Are you an avid reader looking for your next "fix"? Can't bear to be without some form of reading material in your spare time? Welcome to my world! Whether you are seeking a new book to "feed your need", or you are an author seeking an unbiased point of view on your own recent masterpiece, this is the place to be. With life as with books, you never know where the next step might take you...

QUICK NOTE...Update: 9/7/19

First of all, my heart goes out to all those affected by the recent heinous weather outbreaks, most recently being Hurricane Dorian. We were right in the path of Hurricane Michael (like so many others), and we're still trying to get back in our home. Things are very slow to progress towards normalcy...and every day presents a new headache/nightmare to deal with. Hopefully by month's end, we'll be back in there to start the next leg of recovery. Thanks for stopping by and sharing my bookish adventures. It helps remind me I'm not alone in this crazy journey called life.

Friday, August 30, 2019

RRR presents... WEAVE OF LOVE by Rachel J. Bonner - COVER REVEAL!


Hi there!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.



Today, we're joining Rachel's Random Resources and a slew of fabulous other blogs for a COVER REVEAL! It features the third release in the Choices and Consequences series, and as the title inplies...it deals with some seriously daunting choices that need to be made with not always ideal consequences that follow! So, ready or not, fair readers...feast your eyes on today's big reveal...
















Choices and Consequences, Book 3
by
Rachel J. Bonner


About the book...
What if the ethical choice has devastating consequences for others?
How can anyone know the right thing to do?


Leonie chose to sacrifice everything to save other people. Now those around her have to face the consequences – and those consequences are not what they expected.

Prospero must deal with his own guilt. He was the one who gave Leonie the tools she needed – her life was in his hands. To make the most of what she did, he will have to face up to all the family issues he has avoided for so long. Whatever he chooses to do, someone he loves will be hurt. For Leonie’s sake, is he now strong enough to make the choice he couldn’t make before?

The crisis predicted by Lord Gabriel has come and gone. But his task isn’t over. Leonie’s very existence may be out in the open but Gabriel discovers that the past is never what it seems – and nor is the present. How can he use what he now knows to bring together those who have been enemies for as long as anyone can remember? If he fails in this, everything he’s had to do so far will be in vain.




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Catch up with the rest of the series….



Thread of Hope 
Choices and Consequences, Book 2

Amazon UK  |  OTHER RETAILERS

What if your secrets are so dangerous they could destroy the one you love?
Is honesty always the best policy?

Leonie may have run away but Prospero will find her. He loves her and he wants a future with her by his side whatever the consequences. Only when he does find her, he ought to tell her who he really is, outside the monastery. That’ll make her run again. Dare he risk it? But if he doesn’t tell her, someone else may...

Marriage to Prospero is what Leonie wants most and the one thing she knows she can’t have. If he found out what she was really like, what she’d been, what she’d done, he’d despise her and she couldn’t bear that. Better to leave now than live a lie – but it’s harder than she expected. If only…

Gabriel is starting to discover the secrets inherent in Leonie, secrets that not even she knows, secrets that will tear the world apart. And the secrets he is keeping are tearing him apart. How can sacrificing those he loves possibly achieve peace when everything he discovers risks the death of millions?




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Strand of Faith
Choices and Consequences, Book 1

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A girl. A monk. An unthinkable sacrifice.
When the choice is between love and life, how can anyone decide?

In a post-apocalyptic future, a girl and a monk, both with extraordinary mental powers, have compelling reasons not to fall in love. But their choices will have consequences for the rest of the world.

After the troubles of his youth, Brother Prospero has found comfort and fulfilment in the monastery. Then he discovers something that forces him to reconsider his whole vocation. How can it possibly be right to leave a life of worship and service for human desire? And if he does leave, will the pressures from his past destroy him?

Orphaned and mistreated, Leonie has found sanctuary and safety at the Abbey. When she comes into contact with Prospero everything spirals out of her control. Everyone she’s ever loved has died. She can’t do that to him. But how can she walk away from the first place she’s truly belonged?

Abbot Gabriel is faced with an impossible choice. He can do nothing and watch the world descend into war. Or he can manipulate events and ensure peace – at the cost of two lives that he is responsible for. Is he strong enough to sacrifice those he loves?






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About the author...

