QUICK NOTE...Update: 6/25/19
Still working through things. We were right in the path of Hurricane Michael (like so many others), and while the family is safe (pups, and parents), the house didn't fair as well. You'd think we'd be back in our home by now, since the disaster occurred October 2018, but nope. Things are very slow to progress towards normalcy...and every day presents a new headache/nightmare to deal with. Thanks for stopping by and sharing my bookish adventures. It helps remind me I'm not alone in this crazy journey called life.
Friday, July 31, 2015
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.
Today, we're playing host to a PICT promotion circling the blogosphere right now starring an unusual title that is sure to garner some attention. How so? Well you see, this isn't the usual murder/mystery type of read but one where a kidnapping is turned around on the kidnappers. Intrigued? You should be and to satisfy your curiosity, here comes today's book of choice...
Method 15/33 by Shannon Kirk
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Published by: Oceanview Publishing
Publication Date: May 5, 2015
Number of Pages: 258
ISBN: 1608091457 (ISBN13: 9781608091454)
Imagine a helpless, pregnant 16-year-old who's just been yanked from the serenity of her home and shoved into a dirty van.
Now forget her...
Picture instead a pregnant, 16-year-old, manipulative prodigy. She is shoved into a dirty van and, from the first moment of her kidnapping, feels a calm desire for two things: to save her unborn child and to exact merciless revenge.
She is methodical—calculating— scientific in her plotting. A clinical sociopath? Leaving nothing to chance, secure in her timing and practice, she waits—for the perfect moment to strike. Method 15/33 is what happens when the victim is just as cold as her abductors.
The agents searching for a kidnapped girl have their own frustrations and desires wrapped into this chilling drama. In the twists of intersecting stories, one is left to ponder. Who is the victim? Who is the aggressor?
Author Bio:Shannon Kirk is a practicing attorney and a law professor. She attended West Virginia Wesleyan and St. John’s Universities, is a graduate of Suffolk Law School, and was a trial lawyer in Chicago prior to moving to Massachusetts. She has been honored three times by the Faulkner Society in the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, a physicist, and their son. Method 15/33 is her first novel.
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Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Today's teaser comes from an ebook I'm just cracking the virtual spine and is written by one of my favorite authors. No high hopes or anything... *smile*
"I could still remember how it felt to be a lonely teenager, sitting in the middle of another mind-numbing social studies class with old Mr. Tremain droning on and on about the political factors contributing to WWII... As he jabbered, I'd drift off into my favorite, most often replayed romantic fantasy. The one where my high-school crush or my latest movie-star heartthrob—or, ideally, both—confessed their love for me..."
THE ONE THAT I WANT by Marilyn Brant
Monday, July 27, 2015
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Exhausted and irritated, Dinny agrees to meet the baritone who keeps calling him on his cellphone. The old man says he’s God and he needs to get people back to church. He wants Dinny to do an ad campaign. Dinny is skeptical at first, but he then learns that $10 million has shown up in the agency’s bank account.
The drama heats up as Sinkle and Ester work behind Dinny’s back to create an alternate campaign and win God’s favor. Worse still, God proves to be less than all-powerful, with a slippery hold on the human forms he inhabits, and campaign monies provided through questionable means
His first novel, Sleeping Dogs, was published in 2014 along with a non-fiction book, Writing With The Master, about crafting the novel with his friend and mentor, John Grisham.
Later in 2015, Tony will be publishing a second comic novel, Say Something Funny and he has two other novels and a non-fiction book in the works. “I resist being pigeonholed as a writer,” Tony explains, “I enjoy crafting thrillers, have a blast doing comedy and revel in the honesty of writing memoirs.”
Another of Tony’s passions is rural preservation, smart growth and the local food movement. Living on a farm outside of Charlottesville with his wife, four dogs, four horses and a Sicilian donkey named Jethro, he says “Piedmont Virginia is so gorgeous, it has to be kept that way for ourselves and future generations.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
|Author self portrait|
Friday, July 24, 2015
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Fool’s Gold had been clean, friendly and welcoming. She’d made friends, she’d had teachers who not only knew her name but cared about how she was doing. For the first time in her life, Maya had allowed herself to hope she could have a future. She’d dared to whisper the possibility of going to college.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
This is a chap that certainly knows what he wants and feels entitled to obtain it, including the bride he fancies even though she has vehemently denied any interest in him (without having met him, the key to her own downfall you might say). Now before you go stoning him entirely, because there are other reasons to grab the nearest rock and connect it with his pretty little head, there is a method to his madness. He wants her for his own but she must feel the same about him and be able to concede on a few points now and again to make the match heavenly. In other words, he wants to break her will to some degree so she's not so stubborn all the time (talk about the pot calling the kettle!). I'm not saying I condone his actions, though they did provide much entertainment along the way, but I get where he was going with things...and don't worry, she had some surprises in store for him along the way as well.
Oh and if you're wondering why I chose cats for today's pics...I just felt like it. Plus, they conveyed by feelings to a "T". ^-^
The author's story could have come from one of her novels:
Born on February 18, 1867, Hedwig Courths Mahler was the product of an out-of-wedlock affair, raised by various foster parents. She wrote her first seventeen books while working as a saleswoman,
and soon became a highly circulated author with her Courths Mahler romance novels. In 1939, the
Nazis refused to publish her work and the Gestapo arrested her daughter. Courths Mahler never
wrote again. She died on November 26, 1950 without witnessing the Renaissance of her novels.
Thanks to Bastei Entertainment, her gorgeous romances are being resurrected for a new generation.