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: 10/10/19

Good news: We're back home! Bad news: It's like Apocalypse Heck Part III.

The one year Hurricane Michael anniversary is already here. Where did the time go...and yet it feels like forever. You don't realize how much you take for granted until it's all gone. I'm grateful my family/fur babies survived, and I know they are just "things", but sadly, in this life, those "things" help us get through every day. So yes, "happy" yet not. Every day is still a struggle...not just for my family, but so many others.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing my bookish adventures. It helps remind me I'm not alone in this crazy journey called life.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Silver Dagger Book Tours presents... MISADVENTURES IN AUCKLAND by Barbara Russell - GIVEAWAY!


Mummy Dearest – A Pharaonic Adventure
Misadventures in Auckland Book 1
by Barbara Russell
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy 

During a school trip to the museum, thirteen-year-old Tess wakes up an Egyptian mummy.
Cursed by a necromancer, Prince Seth has been inside a sarcophagus for two thousand years. Now, he has no intention of going back into his tomb. He wants a normal life, friends, and fresh food. So, he follows Tess home, bandages and all.
Ancient Egyptian mummies bring bad luck. Since Seth’s arrival, a car has almost run Tess over, and a lamppost nearly squashed her. With Tess’s soccer team, the Wolverines, qualified for the New Zealand Junior Soccer Championship, this curse could destroy its chances of winning. Even worse, evil Egyptian spirits chase her and Seth to take their souls into the world of the dead.
Unless they find the two-thousand-year old necromancer, who controls the spirits and who gained eternal youth by cursing Seth, Tess and Seth will be doomed forever.





The Boy Who Killed Santa Claus
Misadventures in Auckland Book 2

While other thirteen-year-old kids think about playing and riding their bikes, Hau has to deal with fairies. He sees them everywhere—small, green, tiny wings, with pointed ears like Legolas. And they talk to him as well. In fact, they don’t want to shut up. 

No one believes him, not even his mother or his best friend. Kids at school call him names, and he’s just as popular as a visit to the dentist. 
On top of that, he’s the only one who knows the truth about Santa Claus. Santa isn’t the nice, fatherly elf everyone believes. He’s a bloodthirsty villain. Yep. Newt witnessed it with his own eyes when Santa killed his father in cold blood right under the Christmas tree. But again, no one believes him.





The Doom & Despair Entertainment Agency
Misadventures in Auckland Book 3 

Welcome to the Doom & Despair Entertainment Agency where fear is always guaranteed. Do you want a bunch of zombies for your next birthday party? Vampires and ghosts at your wedding, frightening your guests? No problem. The Doom & Despair Entertainment Agency organises the scariest events in all New Zilla.

Except that, since the ghost of MacBatt Castle disappeared, business is slowing down at the agency. A new, young ghost, Gwen, haunts the castle, and she’s too nice to scare the customers. So, it’s up to Orlando, a thirteen-year-old orphan who works for the agency, to help Gwen in becoming scarier before his employer decides to send him back to the orphanage. 





The Girl with the Dragon-Raccoon
Misadventures in Auckland Book 4 

While other fifteen-year-old girls dream about having a blood-sucking boyfriend like in Twilight, Tyro has nightmares about vampires. 

She has her share of vampires, zombies, and werewolves because her mum is a dentist who attends to these monsters’ teeth. 
So, when her mother and a vampire client disappear from the dental clinic, leaving only a trail of blood, trashed furniture, and ripped clothes behind, Tyro suspects one of the monsters kidnapped them or worse that the vampire attacked her mum. 
Either way, she’s in deep crap. 
The police don’t believe her, and Jack, the vanished vampire’s son, wants to take Tyro to Underworld City where hags, zombies, and all kind of were-beings live. He plans to talk with the underworld police that control supernatural creatures. 
That’s his chance to show her that not every monster is a thug, and perhaps, she’ll accept his invitation for the Disemboweller Ball. If only he could keep his true nature secret. No girl would be attracted by a guy who can turn himself into a half-dragon, half-racoon beast, with no fire to speak of, no super-strength, and very tiny wings. How lame is that?
Tyro would rather go to school wearing only her underwear than be alone with Jack. What if going to Underworld City is a trap? What if he wants to eat her? 
But unless she teams up with him, she’ll never know what happened to her mum. Armed with her courage and a bottle of garlic spray, she accepts to travel to Underworld City with Jack. 
After a monster killed her dad, her mum is all that is left of her family, and she won’t leave her in the hands of brain-eating, blood-sucking creatures.






