on the steps equals parts princess and everyday girl, the book in her hands, the illusion to them perhaps being by a fountain.  Shall I continue?  Nope. YOUR TURN!

Think quick!
Honest reactions.
Jot 'em down in the comments and let's spread the word on this forthcoming bookish treat!


About the author....

Savannah Ostler was born in Alpine, Utah. Since childhood, she has enjoyed many forms of the arts. It was from her love of performing that she decided to attend East Hollywood High, a school in Salt Lake City dedicated to film, television, and writing.

In addition to acting for both stage and film, Savannah is also a singer, having released several original pop singles, and performing at well known venues in Hollywood such as The House Of Blues, and the Roxy theater.

Although Savannah is incredibly diverse with her talents, her first love is, and has always been writing. She has been writing ever since she learned how to read and write. She enjoys many different forms of writing: poetry, lyrics, fiction, and screenplays. To date, Miss Ostler has written hundreds of original poems, six original songs produced and performed by Savannah herself, hundreds of lyrics not yet produced, over a dozen produced short films, five feature film screenplays, two television pilots, and of course, her first novel Happily Ever After High School.

Savannah has always been a day dreamer and a true kid at heart. When she is not buried in her writing projects, she can be found at Disneyland, living out all of her fairy tale dreams.

She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their two mixed chihuahua pups.

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Special thanks to Kitty at Ravenswood Publishing for the chance to bring this cover reveal to you.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, Happily Ever After High School, or those forthcoming, please feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title is set to release October 2015, so keep a spot open on your wish list as the magical BOOK BIRTHDAY draws near.

Until next time...happy reading!

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