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Saturday, January 23, 2021

Silver Dagger Book Tours presents... CLASS OF '95 by Laurie Oknowsky - EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY!

 

Class of '95
by Laurie Oknowsky
Genre: Contemporary Romance

What would you do if you got a second chance at true love? When Eunice Rysner meets the sexy Jake Castellano, she already knows he’s going to be trouble. Though she tries to push him away to spare them both a lot of heartache, Jake is persistent. But his vindictive girlfriend and Eu’s nemesis since eighth grade, Geri Thompson, is determined to keep him all to herself-by whatever means necessary.
Even twenty years later, when the three meet up again in Long Island at their high school reunion, Eunice-now a successful novelist-can’t deny the feelings she still has for Jake. As she reacquaints herself with the now-divorced love of her life, she can’t help but wonder if this is finally the time to stand up for herself and give in to true love. But if she does, Geri may just steal everything she’s ever wanted from her yet again.








Look, Jake, lets just end this before it starts. You dont want to be friendly with a loser like me. Why dont you go to the back of the bus with the more socially-acceptable crowd?” We pulled into the school’s parking lot, and I gathered my things. “Being my friend will just be social suicide. Im doing you a favor.

Chapter 4, meeting Jake – Class of ‘95






Laurie Oknowsky had her start as a community author on Wattpad and Inkitt. As her success morphed into something worth trending about, she made the leap into the world of traditional publishing. Class of 95’ is her debut book being published with Ukiyoto Publishing House. Not only is this a work of fiction, it is also a very personal account of a time of awkward adolescence into the hopeful aspirations of a chaste adult.




Follow the tour HERE for special content and a giveaway!

$15 Amazon giftcard – 1 winner,
Paperback copy of Class of '95 – 5 winners!
 

Friday, January 22, 2021

Heading back to Wildstone for...THE FOREVER GIRL by Jill Shalvis - REVIEW + GIVEAWAY!

Hi there!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

Today, we're shining the book spotlight on the latest addition to the WILDSTONE series from author Jill Shalvis via William Morrow! It's a Contemporary Romance that, while a part of the series, stands quite well on its own, and all the better for it so YOU can dive in and feel like part of the gang....although some of the characters are having a hard time of exactly that right now!  Anywho, let's make our way back to Wildstone for today's book of choice...


Wildstone, Book 6
by
Jill Shalvis
9780062897855
William Morrow

About the book...
When Maze returns to Wildstone for the wedding of her estranged bff and the sister of her heart, it’s also a reunion of a once ragtag team of teenagers who had only each other until a tragedy tore them apart and scattered them wide.

Now as adults together again in the lake house, there are secrets and resentments mixed up in all the amazing childhood memories. Unexpectedly, they instantly fall back into their roles: Maze their reckless leader, Cat the den mother, Heather the beloved baby sister, and Walker, a man of mystery. 

Life has changed all four of them in immeasurable ways. Maze and Cat must decide if they can rebuild their friendship, and Maze discovers her long-held attraction to Walker hasn’t faded with the years but has only grown stronger.






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With that GORGEOUS summery cover calling your name, how can you possibly resist a trip back to Wildstone?  For readers, the obvious answer is YES...but for the characters...you might want to see exactly what they're stepping into, and why running the other way SERIOUSLY crossed their minds...


Once upon a time, they were tight as tight could be.  Brother and sisters of the heart, they knew bloodlines were not all that made someone family, but when tragedy struck, guilt was taken unnecessarily, and deep seated insecurities rear their ugly heads...well, it's easier to run than to face your fears, right?  Thing is...you can only run so far, so fast...and eventually it all catches up to you.  Grant it, you don't anticipate the catch up time being your life's anchor's wedding, but hey...it WAS coming!  Why not face it with pizazz?!  Can I just say prepare for fireworks of ALL kinds?  Yeah, SO MANY kinds because things are about to come to a boiling point and where there's steam, you're bound to find fire...

