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Saturday, February 27, 2021

RRR presents... A CHANCE ENCOUNTER by Rae Shaw - COVER REVEAL!

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Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers. 


Today, we're excited to be sharing a SUPER SECRET COVER REVEAL with you via Rachel's Random Resources!  It's the next release in a series from an author you may already be familiar with!  Ladies and gents, feast your eyes on today's big reveal...

















A Chance Encounter
by
Rae Shaw
Release Date: March 24, 2021



About the book...
Julianna Baptiste, a feisty bodyguard, finds her new job tedious, that is until her boss, the evasive Jackson Haynes, spikes her curiosity. Who is behind the vicious threats to his beautiful wife and why is he interested in two estranged siblings?

Mark works for Haynes’s vast company. He’s hiding from ruthless money launderers.

His teenage sister Ellen has an online friend whom she has never met. Ellen guards a terrible secret.

For eight years their duplicitous father has languished in prison, claiming he is innocent of murder. The evidence against him is overwhelming, so why does Mark persist with an appeal?

Keen to prove her potential as an investigator, Julianna forces Mark to confront his mistakes. The consequences will put all their lives in danger.




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About the author...



Rae Shaw is a pen name for the author Rachel Walkley.

Rachel is based in the North West of England. She read her first grown-up detective novel at the age of eleven, which proved to be a catalyst for filling many shelves with crime books, which still occupy her home and grow in number whenever she visits a book shop.

As well as crime, Rachel likes to unplug from the real world and writes mysteries that have a touch of magic woven into family secrets




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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. 

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Silver Dagger Book Tours presents... BAKE BELIEVE by Cori Cooper - EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY!

 


Bake Believe
by Cori Cooper
Genre: Middle Grade Contemporary Fantasy



Can it be real? Or is it bake believe?

All Cat Anderson wants out of life is a circle of friends to giggle with and a few cute boys to flirt with. Her first day of eighth grade is looking perfect—until a scheduling mishap places her in a culinary arts class.
Food, it turns out, is a very big deal. In her family there is a secret, too big to stay hidden any longer. A secret too fantastic to be real. Something happens when Cat bakes. Something impossible.










“Ohhhh! What’s that?” Robyn waits at my locker, her eyes getting bigger as I walk closer. I have a towering stack of Snickerdoodles on the plate in my hands. She darts around my elbow to reach for the topmost cookie.
 I say towering stack and I mean it. When Robyn removes one, she sets off the delicate balance, making my tower sway. I drop my backpack and throw my free arm around the plate, so the cookies don’t all hit the floor.
“Snickerdoodles.” I blow a strand of hair out of my face. “From Culinary.”
Robyn’s eyebrows lower. “Where did you get them?”
I roll my eyes. Seriously, she asks like I went all black clad and ninja cat burglared the nearest bakery. “From Culinary.” I say again, louder, and more distinct so she can’t misunderstand.
“You aren’t taking Culinary.”
“I am now.” I adjust my backpack by shrugging one shoulder.
“So…” Robyn examines the cookie she snitched. “You actually made these?”
“Well, yeah, with my group.”
Her face lights up like the sunrise over the Boise Foothills. “Oh, my gosh, this is the best day ever! I LOVE Snickerdoodles.” And she proceeds to shove the whole cookie in her mouth so both hands are free to grab some more.
I make a smooth turn to move the plate out of her reach. “Wait, didn’t you have Snickerdoodles already? In first hour?”
“Well, we made Snickerdoodles,” Robyn sighs, “But my whole group is boys and they ate everything. EVERYTHING. I barely escaped with my fingers. Please can I have more, pretty, pretty please, Cat, the smell is making me crazy and that is a TON of cookies.”
True story!
With all the snickering going on in our kitchen, Brigg, Paisley, Tobey, and I accidentally doubled the recipe. We divided the cookies onto five plates, one for everyone in our group and a plate for Mrs. Cake, but there are still about a zillion cookies for each of us to take home.
So, basically, I have more than enough to share with Robyn, and a small army if there happens to be one marching by on our walk home. I graciously lift the plate to the level of her nose.
Robyn takes a normal bite this time and closes her eyes. “These are SO good!”
I am SO happy she thinks so, but nothing looks good half-chewed. I stare at my fascinating shoes until she swallows.
“Wait a second! I need to know how you ended up in Culinary! This morning you didn’t even know what ‘culinary’ meant. Why are you taking Culinary now? Tell me more about this Culinary.”
I brush a few stray crumbs off my arm. Props to her for using the word culinary so many times in one sentence.