 

Rachel J Bonner is the author of the four book Choices and Consequences series, of which Weave of Love is the third book. The first, Strand of Faith, was released in November 2018, with Thread of Hope published in May 2019. The final book, Cloth of Grace will be out early in 2020.

Getting a degree in engineering, followed by a career in accountancy is probably not a conventional path to becoming an author, particularly in paranormal romance. Rachel says that, although accountancy isn’t anything like as boring as everyone thinks, writing is a lot more fun. When not writing, she can be found walking in the beautiful countryside near where she lives, which has influenced much of the scenery in her books, or shooting things with her local archery club. Shooting targets only, honest. Nothing to worry about.

 She also enjoys swimming, eating chocolate chip cookies and growing aromatic herbs, especially thyme and rosemary. It’s no coincidence that her heroine likes the same things.

You can find out more about her books and sign up for Rachel’s newsletters at www.racheljbonner.co.uk.



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Special thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for the chance to bring this reveal 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.

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


Wednesday, August 28, 2019

RRR presents... THE SUMMER OF GOING TOPLESS by Liz Davies - REVIEW!

HI there!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.


Today's post may cause you to have a case of deja vu...or at least those of you that frequent my site.  Yes, you have seen this title here before.  Yes, it was with the same tour group....Rachel's Random Resources (woot woot!).  Yes, the cover is JUST AS FABULOUS as when we featured it the first time around...but today's post takes you BEYOND the visual and into the story because we're diving between the pages for a review!  So, if you're ready, let's take this puppy for a spin as we welcome today's blog tour guest and ebook of choice...


by
Liz Davies


About the book...
Candice Summerville is invisible. No one seems to notice her - not really. Heck, she often doesn’t notice herself, except for her monthly scrutiny in the mirror to check on her body’s steady slide towards middle age.

But when her ancient, practical estate car is consigned to the scrap heap, Candice falls in love with a cute, purple convertible, and from that moment on her life begins to take on a whole new meaning. Strangers wave at her and people stop to talk, and suddenly she isn’t invisible any longer.

Life seems to be looking up, especially when she meets silver fox and handy-man, Paul. There’s just one fly in the ointment, one thing she that has her second-guessing herself.

Is it the car that Paul sees - or is it her?



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In a nutshell...
...a (barely) middle-aged woman learns to live, love, and laugh again...
...all thanks to a brightly colored, button cute automobile...
...or is it?

Honestly, I was all on board with this one.  From the beginning with the wobbly bit discussion straight through to the oh-so-good-despite-the-circumstances ending, Candice and I were like THAT.  No, I'm not her age, which for some people really jangles their bells especially in Chick-Lit type novels (what...like they're only for the younger set?), but you can't tell me there's not a woman out there that hasn't had self-doubt, a passing (or not so passing) curiosity about WHAT IF, the desire for reinvention, and the unexpected discovery of love when it was least expected...perhaps it was even YOU?  They are LIFE concepts, and the fact that our book loving leading lady has had some life experience under her belt, only made the happiness she found in everything "new" that much sweeter...at least for this reader.

So yes, I was rooting for Candice all the way as she was bolstered by the new attention, found her way through the makeover jungle (and it did get a little "hairy" and costly!), and welcomed the changes in her life that SHE wanted for herself, and no one else.  When love seemed to be on the table again, my heart sang for her, or rather them...and when grasses were no longer viewed as green enough, I couldn't help myself from humming the old school En Vogue song "Never Gonna Get It" WITH RELISH!  There's happiness and sadness, times of triumph and confusion, but you know what...that's life...and Candice does a rather fine job of finding not only her own way through it, but herself, once again.

A great add to your end of summer reading list for Chick-Lit and Women's Fiction fans alike!



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About the author...


Liz Davies writes feel-good, light-hearted stories with a hefty dose of romance, a smattering of humour, and a great deal of love.

She’s married to her best friend, has one grown-up daughter, and when she isn’t scribbling away in the notepad she carries with her everywhere (just in case inspiration strikes), you’ll find her searching for that perfect pair of shoes. She loves to cook but isn’t very good at it, and loves to eat - she’s much better at that! Liz also enjoys walking (preferably on the flat), cycling (also on the flat), and lots of sitting around in the garden on warm, sunny days.

She currently lives with her family in Wales, but would ideally love to buy a camper van and travel the world in it.





