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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

COVER REVEAL: Chasing Christmas Eve by Jill Shalvis

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

Today, we're joining the blogosphere frenzy over the latest news coming from Contemporary Fiction author Jill Shalvis.  Perhaps you remember my recent reviews for The Trouble with Mistletoe, or perhaps Accidentally on Purpose?  Well, today's news deals with the FOURTH book in the series coming this September, and from the sound of things, it's gonna fit right in.  Personally, I can't wait, and the COVER REVEAL we're participating in today, only makes the wait that much sweeter.  Ladies and gents, please join me and InkSlinger PR as we add another book to your wish list for 2017!


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From New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis comes the next sexy, standalone novel in the Heartbreaker Bay series...

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Chasing Christmas Eve
A Heartbreaker Bay Novel
by
Jill Shalvis







About the book...

Meet cute...
Run for the hills—temporarily. That’s Colbie Albright’s plan when she flees New York for San Francisco. Wrangling her crazy family by day and writing a bestselling YA fantasy series by night has taken its toll. In short, Colbie’s so over it that she’s under it. She’s also under the waters of a historic San Francisco fountain within an hour of arrival. Fortunately, the guy who fishes Colbie out has her looking forward to Christmas among strangers. But she’s pretty sure Spencer Baldwin won’t be a stranger for long.
Make merry...
Spence’s commitment to hiding from the Ghosts of Relationships Past means he doesn’t have to worry about the powerful—okay, crazy hot—chemistry he’s got with Colbie. Just because she can laugh at anything, especially herself... just because she’s gorgeous and a great listener…just because she “gets” Spencer immediately doesn’t mean he won’t be able to let Colbie go. Does it?
…and hope for a miracle.
Now the clock’s ticking for Colbie and Spence: Two weeks to cut loose. Two weeks to fall hard. Two weeks to figure out how to make this Christmas last a lifetime.


Pre-Order  in ebook or paperback,

RELEASING 9/26/17

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The bathroom door opened, and even better than his fantasy, Colbie emerged from a cloud of steam, her willowy body wrapped in one of his towels, her exposed skin gleaming and dewy damp. Her hair had been piled on top of her head, but wavy strands had escaped, clinging to her neck and shoulders. He couldn’t tear his gaze off of her. There was just something so uncalculated about her, so . . . natural and easy. She was like a beacon to him, which was both crazy and more than a little terrifying. Clearly not seeing him against the wall, she moved with an effortless grace to the suitcase she’d left at the door. Bending low enough to give him a near heart attack, she rifled through her things, mumbling to herself that she should’ve researched more about how to be a normal person instead of how to kill someone with an everyday object. “Do you kill a lot of people, then?” Spence asked. “Motherforker!” she said with a startled squeak of surprise, whirling to face him, almost losing her grip on the towel. Five days a week, Spence worked out hard in this gym. Mostly to outrun his demons, but the upside was he could run miles without losing his breath. But he lost his breath now. And that wasn’t his body’s only reaction.    




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And don’t miss the previous books in Jill Shalvis’s Heartbreaker Bay Series, SWEET LITTLE LIES, THE TROUBLE WITH MISTLETOE, ONE SNOWY NIGHT and ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE, now available!

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About the author...

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s sexy contemporary and award-winning books wherever romances are sold and click on the blog button above for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.      

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Special thanks to the Inkslinger PR team for the chance to participate in this promotion.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, the author, the series, or those tours on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title is set to hit bookstore and virtual shelves 09/26/17, so mark your calendar or preorder your copy today!

Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!


BLOG TOUR: Honeysuckle Holiday by Kathleen M Jacobs - SPOTLIGHT + GIVEAWAY!

Hi there!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.


Today, we're joining a My Book Tour promotion already in progress.  It stars a work of Fiction that, from the sound of things, promises to whisk you away to days gone by with a Southern drawl and a hefty dose of 1960's controversy.  It was a different time and many things accepted (or not) now were much more gossip inducing (or worse) back then.  So, if you'd be so kind, please pour yourself a cold glass of tea and settle in for a glimpse of today's blog tour guest and book of choice...


Honeysuckle Holiday
by
Kathleen M. Jacobs
  • Paperback: 136 pages
  • Publisher: Little Creek Books (May 11, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1939289904
  • ISBN-13: 978-1939289902

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

Honeysuckle Holiday centers on the life of twelve-year-old protagonist, Lucy. It takes place in the south, in the late 1960s. Lucy struggles internally to come to terms with her parents' sudden and mysterious divorce. She finds herself thrust almost overnight from a world of comfort and privilege into one of near marginality.

