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Friday, July 1, 2016

Love Lessons Learned with Author Amy Woods!

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

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Can you believe it's already JULY?!?!
I know I sure can't.  They say that times passes faster as we age but I don't really feel old enough for the way it's been going by here lately.  Perhaps it's the fact that I've had too much work and not enough play.  Maybe it's that stress is weighing down on me and my escapes between the pages have been shortened or at times even...dare I say...CUT from my day.  (Don't's okay.)  Whatever it is, 2016 is flying by like a speeding bullet but there's still plenty of it to enjoy, and I intend to recapture what it's been taking from me.  You hear that 2016!  I'm on to your plan!  I shall prevail!  *ahem*  Anywho...

We've gathered here today not to listen to my rant but to CELEBRATE a BOOK BIRTHDAY via Meryl Moss Media Production and Harlequin Books!  That means that a NEW TITLE is ready for you to indulge in this weekend or tonight for that matter, and we're shining the spotlight on it JUST FOR YOU!  Ready Freddy...and non-Freddy's?  Here we go!

Puppy Love for the Veterinarian

Amy Woods

About the book...

A New Leash On Love 
When June Leavy finds two puppies abandoned outside during a storm, she immediately feels a bond with the adorable animals. Swindled out of her life savings by her no-good ex, she, too, was left with nothing but heartache and struggles of her own. But when she arrives at the local veterinary clinic, June is met by dangerously handsome Dr. Ethan Singh, whose sexy smile threatens to disarm her hard-won emotional strength. 
Back in Peach Leaf, Texas, to recover from an ugly breakup, Ethan gently tends to the puppies and their charming caretaker. But as the storm rages, so does the electric attraction between Ethan and June. Is this real, or a cruel phantom of lost love? Stranded alone at the clinic, only one thing is certain: they've got all night to figure it out…


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Oh come on, with a title like that knowing that I'm a dog lover to begin with, did you REALLY think I could pass up the chance to feature it in some way on the site?  Yeah...I think not.  ^-^  Besides, it sounds like there's enough love to go around after a few hearts are healed, so what better way to pass a lazy summer afternoon?

Speaking of love, this is a spotlight post with a little something extra.  You see, along with celebrating the release of this title, the author was kind enough to share a little more.  The "more" in this case is a special post about a few lessons learned from the story itself.  See?  You always knew you could learn things from books, factual OR fiction.  Take it away author Amy Woods!


Love Lessons Learned with Author Amy Woods!

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June and Ethan certainly go through a series of hurdles on their way to happiness in Puppy Love for the Veterinarian. Like any couple, they each carry individual struggles and past hurts that must be overcome before they can move forward and build a future together. Having spent a great deal of time with these two characters, here’s what I think they would have to say about lessons learned on the road to romance:
  • It takes time, but you can learn to trust again. Giving your heart away after getting burned is one of the hardest things to do in the pursuit of love, but it’s so worth it once you find someone who deserves it.
  • Differences can be a beautiful thing. Cultural, class, background, and more—they are what make the world an interesting place to be alive, and they can add spice to a relationship.
  • Love conquers all. No matter what challenges come your way, love is the most important thing we have as human beings, and its power can withstand almost anything life tosses in your path.  

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About the author...

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Although she's wanted to be a writer since learning to read, Amy Woods took the scenic route to her job as an author. She's been a bookkeeper, a high school English teacher, a claims specialist, and a call-center worker, but now that she's tried making up stories for a living, she's never giving it up. She grew up in Austin, Texas, and still lives there with her wonderfully goofy, supportive husband and a very spoiled rescue dog.

Connect with Amy....



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Special thanks to Mercedes at Meryl Moss Media Publications for the chance to participate in this promotion.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, the author, the publisher, or those promotions on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This store hit shelves TODAY, so be on the lookout for it in a bookstore or virtual retailer of your choosing.

