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...

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

RRR presents... Summer at the Santorini Bookshop by Rebecca Raisin - REVIEW!


Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers!
Today, we welcome back Rachel's Random Resources as we pack our bags and take a trip around the globe to a place where life takes on a slower pace, beauty surrounds, and dreams can come true. Sounds wonderful, right? Of course, it's not all sunshine and roses because there's a feisty little grandma working her own magic that's gonna prove to be a real handful, but lovable just the same. Ladies and gents, today's featured title and blog tour guest...


Summer at the Santorini Bookshop
by
Rebecca Raisin
HQ Digital 


About the book...
A Greek island holiday. A fake-dating pact. A chance at true love?

After losing her job as a book scout, hopeless romantic Evie needs a fresh start. So when she hears that her eccentric grandmother has just taken on a small bookshop in Santorini, Evie jumps at the chance to visit her.

But life on the island is not as idyllic as it first seems. Gran has a tempestuous relationship with her landlord and he’s threatening to take the bookshop away from her. So when Gran asks Evie to fake a romance with her landlord’s Greek God of a grandson, Georgios, to keep the family on side, she reluctantly agrees.

As the sun sets on Evie’s Greek holiday, can she save the bookshop – and fake date her way to love?


AMAZON US | UK | AUS



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Honestly? This was the perfect reading escape. It combined my love of stories of characters who love books as much as I do with a beautiful destination and the potential for happily-ever-after's all around. Was there mischief afoot? Definitely. Were there plans kept under wraps on both sides? Most assuredly. Was there time taken to enjoy the sweeter things in life like books, dogs, and the company of others? You bet... and I couldn't have loved that aspect more if I tried. 

Evie was a gem. Dealt a bad hand in the career department recently, she may have been down, but she wasn't out. Those unfortunate circumstances led her to Santorini, and the doorstep of her grandmother's bookish abode, on a mission to uncover what's really going on in her life, and to bring her home. The thing is, Gran has always been a free spirit and 8 husbands later, her ways haven't changed, nor are they about to, but that also means she may need a little help staying on this side of the law until she gets things squared away, so to speak. Evie is about to play a role in all of this that she never anticipated, but it also may turn out to be just what she needs to move to the next stage in her life. 

A great read filled with memorable characters, and a story you won't soon forget.  Whether you're traveling this summer or not, you won't want to miss this armchair adventure through life and love.



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About the author...


Rebecca Raisin writes heartwarming romance from her home in sunny Perth, Australia. Her heroines tend to be on the quirky side and her books are usually set in exotic locations so her readers can armchair travel any day of the week. The only downfall about writing about gorgeous heroes who have brains as well as brawn, is falling in love with them – just as well they’re fictional. Rebecca aims to write characters you can see yourself being friends with. People with big hearts who care about relationships and believe in true, once in a lifetime love. Her bestselling novel Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop has been optioned for film with MRC studios and Frolic Media.







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Special thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for the chance to bring this tour to you as well as the ebook for review. (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, April 16, 2024

RRR presents...The Suite Life by Portia MacIntosh - REVIEW!


Today's the day!
We're welcoming Rachel's Random Resources as they tour the latest release from author Portia MacIntosh and your next must read romcom! So pack your bags for Hawaii as we get ready to indulge in today's blog tour guest and ebook of choice...



The Suite Life
 by 
Portia MacIntosh
Boldwood Books

About the book...
Gigi isn't looking for the one. Just someone...!

As she gears up for her sister’s destination wedding in Hawaii, the countdown is on for Gigi to find a date. Just someone to prove to her friends and family that she's ok, and to stop the pitying looks would be great!

Of course she can’t wait to be bridesmaid for her sister, but it’s just not ideal that the best man is also her ex… especially when he is bringing his hot new reality star girlfriend!

But when Gigi arrives at the hotel in Hawaii to find there has been a mix-up with her room, and she’s been upgraded to a suite, things start to look up. Not only is the room bigger than her entire flat, but the staff are waiting on her hand and foot, and she’s being treated like royalty!

Something isn’t quite right, but The Suite Life suits Gigi, and why shouldn’t she pamper herself while she mends her broken heart? It may even lead to her finding the perfect date after all…

A laugh-out-loud, friends to lovers, close proximity romantic comedy from million-copy bestseller Portia MacIntosh.







