The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
It’s a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.
What happened this week?
This week was pretty good. I finally decided clean up my plugin list. I removed a few plugins I wasn’t using anymore and went to search a plugin to replace an plugin I was using that send comment reply notifications, it hadn’t been updated in over 2 years and I always heard that’s a security risk. I noticed a few other bloggers had a option to get reply notifications, I asked Michelle which plugin she was using and she recommended “Subscribe to Comments Reloaded”, so I installed that one and deleted the old plugin. So if you were wondering why the comment area looks different that’s why. I hope you all enjoy the new plugin, now you can actually choose if you want to receive an e-mail notifications or not. I think it’s pretty neat and thanks to Michelle for recommending it to me :)!
On Friday my boyfriend and I went to Leyden to buy christmas presents and ofcourse we stopped by our favourite lunch place the Jacketz to have lunch. I choose my usual jacket with beetroot salda, garlic sauce and dukah. My boyfriend had a jacket with hachee meat, cheese and peper sauce (although we thought they gave him the garlic sauce as well with some peper on top). After lunch we stopped by some stores and bought presents for my sister, my boyfriend his parents and I even found a nice present for my boyfriend as well. It was a fun day although we were both tired when we got home and spend the rest of the evening wtaching Star Trek Voyager.
And another neat thing happened this week. Last Sunday I was working on sending an e-mail out with the media kits for one of my tours when I noticed the giveaway winners form theme looked weird. After looking around a bit on google drive I realized they had changed some things and you could now customize how your forms looked like. And with customize I mean you could upload your own pictures and use your own colours. I think I played around with the theme for an hour or so, but now it just looks great, the form uses the Lola’s Blog Tours logo and the exact same colours. And it’s just so pretty I kept looking at it and talking about it to my boyfriend. I am so happy google made this change as now the form looks like it’s from Lola’s Blog Tours instead of google. I love it!
Below’s a screenshot of the tour host sign-up form. As the background has the same colour as the banner you dont even see where the banner ends and the background begins.
I didn’t try many new recipes this week, I mostly cooked things I already made a few times earlier. I only made a new variation of Risotto, which I called Traffic Light Risotto as it contains green beans, carrots and paprika.
And I found out Storm Fall by Tracy Banghart was on netgalley, so ocourse I hopped over there and ended up requesting Storm Fall and another book. Imagine my surprise when I get accepted for both books and both publishers added me to their auto-approval list!
And ofcourse something bad had to happen this week as well. Our dishwasher broke. On wednesday evening it took way too long to finish cleaning the dishes and when I went there to take a look all the lights went out. I got the electricity on again with help of my mom’s husband (I called him for help when the light got out). The dishwasher kept short circuiting when I put the cable in. So the next day I called the store and eventually got a phone call they will be visiting to check the dishwasher next thursday. Let’s hope they can repair it and it falls within our waranty. Now I am doing the dishes every evening I am realizing how handy that dishwasher is.
I did quite well for Blog Ahead this week. After Michelle had repeatedly mentioned I should do a cooking related feature I suddenly got a bout of inspiration. I already have 3 posts scheduled and made pictures for two of them. I also wrote two more Lola’s Ramblings post for January, which means I have Lola’s Ramblings posts scheduled for every week in January. I hope to get another cooking fetaure post written next week to make sure I have posst for the whole month scheduled for both fetaures!
Random Picture(s) of the Week
Sorry no pictures of the week, this week. I did make some pictures for my cooking feature, but not going to share those here 😉
This week I posted about:
– Cover Reveal: Surfacing by Kristin Halbrook
– Review: Shattered (Debt Collector #14) by Susan Kaye Quinn
– Blog Tour: Flury by Tony Bertauski – tens list
– Lola’s Ramblings: Most favourite and least favourite genres
– Blog Tour: True Calling by Siobhan Davis – guest post
What to expect next week on the blog
– Review: Penance (Debt Collector #15) by Susan Kaye Quinn
– Lola’s Ramblings: Dystopia likes and dislikes
– Blog Ahead: Recap
– Review: True Calling (True Calling #1) by Siobhan Davis
Tours open for sign-up on Lola’s Blog Tours
– Review Opportunity: Chills: a short story collection by Sahar Sabati – sign-ups open till further notice
– Review Opportunity: Flawless by Jennifer McGill – sign-ups open till further notice
– Review Opportunity: Paranormal Keepers by Jen Naumann – sign-ups open till further notice
– Review Opportunity: The Luthier’s Apprentice by Mayra Calvani – sign-ups open till further notice
– Review Opportunity: Daughter of Isis (Descendants of Isis #1) by Kelsey Ketch – sign-ups open till further notice
– Review Opportunity: Cross Roads by Donald Wilson II – sign-ups open till further notice
– Review Opportunity: Last House Burning by Katy Scott – sign-ups open till further notice
– Review Opportunity: Click Date Repeat by K.J. Farnham – sign-ups open till further notice
– Book Blitz: Click Date Repeat by K.J. Farnham – sign-ups open till 25 November
– Book Blitz: Slip by David Estes – sign-ups open till 30 November
– Book Blitz: Inspired by Night by L.E. May – sign-ups open till 7 December
Penance (Debt Collector #15)
by Susan Kaye Quinn
Source: for review
You can find Penance on Goodreads
HIS IS SEASON TWO OF DEBT COLLECTOR*
Recommended: start with Season One.