When Lucy’s mother hires a black woman to help her, the situation intensifies. As the story progresses, Lucy learns the mystery behind her parents' divorce and her father's uncharacteristic, almost unforgivable immersion in the KKK. Lucy comes to shed her unknowing racism, taking her beyond the ideals of youth, her love of books and the trappings of childhood knit closely to her very fiber. She learns to peel back the layers of human frailty (her own included) painful piece by painful piece, while struggling to hold on to the comforts of innocence. Honeysuckle Holiday is young adult, to adult reading.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR




Kathleen M. Jacobs’s work has appeared in regional and national publications. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Humanistic Studies, and has taught English and Creative Writing on the high school and college levels.

Kathleen divides her time between the Appalachian region and New York City. Honeysuckle Holiday is her first young adult novel. She encourages readers to connect with her on her website, and on Facebook and Twitter.










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My Book Tour

Special thanks to Susan at My Book Tour for the chance to participate in this promotion.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, the author, or those tours on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title is available now, so click on over to Amazon to snag your copy today!

BEFORE YOU GO...
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Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!


Monday, February 20, 2017

BLOG TOUR: Twisted by Bonnie M. Hennessy - REVIEW + GIVEAWAY!

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

Today, we're proud to be hosting a stop along the Tribute Books Blog Tour for a self-published title of Fairy Tale and Fantasy that will grab your attention and simply NOT LET GO.  Sometimes self-pubs get a bad name but I'm telling you, this one is definitely one of the greats!  Don't believe me?  Well then, I guess I'll have to prove it to you.  So, if you would be so kind, allow me to introduce you to your next great reading adventure...



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Bonnie M. Hennessy
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About the book...
An old tale tells the story of how a little man named Rumpelstiltskin spun straw into gold and tricked a desperate girl into trading away her baby. But that’s not exactly how it happened.

The real story began with a drunken father who kept throwing money away on alcohol and women, while his daughter, Aoife, ran the family farm on her own. When he gambled away everything they owned to the Duke, it was up to her to spin straw into gold to win it all back.

With her wits and the help of a magical guardian, she outsmarted the Duke and saved the day.

Well almost… Her guardian suddenly turned on Aoife and sent her on a quest to find his name, the clues to which were hidden deep in the woods, a moldy dungeon, and a dead woman’s chamber.

This is not the tale of a damsel in distress, but a tenacious, young woman who solved a mystery so great that not even the enchanted man who spun straw into gold could figure it out.

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If you follow me on GoodReads, you know that I was a bit lax in updating my progress made as I was reading this one.  Sorry, not sorry.  The necessity to actually READ this story versus update you on it, won out. Yes...it was THAT GOOD.

An unusual take on Rumpelstiltskin but highly enjoyable! As anyone who has read various fairytale redos can tell you, some are more hit than miss while others are more miss than hit.  This one is definitely a hit...bullseye, dead center, right for the heart of the reader in the best ways possible.  Aoife is a headstrong, willful young woman, but with a heart of gold... even if she might not be able to spin straw into that particular element which everyone wants to line their pockets with, at least not in the sense that they expect. She is a mastermind at turning little into something and something into everything, though it is a talent set she learned by necessity versus pure desire.  Let's just say that her home life is anything but ideal...and yet in spite of that dreadful situation, she still remains faithful to her family, or more specifically her ailing sister.  Yes, it is this young girl's welfare that keeps Aoife's nose to the grindstone and her heart tethered to all that surrounds.  Good thing too because otherwise she may have been swept up by some rather enticing dark magic.  Hey, freedom for a girl in her day and age isn't anything to scoff at, but then again the price of said freedom can be too great even when at first it seemed without strings.  Funny how often times bad things masquerade as good ...well, funny in a general speaking manner but not when it comes to real life.  Good luck, Aoife...you'll need your wits about you to reach a happy ending of any sort...

So, I could really go on and on and on and on and...well, you get the picture, because that's generally what happens when I really like a book.  I mean REALLY like.  In an effort to not spoil the story though, I shall reign myself in, but only just.  The writing is fluid, the story without a hitch, and the details handled with a well practiced hand.  The backstory is just rich enough, the revelations veiled so carefully as to only have their full impact come forth when the time is right, and the characters are made so that no matter their heart of hearts, you feel for each and every one on some level.  I adored our leading lady for everything she was as well as all that she saw in others, for better or worse.  The Duke and the "little man" I both loved and loathed at different points, but never did I wish to fully toss their outcomes to the wind.  Even Mauve (more of a mother than her own ever was!), Fiona (a kind soul with a wicked secret!), and Ena (lived by her tricks and fell to them too!) were memorable for the parts they played.

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In the end, I can only say this...HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!  It was unlike any retelling of the classic tale I've read before and filled with so much heart, magic, and unbridled love despite the ugliness that abounds, that one can't help but be as captured by the wonder within.  Bookmarks up to the author for this stunning release!  Here's hoping there is more from her to come in the future.




