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Sunday, January 21, 2018

STORYBOOK SUNDAY: Celebrating the power of pink...

HI guys and gals!
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.


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Today, Storybook Sunday is celebrating the power of pink!  That's right. We're joining millions of women around the world as they come together this weekend to commemorate the 2017 Women's March...and do it all over again.  What IS the Women's March?  Good question.  The best explanation I've seen is this...

We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families - recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.



If you've had the pleasure of joining one in person, do tell!  If not, never fear...there are many ways to participate in your own little way, including reading and sharing the first book in our pink duo today.  So, without further ado, I give you today's storybooks of choice...



by
Andrew Joyner
9781524772260
Schwartz & Wade

While a lovely commemoration of the Women's March that took place round the world January 21, 2017, it's also a great reminder of just how loud our forces can be when used as one. It's a visual representation of not simply a pink hat traveling here, there, and everywhere, being used for a variety of purposes and with so much strength in its fibers to withstand anything and everything, but of the power of women and why equal rights in all aspects of life is not simply a desire...but a right.



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Priscilla and the Pink Planet

by
Nathaniel Hobbie
Illustrated by
Jocelyn Hobbie
9780316735797
Little Brown and Company

Priscilla is a wonderful girl who simply has had too much of a good thing...the color pink! She sets out to find another color, ANY COLOR in her rosy hued world. When a potential find is made, she discovers there's more to this single colored land than meets the eye...but with a little eye-opening suggestion from Priscilla herself, perhaps the beauty of the color can be found anew.

This was another unexpected find at my library's second chance bookstore and boy am I ever glad I found it! It reminded me very much of a pink-hued Dr. Seuss story in both writing and illustrations. Our leading little lady is charming, as is her endeavor to brighten her world, plus the ingenuity she displays when push comes to shove was ace. A great story for fans of the color pink, or simply those looking for a tale that's...out of this world...and a great reminder that it takes MANY COLORS to make the world the truly beautiful place it is.




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Special thanks to the Random House Children's Books team for The Pink Hat for review.  (THANKS!)  For more information on either title listed or their respective publishers, feel free to click through the links provided above.

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




Saturday, January 20, 2018

BOOK BLAST: #Starstruck by Sariah Wilson - EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY!

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Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

Today, we're joining I Am A Reader, Not A Writer for a BOOK BLAST starring a NEW RELEASE via Montlake Romance!  It's the first in the #Lovestruck series from author Sariah Wilson and from the sound of things, it's gonna be good.  Ready or not, here we go!  Today's spotlight shines on...


 

  #Starstruck
#Lovestruck, Book 1
by
Sariah Wilson 
9781503949362
Montlake Romance



About the book...
“You’ve done better.”

With one uncharacteristically sassy tweet to her longtime celebrity crush, Zoe Miller’s life turns upside down. Ultrahot A-lister Chase Covington doesn’t just respond to Zoe’s tweet, he does the unthinkable: he messages Zoe directly. Now she must decide between walking away or meeting her crush in person.

Chase knows better than to trust anyone from the Internet, but Zoe’s saucy challenge has totally caught his interest—and her girl-next-door personality is keeping it. He’s been burned enough to know he needs to keep his heart close. But his feelings for Zoe might be a lot more than just an online flirtation. He just has to convince her…

When the press gets wind of Zoe and Chase’s secret relationship, their romance turns into tabloid headlines. Will they be able to hold on to their Hollywood love story?


 


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~~ EXCERPT ~~



“You must be Zoe Miller. I’m Chase. Covington.”

He added on his last name like I wouldn’t know who he was. It was kind of endearing. I stared at his hand until the girl on my right nudged me and I gave him mine. A zap of raw electricity sparked at his touch, his hand warm and strong and big. It shot up my arm and spread all throughout my body making every part of me tingle.

“Hi Chase Covington.” I don’t know how I was able to form words. Or how I hadn’t dissolved into an incoherent, blubbering pile of Zoe goo.

“Hi Zoe Miller.”

We were still shaking hands, which was basically holding hands at this point as it had gone on for so long. He was just grinning at me, like I was some long-lost friend he was excited to catch up with.

I didn’t want to imagine what my slack-jawed, overwhelmed face looked like. He would probably think I was an idiot.

A guy with dark brown hair and wearing a Bluetooth device in one ear came over. “Chase, Marty wants a word.”

Chase finally let go of my hand. “Thanks, One-F. Stick around Zoe Miller. There’s more to say.” He walked backwards a few steps, like he didn’t want to stop looking at me. With a wink he finally turned and headed over to the director.



 



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About the author...


 

Bestselling author Sariah Wilson has never jumped out of an airplane or climbed Mount Everest, and she is not a former CIA operative. She has, however, been madly, passionately in love with her soul mate and is a fervent believer in happily ever afters—which is why she writes romances like The Royals of Monterra series. After growing up in Southern California as the oldest of nine (yes, nine) children, she graduated from Brigham Young University with a semi-useless degree in history. She currently lives with the aforementioned soul mate and their four children in Utah, along with three tiger barb fish, a cat named Tiger, and a recently departed hamster who is buried in the backyard (and has nothing at all to do with tigers).




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$50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Giveaway 
 Ends 2/5/18

 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com 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. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.





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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, THIS TOUR, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title is available now via Montlake Romance, so click over to your favorite online retailer to snag your copy today!

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

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