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Friday, December 15, 2017

For family and honor... Tokoyo, the Samurai's Daughter by Faith Justice

Hi there!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

Today, we're shining the spotlight on a Children's Fiction title via Raggedy Moon Books.  It's a story that takes us to the Far East for an unexpected adventure filled with danger, tradition, and an unexpected kick-butt heroine that in the end is just like you or me...simply trying to live her best life with the skills and means she's been given, and not letting anyone walk all over her family.  So, are you ready to see what's between the pages?  Here we go! Ready, set, READ....

Tokoyo, the Samurai’s Daughter
Faith L. Justice
Illustrated by
Kayla Gilliam

About the book...
Most noble-born girls of Tokoyo’s age learn to sing, paint, and write poetry.

Not Tokoyo.

She’s an adventurous girl! Tokoyo is the daughter of a samurai in fourteenth century Japan. Her father trains her in the martial arts. When he is away, she escapes to the sea where she works with the Ama—a society of women and girls who dive in the deep waters for food and treasure. But disaster strikes her family. Can Tokoyo save her father using the lessons she learned and the skills she mastered to overcome corrupt officials, her own doubts, and a nasty sea demon?

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If you loved the story of Mulan, this one will take you back...minus the singing, helpful critters, and fireworks. Take one beloved father wrongfully exiled, and one daughter determined to clear his name and see him once again. There are dangers, trials, struggles, surprises, and a whole lot of heart.

Family loyalty and honor are two major points in this story as well as respect of self, respect for others, and that nothing was ever achieved by taking the easy way out.  Tokoyo could have simply done as her father said, escaped to family and friends outside the reach of the emperor, wait in relative safety, and trust in the wisdom and strength of her elders to get her through this trial.  There would have been no shame in that, no dent to her own honor...but what of her father?  What of the man who raised her, loved her, gave her the wings she needed to fly as she saw fit, exiled to a life of imprisonment or worse?  No...I'm sorry.  He raised a stronger daughter than that, and with his teachings in mind as well as those of the Ama at heart, Tokoyo does what any "proper" girl would do...takes the obstacle by the proverbial horns and seeks to annihilate it, regaining her family honor, home, and most importantly, setting right the wrong committed against her father and returning him to her, wisdom, heart, and all.

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In the end, I enjoyed the tale told, the traditions shared, and the values celebrated.  The only thing I would have changed was the length...I wanted more!  More detail!  More time to get to know her and her father, the ladies of the Ama, the creature fought beneath the sea...and so much more.  For the target audience, the length should be just right and when combined with the illustrations that lead each chapter, we gain further insight into the events unfolding.  A great read for the younger adventurer in your life or those young at heart.


About the author...


Faith (Justice) has worked as a lifeguard, paralegal, systems analyst, human resources executive, college professor, freelance writer and novelist. It’s not that she can’t keep a job; it’s that there always seems to be something new to learn.  She writes in her historic land-marked home “The Suffragette House” in Brooklyn, New York where she lives with her husband, daughter, and the required gaggle of cats. For fun, Faith likes to dig in the dirt—her garden and various archaeological sites.


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Special thanks to Hannah at Raggedy Moon Books for the copy for review.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, the author, or the publisher, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title is available in ebook and tree book formats, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to snag your copy today!

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

Thursday, December 14, 2017

GEVBT presents... The Tulip Shirt Murders by Heather Weidner - SPOTLIGHT + GIVEAWAY!

Hi there!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

Today, we're joining Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours for a SPOTLIGHT on a new-ish MYSTERY title with a dose of...humor?  Yes, you read that right...humor.  After all, you have to have a sense of humor to deal with all the idiotic moments one can encounter on a normal basis, why would it be any different when dealing with a killer?  Why indeed!  Without further ado, I give you today's title in the spotlight...

Heather Weidner
Mystery - Humorous
2nd in Series
Sandpiper Productions
 (November 15, 2017)
Paperback -246 Pages
ISBN-13: 978-0999459805
E-Book ASIN: B077CSZ53X

About the book...
Private investigator Delanie Fitzgerald, and her computer hacker partner, Duncan Reynolds, are back for more sleuthing in The Tulip Shirt Murders. When a local music producer hires the duo to find out who is bootlegging his artists’ CDs, Delanie uncovers more than just copyright thieves. And if chasing bootleggers isn’t bad enough, local strip club owner and resident sleaze, Chaz Smith, pops back into Delanie’s life with more requests. The police have their man in a gruesome murder, but the loud-mouthed strip club owner thinks there is more to the open and shut case. Delanie and Duncan link a series of killings with no common threads. And they must put the rest of the missing pieces together before someone else is murdered. 
The Tulip Shirt Murders is a fast-paced mystery that appeals to readers who like a strong female sleuth with a knack for getting herself in and out of humorous situations such as larping and trading elbow jabs with roller derby queens.


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Does this book contain and explicit language or adult scenes?
There may be a light curse or two from the bad guy. There are no adult scenes.

If a series – Can it be read as a standalone? 
Yes. This is the second in the Delanie Fitzgerald series, but it can be read as a standalone


About The Author

Heather Weidner’s short stories appear in the Virginia is for Mysteries series and 50 Shades of Cabernet. She is a member of Sisters in Crime – Central Virginia, Guppies, Lethal Ladies Write, and James River Writers. The Tulip Shirt Murders is her second novel in her Delanie Fitzgerald series.
Originally from Virginia Beach, Heather has been a mystery fan since Scooby Doo and Nancy Drew. She lives in Central Virginia with her husband and a pair of Jack Russell terriers.

Heather earned her BA in English from Virginia Wesleyan College and her MA in American literature from the University of Richmond. Through the years, she has been a technical writer, editor, college professor, software tester, and IT manager. She blogs regularly with the Lethal Ladies and Pens, Paws, and Claws.




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Special thanks to Lori at Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours for the chance to bring this spotlight to you.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, the author, the series, the publisher, THIS TOUR, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title is available now via Sandpiper Productions so be on the lookout for it on a bookstore shelf or virtual retailer of your choosing.  Be sure to check out the other sites on the tour for more bookish fun!


December 11 – Lori’s Reading Corner – GUEST POST
December 12 – StoreyBook Reviews – GUEST POST
December 12 – Books,Dreams,Life – SPOTLIGHT
December 13 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
December 13 – Island Confidential – CHARACTER INTERVIEW
December 14 – Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – SPOTLIGHT
December 14 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW
December 15 – CelticLady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
December 16 – Brooke Blogs – CHARACTER GUEST POST
December 17 – Varietats – REVIEW
December 19 – Cozy Up With Kathy – INTERVIEW
December 20 – Cassidy’s Bookshelves – REVIEW

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

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