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You've got to love a good romcom and author Portia MacIntosh brings us another story to find ourselves in, laugh out loud about, and fall in love with. 

Gigi was a hoot and the lengths she'd go through to have that plus one and avoid the stares and unwanted conversations was... sadly not unbelievable! I mean really, what's so scary about a single female? Are they dangerous? Are they wild? Or are they perhaps just living life on their own terms, and if they happen to find the one along the way, happy for the diversion? But I digress, Gigi was having trouble moving on, unlike her despicable ex, and the support that a plus one without expectations provided was too enticing to pass up. Twists and turns and wrongfully matched attempts later, she finds herself on the tropical island with someone she never expected, and yet might be just the right fit for her. 

You'll get caught up in the drama of it all, while chuckling at the missteps along the way (think our fun gal Gigi with a metal head!). There are definitely moments of clarity for many at this wedding celebration, and secrets that come to light, but by story's end, a wedding there will be, and perhaps, the chance for others in the near future. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 



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About the author...


Portia MacIntosh is the bestselling author of over 20 romantic comedy novels.

From disastrous dates to destination weddings, Portia’s romcoms are the perfect way to escape from day to day life, visiting sunny beaches in the summer and snowy villages at Christmas time. Whether it’s southern Italy or the Yorkshire coast, Portia’s stories are the holiday you’re craving, conveniently packed in between the pages.

Formerly a journalist, Portia has left the city, swapping the music biz for the moors, to live the (not so) quiet life with her husband and her dog in Yorkshire.




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Special thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for the chance to bring this tour to you. as well as the ebook for review. (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!

AWARENESS TOUR: Milo and His Magic Skateboard by Kristina Tanso, Illustrated by Sofie Engstrom Von Alten - GUEST POST + GIVEAWAY!


Hello there!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.  Today, we welcome The Children's Book Review as we host a stop along their current AWARENESS TOUR featuring Milo...an incredibly cute little doggo that gets to do some traveling, and we get to come along for the ride!  It really is an adorable story...couldn't help but give it a read through...but I digress, I'm not here for a review post.  I'm here to bring you a special GUEST POST from the author herself all about the trip of a lifetime.  Curious? Good because it's ready and waiting for you, so let's jump right in as we welcome today's blog tour guest...




by 
Kristina Tanso
Illustrated by
Sofie Engstrom Von Alten
9781738414000
Life Unfiltered Books

About the book...
Join Milo – an adorable French Bulldog – as he embarks on his very first adventure! Simply by clapping his little paws together and jumping on his magic skateboard, Milo takes flight and explores Europe! This fun, heart-warming adventure will charm children and adults alike, while exploring different iconic places and cultures!






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~~~ GUEST POST ~~~

If you could Build a trip of a lifetime, where would you go and with who?

... with author Kristina Tanso

In the movie, Shall We Dance, Susan Sarandon’s character eloquently says, “We need a witness to our lives. … You're saying, ‘Your life will not go unnoticed because I will notice it. Your life will not go un-witnessed because I will be your witness.’” While this stellar line was delivered in the context of a life partnership, it resonated deeply with me. 

Growing up where relocation on a regular basis was par for the course, I always felt like I was dipping in and out of someone else’s experience—witnessing their beautiful lives, knowing that in a year’s time, or even less, I would’ve fallen deep into the crevices of their memories. The only witness to my participation in these little moments in time were my own words that filled journals, carried in a portmanteau that followed me from one place to the next. And, while I am grateful that I was able to see some incredible places, and learn about foreign cultures, I always felt like something was missing—and I didn’t quite know why…

This sentiment is the heart and soul of Milo’s story in Milo and His Magic Skateboard, where his character is lucky enough to have a magic skateboard that takes him wherever he wants to go. All he needs to do is think of the place he wants to visit the most, clap-clap-clap his paws, and there he is! Yet with each passing moment, the excitement and novelty fade. He cannot fully enjoy the beauty, history, food, and all the magical things that each place he visits offers, because he feels as though something is missing. 

