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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Happy BOOK BIRTHDAY to... THE VISCOUNT MADE ME DO IT by Diana Quincy!

Hi there!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.


Today, we're joining HarperCollins Publishers to celebrate the BOOK BIRTHDAY of author Diana Quincy's latest release via Avon Books. It's the second title in her Clandestine Affairs Historical Romance series and features a feisty leading lady at the center of a potential crime, an appreciative leading man with his own agenda, and a chance at something more that neither saw coming. Ready or not, feast your eyes on today's title in the spotlight...



Clandestine Affairs, Book 2
by
Diana Quincy
Avon Books

About the book...
A seduction that could ruin everything...

Hanna Zaydan has fought to become London’s finest bonesetter, but her darkly appealing new patient threatens to destroy everything she’s worked so hard for. The daughter of Arab merchants is slowly seduced by the former soldier — even though she’s smart enough to know Griff is after more than he’ll reveal. Whatever it is, the bonesetter’s growing desire for the man just might tempt her to give it to him.

An attraction that cannot be denied...

Rumors that he killed his own parents have followed Thomas Ellis, Viscount Griffin, practically since he was a boy. More than a decade after the tragedy, Griff receives a tip about his parents’ killer… one that takes him straight to a captivating bonesetter. Griff is convinced Hanna is a fraud, but the dark-eyed beauty stirs deep feelings in him that he thought had perished along with his family.

Hanna has a gift for fixing fractured people, but can she also mend a broken heart? More importantly, will Griff let her?




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About the author...


Bestselling author Diana Quincy is an Emmy-nominated former television journalist who decided she'd rather make up stories where a happy ending is always guaranteed in the Regency world of dashing dukes, irresistible rogues, and the bold women who capture their hearts.

As a U.S. Foreign Service brat, Diana grew up roaming the world, but is now happily settled in Virginia with her husband and two sons. When not bent over her laptop or trying to keep up with laundry, she enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and dreaming up her next travel adventure.

Diana loves to hear from readers. You can follow her on Twitter or visit her website at www.dianaquincy.com. To learn more about Diana's upcoming books and for sneak previews and other special exclusive giveaways, please consider signing up for her quarterly newsletters at www.dianaquincy.com.



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Special thanks to Julie at HarperCollins Publishers for the eARC for review. (THANK YOU!) For more information on this title, the author, or the publisher, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title just celebrated its book birthday TODAY (*throws confetti*) via Avon Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, so be on the lookout for it on a bookstore shelf or virtual retailer of your choosing. STAY TUNED for my review COMING SOON right here on Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers!


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



RRR presents... LOVE ME TENDER by Lorraine Mace - SPOTLIGHT + EXCERPT!

Hi guys and gals!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.


Today is a two post sort of day, and up on the docket first is our latest Rachel's Random Resources tour join featuring your next potential must read! It's darker, and a bit scary, but who doesn't like a little fright now and then with a startling who-dun-it just ready and waiting for you? SO, with that in mind, let's get to the intro's, then dive between the pages as we meet today's title in the spotlight...


Love Me Tender
by
Lorraine Mace

About the book...
IF HE WANTS YOU . . . THERE'S NO ESCAPE.

A brutal murder . . .
Responding to a tip-off, newly promoted Detective Chief Inspector Paolo Sterling arrives at an apartment block to find the dismembered body of a young woman. And with no indication of a break-in, all signs suggest the killer was known to her.

An abduction in plain sight . . .
Then the victim's friend is snatched with no witnesses and the unanswered questions mount up.

At the same time, Sterling's team are leading the surveillance of a local club, thought to be involved in a drug operation. But when one of his colleagues ends up in hospital close to death, Paolo begins to lose his grip.

A detective on the edge . . .
With the odds stacked against him, and time running out, can DCI Sterling uncover the truth before it's too late? Or will this case finally tip him over the edge?








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~~~ EXCERPT ~~~

DCI Paolo Sterling is talking to DS Connors (CC) about a drug case that is ongoing at the same time as the murder investigation.


 CC nodded. “The day shift are watching The Pipe, but I doubt anything will go down in daylight, sir. Once the Chief gave that press conference and announced his intention of shutting down the clubs known to be involved in drug dealing, the people at The Pipe must have realised they were being watched. I can’t help feeling it would have been better to keep quiet and let us get on with the job without alerting the dealers.”
Paolo sighed. “Probably, but the Chief was dealing with political pressure. It’s always the way, you know that. A kid dead from a drug overdose isn’t news, but the daughter of an MP dead from a drug overdose makes the front page. Sally Mendip’s death forced the Chief’s hand. George Mendip is spouting off in the press that we aren’t doing enough to protect innocent victims, so the Chief felt he had to prove we were on the job.”
CC snorted. “Innocent victim? Is he not aware his daughter was a known user and might even have been a dealer herself?”
Paolo shook his head. “No parent who’s lost a child, no matter what the circumstances, sees them in any light other than the best. We know she was dealing, but on autopsy Dr Royston wasn’t able to determine if her overdose was accidental or deliberate. We can’t even be sure she wasn’t murdered. All we know is that The Pipe seems to be at the centre of the bad drugs flooding our streets. I understand George Mendip’s need to rage and want answers, but Sally isn’t our only victim. We’ve lost too many young people in the last few months and I can’t let his grief affect the way we conduct this investigation.”





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About the author...


Born and raised in South East London, Lorraine lived and worked in South Africa, on the Island of Gozo and in France before settling on the Costa del Sol in Spain. She lives with her partner in a traditional Spanish village inland from the coast and enjoys sampling the regional dishes and ever-changing tapas in the local bars. Her knowledge of Spanish is expanding. To stop her waistline from doing the same, she runs five times a week.

