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.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Rockstar Book Tours presents... SAM SAVES THE NIGHT by Shari Simpson - REVIEW + GIVEAWAY!

HI there!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN from Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.


Today, we're serving up a little spooky fun book style with a new(ish) release via Disney-Hyperion!  It's been making its way through the blogosphere this month with Rockstar Book Tours and today is MY day to share the curiosities, the mad scientist mayhem, and ultimately the power that we hold within each of us to fight the good fight!  Ready or not, join me in this Middle Grade adventure as we welcome today's blog tour guest and book of choice...


Sam Saves the Night
Sleep Wakers, Book 1
by
Shari Simpson
Disney-Hyperion

About the book...
What would you do if you could stay out all night and not get in trouble?

Thirteen-year-old Sam has no friends, but you can't really blame her. She lives her life in a state of chronic exhaustion thanks to her nightly sleepwalking jaunts, which include trips to the store, treehouse-building projects, and breaking-and-entering escapades-none of which she remembers in the morning. Her condition is taking its toll on her family (and her life), so when her mom takes her to see a wacky strip-mall sleep specialist, Sam is wary, but 100 percent in.

The night after the doc works his mojo, Sam wakes up outside her body, watching herself sleep. FREAKY! But once she gets over the panic attack, she realizes there's a whole world of detached-souls out there, called SleepWakers-cliques of kids like the Achieves, who use their sleep time to learn new things; the Numbs, who eat junk food and play video games all night long, and the OCDeeds who search for missing things and organize other people's stuff. And then there are the Mean Dreams, led by Madalynn Sucret, the nicest girl in Sam's school, who shows Sam that she can use her power to get back at a bully who's been tormenting her. Sam is intrigued-until it becomes clear that Madalynn is the real bully and the "tormentor" is just, well... sad. Now Sam is faced with uniting the various tribes of SleepWakers to fight back against Madalynn and the Mean Dreams in the most epic battle the night has ever seen.



Goodreads  |  Amazon  |  Kindle  |  B&N
iBooks  |  Kobo  |  TBD



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This was SUCH a FUN read!

Okay, so sleepwalking is nothing to joke about.  I mean, I'm sure most of you have heard some crazy stories involving things that people have done while extraordinarily sleep deprived, and they say waking a person the is caught in this state should be done ever so delicately or even avoided (if possible) at all costs.  It sends a shock to the system as the brain tries to catch up to what's going on...well then riddle me this.  How much of a shock do you think our little leading lady had to deal with when she was found building a tree house, complete with the use of a chainsaw and other various tools, in a GIANT tree in the dead of night...ALL...WHILE...SLEEPWALKING.  Exactly.  An EXTREMELY RIDICULOUS amount of shock at the very least...or not.  Why?  Well, it was an unfortunate normal for Sam, but it didn't make it any less dangerous, any less something to be concerned with, or any less a thing about herself that she would change in a heartbeat.  Well, at least until one sclera challenged scientist (only slightly mad...for the most part) gets involved and things start to...change...

Honestly, I was fascinated enough with her nighttime adventures that when this new level of curiosity inducing drama was introduced, I was so in the zone that I couldn't stop turning pages!  I mean, what WOULD Sam do next?  Would the "doctor" save her?  Were the unusual side effects of the study something to worry about?  What would Sam do with her new curious "powers"? Who would her delightful pug-gy friend cuddle next? Oh yeah, and just who was this Madalynn Sucret and what hold did she have on everyone?  There were SO MANY questions, and only so many answers, but hey...that leaves room for more exploration in future installments, which I for one CAN'T WAIT FOR!

A great reading recommendation for this Middle Grade Fiction fans this reading season or any for that matter!



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About the author...