I wanted to subtly capture the emptiness one can feel—and that I have felt—amidst the most exciting of times and in the busiest of places. That phantom feeling of having someone next to you, whom you can turn to, to say, “wow”, to crack an inside joke, or share knowing laugh. Little big things that are constructed and conditioned by our social habits. And, so when I think of taking a trip of a lifetime, I immediately think of going somewhere with the people I love: life-long friends who share and bear witness to our lives. For me, those would be my closest girl friends with whom I’ve travelled with before, and share a similar travel style to. 

Our trip of a lifetime looks like this: we get a camper van at the northern tip of South Island in New Zealand, where our first stop is Marlborough Sounds. We swim with dolphins and close the day out with a visit to the famed Cloudy Bay winery, for a sophisticated meal and delicious New Zealand wine. Then, we make our way towards Christchurch to hike Kaikoura Range, and scale its highest peak, Tapuae-O-Uenuku, which is Mฤori for “footprint of the rainbow.” From there, we cut across the island to Arthur’s Pass, and make our way down to Queenstown where we ditch our camper van for one of those stunning design lodges Queenstown is known for. We taste all of New Zealand’s culinary offerings and offset our indulgences with daily hikes on one of the many collection of trails available to us. The adrenaline junkies amongst us may decide to paraglide, or bungy jump of Kawarau Bridge. Of course, a trip to the South Island is not complete without visiting the stunning Fiordland National Park, where we are treated to the sights of incredible nature and wildlife… and if we are lucky enough, the ever-elusive kakapo bird, a ground-dwelling parrot, that looks like a fluffy, green chicken. 

It’s of the utmost importance for me to give back, whenever I take a trip. So, throughout the journey, we will find ways to volunteer, whether it is working with children or doing something in the conservation space. And when it comes time to say goodbye to New Zealand, and to each other, we create space for gratitude. Gratitude for the fact that we shared a chapter of our lives together, filled with new stories, new inside jokes, and memories unique to us—reaffirming that this moment of our lives will not go un-noticed, because we have noticed it, and will carry it with us forever. 



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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Kristina Tanso is an animal lover whose life changed the day she rescued Milo from the streets of Hong Kong in May 2019. Milo and His Magic Skateboard is inspired by the real-life adventures the duo have had since: prompted by Kristina’s affinity for travel, and Milo’s curious personality. Kristina is also the author of the critically acclaimed psychological thriller, Bad Things (2023); and is a producer on Searching/or Chinook, a documentary about the future survival of the last remaining Southern resident orcas, starring Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones).

An advocate for mental health and spiritual well-being, Kristina’s articles on the topic are regularly featured on Medium. Outside of writing, Kristina works at the University of Oxford, and serves as a guest professor at a university in Asia.

You can learn more about Kristina and her work at www.kristinatanso.com.




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~~~   GIVEAWAY   ~~~



Enter the giveaway for the chance to win a signed hardcover copy of Milo and His Magic Skateboard and a customized sketch of Milo!






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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 author for sharing a bit of themselves with the guest post. (THANKS!) This post is sponsored by Kristina Tanso. The review and opinions expressed in this post are based on my personal view. 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

Monday, March 25, 2024
Book Review of Milo and His Magic Skateboard

Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Book Review of Milo and His Magic Skateboard

Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Author Interview with Kristina Tanso

Thursday, March 28, 2024
Book Review of Milo and His Magic Skateboard

Friday, March 29, 2024
Author Interview with Kristina Tanso

Monday, April 1, 2024
Book Review of Milo and His Magic Skateboard

Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Book Review of Milo and His Magic Skateboard

Wednesday, April 3, 2024
Book Review of Milo and His Magic Skateboard

Thursday, April 4, 2024
Author Article by Kristina Tanso

Friday, April 5, 2024
Book Review of Milo and His Magic Skateboard

Monday, April 8, 2024
Book Giveaway of Milo and His Magic Skateboard

Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Book Review of Milo and His Magic Skateboard

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Book Review of Milo and His Magic Skateboard

Thursday, April 11, 2024
Author Interview with Kristina Tanso

Monday, April 15, 2024
A Book Activity to Pair with Milo and His Magic Skateboard

Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Author Article by Kristina Tanso

Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Book Review of Milo and His Magic Skateboard


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




Monday, April 15, 2024

AWARENESS TOUR: Miranda Moose Loves Orange Juice by Melanie Brazdzionis, Illustrated by Ning Loo - GUEST POST + GIVEAWAY!


