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Monday, November 30, 2015

BLOG TOUR: Unlocking Worlds by Sally Allen

Hi guys!
Welcome back to another week here at Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

We're sending November out with a BANG as we add to your reading list TWICE as much today.  That's right.  If you missed it, there's a cover reveal lurking around the site, but right now, we're saying HELLO to an awesomely bookish title via iRead Book Tours.  It stars a Non Fiction work about Fiction (and Non) reads and how they've impacted the author.  Curious?  Good!  Let's dig a little deeper.  Today's book of choice is....

A Reading Companion for Book Lovers
Sally Allen
Illustrated by
Ha Pham

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As I said, this is a book that's MADE for readers, not simply because it's in print full of words (and images!) to digest, but because of what those letters strung together actually SAY. 

Within the pages of this wonderfully covered read (really, I love the cover), you'll find a familiar soul.  You'll discover someone who really gets you and the enjoyment that reading brings.  Ms. Allen shares a lot of the same ideals that I hold true.  First up, that the reader is who truly assigns merit to a work.  That is not to say I can say YAY or NAY and the masses fall to my decision, but rather that every work means something to someone; it only needs to reach the right audience.  Next up, books are not merely words on a page but portals we follow for escape, enrichment, or pure joy.  Every time we open a cover, turn a page, even flick a screen (yes, you too ebook fans), we are placed in someone's time and place to see things we may not have seen, contemplate ideas we may not have thought, or simply live a life we never imagined.  

She and I also share several titles on our "read" list as well as a few on my "to read" list.  It was highly enjoyable to see her fascination with A Little Princess and how she connected with Sara throughout her life.  This was a book that I read in my youth as well (still have a copy somewhere in my stacks) and thoroughly enjoyed.  I totally get how some stories stick with you more than others, despite the number of years it may have been between reads.  The thoughts she shared of her read through Before I Fall sparked memories of my own time between the pages, and of having similar trouble putting it into words when describing it on the fly.  It has a plot that moves it along in the undercurrent but it's more about the main character discovering how she could have done things differently.  Last but certainly not least, the holiday reads inclusion of A Christmas Carol.  For those of you that have been visiting for some time, you know that I try to read a version of this story pretty much every year.  It's a self created tradition I adopted and thoroughly enjoy.  I never tire of reading about Scrooge's miserly ways and how a few ghostly visitors were able to turn his soul around.  Tiny Tim's proclamation of "God bless us, every one!" still brings a tear of joy to my eye when his future is no longer shadow cast.

Overall, it's a wonderful tribute to the power of books.  It shows the wonder to be had between the pages no matter your age, background, or social status.  It reminds us that the joys of reading are for ONE AND ALL, though we may not get to read all the books, we can still try, and that those not indulging in this particular past time are truly missing out.  Recommended read for teens through adults looking for another perspective on some of their favorite reads or perhaps new additions to their own "must read" lists, as well as a way to connect with another reader that owns the term bookish. 


About the author...

Award winning writer and teacher Sally Allen holds a Ph.D. from New York University in English Education, with an emphasis in writing and rhetoric, and a M.A. in English Language and Literature. She teaches writing, literature, and communications, leads book group discussions, and is the founder and editor of Books, Ink at HamletHub.



Special thanks to Laura at iRead Book Tours for the review copy and chance to bring this title to you.  (THANKS!)  For more information on THIS TOUR, this title, the author, the publisher, or those promotions on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title is available now via Griffin Wharf Productions, so be on the lookout for it on a bookstore shelf or virtual retailer of your choosing.

Until next time....happy reading!

COVER REVEAL: Cooking Up Trouble by Judi Lynn

Hi guys!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

Today, we're playing host to a COVER REVEAL courtesy of Pump Up Your Book.  It stars a Romance eBook that's sure to get things heated up in the kitchen but with a dash of sweetness that makes it perfect for the holiday.  Ready to feast your eyes upon the cover that beat out the rest?  Here we go!  Ready or not, here is today's spotlight title....

Title: Cooking Up Trouble
Author: Judi Lynn
Publisher: Lyrical Shine
Genre: Romance
Format: Ebook

Nothing stirs the pot like a new man in town…

Welcome to Mill Pond and small-town country living, filled with fresh air, fresh food, and plenty of fresh gossip—especially when it comes to romance…

add-to-goodreads-button3It’s impossible not to notice when someone new shows up in Mill Pond. Especially someone as obviously out-of-place as Ian McGregor. His stylish suit and fancy car scream “city slicker.” And when Tessa Lawrence discovers he can’t even change a tire, she has no choice but to help. That’s just what the locals do. And when she finds out Ian’s her new neighbor, of course she’s obliged to invite him to dinner too…

Turns out Ian’s come from New York to open a luxury resort on the property next door to Tessa’s farm, where she grows berries and sells her famous jams and delectable baked goods. But despite their quickly growing friendship and temptingly close proximity, Tessa plans to keep things with Ian strictly neighborly. For one thing, Ian’s got a fiancée who, unlike Tessa, doesn’t have dirt under her nails. Plus, Tessa knows from bitter experience that a guy this gorgeous is all too likely to break a simple country girl’s heart. Even if he’s as sweet as one of her cinnamon buns—and equally hard to resist…



Cooking Up Trouble is available for order at



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Special thanks to Tracee at Pump Up Your Book for the chance to bring this book-abration to you.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, the author, the site participating, or those promotions on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above.