*pre-order of the full season available
What’s your life worth on the open market?
A debt collector can tell you precisely.
Wraith is alive… but she quickly finds out there’s a price to be paid for living.
Penance is approximately 12,000 words or 48 pages, and is the sixth of nine episodes in the second season of The Debt Collector serial. This dark and gritty future-noir is about a world where your life-worth is tabulated on the open market and going into debt risks a lot more than your credit rating.
It is recommended that you start with the first season, but each season is a complete story for that debt collector and can serve as an entry point to the series. There are five planned seasons in the Debt Collector series, the first four each from the perspective of a different debt collector with the fifth season bringing all four together.
Defect Part Two (Defect #2)
by Autumn Kalquist
Source: for review
You can find Defect Part Two on Goodreads
I never asked them to make me this way.
The corporation that gave me superimmunity called me Protected. But then the truth came out, and I lost my freedom. I’m a genetic experiment gone wrong.
Now the Corporate Coalition hunts me and those like me, and I’ve stayed hidden off-grid for eight years. But I can’t hide forever.
Something else is happening, something worse than every mistake made before.
And if I have to fight to survive…I’ll fight ‘til I die.
The Corporate Coalition will never take me alive.
Prequel to the bestselling Legacy Code series.
Storm Fall (Rebel Wing #2)
by Tracy Banghart
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find Storm Fall on Goodreads
In the action-packed sequel to Rebel Wing, Aris battles for life and love . . . and not everyone will survive.
Aris Haan gave up everything to join the Atalantan Military: her family, her boyfriend, even her identity. In the end, though, it didn’t matter that she was a war hero. When the all-male Military discovered that she was actually a woman, she was sent home and erased from history.
Now she has a chance to go back to the battlefield—as herself. But as hard as it was to be a soldier in disguise, it’s even more difficult now. The men in her unit undermine her at every turn. The Safaran army has spies everywhere, perhaps even on Aris’s stationpoint. And she’s falling for her mysterious superior officer, Milek. But their relationship is forbidden, just stolen moments between training sessions and missions. There’s no room for love in war.
Then Aris discovers that Safara’s leaders have set their sights on her, Atalanta’s hero. And she must find them before they find her . . .
by Grady Hendrix
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find Horrorstör on Goodreads
Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland, Ohio. Every morning, employees arrive to find broken Kjerring bookshelves, shattered Glans water goblets, and smashed Liripip wardrobes. Sales are down, security cameras reveal nothing, and store managers are panicking.
To unravel the mystery, three employees volunteer to work a nine-hour dusk-till-dawn shift. In the dead of the night, they’ll patrol the empty showroom floor, investigate strange sights and sounds, and encounter horrors that defy the imagination.
A traditional haunted house story in a thoroughly contemporary setting, Horrorstör comes packaged in the form of a glossy mail order catalog, complete with product illustrations, a home delivery order form, and a map of Orsk’s labyrinthine showroom.
by Kelley Armstrong
Source: won during a giveaway of Kelley Armstrong her facebook page
You can find Forbidden on Goodreads
Limited Edition: White leather bound, signed by Kelley Armstrong, numbered, full-color endsheets, and two additional full-color illustrations by Xaviere Dumaire not in the Trade.
The team-spirit sign by the side of the highway seems a good omen to loner Morgan Walsh, as he drives to what could be the most important visit of his life — a chance to join the North American Pack. Then he wakes naked in the woods, surrounded by wolf tracks and a ring of suspicious cops. The situation only gets worse when he’s bailed out by Alpha-elect Elena Michaels and Clayton Danvers, her terrifying enforcer and mate.
Disappointed that such a promising young werewolf risked exposing them, Elena isn’t expecting anything from the pesky retrieval job except some much-needed alone time with Clay. Instead, she finds a different kind of evil stalking the streets and forests of Westwood, New York. Trapped in town by a snowstorm and sabotage, Elena, Clay and Morgan must find the mysterious threat before it sets its sights on them.