Welcome friends!
Today, we welcome The Children's Book Review as we shine a light on a storybook currently making its way through the blogosphere.  I'm bringing up the rear on this particular AWARENESS TOUR, but that doesn't mean I have anything less than something WONDERFUL for you!  Our post today features an article by the author all about finding your passion, and the right mix in life for you to bloom.  Sound good?  I thought so too.   Without further ado, I give you today's featured title and blog tour guest...


by
Melanie Brazdzionis
Illustrated by Ning Loo
9798988046004
Miranda Moose Publishers, LLC

About the book...
Miranda Moose Loves Orange Juice is a delightful tale about friendship, perseverance, and self-empowerment for ages 2-6. Follow Miranda as she embarks on an adventure to find her favorite drink! With the help of her farm animal friends, she discovers the power of self-reliance and realizes that what you need may only be as far as your own backyard! Filled with vivid illustrations and heartwarming rhymes, Miranda Moose Loves Orange Juice will captivate your little ones and leave them with a valuable lesson.







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~~~   GUEST POST   ~~~


๐ŸŒป  Bloom  ๐ŸŒป
Written by Melanie Brazdzionis

I’ve often wondered about those of us lucky enough to know, at a very early age, who they are and what they’re going to be in life. For some it seems to be super obvious because they have a huge talent. Let’s take Taylor Swift, for example. I think of Taylor as a variety of a long-lasting daisy. She bloomed in early spring. Her career will likely last throughout the fall of her life, if not longer. Many, if not most of us, are not that lucky. We struggle to find out who we are or what we came here to do. It used to be said that the average person will change jobs or careers at least three times in their lifetime. According to Google, that number is now up to five times or higher. I’ve changed careers several times myself, but now believe I’ve finally ascertained who I was meant to become.

Acknowledging an Underlying Passion
I grew up playing games like Scrabble and Boggle. I like crosswords and word scrambles. I enjoy words in different languages. But most of all, I love rhyming words. In my 20s, I wrote song lyrics. Now I find it engaging to not only draft a rhyming manuscript, but to edit it as well. I enjoy the time spent in the process of writing and editing. At 60, I’ve finally identified the passion that’s been with me for a lifetime.

Finding Joy
It’s taken me over 30 years to realize that I am good at many things; I just needed to find where I was willing to persevere. During the pandemic, I had plenty of time on my hands to do whatever I wanted. So, I decided to do only things that I enjoyed. I played the piano and sang. I returned to studying the beautiful language of French because I’ve always wanted to be fluent. I practiced yoga every morning because it brought me peace. I went on long hikes with my husband for the exercise and companionship. Doing these things made me realize that I was nourishing my soul with love and attention.

After weeks of continuing to bring myself joy, I suddenly had the desire to do something more that would deeply fulfill me. That’s when I found the courage to pull out the story of Miranda Moose Loves Orange Juice that had been sitting at the bottom of my ‘Someday-Maybe’ list for years. Following the path of doing only those things that brought me joy, I found out that I could do this: write a children’s book. I not only completed the first, but I’ve continued to write an additional three books, which I am now looking forward to publishing over the next couple of years.

Juxtaposed to Taylor Swift, I see myself as a winter bloom—a poinsettia, if you will, that still has great potential to stay hardy for several more years—as long as I continue to nurture myself.

Give to Yourself
We’ve all heard the age-old adage to “use your time wisely.” I say, “use your time lovingly.” If you’re still wondering what you want to be when you grow up, give yourself some loving attention. Focus on what is fun for you. Ask yourself the difficult question, “If I could do one thing right now, anything I want to do, what would that be?” Pick a few things that you really enjoy doing. Then give yourself permission to do them! Give yourself the time to do them. Do at least one of those things every day—or as often as you can...and watch yourself. You just might bloom.




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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


As a stay-at-home mother, Melanie Brazdzionis spent much of her time engaging, educating, and entertaining her two children. 

Miranda Moose Loves Orange Juice was a result of those very efforts.

Prior to becoming a mother, Melanie wrote lyrics and music for her original rock band in the late 1980s. More recently, she launched a virtual assistant business to edit other people’s newsletters and websites. Her current focus is on creating and publishing stories to entertain other people’s children. 

