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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.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

GEVBT presents... NO MORE TIME By Suzanne Trauth - EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY!


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No More Time (A Dodie O'Dell Mystery) by Suzanne Trauth!

No More Time 
(A Dodie O'Dell Mystery, Book 5)
Cozy Mystery
Lyrical Underground
(July 23, 2019)
Paperback: 214 pages
ISBN-10: 1516107241
ISBN-13: 978-1516107247
Digital ASIN: B07JYQD61M


About The Book

DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY
Restaurant manager Dodie O’Dell has found her niche in the cozy New Jersey town of Etonville, creating menus that make a delicious double-act with the community theater’s productions. Now she’s ready for a vacation at the Jersey Shore town she called home before a hurricane hit. Sun, salty air, and seagulls make for a nostalgic escape from regular life—until a contingent from Etonville arrives to compete in a Jersey Shore theater festival. 
Roped into helping her former boss cater the event, Dodie also gets a visit from her old flame, Jackson, who’s hoping to revive his charter boat business and is looking for a place to crash. Before Dodie can tell him that ship has sailed, Jackson’s partner is found murdered on his boat. Dodie knows her ex is a mooch, but she’s sure he’s no killer. But as she follows a trail of evidence that leads into her own past, Dodie stumbles on a dangerous conspiracy theory that could bring the festival to a shocking finale…
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By noon we were both hot and famished. I suggested a break from the sun at the tiki bar and we gathered our beach gear and trudged through the sand to the Polynesian music. We were halfway through our bucket of steamed clams when an elderly twosome at a table next to ours gasped in shock. We couldn’t help noticing.
     “Is everything okay?” I asked gently.
     The woman’s head bobbled and her wide-brimmed sunhat swung from side to side. She picked up the newspaper she’d been reading, the Candle Beach Courier, a local rag, and shoved the front page at us. “He was such a nice boy. We knew his parents years ago.” I smiled sympathetically and scanned the sheet. Then I gasped.
     “Dodie, what’s the matter?” Lola said. “Were you acquainted with him too?” the woman asked.
     I nodded numbly. Was I ever. The headline read LOCAL MAN DEAD. Underneath was a photo of the victim: It was Vinnie C. I rotated the paper so Lola could see the front page. “It’s him,” I said hoarsely.
     Lola blinked. “Vincent Carcherelli,” she read.
     I scanned the story. Apparently his body had been washed up on the beach sometime overnight and was discovered by a jogger early today in time to make the mid-morning edition. The police were calling it a drowning and speculating that he’d fallen off his boat, The Bounty, which had drifted half a mile off the shoreline. No foul play suspected at the moment but the investigation was ongoing.
     I offered to return the newspaper but the couple refused to accept it, saying the story was too upsetting. They picked up their bill and left.
     “Wow. What a coincidence. We were talking about how Jackson saw him yesterday …” Lola stopped. A light bulb went on. “The police will want to speak with Jackson. He might have been one of the last people to see Vinnie alive.”
     It was Lola’s last word that brought me up short: alive. Jackson had been steamed during that meeting on the boardwalk. Did he know anything about Vinnie’s last hours? If Bill were here he’d tell me to mind my own business, let Jackson alone, let the police determine the actual cause of death. Bill was right, of course. But something about the whole event didn’t sit right with me. Why did Jackson lie about what happened when he met Vinnie?



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About the Author

Suzanne Trauth, Harvard Studio, Montclair, NJ.
06/27/2014 Photo by Steve Hockstein/HarvardStudio.com

Suzanne Trauth is a novelist, playwright, screenwriter, and a former theatre professor at a university. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, the Dramatists Guild, and League of Professional Theatre Women. When she is not writing, Suzanne coaches actors and serves as a celebrant performing wedding ceremonies. She lives in Woodland Park, New Jersey.


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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Silver Dagger Book Tours presents... SILENT KINGDOM by Rachel L. Schade - EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY!


Silent Kingdom
Silent Kingdom Book 1
by Rachel L. Schade
Genre: YA Fantasy 

Some fates can't be escaped
Chosen by truth. Marked for death. Halia must choose to save her kingdom, or let it fall.



Misroth's king has died, and the entire kingdom is in mourning--or so it seems. After her father is crowned regent in his brother's stead, Princess Halia discovers a terrible truth that could end her life. But when she flees to live in hiding, she discovers that the Royal Guard are not all she has to fear. Dark creatures stalk her, reports of oppression and war reach her ears, and her burden to protect her kingdom--at any cost--will not be silenced.

