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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

No Rest for the Wicked by Dane Cobain

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Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

Today, we're striking novella gold with a quickie read from a new-to-me-author I do believe you're going to REALLY get into.  It's a Supernatural Thriller that begs readers to check their own proverbial closets because you never know when that skeleton is going to come back to haunt you...or worse!  Ready or not, let's jump into today's book of choice... 

No Rest for the Wicked

Dane Cobain

About the book...
When the Angels attack, there’s NO REST FOR THE WICKED.

Father Montgomery, an elderly priest with a secret past, begins to investigate after his parishioners come under attack, and with the help of Jones, a young businessman with an estranged child, Montgomery begins to track down the origin of the Angels.

When Jones himself is attacked, Father Montgomery knows he has to act fast. He speaks to the Angels and organises a final showdown where he’s asked to make the ultimate sacrifice.


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The story itself is curious and twisted.  We have Angels that aren't quite as angelic as we've come to believe, people with hidden pasts that you would never suspect anything off-color of disappearing in VERY unusual (and painful!) ways, and the end of the world being a much more ACTUAL TIME than some distant perchance happening. I said, TWISTED, but in an entirely GOOD way.  Well, not good like good, but good like interestingFollow me?  GOOD!  (^-^)  Have you really ever given consideration what the "end times" would be like?  Probably not outside of your Sunday sermons, but this one brings it front and center.  Some say the next time around, the world ends by fire...not my chosen way to go (I'm thinking in my sleep with no foreknowledge of it going to happen nor pain in the process of), but it might be preferable to what these so called Angels are bringing.  I'm telling you, they're asking, nay demanding a soul to justify its life...CREEPY...and how are you really suppose to answer that?  IS there a correct answer because their word seemed to be pretty final here.  *gulp*  At least until they meet someone that just might have them figured out...

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Father Montgomery is an interesting man of the cloth.  What's that?  Ah, yes...he IS a priest in fact and being so makes him a man of God.  They are able to act as an instrument of Him here on earth, pardoning sins, bringing others into the flock, and spreading his Word.  They are without fault...or are they?  Everyone has a past...even a Father...some are just worse than others.  His indiscretions?  Sorry, can't be the one to reveal them; you'll have to read the story to gain insight into this noble man.  The truth of the matter is though that his past and the path he took following those events are what lead him to be where he is right now and despite it seeming like the utterly WRONG place, it's exactly where he needs to be...for his own sake and that of the world.

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I admit, I was kept pretty much on the edge of my seat throughout the 128 epages...and that's harder to accomplish with me when reading an ebook.  I know, I don't want to hear it, but you know what I'm getting at... ME + EBOOK = NOT-AS-HAPPY-AS-WITH-PAPER.  There, that's all I'll say on the matter.  Getting back to my point, the author manages to pull some theological threads into his story without stepping on any religious toes.  There's enough to draw the curious reader of a faith based background but not so much that it crosses over into a Christian Fiction title.  No, decidedly not a Christian Fiction title.  I found myself constantly curious about the connections between what was happening in the community we were based in as opposed to the little tidbits and news blips from abroad.  Were they connected?  How and WHY?  Did it have anything to do with the experiment?  Were scientists trying too hard to play God?  So many questions and so few answers, but just enough of the former are sated to make this a MUST READ for your afternoon reading adventure.


About the author...

Dane Cobain is a writer and poet from a place you've probably never heard of, somewhere in England. His debut novella, a supernatural thriller called 'No Rest for the Wicked', was released by Booktrope's Forsaken imprint in the summer of 2015. When he's not writing books, he's reading and reviewing them on his book blog,



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Special thanks to author Dane Cobain for the ebook for review.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, the author, his other works, or the publisher, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title just celebrated its BOOK BIRTHDAY May 22, 2016, so be on the lookout for it on a bookstore shelf or at your favorite online retailers.

Until next time...happy reading!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

BOOK SPOTLIGHT: The Change Up by Elley Arden + GIVEAWAY!

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Welcome back to the site that aims to please the bookish side of you.

Today, we're playing host to a blog tour promotion spotlighting a new release title that is perfect for Contemporary Romance fans and the kick off of a series that sounds like it has potential.  Ready or not, let's jump into today's post feet first!

Readers looking for something a little different will love The Change Up by Elley Arden, a twist on the traditional billionaire romance.