Cori Cooper lives in the magical Arizona Mountains, which she’s pretty convinced is the setting for all the fairy tales.
Besides writing stories, she adores hanging out with her family, playing board games, hiking and baking, baking, baking. Like Cat’s family, she’s positive Cinnamon Rolls fix everything.





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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

TCBR AWARENESS TOUR: One Jar of Magic by Corey Ann Haydu - REVIEW + GIVEAWAY!

Hi there!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.


Today, we welcome The Children's Book Review as we bring their latest Awareness Tour to you!  Today's star is oh so dear to my heart as it explores the relationships we have, from family to friend, and just what it truly means to be magical.  Ready or not, here comes my book of choice and blog tour guest...


One Jar of Magic
by
Corey Ann Haydu
9780062689856
Katherine Tegen Books

About the book...
Magic is like a dream. Delightful. Terrifying. Unreal.

Rose Alice Anders is Little Luck. Lucky to be born into the Anders family. Lucky to be just as special and magical as the most revered man in town—her father. The whole town has been waiting for Rose to turn twelve, when she can join them in their annual capturing of magic on New Year’s Day and become the person she was born to be.

But when that special day finally comes, Rose barely captures one tiny jar of magic. Now Rose’s dad won’t talk to her anymore and her friendships have gotten all twisted and wrong. So when Rose hears whispers that there are people who aren’t meant for magic at all, she begins to wonder if that’s who she belongs with.

Maybe if she’s away from all the magic, away from her dad telling her who she’s meant to be, who she has to be, Rose can begin to piece together what’s truly real in a world full of magic.



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I was stolen away by the magic in this one, but not in the ways that you might initially think.  Yes, it was FASCINATING to hear about the town's most magical family, their traditions, and how great it was going to be on the day of capturing.  That was definitely a curiosity that kept pulling my interest...but the real draw, the real moments that stole the show for me, were when we see the relationships in their full glory.  From the good to the bad, the ones built on superficial foundations and those that would stand the test of time...or a particularly hard twelfth birthday...THOSE were where my heart lingered.  Her bond with her brother warmed my heart.  The way that she connected with Stella had me smiling through the tough times she was experiencing.  When she found her true self, I couldn't help but be proud.  So while yes, the MAGIC was there, and abundant to those lucky enough to see it, it didn't mean the magic that those people were missing out on was any less AMAZING.

All in all, to me it was a realistic take on magic, if ever there could be one.  It doesn't remove the sparkle and shine, but it does make it clear that you being YOU is more than enough.  It's nice to have that little something extra, but that's exactly what it is...something EXTRA.  Having loads is nice, but having just what you need is even better.  Kind of like friends...




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About the author...




Corey Ann Haydu is the author of Eventown, The Someday Suitcase, and Rules for Stealing Stars and four acclaimed books for teens. She grew up in the Boston area, earned her MFA at the New School, and now lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her dog Oscar.




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Enter for a chance to win a set of books by Corey Ann Haydu,
 including One Jar of Magic.


One (1) grand prize winner receives:
A hardcover copy of One Jar of Magic
A hardcover copy of Eventown
A hardcover copy of The Someday Suitcase
A hardcover copy of Rules for Stealing Stars


Four (4) winners receive:
A hardcover copy of One Jar of Magic


The giveaway begins February 9, 2021, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends March 8, 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 publisher for the 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...



