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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Your bookish wish? GRANTED...with Author John David Anderson and Walden Pond Press!

Hi there!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

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Today, I'm thrilled to play a part in kicking off what sounds like an AMAZING tour with the folks over at Walden Pond Press!  It features a spotlight on the latest release from an author whose work I've previously had the immense pleasure of reading (seriously, loved his Ms. Bixby Last Day ...LOVED IT!)...and a little something extra.  Okay, A LOT something extra...*giggle*...you'll see.  Anywho...let's get down to business!  Roll out the red carpet!  Dim the lights!  Today's featured title is strutting its stuff in the spotlight in 3...2...1...



by
John David Anderson
9780062643865
006264386X
Walden Pond Press

About the book...
Everyone who wishes upon a star, or a candle, or a penny thrown into a fountain knows that you’re not allowed to tell anyone what you’ve wished for.  But even so, rest assured: There is someone out there who hears it.

Ophelia Delphinium Fidgets is no ordinary fairy – she is a Granter: one of the select few whose job it is to venture beyond the boundaries of the Haven and grant the wishes of unsuspecting humans every day.  It’s the work of the Granters that generate the magic that allows the fairies to do what they do and to keep the Haven hidden and safe.  But with worldwide magic levels at an all-time low, this is not as easy as it sounds.  On a typical day, only a small fraction of the millions of potential wishes get granted.  And even granting those promised few means navigating a human world fraught with danger.

Today, however, is anything but typical.  Because today, Ophelia is going out on her first assignment.  And she’s about to discover that getting what you truly want takes much more than a handful of fairy dust.



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About the author...


John David Anderson is the author of Ms. Bixby's Last Day, Posted, Sidekicked, Minion, and The Dungeoneers. A dedicated root beer connoisseur and chocolate fiend, he lives with his wife, two kids, and perpetually whiny cat in Indianapolis, Indiana. You can visit him online at www.johndavidanderson.org.


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See what I mean?
Magical good times ahead...
...and I'm sure some danger, excitement, and adventure to boot...
...but that's the beauty of books.  They can take you so many places, and make you feel so many things, all from the comfort of your favorite reading spot.  This particular beauty just hit store and virtual shelves February 13th, 2018, so it's ready and waiting to add to your reading list RIGHT NOW!  From my own experience with this author's work, I can honestly say, he's one of the good ones...which brings me to the second part of this ULTRA FABULOUS tour...


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Thank you, No and friends, for illustrating
the level of excitement we are ALL feeling right now!


That's right!
A giveaway...and not just any giveaway...but a BIG ONE.
Don't believe me?  Cast your peepers on this prize...

https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062643865/granted   https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062338204/posted   https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062338174/ms-bixbys-last-day

https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062133144/sidekicked   https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062133113/minion


😍   Oh yeah...that's what I'm talking about.  😍
The winner of this giveaway receives a SIGNED SET of the books pictured above and boy are you in for some AWESOME READING!  From wish granting to bullying, memorable teachers to superheroes, there's a little something for every reader.

For your chance to win,
CLICK HERE to access the Rafflecopter form!

Open to US/Canada residents only; no PO Boxes please.
Entries accepted through March 15th, 2018 midnight CST.  Winner will be drawn and contacted with 48 hours to respond with their full mailing information for prize send out.  If a response is not received in the given time frame, a new winner will be chosen.  SFIR is not responsible for lost or undelivered prizes, though if you let me know, I'll gladly contact the sponsor to follow up!  Good luck!


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Special thanks to Danielle at Walden Pond Press for the chance to bring this promotion to you.  (THANKS!)  For more information on these titles, the author, or the publisher, feel free to click through the links provided above.   Be on the lookout for this tour making its way through the blogosphere over the coming month for more bookish fun!

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







Silver Dagger Book Tours presents... THE KINGDOM by J.R. Mabry - EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY!

Hi there!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.


Today, we join Silver Dagger Book Tours for a tour already in progress featuring an Urban Fantasy title ready and waiting for your reading pleasure.  Since I try not to keep you in the dark for too long (hey, no peanut gallery comments over there!), I'll drop the suspense and get down to it.  Ready?  Set?  READ!


The Kingdom
Berkeley Blackfriars, Book 1
by
J. R. Mabry

Genre: Urban Fantasy

An unhinged tycoon.
A lodge of evil magicians.
A plan to steal every child from the face of the earth…
When Kat Webber discovers her brother’s comatose body in the midst of a demonic ritual, she knew she was in over her head…
Fr. Richard Kinney is having a crappy week. He’s not at all sure he’s the best leader for the demon-hunting Berkeley Blackfriars, and his boyfriend has just broken up with him. But when a violent demon possesses one of the richest men in the world, Richard doesn’t have time for self-pity.
Kat and the Blackfriars discover their situations are entertwined—leading them to a lodge of black magicians who make every avocado in the world disappear. Their dark power growing, they eliminate every dog from existence.
Kat and the Blackfriars find themselves in a desperate race against time as the magicians try to eliminate their next target—every child on earth. To save the world’s next generation, Kat and the Berkeley Blackfriars will have to put themselves in the line of fire instead…
The Kingdom is the first book in the Berkeley Blackfriars series. If you love supernatural suspense laced with humor and danger, you’ll love J.R. Mabry’s Berkeley Blackfriars’ books. Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Preacher, The Dresden Files, and the Mercy Thompson series will thrill to this new paranormal fantasy adventure.