Lovers of fantasy adventures such as Throne of GlassAn Ember in the Ashes, and The Remnant Chronicles won't want to miss this exciting new series. Filled with heart-pounding action and thrilling courage, supernatural powers and nightmarish monsters, readers have trouble putting this book down. Start your adventure today!








CHAPTER ONE

I was thirteen when the truth first revealed itself to me.
It happened on a day usually set aside for celebration in Misroth, now weighed down by the loss of our king. The air felt heavy and still under the grey afternoon sky as I walked amidst the coronation procession. All around me, councilmen strode silently, their cloaks swirling about their legs, their boots thudding a steady rhythm along the cobblestone streets of the capital. Arrayed in elaborate scarlet and blue, the King’s Guard formed a protective barrier around the procession’s outer edges, as if they could save my family from the pain that had already taken residence in our hearts. Even in the dim light, the guards’ steel armor glinted. I watched them in awe, for I had never seen them in anything other than their everyday chainmail and leather breastplates, and they looked ready for battle.
Before me, my mother and father walked with their heads held high. Mother’s long, dark hair was plaited delicately and her emerald green dress was so long it trailed along the street behind her. Father kept his grey eyes focused on the crowds around us, nodding to citizens as we passed. He had warned our family that we should not let this dark time steal our dignity, and reminded us that tears were for the weak.
To my shame, my vision blurred with tears anyway. Perhaps I’ll always disappoint Father. I blinked them away hastily and turned to my cousin Gillen, who trudged beside me. His golden, shoulder-length hair tousled in the wind and fell into his face when he hung his head. I knew he was trying to hide his eyes, which were usually bright, but today were swollen and red.
I reached out and gave his arm a reassuring squeeze, wishing I could lend the last shreds of my strength to him.
“Thank you, Lia,” he muttered for only me to hear. “This is not a day I feel strong.”
But he had to be. One day he would be our new king. I opened my mouth to murmur something comforting, but choked on my words. He is healed now. We will see him again. What nonsense. The words were all hollow and brittle, crumbling as soon as I thought them. Gillen didn’t want to hear them, and neither did I. Frowning at my feet, I clamped my mouth shut.
Drawing a deep breath, I dared to raise my gaze to study the rows of citizens lining the streets. Their faces were solemn and their eyes seemed to reflect my own fears: fear of change, fear of the pain and death we had witnessed. This was no joyous coronation procession, not when it followed a funeral. We had left grieving citizens and my weeping aunt at her husband’s graveside to wind our way through the wide streets of Misroth City, past the towering stone buildings and houses. There were no cheers or fists raised to hearts in salute; no ribbons were waved, and no songs were sung. Throughout the city, a heavy silence hung in the air.
We halted in the main square, surrounded by shops closed for business today, and stood, hushed, as my father approached the waiting priest, who stood in the center of the square before a marble statue of King Eldon. Beside the priest, a solitary Royal Guard stood bearing Misroth’s banner, adorned with the stars of the dragon constellation, Vehgar. Father’s velvet robes, midnight blue and trimmed in silver, trailed along the cobblestone behind him. Dressed all in red, the royal priest stood tall and solemn, his dark face masked by the large hood he wore. His cloak billowed about him, but he was motionless.
“Today is a day of many emotions,” the priest announced. In the stillness, his voice was startlingly loud, echoing off the buildings around us. “We grieve the passing of our beloved King Reylon. Together, we mourn the loss his family all feel. But we have hope and comfort in this dark time. We know the Giver of Life has carried our king to another, better place, and King Reylon’s brave brother, Zarev, stands before us willing to accept the throne until King Reylon’s son Gillen is of age. Misroth will not be leaderless.”
Lifting his arms, the priest began to sing an ancient blessing over my father. The words were in Alrenian, a language no longer understood in our kingdom, but the meanings of the old songs were still remembered, passed down from generation to generation. This was a traditional coronation blessing, asking the Giver of Strength to equip my father for the task before him.
“O bren valt hali,
O bren valt mis.
Mari, O emba l’val.
Thero, yagen sem forith.
Thero, yagen sem mis.
Thero, val re rynnet…”
All around me, heads bowed in reverence. It seemed as if others felt comforted by the priest’s words, but I felt numb. I didn’t want to be the daughter of a king, even a king regent. I didn’t want to return to a home bereft of my uncle’s kindly smile or his exciting stories shared with Gillen and me by the fireside.
My red armband of mourning, fastened over my forearm, was constricting, and I wanted to rip it off. Why would the Life-Giver bring us death?
I was startled out of my reverie by my father’s voice, repeating a pledge before the Misrothian people and the Giver as he accepted kingship. The priest’s and my father’s voices trailed on, alternating as the priest spoke and my father recited the words.
“I vow to protect my kingdom with my own blood, to dedicate my service to the Giver of Life and to Misroth…”
“My father was supposed to live a long life,” Gillen whispered, his countenance still a picture of shock. “Not leave me to rule as soon as I am eighteen. That’s four years from now,” he choked out.
Grasping Gillen’s cold hand in mine, I bowed my head, knowing nothing I said would help my cousin.
“…and, if circumstances demand it, to give my own life for Misroth.”
My father rose, the king’s silver crown contrasting with his long dark hair as he faced the crowd. His voice was steady and confident. “…and, if circumstances demand it, to give my own life for Misroth.”
As the priest called my mother forth to declare her own pledge as queen, I wished for something to say, anything to ease Gillen’s pain.
If only I’d known how dangerous words can be.