Shari Simpson is a playwright and screenwriter who cowrote the off-Broadway hit Maybe Baby, It's You and the Disney Channel Original Movie The Swap, both with her longtime writing partner, Charlie Shahnaian. She also won the 2012 BlogHer Voice of the Year for Humor Writing. Shari lives in Hoboken, NJ, with a patient husband, two hilarious teenagers, a demonic cat, and her pug, Mila Kunis. This is her first novel. 






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Special thanks to Rockstar Book Tours for the chance to bring this tour to you. (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 check your local bookstore or a virtual shelf near you to snag your copy today! Be sure to check out the rest of the tour for more bookish fun...


** BLOG TOUR**

Week One:
10/2/2019- Portrait of a Book
10/4/2019- BookHounds YA

Week Two:
10/7/2019- Struck by Stories
10/11/2019- Dazzled by Books

Week Three:
10/14/2019- YA Book Nerd
10/16/2019- fictitious.fox
10/17/2019- Fyrekatz Blog
10/18/2019- The Try Everything

Week Four:
10/21/2019- Novel Novice
10/22/2019- Nerdophiles
10/25/2019- Little Red Reads

Week Five:
10/29/2019- Savings in Seconds
10/30/2019- Wonder Struck


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


RRR presents... THE HAUNTING AT PARADISE HOUSE by Killian Wolf - REVIEW + GIVEAWAY!

Hi there!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.


Today, we're joining Rachel's Random Resources for a positively HAUNTED stop along their current promotion featuring a read that fits today's holiday like a glove...or a mask...or a ceremonial robe when trying to gain powers that man nor woman should be necessarily messing with.  *just sayin'*  That's right!  Make room on your Halloween night reading roster for today's SPOOKY-licious blog tour guest and ebook of choice...


The Haunting at Paradise House
Reapers of the Veil, Book 1
by
Killian Wolf


About the book...
If you were given the chance to become a powerful sorceress, would you leave behind everything you thought you knew? 

When Addison is offered the position of her dreams through a mysterious phone call, she rises to the occasion and moves to the Florida Keys to a mansion called Paradise House. Footsteps from playful ghosts, a room of killer dolls, and an all too intelligent owl lead her to the mysteries that lie within the walls, to reveal the true reason behind her invitation. When dark forces get a hold of her and her patient, Addison is left with no choice but to take extreme measures to protect the ones she loves. Will Addison be able to acquire the necessary skills fast enough in order to protect her patient, and defeat the evil entities that thrive in the mansion?


AMAZON UK  |  US
B&N  |  KOBO



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Spooked yet?
Trust me...you will be...

When the uber creepy call came in about the job opportunity, it was all I could do not to scream RUN AWAY, RUN AWAY at the top of my lungs.  I mean, HELLO!  Ever seen a scary movie?  Yeah, I have...and those mysterious phone calls NEVER end well...especially when they are so vague in how they found you and the offer sounds too good to be true.  Rule of thumb, it generally is...and again, the best rec I can make is RUN AWAY, RUN AWAY!  Now, obviously, Addison doesn't listen to my silent plea and thus the story continues, but so do the WEIRD and STRANGE coincidences!  I mean, what's with the creepy, slightly off the grid location?  Why do the grounds make one question whether the property was actually abandoned?  What's with the pajama clad neighbor lingering outside and her cryptic comment about her potential new employer?  What's with all the gates and are they to keep something in or out?  Just who was the ringlet haired girl in the artwork that seemed somewhat familiar?  I mean, the list goes on and on...but in the best way possible!

Honestly, I generally have a hard time with ebook because I just love the experience that much more in print, but I wasn't hesitating in the least to turn these epages as fast as a frightened child runs from a monster, or perhaps a more accurate analogy would be as quickly as newly hired home care helper learns a few tricks that she never imagined even existed!  When people ask me for book recommendations, specifically those that really SCARED me...I'm always at a loss.  I've never been THAT scared by/of a book.  My imagination is vivid and creates a "movie" in my mind while reading, but it doesn't allow for the sensory overload that say an ACTUAL movie can provide.  Did this book break that streak?  Nope...but it WAS good, pretty darn good, actually, and a PERFECT addition to my Halloween reading list...and being that it comes in ebook format, it's not too late to check it out yourself as the sun/moon rises on this Halloween day/night.  Just, you know, remember to keep the lights on... 😉


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About the author... 


