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Saturday, February 29, 2020

RRR presents... THE WALLS WE BUILD by Jules Hayes - COVER REVEAL!

Hi there!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers...and happy LEAP DAY! 

It's not every year we get to have 366 days in the calendar, and while that's another birthday (finally!) for all the leap year babies, it's also another day to celebrate our favorite pastime READING!  What better way than with a COVER REVEAL to tantalize your eyes while we potentially add to your must read list?  That's what I thought!  SO, ladies and gents get ready as we bring you today's cover/title in the spotlight via Rachel's Random Resources...

The Walls We Build
Jules Hayes

About the book...

Three friends …
Growing up together around Winston Churchill’s estate in Westerham, Kent, Frank, Florence and Hilda are inseparable. But as WW2 casts its menacing shadow, friendships between the three grow complex, and Frank – now employed as Churchill’s bricklayer – makes choices that will haunt him beyond the grave, impacting his grandson’s life too.

 Two Secrets …
 Shortly after Frank's death in 2002 Florence writes to Richard, Frank’s grandson, hinting at the darkness hidden within his family. On investigation, disturbing secrets come to light, including a pivotal encounter between Frank and Churchill during the war and the existence of a mysterious relative in a psychiatric hospital.

 One Hidden Life …
How much more does Florence dare reveal about Frank – and herself – and is Richard ready to hear?

 Set against the stunning backdrop of Chartwell, Churchill’s country home, comes a tragic story of misguided honour, thwarted love and redemption, reverberating through three generations and nine decades.

  For readers of Kate Morton, Rachel Hore, Katherine Webb, Lucinda Riley and Juliet West.

 “Passion, intrigue and family secrets drive this complex wartime relationship drama. A page turner. I loved it.” #1 bestselling author, Nicola May



About the author...

 Jules Hayes lives in Berkshire with her husband, daughter and a dog. She has a degree in modern history and holds a particular interest in events and characters from the early 20th century. As a former physiotherapist and trainer – old habits die hard – when not writing Jules likes to run. She also loves to watch films, read good novels and is a voracious consumer of non-fiction too, particularly biographies.

  Jules is currently working on her second historical novel, another dual timeline story.

  Jules also writes contemporary thriller and speculative fiction as JA Corrigan.

Find her online as Jules Hayes...

Find her online as JA Corrigan...


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!

Thursday, February 27, 2020

RRR presents... WHEN POLLY MET OLLY by Zoe May - REVIEW!

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Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

Today, we're joining Rachel's Random Resources for TWICE the fun as we host yet another of her fabulous tours (seriously, if you're an author/publisher/blogger and haven't checked her out yet, you're missing out!).  This time around it's a Contemporary Romance that's a match made in heaven!  It definitely "gets" today's dating scene, but with a bit of a twist.  Curious?  Great!  Now, let's get to it.  Today's ebook of choice and blog tour guest is...

Why Polly Met Olly
Zoe May
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About the book...
Polly and Olly were never supposed to meet…

Polly might spend her days searching for eligible matches for her elite list of clients at her New York dating agency, but her own love life is starting to go up in smoke.

Even worse, she can’t stop thinking about the very person she’s meant to be setting her latest client up with… surely it can’t get any worse!

But then Polly bumps into oh-so-handsome Olly, who heads up a rival agency, and realizes that perhaps all really is fair in love and dating war…

Perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella and Debbie Viggiano.



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This story was rather fun in so many unexpected ways!

Polly was a struggling photographer.  Having graduated from college and chasing her dream, she still hadn't hooked her professional what better way to make a living in the mean time then by helping others find theirs?  Enter, Polly the Matchmaker!  Grant it, she was successful in her own personal life, but she definitely seemed to hit her stride when she was pretending to be someone else.  There was a certain about of moral questions brought up regarding her temporary profession, but I mean really...I bet that's how it's done for the higher ups nowadays!  I wouldn't know, never tried an agency, or even online for that matter, but with the real world tie-ins to Tinder, and good old social media, young adult to middle-age-ish folks will feel right at home, while laughing their bums off at some of the antics that follow.  Anywho, back on track...