Until next time...happy reading!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Welcome to Sortilege Falls by Libby Heily

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Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

Today, we're celebrating the end of June with a special shout out to a Young Adult title that you'll want to make a part of your summer reading...STAT!  It really packs a stylish punch even as it strikes a nonchalant pose, while reminding us that truly, it's not what's on the outside so much as what's on the INSIDE that counts.  Ladies and gents, prepare to let your true colors shine through as we indulge in today's book of choice...

"Welcome to Sortilege Falls" by Libby Heily

A Grape Merriweather Novel, Book 1
Libby Heily

About the book...
Sixteen-year-old Grape Merriweather would never have agreed to move to Sortilege Falls had she known that a group of teen models ruled the town. Their beauty is only outshone by their cruelty. Grape knows something isn’t right about the models. They are too perfect, too beautiful, and not at all natural, but even she isn’t immune to their allure. Mandy, the only “nice” model, befriends Grape.

That’s when the trouble truly begins.

Mandy's friendship places Grape smack in the middle of a mystery that has the entire town on edge. One by one, the models fall ill from an incurable disease. Grape quickly realizes that their parents are hiding a secret, even as they watch their children die. To save her friend, Grape will have to find the truth—even if it means putting herself in danger.

Print:  LULU


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It's a book that will capture the targeted audience for all the obvious reasons, while snaring the attention of those outside that age range because it really is just that good.  The wholesome messages entwined with fantastical circumstances really get your imagination rolling and I mean really, how can you ignore a book with a character named GRAPE MERRIWEATHER?  Seriously...

Story wise, Grape is the typical new girl in a new town.  She's trying to get settled in, find her place, and battle all the normal teen trials coming her way...including a new school.  Yeah, for anyone that has been the "new kid" more than a few times, you know exactly how that whole experience goes.  The teacher calls your name (usually butchering it somehow despite the fact that it's so easy your kid brother could say it as his first word!), forces you to stand in front of the class and introduce yourself while sharing a small version of your life story.  If you overshare, they'll think you're uncool, but if you under-impress, you're just as stuck.  Good times....*grumbles*....but Grape doesn't have to worry about that at all.  In fact, it's pretty much the exact opposite this time around.  She's a new face but one among the masses because in Sortilege Falls, if you're not one of the models, you're a Normal and you might as well fade into the background.  How do you like them apples?

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The thing is Grape's new home has an unusual amount of beautific people for such a small locale.  It borders on the edge of being odd but completely falls over that cliff into insane when you see the reactions their very presence creates among the Normals.  I'm talking zombie apocalypse effect where the Normals are the mindless drones and the Models are the brain buffet.  It's unsettling the degree to which they affect those around them.  It's almost like the power they seem to hold is otherworldly...hmm.  Perhaps we've stumbled upon something...okay, well WE have but the one who REALLY steps in it is Grape's brother, Brad.  What's that?  You didn't know anything a Brad?  Hehehe...that's what I meant by "this book is so good".  It pulls a fast one on you here and there.  While you're focus is drawn one direction, something is creeping out of the shadows and about to take control of the whole situation...for better OR worse.

For the sake of the story retaining it's wonder and surprise, I will draw by recollections to an end, but suffice it to say if you enjoy a good Young Adult read filled with characters to love, loath, and pity even when not invited to, this one is definitely for you.  I for one can't wait to see what might be in store for those in Sortilege Falls in book two....


About the author...

Libby Heily

Libby Heily began writing after spending years as an obsessive reader. Nothing was safe from her eyes – she tore through books, magazines, cereal boxes, and shampoo bottles with equal enthusiasm. Libby's written plays, screenplays, flash fiction, short stories, and novels. When not spending time in made up places with invisible friends, she enjoys running, hiking and performing improv in Raleigh, NC.



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Special thanks to the author herself for the copy for review.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, the author, or the publisher, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title is available now via Fire & Ice, a young adult imprint of Melange Books, LLC, so be on the lookout for it on a bookstore shelf or virtual retailer of your choosing.  

Until next time...happy reading!

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