Hello readers! It’s Saturday and time for a surprise blog tour post. I normally do blog tour posts at the start of the week so when I was given the opportunity to do one on a weekend, I jumped at the chance. This post is for the Adult Fiction novel Appetite by Anita Cassidy and published by Red Door Publishing!
Because everyone hungers for something…
Food and Sex: two appetites the modern world stimulates, but also the ones we are expected to keep under control. But what happens when we don’t?
Embarking on an affair, lonely wife and mother Naomi blossoms sexually in a false spring while David, the fattest boy at the local comprehensive and best friend of her son, struggles to overcome bullying and the apathy of his divorced mother.
David finally starts to learn about the mechanisms of appetite through a science project set by his intelligent but jaded teacher, Matthew. David’s brave efforts to change himself open Matthew’s eyes to his activist girlfriend’s dangerous plans to blow up VitSip, a local energy-drink company where Naomi works.
At the mercy of their appetites, this exciting debut novel shows that some hungers can never be satisfied…
Goodreads Link- https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36228483-appetite
Amazon Link- https://www.amazon.co.uk/Appetite-Anita-Cassidy/dp/1910453471/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1514889560&sr=1-1&keywords=appetite+anita+cassidy
About the author:
I am a writer, a relationship radical, a mother, a daughter, a sister, an aunt and a friend. I am also a lover of old books, new music and (mostly) clean food.
Whilst I understand the limitations of labels, I do identify as bi-sexual, polyamorous and kinky.
Above all else, I am curious about everything: about life, about learning and about love.
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REVIEW: Appetite was definitely a book out of my comfort zone. I don’t really read a lot of adult fiction and when I do, it does take a while for me to get settled since I mainly review YA. There are multiple POVs in the novel and are clearly separated out by the names of the main characters. David is a high school student, getting bullied because of his weight, Naomi works for an energy drink company and has a son who is friends with David and Matthew who is one of David’s teachers. Their paths cross at various points throughout.
Naomi’s journey is looking for a solid romance so spends most of the time chatting to guys and arranging dates. David deals with his parents relationship breakdown and then the desire to start eating more healthy foods and not end up like his mother who has arranged a gastric band. Matthew is struggling to keep the students engaged and motivated in their learning and is also dealing with a break-up. Appetite contains topics such as Food, Sex, Peer Pressure and the choice between Right or Wrong. For readers over the age of eighteen looking for a book that tackles everyday issues and the power of thinking, this is for you.
Thanks to the team at Red Door Publishing and the author Anita for letting me be a part of this promotional blog tour. I will leave a banner which lists all of the other bloggers that are participating as well so stop on by and read their posts! Have a great day! Alice x