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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

COVER REVEAL: Hide From Me by Mary Lindsey, presented by Entangled TEEN


Hello Readers! Welcome to the Cover Reveal for
Hide From My by Mary Lindsey
presented by Entangled TEEN!

I cannot WAIT for this book to come out this fall!
What do you think of the cover?
"We all hold a beast inside. The only difference is what form it takes when freed."
Something's not right about Rain Ryland's new hometown. On the surface, it's a friendly, tight-knit community, but something deadly lurks underneath the small-town charm. Everyone he meets is hiding something—especially Friederike Burkhart, the hottest girl he's ever laid eyes on. Rain's determined to find out her secret, even if it kills him...and it just might. 
Ancient magic and modern society collide in a sexy, spellbinding romance perfect for fans of C. C. Hunter and Maggie Stiefvater that proves sometimes beauty is the beast…

Hide From Me By Mary Lindsey
Publisher: Entangled Teen Publication
Date: November 7, 2017

Available for Pre-order: Amazon

Mary Lindsey is a multi award-winning, RITA® nominated author of romance for adults and teens. She lives on an island in the middle of a river. Seriously, she does. When not writing, she wrangles her rowdy pack of three teens, two Cairn Terriers, and one husband. 
Inexplicably, her favorite animal is the giant anteater and at one point, she had over 200 "pet" Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches. The roaches are a long story involving three science-crazed kids and a soft spot for rescue animals. The good news is, the "pet" roaches found a home... somewhere else.


Special thanks to MaryAnn at Chapter by Chapter Blog Tours and Entangled Teen Publishing for the chance to bring this cover reveal to you! (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, the author, the publisher, or those tours on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title is set to release later this year, so mark your calendar or pre-order your copy today!

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


Forks, Knives, and Spoons by Leah DeCesare

HI there!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

Today, we're diving between the pages of a newish release via SparkPress.  It stars a work of Fiction that will turn your search for "the one" from the nightlife scene to the cutlery drawer.  Yes, you read that right, for you see, as it turns out, every girl is simply looking for her perfect steak knife!  Curious?  You should be, but let's hold off on the explanations until the introductions are over.  Ladies and gents, now on deck is today's book of choice...

Leah DeCesare

About the book...
There are three kinds of guys: forks, knives, and spoons. That is the final lesson that Amy York’s father sends her off to college with, never suspecting just how far his daughter will take it. Clinging to the Utensil Classification System as her guide, Amy tries to convince her skeptical roommate, Veronica Warren, of its usefulness as they navigate the heartbreaks and soul mates of college and beyond.
Beginning in 1988, their freshman year at Syracuse University, Amy and Veronica meet an assortment of guys —from slotted spoons and shrimp forks to butter knives and sporks—all while trying to learn if the UCS holds true. On the quest to find their perfect steak knives, they learn to believe in themselves—and not to settle in love or life.


Amy freshman, and future news journalist.  Her life up to this point has been somewhat uneventful, but her first steps toward adulthood are about to get interesting thanks to a little theory introduced by dear old dad.  It's the UCS, aka Utensil Classification System, and though it may sound handy in the kitchen, it's actually meant to be applied to GUYS.  Yes, guys, otherwise known as potential suitors of varying levels of commitment and what level of attention Ms. Amy, as well as any other young lady, should pay them. 

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It's quite interesting actually and gradually evolves from the simplistic forks, knives, and spoons, to all cutlerly big and small.  Personally, I'm more for a sharp spoon (hello, Matt!), but Dad has her setting her sights on a steak knife.  The traits assigned to this particular group include being balanced, able to cut through the crud of life, and sharp when needed...among others.  So, you see, it's not a bad group...but it can be when a fork is masquerading as knife.  (Bad fork...bad!)  Anywho, Amy let's the system get a bit out of control, but in the end, learns that it's not simply something to be followed to the letter, but a guideline to help her find her true heart.

When not expanding on her father's theory, Amy is leading quite an interesting life.  First, there's the whole freshman experience, then the almost rape, cheating friends, too-good-to-be-true boyfriends, besties for life, and super cute guy friends that are there through thick and thin.  We go to dances, celebrate birthdays, skip Valentine's Day (gasp!), steal kisses, meet the green-eyed monster several times over, and watch as Amy and friends try time and again to find their way.  At times, I wanted to smack Amy for being so forgiving of her "knife", when he left little reason to do so.  The difference between the two potential leading men in Amy's life is astounding, but the time it takes her to get it right, could leave one overtly frustrated...since you can't reach into the story and legit end him.  (*grr*)  Speaking of other characters, outside of the guy-dom, we've Veronica.  Her bestie was OCD, yet a breath of fresh air.  She'll go through a lot, losing and finding herself along the way, but in the end always seems to manage not only to hold herself together, but to be part of Amy's "glue"..  

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In the end, I desperately wanted to fall in love with this book, but it kept me in the friend zone.  While the UCS was intriguing, it often seemed like an afterthought as the story progressed.  True, in their lives, that's how it should've been, but for me, I was anticipating a closer focus on the theory itself, so perhaps a shorter work would have been more appropriate or an additional installment (though search me as for where a good place to split it would have been).  The life and times of Amy and friends was certainly story worthy, and the journey from college kid to new adult was something everyone can relate to on some level, giving this book a broader appeal than at first it may seem.  Recommended read for those starting this journey in their own lives as well as those relishing the memory of what once was.