The connection these four had is enviable, but the state we find them in...so much less so.  Don't worry, things begin to get sorted, but definitely not before they get much MUCH messier.  We get the skinny on events as they unfold from all four of our main characters, which certainly gives us a well rounded picture to play with.  Cat is their anchor; she always knew how to draw them together and make things right, but even she's out of sorts at the moment with the wedding (that really shouldn't be because though I love the puppers, Dillion was not growing on me).  Heather is definitely the heart, but her reluctance to share her own hiccups over the last few years broke mine.  Maze was a wild card, and though she hasn't truly settled her competitive streak, nor her take it all to heart ways, she's definitely grown...and still carrying the weight of the world on her shoulders.  Walker doesn't really have room to talk because HELLO...dude took off and ensconced himself in brick walls of another variety (military, FBI, the works!)...but he did keep in touch with most of them, so there is that.  She plus he is also a highly volatile combination...as in hearts have been broken and could still break further, but they could also be the best thing that ever happened to each other if given the proper chance.


So many roads to travel, but all of them made better with true friends, true family by your side...and these four know that lesson inside and out.  A great add to the series, and a great read for Contemporary Romance fans!  If you've not picked up a Wildstone book, or a work by this author for that matter, you don't know what you're missing!



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About the author...


New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website, www.jillshalvis.com, for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.




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~~~ YOUR CHANCE TO WIN ~~~






Up for grabs...
(1) paperback copy of THE FOREVER GIRL by Jill Shalvis!

Open to US residents only; no P.O. Boxes please.
Entries accepted now through January 31st, 2021. Winner will be drawn and emailed, having 48 hours to respond with their full name and mailing address which will be provided to the publisher for prize send out. SFIR is not responsible for lost or undelivered prizes, though if you let me know, I'll gladly contact the sponsor to follow up! Good luck!



>>> CLICK HERE <<<
to access the RAFFLECOPTER FORM to enter!




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Special thanks to Jes at HarperCollins Publishers for the copy for review as well as the chance to bring this tour to you. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, or the publisher, feel free to click through the link provided above. This title is newly available this month via William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, so be on the lookout for it on a bookstore shelf or virtual retailer of your choosing.


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


Thursday, January 21, 2021

TCBR AWARENESS TOUR: I Miss You Most by Cassie Hoyt - REVIEW + GIVEAWAY!

Hi there!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.



Today, we've teamed up with The Children's Book Review as we shine the bookish spotlight on a Children's Picture Book title that's aimed at helping kiddos cope with our new reality. Yes, my friends, social distancing is not simply for the introverted, but everyone nowadays as we all try to take care of ourselves and each other, but that enforced distancing from others can be hard to understand for adults, let alone wee ones. Enter today's blog tour guest and ebook of choice...



I Miss You Most
by
Cassie Hoyt
Illustrated by
Stefanie St. Denis
9780228836070
Tellwell Talent


About the book...
Love knows no distance. I Miss You Most helps children through the heartache of distance by showing them how to hold their loved ones near. Whether exploring the seas as pirates or twirling like ballerinas, imagination can bridge even the greatest distance. Because time with those you love is the most magical thing of all!







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It's a Picture Book we never thought we would need for a generation that needs it more than they even realize. 

This brightly colored, whimsically illustrated book helps remind little ones that yes, we may be apart in distance, but we are still hand in hand within our hearts. It suggests the use of imagination to have adventures while we stay safe. It makes a case for all the fun to be had virtually or across the wires as we help stop the spread of this pandemic. It gives little ones that extra ray of hope that one day our new norm will be in the past and we will once again be able to gather with those we love with less fear of putting them or ourselves at risk. It quietly asks us to do our part to make it to a better tomorrow...and in light of everything that has happened, and the progress that has been made thus far, I truly don't believe it to be too much.




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About the author...


Cassie Hoyt is a children’s author and perfusionist. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two sons. She enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family. Inspiration for her books typically comes from her silly boys or fond memories of her childhood. Learn more about Cassie’s upcoming works at www.cassiehoyt.com.



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Enter for a chance to win an autographed copy of Cassie Hoyt’s I Miss You Most and a $100 Barnes and Noble e-gift card!



One (1) grand prize winner receives:
A hardcover copy of I Miss You Most, autographed by Cassie Hoyt
A $100 Barnes and Noble e-gift card



Two (2) winners receive:
A hardcover copy of I Miss You Most, autographed by Cassie Hoyt



The giveaway begins January 7, 2021, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends February 7, 2021, at 11:59 P.M. MT.







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Special thanks to Bianca at The Children's Book Review for the chance to bring this tour to you and copy for review. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, 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...


