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 less busy than the previous week, but still got a lot of work done. One blog tour ended, there was a cover reveal that took place and another blog tour is still in full swing. And I contacted the authors who where the highest bidders on the bundles that contained Lola’s Blog Tours tours during the Quest for Queena auction that took place last month. I am looking forward to organize their tours!
And as last month was such a good month for Lola’s Blog Tours I decided to reward myself by (pre-)ordering two new books. I ordered a Star Wars book called the New Dawn which takes place before the Star Wars Rebels animated tv series. It tells the backstory of two of the main characters, so I am really exicted about that. And I pre-ordered Soundless by Richelle Mead, which was the one of the only books being released this year by one of my favourite authors I hadn’t pre-ordered yet. Now there’s only one Kelley Armstrong book for later this year I haven’t pre-ordered yet.
This week we cut the rat cage in half, not literally, but the cage is made of two halves and we simply make it so the rats can only sit in one half now. Which means less cleaning for me and easier access to everything for the rats. The rats are getting a bit older and are less explorative so they didn’t use the bottom half as much and had a bit of trouble getting from one to the other half, so we thought it would be a good idea to see how they deal without the bottom half. And only the top half is still big enough to house at least 4 rats comfortable. We did have to put some heavy things in the bottom half so the cage would be a bit more stable. So far they don’t seem to mind to only have one half of the cage. I was afraid they would be angry at me, but they seem okay with it.
And friday evening when reading in bed I was petting Snickers and noticed a buldge, we think she has a tumor, so we’ll have to pay a visit to the vet next week :(. They are getting a bit older, but as they are still healthy I am hopefull they can still remove the tumor.
And I got my new blog button! Michelle from My Limeabean Designs designed it to fit the new banner she made for me. I love the new button and how it fits my current blog style! Let me know what you think of it. You can find the html code for my button in the sidebar.
Oh and Michelle officially opened her business My Limabean Design now, so if you’re looking for as new header, blog button or feature banners make sure to stop by and check out her site. She also does cover designs for authors. Michelle is wonderfull to work with and I love the designs she did for my blog, she designed my header, all my feature banners, my blog button and facebook header. And after the first proof there’s usually something I want changed or try a different style or background or switch things around and she always listen to my requests and makes adjustments to the design until I am 100% happy with the end product.
I am joining the Mini Blog Ahead which takes place in the first two weeks of May. I started this month with 36 scheduled posts and hope to get at least to 40 scheduled posts at the end of this challenge. The goal is to end the challenge with 14 more scheduled posts than you started, but I don’t think I get that many done, so I am aiming to ending with 6 posts more. I have written 7 posts so far and am currently at 35 scheduled posts. So I am nicely compensating for the posts that get posted these weeks, but not getting much more ahead, I am just staying in place. I am happy with the amount of books read and reviewed this week, 4 books in a week is pretty good for me.
Post I’ve written so far:
– My To-Be Read List #9: chosen book – May 9
– Sunday Post #125 – May 10
– Review: Killer Frost by Jennifer Estesp – May 20
– Blog Tour Regina Shen by Lance Erlick – May 23
– Review: Restore by Susan Kaye Quinn – May 25
– Blog Tour: The Rearranged Life by Annika Sharma – review post – 26 May
– Review: Pregnant by the Cowboy CEO (Diamonds in The Rough #3) by Catherine Mann – July 7
Beside that I added pictures to my Cajun pasta recipe post, which I already had scheduled. And updated my May Bookish Resolutions posts with a new tour banner and updated my June New Releases Challenge post with having read The Rearranged Life.
What did I cook for dinner this week?
- Sunday: Potatoes and Peas Curry
- Extra: Lemon Cookies
- Monday: Leftover Potatoes and Peas Curry
- Tuesday: Risottto with red bell pepper, greenbeans, ginger and coriander
- Wednesday: Leftover Risottto with red bell pepper, greenbeans, ginger and coriander
- Extra: Sugar Cookies
- Thursday: Bami and chicken/ vega meat with saté
- Friday: Leftover bami
- Saturday: Creamy Spinach Pasta
Random Picture(s) of the Week
Working with Smarties on my lap and having lunch at the same time, lol.
Smarties eating a piece of dried corn.
This week I blogged about:
– Blog Tour: Suspected by Rori Shay
– Cover Reveal: Mail-Order Groom
– Lola’s Ramblings: Why is it so Difficult to Choose a Favourite Book?