Author of the D.I. Sterling series of novels, Lorraine has been engaged in many writing-related activities. A columnist for Writing Magazine, she has recently stepped down from writing two columns for Writers’ Forum and also her role as head judge of the magazine’s monthly fiction competitions in order to concentrate on her own writing. She is currently writing two standalone psychological thrillers for Headline Accent.

She also runs her own private critique and author mentoring service.






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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. This title is available now, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to snag your copy today and be sure to check out the rest of the tour for more bookish fun!


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


Monday, July 26, 2021

RRR presents... SUN, SEA, AND SUMMER VIBES by Zoe Allison - SPOTLIGHT + GUEST POST!


Hi there! 
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers. 


Today, we’re playing host to a stop along the latest Rachel’s Random Resources tour staring a book that reminds us to not judge a book by its cover, nor a person by your first impression. Intrigued? GREAT! Here comes today’s title in the spotlight AND a special Guest Post from the author all about Social Media Bullying… 



Sun, Sea and Summer Vibes 
by 
Zoe Allison 


About the book... 
Sometimes first impressions are far from the truth... 
Nina Darwish is a scientist who likes to proceed with caution and careful deliberation. When she arrives at the party destination of Ibiza to play PA for her best friend and international pop sensation Isla Starr, she has trouble adapting to the carefree and easy-going vibe on the island. The situation isn’t aided by Isla’s seemingly surly yet irritatingly attractive music producer, the world-renowned dance DJ Logan Wild, known by his real name—Cameron—to his friends. Plus, Nina’s run-ins with, and repeated rebuttal of, an extremely entitled and very annoying male singer named Zac don’t help to aid her mood. 

Unbeknownst to Nina, Cameron remembers her from the past, when he was a geeky student who admired her from afar. Unfortunately, it’s clear that Nina considers him ill-natured, no doubt due to his natural awkwardness, which he masks using a stage persona. However, even if that weren’t the situation, he’s involved in a dead-end relationship with his celebrity girlfriend Ash. Plus, Nina’s eye appears to have been drawn onto Ash’s no good ex-boyfriend, Zac, therefore there’s no point in believing anything could ever happen between them. 

But despite all of that being the case, for some reason, he just cannot stop thinking about her. 



AMAZON UK | US 



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~~~ GUEST POST from Author Zoe Allison ~~~ 

~~~ Social Media Bullying ~~~ 


 In Sun, Sea, and Summer Vibes Nina’s best friend Isla is a singer who suffers trolling on social media. Make no mistake, trolling is a form of bullying and it surprises me not only that people would be so cruel as to inflict that kind of behaviour upon a fellow human being, but that some people seem to think others are immune to it. As if it doesn’t count when somebody is famous. I think that latter point is something we are all guilty of to some degree.

I have witnessed unpleasant comments on social media towards celebrities from people who would never speak in such a manner not only to people in real life, but to other ‘ordinary’ people on social media. But guess what? We’re all ordinary. All the same human beings no matter how many people know, or don’t know, who we are.

I’ve found in life that people are much more likely to speak up if they feel negatively about something than if they feel positively. Why is that? Surely the end point is that you only end up spreading bad vibes rather than good. I for one believe that, overall in life, you at least want to be fifty-fifty in the kind of energy you put out into the universe. Better still, get your positive to outweigh your negative.

Perhaps a good way to go about things is when you’re tempted to be negative on social media, ask yourself why. Is it going to achieve anything? For example, if there has been a bad experience from a service which is significant and speaking out would help others? Or are you only doing it for the sake of it? If you must pass a negative opinion then remain polite and remember you are still dealing with a human. If you’re criticising a service, often the person you’re speaking directly to isn’t responsible for the issue, merely a representative of said service so make sure you speak to them in the manner in which you would wish to be spoken to yourself.

When it comes to art and artists or creators, often people will want to express their dislike of something. But is that useful? Does it make you feel good? I personally only choose to comment if I have something positive to say because if I dislike something then it just means it’s not for me, not that it’s bad. And there’s certainly no need to personally insult a creator just because their work was not to your taste. Remember that such comments say a lot more about the commentor, than the person they’re directed at.

When navigating social media remember that everyone on there is a real person (except for the bots! LOL) and really think about what you’re commenting. Would you say the same nasty things if they were right in front of you with a hurt look in their eyes? Perhaps with their spouse or children standing with them, wondering why you’re being so horrible to their loved one? If you would still say the same things in that situation, then I think some real soul searching needs to be done on your part and I hope that one day, you can find happiness.






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About the author... 


Growing up, Zoe Allison loved stories about falling in love. But rather than being rescued by a knight in shining armour, she imagined herself fighting dragons alongside him, battling supervillains as heroic allies, or teaming up to dive into perilous waters in order to save a loved one from drowning. Once Zoe did grow up, she became a doctor. But as time went on, she craved a creative outlet to counter the soul sapping burnout that her career inflicted upon her, and also to achieve those happy endings that were so often lacking in the real world. She wanted heroes who truly love and value women, who find their true love inspiring, are fascinated by her, want to connect with her as a soulmate and fully open themselves to her on an emotional level. And so, Zoe began to write her romances. 

A Zoe Allison novel promises a heroine who is not only her hero’s equal in ability and intellect, but whose hero equals her in emotional intelligence. Her characters overcome conflict infused with spine tingling sexual tension to forge a deep connection as soul mates as well as lovers, and ultimately, they both rescue each other emotionally. Even if they might begin their journey as enemies… 








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Special thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for the chance to bring this tour to you and to author Nikola Scott for the great guest post. (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. This title is available now, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to snag your copy today and 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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