Jan 7

The Children's Book Review

https://www.thechildrensbookreview.com/

Tour Kick-Off


Word Spelunking

http://wordspelunking.blogspot.com/

Book Review



Jan 8

Lisa's Reading

https://lisasreading.com

Beyond the Book Activity



Jan 11

J.R.s Book Reviews

https://jrsbookreviews.com/

Book Review



Jan 12

Library Lady's Kid Lit

https://janemouttet.wordpress.com/

Book Review



Jan 13

Fairview Elementary School (Library)

https://fveslibrary.blogspot.com/

Book Review



Jan 14

Tales of A Wanna-Be SuperHero Mom

http://wannabesuperheromom.blogspot.com/

Beyond the Book Activity



Jan 15

Barbara Ann Mojica's Blog

https://bamauthor.me

Book Review



Jan 18

icefairy's Treasure Chest

http://icefairystreasurechest.blogspot.com/

Book Review



Jan 19

Over Coffee Conversations

https://gmarciano.blogspot.com

Beyond the Book Activity



Jan 20

Confessions of a Book Addict

http://www.confessionsofabookaddict.com

Book Giveaway



Jan 21

Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

https://insatiablereaders.blogspot.com

Book Review



Jan 22

Heart to Heart

tynea-lewis.com

Book Review




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


Wednesday, January 20, 2021

RRR presents... LET ME LOVE YOU by Lasairiona McMaster - SPOTLIGHT!

Hi there!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.


Today, we're shining a spotlight on a new title from author Lasairiona McMaster with a stop along the Rachel's Random Resources tour!  If you've been following along the tours featuring this author's work, you're probably already acquainted with a few, but if not, there's no time like the present!  Ready or not, here comes today's title in the spotlight...



Let Me Love You
by
Lasairiona McMaster

About the book...
Jilted by the only woman he’s ever loved, Jeremy Lewis is a man on a mission to be a renowned player – both on and off the ice. Who needs monogamy anyway?

But when he falls during a game, Jeremy finds himself laid-up with a potentially career-ending injury and his support network, suddenly gone. His best friend, AJ, is busy in a new relationship, his teammates are pursuing their own dreams of hockey stardom, and Jeremy is left frustrated, broken and alone.

Will their friendship survive AJ’s new relationship? Are Jeremy’s feelings for Chelsea truly a thing of the past? And can he persevere through his recovery to get back on the ice?



AMAZON  USUK



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About the author...


Lasairiona McMaster writes sassy, classy and badassy women and strong, yet vulnerable men. She challenges reader's expectations by openly dealing with mental health issues, often exploring tough-to-handle topics and 'taboos' and books with a whole lotta heart.

She can either be found enjoying a gin and lemonade by the Irish sea, or baking sweet treats in her kitchen while singing at the top of her lungs. When she's 'home' in Texas, and isn't eating fresh-popped popcorn while buying things she has absolutely no need for in Target, she can be found at Chuys eating her body weight in chips and queso and washing it down with a margarita swirl. She loves to make friends out of strangers.



BLOG  |  FACEBOOK  |  TWITTER




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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 tour for more bookish fun!



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


Tuesday, January 19, 2021

TCBR AWARENESS TOUR: The Sea in Winter by Christine Day - REVIEW + GIVEAWAY!

Hi there!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.


Today, we're hosting a stop along The Children's Book Review tour starring a new(ish) release via Heartdrum, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers.  The title is not something that truly stands out on its own (though the cover is starkly gorgeous!), but the story within will touch your heart in so many ways.  Ladies and gents, Middle Grade Fiction fans of all ages, may I presents today's blog tour guest and book of choice...



by
Christine Day
9780063078222
Heartdrum

About the book...
It’s been a hard year for Maisie Cannon, ever since she hurt her leg and could not keep up with her ballet training and auditions.

Her blended family is loving and supportive, but Maisie knows that they just can’t understand how hopeless she feels. With everything she’s dealing with, Maisie is not excited for their family midwinter road trip along the coast, near the Makah community where her mother grew up.

But soon, Maisie’s anxieties and dark moods start to hurt as much as the pain in her knee. How can she keep pretending to be strong when on the inside she feels as roiling and cold as the ocean?