About the author...

Leah DeCesare is the author of the nonfiction parenting series Naked Parenting, based on her work as a doula, early parenting educator, and mom of three. Her articles on parenting have been featured in The Huffington Post, the International Doula, and The Key, among others. In 2008, she cofounded the nonprofit Doulas of Rhode Island, and in 2013 she spearheaded the Campaign for Hope to build the Kampala Children’s Centre for Hope and Wellness in Uganda. In a past life, DeCesare worked in public relations and event planning. She now writes, teaches, and volunteers in Rhode Island, where she lives with her family and talking cockatiel.




Special thanks to author Leah DeCesare for the ARC for review as well as the awesometastic themed swag!  (I've had many compliments on the necklace without anyone knowing what the charms even mean!  ^-^)  For more information on this title, the author, or the publisher, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title is available now via SparkPress, so be on the lookout for it on a bookstore shelf or virtual retailer of your choosing.

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

Monday, April 24, 2017

BLOG TOUR: Bed and Breakfast and Murder by Patti Larsen

Hi there!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

Today, we're helping to kick off a Great Escapes Virtual Tour for a new Cozy Mystery you need to have on your radar!  It's the first in a planned series and with book 2 already available, and book 3 and 4 waiting in the wings, there's no time like the present to jump on board.  So, if you'll pack your bags and get ready to check in for a little TLC (and murder!) with today's title in the spotlight...

Patti Larsen

About the book....

A Poo Poo Kind of Morning 
I tried not to look down the mouth of hell staring back at me from inside the glaringly pristine outer ceramic shell of the white throne, my throat catching, stomach doing half flips and a rather impressive rollover routine that would have gotten at least a 9.5 even from the Russian judges. Instead, I forced myself to smile and swallow and remind myself the elbow length yellow rubber gloves grasping the handle of the standard issue plunger were all that stood between me and Pooageddon. Suck it up, Fee. Big girl panties and adulting and all that. "At what point," I waved the dripping plunger, wincing as droplets of yuck flew, "did I think owning a bed and breakfast was going to be glamorous and romantic?" 
Fiona Fleming hasn't lived in Reading, Vermont in over a decade, her escape from small town living leading her to New York City and a life of adventure. An adventure that has left her with no career, an ex who cheated on her and zero plans for the future. Her grandmother's death grants her a new chance--inheriting Petunia's, Iris Fleming's bed and breakfast, seems like the ideal fresh start. But when Fee finds out ownership of the property Iris willed her might be in question, she's drawn into the seedy underbelly of the cutest town in America after being singled out as the main suspect in a murder.


About the author... 

Patti Larsen is an award-winning author with a passion for the voices in her head. Now with over 80 titles in happy publication, she lives on the East coast with her patient husband and multitude of pets.



A Multiple Drink Kind of Night
Why was it fancy Valentine's Day drinks were always tinted red? Reminded me more of gore and mayhem than anything to do with romance. Which said a lot, I suppose, for my state of mind when it came to relationships and dating. No bitterness in Fiona Fleming toward the opposite sex or anything. I sipped carefully at the mimosa the bartender smilingly handed me and shrugged off the sweetness. It had alcohol in it, so I guess it would do. A few of these and I might even find a way to enjoy myself tonight. Yeah, right. Fiona Fleming would rather be home, at her bed and breakfast with her pug Petunia snuggled up to her while everyone else celebrates Valentine's Day without her, thank you very much. Instead, she's been recruited to attend another of Mayor Olivia Walker's Reading, Vermont tourism promotion events. But when the young majority stakeholder in the White Valley Ski Lodge ends up dead, she's ready and willing to help Sheriff Crew Turner and her father uncover who killed their victim while a snowstorm cuts them off from the rest of the world.

Books 3 and 4 Coming Soon!


Tour Participants

April 24 – Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers - SPOTLIGHT
April 24 – Cozy Up With Kathy - INTERVIEW
April 25 – Carole's Book Corner - SPOTLIGHT 
  April 25 – Books Direct - GUEST POST 
  April 26 – Queen of All She Reads – REVIEW 
April 26 – Readeropolis - SPOTLIGHT 
  April 27 – Author Annette Drake's blog – INTERVIEW 
April 27 – My Reading Journeys - SPOTLIGHT 
  April 28 – Books,Dreams,Life - CHARACTER INTERVIEW 
  April 29 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – GUEST POST 
  April 30 – A Blue Million Books - GUEST POST 
  May 1 – Back Porchervations – REVIEW 
  May 1 – StoreyBook Reviews - REVIEW 
  May 2 – Texas Book-aholic - REVIEW 
  May 3 – Bibliophile Reviews - REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST 
May 4 – Celticlady's Reviews – SPOTLIGHT 
  May 4 – Community Bookstop – REVIEW 
May 5 – My Journey Back - REVIEW 
  May 6 – Brooke Blogs - REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST 
  May 7 – Island Confidential - CHARACTER INTERVIEW 

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Special thanks to Lori at Great Escapes Virtual 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.  This title is available now, so be on the lookout for it at an online retailer of your choosing.


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

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