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THE KINGDOM
by J.R. Mabry

When the demon appeared, Randall Webber nearly jumped out of his skin. He was an experienced magickian, but the appearance of an infernal dignitary is never a commonplace event, and it shook him every time. He knew that if he stepped even momentarily outside the circle he had painstakingly burned onto his hardwood floor the demon would be at his throat, and in an instant would separate his soul from his body and devour it—or worse.
Webber mustered his courage and put on his best poker face. He was in control here, he told himself. He was the magickian. He called the shots. He commanded the hosts of Hell. He wiped the sweat from his forehead and upper lip and then put his hand in his back pocket to stop it from shaking.
The demon did not speak but appeared in the form of a dragon. It hovered as an image cast upon a small paper triangle about the size of Webber’s fist, set safely outside the circle on an end table. The dragon uncoiled its tail in slow motion, gold-flecked pupils staring straight into Webber’s own. Webber gulped and willed his voice not to waver as he spoke.
“Greetings, noble Articiphus, commander of many mighty hosts, Duke of Hell. I acknowledge thee and bid thee welcome. I command thee by the holy Tetragrammaton to assume thy human form and speak with me!”
So far, so good, Webber thought. He was still in one piece; the demon was still constrained within the folded paper triangle, and he thought he had just given a flawless performance of a man in command of himself. He fought the urge to run through his mental checklist to make sure he had not forgotten anything. One missing link and the whole house of cards would come tumbling down and he would be demon chow. He fought the urge. He had been careful, and if he had missed anything it was too late now to do anything about it. Right now, he needed to focus.
The triangle shimmered, and a regal-looking gentleman hovered in it dressed in ermine and satin. One half of his face was serene, the other horribly scarred. A diadem sat upon his head, and his face bore a resentful scowl. Nobody likes to be told what to do, Randall thought, least of all a man of power—or a being of power. “Hail, Articiphus, Duke of—”
The demon interrupted him impatiently. “Cut the shit, Magickian. What do you want?”
Randall’s eyes widened. He pushed a lock of long brown hair out of his eyes and consciously straightened his perpetually stooped shoulders. He was expecting the typical exchange of ritual pleasantries, a ping-pong volley of testy manners conducted in Elizabethan English, but he had never summoned this particular spirit before. This one, apparently, had no time—or patience—for small talk. Very well, Randall thought, let’s just cut to the chase. “Is it true, noble Duke, that you have the power to remove souls and put them in other bodies?”
Whether the demon’s voice was audible or whether it merely resonated in his mind, Randall couldn’t tell. It had an odd quality about it as if Randall were wearing headphones. There was no resonance in the room, so it was hard to tell. He dismissed the thought as irrelevant and willed himself once more to focus. The words were clear, regardless of their source. The big question had just been asked. And for a demon in a hurry to be rid of this pest of a human, Articiphus was certainly taking his time replying.
The demon’s eyes narrowed, and he looked like he was trying to stare past the magickian. Randall stole a glance behind him, but there was nothing. Out the window he could see drizzle swirling around a streetlamp, forming wispy ghosts that, he prayed, were neither conscious nor malevolent. In this business, however, one could never be sure.
Randall shifted nervously, noting that the meat of his thigh seemed to have gone numb. He slapped it with the flat of his hand. “What say you, noble Duke?” he called, with a note of impatience.
“I. Can.” The demon let the two words drop like ice. He squinted at the magickian. “You want to share a body with another soul.” He spoke it as a statement, but a raised eyebrow indicated that it was more of a question of clarification.
“No. I want to trade bodies.”
Randall saw the demon nodding, understanding. “Man or woman?” he asked.
“Neither one,” Randall said. He forced all the air he could into his lungs, expanding them as far as they would go given the acrid sting of the incense that hung as thick in the air of the apartment as the fog outside. “The being I want to swap bodies with is…not human.”
The demon opened his mouth to speak but then closed it again, furrowing his brows instead.
“Oh yeah,” Randall added. “When I go, I need to take this with me.” And he held forth a purplish-green fruit.
“What are you going to do with an avocado?” asked the demon, now truly curious.
Suddenly, Webber was not nervous at all. He knew what he had to do, and he knew he had the means at hand to do it. He didn’t answer the demon but only smiled.





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J.R. Mabry roams the earth like the ghost of Jacob Marley, searching for the perfect omelet pan. He writes thoughtful urban fantasy and science fiction. When not haunting high-end cooking stores, he lives with his wife and three dogs in Oakland, CA. He is allergic to coffee, tea, and alcohol, and for this reason the hills resound with his lamentation. He is also generally a cheery guy.