So as much as Polly was my girl, I gotta say...I liked Olly.  Even when he was being his slick, charismatic, check box checking self, I liked him.  There was something there that felt genuine and non-scripted.  Of course, I may have been reading more into the situations/character than intended (or not, considering the ending!), but I didn't think he was a too good to be true type person...only a person that had been through some changes, perhaps wasn't taken for more than his "pretty face", and needing a chance at something real himself.  When the tentative sparks flew, I was totally on-board...and then when the fizzle began, I was begging Polly to investigate further, not jump to conclusions, and simply give him a chance.  Totally unlike me, but...there you have it.  

In the end, it was a sweet, funny, romance in the making, starring a few cupid wannabees, that while making it happen for others, needed to learn a thing or two about love themselves.  It definitely provided an entertaining story with all the feels, so "swipe right" on this one for your future reading list!


About the author...

Zoe May lives in London and writes romantic comedies. Zoe has dreamt of being a novelist since she was a teenager. She spent her twenties living in London, where she worked in journalism and copywriting before writing her debut novel, Perfect Match. Having experienced the London dating scene first hand, Zoe could not resist writing a novel about dating, since it seems to supply endless amounts of weird and wonderful material!

Perfect Match was one of Apple's top-selling books of 2018. It was also shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists' Association's Joan Hessayon Award, with judges describing it as 'a laugh out loud look at love and self-discovery - fresh and very funny'.

As well as writing, Zoe enjoys walking her dog, painting and, of course, reading.


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!

RRR presents... THE WORD-KEEPER by Veronica Del Valle - REVIEW!

Hello, hello!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

Today, we're got not one but TWO tours with Rachel's Random Resources stopping by, so once you're done reading about the title featured in this post, prepare for the next to follow suit!  Anywho, two tours with the same group...YES!  Same type of books...NOPE!  This time around, we're got a Middle Grade Fantasy that mixes a bit of Fairy-tale magic into the mix to create a unique story all about the power, the beauty, and responsibility of WORDS.  Ready or not, here comes today's ebook of choice and blog tour guest...

The Word-Keeper
Veronica Del Valle

About the book...
What would happen if words disappeared forever?

Set in a whimsical town called Inkwell, a place with an ancient secret history, this fairytale-like adventure will uncover the key to the power hidden within words.

The Word-Keeper is a tale about a savvy bookmark named Ben that unwillingly becomes an evil imp with only one objective: follow the orders of his master and destroy the words that live inside books.

Only one girl can stop him. Her name is Florence Ibbot. She is eleven years old, oddly eloquent and a quiet observer of the world. But above all, Florence is a keen logophile and is willing to sacrifice everything to protect the words. 

She sets out to discover who is behind all this. The journey will take her to the origins of writing and inspiration. But she’ll also have to face the most treacherous adversary, Zyler, a ruthless sorceress whose sole mission is to ruin one of humankind’s most precious possessions: the gift of language.

As the final battle approaches, Florence will have to learn how to wield words instead of the sword. Is Florence brave enough to become who she was born to be?



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A young girl misunderstood by her classmates.  A holiday vacation that couldn't come soon enough.  Mysterious towns, magic bookmarks, long kept secrets, a destiny unknown, and the possibility of a tomorrow without the best words of all...yes, my friends, you've found the right story to sink your teeth into and with a healthy dose of imagination, you won't soon forget it either!