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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.  Be sure to check out the rest of the tour for more bookish fun...



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

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

RABT presents... WOKE UP DEAD by Nadia Gilkes - GIVEAWAY!

Woke Up Dead
by
Nadia Gilkes
Fiction / Humor
Date Published: August 27, 2019

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Hope Allison McKinley died. Or, at least everyone thought she did. When she suddenly wakes up in the middle of her own funeral - to the shock of all her loved ones - that is just the beginning of her problems.

Reawakened, Hope now sees what everyone really thought of her. The casket is cheap, the flowers suck, and she’s wearing an outfit she wouldn’t be caught dead in! It’s her worst nightmare come true and all hell is about to break loose.

In Woke Up Dead, Hope is faced with the enormous task of putting her death behind her and rebuilding her life. Having to overcome being a YouTube sensation and being shunned by her family, she slowly comes to realize that this is going to be a long, difficult, frustrating road.

If you ever wondered what would happen if you Woke Up Dead, let Hope Allison McKinley walk you through the trials and tribulations in a story that will have you dying to read more.


Grab a copy to call your own...
Today Only - $0.99
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About the Author

I hate the idea of being kept in a box. I have always had a creative flair and delight in quilting, writing, and occasionally dusting off my flute. Over the past decade, I've served my clients and community as a family law attorney. I genuinely love serving, but being devoted to others can often leave one feeling drained and unfulfilled.

In 2019, a mind shift happened. I decided to unchain myself from my desk and nurture my need to create. I stopped living the life others expected of me and started chasing my dreams. In September of 2019, my first book, Woke Up Dead, will be available for purchase. It is an amusing, tongue-in-cheek novella about a young woman who wakes up at her own funeral, to the shock of those in attendance, and soon finds that getting back to life as normal is nearly impossible.

In my spare time, you can find me traveling, creating, attending concerts, and drinking my sorrows away after the latest Buffalo Bills loss. I also attend as many P!nk experiences as I possibly can. (She does not do concerts ... she creates bucket list experiences ...).

If you want to be the first to know what I'll do next, please follow me on social media and sign up for my mailing list and nadiagilkes.com



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Saturday, August 24, 2019

Silver Dagger Book Tours presents... SUPRA PROJECT: FRANKENSTEIN by A.D. Wayne - GIVEAWAY!





Frankenstein
Supra Project Book 1
by A.D. Wayne

Genre: Horror, High Science Fiction 

Frankie is a 21st-century computer programmer, turned ufologist when she is approached by the members of the LSS Slicer crew. The starship being commanded by Captain Caldwell. She becomes their most significant asset in the temporal war. Their enemies were ready to die for a spectre of her DNA. The Dome and Rakes in the Scorpius Quadrant forged a betrothal with the Orion Quadrant’s defence, the Alliance. Nowhere is safe anymore. Within Frankie’s DNA, is the infinite knowledge of the Greys. It hides within it how to revive their technology and share their knowledge. Frankie had to remain safe. Like her life, if compromised, could easily mean the end of the Milky Way. Life as she knew, completely shredded. Caldwell promised to keep Earth’s history safe by using Frankie’s knowledge of her home, untainted by the Dome’s time traveling. Caldwell would use Frankie to re-establish her timeline and all others until the Dome’s complete alienation. Not everyone believed Caldwell deserved trust. The mission: save time and space from the 26th century at all costs.


**Only 99 cents!!**





A.D. Wayne started writing before she knew how. Always surrounded by books and encyclopedias, she was curious about what treasures lay hidden within each page. Wayne wrote her first novel when she was only twelve years old and continued to come up with new spooky stories almost every day. Her passion for vampires and history, had her fulfill her dream of becoming an author, who would make “monster nerds” like herself happy. A.D. Wayne is obsessed with research, dark sciences, writing, and always learning. She has diplomas in editing, blogging, social media, self-publishing, creative writing, novel writing, ufology, and astronomy. She is a Paranormal Expert by Quora standards. She has a passion for learning, and her novels reflect her ever-growing desire to know more about ancient history and parapsychology. She writes twisted horror stories but doesn’t forget to add the passion.