I’m an entomologist and a soil biologist, which is a fancy way to say that I dig in the dirt, looking for bugs. Nature and books have always been my passion. I was a kid when I read The Lord Of The Ring and fell in love with fantasy novels.
When I discovered cosy mystery and crime novel, I fell in love with Hercules Poirot and Sherlock Holmes. Then I grew up and . . . Nah, I’m joking. Don’t grow up, folks! It’s a trap.




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Avon Books presents... WHEN THE MARQUESS WAS MINE by Caroline Linden - REVIEW!

HI there!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.


Today, we're joining Avon Books for a Historical Romance tour you won't want to miss!  The title in the spotlight JUST celebrated its BOOK BIRTHDAY last week (woot woot!) and is the latest addition to The Wagers of Sin series, which sounds pretty darn SCANDALOUS, but if you consider the times, we're talking more ankle exposure than ripped petticoats.  *giggle*  Anywho, let's get this show on the road!  Today's book of choice and blog tour guest is...


by
Caroline Linden
ISBN: 9780062913593
E-ISBN: 9780062913609
Digital Audio ISBN: 9780062963123
Avon Books

About the book...
In the game of love…

Georgiana Lucas despises the arrogant and cruel Marquess of Westmorland even before learning that he’s won the deed to her friend Kitty’s home in a card game. Still, Georgiana assures Kitty the marquess wouldn’t possibly come all the way to Derbyshire to throw them out—until he shows up, bloody and unconscious. Fearing that Kitty would rather see him die, Georgiana blurts out that he’s her fiancĂ©. She’ll nurse the hateful man back to health and make him vow to leave and never return. The man who wakes up, though, is nothing like the heartless rogue Georgiana thought she knew…

You have to risk it all

He wakes up with no memory of being assaulted—or of who he is. The bewitching beauty tending him so devotedly calls him Rob and claims she’s his fiancĂ©e even as she avoids his touch. Though he can’t remember how he won her hand, he’s now determined to win her heart. But as his memory returns and the truth is revealed, Rob must decide if the game is up—or if he’ll take a chance on a love that defies all odds.


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Once upon a time, there was a witless man who not only couldn't hold his spirits, but apparently the deed to his own home!  Yes, that would be "dear" Winston who bet well beyond his means in a robust gesture to regain his lost wealth, and what do you know, Lady Luck STILL wasn't on his side.  It'd be one thing if he was single, but he's a MARRIED man with a NEW CHILD, and is now suddenly worried about them being ousted from their home, but not enough to actually GO there to make a stand or plea.  Word is sent, grudges are forged, and the circumstances under which the Marquess of Westmorland will have forgotten not only his mission (which was NOT ousting them!) but himself are put into action.  Good thing for the Marquess, our leading lady Georgina Lucas not only likes to ride with the wind in her hair, but can think on her feet, consequences be darned.  Bad thing...how in the H-E-L-YOU KNOW is she going to get out of things once they begin to snowball?