Florence is certainly a one of a kind leading lady, but so is this story, so one befits the other.  I found her strong of heart with an iron will, despite the unknown weighing heavily upon her.  The magic she unknowingly poured into a little bookmark simply goes to show the depths to which she feels, knows, and loves.  The responsibility she felt for not only the townspeople, but ALL the words in general, revealed her caring nature and proved that the genies of old knew a thing or two about who they were leaving the fate of the written word to.  When dark times struck, she didn't run away, merely investigated to try and solve a seemingly unsolvable problem, and provide a solution to which she could leads the others.  She may not have felt herself to be a born leader, or rightful bearer of the power of words, but with a good place keeper by her side, and a town (or two!) full of people that believe, there's nothing she can't do.

So, if you're in the mood for a magical tale that celebrates the power of words to change others, mold situations, stimulate innovation, and just plain rule the day, this adventure is definitely for you!


About the author...

Veronica Del Valle grew up in Argentina, but life eventually led her to live in London, the city that was her home for many years. 

Veronica’s always had a fondness for words, language and the magic of storytelling. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Kingston University.  

Veronica currently lives in Buenos Aires with her husband, Ale, and her daughter, Tomiko. She teaches creative writing at Universidad de San Andres and is a contributing editor and writer for one of Argentina’s leading news organizations.

When she’s not writing or teaching, she’s either a) meditating or b) enjoying life with her family (which, in a way, is another beautiful way to meditate).

The Word Keeper is the first novel she’s written. 


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!

Tuesday, February 25, 2020


Hi there!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

Today, we're joining Rachel's Random Resources for a stop along their current promotion featuring the latest release from author Liz Davies.  It's a wonderfully titled novel with a cover that will have you dreaming of Spring and a story that will warm your heart.  Ladies and gents, today's blog tour guest and ebook of choice is...

The Cottage on Wildflower Lane
Liz Davies

About the book...
Esther's life isn’t perfect (whose is?) – but she’s happy enough living in her little flat with her boyfriend, Josh.

 But that’s about to change.

Bored out of her mind in work, she wishes that something, anything, would happen to liven her life up.

Unfortunately, her wish comes true when Josh calls her from the airport to tell her he’s going to work in a bar in Spain, and she’s not invited, Esther is devastated, and her unhappiness is compounded when she discovers she can actually view the bar via a webcam link and watch him chatting up other girls.

 But when she inadvertently clicks on a link to another webcam which shows a pretty cottage and the rather hunky man who lives in it, her interest is piqued and she wishes she could get to know him.

Wishes don’t really come true, though – do they...?


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First, let's just take another look at that cover because honestly, it's heavenly and really puts you in the right frame of mind for the cottage we eventually encounter.  Now, more about that eventually...

The story is split between two viewpoints...that of Esther, and that of Kit.  Honestly, I was SO MUCH closer with Esther's story, I was having a very hard time initially connecting with Kit.  I think because his chapters were so few and far between with seemingly no connection to Esther at least, until there was a tenuous thread spun, a tiny seed of potential planted, and the rains of change started pouring down making what lay mostly dormant, truly blossom.  Now don't go getting all googoo eyed and sighing because there are more chances to laugh, more chances to feel bad for, and more chances to cross your fingers at, than there are moments to swoon.  After all, Esther is dealing with the a**hat ex boyfriend, or rather NOT dealing with him and yet refuses to fully cut the connection, and Kit has his own set of issues he's dealing with, so no one is really in a place to seek true least yet...and as the heart wants what it wants, eventually they just might make it to the same place at the same time emotionally AND physically.

So, in short, an interesting novel with heart that has a meet cute you definitely haven't seen, and a HEA that may seem a step off center, but totally works.  It will also seriously have you wondering just what "big brother"-esque avenues you travel in your daily life...but I mean, really...if that's all someone has to look forward to in their daily life, though not inviting the attention, I suppose I feel sorrier for them than anything else.  The waits for no one, nor does life, so get out there and live it!

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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.  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!

Silver Dagger Book Tours presents... NEVER DATE A SIREN by Byrd Nash - GIVEAWAY!

Never Date a Siren 
College Fae Magic Series #1 
by Byrd Nash 
Genre: YA Fantasy 

College Life: Friends, Finals, and the Fae trying to kill you.