Until next time...happy reading!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Cured by Love by Stacy Eaton

Hi there!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

Today, we're jumping between the epages of a title that's sure to chase away those winter blues, if indeed it feels like winter where you are...which it decidedly does NOT here...and if not, well it'll warm your heart nonetheless.  It's another release in The Remington's Kindle World series which consists of works inspired by Melissa Foster's Remington series.  You might remember my review of Pulled by Love by Amy Manemann?  Same series!  Basically, the original books had such a live following that it inspired other writers to build upon the world and characters she created.  Pretty nifty, right?  If done correctly, yes...and though I've not read the original series, I did heart-fully enjoy this glimpse into it through another's eyes.  Ready or not, here comes today's ebook of choice...

The Remington's Kindle World
Inspired by Melissa Foster's Remington series
Stacy Eaton

About the book...
Dina Greene and Ellie Parker met during their college years and on the night that they meet at NightCaps to reconnect, Dina’s life begins to change. For six years, Dina has closed off her heart, moving from one man to another, trying to feel something other than her own pain and guilt.

Ryan Wilde is a plastic surgeon who strives to give people a better quality of life, especially children. The night he watches Dina leave the bar with another one-night stand, he resolves to offer up a challenge to get her to view herself in a new light.

Little does he know that the challenge will change both their lives, but when Dina’s secret is exposed, will Ryan be able to accept it and trust her, or will Dina go back to her old ways and leave Ryan broken?


Ryan is a sweet, sensitive soul with piercing eyes, a killer bod, and a lifestyle/career a girl can't help but swoon at.  I mean, he's a doctor, a plastic surgeon to be precise, but before you go thinking that he only works on butts and busts all day like out leading lady, take a train to reality check because he's got a lot more heart than all of that.  The "challenge" he issues to a woman in need is unconventional at best and yet touching at the same time.  Most wouldn't bother; they'd simply take advantage of a "sure thing" but not this guy...a gentleman to the end, but with a spicy streak that shows when the time is right.  It's nice to see a man wanting to show a woman how they deserve to me treated (and not in a controlling sort of way) and it ACTUALLY panning out.  Don't worry though, as I said he's not all boy scout and chivalry; he allows "adult time" to have its time and he has an issue or two.

Alrighty then ,let's talk flaws, because every GREAT GUY has them, right?  Indeed yes, but it has nothing to do with being a GREAT GUY but the fact that he is written so HUMAN.  (Nice job!)  He has a problem fully trusting others and it stretches not just to her family relationships but into his personal ones as well...namely Dina, the girl of the hour. Funny, right?  The guy asking some strange woman he doesn't even know to trust HIM yet he can't fully trust them.  Go figure.  Family wise, it hits home between him and dear old Mom who happens to be bringing home her newest boy toy...let's just say he's less than impressed but it's all about him and not them. Issue number two would be his wild side when the bedroom.  *ahem*  It's not in a weird way or anything, and certainly more than welcome but it shatters his reserved image a bit from what we've come to know.  Really though, I just love how much he cares for others....simple and true.

Dina is running from a past that's anything but her fault and only interested in losing night at a time. That means a different bed several times a week and while she's careful, it's not good for her self-esteem subconsciously nor her heart.  Until now, it was always good enough, something to take the edge off things and keep her focus on track; operative words there though are UNTIL NOW.  While Ryan's offer is certainly unconventional, think Pretty Woman without the hooker aspect, and she's pretty much insulted by his insinuations about her life, she comes to realize the real reason for her rejection of it is how close it comes to the truth.  I love that she risks it all to give him a chance.  I felt so bad when Whitney pulled her little stunt and sorry she fell so hard for it.  I had hoped and, it's not true...but the heart and mind don't always work together leading her down a trail of tears.  Seriously, if I could have come through the epages to slap Whitney upside the head, I would have...but dear old Mom gets the last word on that one...and boy is it a doozy!

In the end, certainly not for the kiddos as it had too much steam leading up to a blush worthy performance...but a good way to warm up on a cold winter's day.


About the author...

Stacy has been a full-time police officer since 2000. Her current assignment is as Detective of her small town department.  She enjoys crime scene investigation; taking a passion in putting the pieces together to figure out the crime. She is also a business owner where she helps people get the awareness out for the causes they care most about. She is a mother of two, a son proudly serving in the United States Navy and a young daughter. Her husband is also in law enforcement. She is very much into photography and carries her Nikon Digital SLR with her almost everywhere, just in case.



Special thanks to author Amy Manemann for directing my attention to this wonderful read and for the ebook for review.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, the author, or the growing series, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title is available now, so pick up ae copy today to call your own.

Until next time...happy reading!

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