Forsaken Kingdom
Silent Kingdom Book 2

An empty throne. A ruined kingdom. Is she their deliverance or their downfall?



Halia's fight for her kingdom is only beginning. With Misroth's rightful king in danger, Halia is forced to trust her enemy and embark on a dangerous journey into Toryn to find her cousin. But Toryn is in ruins, its people plagued by terrors and fighting for survival. As death stalks them all, Halia must face the darkness in her past and her deepest fears, until at last she is faced with one terrible question: How much is she willing to lose?

Lovers of fantasy adventures such as Throne of GlassAn Ember in the Ashes, and The Remnant Chronicles won't want to miss this exciting new series. Filled with heart-pounding action and thrilling courage, supernatural powers and nightmarish monsters, readers have trouble putting this book down.





Rachel L. Schade was born on the first day of summer in a small town in Michigan, only to end up in another small town in Ohio. She attended The Ohio State University to learn how to write obnoxiously long papers, cite people who use big words, and discuss her passion: books. She has a great love for the color blue, sunshine, chocolate, and not folding her laundry. Currently she lives with her husband and surrounds herself with coffee and books on a regular basis.





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Friday, July 12, 2019

RRR presents... THE UNLIKELY LIFE OF MAISIE MEADOWS by Jenni Keer - REVIEW + GIVEAWAY!

HI there!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.


Today, we join Rachel's Random Resources for a stop along their current tour starring a work of Women's Fiction AVAILABLE NOW via Avon Books UK!  Before we jump into things, can I just take a moment to say that I LOVE that cover!  It's so eye catching and flat out cute!  Okay, done now...moving on to what you really came for.  Ready or not, fair readers...today's ebook of choice and blog tour guest is...


by
Jenni Keer
Avon Books UK

About the book...
When Maisie Meadows finds herself single and jobless on New Year’s Day, she resolves that this will be the year she focuses on bringing her scattered family back together. Romance is all very well, but it’s the people you grew up with that matter the most.

But a new job working at an auction house puts her in the path of Theo, a gorgeous but unattainable man who she can’t help but be distracted by. As their bond begins to grow, Maisie finds herself struggling to fulfil the promise she made to herself – but the universe has other ideas, and it’s not long before the Meadows family are thrown back together in the most unlikely of circumstances…

Can dealing with other people’s treasures help Maisie to let go of the past, and teach her who she ought to treasure the most?



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This is the story of one woman's journey out of relationship heck and into a life that's one size fits HER.  It's not always pretty, it's not always perfect, but it's hers and really, what more are any of us looking for?

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Maisie is such a kind soul with a big heart and while her instincts regarding the opposite sex, whether they have potential or are possibly shady characters, is a bit off center, and her desire to see her family as one big happy unit a bit misguided, it simply makes her more lovable AND relateable.  I mean who among us hasn't tried to find THE ONE only to crash and burn?  Who out there hasn't wished they could connect or reconnect with their blood relations, only to see the light when things were better left as is?  Who can honestly say (once you've reached a certain age) that they've never tried to set their life on the right path a second (or third, or fourth) time, only to figure out that it wasn't your life that needed changing, but their inner compass?  Exactly...as I said, relateable.  Now that being said...