Check out the relaunch of The Kingdom, out now from Apocryphile Press. The relaunched The Power will be out next month, followed by the all-new The Glory—also known as the Berkeley Blackfriars series. The Berkeley Blackfriars aren’t your ordinary priests—they curse like longshoremen and aren’t above the occasional spliff or one-night-stand. But if you’ve got a nasty demon on your ass, they’re exactly the guys you want in your corner.


For a free short story in the Berkeley Blackfriars universe, download The Demon Bunny of Ipswich. For more on The Kingdom and the Berkeley Blackfriars, visit J.R. Mabry’s website at www.jrmabry.com.






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Follow the tour HERE for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!




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Special thanks to Silver Dagger Book Tours for the chance to bring this promotion to you.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, the author, this tour, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. 

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







Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Lady Amber's Reviews & PR presents... Harlequin February Reads Blog Tour!

Hi there!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.


Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR


Today, we join Lady Amber's Reviews & PR for the Harlequin February Reads Blog Tour!  The purpose of the promotion?  To highlight a few titles that need to be on your reading radar...and really, who isn't on the look out for new reads? Am I right?  ^-^  So, let's get this party started! 




Out of the Darkness
by
Heather Graham
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Harlequin Imprint: Intrigue


About the book...
A love rekindled…or a deadly reunion?

Even after a decade, Sarah Hampton is haunted by the night that nearly ended in a bloody massacre and destroyed her high school romance with handsome Tyler Grant. Now the horror has returned. It’s a reckoning from the events of that terrifying night—and a love they never let go. Only this time Tyler must protect Sarah from the killer hiding in the darkness…or lose her forever.



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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Heather Graham, majored in theater arts at the University of South Florida. After a stint of several years in dinner theater, back-up vocals, and bartending, she stayed home after the birth of her third child and began to write. Her first book was with Dell, and since then, she has written over two hundred novels and novellas including category, suspense, historical romance, vampire fiction, time travel, occult and Christmas family fare.

She is pleased to have been published in approximately twenty-five languages. She has written over 200 novels and has 60 million books in print. She has been honored with awards from booksellers and writers’ organizations for excellence in her work, and she is also proud to be a recipient of the Silver Bullet from Thriller Writers and was also awarded the prestigious Thriller Master in 2016. She is also a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from RWA. Heather has had books selected for the Doubleday Book Club and the Literary Guild, and has been quoted, interviewed, or featured in such publications as The Nation, Redbook, Mystery Book Club, People and USA Today and appeared on many newscasts including Today, Entertainment Tonight and local television.

Heather loves travel and anything that has to do with the water, and is a certified scuba diver. She also loves ballroom dancing. Each year she hosts the Vampire Ball and Dinner theater at the RT convention raising money for the Pediatric Aids Society and in 2006 she hosted the first Writers for New Orleans Workshop to benefit the stricken Gulf Region. She is also the founder of “The Slush Pile Players,” presenting something that’s “almost like entertainment” for various conferences and benefits. Married since high school graduation and the mother of five, her greatest love in life remains her family, but she also believes her career has been an incredible gift, and she is grateful every day to be doing something that she loves so very much for a living.

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A Man for Honor
by
Emma Miller
Genre: Amish Romance
Harlequin Imprint: Love Inspired


About the book...
With four children and a dilapidated farmhouse, Amish widow Honor King asks Seven Poplars’s matchmaker to find her a secure and reliable new husband. Someone the opposite of her first love—who left her at the altar nine years ago, yet whom she’s never been able to forget. Luke’s back in town, and also looking for a new partner. For him, there’s only one candidate to be his wife—the woman he let get away. But when Honor won’t let him into her life, he works his way into her house. Hammer in hand, he’ll fix her home…but it’ll take more than brawn and nails to mend her heart.




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Emma Miller is a wife, mother and a grandmother who lives a quiet life in Delaware. She's the author of the Hannah's Daughter's series and is at work on her next Amish romance novel.

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A Bride at His Bidding
by
Michelle Smart
Genre: Romance
Harlequin Imprint: Harlequin Presents



About the book...
Hired by her enemy. Yet tempted to say “I do”…

Billionaire Andreas Samaras is nobody’s fool. And his beautiful new employee, Carrie Rivers—an undercover journalist—is playing a dangerous game. He’ll keep her at his command until he can expose her deception… But when her ruse is revealed, there’s only one way to protect his spotless business reputation: blackmail innocent Carrie to the altar!




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Michelle Smart is a Publishers Weekly bestselling author with a slight-to-severe coffee
addiction. A book worm since birth, Michelle can usually be found hiding behind a paperback, or if it’s an author she really loves, a hardback.
Michelle lives in rural Northamptonshire in England with her husband and two young Smarties. When not reading or pretending to do the housework she loves nothing more than creating worlds of her own. Preferably with lots of coffee on tap.




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Special thanks to Lady Amber's Reviews and PR for the chance to bring this promotion to you.  (THANKS!)  For more information on these titles, authors, or the publisher, feel free to click through the links provided above.

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



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