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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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

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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
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
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
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!

Monday, February 19, 2018

TLC Book Tours presents... STEAL AWAY HOME by Billy Coffey

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Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

Today, we're joining a TLC Book Tours promotion already in progress as we set out sights on the latest release from author Billy Coffey.  It hit store shelves this January via Thomas Nelson and features a story that while steeped in faith, isn't solely about what might be out there, but rather what's right here, inside us all.  Ready or not, today's book of choice is on deck...

Billy Coffey
Thomas Nelson

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About the book...
Owen Cross grew up with two loves: one a game, the other a girl. One of his loves ruined him. Now he’s counting on the other to save him.

Owen Cross’s father is a hard man, proud in his brokenness, who wants nothing more than for Owen to succeed where he failed. With his innate talents and his father’s firm hand guiding him, Owen goes to college with dreams of the major leagues—and an emptiness full of a girl named Micky Dullahan.
Owen loved Micky from the first time they met on the hill between their two worlds: his middle-class home and her troubled Shantytown. Years later he leaves her for the dugouts and the autographs, but their days together follow him. When he finally returns home, he discovers that even peace comes at a cost. And that the hardest things to say are to the ones we love the most.

From bestselling author Billy Coffey comes a haunting story of small-town love, blinding ambition, and the risk of giving it all for one last chance.


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I was enraptured by the past as recollected by an aging Owen, as he watched the pieces of a life fall into places he never believed possible. There was so much heart, so much faith, so much truth finding amidst all the lies, and yet as beautiful as it all was, the end of both the book and a particular character left me...confused.

I admit it...I was split on this one upon turning the final page.  The time I spent with Own and Micky in the past was like watching an old family movie...WITH all the bumps and bruises along the way because let's face it, their childhood wasn't exactly idyllic.  They were two peas in a mismatched pod, but they worked...the only problem was all the working was done outside of friends, family, and the community, and secrecy is not the best foundation for a relationship of any sort to start upon.  Despite all the hiding and sneaking, they were happy for the most part...until it all fell around them like so many dandelion bits floating in the wind.  One night, one choice, one moment that would change them all.  Some would say the impact on the lives of those involved was for the better.  It certainly seemed that way from the outside looking in.  Faith was found in not only a higher power but mankind.  The troubles of this earth were put into perspective and the folks of Shantytown were making strides for a better tomorrow.  Sounds wonderful...until it wasn't...but that turn south, so to speak, is where things get fuzzy, for me at least.  I'm pretty sure I understood what Micky was getting at and the message she was trying to convey to Owen, but the how was outside of my belief system, leaving me to ponder and puzzle just what it was I had "witnessed".

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All in all, the story has a lot of heart, and aims to reach those of its audience with a message of hope for a better tomorrow, the will to act to make it a reality, and the commitment of our true selves to follow a moral path befitting the gift our lives truly are.  While I wasn't completely sold, the story still had it's moments and they add up to a formidable story well worth the read.


About the author...

Billy Coffey’s critically acclaimed books combine rural Southern charm with a vision far beyond the ordinary. He is a regular contributor to several publications, where he writes about faith and life. Billy lives with his wife and two children in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains.


Special thanks to Lisa at TLC Book Tours for the chance to bring this promotion to you and to the team at Thomas Nelson for 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 via Thomas Nelson, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 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!

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