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Saturday, January 23, 2021

Silver Dagger Book Tours presents... CLASS OF '95 by Laurie Oknowsky - EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY!

 

Class of '95
by Laurie Oknowsky
Genre: Contemporary Romance

What would you do if you got a second chance at true love? When Eunice Rysner meets the sexy Jake Castellano, she already knows he’s going to be trouble. Though she tries to push him away to spare them both a lot of heartache, Jake is persistent. But his vindictive girlfriend and Eu’s nemesis since eighth grade, Geri Thompson, is determined to keep him all to herself-by whatever means necessary.
Even twenty years later, when the three meet up again in Long Island at their high school reunion, Eunice-now a successful novelist-can’t deny the feelings she still has for Jake. As she reacquaints herself with the now-divorced love of her life, she can’t help but wonder if this is finally the time to stand up for herself and give in to true love. But if she does, Geri may just steal everything she’s ever wanted from her yet again.








Look, Jake, lets just end this before it starts. You dont want to be friendly with a loser like me. Why dont you go to the back of the bus with the more socially-acceptable crowd?” We pulled into the school’s parking lot, and I gathered my things. “Being my friend will just be social suicide. Im doing you a favor.

Chapter 4, meeting Jake – Class of ‘95






Laurie Oknowsky had her start as a community author on Wattpad and Inkitt. As her success morphed into something worth trending about, she made the leap into the world of traditional publishing. Class of 95’ is her debut book being published with Ukiyoto Publishing House. Not only is this a work of fiction, it is also a very personal account of a time of awkward adolescence into the hopeful aspirations of a chaste adult.




Follow the tour HERE for special content and a giveaway!

$15 Amazon giftcard – 1 winner,
Paperback copy of Class of '95 – 5 winners!
 

Friday, January 22, 2021

Heading back to Wildstone for...THE FOREVER GIRL by Jill Shalvis - REVIEW + GIVEAWAY!

Hi there!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

Today, we're shining the book spotlight on the latest addition to the WILDSTONE series from author Jill Shalvis via William Morrow! It's a Contemporary Romance that, while a part of the series, stands quite well on its own, and all the better for it so YOU can dive in and feel like part of the gang....although some of the characters are having a hard time of exactly that right now!  Anywho, let's make our way back to Wildstone for today's book of choice...


Wildstone, Book 6
by
Jill Shalvis
9780062897855
William Morrow

About the book...
When Maze returns to Wildstone for the wedding of her estranged bff and the sister of her heart, it’s also a reunion of a once ragtag team of teenagers who had only each other until a tragedy tore them apart and scattered them wide.

Now as adults together again in the lake house, there are secrets and resentments mixed up in all the amazing childhood memories. Unexpectedly, they instantly fall back into their roles: Maze their reckless leader, Cat the den mother, Heather the beloved baby sister, and Walker, a man of mystery. 

Life has changed all four of them in immeasurable ways. Maze and Cat must decide if they can rebuild their friendship, and Maze discovers her long-held attraction to Walker hasn’t faded with the years but has only grown stronger.






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With that GORGEOUS summery cover calling your name, how can you possibly resist a trip back to Wildstone?  For readers, the obvious answer is YES...but for the characters...you might want to see exactly what they're stepping into, and why running the other way SERIOUSLY crossed their minds...


Once upon a time, they were tight as tight could be.  Brother and sisters of the heart, they knew bloodlines were not all that made someone family, but when tragedy struck, guilt was taken unnecessarily, and deep seated insecurities rear their ugly heads...well, it's easier to run than to face your fears, right?  Thing is...you can only run so far, so fast...and eventually it all catches up to you.  Grant it, you don't anticipate the catch up time being your life's anchor's wedding, but hey...it WAS coming!  Why not face it with pizazz?!  Can I just say prepare for fireworks of ALL kinds?  Yeah, SO MANY kinds because things are about to come to a boiling point and where there's steam, you're bound to find fire...

The connection these four had is enviable, but the state we find them in...so much less so.  Don't worry, things begin to get sorted, but definitely not before they get much MUCH messier.  We get the skinny on events as they unfold from all four of our main characters, which certainly gives us a well rounded picture to play with.  Cat is their anchor; she always knew how to draw them together and make things right, but even she's out of sorts at the moment with the wedding (that really shouldn't be because though I love the puppers, Dillion was not growing on me).  Heather is definitely the heart, but her reluctance to share her own hiccups over the last few years broke mine.  Maze was a wild card, and though she hasn't truly settled her competitive streak, nor her take it all to heart ways, she's definitely grown...and still carrying the weight of the world on her shoulders.  Walker doesn't really have room to talk because HELLO...dude took off and ensconced himself in brick walls of another variety (military, FBI, the works!)...but he did keep in touch with most of them, so there is that.  She plus he is also a highly volatile combination...as in hearts have been broken and could still break further, but they could also be the best thing that ever happened to each other if given the proper chance.


So many roads to travel, but all of them made better with true friends, true family by your side...and these four know that lesson inside and out.  A great add to the series, and a great read for Contemporary Romance fans!  If you've not picked up a Wildstone book, or a work by this author for that matter, you don't know what you're missing!



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About the author...


New York Times 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 bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website, www.jillshalvis.com, for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.




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~~~ YOUR CHANCE TO WIN ~~~






Up for grabs...
(1) paperback copy of THE FOREVER GIRL by Jill Shalvis!

Open to US residents only; no P.O. Boxes please.
Entries accepted now through January 31st, 2021. Winner will be drawn and emailed, having 48 hours to respond with their full name and mailing address which will be provided to the publisher for prize send out. SFIR is not responsible for lost or undelivered prizes, though if you let me know, I'll gladly contact the sponsor to follow up! Good luck!



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Special thanks to Jes at HarperCollins Publishers for the copy for review as well as the chance to bring this tour to you. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, or the publisher, feel free to click through the link provided above. This title is newly available this month via William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, so be on the lookout for it on a bookstore shelf or virtual retailer of your choosing.


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


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