February 9

The Children's Book Review

https://www.thechildrensbookreview.com/

Book Review

February 10

Crafty Moms Share

https://www.craftymomsshare.com/

Book Review

February 11

The Children's Book Review

https://www.thechildrensbookreview.com/

Interview

February 12

Lisa's Reading

https://lisasreading.com

Book List

February 15

Barbara Ann Mojica's Blog

https://bamauthor.me

Book Review

February 16

The Children's Book Review

https://www.thechildrensbookreview.com/

Book List

February 17

Tales of A Wanna-Be SuperHero Mom

http://wannabesuperheromom.blogspot.com/

Book Review

February 18

J.R.s Book Reviews

https://jrsbookreviews.wordpress.com/

Book Review

February 19

Library Lady's Kid Lit

https://janemouttet.wordpress.com/

Interview

February 22

Word Spelunking

http://wordspelunking.blogspot.com/

Guest Post

February 23

Fairview Elementary School (Library)

https://fveslibrary.blogspot.com/

Book Review

February 24

Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

https://insatiablereaders.blogspot.com

Book Review

February 25

Bookbugca

https://bookbugca.wordpress.com/

Interview



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



Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Have you heard the BUZZ?: The Sound of Wings by Suzanne Simonetti - REVIEW!

Hi guys!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.


Today, we're spreading a little PRE BOOK BIRTHDAY BUZZ for a new title set to release this May via She Writes Press. It's a work of Women's Fiction that's all about letting go of the past, but not the lessons learned from it, embracing the future, and the gift that is the present in whatever form brings you joy. Sound good? Great...let's get started then. Ladies and gents, today's book spotlight shines on...




by
Suzanne Simonetti
9781647420444
She Writes Press
Release Date: May 4, 2021


About the book...
Seventy-year-old Goldie Sparrows faces declining finances, questionable health, and a late husband who torments her from the beyond. She seeks refuge in her butterfly garden, which is filled with voices and memories from long ago.

Jocelyn Anderson is a struggling writer who finds escape from her custody battle in the journal of her late mother-in-law. As she gets pulled through the pages of time, Jocelyn discovers her own husband has a hidden history she knows nothing about.

Is this secret now Jocelyn’s to keep?

Krystal Axelrod is living a life she never dreamed she could have. And yet the demons of a dysfunctional childhood and mean girl culture from her cheerleading days cast their shadow over her ability to feel whole, capable, and worthy. Does Goldie hold the key to Krystal’s path to freedom?









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At first, I wasn't certain I was going to get there. You know...that place where you lose yourself in the novel and can't bare to part from the page. Honestly, I was having a hard time keeping the characters straight, though Goldie was quite clear to my heart. Watching the relationships and connections build in this small town over time though...that was what really reeled me in. The way the friendships tethered them not only to themselves, but each other. The way their own histories seemed to come full circle by knowing not only themselves, but where they came from. The way we intimately meet each of these ladies, watch them overcome so much, and come out the better for it on the other side.

Jocelyn was the writer that couldn't...write that is. Writer's block would be the polite term, but truly she had roadblocks thrown up by her heart she was having great difficulty overcoming. Krystal was the town girl elevated to golden status by her marriage, and though it was one of love not convenience, there are some that won't let her forget where she came from and how easily she could be taken off that pedestal. Goldie was the long time resident of this little town with a art business to boot, but her own steady stand in life is threatened by life itself, and the memories that can't seem to be held back any more than the tide from the shore. Their stories all seem so separate, and yet there are ties that bind even they can't fathom. When everything comes to the surface, it is with a heavy heart, but perfect understanding that we see the bigger picture, and hear the beauty of those wondrous wings.

In the end, I was initially lost, but found my way (much like the characters)...same as the book did into my heart.  There is a portion of the story where a past transgression is shared that's been alighted to off and on throughout one person's journey, and yet you can't help but feel GOOD about it, or at least its outcome, and still see the beauty that surrounds everything thereafter.  




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About the author...



Suzanne Simonetti grew up in the New York suburbs just outside of the city. After earning a BS in marketing, she spent several years writing press releases, until she left her corporate job to focus on her passion for crafting fiction. She lives on Cape May Harbor with her husband. When not on her paddle board or yoga mat, she can be found at the beach trailing the shoreline for seashells, scribbling in her notebook, and channeling dolphins for meaningful conversation.