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About the author...


Bonnie grew up a shy, quiet girl who the teachers always seated next to the noisy boys because they knew she was too afraid to talk to anyone. She always had a lot she wanted to say but was too afraid to share it for fear she might die of embarrassment if people actually noticed her. Somewhere along the line, perhaps after she surprised her eighth grade class by standing up to a teacher who was belittling a fellow student, she realized that she had a voice and she didn’t burst into flames when her classmates stared at her in surprise.

Not long after that, she began spinning tales, some of which got her into trouble with her mom. Whether persuading her father to take her to the candy store as a little girl or convincing her parents to let her move from Los Angeles to Manhattan to pursue a career at eighteen as a ballet dancer with only $200 in her pocket, Bonnie has proven that she knows how to tell a compelling story.

Now she spends her time reading and making up stories for her two children at night. By day she is an English teacher who never puts the quiet girls next to the noisy boys and works hard to persuade her students that stories, whether they are the ones she teaches in class or the ones she tells to keep them from daydreaming, are better escapes than computers, phones, and social media.



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Special thanks to Nicole at Tribute Books Blog Tours and the author for the signed copy for review as well as the chance to bring this tour to you.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, the author, or those promotions on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title is available now, so click on over to Amazon and grab your "e" or "tree" edition today!  Be sure to check out the other sites participating in this tour as well as ENTER TO WIN the tourwide giveaway, available on the official tour page.

Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!





BOOK BLITZ: Rookie Moves by Shelly Alexander + GIVEAWAY!

Release Blitz!

Rookie Moves by Author Shelly Alexander

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Rookie Moves

A Checkmate Inc. Novel. Book 2


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Bestselling author Shelly Alexander brings you this fresh new series of super sexy, sizzling hot heroes. It's a fun, flirty, and dirty series of romantic comedies that can be read as STANDALONE novels.

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If you like smart, gorgeous, dirty talking guys who love bold and bright women, then this is the series for you!



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BOOK LINKS

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A peek behind the cover...

“‘Rookie? She’ll be an expert when I’m done teaching her.” –Dex Moore Smart guys make the best lovers. We’re curious and want to learn as much as possible, especially when it comes to women. Women are the most fascinating and complicated species on the planet, right? So when we meet a lady who piques our interest, it drives our curiosity to soaring heights. We want to study her. Figure her out. Lucky SOB that I am, I’ve built a career on this very thing. As a founding partner of Checkmate Inc., a company that’s grown into a multimillion-dollar business, I’m a quasi-celebrity. It’s a role I never expected, and out of all three Checkmate partners I’ve somehow been labeled the jet-setting playboy. I don’t mind the smokescreen. I can’t commit to a serious relationship while I trot around the globe to oversee our expansion, a venture that could bankrupt Checkmate if I don’t keep my eye on the prize. Besides, the only woman I’d like to study, figure out, and unlock her ear-splitting cry of ecstasy is the one woman I can’t have. And since she’s one of my closest friends and my business partner’s sister, a jet-setting playboy image is the perfect facade to hide my true feelings.








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OTHER BOOKS IN THIS SERIES

ForePlay (A Checkmate Inc. Novel Book 1)

Get Wilde - Book 3 in the Checkmate Inc. Series (Coming May 2017)

Sinful Games - Book 4 in the Checkmate Inc. Series (Coming Late Summer 2017)


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If you prefer your romances sweeter with a touch of steam, try Shelly Alexander's Red River Series.

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Read FREE with KindleUnlimited

It’s In His Heart Book1

It’s In His Touch Book 2

It’s In His Smile Book 3

It’s In His Arms Book 4


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GIVEAWAY

3 Great Prizes

1-$50 Southwest Airlines Gift Card Grand Prize
3-Signed Print copies of Foreplay w/ author swag pack (International winners will receive an e-copy of both foreplay and Rookie Moves instead of a print copy and swag.)




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About the author...

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A 2014 Golden Heart® finalist, Shelly Alexander grew up traveling the world, earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing, and worked in the business world for twenty-five years. With four older brothers, she watched every Star Trek episode ever made, joined the softball team instead of ballet class, and played with G.I. Joes while the Barbie Corvette stayed tucked in the closet. When she had three sons of her own, she decided to escape her male-dominated world by reading romance novels and has been hooked ever since. Now, she spends her days writing steamy contemporary romances while tending to a miniature schnauzer named Omer, a tiny toy poodle named Mozart, and a pet boa named Zeus.

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Special thanks to Jo at Jo & Isa Love Books for the chance to bring this promotion to you.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, the author, the series, or those tours on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above.

Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!


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