As much as I felt for our girl Maisie's life adventure, and adored the final outcome of her choices (totally played out in the most adorable way possible!), I wasn't as invested in things as I wanted to be.  For me, the connection to the lost tea set just didn't come to fruitation.  I mean, I saw what happened, and when it happened, but I just couldn't buy in to it being more than coincidence...so that being a BIG chunk of the story left me feeling a bit on the outside.  Now, once the power of a great cup of tea (from this particular set) is revealed in truth (HA!  Inside joke...), I was back on board with that particular aspect of the story...but until that point in time, I could have taken that part or left it. 

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Ha!  I couldn't resist.  Another inside joke...LOL!

All in all, a great reminder that while bloodlines may run strong, FAMILY is truly determined by who we choose to have in our inner circle not simply our DNA.  Maisie will steal her way into your heart, as will the over the top Johnny (love him!), the golden hearted Theo (you sir were a conundrum!), and the rest of the auction house staff/family (brilliant!), leaving you with a thankful heart that much better for making their acquaintance.



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About the author...


Jenni Keer is a history graduate who embarked on a career in contract flooring before settling in the middle of the Suffolk countryside with her antique furniture restorer husband. She has valiantly attempted to master the ancient art of housework but with four teenage boys in the house it remains a mystery. Instead, she spends her time at the keyboard writing women's fiction to combat the testosterone-fuelled atmosphere with her number one fan #Blindcat by her side. Much younger in her head than she is on paper, she adores any excuse for fancy-dress and is part of a disco formation dance team.

The Hopes and Dreams of Lucy Baker was published in January 2019.

The Unlikely Life of Maisie Meadows is out in July 2019 [as in now!].



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RHCB presents... THE HAUNTING OF HENRY DAVIS by Kathryn Siebel

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Welcome  back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

Yesterday, we took our chances with zombies.  Today, we're spending our time with the dearly departed....GHOSTS!  That's right.  It's a paranormal twosome IN STORES NOW from Random House Children's Books aimed at Middle Grade audiences ready to cast its spell on your next reading adventure.  So gather your courage, and your wits...you'll need them to uncover the unfinished business of today's book of choice and blog tour guest...


by
Kathryn Siebel
9781101932773
Knopf Books for Young Readers


About the book...
Ghosts only haunt when they’ve left something behind…

When Henry Davis moves into the neighborhood, Barbara Anne and her classmates at Washington Carver Elementary don’t know what to make of him. He’s pale, small, odd. For curious Barbara Anne, Henry’s also a riddle–a boy who sits alone at recess sketching in a mysterious notebook, a boy, she soon learns, who’s being haunted by a ghost named Edgar.

With the help of some new friends, this unlikely duo is off on an adventure to discover who Edgar was while alive and why he’s haunting Henry now. Together, they might just help Edgar find what he needs to finally be at peace.





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For me, this one was a bit hit and miss...and that's okay!  Not every book will tick everyone's boxes, but some were ticked, for better or worse, and thus, I'm going to break down my adventure through the pages into the two categories.  Ready?  Set?  Here we go...



On the "hit list"...

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...the story concept.
It's definitely a ghostly story perfect for the intended audience.  It has just enough "boo" factor to keep you on your toes, but not so much that any scare tactics will follow kiddos off the page.  Additional plus factor in regards to the history it incorporates because it may spark future interest in reading and/or researching those time periods.

...the characters.
Henry was a charming lad, more afraid of his "acquaintance" than of being himself.  Barbara Anne was a force to be reckoned with, but she KNEW it, owned it, and only apologized for it when it got in the way of things.  Edgar was...well, non-corporeal, but still his apparently mischievous self, just as he was in life.  It's refreshing to see youth portrayed in stories that aren't simply changing to be more acceptable to the cliques and groups.

...the finale.
So, I can't really say much in regards to what actually happens without ruining things, but let's just say that nothing is set in stone until the actual end.  Lives hang in the balance, friendships face the proverbial cliff precipice, and afterlives are in question...but by the final turn of the page, all is set to right (but who's right?  Dun dun dunnn...).


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...there are holes in the story that go unexplained.
It's great to assume readers will connect things, in fact I applaud that technique because who REALLY wants everything spelled out for you, but there are some spaces in this one where it felt disconnected to me, leaving TOO much for the reader to suppose, and it affected the underlying weave of the story.

...character profiles that didn't seem true to form.
Okay, I know...I just praised the characters, and I stand by that, but there were a few things that didn't feel quite genuine to me, like Henry's almost non-reaction to missing pieces of time from his life, and Barbara Anne's fear of Edgar despite her go-getter-no-holds-barred personality plus her inability to actually SEE/FEEL him.  