When Melanie is not writing, she is practicing yoga, playing piano, studying French, hiking, or traveling. Melanie lives with her husband in Connecticut.

For more information, visit www.mrs-melanie.com.


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ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR

Ning Loo has harbored a deep love for creating, sharing, admiring, and learning about art since childhood. Encouraged by her parents from a tender age, Ning’s early drawings, though crude, sparked admiration and encouragement from her family.

A graduate of the University of Edinburgh with a degree in biotechnology, Ning’s passion for drawing and painting has remained a constant throughout her life. She eagerly anticipates every opportunity to immerse herself in her beloved art supplies, finding solace and joy in the creative process.

When presented with the chance to illustrate Miranda Moose Loves Orange Juice, Ning’s excitement knew no bounds; she couldn’t help but do a little dance right in the middle of her office! Her journey with MMLOJ has been nothing short of delightful. Collaborating with the gracious author, Ning brought to life cozy characters adorned in charming outfits, all the while discovering more about her unique art style.

Ning feels privileged to be a part of this enchanting book and hopes that her illustrations will bring comfort, wonder, and joy to readers of all ages, spreading the magic of Miranda Moose’s adventures far and wide.



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Enter the giveaway for your chance to win a signed hardcover copy or a 25-book classroom set of Miranda Moose Loves Orange Juice!




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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 author for sharing a bit of themselves with the guest post. (THANKS!) This post is sponsored by Melanie Brazdzionis. The review and opinions expressed in this post are based on my personal view. 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

Friday, March 22, 2024
Book Tour Kick-Off

Monday, March 25, 2024
Book Review of Miranda Moose Loves Orange Juice

Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Book Review of Miranda Moose Loves Orange Juice

Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Book Review of Miranda Moose Loves Orange Juice

Thursday, March 28, 2024
Book Review of Miranda Moose Loves Orange Juice

Friday, March 29, 2024
Book Review of Miranda Moose Loves Orange Juice

Monday, April 1, 2024
Book Review of Miranda Moose Loves Orange Juice

Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Book Review of Miranda Moose Loves Orange Juice

Wednesday, April 3, 2024
Book Review of Miranda Moose Loves Orange Juice

Thursday, April 4, 2024
Book Giveaway of Miranda Moose Loves Orange Juice

Friday, April 5, 2024
Book Review of Miranda Moose Loves Orange Juice

Monday, April 8, 2024
Book Review of Miranda Moose Loves Orange Juice

Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Book Review of Miranda Moose Loves Orange Juice

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Book Review of Miranda Moose Loves Orange Juice

Thursday, April 11, 2024
Book Review of Miranda Moose Loves Orange Juice

Monday, April 15, 2024
An article by Author Melanie Brazdzionis


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



Thursday, April 11, 2024

BOOK SPOTLIGHT on... Surprisingly Us by Erin Hawkins!

Looking for your next read? Fan of Contemporary Romance and opposites attract? Well then, KEEP READING because I think you just struck INSPIRATION GOLD! Coming to you today via Literally Yours PR, I'm shining the BOOK SPOTLIGHT on a NEW RELEASE title that you don't want to miss!

A fake relationship between childhood friends has a reformed playboy and determined dancer wondering if opposites really do attract...


 

Surprisingly Us
by
Erin Hawkins

About the book...


Colette

I’ve spent the last eighteen years of my life living and breathing dancing, there’s been no time for anything else. Now, as a seasoned member of The City Ballet, my goal of becoming a principal dancer is within reach. But in order to land a pivotal lead role, the choreographer wants more passion and emotion in my dancing. The problem? My lack of experience with relationships and love. The solution? I need to start dating, if only as research for the coveted role.

I’m used to drilling footwork. Repetition. Muscle-memory. But how can I practice dating?

I never imagined Rhys Spencer, my childhood friend and notorious ladies’ man, would be the answer.


Rhys

I’ve only come back to NYC to claim my trust fund, but being faced with losing control of my parents’ legacy foundation to my cousin and rival has me rethinking my plans. Though my reputation as a ladies’ man paints me in an unfavorable light with the foundation board and has me desperate to change my ways, if only temporarily.