– Lola’s Kitchen: Spiced Pointed Cabbage Recipe
– My To-Be Read List #9: chosen book
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Blog Tour: Beyond Reach (True Calling #2) by Siobhan Davis – review
– Cover Reveal: The Sky Child and Other Stories by Danielle E. Shipley
– Review: Lights of a Thousand Stars (True calling #2.5) by Siobhan Davis
– Lola’s Ramblings: Why Rats are Great Pets
– Lola’s Kitchen: Fried Rice
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: 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
– Review Opportunity: Calling California (Hunter Hill University #1) by J.P. Grider – sign-ups open till further notice
– Review Opportunity: Mending Michael (Hunter Hill University #2) by J.P. Grider – sign-ups open till further notice
– Review Opportunity: True Calling (True Calling #1) by Siobhan Davis – sign-ups open till further notice
– Review Opportunity: Nights Under the Tennessee Stars by Joanne Rock – sign-ups open till further notice
– Review Opportunity: The Ghostcrow: A Tale of Andor by M.K. Theodoratus – sign-ups open till further notice
– Review Opportunity: Cutlass and Flintlock by Ashley Nixon – sign-ups open till further notice
– Review Opportunity: The Wraith of Carter’s Mill by C Evenfall– sign-ups open till further notice
– Blog Tour: Regina Shen by Lance Erlick – sign-up open till 17 May
– Book Blitz: Love Overcomes by Angela Schroeder – sign-ups open till 18 May
– Blog Tour: All for Love by Susanne Matthews– sign-ups open till 25 May
– Blog Tour: The Cursed Ground by A. Roy King – sign-ups open till 30 June
– Book Blitz: 3volve by Josefina Gutierrez– sign-ups open till July 5
– Book Blitz: Heir of the Blood King by W.O. Cassity – sign-ups open till 19 July – New!
Restore (Stories of Singularity #1)
by Susan Kaye Quinn
Source: for review
You can find Restore on Goodreads
A short story of artificial intelligence and love (6000 words, 25 pages).
What if the three laws of robotics were replaced by a single emotion: unconditional love. Restorative Human Medical Care Unit 7435, sentience level fifty, wants to heal the human master it loves, but Unit 7435 finds there is a price to be paid for love… and for failing in its primary mission.
Restore is the first in a collection of short SF novellas (Stories of Singularity) that will accompany Susan Kaye Quinn’s Singularity novel series. There are six planned novels (young adult SF) in the series, plus a prequel novel Day Zero (adult SF).
The first novel, The Legacy Human (Singularity #1), is now available.
**originally published in the A.I. Chronicles anthology – check it out for more great AI stories!**
There Goes the Bride (Runaway Brides #3)
by Catherine Mann and Joanne Rock
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find There Goes the Bride on Goodreads
Hair stylist Lindsey Ballard hates answering questions about her family’s country music roots in Nashville. She’s been avoiding music producer, Myles Emery, at all costs, who’s trying to write a book on her famous relative. But he can’t get to her today. It’s her wedding day. Or so she thought…
When Lindsey suddenly needs to call off the ceremony to Atlanta’s popular mayoral candidate, she makes her getaway with the persuasive producer, all the while trying to ignore the chemistry between them that had never existed with her ex.
Myles Emery has his own reasons for needing the truth about a country music legend–secrets the Ballard family keeps closely guarded. But when he happens to catch Lindsey running out on her wedding, he knows his luck is about to change. Too bad Myles wants Lindsey on first sight and the attraction is making it complicated to stay on task. “Uncovering her secrets” begins to take on a whole new, delectable meaning…
Harmony Valley…not so harmonious after all!
Christine Alexander needs to prove herself as a top-notch winemaker, and in Harmony Valley she’s got a chance to build something legitimate, quality and lasting. What she doesn’t need is part-owner Slade Jennings poking his nose in her cabernet.
Brooding, buttoned-up Slade Jennings won’t be making things easy for his new hire. Someone has to worry about the bottom line. Forced into an uneasy partnership, the pair faces two challenges: create a spectacular award-winning vintage within months…and figure out if their tenuous friendship can grow into something deeper and lasting.
Cold Burn of Magic (Black Blade #1)
by Jennifer Estep
Source: bought it myself
You can find on Goodreads
There Be Monsters Here. . .
It’s not as great as you’d think, living in a tourist town that’s known as “the most magical place in America.” Same boring high school, just twice as many monsters under the bridges and rival Families killing each other for power.
I try to keep out of it. I’ve got my mom’s bloodiron sword and my slightly illegal home in the basement of the municipal library. And a couple of Talents I try to keep quiet, including very light fingers and a way with a lock pick.
But then some nasty characters bring their Family feud into my friend’s pawn shop, and I have to make a call–get involved, or watch a cute guy die because I didn’t. I guess I made the wrong choice, because now I’m stuck putting everything on the line for Devon Sinclair. My mom was murdered because of the Families, and it looks like I’m going to end up just like her. . .