Oh my goodness, I had SO MUCH FUN with this one!  I didn't know WHAT was going to happen when the Marquess was found in the state in which he was found.  I was over the moon when Georgina not only got her way with the horse groom, but saved the savaged soul with her blatant lie.  True, supposedly the truth shall set you free, but at the time, it would have been the condemnation of  a life that may have been prematurely judged, if the waking man was anything to go by.  I couldn't believe how even without his memory, he FELT when things were or weren't right, and when revelations came about a little under halfway through the book, my heart leaped for joy at his understanding.  Honestly, some would have taken serious offense, case in point ... a particular brother...and while it wouldn't be outside of normal reactions, it didn't show the heart, the faith, nor the thought process that Rob employs.  *heart melt*  As things continued, I was at my wit's end trying to see what would or wouldn't happen for both her and him, while watching some things unravel, familial connections become further frayed, and Georgina come out of any remaining shell like the bada** butterfly she is!

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All in all, a WONDERFUL read for Historical Romance fans.  I actually stayed up late to finish this one...what? I had to know what happened! I mean there was a lot in the balance and the whole of the story depended on it meeting the perfect end! Oh and yes, it totally did.  The tension is there throughout the story, as are the stolen moments, but the steam factor is kept to a scene or two, so you won't have to hide your face behind a fan while stemming off a fit of reddening.  While my first time reading this series, it stands perfectly on its own, so no worries about having to read the others first, though you know, the more the merrier!



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About the author...


Caroline Linden was born a reader, not a writer. She earned a degree in mathematics from Harvard University and worked as a programmer in the financial services industry before realizing writing fiction is much more exciting than writing code. Her books have won the NEC-RWA Readers' Choice Award, the JNRW Golden Leaf, the Daphne du Maurier Award, and RWA's RITA Award, and have been translated into seventeen languages around the world. She lives in New England.


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Special thanks to Kayleigh at Avon Books for the chance to bring this tour to you as well as the copy for review.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, the author, the series, the publisher, this tour, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above.  Be sure to check out the rest of the stops on the tour for more bookish fun!

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



Silver Dagger Book Tours presents... The EVA RAE THOMAS Mystery Series by Willow Rose - GIVEAWAY!


The Eva Rae Thomas Mystery Series : Books 1-3
by Willow Rose

Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Suspense 


Multi-million-copy bestselling author Willow Rose’s new mystery series ensnares ex FBI profiler Eva Rae Thomas in some confounding murder cases.

Mystery, love, and action this series has it all.
All books in this boxset were instant #1 bestselling New Releases on Amazon.

- DON’T LIE TO ME:

When twelve-year-old Sophie Williams went on a Girl Scout summer camp, she never returned home.
Three months later, her body is found inside her sleeping bag in the most frequented area of Cocoa Beach, and the town is outraged.
The girl isn't just any child. She's the town's most beloved surf idol, and it was believed that she could be the next Kelly Slater.
As another child, the son of a well-known senator is kidnapped, and the parents receive a disturbing video, FBI profiler Eva Rae Thomas — who has just returned to her hometown, divorced and out of a job — plunges into the investigation, breaking her promise to her children not to do police work again.
Local law enforcement, with her old flame Matt Miller in charge, are the ones who ask for her help in a case so unsettling that only she can solve it. But the deeper they dig, the deadlier it becomes for Matt and Eva Rae. Soon, everyone she holds dear is in grave danger as this case hits a little too close to home.

- WHAT YOU DID:

Former FBI-profiler, Eva Rae Thomas, faces the most personal case in her career, as bestselling author Willow Rose’s new hit series continues.
Three girls disappear on prom night at the local high school. One of them is the prom queen.
Eva Rae Thomas is chasing her long-lost sister when detective—and boyfriend—Matt Miller asks her to join the investigation of the three girls’ disappearance. They were last seen walking home together after the dance.
When the body of a young girl shows up in her backyard, Eva Rae knows she can no longer watch from the sidelines, and soon she realizes not only is she involved in this investigation, she’s also this killer’s target.

