QUICK NOTE...Update: 1/2/19
The blog is slowly coming back on line. We were right in the path of Hurricane Michael (like so many others), and while the family is safe (pups, and parents), the house didn't fair as well. So, reading and blogging (as much as I adore it) have to take a back burner. I've finally reached a stage in all this chaos that I feel that I can try to take a few baby steps back into the blogging world. A post here, a post there, and who knows. Hope you stay along for the ride!
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Monday, March 30, 2015
Looking for Jane
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It's a simple question really, but when not all the players are known, it makes the journey to the answers THAT much more curious. Such is the case here for little Nell and from the sound of things, it's gonna get a lot harder before any of the easy arrives. Very interested to see if what she uncovers shapes her more than the self imposed quest itself.
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Judith Redline Coopey Blog Tour Schedule
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Friday, March 27, 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015
|GoneReading founder Brad Wirz with some readers, |
on a volunteer trip in Honduras
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.
Today. we're playing host to a stop along the Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours tour for book 2 of The Fairytale Keeper series. Remember book 1? (If not, click here for a refresher.) It was a retelling of Snow White. This time around, we're living it up with Cinderella and she's much more ambitious than the Disney-fied version we've all grown to love. Ready? Set? READ!
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Praise for The Fairytale Keeper Series
“Great historical fiction. Strong emotion injected into almost every page.” –Amazon Vine Reviewer
“…a unique twist on the Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Part fairy tale retelling, part historical fiction… The Fairytale Keeper is a story of corruption.” -Copperfield Historical Fiction Review
“The story that Cefalo weaves is intriguing and leaves you hanging on, wanting more.” -Hooked to Books Book Review Blog
“…it doesn’t feel like any retelling. Because it’s not. The Fairytale Keeper is its own unique story…very entertaining, containing a strong female role, a sweet romance, and much more.” -Lulu The Bookworm Book Review Blog
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The Countess' Captive Blog Tour Schedule
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Monday, March 23, 2015
Oh my word!
The little town of Sleepy Hollow is certainly ANYTHING but sleepy here recently, and that's without the dearly departed putting their two cents in. This time around, Chicken Teater is in need of Ms. Emma Lee Raines' services but if you think it's going to be a walk in the park, think again. If you read book one, you know that Emma Lee has had to deal with cantankerous spirits before but this one has a one track mind and it's all about the chicken. No, not him as in "Chicken" but the fowl, or rather the prize winning Lady Cluckington. He doted on this chick to the extent of her being the only other soul to ride in his fancy smancy convertible, at least until he up and kicked the bucket. It was proclaimed a natural death due to illness, but with Chicken unable to rest, something is amiss and Emma Lee is just about the only one with her head on straight enough to figure things out.
Why would I insult the other parties involved like that? Oh well, let's see here...Granny is running for mayor while almost running fellow citizens over with her moped. Then there's the widow Mrs. Teater who shows one face to the world and another more pageantry one to Duckie (the woman does have some affection for men named after birds). Emma Lee gets caught up in the hubbub while trying to uncover clues, pretty much getting her feathers plucked in the process (think hair dye, extreme plumage, and coaching from a former beauty queen with ill intentions), and coming close to losing her head. The Sheriff that's stolen her heart is the only thing between her and an untimely end. Here's hoping he gets there in time....
The writing is consistent with the last book, while the plot walks the same course as the first release. Character wise, we're getting to know the residents of Sleepy Hollow more and skeletons are emerging from closets that we knew not existed. Does it work? Yes indeed! You'll laugh as Emma Lee tries to walk the line between sane-average-girl and the In-Betweener that she's become, in high heels and a feathered dress no less! The action picks up towards book's end with a surprising twist you won't see coming. Recommended read for Mystery fans who love a little laugh, humor, and a paranormal twist in their reads. I for one will be keeping an eye out for the next release with a spot on the wish list ready and waiting.