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Special thanks to the Caitlin Hamilton Marketing and Publicity, LLC team and She Writes Press for the copy for review. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, the publisher, this promotion, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is set to release May 4,  2021, so mark your calendar or pre-order your copy today!


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

Silver Dagger Book Tours presents... GREENBEARD THE PIRATE PIG by Andrea Torrey Balsara - SPOTLIGHT + GIVEAWAY!

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Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

Today, we're teaming up with Silver Dagger Book Tours to shine the bookish spotlight on a title that I actually read once upon a time.  It was great.  It was fun.  It was pirate-licious...and led by a little green bearded piggy to boot, you couldn't ask for more adventure.  So, get ready to sail the high seas as we focus in on today's title in the spotlight...

Greenbeard the Pirate Pig
by Andrea Torrey Balsara
Genre: Children's Adventure



Ahoy, my Piggywinkles! Sail with GREENBEARD THE PIRATE PIG as he sails the Seven Seas in search of ADVENTURE! With his ratty first mate, Snug Rumkin, Greenbeard sets sail on THE GOLDEN LETTUCE, determined to become a proper pirate!


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Most of the farmed foxes at SaveAFox are handed to them because they are sick, injured, or rejected, and therefore a liability or of no value to a fur farmer.

Mikayla Raines, founder / rescuer and her wonderful team are passionate about what they do and devoted to making a difference.

Their purpose is reflected in SaveAFox’s Mission Statement:
“To rescue and provide forever homes for captive-born, non-releasable wildlife.”

Balsara Boutique will be donating a % of proceeds raised from the Balsara fox series of pieces to Save A Fox. https://www.balsaraboutique.com/shop-collections





Andrea Torrey Balsara is a Canadian children’s author and illustrator who writes and illustrates for ages 3 and up. She is involved with children’s empowerment, and works to create stories that not only make children laugh, but makes them think. Her latest illustrated book, GREENBEARD THE PIRATE PIG , is a whimsical adventure about a guinea pig with a dream.


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Monday, February 22, 2021

Shining the Spotlight on... Broken by Evelyn Sola - EXCERPT + Author Q&A!

He swept into my life, like an unexpected storm. One minute I’m planning forever and the next, I’m left picking up the pieces. Three years have passed and now he’s back wanting to reclaim what once was. Can lightning strike twice or will they be left broken? Readers who love second chance romances will enjoy this diverse, contemporary romance. 

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JULIA
I never saw Noah Weston coming. He swept into my life like an unexpected storm, but soon, he was everything to me.
Until tragedy struck.
One day I was planning the rest of my life with my soulmate, and the next I was picking up the pieces of a love so strong, it broke me apart.
It took three years to put myself back together.
Three years until I was ready to move on.
I’ll never forget it. The day he came back.
Can lightening strike twice? Maybe, but when I look into his eyes, all I remember are the last words he ever spoke to me.
The words that left me broken.

NOAH
I loved her before I knew her name. She was more than just my heartbeat. Julia Blake was a dream too good to be true.
When real life invaded the bubble we had created, I was left a broken man.
I survived, but I was dead inside. Half the man I used to be.
The half I needed had a new life without me.
Three years later, I’m back to reclaim what I’ve lost.
I’m back for her, only she wants nothing to do with me.