Attending college your first year is exciting! Unless you fall victim to a siren’s love spell.

The Leopold Otto University, in mysterious Bewachterberg, invites both humans and those from the fairy lands to attend classes.

Beware though, the administration doesn’t guarantee your safety.

American college student, Logan Dannon, quickly discovers a student body composed of creatures from mythology and folklore are tricksy and dangerous. Only if he can navigate the fae’s tangled code of honor, might he survive the semester.

Brigit, a fae runaway, didn’t plan on getting a human roommate. Or that she would be placed under a fairy debt. Will the dryad be able to save Logan from a siren’s love spell or fail the semester?

A contemporary fantasy world where beings from the Perilous Realm make university life for humans precarious. The first book in the College Fae magic series about friendships between humans and the fae.

**Get it FREE! **

After gaining her B.A. degree in journalism Byrd worked as a reporter for a bunch of newspapers you never heard of in small towns you never heard of. Eventually she realized she could starve just as as easily writing her own stories as reporting on local vegetable festivals. 

She is owned by cats and horses. 

Amazon gift card, scented candle "Cast a Spell on You", bookmarks, and a variety of crystals 
Follow the tour HERE for special content and a giveaway!

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Silver Dagger Book Tours presents... STRANGE GIRLS: Women in Horror Anthology - SPOTLIGHT + GIVEAWAY!

Strange Girls 
A Women in Horror Anthology 
with stories selected by Azurra Nox 
Genre: YA Horror

For fans of American Horror Story, Shirley Jackson, and Creepshow.

You know them. Those girls that aren't quite like everyone else. Those girls who stand out in the crowd. Those girls that dare to be different. Those girls are dangerous.

In Strange Girls, twenty-one authors dare to tackle what makes the girls in this collection different. Vampires, selkies, murderous mermaids, succubus, and possessed dolls take center stage in these short stories that are sure to invoke feelings of quiet terror and uneasiness in the reader. Following the successful debut of Women in Horror anthology with My American Nightmare, Strange Girls is the sophomore effort to showcase these talented women in a genre that is often dominated by the male gaze.

Dare to take a walk on the dark side.

Stories in the Anthology:

24 Hour Diner by Charlotte Platt
Sideshow by Jude Reid
The Doll's House by Alyson Faye
Blood by Red Claire
Self-Portrait with Pears by Rachel Bolton
Personal Demons by Angelique Fawns
Friends with Benefits by E.F. Schraeder
Night Terrors by Angela Sylvaine
The Girl Who Never Stopped Bleeding by Sam Lauren
Leda and the Fly by Marnie Azzarelli
Jenny's Bobo by Hillary Lyon
Extinguishing Fireflies by Rebecca Rowland
The Eyes of the Dead by Danielle R. Bailey
My Mirror Wife by Ash Tudor
Pattern of Faerytales by Azzurra Nox
Campfire Tales: The Bloody Rings by Emma Johnson-Rivard
Cracked by Regan Moore
Angel of Death by Phoebe Jane Johnson
Her Garden Grows by Maxine Kollar
Revival by Madison Estes
A Song Only She Can Hear by Wondra Vanian
Tribal Influence by Erica Ruhe 

Born in Catania, Sicily, Azzurra Nox has led a nomadic life since birth. She has lived in various European cities and Cuba, and currently resides in the Los Angeles area. Always an avid reader and writer from a young age, she loved entertaining her friends with ghost stories. She loves horror movies, cats, and a good rock show. She dislikes Mondays and chick-flicks. CUT HERE, her debut paranormal urban fantasy was inspired by a nightmare the writer had a few years ago. Some of her favourite authors include Anne Rice, Oscar Wilde, Chuck Palahniuk, and Isabella Santacroce. 

$10 Amazon Giftcard 
Follow the tour HERE for special content and a giveaway!

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