My childhood friend, Colette Davenport, is the perfect fake girlfriend. She’s talented, gracious, and stunning. With her on my arm, I’ll have no problem convincing the board I’m the right man for the position. Everyone is shocked by the pairing of the sweet, yet determined ballet dancer and a tattooed bad boy with a BIG reputation.

When the competition intensifies, and I blindside Colette with a new proposal, things start to heat up. Soon, I’m on my knees for a different reason and I’m breaking all our rules.

With every kiss, every touch, I’m even more desperate to have her. To keep her for myself. I never want our arrangement to end, and no one is more surprised than me.


Surprisingly Us, an all-new must-read, spicy rom-com from bestselling author Erin Hawkins is now available!



 

Start reading today!

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For more information about Erin Hawkins and her books, visit her website: https://authorerinhawkins.com



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


Rockstar Book Tours presents... A THUNDERING OF MONSTERS by S.A. Patrick - REVIEW + GIVEAWAY!

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the A THUNDERING OF MONSTERS by S.A. Patrick Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my review, take a chance and enter the giveaway, then click on over to the other sites participating for more bookish fun!


Title: A THUNDERING OF MONSTERS (Songs of Magic #2)

Author: S.A. Patrick

Pub. Date: April 2, 2024

Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 400

Find it: Goodreadshttps://books2read.com/A-THUNDERING-OF-MONSTERS

The spell-slinging, shape-shifting, and epic fantasy adventure concludes in Book Three of the Songs of Magic trilogy!

After confronting the evil Hamelyn Piper, Patch Brightwater, his dracogriff friend Barver, and an army of Pipers have been transported to a mysterious island where they find themselves trapped with monstrous beasts. Meanwhile, their shapeshifting friend, Wren, has been captured by the nefarious villain and is working hard to escape a pair of magic-dampening manacles.

Clad in his suit of impenetrable black armor, with traitorous dragons on his side, the Piper of Hamelyn hunts for a mythical amulet to achieve true immortality. But Erner Whitlock, an apprentice in the Piper’s Custodian Elite, is on the verge of discovering yet another foe with even more sinister plans . . . Can Patch and friends reunite in time to prevent destruction from raining on the world?

S.A. Patrick’s Songs of Magic trilogy is a brilliant retelling of one of the darkest legends of all time, "The Piper of Hamelyn." Combining folklore with the very best of modern storytelling, the books will delight young fantasy fans who are hungry for perilous quests, friendships forged on the road, and an inventive magic system that thrills the imagination.



 



This was the epic conclusion to a fantastic trilogy that we didn't even know we were looking for!  If you haven't had a chance to start this one from the beginning, I highly suggest you do because there is SO MUCH high flying fun, dastardly doings, magical mishaps, and dangers to dodge, you DON'T want to miss a moment.  Seeing this ragtag group of friends come together to fight the ultimate evil, when merely once upon a time they weren't even strangers to one another, but individual lives going about their business unaware of the others existence.  To go through everything they've already gone through and continue pushing past the adversity, obstacles, and downright death PROMISES being thrown their way...it just goes to show that ULTIMATE POWER does not make a true hero (or heroine).  It's the size of their heart, their commitment to the cause, the way they treat others, and how they handle the ups and downs that life gives them.  Could Patch have thrown in the flute AGES ago?  Sure...and everyone was rooting for him to do it even, but that small inner voice that told him it wouldn't be right, that he could DO something to help the greater good even if there weren't hoards of people behind him, and the vague hope of a dream in front of him...that voice along with the little family these guys created won out, became his "theme music" so to speak, and kept him going.  The could be said for his band of friends...from Wren to Barver and back again.  They all needed something, were reaching for someone, and in this motley crew they found it and more.

If you're a fan of high adventure, fantasy, and friendship, this is the book, nay the series for you!  Don't miss out on the tale within, the lessons to be learned, and the dreams to be shared.


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About S.A. Patrick:

S. A. Patrick was born in Belfast. When he was a child, he wanted to write video games, become and author, and have magical powers. The first two came true. If he ever does get magical powers, he hopes people like dragons and griffins because there will suddenly be a lot of them around. He lives in England.

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a finished copy of A THUNDERING OF MONSTERS, US Only.

Ends April 23rd, midnight EST.



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