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Excerpt

Copyright 2021 @Evelyn Sola

“Oh, really?” I take one shoe off and throw it at him as hard as possible. He manages to move before it makes contact. He’s not so lucky with the second shoe, and it hits him right on the shoulder. “Here! Take them! And for the last time, this is not our anniversary! You broke up with me, remember? This is a Friday night, and I planned on going out with a man I’m interested in getting to know and possibly fuck. Do you know why? Because I’m single!”
“Girl, watch your mouth. Don’t make me call your momma,” Mr. Hampton yells.
All the neighbors stare, waiting to see what we do next. Anger fuels my next steps as I stomp my way back to my house, but Noah and Greg are right behind me. A few of the neighbors have now stepped off their porch to stand on the sidewalk.
“You guys want a show?” I shout.
“Bring it, girl,” someone answers back.
“This is what I’m going to do with your anniversary flowers, you lying, selfish jerk.” I open the door and grab the arrangement. I walk to the middle of the street, lift it above my head, and slam it to the ground with all the strength I can muster. The vase shatters in the middle of the street, the two dozen roses bounce on the pavement, and the water from the vase rolls down the concrete. “Happy fucking anniversary, you liar! Go to hell or go back to your racist parents. I don’t care which, just stay the fuck away from me, or I swear to God, that limp will be the least of your problems!”
“Leave my parents out of this! This is between us, and for the record, I haven’t talked to them in months.”
“Sure. You managed to buy a house on your teacher’s salary, right? That’s realistic considering you’ve had the job for two months. Maybe you used your nonexistent teaching bonus as a down payment? God, you’re a liar, and I hate myself for never seeing you for the dishonest person that you are!”
“Why do you keep calling me a liar? What the fuck do you think I lied about?” he yells.
“You lied about everything!” I scream so loud I can feel the vein in my neck pulsing. I take a step closer and point my finger in his face. “I love you, Li. You’re my world, Li. I want you to have my baby, Li. I want to spend the rest of my life with you, Li.” I do a poor imitation of his voice as I scream in his face. “And you let me believe you were a struggling student just like me, not the son of millionaires. Everything about you is a lie. Our entire relationship was an illusion.”
“I meant all of that! I still want all of that with you, and I never told you I was struggling. We never even talked about money. Everything I said was true. Every feeling. I love you so much, it physically hurts to breathe sometimes.”




Q & A With Eveyln Sola

  1. Have you always wanted to be a writer?

No, I didn’t. I’ve always been an avid reader, but I never aspired to be a writer. I never thought I had it in me to tell a story from beginning to end and keep it interesting. Then around 2016/2017, I started reading Fifty Shades of Grey fanfiction. After about a year of being a reader, I was persuaded by a couple of people to write my own stories, so I did, and I haven’t looked back since. Once I did that, it didn’t take much to convince myself that I can create my own characters and my own world.

  1. Describe your typical writing day for us.

I try to do most of my writing in the morning. I’m fresher and more alert when I first wake up. I guess I’m what is known as that annoying morning person, but I have a fulltime job, which gets in the way of my passion. I try to do about an hour’s worth of writing before work and a few sprints during the day. My goal is to get two thousand word down each day. I don’t always make it, but that’s always my goal.

  1. Where does your inspiration come from?

Other writers in the Indie community inspire me. From people who have been at it for years, to those who are just starting out like me.

  1. How do you come up with your book titles?

All of my titles so far are one word. I try to find a verb that best captures the essence of the book.

  1. Can you share with us something about the book that isn't included with the blurb?

As you know, Broken is a second chance romance. One of my favorite romance tropes, by the way. The hero is the one who ends the relationship, and he shows back up three years later. He not only manages to get a job at the same place as the heroine, but he moves in across the street from her as well. He infiltrates her life in every way.

  1. Do you listen to music when writing? If so, can you share with us some of the songs that inspired you or that you listened to while writing?

I don’t listen to music when I write. I always have the TV on, however, and it’s usually on Investigation Discovery.

  1. Using only 3 words how would you describe Julia? Noah?

Julia is strong. I believe she’s a survivor. She’s also guarded.  Noah is resilient, brave, and definitely a fighter.

  1. What do you hope readers will take away from this book?

This is a story about two young people who find love until they are forced apart. It’s a story about family and the power of forgiveness.

About Evelyn Sola 

A Boston native, wife, mother, and wine enthusiast. If she’s not writing, thinking about writing, you will find Evelyn with a book in her hands. While a new publisher, she’s been writing for years, and she will continue to write for many years to come.

Evelyn is obsessed with assertive and confident men who will stop at nothing to get their woman. Her stories are filled with love, passion and humor.

She currently lives in Chicago, IL with her husband and two daughters.

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