- NEVER EVER:

Ex-agent Eva Rae Thomas is on the run. The past month she has done things she never knew she was capable of while hunting for her kidnapped daughter.
Eva Rae has risked everything,
-her career,
-her newfound love,
-her freedom.
She’s looking for the man they call the Iron Fist. The trail has led her to Miami.
Meanwhile, Miami is under attack. Hundreds of passengers in the Metrorail are exposed to a deathly nerve gas on a peaceful Monday morning. When Eva Rae Thomas sees her daughter on the surveillance footage from the attack, she knows it is no coincidence. But by the time she uncovers the chilling truth of how it is all connected, it might be too late.



The fourth installment in the Eva Rae Thomas Series SAY YOU LOVE ME is out now!





The Queen of Scream aka Willow Rose is a #1 Amazon Best-selling Author and an Amazon ALL-star Author of more than 60 novels.


She writes Mystery, Thriller, Paranormal, Romance, Suspense, Horror, Supernatural thrillers, and Fantasy.

Willow's books are fast-paced, nail-biting pageturners with twists you won't see coming. Several of her books have reached the Kindle top 10 of ALL books in the US, UK, and Canada. She has sold more than three million books.

Willow lives on Florida's Space Coast with her husband and two daughters. When she is not writing or reading, you will find her surfing and watch the dolphins play in the waves of the Atlantic Ocean.





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Sunday, September 29, 2019

Silver Dagger Book Tours presents... HORN SWORN SERIES by Taylor Haiden & Angela Kulig - GIVEAWAY!


Dark Unicorn
Horn Sworn Book 1
by Taylor Haiden & Angela Kulig

Genre: Epic Fantasy 

Perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Victoria Aveyard, Dark Unicorn is the first of the new and mysterious adult fantasy series Horn Sworn.

Princess Wrenyve knows her oath to return her Kingdom’s missing artifact, the Heart of Spellshallow, means one of the King’s children will die. Even if Wren is cunning, fast, and strong enough, there’s a good chance it will still be her.

Without the Heart, magic will flee the land faster than the night flees the day. Without the Heart, Spellshallow, and everything in it will cease to exist. As her brother’s shameful thievery is uncovered, Wren must swallow her pride and accept help from allies whom she knows she can’t trust: 
- Thackery is the ambitious son of the richest and most powerful councilman—her very ex, scorned lover—and the wounds Wren caused him are still raw.
- Calen isn’t a boy at all. Trapped in human form after a hideous defeat, Calen may have lost his horn, but is still a unicorn—a self-serving, treacherous scoundrel, as dangerous to any man who crosses him as he is to the innocence of every fair maiden.
- Luckily for Wren, she was already doomed.

To find the Heart and restore the magic, to retrieve the lost horn, Wren and her unfortunate travel companions must survive three separate realms—each more deadly than the last. Unknown enemies and strange magic hinder their way, and yet the most perilous thing is what lies within their own hearts.






Cruel King

Horn Sworn Book 2

The Collector has all the magic, holds all the cards, leaving the Cruel King with nothing but blood on his hands.

For Wren, her only hope of saving her people now hinges on the one person she can never trust. 

Calen has regained his horn and all the old debts have been called in. This time there's more than just his horn on the line.

They escape the Collector's clutches by fleeing to the beautiful Realm of Unicorns. But will they find a welcomed homecoming or an inescapable prison?

Can Wren and Calen kill two kings without destroying themselves and their tenuous love? Or will the lies and deceit be too much to overcome?





TAYLOR HAIDEN has three beautiful children and an amazingly supportive spouse and lives with them in Arizona. Tylor's days are spent enjoying the breathtaking blue skies and pink sunsets while writing a variety of genres. When not writing, Taylor enjoys traveling to new places, tasting new and exciting foods, binging on Netflix, and experiencing everything that life has to offer from barbecues to scuba diving. Taylor is author of the Werewolf M.D. series with more in the works.






Angela Kulig is an American gypsy, and former pirate. She has been from sea to shining sea--and though she is currently trapped in the desert against her will, she escapes everyday in the form of many books.




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