Killian Wolf is a Miami, FL native who enjoys pirates, rum, and skulls as much as she loves writing about dark magick and sorcerers. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Cultural Anthropology and Sociology and a Master of Science in Environmental Archaeology and Palaeoeconomy. Killian writes books about obtaining magickal powers and stepping into other dimensions. She lives in England with her husband, a tornado of a cat, and the most timid snake you’d ever meet. When she isn’t writing, you might find her at an Archaeological dig, rock climbing, or sipping on dark spiced rum while working on a painting.




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CHANCE TO WIN...
...a paperback copy of The Haunting at Paradise House!
 (UK Only)

 *Terms and Conditions –UK entries welcome. Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below. The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then Rachel’s Random Resources reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over. Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data. I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize. 








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Special thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for the chance to bring this tour to you. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, this promotion, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. Be sure to check out the rest of the tour for more bookish fun...



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



RABT presents... a Spooktacular HALLOWEEN BOOK BLAST + GIVEAWAY!

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WELCOME TO THE HALLOWEEN BOOK BLAST! 

Click on any of the below book covers to be taken to the page that has more information on the novel as well as the Buy Links!

Before you leave, don't forget to enter the Giveaway!


Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Rockstar Book Tours presents... BRUCE'S BIG STORM by Ryan T. Higgins - GIVEAWAY!

Hi there!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.


Today, we're joining Rockstar Book Tours for a stop along their current promotion featuring the latest installment in the Mother Bruce series from author Ryan T. Higgins.  You know the ones...they feature our favorite curmudgeonly bear and all his animals "friends" on the MOVE, in a MOTHERing frame of mind, or opening up his home to new visitors.  Well, now the winds of change are upon them and...no really, there areWINDS and CHANGE and they are headed their way post haste!  Batten down the hatches, it's time to get swept away with today's blog tour guest and book of choice...


Bruce's Big Storm
by
Ryan T. Higgins
Disney-Hyperion

About the book...
Bruce's home is already a full house.

But when a big storm brings all his woodland neighbors knocking, he'll have to open his door to a crowd of animals in need of shelter-whether he likes it or not.

Readers will love this next installment of the uproarious, award-winning Mother Bruce series.



Goodreads  | Amazon  |  Kindle  |  B&N
iBooks  |  Kobo  |  TBD



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About the author...


Ryan T. Higgins is a New York Times Bestselling author/illustrator residing in Southern Maine. He lives with his two dogs, two cats, one gecko, one tortoise, one son, one daughter, and one wife. As a child, he lived on a diet of cartoons, cheese sandwiches, and climbing trees. At the age of four he decided to become a cartoonist and he’s been making his own cartoons ever since.




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THREE winners will receive a FINISHED copy of BRUCE'S BIG STORM by Ryan T. Higgins!
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Special thanks to Rockstar Book Tours for the chance to bring this tour to you. (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 coming soon to a bookstore or virtual shelf near you, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to snag your copy today! Be sure to check out the rest of the tour for more bookish fun...

** BLOG TOUR**

Week One:
10/3/2019- fictitious.fox
10/4/2019- BookHounds YA

Week Two:
10/8/2019- Do You Dog-ear?
10/9/2019- Savings in Seconds
10/10/2019- The Try Everything
10/11/2019- Starlight Reads

Week Three:
10/15/2019- Beagles and Books
10/16/2019- Little Red Reads
10/17/2019- Wonder Struck
10/18/2019- Life Within The Pages

Week Four:
10/21/2019- Fyrekatz Blog
10/24/2019- Novel Novice

Week Five:
10/28/2019- YA Book Nerd
10/30/2019- Nerdophiles
10/31/2019- Wishful Endings


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


Monday, October 28, 2019

TLC Book Tours presents... EVE 2.0: THE ULTIMATE GAMING EXPERIENCE by Winter Lawrence!

