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Sunday, February 26, 2017

STORYBOOK SUNDAY: The Road Home by Katie Cotton

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Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

We're celebrating another day of bookish fun with Storybook Sunday!  For those not up to speed on the post, I read a lot of great storybooks and thought, why not give them their own day in the sun.  Hence, Storybook Sunday!  Feel free to join the fun and create a post on your own site with the same name.  I'd love to see any linked up in the comments!  Anywho...back to the matter at hand.

Today, we're peeking between the pages of a surprise arrival in my mailbox from Abrams Books for Young Readers.  It's a beautiful book with a story that has more reality at its heart than most.  It actually lends it a darker quality, but also one of hope, and belief in the completeness of the circle of life.  Ladies, gents, and kiddos, time to pull up a chair.  Today's Storybook Sunday title is on deck...Image result for the road home by katie cotton and sarah jacoby

Katie Cotton
Illustrated by
Sarah Jacoby
Abrams Books for Young Readers

This is the story of several animal families making their way through the wilds to survive, thrive, and eventually come back home.  It shares the often dangerous journeys that they have to make simply to find a meal, secure a dwelling, build their family, and just enjoy life.  Along the way, little ones pop up that must learn these lessons and more if they are to carry on in this world...but just because the road isn't all sunshine and roses, it doesn't mean they must always be afraid.  It's that fine line between wary and fear that the parents must teach, and while the story focuses on animals, it doesn't mean a real life application is a stretch in the least.  These are not the best times we live in, what with all the upsets, uprisings, and unsettled communities out there, but it doesn't mean they can't be, or eventually be, if we only persevere and make it happen.  In the mean time, we carry on for the next generation and show them that home is where the heart is no matter how rough the road may get.

A timely story for a generation in transition with beautiful illustrations to touch the heart and capture the eye, this is a great addition to any home or school library.


Special thanks to the Abrams Books for Young Readers publicity team for the copy for review.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title ,the author, the illustrator, or the publisher, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title is available now, 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!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

BOOK BLAST: Sprinkled with Love by Jennifer Faye - EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY!

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Today, we're celebrating THE MONTH OF LOVE with a BOOK BLAST that's a perfect fit...with sprinkles to spare!  It's a Contemporary Romance title that sounds like it will have things heating up in the kitchen as well as "other places", if you know what I mean.  Ladies and gents, please join me as we welcome to the spotlight....

Sprinkled with Love
Jennifer Faye


About the book...
What does one do with a matchmaking cat named Romeo? Spirited and beautiful, Jillian Parker is one of Marietta’s newest business owners. Still, her mother worries about Jillian’s bare ring finger. So in order to give her mother something else to fuss over, Jillian adopts a cat named Romeo. He turns out to be anything but a docile lap cat. One snowy night, Romeo makes a break for it. With Jillian right on his heels, they have a near miss with a passing pickup driven by Avery Wainwright, one of Jillian’s closest friends. A rodeo accident has the sexy cowboy returning home to recuperate, and he’s not happy about it. So when Avery finds himself lassoed into the Bachelor Bake-Off, he turns to the one person who has always helped him out—Jillian. But will teaching him to take chances outside of the show ring have them both discovering that their feelings for each other run much deeper than they ever imagined?


~~~  EXCERPT  ~~~

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What in the world? There was something in the road. Avery tramped on the brakes. He squinted. Between the falling snow and the long shadows of evening, he was pretty certain it was a person. The pickup hit a patch of black ice. Though he hadn’t been going very fast, the vehicle refused to stop. Avery’s heart slammed into his ribs. “Move!” It wasn’t like the person could hear him, but he felt as though he had to do something to gain their attention. The distance between them was shrinking with every beat of his heart. Five feet. Four…Three…Two… And then the truck slid to a stop. The breath that had been trapped in Avery’s straining lungs rushed out. The surprise, worry, and fright all ganged up on him. In turn, anger pumped in his veins. What had this person been thinking to run out in front of a moving vehicle? He threw the pickup into Park. Ignoring the pain from his injured leg, he alighted from the truck. “What do you think you’re doing? I almost hit you—”

“You almost hit my cat.”

He immediately recognized the female voice. It was Jillian. What in the world was she doing in the middle of the road in the dark? With his heart still pounding, Avery stepped around the front of the idling vehicle. A cold breeze rushed past him, but it wasn’t enough to cool his temper. “Do you know how close you came to getting hit?”

“I had to save Romeo.”

Avery shifted his weight to his good leg. “Who? I thought we were talking about a cat.”

“Romeo is a cat.”

Jillian stepped in front of the pickup’s headlights and then she lowered her hood. His next words stuck in his throat. He hadn’t seen Jillian since his brother and sister graduated high school eight or so months ago. Since then he’d been in Marietta infrequently, spending all of his time going from one rodeo to the next. How was it possible that Jillian had grown even more beautiful? Her long hair was like spun gold and her ivory complexion was flawless. One of the things he admired about her was how she didn’t hide her beauty behind a bunch of makeup. Sure, she wore a little, but not too much. And this was the first time he’d been alone with her since she’d worked for him. Normally, he had no problem speaking to her, but suddenly things felt awkward. What was up with that?


About the author...

Author Jennifer Faye Award-winning author, Jennifer Faye pens fun, heartwarming contemporary romances with rugged cowboys, sexy billionaires and enchanting royalty. Internationally published with books translated into nine languages. She is a two-time winner of the RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Award, the CataRomance Reviewers' Choice Award, named a TOP PICK author, and been nominated for numerous other awards. Now living her dream, she resides with her very patient husband, amazing daughter (the other remarkable daughter is off chasing her own dreams) and two spoiled cats. When she's not plotting out her next romance, you can find her curled up with a mug of tea and a book.


Blast Giveaway

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$50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash
Ends 3/12/17

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author.


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Special thanks to Kathy at I Am A Reader, Not A Writer for the chance to participate in this promotion.  (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, or those tours on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above.

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

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