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What did I expect going into this one?
Honestly, I'm not certain.  I think I was rather curious to see how the title played out, the significance of it, and what the overall message of the story would be.  I read the "about" when the tour opportunity came along, but had since forgotten the ins and outs, and rather unlike me, didn't read the back cover prior to starting.  So, you might say, I was in a sea of mystery, waiting to discover treasure of my own...and boy did I ever.

I'm not ashamed to admit this book had me in tears.  Yes, several times in fact, I was so moved by Maisie's journey, so touched by her struggles, so confident in my own recognition of having been there too at various points in my own life that I was connected to her full heartedly.  She was just a young girl reaching for her dreams, and fate, circumstances, a moment of careless freedom that should have been fine, turned everything south, leaving her unmoored in a wintery sea (often described as cold, choppy, and lonely).  Her friends were all connected to her dream.  Her life was fully focused on one day dancing before an audience as the prima in a show she was destined for.  What was she to do when the unexpected sidelined her...but try, try again?  It wasn't the trying that was the problem, but the pushing of things too far, too fast.  The allowance of all the hurt she was feeling, both physically and mentally, to get the better of her.  Alone, she may have continued to be the hurt person that hurt others...but with the help of her family, once she lets them in whether she wants to or not, she can take the first steps needed to find herself, her center, and her possibilities once again.

OMG...okay, I need to stop now because I'm seriously tearing up just typing this.  Suffice it to say that there is SO MUCH HEART, SO MUCH UNDERSTANDING, SO MUCH of the things that everyone feels in some fashion at some time while struggling to figure out up from down once again that it's a book that really needs to be in the hands of young readers...AND beyond.  It carries messages of not only acceptance and validation of the various emotions we go through, but also the strength found in familial and ancestral ties, the courage we can glean from our histories, the power of choice, and the impact we can have on not only our world, but that of others.  Do yourself a favor, grab a copy for yourself, and share it with a friend...I think you'll be amazed at the doors it just might open up.



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About the author...


Christine Day is the author of The Sea in Winter and I Can Make This Promise, which was a best book of the year from Kirkus, School Library Journal, NPR, and the Chicago Public Library as well as an American Indian Youth Literature Award Honor Book and a Charlotte Huck Award Honor Book.

You can visit her online at www.bychristineday.com



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Enter for a chance to win a set of two books by Christine Day, including The Sea in Winter.

One (1) grand prize winner receives:
A hardcover copy of The Sea in Winter by Christine Day
A hardcover copy of I Can Make This Promise by Christine Day


Four (4) winners receive:
A hardcover copy of The Sea in Winter by Christine Day



The giveaway begins January 5, 2021, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends February 5, 2021, at 11:59 P.M. MT.




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Special thanks to Bianca at The Children's Book Review for the chance to bring this tour to you and to the Harper Collins Publishers team for the ARC for review. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, 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...




TOUR SCHEDULE

Jan 5

Some the Wiser

https://somethewiser.com

Review


Jan 6

Lisa's Reading

https://lisasreading.com

Book List


Jan 7

Life Is What It's Called

www.lifeiswhatitscalled.blogspot.com

Review


Jan 8

Library Lady's Kid Lit

https://janemouttet.wordpress.com/

Review


Jan 11

Fairview Elementary School (Library)

https://fveslibrary.blogspot.com/

Review


Jan 12

The Children's Book Review

https://www.thechildrensbookreview.com/

Review & Book List


Jan 13

Barbara Ann Mojica's Blog

https://bamauthor.me

Review


Jan 14

icefairy's Treasure Chest

http://icefairystreasurechest.blogspot.com/

Review


Jan 15

Heart to Heart

tynea-lewis.com

Giveaway


Jan 18

A Dream Within A Dream

http://adreamwithindream.blogspot.com

Review


Jan 19

Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

https://insatiablereaders.blogspot.com

Review


Jan 20

Tales of A Wanna-Be SuperHero Mom

http://wannabesuperheromom.blogspot.com/

Review


Jan 21

Word Spelunking

http://wordspelunking.blogspot.com/

Giveaway


Jan 22

ShootingStarsMag

https://shootingstarsmag.net/

Review


Jan 23

Glass of Wine, Glass of Milk

http://glassofwineglassofmilk.blogspot.com/

Review



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


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