HI guys!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

Now, I know a lot of you out there have hobbies and interests outside of reading (no, I'm not kidding....stop laughing!)...and for a good portion of the population, it's GAMING.  Hold back that scoff because if it isn't you, yourself, then it's probably a friend, sibling, or child in your life, and THAT'S OKAY as there's much to be learned from that virtual world...provided you don't get in too deep like our friends here.  Then again, it DOES have ties to government ops, so go figure, right?  Anywho, I'm gaming, I mean GETTING ahead of myself.  Allow me to help you make the acquaintance of today's book of choice...


Eve 2.0: The Ultimate Gaming Experience
by
Winter Lawrence
Paperback: 338 pages
Publisher: Melange Books - Fire and Ice YA
Release Date:  August 14, 2019
 


About the book...
Just when Gwen thought she could beat any video game hands down, her boyfriend goes and gets her stuck in a top-secret government simulator named Eve 2.0. Being trapped within a couple of her favorite video games doesn't seem so bad at first, but as time becomes a factor and the A.I. program begins to get smarter, Gwen soon realizes that winning or losing isn't just about pride anymore; it's about making it out alive. 







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Okay, let's address the obvious here first...the cover image SCREAMS Lara Croft Tomb Raider along with a dash of Resident Evil...and that's coming from a non-gamer!  You see it too, right?  Yeah...not a bad choice though because it allows those that aren't up to their virtual elbows in gaming lingo, images, or experience to catch of glimpse and think...hmm...I wonder what THAT'S about.  Moving forward...

I admit, I was curious to see just where things would lead when we first started out as I wasn't really buying Gwen's ambivalence towards her several months/years ago EX, nor actually thinking she was serious about this gamer guy across the country, and the random accident that threw them together was a bit awkward for a meet-cute even in YA lit.  I know, it sounds like I didn't enjoy myself, but wait...THERE'S MORE.  Once we move beyond the history building and scene setting, we get to the good stuff...but I have to warn you, if you had an aversion to virtual reality games or worlds before, this one will definitely turn that from hesitation to full blown GET THAT THING AWAY FROM ME!  I mean, when the gear for the mysterious game went on, it was creepy enough with the "instant blindness", but when all the DNA sequencing begins, well...let's just say that it definitely reminded me why I don't put my hands or my head in unknown places.  *ahem*  Admittedly, I was turning pages faster and faster JUST to see if she'd make it out alive, let alone solve the mystery, and save the day!

All in all, I was quite surprised by the depth of the story, the advanced gaming technology (though that part could just be my non-gamer POV), and the levels to which everything escalates.  Gwen may not have started out as my BFF, but by book's end, I would be glad to call her friend because she is hardcore to the floor about saving those she cares for from a self destructive GAME OVER.



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About the author...



Winter [Lawrence] lives in the moment and loves nothing more than being surrounded by her family, her fur-babies, and a ton of great reads! When she doesn't have her nose stuck in a book, she's usually thinking up far away, fantastical worlds or she's cooking up a storm in the kitchen! Because of her love for all things literary, Winter pursued a Master of Arts degree in English Literature and Creative Writing. Professionally, she is a manuscript editor and, in her spare time, she enjoys hosting author spotlights, posting book reviews, and teaching workshops. In her private time, she is an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, and paranormal romances, and one day she hopes to inspire young readers in the same way her favorite authors continue to inspire her today. Find out more about Winter at her website and connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.



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Special thanks to Trish at TLC Book Tours 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 just celebrated its book birthday the end of last month, so be on the lookout for it on a bookstore shelf or virtual retailer of your choosing. Be sure to check out the rest of the tour for more bookish fun!


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


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