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Final thoughts...
...it's certainly worth the exploration, and you'll definitely find yourself caught up in the unexpected moments of the heart that crop up when least expected, just be sure to pay attention so you don't miss the story change overs and lose the overall thread.  Who knows...in the end, you may find your own peace in the messages of well being in the here after, or stoke the fires of a young ghost hunter in the making.




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About the author...

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Kathryn Siebel teaches humanities at Billings Middle School in Seattle and works with elementary school students at the Green Lake School-Age Care Program. She has worked in educational publishing and as an English teacher and librarian and has an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She is also the author of The Trouble with Twins.



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Thursday, July 11, 2019

TCBR AWARENESS TOUR: Witches Protection Program by Michael Okon - REVIEW + GIVEAWAY!

Hi there!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.


Today, we're joining The Children's Book Review for a stop along their current promotion featuring a NEW Paranormal Fiction release from author Michael Okon.  While the other post today featured ZOMBIES...this time around, we're dealing with the CRAFT-ier side of things with those pointy hat wearing, black cat attracting, broomstick riding WITCHES...but it's not exactly what you think.  You see, it's not just about those that practice or are gifted with powers, but rather those that PROTECT these women from the darkness that abounds.  I know, I know...what darkness...which screams for a bit of story history, but let's get through the introductions first.  Today's blog tour guest and book of choice is....


by
Michael Okon
9781614759942
Wordfire Press

About the book...
Wes Rockville, a disgraced law-enforcement agent, gets one last chance to prove himself and save his career when he’s reassigned to a 232-year-old secret government organization.

The Witches Protection Program.

His first assignment: uncover a billion-dollar cosmetics company’s diabolical plan to use witchcraft for global domination, while protecting its heiress Morgan Pendragon from her aunt’s evil deeds. Reluctantly paired with veteran witch protector, Alastair Verne, Wes must learn to believe in witches…and believe in himself.

Filled with adventure and suspense, Michael Okon creates a rousing, tongue-in-cheek alternate reality where witches cast spells and wreak havoc in modern-day New York City.






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Okay, so I've read this author's work before, so I was familiar with his writing style, and his penchant for writing about the paranormal...after all, it's not every author that gives us a twisted version of Jurassic Park where HIS version of the dinosaurs actually SHOW up.  Here, he crafts a curious tale and unique tale once again, filled with witches, magic, and those that would protect them.  

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Once upon a time, there were Willas and Davinas...two rival witch factions with different intentions for their crafts at heart.  The Willas were all about helping others, and causing no harm; the Davinas were more focused on self achievement, and power.  Think Salem Witch Trials...the more earthy, foul looking the witch....Willa!  The more put together, yet magically touched accuser/witness...Davina!  Of course, we all know where THAT fiasco led...but place it in modern day, and it doesn't seem to fly as well.  Good thing they changed with the times, or maybe not, because the bigger and badder the witch, the more powerful and ambitious they grew, and that made keeping them down THAT much harder.  It's easier to hide in plain sight than you might think, but then again...they don't plan on hiding for that much longer...at least not all of them.  Thing is...no matter the sect, there's always going to be those that just don't want to go with the flow...WITH GOOD REASON...and in this story, it just goes to show you that you can't keep a good witch down!

Overall, I enjoyed the story, the twists and turns, the unexpected allies and the uber-evil adversaries that would stop at nothing to get what they wanted.  Though I wasn't a fan of Mr. Rockville...he was too cynical for my taste...I was feeling his awakening to the magic that surrounded him.  At story's end, we were left with promising room for additional releases, allowing us that chance to get to know everyone (that's left!) and their diabolical plans (or not).  My only real critique would be a wish for more time to go in-depth or more deeply detailed in a few areas.



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One (1) grand prize winner receives:
A copy of Witches Protection Program autographed by Michael Okon
A $100 Amazon gift card



Three (3) winners receive:
A copy of Witches Protection Program autographed by Michael Okon



Giveaway begins July 8, 2019, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends August 8, 2019, at 11:59 P.M. MT.
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Special thanks to Bianca at The Children's Book Review for the chance to bring this tour to you as well as the copy for review.  (THANKS)  For more information on this title, the author, the publisher, this tour, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title is available now, so see thee out a copy at your favorite online retailer so it can cast a spell on you!

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

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