Title: The Change Up
Series: Arlington Aces #1
Author: Elley Arden
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 16, 2016
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Length: 66k words
Format: Digital
Digital ISBN: 978-1-4405-9151-8

Commercial real estate mogul Rachel Reed is the one person her father can depend on, so when he walks into her Philadelphia office two weeks shy of her fortieth birthday to drop a personal and professional bomb, she rises to the occasion. She will help get his independent professional baseball team up and running before the inaugural season, and then … she will sell the team to recoup his substantial investment. It’s a tall order, but Rachel knows one thing for sure: a sexy nuisance from her past and a few acres of trees won’t stand in her way.
Former minor-leaguer-turned-landscaper Sam Sutter is surprised to find his brother’s ex in the woods behind the house he bought when he cashed out his signing bonus and said so long to baseball. He’s even more surprised to learn “his” trees are on her chopping block. There’s no way he’ll desecrate his nature-loving mother’s memory by letting that happen. But butting heads with the beautiful business woman is a tricky task that leads Sam to accept a position as head groundskeeper at her father’s stadium. Working under Rachel’s watchful, smoldering eyes might be Sam’s undoing.
She doesn’t know a thing about baseball. He swore off the sport ten years ago. But strange things happen when field dust gets in your veins.



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He didn’t trust her, and that was even before she tilted her head and regarded him through narrowed eyes. “You of all people must be excited about my father bringing professional baseball to Arlington.”
Here we go. Sam shrugged. “I don’t really follow baseball these days.”
“That’s a shame. Sam used to play for the …” she looked from Wes back to Sam, “The Cubs, right?”
Sam nodded once and added, “Never made it out of the minors.” Why sugarcoat it? Chasing “the bigs” in a rusty bus, believing he was the next big thing, caused him to miss out on a lot of things. He was still trying to make up for some of that.
Again he thought of his mother, and this time the guilt was almost too much to swallow.
“What are you doing now?” Rachel asked, surprising him, not because he expected her to keep tabs on his career, but because she’d never been the kind to care much about other people—at least that had been his experience when she’d labeled him “whiny little Sammy” who was always trying to come between her and Luke.
“I’m working for my dad,” he said with little genuine interest in keeping this conversation going.
“Just like me.”
Except he wasn’t like her, and he couldn’t leave that assumption hanging between them. “We’re nothing alike, Rachel. For starters, I would never even think about cutting down these trees. That would be a really shitty thing to do.”
She shrugged. “What can I say, Sammy? Progress can be painful, but in the end, it’s the best thing for everyone.”
“Because the best thing for you is the best thing for everyone?” He scoffed. She hadn’t changed one bit in twenty years. “Try telling that to the birds.” Sam looked at the wide-eyed man taking this all in beside her, and nodded curtly. “Nice to meet you.”
But that was a lie. It would only be nice if the guy drove back to Pittsburgh without touching a single tree. If one trunk fell … Sam hated to even think about it. Thank God his nature-loving mother wasn’t alive to see this.
He wandered off with Babe beside him and the warbler overhead, craving the usual Sunday peace and quiet, but he kept hearing phantom chainsaws and wood chippers. How much parking did the Reeds need? Surely they wouldn’t cut down all of this. He reached out and let almond-shaped leaves tickle his palm. But what if they did? What if he had to say goodbye to Sunday walks and evening fireside chats with his dad? And what if he had to look out his kitchen window and see a baseball stadium every damn day. He stopped. Babe stopped, too.
That was not going to happen.

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About the author...

Elley Arden is a born and bred Pennsylvanian who has lived as far west as Utah and as far north as Wisconsin. She drinks wine like it’s water (a slight exaggeration), prefers a night at the ballpark to a night on the town, and believes almond English toffee is the key to happiness.
Elley has been reading romance novels since she was a sixteen-year-old babysitter, sneaking Judith McNaught and Danielle Steele novels off the bookshelves of the women who employed her. To say she’d been sheltered up to that point is an understatement. No one had ever told her women could live bold, love freely, and have sex lives that were exciting and fulfilling. (They don’t teach these things in Catholic school!) Now that she knows, she’s happy to spread the word. The women she writes about may be fictional, but the success, respect, and love they find on the page is a universal right for women everywhere.
Elley writes books with charming characters, emotional stories, and sexy romance. Visit The Bookshelf for a detailed listing.


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