Are you an avid reader looking for your next "fix"? Can't bear to be without some form of reading material in your spare time? Welcome to my world! Whether you are seeking a new book to "feed your need", or you are an author seeking an unbiased point of view on your own recent masterpiece, this is the place to be. With life as with books, you never know where the next step might take you...

QUICK NOTE...Update: 10/10/19

Good news: We're back home! Bad news: It's like Apocalypse Heck Part III.

The one year Hurricane Michael anniversary is already here. Where did the time go...and yet it feels like forever. You don't realize how much you take for granted until it's all gone. I'm grateful my family/fur babies survived, and I know they are just "things", but sadly, in this life, those "things" help us get through every day. So yes, "happy" yet not. Every day is still a struggle...not just for my family, but so many others.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing my bookish adventures. It helps remind me I'm not alone in this crazy journey called life.

Friday, October 24, 2014

HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY: Crowned! by Julia Dweck

HI there!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers....the place that begins and ends its day with the turning of a page.

Today, we're exploring the latest release from author Julia Dweck and the FIRST time her NEW PUBLISHING company is being featured on my site!  Yep....that's right.  CONGRATULATIONS (belated but heart felt) on making the jump Ms. Dweck and more power to you that your pen is marching on.  So, let's get to this latest and potentially greatest release, shall we?  Today's book of choice is....

Julia Dweck
Pictures by
Beth Trott
Sleepy Sheep Productions

About the book...
...a tale of fantasy, adventure and bravery. Quinn is a fairy sprite who dreams of becoming queen. But how does one become a queen? All the books Quinn has ever read claim that damsels in distress are rescued by princes and then live happily ever after. Quinn’s search for a handsome prince is brought to an abrupt halt by a nasty two-headed ogre who threatens the safety of Fairy Land.  Can Quinn summon the queen inside her heart to outwit this evil foe?


Okay, you gotta love the forward thinking message in this one.  It was definitely written for today's youth in mind.  Think about it, the fairytales most of us grew up with DO in fact have a damsel in some sort of distress that is saved by a dashing knight, prince, insert-big-strong-handsome-stereotype here.  There's nothing wrong with that but giving girls another option of saving herself, her friends, AND the day, definitely couldn't hurt...especially when it's set to rhyme and combined with charming illustrations.

That's right!  The flow of the story as well as the verses are as smooth as the velvet gowns of green Quinn dreams of for her royal garb.  The pictures are colorful and magical allowing the creativity of the illustrator to shine through, much like Quinn's resourcefulness in saving the day.  It all works together to provide a seamless experience of joy and wonder for readers of all ages.  While one age may be glued purely to the images dancing before their eyes, the next will take that wonder one step further as they follow the turning pages from story to message and beyond.  A great read with pure fun for all just waiting for you to, what are you waiting for?


About the author...

Quinn is a little fairy who dreams of becoming a queen. When I was a little girl, I wanted to become an author. This dream began as a tiny flicker of hope inside my heart. I remember reading my  ories to anyone who would li en—even my dolls. Each time I shared one, I felt that  ark to become a writer grow  ronger inside me. You don’t need a prince or a good fairy to make your dreams come true. Stand up and conquer any na y ogres who try to  and in your way. When we work hard and believe in ourselves, anything is truly possible. Come visit me on Facebook at:

About the illustrator (Beth Trott)....

For as long as I can remember I’ve loved to draw. Growing up, no matter how busy I became or how much homework I had to do, I made the time to draw and paint. It was my dream to become an arti , and now here I am illu rating  ories to share with you. Today, my dream is  ill alive, but now it has grown into something much bigger. I want to become an even better arti . Ju like Quinn, I am always setting new goals for myself. Belief in one’s self is the fuel that keeps a dream alive.  Do your be and you will f nd the happily ever a er you so richly deserve. To see more of my art, come visit me at


Special thanks to Julia Dweck and Sleepy Sheep Productions for the ARC ebook for review.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title as well as their growing catalog of electronic AND print wonders, be sure to stop by their official site.  This title is available TODAY (*blows party horn*), so be on the lookout for it on a virtual shelf or shipping dock of your choosing....or just click here.

Until next time...happy reading!

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