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Friday, August 23, 2019

When the Fantastical Becomes Reality...THE STRANGER'S GUIDE TO TALLISTON by John Tarrow

Hi there!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

Today, we're shining the spotlight on a title that released last month via Unbound, but may or may not have made it to your must read list as of yet.  Why?  Well, it depends on the circles you run in, the types of adventures you like to fall into, and what side of the pond you reside on because the story itself is centered around a rather famous home and garden in Britain, and well yeah...unless you follow the area/topic, or live there, it may have slipped right on by.  My suggestion?  DON'T LET IT.  Why?  Oh you...so full of questions...all in good time, my friend, all in good time.  Ready or not, here comes today's title in the spotlight...


by
John Tarrow
9781783527243
Unbound

About the book...

RULE #1: Nowhere Is Safe.
RULE #2: Always Have A Way Out.
RULE #3: Be Invisible.
RULE #4: Don’t Make Friends.
RULE #5: Do Not Talk To Dead People.

Abandoned and alone, thirteen-year-old Joe’s world is shattered when he enters a deserted council house and becomes trapped within a labyrinth protecting the last magical places on earth. There, Joe discovers The Stranger’s Guide, a cryptic book charting this immense no-man’s land and his only map through its dark and dangerous puzzle of doors and rooms. 

Hunted by sinister forces, Joe is forced ever deeper into both the maze and the mystery of his missing parents. What lies at the labyrinth’s centre and will it reunite him with the family he so desperately needs?



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OKAY....SO BEFORE WE CONTINUE...
...YOU HAVE TO KNOW A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE HOUSE THAT INSPIRED THE STORY!

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THE HOUSE
The novel is inspired by and set inside a unique and amazing house and gardens. Talliston was a 25-year project that took the UK’s most ordinary house and transformed it, room by room, by ordinary people on an ordinary budget, into Britain’s Most Extraordinary Home. 

Starting as a three-bedroomed, semi-detached, ex-council house in Essex, today not a single square centimetre of the original house remains. In its place is an extraordinary labyrinth of locations, each set in different times and places.

 
...really, if it sounds good from that, you should click over to the site and look at all the pics of the rooms!!!


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So, as I alluded to before, this was one AMAZING read!
You may pick it up on a whim thinking yeah, I could get into this for a spell only to find yourself some time later devouring pages as you spiral deeper and deeper into the proverbial void.  Curious, exciting, dangerous, mysterious, and beautiful, are just some of the words that come to mind when trying to describe the adventure that awaits you within.

We begin as all stories do...with foreshadowing of bigger things to come while we try to outrun the current situation we're in.  Here, we've a young lad nervously awaiting his parents return after an ambush in the woods and explicit instructions were issued for him to GO, STAY, and WAIT.  Well, can you guess how THAT turned out?  Yeah...probably...but in truth, it wasn't completely his fault.  Things got out of hand, and when he ran, he HAD to run; he just didn't know the open arms he was running into belonged to a mysterious house that seemed ordinary enough, and yet was beyond ordinary to the umpteenth degree!  What happens after he crosses over the gate, the people he meets, the places he goes...are beyond explanation, but not comprehension.  It's a place where the past, present, and future are somewhat fluid, and yet there is a method to the seemingly unending madness that circles within.  There are puzzles to solve, souls to save, friends to make, and hearts to break, but above all, there's the truth of YOU to discover (or rather the truth of those within the tale...maybe...but then again)...and once the maze's path is seen for the treasures it holds, there's no turning back.

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By book's end, I felt like I had traversed seven worlds and the great beyond...and I regretted nothing!  Well, okay...so maybe I would have liked to see a little more detail in some areas when different lands/times were being explored, but yeah...it would have definitely needed to be made into two or more books to dive in that deeply.  Then again, I wouldn't have complained about having more time in this world!  Joe was an amazing lead, even when he wasn't so much leading as being guided, and traversing the many lands of the labyrinth with him while uncovering the truth of the lessons he was discovering made this journey one to remember.

So go ahead....find yourself a comfy, cozy little corner, or perhaps an attic space ala The Neverending Story, and settle in for an adventure you won't soon forget! 


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About the author...


John Tarrow is a storyteller, poet, shaman, award-winning author and creator of Britain’s most extraordinary home; Talliston House & Gardens.


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Special thanks to author John Tarrow for the ebook for review.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, the author, the publisher, or the Talliston House and Gardens, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title is available now via Unbound, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to snag your copy today!

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




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